Samuel Wright was buried in the churchyard of St James on 23rd March 1832. He was 70 years of age.
Samuel was born around the year 1761 which was during the reign of George III. There is no baptism entry for Samuel in the Parish Church Registers. Accordingly, Samuel may not have been born in Great Ellingham.
Although I do not know whereabouts in the village Samuel lived, from a Notice of an Auction in the Norwich Chronicle & Norwich Gazette of 29th September, 1832, Samuel Wright farmed in the village.
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The Auction would be held over two days, on Tuesday 2nd and Wednesday 3rd October 1832. Agricultural implements, dairy and brewing utensils and part of the household furniture of the late Samuel Wright would be sold.
The farm items for sale included waggons, tumbrils (open carts), horses, cows, pigs, ploughs, harrows, turnip and straw bins, ropes, ladders.
Amongst the household items were “three good feather beds and bedding”, tables, chairs, a bureau, an eight day clock, china, glass, boilers, saucepans. In addition, pails, beer casks and “various other useful articles” were offered for sale.
Catalogues giving details of the items for sale were said to be available from the “place of sale”, and from the Inns in the neighbourhood, as well as from the Auctioneer, Samuel Newson, of Hingham.
Norfolk Chronicle & Norwich Gazette 29th September 1832
Great Ellingham Parish Registers Norfolk Record Office PD/609. Also available at FamilySearch.org https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index?owc=4J8C-CB7%3A29627201%3Fcc%3D1416598
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