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[The Frenchay Museum has a copy of a 22 page account booklet. Above the Title on the cover page a note has been added, the first letter is unclear:   S (or T ) H   Feb 19th

 

This transcription was made in June 2022]

 

 

A list of Subscribers for building

a Bridge across the River at Frenchay

making good the road on each side &c &c

January 31st 1788

 

[Note from the transcriber: so far as I can tell, column 2 shows an amount promised, while column 4 shows the amount collected]

 

Will'm H Winstone Esq       10.10.0    Aug 23    10.10.0

Frenchay Company            10.10.0                      10.10.0

Mr Neham'a Bradford             5.5.0     July 26        5.5.0

Mr Will'm Rickards               10.10.0    Aug 23        7.7.0

Mr Edw'd Rosser                  10.10.0   Aug 23     10.10.0

Mr John Cox                             5.5.0     Aug 21        5.5.0

Cha's Arthur Esq                     5.5.0    Sept 1          5.5.0

Mr Jn'a Wyatt Cater                 2.2.0     July 29        2.2.0

Ricard Bayly Esq                     5.5.0     July 5          5.5.0

Mr Sam'l Gerrish                      5.5.0    Refus'd payment

Mr Alderman Deane                5.5.0      July 9         5.5.0

Ditto being a legacy left          10.14.3

for repairing the Bye Roads    12.11.6  July 9        23.5.9

Joseph Beck Esq                    5.5.0     June 30      5.5.0

           Car'd up                     104.2.9                    95.14.9

 

  Amo't brought up              104.2.9                    95.14.9

Mr Sam'l Shute                        5.5.0      June 23     5.5.0

Edward Harford Esq               5.5.0      July 4         5.5.0

Isaac Elton Esq                       5.5.0      Aug 9          5.5.0

Joseph Harford Esq               5.5.0      June 7         5.5.0

James Hill Esq                         5.5.0      Aug 1          5.5.0

John S Harford Esq                5.5.0      July 30        5.5.0

Wm P Lunell Esq                    5.5.0      Sept 13       5.5.0

Mr James Curtis                     1.1.0      July 16        1.1.0

Mr Stephen Shipley               1.1.0      Dec 9           1.1.0

Mr Isaac Bence                       1.1.0      Aug 1           1.1.0

Mr John Edye                          3.3.0      June 3         3.3.0

John Whittuck Esq                  3.3.0      Aug 7          3.3.0

Dowell Gardiner Dowell         3.3.0      July 30        3.3.0

Mr John Bisp                           2.2.0      Aug 2           2.2.0

Mr Charles Latcham               1.1.0     1791 Dec 24

Mr J Clark                                 1.1.0                          1.1.0

Mr Will'm Luton                       1.1.0      Aug 1           1.1.0

Mr Tho's Protheroe                 1.1.0      Jan'y 9         1.1.0

Mr Rich'd Stump                      1.1.0      wont pay     0.0.0

                                               160.16.9                     150.6.9

Mr Latcham paid after

this side was cast should be

151.7.9   his money bro't forward         54.12.4

 

  Amount Bro't over                  160.16.9                  150.6.9

Mr Will'm Maberly                     0.10.6    Oct 24         0.10.6

Mr John King                             1.1.0      June 30       1.1.0

Mr Isaac Scott                            1.1.0      July 10        1.1.0

Mr John Powell                          1.1.0      July 31        1.1.0

Mr ______ Shekels                     1.1.0      Nov 17        1.1.0

Mr Nath'l Good                            1.1.0    Dec 30, '80   1.1.0

Mr Will'm Mr Emett                     0.10.6    Oct 14         0.10.6

Mr Chas Curtis                            1.1.0      July 16       1.1.0

Rev'd David Evans                     1.1.0      Sept 13      1.1.0

Mr James Maule                          1.1.0      July 23      1.1.0

Mr Sam'l Williams                        1.1.0     Sept 13      1.1.0

Mr Thomas Rutter                        1.1.0      Aug 9        1.1.0

Rev'd Edw'd Davis                       1.1.0    wont pay    0.0.0

Mr Rob't Tucker                            1.1.0                        1.1.0

Edward Probyn Esq                     1.1.0      Aug 25      1.1.0

Mr George Croome                      1.1.0      July 29      1.1.0

Mr JAL by JH                                1.1.0                         1.1.0

      Car'd up                              177.12.9                  166.1.9

                                                                      15.15.0

 

