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Norfolk: Starston - 1761 - Land usage

Starston 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 119/130 and microform MF1406/8] is in the Poor Rate book for 1761. This is a list of Farmers, farms and the crops they were growing and was probably used to produce a valuation that could be used by the Churchwardens and Overseers to levy a rate.

[Transcription copyright © Mike Bristow]

Mr Greens Farm
Acres[Crop]
9Arable
4Barley
3Pasture
70Wheat
11Clover
3Pasture
16Barley
10Pasture
1Clover
1Pasture
Mr Greens Farm [cont'd]
Acres[Crop]
4Turnip
17Pasture
7Turnip
9Barley
4Pasture
4Arable
7Meadow
9Meadow
6Barley
2of Wood

NB. Sheep. A large quantity of wood cut.

Mr Seagons Farm
Acres[Crop]
4Barley
Wheat
7Wheat
24Pasture
7Meadow
Barley
6Barley
Clover
5Pasture
Mr Seagons Farm [cont'd]
Acres[Crop]
12Pasture
13Pasture
Meadow
5Wheat
4Arable (Note 1)
4Wheat
Wheat
5Meadow

Note 1 = Wheat next year

NB a Grove to be cut ye next year. Several Sheep & Cattle ye man a Butcher.

Moss 28.0.0
Bottered 50.0.0
Pelhams 22.0.0

Colby
Acres[Crop]
Barley
Arable Wheat nxt year
Wheat
13Meadow good & laid for Hay
Colby [cont'd]
Acres[Crop]
3Clover to be mown g.
Barley
Wheat
8Meadow to be M & g

Barkers Farm - Mrs Gibson
Acres[Crop]
30Meadow
4Wheat
Arable
4Barley
3Arable
6Meadow g
Oats
6Meadow g
Barkers Farm - Mrs Gibson [cont'd]
Acres[Crop]
5Wheat
7Pasture
Clover
2Meadow g
6Barley
Pasture
5Meadow g
4Meadow g

Henry Richards
Acres[Crop]
5Wheat
Barley
3Wheat
5Clover
4Barley
for Wheat nxt year
10Wheat
12Oats
4Meadow
52Pasture
Mr Jacksons Farm - Rowse
Acres[Crop]
8Wheat
10Pasture (Note 2)
7Pasture
5Arable
6Pasture
7Clover & an 45.0.0
11Pasture
Note 2 = fid?(Filled?) wth g cattle all ye winter

Mrs Longs
Acres[Crop]
7Barley
4Pasture & an 24.0.0
10Wheat g
20Pasture l?

Jonas Moore
Acres[Crop]
8?Barley
Wheat
4Rye
2Clover
Barley
Meadow
¼Wheat
13Pasture
6Summer tilt
5Barley
Sheep 20
Syrett
Acres[Crop]
3Pasture
6Barley
4Pasture
6Meadow m
1Meadow m
4Pasture
7Pasture
4Meadow m
Barley
Wheat
Summer tilt?
Sheep Cows

Brewster
Acres[Crop]
8Pasture
4Pasture
Summer Land
Meadow
5Wheat
3Clover
2Meadow m
2Meadow
3Summer Land
Preston
Acres[Crop]
6Wheat g
7Summer Land
5Summer Land
Barley
3Pasture
Wheat g
1Summer Land
5Barley
Hemp

Cock
Acres[Crop]
Clover
2Summer Land
Wheat
Barley
1Pasture
Goodwin
Acres[Crop]
2Meadow m
2Meadow
5Clover
Pease
Tilt
5Wheat
4Pasture
4Cows &c

Mr Cotton
Acres[Crop]
6Meadow m
1Meadow e
4Meadow e
8Barley
5Meadow e
5Barley
4Meadow e
Mr Cotton [cont'd]
Acres[Crop]
Meadow m
6Meadow e
9Meadow e
7Meadow e
Clover m
4Clover m
3Meadow m
8 Steers, 7 Cows
3 Calves, 36 Sheep
Several Lambs, Sold two Calfs
had g ac. of Turnips

Mr Tuttle
Acres[Crop]
7Pasture
Wheat
Barley & Clover
2Wheat
3Barley
3Summer Land
2Meadow
Wheat
Robt Saunders
Acres[Crop]
Wheat
Barley
½Pasture
½Hemp

Other entries now follow including :-

Robt Tibbel lat(e) Mr Cotten's 55 pounds 6:17:6
Richd Hurry late Page's 13 pounds
John Scornell's late Page's 33 pounds
Wm Fiske 40 pds
Wm Kerry late Barkers £ 53:0:0
Wm Prentice 35:0:0

This is now followed by the Overseers rate for 1761.

[End of Document]


Notes


See also the Starston parish page.

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Copyright © Mike Bristow.
September 2008