|Extracts by Sue Comont from records in Northamptonshire Record Office. Ref: 285p/2,6 and 9|
Poor Relief Granted 1821 - 1828
|Extracts from the accounts of the Overseers of the Poor and the minutes of the Select Vestry|
At this time, payment of poor relief was the responsibility of the Poor Law Overseers who levied rates to raise money and paid out relief to those in need. They were answerable to the Select Vestry who directed their activities and who were the leading men of the town. The Overseers were elected annually but the Select Vestry was an autonomous group who filled their own vacancies without reference to the general population. Relief was usually paid in cash but help was also given in other ways. The following extracts do not include the lists of regular weekly recipients of relief but aim to reflect the more varied aspects of the work carried out by the Overseers.
Select vestry members 1821:
27 August 1821
It was unanimously resolved that Daniel Baker’s family should be allowed 6s a week.
Widow Barry 2/6
Cha. Denton’s family 6/6 until further orders
It was unanimously resolved that the overseers should be directed to advertise Wm Lynn who has absconded and left his family chargeable to the parish.
10 September 1821
It was unanimously resolved that Wm Lawrence should have 3s to enable him to go and find work.
Benj. Pettit to have 3s a week while ill. W. Thompson 5s. Jno Cleaton 4s a week from this time.
Widow Barry 3s
24 September 1821
It was unanimously resolved that John Cook’s wife should have 1/6 a week for the support of her child.
Benj. Pettit to have 4s a week while ill.
Thos Baker to have 14s in addition to the 10s already paid him.
Maurice Hensman 2s
That the overseers be directed to get a warrant against John Cooke who is supposed to be at Barnet and has left his child chargeable to this parish.
8 October 1821
It was unanimously resolved that Mary Ellard should be allowed £1 for Wm Lynn’s rent.
Daniel Burgess to have 5s a week whilst ill.
Thos Knight to have 2s a week. George Lichfield 2s a week from 2 Oct.
Thos Sanderson to have 2/d a week.
Jno Harris to have £1 a week to enable him to carry on his trade.
Thos York not to pay any more levies from this time but to pay the arrears.
Overseers are to advertise for masters for the following boys with whom a premium will be given Gross, Parker, Skinner, Baker
Mary Miller and Elizabeth Bluffield be removed from the workhouse to B. Denton’s with whom he is to have 2s a week for each and find them everything but shoes.
That the constables be desired to proceed against the following persons at the Quarter Sessions for a riot at the expense of the parish: T Wilmott, B. Denton, J. Baker, J. Hewitt, T. Ager, W. Thompson, W. Sargeant, S. York, who are bound to appear.
[The Quarter Sessions Order Book records that they were indicted for an assault on Wm Chapman and found guilty. All were fined 5s except Thomas Wilmott who was fined 10s]
22 October 1821
It was unanimously resolved that 1s a week should be deducted from Leonard Wilmott’s allowance.
That the overseers be directed to purchase some shoe making tools for Wm Lynn
That 1s a week be deducted from Thos Thompson’s allowance.
That the overseers be empowered and directed to meet with Wm Rice for the purchase of his house.
5 November 1821
It was unanimously resolved that John Colson be allowed 1s a week.
Mrs Gross 1s a week. Wd Dickins 1s. Brawn 6s. Wd Allen 3/9
Jno Cleaton 5s. Peter Saunders 2s. Robertson 2s a week. G. Litchfield 1s. Saml Cleason 8s.
Daniel Burgess to have 7s on Saturday week
Thos Knight 4s a week if he teaches his son his trade and only 2s if he does not.
Matherson’s wife if her husband was discharged from prison last week to have no further allowance.
19 November 1821
It was unanimously resolved that Saml Cleason should have 8/6 a week.
Jno Cleaton 5/6 a week. Geo. Litchfield 2s a week and 1s now.
Thos Knight 2s a week. Perrin’s boy 1s now temporary relief.
Wm Clark 1s now temporary relief.
Wd Dickins by a majority of votes to be continued at 1s a week.
3 December 1821
It was ordered unanimously that Benj Pettit have 1s a week. Wd Wilmott and family 7s a week. Chas Denton 8s a week. Saml Clark a coat.
Jas Hewitt to be provided with some glass, lead and glazier’s tools.
17 December 1821
It was ordered unanimously that Peter Saunders have 3s now. Sarah Clark 2s a week while ill.
That the overseers do enquire about Widow Baker’s daughter.
31 December 1821
It was ordered that the allowances to the different paupers be according to the alterations made in the last weeks list.
Mary Brown to be confirmed at 5s a week and have 6d now.
14 January 1822
It was ordered that Thos Palmer have 6s a week and his son 2/6
John Welford 8s a week. Sarah Pettit to go and take care of Smart’s wife and to have 3s a week.
Thos Sanders to have 5s now.
28 January 1822
It was ordered unanimously that Thos Palmer have 3s on Saturday next but not permanently.
