Wymondham is one of the few places in the county for which population figures from before 1801 survive.
This Norfolk Record Office document [with the reference PD 184/3 and on microforms MF 580/7 and MF/PR 15] is at the back of the Parish Register that has Baptisms for the period 1713-1758 and contains figures for the year 1747. It contains statistics, occupations and religious persuasions and an additional baptism for 1751.
|1747||1811 and 1821|
It contains the following information :-
In the year 1747 I went to every house in the Parish; took an account of the number of families in every Division & of persons in every family; also of their religion & employments; & found by the Accounts which they themselves gave me the whole to be as follows.
|Families in ||Suton Division |
Browick & Stanfield
Upper & Lower Downham
Town Green, Vicar Street
Market Street &c.
Damgate & Back Lane
The Whole number
| 89 |
|Persons in those |
| 418 |
Amongst all these families there were
|Gentlemen farmers & Others |
Husbandmen or Labourers
Ale house keepers
All other Trades, Businesses,
Employments, & Poor
The Whole, as before
|of which about |
|families only were Quakers |
families only were other Dissenters
but in this I may be mistaken, as
many seemed unwilling to own of what
religion they were.
N.B. There were then (being Summer Time) only 44? [or 114?] in the Workhouse.
R. Cremer Vicar
I baptised Thomas & Susan Twin Children of John Thompson Husbandman in Suton Division & Sarah his wife which was the fifth time of their having Twin's. Seven of the ten were living & likely to live? seeming to be very healthy strong Children.
R. C. [R. Cremer]
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