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Parish Register Extracts

These have been found by the Norfolk transcribers for FreeREG, at the end of the Hethersett St Remigius register of baptisms and burials 1782-1812.

  • Inoculations in 1795
  • Part of Mr Wm. Hughes's Will (died May 1803)
  • Keeping of Registers
  • Contents of Registers
  • Duty on Births, Deaths and Marriages

Inoculations in 1795

In the winter of the year 1795, 195 persons, varying in age from 2 years to 52, were inoculated & not one died.

Part of Mr Wm. Hughes's Will (died May 1803)

A copy of a clause in the will of the late Mr Wm. Hughes.

I give & bequeath to the Minister Churwardens [sic] & Overseers of the Parish of Hetherset for the time being & for ever three hundred pounds 3 per cent Consols Bank annuities to be paid by them to the Schoolmaster of that Parish for ever by two even & equal half yearly payments as interest money arising from the last mentioned sum for & towards the education of six poor children belonging to that Parish only to be chosen by the Minister Churchwardens & Overseers & by the Schoolmaster of that Parish alternately for ever And it is my will & desire that this legacy should be paid & discharged within six calendar months after my wife's decease.
Mr Hughes died May 23rd 1803.

Executrix Mrs Hughes
Revd Charles Sutton
Revd CT Chapman      Exers.

This bequest is noted in White's Directory 1845.

Keeping of Registers

Registers were enjoined by Cromwel 1538.
By Edwd 6th 1547 & by Elizth 1559. from which time they have been kept with tolerable regularity, & since the abolition of Inquisitiones post mortem by Chars 2nd, are the best evidences of family descents.
Sr John Cullum Bart.

Contents of Registers

Calf begins with Bapms 1730 'till it
meets Burials 1730 viz 3 Pages.
Burials continue 1½ Pages then Marriages
in 1732 & Bapms at foot of same Page
which from thence continue to 1733
Margs at Page 8 to 1733. Burials op: Page to
1733 Then Bapms at foot of same Page to
1734. turn over 4 Leaves the Marg 1735
Ditto op page mar of 1734, same page
Burials 1734 next Pa Baps 1734 to 1736

Then Dr. Berney
Burials 1736
Bapms 1736

Old parchmt 1616 to 1655
Baps & Margs from 1616 to 1652
Buried from 1616 to 1650

A ragged old parchmt book contains some Burials & Baptisms
in the year between 1729 & 1730

Duty on Births, Deaths and Marriages

Febry 16th 1785 Recd for the duty on Births Deaths & Marriages for this Parish from the first of Octr 1783 to 1st Octr 1784 the sum of nine shillings
Stepn Child for John Gay Junr Collector

See also the Hethersett parish page.

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October 2008