That the overseers do stop 3s a week out of Hangar’s pay to buy shirts for his children.
Thomas Knight to have 1/6 a week
11 February 1822
It was ordered unanimously that Isaac Ball to have 9s a week. John Clark 6/6 a week. Hanger to have 2s a week more stopped out of his pay.
Thos Knight to be continued at 1/6 a week or 3/6 if he teaches his son his trade.
Chas Baker to be paid up to 1 May 1822
25 February 1822
It was ordered that John Clayton have 4/6, his wife 3s whilst ill.
Wm Lynn to be paid for this day’s work and to have no more work or money from the parish.
John Clark to have flannel for a shirt
P. Sanders to have 6d now.
11 March 1822
It was ordered that Saml Clayton to have 6d a week more. That Phoebe Scott have 6d a week more.
That the overseers do call at the house of John Clark and consult the surgeon as to his health and if he is found to be still bad, to give him 1s a week more.
That the overseers visit John Clayton’s wife and if she is found to be better, then 3s a week to be taken off.
That the overseers do buy 10s worth of cloth for Hanger’s family and have shirts made for the children
Len Wilmott to have 1s a week and 6d to be deducted this week paid too much last week.
25 March 1822
Thos Knight to have 2s a week for his son whilst with Smith.
James Cunnington 6d a week. Frances Harper 1s a week. Wm Knight to be provided with a pair of shoes.
The overseers do enter into a written agreement with Thos Smith to teach Thos Knight’s son the trade of a shoemaker.
Memo it appears John Pack has lately taken an apprentice from Bedford of which no notice has been given to the officials of this parish.
8 April 1822
It was unanimously agreed that £10 be always allowed to the overseers for the purpose of finding a vestry clerk.
It was agreed that each labourer is to have 8s per week and if his family requires more he is to have the rest out of the Book.
It was agreed that the Constables be allowed 5s a day when they take prisoners to Wellingborough and 3s for their assistant and when they go to Northampton with prisoners the Constable to have 5s and the assistant 5s and no extra expenses.
And that the same Select Vestry be appointed for the ensuing year that sat last year. The books were examined and passed, and Mr Edward Chapman and John Blott were appointed overseers.
16 April 1822
The overseers be authorised to direct Messrs Hodson and Burnham to proceed against Wm Thompson for obtaining money from the parish under false pretences.
20 May 1822
It was resolved that Peter Sanders Senr be allowed 4s a week.
Maurice Hensman’s wife to have 2s on Friday but not permanently.
3 June 1822
It was ordered that Wm Lynn be paid 2/4 for this day’s work and tomorrow’s and that he be allowed nothing further whatsoever from the parish he being able to support his family if so disposed.
That Daniel Baker’s family do receive only 3s a week if the woman’s health is restored.
That the parish will not consent to pay Widow Baker’s rent up to this time and it will be for the next meeting to determine whether they will pay it from this time forward.
That this committee do meet again on Friday morning next at 10 of clock.
7 June 1822
It was resolved that Saml Ward be allowed 3s now and 2s tomorrow evening.
That Widow Wilmott be allowed 6s a week and that 1s a week be stopped for rent.
John Lucas be allowed 1/6 a week.
That 1s a week be stopped out of Widow Baker’s allowance for rent if she continues to live where she is at present.
That the allowances to the different paupers be as last week.
17 June 1822
It was resolved that the parish will not be answerable to Wm Denton from this time forward for Thos Smart’s board and lodging.
That the overseers do provide a pair of shoes for James Baker.
That Mrs Brown’s family be allowed 5s a week.
1 July 1822
It was resolved that June Mackness and Mary Hopkins be allowed 6d a week each and that the former shall go out of the workhouse.
15 July 1822
It was resolved that James Cunnington be allowed 2/6 a week whilst his wife is ill for the payment of a nurse.
That Benj Pettit’s wife be allowed 2s a week if her husband does not return.
That Wm Young and Wm Margetts be allowed 2/6 per day for their work and Margett’s sons 1s a day each.
That James Lovell be allowed 5s per week while ill. Sarah Baker be allowed 3d a week more
Wm Knight be provided with a pair of stockings
Joseph Curtis be allowed £4 for apprenticing his son to Wm Marriott.
29 July 1822
It was resolved unanimously that so many of Wm Pack’s family as are ill and belong to this parish should be allowed 2/6 each.
That Dina Denton be not allowed anything during harvest.
Widow Wilmott’s family 5s. Danl Baker’s family 2/6. John Clayton 2/6. Sarah Pettit 1s. Elizabeth Bluffield 0. John Grass 0.
Peter Sanders 2s a week for his daughter.
12 August 1822
Sarah Pettit be allowed 1/6 a week.
That Mr Chapman do obtain an order to oblige Joseph Sears to take care of his wife.
26 August 1822
Wm Ellard be allowed only 6s per week and Wm Price only 2s per week.
