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Norfolk - Thornage

Francis White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory, of Norfolk 1854, p. 782

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

THORNAGE parish, 2½ miles S.W. of Holt, includes 82 houses, 349 souls, and 1,338a. 2r. 21p. of land, mostly belonging to Lord Hastings, the lord of the manor, and patron of the Church. The rectory, valued in the King's book at £6 18s. 4d., is enjoyed by the Rev. Augustus Dashwood, who has 35a. 1r. 1p. of glebe, and a good rectory house. The tithes are commuted for £331 4s. The communion plate is very ancient, and the cup was the gift of John Butts and his wife in 1456. His family were long possessed of the manor here ; and one of them, Hy. Butts, D.D., was Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University, in 1629 ; but was found, soon afterwards, "hanging in his garters in his own chamber." The Baptists have a chapel in the village.

Clare Joseph, bricklayer
Cooke W. and R. corn millers
Cooper Edmd. farmer
Cushing Jno. shoemkr
Dashwood Rev. Augustus, Rectory
Drew Geo. grcr. and drpr
Dyball J. (Baptist) minister
Hooper Rev. Rt. Poole
Hunter Thos. par. clk
Hunter Thos. tailor
Ives Fred. tailor
Ives Robt. butcher
Ives Wm. shoemaker
Key Jno. S. bricklayer
Mann Jno. iron & brass founder
Pyle W. baker and flour dlr
Sherringham Valentine D. farmer
Spooner W. blacksmith
Thomas Mr. Anthony
Warner Jno. tailor
Williams Eliz. vict. Black Boys
Williams Thos. farmer

Transcription Copyright © the late A.J. Carter, March 2001; links updated January 2011.

1891 Census Names Index
Holt hundred
Erpingham union
Kelly's 1883
White's 1845; 1864; and 1883 [GENUKI-NFK]
Thornage Archeology [Norfolk Heritage Explorer]
Thornage watermill [Jonathan Neville]
More on Thornage [GENUKI-NFK]
More Parish Information [Geoff Lowe & Andrew Rivett]
Return to villages index
Paddy's home page