The Records of St. Bartholomew's Priory and St. Bartholomew the Great, West Smithfield: Volume 2. Originally published by Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1921.
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TABLE OF FEES, 1635
From the Chartae Miscellaneae, Lambeth Palace Library, vol. vii, p. 75 of Index.
A table conteyning the duties which are to be payde to the Parson Churchwardens clarke sexton searchers and Bearers of the Parish church of St. Bartholomew the Greate for Buryalls weddings churchings searchings & bearing.
For a Buryall in the Quire.
PARISH CLERKE'S FEES, 1638
Among the Westminster Abbey Muniments (No. 13459) is a certificate, dated 27 February 1637/8, of Ralphe Keble, parish clerk, that he 'neither claimed nor took any other or greater fees than those above mentioned', which is a list of fees similar to those of 1635 excepting that the clerk's fee (and only the clerk's fees are given) had advanced 4d. for burial in the church.
TABLE OF FEES, 1698
In the Vestry Minute Book, i, 249 (28 Apr. 1698) occurs
'It was ordered that ye rate for ffuneralls in ye church and churchyard for the tyme to come be as followeth:
|ffor Burying in the churchyard||6s.||8d.|
|ffor the Green churchyard||13s.||4d.|
|ffor the midell Ille in ye church||£1||10s.||0d.|
|ffor the Back Illes and side Illes||£1||0s.||0d.|
|ffor laying a stone on any grave in any part of the churche||£5||0s.||0d.|
And that the new table of fees be observed for ye tyme to come.'
In the Vestry Minute Book, ii, 214 (20 Jan. 1720) occurs
'Ordered that the price of breaking of ye ground for Buriall in ye chancell and Issles be raised.
|'Agreed that ye price of Burying for Chancell be||£3||0s.||0d.|
|in ye middle Isle||£2||0s.||0d.|
|in ye back Isle||£1||10s.||0d.'|
In Bishop of London's Register, Terrick and Lowth, f. 2, is entered in full 'a table containing the rates and duties to be paid to the rector, churchwardens, Clerk, Sexton, Searcher, and Bearers . . . for weddings, Burials, churchings, etc., as agreed to in the vestry Feby. 3rd 1762.'
FEES IN 1823
The following occurs in the Vestry Minute Book, iv, 510 (14 Apr. 1823):
'Charges for Grave Stones altered to £12 in the body of the church, £9 in the aisles, £20 for a brick grave in the church exclusive of ground and stone, £5 for a head and foot stone, in the great churchyard, £8 for a flat stone, £6 for head and foot stone in the Green churchyard, and £10 for a flat stone.'