9 September 1822
It was resolved that John Clayton and Saml his son be allowed 3d a day where they work.
Anne Barker 1s. Dina Denton 0. Widow Hewitt, Danl Baker’s family 2s. Knight’s daughter 1s. Sarah Clark 6d. Widow Harris 3s. Hooper daughter 6d. Sarah Pettit 1s.
20 September 1822
John Clark be allowed 6d per week more 4/6.
That the men who want to work be employed to dig stone by the yard at 4d per yard and that no man be employed for less time than 1 week.
Thos Brown be curtailed 1s per week for abusing and insulting Mr Wm Chapman the overseer.
7 October 1822
1s per week be deducted from John Clayton’s allowance for insulting and bearing false witness against Mr Chapman.
Work at shoe making to be found for Wm Thompson.
Lend Wilmott be allowed 3s per week for his son while he continues ill.
Eliz Wilmott to have 1s per week deducted from her pay.
That the overseers and constable take an account on the proper stamps of Hannah Laruns and John Cllayton’s goods for the use of the parish.
That handbills be printed and circulated to the effect that all poor persons who keep dogs or suffer persons lodging in their house to keep them shall have no relief from the parish and that they will not sign the certificate in April exonerating such persons on account of their poverty from the window and assessed taxes.
21 October 1822
Saml Clayton to have 6s per week. Thos Knight to have 2s. Jas Lovell 3s. Wm Ellard 5s.
4 November 1822
It was resolved that an allowance of 6d per week to Jane Mackness be stopped unless she consents to live with and take care of Sear’s wife.
That Wm Ellard’s family be allowed 6s per week if they confine him to the house but if he is seen from home, Mr Chapman to pay them only 5s.
John Baker be allowed 5s per week.
18 November 1822
Widow Bluffield should have a shift.
Saml Clayton to have 3/6 to purchase a pair of shoes from Baker Denton.
Thos Passelow be allowed 10/6 if he consent to keep his family where they are and not trouble the parish further.
Mr Chapman do endeavour to agree with B. Denton to take Bluffield at 1/6 per week instead of 2s.
Joseph Denton be allowed 7s per week. Thomas Linnitt 6/6 per week.
25 November 1822
The men now lying on the book be allowed after the rate affixed to each.
Thos Passelow be allowed £1 now to get himself instructed in shoemaking and not trouble the parish any more.
Sarah Walker be allowed 1/6 per week. Fanny Baker only allowed 1/6 per week unless she puts her son to work.
9 December 1822
Sarah Pettit be allowed 6d per week more, John Roberts 1s per week more.
John Clark be allowed only 4d per day for 4 days last week on which he refused to work with Wm Rice.
W. Ellard, a lunatic, be got into Bedford Lunatic Asylum.
23 December 1822
Widow Corby be allowed 2/6 per week.
Hensman’s boy to have 1s per week until his hand gets well.
The overseers to purchase a tin kettle for F. Carter.
6 January 1823
Thos Knight’s boy be allowed 1s per week.
John Welford and his son be sent to work for Mr Codgebrook.
Some cloth be purchased for a shirt for Wm Knight. James Lovell be allowed 4s a week.
A person be procured to take care of Lynn’s wife and that he be sent to Mr Blott’s pits.
20 January 1823
The Overseers are to stop 1s per week out of Saml Clayton’s pay if he continues to allow his wife’s sister to live in his house.
John Clayton allowed 4s per week.
The men be allowed 4½d per yard for digging done at Mr Blott’s pits.
31 January 1823
A Public Vestry
It was resolved to make a separate rate assessment for the relief of the labouring poor, at the rate of 6d in the £, and shall be collected at the end of 6 weeks from Monday next.
All persons assessed at less than £5 per annum to be exonerated from this rate.
Deductions shall be made from the levies of all occupiers to the whole amount of their assessment after the rate of 1/4d per day for all men and 6d per day for all boys employed by them if the same belong to the parish, during the aforesaid 6 weeks of which regular returns are to be made to the overseers.
3 February 1823
Wm Knight be not allowed any shoes and if dissatisfied with 2/9 per week is to go into the workhouse.
Wm Bluffield to have 1/9 per week. Thos Bayes not allowed anything for rent.
John Ladds be allowed 1/6 per week or 2s if the overseer thinks proper.
17 February 1823
The parish will not allow anything to Wm Denton for support of Smart from this time forward.
3 March 1823
Wm Clemens be allowed 1/10 for the 2 days he was ill last week.
Wm Marriott to have 4s per week. Mrs Brown 5s per week.
Public Vestry held 26 March 1823 adjourned to 2 April 1823
Agreed Wm Denton should continue the Workhouse till Ladyday 1824 at 3s per head per week.
Rate of 6d in the £ should be made on the same principle as on 31 Jan last.
23 April 1823
Resolved John Packwood be appointed Assistant Overseer at a salary of £10 pa.
