Parish of Frome, Payments to the Poor, 1727

 

The vestry of St John’s decided at a meeting on 22 October 1727 to pay the poor weekly on Tuesdays. These are the weekly payments made by the Overseers of the Poor for the Parish of Frome, transcribed from the original volume in Somerset Record Office. Further ‘extraordinary’ payments were also made.

 

The money that was distributed to the poor was levied as the poor rate. To see the ratings for 1727-34 and for other years, see the Property menu.

                                                                                                                                                                       

The Account Book appears to be set out chronologically, with lists of rates levied, stocks, records of parish officers chosen and of decisions on how often the rate was to be collected, regular and extraordinary payments.

 

Regular payments are set out across a double page. Names are listed by surname, mostly in alphabetical order. The sums paid represent shillings and pence. Abbreviations in the original have the final letter(s) in superscript, e.g. the ‘o’ in ‘Wido’, but I have not attempted to reproduce a text effect which some browsers may not show. I am not sure that the dates shown below are correct, since the columns are not labelled for this page.

 

Weekly payments

 

Recipent

Mar 5

Mar 12

Mar 19

Mar 26

Apr 2

Apr 9

Apr 16

MaryALLEN

8 - 0

8 - 0

8 - 0

8 - 0

8 - 0

8 - 0

8 - 0

WillmAPLEBY

3 - 0

3 - 0

3 - 0

3 - 0

3 - 0

3 - 0

3 - 0

JnoADLAM

5 - 0

5 - 0

5 - 0

5 - 0

5 - 0

5 - 0

5 - 0

WidoADLAM

2 - 0

2 - 0

2 - 0

2 - 0

2 - 0

2 - 0

2 - 0

ChristianAVERY

3 - 0

3 - 0

3 - 0

3 - 0

3 - 0

3 - 0

3 - 0

ThosBAILY

8 - 0

8 - 0

8 - 0

8 - 0

8 - 0

8 - 0

8 - 0

WidoBEDFORD

3 - 0

3 - 0

3 - 0

3 - 0

3 - 0

3 - 0

3 - 0

WidoBLAKE

8 - 0

8 - 0

8 - 0

8 - 0

8 - 0

8 - 0

8 - 0

WidoBUTT

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

GeorgeBARNS

5 - 0

5 - 0

5 - 0

5 - 0

5 - 0

5 - 0

5 - 0

RobtCOOK's wife

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

JosephCOX

6 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

5 - 0

0 - 0

Dead

WidoCROUCH

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

RobtCOX his lodging

4 - 8

4 - 8

4 - 8

4 - 8

4 - 8

4 - 8

4 - 8

WillmCOOK's Wid

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

AntoCOOK's Wid

5 - 0

5 - 0

5 - 0

5 - 0

5 - 0

5 - 0

5 - 0

JaneCOWARD

2 - 0

2 - 0

1 - 6

1 - 6

1 - 6

1 - 6

1 - 6

JoiceCARRINGTON

2 - 0

2 - 0

2 - 0

2 - 0

2 - 0

2 - 0

2 - 0

JohnCHISLET & wife & lodging

12 - 0

12 - 0

12 - 0

12 - 0

12 - 0

12 - 0

12 - 0

JohnCURTISS

8 - 0

8 - 0

8 - 0

8 - 0

8 - 0

4 - 0

Dead

MaryCLACEY

3 - 0

3 - 0

3 - 0

3 - 0

3 - 0

3 - 0

