Norfolk: Kirstead - 1764-1767 - Overseers' Payments
Kirstead 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 300/34 and microform MF990/17] containing the Overseers' accounts (1763-1801).
Note that only extracts have been transcribed but this includes most items which mention surnames. Some names occur many times and not all of these are listed here.
The amount of some of the weekly payments (present on original) have been omitted here.
Other accounts available
|- Churchwardens' Accounts -|
|- Overseers' Accounts -|
|- Land Tax Accounts -|
|- Tithe Accounts -|
|- Land Survey -|
|Owners & Occupiers||1817|
[Transcription copyright © Mike Bristow]
Disbursements of Roger Kerrison Overseer from Michaelmas 1764 to Easter 1765.
|Oct 7th||Paid Smith for Rent|
|Expenses after Kemp|
|15th||For Carring Mary James to the Doctor and boarding her||0.2.0|
|Dec 3rd||Spent at Naggs after Gill||0.0.9|
|29th||Old Utton 15 Blocks||0.7.6|
|Widow Muffett 90 faggots 5 Blocks||0.10.0|
|March 4th||Paid to Mr Holt?||0.2.6|
|Paid to Mr Garwood for Uttings rent||0.15.6|
William Hemnall 26 weeks at 1/- = £1/6/0
Disbursements of Jno Rayner Overseer from Easter 1765 to Michaelmas being 26 weeks and a half.
|May 11th||Widow Harvey|
|June 23rd||Sent by the Revd Mr Widworth?[Wadsworth] to bury
James Lovewell To 4 Bearers
|To Beer for the Bearers to Drink||0.1.0|
|Paid to Fenn of Norwich for Rent||1.1.0|
|July 28th||Paid Stephen Read for his fees
for burying James Lovewell
[Names] Widow Harvey, Widow Riches, Widow Naggs, Widow Lovewell
Disbursements of Jno Rayner Overseer from Michaelmas 1765 to Easter 1766.
|Boy Benjamin Muffit|
|Isaac Gills for his girl when ill|
[Note other names barely legible at this point in accounts]
Disbursements of Robt Whall Overseer from Easter to Michaelmas 1766.
|Bought the Widow Muffit Stuff to cure the Ague||1/1d|
|Paid Mary Nights for the Girl Gills Board
and Laying her forth
|Paid Henry Riches towards Burying his Wife||10/6|
|Paid Robert Harvery towards Burying his Mother||10/6|
|Paid Mr Wadsworth for burying the Girl Gills||1/-|
|Aug 15th||Delivered half a Hundred of Wood to the Town House||15/-|
|Paid Matthew Kerrison for the Girl Gills Coffin||18/-|
|Paid Fenns Rent||10/6|
Rate raised in Oct 1766
 John Beaumont for Mr Coke St Giles in Norwich
Disbursements of Robt Whall Overseer from Michaelmas 1766 to Easter 1767.
|Expenses after Henry Riches to Horning||6/6|
|Paid the Overseers at Horning for Henry Riches||7/6|
|Paid Goody Fenn Towards Rent||5/-|
|Oct||Shirts for the Boy Muffit||2/-|
|Paid Mr Hinsby||2/10|
Disbursements from Easter 1767
|Paid to Richard Naggs for boarding Isaac Gills||£1/9/3|
|Expences at Richard Naggs after Town Business||2/8|
|19/Oct||Paid to the Workhouse [at Heckingham]||13/9/3½|
[End of Document]
- In other rate documents the following alternative spellings have been seen which appear to refer to the same people/places:-
Kirison/Kerrison/Cerrison, Muffit/Muffet, Rayner/Reyner
- Good'n and Goody are contractions for good-man and good-wife used as universal address of simple cottager and his spouse according to the book "The Vocabulary of East Anglia" by "Robert Forby".
See also the Kirstead parish page.
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