Ecclesfield, History transcription
Ecclesfield, History transcription:The Fees Chargeable Notice in St. Mary's Church, Bolsterstone.
|Clergymen & Parish Clerks Fees||Sexton's Fees||For Children under twelve years of age|
|For the Churching of Women||0s 9d||For Persons above twelve years of age||A Grave 4 Feet Deep||3s 6d|
|Parish Clerk||0s 3d||A Grave 4 Feet Deep||4s 6d||A Grave 5 Feet Deep||5s 7d|
|For the Burial of the Dead||0s 9d||A Grave 5 Feet Deep||6s 7d||A Grave 6 Feet Deep||8s 9d|
|Parish Clerk||0s 3d||A Grave 6 Feet Deep||9s 9d||A Grave 7 Feet Deep||12s 10d|
|For every vertical Grave Stone||2s 6d||A Grave 7 Feet Deep||13s 10½d||A Grave 8 Feet Deep||18s 9d|
|A Grave 8 Feet Deep||19s 0d||every extra foot will be charged at the rate of 1d per cubic foot|
A Grave 4ft. deep is recommended for persons under 12 years of Age. A Grave 5ft. deep for persons above 12 years of Age. These shall be regarded as the ordinary Graves to be prepared by the Sexton, when no special order is given to the contrary. In case of digging a Bricked Grave the following will be the charges: 7ft. deep £1. 2s; 8ft. deep £1. 10s. N.B. The Clergyman and Clerk have always received double fees for extra parochial funerals; No extra charge has been customary to the Sexton, but when the Bier is required there is a charge of 1s for the Sexton. It is requested that all cases of over charge or any complaint against the Sexton be brought immediately to the Churchwardens to be investigated. Also, in order to prevent any mistake, it is desirable that the exact cost be ascertained when the Grave is ordered.
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