Blofield 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 the Norfolk Record Office document [with the reference PD 317/73(S) and microform MF 959/7] which contains the Churchwardens' accounts book for 1772-1825 and these are the payments for the years 1772-1790.
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 -|
|- Overseers' Accounts -|
|- Charities for the Poor -|
|Z. Clark book||1811|
[Transcription copyright © Mike Bristow]
Disbursements of Mr John Rix Churchwarden from Easter 1772 to Easter 1773.
|5 Bell Ropes||1/5/-|
|Mr Capons bill for the Commandments &c||9/1/6|
|Collins's Bill for Work about the Bells||4/-|
|Ditching and Thorns against the Church Yard||3/-|
Disbursements of Mr John Rix Churchwarden from Easter 1773 to Easter 1774.
|Mr Blyths bill||5/-|
Disbursements of Mr John Rix Churchwarden commencing at Easter 1774.
|Mr Rooks's bill||6/6|
Due to the Heirs of the late Mr Rix at Easter 1775
Disbursements of Mr Samuel Tuck Churchwarden from Easter 1774 to Easter 1775.
|Mr Beverly's Bill for the Bells||1/10/11|
|Mr Downing for Beer (*)||3/-|
|Mrs Withers Do (*)||3/2|
|Mr Collins a bill for timber||5/6|
|Robt Parnel a Carpenter bill||1/3/2|
Disbursements of Mr Samuel Tuck Churchwarden from Easter 1775 to Easter 1776.
|Mr Filpot for Bricks||18/-|
|John Ellingham a bill|
|Joseph Withers Do|
|George Nichols Do|
|Mr Carlos for Mortar|
|--- Burton for 30 Deals||2/12/6|
|Water Car: (*)||2/6|
|Wainscot for a Bell Wheel||1/11/6½|
Disbursements of Messrs Samuel Tuck and Wm Thurston Churchwardens from Easter 1776 to Easter 1777.
|Mr Beverly Blacksmith|
|Mrs Rooks for Fir Timber|
|Mr Downing for Beer for the Workmen||14/-|
|500 White Bricks||11/-|
|Joseph Withers Bricklayer|
|John Ellingham Glazier|
|Mr Cubitt a bill for nails &c|
|Mr Blyth for Timber|
|Mr Foster Plumber|
|Lead from Norwich|
Disbursements of Mr Samuel Tuck Churchwarden from Easter 1777 to Easter 1778.
|Straw for the Gate House||5/-|
|Mr Ringer for mending the Bell Ropes||1/-|
Disbursements of Mr Samuel Tuck and Robert Rope Churchwardens from Easter 1778 to Easter 1779.
|Allowance Beer for the Plummers at Mr Culley's|
at the Globe in the year 1777
In 1766 Mr Philip Juler was at the Globe according to the Overseers account.
In comparing valuations (in the Churchwardens accounts) it would appear that in 1772-3 Joseph Rowell was paying rates on a property with a valuation of £10 which was taken over by Benjamin Culley for the years 1774/5, 1775/6, 1776/7 only. In 1777-9 this property appears against Robert Mayhew.
Disbursements of Mr Samuel Tuck and Robert Rope Churchwardens from Easter 1783 to Easter 1785.
|Mr Burton for Timber & Keel Freight||4/11/2|
|Mr Collins for 7½ ft of Timber for a Gate Post||11/3|
|Clemt Hall for setting it down||10d|
|Pd Mr Carlos for a Register Book|
|a Licences &c||1/18/11|
Disbursements of Mr Thomas Saul and Robert Rope Churchwarden from Easter 1786 to Easter 1788.
|Mallett for Carting||11/3|
|Toll Gate for Lime||1/6|
|Carriage of Fir Timber from Brundell||1/-/-|
|Journey & Expencs of Mr Rope & G. Osborn to Yarmouth||11/7½|
Disbursements of Mr Thomas Saul and Robert Rope Churchwarden from Easter 1788 to Easter 1790.
|Morphew's fees at the Visitation||5/-|
|Osborn for mending the Steeple Door||2/-|
[End of Document]
See also the Blofield parish page.
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