William White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk 1845[Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]
ALBURGH, a pleasant village on an acclivity, 3 miles N.E. by N. of Harleston, and 5 miles W. of Bungay, has in its parish 589 souls, and 1514 acres of land, belonging to several charities in Norwich, and to a number of freeholders, the largest of whom is George Grout, Esq. It lies in several manors.
The Church (All Saints,) has a square tower, and the living is a rectory, valued in the King's Book at £12, and in 1831 at £395. The Earl of Effingham and others are patrons, and the Rev. Chas. Sutton, D.D., incumbent. The rector has a small manor here.
The Town Estate, purchased in the reign of Henry VIII., with £20 left by Richard Wright, and other monies paid by the parish, consists of a farm of 83A., at Wissett; 3A. 2R. of land, in Alburgh; and a farm of 25A. in South Elmham. The rents amount to £180. 18s. per annum, out of which the town reeves pay all the expenses attending the church, and other town charges, and apply the balance in aid of the poor rates. At the enclosure, under an act of the 41st George III., an allotment of 13A. 1R. 20P. was awarded to the poor of Alburgh and Wortwell, and is now let for about £40 a year, which is distributed in coals.
Able Mrs C. Algar Mr Jas. Barber Wm. corn miller Blofield Watling bricklayer Bond Barnabas chief constable Bootman John blacksmith Burroughs Wm. beerhouse Debenham John tailor & shopkpr Devereux Benj. plumber, &c Dunn Charles vict. King's head Dunn Isaiah grocer, &c Ewen Rev. Wm. M.A. curate Matthews Jno. shoemkr [see note below] Moore Robert bricklayer Moore Wm. butcher Read S. bricklayer Reeve Edward beer seller Smith J. shoemkr [see note below] Strainge J. wheelwright Theobald John schoolmaster Todd Noah bricklayer FARMERS. * are Owners. Bond Barnabas Parker Isaac * Brock John (& Patrick Wm. joiner) Rackham John * Denny John Spelman Isc. Geo. Devereux Benj. * Walker George * Doughton Mchl. * Youngs John Drane Wm. * Youngs Saml. Harvey Thomas * Youngs S. jun. Legood Jerh. * Youngs Sarah Miles Isaac
Note: in the original this is:
Matthews Jno. & Smith J. shoemkrs
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