Baconsthorpe 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
NRS 21142 and microform MF 969/6]
which contains the Churchwardens' accounts book for 1663-1713.
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 -|
|1703-04 Wapping and
Gt Massingham Fires,
|- Surveyors' Accounts -|
|- Land Tax Accounts -|
[Transcription copyright © Mike Bristow]
1712 Aprill 21.
Wm Newman Esqr & Wm Lyng gent their Disbursements as Churchwardens from Easter 1711 to Easter 1712 as follows
|Date||[Disbursements]||£ / s / d|
|To: 2:06 Traviles pd||1/-|
|To Mrs Howard eg? Children pd||2/6|
|To visitors Fees presentments and paritor||5/-|
|To Traviles (travel)||6d|
|To the old Churchwardens pd||5/9½|
|for a Chaldron Lyme (Lime)||8/-|
|for Carri(a)ge of Brick Sand and Lyme||5/-|
|to Saml Bacon the Carpenter his bill||8?/3/8|
|To John Spring the Glaz(i)er his bill||18/0/0|
|To Gre: Claxton his bill||19/6|
|To Edwd Proudfoot his bill||16/6|
|To Wm Playford the Mason his bill||1/0/0|
|To Milles the Tyler his bill||15/-|
|Visitors fees presentments||5/-|
|Fire 500 Bricks||7/-|
|For 2000 Tyle||1/10/-|
|Carriage of the Tyle||1/0|
|For 3: bushells of Hair||1/6|
|To Edmd Wornes his bill||2/14/9|
|Bread and Wine 3 times||7/10|
|a prayer booke||6d|
|Surplis washing and plate Scoring||2/0|
|Bread and Wine||2/8?|
|for acct Setting downe and Rate Makeing||1/-|
|For Gravile and Surrveys (sic)|
|For Mr Lyng attending the Co_t?|
of sessions & drawing breeife
for Councill abt _awling?
Children £1: 5s whereof Allowing
for the _sonage? for the 2: last sumes
by Consent 5s for charge Cut
[End of Document]
See also the Baconsthorpe parish page.
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