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Fordington

Extracts from the Overseers Accounts for the parish of St George Fordington
1798 - 1802 transcribed by Michael Russell

Note: This is not a continuous record - only extracted pages

Overseers of the Poor Accounts - Parish officers were supposed to keep a careful account of the money that they spent ‘disbursed' on poor relief. In many cases the Overseer was very particular about detail and noted every pair of shoes, petticoat, or blanket supplied or paid for, naming the recipients as well.

Many paupers had their rent paid and some received weekly relief in money, food, medicine and fuel over many years. The overseer paid for nurses', midwives' and doctors' fees (naming the persons who offered this service and those who received it). He also paid for coffins to be made and other funeral costs.

He paid the costs of travel expenses for journeys undertaken on behalf of the parish, or for the transport of paupers in and out of the parish, and usually recorded the name of the person whose case was involved.

He made payments to unmarried mothers, wives of militia substitutes and poor strangers passing through the parish. Payments from the fathers of bastard children to the parish may also be recorded annually. References to a pauper family should be looked for in the overseers' accounts of the parish where they were legally settled, and not where they were living.

The Militia : The following extracts from the Overseers Accounts include Militia Payments. For some time there had been a fear of invasion from France and the Militia were mobilized across the country but based along the south coast. Each parish had to supply able bodied men and raise extra rates to support the war effort for as long as there was an emergency. The barracks for the Dorset Militia was based in Fordington and this led to many marriages of soldiers to locals girls both in Fordington, Dorchester and the surrounding area. In 1798 the danger of invasion from France led to an increase in the size of the Militia and reorganisation to increase its efficiency.

The Irish Rebellion of 1798 : On 22 August 1798 a force of 1,100 French soldiers landed in County Mayo to support a rebellion in Ireland by the United Irishmen. The Churchwarden accounts for Fordington show that the Dorset Militia were embarked for Ireland on 31 August 1798. They were still in transit when a decisive battle took place at Ballinamuck in County Longford and the French surrendered to become prisoners of war. Over 500 Irish were slain but another 1,000 escaped although there were reports of rebels being hanged in towns, which included Carrick on Shannon

Fortunately the diary of a James Ryan who was a land surveyor and present in Carrick in 1798 has survived and is held in the Waterford County Museum. This records that the Dorset Militia arrived on 12 th September 1798 and remained there until Michaelmas day [i.e. September 29 th ]. One of their tasks appears to have been to search Carrick for arms but they only appear to have located rusty old guns and swords. They were despatched to Fermoy and Kerrick, which are North of Cork, but were back in Carrick on Shannon by 22 nd October.

For some time there were local uprisings or disturbances but only one is recorded involving the Dorset Militia and that was at Coolnamuck where a number of prisoners had been taken. Intelligence having been received that there was going to be trouble a Mr Jephson preceded with a force of Yeomen [cavalry] assisted by the Dorset Militia to Coolnamuck and took into custody seven persons on 6 th September 1799. That night about 300 people assembled and during the ensuing disturbances another nine were taken into custody.

Things generally quietened down however and there was no longer a need for such large numbers [approx 100,000] so a lot of the Militia including the Devon and Dorset contingents returned to England in 1799. The Churchwarden accounts show that they returned to Fordington and were discharged from the Militia on 1 st November 1799

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[Note poor photocopy left side cut off - would be visible on original]

 

Extra Payments since Easter [1798]

£

s

d

 

Vestry Easter Monday

2

2

6

 

payd [paid] THOMAS family

0

9

0

 

shift for old Mary LUCKAS

0

16

0

 

good? old Eliz [Elizabeth] WHITE

0

6

6

 

?? PURSE & wife examining
? of removal and
???ing home to Trinity Parish

0

8

6

 

Pyd [paid] Mr [Master] BEDLOE 3 County
Rates April 14

6

15

0

 

? Sarah HANSON

0

2

6

 

Payd Mr. [Master] GUPPIN is [his] bill
as ordered at Easter Vestry

3

11

8

 

? the making

0

6

0

 

KING new rate and
rating? the overseers act [account]

0

2

6

 

pair shoes Betty FUDGE's son

0

5

0

 

warrant & expenses sessions

0

7

6

 

Mr [Master] BOSWELL 5 Certificates

0

5

0

 

TEMPLEMAN 5 orders

0

5

0

 

?n some sailor & at times

0

2

0

 

? old HONEYBONE and
Jn? [John] CLARKE being sick

0

13

6

 

payd the Doctors bill

13

5

0

 

?? HANSON Eliz [Elizabeth] HORE
being sick & ??? ALLEN boys?

0

7

9

 

3 illegible lines

1

1

6

 

expenses?? in getting the
Militia money ???

2

6

6

 

wages John Toope?

0

11

6

 

Jos [Joseph] SPARKS

0

11

6

 

illegible line Bennett?

 

 

 

 

 

£34

9

5

 

3 illegible lines

3

18

0

 

 

Militia Pay

No. Weeks

@ s

£

s

d

 

BRYDLE

4

5

1

0

0

 

William WHITE

4

4

0

16

0

 

FRY [Note: See foot of page]

4

1

0

4

0

 

Nich s SWYER

4

3

0

12

0

 

Henry WHITE

4

3

0

12

0

 

SYMES

4

4

0

16

0

 

Will BURT

4

2

0

8

0

 

Tho s BURT

4

3

0

12

0

 

Jos [Joseph] WINZAR

4

2

0

8

0

 

Tho s CHRISTOPHER
wife & 2 children from March 19

7

3

1

1

0

 

 

 

 

£6

9

0

A state of Act [account] since Easter -- Overseers Ditto

 

 

£

s

d

£

s

d

 

Due to the Parish Easter

 

 

 

4

19

7

 

Militia Money recd [received]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Allen? parish

2

12

0

 

 

 

 

Weymouth

2

12

0

 

 

 

 

Tuaset? BRYDLE

6

12

0

 

 

 

 

Will WHITE

5

4

0

 

 

 

 

Nichl SWYER

3

16

0

 

 

 

 

Piddletown [Note foot of page]

1

6

0

 

 

 

 

Martin Town

3

18

0

 

 

 

 

Cerne

3

18

0

 

 

 

 

