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.
|- Churchwardens' Accounts -|
|- Overseers' Accounts -|
[Transcription copyright © Mike Bristow]
Churchwardens for 1688
Mr Francis Buxton
King James Abdicated
Mr Wm Richards
A just accot of what have been layd out by Mr ffrancis Buxton churchwarden fro~ Easter 1688 until Easter 1689
|Imprmis for my journey to Stratton||0||1||2|
|It the pambulation paid at John Haylocks||0||8||0|
|It Mr Decimew's? more that day||0||1||3|
|pd Goody Creak for washing the surplice||0||2||0|
|Pd Creak for an order to pray for P: W:||0||0||6|
|August 22 - given to Richard Medcalfe with|
six children a certificate for relief
|An order fro~ Sr Peter to carry Med to his service||0||2||0|
|pd Goodman Fuller half a year sexton wages||0||12||0|
|pd Creak for carrying my pesentmt to Stratton||0||1||4|
|Jan 25 - given to John Constable & Willm Smith|
ten? in family cast up at Newport & lost to the
value of 160 & 40
|ffor a book for the thanksgiving day||0||0||6|
|pd for two pair of Indentures for Elcocks children||0||5||0|
|pd for communion wine & bread||0||4||10|
|A Bushell of wheat due to mee? fro~ Elcock||0||3||0|
|Given Tho Holl & Jo Wilson a|
certificate upon the accot of a burning?
13n Jn family
|Goody taylor ten ffaggotts||0||2||0|
|An order for praying for K:W: & Q: M:||0||0||6|
|Entering John Carters & Samuell Tubbys|
accot into the book
|for the rate making||0||1||0|
|ffor entering my partners & my accots into the book||0||1||0|
|for bread and wine at Easter||0||4||6|
|Indentures for Elcocks girl||0||2||6|
|Recd of Whipp? for half years rent||0||7?||6?|
|The accot of William Mingay|
Churchwarden for the same yeare
|Imprmis Layd out at the pambulation||0||8||6|
|Layd out 3 passengers||0||0||6|
|pd for two books||0||1||0|
|Item goeing to Stratton||0||1||2|
|Item paid for bills indented||0||1||4|
|Item for goeing to Denton two times with|
ffullers girl to her service
|Item spent at ye rate making||0||2||0|
|Half yeare clarkes wages||0||12||0|
|ffor scoring ye com~union fflaggons||0||1||0|
|Expend at Easter upon the town accot||0||5||0|
[End of Document]
See also the Starston parish page.
Copyright © Mike Bristow.