John & Mary Gooch of Morston
John Gooch, a son of Jeremiah and Elizabeth, was born on 9th January 1784 and baptised at St John Maddermarch, Norwich, on 25th January 1784.
Mary Ann, his wife, appears to have been born in Swanton Novers, Norfolk, in about 1798.
Among their children were:
bap. 9 Mar 1824
Holt - died young
bap. 11 May 1828
bap. 8 Aug 1830
In 1841 John and Mary were living at Morston, Walsingham, with their children; Harriett, John and William. They were still there in 1851 although Harriett had left home. Both Johns were labourers.
John appears to have died in 1853 and in 1861 Mary was still living in Morston with her son William. Mary appears to have died in 1862.
Of their children:
Harriet married William Ebdale in 1847. He was a gamekeeper and they lived mainly in Brancaster and Burnham Deepdale. Their known children were:
bap. 29 July 1849
bap. 16 Feb 1851
bap. 26 Dec 1852
Harriet died, aged 63, in 1891.
John was a labourer who lived in Blakeney with his wife Sarah and their children:
John had died before the 1881 census.
- William was the father of Elizabeth Cornwell’s illegitimate daughter, Hephzibah, born in 1861. He later married and lived in Wiveton.