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Norfolk - East Bilney

Francis White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory, of Norfolk 1854, p. 785

[Complete entry. Transcription Copyright © the late A.J. Carter, March 2001]

BILNEY (EAST), 5 miles N.W. by N. of East Dereham, is a straggling village and parish, with 41 houses, 187 souls, and 532a. 3r. 11p. of land, mostly the property of Jno. Collison, and Wm. Pearce, Esqrs. The Church, dedicated to St. Mary, is a rectory, valued in the King's book at £5 14s. 2d., augmented with £200 Queen Anne's Bounty, and a like sum raised by subscriptions. J. Collison, Esq., of Bilney Hall, is patron, and the Rev. H. Collison, M.A., incumbent, who has a handsome rectory house, built in 1840. The tithes are commuted for £112. The Rev. Thos. Bilney, a learned divine, burnt at Norwich, in 1531, and the Rev. A. Perne, D.D., Dean of Ely, and Vice-Chancellor of Cambridge, were both natives of this parish. Almshouses for three aged couples were erected in 1838, by Rebecca Pearce, and endowed by Wm. Pearce, Esq., with a yearly rent charge of £60 out of an estate in Middlesex. The Town Land, 5a. 5p., is let for £5 15s., and applied with the poor rates. The Fuel Allotment is 6a. Post Office at Geo. Baker's ; letters arrive at 10 a.m., and are despatched at 3 p.m.

DIRECTORY
Rev. Henry Collison, M.A., Rectory ;
John Collison, Esq., Hall ;
Geo. Baker, vict. and blacksmith, Horse Shoe ;
Jno. Cork, wheelwright ;
J. Watson, and
Saml. Yull, shopkprs.;
Fras. S. Watling, vict. & shoemkr., Swan ;
and
Wm. Brown,
Saml. Burgess,
Wm. Chapman,
Chphr. Grix, and
Paul Yull, farmers.

Transcription Copyright © the late A.J. Carter, March 2001; links updated June 2010.

Kelly's 1883
1891 Census Names Index
Launditch Hundred
Mitford & Launditch union
Beetley (& Bilney) Archeology [Norfolk Heritage Explorer]
More on East Bilney [GENUKI-NFK]
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