Fonds MC 2916, 1022X9 - Little Ryburgh Overseers' receipt and payment book, containing Overseers' accounts and (later) butter accounts

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MC 2916, 1022X9


Little Ryburgh Overseers' receipt and payment book, containing Overseers' accounts and (later) butter accounts


  • 1847-1876 (Creation)

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1 volume

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In Burnham Deanery. Great and Little Ryburgh were consolidated on 18 June 1750, and then united with Gateley and Testerton by Order in Council on 12 October 1925. Under a pastoral measure of 1969, the benefices of Great Ryburgh and Little Ryburgh with Gateley and Testerton, and the benefice of Stibbard were held in plurality.

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Received by the Norfolk Record Office on 5 April 2013 (ACC 2013/3). Catalogued 9 April 2013 (FMWJ).

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Contains Overseers' accounts, Apr 1847-Sep 1867; and butter accounts, Apr 1868-Mar 1876.
The butter accounts are believed to relate to Hill House Farm, Little Ryburgh. John Platten was the last Overseer and Churchwarden to sign the Overseers' accounts in this volume. A John Platten (possibly the same man) signs the last butter accounts in 1876. According to the 1871 census John Platten, aged 77 years, resided at Hill House Farm, Little Ryburgh, and farmed 280 acres.
Payments for butter were made by Salbery/Sealsbery/Salsbery [Salisbury], Richardson and Fakenham. 'Richardson' may be Thomas Richardson, grocer and draper and post office (listed under Great Ryburgh in Kelly's Post Office Directory of 1869). 'Fakenham' may be sales at Fakenham market.

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Leather volume with printed pages, published by authority of Poor Law Commissioners (Schedule A - Form 2). Stamped with gold lettering 'Little Ryburgh' (front and back cover), 'Receipt and Payment Book (front cover) and A2 (on spine).

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