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Norfolk: Northwold

Census: 1787

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

This Norfolk Record Office document [with the reference NRS 19117 (P153F)] is a map which includes a description of Northwold on the left hand side and a list of property owners and their tenants on the right hand side.

Each entry contains a unique reference number which refers to a property but this does not appear anywhere although houses or varying sizes are actually drawn on the map.

[Transcription copyright © Mike Bristow]

Name Index

The census contains the following names and the numbers in brackets refer to the property reference number in which they occur. The following indexes are provided :-

  • Owners
  • Tenants
  • Occupations
  • Owner occupiers

Owners

Where 2 numbers are given separated by a minus sign ("-") then this indicates that one person owns all in the range. eg. a man named Harvey owns properties 58,59 and 60. Some owners do not appear to live in the village and some of the others do not live in their own houses.

Basham (28-31)
Beales (35-38)
Beckett (63)
Bennett (102)
Bird (92)
Bradfield (96)
Butters (84)
Caney (61)
Carter (14-16,17-21)
Cater (75,76,87)
Constable (52)
Cork (77)
Crane (46-48)
Crow (54)
Dye (62)
Edwards (71,90)
Fendick (82)
Fenton (74)
Fuller (103)
Gold (83)
Gordon (72)
Graves (51)
Green (88)
Harrison (93)
Harvey (58-60)
Hunt (91)
King (32-34)
Lancaster (73)
Loombe (100)
Mann (39-41)
Minick (69)
Morley (89)
Nurse (70)
Parishioners (95)
Partridge (1-8)
Pearson (101)
Rector of Colveston (13)
Rector of Northwold (9)
Robinson (66)
Russell (99)
Slade (42)
Smith (50,67-68)
Spinks (55,57)
Steed (49)
Stratton (64-65)
Thompson (81)
Turner (85)
Turrenton (53)
Whish (10)
Wilson (12)
Woodrow (78-80)
Wortley (104)
Wright (24-27,86)
Young (22-23,43-45,56,97-98)

Tenants

Adderson (25)
Ashley (67,73)
Banham (37,95)
Barker (40)
Basham (22)
Bass (72)
Beales (35)
Bells (3)
Bennett (51,98,101,
    102,103,104)
Bird (92)
Booth (64)
Bristow (49,64)
Brooks (88)
Buckingham (29)
Bullock (68)
Bunting (34)
Burgess (51)
Butters (84)
Caney (61)
Carter (17)
Casebow (59)
Cater (75,76)
Chapman (44)
Chiffney (20)
Chinnery (26)
Coote (11)
Crane (46)
Crow (54)
Curchin (96)
Dent (30,68)
Don (5)
Drew (8)
Dye (59,62,63)
Eastgate (56)
Ellis (73)
Elmer (94)
Fendick (19,71,82,87)
Flewpot (14)
Follin (48)
Foyster (1)
German (23)
Gill (76)
Gold (83,84)
Gordon (72)
Goss (12)
Harpley (12)
Harris (65)
Harrison (80,93)
Harrod (80)
Hewitt (90)
Hinton (9)
Hooker (69)
Hudson (82)
Hunt (91)
Inglebright (7,15)
Johnson (27,63)
Jolliff (44)
Kenton (86)
King (33,43,78)
Kitteringham (25,38)
Long (50)
Mann (16,39)
Mash (86)
Matthews (56)
Nichols (85)
Norman (15)
Nurse (70)
Oldgate (89)
Pain (31,52)
Pareman (32,40)
Pearson (71)
Pymer (35)
Reed (5,79)
Roberts (31)
Robinson (45,66)
Rosberry (89)
Royal (79)
Rudd (61)
Rudderham (77)
Russell (58,71)
Sayer (81)
Sizen (87)
Slade (42)
Smith (13,28,67)
Spinks (4,6,19,38,44,57)
Steed (60)
Thimblethorp (13)
Thompson (16,41)
Thorp (104)
Thurlow (2)
Tillett (21)
Townsend (93)
Tuck (60,72)
Tuddenham (47,77)
Turner (5,85)
Turrenton (53)
Unknown (8)
Upton (30)
Van Foyster (1)
Ward (12)
Watson (90)
Whish (10)
Woods (55)
Wright (24,69,74,99)
Young (18,97)
Youngs (56)