Whatcomb

5

4

0

35

2

0

 

of Toller parish
for [illegible] child

 

 

 

2

12

0

 

 

 

 

 

£42

13

7

 

per Contra

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weekly payments to

13

16

0

 

 

 

 

Extra

34

9

6

 

 

 

 

Militia Pay

6

9

0

£54

12

5

 

illegible entry

 

 

 

£11

18

10


[NOTE: The A2A Website shows that a record exists concerning this at the Dorset History Centre as follows :
FILE -  Repayment to the Overseers of Fordington for their payments to the wife of William Fry of Fordington, serving as a substitute for Reuben Rice - ref.   PE/PUD/OV/6/7 - date: 29 Sep 1798 ]

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1798 June 3rd Fordington Vestry The following relief was ordered

Ann LOCK a Pair of Shoes
Jane CLARK shift
John SEAL shoes
Elizth SWIRES [SWYERS] boy shirt
David ALLEN one shilling week

Signatures
Thos [Thomas] BEDLOE Church Warden

Overseers
JS BEDLOE
Wm [William] CAVE
Jos [Joseph] BENNETT
Willm MASTERS

 

Extra Payments for June [1798]

£

s

d

 

State Overseers

11

7

4

 

SWYER's boy a shirt

0

4

0

 

Jane CLARKE a shirt

0

4

6

 

John SEAL a pair shoes

0

6

6

 

John LOCK Ditto

0

6

6

 

Gave Sarah HANSON

0

12

6

 

Paid for looking after her

0

1

6

 

Jona than FUDGE

0

8

6

 

Flanel for Widw LESTER

0

0

11

 

Gave her

0

0

6

 

Gave John SEAL

0

1

9

 

Ditto Mary CLARK

0

1

0

 

Ditto gave Sailor & stranger Mariner

0

0

4

 

 

£13

15

10

 

 

Militia Pay mts Ditto

No. Weeks

@ s

£

s

d

 

BRYDLE

4

5

1

0

0

 

Wm [William] WHITE

4

4

0

16

0

 

HT WHITE

4

3

0

12

0

 

FRY

4

1

0

4

0

 

SWYER

4

3

0

12

0

 

SYMES

4

4

0

16

0

 

Wm [William] BURT

4

2

0

8

0

 

T BURT

4

3

0

12

0

 

Jos [Joseph] WINZAR

4

2

0

8

0

 

T CHRISTOPHER

4

3

0

12

0

 

J FUDGE

4

1

0

4

0

 

 

 

 

£6

4

0

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1798 July 1 st Fordington Vestry the following relief was ordered.

 

Extra Payments since July [1798]

£

s

d

 

Paid 3 County Rates

6

15

0

 

{ Jno [John] SEAL a jackett and trousers

0

16

0

 

{ a Bed tye and bolster

0

9

6

 

{ a Blankett

0

8

6

 

{ Bed Cord?

0

2

0

 

{ Gave him is [his] Money & paid for his washing

0

7

6

 

John LOCK new great coat

0

13

6

 

Wm [William] HO A RE being sick

0

2

6

 

Sarah HANSON

0

11

0

 

HON E YBUN a shirt

0

5

6

 

Wid [Widow] LESTER a shift

0

4

6

 

Thos BURT's wife a sheet

0

6

6

 

Mary CLARK

0

5

0

 

Wid [Widow] LESTER and FARNHAM's wife for washing [illegible]

0

2

0

 

Grace CLARK

0

2

0

 

John WINZAR

0

0

6

 

Paid Jury for browning? KEECH's boy – drowned

0

7

6

 

Jon than FUDGE Servt

0

6

0

 

Gave 3 Woman having a Pass?

0

0

10

 

 

£12

5

10

 

 

Militia Pay mts Ditto

No. Weeks

@ s

£

s

d

 

BRIDLE

5

5

1

5

0

 

Wm [William] WHITE

5

4

1

0

0

 

HT WHITE

5

3

0

15

0

 

FRY

5

1

0

5

0

 

SWYER

5

3

0

15

0

 

SYMES

5

4

1

0

0

 

Wm [William] BURT

5

2

0

10

0

 

T BURT

5

3

0

15

0

 

Jos [Joseph] WINZAR

5

2

0

10

0

 

T CHRISTOPHER

5

3

0

15

0

 

Jon FUDGE

4

1

0

4

0

 

 

 

 

£7

14

0

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1798 Sept 2 nd Fordington Vestry The following relief was ordered

John CLARK no more pay Jane WHITE one shilling a week to be stopped SWYER's
boy a Bastard no more pay LUCAS, maid a bastard no more pay

Signatures
Thos [Thomas] BEDLOE
Jno [John] MORGAN C Warden
Wm [William] CAVE Overseer
Wm [William] HENNING

 

Extra Payments for Sept [1798]

£

s

d

 

3 County Rates

6

15

0

 

Wm LUCAS & wife sick

0

4

0

 

Wm BURT's wife in her lying in [ie pregancy]

0

5

6

 

Jon than FUDGE

0

14

0

 

Sarah HANSON

0

10

0

 

John WINZAR

0

1

0

 

Washing John SEAL

0

1

0

 

Grace CLARK

0

1

0

 

Letter from Dallwood

0

0

5

 

Gave Sailor & others

0

0

8

 

Sweeping Poor H s [House] Chimney

0

4

0

 

Filling a bed for John SEAL

0

0

6

 

Paid midwife for BUCKERS wife

0

5

0

 

Coffin for child 4s 6d Shroud 1/2d Clark? to Bedman 1s 2d Money 2s

0

9

10

 

Thos BURT's wife in money

0

8

0

 

Paid Midwife for her

0

5

0

 

Jane? WHITE Children sick

0

4

6

 

Coffin for child 7s Shroud 2s 3d

0

9

3

 

CLARK 1s Bedman 1s 2d Bur [burial] and laying out

0

4

2

 

 

£11

2

10

 

 

Militia Pay mts Ditto

No. Weeks

@ s

£

s

d

 

BRYDLE

4

5

1

0

0

 

Ditto

1

4

0

4

0

 

SWYER

4

3

0

12

0

 

Ditto

1

2

0

2

0

 

Tho. [Thomas] BURT

2

3

0

6

0

 

