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Norfolk: Bunwell - 1777 Census

Bunwell is one of the few places in the county for which a census before 1841 containing names survives.

This 1777 Norfolk Record Office document [with the reference PD 712/ACC 2005/395 Box 7] is in a book (A5 size) and on 10 pages.

Surname Index

The following surnames are contained in the document. The numbers following each are the Page numbers which contain one or more occurences of the name.

Be aware that spelling varied so that eg. Dawdrey/Dawdry may all be the same family.

Alden (6)
Arnold (4)
Austin (4)
Barnard (1,5,6,7)
Bateman (2)
Beighten (6)
Betts (5)
Blake (2,4,5)
Bond (4)
Briggs (6)
Brighten (5,7)
Browne (3)
Brundle (5)
Bunn (7)
Burgess (7)
Cann (3,5)
Castleton (1,2,3)
Catchpole (3)
Chase (4)
Clarke (3)
Coleman (1,2)
Cooper (3)
Dawdrey (5)
Dawdry (4)
Dickinson (6)
Edwards (6)
Elliot (1)
Ellis (2,3,4)
Fortis (5)
Frost (5)
Funnell (1,3)
Gardiner (4)
Gill (3)
Goddard (4)
Gowen (3)
Hall (3)
Hardimand (4,7)
Herne (2)
Hewett (1)
Hilling (4)
Hughes (3)
Jecks (4)
Jefferies (6)
Kemp (1,5)
Kiddle (5)
Knobs (4)
Knowles (1,3)
Letherdale (1)
Leverett (2)
Lincoln (2)
Littleboy (2)
Long (3)
Lurkin (2,4)
Mayes (1)
Meek (1,7)
Moore (1,7)
Noggs (3)
Palmer (5)
Parsons (4,7)
Pass (2)
Poll (1)
Procter (5)
Quaddeling (4)
Quaddling (2)
Quantrell (3)
Randall (5)
Redgrave (2)
Riches (6,7)
Rivett (6)
Rockett (2)
Rogers (4)
Sapy (2)
Sewell (3)
Sharpe (2,6)
Simonds (2)
Smith (4)
Stubbings (2)
Sturman (1,2,4)
Swan (2)
Tann (1)
Taylor (1)
Thompson (6)
Thurston (6)
Tite (6)
Trundle (5)
Turner (2,5)
Ward (5)
Wicks (2)
Wiggett (7)
Woodcock (6)
Wright (6)
Wyall (6)
Youngman (5,6)

The Census

The original document had the following headings spelt out in full. They have been contracted to allow for a clearer display.

This contains the following information :-

[On the outside cover of the Book are population figures]

July - Bunwell
June
June
1753 - 479
1763 - 555
1777 - 528

[Inside the book]

[Page 1 follows]

Names of Persons
and Places
Occupation Children
under 16yrs
Children
16 &Upwd
Servants
Under 16
Servants
16&Upwd
Rel
Ma Fe Ma Fe Ma Fe Ma Fe
Thos Taylor---------CE
Sarah HewettHousekeeper11----21CE
Richd & Eliz KempTradesman32------CE
Mary BarnardInmate--------CE
Stephen ColemanHusbn41------CE
John & Rachael SturmanTradesman42------CE
Wm & Lydia ElliotHusbn-2------CE
John & Alice SturmanTradesman1----1--CE
Jacob & Tabitha MooreHusbn33-1----CE
Mary KnowlesInmate--------CE
Mary Tann - WidowDo--------CE
Edwd MayesDo--------CE
Rachael MayesDo-1------CE
John KempDo--------CE
Richd & Eliz LetherdaleTradesman--------CE
Lydia PollInmate--------CE
John & Mat. MeekHusbn--------CE
James FunnellTradesman------1-CE
Eliz FunnellInmate--------CE
John & Rachael CastletonTradesman11------Med
Ann CastletonInmate---2----CE
Wm & Susan CastletonTradesman1-------CE


