RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
LevelFile
Alt Ref NoMS 840
Extent20 ff.
TitleST. MARTIN-IN-THE-FIELDS: ACCOUNTS DURING PLAGUE
Date1636-1637
DescriptionAn abstract of accounts concerning the poor afflicted by plague in the parish of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Westminster, by Thomas Snelling, one of the collectors for the relief of the poor in the parish. 12 June 1636-11 June 1637.

f. 1r. A note in the hand of Thomas Tenison, Rector of St. Martin-in-the-Fields and afterwards Archbishop of Canterbury: 'Bought att a shopp in Holborn '.
ff. 1v-2v. blank.
f. 3r. Title page: 'A generall abstract of ye generall accompt of ye receipts and disburssments for ye poore visited of the plague within ye parish of St. Martin in the Ffeilds from the 12th of June 1636 to the 11th of June 1637 following ... with ye number of houses shutt up and ffameleys and number of persons in them releved ... And also purporting a weekly particular of the number of burialls as well of ye plague as of other diseases, with the number of persons sent to ye pesthouse and how many from thence have beene delivered in health and also how many have there dyed ... by me Tho. Snelling on the behalfe of my selfe and the rest of the accomptants ... per me Tho. Snelling'.
f. 3v. blank.
f. 4r-v. Receipts by gift and collection.
ff. 5r-18v. Weekly expenditure, with details of houses shut up, costs of nurses, searchers, doorkeepers, bearers etc.
f. 19r-v. Summary of total receipts and expenditure for the year.
f. 20r. Totals for the year of houses shut up and of families and persons within them. Also totals of those sent to the pesthouse and of all burials during the year.
f. 20v. Totals for the year of all deaths from plague, with totals of deaths in the pesthouse and of those delivered from the pesthouse in health.
LanguageEnglish
FindingAidsNew description by Richard Palmer, 2012
PhysicalDescriptionLimp vellum binding 182 x 150 mm. Remains of fabric ties.
Paper leaves.
Original title of front cover: 'Sancti Martini in Campis'. Additional title in the hand of Thomas Tenison, Archbishop of Canterbury: 'An abstract of S.M.F. in the plague time A. 1636, 1637'.
CustodialHistoryPurchased by Thomas Tenison, Rector of St. Martin-in-the-Fields and afterwards Archbishop of Canterbury, at a shop in Holborn (see f. 1r).
Recorded amongst the manuscripts of Archbishop Thomas Tenison in David Wilkins' catalogue of the Lambeth manuscripts dated 1720 (LR/F/40).

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CodeNameDates
NA1527St Martin in the Fields, Middlesex; ancient parish
30Tenison; Thomas (1636-1715); Archbishop of Canterbury1636-1715
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