This is a personal project of one of our supporters, Alan Helsdon, to catalogue wherry related information from UK Census records.

Alan has used the following online resources in this project:-

The UK Census Online website
The Genealogist website
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission website

Printed sources used include:-
‘Black Sailed Traders’ : Roy Clark ISBN 0 7153 5443 4 Newton Abbot 1961 / 1972.
‘Wherries and Waterways’ : Robert Malster ISBN 099063 30 1 Lavenham 1971 / 1978.
‘The Old Courts and Yards of Norwich’ : Frances and Michael Holmes ISBN 978-0-9566272-4-7 Norwich 2015.
‘The Rows and the Old Town of Great Yarmouth’ : Colin Tooke ISBN 0 9532953 3 8 Gt Yarmouth 2000 / 2016.
‘Memories of Mill & Marsh’ : Margaret Dye ISBN 0 947630 11 2 Dereham 1993.
Cassini Historical Maps; reprints of OS 1″ Norfolk Sheets of 1898 – 1902.
Kelly’s Directories of Norwich.

Names of wherrymen killed in the 1914 – 1918 War have been included where identified with some certainty.

All of these files can be found in our online archive by following this link (which will open in a new tab or window).

Example files containing the extracted information are shown in the “Links” section on the rhs together with the search criteria used to obtain the information.

These files are Adobe Acrobat PDF files and as you are probably aware once open you can use the Acrobat symbol in the menu to launch the main Acrobat menu from where you can search the file.

If you have any queries relating to these files and can offer any additional information please email Alan with your request and/or information.

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