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CAWSTON is a village 11 miles N. by W. of Norwich, 4 miles W.S.W. of Aylsham, and 2 miles E. of Reepham. By virtue of an ancient charter, this place is privileged to hold a weekly market, but the inhabitants do not avail themselves of the boon, although to retain the right of doing so they regularly hold an annual market on the last Wednesday in April. A sheep fair is held on the last Wednesday in August, and another on February 1st. The parish comprises 4296 acres, and contained in 1841, 1130 inhabitants; its present residents:-
Austin Lydia straw hat maker Austin Matthew beer retailer Austin Thomas butcher Austin Watts confectioner Baker William chimney sweeper Bayfield Henry grocer & draper Bond John butcher Bowen Thomas druggist Bulwer Rev. Augustine Earle Lloyd, B.A. Rectory Burton Frances milliner & dressmkr. Dennis Mary straw bonnet maker Dewing Richard joiner Dewing Robert joiner Dewing Thomas tailor Dewing William pump maker Dix Robins 'Bell' (and carrier) Easton Isaac 'Woodrow Inn' Ellis Wm. 'King's Head' (& saddler) Fox Thomas tailor Howes James carrier Howes John beer retailer Jary Henry tailor Lewis Leo. 'Rat-Catcher Inn' Massingham Sarah Ann straw hat maker Massingham William cooper Matthews John rat-catcher Mears Stephen blacksmith Morrill John surgeon Neale Elijah baker Olley Thomas tailor Otway Thomas blacksmith Pye John baker Pye Samuel miller and baker Russell John watchmaker Sendall Thomas postman Slipper George wheelwright and grocery dealer Southgate Barnard sawyer Spencer Rev. Charles curate Spark William Daniel wheelwright, 'White Horse' Springall Elijah bricklayer Thomas Rev. Richard Caddy Towell Mr. Martin Tuddenham James tailor Tuddenham Mr. Thomas Vought Eliza milliner & dressmaker Wakeford Wm. grocer and draper Watts William bricklayer Watts William hardwareman Wells Dennis land agent Wiggett Mrs. Sarah Yallop Robert D. schoolmaster Boot and Shoemakers. Blogg John Ralph Richard Comer William Wiggett William Douglas William Williams Brettenham Drake Samuel Woods James Harvey James Farmers. Bird Edward Ireland Sarah Bond John Lewis Leo Cable James Page Samuel Cook William Plane William Dix James Spencer John Easton James Stimpson John Easton John Soame William, Easton Isaac Docking Farm Easton Joseph Taylor Thomas Hickling Samuel Tuddenham James Howes James Williams John
CARRIERS to Norwich, Dix, and Easton, Wed. & Sat. at 7 morn.; also, Howes, Mon. Wed. and Saturday, same time.
See also the Cawston parish page.
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