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Norwich, Norfolk, England

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Where is Norwich, Norfolk, England? 

Norwich is a city in East Anglia, in Eastern England, UK. It is the regional administrative centre and county city of Norfolk. During the 11th century Norwich became the second largest city in England, after London, and one of the most important places in the kingdom.wikipedia

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Norwich, Norfolk, England - 1897 ad found in Sears & Roebuck Catalog
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Norwich, England
Norwich, Norfolk, England

1897 ad found in Sears & Roebuck Catalog
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The spectacular NORWICH CATHERDRAL, England (inside and outside views)

The spectacular NORWICH CATHERDRAL, England (inside and outside...

1549 - Norwich besieged by Kett's Rebellion
Kett's Rebellion took place in the summer of 1549. It started off in Wymondham after a small group...Read MORE...

By the 16th century Norwich had grown to become the second largest city in England; but over one-third of its population died in the plague epidemic of 1579.
1620 - Pilgrim fathers sail to the new world on board the Mayflower. 32 of the 107 on board were from Norwich & Norfolk. norwich/ history/ history06.php
1665 - Bubonic Plague in Norwich
Norwich experienced its last epidemic of Bubonic Plague during 1665-6; this resulted in most of the ...Read MORE...

1687 - Doughty's Hospital founded in Norwich
It began in March 1677 when William Doughty, mariner, declared to the Court of the Mayoralty his...Read MORE...

1693 - Old Meeting House built by Norwich Non-conformists
...In 1662 the Act of Uniformity ejected any minister who could not or would not adhere to official ...Read MORE...

1713 - Bethel Hospital built in Norwich
The Bethel Hospital in Norwich, founded by Mary Chapman, was opened in 1713 and was the first...Read MORE...

1721 - In 1721 the Norwich Weekly Mercury, or Protestant Packet, was established, price three-halfpence... The Mercury was printed by William Chase, Cockey lane...
Fletcher's Norwich Hand-Book, compiled by Mrs. Madders
Authors Susan Swain MADDERS, Josiah...

1732 - Market Cross pulled down in Norwich
Archaeologists excavating Norwich market before refurbishment work begins have uncovered the...Read MORE...

1766 - Food riots in Norwich. norwich/ history/ history07.php
1771 - Norfolk & Norwich Hospital opened.
The citizens of Norfolk had felt the need for a hospital in Norwich for many years...

In August...

Norwich, a city and parliamentary and county borough of England, within the territorial limits of...Read MORE...

Ancestors Who Were Born Here

We currently have information about 37 ancestors who were born in Norwich, Norfolk, England.
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Ancestors Who Died Here

flag   Mary ANDREWS (abt. 1585, Norwich, Norfolk, England - 26 March 1635, Norwich, Norfolk, England)

Barrett (Baret)
flag   Christopher BARRETT (BARET) (13 April 1562, , England (United Kingdom) - August 1649, Norwich, Norfolk, England) gravestone

   Edward BRIGGE (about 1510, - , Norwich, Norfolk, England)

flag   Robert BURNHAM (abt. 1581, Norwich, Norfolk, England - 5 November 1634, Norwich, Norfolk, England)

flag   Elizabeth CLARKE (1564, , England (United Kingdom) - 13 February 1660, Norwich, Norfolk, England)

flag   Henry HUNTINGTON (16 December 1631, Norwich, Norfolk, England - 8 June 1632, Norwich, Norfolk, England)

Ancestors Who Were Married Here

Christopher BARRETT (BARET) (13 April 1562 - August 1649) & Elizabeth CLARKE (1564 - 13 February 1660)
married 16 September 1588

Robert BURNHAM (abt. 1581 - 5 November 1634) & Mary ANDREWS (abt. 1585 - 26 March 1635)
married abt. 1608

Simon HUNTINGTON (7 August 1583 - 11 May 1633) & Margaret BARRETT (29 September 1595 - 25 March 1661)
married 11 May 1623

Cemeteries in Norwich, Norfolk, England

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