Following on last week’s FMP workhouse and Nonconformist collections, this week it’s over 500,000 additions to Norfolk parish baptisms, bringing the total to over 3.5 million. Marriages and banns now total 2.4 million; and burials 2.7 million with this week’s additions.
I couldn’t resist the temptation to research my very favourite unusual name, February Backlog. He’s not in the baptism collection. There are 62 Backlog baptisms from 1723 to 1920 including his child John.
February Backlog married Mary Cross on 15 Oct 1765 at Shipdham and as a widower to Mary Harrison on 1 Aug 1797, also at Shipdham.
Among the 34 results for Backlog burials is Mary buried on 4 Jan 1789. Mary Backlog or Harison is recorded as buried at Shipdham on 8 Aug 1829. Also at Shipdham, February is buried on 12 Apr 1822 at age 89.
Norfolk newspapers are missing from a long list of the new and updated this week.