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Norfolk: Rollesby

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Modern and Historical Maps of this Parish.

Rollesby is about 7 miles N.W. of Gt Yarmouth.

Cemeteries

Church of St George
Transcriptions of gravestones in the churchyard.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries

Census

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Censuses

Church Directories

Church History

Church of St George
Description and pictures.
Church of St George
Services, etc.
Bates, A.
St George's Church, Rollesby: A History and Guide.
[1975]
Sangster, Andrew
Diary of a Parish Priest: a History of England.
Letters from the incumbents of Rollesby from 1160 to 2001, with their views on both national and local political, social and ecclesiastical matters.
[ISBN 1842980483, John Hunt, 2002]

Church Records

Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms 1813-1880
Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms.
Baptisms, marriages and burials
Search the Flegg Island web pages.
This is a link to an archived copy.
Marriages
These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or Phillimore's Marriage Registers.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records

Civil Registration

For the civil registration of births, marriages and deaths between 1837 and 1930 (and for the censuses from 1851 to 1901), Rollesby was in Flegg Registration District. Between 1837 and 1850, the district was called East and West Flegg.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

Description and Travel

Sangster, Andrew
Rollesby Photograph Album, 1881-2001: a hundred photographs of Rollesby past and present.
[Rollesby, 2001]
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel

Directories

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Directories

Historical Geography

Rollesby is in West Flegg hundred.

Land and Property

Great Britain: Statute
Rollesby Inclosure Act, 1813.
An act for inclosing lands in the parish of Rollesby, in the county of Norfolk: 1st April 1813.
[London, George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1813]
[London, J. Dorington, 1813]
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property

Maps

Parish outline and location.
See Parish Map for Flegg Registration District, 1836
Modern and Historical Maps
Maps of the parish and nearby places.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Maps

Military Records

Roll of Honour
World Wars 1 and 2.

Names, Personal

Palgrave
See Norfolk People and Families

Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc

After 1775 Rollesby became part of the East and West Flegg Incorporation, and the workhouse was in this parish.

East and West Flegg Incorporation
Parishes in the incorporation, etc.
East and West Flegg Incorporation and Workhouse
Description from White's Directory of Norfolk, 1845.
East and West Flegg Incorporation and Workhouse
Description and pictures.
Batley, Peter
The effect of the old and new poor laws on the East and West Flegg Poor Law Union in Norfolk, from 1750 to 1850.
[Great Yarmouth, 2002]
Page, R.A.
The East and West Flegg House of Industry, 1774-1803: a survey of the administration of the old poor law in a rural hundred of Norfolk.
[ISBN 0900592583, University of Cambridge Thesis, Board of Extra-Mural Studies, 1972]

Population

These figures are from the population tables which were produced after the 10-yearly national censuses. The "Families" heading includes families and single occupiers.

Year   Inhabited
Houses
Families Population
1801  4660420
1811  7171385
1821  6884619
1831  9292717
1841103--589
1851109--554
Year   Inhabited
Houses
Families Population
1861102--531
1871111113545
1881110110557
1891112114570
1901115115510
1911--119502

There may be more people living in detached parts of the parish (if there were any) and, if so, the number may or may not be included in the figures above. It is quite difficult to be sure from the population tables.

1821 Census
"The Return of Rollesby includes 231 paupers, resident in the House of Industry (or Workhouse) of the Hundreds of East and West Flegg."
1831 Census
"The Return of Rollesby Parish includes 297 Paupers, resident in the House of Industry (or Workhouse) of the Hundreds of East and West Flegg."
1851 Census
"The Return for Rollesby Parish includes 231 persons in 1821, 297 in 1831, 73 in 1841, and 106 in 1851, in the East and West Flegg Union Workhouse, which, before the New Poor Law, was the House of Industry for the Hundreds of East and West Flegg."
1901 Census
"Including Low Street and Narrowgate Corner."
1911 Census
Out of the population of 502, 40 were in a large establishment or institution. This was probably the workhouse.

Schools

Woodrow, Barbara
Rollesby School Then and Now.
[2007]

Voting Registers

See Norfolk Parish Links: Voting Registers
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August 2009