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Market Place Market Place
Note the new building in the photo on the corner.
Regent Street Regent Street
Note the 'Old Red Lion Hotel'
Chapmangate Chapmangate
Note the independent chapel built in 1807 to the left.
The Poor in 1797
From “ The State of the Poor or an History of the labouring classes in England” by Frederic Morton Eden - 1797

NB: This article contains 18th century-style writing where an 'S' was an 'F'.

THE lordfhip of Pocklington extends  about three miles and an half in length : it contains about 2600 acres:  it's population is 305 families.; and, probably, about 1500 inhabitants.
150 houfes, of which 45 are double tenements, pay the window-rax ; 36 are exempted,     176 of the inhabitants are employed in various handicraft trades; 520 in agriculture; and 30 in commerce. A machine is erected here for fpinning worfted, but, at prefent, it is not employed.

The inhabitants are chiefly of the Eftabliflied Church ; there are, how­ever, 'many Methodifts, five Roman Catholic families, an Emigrant preacher, and a Calvinift, in the parilh. The prices of provifions are: beef, from 5d. to 8d. the Ib.; mutton, veal, and lamb, 6d.; wheat, 10s. 6d. the bufhel ; rye, 7s. ditto ; and all other grain in proportion ; butter, from 9d. to 1s. the Ib. Labourers' wages are about 2s. a day; their diet is very variable. Here are 13 ale-houfes; and two Friendly Societies, both of which are in a flourifhing ftate; the rules of one have been con­firmed by the magiftrates.
The rent of land is from £1. to £1. 10s. the acre.
Farms are from £20. to upwards of £l00. a year : the principal articles of cultivation are, wheat, beans, white-peafe, clover, oats, and potatoes.
225 acres of land were enclofed in the year 1756; of the remainder, one half is in tillage, and the other half in grafs.
Tithes are taken by compofition.
The land-tax is £127. 4s.; and the net rental £857.
The Poor moftly refide in a poor-houfe: they have been farmed for thefe laft 20 years ; at firft they were farmed at 1s. 6d. a week; after­wards at 1s. 8d. and now coft 2s. a week, each perfon: there are, at prefent, about 20 Paupers in the houfe.

A Table of Diet obferved In the Poor-houfe.

 

Breakfaft.

Dinner..

Supper.

Sunday

Milk and oat-meal.       

Butcher's meat.

Milk and bread.

Monday

Milk and oat-meal.       

Haft y-pudding.

Milk and bread.

Tuefday

Milk and oat-meal.       

Dumplins of wheat-meal.

Milk and bread.

Wednefday

Milk and oat-meal.       

Meat and potatoes.

Milk and bread.

Thurfday

Milk and oat-meal.       

Baked-pudding.  

Milk and bread.

Friday

Milk and oat-meal.       

Frumenty of fhop-barley.

Milk and bread.

Saturday

Milk and oat-meal.    

Boiled potatoes and melted butter .

Milk and bread.


Parochial-reports

 

Baptisms

Burials

MARRIAGES.     

Year*.

Males.

Females.

Total.

Males.

Females.

Total.

 

1766

20

12

32

9

15

24

From 1752 to 1766, there were 63 marriages.

1767

18

20

38

29

33

62

1768

30

19

49

18

10

28

1769

26

24

50

16

7

23

1770

22

23

45

19

20

39

1771

29

17

46

18

19

37

1772

20

25

45

17

15

32

1773

23

29

52

16

18

34

1774

36

14

50

17

18

35

1775

18

19

37

4

13

17

10

1776

20

24

44

21

30

51

13

1777

23

33

56

10

11

21

11

1778

23

19

42

12

10

22

10

1779

13

13

26

17

23

40

12

1780

26

20

46

9

11

20

6

1781

20

22

42

14

13

27

16

1782

22

22

44

21

15

36

9

1783

16

17

33

14

14

28

10

1784

19

16

35

12

13

25

9

1785

23

19

42

21

19

40

15

1786

23

20

43

15

20

35

8

1787

18

23

41

15

21

36

11

1788

18

26

44

15

21

36

8

1789

17

21

38

19

24

43

12

1790

20

23

43

20

21

41

15

1791

18

24

42

14

30

44

11

1792

23

17

40

13

13

26

14

1793

31

19

50

15

22

37

22

1794

12

18

30

23

15

38

13

1795

33

13

46

21

18

39

9

 

Poor Rate to the pound 1790 - 1795 = 4s 8d.