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 - 
- 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 to April 1750 John Beale - Rector

Disbursements to April 6. 1751

1750 DecLynn Haddons Bill2/14/4
 Robt Spences Bill  7/11
 Thos Mathies  2/6

Disbursements to April 1752

MayWm Burton for sweeping the Church steeple  1/-
Dec 25Wm Horns bill13/6
 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

1752 Apr 2Robt Spence for mending the Church Gate  4/2
 Paid Thos Tompson for a bell Rope  3/-

Disbursements to Easter 1755

1754 Apr 6Leond Haddons bill10/17/10½
July 8Lowences at Mayham's  5/-

Note - Richard Mayham in 1757 rates.

1756 June 5Paid R. Howard for Jackdaws & Sparrows  1/5
 Paid Cooper for Do    8d
1757 Mar 21Paid Lewis for Sparrows    4½

(signed) Robt Spence

1757 Feb - By Lowance pd Mayham 10d

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

1759 Dec 25By Thos Cupers work at the Church  3/9
 By Lenod Haddon24/8/-
1760 Mar 22By Thomas Jeckel's bill  13/10
1762 Apr 12Linn Haddons bill  14/-

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

1771 Apr 3Mrs Haddons bill1/4/10¼
1772 DecBy Haddons bill1/1/10½
 By Linns bill  5/7

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

1776 - FebWm Haddons Bill2/9/8½
 Jno Spence Bill  3/3
Apr 6Wm Lownds Bill  8/2
 Wm Johnson bill  8/-
 Ben Lynn bill1/9/3
 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

DecBenjm Linns bill2/5/-
 John Spencs bill  5/6
 Thos Matthews bill  6/8
 Wm Haddon bill  4/8

(signed)W Brereton

Disbursements to Mar 29th 1780

1779For Lowans Bear of Mrs? Hunt  4/9

Disbursements of Thos Purdy Churchwarden from Michs 1780 to Michs 1781

May 10pd Cranfield for 4 Jackdaws    4d
Septpd 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

July 17pd 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