Meeting adjourned to 24 April 1823
Resolved unanimously that Thos Williams, J.M.Edwards (Clerk) John Smith, Wm Codgebrook, John Manning, John Linnitt, Wm Ward, James Overall and John Rye be appointed Select Vestry for the management of the Overseers of the Poor for 1823.
9 April 1823
John Riddle and his wife be allowed 6s per week. Wm Langley 3s per week.
John Lucas to have 3s per week.
A shilling be given to the person who attends on Lynn’s wife for herself in addition to his pay.
12 May 1823
Richard Bull be allowed 3s per week
Wid Hewitt 1/9 per week.
28 May 1823
Daniel Baker’s child be allowed 2/6 per week
Wm Hensman and his family to be removed into Wm Ellard’s home and Daniel Baker’s family to be put into Hensman’s.
Mrs Brown to have 6s per week.
1/6 be continued to Saml Clayton’s wife till next meeting.
H Belcher to be relieved at Mr Packwood’s discretion if she continues ill.
9 June 1823
It was unanimously resolved that the overseers should advance one guinea to John Ladds which he engages to return at Michaelmas.
That Mrs Baker be allowed 3s per week.
That Thos Mee be allowed 3s per week.
That the allowance of 3/6 per week to James Robinson’s wife be stopped in consequence of her bad conduct.
That Wm Lynn and Joseph Bailey be each stopped 3s in consequence of their having been at the public house on Saturday night.
That this vestry do assemble again on Monday next, June 16th for the purpose of taking into consideration the best method of compelling Mr Linnitt to discharge the remainder of Mr Keep’s bill for coals.
16 June 1823
It was resolved unanimously that Mr Linnitt should be allowed till after the next Constable’s meeting to settle Mr Keep’s bill when he is to bring in his bill and settle with the parish.
Also that Susannah Bluffield be allowed 2s per week.
Also that no payment should be made to Baker or Robertson while they conduct themselves so badly.
Wood’s boy to be allowed 1s per week or go into the workhouse.
Hobbs’s wife to be paid what Mr Achurch thinks proper for attending on her father.
The same also due to Welford’s daughter for attending on Wd. Riddle.
1 July 1823
It was resolved that the overseers should advance 1 guinea more to John Ladds to be repaid at the same time as the former.
7 July 1823
It was resolved that John Baker be allowed 5s per week and Knowles wife and Nurse while they continue ill.
21 July 1823
It was resolved that 2s per week be allowed for Joseph Wood or his friends may put him in the workhouse.
John Elstow be allowed 1s per week. Edward Campion to be allowed 10/6 a week.
4 August 1823
It was resolved that John Baker be allowed £1 15s for instructing Wm Lynn to do the same work that he does himself and Thompson to make a strong shoe.
Elizabeth Vos to be allowed 2/6 per week for taking care of Sear’s child.
Daniel Burgess to be allowed 2/6 until next vestry.
Robt Clark’s family to go into the workhouse.
Palmer’s daughter to be allowed 2s per week.
Fanny Baker to be relieved at the discretion of the overseers.
It was also resolved that the warrant against Job Litchfield for bastardy be not put into execution until next Quarter Sessions.
18 August 1823
There not being a sufficient number of persons present to constitute a vestry it was adjourned to Friday morning next at 10 of clock.
19 October 1823
It was resolved to adjourn the said vestry to Saturday 1 November at 9 oclock.
1 November 1823
It was resolved that Benj Pettit’s wife be allowed 5/6 a week.
Allen’s boy to be allowed 1s per week.
26 November 1823
It was resolved that Wm Denton be allowed ----------.
And it is agreed to pay the labrors 8s per week.
23 December 1823
It was agreed that Wd Knight be allowed 1s a week.
Saml Claiton to be allowed 5/6 a week.
19 January 1824
It was resolved that Thos Tomson, Thos Litchfield, Wm Hensman, Geo Sykes, Saml Claton, Chas Denton, Chas Baker be allowed 6d for day were the worke [where they worked]
Wd Riddle to be paid 3s a week.
16 February 1824
It was ordered unanimously that:
Widow Hewitt be allowed 2/3 per week
Wd Pettit 1/9 per week
Saml Clayton 6s per week and also to be allowed 3s to begin his trade again.
Parker and Litchfield to be sent to prison unless they pay down 15s each and get a person to undertake that 10s more shall be paid within a month from Wednesday next by each of them.
15 March 1824
It was resolved that Widow Corby have 3s per week.
That Widow Elstow have 1s per week while she attends W. Sargeant.
Public vestry held 23 April 1824
It was resolved that Hannah Belcher should be paid 3s
That Robinson be paid 5s
That Thomas Marriott be allowed 1/6 per week.
That Thomas Denton be allowed 3/6 per week.
It was also resolved that Thomas Packwood be appointed Assistant Overseer of the Poor for this parish for the present year with a salary of £12 which is to include his personal expenses whenever he attends at Wellingborough and Higham, and that he is to collect all the poor levies, to pay the poor and to keep the accounts.
