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2020a

File 2020a is taken from the poor book dated 1730 to 1769 and lists ‘disbursements’. It refers to the 1733 or 1734.
This page provides an example of how poor relief was sometimes provided in the form of employment and that the Church House was used as a place of work. Most people lived in thatched cottages of house fires were relatively common and could have been the cause of John Brooks injuries. The records often include the cost of dealing sick and injured people but this reference hints at the form of treatment. The people providing the treatment were sometimes also the recipients of poor relief so the ‘doctoring’ may have been what we now call nursing.
Transcribed by Mike Gould. The transcribed text is in italic.
Other Disburstments as follows £ s d
pd for Removing Wm Langleys Goods 0 0 9
pd ye Midwife for Jane Atwood 0 1 0
Disburst to John Brooks in his miserey more than his pay 0 4 6
pd for 2 sacks of cole for John Brooks 0 1 10
pd to Jane Langley for doctoring and Attendance of John Brook 0 10 6
pd for a shirt for John Brooks when he was burnt in ye fire 0 1 0
pd for Brandy Candels & Oyle when he was burnt 0 1 10
pd for ye funerall of John Brooks 0 15 6
pd to Mr Thirey with Jane Atwoods boy 0 5 6
pd for what Jane Atwood had in her sickness & at her death 0 1 11
pd for ye funerall for Jane Atwood 0 15 0
pd to Rach: Filler for what shee did at Jane Atwoods death 0 1 6
pd for a Warrant for Intruders 0 1 0
pd for mending Wm Graces Loomb 0 1 0
pd for ye Oths (Oaths) of Samll Ocford (?) & John Silcock & Coppys of their Oaths 0 4 0
pd for horshire & expences at Sessions 0 3 6
pd ye Wid: Halstone 1 5 0
pd for a shirt for Willm Loxtone 0 3 0
pd for cloth for a shirt for Richd Nicholas 0 2 8
pd for shifts for Ann & Hannah Brooks 0 5 8
pd for 2 shirts & 2 wascots for Jane Atwoods young child 0 2 10
pd for a shirt & cap for Jane Atwoods maid (a slightly older female child ?) 0 1 6
pd for ye cure of Wm Loxtons eys 0 7 6
pd to Jacob Lans (Lane’s) family at severall times in ye small pox 0 5 0
pd for 2 sacks of cole for Tho: Brooks at 2 severall times 0 1 10
pd for glassing at ye Church House 0 8 0
pd ye Smith for hire about Wm Graces Loomb 0 1 1
pd ye carpenter for work done about ye Loomb & ye Church House 1 7 6
pd for ye funerall of Jacob Lanes wife 0 15 0
pd to Jacob Lans family at severall times in ye small pox 0 17 0
pd House Rent for Joyce Hewish 0 7 6
pd for 3 yards of Lince (linen?) for to make a gown & apron for Jane Atwoods eldest maid 0 3 0
pd for a pair of stockings for her 0 0 9
pd for a pair of shoes for her 0 1 8
pd for 2 shirts for Jane Atwoods boy 0 4 0
10 10 10
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