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Thomas Elkington His Book 1758
Accounts of a bailiff to William Holbech of Farnborough Hall, Warwickshire


   
The copy of Rider's British Merlin almanac for 1758 which contains these accounts has been donated to the Warwickshire County Record Office. If a printout of the accounts is required, the quality of the images in the downloadable pdf file (see home page) should be more than adequate for most purposes, even when using plain paper.

For researchers with a suitable portable storage device, there are high resolution images on the copiable CD of the accounts and almanac, at the library of the Society of Genealogists, London, and at the Local Studies section of Banbury Public Library, Oxfordshire.

   
   
Accounts for February to April 1758
   
   
Mr  Heays and Mr Sharog
   
   

         Mr Heays & Mr Sharog. These names are recorded at the side of the flyleaf, perpendicular to and below the words "Thomas Elkington His Book 1758".

   
   
Accounts Feb-April 1758
   
   


                 February 7 1758........................................ £ s d
7 pd Mr Goodings Servant.......................... 0 1 0
8 pd Anthoney Smith for a flesh (1)............. 0 3 6
pd haycock for a flesh................................. 0 3 6
pd Marchal for two flesh............................. 0 6 0 (2)
23 pd holloway for a load Straw.................. 0 12 0

April 7 pd Mr King for the Cropt mares s (3)
.........Keeping Six and twentey Weecks 2 qs' 2 12 0
........ Shoueing ............................................ 0 1 3
17 pd Southam horses tolgate Self ................0 1 0

   
Notes (1) flesh probably a flitch (of bacon): a word still in use in the earlier twentieth century.
              (2) if the total on the next page is correct, the number under the ink blot must be nought.
(3) s = shillings. 26 x 2s./week = 52s, i.e. £2 12s.
             
   
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