Ditto

3

4

0

12

0

 

Wm [William] WHITE

3

4

0

12

0

 

Ditto

2

3

0

6

0

 

HT WHITE

5

3

0

15

0

 

SYMES

5

4

1

0

0

 

Jos [Joseph] WINZAR

5

1

0

5

0

 

CHRISTOPHER

5

3

0

15

0

 

S SYMONDS wife & 2 children from Aug 31

5

3

0

15

0

 

Jos BISHOPS wife

5

1

0

6

0

 

 

 

 

£7

10

0

 

Wm BURT

2

2

0

10

0

 

 

 

 

£8

0

0

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1798 Oct 7 th Fordington Vestry The following relief was ordered

Mary INGRAM a shift
wid [widow] LESTER Flaning [Note: Flannel see below- i.e. woven woollen garment, often trousers, not a hand towel]
John WINZAR a sheet
Wm White? Wet? a Coat

Signatures
Thos [Thomas] BIDLOE , C [Church] Warden
Willm [William] CAVE Overseer [of the poor]
Wm [William] HENNING

 

Extra Payments for Oct [1798]

£

s

d

 

John WINZAR sheet

0

6

6

 

Mary INGRAM's shift

0

4

6

 

David ALLEN's shirt

0

5

6

 

Wid [widow] LESTER Flannel

0

2

6

 

Jane WHITE's boy shirt

0

3

6

 

Ditto her other son a Gt [great] Coat

0

11

6

 

Ditto her child sick 6d & dust? for her bed 6d

0

1

0

 

Eliz b [Elizabeth] WHITE sick

0

1

0

 

Sarah HANSON

0

8

0

 

Gave some sailors

0

0

9

 

washing Jn o [John] SEALS

0

0

6

 

Grace CLARK

0

1

0

 

 

£2

6

3

 

 

Militia Pay mts Ditto

No. Weeks

@ s

£

s

d

 

BRYDLE

4

4

0

16

0

 

Wm [William] WHITE

4

3

0

12

0

 

N. SWYER*

4

2

0

8

0

 

Jno. [John] SYMES

4

4

0

16

0

 

Wm [William] BURT

4

2

0

8

0

 

T BURT

4

4

0

16

0

 

Tho. [Thomas] CHRISTOPHER

4

3

0

12

0

 

Saml SYMONDS

4

3

0

12

0

 

Jos BISHOP

4

1

0

4

0

 

Henry WHITE

4

3

0

12

0

 

 

 

 

£5

16

0

*[there is a Nicholas Swyer in parish registers who embarks with the Militia see below]

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NOTE need to reorder overseers accounts to get heading and context

Extra Pay to the families of the Militia Men since their embarkment for Ireland this 31 st of
Aug to 2 nd Nov 1798 being 9 weeks at 8d per head-

 

 

His * Family

@ d

£

s

d

 

Wm BRIDLE

4

8d

1

4

0

 

Wm WHITE

3

8d

0

18

0

 

Nich ls SWYER

2

8d

0

12

0

 

John SYMES

4

8d

1

4

0

 

Wm BURT

2

8d

0

12

0

 

Tho s BURT

4

8d

1

4

0

 

Tho s CHRISTOPHER

3

8d

0

18

0

 

Saml SYMONDS

3

8d

0

18

0

 

Jo s BISHOP

1

8d

0

6

0

 

 

 

 

£7

16

0

[* denotes number of dependants in each family]

 

Militia Pay ments from Nov 2 nd to Nov 30 th being 4 weeks

Weeks

@ s/d

£

s

d

 

Wm BRIDLE

4

2/8

0

10

8

 

Wm WHITE

4

2/0

0

8

0

 

Nich ls SWYER

4

1/4

0

5

4

 

John SYMES

4

2/8

0

10

8

 

Wm BURT

4

1/4

0

5

4

 

Tho s BURT

4

2/8

0

10

8

 

Tho s CHRISTOPHER

4

2/0

0

8

0

 

Saml SYMONDS

4

2/0

0

8

0

 

Child born Nov 23 Being one week

1

0/8

0

0

8

 

Jo s BISHOP

4

0/8

0

2

8

 

 

 

 

£3

10

0

 

 

Militia Pay ments from Nov 30 th 1798 to Jan y 4 th 1799 being 5 weeks

Weeks

@ s/d

£

s

d

 

Wm BRIDLE

5

2/8

0

13

4

 

Wm WHITE

5

2/0

0

10

0

 

Nicholas SWYER

5

1/4

0

6

8

 

John SYMES

5

2/8

0

13

4

 

Wm BURT

5

1/4

0

6

8

 

Tho s BURT

5

2/8

0

13

4

 

Tho s CHRISTOPHER

5

2/0

0

10

0

 

Saml SYMONDS

5

2/8

0

13

4

 

Jo s BISHOP

5

0/8

0

3

4

 

 

 

 

£4

10

0

 

 

Militia Pay ments from Jan y 4 th to Feb y 1 st 1799 being 4 weeks

Weeks

@ s/d

£

s

d

 

Wm BRIDLE

4

2/8

0

10

8

 

Wm WHITE

4

2/0

0

8

0

 

Nich ls SWYER

4

1/4

0

5

4

 

John SYMES

4

2/8

0

10

8

 

Wm BURT

4

1/4

0

5

4

 

Tho s BURT

4

2/8

0

10

8

 

Tho s CHRISTOPHER

4

2/0

0

8

0

 

Saml SYMONDS

4

2/8

0

10

8

 

Jo s BISHOP

4

0/8

0

2

8

 

 

 

 

£3

12

0


 

£

s

d

 

7

16

0

 

3

10

0

 

4

10

0

 

3

12

0

 

£19

8

0

 

1799 Feb 2

Recd of Mr BENNETT collected of the Land Tax the above sum of Nineteen Pounds Eight Shillings

£19-8-0 [signature] Wm CAVE

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Extra Militia Pay ments from Feb y 1 st to March 1 st [1799] being 4 weeks

Weeks

@ s/d

£

s

d

 

Wm BRIDLE

4

2/0

0

8

0

 

Wm WHITE

4

2/0

0

8

0

 

Nich s SWYER

4

1/4

0

5

4

 

John SYMES

4

2/8

0

10

8

 

