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he was " a young man." Evidently it was held a
wondrous thing one hundred years ago, before we had
telegrams and the penny post to bother us, that any-
one should die young in healthy Selworthy ! August
28, 1792, Mr. John Coffin, of Allerford, was buried.
On December 29, William Slade a " poor labourer."
In 1794, under May 29, is the entry "was buried, Sir
Thomas Dyke Acland, at Broadclyst." On September
20, John Prichard, "basket maker," 78. January 1,
I 797> Betty Davis "an ancient woman." The year
1800 begins with the burial of John, son of John and
Sarah Gale (an infant). On May 17, Mr. Philip
Tayler, 69, " a very good man." But on September
20, lest the Selworthy folk, we suppose, should rejoice
too much in their virtue, we have the counter-balancing
entry — Thomas H ****," a worthless tailor " I 1 On

1. "Worthless," however, in this district sometimes bears the
meaning of " penniless."



Selworthy Registers. 109

December 29, Betty Joyce, " a poor lame woman," was
laid to rest ; and on December 6, John Cooksley " a
poor man," aged 49. And on September 8, the dis-
cursive, choleric, but warm-hearted rector, in whose
bold hand-writing the previous entries are written,
was laid himself in the quiet God's Acre above his
house, after having held the benefice twenty-two years,
and aged 72.

On May 28, 1790, William Slade, clerk of Selworthy
parish upwards of fifty years, and upon the verge of
eighty years of age, was buried after one day's illness
(sic) — " a paralytic stroke on the brain, according to
Mr. Roberts." " He was a strong, hail man, and
followed the employment ofgardiner to the day of his
death. He lived at Holnicote in various capacities
more than sixty years, and was an useful member of
society throughout life. Nee meridies nee aurora
unquam vident ejus ora."

On May 25, 1790, died Mr. John Beague, of Skilgate,
in the seventy-fifth year of his age. Mr. Beague was
buried at Dulverton on June 4, and was much lamented
by all his friends and acquaintance throughout the land.
" He was a native of Selworthy, and descended of an
ancient family (as appears by the parish registers).
As he was the last of his family there, the name is
totally lost. I knew him well for five-and-twenty
years. He was a fast friend, a chearful companion,
very attentive to business, a good husband, a good
father, and a very useful member of society. This is
an abstract of his character, sketched out by D.
Williams."

" Mr. John Coffin, of Allerford, died August 23, 1792,



no History of Selworthy.

in the 64th year of his age. He went off suddenly.
The cause of his death is supposed to have been a
kind of suffocation, or perhaps an apoplectic fit, for he
went to bed as well as usually, very cool and sober ;
but next morning, about four o'clock, he was found
speechless, and continued so till near eight, when he
expired. He was a very honest, good-natured man,
and did much good to the poor people of Allerford, as
well as to others in his neighbourhood. He was buried
at Selworthy in the family cave in the churchyard, the
28th of the same month, and is probably the last of
his name who will be deposited there, as his only
brother lives in Wales, and will probably be buried
there in the grave of his father and mother. I shall
lament him long, and always retain a mellancholy
remembrance of him The day of his departure I
will annually recollect with grief and sorrow of heart —
quern semper honoratum, semper acerbum . . .
habebo."

For the following careful transcript of the frag-
mentary Elizabethan register, the writer is indebted
to Sir Wollaston Franks, of the British Museum.

Anno dni 1571.

Januarye.

Januarii die 24 Willm ffleete intravit in possessionem de

Selworthy.
George Nicoll was buried ye iiijth Daye.
Julyan ye Daughter of Waltr. Baker was buryed ye xvth
Daye.

Februarye.

John Home was buried ye iiijth Daye.

S r Richard Picke was buried ye vth Daye.

J(oa)n ye wife of John Cole was buried ye xxth Daye.



Selworthy Registers. in

Marche.

Sporier was buried ye xxiijrd Daye.

(Tho)mas ye son of William Stodden was buried ye xxvijth
Daye.
. . . . of George Upham was buried ye xxxth Daye.

Aprill.

was buried ye xviijth Daye.

. . . . of Henry Rawle was buried ye vijth Daye.
buried the xvjth Daye.

September.

was buried ye xvijth Daye.

October.

. . . . ell was buried ye viijth Daye.

. . . . (H)arte was buried ye xijth Daye.

was buried ye xxviijth Daye.

