Kirstead 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 a Norfolk Record Office document [with the reference PD 300/34 and microform MF990/17] and is in the Overseers' account book which inc. poor rate assessments for 1763-1801.
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|Owners & Occupiers||1817|
[Transcription copyright © Mike Bristow]
A rate made by John Ball Overseer of the Poor of the Parish of Kirstead at 10d in the Pound (26 March 1788).
|15||Do Dashwoods Farm||0||12||6|
|4||Mr Robt Neech||0||3||4|
|5||Mr John Neech||0||4||2|
26 March 1788 seen and allowed by us until just causes be shown to the contrary.
[End of Document]
See also the Kirstead parish page.
Copyright © Mike Bristow.