Norfolk: Ranworth


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.

Years old  
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
Robt. Thurtle 77  Labourer
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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January 2008