South Hill Parish

 

SOUTH HILL CHURCHWARDEN’S ACCOUNTS & VESTRY MINUTES

1843-1917

CRO Ref: P210/5/2

 

Extracts (only taking those entries which contain names)

 

1846

 

William - BENNETT – for 16 days work building Churchyard hedge - £1.6s.8d

William - WIDGER’s- bill for painting – 12/-

William-  MADDEVER’s – bill for mending the lead – 5/6

Mr SANDERS – as per bill for mason work – 17/3

 

1847

John – FRANTON – 4 days works drawing a bay in the bank on the south side – 6/-

Mick – KNIGHT – 11 days and half work for making and cleaning the churchyard – 17/3

Joseph – ROGERS

William – BENNETT

Mr SANDERS

William – STEPHENS

Mr DYMOND – all paid for bills for work

 

1849

Mr WIDGER – for timber and labour – 18/9

Mr SANDERS – for materials and labour - £2.17s.1d

Sophia – HODGES – for cleaning church – 1/-

 

May 17th

A poll called “ for the purpose of making a rate for the repairs of the Parish Church and other necessary light expenses for the present year. ”The Churchwarden (Wm SHORT) demanded a rate of 2d in the pound, John MOORSHEAD put forward an amendment for it to remain at 1d. 5th 7 6th of June was appointed for the poll.

 

Polling on Thursday 5th June for the 2d rate

Thomas BROCK  2 votes

Wm DUNSTAN 1

Jas DAVEY 2

X Edward SYMONS (his mark) 1

 

Polling on Friday 6th June

Charles SARGEANT 1

X  John WARNE (his cross) 1

X Philip METHERIL (his cross) 1

Wm THURSDEN 1

Wm WIDGER 1

Mr PARKHAM 3

H M RICE Rector 6

William SHORT 2

X Samuel LANDRY (his cross) 1

John RICKARD 1

Richard WENMOTH 1

Sampson WIDGER 1

X William STEPHENS 1

Wm MADDERN 1

Joseph ROGERS 1

John ROWE 1

Wm HARDING 1

Jhones TUCKER 1

X Mary SHORT (her mark) 4

X Jeremiah CLYMO (his cross) 2

 

Total votes 38

 

 

Majority of vote polled in favour of 2d rate as demanded by the Churchwarden

Names of votes for amendment of 1d rate and against 2d rate

John MOORSHEAD 1

 1856

The entry for 1856 contains a complete survey of the parish, listing everyone's name, property and its value for the purpose of the church rate, this is on site

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