Various details relating to Manchester, Salford and charity

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      GB 418 Booth/2/3/5/2
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notes of monies disbursed in poor relief in Salford, 1710-1809;

names of Overseers of poor, 1809-10, 1814-15;

names of other officials noted throughout;

scale showing proportion of ley to be paid towards the repair of the parish church of Manchester, nd.;

list of townships in the par of Manchester, and in the division but not the par, showing total rent according to property tax assessment for 1811-12, and their proportions of church ley according to a new rate [1d in £];

expenses of the Collegiate and par Church of Manchester, 1810-13;

list of commissioners for property tax, land and assessed taxes for Manchester Division, May 1812;

statement of full annual value of property rated to poor in Salford. Dates when leys laid, 1800-1818;

newspaper cutting: account of public meeting re. assessment of cottage houses to poor rate, 13 Sept 1823;

statement of full annual value of property rated to poor in Manchester nd, but dates of laying of leys 1807-13;

extract from the will of Humphrey Booth the Elder [proved 1635] re. preacher at Salford;

notes on the various Salford Charities;

table for calculating the amount of county rate due from each hundred. Followed by detailed lists of parts of the Salford Hundred only;

notes re. various Salford charities [some being printed extracts from newspapers];

notes re. valuations of property in township of Salford 1817 [valuers were Messrs. Bellhouse Wright and Ingham];

copy of Act 16 Geo III, c.55, 1776: "An Act to Enable the Trustees of Certain Charity Lands belonging to the Poor of grant Building Leases thereof";

statement of the number of men the various townships had to find for local militia, 1813;

township of Salford Assessment to Poor Rate: 1830, 1832;

printed statement of receipts and expenditure of the Salford Charities, 1839-40;

notes on Broughton Bridge;

list of Mayors of Manchester, 1838-50.

At back of ledger:

poor rates in Sheffield, 1820;

report of Vestry Meeting, Sheffield, 1814.

Attached to the front cover:

a list of the feoffees of Manchester College, June 1818.

Loose items:

valuation of Township of Manchester for County and Hundred rates, 1828-34 (no. i);

small note book entitled "Poor Ley 1759", containing an assessment of monthly tax upon owners/occupiers of houses, lands, tenements and hereditaments and upon money and merchandise within Salford in order to calculate the amount of relief to be raised to support the poor. Signed and dated 4 Aug 1759. A small brown note book attached inside the front cover lists the names and monies received from them between 14 July 1759 - 9 Aug 1760 (no. ii) [Very fragile.];

"List of Benefactions copied from two tables in Salford 1798 Chapel in Feb 1794 with remarks thereon made in the year 1798" (no. iii);

Mr. Redhead's opinion about the par officer, Salford (no. iv).

These 4 loose items have been removed from the book and placed in an archival envelope.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Vellum bound ledger. No lettering.