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Census: 1777

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

This 1777 Norfolk Record Office document [with the reference PD 712/ACC 2005/395 Box 7] is in a book (A5 size) and on 10 pages.

[Transcription copyright © Mike Bristow]

Surname Index

The following surnames are contained in the document. The numbers following each are the Page numbers which contain one or more occurences of the name.

Be aware that spelling varied so that eg. Dawdrey/Dawdry may all be the same family.

 

Alden (6)
Arnold (4)
Austin (4)
Barnard (1,5,6,7)
Bateman (2)
Beighten (6)
Betts (5)
Blake (2,4,5)
Bond (4)
Briggs (6)
Brighten (5,7)
Browne (3)
Brundle (5)
Bunn (7)
Burgess (7)
Cann (3,5)
Castleton (1,2,3)
Catchpole (3)
Chase (4)
Clarke (3)
Coleman (1,2)
Cooper (3)
Dawdrey (5)
Dawdry (4)
Dickinson (6)
Edwards (6)
Elliot (1)
Ellis (2,3,4)
Fortis (5)
Frost (5)
Funnell (1,3)
Gardiner (4)
Gill (3)
Goddard (4)
Gowen (3)
Hall (3)
Hardimand (4,7)
Herne (2)
Hewett (1)
Hilling (4)
Hughes (3)
Jecks (4)
Jefferies (6)
Kemp (1,5)
Kiddle (5)
Knobs (4)
Knowles (1,3)
Letherdale (1)
Leverett (2)
Lincoln (2)
Littleboy (2)
Long (3)
Lurkin (2,4)
Mayes (1)
Meek (1,7)
Moore (1,7)
Noggs (3)
Palmer (5)
Parsons (4,7)
Pass (2)
Poll (1)
Procter (5)
Quaddeling (4)
Quaddling (2)
Quantrell (3)
Randall (5)
Redgrave (2)
Riches (6,7)
Rivett (6)
Rockett (2)
Rogers (4)
Sapy (2)
Sewell (3)
Sharpe (2,6)
Simonds (2)
Smith (4)
Stubbings (2)
Sturman (1,2,4)
Swan (2)
Tann (1)
Taylor (1)
Thompson (6)
Thurston (6)
Tite (6)
Trundle (5)
Turner (2,5)
Ward (5)
Wicks (2)
Wiggett (7)
Woodcock (6)
Wright (6)
Wyall (6)
Youngman (5,6)

The Census

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

  • Ma = "Males"
  • Fe = "Females"
  • Rel = "Religions"

This contains the following information :-

[On the outside cover of the Book are population figures]

 

July - Bunwell
June
June
1753 - 479
1763 - 555
1777 - 528

[Inside the book]

[Page 1 follows]

Names of Persons
and Places
Occupation Children
under 16yrs
Children
16 &Upwd
Servants
Under 16
Servants
16&Upwd
Rel
             
    Ma Fe Ma Fe Ma Fe Ma Fe  
Thos Taylor - - - - - - - - - CE
Sarah Hewett Housekeeper 1 1 - - - - 2 1 CE
Richd & Eliz Kemp Tradesman 3 2 - - - - - - CE
Mary Barnard Inmate - - - - - - - - CE
Stephen Coleman Husbn 4 1 - - - - - - CE
John & Rachael Sturman Tradesman 4 2 - - - - - - CE
Wm & Lydia Elliot Husbn - 2 - - - - - - CE
John & Alice Sturman Tradesman 1 - - - - 1 - - CE
Jacob & Tabitha Moore Husbn 3 3 - 1 - - - - CE
Mary Knowles Inmate - - - - - - - - CE
Mary Tann - Widow Do - - - - - - - - CE
Edwd Mayes Do - - - - - - - - CE
Rachael Mayes Do - 1 - - - - - - CE
John Kemp Do - - - - - - - - CE
Richd & Eliz Letherdale Tradesman - - - - - - - - CE
Lydia Poll Inmate - - - - - - - - CE
John & Mat. Meek Husbn - - - - - - - - CE
James Funnell Tradesman - - - - - - 1 - CE
Eliz Funnell Inmate - - - - - - - - CE
John & Rachael Castleton Tradesman 1 1 - - - - - - Med
Ann Castleton Inmate - - - 2 - - - - CE
Wm & Susan Castleton Tradesman 1 - - - - - - - CE


