RYSTON parish, 3 miles S. by E. of Downham, has only 40 souls, and about 1,000 acres of land, belonging to Edward Roger Pratt, Esq., of Ryston Hall, a neat mansion, in a beautiful park. The CHURCH, (St. Michael,) is a small structure, with a square tower. On the pavement, a marble slab covers the remains of Sir Roger Pratt, who died in 1684, and on an altar-tomb lies the effigy of his lady. The curacy of Ryston with Roxham, was augmented from 1810 to 1824, with £800 of Q. A. B., and was valued in 1831 at £61. The Dean and Chapter of Norwich are patrons, and the Rev. Charles Mann is the incumbent.
Transcribed by © E C Apling, December, 2000; links updated May 2010.
1891 Census Names Index
White's 1883 [GENUKI-NFK]
Marriages (1725-1812) [Alan Gresley]
Ryston Archeology [Norfolk Heritage Explorer]
More on Ryston [GENUKI-NFK]
More Parish Information [Geoff Lowe & Andrew Rivett]
Paddy's home page