3 - 0

JoneCASE

5 - 0

5 - 0

5 - 0

5 - 0

5 - 0

5 - 0

5 - 0

MallCARPENDER & two children

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

EdmundCOLES's wife & children

16 - 0

16 - 0

16 - 0

16 - 0

16 - 0

16 - 0

14 - 0

HesterCARPENDER & two children

6 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

StephoDREDGE's child

6 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

5 - 0

5 - 0

5 - 0

5 - 0

MaryDENMEAD

6 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

5 - 0

5 - 0

5 - 0

5 - 0

ElizDEBNAM's lodging

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

ElizDRAPER

6 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

WmDAVIS

2 - 0

2 - 0

2 - 0

2 - 0

2 - 0

2 - 0

2 - 0

GraceDREDGE

3 - 0

3 - 0

3 - 0

3 - 0

3 - 0

3 - 0

3 - 0

SamDAVIS's children

6 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

CorbittDAVIS

12 - 0

12 - 0

12 - 0

12 - 0

12 - 0

10 - 0

10 - 0

WidoDAVIS

5 - 0

5 - 0

5 - 0

5 - 0

5 - 0

5 - 0

5 - 0

GeoDIX

8 - 0

8 - 0

8 - 0

8 - 0

8 - 0

8 - 0

8 - 0

WidoDANIEL

8 - 0

8 - 0

8 - 0

8 - 0

8 - 0

8 - 0

8 - 0

WmEVANCE

8 - 0

8 - 0

8 - 0

8 - 0

8 - 0

8 - 0

8 - 0

WidoEVANCE

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

ThosFULLSTONE

8 - 0

8 - 0

8 - 0

8 - 0

8 - 0

8 - 0

8 - 0

JnoFEAR's Wido

8 - 0

8 - 0

8 - 0

8 - 0

8 - 0

8 - 0

8 - 0

RichdFRENCH

7 - 0

7 - 0

7 - 0

7 - 0

7 - 0

7 - 0

7 - 0

WidoFRANCIS

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

JohnFAULKNER

8 - 0

8 - 0

8 - 0

8 - 0

8 - 0

8 - 0

8 - 0

Kath:FRENCH

6 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

AntoFRENCH

3 - 0

3 - 0

3 - 0

2 - 0

2 - 0

2 - 0

2 - 0

WidoFAULKNER

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

LeondFULSTONE

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

JaneFULSTONE's Bastard

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

FrankFRY's wife

3 - 0

4 - 0

3 - 0

3 - 0

3 - 0

3 - 0

3 - 0

WidoGREEN

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

RobtGEORGE

8 - 0

8 - 0

8 - 0

8 - 0

8 - 0

8 - 0

8 - 0

LazGEORGE's child

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

DavidGUY's children

6 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

SamlGIFFORD his wife & children

8 - 0

8 - 0

8 - 0

8 - 0

8 - 0

8 - 0

8 - 0

AlexGEORGE Wido

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

ThosGRIFFYS Wife

2 - 0

2 - 0

2 - 0

2 - 0

2 - 0

2 - 0

2 - 0

WidoHYMAN

12 - 0

12 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

ThosHUNT & Wife

9 - 0

9 - 0

10 - 0

10 - 0

10 - 0

10 - 0

10 - 0

WidoHOLLIDAY

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

RichdHARRIS's Idiots & 2 other children

10 - 0

10 - 0

10 - 0

10 - 0

2 - 6

Dead

 

 

