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History of Herringfleet and St. Olave's
part 8: 17th century

SHIP MONEY RETURNS. 1639/40. HERRINGFLEET

Mr. Hawes (curate) 2s 0d John Steaves ?1.9.101/2d

Mr. Melling (St. Olaves) ?1.1.8d Nich. Elles ?1.2.11d

Total number involved 27, all the rest under 9s.

HEARTH TAX RETURNS. 1674. HERRINGFLEET

Henry Bacon Bt. 10 hearths All the rest under 5.

Mr. Peach 8 hearths Total No. of persons

Mr. Raynolds 9 hearths involved 19, with a

Robert Wooley 11 hearths total of 70 hearths

POPULATION

1801 AD 160 The parish rate raised ?69.16.51/4 in 1803 at 1s 71/2d in the ?1.

1811 AD 200 Males 96. Females 104. Inhabited houses 34. Uninhabited houses

1. Females employed in agriculture 19, in trades 10, and in other

employment 8.

1831 AD 183 From the Churchwardens' Book; - inhabited houses 31; Families

occupying them 32; Females in trade etc. 4, in agriculture 22;

Males 88. Females 95.

1841 AD 197 Males 90; Females 107; houses 32.

There was one thatcher - William Farman (20) of St. Olaves.

1851 AD 179 area of parish 1309 acres

1871 AD 237 area of parish 1357 acres

1881 AD 224

1891 AD 187

1901 AD 257 area of parish 1360 acres

1921 AD 296 area of parish 1358 acres

1931 AD 289 area of parish 1303 acres

1951 AD 255

1974 AD 70*




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