. . . . Peter Rawle was buried ye same Daye.

(No)vember.

was buried ye xth Daye.

. . . . tr was buried ye xixth Daye.

(Dec)ember.

r of Mr. Phillip Staining was

Daye.

Anno Dni 1572.

Januarye.

Thamsyn Uppington was buried ye xxviiijth Daye.

Februarye.

Marian ye wife of Thomas Rawle was buried ye viijth Daye.
Elizabeth ye wife of Willm Stote was buried ye xxijnd Daye.



112 History of Selworthy.

Marche.
Samuell ye son of Robert Ewde was buried ye xxjst Daye.

Aprille.

Roger Langwell was buried ye xvjth Daye.

Maye.

Elizabethe ye wife of Walter Kent of T(ivington) was buried
ye xxvijth Daye.

June.

John ye son of Henry Rawle was bu

Peter ye son of Waltr. Baker

Willm ye son of John Richards

July.

Michaell ye son of George Phillip was

Auguste.

Anne ye wife of John Rawle iunior was b

Peter ye son of George Uphome was

John ye son of Thomas Stere was bur

September.

Alice ye daughtr. of Robert Poore

October.

Joan ye daughtr. of George U(phome)

Richard Ewde was buried

December.

Joan the wife of Willm Tapscot was bur. the second Daye.
Cisley Coppe vid. was buried the xxth Daye.
Cisley Baker vid. was buried the xxviith Daye.
Lewis the son of John Rawle senior was buried the xxixth
Daye.



Selworthy Registers. 1 1 3

Anno dni 1575.
June.

John ye son of Christian Kent vid. was bur. ye

Daye.

Elizabethe ye daughtr. of Christian Kent was buried ye
xiijth Daye.

Julye.

Marye ye daughtr. of Edward Quirke was ye

ixth Daye.

Michaell ye son of Thomas Thorne was bu

Thomas Haine was buried ye xxvijth . . .

Auguste.

John ye son of Hughe Terell was buried



October.

Alice ye wife of John Homond was buried

Anno dni 1576.

Marche.

John Briant was buried ye vijth . . .

John ye son of William Home was



Maye.

Richard Sporier was buri

June.

Phillip ye son of Edward Ewd

Auguste.

John Cole was buried ye

December.
Sidwell ye Daughtr. of John Kitner was buried ye xiijth Daye.



H4 History of ' Selworthy.

Anno dni 1577.

Marche.
Christin ye wife of Walter Baker was buried ye xxiijrd Daye.
John ye son of John Harisse of Porlock was buried ye
xxvijth Daye.

Aprille.

Agnes ye wife of Peter Sporier was buried ye xxijnd Daye.

Maye.
. . . son of William Home was buried ye xxth Daye.

June.

. . . . e son of Waltr. Trotte was buried ye xvth Daye.

ye son of Edward Rowland was buried

. . . th Daye.
ye Daughtr. of George Uphome was buried ye

xxvijth Daye.

July.

. . . . (w)ife of John Wescot was buried ye . . . Daye.
. . . (Timber)scomb had ij children buried ye . . . Daye.

Auguste.

was buried ye vjth Daye.

. . . (d)aughtr. of Robert Rawle ... ye xijth Daye
. . . . Willm Home was buried .... Daye.

September.
Thomas Thorne was buried ye viijth Daye.

Anno dni 1578.

Maye.
Robert Rawle was buried ye xvth Daye.

July.
John ye son of John Kitner was buried ye xiiijth Daye.

September.
William Tapscot was buried ye xijth Daye.



tSelworthy Registers. 1 1 5

October.
John ye son of Peter Rawle was buried ye xiijth . . .
Anno dni 1579.
June.

Susana ye Daughtr. of John Tayl . . . buried ye xiiijth
Daye.
John Richard was buried ye xxijnd Daye.

Julye.

George ye son of Michaell Lewis was

Marian ffoster was buried ye xxixth ....

Grace ye daughtr. of Elizabeth

woman was buried ye xxijth . . .

September.
Grace ye wife of Thomas R ye third Daye.

November.
Edward ye son of John H ye xvth Daye.

