St Mary, Tharston

THARSTON, a pleasant village, 10 miles S by W of Norwich, and 1 mile NW of Long Stratton, has in its parish 388 souls, and 1502 acres of land, belonging to many proprietors, the largest of whom are Sir Robt J Harvey, and Wm Gwyn, Esq, the former of whom is lord of the manor, (fines certain) and lessee of the rectorial tithes, under the Bishop of Ely, who has also the patronage of the vicarage, valued in the King’s Book at £5 1s 8d, and now enjoyed by the Rev Wm Biggs. The tithes were commuted in 1838, the rectorial for £420, and the vicarial for £120 per annum. The Church (Virgin Mary) has a square tower and four bells. The rent of 2A of old Poor’s Land (£3,) is distributed in bread.
William White  History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845)

Tharston baptism PD 708-1 1561-1760

Tharston baptism PD 708-2 1762-1812

Tharston burial PD 708-1 1561-1760

Tharston burial PD 708-2 1762-1812

Tharston marriage PD 708-1 1561-1747

Tharston marriage PD 708-4 1754-1812

Further registers for Tharston are included in the FreeReg database.