Hunworth 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 NRS 10134,22 F 7 and microform MF 1795/157] is part of the Overseers' accounts book for 1770-1791. Note that only names have been extracted and more information can be found on the original. Many people in need also received multiple handouts but may only be noted once in these extracts.
|- Overseers' Accounts -|
|- Land Tax Accounts -|
[Transcription copyright © Mike Bristow]
The Disbursements of John Peck Overseer from the Feast of Michaelmas 1776 to Easter 1777.
|Dec 15||Paid Thomas [H]Umphry's daughter|
|Feb 24||Paid Thomas Dagless for a coal grate 4/-|
|Paid Richard Funnell for shoes for the poor|
The Disbursements of Richard Funnell Overseer from Easter 1777 to Michaelmas 1777.
|Paid Thomas Humphrey|
|May 20||removing Jarvis|
|27||Paid Valintines Lownd Poor Rate|
|July 27||Paid Elizabeth Belding for Burial of her Child|
|Paid Mr Girdlestone for taking John Pitchers examination|
|Paid Mr Theodoricks Bill|
|Paid Mr Harcourt as per bill for attending John Pitcher|
|Paid Thomas Lound with girl Towell 14 weeks at 1s per week|
The Disbursements of Valentine Lownd Overseer from the Feast of St Michael 1777 to the Feast of Easter following 1778.
|For Thomas Colls Collection 27 Weeks at 3s per week||4/1/0|
|Robertsons Children's Collection 27 Weeks at 4s per week||5/8/0|
|Margaret Pitcher's Collection Wks 2 at 18/6d, 12 at 4/6d, 13 at 3s||5/11/6|
|The Widow Youngmans Collection 27 Weeks at 1/6d per week||2/0/6|
|Dorothy Chapman's Collection 27 Weeks at 6d per week||13/6d|
|Mary Chapman's Collection 27 Weeks at 6d per week||6/0d|
|Jane Chapman's Collection 27 Weeks at 1/6d per week||4/6d|
|Elizabeth Belding Collection 27 Weeks at 2s per week||2/14/0|
|Wm Christmas Collection 27 Weeks at 2/6d per week||17/6d|
|Wright Robert Collection 27 Weeks at 2s per week||18/0d|
|Wm Christmas on need||1/0/0|
|Half a Hundred of Faggots for John Pitcher||7/0d|
|A Shroud for Do||7/6d|
|Thomas Howes's nonpayment in the Rate||5/0d|
|Robert Wrights Do in the Poor & Land Tax Rate||6/0d|
|Burying Richard Jarves, Robert Wright and Mary Chapman|
and washing their things
|James Lakes Journey for the Coroner||9/-d|
|Thomas Boldings Journey - Witness at the Inquest||2/6d|
|My Journey to Hingham, Norwich and Clay [Cley] each from Home||18/6d|
|My Journey to Thetford and Expences four days, Self and Horse||2/0/0|
|my four times going to Justice and twice Mr Curties||3/0d|
|The Coroners Bill||24/3/0|
|John Goodmans Do||4/1/8|
|John Peck's Bill||2/1/6|
|Richard Funnell Do||-/14/5|
|Cloathing for the Poor||2/5/10|
|Merchants Wegg and Hagon's Bill for Coals for the Poor||4/2/0|
|Mr Cole's Bill||8/0d|
|Doctor Harcourts Bill||1/10/6|
|Killing a Fox, paid Thomas Waller||1/0d|
|Another bill of Mr Cole's||17/0d|
|The Selling? at Easter||16/6|
|Writing the Rates and entering Accompts||4/0d|
|The Widow Pitchers Appeal||1/0d|
|Making the Window Duplicates||2/0d|
|The Carriage of a letter by Wright to Mr Curties||2d|
|The Carriage of three Chaldrons of Coals & Porterage||-/16/6|
The Disbursements of Andrew Cole and Valintine Lound Overseers from Easter 1778 to Michaelmas following.
|Names include :- William Chapman/Sam Platten/Margaret Chapman|
Sue Howes/Mary Dunn
|Paid Massingham for a pair of stockings for Howses|
|Paid Thomas Jenkins for Land tax rates making|
|Paid Mary Dunton for a pair of stays for Sue Howes|
|Margaret Chapman Burial of her child|
|Paid Mr Bringloe's Bill - Norwich||11/17/5|
The Disbursements of Andrew Cole and Valintine Lound Overseers from Michaelmas 1778 to Easter 1779.
|Summons for William Waller and Examination||3/-|
[signed] Jno Curties
The Disbursements of Richard Weed Overseer from Easter 1779 to Michaelmas 1779.
|Examination of Elizabeth Rouse|
|paid for two men being Charged with Charles Smith and Expences||6/6d|
|Paid John Peck for a substitute for Henry Peck||2/2/-|
|Paid for Mary Dunn being at Giles|
|Paid Mary Moy|
The Disbursements of John Peck and Richard Weed Overseers from Michaelmas 1779 to Easter 1780.
|[In Need] Mary Scot/Elizabeth Youngman/Martha Farmer|
Nicholas Applegate/Thomas Topney/Elizabeth Rouse
|Joseph Woodcock as per bill|
|Paid Mr Farthing for a Chaldron of Coals|
|Burial of Widdow Youngeman|
|Burial of Mary Scot|
|March 11 - Setting up the Coal range at the Town House||3/-d|
The Disbursements of Andrew Cole & John Peck Overseers from Easter 1780 to Michaelmas 1780.
|Paid Mr John Theodoric for a pair of very neat Constable Staffs||1/1/-|
|Paid Mr Sales for a shirt for William Christmas||3/6d|
|Paid Leonard Fyll for ten Thousand Flaggs for the Poor||3/15/-|
|Paid Mr Thos Theodric for attending Pitchers child &c||17/6d|
|Paid Val Lound part of Thomas Topneys rent||10/-s|
|Paid Wm Wade for carriage of Cash & a letter to Norwich||8d|
|Paid for attendance of Charles Knowles with John Crask|
and Jane Chapman, self and Mr Weeds at Holt & Walsingham
Quarter sessions, three different times as per Bill
The Disbursements of Andrew Cole & John Peck Overseers from Michaelmas 1780 to Easter 1781.
|Paid Joseph Woodcock five bills for Cladding the Poor|
|1781-Jan-13 -- Conveying Thomas Richmond to|
Walsingham Bridewell with Mary House's Examination &c
|Paid Mr Wade for the carriage of cash to Norwich & School money||-/2/7|
|Feb 27 - Paid upon Accpt of John Bunting's having the small pox||1/5/6|
|Paid John Bunting in Need sundry Times 6/6d & Journey to Lynn||-/15/6|
|Samuel Knowles in need|
|Paid for journey's after John Bunting to Blakeney &c|
The Disbursements of Andrew Cole & John Peck Overseers from Easter 1781 to Michaelmas 1781.
|Paid John Collines for gitting a Substitute to serve on the Militia||4/14/6|
[End of Document]
See also the Hunworth parish page.
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