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Ashwellthorpe Parish Council
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Ashwellthorpe Parish Council

  • PC 88
  • Fonds
  • 1693-2014

Churchwardens' accounts, Overseers' accounts, Surveyor's accounts, Vestry minutes, 1839-1896, and Minutes of first meeting of Parish Meeting, 4 December 1894, correspondence, printed circulars and other papers. Also contains papers regarding Ashwellthorpe and Fundenhall parish plan.

Ashwellthorpe Parish Council; 1894-; Ashwellthorpe, Norfolk

'Ashwellthorp Book' containing Churchwardens' accounts, 1694-1798, and Overseers' of the Poor accounts, 1693-1751 (the latter accounts are detailed until 1739 and summary from 1740).

Includes : memoranda of appointments of Churchwardens and Overseers at Town Meeting each Easter Monday; list of Churchwardens and Overseers, 1702-1721 (after accounts for 1698-1699) and 1723-1741 (after accounts for 1721-1722); memorandum of casting church bells, 1706; description of silver plate given to parish by Sir John Knyvett in 1671 (at back); and memorandum of issuing of removal order for Jane Sayer and James, her son, to Wymondham, 1762 (at back).
Also includes at various places in the volume, inventories of goods of the following paupers: Ann Turner, widow, 1695; Frances [male] Gilbard 1707; John Fowlsham, 1710; Widow Hill, 1710; Goody Bishup, 1711; Edward Coppen, 1712; Mary Hill, widow, 1720 (between accounts for 1695 and 1696); and Edward Rushbrook, 1742 (with accounts for 1750).

Overseers' account book

Kept monthly, weekly or sometimes even daily. Includes: signatures of those appointing Overseers at Town Meeting each Easter Monday; list of Overseers, 1743-1774 (at back); lists of ratepayers and amounts assessed, 1757 and 1759; payments to people ill with smallpox; memorandum of hiring of John Becket of Ashwellthorpe by John Bush of Tacolneston from Overseers, 1763 (at back); and memorandum of loan to Thomas Miller and Mary Thurston (his mother-in-law) to pay debt and County Court fees, 1746 (at back). Also includes (at back) inventories of goods of the following paupers: Edward Rushbrook, 1754; Constance Huggin, 1754; Widow Cooper Senior, 1754; James Level, 1757; John Hilling, 1768; William Crane, 1762; Edward Richman, 1762; and James Lebble, 1762.

Inventories goods seized for debt from Thomas Miller and Mary Thurston mother in law, 1741; James Lovell 1754. This information was complied by A. Green and given to the Norfolk Record Office on 18 August 2008.

There was a female Overseer (Mrs Mary Corsbie) in 1754 and 1758.

John Becket; fl 1763; Ashwellthorpe, Norfolk

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