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Norfolk / Re: Bartlett burials - Ashill Norfolk
« on: Monday 20 August 18 15:43 BST (UK)  »
Also in that churchyard (Plot A, grave number 8 ) one monumental inscription for a Henry Bartlett, died June 11 1820, aged 56 years, from Family Search
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Norfolk / Re: John Newman
« on: Friday 22 June 18 20:10 BST (UK)  »
Blimey Yokel, how did you find that?
I've been looking for ages!


Norfolk / Re: John Newman
« on: Friday 22 June 18 12:18 BST (UK)  »
Shipping and Mercantile Gazette, 12 August 1853 -

"Sunderland: August 10
Died of cholera, after a short illness, on the 28th June, at Wisby, in Gothland, having put in there on his passage from Cronstadt, Captain John Newman, of Sunderland, aged 50, master of the brig Chieftan, of Hartlepool."

Also, Ancestry has John's Masters & Mates certificate, on which he states his date of birth, 22 July 1800 at Lynne Regis.


Norfolk Lookup Requests / Re: Rebecca Dodman bet: 1808-1815 Baptism
« on: Sunday 27 May 18 10:52 BST (UK)  »
Hi Lensmeister

Here's Rebecca's baptism, Kings Lynn, January 1810
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Curious as to why she was baptised under the name Watson after her mother had remarried


Norfolk / Re: Mary Ann Ransom m Joseph Watts. Cressingham 1817
« on: Thursday 05 April 18 11:20 BST (UK)  »
Hello again Hookleg,

I'm afraid I'm confused with this family.

As I said, I couldn't find a marriage for Mary Ann and Robert Flatt

Decided to look at the 1841/1851 census, but couldn't find this couple.

I did, however, find Mary Ann Watts, living in Little Cressingham in both censuses.
Married to a John Watts, who was a gardener.

Mary Ann's birthplace is shown as Griston on the 1851 - which is four miles from Cressingham.

Searched for Mary Ann's born Griston around 1793, and found one - Mary Ann Ransom  !!


Norfolk / Re: Mary Ann Ransom m Joseph Watts. Cressingham 1817
« on: Wednesday 04 April 18 15:07 BST (UK)  »

Unfortunately, few parish registers survive from Little Cressingham for the dates you're looking at.
There are some Bishops Transcripts though.

Found a burial for Joseph Watts at Little Cressingham, 11 November 1832, aged 49

On FindMyPast, there are banns for a Robert Flatt, single man, and Mary Ann Watts, widow, both of Little Cressingham - banns dates are May 24, May 21 and June 7, 1835.

Can't find a marriage though


Norfolk / Re: Looking for Rose Middleton (1760ish - 1835)
« on: Tuesday 27 March 18 19:03 BST (UK)  »

Like you, I couldn't find a baptism for Rose.
Looked at the parish registers, archdeacons transcripts and bishops transcripts for Heydon.

On each one, there are various gaps.

You've probably seen there was a William and Mary Middleton baptising children around that time in Heydon.

The Norfolk Records Office has a Will for a William Middleton who died at Heydon in 1790, which is also viewable on the Family Search site.  (but requires a log-in to their site)

I have had a look at the Will.

William mentions his wife Mary, and children Thomas and Ann - but not Rose.

However, the executor, and a beneficiary, is a John Owens.



The Robert Pitcher buried at South Lopham in April 1877 was only 7 years old.

Link to South Lopham register, though I'm not sure it will work unless you are logged in to Family Search.


Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Unidentified country house
« on: Monday 29 January 18 16:39 GMT (UK)  »
Another photograph of Arthur Polhill here (4th row down at the end)

I think the lady must be Agnes Augusta, his second wife.
There is an obvious age difference.

The three young men behind are probably his sons by his first wife.

So personally, I don't think Agnes Augusta is the "mystery woman" in the album photos.


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