Area, 2,470 acres. Strafforth and Tickhill wapentake, N.D. -Population, 1,538 *2; Church-room, 450 *3; Net value, £402. -This Church was given by Paganus to the Abbey of Welbeck, the Rector of which anciently had a Vicar.
The Lord Chancellor is the present patron.
Valued in Pope Nicholas's taxation at £12; in the King's books at £8. 7s. 2d.; Synodals 4s., Procurations 7s. 6d.; and pension to the Abbey of Welbeck £2; and in the Parliamentary Survey, vol. xviii. page 478, at £90 per annum.
" All the parish pays me tithes, except a composition and a modus for Ing Ground. Mrs, Mary Goodwin, in 1701, left 20s. per annum to the minister, on condition to preach a sermon August 18th ; if he neglect, it goes to the poor of the said parish." Signed " Will. Stephenson, Rector." Notitia Parochialis, No. 424.
An Inclosure Act was passed 14th Geo. III.
For the arms, inscriptions, and list of Rectors, see Hunter's South Yorkshire.
14th July 1780, faculty to erect a gallery.
The glebe house is fit for residence. It was rebuilt under a faculty dated 19th May 1652.
The Register Books commence in 1653.
Edward Goodwin's charity, by deed, dated 13th June 1743. Endowment, 23a. of land and £3,500 three per cent. consols. The income, which at the time of the Report was £135 per annum, was applied as follows:-To the schoolmaster of Rawmarsh, for educating twenty boys in reading, writing, and accounts, and finding them books, paper, pens, and ink, 20s. each ; to a schoolmistress, for teaching fifteen girls belonging to Rawmarsh, to read, write, and spin, 13s. 4d. each ; £15 for putting out three apprentices in Rawmarsh, at £5 each ; for teaching ten poor boys or girls at Darfield to read, 10s. each; for the like number at Burne, 10s. each; agent's salary, £5; expenses at the annual meeting, £2. The residue, after keeping the buildings in repair, is laid out in bread-corn, and distributed to the poor of Rawmarsh. The trustees are in possession of six cottages. which they permit to be occupied by six poor widows of Rawmarsh.
School. Founded by Richard and John Oxley, 21st December, 16 Jac. I. and augmented 15th November, 19 Car. I. and 15th March 1653, and another 3rd September 1803, by Thomas Wilson the elder, for the children of poor folks inhabiting within the parish, and unable to pay for their teaching in reading, writing, and grammar; ten of the poorest sort to be taught free, and the others as the master could agree with them. Endowment, 7a. 3r. 14p. of land, two houses, and rent-charges £4 per annum. Also £20 per annum from Goodwin's charity, and £2 per annum from Ellis's charity. Vide General Charities. Twenty-three free scholars, exclusive of the twenty taught under Goodwin's charity.
Mallory's charity. Vide General Charities. -Vide 18th Report, page 625.
Post town: Rotherham.
Vid. Torre's MS. page 1127. Abp. Sharp's MS. vol. i. page 260. Nonae Roll, page 223. Bodleian MS. No. 5101. Hunter's South Yorkshire, vol. ii. page 45.
*1 In Pope Nicholas's taxation called Romnarreys.
*2 The iron works and collieries in the parish of Rawmarsh, which give employment to many labourers, have tended to increase the population 279 persons. In 1834, the Population was returned at 2,057.
*3 In 1818, the return was 500; but in the last edition of the Clerical Guide (1836), the return was 350.