Wm BURT

4

1/4

0

5

4

 

Tho s BURT

4

2/8

0

10

8

 

Tho s CHRISTOPHER

4

2/0

0

8

0

 

Saml SYMONDS

4

2/8

0

10

8

 

Jo s BISHOP

4

0/8

0

2

8

 

 

 

 

£3

9

4

 

 

Extra Militia Pay ments from March 1 st to March 22 nd [1799] being 3 weeks

Weeks

@ s/d

£

s

d

 

Wm BRIDLE

3

2/0

0

6

0

 

Wm WHITE

3

2/0

0

6

0

 

N SWYER

3

1/4

0

4

0

 

John SYMES

3

2/8

0

8

0

 

Child born March 8 th being two weeks at 8d

2

0/8

0

1

4

 

Wm BURT

3

1/4

0

4

0

 

Tho s BURT

3

2/8

0

8

0

 

Tho s CHRISTOPHER

3

2/0

0

6

0

 

S SYMONDS

3

2/8

0

8

0

 

Jo s BISHOP

3

0/8

0

2

0

 

 

 

 

£2

13

4

 

 

Extra Militia Pay ments from March 22 nd to April 5 th [1799] being 2 weeks

Weeks

@ s/d

£

s

d

 

Wm BRIDLE

2

2/0

0

4

0

 

Wm WHITE

2

2/0

0

4

0

 

N SWYER

2

1/4

0

2

8

 

John SYMES

2

3/4

0

6

8

 

Wm BURT

2

1/4

0

2

8

 

Tho s BURT

2

2/8

0

5

4

 

T CHRISTOPHER

2

2/0

0

4

0

 

S SYMONDS

2

2/8

0

5

4

 

Jo s BISHOP

2

0/8

0

1

4

 

 

 

 

£1

16

0

 

 

 

 

£2

13

4

 

 

 

 

£3

9

4

 

 

 

 

£7

18

8

May - Received the above sum of seven pounds Eighteen shillings & Eight pence of the receivers.

[Note probably signed but photocopy cuts off the bottom of the image]

 

Extra Militia Pay begun April 6 th [1799] by Robt DUMAN to May 3 rd

Weeks

@ s/d

£

s

d

 

Will BRYDLE*

4

2/0

0

8

0

 

Will WHITE

4

2/0

0

8

0

 

N SWYER

4

1/4

0

5

4

 

John SYMES

4

3/4

0

13

4

 

Will BURT

4

1/4

0

5

4

 

Tho s BURT

4

2/8

0

10

8

 

T CHRISTOPHER

4

2/0

0

8

0

 

S SYMONDS

4

2/8

0

10

8

 

Jo s BISHOP

4

0/8

0

2

8

 

 

 

 

£3

12

0

 

Will WHITE Child April 28

1

0/8

0

0

8

*NOTE Change in Overseer doing accounts BRIDLE now spelt BRYDLE

 

Ditto to May 31 st

Weeks

@ s/d

£

s

d

 

William BRYDLE*

4

2/0

0

8

0

 

William WHITE

4

2/8

0

10

8

 

Nick l SWYER

4

1/4

0

5

4

 

John SYMES

4

3/4

0

13

4

 

William BURT

4

1/4

0

5

4

 

Tho s BURT

4

2/8

0

10

8

 

Tho s CHRISTOPHER

4

2/0

0

8

0

 

Sam l SYMONDS

4

2/8

0

10

8

 

Jo s BISHOP

4

0/8

0

2

8

 

 

 

 

£3

14

8

 

 

Ditto from May 31 to July 5

Weeks

@ s/d

£

s

d

 

William BRYDLE

5

2/0

0

10

0

 

William WHITE

5

2/8

0

13

4

 

Nich l SWYER

5

1/4

0

6

8

 

John SYMES

5

3/4

0

16

8

 

William BURT

5

1/4

0

6

8

 

Tho s BURT

5

2/8

0

13

4

 

Tho s CHRISTOPHER

5

2/0

0

10

0

 

Saml SYMONDS

5

2/8

0

13

4

 

Jo s BISHOP

5

0/8

0

3

4

 

 

 

 

£4

13

4

 

 

 

 

£3

12

8

 

[Sub Total]

 

 

£12

0

8

 

Ditto from July 5 to Aug 19 2 weeks @18/8 a week

 

 

£1

17

4

 

[Grand Total]

 

 

£13

18

0

July 29 1799 Received the above sum of Thirteen Pounds Eighteen Shillings of Mr. Bennet t? the Deputy Receiver George [off edge of photocopy]

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Extra Payments since Easter

£

s

d

 

Paid Wm TEMPLEMAN Bill

1

18

0

 

Ditto Wm HANFIELD Ditto

3

1

0

 

Ditto Wm SALISBURY Ditto

3

18

4

 

Vestry at Easter

2

12

6

 

Ditto Henry BURNS House rent

2

12

0

 

Paid Wm DAMON a double County rates

4

10

0

 

Expenses attending Collect the Militia money from the different Parishes and attending the Justices Do [ditto]

2

12

6

 

Paid at Rate making? & making? new Path

0

10

0

 

2 new warrants and expenses attending sessions

0

7

6

 

Righting Lock & new Key For John SAUL

0

2

0

 

Gave Sailors & others

0

0

9

 

Wm HELLAND having bad leg

0

3

0

 

Lords rent for BURNS

0

1

0

 

Widw LESTER

0

0

6

 

Widw NORRIS

0

2

0

 

John than FUDGE

0

4

0

 

Washing John SAUL

0

0

6

 

HONEYBUNN being sick

0

5

0

 

Sarah HANSON

0

2

0

 

Susan LUCAS

0

5

0

 

Betty SWYER

0

2

0

 

John WINZAR

0

0

6

 

Grace CLARK

0

1

6

 

Gave Saml GARLAND in his illness

0

4

6

 

Coffin, Shroud, Black Cloth John? CLARK Sexton and laying out

0

19

0

 

 

£24

15

1

 

Paid for a Warrant for G HARRIS? & Ditto C DART

0

2

0

 

 

£24

17

1

 

 

Militia Payments since Easter

Weeks

@ s/d

£

s

d

 