Public vestry held 6 May 1824
It was resolved that as it was Higham Fair day and but few of the parishioners able to attend the said vestry meeting should be adjourned to the next day.
Public Vestry held 7 May 1824
It was resolved that the following persons be appointed a Select Vestry for the management of the concerns of the poor for this parish for the present year, viz:
Thos William Esq
I. W. Edwards, clerk
It was resolved that Wm Knight be allowed 6s for a pair of shoes.
It was resolved that the overseers of the High Ways be desired to inspect the Award of the Inclosures and if the copy sent by Mr Fletcher be entirely correct, that they be directed to put the back lane into a passable state of repair.
7 April 1824
It was agreed that some alterations should be made in the weekly payments according to the sums annexed to each.
21 June 1824
It was resolved that the overseers apprehend Robert Clark and proceed against him again for leaving his family chargeable to the parish.
That Thomas Bridgeford’s wife have 6d reduced from her allowance weekly.
That 6d per week be deducted from Widow Bridgeford’s allowance
2 August 1824
It was resolved that no more money be allowed for Campion’s child
8 November 1824
It was resolved that Jos Denton be allowed 1s more.
That Thos Tomson be allowed 6d
23 November 1824
It was resolved that Thos Marriott be allowed 2/6 for week.
Wd Bridgeford be allowed 6d.
Benj Baker be allowed nothing.
13 December 1824
It was resolved Wm Thompson’s boy 1/6.
Wd Hewitt 3d
27 December 1824
Hooper to be allowed 1/6
Wd Parker 2s
10 January 1825
Resolved that Wd. Belshaw be allowed 1s extra while ill.
That Jno Colson be allowed 2s per week.
24 January 1825
Resolved that James Woods be allowed 3s for his child that was ill.
7 February 1825
Resolved Wm Clark to have 2s
Robert Clark 3s
J Clark left to the Overseers
Widow Baye 3s towards her coal bill
Wm Linnitt 2s
21 February 1825
Resolved Wid Bradshaw 3s per week
Sarah Walker 3/3 per week
Wm Clark 6/6 per week
Millar’s daughter 1/6 per week
Hannah Belshaw 2/6
James Robertson 7s per week
Wm Linnitt’s pay to be discontinued
The overseer to proceed by summons against all persons who have not paid their Levys before the last Wednesday previous to new Lady Day next.
21 March 1825
It was agreed that Mary Clark’s child have 6d a week more.
7 April 1825
Resolved that Ann Dickins, widow, be allowed 2s a week.
Mary Ellard 2/9 a week.
William Parker to have 1s a week whilst in the Infirmary and to be provided with such things as the Overseers shall; think necessary.
John Ward’s wife to have 1/6 a week.
Widow Harris to have 2/6 a week.
Rebeckah Lynn 5s a week.
The agreement with John Packwood to take place (when made) from last Saturday.
Public Vestry held 14 April 1825
It was resolved that the following persons, viz
Thomas Williams Esq, I.M.Edwards, clerk, Mr John Smith, Mr Willm Achurch, Mr Henry Knighton, Mr John Packwood, Mr James Overall, Mr John Manning, Mr John Rye, Mr Wm Ward and Mr Battams be appointed a select vestry for the management of the concerns of the poor of the said parish for the present year.
It was further resolved that Widow Perin be not allowed anything from the parish while she continues a person not belonging to the parish as a lodger.
Isaac Balls rent to be paid by the parish from this time.
That Thos Packwood be appointed assistant overseer of the poor of this parish for the present year with a salary of £14 which is to include his own expenses whenever he attends at Wellingborough and Higham and that he is to collect all the poor rates, to pay the poor and to keep the accounts.
That John Packwood have the workhouse until next Lady Day at 3/6 per head per week.
18 April 1825
It was resolved that Willm Parker’s family be allowed 2s a week.
Widow Ellard whilst ill to have 3s a week.
Thos Sanders’s daughter to be allowed 2/6 per week whilst ill.
27 April 1825
It was resolved that Charles Baker shall have 22s as expenses and 3s a week from 1 May next coming.
16 April 1825
It was resolved that Frans. Baker shall have her bed, Sm Clayton to have 11s while ill, Wm Young to have 5s on account of the illness of his daughter, Charles Denton to have 11s per week.
2 June 1825
Bays and Hewitt to enquire respecting their children.
Martin to pay what is different or be imprisoned.
Ladds also to pay what is different.
Coles to pay the whole of the demand against him.
Dickens to pay 9s for the Orders of Filiation and 1/6 per week.
Filds Carter the Overseers to enquire into his case.
Hannah Belshaw 1/6 per week.
The Overseers to enquire after Palmers goods.
28 June 1825
That Geo Goods be allowed 1/6 on account of illness.
10 July 1825
Resolved that Elliott’s child do have 6d per week.
