File PD 337/735 - Writ for the appearance of witnesses at Assizes in Thetford in suit John Holley vs Matthew Nelson

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PD 337/735

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Writ for the appearance of witnesses at Assizes in Thetford in suit John Holley vs Matthew Nelson

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  • 1807 (Creation)

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(c 1790s-19th century)

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Matthew Nelson is listed in the 1841 census at Holme next the Sea. Also in the household were Elizabeth, Martha and Mary Nelson, all in their twenties. In the 1851 census Matthew is recorded as a widower aged 60, with two daughters: Elizabeth aged 36 and Mary aged 34. His occupation is given as a farmer of 181 acres, employing 8 men and 4 boys. In the 1861 census he is termed a yeoman land owner occupying about 220 acres, and employing 8 men, 2 team carters and 2 boys.

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e4317798-c71b-4be1-8550-210ee31f4009

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Created 07/05/2003 by Drome. Modified 27/03/2017 by Drojr.

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