Norfolk: Horstead with Stanninghall -


1779-1803 - Churchwardens' Payments

Horstead with Stanninghall 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 NRS 18386, 33B7 and microform MF 1795/205-289] containing the Churchwardens' accounts book for 1724-1803.

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 1726 1739-41 1757-58 1775-76 1803-05
Payments 1724-37 1737-61 1765-77 1779-1803 
- Land Tax Accounts - 
Payments 1800-01 1805-06 


[Transcription copyright © Mike Bristow]

The Disbursements of Henry Palmer Watts and John Colls the Churchwardens.

Date [Disbursements] £/s/d
Michaelmas 1779
to Easter 1780
  a new Skep (Basket) 9d
  Mr Oakes for 4 lbs of Nails 2/4
  1 Dozen Bosses 4/-
old Michaelmas 1780
to Do 1782
20/Sep/1782 Bill for Stay laths for the Bells &c 3/4
  Mr Oakes Carriage bill 2/15/6
Michaelmas 1783 -
Michaelmas 1785
1785 May Paid Lawn for Work in the Church Yard 6d
1785 3 Hundred bricks 7/6
Aug 28 Paid Dary for a Job to the Bells 1/-
Michaelmas 1785 -
Michaelmas 1787
1786 June 20 A pint of Oil for the Locks and Bells 1/-
  Mr Jickling for makeing a list
of Births and Burials
  Mr Jickling for makeing a Register Bill 5/-
Michaelmas 1787 -
Easter 1790
1789 April 6 Mr Slipper Carpenter Bill 1/13/7
  Messrs Palgrave for 2a? flagstone 3/6
  500 Pantiles 7/6

The Disbursements of John Seely and John Colls the Churchwardens.

Date [Disbursements] £/s/d
Easter 1790
- Easter 1792
1790 May William Hilling for whitewashing the Church 2/2/-
1790 Mrs Chalders for cleaning the Church 4/-
1791 Apr 26 Mr Bugg for a Bell Rope & Coffin Ropes 5/9
1791 Mr Colls & self a Journey to Norwich 5/-
Easter 1792
- Easter 1795
1792 May 8 Robert Deary for Job to the Bells 1/-
1793-7/Jan Mr Hillans bill 12/9

The Disbursements of William Lee and John Colls the Churchwardens.

Date [Disbursements] £/s/d
Easter 1795
- Easter 1797
1795 Apr 30 Journey self & John Seeley  
1795 July 8th Chalders wages 10/-
Easter 1797
- Easter 1799
1799 Thomas Newhouse his bill 1/8
  Robt Ansell his bill 2/17/3
  Edwd Pank his bill 1/10
  Wm Hillen his bill 10/15/8
Aug 1797 Omitted, Wm Colls's (Coroner)
note a warrent to Doctor Grape for Boy Norgate

The Disbursements of Robert Barrett and William Lee the Churchwardens.

Date [Disbursements] £/s/d
Easter 1799
- Easter 1800
  T/H? Batchelors bill for Tiles 2/8/-
  Wm Hillens bill for doing repairs to Church Wall &c 7/10½


The Disbursements of [blank]? and Wm Lee Churchwardens from Easter 1800 to Easter 1802.

Date [Disbursements] £/s/d
1800 May 7 Paid Pyes Bill 7/-
1800 Dec 25 Paid for Powder Tax List 5d
1802-Apr 18 Mr Hillings Bill 11/6

The Disbursements of R Barrett Esqr and Mr Wm Lee Churchwardens from Easter 1802 to Easter 1803.

Date [Disbursements] £/s/d
Easter 1803
- Michaelmas 1803
July Pd Thomson 4 Day Work 6/-
July Pd Henry Wright 4 Day Work 4/-



[End of Document]


  • In other rate documents the following alternative spellings have been seen which appear to refer to the same people/places:-
    Barrett/Baret, Seeley/Seily/Seely
  • There is a Rev. Charles Grape in the landtax accounts.

See also the Horstead with Stanninghall parish page.

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January 2010