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Norfolk: Blofield - 1819 - Churchwardens' Rate

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 Norfolk Record Office document [with the reference PD 317/73(S) and microform MF 959/7] is part of the Churchwardens' accounts book for 1772-1825 and is a rate payable by some people in 1819.

Other accounts available

- Churchwardens' Accounts -
Rates 1772-73 1790-92 1809-11 1819 1825-26
Payments 1772-90 1819-25
Collections for
special appeals
1826 (Bell
- Overseers' Accounts -
Rates 1747-48 1759-60
- Charities for the Poor -
Z. Clark book 1811

[Transcription copyright © Mike Bristow]

A Rate chargeable on certain of the Occupiers and Inhabitants in the Parish of Blofield in the County of Norfolk for Pews in the Church of the said Parish Michaelmas 1819
by Messrs { Charles Gillett Rope }
                { Robert Goulder }

No of
[Pew location/Names] £ s d Notes
The North AisleValue
1Thomas Saul3  5  0N1
2Thomas Tuck Esqr215  0N2
3John Johnson Tuck Esq215  0N3
4Benjamin Cubitt Revd210  0N4
5William Horner117  6N5
6James Freeman115  0N6
7Mrs Lloyd112  6N7
8John Pyle110  0N8
9John Matthews1  7  6
10Francis Horne1  5  0N10
11George King1  2  6
12John Wymer1  0  0
13J. D. Borton Revd17  6
14Widow Simmons15  0
15Thomas Benstead Junr12  6
16William Bunn10  0
The South Aisle 
1William Jary Esqr3  5  0
2Jehosaphat Postle215  0
3Charles Gillett Rope215  0
4Robert Goulder210  0
5James Browne117  6S5
6James Grimble115  0
7James Page112  6
8Thomas Benstead110  0
9Matthew Bane for Lacon1  7  6
10Thomas Pettingle1  5  0
11Peter Eade1  2  6
12William Turnbull1  0  0S12
13Robert Partridge17  6
14William Rampley15  0
15Charles Bulley12  6S15
16James Barber10  0
The Nave
North Side
1Joseph Crane1  0  0
2Jonathan Devereux1  0  0
South Side
1Robert Manby1  0  0
2William Henry Codling1  0  0

[Total]55  0  0
  £  s  d
Raised by Rate for Pews55  0  0
Stock brought forward5118  6¾

Stock in hand Michs 181910618  6¾

[End of Document]


There were some extra names at the ends of the lines some of which were very feint. Those that could be deciphered are given here.

See also the Blofield parish page.

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Copyright © Mike Bristow.
December 2008