Norfolk: Ashill - 1811 - Charities


The following is extracted from the book :-
An Account of the Different CHARITIES
belonging to the POOR of the
County of Norfolk
Abridged from the Returns under Gilbert's Act,
to the House of Commons in 1786;
and from The Terriers
in the office of the Lord Bishop of Norwich
by Zachary Clark, 1811

[Transcription copyright © Mike Bristow]


(Wayland Hundred)

G. -- 3A. 10P. of land in Ashill, the rents to be given, first to the necessary repairs of the church, and the remainder, at the discretion of the Minister and Churchwardens, to the Poor as do not take relief from the parish, and attend the service of the church. The objects of the charity, as now stated, are conjectural only, as the writings are lost. The value of the land, which is invested in the Lord of the Manor, Rector, Churchwardens, &c. for the time being, is stated to be 2l. 17s. annually.

Also 30A. of land, vested as the former, of the annual value of 29l. 14s. given by Act of Parliament in 1785, by the consent of the Lord of the Manor and other proprietors of land in the parish, for the purchase of fuel, to be distributed among the owners of messuages in the said parish, not occupying lands or tenements of more than the annual value of 5l. in such proportion as the majority of the Trustees shall from time to time direct.

[End of Entry]


  • G. -- Indicates an abridged extract from GILBERT's Returns.
  • The values indicated by an "l" are pounds eg. 2l. 17s. = £2 17 shillings.
  • Robert Whiteman was renting 3A. 10P. in 1796-99 see the Churchwardens' accounts for 1795-99 and Mr Oldfield in 1804.
  • See also the fuel distribution for 1787 document.

See also the Ashill parish page.

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July 2009