- - - - - - - - Hou
ses
Men 14       Women 17 - 18 13 - 3 - 1 3 1 9
                     
[Page 2 follows]                    
Edwd Sturman & Thos Castleton Inmates - - - - - - - - CE
Wm & Eliz. Sapy Farmer - 2 - - - - - - CE
Edwd Stubbings Inmate - - - - - - - - CE
Wm & Alice Turner Tradesman 1 2 - - - - - - CE
Eliz. Blake - Widow - 1 - 1 1 - - - - CE
Edwd & Hannah Quaddling Inmates - - - - - - - - CE
Austin Wicks Do - - - - - - - - CE
Nathan & Esther Leverett Husbn 5 1 - - - - - - CE
John & Ann Littleboy Do 1 2 - - - - - - CE
Benj. & Susan Bateman Farmer - - - - - - - 1 CE
Wm & Eliz. Swan Husbn - - - - - - - - CE
John & Sarah Coleman Tradesman 1 2 1 1 - - - - CE
Eliz Pass Inmate - - - - - - - - CE
Thos & Eliz. Sharpe Tradesman - - - 1 1 - - - CE
Robt & Hannah Herne Farmer 4 3 - - - - 1 1 CE
John & Hannah Lurkin Husbn 1 1 - 1 - - - - CE
Wm & Rose Simonds Do - - - - - - - - CE
Sarah Lincoln Inmate - - - - - - - - CE
Jonathan & Rose Ellis Husbn - - - - - - - - CE
Thos & Susan Rockett Farmer - - - - - - - - CE
Thos & Mary Rockett Inmates 1 - - - - - - - CE
Danl & Mary Redgrave Husbn - - 1 1 - - - - CE


- - - - - - - - Hou
ses
Men 20       Women 19 - 14 13 3 5 1 - 1 2 15
                     
[Page 3 follows]                    
Robt & Eliz Quantrell Husbn - 4 - - - - - - CE
Edwd & Susan Sewell Farmer 1 - - - - - - 1 CE
John & Rachael Knowles Tradesman - 2 - - - - - - Med
Priscilla Clarke - Widow - - - - - - - - - CE
James & Hannah Castleton Farmer 1 1 - - - - 1 - CE
Natl & Bridgett Catchpole Do 1 - - - - 1 2 2 CE
Mary Long - Widow- - - - 2 1 - - - 1 CE
John & Mary Gowen Husbn - - - - - - - - CE
Lydia Gill Inmate 1 - - - - - - - CE
John & Ann Noggs Farmer - - - - - - 1 1 CE
Wm & Care Noggs Inmates 1 2 - - - - - - CE
Zechariah & Eliz Browne Husbn 2 1 - - - - - - CE
Richd & Rebecca Long Farmer - 1 - - 1 - 3 2 CE
Mary Long Boarder - - - - - - - - CE
Wm & Ann Hughes Farmer 1 - - - 1 - 2 2 CE
Thos & Mary Hughes Do - 1 - - - - - - CE
Stephen & Mary Cann Innkeeper - - - - - - - 1 CE
Thos & Mary Funnell Tradesman - 1 2 1 - - - - CE
John & Alice Cooper Husbn 1 - - - - - - - CE
Wm & Mary Hall Do 1 1 - - - - - - CE
Benj. & Mary Ellis Do - 1 1 1 - - - - CE


