At the Derbyshire Record Office, in the Gell Estate Papers, is an assessment for ship money from the wealthy people of Crich dated 1635. (D258/10/85/25).
Sir John Gell (1593–1689) had the task of raising money to build 30 warships. In the Estate Papers is a list of names of the "most able men" in various parishes to pay "ships money". Below is the entry for Crich.
|A presentation of the names of such men within
the constablery of Chriche as are thought able
to pay towards the providing of a shippe 23 September 1635
Thomas Smyth of the Lyndway lane
Thomas Smyth of the Chase
|John Marshe Senior
John Marshe Junior
Robert Wilcockson Senior
John Woodhouse Senior
Francis Jenkin...(bit missing)
Thanks to Dr Alan Wilcockson for bringing this record to our attention and for help in its transcription.
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