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Norfolk: Starston - 1729/1730 - 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 1729/30.

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]

The account of Thomas Manning Churchwarden for the year 1729.

£ s d
May ye 4th - pd for carring? John Bally? to ye Grave 0  20
for bread and wine at Wisintide0  28
June ye 6th - paid Mayston at Harleston0  06
July ye 3 - going to ye Gin~ at Norwich 0  50
pd the fees at ye same time0  90
pd the visitors ffees0  210
Going to the Gen~ at Buckingham0  26
pd the fees at ye same time0  20
to a Lood of whate straw to ye Town House0100
November ye 5th to Mayston for a situation0  10
to Thomas Corbold for straw used at ye Town House0  50
pd Sam Mills for thatching work done ther1  70
pd John Kemp a Bill of Carpenters work done ther1  59
for bread and wine at Cristmas0  47
for Daubing work done at ye Town House by
John Baker and Materills to do it
0117
pd Mary Mills for oltring ye surplis & whasing it0  30
March ye 25 - for Brad & win for the Communion0  48
The Church Clarkes wages1  40
April ye 3 - Going to the Gen~ at Buckingham0  26
paid in fees at the same time0  50
for making the rate and Entering ye account0  26

Disburst in all7131
Thomas Straing for mending ye bell0  26

In all7157
Recd by old stock & rate
at twopence in the pound
9  1
remain due in Stock1  5

Churchwardens chosen for ye year 1730
Mr Danl Crake
Mr Richd Page

[End of Document]


Notes


See also the Starston parish page.

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Copyright © Mike Bristow.
September 2008