Wm BRIDLE

2

3/0

0

6

0

 

Wm WHITE

2

3/0

0

6

0

 

N SWYER

2

2/0

0

4

0

 

John SYMES

2

5/0

0

10

0

 

Wm BURT

2

2/0

0

4

0

 

Tho s BURT

2

4/0

0

8

0

 

T CHRISTOPHER

2

3/0

0

6

0

 

S SYMONDS

2

4/0

0

8

0

 

Jo s BISHOP

2

1/0

0

2

0

 

Harry WHITE

2

3/0

0

6

0

 

 

 

 

£3

0

0

 

[Note original Overseer doing accounts again]

Note: Relief For Families Of Militia Men

Poor men often enrolled in the militia as substitutes in return for payment from those who were eligible for service, but who wished to avoid it. The wives and children of these militia substitutes were often left chargeable to the parish. They were eligible for payment of relief by the parish, and the parish was able to apply to the County Treasurer for reimbursement of the money that had been paid out. At this point in the Fordington Overseers Accounts a list is provided of substitutes serving with the Dorset Militia as follows

Wm BRIDLE* a Sergeant to be paid by Wm LAMBERT

John SYMES for Raymond HOLLOWAY of Watcombe

Wm BURT for Thos BROWN of Hilton

Thos BURT for Wm HAWKINS of Martinstown

Thos CHRISTOPHER for Robert HOSKINGS [HOSKINS] of Portland

Saml SYMONDS for Thos GUPPY Ashrim [Atrim?] Netherbury

Henry WHITE for John FARR of Cerne [Cerne Abbas]

Jos BISHOP Volunteer of the Holy Trinity Dorchester

William HORE for Jas FOY of St Peters Dorchester

 

Genealogical Notes from A2A Website

*William Bridle - Militia papers exist dated 23 Mar 1781 for a Thomas Banger, gentleman of Puddletown having provided William Bridle of Fordington, labourer, as his substitute -   PE/PUD/OV/6/2  
*Wm Bridle – There is a removal order dated 14 Oct 1789 for the removal of a William Bridle, Grace his wife, Mary Joseph and Ann their children from Burton Bradstock to Fordington PE/FOR(SG)/OV 5/3/14
*Joseph Bishop – There is a removal order dated 5 pr 1802 for a Joseph Bishop , Elizabeth his wife and William and Ann his children from Dorchester Holy Trinity to Fordington

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Note: Next four entries for Militia payments have been struck through on original

 

Extra Militia Pay from July 19 th to Aug st 2 nd 1799 being 2 weeks

Weeks

@ s/d

£

s

d

 

Will BRYDLE

2

2/0

0

4

0

 

Will WHITE

2

2/8

0

5

4

 

Nichs SWYER

2

1/4

0

2

8

 

John SYMES

2

3/4

0

6

8

 

Will BURT

2

1/4

0

2

8

 

Tho s BURT

2

2/8

0

5

4

 

Tho s CHRISTOPHER

2

2/0

0

4

0

 

Saml SYMONDS

2

2/8

0

5

4

 

Jo s BISHOP

2

0/8

0

1

4

 

 

 

 

£1

17

4

 

Extra Militia Pay from Aug st 2 nd [1799] to Aug st 30 being 4 weeks

Weeks

@ s/d

£

s

d

 

Will BRYDLE

4

2/0

0

8

0

 

Will WHITE

1

2/8

0

2

8

 

Nichs SWYER

1

1/4

0

1

4

 

John SYMES

4

3/4

0

13

4

 

Will BURT

4

1/4

0

5

4

 

Tho s BURT

1

2/8

0

2

8

 

Tho s CHRISTOPHER

4

2/0

0

8

0

 

SYMONDS

4

2/8

0

10

8

 

Jo s BISHOP

4

0/8

0

2

8

 

 

 

 

£2

14

8

 

 

Extra Militia Pay from Aug st 30 to Oct 4 being 5 weeks

Weeks

@ s/d

£

s

d

 

Will BRYDLE

5

2/0

0

10

0

 

John SYMES

5

3/4

0

16

8

 

Will BURT

5

1/4

0

6

8

 

Tho s CHRISTOPHER

5

2/0

0

10

0

 

S SYMONDS

5

2/8

0

13

4

 

Jo s BISHOP

5

0/8

0

3

4

 

 

 

 

£3

0

0

 

 

Extra Militia Pay from Oct 4 to Ditto 18 th being 2 weeks

Weeks

@ s/d

£

s

d

 

Will BRYDLE

2

2/0

0

4

0

 

John SYMES

2

3/4

0

6

8

 

Will BURT

2

1/4

0

2

8

 

Tho s CHRISTOPHER

2

2/0

0

4

0

 

S SYMONDS

2

2/8

0

5

4

 

Jo s BISHOP

2

0/8

0

1

4

 

 

 

 

£1

4

0

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Oct 6 1799 [Fordington Vestry]

at a Vestry now held it was then agreed to give Eliz FUDGE Boy a p r [pair] shoes

Jack CLARKE a shirt wid [widow] THORNE one shilling a week more; Eliz [Elizabeth] SWYER a Lincy [i.e. linen] Petticote

Signatures
Jno [John] MORGAN Churchwarden

Overseers
Robt DOMINY
James HARIS
Rn MASTERS

left hand edge missing?

 

Extras for October

£

s

d

 

Eliz [Elizabeth] SWYER petticote

0

5

6

 

Lords rent for BUNN's cottage

0

1

0

 

3 pairs shoes FUDGE, LESTER & BUCKLER maid

0

13

6

 

a shirt Jack CLARKE

0

5

8

 

Pay d 3 County Rates

6

15

0

 

gave John CLARKE no work
Ditto Ja s [James] POWELL going sick

0

14

6

 

gave sailors & wifes [wives] & children

0

3

6

 

Clothing for LESTERS child when put to bridles?

