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Quarter Sessions Bundles (ERO Q/SBb8/11)

6.12.1697 (Wednesday 6 December 1697)

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to the churchwardens and other the overseers of the poor of the parish of Colne Engaine within the hundred of Lexden and to either of them whereas it hath appeared to us three of his majesty's justices of the peace of this county and residing within the limits and division where the parish of Greate Coxall lieth and one of us being of the quorum that the inhabitants of the said parish of Great Coxall are not able to levy amongst themselves sufficient sums of money for the necessary relief of their poor nor to provide work for the children of such poor as cannot maintain themselves nor their children now we the said justices of the peace pursuant to the statute made in this case in the 43Eliz1 do hereby rate tax and assess the several and respective churchwardens overseers of the several and respective parishes lying and being within the said hundred of Lexden and within the said division wherein the parish of Greate Coxall lieth with several and respective sums of money by them to be paid to the churchwardens and overseers of the poor of Greate Coxall aforesaid for the relief of their poor there according to the intent of the said statute and for that purpose we do hereby rate tax and assess you the said churchwardens and overseers of the poor of Colne Engaine aforesaid with the sum of 46li and the same to pay to the churchwardens and overseers of the poor of Greate Coxall aforesaid or some of them on or before the 2.2.next ensuing the date hereof and hereof you are not to fail given under our hands and seals this 6.12.1697 Antho Abdy Edw Bullock Hen Ayloffe