Commissioner: William Herring

Find out about the commissioner William Herring a prosperous Norwich merchant and manufacturer

About William Herring

Find what the history detectives found out about William Herring

Gift of a Spanish sword

View a letter from Horatio Nelson giving William Herring a gift of a spanish sword

Letter to Lord Townshend

View in this letter in which Herring referred to the House of Commons vote of thanks to the Nofolk Yoemanry and Volunteer Company

Norwich to Lowestoft Navigation scheme

View documents from the scheme which enabled the history detectives to trace the location of property owned by Herring

Scheme to build a bridge over the river Wensum

View a document listing Herring as a subscriber to this scheme, for which he became the commissioner who executed it as an Act of Parliament

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Norwich history detectives on flickr

Find out how the Norwich history detectives followed the trail of 5 commissioners named on the Land Tax Roll of 1821.