Robert & Martha Cornwell of Glandford

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:

Mary Ann

1835

Elizabeth Hannah

1838

bapt 18 Aug in Cley

Rebecca

1840

Susanna

Q4 1843

Hannah

Q1 1846

John

Q3 1848

twin

James

Q3 1848

twin

William

1851

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 she 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

    In 1868 she married Samuel Dix, a farm worker. In 1871 Rebecca was in Glandford with Naomi and the first two of her children by Samuel Dix. Samuel, meanwhile, along with Rebecca’s brother James, was lodging at 59 Wapping, South Shields, Durham. Later Samuel and Rebecca lived at Newgate Green, Cley-next-the-Sea, with Naomi and their eight children:

    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

    In 1881 they were living in Glandford but in 1891 and 1901 they were in 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.