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Norfolk: Moulton St Michael

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

[Transcription copyright © Ann Duncan]

MOULTON, 9 miles N.N.E. of Diss, and 6 miles E. by N. of New Buckenham, has in its parish 444 souls, and 1346 acres of land, anciently in two parishes, called Great and Little Moulton, but the church of the latter (All Saints,) was demolished in 1570, and its site is now called the Sanctuary. Mr. Wm. Betts is lord of the manor of Moulton, but part of the parish is in the manors of Aslacton and Forncett. The soil belongs to various owners.

The Church (St. Michael,) is a small fabric, and the living is a rectory, valued in the King's Book at £6. 13s. 4d., and now having 20A. of glebe, a handsome residence, erected about ten years ago, and a yearly rent of £470, awarded in 1840, in lieu of tithes. W. L. W. Chute, Esq., M.P., is the patron, and the Rev. Thomas Howes, M.A., is the incumbent.

The Town Land, 10A. 14P., is let for £20, applied with the poor rates. Three acres of it were allotted at the enclosure, and part of the remainder was left in 1520, by the Rev. Richard Drake. In 1744, Samuel Hammond, left £20 for the poor, and it was laid out in building a cottage, but the overseers distribute the interest yearly.

	 Buxton    John              wheelwright
	 Elvin     Mary              schoolmistress
	 Howes     Rev. Thomas, M.A. rector
	 Lighton   Edward            blacksmith
	 Potter    Sarah             vict. Fox and Hounds
	 Randall   George            beer seller
	 Stimpson  Edward            grocer and joiner
	 Stimpson  Samuel            tailor and draper
	 Tuck      Rev. William      curate

	           FARMERS (*are Owners.)

	 Atkins    James             Saunders  Wm.
	 Austin    Robert            Potter    Robert
	*Betts     William          *Seamen    Wm.
	 Brock     Robert           *Smith     John and Robert
	 Bush      Robert           *Snelling  Edw.
	 Drane     Thomas           *Stimpson  Stepn.
	 Fuller    Thomas            Stokes    James
	 Hurn      Robert           *Sutton    John
	*Miller    Joseph            Watling   William
	 Moggs     William          *Wetherly  Wm.
	 Robinson  John              Woodcraft Wm.

	    Shoemakers.

	 Alexander David
	 Bennett   James

See also the Moulton St Michael parish page.

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