Occupations

Baker (37)
Basketmaker (5)
Blacksmith (38,67,73)
Breechesmaker (64)
Bricklayer (31,46,47,91)
Butcher (31)
Carpenter (35,43,71,76)
Carpenter (80,85,86)
Clerk (10)
Collarmaker (62,63)
Farmer (1,2,11,13,18)
Farmer (22,24,39,41,49)
Farmer (59,78,96,97,99)
Felmonger (66)
Gardener (6,35,102)
Gent (17,28,34)
Glasier (77)
Governer (95)
Grocer (42,58)
Herd (93)
Labourer (4,8,12,13,16,19)
Labourer (25,27,29,30,32)
Labourer (38,40,44,48,50)
Labourer (52,53,54,55,56)
Labourer (57,60,63,65,68)
Labourer (69,71,72,73,77)
Labourer (79,81,82,83,87)
Labourer (88,89,90,92,94,101)
Linen Weaver (26)
Maltster (50,57)
Miller (8,15,51)
Plumber (77)
Rector (9)
Schoolmaster (5)
Shepherd (3,7,80,84)
Shoemaker (25,33,69,70,72,86)
Steward (14)
Tallow Chandler (58)
Tanner (21,40)
Taylor (20,71)
Thatcher (5,85)
Unknown (36,98,100)
Victualer (23,74,101)
Warrener (60,84)
Wheelwright (90,103)
Widow (15,19,44,45,57)
Widow (59,61,64,72,75)
Widow (76,82,104)

Owner occupiers

Beales (35)
Bennett (102)
Bird (92)
Butters (84)
Caney (61)
Cater (75,76)
Crane (46)
Crow (54)
Dye (62)
Fendick (82)
Gold (83)
Gordon (72)
Harrison (93)
Hunt (91)
Mann (39)
Nurse (70)
Robinson (66)
Slade (42)
Smith (67)
Spinks (57)
Turner (85)
Turrenton (53)
Young (97)
Youngs (56)

The Census

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

  • Refs = "References"
  • Trades Profess = "Their Trades or Professessions"
  • W = "Women"
  • M = "Men"
  • Child = "Children"

The Census Document

The census contains the following information.

