Nicholas MALLETT

Male Est 1727 -


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  • Name Nicholas MALLETT  [1
    Born Est 1727  [1
    Gender Male 
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    Note
    • The main occupation of the family was weaving. NICHOLAS, the husband of Susanna Laws, was a weaver, being admitted as a Freeman in 1802, but in his will he is described as a Shawl Weaver. His sons were weavers and, though he left property in various parts of the City, in his will he stipulated that these properties were to he sold and the money divided between his six children. The decline of the weaving industry becomes very obvious after this time. The weaving business appears to have been carried on by the eldest son Nicholas followed by his eldest son Nicholas, married to Sarah Brereton, but the other sons turned to other occupations such as Inn keeping. The second son William was a Scavenger, presumably the equivalent of the later Scrap Merchant, but he may have given a hand with the weaving, or perhaps it just sounded better!

      1841 Census
      Pump Yard, St.Lawrence

      Nicholas Mallett, 45
      Sara, wife, 55
      Nicholas, son, 30
      Hannah, dau, 20
      Mary, dau, 15
      William, son, 15
      Martha, dau, 9
      Horris, son, 6

      1851 census
      67 Gilaken Yard, Heigham

      Nicholas Mallett, 48 weaver (58?), born St Georges Colegate
      Sara, wife, 62, born St. Lawrence
      Nicholas,son, 35 labourer, born St Georges Colegate
      Hannah, dau., 32, weaver, born St Georges Colegate
      Martha, dau., 23, born St Georges Colegate
      Horace, son, 21, labourer, born St Georges Colegate
      Mary, gr.dau., 2, born Heigham
      Elizabeth, gr.dau, 5, born Heigham
      Nicholas, gr.son, 1, born Heigham
      Nicholas, 85, pauper, born St.Augustine


      1841 census
      Wellington St. St. Giles

      William Mallett45 Scavenger
      Sarah35
      Susannah10
      John2
      Samuel Smith10

      1851 census
      122 Wellington St. St. Giles

      William Mallett, 59, weaver
      Sara, wife, 48
      Susannah, dau., 21
      John, son, 12
      Samuel Smith, stepson, 20
      John Morely, nephew


      An heirloom in the family is a Norwich shawl dating from about 1850. The design is not a recorded one and a possible explanation would seem to be that the shawl was woven for Sarah, the wife of Frederick Mallett, the cousin of Nicholas and Sarah (Brereton). No Mallett is shown as a weaver in the business section of White's 1845 Directory, but Nicholas is still shown as a weaver in later Census returns, therefore the loom(s) were presumably maintained.
    Occupation Worsted Weaver.  [1
    Occupation 4 Apr 1738  [1
    Apprenticed to Jeremiah King, Worsteda Weaver, by the Guardians of the Poor. 
    Person ID I4793  East Anglia
    Last Modified 30 May 2020 

    Father William MALLETT,   b. Abt 1707,   d. Bef 20 May 1730  (Age ~ 23 years) 
    Family ID F1994  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Susanna SALMON,   b. Est 1727,   d. Bef 24 Nov 1772  (Age ~ 45 years) 
    Married 14 Dec 1747  St Gregory, Norwich, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
    +1. William MALLETT,   c. 11 Mar 1747, St Gregory, Norwich, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    +2. Nicholas MALLETT,   c. 8 Apr 1750, St Margaret, Norwich, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 25 May 1819  (Age ~ 69 years)
     3. James MALLETT,   c. 14 Jun 1752, St Michael at Thorn, Norwich, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 14 Jun 1752  (Age ~ 0 years)
     4. Susanna MALLETT,   c. 17 Jul 1753, St John Timberhill, Norwich, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 17 Jul 1753  (Age ~ 0 years)
     5. Ann MALLETT,   c. 12 Jan 1755, St John Timberhill, Norwich, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Elizabeth MALLETT,   c. 12 Jan 1755, St John Timberhill, Norwich, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Susanna MALLETT,   c. 9 Jan 1757, St Michael Coslany, Norwich, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Sara MALLETT,   c. 14 Jan 1759, St Michael Coslany, Norwich, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. James MALLETT,   c. 14 Jun 1761, St Michael Coslany, Norwich, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 14 Jun 1861  (Age ~ 100 years)
     10. Phillis MALLETT,   c. 23 Jan 1762, St Michael Coslany, Norwich, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     11. James MALLETT,   c. 16 Dec 1764, St Michael Coslany, Norwich, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F1445  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Sara FIELD,   b. Est 1727 
    Married 29 Aug 1777  St Michael at Coslany, Norwich, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F1446  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S1380] FT Mallett, Nicholas 1727, Brenda Mallett (Informant), M18S1380.