Norfolk: Salthouse - 1741-1749 - Churchwardens' Payments


Salthouse 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 23/11 and microform MF 1625/6] containing the Churchwardens' accounts book for 1742-1813.

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. More information can be found on the original where some names occur more than once.

Other accounts available

- Churchwardens' Accounts - 
Rates 1742 1762 1782 1782-1784 
Payments 1721-1749 1750-1782 
- Overseers' Accounts - 
Rates 1796 
Payments 1792-1796 1796-1801 
- Land Tax Accounts - 
Payments 1767 1801-02 

[The Salthouse History website (linked from the village page) contains more information on many of the above topics]

[Transcription copyright © Mike Bristow]

Disbursements for the Repairs of the Church and Other Disbursements to April the 19th 1742.

Date [Disbursements] £/s/d
1741 April 10 Paid Fras Mays for 26 Caddows 2/2
  for 1 Split Deal 9d
  for 3 Caddows 3d
  Paid Court Charge at Walsingham 5/10
May 5 Paid Thomas Codling for 2 foxs 2/-
May 18 Paid Wm High for 5 Caddows 5d
June 10 Paid John Eyle? for Caddows 6d
Decr for a new Church ladder 10/-

These Accts are examined and alowd (allowed) by us whose Names are underwritten
And we choose Henry Stanforth and Richd Youngs Churchwardens for the year ensuing.

[signed] Thomas Turner     Rector of Salthouse 1742
Sherwood Bainbrig
Robt Colls
ffrancis Southgate
Richard Youngs

Disbursements to March 27 1744.

Date [Disbursements] £/s/d
1742 June 12 Paid Burtons Boy for 2 Jackdaws 2d
14th Paid for a Bell Rope to Mr Tomson 3/-
March 23 For Jackdaws to Thos Pegg 2d
  for 3 Brooms for the Church 6d
1743 Sept 21st Paid Henry Stanforth Junior for a fox 1/-
  Paid Mr Strut for Churchwork 3/6/-
  Paid Mr Bennit for Churchwork 6/19/1½
  Paid Mr Downing 12/6
  Paid Robt Spence for Churchwork 1/-/4
  Paid Thos Mathis 5/-

Disbursements to April 1st 1746.

Date [Disbursements] £/s/d
April 1745 Paid the Boy Fuller for 13 Jackdaws 1/1

Allowed and Examined and we Chuse (choose) Henry Stanforth and Fenn Lewis Churchwardens for the year ensuing.
[signed] John Beale     Clerk
ffrancis Southgate
Henry Stanforth Junr
Richard Youngs Jur?

Disbursements to April 1748.

Date [Disbursements] £/s/d
1746 May 30 Paid John Chaplin for 2 Jackdaws 2d
1747 April Paid Briges for 4 Jackdaws 4d
  Mr Bennits bill 3/19/11½
  Rob Spences bill 4/-
  Paid Fackenham Visitation Terrier 2/6
Jan 17 Wm & John Chapman 6 Jackdaws 6d
  Haddons bill is 1/15/5½
  Spence mending the Bell wele (wheel) 1/-
  Drury Pigg for Lowance (allowance) 6d

Accounts Allowed by
[signed] John Beale Clerk
Edm Rice "R"=his Marke
Peter Abraham
John Jarvis "X"=his mark

Disbursements to March 27th 1749.

Date [Disbursements] £/s/d
1748 Aug 12 Paid Wm Horns bill 8/5
March 25 Mr Struts bill 1/15/-
  Paid Drury Pigg for Lowence 5/10
  Paid for Half Chalder of Lime 4/-
  For fetching & Gitting into Church 2/-
  Paid Mr Downing's bill 16/9
  To Hear Coals & Payl's & Hittles? 2/-
  Mr Haddons bill 1/0/-?



[End of Document]


  • In other rate documents the following alternative spellings have been seen which appear to refer to the same people/places:-

See also the Salthouse parish page.

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January 2010