Dinner at the House of Matthias Kerrison
[Transcription copyright © Sally-Ann Bennett]
January 21 - 1819
Memorandum this day the following persons residing in Parishes of Ranworth & Panxworth Dined at the House of Matthias Kerrison of the said parish in good health & Spirits.
|Soloman Mole||88||Born in Ranh now at So Walsham a Shoemaker|
|Wm. Cutton||86||Pump Man|
|James Harvey||83||Late a Farmer in the parish|
|Wid. Powles||80||Labourer's Widow|
|Dame Russels||80||Ditto Wife|
|Saml. Mileham||82||Late a Farmer & now Clerk of the Parish|
|James Chilvas||76||} Husband & Wife late|
|Dame Chilvas||78||} a Shoemaker now a Labourer|
|John Tulby||77||} Husband & Wife|
|Mrs Tulby||79||} Carpenter|
|Mrs Jno. Brown||77||Labourer's wife|
Matthias Kerrison 51 years old & Mary his Wife 49 years old sat at the Table with the above party. Jane Kerrison their Daughter 10 years old & Charlotte Preston Daughter of John Preston Esq Comptroller of Yarmouth (sic) 13 years old Waited on the Party & most of them in turn sang a Song or told a Merry Tale & Drank their Ale in Comfort.
Copied from The Ranworth Register by me J H H May 3 -77
The source of this document is not known. It is on page 160 (handwritten) of what could be a school register book, with columns for NUMBER, CLASS and AGE, Under. The identity of J H H is also unknown. It was not the vicar in the 1870s, who was the Rev. John William Greaves.
The Ranworth Register referred to by J H H is the Ranworth parish register of baptisms 1558-1795, marriages 1559-1765, banns 1763-1765, and burials 1559-1795. This has been examined to determine several doubtful words, such as that Wm Cutton was a Pump Man. It is also possible that the surname Tulby could be Tubby. The (sic) in the last paragraph is present in the document transcribed, but not in the original.
See also the Ranworth parish page.
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