Norfolk: Ashill - 1801-04 - Churchwardens' Payments


Ashill 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 548/52 and microform MF 718/5] containing the Churchwardens' accounts book for 1795-1861.

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 -    
- Overseers' Accounts -    
Fuel distributionCharity handout
in 1787 of Coal
in 1790s of Turf
- Charities for the Poor -    
Z(achary). Clark book1811    
- Land Tax Accounts -    
- Land Valuation -    


[Transcription copyright © Mike Bristow]

The Disbursements of John Towler Churchwarden from Easter 1801 until Easter 1802.

July 4Mr Steward for Briefs10/-
 A Warrant for Thomas S____?2/-
Oct 11Ales Norgate washing the S(urplice)2/6
 Paid Barker a Surveyors Acct Book6/6
 Sudbury Bookbinders of Swaffham - addition of pages to
Marriage register
Sept 9Mary Shin & Alice Norgate cleaning the Church5/-
 Mr Gathergoods Bill5/-

The Disbursements of John Towler Churchwarden from Easter 1802 until Easter 1803.

 Oldfields boy - sparrows 
July 3Lushers boy (sparrows) 
 Thompsons boy sparrows
 Journey to Brandon for Battins for Church Yard15/-
 Mr Baker sparrows 
Apr 11paid Elizabeth Shin for washing the surplice2/6

Collected by rate at 2 pence in the pound £14.16s.0d

The Disbursements of James Bennett Churchwarden from Easter 1803 until Easter 1804.

OctJourney to Shipdham for Church lead10/6

The Disbursements of John Towler Churchwarden from Easter 1803 until Easter 1804.

4 JanSarah Norgate washing the surplice2/6
26 FebJames Thompson bill (Carpenter)8/3/5?
 Jn Garner bill (Blacksmith) 
 Mr Fullers bill (Plumber) 

By order of Government in November 1803 a Red Flag for a Signal of the near approach or actual Landing of the French on the coast of England to be hoisted on the steeple of all Parishes throughout England & the United Kingdom.

 The Red Flag 12ft by 8ft bought at Yarmouth1/10/-
 Carriage 6d / Rope 6d / 2 Pulleys 1/- /
Flag Staff 13/- / Post for Staff 1/6
 To Charles Fish for a ladder from the Bell Frame
to the outside head Platform of the steeple
 To Thomas Lascock rope maker Swaffham for the
sixth Bell rope & Tutling?

Income - Mr Oldfield for Church Land £2/17/-


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July 2009