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The Seventeenth Century:
Collection for poor relief, June 1665
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Following an Act of Parliament in 1662 when Charles II was on the throne (An Act for the better Releife of the Poore of this Kingdom), each parish was responsible for the relief of people who had a legal settlement there. Such collections list the parishioners who were slightly better off. The Matlock Bank resident who paid the most was Mr. Robert Cliffe.


The Moyetie of an Assesmt made second day of June 1665 for the Banke S
be collected for the Releafe of the poor of Matlocke as followeth viz:


  £. s. d.
William STEVENSON   5. 6.
George ADAMS   6. 3.
Henry BOWNE   7. 0.
Margery JOHNES   0. 9.
John WOLLEY   7. 0.
George BRADLEY   1. 0.
William HEATH   1.
Robert TIPPING   4. 9
Luce BUNTING & William   1. 6.
William JOHNES   1.
Anthony BUNTING   0. 9.
Thomas BOWNE   2. 0.
Edward BRADWALL   0. 3.
Thomas WOOD   2. 3.
Robert WARD   2. 3.
William PIDCOCKE   2. 3.
Widowe PIDCOCKE   0. 3.
Edmond WALKER   2. 0.
Whalebridge RAGGE   0. 3.
Thomas LUDLAM   0. 3.
Thomas ABBOTT   1. 0.
Anthony ROASON   0. 3.
Thomas WALKER   0. 3.
James STONE   0.
Anthony WINFIELD   0. 6.
William ADAMS   0. 6.
Thomas PARKER   0. 3.
Thomas STEERE   1. 0.
William ASHE   0. 6.
Joane OXLEY   1. 3.
John HASLAM   0. 6.
Raph BOWNE   5. 0.
Robert CLIFFE gent.   12. 6.
Henry LACIE   0. 3.
William BRADLEY   0. 3.
The pews? ----   9. 6.
[damage] ---- Causey Lane Meadowe   0. 3.
[damage] ----- MOALDE?   5. 6.
[damage] ----- SHEPHEARD   2. 0.
[damage] ----- BOWNE   2.
[damage] ----- OXLEY   0. 10½
{ Sum above 4li. 14.
John PIDCOCKE   0. 6.
John KNOWLES   2. 3.
John COCKAYNE   8. 9.
Thomas JOHNES   1. 9.
Raph KIRKELAND   0. 6.
John MARTEN   2. 3.
Edward MARTEN   0. 6.
John & Anthony BOWNE   4.
John BECKS   2. 1.
HASLAM & WHITTAKER   0. 3.
William WRIGHT   0. 6.
Adam WOODWARD   0. 3.
John BADSLEY   3. 3.
Thomas WOODWARD   0. 3.
The Three LONGEFURLONBS   1. 0.
James ROASON   0. 6.
Edmond ROASON   0. 6.
John S -YTH   1. 3.
Grace RAGGs House   0. 3.
John SPENCER   1. 3.
John WOLLEY   9. 0.
Thomas FFLINT   2. 3.
Adam FFLYNT   1. 0
Richard WOODWARD   2. 6.
John BOWDEN   0. 9.
Anthony BOLLINGTON   3. 0.
William HARDING   2. 0.
Cowley Close   1. 0.
Thomas SHORE   4. 0.
George WHITTAKER   0. 6.
Francis BRUCKSHAWE   0. 6.
Anthony CHAPMAN   0. 6.
Anthony SWIFT   0. 6.
Thomas CARNELL   0. 6.
Henry ALLCROFT   0. 3.
John STATHAM   0. 6.
Anthony SOWTER   0. 3.
William JOHNSON   1. 0.
Thomas LEAWOOD   ?1 6.
Thomas ALLEN   - -
William PIDCOCKE   0. 3.
Richard BURGESSE   7. 6.
John BOWDEN   2. 11.
Thomas BOWDEN, Fra. BRUCKSHAWE
& the rest of Mr BLACKSHAW's Tents
  0. 10.
{ Sum above 3li. 17s. 6d
Ye whole here 8li. 11s. 7½d
       
To receive of ye old and feebl 1d


The Assessors Names: Henry BOWNE, John WOLLEY, John BADSLEY.


A note about the social history of the time:
The year 1665 is a date many remember as In the spring of that year the Great Plague had begun in London though it did not spread to Derbyshire until later in the year. The first burial at Eyam was on 7th September.


Transcribed by Ann Andrews, Apr 2021.
Information shared from the Mike Spencer collection.
Original document held by the Derbyshire Record Office.