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Norfolk Record Society Est.1930

Patron: His Royal Highness The Duke of Gloucester, KG, GCVO

Edited By: J. F. Pound




This detailed enumeration of people below the poverty line in Norwich, then the second or third city in the land, is a product of the City’s sophisticated approach to poor relief in the Elizabethan period. Their ages, occupations, diseases and family relationships are all recorded.

The Norwich Census of the Poor, 1570