A woman to be put in to Field Carter’s to wait of his wife.
Hanger, Bay to be sent to the workhouse for the present.
Hooper’s pay to be reduced to 2s per week.
26 July 1825
Resolved that Sarah Walker be allowed 1s.
Hooper to be allowed 6d a week for a fortnight.
29 August 1825
Resolved that John Horton be called upon immediately for payment to his child.
That the Overseers lay Cunnington’s case before the Magistrate, likewise Ann Robinson’s case left to the Overseers.
12 September 1825
Resolved that Widow Cook do have two sheets and a blanket and also to be allowed 4s a week.
26 September 1825
Resolved that Thos Sanders’s widow be allowed 5/6.
10 October 1825
Resolved that Leonard Wilmott be allowed 4s for last time, also that he be permitted to stop in his house till Christmas with giving the parish 1s a week as rent.
S. Bluffield 2/6.
Widow Sanders 6/6 per week.
Charles Denton’s pay to be made up 12s per week.
24 October 1825
Resolved that Wm Clerk do have 1/6 per week while his wife continues ill.
That John Litchfield do have 8s a week while his wife continues ill.
That Doctor Barmby’s opinion be had as to Wm Denton’s boy.
That all the bastardy cases be enquired into at the next meeting.
21 November 1825
Resolved that Wm Clark be allowed 1s a week.
That John Colson be allowed 1/10 towards paying for a licence.
That Widow Sykes be allowed 10s to help pay her rent.
5 December 1825
Resolved that Geo Goods be allowed 7d a day where he works and 9d from the book.
Charles Denton’s wife and family to go to the Workhouse at 18s per week.
19 December 1825
Resolved that Widow Chettle be allowed 1/6 per week.
2 January 1826
Ellard’s boy 1/6 per week.
Thos Linnitt 2s per week.
Widow Claiton 2/6.
16 January 1826
Resolved that Sarah Pettit be allowed 2/3 per week.
Wid Ellard left to the Overseers.
Wid Bradshaw left to the Overseers.
13 February 1826
Resolved Peter Sanders be allowed 8s.
Danl Baker’s boy be allowed 3/3.
Wm Gilbert be allowed 2s.
27 February 1826
Resolved that Sarah Pettit 2s.
Wid Sandrs and family 4s.
Hana Belshaw be allowed 2s.
Wm Denton’s boy be allowed 2s.
John Litchfield be allowed 10s.
13 March 1826
Thos Burton’s boy be allowed per week 1/6.
27 March 1826
Resolved that Wm Clark be paid 2s.
Baker Denton two boys 3s.
Ann Roberts child 6d.
John Clark 0
Wd Sanders rent 10s.
10 April 1826
Resolved that Saunders be allowed 7/6 instead of 6/6 which she has at present.
That Iliff be given 5s.
That Hooper be allowed 2s per week while il.
That Ellard be allowed 6d per week.
That John Litchfield be allowed 6d while ill.
That T. Harris is to have cloth bought to make him 2 shirts and that he have a pair of stockings.
That Mrs Baker be moved to John Baker’s.
That Robert Dickins is to pay 1/6 per week till Michaelmas for his bastard child.
Public Vestry held 17 April 1826
It was resolved unanimously that the following persons be appointed a Select Vestry to manage the concerns of the poor of this parish for the year ensuing:
T. Williams Esq, Revd C. Penford, Curate, Mr Smith, Mr W Achurch, Mr T. Battams, Mr Henry Knighton, Mr John Manning, Mr John Packwood, Mr Wm Codgebrook, Mr James Overal, Mr W. Wand.
24 April 1826
Resolved that John Harris be allowed £1, John Ladds 1s.
T. Knight to stop 2s, John Baker to be stopt 1s.
8 May 1826
Resolved that Wd Sanders be lent £1 to stop 1s a week.
G Sykes be allowed for a purse 1s.
John Colson boy to have £3.
John Lads be allowed 2s.
23 May 1826
Resolved that Mrs Baker be allowed 3s.
John Corby be allowed 9s a week.
Boys 2s under 12.
5 June 1826
Resolved Jas Cleaton be allowed 4s a week.
Thos Hensman 4s ditto.
19 June 1826
Resolved that Widow Bradshaw be allowed more.
Jos Blake be allowed 5s.
Thos Bays be allowed 9s per week.
1 July 1826
Thos Marriott have 3/6 per week.
Eliz Austin 2s.
John Baker 4s.
Widow Baker 4s.
Bailey’s family 1/6.
Brawn’s family 5s.
Allen’s son 6d.
D Baker’s son 2/6.
Sarah Clark 2/6.
Widow Clayton 2s.
J Colson’s wife 1s.
Widow Sanders 6/6.
George Sikes 4s.
Samuel Reeve’s pay to be discontinued.
17 July 1826
Resolved that Wd Austin be allowed 2/6 per week.