0

10

0

 

pare [pair] of blanketing for
???? when took children

0

15

9

 

lincy apron; 2 pa [pair] stocking
??ows and other Nofafarion?
?? LESTER's oldest girl to
??life her for service

0

19

6

 

???? for Sus [Susanna] CHURCHILL & relieving
Jack SEAL stocking

0

5

0

 

and a pr [pair] gainsa? gloves

0

3

6

 

gave John INGRAM and is [his] wife
examination at Vestry
removal & carring [carrying]
him home to the parish
of Holy Trinity Dorchester

0

12

9

 

Militia Orders to ??? John TEMPLEMAN

0

10

0

 

 

£12

15

2

 

 

Militia pay from Oct 4 to Nov 1 being 4 weeks

Weeks

@ s/d

£

s

d

 

William BRIDLE

4

3/0

0

12

0

 

John SYMES

4

5/0

1

0

0

 

Willm BURT

4

2/0

0

8

0

 

Tho s CHRISTOPHER [ there is an insert above Christopher which is illegible]

4

3/0

0

12

0

 

Sam l SYMONDS

4

4/0

0

16

0

 

Jo s BISHOP

4

1/0

0

4

0

 

Henry WHITE

4

3/0

0

12

0

 

 

 

 

£4

4

0

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August 3rd 1800 [Fordington Vestry]

At a Vestry now held it was then agreed [area obliterated possibly a deletion in original text]

for Tho s ASH to have 4 shillings a week - John CLARKE a shirt John FUDGE girl a shift & rat ? [Rachell? see account entry below] LOYD House rent of 7 shillings to be paid Tho s BURT boy a p r [pair] of shoes William NORRIS wife a lincy [linen] petticote [petticoat] CHAPMAN 's family to have 3 shillings for this week afterwood [afterwards] 2 shilling till [until] next Vestry Mary CHURCHILL a shift

SWYER Eliz a shift
HORE child a shift
?[edge missing on copy] FUDGE son a shirt
Old Ja s [James] CHRISTOPHER a shirt

Signatures
John LEGG }
Edw d [Edward] ELLIOTT } Overseers
Jo s [Joseph] BEDLOE }
Will m [William] CAVE
Jo s [Joseph] BENNETT
R n [Ronald?] MASTERS

 

Extras for August

£

s

d

 

payd Mary BURT for rachell LOYD H [House] Rent

0

7

0

 

Licy Petticote for Will NORRIS wife

0

5

6

 

5 weeks pay to Sam l [Samuel] SYMOND' s family

2

0

0

 

payd for mending 5 pairs of shoes

0

12

0

 

7 shirts and 7 shifts as ordered

1

12

0

 

gave William HORE's wife in lying in [i.e. late pregnancy]

1

1

9

 

midwife 5.0 Nurse 9.0

0

14

0

 

gave soldiers & sailors at times

0

4

0

 

gave William LUCKAS , Ja s [James] POWELL & Wid [widow] NORRIS having no work

0

9

4

 

gave Sus [Susanna] LUCKAS she being not able to go to Came [i.e. Winterborne Came] [next word illegible]

0

6

0

 

payd for a letter from Exeter on Act [account ] of John Main

0

0

6

 

Expenses on Charles DART & family when was examined

0

12

6

 

Payd BURNET House Rent 6.6 John AMEY 4.0
rat? [Rachel] LOYD 1.0

0

11

6

 

gave a poor man to help him on is [his] road home

0

5

0

 

John CLARKE 3.0 KEAT's child 1.0 CHAPMAN 3.0

0

7

0

 

Jane CLARKE for tending on Tho s [Thomas] ASH 2.6; & BARTLETT [of] Broadway? 2.0

0

4

6

 

gave John CLARKE & Son at times

0

5

0

 

and Monday for going to Jail William SEAL

0

1

0

 

 

£9

18

7

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Nov: [November] 6 1800 [Fordington Vestry]

at Vestry now held it was agreed for the poor of the parish to be clothed at the discretion of the Overseers according to a list I now wrote out ---

CHAPMAN 2s. 0 a week LOYD lame child a shilling a week KEATT 6 a week more AMEY family one shilling Eliz [Elizabeth] SWYER a shilling Tho [Thomas] ASH a shilling a week till [until] next Vestry

Signatures of Churchwardens
Tho s [Thomas] BEDLOE
Jn o [John] MORGAN

Signatures of Overseers
Jn o [John] LEGG
Edw d [Edward] ELLIOTT
W m [William] HENNING
W m [William] MANNING
Tho s [Thomas] EAMES
Jo s [Joseph] BENNETT

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Note part of left side of copy missing ?

 

1800 - Extras for November

£

s

d

 

Buring [Burying?] Rat [Rachel] LOYD child

0

11

2

 

gave her extra Sus? [Susanna] WHITE

0

5

6

 

a Great Coat and making to Sarah BURT boy

0

12

3

 

5 weeks pay to Sam l [Samuel] SYMES & family

2

0

0

 

The Vestry

0

9

3

 

2 Gown for LOYD 's 2 children & making

0

11

8

 

HOLLAND maid a gown and making

0

6

11

 

7 shifts Jane CLARKE, M HORE, Mary FUDGE, Eliz [Elizabeth] WHITE, Mary Ingram, Jane WHITE and Mary CHURCHILL

1

15

0

 

payd Mrs BOSWELL for Certificate

0

1

0

 

4? Shirts Thos [Thomas] BRINE, Will [William] SEAL; LUCKAS boy & John SEAL

1

4

0

 

Will [William] NORRIS 2 oldest girls a shift each and Jane WHITE's maid do [ditto]

0

10

2

 

payd Mr FOOT for Geo [George] WINZAR' s House rents

2

5

0

 

payd for one hundred and 3 Quarters of bred [bread]

1

15

0

 

payd Mr TEMPLEMAN 2 summons & gawless? orders

0

11

0

 

Ratchel [Rachel] LOYD 6.6, Sebastian PITTFIELD 5.4½

0

11

10½

 

Will [William] SEAL 3.8½, Jane WHITE 2.2, NORRIS family 2.0

0

7

10½

 

??an CLARKE 1.0 Jane CLARKE 1.0 Sarah HANSON 2.0

0

4

0

 

John CLARKE junr [junior] 2.0 John CLARKE senr [senior] 0.6 John BURT wife 0.6

0

3

0

 

Expenses going to Weymouth to summons John BURT

0

5

0

 

paid Charles PITTFIELD 1.6 gave Will [William] LUCKAS 1.0

0

2

6

 

??laid? GAWLER's write & family before could Examine him

0

14

0

 

Expenses the day CHAPMAN Family was brought home

0

3

7

 

Sebastian PITTFIELD 2.0 Mary CLARKE 1.6

0

3

6

 

gave NORRIS Junior wife and 4 children he being sick

1

10

6

 

 

£16

19

11

 

Thomas? CHRISTOPHER family for 5 weeks

?

