Series BOL 1 - Bolingbroke and Yallop Family Papers

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Bolingbroke and Yallop Family Papers


  • 1690-1960s (Creation)

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144 pieces

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(14th century-1960s)

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(c 1763-1835)

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Son of William Yallop, glover. Wife Mary Anne, daughter of Peter Watts. Sheriff in 1805, and mayor in 1815 and 1831. Elected alderman for the Great North Ward in 1809. A partner in the firm of Dunham and Yallop, goldsmiths. Business at corner of Davey Place and Gentleman's Walk, Norwich. Chaired a meeting which decided to inaugurate a savings bank. In his second mayoralty he presented to the king with his brother-in-law, Nathaniel Bolingbroke, a petition in favour of reform, whereupon he was knighted. Buried in the family vault in St Peter Mancroft Church, Norwich. Died June 1835 aged 72 years at Brighton. Lived at 4, Chapelfield North, Norwich.

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(c 1757-1840)

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Son of James Bolingbroke, a Quaker, of East Dereham, Norfolk. Married a sister of Sir J.H. Yallop, and had 13 children. Died 9 October 1840 aged 83 years. Lived at 9, Willow Lane, Norwich. Sheriff in 1816, and mayor in 1819. Elected alderman for Colegate Ward in 1814. First became a member of the Common Council in 1797. A supporter of the Blues and Whites. A silversmith and haberdasher by trade, with premises at 2, Market Place, Norwich. Buried under an altar tomb in St Peter Mancroft Church, Norwich.

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There is a pedigree of the Bolingbroke family in 'Norfolk Genealogy' volume 17.

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Created 19/07/2004 by Droip. Modified 18/12/2018 by Catherine.Collins.


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