Monday, 1 November 2010

A 1570 census of the Poor in Norwich

Information back in the 16th century is not easy to find but if you had ancestors in Norwich, Norfolk, England you may find this link to a census taken in 1570 of over 800 poorer residents of the city. These residents were all located in the wards around the wonderful castle of Norwich which was built in 1067. The magnificent keep was added in 1120 and still remains today.

Norwich Castle Keep

Recorded with details of their families, residence and employment. The data was first transcribed from the original documents and analysed in detail by John F Pound in the 1960’s and published on paper by the Public Record Society. The data was converted into electronic form by Paul Welbank in 1999.

Use the following link to access Paul's website:

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