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Norfolk: Starston - 1755-1758 - 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 years 1755-58.
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]

Churchwarden accounts 1755 - Jon Tuthill and Jon Goodwin

Disbursements of Jon Tuthill & John Gooding serving churchwardens from Easter 1755 to Easter 1756.

£ s d
1756 - Going to Weybread with the Girl Stroulger
Corn for the sheaps
pd to Savage as by bill appear
Allowance for beer
pd Johnson the Glazier a bill3033
pd John Kemp a bill168
pd Jere Gobbet a days work  16
pd Christopher John a bill Bell mending2111_?

John Tuthill & John Gooding churchwardens from Easter 1756 to Easter 1757.

£ s d
May - Paid Cawdell for digging Clay16
for a horse to tread Clay16
June - for a journey to the justice for a warrt for Laws26
Nov - Pd Buxton for mending the Bell60
Town House chimney sweeping40
pd bill to Mr Applewhite for the Alter __?350
A bill to Wilson the joiner126
Bills to Carpenter/Blacksmith/Glazier/Mason[no names]
pd Clarks wages140

John Tuthill & Robt Kemp churchwardens from Easter 1757 to Easter 1758.

£ s d
paid Jere Gobbet the Mason a bill1  30
Briant the Thacther a Bill  70
John Kemp a Carpenter Bill  40
Thos Snelling a Thatchers? bill1  51
paid for Bird Catching  56
paid John Gooding a Bill of several Charges1114
Lost by Bayly not paying to the rate6

[End of Document]


See also the Starston parish page.

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Copyright © Mike Bristow.
September 2008