Robert & Martha Cornwell
Robert Cornwall, a son of William, was born on 31 December 1815, probably in Glandford.
Martha was probably born in Hindringham around 1815.
Robert and Martha must have married around 1834 and they had eight children in Glandford:
|Elizabeth Hannah||1838||bapt 18 Aug in Cley|
Robert was a farm worker and lived all his life in Glandford. His address was given as Mill Lane in 1851, Cley Road in 1861, Bayfield Road in 1871 and Blakeney Road in 1881.
Robert died on 15 April 1889 and was buried in Glandford where his headstone still stands.
In 1891 Martha was in Cley Road with her unmarried son, William, and a grand-daughter, Robina Cornwall. In 1901 she was staying in Holt with her daughter, Mary Ann Horne. Martha died in 1903, aged 88.
Of Robert and Martha’s children:
Mary married Thomas Horne, a farm worker, and they lived in Holt with their children:
William 1857 Thomas Robert Q2 1859 George Q2 1861 John 1863 Elizabeth Q3 1867 Martha Q4 1870 Sarah Q3 1873 Emma Q4 1876 Frederick Q1 1880
- Elizabeth was a house servant visiting her married sister, Mary, in Holt in 1861. On 1 June that year she had an illegitimate daughter, Hephzibah, by William Gooch, a farm labourer. Two years later she married George Jackson and they lived in Cley-next-the-Sea and had ten more children.
- Rebecca was a house servant at the Kings Head Inn in Leatheringsett in 1861 and the following year she had an illegitimate daughter:
Naomi Cornwell 1862 Elizabeth Ann Q2 1868 Edith Q4 1870 Martha Q1 1873 Alfred Q4 1874 Richard William Q2 1877 George Q1 1879 Beatrice Rebecca Q3 1880 Frederick William Q2 1883
- Susanna married a farm worker, James Beavis, in 1861 and they had ten children in Glandford:
Hannah Maria Q3 1862 Robert Wells Q1 1864 Julia A Q1 1866 Alice M ca. 1867 Sarah Martha Q1 1870 Agnes Q3 1874 Dorothy Q3 1876 Beatrice Anna Q1 1879 Alfred James Q1 1883 Willie Ernest Q4 1885
- John does not appear to have married. He was shown as ‘AB & Lamp Trimmer’ on board the vessel ‘Ouse’ at Whitby in 1881 and has not been found in later census records.
- James was a farm worker and was lodging in South Shields, along with Samuel Dix, his brother-in-law, in 1871. Later that year he married Mary Elizabeth Blackwood, who according to the census records was born in Wiveton. However they were married in South Shields which is also where their first child was born. The rest of their children were born in Norfolk:
Hannah Q4 1872 South Shields John William Q1 1876 Glandford Walter Ambrose Q3 1878 Glandford Benjamin Q4 1883 Glandford Alice Mary Anne S Q1 1885 Wiveton Robert Q1 1887 Wiveton Rose Elizabeth Q2 1889 Wiveton Harriet Delilah Q3 1891 Wiveton Henry Bertie Q3 1895 Wiveton
- Hannah married James William Claxton in Cley on 18 October 1890.
- William was a farm worker and did not marry. He was living with his widowed mother in 1891 and died on 4 April 1892.