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Norfolk: Wymondham

Population: 1747

Wymondham is one of the few places in the county for which population figures from before 1801 survive.

This Norfolk Record Office document [with the reference PD 184/3 and on microforms MF 580/7 and MF/PR 15] is at the back of the Parish Register that has Baptisms for the period 1713-1758 and contains figures for the year 1747. It contains statistics, occupations and religious persuasions and an additional baptism for 1751.

Population years

1747 1811 and 1821

It contains the following information :-

In the year 1747 I went to every house in the Parish; took an account of the number of families in every Division & of persons in every family; also of their religion & employments; & found by the Accounts which they themselves gave me the whole to be as follows.

Families in












 
Suton Division

Spooner row
Wattlefield
Silfield
Browick & Stanfield
Upper & Lower Downham
Town Green, Vicar Street
and Chappelgate
Market Street &c.
Damgate & Back Lane

The Whole number
of families
  89

  36
  30
  58
  23
  68

144
136
102
----
686
 
Persons in those
families










of Persons
 
  418

  186
  171
  283
  138
  343

  666
  590
  418
----
3213
 

Amongst all these families there were

Gentlemen farmers & Others
Husbandmen or Labourers
Weavers
Ale house keepers
All other Trades, Businesses,
Employments, & Poor

The Whole, as before
120
130
155
  39

242
---
686

of which about


in all

 
21
33
---
54

 
families only were Quakers
families only were other Dissenters

but in this I may be mistaken, as
many seemed unwilling to own of what
religion they were.

N.B. There were then (being Summer Time) only 44? [or 114?] in the Workhouse.

R. Cremer       Vicar


October 1751
I baptised Thomas & Susan Twin Children of John Thompson Husbandman in Suton Division & Sarah his wife which was the fifth time of their having Twin's. Seven of the ten were living & likely to live? seeming to be very healthy strong Children.
R. C. [R. Cremer]

[End of Document]


Notes


See also the Wymondham parish page and the main Population page.

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Copyright © Mike Bristow.
April 2009