Some of your ancestors feature in the parish administration or early 'welfare system' records. They may have been recipients or donors of charity, or serving their turn administering parish affairs.
This book shows you how to access the wealth of records giving details of their daily lives, whether they were 'on the parish' or on the payroll. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, 300 pages, softcover. Published 2002.