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Churchwardens' Collections: Briefs: 1659-1663

Hargham 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).

Occasionally appeals were made via a brief (which was issued by royal mandate) to raise money for disasters and other events. This was read out in church and a collection made in the church (and sometimes later in the parish) for the good cause.

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


These items are from a Norfolk Record Office document [with the reference PD 96] from the Baptisms, Marriages, Burials registers for Hargham covering the period 1561-1812. Amongst these records are interspersed these Briefs.

These are available on the "familysearch.org" website and the "Frame Numbers" given are a reference to the online images which range from 1 to 102.

Note that most of the entries were preceded by "Collected at Hargham by the Churchwardens" and these words have been omitted here.

Other accounts available

- Churchwardens' Accounts -
Payments 1835-48
 
Collections for
special appeals
Briefs 1659-1663
 
- Land Tax Accounts -
Payments 1767-68 1781-82 1782-83 1784-85 1796-97
1800-12 1812-33
 

[Transcription copyright © Mike Bristow]

Date Disaster Amount
collected
[The following entry - "Ane wife of John Dowe was buried 26th March 1683" precedes the Southwold entry.]
[Next page - frame 55 of 102]
1659Burning at Southwold at Soulbay (Solebay)[Suffolk]   4/-
Richard Pilgrime, John Pinner - Churchwardens
1659Burning of Metheringham (Lincolnshire)  2/9
Ro(bert) Master - Curate
Richard Pilgrim - Churchwarden
1660Burning of Fakenham in Norfolk  2/2
Ro(bert) Master - Curate
Richard Pilgrim - Churchwarden
1660Burning of Little Melton in Norfolk  1/2
Ro(bert) Master - Curate
Richard Pilgrim - Churchwarden
[followed by]
1665Marriage of Thomas Collins of East Harling and ___? Wissen of E__?
[Next page]
1638Marriages follow - John Juby ....
 
Date Disaster Amount
collected
[Entries for 1681 precede briefs namely - John Markham and Richardus (Richard) Smith.]
[Following are from frame 54 of 102]
1661Burning at Chertsey (Surrey)  1/-?
Samuel Leader - Rector
John Atkins and Thomas Howse - Churchwardens
1661Burning at Milton Abbas (Dorset)  1/-
Samuel Leader - Rector
John Atkins and Thomas Howse - Churchwardens
1661Repairing of a Church at Pontefract (Yorkshire)  10d
Samuel Leader - Rector
Thomas Howse and John Atkins - Churchwardens
1661Scarborough Church (Yorkshire)  4d?
Samuel Leader - Rector
John Atkins and Thomas Howse - Churchwardens
1661Fire at East Hagborne (East Hagbourne - Oxfordshire)  6d
Samuel Leader - Rector
John Atkins and Thomas Howse - Churchwardens
These all paid to John Jones servant to Edmund Case/Cole?
by Samuel Leader - Rector
1661Repairing Church at Rippon (Yorkshire)  1/8
Samuel Leader - Rector
John Atkins and Thomas Howse - Churchwardens
1661Burning in St Bartholomews Exchange and Bennet finck? in London (Churches of St Bartholomews', Exchange and St Benet's Finke)  9d
Samuel Leader - Rector
John Atkins and Thomas Howse - Churchwardens
1661Relief of Mr Richard Dutton? who sustained a loss by fire in the County of Chester (Cheshire)  1/8
Samuel Leader - Rector
John Atkins and Thomas Howse - Churchwardens
1661Repairing Collegiate Church at Rippon in Yorkshire ___?  8d
John Atkins and Thomas Howse - Churchwardens
1661for loss by fire at Fleet Street London  5d
Samuel Leader - Rector
John Atkins and Thomas Howse - Churchwardens
1661Loss by fire at Elmley Castle (in Worcs)  4d
Samuel Leader - Rector
John Atkins? - Churchwardens
[Next page]
1662for the --- Christopher Spice and John __? __? Watringbury (Wateringbury) in Kent who sustained? a loss by fire  6d
Samuel Leader - Rector
Thomas Howse and John Atkins - Churchwardens
Collected for Briefs
1662for St Martins in the Fields (London)  5d
1662for Anne Walter of Redriffe? [Redriffe Surrey? - loss at sea]  6d
1662for Watchet in Somerset (houses damaged by sea)  6d
1662for Gravesend in Kent  4d
1662for Condover in Salop  5d
1662for Fleete Streete London  5d
Samuel Leader - Rector
Robert Steward - Churchwarden
1663 Jul 5thfor John Ellis of Milton who sustained a loss by fire  2/-
Samuel Leader - Rector
William Gall and Thomas Harword? - Churchwardens
1663 Oct 18thCollected for Joh. Jones of St. Clement Danes in the liberty of Westminster for a loss by fire  5d
[Now follows 1682 7th Sept Burial of Roger Butterill]
 

[End of Document]


See also the Hargham parish page.

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December 2015