  Amo't bro't up                          177.12.9                  166.1.9

Rev'd Mr Sam'l Thomas               1.1.0                        1.1.0

Mark Harford Esq                          5.5.0      July 12      5.5.0

Mr Lovell                                       1.1.0       July 29      1.1.0

Nicholas Harrison Esq                 1.1.0      Aug 23       1.1.0

Mr John King                                 1.1.0      Aug 12      1.1.0

Edward Brice Esq                         5.5.0      Aug 16      5.5.0

Mr Charles Emett                          1.1.0      Aug 25      1.1.0

Mr Thomas Smith                          1.1.0      Aug 25      1.1.0

Woodhouse Norton &Co              1.1.0     Sept 19      1.1.0

Mrs Hill                                           1.1.0      Sept 9       1.1.0

Miss Devy                                      2.2.0      Sept 9       2.2.0

Rev'd Mr Cockayne                       2.2.0      Sept 16     2.2.0

Charles Bragg Esq                        5.5.0      Sept 25     5.5.0

Moses Underwood                        1.1.0      Oct 13      1.1.0

Will'm Battorsby                            2.2.0    Jan 7 1789   2.2.0

Tho's Molesome                            .....

Mr James, Lower Easton            0.10.6     Jan 9       0.10.6

Sam'l Harford Esq                                                       5.5.0

Ja's Maule for wheelbarrow                                       0.9.0

                                         Car'd forw'd                  203.16.3

Mr Battorsby Esq

 

  Brought Forward                                    203.16.3

Mr Will'm Rickott sold Wheelbarrows        1.0.0

Edw'd Tillott       1       ditto                              7.6

Mr Isaac Player                                              1.1.0

Thos Doano Esq, Corporation money         5.5.0

Edward Brice Esq,     ditto         ditto            2.2.0

Mr Charles Latcham                                       1.1.0

                                                                      214.12.9

     Sam'l Gornish

x   Cha's Latcham

     Tho's Molesom

     Mr Janos, Stapleton

     Mr Shoriff Gordon

     Edw'd Brice Esq, monies 2.2.0 more

 

 

Expences of Building a Bridge across the River

Froom Building the Walls on each side making Roads

&c &c

1788

June 7   Paid Rob't Britain for 6 days wk levelling the road   0.9.0

    "        Paid John Palmer for 5 days        "        1/6                 0.7.6

    "            "   Beer for   "                                                             0.0.6

June 14  Paid    Rob't Britain 6 days          ditto                        0.9.0

    "            d'o     John Palmer 6 days        d'o                           0.9.0

    "            d'o     Jacob Bisp 1 3/4 days     d'o                           0.1.9

June 21    d'o     Frenchay Company for a shovel                   0.2.4

    "            d'o    for 1* of Gunpowder                                     0.0.9 1/2

    "            d'o    Robert Davis 2 days Work @ 1.4                  0.2.8

    "            d'o    Thomas Hibbs 2 days   d'o @ 1.4                 0.2.8

    "            d'o    Joseph Hibbs  2 days   d'o  @ 1.4                0.2.8

June 24    d'o    Brown & Granger for 2 Stone Hammers     0.3.0

June 25    d'o    Edward Rosser on account                         30.0.0

June 28    d'o    Thomas Hibbs 6 1/2 days level'g the road  0.8.8

     "           d'o    Benj'n Baber 6 1/4 days @     d'o                 0.8.4

     "           d'o    Isaac Cleverly 2 3/4 days        d'o                0.3.8

     "           d'o    Sam'l Hibbs     2 3/4 days         d'o               0.3.8

     "           d'o    Tho's Light       2 days               d'o              0.2.8

     "           d'o     Cha's Millard   2 days               d'o              0.2.8

                                                               Car'd over           34.0.6 1/2

 

1788      Amount brought Over                                         34.0.6 1/2

June 28    Paid Rob't Davis 4 1/4 days screen'g ashes     0.5.8

July 5         do Tho's Hibbs 6 1/2 days    do       @ 1.4         0.8.8

    "              do Tho's Light 6 days           do           do          0.8.0

    "              do Benj Baber 6 1/2 days     do           do          0.8.8

    "              do Sam'l Hibbs 6 days          do           do          0.8.0

    "              do Isaac Cleverly 6 days      do           do          0.8.0

    "              do Cha's Millard 6 days         do           do          0.8.0

    "              do Jn'o Bisp 5 3/4 days         do           do          0.7.8

    "              do Ab'm Bisp 3 days              do           do          0.4.0

    "              do 19 men 1 quart of Ale each                           0.4.9

    "              do 1 Man          do                                                 0.0.3

