Luke & Mary Ramm
of Cley-next-the-sea

Luke Ramm, son of Henry and Mary, was baptised in Salthouse, Norfolk, on 7th April 1759.

Mary Howard, daughter of Robert and Elizabeth, was baptised in Cley-next-the-sea on 26th January 1755.

Mary had an illegitimate daughter baptised in Cley-next-the-sea and Luke was named as the father.

Mary Howard

18 Feb 1777

Luke Ramm married Mary Howard in Cley-next-the-sea on 26th February 1782. They had a further eight children baptised in Cley:


19 Dec 1782


30 Aug 1784


30 Nov 1786


27 Sep 1788


28 Nov 1790


17 Nov 1792


18 Jun 1795


4 Apr 1797

Mary died aged 62 and was buried in Cley on 13th July 1817. Luke then married Frances Stamp, a 52-year-old spinster, in Cley on 28th October 1818.

Luke died aged 67 and was buried in Cley on 4th April 1826.

In 1841 Frances was still living in Cley where she was buried on 6th January 1843, aged 77.

Of Luke's and Mary's children:

  • Mary married Robert Platten, a mariner from Salthouse, in Cley on 20th December 1810 and they are known to have had three children baptised in Cley:


    4 Oct 1811


    2 Nov 1813


    24 Mar 1817

    They were still living in Cley when Mary died in 1859.

  • Sarah married John Thompson in Cley on 4th August 1801. John appears to have been a mariner although by 1841 he was a publican in Blakeney where they had six children baptised:


    23 Nov 1812

    Henry Luke

    8 Feb 1815


    13 Apr 1817


    16 May 1819

    George Thomas

    6 Aug 1820


    27 Jan 1822

    There may have been earlier children but their baptisms have not been traced. Sarah was widowed by 1851 when she was staying with her sister Mary in Cley. In 1861 she was living alone in Blakeney and she died in 1870.

  • James, a mariner, married Elizabeth Bear in Cley in 1815.
  • Howard married Elizabeth Platten in Cley on 13th October 1807 and they had two sons, James in 1809 and Robert in 1811, but both died in infancy. The 1851 and 1861 census records show Howard as a ship owner, Elizabeth and Howard both died in 1862 and their headstone stands in Cley churchyard.
  • John, a mariner, married Sophia Massingham in Cley on 28th March 1815 and they had two children baptised in Cley:


    14 Mar 1816


    7 Nov 1817

    buried 1 May 1820

  • Maria married Henry Jackson Plattin in Marylebone, Middlesex, on 20th May 1817 and they had 5 children baptised, the first in Cley and the rest in Wells:


    27 Mar 1818


    9 Jan 1822

    Wyndham Richard

    8 Apr 1824

    Anne Maria

    16 Nov 1826

    Sophia Mary

    25 Aug 1828

    Henry died, aged 41, and was buried in Wells on 5th November 1828. Maria then married Anthony Warren in Wells on 23rd Aug 1830 and they had a further 4 children baptised there:

    Anthony James

    21 May 1831

    buried 28 Aug 1831


    9 Dec 1832


    27 May 1834

    buried 31 Aug 1834


    15 May 1835

    buried 12 July 1835

    Maria, aged 40, died on 11th June and was buried in Wells on 15th June 1836.