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Normanton on Soar
Vestry Minutes 1822-1836
Proceedings of Parish Meetings
Normanton on Soar
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Spellings and punctuation are as appears in the minutes. I have placed [ ] around words I am not sure of.
Page 1 April 9th 1822
Agreed that the widows pay shall be reduced sixpence per week.
April 30th 1822
Agreed that Jos. BUCKLAND and family go to Shardlow
Agreed that there shall be a Parish meeting on the first Tuesday in June next, and also
meet on the first Tuesday on each succeeding month at six o’clock.
Agreed that there should be no more money sent to Sopha GOODACRE
Agreed with William MARSHALL respecting Ann CLARKE’s child that he shall pay
when the child is born 20£ At the espiration of one year shall pay 25£ whether the child lives or dies paid
Page 2 at the espiration of one more year if the child lives 5£ more but it the child dies before the last Five Pounds
becomes due that is to be free.
At a towns meeting holden the 8th day of May 1827 – It was resolved by the Parishioners present that
Thos. ELLIOTT shall either pay the rent or his pay be reduced to Magistrates allowances.
Resolved that George WIDDOWSONs application to have his rent paid be refused.
Resolved that John BARROWCLIFF having applied for an increased allowance be offered in leiu thereof
regular work at 1/- per day.
Resolved that Wm HEWARD [sic] be sworn in pinder
Page 3 Resolved that Wm HAYWOOD having declined acting as Pinder John SHILCOX be elected to that Office
Resolved that George WIDDOWSON should have a little [g----] in.
That Thos. PEBERDY wages shall be 10d per day.
That Wm WAKELIN wages be 1/- per day
That as many Houserow men as possible be employed upon the roads. And the Overseer is hereby requested
to have it done by the [great] when practicable.
Agreed at a Vestry meeting that Sarah SHILCOCK shall pay her rent every month at 7d per week which she
And Samuel JAQUES shall pay in the same manner or quit his house.
Page 4 March 31st 1828
Agreed that Thos. ELLIOTT be called upon to pay the 9/- of rent in arrear Lady Day 1827, and 1/2d per week
for the year due Lady Day 1828, or quit his house. His wages now are 10/- per week.
Resolved that Five Pounds shall be allowed in future for the person who executes the Offices of Constable &
Overseer of the poor of the Parish.
Agreed that Edwd ELLIOTT shall catch the molds [sic] at 3£ the first year and then his price to be something
Page 5 Agreement between the Churchwarden and Overseers of the poor of the Parish of Normanton on Soar and
Samuel BRADBERRY Junr. April 5th 1828.
The said Saml. BRADBERRY Agrees to pay to the Churchwarden or Overseers of the poor of the parish of
Normanton on Soar the sum of three shillings and one penny every four weeks from the date hereof, for a house
or houses land or tenement now occupied by the said Saml. BRADBERRY, and the said Samuel BRADBERRY
further agrees to quit the said house or houses on default of payment, or any other reason, for the said house
or houses land or tenement by having one month notice in writing.
Date this 5th day of April 1828
John Hands Overseer
Page 6 At a meeting duly holden this seventh day of April 1828, it was resolved that Mr. John BUCKLEY be and is
hereby chosen by the Parishioners to act as Churchwarden for the Parish for the ensuing year.
As witness our hands the day and year above written
At a meeting duly holden this twenty ninth day of April 1828 it was resolved that Amy BARROWCLIFF (a pauper)
shall be permitted to occupy the cottage lately in the occupation of the Widow GOODACRE on condition of her
paying an acknowledgement to the Overseer of the Poor of the parish for the time being of One shilling per annum
Page 7 Such acknowledgement to be paid yearly in advance, and the said Amy BARROWCLIFF to hold said cottage only
during the pleasure of the said Overseer with the consent of the parishioners in Vestry assembled
At a meeting duly holden the eighth day of September 1828 it was resolved Saml BRADBERRY Jnr. Have stubble
for thatching his houses.
It was also agreed that S. ELLIOTT shall be made to pay his rent or quit his house.
