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Title: Severe Weather Payment 1776 (Ninfield)
Post by: Chris in 1066Land on Sunday 17 July 05 00:19 BST (UK)
Severe Weather Payment 1776 for Ninfield, East Sussex

This was found between the Baptisms ending 1997 and Burials commencing 1747 - ESRO Ref: 430/1/1, Microfilm XA 30/111.

NINFIELD January 15th 1776

"During the severity of the present weather when no work can be done abroad, the Earl of Ashburnham made a payment of 5 guineas to the poor of the parish.
May the affluent in their several stations imitate so noble an example
The above sum with the appropriation of the Church Wardens was distributed as under:

William SHEATHER    5/-
Thomas CROUCH    3/-
Mrs WEST     2/6d
Dame APPS    3/-
Richard STREETER    3/-
Dame MITCHELL    3/-
Thomas COLLINS    3/-
Thomas LOCKE    3/-
John COX    3/-
Widow HARRIS    4/-
Widow STUDWELL    2/-
Widow WAITE    2/-
William HOUSELY    3/-
John SINDEN    3/-
Richard BRYANT    2/-
William WENHAM    3/-
Richard CROUCH    4/-
Richard KING    2/-
Sum of this page 2/13/6d

John DIPROSE    3/-
George PIPER    2/-
John SHARP    1/-
John Bryant    2/-
Stephan HOLLANDS    2/-
John WEEKS    2/-
Thomas PARKER    2/-
Stephen LUSTED    4/-
John APPS    3/-
Thomas WENHAM    4/-
John MITCHELL    2/-
Thomas BRITT    2/-
Mary SERJEANT    2/6d
Thomas MORRIS    3/-
William COLBRAN    3/-
Dame Sharp    2/-
Widow ELPHICK    1/-
Katherine APPS    2/-
George PIPER    more 1/-
Elizabeth HOOKE    6d
William MORRIS    2/-
Richard CROUCH    more 1/-
Stephen LUSTED    more 1/6d
William WENHAM    1/-
COLBRAN the Clerk    1/-
John MITCHELL    more 1/-

Sum Total 5/5/0d

Signed Alexr Lunan Minr".

This looks as though it is virtually a census of all inhabitants of Ninfield in East Sussex during the winter of 1776 - I wonder what they did with that extra money, and if it kept some of them from being permanent residents in the local Churchyard

Chris in 1066
Title: Re: Severe Weather Payment 1776 (Ninfield)
Post by: acorngen on Sunday 17 July 05 03:36 BST (UK)
And most of those surnames exist today in and around Ninfield