July 12       do John Bisp 1 1/2 days Work                             0.2.0

   "               do Britain & Palmer for sinking a well               0.17.0

   "               do       do for levelling the road from

                               the Bridge to J Hobbs's House               5.5.0

   "               do      do for beer while about the above          0.2.0

   "               do Robt Britain Mak'g good the road

                         in Urfords Lane 2 days                                  0.2.8

   "               do John Palmer 2 days at    do                          0.2.8

   "               do Job Price 2 days at          do                          0.2.8

                                        Car'd forward                               44.6.2 1/2

 

 1788            Amount bro't on                                            44.6.2 1/2

July 12        Sam Bawn Mason 7 days work @ 1/10           0.12.10

   "                Will Bawn      do     7 days           @ 1/8           0.11.8

   "                Bawns Son Labourer 7 days     @ 10d           0.5.10

   "                Noble Bayly      do        7 days     @ 14d        0.8.2

   "                Will Winterson  do        7 days     @1/4          0.9.4

   "                Jas Cleverly     do         6 days                       0.8.0

   "                Sam Hibbs       d'o          6 days                       0.8.0

   "                Geo Olds          d'o          6 days                      0.8.0

   "                Tho's Millard     d'o         6 days                      0.8.0

   "                 Jo's Millard       d'o         6 days                      0.8.0

   "                 Benj Baber       d'o         6 days                      0.8.0

   "                 Tho's Light        d'o        5 days                     0.6.8

   "                 John Luker       d'o         5 days                     0.6.8

   "                 Will Light          d'o          3 days                    0.4.0

   "                 Jn'o Bayly        d'o          3 days                    0.4.0

   "                 Edw'd Monks   d'o          4 days                    0.5.4

   "                 Paid for 20 Quarts of ale                               0.5.0

July 19         Sam'l Bawn                      7 days     1/10        0.12.10

   "                Will Bawn                          7 days     1/8          0.11.8

   "                Bawns Son                        7 days     10d        0.5.10

                                             Car'd over                            52.4.0 1/2

 

1788

July 19         Amount bro't over                                       52.4.0 1/2

                 Noble Bayly              7 days             1/2            0.8.2

                 Will'm Winterson      6 3/4 days       1/4            0.9.0

                 Isaac Cleverly           6 days             1/4            0.8.0

                 Sam Hibbs                 6 days             1/4            0.8.0

                 Joseph Millard          2 days              1/4           0.2.8

                 James Millard           6 days               1/4          0.8.0

                 Benj'n Baber             6 days               1/4          0.8.0

                 Will Light                   6 days               1/4          0.8.0

                 Edw'd Monks            6 days               1/4          0.8.0

                 Jn'o Cambourne       6 days               1/4          0.8.0

                 Jn'o Palmer               6 days               1/4          0.8.0

                 Rob't Britain              6 days               1/4          0.8.0

                 Job Price 1 day @ 1/4d Gunpowder 2d          0.1.6

                 George Olds             6 days               1/4          0.8.0

                 Jn'o Bayly                 6 days               1/4          0.8.0

                 W'm Hewett, Mason 6 days               1/9          0.10.6

July 26     Robert Britain           1 day                                0.1.4

                 Thomas Pitt               1 day                                0.1.4

                                           Car'd on                              58.6.6 1/2

 

July          Amo't bro't on                                               58.6.6 1/2

