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Norfolk: Starston - 1688/9 - Churchwardens' Payments

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 119/97 and microform MF1809] contains the Churchwardens' accounts (1686-1950) and these are the payments for the year 1688/9.

Note that only extracts have been transcribed but this includes most items which mention surnames. Common events eg. bread/wine, some non-specific trade bills etc. have for the most part been excluded.

Other accounts available

- Churchwardens' Accounts -
Rates 1747 1753 1779
Payments 1688/89 1729/30 1755-58 1773-83
- Overseers' Accounts -
Rates 1747 1761 1801 1815
Payments 1779 1804-06 1806-07

[Transcription copyright © Mike Bristow]

Churchwardens for 1688
Mr Francis Buxton
Wm Mingay

  King James Abdicated

Mr Wm Richards
George Coppin

Thomas Folkard
John Carter

A just accot of what have been layd out by Mr ffrancis Buxton churchwarden fro~ Easter 1688 until Easter 1689

£ s d
Imprmis for my journey to Stratton0  12
It the pambulation paid at John Haylocks0  80
It Mr Decimew's? more that day0  13
pd Goody Creak for washing the surplice0  20
Pd Creak for an order to pray for P: W:0  06
August 22 - given to Richard Medcalfe with
six children a certificate for relief
0  06
An order fro~ Sr Peter to carry Med to his service0  20
pd Goodman Fuller half a year sexton wages0120
pd Creak for carrying my pesentmt to Stratton0  14
Jan 25 - given to John Constable & Willm Smith
ten? in family cast up at Newport & lost to the
value of 160 & 40
0  16
ffor a book for the thanksgiving day0  06
pd for two pair of Indentures for Elcocks children0  50
pd for communion wine & bread0  410
A Bushell of wheat due to mee? fro~ Elcock
0  30
Given Tho Holl & Jo Wilson a
certificate upon the accot of a burning?
13n Jn family
0  06
Goody taylor ten ffaggotts0  20
An order for praying for K:W: & Q: M:0  06
Entering John Carters & Samuell Tubbys
accot into the book
0  10
for the rate making0  10
ffor entering my partners & my accots into the book0  10
for bread and wine at Easter0  46
Indentures for Elcocks girl0  26

Recd of Whipp? for half years rent07?6?
The accot of William Mingay
Churchwarden for the same yeare
Imprmis Layd out at the pambulation0  86
Layd out 3 passengers0  06
pd for two books0  10
Item goeing to Stratton0  12
Item paid for bills indented0  14
Item for goeing to Denton two times with
ffullers girl to her service
0  16
Item spent at ye rate making0  20
Half yeare clarkes wages0120
ffor scoring ye com~union fflaggons0  10
Expend at Easter upon the town accot0  50


[End of Document]


See also the Starston parish page.

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September 2008