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Records of the Society of Friends in Norfolk Diss, Norfolk
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Minute Book

Includes note of Trustees of Thetford Meeting House, the Tasburgh estate, the Alburgh estate, Diss Meeting House and Burial Ground, the Royden estate and Tivetshall Meeting House. Meetings held at Tivetshall, Tasburgh and Harling.

'A Record for the People called Quakers in the County of NORFOLK of all their Burying Grounds, Meeting houses and Yearly Profits of Charitable gifts and Bequests to their Poor annually digested shewing By whom and when Purchased or Given, to whom and when since transferred in Trust and with whom the several Writings thereunto belonging are lodged.'

Dated 1859 (with later additions c 1937). Includes Estates in: Alburgh, 1701-1926: Beccles, 1791-1930; Diss 1698-1937; Downham, 1710-1899; Fakenham, 1667-1905; Hingham, 1708-1927; Harling, 1837-1937; Holt, 1713-1901; Kirtley, 1826-1869; Lammas, 1672-1931; Hunstaunton Meeting House, 1868-1920; Lynn, 1713-1924; Mattishall, 1687-1931; Lynn Meeting House, cottage and burial-ground, New Conduit Street, 1881-1896; North Walsham, 1692-1929; Norwich, c 1676-c 1931; Royden, 1740-1937; Stoke, 1741-1844; Tasburgh, 1707-1937; Thetford, 1696-1929; Thursford (with plan), 1719-1905; Tivetshall, 1674-1937; Pakefield Meeting House, 1895-1908; Upwell, 1697-1839; Wells, 1697-1906; Wymondham, 1687-1930; Wramplingham, 1739-1866; Worlingham, 1793-1809; Yarmouth, 1694-1931.

Lease and Release. Several parties.

(1) Benjamin Fincham, late of Epping, Essex, now of London, gent.; John Holmes, senior, of Tivetshall St Margaret, Norfolk, farmer; Robert Dix, senior, of Tivetshall St Mary, Norfolk: Trustees. (2) John Jackson, late of Diss, brewer, now of Great Yarmouth, gent.; said Benjamin Fincham, John Holmes and Robert Dix. (3) Said Benjamin Fincham, John Holmes and Robert Dix. (4) Thomas Wagstaffe of Redenhall with Harleston Norfolk, grocer. (5) John Holmes, junior.; of Tivetshall St Margaret, farmer, and Benjamin Holmes of Tivetshall St Margaret, sons of said John Holmes, senior; Robert Holmes of Gissing, Norfolk, farmer; John Colby Holmes, son of Benjamin Holmes; Sheppard Bell of Tasburgh, Norfolk, maltster; John Wiffin of Hethersett, Norfolk, farmer; Robert Dix, junior, of Dickleburgh, Norfolk, farmer; George Dix junior, of Morningthorpe, Norfolk, farmer; Caleb Coleby, junior, of Tivetshall St Margaret, son of Caleb Coleby, tanner; Samuel Coleby of Redenhall with Harleston, linen-draper. Meeting House in Diss and Messuage and lands in Walcott Green, Diss. Consideration 5s. Signatures and seals.

Schedule of deeds

(a) Alburgh estate, 9 Oct 1661-1 Jan 1763. Includes reference to Probate of wills of Robert Bucks, 21 April 1638, and of Marshall Bucks, 9 June 1643.
(b) Diss Meeting House and Burial Ground, 27 Sept 1744-22 June 1775.
(c) Tasburgh Meeting House and Burial Ground, 1631-25 March 1784. Includes reference to Probate of will of Robert Cullyer, March 1682.
(d) Diss Old Burial Ground and Samuel Phillips Gift, 23 March 1658-26 Dec 1775.
(e) Roydon estate, 1685-31 Dec 1800.
(f) Tivetshall Meeting House and Burial Ground, 4 March 1658-29 June 1760.
(g) Thomas Hart's Gift: no document found.
(h) Monthly Meeting Book, 13 December 1690-12 August 1710. [? Tasburgh]
(i) Account for the Poor, beginning 1729. Tasburgh.