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Norfolk: Aldborough

William White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk 1845

[Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

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

Note. In the original this is:
   Clarke R. corn miller, and Mrs S.T.
See also the Aldborough parish page.

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October 2001