- - - - - - - - Hou
ses
Men 17       Women 21 - 9 15 5 3 2 1 9 10 15
                     
[Page 4 follows]                    
Richd Gardiner Husbn 1 - - - - - - 1 CE
Caroline Chase - Widow - - - - - - 1 - - CE
Henry Blake Tradesman - 1 - 1 - - - - CE
Robt Quaddeling Inmate - - - - - - - - CE
Rachael Goddard - 1 3 - - - - - - CE
Robt & Susan Hardimand Farmer - - 1 1 - - - - CE
John & Mary Arnold Carpenter 2 1 1 5 - - - - CE
John & Sarah Austin Farmer 1 1 - 1 - - 1 - CE
Frank & Rebec. Arnold Carpenter 2 1 1 1 - - - - CE
Jonathan & Eliz Bond Husbn - 1 - 1 - - - - Med
Zecheriah & Susan Sturmn Weaver 2 - - - - - - - CE
Wm & Judith Parsons Farmer 1 1 1 - - - - - Med
John & Virtue Hilling Husbn 5 3 - - - - - - CE
Mary Knobs - Widow Inmate - - - - - - - - CE
Richd Rogers Weaver - - 1 - - - - - CE
Mary Smith Inmate - - - - - - - - CE
John & Mary Ellis Farmer 1 - - - - 1 - - CE
Peter & Sarah Austin Do - 2 1 1 - - - - CE
Isaac Jecks Inmate - - - - - - - - CE
Wm & Hannah Dawdry Weaver - - - 1 - - - - CE
Henry Lurkin Do 2 1 - - - - - - CE


- - - - - - - - Hou
ses
Men 16 (*)     Women 16 - 18 15 6 12 - 2 1 1 12
                     
[Page 5 follows]                    
Charles & Sarah Betts Husbn 3 - - - - - - - CE
John Blake Butcher - 1 - - - - - 1 CE
Wm Kiddle Farmer - - - - - - 1 1 CE
Richd & Eliz. Youngman Weaver 3 4 - - 1 1 - - Indept
Wm & Eliz. Dawdrey Do 1 1 - - - - - - CE
Eliz. Kemp - - - - - - - - - Indept
Hannah Ward - Widow - - - 1 1 - - - - -
Eliz. Kemp - - - - - - - - - Indept
Sarah Kemp - 1 - - - - - - - Do
John Turner Weaver - - - - - - - - Do
Sarah Turner Inmate - - - 1 - - - - Do
Wm Trundle Do - - - - - - - - Do
Sarah Brighten Widow - 1 - 1 - - - - Do
Robt & Sarah Brundle Husbn 1 4 - - - - - - CE
John Barnard Glover - - - - - - 1 1 CE
Richd Youngman Inmate - - - - - - - - CE
Frances Procter - Widow - 1 2 - - - - - - CE
Margt Fortis Inmate 1 - - - - - - - CE
Thos & Mary Randall Farmer 1 3 2 1 - - - - CE
Susan Cann - - 1 - - - - - - CE
Jemima Blake - Widow - 3 2 - 1 - - - - CE
Esther Palmer - 1 - - - - - - - CE
Saml & Eliz. Frost Husbn 3 1 - - - - - - CE


- - - - - - - - Hou
ses
Men 12       Women 17 - 19 20 3 5 1 1 2 3 9
                     
[Page 6 follows]                    
Wm & Hannah Thurston Husbn 2 3 - - - - - - CE
Stephen & Hannah Riches Shoemaker - 2 - - - - 1 - CE
Wm & Dorothy Barnard Husbn 1 - - 1 - - - - CE
Robt Sharpe Inmate - - - - - - - - CE
John & Sarah Wyall Farmer 2 6 - 1 - - - - CE
Thos Sharpe Weaver - - - - - - - - CE
Eliz Sharpe - 1 - - - - - - - CE
John & Margt Tite Husbn 1 2 - - - - - - CE
Susan Edwards - - - - - - - - 1 Indept
Ann Rivett Inmate - - - - - - - - Do
John & Sarah Alden Husbn 4 2 - - - - - - CE
James & Susan Tite Weaver - - - - - - - - CE
Danl & Phyllis Youngman Do - 3 - - - - - - CE
John & Hannah Jefferies Do 2 - - - 1 - - - Med
Mary Wright Housekeeper - - - - - - 1 - CE
John Beighten Husbn - - - - - - - - CE
Mary Thompson Housekeepr - - - - - - - - CE
John & Ann Dickinson Inmates - 1 - - 1 - - - CE
James & Mary Briggs Husbn - 1 - - - - - - CE
Wm & Ann Woodcock Farmer 2 2 - - - - 1 1 CE
Simon & Sarah Barnard Husbn - 1 1 - - - - - CE