--------Hou
ses
Men 14       Women 17-1813-3-1319
[Page 2 follows]
Edwd Sturman & Thos CastletonInmates--------CE
Wm & Eliz. SapyFarmer-2------CE
Edwd StubbingsInmate--------CE
Wm & Alice TurnerTradesman12------CE
Eliz. Blake - Widow-1-11----CE
Edwd & Hannah QuaddlingInmates--------CE
Austin WicksDo--------CE
Nathan & Esther LeverettHusbn51------CE
John & Ann LittleboyDo12------CE
Benj. & Susan BatemanFarmer-------1CE
Wm & Eliz. SwanHusbn--------CE
John & Sarah ColemanTradesman1211----CE
Eliz PassInmate--------CE
Thos & Eliz. SharpeTradesman---11---CE
Robt & Hannah HerneFarmer43----11CE
John & Hannah LurkinHusbn11-1----CE
Wm & Rose SimondsDo--------CE
Sarah LincolnInmate--------CE
Jonathan & Rose EllisHusbn--------CE
Thos & Susan RockettFarmer--------CE
Thos & Mary RockettInmates1-------CE
Danl & Mary RedgraveHusbn--11----CE


--------Hou
ses
Men 20       Women 19-1413351-1215
[Page 3 follows]
Robt & Eliz QuantrellHusbn-4------CE
Edwd & Susan SewellFarmer1------1CE
John & Rachael KnowlesTradesman-2------Med
Priscilla Clarke - Widow---------CE
James & Hannah CastletonFarmer11----1-CE
Natl & Bridgett CatchpoleDo1----122CE
Mary Long - Widow----21---1CE
John & Mary GowenHusbn--------CE
Lydia GillInmate1-------CE
John & Ann NoggsFarmer------11CE
Wm & Care NoggsInmates12------CE
Zechariah & Eliz BrowneHusbn21------CE
Richd & Rebecca LongFarmer-1--1-32CE
Mary LongBoarder--------CE
Wm & Ann HughesFarmer1---1-22CE
Thos & Mary HughesDo-1------CE
Stephen & Mary CannInnkeeper-------1CE
Thos & Mary FunnellTradesman-121----CE
John & Alice CooperHusbn1-------CE
Wm & Mary HallDo11------CE
Benj. & Mary EllisDo-111----CE


--------Hou
ses
Men 17       Women 21-915532191015
[Page 4 follows]
Richd GardinerHusbn1------1CE
Caroline Chase - Widow------1--CE
Henry BlakeTradesman-1-1----CE
Robt QuaddelingInmate--------CE
Rachael Goddard-13------CE
Robt & Susan HardimandFarmer--11----CE
John & Mary ArnoldCarpenter2115----CE
John & Sarah AustinFarmer11-1--1-CE
Frank & Rebec. ArnoldCarpenter2111----CE
Jonathan & Eliz BondHusbn-1-1----Med
Zecheriah & Susan SturmnWeaver2-------CE
Wm & Judith ParsonsFarmer111-----Med
John & Virtue HillingHusbn53------CE
Mary Knobs - WidowInmate--------CE
Richd RogersWeaver--1-----CE
Mary SmithInmate--------CE
John & Mary EllisFarmer1----1--CE
Peter & Sarah AustinDo-211----CE
Isaac JecksInmate--------CE
Wm & Hannah DawdryWeaver---1----CE
Henry LurkinDo21------CE


--------Hou
ses
Men 16 (*)     Women 16-1815612-21112
[Page 5 follows]
Charles & Sarah BettsHusbn3-------CE
John BlakeButcher-1-----1CE
Wm KiddleFarmer------11CE
Richd & Eliz. YoungmanWeaver34--11--Indept
Wm & Eliz. DawdreyDo11------CE
Eliz. Kemp---------Indept
Hannah Ward - Widow---11-----
Eliz. Kemp---------Indept
Sarah Kemp-1-------Do
John TurnerWeaver--------Do
Sarah TurnerInmate---1----Do
Wm TrundleDo--------Do
Sarah BrightenWidow-1-1----Do
Robt & Sarah BrundleHusbn14------CE
John BarnardGlover------11CE
Richd YoungmanInmate--------CE
Frances Procter - Widow-12------CE
Margt FortisInmate1-------CE
Thos & Mary RandallFarmer1321----CE
Susan Cann--1------CE
Jemima Blake - Widow-32-1----CE
Esther Palmer-1-------CE
Saml & Eliz. FrostHusbn31------CE


