Keeping Dog without a Licence
George Barlow, a farmer of Great Ellingham, appeared at the Petty Sessions at East Harling in the June of 1876. He was charged by J Tinton, a Supervisor of Excise, for keeping a dog without a licence. He was fined 25s.
Whinburgh born George Barlow and his wife Mary Elizabeth came to Great Ellingham before the birth of their son Arthur in 1875. Accordingly, George appeared before the Magistrates about a year after settling in the village. A further son, George, was born three years later in 1878.
Appointed Assistant Overseer of Great Ellingham
The Norwich Mercury of 24th April, 1880 reported on a further appearance of George Barlow at the Petty Sessions at East Harling. On this occasion, George Barlow was appointed an Assistant Overseer of Great Ellingham with a yearly salary of £16.
The Barlow Family
The 1881 census captures 34 year farmer George Barlow with his wife and two young sons living in Bow Street. Although the census does not specifically say, I believe the family were still in Bow Street in 1891.
Details of an Auction of a Farmhouse with buildings and nine inclosures of arable and pasture land in Great Ellingham appeared in the Norwich Mercury of 7th May, 1887. The property was said to be occupied by George Barlow at a rental of £32. The property and land together with property and land at Griston and Scoulton were being sold as a result of the bankruptcy of Isaac Lebbell.
By 1901, the family had moved to Long Street. George was then aged 54, his wife 59, son Arthur was 25 and George 21.
George’s wife, Mary Elizabeth Barlow, was buried in the churchyard of St James, Great Ellingham on 24th March, 1905. The 1911 census finds 64 year old widower and assistant overseer & tax collector George Barlow living in a four roomed property at the Street, Great Ellingham. I believe the area referred to as “the Street” in 1911, includes the northern end of Long Street. With George is his housekeeper, 73 year old widow, Kerridge Tooke.
I am wondering whether George Barlow remarried? A marriage between George Barlow and Mary A Gathergood was registered in the Wayland District between July and September 1919. A burial for Mary Ann Barlow aged 75 years appears in the Great Ellingham Parish Registers for February 3rd, 1921.
George Barlow was buried in the same churchyard on February 8th, 1934. He was 87.
Norfolk News June 17th, 1876
Norwich Mercury 24th April, 1880
Norwich Mercury 7th May, 1887
GRO Index. Free BMD Website. https://www.freebmd.org.uk/cgi/information.pl?cite=2fPHwY3MVp2eu5fQSX0UMg&scan=1 Accessed 21.01.2020
1881 census RG11/1974/85
1891 census RG12/1549/73
1901 census RG13/1867/78
1911 census RG14/11473/119
Great Ellingham Parish Registers. Norfolk Record Office. PD/609