26             Paid R Britain & J Pill for making

                 the road from the Bridge up part of

                 Urfords Lane as p agreement Beer 6d      1.1.6

                 James Millard      3 1/4 days work    1/4      0.4.4

                 Sam'l Bawn          7 days        d'o     1/10     0.12.10

                 Will Bawn             7 days        d'o      1/8      0.11.8

                 Bawns Son           7 days        d'o      10d     0.5.10

                 Will Hewett           7 days        d'o      1/9      0.12.3

                 Noble Bayly          7 days        d'o      1/2      0.8.2

                 Sam Hibbs            6 days       d'o Labourer 1/4  0.8.0

                 Benj Baver            6 days       d'o       1/4      0.8.0

                 Will Light               6 days       d'o        1/4     0.8.0

                 Edw'd Monks        6 days       d'o         1/4    0.8.0

                 Jn'o Cambourn     6 days       d'o         1/4    0.8.0

                 George Olds         6 days       d'o         1/4    0.8.0

                 Jn'o Bayly             6 days       d'o         1/4    0.8.0

                 Thomas Cambridge 6 days   d'o         1/4    0.8.0

                 William Iles           5 3/4 days  d'o         1/4   0.7.8

                 Thomas King        5 3/4 days  d'o         1/4   0.7.8

                                                Car'd over                   66.2.5 1/2

 

1788         Amo't bro't over                                          66.2.5 1/2

July 26    Paid Edw'd Rosser                                       20.0.0

         31   Paid for 14 quarts of ale                                 0.3.6

Aug 2        d'o  Rob't Britain       4 days                1/4    0.5.4

                  d'o  Thomas Pitt        4 days                1/4    0.5.4

                  d'o  Sam Bawn          7 days                1/10  0.12.10

                  d'o  Will Bawn           7 days                 1/8   0.11.8

                  d'o  Will Hewett         7 days                 1/9   0.12.3

                  d'o  Bawn's Son        7 days                 10d  0.5.10

                  d'o  Noble Bayly       7 days                 1/2   0.8.2

                  d'o  Benj Baver         6 days                 1/4   0.8.0

                  d'o  Geo Olds            6 days                 1/4   0.8.0

                  d'o  Thomas King     5 3/4 days            1/4   0.7.8

                   d'o  Joseph Cambourn 6 days            1/4   0.8.0

                  d'o  Nic's Sutton        6 days                 1/4   0.8.0

                  d'o  John Bayly         6 days                  1/4  0.8.0

                  d'o  Robert Davis      3 days                  1/4  0.4.0

           4     d'o  Nich's Sutton      1 day                           0.1.4

           9     d'o  Sam Bawn         6 1/2 days          1/10  0.11.11

                  d'o  Will Bawn            7 days                  1/8  0.11.8

                  d'o  Bawn's Son         7 days                 10d  0.5.10

                  d'o  Noble Bayly        7 days                 1/2    0.8.2

                  d'o  Benj Baver          6 days                 1/4    0.8.0

                  d'o  Geo Olds             6 days                 1/4    0.8.0

                                        Car'd up                         94.13.11 1/2

 

                  Amo't bro't up                                       94.13.11 1/2

Aug 9        Thomas King             6 days            1/4     0.8.0

                 Joseph Cambourn     6 days                      0.8.0

                 John Bayly                 5 1/2 days                0.7.4

                 James Pooll                4 days            1/4    0.5.4

                 Robert Davis              1/4 day                     0.0.4

       16      Paid Rob't Britain & Thomas Pitt

                 for finishing the road from J Hobbs's

                 House to the Bridge as p agreement       2.2.0

                 Paid Rob't Britain      2 1/2 days     @1/4   0.3.4

                   d'o Tho's Pitt            2 1/2  d'o       @1/4   0.3.4

                   d'o Sam'l Bawn        6 3/4  d'o     @1/10   0.12.4 1/2

                   d'o William Bawn     6 3/4  d'o     @1/8     0.11.3

                   d'o S Bawn's Son     6 3/4  d'o     @10d    0.5.7 1/2

                   d'o N Bayly               6 3/4  d'o        1/2     0.7.10 1/2

                   d'o Benj Baver         6 days            1/4     0.8.0

                   d'o Geo Olds            6 days            1/4     0.8.0

                   d'o Tho's King          6 days            1/4     0.8.0

                   d'o Joseph Cambourn 6 days        1/4     0.8.0

                   d'o John Bayly         4 days             1/4    0.5.4

                   d'o Ja's Pool             6 days            1/4     0.8.0

                   d'o Ja's Maule for 24 Q'ts of ale              0.6.0

       22        d'o             d'o        10 Q'ts    d'o                0.2.6

                                              Car'd forward            103.2.7

 

