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On m 3 r. pleas of 4-21 Dec. 1307 noted. Annexed to m 4 r letter (in French) from the Yarmouth bailiffs to the bailiffs and echevins of Schluse (Sluys) on behalf of John Elys for debt of Arnald Mentel
5-23 pleas two series. Noted on m 6 r. the names of the priests celebrating in the chapel of St Mary of Yarmouth-Peter de Wynchester chapel master, chaplain for the community, and William de Werham and Baldewin de Norwico for the soul of William Gerbreg
Harrod reference 53
Historical Manuscripts Commission reference (302).
Enrolled will of Walter Belami burgess.

Memoirs of Peter Ives, Robin Bowling and Maurice Winter relating to Rivers Yare and Wensum.

[Track 1] Peter Ives recalls memories regarding River Yare between Norwich and Bramerton, including being taken as 6 year old in 1928 by parents on Sunday afternoons to row pleasure boats from Norwich Union boathouse to Bramerton common, remembers winding portable gramophone player; recalls river landmarks; dredging of thin deep channel for cargo boats, mentioning their interruption of Norwich regatta; 'Doris' pleasure boat getting in way of rowing boats; amusing anecdotes relating to World War II and Local Defence Volunteers and the river; and rowing for Norwich Union Rowing Club, including clothing requirements and winning county colours. Recorded 19 Aug 2003.

[Track 2] Robin Bowling describes time as master of 'Peter Robin' (owned by 'G F Sully of Bishopsgate, London') and other boats, named, 1964-1987; describes loading of wheat at Royal Victoria dock, London and journey to Reads [flour mills,King Street, Norwich]; anecdote about first trip to Norwich when overloaded. Mentions John Dann Norwich harbour master; moving into larger boats; loading boat (in 1960s) with scrap metal from Kings scrap yard destined for for Dunkirk and Rotterdamn; describes in detail practice of navigating Yare between Norwich and Great Yarmouth, mentioning Reedham ferry and Breydon water; loading 'malting barley' at Corporation quay, Norwich for Zeebrugge; complimentory comments about Norwich's dockers; describes other cargoes transported on the Yare; employment on tanker, 1987-1998; employment for Broads Authority as river inspector, 1998-present, describes job, which includes acting as pilot for boats between Cantley and Great Yarmouth. Recorded 28 August 2003.

[Track 3] Maurice John Winter, recalls early memories of rivers Wensum and Yare, including 'trains of dumb barges' being towed by steam tug; recalls sights, smells and sounds of the river, mentioning Boulton and Paul and a tannery. Describes rowing career, including first memories (c 1930) of being on river when parents had chalet next to River Bure near Acle; taking up of serious rowing whilst at Downing College, Cambridge University (c 1943); first contact with Yare Rowing Club whilst on holiday from university through George Cooper (whom he describes); recalls fours race between Yare Rowing Club and Downing College in Norwich Regatta; detailed recollection of race successes (1950s); subsequent involvement with Yare Rowing Club; splitting of Yare Rowing Club to form Norwich Rowing Club (with Norwich Amateurs) and Yare Boat Club (which concentrated on sculling); and fire which destroyed Yare Boat Club and equipment and subsequent revival. Recorded 29 August 2003.

Original MiniDisc kept sticking. Audio put back together using editing equipment. No work was carried out on sound quality.

R.J. Read Ltd; ? 1937-? 1980s; millers and corn merchants; Norwich, Norfolk

Photograph and Postcard Album of Private (later Lance Corporal) Robert Benifer of the Royal Norfolk Regiment

  • MC 2149
  • Fonds
  • c 1907-c 1918

In 1912, 8201 Private Robert Benifer was based in G Company, 1st Battalion Norfolk Regiment at Aldershot, Hants. He was posted to India, probably with the 2nd Battalion, which was based at Belgaum in the west of the country, but which was sent to Mesopotamia after the outbreak of the First World War. By 1916, he was with the 2nd Norfolk Regiment, attached to the Australian Flying Corps and by 1918, he was a Lance Corporal with the 2nd Norfolks at Baghdad.
Little is revealed about Benifer himself from the album, except that he had connections with Wormegay (his sister lived there before moving with her husband, Albert Turner and their children to Yorkshire) and possibly with Woking, Surrey, the subject of some of the picture postcards. Some of the photographs depict people in Salvation Army uniform. The album also suggests that Benifer was interested in sport, especially boxing.
Two registers of the houses in Wimbotsham and their inhabitants nd [1915] and 1917 (see list MC 1981/4-5) list the Benifer family, including Robert, who was said to be 26 in 1917. The registers reveal that he had three sisters and three brothers; one of the latter was serving on HMS Shannon, whilst another had been drowned when HMS Royal Edward was sunk. Five other booklets in the collection, which also relate to Wimbotsham servicemen (see list MC 1981/6-10) give Benifer's service number, confirming that he was the same man as the one who compiled the album.
Minute books of the Royal British Legion, Downham and District Branch mention R.W. Benefer as the Wimbotsham representative on the branch committee and as a vice-president 1947-1972 (see SO 219/3-6, 928X4).

Robert Benifer; 1897-; soldier

Diary of Lieutenant-General Sir Charles Ashe Windham K.C.B. (1810-1870, 5th son of Admiral William Windham of Felbrigg; the hero of the Redan, M.P. for Norfolk 1857-1859), Aug. 1830-April 1834, Oct. 1835-Feb. 1836.

The diary is intermittent; the first section describes a tour in Belgium including Waterloo, Germany, Switzerland including the St Bernard hospice, and Italy. A note then states that a journal for July-Oct. 1833 of a journey through Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland to Russia was lost 'at Felbrigg' and the present diary begins again at Jan. 1834 with an account of the diarist's life thitherto including his education, army career, trips abroad, his brother William's election as MP for Norfolk, 1832, and his father's death. The remainder of the diary covers life in the army in London and Dublin including references to his friendship or liaison with Mrs Broughton, a visit to a gambling hell, his giving evidence at Norwich against C. Scott in an arson case, the presentation of a Trade Union petition to Lord Melbourne in April 1834, a winter journey by coach from London to Norfolk, and family matters. Passages of introspection occur referring to his own indolence and 'castle building' and there is an appreciation of the Felbrigg landscape. At front of volume are very rough undated diary notes and pasted in and inserted are a 19th-century photograph of the main front of Felbrigg Hall, a note of Windham's career, a press article ('Eastern Daily Press', 8 March 1968) on Windham by H.O. Mansfield and press reviews of Mansfield's 'Charles Ashe Windham, a Norfolk Soldier' (1973).

Sir Charles Ashe Windham; 1810-1870; soldier, politician; Felbrigg, Norfolk, and Jacksonville, Florida, USA

Journal while travelling in France of Major Richard Ferrier (d 1728) of Great Yarmouth

The journal is a detailed one with descriptions of towns, buildings, etc. Ferrier's route included Canterbury, Calais, Gravelines, Dunkirk; Paris inc. the Gobelins factory, Versailles, the Louvre, the Luxembourg Palace, St Cloud and St Denis; Lyons, Orleans, Amboise, Saumur, Angers, Nantes, Rennes, Mont St Michel, Caen, Rouen and Dieppe. Expense accounts at reverse and also cover rest of journey via Ostend, Bruges and Rotterdam. In pocket between boards into which are bound proof and published copies of transcript edited by R.F.E. and J.A.N. Ferrier and printed with a memoir of Ferrier's life in the 'Camden Miscellany' vol. ix, 1895.

Richard Ferrier; ?-1728; soldier; Great Yarmouth, Norfolk

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