The Overseersí Books, Parish of East Cranmore

 

Extracts from the accounts of the Overseers of the Poor, kindly contributed by Philip Candy.

 

Parish Tythingmen and the Year they began to serve

 

1720†††††† John RAINES

1721†††††† Will ROGERS

1722†††††† Richard WHITE

1723†††††† Will HAINES

1724†††††† JOHN ROGERS

1725†††††† Thomas HOBBS

1726†††††† Richard ROSETER

1727†††††† John MOORE (& 1728 and 1729)

 

Rates charged in the Parish, 1803

 

Thomas PAGET Esq

 

2s 2d

James ALLEN

for Heal Farm

5s 4d

Edward BARNARD

for Hintons

4s 4d

Thomas HARDING

Cold Harbour

3s 4d

George ELLERY

 

10d

Robert SUMMERS

New House

3s 8d

William CABEL

 

4d

 

Accounts from the Lady Jones Charity at East Cranmore: Disbursements in 1817

 

Name

No in Family

Amount each

Cost

James WHITE

5

3s 1 1/4d

15s 7 1/2d

Thomas VINEING

5

3s 1 1/4d

15s 6 1/4d

John GRIST

11

3s 1 1/4d

£1 14s 1 3/4d

Peter VIAZEY

5

3s 1 1/4d

15s 6 1/4d

John SOPES

4

3s 1 1/4d

12s 5d

Maurice DIMMICK

4

3s 1 1/4d

12s 5d

John VAIZEY

3

3s 1 1/4d

9s 3 3/4d

Sarah GANE

1

3s 1 1/4d

3s 1 1/4d

Sarah VAIZEY

1

3s 1 1/4d

3s 1 1/4d

Thomas TUTTON

1

3s 1 1/4d

3s 1 1/4d

Richard CANDY

1

3s 1 1/4d

3s 1 1/4d

Total

 

 

£6 7s 8d

 

Memorandum to Overseers

 

Employment for labourers and other poor persons being particularly scarce in the latter part of the year 1816, and parishes being called on to find employment or maintenance for their Poor to an unprecedented extent, it became necessary for every parish to ascertain by regular examination who did or did not belong to such parish. The result of such Examination as it relates to the parish of East Cranmore being as follows:

 

1817 List of Poor

 

Sarah GANE

West Cranmore

supposed over 60

Nearly blind single

Sarah VESEY

Leighton

55-58 yrs old

Widow family of 4 children

Richard CANDY

Leighton

55-58 yrs old

Bachelor not particularly infirm

Thomas TUTTON

Nunney Turnpike Gate

55-58 yrs old

Lame, Widower, family but none belonging to Cranmore

John VEZEY

Leighton

50 or more

Good health married Family, youngest only belongs to Cranmore

Maurice DYMOCK

Leighton

32

Married 2 children

[5 others, all young, married with children]

 

Loose leaf in the Overseersí Book from Parish of East Cranmore

 

9 February 1779

 

To the Churchwardens and Overseers of the Poor of the parish of East Cranmore.

 

Whereas Richard CANDY of the parish of East Cranmore aforesaid Yeoman, was on the 4th June last part chosen by lot to serve in the Militia of the Said County of Somerset (which then was and still is embodied) for the said Parish of East Cranmore.† And whereas the said Richard CANDY did on 10th June last provide a fit person to serve as his substitute, who was then sworn and inrolled and hath ever since continues to serve, and is still serving in the said Militia.

 

Now, in pursuance of the Statute in that case made and provided, we, Edmund Earl of CORK & ORRERY, a deputy Lieutenant, and Henry EDGELL Esq, one of His Majestyís Justices of the Peace for the said County, in whose presence the said Richard CANDY was chosen aforesaid.† Do hereby require and order you, the said Churchwardens and Overseers of the parish, some or one of you, to pay unto the said Richard CANDY the sum of £3:3s which we do adjudge to be as near as may be one half of the current price now paid for a Volunteer in the said County.† And you are to reimburse yourselves of the said sum of £3:3s by a Rate to be you made upon the inhabitants of the said parish according to the rate you now use in making the Rates for the relief of the poor, excepting thereout balloted persons who have served by themselves or Substitutes for 3 years or are now serving by themselves or Substitutes in the Militia.

 

Signed and Sealed

Cork

H Edgell.