10 - 0

10 - 0

10 - 0

10 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

5 - 0

AnnHALES

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

AquaHORLER

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

JamesHOLLOWAY

5 - 0

5 - 0

5 - 0

5 - 0

5 - 0

5 - 0

5 - 0

GraceJAMES

5 - 0

5 - 0

5 - 0

5 - 0

5 - 0

5 - 0

5 - 0

WidoILES

5 - 0

5 - 0

5 - 0

5 - 0

5 - 0

5 - 0

5 - 0

WidoJOICE

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

Saml JEFFRIES wife & children

7 - 0

7 - 0

7 - 0

7 - 0

7 - 0

7 - 0

7 - 0

MaryKING

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

Wma KEY

6 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

HumphreyKATE

5 - 0

5 - 0

5 - 0

5 - 0

5 - 0

5 - 0

5 - 0

AntoLEWY

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

5 - 0

6 - 0

1 - 6

JohnLEGG

2 - 0

2 - 0

3 - 0

3 - 0

3 - 0

3 - 0

3 - 0

ThosMARTIN

6 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

JosMEAD's child

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

JnoMORGAN

10 - 0

12 - 0

10 - 0

10 - 0

10 - 0

10 - 0

10 - 0

JamesMILLARD

6 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

JnoMURFORD's 2 children

10 - 0

10 - 0

10 - 0

10 - 0

10 - 0

10 - 0

10 - 0

WidoMARSHMENT

7 - 0

7 - 0

7 - 0

7 - 0

7 - 0

7 - 0

2 - 6

AliceNEWBERRY

6 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

EdithNORFOLK

3 - 0

3 - 0

3 - 0

3 - 0

3 - 0

3 - 0

3 - 0

EdithNORFOLK's Bastard

6 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

JnoNEEDS

6 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

ElizPHELPS's Child

5 - 0

5 - 0

5 - 0

5 - 0

5 - 0

5 - 0

5 - 0

WmPRATTEN

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

WidoPARSONS

6 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

WidoPOPE

6 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

EdwdPORTER's Wife

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

WmPURNELL

6 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

WidoPOBJOY

3 - 0

3 - 0

3 - 0

3 - 0

3 - 0

3 - 0

3 - 0

GabriellPOPE

5 - 0

5 - 0

5 - 0

5 - 0

5 - 0

5 - 0

5 - 0

JullianPAUL

2 - 0

2 - 0

2 - 0

2 - 0

2 - 0

2 - 0

2 - 0

GeorgePARSONS

7 - 0

7 - 0

7 - 0

7 - 0

7 - 0

7 - 0

7 - 0

SarahPOBJOY's Bastard

8 - 0

8 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

RichdPEIRCE

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

ElizRODEWAY

3 - 0

3 - 0

3 - 0

3 - 0

3 - 0

3 - 0

3 - 0

PhillROW's Wido

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

AbrmREAD & his wife

8 - 0

8 - 0

8 - 0

8 - 0

8 - 0

8 - 0

8 - 0

EmanROGERS's wife & children

8 - 0

8 - 0

8 - 0

8 - 0

8 - 0

8 - 0

8 - 0

HannahRABBITS

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

WidoROSE

3 - 0

3 - 0

3 - 0

3 - 0

3 - 0

3 - 0

3 - 0

ROLES2 children

12 - 0

12 - 0

12 - 0

12 - 0

12 - 0

12 - 0

12 - 0

GeoSTAFFORD

9 - 0

9 - 0

9 - 0

9 - 0

9 - 0

9 - 0

9 - 0

ElizSUDDEN

6 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

WidSWEET

6 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

ThosSHUREING & wife

6 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

WidoSANDERS

10 - 0

10 - 0

10 - 0

10 - 0

10 - 0

10 - 0

10 - 0

WidoSHINKENS

9 - 0

9 - 0

9 - 0

9 - 0

9 - 0

9 - 0

9 - 0

JohnSUDDEN

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

SINGER's child

6 - 0

6 - 0

5 - 0

5 - 0

5 - 0

5 - 0

5 - 0

RichdSMITH& his lodging

8 - 0

8 - 0

8 - 0

8 - 0

8 - 0

8 - 0

8 - 0

WmTILLY

3 - 0

3 - 0

3 - 0

3 - 0

3 - 0

3 - 0

3 - 0

ElizTAYLOR wido

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

JoneTOOP

3 - 0

3 - 0

3 - 0

3 - 0

3 - 0

3 - 0

3 - 0

WidoTRIMBY

