geaven by Elizabeth Helling
unto the poore of the parrish of Westbury £5.
Joseph faye of St. Nicholas Parish Bristyll having 4 children now living at ye hope and Anchor.
Wee Have in Westbury man and woman came out of Bristoll
Charles Newth and his wife on ye Gallows hill
have notice given them to gone out of the prish
Augt. 27 90 by Christmas or to give Security
Walter Rudge and his wife late of Clifton to bring
a Certificate by ye 8th September.
ffrances Osborne and his wife of Blagden In
Sommersettshire now living at ye Gallows Hill
Ye prsons at ye house say they are going away at Michellmas.
Note. – This “Poor Book” is bound in parchment, and once had a clasp and fastening attached, but they have disappeared. It is written on coarse paper, 11 by 7 ½ inches.
Source: The Poor Book of the Tithings of Westbury-on-Trym Stoke Bishop and Shirehampton from 1656 to 1698 by H. J. Wilkins, D.D., Vicar of Westbury-on-Trym and Reader of Redland Chapel, Bristol. Published by J. W. Arrowsmith, 11 Quay Street, London; Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co. Limited, 1910.