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IV. Forms relating to Overseers' Accounts, &c.
We have seen what accounts overseers are bound to keep and render, either IV. Forms in the course of, or at the expiration of their year. (a) 'In one of the best relating to overregulated parishes in London, the overseers keep and render their accounts seers' accounts, in a regular and explicit manner, in several different books, and which may
&c. readily kept under different heads in the same book; and the editor strongly recommends the adoption of the same mode of keeping parish accounts throughout the kingdom. (6)
Account A., being a copy of the Rate-books during his year, and showing, 120. Account in different columns, 1st, the names of occupiers ; 2nd, sums assessed ; 3rd, A., rates, and what received ; 4th, amount of arrears; 5th, remarks; thus:
whether recorda ed or not.
Account C., containing a statement of every Receipt by Overseers, for 122. Account benefit of poor, under different heads, as
of receipts. 1. What received as a balance from one of the prior overseers. 2. What received as a balance from the other of the prior overseers.
3. What received for the maintenance of illegitimate children, stating each item, with dates separately.
4. What received for maintenance of paupers, stating each item, with dates separately.
5. What fines received under various acts of parliament, fc.
(a) Ante, 250 to 254.
vide books of accounts framed, as here (6) The publisher will, at the instance suggested. of any gentleman desiring the same, pro
IV. Forms relating to overseers' accounts, &c.
Account D., containing a statement of Gift Monies received under chari123. Account table donations, &c., showing each particular item, with dates, tc. D., statement of gift monies.
124. Account E., statement of disbursements.
Account E., containing a very particular account of every Disbursement, with the dates, in due order of time.
125. Account F., a total account.
Account F., containing a general total account of Receipts and Disbursements, and a copy which is to be returned to the House of Commons. (See post, 918, 919.]
[In the parish in London before alluded to, where there is a workhouse, and there are consequently out-door poor as well as workhouse paupers, the overseers keep separate account books for each, and which are audited once a fortnight. The following is the form of Account of the relief of the out
door poor :
(a) N.B. The 9 Geo. I. c. 7, s. 2, requires such a book to be kept. (See ante, 178 Another Book called “Workhouse Book" kept in London.
IV. Forms relating to overseers' accounts,
Ward, No. 1.
Names of Puupers.
Times of being in the house are denoted by the |
Clerk's Hall, Wood-street, December, 1830. To the Churchwardens and Overseers of the Poor, or Vestry Clerks. Whereas by an act of parliament passed in the second year of the reign of his 128. Notice relate Majesty King George the Third, intituled, “ An Act for the keeping regular, quiring churchuniform, and annual registers of all parish poor infants under a certain age, wardens, &c. in within the bills of mortality ;” and also by another act, passed in the seventh London, to reyear of his late Majesty, intituled, “An Act for the better regulation of the parish turn lists of poor children of the several parishes therein mentioned, within the bills of morta- poor children, lity,” it is enacted, That the respective churchwardens and overseers of the &c. poor of the said parishes, shall keep a register book ruled and headed on each page, agreeable to the schedules annexed to the said acts, of all infants under their care, from their birth or time of admission into the workhouses or parish houses, until apprenticed out or otherwise discharged; and that, at the expiration of each year, the names of all such children as are then remaining under their care, shall be transferred to the register of the next year, under their proper dates and description in which they stand in the preceding register, previous to any further entry; so that the register of each year shall contain a full and distinct account of the whole number of parish poor children under their care in the course of the year, without being intermired with the deaths or discharges of any of the preceding years. And also, that exact copies of such registers, ending the thirty-first of December in every year, shall be transmitted to the master and wardens of the company of parish clerks, on or before the fifteenth day of February following.
In order that such registers and copies of registers may be correctly made, the master, wardens, and court of assistants have directed, that proper forms be printed agreeable to the schedules of the said acts, and sold only at their hall, in Wood-street, Cheapside, (a) and that attendance be there given for such purpose, and for receipt of the returns on Tuesday afternoons from three to five o'clock, and on Thursday mornings till one o'clock.
And whereas several parishes have neglected to make their returns within the time limited ; and others have made returns not agreeable to the act, which has occasioned much delay in making up the general abstract, notice is hereby given, that the master and wardens of the said company are determined to put the penalties in force against such churchwardens and vestry clerks, who do not in future make their returns correctly by the fifteenth of February, as required by the said acts. The penalty for neglecting is five pounds,
Clerk. [N. B. By a late order of a committee of the House of Commons, it is required, that returns of parish apprentices be in future correctly made, agreeable to schedule E. of the before mentioned act of the seventh George the Third. ]
(a) See the forms, post, 916, 917.
Name of the Child. If a Foundling, mark F. If a Bastard
B. If a Casualty
C. If the same child is taken in a second time, mark the second entry of the name
2 If a third time, : 3,8c Age real or reputed at the time when receired.
If born in the work.
If not born in the work. house, when admitted.
If money be received with any child, what sum, such sum not to be transferred
from year to year.
NB. These columns occupy a folio sheet under the titles as above.
When died in the
When sent from the work. house, and by whom
nursed till sent.
When sent to the hospital for exposed and deserted
Majesty King George the Third. si. Dunstan in the West, London, (where there is a Workhouse or Purish-house) according to the Acts of Parliament of the Second and Seventh of his Annual Register of the Parish Poor Children until they are apprenticed out, from the 1st day of January to the 31st day of December, of the Parish of
If discharged from the perish, to whom delivered,
and where living. If removed or passed, to
See form prescribed in schedule, 7 Geo. III.
Nurse's name to whom
delivered to be nursed If a wet nurse, mark W. If a dry nurse D.
If the nurse dies or is changed, write the name of the new nurse under
the former If nursed by the mother, mark
Place where the nurse lives. In what place, or near what sign, so as to
Price of nursing each
Reward given to
If died at nurse, when,
If past six years of age,
and brought to the workhouse, mark W. If discharged, mention to whom, and where living. If apprenticed, mention folio of the register of