Churchwardens' Accounts 1745-1817 - Hartley-Kent

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Churchwardens' Accounts 1745-1817

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These are extracts from the book of churchwardens' accounts held by Medway Archives.  They relate mainly to the care and maintenance of the church and churchyard.  The time covered important repairs to the steeple in 1750 and the purchase of a new bell in 1771.
1745
Henry Wood, for work and materials £0.5.0
Thomas Rich, for the Jossing block [3] £1
1747
Fetching sand and ? etc for lime £0.2.6
Henry Wood, for work and tiles? at the church £0.6.6
1748
Day's work a brishing [1] the churchyard £0.1.6
Breecks and tiles and lime £0.4.3
Fetching the things for the church £0.3.0
Thomas Rich for work done at the church £1.4.0
Henry Wood, for work done at the church £0.3.11
1750
Repairs to the pulpit and panelling £0.15.9
Making the churchyard hedge and ? £0.3.6
For 500 of tiles £0.8.6
Fetching the tiles and lime £0.7.6
Thomas Chittenden for new shingling £10.11.9
22 hundreds of shingles £5.10.0
John Wikenden £1.16.0
Martin Driver £2.8.4½
55 feet of oak timber £2.15.0
The sawyer £1.2.1½
The blacksmith £0.6.11
For lead £0.9.1
The bricklayer £0.11.0
1755
Mr Lovegrove £13.2.0
John Wickenden £1.0.3
Mr Lovegrove for the windows £0.19.6
John Treadwell £0.1.8
William French £2.4.6
1756
Bricklayer £0.14.6½
Thomas Rich £3.6.0
1760
Cleaning the church £0.3.6
1761
Fetching sand and lime £0.10.0
30 bushels of lime £0.10.0
Mr Treadwell for 5 bundles of laths £1.0.0
Fetching fills £0.10.0
Mr Ashdown £2.15.11
Hill's bill £1.12.1
Wood's bill, bricklayer £3.12.4½
Wickenden's bill £3.13.7
Martin Driver £4.0.3½
Peter Child, plumber £1.13.11½
Tiles £1.16.0
1762
Mr John Colyer for bushes and stakes £0.4.0
Mr Small £0.12.7
Mr Rich £3.5.6
1763
Bricklayer £0.14.3
Lime £0.2.6
1765
Blacksmith £0.0.6
Carpenter £0.1.6
Bricklayer £0.6.10½
1767
A Shovel £0.4.3
1768
Brishing [1] the churchyard hedge £0.0.3
1769
Mr Rich £1.5.3
1770
Bricklayer £0.3.6
Lime and fills £0.2.0
1771
Bell founder £9.13.0
Mr Hodsel £1.1.0
Expenses going to London £0.15.0
Carpenter £1.5.6
Blacksmith £0.12.0
Bushes and stakes £0.5.0
Lime £0.8.4
Fetching lime and sand £0.5.0
John Wood, for work done at the church £1.4.0
Mr Edmeads, for bricks and tiles £0.7.9
1772
2 Ropes £0.1.6
Bricklayer £0.11.8
Blacksmith £0.2.0
1773
2 bell ropes £0.9.0
Mending the windows £0.9.4
1775
Bricklayer £0.3.6
1776
Beer for the bricklayer £0.2.0
Beer for the Carpenter £0.0.8
Carpenter £3.0.2
1779
200 of tiles £0.4.0
Lime and fetching it £0.7.6
Bricklayer £0.8.0
1782
Mending the church steeple £0.4.0
Mending the church windows £0.6.8
1783
Bricklayer £0.5.10
1786
Sharpe's bill £2.18.3
3 deals [2] £0.7.6
Blacksmith, for altering the transfer the church gates £0.6.9
Carpenter £2.14.10
1791
Glasier £0.12.4
1792
Bricklayer's bill for 2 years back £0.15.8
1795
5 hundred of tiles at 27s per thousand £0.6.9
Carriage of same £0.2.6
Half a hundred of lime £0.4.6
Carriage of lime and sand £0.2.6
Bricklayer £0.11.3
A feast £0.3.0
Glasier £0.11.8
5 pots of beer for the bricklayer £0.1.8
7 hundreds of stakes and 6 b of rods ?? £0.6.7
1797
Mr Chapman £2.7.8
Mr Sharp £7.3.1
Richard Treadwell £7.16.3
Mr Alchin £17.17.1
Beer for the carpenters [4] £1.10.4
Beer for the bricklayers £0.5.6
The disbursement £8.3.10½
Blacksmith £1.0.4½
1800
Mr Everist for tiles (Oct 2nd) £3.5.3
Carriage of the same £0.5.0
200 lime (Apr 2nd) £1.0.0
Carriage of the same from Dartford £0.8.0
Carriage of sand from Longfield Court £0.3.0
Carriage of timber from Eynsford £0.12.0
Mr Treadwell for cleaning the church £0.2.6
1805
Bricklayer £2.7.6
Cleaning the church this year £0.5.0
1806
Cleaning the church this year £0.2.6
1807
Cleaning the church this year £0.2.6
Mr Treadwell, for hinge to the door £0.1.6
1809
Cleaning the church £0.2.6
1810
Cleaning the church £0.2.6
1811
Cleaning the church £0.2.6
1812
Catching the moles in the churchyard £0.3.2
Cleaning the church £0.2.6
Mr Treadwell for cleaning the church when church was repaired £0.2.6
1814
Cutting the bushes and making the hedge in the churchyard £0.8.6
6 bundles of stakes for churchyard £0.3.9
6 bundles of rods for churchyard £0.3.9
A set of bell ropes £0.16.0
Allowance for bricklayer £0.17.6
Mr Bensted for making the churchyard fence the time before £0.16.0
Cast iron chest (Mr Rich) £4.4.0
Mr Treadwell for mending the clapper of the bell £0.2.6
1815
Cleaning the church last year £0.2.6
Cleaning the church this year £0.2.6
1816
Cleaning the church £0.2.6
New shovel for use of church as the last was stolen by some person unknown £0.4.6
Paid Hook for mending church windows £0.3.2½
1817
Cleaning the church £0.2.6
Notes:

[1] Brish is a Kentish dialect word for brush, in the sense of trimming eg a hedge
[2] Deal is a plank of timber
[3] Jossing block is another word of Kentish origin, which is a block or step to assist in mounting a horse.
[4] This probably equates to over 200 pints of beer!

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