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Norfolk: Baconsthorpe - 1773 - Surveyors' Rate

Each parish after the great Highways Act of 1555 was responsible for the repair of the roads within its boundaries. This Act with later modifications was in force until a new one in 1835.

Every person who occupied land or kept horses etc. had to provide some of the following:- days of labour, carts etc. People who occupied houses and cottages had also to provide labour in some form either as unpaid labour by themselves or others.

In later years this was commuted to a Surveyors' Rate upon the inhabitants which was then spent repairing its highways. The main roads also saw the introduction of turnpike trusts where those that used them paid for their maintenance.

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


This is one item from Norfolk Record Office document [with reference PD 334/25 and microform MF 969/5] containing the Surveyors' account book (1773-1800) and is the rate and payments for the year 1773.

Other accounts available

- Churchwardens' Accounts -
Rates 1768 1790 1810 1827-29
Payments 1711-12 1723-28 1768-82
 
Collections for
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Slaves appeal)
1703-04 Wapping and
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Distressed Protestants
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- Surveyors' Accounts -
Rates 1773
- Land Tax Accounts -
Payments 1800-01
 

[Transcription copyright © Mike Bristow]

Of the daily highway duty composition and penalty, chargeable on the Occupiers and Inhabitants, between 18 and 65 years of age in the said parish.

Robert Ives and Peter Wilson Surveyors in the parish 1773

Note that only the Names, Rentable values, Duty per day - Teams (of Horses) and Labour to be provided are given here. The columns which have not been transcribed are :-

Duty per day in
NoNames  £   sTeamsLabour
1Zu(rishaddai) Girdlestone Gent  40.0  0  4
2William Hewitt Rector  20.0  0  2
3John Custance Clerk    6.0  0  2
4John Springall130.0  2  7
5Robert Ives130.0  2  7
6Robert Fisher  80.0  1  5
7Francis Means130.0  2  7
8Peter Wilson  50.0  1  2
9John Pell  40.0  0  4
10John Grand  20.0  0  2
11John Spurrell  10.0  0  1
12John Warns  20.0  0  2
13Robert Mayes  10.0  0  1
14Richard Frankland  10.0  0  1
15James Dye    2.10  0  1
16John Brown    4.0  0  1
17William Paul    1.10  0  1
18Thomas Scarfe    2.10  0  1
19William Lodes    2.2  0  1
20Robert Wake    1.10  0  1
21William Everett    1.18  0  1
22Thomas Fisher    1.8  0  1
23John Bradfield    1.10  0  1
24Simon Starling    --  0  1
25Thomas Cletheroe    --  0  1
26Thomas Amias    1.10  0  1
27James Ward    2.0  0  1
28Epher Silence    3.10  0  1
29William Arger    1.10  0  1
30William Walker    2.0  0  1
31John Massingham    6.0  0  1
32Paul Adams    2.5  0  1
33Francis Chaplin    1.10  0  1
 
Credit £ .s .d
To Cash paid for Gravel    0.  5.  0
By ditto to 46 Labourers employed on
Highways this year at 1s 6d per day
    3.  9.  0
By ditto to 50 Teams at 6s per day  15.  0.  0

Oct 12th 1773
Accounts examined on Oath and allowed before us
Walpole
W. W. Bulwer

[End of Document]


Notes


See also the Baconsthorpe parish page.

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July 2009