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A copy of the first double page spread of the original documents can be viewed here. These files are large in order to to retain legibility but are in two separate parts, on the left hand page rents (69k) and on the right hand page bills (64k)
The book is like an exercise book with hard cover and the normal entries are in ink. This has survived well and is rarely illegible. Rents were entered on the left hand page and bills on the right. The amounts at the foot of each page are individually reckoned. Payment was made half-yearly, due the first working day after Lady Day (Mar 25th) or Michaelmas (Sep 29th). These copies, which vary from about 12k to 31k in size, are produced here with rents first and then bills with a line indicating the change of page. The original formatting has been preserved as far as possible. If making a printed copy the page break should be made at the line to make the two facing pages.
March 25th, the Feast of the Annunciation (9 months before Christmas) was once the first day of the year - the financial year still keeps to a date based on this old practice - and Sept.29th was the Feast of St Michael the Archangel, the half-year.
Inside the front cover there is a pencilled note about money owed by Farmer (James?) Beedell in or since 1842. This was £160 for ten quarters.
Double-click for Rents (left-hand page) or for Bills (right-hand page) to download for printing.
|1842 and notes|
1846 - May 7th
|1846 - November 4th|
|1847 - May 9th||1847 - November 3rd|
|1848 - May 3rd||1848 - November 1st|
|1849 - May 2nd||1849 - November 7th|
|1850 - May 1st||1850 - November 6th|
|1851 - May 7th||1851 - November 5th|
|1852 - May 5th||1852 - November 3rd|
|1853 - May 4th||1853 - November 2nd|
|1854 - May 3rd||1854 - November 1st|
|1855 - May 2nd||1855 - November 7th|
|1856 - May 7th||1856 - November 5th|
|1857 - May 6th||1857 - November 4th|
|1858 - May 5th||1858 - November 3rd|
|1859 - May 4th||1859 - November 2nd|
|1860 - May 2nd||1860 - November 7th|
|1861 - May 1st||1861 - November 6th|
|1862 - May 7th||1862 - November 5th|
|1863 - May 6th||1863 - November 4th|
|1864 - May 4th||1864 - November 2nd|