December 29th 1828
At a meeting duly holden it was resolved to give J.ELLIOTT a present of 10/-
Page 8 Also J. BUCKLAND 5 cwt coals
“ J.BARROWCLIFFE 2 cwt coals
December 30th 1828
Thomas ELLIOTT of Normanton on Soar, Labourer, declared that he hired his son Edward ELLIOTT then about
ten or twelve years of age to Mr. Robt. ATTENBURROW of Bradmore in the county of Nottingham for one year
that he staid the year in the service of said Robt. ATTENBURROW, that at the expiration thereof he Thomas
ELLIOTT fetched him away and received his full years wages, that the said hiring took place at Bunny Martinmas
Statues and that to the best of his knowledge and belief the said Edward ELLIOTT is legally settled at Bradmore
and belongs to that parish through such hiring and Service.
Witness my hand Thomas his X mark ELLIOTT
John BUCKLEY Sarah her X mark CAWLEY
Page 9 1829 January 1st
Bought for the Parish of Normanton for the use of Paupers - A Bedstead Bed Bolster, Sheets, Blankets, Cornlid
and this day lent to John WAKELINGs wife the above goods Margaret her X mark WAKELING
John HANDS Overseer
Resolved at a meeting duly holden this day that Samuel BRADBERRY the Younger, not having paid any rent for
the last eleven months which he had engaged to do, and having had a legal Notice to quit his House such notice
shall be carried into effect.
N.B. S. BRADBERRY has only two children to support.
John BUCKLEY Churchwarden
John HANDS Overseer
Page 10 June 22nd 1830
Resolved at a meeting duly holden this day that Thomas ELLIOTTs offer to support himself without Parochial
relief on being allowed to occupy the cottage (now in his tenure) rent free be accepted.
The mark of Thomas X ELLIOTT
Witness B. THIRLBY
John BUCKLEY Churchwarden
Wm. WOODROFFE )
John HANDS ) Overseers
At a meeting duly holden this 18th day of December
It was agreed that Joseph BUCKLAND should have one hundred of coals per week so long as the Overseer
Page 11 An Agreement between Joseph BRADBERRY of Normanton on Soar and the Overseer of the poor and other
parishioners that if the Overseers of the Poor will allow Samuel BRADBERRY his brother the sum of One
Pound and further allowance of a bed & bedding belonging thereto the property of the said Parish, that if the said
Samuel BRADBERRY leave his family chargeable to the said Parish of Normanton on Soar and sell or make
away with the said bed & bedding or any part of the same, the said Joseph BRADBERRY agrees to make good
any thing deficient and he further agrees that any deficiency shall be stopped weekly in the hands of his master
be who it may in the Parish.
26th January 1831
Witnesses John HANDS )
Wm. WOODROFFE ) Overseers
Jno. BUCKLEY Esqr Churchwarden
Page 12 1831
At a meeting duly holden this 18th day of March it was unanimously agreed that any poor person wanting a doctor
must apply to the Overseer of the poor: any person giving order for a doctor except the Overseer is from home
shall pay for the doctor him or her self that shall have given the order.
Resolved that John & Sarah HARRIMAN shall be allowed two shillings per week when out of employ.
At a meeting duly holden it was unanimously agreed, that as breach of the peace had been committed and serious
complaints made to the constable of the parish of one in particular on the night of the 13th inst (March): then the
author or authors thereof should
Page 13 be summonded to answer for the same
B. THIRLBY John HANDS
John BUCKLEY John KIDDY
Samuel MARSHALL Joseph BARLOW
Wm. WOODROFFE William COX
At a Parish Meeting holden in the Vestry on the 21st day of March 1836 Mr. Jno HANDS Junr. Was
appointed Overseer of the Poor for the year ensuing
At the same meeting Mr. KIDDY was appointed Overseer of the Highways for the year ensuing.
At the same meeting it was resolved unanimously that in pursuance of the instructions of the Poor Law
Commisioners the Overseer of the Poor be directed to pay no rents after the 25th instant
Mr. Jno HANDS Senr
Mr. Jno HANDS Junr
Page 14 At a meeting holden at the Vestry on the 5th day of April it was agreed by the Parishioners then present
whose names are subscribed hereto, to –
A voluntary rate for the purpose of defraying the expense of destroying moles and sparrows.
Joseph POWELL Joseph BARLOW
G. ACTON John HANDS
John HANDS Wm WOODFROFFE
John KIDDY William HANDS
Joseph STUBBS Wm STENSON
Samuel MARSHALL Wm. GARTON
At a meeting holden at the Vestry on the 4th day of May 1836, It was resolved by the Parishioners then
present whose names are subscribed hereto on its being represented that Samuel BRADBERRY being
sick and unable to work & having fallen into arrears as to payments to the Club of which he is a member;
that the same shall be discharged.
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