Norfolk: Aldeby - 1738-41 - Churchwardens' Payments


Aldeby 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 is one item from a Norfolk Record Office document [with the reference PD 676/15 and microform MF 1825/582] and which contains the Churchwardens' accounts book for 1738-1862 and are the payments for the years 1738-41.

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 1739-41 1753-55 1768-69 1788-90 1803-07
Payments 1738-41 1759-72 1776-86 1807-32  


[Transcription copyright © Mike Bristow]

The Dissbursements of Robt Alger Churchwarden for ye Town from St Michel 1738 and till Easter March ye 29 in 1741 three years & a halfe
And is as followeth

Date [Disbursements] £/s/d
Nov ye 5 Itm 1737 Pd ye Ringers 5/0
Sept ye 25 1738 Paid ye Ould Churchwardens 13/1
  for my Jorney [Journey] to Lodon [Loddon] 1/6
  Pd ye Ringers 5/0
  for my Jorney to Lodon 1/6
  Pd ye Vissertors [Visitors] 3/6
  for my Jorney to Bungay 1/6
  for my Jorney to Brook & ridham? 1/6
  for my Jorney to Lodon with ye Widow Liffen & Dauter }
and Goody Aling & Dauter [Daughter] }
  Pd ye Ringers 5/0
  for my Jorney to Brook 1/6

This since November ye 2 - 1740

Date [Disbursements] £/s/d
Nov ye 2 for Parchment for ye Terier [Terrier] 6d
  Pd for Delivering ye Terier to ye Bishops Clark 2/-
  for my Jorney to Norwich 3/-
  for fetching of? Lime and Brick 2/6
Aprill ye 23 1739 Pd Shuskfords bill 8/6
Aprill ye 23 Pd Robt Boults bill 4/-
Apr ye 8 1740 Pd Robt Boults bill 9/-
1740 Pd Jeffery Elys bill 2/11/0
May ye 4 1740 Pd Charls Crockett bill 8/6
1740 Pd Charls Crockett bill 15/0
Apr ye 7 1741 Pd Willm Cartwright bill 3/3/0
  [Sub-total] 8/7/0
  For Making ye Rate and entering
ye Acounts into ye Book
  Paid for this New Book 4/0
  Left by Rate for Puncher 1/0
  [Sub-total] 7/6
  Disbursed Michaelmas 1738-Easter 1741 10/18/1
  Ewd Austons - Brought over from the other side 4/7/1
  Disbursed Total 15/06/6
  Gathered by Rate 15/12/11
  Remains in Stock 00/6/11



[End of Document]


  • In other rate documents the following alternative spellings have been seen which appear to refer to the same people/places:-
  • The trade of Elys [Ellis?] is mason.

See also the Aldeby parish page.

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December 2008