The church chest is very ancient. It appears to
have been hollowed out of a trunk of elm, and is
banded with a multitude of iron bands. It is secured
by the three locks prescribed by the law mentioned
above, but the chest is evidently of an earlier date
than its locks. It does not appear to have been
opened until recently, for many years. On its being
opened, a quantity of ancient papers relating to the
parish, some of much interest, appeared to view, and in
one corner was found the portion only, alas ! and that
in the last stage of decay, of the Elizabethan register
inserted above. The chest also contains a number of
deeds concerning property at Allerford, at one time
belonging to the Church.



CHAPTER VII.



Parish Accounts.




HE churchwardens' accounts for the
parish of Selworthy are contained
in two folio volumes. The earlier
of these volumes, a paper folio, 13m.
by 9in., which is in a very dilapidated
condition, only dates back to the
year 1739; but recently the following fragment of an
earlier book, containing the parish accounts for the
year 1603, has been discovered.

Selworthy. ann. domi. 1603.

The account of John Kittner and Edmund Pill the
yonger for this year past wardens In maner and forme
as foloweth. 1603.
Recets.

Impmes Receved of the olde wardens . . xs. v'u]d.
Item Receved of the sydde men at sundry times

vj/z. ']s. \]d.
Item Receved of Gregory tayler his Rentte . . vs.

the some of our Recets . . . vj/z. xvijj. \]d.
Payments.
Impmes payd for bearinge of accoppy of the

Regester to Wells \)d.



Parish Accounts, 117

It. payd for the marchelsy and Kinges [Bench]

in may v\js. jd.

It. payd for our charges at the Visitation at

donster xvjd.

payd for layne in [laying in] of our byll and

for our boock xxij^.

It. payd to the glasers for worcke about the

church xjs.

Itm. payd for the killing of a foxe xijd.

It. payd to Robert backer and george uphom for

mending the church yeard walles . . . vijd.
It. payd for six bushels of lime for the church . xxjd.
It. payd for iiij hundred of stonnes the sam time . iijj.
It. payd for carridg of the stones to thomas glas

v'ujd.

It. payd for half a hundred of laftes vjd.

It. for halfe a peack of tyll pennes vjd.

It. payd for a thousande of laft nayles . . . xxd.
It. payd to the Kings binch and marcheselsy in

June vijs. ]d.

It. payd for foure days worcke upon the church

to the heller w]s. ijd.

It. payd to george backer for worcking aboute

the church tow times ujd.

It. payd to John pore for a frame for the bear ijs. vjd.
It. payd to bridg waiter at the Dismesion . . xviij^.
It. for our charges the same time .... ijs. viijd.
It payd to the plomer for tow years for his dener

and beade viij.r. vjd.

It. payd at the visitation at Doster for our charges

for making of our byll and deleuering of our

byll ijs. ijd.



1 1 8 History of Selworthy.

It. payd to the Kings binche and merchshelsy in

octtober v\\s. }d.

It. payd to george backer for tendinge the plomer \\)d.
It. payd the xv of January to the Kings binch

and mershalsy vijV. ]d.

$li. 16s. Sd.
It. payd for three sackes of lyme .... ii]s. v')d.
Itm. payd to the healer for vij days and half at

xxd. the day xijj. v]d.

for a hundred of laftes xiujd.

It. payd for nayles for the laftes xvjd.

for a pecke of tyll pennes xi]d.

It. payd for iij hundred and xx stonnes . . l]s. vijd.
It. payd to thomas glas for the carige of the

stones xvj^l

It. payd for breade and winne for the communion

for the holl year xxviij.f. iijd.

It. payd fo the parsh hous Rent )d.

It. payd for washing the church clothes .... \]d.
It. payd for the Cleaning of the church yeard . . \]d.
It. payd for kepinge of the Regester .... xijd.
It. payd for keyinge of the bellss, and for oyll . xviij*/.

It. payd for making of this byll \]d.

It. payd to Rychard Stoden for Recevng up of

above for the p'he ues [parish use] the last

yeare xvn]d.

the some of Payments is . . v]li. xiijj. \\)d.
Remayning in our hands .... iij^. xjd.



Receved of the collection for the city of Geneva

viji - . xd.
It. payd for v monethes .... iij. v]d.



Parish Accounts. 119

It. payd for the caring to tanton . . v)d.

It. payd for a quetenc )d.

Payd n]s. \d.
Remayning \\\)s. ixd.



Waywardens John Rychards the yonger WirH Tapscot.
George Sporyers Rent unpayd . . xijd.
Pts. 6li. 1 is. gd.

