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 1790.
|- Churchwardens' Accounts -|
|1703-04 Wapping and
Gt Massingham Fires,
|- Surveyors' Accounts -|
|- Land Tax Accounts -|
[Transcription copyright © Mike Bristow]
April the 5th 1790 We Nominate and appoint
Churchwardens for the year ensuing
T Girdlestone Rector
Baconsthorpe April 5th 1790
A Rate made by the Churchwardens Overseers and other the Chief Inhabitants of the said parish for presentments & Disbursments about the Church at a rate of 1d per pound.
|052:10||Mr Thomas Elwin||0||4||4½|
|002:5||More for Philip Cranfiels||0||0||2¼|
|008:0||More for Brown's||0||0||8|
|002:0||More for John Massingham||0||0||2|
April the 25th 1791 These Accounts on both sides are this day
allow'd & agreed to by us
[signed] T Girdlestone Rector
[End of Document]
See also the Baconsthorpe parish page.
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