Linby vestry and account books

1856. Overseers, Messrs. Hardstaff and Chadburn: Guardian, Mr. John Widdowson: Surveyor of the Highways, Mr. Richard Swinton.
1861. The mole rate to be discontinued; the sparrow rate for another year.
1863. Use of the term WAYWARDEN.
1864. July 16. — The Rev. J. L. Prior informed the meeting of the disappearance of the Communion Cup and Paten from the house of Mr. J. Stafford, in whose custody it was . . . Note by the Rector. The Communion Plate was happily found on Tuesday evening August 23rd under a feather bed in Mr. Stafford's house by his wife, and thus restored to the Parish.
1866. Appointment of James C. Clarke as Parish Pinder, under the Highway Act.
1870. The Vestry consent was given to stop and alter the footpath from Linby to Papplewick; and to close as unnecessary any paths leading from Papplewick to Weir Mill.
1874. The right of road by Quarry Banks was tried before Baron Pollock (Spring Assizes), and the road by the Hutt Entrance to Newstead. It was decided that there was no right of road. Mr. Webb thanked the Vestry for their support.

Papplewick churchwardens account and vestry book





1786. Briefs 4 6
  Parchments 1 0
  Clergyman 2 6
1790. My day to the Cort of Correction 8 0
1793. For cleaning Belchamber & Stares 1 0
  Paid towards the Basoons 11 6
  One 1000 of 6 nails 5 0
  Bell caridg to Nottingham 3 6
  A letter from Belfounder   4
1796. A book of New Version 2 6
- Reeds for the Basoon 5 0
1799. Perambulation spent 15 0
1812. Iron Chest for Papplewick and    
  Linby people to put writings into.    
  Papplewick share of £2 12 6
1802. Breck tented for 7 weeks at 3/6 a    
  week £1 4    6
1814. A letter from London   10
1837. Writing out and taking round    
  petition 3    0
1852. Paid for one ton of coals 7    6
1856. Paid for forms of peace of the    
  Russian War 8  

Sundry notes in the book

1. The Church rate for 1863 was five pence in the pound.
2. In 1870 Mrs. Riley presented to the Parish a silver cup and silver paten. The old communion cup was exchanged for a bason.
3. In 1874 the old roadway in the Churchyard was filled up, and as far as the iron gate a drain is laid, emptying into the ditch at the bottom of the Churchyard. N.B.—No one must be buried on the top of this drain. The Churchyard was conse­crated on 23 October.

Village names

The spelling of the names of the two villages has varied considerably in the centuries.

For Linby we find Lindebi, Lindeby, Lindby, Linneby, Lundeby, Lindebeia, Lynby, Lymby, Lyndby, and other variants.

For Papplewick we find Pappluic Paplevich, Pape-wich, Pappewich, Paplewicke, Paplewic (wye, wik, wyk), Paplewich, Papulwyk, Papilwik, Paplweeke, Paplique, and Paplewigg.

The "N" of Linby does not appear in the Domesday name LIDEBI, but it is interesting to note that the "L" is in the earliest name spelling of Papplewick.

Local field names

From the Linby Assessment of 1800, and the Papplewick Assessment of 1812.

Abbey Field * Great and Little  *Ruff Close
Aiding Lane Close Gullet Close Sain Foin Close
*Alder Carr Plain Green Close *Shackerdale Close
*Backside Conery Headale Close Square Hall Field
Black Peat Close Hemp Pitts Stack Yard Close
Butlers Close High Park Stankerhill Nook
*Button Park " Head and Hind Carr Shipley Flatts
Bull Nook Humphrey Close Slade Moor
Burgesses Close Humble Barrow Slaters Meadow
Brick Kiln Close * Little Hay Star Close
*Broom Close Milking Moor Sick Close
Calf Croft Meadow Head Stoney Banks
Castle Close * Ming *Spray Close
Coach Road Close Meallow Head Stone Pitt
*Conery Nook *Nether Farthings Town End Close
Congill Moor Nether Wickets *The Barracks
Corn Close *Old Breck Three Roads
Cotton Mill *Pale Close Upper Pickles
Clay Dales *Pease Greaves Upper Haw Field
Crow Park *Pickhills *Wiggy Close
Drapers Bottoms Pickle Bottom *Walk Mill Close
Dry Close Pingle Wood Close
Forge Close Pool Close White Leys
*Furlongs Quarry Close Wire Mill Farm

Many of the field names can be explained by one or two obvious clues. Some refer to physical characteris­tics, some to owners, some to crops, some to usages, and some to geographical position. The meaning of some of the more obscure names marked "x" is suggested in the glossary.