RACKLIFF (& variants), Rickmansworth, 19th century
Hertfordshire is no different to other counties (where they still exist as administrative units) in that its Records Office acts as a repository for parish records. See the HALS page on this web site for details - and get a copy of the book Tracing Your Family History in Hertfordshire which introduces their holdings.
As Henry Racklyeft/Radclyffe/Racklett is not listed on familysearch you should look at the page Where is my ancestor's baptism before 1837? for some ideas. You should also be aware of the closeness of the Middlesex and Buckinghamshire boarders.
I have checked several sources and the name Rackliff(e) - presumably another variant - was definitely in the area early in the 19th century.
The National Burial Index lists the following burials for St Mary the Virgin, Rickmansworth
|William||Rackliff||3 Oct 1800|
|Richard||Rackliff||53||24 Feb 1822|
|John||Rackliffe||16m||20 Jan 1824|
|Benjamin||Rackliff||49||10 March 1839|
|Sarah||Rackliffe||91||20 Dec 1846|
The 1881 census shows a Benjm. Rackliff (63 year old widower, born Rickmansworth) as publican of the "Chequers", Rickmansworth, with his unmarried sister Lydia (56, born Rickmansworth) as housekeeper, and an unmarried niece, Amelia Russell (40, Rickmansworth).
I also note that the 1866 Post Office Directory lists Benjamin Rackliff at "Sportsman", Chorleywood, Rickmansworth, while the 1882 Kelly's Directory shows a George Ratcliffe, beer retailer, at Swillett, Chorley Wood.
If you can add to the information given above tell me.