That Bailey be allowed 2s per week.
That John Colson be allowed 2s a week.
Rachel Withers 2/6.
28 August 1826
Resolved Wm Clark be allowed 6s.
Thos Knight be allowed 2s.
11 September 1826
Resolved that Mary Hopkins be allowed 1s a week.
Thos Bayes be allowed 10d.
25 September 1826
It agreed that Wm Facer to pay Coals child 1/6 per week and the arrears.
9 October 1826
Resolved that Timothy Bolton have 9s week while ill, Linnitt’s boy 6d per week till spring, Sam Rice 1s per week, Sarah Withers to have 2s per week.
17 October 1826
Resolved that Thomas Wilmott have 5s per week while his family continues ill of the small pox and also 10s towards his rent.
Wm Clack to have 2s in addition to his pay for last year.
23 October 1826
Resolved that Ben Baker to have 2s a week.
Thos Bays 11s a week to pay the rent.
Thos Hensman 1s a week.
Lend John Colson 1/10.
A man and his wife have 5s a week.
6 November 1826
Resolved that Sm Lovell have 10s.
Mackaness child a coffin.
Thos Linnet 2/6 per week.
G. Sikes 1/6 per week.
Mary Clarke 1s per week.
20 November 1826
Resolved that T. Tomson to have 6d.
Thos Bayes 1s.
Jno Barrick 4s.
Geo Sykes 2s.
Sarah Petted 6d.
John Clark 7s.
Mary Baker to be allowed nothing unless she sends her son away.
4 December 1826
Resolved that Roberson be allowed Mrs Packwood for attendance.
18 December 1826
Resolved Campion’s boy to have some small cloas.
Jas Ellard be allowed 3/6.
T. Miler to be allowed 6d.
T. Tomson to be allowed 5/6.
T. Bays to be allowed 11s.
1 January 1827
Resolved Thos Thompson be allowed 6s per week until his wife gets better.
Robert Clark be apprehended the first opportunity.
15 January 1827
Resolved that Beals case be left to the overseers.
That Charles Denton and his family be taken out of the workhouse except his wife who is to abide there for the present.
John Baker to have 6d per week in addition to his present pay till Easter.
Saml Clayton to have 10s but to repay 5s of it at the rate of 6d a week.
Wm Robinson to be allowed 2s a week while ill.
Charles Denton a pair of shoes.
29 January 1827
Resolved that Mary Allen be allowed 1s a week.
Green Carter’s family 4s a week.
Wm Colson 2s a week.
Wm Corby 1/6 a week.
12 February 1827
Saml Palmer be allowed 1/6 per week.
26 February 1827
Resolved that M Baker have 6d per week.
Wm Hanger have some medicine of Dr Presland.
That T Bay’s wife have a nurse sent in.
12 March 1827
Resolved that Thos Bay’s case be left to the Overseers as also Ann Harris’s case.
Mr Shenson’s complaint to be submitted to Mr Malam.
Ann Ward to have 3/6 per week.
Mill’s case to stand over.
Lad’s daughter to have 1/6 per week.
G Goods case to stand over.
That Mr Burnham be instructed to procure the parish award.
26 March 1827
Resolved that Saml Palmer be allowed 4s.
Saml Lovel be allowed 2s.
9 April 1827
Resolved that Margates do have 2/6 per week with Clark’s daughter for a month, Widow Sanders do have 1s per week with her daughter while ill.
Wm Sargeant to have 2s per week for a month for learning Thos Knight.
Peter Sanders to have £3 to learn the silk weaving.
That the Backway to be repaired at the parish expence.
Public Vestry held 17 April 1827
It was unanimously resolved that the undermentioned persons be appointed a select vestry to manage the affairs of the poor of this parish for the year ensuing; T Williams Esq, Rev G. Dowdney, Curate, Mr Smith, Mr Achurch, Mr T. Battams, Mr R. Mason, Mr H. Knighton, Mr J. Manning, Mr James Overall, Mr T. Packwood.
23 April 1827
It was resolved that Jonas Baker have Joseph Baker for a fortnight.
That Mr Marriott and Wm Margates be ordered to the next vestry to pay the money to Mary Ward that they have in hand of her.
Mackness’ case to be left to the Overseers.
7 May 1827
Resolved that Wm Margates and Wm Marriot do pay to Mary Ward the money from her hand within one fortnight from this time or proceedings will be instituted against them.
That Mr Mason be allowed 2s with Campion.
22 May 1827
Resolved that Wm Clark to have 2s a week.
Thos Knight famley 1/6 per week.
Chas Denton 1s more.
4 June 1827
Resolved that Jno Ward’s wife be allowed 1s per week more while better.
That Thos Knight’s family be stopt 1/6.
18 June 1827
Resolved that all the able bodied labourers and boys receive their whole pay where the work after the 23 inst and also the shoemakers and all able bodied men from the above time.
Smart to have 11s per week.
