Elland division. Morley wapentake. -Population, 3,021, vide Halifax; Chapel-room, 630; Net value, £135.
Patron, the Vicar of Halifax.
Impropriator, the Crown.
By an inquest taken in 1284, it appears that the village of Rastrick was rated at 13s. and contained only six freemen; the rest were according to that inquest, " Nativi tenentes, villains or bondsmen," such as were at the arbitrary pleasure of the lord, both in their persons, children, and goods.
At the time of the Parliamentary Survey, there was neither minister nor maintenance. Recommended to be annexed to Elland. -Vol. xviii. page 272.
Augmented in 1720 with £200, to meet benefaction of £200 from Sir J. Armitage, Bart. and John Bedford, Esq. In 1760 with £200, £200, and £200, to meet benefactions of £200 from George Braithwaite, £200 from George Thornhill, Esq., £100 from James Collinson, gent., and £100 from Dr. Stratford's executors; and in 1822 with £200 from the Parliamentary grant, by lot.
The glebe house is fit for residence.
A brief was granted in 1756 for this Church.
15th April 1798, new Chapel and burial-ground consecrated.
The Register Books commence in 1719. Vide also Elland.
Mary Wadsworth's charity, vide Sowerby.
Mary Law's charity, by will, dated 4th February 1701, for maintaining four poor widows, and teaching 20 poor children. Income, rent of 16a. 1r. 9p. of land, and four houses.
Thornhill's dole, vide Rastrick.
13s. 4d. to the poor in cloth, and £1. 17s. 6d. in money.
A further sum of £1. 15s. is also paid to the poor, being a rent-charge on certain cottages . -Vide 18th Report, p. 590.
Post town: Halifax.
Abp. Sharp's MS. vol. i. page 190. Whitaker's Loidis et Elmete, page 401. Watson's Halifax. pages 261. 421. History of Halifax, page 276.