Ashill 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 548/52 and microform MF 718/5] containing the Churchwardens' accounts book for 1795-1861.
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 -|
|- Overseers' Accounts -|
|Fuel distribution||Charity handout
in 1787 of Coal
in 1790s of Turf
|- Charities for the Poor -|
|Z(achary). Clark book||1811|
|- Land Tax Accounts -|
|- Land Valuation -|
[Transcription copyright © Mike Bristow]
The Disbursements of John Towler Churchwarden from Easter 1801 until Easter 1802.
|July 4||Mr Steward for Briefs||10/-|
|A Warrant for Thomas S____?||2/-|
|Oct 11||Ales Norgate washing the S(urplice)||2/6|
|Paid Barker a Surveyors Acct Book||6/6|
|Sudbury Bookbinders of Swaffham - addition of pages to|
|Sept 9||Mary Shin & Alice Norgate cleaning the Church||5/-|
|Mr Gathergoods Bill||5/-|
The Disbursements of John Towler Churchwarden from Easter 1802 until Easter 1803.
|Oldfields boy - sparrows|
|July 3||Lushers boy (sparrows)|
|Thompsons boy sparrows||7½|
|Journey to Brandon for Battins for Church Yard||15/-|
|Mr Baker sparrows|
|Apr 11||paid Elizabeth Shin for washing the surplice||2/6|
Collected by rate at 2 pence in the pound £14.16s.0d
The Disbursements of James Bennett Churchwarden from Easter 1803 until Easter 1804.
|Oct||Journey to Shipdham for Church lead||10/6|
The Disbursements of John Towler Churchwarden from Easter 1803 until Easter 1804.
|4 Jan||Sarah Norgate washing the surplice||2/6|
|26 Feb||James Thompson bill (Carpenter)||8/3/5?|
|Jn Garner bill (Blacksmith)|
|Mr Fullers bill (Plumber)|
By order of Government in November 1803 a Red Flag for a Signal of the near approach or actual Landing of the French on the coast of England to be hoisted on the steeple of all Parishes throughout England & the United Kingdom.
|The Red Flag 12ft by 8ft bought at Yarmouth||1/10/-|
|Carriage 6d / Rope 6d /
2 Pulleys 1/- /|
Flag Staff 13/- / Post for Staff 1/6
|To Charles Fish for a ladder from the Bell Frame|
to the outside head Platform of the steeple
|To Thomas Lascock rope maker Swaffham for the|
sixth Bell rope & Tutling?
Income - Mr Oldfield for Church Land £2/17/-
[End of Document]
See also the Ashill parish page.
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