A fascinating series of parish accounts from the Derby parish of St Werbergh have just come in to Derbyshire Record Office, as a transfer from Derby Local Studies Library. Here is just a snippet. It looks as though Priscilla Bott was somebody in need, because at least two of her children had their shoes repaired at parish expense, and the entry for 10 July 1739 records a payment of 1 shilling and 4d for “a taylor for makeing Pris. Bott a gown & mending her childrens clothes”. This the day after a payment had been made for strings for her child’s cap. This new accession will be listed as part of collection D1145.