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.
|- Churchwardens' Accounts -|
|- Overseers' Accounts -|
[Transcription copyright © Mike Bristow]
The account of Thomas Manning Churchwarden for the year 1729.
|May ye 4th - pd for carring? John Bally? to ye Grave||0||2||0|
|for bread and wine at Wisintide||0||2||8|
|June ye 6th - paid Mayston at Harleston||0||0||6|
|July ye 3 - going to ye Gin~ at Norwich||0||5||0|
|pd the fees at ye same time||0||9||0|
|pd the visitors ffees||0||2||10|
|Going to the Gen~ at Buckingham||0||2||6|
|pd the fees at ye same time||0||2||0|
|to a Lood of whate straw to ye Town House||0||10||0|
|November ye 5th to Mayston for a situation||0||1||0|
|to Thomas Corbold for straw used at ye Town House||0||5||0|
|pd Sam Mills for thatching work done ther||1||7||0|
|pd John Kemp a Bill of Carpenters work done ther||1||5||9|
|for bread and wine at Cristmas||0||4||7|
|for Daubing work done at ye Town House by|
John Baker and Materills to do it
|pd Mary Mills for oltring ye surplis & whasing it||0||3||0|
|March ye 25 - for Brad & win for the Communion||0||4||8|
|The Church Clarkes wages||1||4||0|
|April ye 3 - Going to the Gen~ at Buckingham||0||2||6|
|paid in fees at the same time||0||5||0|
|for making the rate and Entering ye account||0||2||6|
|Disburst in all||7||13||1|
|Thomas Straing for mending ye bell||0||2||6|
|Recd by old stock & rate|
at twopence in the pound
|remain due in Stock||1||5||7½|
Churchwardens chosen for ye year 1730
Mr Danl Crake
Mr Richd Page
[End of Document]
See also the Starston parish page.
Copyright © Mike Bristow.