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Norfolk: Baconsthorpe 1768 - Churchwardens' Rate

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 PD 334/15 and microform MF 969/2] containing the Churchwardens' accounts book for 1722-1838 and this is the rate for 1768.

Other accounts available

- Churchwardens' Accounts -
Rates 1768 1790 1810 1827-29
Payments 1711-12 1723-28 1768-82
Collections for
special appeals
1670 (Turkish
Slaves appeal)
1703-04 Wapping and
Gt Massingham Fires,
Distressed Protestants
- Surveyors' Accounts -
Rates 1773
- Land Tax Accounts -
Payments 1800-01

[Transcription copyright © Mike Bristow]

The Valuation was not present on the original but can be deduced from the payments and rate if required.

Baconsthorpe Oct 10th 1768

A Rate made by the Churchwardens Overseers and other the Chief Inhabitants of the town abovesaid for presentments and Disbursments about the Church at 9½d per pound.

[Occupiers' Names] £   s d
Mrs Girdlestone1  2  3
More for Hallifax0  1  7
John Springall1  6  3¾
  More for late Mr Britiffe's0  3  6¾
  More for late Lone's0  1  7
  More for late Warns's0  4  0½
  More for Dinah Spurrell's0  9  6
  More for late Bailey's0  5  4¼
  More for Rouse's0  1  7
Robert Ives214  7½
Robert Fisher01011¼
Francis Means117  9¾
Peter Wilson1  0  2¼
Abraham Leman0  111¾
John Pell0  9  8¼
John Spurrell0  5  1¾
  More for Abigail Spurrell's0  111¾
Edmund Warns0  8  4¾
John Grand010  6½
Thomas Mayes0  511¼
  More for late Daniel's0  1  7
Thomas Lone0  110¼
Richard Frankland0  1  7
  More for burnt Heath0  2  4½
John Brown0  210¼
William Hall0  310¼
Out Setters
William Crafer1  8  6
Robert Athow015  0½
Thomas Frankland0  3  6¾
Edmund Bird015  2¾
John Rump0  2  9¼

16  2  1½

March 27th 1769
We nominate and appoint for the year ensuing churchwardens
John Springall
Robert Ives

Wm Hewitt Rector
John Spurrell
John Warns

[End of Document]


See also the Baconsthorpe parish page.

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July 2009