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Norfolk: Northwold

Census: 1787

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

This Norfolk Record Office document [with the reference NRS 19117 (P153F)] is a map which includes a description of Northwold on the left hand side and a list of property owners and their tenants on the right hand side.

Each entry contains a unique reference number which refers to a property but this does not appear anywhere although houses or varying sizes are actually drawn on the map.

[Transcription copyright © Mike Bristow]

Name Index

The census contains the following names and the numbers in brackets refer to the property reference number in which they occur. The following indexes are provided :-

Owners

Where 2 numbers are given separated by a minus sign ("-") then this indicates that one person owns all in the range. eg. a man named Harvey owns properties 58,59 and 60. Some owners do not appear to live in the village and some of the others do not live in their own houses.

Basham (28-31)
Beales (35-38)
Beckett (63)
Bennett (102)
Bird (92)
Bradfield (96)
Butters (84)
Caney (61)
Carter (14-16,17-21)
Cater (75,76,87)
Constable (52)
Cork (77)
Crane (46-48)
Crow (54)
Dye (62)
Edwards (71,90)
Fendick (82)
Fenton (74)
Fuller (103)
Gold (83)
Gordon (72)
Graves (51)
Green (88)
Harrison (93)
Harvey (58-60)
Hunt (91)
King (32-34)
Lancaster (73)
Loombe (100)
Mann (39-41)
Minick (69)
Morley (89)
Nurse (70)
Parishioners (95)
Partridge (1-8)
Pearson (101)
Rector of Colveston (13)
Rector of Northwold (9)
Robinson (66)
Russell (99)
Slade (42)
Smith (50,67-68)
Spinks (55,57)
Steed (49)
Stratton (64-65)
Thompson (81)
Turner (85)
Turrenton (53)
Whish (10)
Wilson (12)
Woodrow (78-80)
Wortley (104)
Wright (24-27,86)
Young (22-23,43-45,56,97-98)

Tenants

Adderson (25)
Ashley (67,73)
Banham (37,95)
Barker (40)
Basham (22)
Bass (72)
Beales (35)
Bells (3)
Bennett (51,98,101,
    102,103,104)
Bird (92)
Booth (64)
Bristow (49,64)
Brooks (88)
Buckingham (29)
Bullock (68)
Bunting (34)
Burgess (51)
Butters (84)
Caney (61)
Carter (17)
Casebow (59)
Cater (75,76)
Chapman (44)
Chiffney (20)
Chinnery (26)
Coote (11)
Crane (46)
Crow (54)
Curchin (96)
Dent (30,68)
Don (5)
Drew (8)
Dye (59,62,63)
Eastgate (56)
Ellis (73)
Elmer (94)
Fendick (19,71,82,87)
Flewpot (14)
Follin (48)
Foyster (1)
German (23)
Gill (76)
Gold (83,84)
Gordon (72)
Goss (12)
Harpley (12)
Harris (65)
Harrison (80,93)
Harrod (80)
Hewitt (90)
Hinton (9)
Hooker (69)
Hudson (82)
Hunt (91)
Inglebright (7,15)
Johnson (27,63)
Jolliff (44)
Kenton (86)
King (33,43,78)
Kitteringham (25,38)
Long (50)
Mann (16,39)
Mash (86)
Matthews (56)
Nichols (85)
Norman (15)
Nurse (70)
Oldgate (89)
Pain (31,52)
Pareman (32,40)
Pearson (71)
Pymer (35)
Reed (5,79)
Roberts (31)
Robinson (45,66)
Rosberry (89)
Royal (79)
Rudd (61)
Rudderham (77)
Russell (58,71)
Sayer (81)
Sizen (87)
Slade (42)
Smith (13,28,67)
Spinks (4,6,19,38,44,57)
Steed (60)
Thimblethorp (13)
Thompson (16,41)
Thorp (104)
Thurlow (2)
Tillett (21)
Townsend (93)
Tuck (60,72)
Tuddenham (47,77)
Turner (5,85)
Turrenton (53)
Unknown (8)
Upton (30)
Van Foyster (1)
Ward (12)
Watson (90)
Whish (10)
Woods (55)
Wright (24,69,74,99)
Young (18,97)
Youngs (56)

