Langham is one of the few places in the county for which a census before 1841 containing names survives.
This census comes from Norfolk Record Office documents [with the reference PD 569/27 and microform MF 908/12] and is at the front of the Parish Register Marriage Banns Book for 1822-1900.
[Transcription copyright © Mike Bristow]
This is a list of houses and occupiers for Langham Episcopi.
The Church is taken for the Central Point.
|[Street & No]||House description & Occupier|
|No 1||Mansion Thos Rippingale Esq|
|2||Cottage inhabited by Mary Carr, Widow|
|3||Do inhabited by Smith|
|4||Do inhabited by James Wood||} These|
|5||Do inhabited by Richd Nichols||} in|
|6||Do by Rose Nichols - wife of the above||} one|
|7||Do by Wm Coe||} Yard|
|8||Do by Frost Massingham|
|9||Do by George Johnson|
|10||Do Benjamin Johnson||} These|
|11||Do Even?||} in|
|12||Do Samuel Gidney||} one|
|13||Do Simon Lock||} Yard|
|14||Do inhabited by Mrs Ware, & Wm Peeling the Butcher|
|15||Do by William Bone|
|16||Do by William Wright|
|17||Do by Henry Claxton|
|18||Do by Sadler? Widow|
|19||Do by James Withers|
|20||Do by Thomas Rice|
|21||Do by John Newton|
|22||Do by Thomas King|
|23||Do by Rudd Bone|
|No 1||The Parsonage inhabited by G Boyce|
|2||Methodist Meeting House uninhabited|
|3||Cottage occupied by Copeman Shopkeeper|
|4||Cottage & Blacksmith Shop occupied by Hooke, Black & White Smith|
|5||Cottage & Shop - by James Hogg, Grocer & Licenced Hawker|
|6||House in the Plowrights Yard - occupied by Thomas Boyce|
|7||Cottage inhabited by Willm Wick|
|8||Do inhabited by William Nobbs|
|9||Do inhabited by Pond|
|East Street continued|
|No 10||Cottage John Massingham - Blacksmith|
|11||Do James Massingham - Pensioner||} In|
|12||Do Whisker||} Bell|
|13||Do John Green||} Yard|
|14||The Bell Alehouse by James Massingham, Baker & Publican|
|15||Cottage - occupied by Thos Ward|
|16||Do occupied by John Green Junr|
|17||Parish Cottage - Stapleton, &c|
|18||Do - Mary Bone - Soldiers Wife|
|19||Cottage Wm Bastard, the Elder|
|21||An Old Farm House, East End - occupied by Jacob|
|22||The Same ,West End occupied by Long|
|23||Cottage inhabited by Chambers|
|24||Do inhabited by West|
|25||Do inhabited by Burton|
|26||Do inhabited by Reynolds|
|27||Do inhabited by Hopper|
|28||Dwelling & Shop - occupied by Nelson, Cordwainer|
|29||Cottage - inhabited by Massingham (John) & Mark Barnes|
|30||Dwelling &c occupied by Wm Boyce, Joiner|
|31||Farm House, occupied by Mr John Ru__ss?|
|No 1||Cottage & Banking Office, occupied by H Kerrison, Baker|
|2||Farm House, occupied by Mr Starling|
|3||Cottage, &c occupied by John Boyce, Wheelwright|
|4||Cottage inhabited by [-blank-]|
|5||Do inhabited by J. Pentney|
|More Southward,||round the _intofen Common|
|No 1||Dwelling, inhabited by Mrs Gifford|
|2||Farm House &c occupied by M J.T.Hilling|
|3||Cottage inhabited by Bastard|
|4||Do by Barns|
|5||Farm House &c occupied by Beeston Wright Esq|
|6||Do occupied by Wm Frost?|
|No 1||Cottage inhabited by Massingham|
|2||Do inhabited by Suggett|
|4||Gamekeeper's Lodges inhabited by John Withers|
|5||The Cottage - Alex Copland Esq|
|6||A Cottage - inhabited by Curle|
[End of Document]
- The film copy has an incorrect "PD571" Norfolk Record Office reference on it.
- The no of entries here is 23+9+31+5+6+6= 80.
If we take away the following 10 multiple dwellings etc.
North St -- Yard(-3) + Yard(-3), East St Chapel(-1) & Bell Yard (-3) we get 70 dwellings of which possibly 2 ie. South St (-1) and West St (-1) are uninhabited?
This compares very favourably with the 1821 population which has 67 inhabited and 3 uninhabited houses.
- 12 East Street - William Whisker is a tailor in 1841 census aged 67
- 6 West St - John Curl is a Gardener aged 75 in 1841 census
- The followings names are given where alternative spellings have been seen:- Even/Evan, Peeling/Pealen
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