Elland division. Morley wapentake. -Population 7,439, vide Halifax ; Chapel-room, 1,000; Net value, £156.
Patron, the Vicar of Halifax.
Valued in 1707 at £22. 13s. 4d.
In the Parliamentary Survey, vol. xviii. p. 275, it is stated: "No settled, maintenance. To be made a parish."
Chapel consecrated 9th Sept. 1737.
Augmented, in 1724, with £200, to meet benefaction of £200 from Mrs. M. Horton and others.
Archbishop Sharp also gives an account of the augmentations of this Curacy.
The glebe house is fit for residence.
The Register Books commence in 1684, but they are defaced and partly illegible till 1726.
Elkanah Hoyle, by a codicil to his will, dated 28th March 1718. Rent-charge of £3 for a sermon on Ascension-day. If not preached, the money to go amongst the poor.
Free School at Barkisland. Founded by Sarah Gledhill, by will, dated 13th October 1657. Twelve free scholars in reading, writing, accounts, and also Latin when required. Income: house, barn, and 14 acres of land.
Elizabeth Horton's dole, by will, 13th July 1670. Rent-charge of £5 per annum for the poor, and £5 per annum to the Minister for a sermon on Good Friday.
William Horton's dole, by will, dated 8th October 1713. £1. 10s., and £1. 10s. for a sermon on 24th June.
Jane Riley's dole, by will, dated 6th May 1723. £1 for poor widows, and £1 for seven poor persons of Soyland.
Thomas Gledhill's charity, by will, in 1656. Rent of house, barn, and 11a. 3r. of land, purchased with £170 left for the minister, and £50 for the poor, and apportioned accordingly.
Almshouses. Endowed with £3 per annum.
Mary Turner's charity. This is now lost. It was a payment of 30s. per annum.
Mary Wadsworth's charity. Vide Sow-erby. -Vide 18th Report, p.574, and 586.
Post town: Halifax.
Abp. Sharp's MS. vol. i. page 191. Whitaker's Loidis et Elmete, page 401. History of Halifax, pages 282. 425. Watson's Halifax, page 425.