Occupations

Baker (37)
Basketmaker (5)
Blacksmith (38,67,73)
Breechesmaker (64)
Bricklayer (31,46,47,91)
Butcher (31)
Carpenter (35,43,71,76)
Carpenter (80,85,86)
Clerk (10)
Collarmaker (62,63)
Farmer (1,2,11,13,18)
Farmer (22,24,39,41,49)
Farmer (59,78,96,97,99)
Felmonger (66)
Gardener (6,35,102)
Gent (17,28,34)
Glasier (77)
Governer (95)
Grocer (42,58)
Herd (93)
Labourer (4,8,12,13,16,19)
Labourer (25,27,29,30,32)
Labourer (38,40,44,48,50)
Labourer (52,53,54,55,56)
Labourer (57,60,63,65,68)
Labourer (69,71,72,73,77)
Labourer (79,81,82,83,87)
Labourer (88,89,90,92,94,101)
Linen Weaver (26)
Maltster (50,57)
Miller (8,15,51)
Plumber (77)
Rector (9)
Schoolmaster (5)
Shepherd (3,7,80,84)
Shoemaker (25,33,69,70,72,86)
Steward (14)
Tallow Chandler (58)
Tanner (21,40)
Taylor (20,71)
Thatcher (5,85)
Unknown (36,98,100)
Victualer (23,74,101)
Warrener (60,84)
Wheelwright (90,103)
Widow (15,19,44,45,57)
Widow (59,61,64,72,75)
Widow (76,82,104)

Owner occupiers

Beales (35)
Bennett (102)
Bird (92)
Butters (84)
Caney (61)
Cater (75,76)
Crane (46)
Crow (54)
Dye (62)
Fendick (82)
Gold (83)
Gordon (72)
Harrison (93)
Hunt (91)
Mann (39)
Nurse (70)
Robinson (66)
Slade (42)
Smith (67)
Spinks (57)
Turner (85)
Turrenton (53)
Young (97)
Youngs (56)

The Census

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

The Census Document

The census contains the following information.