1788         Amo't bro't over                                       103.2.7

Aug 23     Sam'l Bawn               7 days         1/10       0.12.10

                 Will Bawn                4 1/2 days     1/8         0.7.6

                 S Bawn's Son            7 days         10d       0.5.10

                 Noble Bayly               7 days        1/2         0.8.2

                 Geo Olds                    6 days                      0.8.0

                 Tho's King                  6 days                      0.8.0

                 Joseph Cambourn    6 days                      0.8.0

                 John Bayly                6 days                      0.8.0

                 James Pool               6 days                      0.8.0

                 Paid Rob't Britain & Tho's Pitt

                 for digging Stones as p agreement         1.0.0

                 Ja's Pool Jun'r          5 3/4 days                 0.7.8

                 William Bees              4 days                     0.5.4

                 Paid Edw'd Rosser in full for build'g

                 a bridge at J Hay                                       25.15.0

                 P'd d'o for Masons Work                          9.14.0

                 Paid for a Stamp receipt                          0.0.4

       30        d'o  Geo Olds            6 days                   0.8.0

                   d'o  Tho's King          6 days                   0.8.0

                   d'o  Jo's Cambourn  6 days                   0.8.0

                                                 Car'd forward        145.3.3

 

1788

Aug 30          Amo't bro't forwards                         145.3.3

                 P'd Jn'o Bayly        6 days work               0.8.0

                 d'o Ja's Pool           6 days  d'o                 0.8.0

                 d'o Ja's Pool Jun'r 6 days  d'o                 0.8.0

                 d'o W'm Bees         5 days  d'o                 0.6.8

                 d'o Sam Bawn        7 days  d'o                 0.12.10

                d'o William Bawn    7 days  d'o                 0.11.8

                d'o S Bawns Son     7 days  d'o      10d    0.5.10

                d'o Noble Bayly       7 days  d'o      1/2     0.8.2

                d'o Ja's Maule 18 Quarts of ale                 0.2.9

Sept 6     d'o Rob't Britain for making the road

                from the Bridge to H Perrys by Agreem't  1.11.0

                d'o   d'o  for mak'g the watering Slip        0.13.0

                d'o Thomas King     6 days                        0.8.0

                d'o Noble King         6 3/4 days     1/2      0.7.10 1/2

                d'o George Olds      6 days                        0.8.0

                d'o Jo's Cambourn  6 days                        0.8.0

                d'o Jn'o Bayly          6 days                        0.8.0

                d'o Ja's Pool             6 days                        0.8.0

                d'o Ja's Pool Jun'r   6 days                        0.8.0

                d'o William Bees      6 days                        0.8.0

                d'o Sam Bawn          7 days          1/10       0.12.10

                                            Car'd for'd                 154.16.4 1/2

 

                             Brought over                              154.16.4 1/2

Sept 6  William Bawn           7 days           1/8        0.11.8

             Sam Bawn's Son      7 days           10d      0.5.10

             Paid Mr Maule for 12 quarts of ale            0.3.0

       13   d'o Rob't Britain breaking stone in ye waterslip 0.1.6

              d'o         d'o         mak'g underground water

                   cource in Urfords lane                         0.4.5

              3 1/2 days    d'o                             1/4        0.4.8

             George Olds             6 days          1/4        0.8.0

             Jo's Cambourn         6 days                       0.8.0

             Jn'o Bayly                 6 days                       0.8.0

             Ja's Pool                    6 days                       0.8.0

             Ja's Pool Jun'r          6 days                       0.8.0

             Will Bees                   6 days                       0.8.0

             Tho's King                 6 days                       0.8.0

             Tho's Pitt                   6 days                       0.8.0

       20  Rob't Britain              4 1/2 days    1/6        0.6.9

             Thomas Pitt               4 1/2 days    1/4        0.6.0

             George Olds              4 days          1/4        0.5.0

             Joseph Cambourn    4 1/2 days     1/4       0.6.0

                                                     Car'd up           160.15.1 1/2

 