--------Hou
ses
Men 12       Women 17-19203511239
[Page 6 follows]
Wm & Hannah ThurstonHusbn23------CE
Stephen & Hannah RichesShoemaker-2----1-CE
Wm & Dorothy BarnardHusbn1--1----CE
Robt SharpeInmate--------CE
John & Sarah WyallFarmer26-1----CE
Thos SharpeWeaver--------CE
Eliz Sharpe-1-------CE
John & Margt TiteHusbn12------CE
Susan Edwards--------1Indept
Ann RivettInmate--------Do
John & Sarah AldenHusbn42------CE
James & Susan TiteWeaver--------CE
Danl & Phyllis YoungmanDo-3------CE
John & Hannah JefferiesDo2---1---Med
Mary WrightHousekeeper------1-CE
John BeightenHusbn--------CE
Mary ThompsonHousekeepr--------CE
John & Ann DickinsonInmates-1--1---CE
James & Mary BriggsHusbn-1------CE
Wm & Ann WoodcockFarmer22----11CE
Simon & Sarah BarnardHusbn-11-----CE


--------Hou
ses
Men 16       Women 18-1523122-3122
[Page 7 follows]
John & Ann ParsonsWeaver12----1-CE
Henry Brighten - WidowerDo-1---1--CE
James & Alice BurgessDo--------CE
Susan Hardimand - Widow-1-21---1CE
James BrightenInmate--------CE
Robt & Eliz WiggettFarmer-31---11CE
John MooreBoarder--------CE
Robt & Sarah BarnardHusbn11------CE
Jane Meek - Widow---------CE
John Bunn - WidowerFarmer--11----CE
Stephen & Mary RichesShoemaker--------CE


--------Hou
ses
Men 9       Women 7-374211128

[Page 8 present but empty]

[Page 9 follows]

[The following indicate the full words used in the table]

Page Chil
unde
Ma  
dren
r 16
  Fe
Chil
abov
Ma  
dren
e 16
  Fe
Ser
unde
Ma  
vts
r 16
  Fe
Ser
abov
Ma  
vts
e 16
  Fe
Hou
ses
Mar
Hkp
Inm
11813  -  3  -   1  3  1  931
21413  3  5  1   -  1  21539
3  915  5  3  2   1  9101538
41815  612  -  2   1  11232
51920  3  5  1   1  2  3  929
61523  1  2  2   -  3  12234
7  3  7  4  2  1   1  1  2  816
--------------------------------
9610622 32  7  6202090219
 
[Carried over from above table]           219

		Children under 16         202
		Children above 16          54
		                          ---
		Total of Children         256

		Servants under 16          13
		Servants above 16          40
		                          ---
		Total of Servants          53
		                          ---
		Total of Souls            528

Persons above 16 and their Religion

Page CE Med Ana Qua
  1  36    2    --
  2  50    -    --
  3  63    2    --
  4  46    6    --
  5  31    -  11-
  6  36    3    2-
  7  25    -    --
------------
[Totals]287  13  13-

Persons above 16 313

[Page 10 follows]

This book was found among some papers at Carlton Rode Rectory, and was given to me by the Revd John Choleveley [Cholmeley], Rector of Carlton Rode. There is a corresponding book relating to Carlton Rode parish among the papers referred to. Both books appear to have been compiled in 1777 by the Revd John Buxton Rector of Bunwell and of Carlton Rode from 1749 to 1782. He has noted on the cover of both books the variations in population in the years 1753, 1763 and 1777, all within his incumbency. The population of Bunwell appears by this book to have been divided thus in 1777.

E K Brunet? DCL
Rector of Bunwell
August 1886

 
Farmers 23
Husbandmen 32
living in their own houses

Servants and
Apprentices Male 27
            Female 25
"Boarders" 2
"Inmates" Male 16
            Female 19
Weavers 14
Carpenters 2
Shoemakers 2
Butcher 1
Glover 1
Innkeeper 1
Housekeepers 3
Widows 13
 

NB. There are 13 "tradesman", who are not otherwise described, besides those noted here. These may be what we now usually call "dealers", or "hawkers" - the first now meaning pig & stock jobbers, and the latter pedlars. Of the latter class was clearly Simon Pottle the packman of Bunwell murdered on Caudwell [Common] in 1742 [November 20th].

Children & Servants under 16 215
                 Adults above 16 313
                                 ---
                                 528
 

[End of Census Document]


Notes


See also the Bunwell parish page and the main Census page

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September 2006