Northwold
in the County of
Norfolk
surveyed by
Thomas Dons
1787
Owners of
the Houses
Refs Tenants Trades
Profess
M W Child
Henry Partridge Esqr1Henry Van FoysterFarmer355
2Thomas ThurlowFarmer232
3John BellsShepherd214
4Thos SpinksLabourer12-
5
Manor
House
Philip Turner
Stephen Reed
Thomas Don
Thatcher
Basketmaker
Schoolmaster
1
1
1
2
1
1
2
6
-
6Robert SpinksGardener114
7Robt InglebrightShepherd111
8Willm Drew
Joseph --
Labourer
Miller
1
1
1
1
2
-
Rector of Northwold9Revd Dr HintonRector31-
Revd Richd Whish10HimselfClerk247
11Joseph CooteFarmer115
H W Wilson Esqr12Thos Harpley
Willm Ward
Willm Goss
Labourer
Do
Do
1
1
1
1
1
1
6
4
1
Rector of Colveston &
Vicar of Diddlington
13Willm Smith
Wm Thimblethorp
Farmer
Labourer
1
1
1
1
2
1
Richard Carter14Thos FlewpotSteward321
15Thos Norman
-- Inglebright
Miller
Widow
2
0
1
2
5
0
16Robt Thompson
James Mann
Labourer
Do
1
1
1
1
0
2
Thomas Carter17John CarterGentn130
18John Young JunrFarmer223
19Danl Fendick
Ann Spinks
Labourer
Widow
1
0
1
1
4
0
20Willm ChiffneyTaylor112
21-- TillettTanner112
Revd Mr Young22Thos BashamFarmer414
23 The
Crown
Widow GermanVictualer021
Sergent Wright24HimselfFarmer123
25Thos Kitteringham
John Adderson
Labourer
Shoemaker
1
1
2
1
2
3
26Thos ChinneryLinen Weaver114
27John JohnsonLabourer115
Thos Basham28Thos SmithGent121
29Wm BuckinghamLabourer114
30Willm Upton
James Dent
Do
Do
1
1
1
1
2
1
31Wm Roberts
Stephen Pain
Butcher
Bricklayer
1
1
1
1
6
1
Fras King Senr32John ParemanLabourer114
33John KingShoemaker126
34Robt BuntingGent.123
John Beales35Himself
Benjn Pymer
Carpenter
Gardener
1
1
2
1
11
0
36-------000
37Willm BanhamBaker120
38Silas? Spinks
John Kitteringham
Labourer
Blacksmith
1
1
1
1
0
3
Joseph Mann39HimselfFarmer131
40Anthy Barker
James Pareman
Tanner
Labourer
1
1
1
3
0
0
41Wm ThompsonFarmer116
Edward Slade42HimselfGrocer122
John Young Junr43Fras KingCarpenter112
44Margt Chapman
Robt Spinks
Robt Jolliff
Widow
Labourer
Do
0
1
1
2
1
1
2
2
2
45Ann RobinsonWidow014
Thos Crane Senr46Himself
Thos Crane Junr
Bricklayer
Do
1
1
1
1
0
1
47John TuddenhamDo115
48Willm FollinLabourer112
Elis. Steed Widow49Thos BristowFarmer221
Willm Smith50Willm LongMaltster116
Ann Graves51Geo Bennett
Jos. Burgess
Labourer
Miller
1
1
1
1
4
5
John Constable52Robt PainLabourer102
Fras Turrenton53HimselfDo114
Robt Crow54HimselfDo111
Osbert Spinks55John WoodsDo116
Robt Youngs56Himself
Jos: Eastgate
Elis. Matthews
Robt Matthews
Do
Do
Widow
Labourer
1
1
0
1
1
1
1
0
2
1
0
4
Willm Spinks57Himself
John Spinks
Do
Maltster
1
2
0
1
0
0
[End of Column 1]
Thomas Harvey58Thos RussellGrocer &Tallow Chandler122
59John Casebow
Mary Dye
Farmer
Widow
1
0
1
1
1
0
60John Tuck
John Steed
Warrener
Labourer
1
1
1
1
3
0
Thomas Caney61Himself
Elis Rudd
------
Widow
1
0
1
1
2
2
Thomas Dye Senr62HimselfCollarmaker212
Henry Beckett63Thos Dye
Edwd Johnson
Do
Labourer
1
1
1
1
4
0
John Stratton64Geo Booth
Mary Bristow
Breechesmaker
Widow
2
1
2
1
1
1
65Willm HarrisLabourer117
Willm Robinson66HimselfFelmonger221
Richd Smith67Himself
Jas Ashley Junr
Blacksmith
Do
1
1
0
1
0
2
68Fras Bullock
James Dent Senr
Labourer
Do
1
1
2
1
1
1
Chas Minick69Will Wright
John Hooker
Shoemaker
Labourer
1
1
1
1
2
5
John Nurse70HimselfShoemaker112
John Edwards71John Pearson
John Fendick
Thos Russell
Taylor
Carpenter
Labourer
3
1
1
2
1
1
1
2
1
Mary Gordon72Herself
Willm Bass
Willm Tuck
Widow
Shoemaker
Labourer
0
1
1
1
1
1
0
2
1
John Lancaster73Jas Ashley Senr
Robt Ellis
Blacksmith
Labourer
1
2
1
1
0
-
Sam Fenton74 The
Bull
Joseph WrightVictualer212
Sary Cater75HerselfWidow020
Mary Cater76Herself
Richd Gill
Widow
Carpenter
0
1
1
3
4
0
John Cork77Wm Tuddenham
Jas Rudderham
Plumber & Glasier
Labourer
2
2
1
1
1
6
John Woodrow78Fras King SenrFarmer420
79Thos Reed
James Royal
Labourer
Do
2
1
1
1
0
2
80Wm Harrison
Wm Harrod
Shepherd
Carpenter
1
1
1
1
3
1
Wm Thompson81Wm SayerLabourer116
Chas Fendick82Himself
Mary Hudson
Do
Widow
1
o
1
2
3
0
Willm Gold83HimselfLabourer112
Thos Butters84Himself
Willm Gold Junr
Warrener
Shepherd
1
1
1
1
2
0
Willm Turner85Himself
John Nichols
Thatcher
Carpenter
2
1
1
1
2
2
Matt Wright86Willm Kenton
Robt Mash
Do
Shoemaker
1
1
1
1
3
3
Willm Cater87Willm Fendick
James Sizen
Labourer
Do
1
1
1
1
3
6
Widow Green88John BrooksDo111
Willm Morley89Philip Rosberry
Joshua Oldgate
Do
Do
1
1
0
1
1
0
-- Edwards90Edward Watson
Thos Hewitt
Do
Wheelwright
1
1
1
1
3
5
John Hunt91HimselfBricklayer122
John Bird92HimselfLabourer111
Thos Harrison93Himself
Wm Townsend
Herd
Do
1
1
1
1
4
0
Parishioners94Richd ElmerLabourer113
95
Workhouse
Robt BanhamGoverner553
James Bradfield96-- CurchinFarmer115
John Young Senr97HimselfFarmer133
98Jos: Bennett------120
Thos Russell99John WrightFarmer422
Thos Loombe100---------000
Willm Pearson101 The
Bell
Wm Bennett
John Bennett
Victualer
Labourer
212
Joseph Bennett102HimselfGardener212
Saml Fuller103Isaac BennettWheelwright111
John Wortley104Mary Bennett
Sary Thorp
Widow
Widow
0
0
1
2
3
0
 
Number of
 
 
 
{
{
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Men
Women
Children
------
Total
177
198
339
---
714

[End of Census Document]


Notes


See also the Northwold parish page and the main Census page

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Copyright © Mike Bristow.
September 2006