ALDBOROUGH, or ALBOROUGH, 5 miles N. by W. of Aylsham, has in its parish 293 souls, and 768 acres of land; and has a large stock fair, on the 21st and 22nd of June, unless these dates fall on Friday and Saturday, when it is held on the following Monday and Tuesday. Part of the parish is in Lord Suffield's manor of Hanworth, but a great part of the soil belongs to J.J. Gay, Esq., who has been a magistrate forty years, and resides at the New Hall, a handsome mansion in a well-wooded lawn, erected in 1636, and enlarged in 1818. The manor of Aldborough was long held by the De Herewards, and was carried in marriage by the heiress of T. Parker, Esq., to the Gays, about the close of the 16th century.
The Church (St. Mary,) is without a tower, and is about to be rebuilt by subscription. The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the King's Book [at] £8, and now having 24A. of glebe, and a yearly rent of £200, awarded in 1839, in lieu of tithes. Lord Suffield is patron, and the Rev. Robert Shuckburgh, M.A., is the incumbent, and built a new Parsonage house in 1834. The Church Land, is 2A. 2R.
Bone John grocer and draper Chapman Samuel tanner Chapman Stephen currier Chapman Wm. butcher Clarke R. corn miller [see note below] Clarke Mrs S.T. [see note below] Durrant John blacksmith Fish Charles plumber, glazier, &c. Gay John Johnson, Esq. New Hall Gibbs Mary baker Hacon Richard surgeon Holmes Rev T.W. curate Hopkins Sarah vict. Black Boys Mayes Mrs Mgt. Press Miss Eliz. Smith Samuel cattle dealer Ward Wm. bricklayer & beer house Warner Robert baker Williams Thomas schoolmaster FARMERS. Tailors. Brooks James Bacon James Gunton Dennis Bird Thomas Helsdon John Woods John Horner Francis Woods Shaw Paine Jonathan Saddlers. Shoemakers. Cannon John Gray Thomas Miller Robert Wilkins John
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