Northwold
in the County of
Norfolk
surveyed by
Thomas Dons
1787

Owners of
the Houses
Refs Tenants Trades
Profess
M W Child
Henry Partridge Esqr 1 Henry Van Foyster Farmer 3 5 5
2 Thomas Thurlow Farmer 2 3 2
3 John Bells Shepherd 2 1 4
4 Thos Spinks Labourer 1 2 -
5
Manor
House
Philip Turner
Stephen Reed
Thomas Don
Thatcher
Basketmaker
Schoolmaster
1
1
1
2
1
1
2
6
-
6 Robert Spinks Gardener 1 1 4
7 Robt Inglebright Shepherd 1 1 1
8 Willm Drew
Joseph --
Labourer
Miller
1
1
1
1
2
-
Rector of Northwold 9 Revd Dr Hinton Rector 3 1 -
Revd Richd Whish 10 Himself Clerk 2 4 7
11 Joseph Coote Farmer 1 1 5
H W Wilson Esqr 12 Thos Harpley
Willm Ward
Willm Goss
Labourer
Do
Do
1
1
1
1
1
1
6
4
1
Rector of Colveston &
Vicar of Diddlington
13 Willm Smith
Wm Thimblethorp
Farmer
Labourer
1
1
1
1
2
1
Richard Carter 14 Thos Flewpot Steward 3 2 1
15 Thos Norman
-- Inglebright
Miller
Widow
2
0
1
2
5
0
16 Robt Thompson
James Mann
Labourer
Do
1
1
1
1
0
2
Thomas Carter 17 John Carter Gentn 1 3 0
18 John Young Junr Farmer 2 2 3
19 Danl Fendick
Ann Spinks
Labourer
Widow
1
0
1
1
4
0
20 Willm Chiffney Taylor 1 1 2
21 -- Tillett Tanner 1 1 2
Revd Mr Young 22 Thos Basham Farmer 4 1 4
23 The
Crown
Widow German Victualer 0 2 1
Sergent Wright 24 Himself Farmer 1 2 3
25 Thos Kitteringham
John Adderson
Labourer
Shoemaker
1
1
2
1
2
3
26 Thos Chinnery Linen Weaver 1 1 4
27 John Johnson Labourer 1 1 5
Thos Basham 28 Thos Smith Gent 1 2 1
29 Wm Buckingham Labourer 1 1 4
30 Willm Upton
James Dent
Do
Do
1
1
1
1
2
1
31 Wm Roberts
Stephen Pain
Butcher
Bricklayer
1
1
1
1
6
1
Fras King Senr 32 John Pareman Labourer 1 1 4
33 John King Shoemaker 1 2 6
34 Robt Bunting Gent. 1 2 3
John Beales 35 Himself
Benjn Pymer
Carpenter
Gardener
1
1
2
1
11
0
36 ------ - 0 0 0
37 Willm Banham Baker 1 2 0
38 Silas? Spinks
John Kitteringham
Labourer
Blacksmith
1
1
1
1
0
3
Joseph Mann 39 Himself Farmer 1 3 1
40 Anthy Barker
James Pareman
Tanner
Labourer
1
1
1
3
0
0
41 Wm Thompson Farmer 1 1 6
Edward Slade 42 Himself Grocer 1 2 2
John Young Junr 43 Fras King Carpenter 1 1 2
44 Margt Chapman
Robt Spinks
Robt Jolliff
Widow
Labourer
Do
0
1
1
2
1
1
2
2
2
45 Ann Robinson Widow 0 1 4
Thos Crane Senr 46 Himself
Thos Crane Junr
Bricklayer
Do
1
1
1
1
0
1
47 John Tuddenham Do 1 1 5
48 Willm Follin Labourer 1 1 2
Elis. Steed Widow 49 Thos Bristow Farmer 2 2 1
Willm Smith 50 Willm Long Maltster 1 1 6
Ann Graves 51 Geo Bennett
Jos. Burgess
Labourer
Miller
1
1
1
1
4
5
John Constable 52 Robt Pain Labourer 1 0 2
Fras Turrenton 53 Himself Do 1 1 4
Robt Crow 54 Himself Do 1 1 1
Osbert Spinks 55 John Woods Do 1 1 6
Robt Youngs 56 Himself
Jos: Eastgate
Elis. Matthews
Robt Matthews
Do
Do
Widow
Labourer
1
1
0
1
1
1
1
0
2
1
0
4
Willm Spinks 57 Himself
John Spinks
Do
Maltster
1
2
0
1
0
0
[End of Column 1]
Thomas Harvey 58 Thos Russell Grocer &Tallow Chandler 1 2 2
59 John Casebow
Mary Dye
Farmer
Widow
1
0
1
1
1
0
60 John Tuck
John Steed
Warrener
Labourer
1
1
1
1
3
0
Thomas Caney 61 Himself
Elis Rudd
------
Widow
1
0
1
1
2
2
Thomas Dye Senr 62 Himself Collarmaker 2 1 2
