TILNEY ST. LAWRENCE, 6½ miles S.W. of Lynn, and the same distance E.N.E. of Wisbech, is a large but scattered village and parish, which has increased its population since the year 1801, from 362 to 762 souls, and comprises 3,076A. 2R. 5P. of enclosed land, belonging to a number of freeholders, and partly lying in the same manors as Tilney All Saints, to which this is considered a parochial chapelry, - the benefice and tithes being in the same incumbency, patronage and appropriation; but the parishioners refused, some years ago to pay church rates to All Saints, having their own large CHURCH (dedicated to St. Lawrence,) to keep in repair. The latter appears to be as ancient as the former, and consequently, we should presume there is legally no other connexion between them, further than the consolidation of the livings. The glebe here is 5 acres, and the Church land 7½ acres. The vicar has here 3A. of land, left by John Crane.
A yearly rent charge of £2 was left to the poor, by Ellen Stallet, out of land, now belonging to the Sutterby family.
The Primitive Methodists have a small chapel here, and another at FEN-END, a hamlet partly in this parish. (See page 564 [which is the entry for Freebridge Marshland Hundred.)
Those marked + are at Fen-End, and * are land owners.
Cullen Mrs. Margaret gentlewoman Gathergood John joiner, brick and tile maker, and lime burner Gilding William butcher Girdlestone William plumber, &c. Hall Joseph saddler, &c. Johnson John carpenter Oliver George schoolmaster Riches James tailor PUBLIC HOUSES. Andrews John Buck Stearn George Coach and Horses Bettinson George Plough, Smeeth Smith Charles Plough, Fen-End Beer Houses. Bricklayers. Cooke Jno.,brewer Elvey John Elvey John Gathergood Saml. Jacklin John,(& tailor) Gathergood Robt. Patterson James Blacksmiths. Corn Millers and Bakers. Mallows John Bullen William Rickwood James Edge John + Sutterby Richd. FARMERS. Bailey John Munson John * Bailey Samuel Pollyn Robert Batterham Wm. Pollyn Thomas * Bird Robert +* Pollyn William Brooks Lowden * Prior Jacob * Clements John + Prior John Coe Mrs. Roofe Mrs. F. Coe Robert Roofe John Curtis John Sherwood James Gathergood Jph. * Starr John Failes Cphr. +* Sutterby Daniel + Goddard Cphr. * Sutterby George * Goddard George * Sutterby John * Johnson Richd. + Terrington Wm. * Josh Isaac Vincent Robert Leary William Wales William Metcalf William Shoemakers. Betney Charles Cullen Edward, (& butcher) Shopkeepers. Wheelwrights. Collison George Johnson John and William Cooke John Kitteringham W. Edge John Mountseer Wm. Seaman Richard, (and butcher)
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