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.
|- 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]
|Certificate Inhabitants of Ashill||Children||Turf|
|Adcock J & Mary||3||5||612|
|Bullen? Wm & Martha||2||4||490|
|Buckenham Wm & Eliz||2||4||490|
|Barker Jas & Mary||-||2||145|
|Garnham Robt? & Phebe||2||4||490|
|Gall John & Susanna||1||3||367|
|Lusher Thos & Mary||3||5||612|
|Smith -- & Wife||-||2||145|
|Smith John & Eliz||-||2||145|
|Yull Eliz Widow||3||4||490|
|Yull Elizabeths Child||1||1||122|
|Barnes Mary Widow||-||1||245|
|Baker Eliz Widow||-||1||245|
|Blower John & Mary||2||4||980|
|Boughen John & Rose||3||5||1225|
|Boughen Mary Widow||-||1||245|
|Bartlett Jas & Mary||3||5||1225|
|Brown John & Elizabeth||4||6||1470|
|Cock Thos Widower||-||1||245|
|Drew Joseph & Sarah||4||6||1470|
|Gostling Francis & Elizabeth||2||4||980|
|Garrard Thos & Amey||1||3||735|
|Garner Heny & Hannah||-||2||490|
|Garner John & Elizabeth||5||7||1715|
|Griggs Thos Widower||2||3?||735|
|Griggs Stephen & Susanna||1||3||735|
|Harrell Charles & Ann||3||5||1225|
|Lockit John & Mary||1||3||735|
|Miller Francis & Mary||4||6||1470|
|Norgate Thos & Alice||1||3||735|
|Ofield John & Mary||5||7||1725|
|Ofield Margaret Widow||-||1||245|
|Ofield Wm & Elizabeth||1||3||735|
|Oxborough -- & Elizabeth||4||6||1470|
|Percival Mary Widow||3||4||980|
|Rudland Heny Widower||-||1||245|
|Roome Philip & --||3||5||1225|
|Rust Thos & Elizabeth||1||3||735|
|Smith Mary Widow||-||1||245|
|Shin John & Mary||2||4||980|
|Sturgin Francis & Eliz||5||7||1725|
|Ward John & Mary||5||7||1725|
|West John Widower||1||2||490|
|Ward Thos & Charity||1||3||735|
|Collins -- & wife||1||-||--|
|Steed -- & wife||1||-||--|
Pieces of Turf
Certificate 4408 35525 ----- [Total] 39933
[End of Document]
See also the Ashill parish page.
Copyright © Mike Bristow.