Norfolk: Salthouse - 1750-1782 - 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 to April 1750 John Beale - Rector

Disbursements to April 6. 1751

Date [Disbursements] £/s/d
1750 Dec Lynn Haddons Bill 2/14/4
  Robt Spences Bill   7/11
  Thos Mathies   2/6

Disbursements to April 1752

Date [Disbursements] £/s/d
May Wm Burton for sweeping the Church steeple   1/-
Dec 25 Wm Horns bill 13/6
  6 Load Clay Diging   3/-
  Half Load of Straw   5/-
  15 Quarts of Lowance Bear }
for the Mason & Plumer
  Clay straw water & for his }
Horse trading the Clay }

Disbursements to April 1753

Date [Disbursements] £/s/d
1752 Apr 2 Robt Spence for mending the Church Gate   4/2
  Paid Thos Tompson for a bell Rope   3/-

Disbursements to Easter 1755

Date [Disbursements] £/s/d
1754 Apr 6 Leond Haddons bill 10/17/10½
July 8 Lowences at Mayham's   5/-

Note - Richard Mayham in 1757 rates.

Date [Disbursements] £/s/d
1756 June 5 Paid R. Howard for Jackdaws & Sparrows   1/5
  Paid Cooper for Do     8d
1757 Mar 21 Paid Lewis for Sparrows     4½

(signed) Robt Spence

1757 Feb - By Lowance pd Mayham 10d

(signed) Robert Howard
Jonathan Hirnit "X" his mark

Date [Disbursements] £/s/d
1759 Dec 25 By Thos Cupers work at the Church   3/9
  By Lenod Haddon 24/8/-
1760 Mar 22 By Thomas Jeckel's bill   13/10
1762 Apr 12 Linn Haddons bill   14/-

1763 - (signed) Robt White
1768 - (signed) Jos Long
1769 Dec - By 4 Hedgehogs 1/4d
(signed) Fenn Barth-? Lewis

Date [Disbursements] £/s/d
1771 Apr 3 Mrs Haddons bill 1/4/10¼
1772 Dec By Haddons bill 1/1/10½
  By Linns bill   5/7

Apr 14 1773 - Nominate Henry Stanforth and Wm Hipkins Churchwardens for the year ensuing.

Date [Disbursements] £/s/d
1776 - Feb Wm Haddons Bill 2/9/8½
  Jno Spence Bill   3/3
Apr 6 Wm Lownds Bill   8/2
  Wm Johnson bill   8/-
  Ben Lynn bill 1/9/3
  Paid Robt Pane Carting Lyme & Sand   3/4

Apr 9 1776 - We choose Churchwardens for the year ensuing Mr Henry Stanforth and Mr Willm Hipkins

(signed)Fenn Barth Lewis
Thos Grix
Fenn Lewis
Robert Pane

Disbursements to April 1777

Date [Disbursements] £/s/d
Dec Benjm Linns bill 2/5/-
  John Spencs bill   5/6
  Thos Matthews bill   6/8
  Wm Haddon bill   4/8

(signed)W Brereton

Disbursements to Mar 29th 1780

Date [Disbursements] £/s/d
1779 For Lowans Bear of Mrs? Hunt   4/9

Disbursements of Thos Purdy Churchwarden from Michs 1780 to Michs 1781

Date [Disbursements] £/s/d
May 10 pd Cranfield for 4 Jackdaws     4d
Sept pd Mr Alexander for 30 Jackdaws   2/6
  pd Sadler for Sparrows     10d
  pd Cranfield for mowing the Church Lane   1/-

Disbursements of Thos Purdy Churchwarden from Michs 1781 to Michs 1782

Date [Disbursements] £/s/d
July 17 pd Haddens bill for Gleasing (Glazing)   5/2



[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