?

?

off bottom of copy

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December 7 1800 [Fordington Vestry]

at a meeting of a Vestry pursuant to notice given it was then agreed that the Overseers shall purchase Barley at the expense of the Parish & that Mr BENNETT under this directive shall sell the same every Friday to the poor of this Parish at the rate of six shillings a Bushel for ready money - & Mr BENNETT shall be paid for his trouble, POWELL a close Coat [i.e. a close bodied coat sometimes worn under a great coat]

Signatures
W m [William] HENNING
Jn o [John] MORGAN C Warden
Robt [Robert] DAMEN
Edw d [Edward] ELLIOTT Overseer
Jno [John] LEGG Overseer
Jos [Joseph] BENNETT
Willm [William] MASTERS
Hy [Henry] SMITH

 

1800 - Extras for December

£

s

d

 

a pare [pair] of Cards* Mary INGRAM [* NOTE: Cards for removing knots and tangles from wool or cotton]

0

2

6

 

[NOTE: next line struck through - illegible - can only make out work FRY and an amount of £1]

 

 

 

 

Ratchel [Rachel] LOYD a shift

0

5

0

 

2 pairs shoes, bet [Betty / Elizabeth ] DEAVIS & BURT boy

0

9

0

 

a pare [pair] Cards* to Mary CLARKE

0

2

6

 

illegible --- to December 26 th payd [paid] 12 weeks House for Will HORE wife

0

6

0

 

9 weeks pay more to ARGILE family to December 30

1

2

6

 

Coat trimming and making Jas [James] POWELL

0

17

3

 

Jacket and Breeches FUDGE 's boy

0

11

6

 

2 changes for Will [William] SEAL children 7.6; 2 do [ditto] Jane WHITE boy 5.6

0

13

0

 

buring [burying] the Soldiers child

0

6

0

 

???? gave Sus [Susanna] LUCKAS this month

0

6

0

 

gave bet [Betty / Elizabeth] HORE [Hoare] December 25 to Jany [January] 2 1801

0

16

9

 

William NORRIS Jan 2 the first week 12.7; 3 weeks since Barley 9.0

1

1

7

 

NORRIS more 2.6

0

2

6

 

CHRISTOPHER Family from December 5 to do[ditto] 21

0

14

6

 

Expenses going up to Poole with Thos [Thomas]
CHRISTOPHER family

3

3

0

 

payd 2 WOODS? of Frampton for 11 weeks at 1.0 by Overseers Mr BROWING ?

0

11

0

 

William WINZAR 11s; AMEY 7.0; John FREAKE 6.0

1

4

0

 

payd a bill for CHAPMAN 10.6; Sebas [Sebastain] PITTFIELD 2.6; J BURT 2.0

0

15

0

 

Margt? [Margaret] WESTON 2.0; GILLINGHAM 5.0; 2 Letters 10

0

7

10

 

expense using Mr HENNING Carters 3.0 John CLARKE & J WHITE 2.6

0

5

6

 

Sweeping poor house chimbles ?[chimneys] 4.0 SEAL wife Junior 1.0

0

5

0

 

? ?? ures 13. 0, mending of shoes 6.6

0

19

6

 

payd for barley as by account appears

16

2

6

 

2 weeks pay to John PROUSE [Prowse?] junior

1

1

0

 

FRY' s wife her month lying in [late pregnancy] by order of justice

1

0

0

 

Sarah SWYER? and 4 weeks pay militia

1

16

9

 

??? ??? he was ??? to pay militia

1

0

4

 

Total and end of page missing from copy?

 

 

 

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[Fordington Vestry]

 

Extra for Jany [January] 1801

£

s

d

 

Grace CLARKE ay d [Payed/Paid] Tilanen?

0

1

4

 

STALBRIDGE to pay ---Tilaney? for John AMEY

0

0

8

 

payd bet [Betty / Elizabeth] HORE [Hoare] her lying inn money

1

0

0

 

post letter 8d; VALLEN' s family to help them to West Lulworth 3.6

0

4

2

 

stocking to old Sus [Susanna] LUCKAS 3.0; Will [William] LUCKAS girl her legg 6.0

0

9

0

 

William NORRIS girls 2 gowns & petticotts

0

12

4

 

Blanket LESTER maid 7.6; 2 shirts POWELL & John LUCKAS 13.0

1

0

6

 

Shift for Grace CLARKE 5.0; 2 shirts for Easter COAT children 7.6

0

12

6

 

2 shifts LESTER maid 8.9; BURT boy a shirt 3.9

0

12

6

 

4 shifts BELMEN wife FUDGE C girl & HOLLAND maid & old Mary LUCKAS

0

18

6

 

gave soldiers & sailors & ca? for 3 months

0

9

9

 

4 weeks pay to SYMONDS family Militia

1

16

0

 

4 weeks pay to FRYS wife at 5.6

1

2

0

 

Buring [burying] BUCKLER child

0

10

9

 

payd [paid] Mr LAMBERT 2 County Rates

4

10

0

 

payd [paid] the shoemaker bill 7 pairs

1

18

9

 

LESTER girl 2 pairs of stockings

0

4

6

 

payd the Glasiers [glaziers] bill

0

13

8

 

gave Grace CLARKE 6.0; Margt [Margaret] WESTON 5.0; John CLARKE 1.0

0

12

0

 

Betty BURNET House rent 7.0; BURT's wife 11.7½

0

18

 

payd the nurse for GAULERS wife 6.0; VALLENS 4.8

0

10

8

 

Old Jas [James] CHRISTOPHER 1.6; NORRIS Junior 3.6; BUCKLAR s wife 1.0

0

6

0

 

gave a man & 3 children 1.6; a sailer 6d Mary CLARKE 1.0

0

3

0

 

WHITE wife 2.0; Tom FARR 6d; Jacket Davd [David] ALLEN 2.3

0

4

9

 

