"THORNAGE, a pleasant village, 2½ miles S.W. of Holt, has in its parish 325 souls, and 1338A. 2R. 21P. of land, of which 1088 acres are arable. Lord Hastings owns most of the soil, and is lord of the manor and patron of the Church, … The rectory, valued in the King's Book at £6. 18s. 4d., and in 1831, at £480, with that of Brinton annexed to it, is in the incumbency of the Rev. Augustus Dashwood, who has here 35A. 1R. 1P. of glebe, and a good residence. The tithes of Thornage were commuted, in 1839, for £248. 10s. per annum.The communion plate is very ancient, and the cup is inscribed, "was the gyfte of John Butts (or Butes,) and Margaret, his wyfe - 1456." His family were long possessed of the manor; and one of them, Henry Butts, D.D., was vice-chancellor of Oxford University in 1629, …” He was son of Sir Wm. Butts, physician in ordinary to Henry VIII." [William White History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]
See also Thornham.
- Rye, Walter (editor)
- The Monumental Inscriptions in the Hundred of Holt, in the county of Norfolk, collected by Walton N. Dew.
(Parishes include: Bale, Bayfield, Blakeney, Bodham, Briningham, Brinton, Briston, Burgh Parva, Cley-next-the-Sea, Edgefield, Glandford, Gunthorpe, Hempstead, Holt, Hunworth, Kelling, Langham, Letheringsett, Melton Constable, Morston, Salthouse, Saxlingham, Sharrington, Stody, Swanton Novers, Thornage, Weybourne, Wiveton).
[Norwich, Goose, 1885]
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries
- In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Holt, in the archdeaconry of Norwich.
- The parish church is dedicated to All Saints.
- Parish Register Transcripts
- Baptisms, Marriages and Burials.
- Archdeacons' Transcripts
- Baptisms 1732-1811, Marriages 1732-1810 and Burials 1732-1810.
[Parish Register Transcription Society, Dart Series, 2000?]
- These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or Phillimore's Marriage Registers.
- Consolidation of Thornage and Brinton Churches
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records
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Thornage is in Holt hundred.
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These figures are from the population tables which were produced after the 10-yearly national censuses. The "Families" heading includes families and single occupiers.
There may be more people living in detached parts of the parish (if there were any) and, if so, the number may or may not be included in the figures above. It is quite difficult to be sure from the population tables.