6 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

JohnTABOR als TRUKETSHILL

6 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

WidoTARRANT

6 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

JohnTAYLOR

5 - 0

5 - 0

5 - 0

5 - 0

5 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

JamesTHATCHER's child

5 - 0

5 - 0

5 - 0

5 - 0

5 - 0

5 - 0

5 - 0

RichdTANNER Land

15 - 0

15 - 0

15 - 0

15 - 0

15 - 0

15 - 0

15 - 0

WmTABOR's wife & children

7 - 0

7 - 0

7 - 0

7 - 0

7 - 0

7 - 0

7 - 0

RichdVATRISS

9 - 0

9 - 0

9 - 0

9 - 0

9 - 0

9 - 0

9 - 0

SarahVATRISS

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

MaryVATRISS

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

WidoVATRISS, Lullington

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

ThosUSHER

2 - 0

2 - 0

2 - 0

2 - 0

2 - 0

2 - 0

0 - 0

MaryWEST Wido

2 - 0

2 - 0

2 - 0

2 - 0

2 - 0

2 - 0

2 - 0

SamllWEBB's Wife

6 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

GeoWEST's Wido

3 - 6

3 - 6

3 - 6

3 - 6

3 - 6

3 - 6

3 - 6

JnoWALLISS& Wife

5 - 0

5 - 0

5 - 0

5 - 0

5 - 0

5 - 0

5 - 0

MathewWEST's Wido

3 - 0

3 - 0

3 - 0

3 - 0

3 - 0

3 - 0

3 - 0

MaryWHITE Wido

6 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

GilesWEST

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

OldWITHY

6 - 0

8 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

6 - 0

4 - 0

ThoWHITE& Wife

8 - 0

8 - 0

8 - 0

8 - 0

8 - 0

8 - 0

8 - 0

JaneWHITTINGTON& children & rents

12 - 0

13 - 6

12 - 0

12 - 0

12 - 0

12 - 0

12 - 0

GeoWHITTINGTON

2 - 0

2 - 0

2 - 0

2 - 0

2 - 0

2 - 0

2 - 0

BahWHITTINGTON's Wido & children

3 - 0

3 - 0

3 - 0

3 - 0

3 - 0

3 - 0

3 - 0

Wido & Wife

3 - 0

3 - 0

3 - 0

3 - 0

3 - 0

3 - 0

3 - 0

JohnWILKINS

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

4 - 0

ElizaWIMPEW

5 - 0

5 - 0

5 - 0

5 - 0

5 - 0

5 - 0

5 - 0

 

Selected extraordinary payments

 

Date

Payment

Amount

To Mar 5th

William BLACKER Jno RABBITS for ye Wid CHAPNAM graves

1 - 0

To Mar 19th

Jno RABBITS coffen

6 - 0

 

Robt POBJAY bill

6 - 0

 

Jno RABBITS a shroud

2 - 0

 

Ditto in money

2 - 6

 

to bring RABBITS loom

3 - 0

 

Jno RABBITS

1 - 0

 

Bringing RABBITS child to workhouse

1 - 0

To May 16th

Sarah WASON

3 - 0

 

Robt POBJOYs bill

6 - 0

 

Elnen HORLER, pat LEWIS’s Bast

6 -0

To Jul 11th

Elizabeth WEAVER

4 - 0

 

Sarah WASON’s rent

1 - 6

 

Sarah WASON to pay no more

1 - 3

 

Tho NORVELLs wife

2 - 0

 

Phisick Jone POBJOYs son, John THOMAS

2 - 0

To Aug 8th

Math DRUCE

6 - 0

 

Jacob POBJOY

8 - 6

 

Sarah WASON, rent & pay

3 - 0

 

Thos NORVILLE’s wife

2 - 0

 

Thos NORVIL

1 - 0

 

Mary WEAVER

4 - 0

 

Eliza WEAVER’s rent

2 - 4

To Sep 6th

Thos NORVILL

6

 

Wido CANDY & a fever

5 - 0

 

Martha DRUCE

9 - 0

 

Saml WEAVERs child

4 - 0

 

Sarah WASON’s lodging & pay

3 - 0

 

John MOODAY

5 - 6

 

Jacob POBJOY

7 - 6

To Oct 3rd

Francis RODGERS on a/c of Richard WEAVER

4 - 9

 

Wido CANDY

5 - 0

 

Hester MOODY’s removal to Fovers [?]

1 - 17 - 0

 

Jno MOODY

6 - 0

 

Sarah WASON’s lodging & pay

6 - 0

 

Saml WEAVER’s child

4 - 0

 

Isaac POBJOY’s Bastard

4 - 0

To Oct 17th

Grace DREDGE’s rent

3 - 0

 

Mary POBJAY

9

 

Wido POBJAY

9

To Oct 31st

Robt POBJAY

2 - 3

 

Rich HOLLIDAY

1 - 0

 

Mary POBJAY & last Shil

1 - 0

To Nov 21st

Mary POBJAY

1 - 0

To Nov 28th

Robt POBJAY for Regestring 3 persons

9

 

Robt POBJAY for setting WHITTINGTONs arm

2 - 6

To Dec 26th

for Sarah POBJAY Bastard

1 - 6

 

POBJAY Bastard gown

1 - 0

To Jan 23rd

POBJAY for cure of RABBITTS legg

5 - 0

 

POBJAY for Jno WHILLYS

1 - 1 -0

 

Josep DREDGE Small pox

3 - 0