- - - - - - - - Hou
ses
Men 16       Women 18 - 15 23 1 2 2 - 3 1 22
                     
[Page 7 follows]                    
John & Ann Parsons Weaver 1 2 - - - - 1 - CE
Henry Brighten - Widower Do - 1 - - - 1 - - CE
James & Alice Burgess Do - - - - - - - - CE
Susan Hardimand - Widow - 1 - 2 1 - - - 1 CE
James Brighten Inmate - - - - - - - - CE
Robt & Eliz Wiggett Farmer - 3 1 - - - 1 1 CE
John Moore Boarder - - - - - - - - CE
Robt & Sarah Barnard Husbn 1 1 - - - - - - CE
Jane Meek - Widow - - - - - - - - - CE
John Bunn - Widower Farmer - - 1 1 - - - - CE
Stephen & Mary Riches Shoemaker - - - - - - - - CE


- - - - - - - - Hou
ses
Men 9       Women 7 - 3 7 4 2 1 1 1 2 8
                     

[Page 8 present but empty]

[Page 9 follows]

[The following indicate the full words used in the table]

  • Ma = Males
  • Fe = Females
  • Mar Hkp Inm = Married Persons, Housekeepers and Inmates
Page Chil
unde
Ma  
dren
r 16
  Fe
Chil
abov
Ma  
dren
e 16
  Fe
Ser
unde
Ma  
vts
r 16
  Fe
Ser
abov
Ma  
vts
e 16
  Fe
Hou
ses
Mar
Hkp
Inm
1 18 13   -   3   -   1   3   1   9 31
2 14 13   3   5   1   -   1   2 15 39
3   9 15   5   3   2   1   9 10 15 38
4 18 15   6 12   -   2   1   1 12 32
5 19 20   3   5   1   1   2   3   9 29
6 15 23   1   2   2   -   3   1 22 34
7   3   7   4   2   1   1   1   2   8 16
-- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
  96 106 22 32   7   6 20 20 90 219

 

 [Carried over from above table]           219
 
                 Children under 16         202
                 Children above 16          54
                                           ---
                 Total of Children         256
 
                 Servants under 16          13
                 Servants above 16          40
                                           ---
                 Total of Servants          53
                                           ---
                 Total of Souls            528
 

Persons above 16 and their Religion

Page CE Med Ana Qua
  1   36     2     - -
  2   50     -     - -
  3   63     2     - -
  4   46     6     - -
  5   31     -   11 -
  6   36     3     2 -
  7   25     -     - -
  --- --- --- ---
[Totals] 287   13   13 -

Persons above 16 313

[Page 10 follows]

This book was found among some papers at Carlton Rode Rectory, and was given to me by the Revd John Choleveley [Cholmeley], Rector of Carlton Rode. There is a corresponding book relating to Carlton Rode parish among the papers referred to. Both books appear to have been compiled in 1777 by the Revd John Buxton Rector of Bunwell and of Carlton Rode from 1749 to 1782. He has noted on the cover of both books the variations in population in the years 1753, 1763 and 1777, all within his incumbency. The population of Bunwell appears by this book to have been divided thus in 1777.

E K Brunet? DCL
Rector of Bunwell
August 1886

 

 

Farmers 23
Husbandmen 32
living in their own houses

Servants and
Apprentices Male 27
            Female 25
"Boarders" 2
"Inmates" Male 16
            Female 19
Weavers 14
Carpenters 2
Shoemakers 2
Butcher 1
Glover 1
Innkeeper 1
Housekeepers 3
Widows 13

 

NB. There are 13 "tradesman", who are not otherwise described, besides those noted here. These may be what we now usually call "dealers", or "hawkers" - the first now meaning pig & stock jobbers, and the latter pedlars. Of the latter class was clearly Simon Pottle the packman of Bunwell murdered on Caudwell [Common] in 1742 [November 20th].

 Children & Servants under 16 215
                  Adults above 16 313
                                  ---
                                  528
 

 

 

[End of Census Document]


Notes

  • Religions - Abbreviations
    • CE = Church of England
    • Med = Methodist
    • Ana (Indept) = Anabaptists (Independents)
    • Qua = Quakers
  • The Page 4 total of Men was not clear and looks like it should be 17.

See also the Bunwell parish page and the main Census page

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September 2006