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Norfolk: Cawston

Hunt's Directory of East Norfolk with Part of Suffolk, 1850

[Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

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


	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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Copyright © Pat Newby.
December 2007