Ann POWELL being sick; Mary CHURCHILL & DEAVIS Eliz

0

5

6

 

a pair if Cards* to Sarah BUCKLER [* NOTE: Cards for removing knots and tangles from wool or cotton]

0

2

6

 

gave BRYDLE [Bridle] family 6.9; LESTER children when being took home? 5.0

0

11

9

 

John CLARKE junr [junior] 6.9; John SEAL a pr [pair] stockings & footing a pr [pair] 3.8

0

10

5

 

Sarah HANSON 1.0; mending John CLARKE , }
Mary CHURCHILL; Mary HORE ; and FUDGE maid; Jack SEAL twine? & Sus [Susannah] LUCKAS shoes

0

14

4

 

gave Thos BUCKLER & family when sent to Jail for his wife

0

16

9

 

payd [paid] for Barley as by account appears

20

9

3

 

[Note addition does not appear to be correct]

£43

2

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Febry [February] 7 th 1801 [Fordington Vestry]

at a meeting of this vestry it was then agreed for Jane CLARKE to have a shift; Jas [James] CHRISTOPHER a sheet; LESTER boy a jacket; John FUDGE children a frock each; LOYD a pare [pair] Cards, Bet [Betty] SWYER a shift, Jane WHITE a petticote NORRIS Junior wife a shift; LESTER maid a Lincy Gown

Signatures
Jno [John] MORGAN Churchwarden
Edw d [Edward] ELLIOTT Overseers
Jno [John] LEGG
Willm [William] MASTERS
Jos [Joseph] BENNETT

 

Extras for Feby [February] 1801

£

s

d

 

The Vestry

0

4

0

 

a pare [pair] of Cards* rat l [Rachel] LOYD 2.6;
a sheet Jas [James] CHRISTOPHER 8.8 [* NOTE: Cards for removing knots and tangles from wool or cotton]

0

11

2

 

2 Lincy [i.e. linen] petticotes Jane WHITE & John BURT's wife

0

12

6

 

3 shifts Jane CLARKE ; Eliz [Elizabeth] SWYER & Will NORRIS wife

0

15

0

 

Buring [Burying] John HONEYBONE 1.0.2 ; gave her 8.6

1

8

8

 

LESTER girl gown 9.2; FUDGES 2 girls gown each 12.4

1

1

6

 

Jacket & breeches LESTER boy & making

0

13

8

 

Shirt for William BELMEN , Do [ditto] for Geo [George] WINZAR

0

12

6

 

shirt for John HOLLAND son Do [ditto] SEAL Will [William] son

0

10

0

 

2 shifts for LESTER children when king took them they having none

0

6

8

 

Expenses on JAMES? family before removed to Piddletown

1

14

6

 

BRYDLE Br 4.0 John LUCKAS being very sick 15.0

0

19

0

 

SYMOND's 4 weeks pay 2.2.0 FRYS wife 4 weeks pay 1.2.0

3

4

0

 

LESTER? Coat 1.0 John CLARKE jnr [junior] 2.0 Will SEAL 1.0

0

4

0

 

gave Thos [Thomas] BRINE in is [his] sickness from July 16 to Feby 27 ?? dayasticles? waking every night and the Nurse metuded?

3

6

0

 

payd 10 weeks rent for Will HORES wife & child to March 6d

0

5

0

 

Jas [James] CHRISTOPHER at times 8.0 William SEAL various times 17.8

1

5

8

 

? NORRIS jun [junior] family 18.0 New Hook & pair gloves

1

2

2

 

BUCKLER ? family at times 17.0 BRYOLE ? family at times 12.0

1

9

0

 

John HOLLAND maid being sick 5.6 CHURCHILL Mary & maid sick 5.6

0

11

0

 

?? CLARKE 3.0 Thos LESTER 4.6 Mary HOLLAND 1.6

0

9

0

 

Margaret WESTON 12.0 John BURT family 17.6

1

9

6

 

?? senr [senior] 3.0 John CLARKE senr [senior] 6.0 John FREAK 16.0

1

5

0

 

???? & a pr [pair] shoes 6.0, gave him 3.0, Thos BURT family 3.0

0

14

0

 

?? child 4.0 rat [Ratchel] LOYD 1.0 Eliz [Elizabeth] Byad? 1.0

0

6

0

 

 

£24

19

6

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Feby [February] 1801 The Weekly pay continues
[NOTE only the left hand column of this page copied so will need to reorder and transcribe in due course]

BUCKLER family
LOYD child
BARNES child
COAT 2 children [Note there is a family called Coat in Fordington]
HOLLARD child
HORES child
KEATS child
David ALLEN
Thos [Thomas] BRINE
John FUDGE Family
William FUDGE
Jonathan FUDGE
John LUCKAS & wife
KING girl
wid [widow] NORRIS
SERJANT child
widw [widow] WHITE
HONEYBONE family
WHITE family
Thos BURT family
Sue [Suannah] CHURCHILL
wid [widow] DART
wid [widow] HORE
HORE's wife & child
wid [widow] INGRAM
LESTER's 2 children
Mary HOLLAND
wid [widow] THORNE
Jane CLARKE
???? & Dau r [daughter]
SEAL boy
Mary CHURCHILL & Dau r [daughter]
LESTER girl
May CLARKE & Boy
Thos [Thomas] ASH
John BARTLETT
CHAPMAN family
LOYD lame child
Eliz [Elizabeth] SWYER
AMLEY family
Will [William] BELLMAN
Grace CLARKE
Sarah HANSON
Seb [Sebastion] PITTFIELD family
Will [William] NORRIS junr [junior]
ARGILE family
John SYMES
John CLARKE
GILLENHAM family

£31.12.9

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April 7? 1802 Fordington Vestry

The following relief was ordered -
Wm [William] LUCAS a shirt James CHRISTOPHER a shirt
LESTER's maid a gown HORE's child a petticoat
Sarah HANSON a shift James WHITE a shift James LOYD's girl a shif

Signatures - Churchwardens
Willm [ William] CAVE
Willm [William] MASTERS

Signatures - Overseers
Will [William] CAVE junr [junior]
Joseph C PARKS
Edwd? [Edward?] ELLIOTT
Robt [Robert] DAMON
Rn [Reuben] MASTERS

 

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