Two bills paid by the overseers in 1736 for repairs
to the Church House exist. They are the accounts
of two tradesmen of Selworthy, Lewis Vicary and
William Stenner. We see from these bills that
planking ready for use was worth 2d. and id. per foot ;
the wages of a master workman are put at is. 2d. and
is. 6d. respectively, and those of the assistants (in each
case a son of the contractor) at is. per day. A window
" lead " cost is.

Here is a list of some of the Ratepayers in Sel-
worthy at this period, and of their payments : —



A llerforde,






Benj. Coffin (late






s.


d.


Jones) ...


4


Samuel Stoate


, 2





George Hensley . 2





Peter Spurryer


■ 3





Benj. Coffin . . 3


2


John Stutford .


,


9


Alice Amott . .


8


Wm. Stoate .


2





Late Robert Luckis


4


Joan Hay ward


. 1









Wm. Slade. .


.


6


£1 2


8


- Robt. Beague .


. 2


6






- John Beague .


. 2





Branding Street.




_John Beague .


.


8


Thomas Greenslade 2


8


Edwd. Tayler.


.


8


John Stoate . .


6



1 20 History of Selwortky.





s.


d.




s.


d.


Benj. Coffin . .


o


5


Robt. Bryant .


. i


4


Wm. Stoate and jf






William Clarke


2


o


Mary Quirks \
John Beague . .


o
o


7
8


John Hensley
for Coulands


}>


8


Samuel Stoate


o


4




— -




William Stoate .


2


6




16





Robt. Gribbell .


o


7


Richard Ferrill


. o


7




8


3


Ed. Hensley






West Lynch.






John Kent )
late Philip Spurrier )




John Clarke . .


8





Andrew Kitnor






John Clarke . .


2


o


John Stutford .


. o


3



So that in these three hamlets alone there were at
this time some thirty ratepayers.

The rate is confirmed by J. Trevelyan (bart, of
Nettlecombe), Edwr. Dyke (Pixton).

In 1739 John Beague and Philip Tayler were over-
seers. Their total receipts were £63 gs. gd. y and dis-
bursements ,£61 14s. $d. A sum of £1 10s. is entered
as being expended for refreshment during this year at
various meetings for the discussion of parish business.
The other expenditure is mostly for the poor living in
the Church House, and the maintenance of the build-
ing. The accounts, which for nearly fifty years are
entered in this book, are for the most part well kept,
and give us some interesting details as to local prices
in this district. The book itself in 1739 cost 8s., and
was purchased of one Mrs. Wood. A pair of
" stockins " for Wm. Edwards cost is. \d.> but a pair
for Joan Clements was obtained for 8d. A pair of



Parish Accounts. 12 1

shoes cost about ^s. for a man (Joseph Kent), and
2s. 6d. for a woman ; and Mrs. Siderfin was paid, it
is recorded, 8s. for a pig for the house. The general
expenses of Joseph Kent, who alas ! did not live long
to enjoy his new shoes, amounted to ijs. 8d. The
hire of a horse to carry " Mary Waltham to Minehead "
was but 6d. In the "hard frost" that winter a sum of
£1 os. 6d. was distributed amongst the poor, and a new
linhay for the Church House cost £5 os. 2d. John
Giles was paid gd. for one dozen of buttons and
thread for Wm. Staddon's coat ; and for the burying of
Mary Waltham 15s. were paid. The poor of the
parish appear to have received from is. to 2s. per
week each, besides clothing. A list of articles supplied
to the Church House is given in very minute detail.
From it we learn that wheat in this year of grace,
1739, was 3^. yd. per bushel ; peas 3s. 6d. per bushel ;
pork 2%d. per lb. ; a sheep's hanger and a leg of beef
were obtainable for is. \d. ; while a shoulder of veal
cost is. 6d. A payment of 5-r. 8\d. for " green beans "
seems inexplicable. By November of this year wheat
had risen to 4s. 3d. a bushel, and peas to 4s. ; and for
481b. of beef 8s. was paid, i.e. 2d. per lb. Two bushels
of malt and grinding the same cost $s. $\d. y and lib of
hops 6d. "| hops" for small beer, is. 6hd. ; "trakle"
to mix with it, is. 3d. ioSlbs. of cheese cost 16s. 6d.,
i.e. about i%d. per lb. Milk and butter are regularly
entered, but unfortunately no quantity is ever men-
tioned. There are regular payments for " roots "
(i.e. potatoes), and a peck of " turnaps " cost 8d.
Jcwt. of salt cost 2s. id., two dozen of candles 2s. gd.,
and half dozen of spoons, gd. There are also regular
entries for oatmeal, as well as for apples and " trakle."

