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 - 
- Overseers' Accounts - 
- Land Tax Accounts - 

[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.

1741 April 10Paid Fras Mays for 26 Caddows2/2
 for 1 Split Deal9d
 for 3 Caddows3d
 Paid Court Charge at Walsingham5/10
May 5Paid Thomas Codling for 2 foxs2/-
May 18Paid Wm High for 5 Caddows5d
June 10Paid John Eyle? for Caddows6d
Decrfor a new Church ladder10/-

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.

1742 June 12Paid Burtons Boy for 2 Jackdaws2d
14thPaid for a Bell Rope to Mr Tomson3/-
March 23For Jackdaws to Thos Pegg2d
 for 3 Brooms for the Church6d
1743 Sept 21stPaid Henry Stanforth Junior for a fox1/-
 Paid Mr Strut for Churchwork3/6/-
 Paid Mr Bennit for Churchwork6/19/1½
 Paid Mr Downing12/6
 Paid Robt Spence for Churchwork1/-/4
 Paid Thos Mathis5/-

Disbursements to April 1st 1746.

April 1745Paid the Boy Fuller for 13 Jackdaws1/1

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.

1746 May 30Paid John Chaplin for 2 Jackdaws2d
1747 AprilPaid Briges for 4 Jackdaws4d
 Mr Bennits bill3/19/11½
 Rob Spences bill4/-
 Paid Fackenham Visitation Terrier2/6
Jan 17Wm & John Chapman 6 Jackdaws6d
 Haddons bill is1/15/5½
 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.

1748 Aug 12Paid Wm Horns bill8/5
March 25Mr Struts bill1/15/-
 Paid Drury Pigg for Lowence5/10
 Paid for Half Chalder of Lime4/-
 For fetching & Gitting into Church2/-
 Paid Mr Downing's bill16/9
 To Hear Coals & Payl's & Hittles?2/-
 Mr Haddons bill1/0/-?



[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