Fonds PD 703 - Parish Records of Mattishall

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PD 703


Parish Records of Mattishall


  • nd [11th century]-2019 (Creation)

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326 pieces

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In Hingham Deanery.

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Received by the Norfolk Record Office on 17 October 2002 (ACC 2002/159 numbered PD 703/1-14) and on 14 November 2002 (ACC 2002/188 numbered PD 703/15-311) and 08/10/2021 (ACC 2021/11 and ACC 2021/134, numbered PD 703/313-326. PD 703/312 was found amongst the Mattishall Burgh parish records, also received on 14 November 2002 (ACC 2002/191), but was transferred to the Mattishall parish collection on 25 April 2008. List amended April 2008 (JW) and October 2021 (AB).

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Comprises the following:
Parish registers, 1656-1983 (reference PD 703/1-12)
Registration papers, 1793-nd [c 2002] (reference PD 703/13-24)
Documents regarding the church and benefice, 1723-1970 (reference PD 703/25-61, 312)
Churchwardens' records, 1554-1967 (reference PD 703/62-82)
Records of the vestry, 1796-1921 (reference PD 703/83-84)
Parochial Church Council records, 1933 (reference PD 703/85)
Records of the overseers of the poor, 1696-1929 (reference PD 703/86-213), including accounts and other financial papers, 1802-1867; bills for Mattishall paupers given out-relief and relieved in Gressenhall workhouse, listing paupers' names and other details, 1824-1864; settlement papers, 1696-1849; bastardy papers, 1709-1834; apprenticeship indentures, 1699-1811; letters from paupers requesting parish assistance, 1824-1832; papers relating to the overseers' non-poor law duties, 1821-1929; and poor rate books, 1800-1866.
Records of the surveyors of the highways, 1790-1863 (reference PD 703/214-225)
Records of the constables, 1825-1844 (reference PD 703/226)
Records of Mattishall charities, 1466-1969 (reference PD 703/227-296)
Mortgage regarding Mattishall Burial Board, 1894, 1910 (reference PD 703/297)
Historical notes, 1929-nd [?1960s] (reference PD 703/298-300)
Printed and miscellaneous, nd [11th century]-nd [mid 20th century] (reference PD 703/301-311)

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