R



1 22 History of Selworthy.

Meat for the pig through the year cost is. 3d., and
" the killing of him " 6d. ; two pair of cards and a
mawn caused an outlay of 4s.

In 1740 Mi. Snow and Wm. Home were overseers.
In this year considerable repairs were done to the
workhouse, and from the list of them we gather that a
carpenter received 10s. per week, and his assistant 4^. ;
that lime was 2od. a hogshead, and that 19ft. of inch
board cost 2S. \d. In November £2 3s. \d. was paid
to " Wm. Home laiing in besnemton while his legs
was in cure" ; " besnemton " must be Bishopsnympton
in North Devon, where, having adventured, poor
Home seems to have met with an accident. " Dr.
Ball for siting ye boone of Mary Cook's leg and
arme and his sollery for looking after ye poore this
year £3 3s. od." The doctor's customary yearly fee
was £2 2s., so an extra fee of £1 is. was paid to him
for setting the bones.

The overseers' receipts were from money out at
interest, " due to ye parish £5 os. od." and " by six
rates £50 \2s. 6d." In this year wheat had fallen to
3s. per bushel. The account is signed by : —

Nath. Brice, Curate.

Thos. Greenslade, ) ._.

~, ~ ... Churchwardens.

Tho. Trill, )

Thos. Greenslade, Senr.

John Stoate.

John Clarke, Junr.

Samuel Stoate.

George Lawfield.

Philip Taylor. Syned and allowed by us,

J. Trevelyan.

Ph. Sydenham.



Parish Accotmts. 123

In 1741 there is an entry of many hundreds of
brambles cut for one John Trelivin, and £1 was paid
towards £500 that was raised on the county. 3|yds.
of cloth cost is. \\d. per yard, and "a wastcoat and
britches for Wm. Edwards and making, ys. 8d." A
whole suit for Wm. Staddon cost i$s. yl The follow-
ing entries are in more than usual detail: pd. "for
liquor when Mary Poor dyed and when she was
buryed is. 6d., for laying her out and going to
Wootton to make the affidavit 2s. 6d., for a shroud for
her $s. 2d., for ringing the bell when she dyed and
when she was buryed is. 6d., for making the grave
and carrying the beair is. 6d., for the coffin 8s." ;
" pd. for meat, soap, firing and candles when Sarah
Staddon's clothes was washed and for making a
change for Wm. Staddon is, lod."

1745. Benj. Coffin, Thorn. Hemborrow, Overseers ;
Rob. Beague, Thorn. Snow, Ch. wardens.

The rate as collected is now given in full :



Mr. Willis, Rectr.


18





John Knight for






Widow Home


1


8


Maple ridges .





6


Wid. Snow for Zeals 1


7


David Kent and






Mich. Snow for






Abram Phelps


1





Broadmead .


1


4


Philip Tayler . .


2





Mich. Snow . .





4


West Myne . .


1


8


John Beague,






Lewis Tayler . .


1





Tanner . . .
Robt. Griffith . .


1
1


1

4


Holnicote.






Widow Escott


1


7


Sir Thos. Acland,






Mary White . .


1





Bart. . . .


18





Mary White for






Luke Halsey . .





7


Minners . .


1


4


Wm. Horn . .


1


7



124



History of Sckvortliy.



John Cheeke . .


o


2


George Hensley .





l\


Wm. Horn . .


o


6


Widw. Tayler . .


i


6


Tivington.






Philip Tayler . .
Lewis Tayler and


i


6


Thomas Greenslade


8


10


David Giles .


i


6


» »





IO


John Devonshire


o


2


Joan Kent, Wid. .


9


o


Wm. Home . .





6


Wm. Kent . .


2





Wm. Home for






Benj. Alloway


2


o


Martyns . .





10


Benj. Coffin . .


3


10


John Stevens . .


o


4


George Lawfull .


2


5


Wid. Tayler for






Ven, or Occupier


I


6


Mitchels . .


I


o


Joan Blackford for






Simon Mogridge


o


2


Barley Ground


I


4


John Beague for






John Kent . . .


I


6


Stutfolds . .





