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Norfolk: Ashill - 1790s - Poor Charity

Fuel Distribution

Ashill like a number of Parishes had Charities which had left money to help its poor. These are described in 1811 by Zachary Clark in his book on Norfolk Charities .

For more information on these and other records see the Parish Accounts page.


This is one item from a Norfolk Record Office document [with reference PD 548/94 and microform MF718/11] containing Miscellaneous Papers for 1818-1837 (but it also contains earlier documents).

This document is undated and lists the "Certificate Inhabitants" and the "Inhabitants" of the Parish together with the number of their children and an additional column headed "Turf". I believe it to date from the 1790s for reasons described below :-
1. Jeremiah Brownsill was buried on 18/July/1800 aged 79 years and the cause of death was smallpox. Mary Baker (aged 70) died of the same cause which claimed 5 people altogether that year. Margaret Ofield (aged 87) was buried 25/Mar/1800.
2. Thomas Norgate (widower) married Alice Barker on 5/Jan/1785 and they had four people in their family in 1787. Here they have six.
3. Other families have increased in number since 1787 ie. John Blower(+4), John Boughen(+2), James Bartlett(+3), Stephen Griggs(+2), Harrell(+3), Miller(+4), John Ofield(+8) etc. some of which are due to births.

This Fuel allocation looks very similar to the document for 1787 which is linked below.

Other accounts available

- Churchwardens' Accounts -
Rates 1824-26
Payments 1795-99 1801-04
- Overseers' Accounts -
Fuel distribution Charity handout
in 1787 of Coal
Allocation
in 1790s of Turf
- Charities for the Poor -
Z(achary). Clark book 1811
- Land Tax Accounts -
Payments 1799-1800
- Land Valuation -
Assessment 1816
 

[Transcription copyright © Mike Bristow]

Certificate Inhabitants of Ashill ChildrenTurf
Adcock J & Mary35  612
Bullen? Wm & Martha24  490
Buckenham Wm & Eliz24  490
Barker Jas & Mary-2  145
Garnham Robt? & Phebe24  490
Gall John & Susanna13  367
Lusher Thos & Mary35  612
Smith -- & Wife-2  145
Snelling ----  ---
Smith John & Eliz-2  145
Yull Eliz Widow34  490
Yull Elizabeths Child11  122
Inhabitants
Arnold Robt351225
Barnes Mary Widow-1  245
Baker Eliz Widow-1  245
Blower John & Mary24  980
Boughen John & Rose351225
Boughen Mary Widow-1  245
Brownsill Jeremiah-1  245
Bartlett Jas & Mary351225
Brown John & Elizabeth461470
Cock Thos Widower-1  245
Drew Joseph & Sarah461470
Gostling Francis & Elizabeth24  980
Garrard Thos & Amey13  735
Garner Heny & Hannah-2  490
Garner John & Elizabeth571715
Griggs Thos Widower23?  735
Griggs Stephen & Susanna13  735
Harrell Charles & Ann351225
Lockit John & Mary13  735
Miller Francis & Mary461470
Norgate Thos & Alice13  735
Ofield John & Mary571725
Ofield Margaret Widow-1  245
Ofield Wm & Elizabeth13  735
Oxborough Widower12  490
Oxborough -- & Elizabeth461470
Percival Mary Widow34  980
Pollard Mary34  980
Rudland Heny Widower-1  245
Roome Philip & --351225
Rust Thos & Elizabeth13  735
Smith Mary Widow-1  245
Shin John & Mary24  980
Sturgin Francis & Eliz571725
Stebbings ---1  245
Ward John & Mary571725
West John Widower12  490
Ward Thos & Charity13  735
Yull Eliz1-  245
Collins -- & wife1-    --
Steed -- & wife1-    --

Pieces of Turf

Certificate  4408
            35525
            -----
[Total]     39933
 

[End of Document]


Notes


See also the Ashill parish page.

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Copyright © Mike Bristow.
July 2009