Robert & Martha Cornwell of Glandford
Robert Cornwall was born on 31th December 1815 (according to his headstone), probably in Glandford, but no baptism or other record of hs parents has ben found.
Martha Allison, the daughter of William and Mary was baptised in Hindringham on 22nd May 1814.
Robert and Martha married in Blakeney on 9th August 1836 and they had eight children, mostly born in Glandford:
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 15th 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, in Blakeney on 5th April 1857 and they lived in Holt with their children whose baptisms were:
11 Jan 1857
29 May 1859
19 May 1861
22 Nov 1863
13 May 1866
Holt - bur. 23 May
29 Sep 1867
12 Feb 1871
7 Sep 1873
7 Jan 1877
25 Apr 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:
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:
bapt.19 July 1868
6 Nov 1870
6 Apr 1873
8 Nov 1874
27 May 1877
20 Jul 1879
24 Oct 1880
Rebecca died in 1927.
Susanna married a farm worker, James Beavis, in 1861 and they had ten children in Glandford:
- 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:
Alice Mary Anne S
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.