Memorials to Nathaniel Waterhouse

Halifax Parish Church

Memorials to Nathaniel Waterhouse in Halifax Parish Church

A memorial to Nathaniel Waterhouse which placed on the North Wall of Halifax Parish Church around 1850

of the Pious and Charitable
Halifax Salter, who Bequeathed his Estate to the
Use of the Church and Poor as followeth,
Habitation for Twelve Aged Persons,
Eighteen Pounds per Ann: to be paid to the said
Twelve Aged Persons toward their maintenance,
And Six Pounds per Ann: for Clothing,
An Hospitall for Ten Boys and Ten Girls,
A Master for Teaching the Children to Work,
Twenty Shillings per Ann: for the Repairs of the
Dwellings of the Aged Persons, and Hospitall,
Forty Five Pounds per Ann: to the Master to keep the said
Twenty Children with Meat drink etc, and Five Pounds
per Ann: to buy them Blue Coats,
The Master to be Displaced for Miscarriages,
The House and Buildings at Causey Head and a reserved
Rent of 12s per Ann: to the Lecturer of the Parish Church of
Hallifax, who is to visit the aged and Catechise the Boys and Girls
For want of a Lecturer the Profits to go to the Poor,
Forty Shillings per Ann: to Defray the Expences of the Feoffees
Forty Pounds per Ann: to the Ministers of the twelve Chapels within
the Vicarage of Hallifax for preaching a sermon on the first Wednesday
of every Month, their severall Stipends are as followeth; the Preacher at
 l.s.d.  l.s.d.
Sowerby Bridge Chapel500 Elland Chapel400
Illingworth Chapel400 Ripponden Chapel300
Coley Chapel400 Sowerby Chapel400
Lightcliffe Chapel400 Luddenden Chapel400
Brier Chapel400 Heptonstall Chapel400
Rastrick Chapel400 Crossstone Chapel400
If there be a Vacancy in any one of the Chapels the Salary to be Employed for the Benefit of the Children, Forty Shillings per Ann: to the poor of Huddersfield & Mirfield, Three Pounds per Ann: for Repairing Highways, Forty Shillings per Ann: to Hallifax Free School, A Workhouse for Employing the Poor, with all Appurtenances, a Laith Adjoyning to the west part thereof, and a Close called Hatter's Close, and two Hundred pound to purchase Lands which was Laid out in Howkins Farm. For the better Management of his Workhouse, he Appointed a Master and twelve Governours, and obtained letters patents from King Charles the First to make them one incorporated body, he was the first Master.     This pious and Good Man departed this life the Sixth Day of October 1645, Aged 59 years. His body is interred in the north Chapel of this Church

© Malcolm Bull 2022
Revised 18:26 / 19th December 2022 / 5780

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