SKELTON - IN - CLEVELAND
IN HISTORY

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THE OVERSEERS OF THE POOR.
HOW THE RATEPAYERS MONEY WAS SPENT.
VILLAGE CONSTABLE.
Paid James Crusher for R Weatherill to prevent his going to the House of Correction
Paid James Crusher for Ralph Weatherill's misbehaviour
Paid James Crusher concerning Militia
For commitment of a man to Northallerton Gaol
13s 6d
5s od
1s 0d
5s 0d

Paid William Lynas his Deputy Constable salary for one year
5s 0d

PARISH CLERK.
Paid John Sharpe his quarter year's salary & teaching Sunday school
Paid John Sharpe for writing paper for half a year Parish business
Paid John Sharpe for going round Parish concerning Public Meeting
3 6s 3d
3s 0d
2d

VESTRY EXPENSES.
Postage for letters was paid by the recipient.
Paid postage of a letter from Northallerton
Paid postage of a letter from The House of Commons
Paid for candles for the use of the Select Vestry
Journey to Guisbro for instructions how to make out Freeholders list
Paid for 5 Summonses for Knaggs Thompson, Jonathan Seaton, Warrington Winter, Ann Hill and Mary Thompson, who would not pay their Poor Rate
Journey to Guisbro with Jury list and swearing to same
Journey to Guisbro with Lunatic return and swearing to same
Spent at a passing these Accounts
2d
1d
6d
1s 6d

10s 0d
3s 0d
3s 0d
5s 0d

CENSUS FOR 1831.
Paid for India Ink to make population papers, by Order
6d

ROAD AND BUILDING MAINTENANCE.
Paid John Raper for work on the Highways
Paid Knaggs Thompson for breaking stones 1 week
Paid Constable of Brotton for the repair of Wandale Bridge
Paid William Gowland for repairing School house windows etc
Jan 23rd 1823. Paid sundry men for cutting snow and others labour
2s 0d
5s 0d
7s 6d
10s 0d
5s 10d

CHIMNEY SWEEP.
Paid Leonard Knaggs for 2 weeks board for a sweep
12s 0d

WASHERWOMAN.
Paid for washing 2 shirts of late Newark Pearson
6d

JOB SEEKING AND TOOLS.
Journey to Lofthouse to try for getting men work at Allum Works.
Paid for a spade for Michael Brown
2s 0d
4s 3d
The first steam locomotive railway had opened in 1825 some 20 miles away between Darlington and Stockton.
30th June 1831. Journey to Norton to make enquiry about getting men work upon the Railway and had orders to send as many able-bodied men as would go and to have 15 shillings per week wages


7s 0d

COUNTY RATE.
Paid James Crusher Constable quarterly money for County Rate.
6 18s 10d

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