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Data from the 'Collectio Rerum Ecclesiasticarum' from the year 1842.


Morley wapentake. -Population, 1,500, vide Halifax ; Chapel-room, 600; Net value, £140. -Built in 1529.

Patron, the Vicar of Halifax.

Archbishop Sharp says the Curate is chosen by the Chapelry, but the Vicar is to approve of him. There were nominations in 1739, 1746, 1750, and 1782.

In the Parliamentary Survey, vol. xviii. page 281, the Chapelry is recommended to be annexed to Coley, there being only £2. 10s. 2d. per annum maintenance, and Coley to be the parish Church.

The endowment of the Chapelry is given by Mr. Crabtree.

Augmented, in 1749, with £200, by lot ; in 1759, with £200, to meet benefaction of £200 from the Rev. Richard Sutcliffe ; in 1763, with £200, to meet benefaction of £200 from the said Rev. Richard Sutcliffe ; and, in 1791, with £200, to meet benefaction of £200 from William Walker, Esq.

In 1756, a brief was granted for this Chapel.

9th August 1774, faculty granted to rebuild part of the Chapel.

No glebe house.

The Register Books commence in 1704.

Michael Gibson's gift, by will, dated 17th April 1731. One shilling in bread every Sunday, in Lightcliffe Chapel, to twelve poor persons resident in Hove Edge and Upper-lane.

Rev. Richard Sutcliffe's gift, by will, dated in 1782. 20s. per annum amongst twenty poor persons not receiving parochial relief, on Christmas-day.

James Gledhill's gift, by will, dated in 1789. Interest of £50, half given in linen to eight poor women, and the other half to a Sunday school.

William Walker's gift, by will, 19th August 1809. £8 per annum to the poor of Hipperholme. -Vide 18th Report, page 579.

Post town: Halifax.

Harleian MS., No. 797. Abp. Sharp's MS., vol. i. page 186. Whitaker's Loidis et Elmete, page 391. Watson's Halifax, page 443. History of Halifax, page 296. Crabtree's Halifax, Page 384.

From the original book published by
George Lawton in 1842..
OCR and changes for Web page presentation
by Colin Hinson. © 2013.