RECORD OF PAYMENT BOOKS
These Books where used to log each weekly payment made to a fishermans spouse or dependant when they where away at sea.
Payments would then be deducted from the settling money the trawlerman had made, in many instances the settling money would not cover the expenses of the trip such as bond and food, personal clothing & equipment and these weekly payments. Resulting in the fisherman settling owing money which would be carried forward to his next trip and again become part of his next settling fees.
RECORD OF SETTLING
This is a settling receipt for the Kingston Pearl 1953 K Lee the cooks assistant his first ever trip, he did not receive settlement on the poundage of the fish caught, but received payment from the sale of cod livers and often the crew would chip in, in this case £1 nine shillings and seven d was earnt, you will notice the bond bill has been crossed out as this will have been paid by the other crewmwen, with the deduction of tax and wireless message we can see for 17 days at sea he received 18 shillings and 1d.
Just over a shilling a day ( approx 13 pennies )