Norfolk: Moulton St Michael


William White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk 1845

[Transcription copyright © Ann Duncan]

MOULTON, 9 miles N.N.E. of Diss, and 6 miles E. by N. of New Buckenham, has in its parish 444 souls, and 1346 acres of land, anciently in two parishes, called Great and Little Moulton, but the church of the latter (All Saints,) was demolished in 1570, and its site is now called the Sanctuary. Mr. Wm. Betts is lord of the manor of Moulton, but part of the parish is in the manors of Aslacton and Forncett. The soil belongs to various owners.

The Church (St. Michael,) is a small fabric, and the living is a rectory, valued in the King's Book at £6. 13s. 4d., and now having 20A. of glebe, a handsome residence, erected about ten years ago, and a yearly rent of £470, awarded in 1840, in lieu of tithes. W. L. W. Chute, Esq., M.P., is the patron, and the Rev. Thomas Howes, M.A., is the incumbent.

The Town Land, 10A. 14P., is let for £20, applied with the poor rates. Three acres of it were allotted at the enclosure, and part of the remainder was left in 1520, by the Rev. Richard Drake. In 1744, Samuel Hammond, left £20 for the poor, and it was laid out in building a cottage, but the overseers distribute the interest yearly.

          Buxton    John              wheelwright
          Elvin     Mary              schoolmistress
          Howes     Rev. Thomas, M.A. rector
          Lighton   Edward            blacksmith
          Potter    Sarah             vict. Fox and Hounds
          Randall   George            beer seller
          Stimpson  Edward            grocer and joiner
          Stimpson  Samuel            tailor and draper
          Tuck      Rev. William      curate
                    FARMERS (*are Owners.)
          Atkins    James             Saunders  Wm.
          Austin    Robert            Potter    Robert
         *Betts     William          *Seamen    Wm.
          Brock     Robert           *Smith     John and Robert
          Bush      Robert           *Snelling  Edw.
          Drane     Thomas           *Stimpson  Stepn.
          Fuller    Thomas            Stokes    James
          Hurn      Robert           *Sutton    John
         *Miller    Joseph            Watling   William
          Moggs     William          *Wetherly  Wm.
          Robinson  John              Woodcraft Wm.
          Alexander David
          Bennett   James

See also the Moulton St Michael parish page.

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