Henry Beckett 63 Thos Dye
Edwd Johnson
Do
Labourer
1
1
1
1
4
0
John Stratton 64 Geo Booth
Mary Bristow
Breechesmaker
Widow
2
1
2
1
1
1
65 Willm Harris Labourer 1 1 7
Willm Robinson 66 Himself Felmonger 2 2 1
Richd Smith 67 Himself
Jas Ashley Junr
Blacksmith
Do
1
1
0
1
0
2
68 Fras Bullock
James Dent Senr
Labourer
Do
1
1
2
1
1
1
Chas Minick 69 Will Wright
John Hooker
Shoemaker
Labourer
1
1
1
1
2
5
John Nurse 70 Himself Shoemaker 1 1 2
John Edwards 71 John Pearson
John Fendick
Thos Russell
Taylor
Carpenter
Labourer
3
1
1
2
1
1
1
2
1
Mary Gordon 72 Herself
Willm Bass
Willm Tuck
Widow
Shoemaker
Labourer
0
1
1
1
1
1
0
2
1
John Lancaster 73 Jas Ashley Senr
Robt Ellis
Blacksmith
Labourer
1
2
1
1
0
-
Sam Fenton 74 The
Bull
Joseph Wright Victualer 2 1 2
Sary Cater 75 Herself Widow 0 2 0
Mary Cater 76 Herself
Richd Gill
Widow
Carpenter
0
1
1
3
4
0
John Cork 77 Wm Tuddenham
Jas Rudderham
Plumber & Glasier
Labourer
2
2
1
1
1
6
John Woodrow 78 Fras King Senr Farmer 4 2 0
79 Thos Reed
James Royal
Labourer
Do
2
1
1
1
0
2
80 Wm Harrison
Wm Harrod
Shepherd
Carpenter
1
1
1
1
3
1
Wm Thompson 81 Wm Sayer Labourer 1 1 6
Chas Fendick 82 Himself
Mary Hudson
Do
Widow
1
o
1
2
3
0
Willm Gold 83 Himself Labourer 1 1 2
Thos Butters 84 Himself
Willm Gold Junr
Warrener
Shepherd
1
1
1
1
2
0
Willm Turner 85 Himself
John Nichols
Thatcher
Carpenter
2
1
1
1
2
2
Matt Wright 86 Willm Kenton
Robt Mash
Do
Shoemaker
1
1
1
1
3
3
Willm Cater 87 Willm Fendick
James Sizen
Labourer
Do
1
1
1
1
3
6
Widow Green 88 John Brooks Do 1 1 1
Willm Morley 89 Philip Rosberry
Joshua Oldgate
Do
Do
1
1
0
1
1
0
-- Edwards 90 Edward Watson
Thos Hewitt
Do
Wheelwright
1
1
1
1
3
5
John Hunt 91 Himself Bricklayer 1 2 2
John Bird 92 Himself Labourer 1 1 1
Thos Harrison 93 Himself
Wm Townsend
Herd
Do
1
1
1
1
4
0
Parishioners 94 Richd Elmer Labourer 1 1 3
95
Workhouse
Robt Banham Governer 5 5 3
James Bradfield 96 -- Curchin Farmer 1 1 5
John Young Senr 97 Himself Farmer 1 3 3
98 Jos: Bennett ------ 1 2 0
Thos Russell 99 John Wright Farmer 4 2 2
Thos Loombe 100 ------- -- 0 0 0
Willm Pearson 101 The
Bell
Wm Bennett
John Bennett
Victualer
Labourer
2 1 2
Joseph Bennett 102 Himself Gardener 2 1 2
Saml Fuller 103 Isaac Bennett Wheelwright 1 1 1
John Wortley 104 Mary Bennett
Sary Thorp
Widow
Widow
0
0
1
2
3
0
 
Number of
 
 
 
{
{
{
 
 
Men
Women
Children
------
Total
177
198
339
---
714


[End of Census Document]


Notes

  • All shorthand contractions in the document have been reproduced as written.
  • Elis. is probably Elizabeth.
  • Properties 36 and 100 would appear to be empty (or being built).
  • Occupations in 61,98 and 100 were blank.
  • Christian names in 15, 21, 90 and 96 were not present.
  • The only indistinct Christian name was of Mr Spinks at entry 38.
  • It would appear that the document was drawn up by the Schoolmaster.
  • H. W. Wilson also had his name against an individual large house.

See also the Northwold parish page and the main Census page

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September 2006