6


Mich. Snow "New






Etheldred Ellis .





i


Mead "...





7


John Giles . .


o


4


Thomas Trill . .


3
o


o
4


West Lynch






» »


i


10


Wm. John and






Austin Syderfin .


2


5


Wm. Clarke .


8


c


Mary Harrison,






Isaac Clarke . .


2


c


Wid. . . .


2


o


Robert Bryant .


I


A


George Harrison .


2


2


Willm. Clarke .


2


c


Allerford.






John Hensley and
Isaac Clarke .


2


J


Saml. Stoat . .


2





John Poole . .


I


(


Peter Spurrier


3


o


Benj. Coffin for






Joan Spurrier, Wic


.0


9


Slades . . .





(


John Stoat . .


2


o


Robt. Beague . .


2


<


Rob. Beague . .


I


6


John Beague (Raly)o




)> M ■ • •


O


3 2


Widw. Tayler








Parish Accounts.



125



Benj. Coffin for






John Beague .





8


Jones . . .





4


Saml. Stoate .





4


George Hensley .


3


1


John Stoate .





7


Benj. Coffin . .


3


2


Benj. Coffin for






Wid. Stenner . .





8


Gribbles






John Kent for
Luckis . . .





4


Overlands






Branding Street.




Richd. Tirrel .
Widw. Hensley







4
1


Thomas Greenslad


e 2


8


John Kent . .





1


John Stoat . . .





6


Phil. Spurrier .





1


Benj. Coffin . .





S


Andw. Kidner





1


John Stoat . . .





7


Widw. Spurrier





3



This list is interesting as giving us a list of the prin-
cipal inhabitants of Selworthy in 1745.

The accounts are confirmed by Sir J. Trevelyan
and N. Poole.

In 1746 we find John Kent and Benjamin Coffin
were overseers. Amongst their payments are " 6d. for
Hannah Stoat's child's grave," and " to the Constable
ye County Stock Money 12s. 4^d."

In 1748 the names of the ratepayers are again
stated in full, and in a note subjoined we find the
first mention of lord Arundel as a ratepayer as repre-
senting a portion of the estate of George Hensley.

In 1750, when Wm. Kent and Robert Beague are
overseers, one of them enters " paid for ye expenses
for myself and two horses to Sir John Trevelyan to
take ye examination of Mary Hoe." " Spent at Luck-
ham where we went to apprehend Thos. Williams."
" Mr. Benjamin Coffin " was paid 5s. for apprehending
T. Williams, and the churchwardens in their joy ex-



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pended is. to celebrate the happy event. For a letter
from "Ivilchester" "concerning the poor," the overseers
paid 40J., and Saml. Bass received 3-s - . 6d. for the hire of
his horse " for John Trelivyan to ride at Glastonbury."
In Jan., 1760, we have the following entry: "Gave
two salers that came from French prison with a
pass 6d." In each year there is a list of the poor
receiving parish relief. They average from ten to
twelve in number, and received from is. to 2s. a week
on the average. The accounts for this year are signed
by H. Fownes Luttrell.

In 1761 we have again an entry, "to four poor
sailors yt came from French prison," and the same
year, " gave three poor sailors yt came from French
prison."
1762. " a man and a woman who had lost by fier," 2s.

Gave to sailors by pass is.

paid for laying forth John Rue and shrouding

and syder bill 2s. 6d.

to four poor sailors yt came from French

prison is.

to a woman and five children yt came from

Fr. prison is.

gave a poor woman who had lost all she

had by fire is.

gave three poor sailors yt came from French

prison is. 6d.

The accounts for this year are confirmed by Tho.
Dyke Acland.

In 1763 a list is given of forty recipients of a gift of
40$-., from Mrs. Ilett Kent of the parish of Porlock, "to
the poor of Selworthy parish which have no relief."



Parish Accounts. 127

In 1765 we find, " to cash paid to a brief on account
of a fire at Montreal, £1 is." and "to Joseph Kent
his family having the Small pox, .£1 is."

In 1766 we find John Taylor's wife paid for "striking
John Edwards (for the King's Evil) 10s. 6d."

In 1770 considerable repairs were executed on the
Church House. Here is the cost of the material for
the work :

1000 4ft. hart lafts 16 o

500 3ft. „ 56

3 hogshead of lime and carriage . 8 4
The work and timber supplied by John Darch.


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