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 1759-72.
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 Disbursements of Mr John Fairweather, James Gowing & Robert Scotten Churchwardens from Easter 1759 to St Michel 1760
|The Accoumpts of Mr Fairweather|
|Journey to Loden|
|Paid Viserters [Visitors]|
|Paid Masons bill|
|Visitation at Beccles|
|Paid for 100 brick||2/0|
|Paid Thomas Utton for a Nue [New] Sound window &|
Mending ye Other & 6 foot Eaves board
|Paid Thomas Shuckford for 12 houle|
Fasts and Other things
|The Accoumpts of Mr Gowen|
|for washing ye Suplice [Surplice] and Linen|
|Journey to Beccles|
|Accompts of Robert Scotten|
|Bread and Wine|
|Left in Rate by William Caley|
|Left in Rate by John Rayners|
Disbursements of John Fairweather and James Gowing Churchwardens from Easter 1763 to Easter 1765
|Paid Jefery Ely Mason Bill||10/19/11|
|Paid the Glears [Glaziers] bill||18/1|
|Paid Shuckfords bill||1/5/8|
Disbursements of Thomas Utton & Charls Chalker Churchwardens from St Michel 1769 to St Michal 1772
|June 24 - Paid Mr Dawson for 2 indented bills||2/-|
|July - Paid Mr Carpenter for the Terrier||2/6|
|Payd Mr Dawson for his dinner||2/6|
|June - Wm Dons? Steeple flo__? and eaves Board for the Church||1/1/0|
|Paid Mrs Ayton for 2 years ringing||10/-|
[End of Document]
See also the Aldeby parish page.
Copyright © Mike Bristow.