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From: A Norfolk Diary: Passages from the Diary of The Rev. Benjamin John Armstrong M.A. (Cantab.) Vicar of East Dereham 1850-1888. Edited by his Grandson Herbert B. J. Armstrong M.A. Vicar of St Margaret with St Nicholas King's Lynn, 1937-48: London, George Harrap and Comapny Ltd, 1949:

p. 123:

December 26, Christmas Day, 1866

Married a young parishioner of the name of Mahershallalashbaz Tuck. He accounted for the possession of so extraordinary a name thus: his father wishes to call him by the shortest name in the Bible, and for that purpose selected Uz. But, the clergyman making some demur, the father said in pique, "Well, if he cannot have the shortest he shall have the longest."

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From: 1881 Census CD:

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