Wilmott’s pay be discontinued.
That Messrs Reatams and Packwood give Mr Hodson instruction to recover John Ward legacy from Mrs Marriot and Margates.
That Mr Mason speak to Mrs Lee in reference to D. Baker’s son.
Allen’s son’s pay to be taken off.
Sarah Clark pay to be 2s per week.
Wd Chettle’s pay to be 1s. Hoppers 3s, H. Larum’s pay to be 1s, Lin’s family 3/6, T. Marriott 3s per week.
5 July 1827
Resolved that Ann Ray be paid 3s.
Sara Clark 3d.
T. Knight 1s.
16 July 1827
Resolved that all the levies to be paid or the payment to be enforced.
4 September 1827
Resolved that James Ward to go to the Workhouse.
17 September 1827
Resolved that Thomas Darnell be allowed 2s a week.
2 October 1827
Resolved that Widow Warrington be allowed 1s a week.
Wm Linnitt 2s a week.
15 October 1827
Resolved that Widow Corby be allowed a further allowance of 9d a week.
30 October 1827
Resolved that Wm Tompson be allowed a coffin for his child.
13 November 1827
Resolved that Lynn Wiffe nurse be allowed 1/6 a week.
Wd Dickins 4s.
27 November 1827
Resolved that Charles Denton do have a pare of high shoes.
The amount due of Pheby Skinner to be demanded of Edward Lenton immediately.
Mary Clark to be put in the workhouse and to have the strait waistcoat on.
That Thos Sanders be allowed £3 to commence the weaving business and to buy a frame which frame is to be the property of the parish.
An advertisement to be sent to the Northampton papers for apprenticing some parish lads.
That a partition be put across Sam Clayton’s house.
11 December 1827
Resolved that Thos Litchfield to have 8d a day where he works.
James Ward’s cloathes and shoes to be taken by the parish.
Saml Rice to have 2s per week till his family is better.
Thos Marriott to have 3/6 per week.
Notice to be given to the Irchester parish of an appeal to the orders of Richard Pasilow.
Unless Robert Clark pays his rent he is to be summoned to show cause why he should not.
Public Vestry held 12 December 1827
It was resolved that Mr Thos Fosket be nominated a member of the select vestry instead of Mr Thos Battams who has left the village and also Mr Rice Robinson instead of Mr J Overal who has neglected to attend.
21 December 1827
Resolved that Joseph Baker be apprenticed to Wm Wall of St. Peter’s parish, Northampton for 7 years or till he is 18 years of age, the terms £11 - £6 when bound and £5 when he has served half his time.
That Charles Clark be apprenticed to Charles Smith of St Giles parish, Northampton for 8 years, the term £12, £6 to be paid when the lad is bound and £6 when he has served half his time.
Henry Hanger to have a house for 1s per week on condition of putting his son Charles to school.
Public vestry held 3 January 1828 to take into consideration the means of paying the bills contracted for the repair of the church.
Resolved that the money for the present to be borrowed upon in trust and that a note of 4d in the £ be raised yearly to pay the necessary repairs of the Church.
8 January 1828
Resolved that Green Carter have 2s a week while he goes to Harrowden for work.
That in no case without the consent of the vestry shall the overseers have a levy granted till the last but one is all procured.
25 January 1828
Resolved that James Cunington be allowed 1/6 per day.
Danl Hart be lent £5.
Thos Knight’s boy be allowed 1/6 per week till Easter.
The boys to be allowed 2s per week.
8 February 1828
Resolved that John Colson to have 7s.
Mary Hopkins 2s.
Jas Lovell’s wife workhouse.
T Knight boy 2s.
Thos Marriatt 2/6.
22 February 1828
Resolved that Martha Wilding be lent 1/6 per week and that an acknowledgement to that effect be taken from her by the overseers.
Widow Sykes 1s per week.
Green Carter 2s per week for two weeks.
Saml Rice 5s as a gift.
7 March 1828
Resolved that Jos Bayley’s daughter’s money be taken off.
That a wall be put across Jno Ward’s garden to fence it from Mr Spencer’s.
18 March 1828
Resolved that Wd Sander’s daughter be alowd 6d a week while better.
28 March 1828
Resolved that Wid Sander’s have an extra 6d a week till her child is better.
Allowance of bread to every person should be as follows in half peck loaves:
To a man 3 loaves.
To a woman 2 loaves.
Man and his wife 4½.
Every child 1½.
11 April 1828
Resolved John Hill be allowed 1s, Saml Palmer be allowed 2/6.
8 May 1828
Resolved Jos Bailey be allowed 8/6 a week and the boy 1/6.
23 May 1828
It was resolved that Widow Sanders be allowed 2lbs of meat a week to make broth for her sick child.
Hannah Belcher 6d for her present want and that Mr Barneby be enquired of respecting her.
5 June 1828
Wm Allen be allowed 1s a week.
John Clark be alowd 4/6 a week.