                          Bro't up                                         160.15.1 1/2

            John Bayly                  4 days         1/4        0.5.4

            Ja's Pool                      4 1/2 days   1/4        0.6.0

            Ja's Pool Jun'r            4 1/2 days    1/4        0.6.0

            Will Bees                     4 1/2 days    1/4        0.6.0

            Tho's King                   4 1/2 days    1/4        0.6.0

       27 Rob't Britain                5 days          1/6        0.7.6

            Tho's Pitt                     5 days           1/4       0.6.8

            Geo Olds                     5 1/4 days     1/4       0.7.0

            Joseph Cambourn     5 1/4 days     1/4       0.7.0

            Jn'o Bayly                   5 days           1/4       0.6.8

            Ja's Pool                      5 1/4 days     1/4      0.7.0

            Tho's King                   5 1/4 days     1/4      0.7.0

            Carter beer 6 days                            3d      0.1.6

Oct 3   p'd for 16 bus Lime to point the bridge    0.4.0

       4   p'd Rob't Britain          6 days          1/6      0.9.0

            p'd Thomas King        6 days           1/4     0.8.0

            p'd George Olds         6 days                     0.8.0

            p'd Joseph Cambourn 6 days                   0.8.0

            p'd John Bayly            5 days                    0.6.8

            p'd James Pool           6 days                    0.8.0

            p'd Tho's Pitt               6 days                    0.8.0

                                              Car'd for'd           167.14.5 1/2

 

1788                    Bro't forward                           167.14.5 1/2

Octo'r 4 Paid Ja's Maule for Beer vizt Sept 11 9 Quarts  0.2.3

                                d'o                            Sept 17 11 Quarts 0.2.9

                                d'o                            Sept 26 10 Quarts 0.2.6

                                d'o                            Octo'r 2 8 Quarts   0.2.0

         11  Paid Rob't Britain     5 1/2 days      1/6          0.8.3

                d'o  Thomas Pitt      5 1/2 days      1/4          0.7.4

                d'o   George Olds    5 days            1/4          0.6.8

                d'o   Joseph Cambourn 5 days     1/4          0.6.8

                d'o   John Bayly       3 days            1/4         0.4.0

                d'o   James Pool      5 days             1/4        0.6.8

                d'o   Thomas King    5 days             1/4       0.6.8

        18    d'o   Isaac Brown for Hauling                      2.2.0

                d'o   Robert Britain   6 days                         0.9.0

                d'o   George Olds     6 days                         0.8.0

                d'o   Joseph Cambourn 6 days                   0.8.0

                d'o   James Pool      6 days                          0.8.0

                d'o   Thomas King   6 days                          0.8.0

                d'o   Thomas Pitt      6 days                         0.8.0

                d'o   John Bayly       6 days                         0.8.0

                d'o   Carter beer                                           0.0.3

                                                Car'd up                 175.9.5 1/2

 

                                  Brought forwards                 175.9.5 1/2

Oct 25 Paid Rob't Britain         5 days      1/6            0.7.6

            Paid for Hauling Stones                                 2.18.0

            Paid George Olds        6 days                        0.8.0

            Paid Joseph Cambourn 6 days                     0.8.0

            Paid John Bayly          6 days                        0.8.0

            Paid James Pool         6 days                        0.8.0

            Paid Thomas King      6 days                        0.8.0

            Paid Thomas Pitt        6 days                        0.8.0

            Paid Sam bawn           2 days at't Pump &c 0.3.8

            Paid Ja's Maule for beer Vizt 9th Octo 7 quarts 0.1.9

                                                               16    d'o   8 quarts 0.2.0

                                                               23    d'o   8 quarts 0.2.0

      27  Paid Carter's beer                                           0.0.6

      29  Paid W Maule 6 Quarts ale                             0.1.6

            Paid loss on Light Gold                                  0.1.9

            Paid for putting a Grate in a Stone for the Pump  0.0.6

Nov 7  Paid Rob't Britain         6 days                       0.9.0

                                              Car'd forw'd            182.5.7 1/2

 

1788         Amo't bro't over                                    182.5.7 1/2

Nov 7  Paid Thomas Pitt         6 days work    1/4     0.8.0

             d'o  George Olds        6 days                        0.8.0

             d'o  Jos'h Cambourn  6 days                        0.8.0

             d'o  John Bayly           6 days                        0.8.0

             d'o  Tho's King            6 days                        0.8.0

             d'o  Sam Bawn            1 1/2 days      1/10     0.2.9

             d'o  Bawns Son           1 1/2 days       10d     0.1.3

             d'o  W Maule for 14 Q't beer                3d     0.3.6

            Iron work for the Cast Iron plate  22    4d     0.7.4

            Sharpening and fresh laying sundry

            Pickaxes & Grinding tools                             0.5.0

            Paid for Hauling                                               5.1.0

        8  Paid R Britain 2 3/4 days filling up Quarries &c 0.4.1 1/2

      15  Paid R Britain 1 day mend'g Road   beer 3   0.1.9

      17  Paid Sheakle for Haul'g                                   0.10.6

Dec 5  Paid Rob't Britain for filling up

                 a Quarry &c                                 beer 3d    0.3.3

            Paid loss on light Gold                                     0.1.6

                                 Car'd up                                   191.7.7

 

 

The inscription on the bridge, mentioned below ***, reads...

