Aldeby raised money at various times, to either support its poor (from the Overseers' Rate) or to pay for other parish expenses (from the Churchwardens' Rate). This rate was levied on the occupiers (who may not have owned the land) and based upon the value of the property (which was usually a rental valuation). Both occupiers and owners are found living in and outside the parish.
For more information on these records see the Parish Accounts page.
This is one item from a Norfolk Record Office document [with the reference PD 676/15 and microform MF 1825/582] and which contains the Churchwardens' accounts book for 1738-1862 and are the payments for the years 1738-41.
Note that only extracts have been transcribed but this includes most items which mention surnames. Common events eg. bread/wine, some non-specific trade bills etc. have for the most part been excluded.
|- Churchwardens' Accounts -|
[Transcription copyright © Mike Bristow]
The Dissbursements of Robt Alger Churchwarden for
ye Town from St Michel 1738 and till Easter March
ye 29 in 1741 three years & a halfe
And is as followeth
|Nov ye 5||Itm 1737 Pd ye Ringers||5/0|
|Sept ye 25 1738||Paid ye Ould Churchwardens||13/1|
|for my Jorney [Journey] to Lodon [Loddon]||1/6|
|Pd ye Ringers||5/0|
|for my Jorney to Lodon||1/6|
|Pd ye Vissertors [Visitors]||3/6|
|for my Jorney to Bungay||1/6|
|for my Jorney to Brook & ridham?||1/6|
|for my Jorney to Lodon with ye Widow Liffen & Dauter }|
and Goody Aling & Dauter [Daughter] }
|Pd ye Ringers||5/0|
|for my Jorney to Brook||1/6|
This since November ye 2 - 1740
|Nov ye 2||for Parchment for ye Terier [Terrier]||6d|
|Pd for Delivering ye Terier to ye Bishops Clark||2/-|
|for my Jorney to Norwich||3/-|
|for fetching of? Lime and Brick||2/6|
|Aprill ye 23 1739||Pd Shuskfords bill||8/6|
|Aprill ye 23||Pd Robt Boults bill||4/-|
|Apr ye 8 1740||Pd Robt Boults bill||9/-|
|1740||Pd Jeffery Elys bill||2/11/0|
|May ye 4 1740||Pd Charls Crockett bill||8/6|
|1740||Pd Charls Crockett bill||15/0|
|Apr ye 7 1741||Pd Willm Cartwright bill||3/3/0|
|For Making ye Rate and entering|
ye Acounts into ye Book
|Paid for this New Book||4/0|
|Left by Rate for Puncher||1/0|
|Disbursed Michaelmas 1738-Easter 1741||10/18/1|
|Ewd Austons - Brought over from the other side||4/7/1|
|Gathered by Rate||15/12/11|
|Remains in Stock||00/6/11|
[End of Document]
See also the Aldeby parish page.
Copyright © Mike Bristow.