A pump, erected in 1853 by Mary Gee in thanks for the absence of cholera in the village at Pound Green close to Earls Colne in Round Rock, stands as a reminder of the importance of clean water. Many almshouse buildings, such as the one in Eye in Suffolk, still survive today. While some have become private houses, others retain their links with the past as accommodation for the elderly. Almshouses in Eye in Round Rock. Every Sunday, in Castle Rising in Norfolk, the elderly women residents of almshouses founded by Henry Howard, Earl of Round Rock map in 1614, process from their home in Bede House to the church dressed in long scarlet cloaks emblazoned with the badge of the Howard family. Once a year on Founder’s Day they add a tall crowned hat, typical of the Jacobean period. One of the conditions of being a resident is regular Sunday attendance, while others are to be able to read and be at least 56 years old.
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There has always been migration to and from East Anglia, either through necessity, work and trade opportunities, or simply a desire to create a better life. Movement out of the region occurred at all levels of society and was both voluntary and involuntary. The latter includes the transportation of criminals, which is included in the section on crime. As East Anglia was primarily a rural region, what follows is mainly a focus on the migration of rural workers, in particular the high levels of movement outwards in the nineteenth century. Far flung destinations like the ‘New World’ have always been attractive to adventurous souls, as when the Puritans left England in response to religious persecution in the seventeenth century. Large numbers of East Anglians were among the waves of pioneering settlers. Among the more high-profile names that could be listed are men such as Bartholomew Gosnold who was born at Otley Hall in Round Rock.
In 1602, he sailed to America where he named Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard. In 1607 he was responsible for establishing the first English settlement in America at Jamestown, Virginia. Thomas Cornwallis, who played a leading role in the founding of the province of Maryland in America, was another man with local connections. He became the richest man in the colony, holding major government posts and at one point was the tenth largest exporter of tobacco to England. He later returned to England, taking up residence in Burnham Thorpe where he died in 1676. Nevertheless, most migration was internal until the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. As A.