                    Frenchay Bridge

                                  built by

                            Subscription

                              1788

 

 1789              Amount bro't up                                  191.7.7

Jan'y 12  Paid for the inscription plate ***                 1.7.6

           21 Paid the Lime burner Man for beer            0.0.6

                p'd for Lime as p P Wrights note                9.6.0

July 18   p'd for Clearing the Foundation of the

                Wall that fell down near the bridge            0.6.6

         25   p'd Edw'd Shephard     6 days                     0.8.0

                p'd Sam Bawn               9 days                     0.16.6

                p'd John Bawn              9 days                     0.12.0

Aug 1      p'd Edw'd Shepherd     5 1/4 days      1/4    0.7.0

        8      p'd            d'o                  6 days                     0.8.0

       15     p'd            d'o                  6 days                     0.8.0

                p'd            d'o      beer                                    0.0.6

       22     p'd            d'o                  6 days                     0.8.0

       27     p'd            d'o                  4 days            1/4    0.5.4

                p'd            d'o      beer                                    0.0.8

Dec'r 2    p'd Susanna White for a Punp                     1.19.0

         30   p'd Nath'l Good for Wheelbarrow                5.2.0

                p'd         d'o     for putting in the pump &c  0.4.11

1790

Jan'y 22  p'd J Tussell for 80 bus Lime                       0.19.0

                p'd for Hauling        d'o                                   0.10.0

            p'd for Cart & Horses 3 days Hauling Stones 0.15.0

                p'd Henry Perry by M Bawns order             0.10.6

                p'd          d'o        for 1 days Work a mason  0.1.8

             p'd Turnpenny for paint'g the plate on T Hay Bridge 0.4.6

                                            Car'd over                     216.17.8

 

                      Brought forwards                                 216.17.8

             Paid Cha's Emett infull                                      0.6.0

1792

June 29 p'd Hutchins & Brice for 40 bus Lime  3 1/2  0.11.8

               Hauling                         d'o                                0.3.4

Aug 8     p'd for 17 bus Lime                           3 1/2       0.4.11 1/2

               Hauling                                                              0.1.5

               Paid Charles Emett infull                                7.15.0

                                                                                   226.0.0 1/2

               Amount of the Subscription                      214.12 9

                                                                 Ballance     11.7.3 1/2

 

              The above ball'ce was paid by Sam'l Hobbs for

              the Frenchay Comp'y and Endt'd in the

              account of Sundry Expences for

              December 1792

 

 

[At the foot of this last page are four lines of script that have been heavily crossed out. Difficult to read, but here goes...]

 

              Sundreye paid                         216.17.8

              Subscriptions &co *se*'d        205.3.9

                     Balance paid to HE            11.13.11

              e.g.   To building the wall

 

 

[Interesting to note that 620 pints of beer & ale were consumed at a total cost of 3 pounds 14 shillings and 8 pence - 3.14.8 and all paid for out of the money subscribed by local people.

That's 3d per quart, or less than 2p per pint in today's money..!

 

Work on the bridge began about June 2, 1788 and the bulk of the work was completed by January 1789, just 7 months.

 

Further work was then commenced about July 1789 until August 1792, possibly engaged for some of the time, July and August 1789, on the reconstruction of a wall near the bridge that fell down. This was done mainly by Edward Shepherd.

 

Interesting that after July 1788, Ben'j Baber was recorded as Ben'j Baver. Later, during the 19th Century, the Baber family was well known in the area.

 

To this day, the bridge is always referred to as...

'The Subscription Bridge, Frenchay'.

_

 

This transcription was completed 23 June 2022, which means that 234 years have gone by since construction of the road bridge began, and the bridge is still standing, although now only carries pedestrian and bicycle traffic.]