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Francis Newby Great Yarmouth, Norfolk

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MarieCeleste Report 26 Jan 2013 11:40

I know this isn't your man but came across it and thought would post anyway in case there's a connection:

BURY AND NORWICH POST - Tuesday 28 August 1888

"Forewarned by a dream"
A singular case of presentiment has occurred in Norfolk. A few weeks since, a man named Francis Newby, who was employed as a coachman at Attleborough, had a dream that he would be killed near the lodge gates at Old Buckenham, a few miles distant.
From that time he avoided the spot as much as possible, and on one occasion he become so far nervous that he handed the reins to a lady who accompanied him.
The other day the man was passing this spot again, driving a very quiet horse, when the cart was observed by some men working in a field to turn over and on running to the man's assistance they found him lying unconscious in the road. He died in a short time from the injuries he had received.

(From the British Newspaper Archives)

The story was reported throughout the country.

Probably this man:

Surname First name(s) Age District Vol Page
Deaths Sep 1888
Newby Francis 49 Wayland 4b 154

NEWBY, Francis Head Married M 42 1839 Groom And Gardener Bridgham, Norfolk
NEWBY, Harriett Wife Married F 45 1836 Bridgham, Norfolk
NEWBY, Harriett Daughter Single F 7 1874 Scholar Bridgham, Norfolk
NEWBY, Elizabeth Daughter Single F 3 1878 Scholar Bridgham, Norfolk

Piece: 1972 Folio: 18 Page: 12
Registration District: Guiltcross
Civil Parish: Bridgham
Address: Street, Bridgham County: Norfolk


Rachel Report 26 Jan 2013 21:28

Do I start a separate post for another person Ineed help with or carry on on this one please


Rachel Report 26 Jan 2013 21:30

Thank you, that might wind in eventually... there are some of the family over there somewhere


MarieCeleste Report 26 Jan 2013 21:35

Rachel, if it's a completely different person from another family then start a new post, otherwise just continue on here.


Rachel Report 26 Jan 2013 21:41

Really sorry to ask, but I am struggling to get anything of any use out of Freereg (must be doing something wrong). Ernest Thompson born 1878 in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, was married to Nellie (would like her surname for a start), Ernest parents were George Thompson (dob 1847) and Harriet (dob 1844) - in theory it should be a doddle, but after 4 hours I still can't sort it.


Rachel Report 26 Jan 2013 21:42

It seems like another family, but it is still mine, if you see what I mean.


Rachel Report 26 Jan 2013 21:45

MarieCeleste, that preminition stuff runs in the family, I do it and my dad used to too.


MarieCeleste Report 26 Jan 2013 21:47

Yes, I see what you mean but you could have had a separate thread for him.

What I meant was if he was a Newby he should stay on here.

Have you looked for a marriage on FreeBMD? Do you know if they had any children?


Rachel Report 26 Jan 2013 21:52

Yes I have all that, he is in my living memory, if you know what I mean, he was my grandma's father and remember most of his children, it should be easy but I just get nothing, on baptisms for any of them. I will try the other site, thatnk you.


KathleenBell Report 27 Jan 2013 00:27

Is this the family in the 1911 census:-

1911 census transcription details for: Row 13 No 3 Great Yarmouth

National Archive Reference:
RG14PN11085 RG78PN600 RD219 SD2 ED9 SN377
Reg. District: Yarmouth
Sub District: Yarmouth Northern
Parish: Gt Yarmouth
Enum. District: 9

Address: Row 13 No 3 Great Yarmouth
County: Norfolk

Name Relation Condition/
Yrs married Sex Age Birth Year Occupation Where Born

THOMPSON, Ernest Head Married M 33 1878 House Painter Gt Yarmouth Norfolk
THOMPSON, Nellie Wife Married 13 years F 32 1879 Gt Ormesby
THOMPSON, Ernest Son M 12 1899 School Gt Yarmouth
THOMPSON, Hilda Daughter F 10 1901 School Gt Yarmouth
THOMPSON, Violet Daughter F 8 1903 School Gt Yarmouth
THOMPSON, Beatrice Daughter F 5 1906 School Gt Yarmouth
THOMPSON, Leswrd Son M 4 1907 Gt Yarmouth
THOMPSON, Rose Daughter F 1 1910 Gt Yarmouth

If so then this is the only birth of a Rose Thompson that I can find in Yarmouth in either 1909 or 1910 (the certificate would give her mother's maiden name):-

Name: THOMPSON, Rose Jane
Registration district: Yarmouth
County: Norfolk
Year of registration: 1910
Quarter of registration: Jan-Feb-Mar
Mother's maiden name: Not available before 1911 Q3
Volume no: 4B
Page no: 14

Kath. x

Chris Ho :)

Chris Ho :) Report 27 Jan 2013 08:03

THOMPSON, Ernest Head Married M 23 1878 General Laboure
Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
THOMPSON, Alice Wife Married F 23 1878
Ormesby, Norfolk
THOMPSON, Ernest Son M 1 1900
Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
Piece: 1811
Folio: 140
Page: 23
Registration District: Yarmouth
Civil Parish: Great Yarmouth
Municipal Borough:
Address: 15, Row 28, Great Yarmouth
County: Norfolk

(is this same?)

Chris :)


HeyJudeB4Beatles Report 27 Jan 2013 08:25

This seems to be the marriage

Marriages Mar 1899 (>99%)
Thompson Ernest Charles Yarmouth 4b 23
Underwood Alice Yarmouth 4b 23

so was she known as Nellie?



Rachel Report 27 Jan 2013 09:02

Thank you very much indeed. I found his children on the baptism notices in Genesreuntied, but couldn't get any of the children from Freereg or the other site, I must be doing something wrong, I can't work it out. Alice would be a good name for her, as one of her daughters is Alice, and somebody has it up on another tree (but married to the wrong man) I think I need to do it on foot, but that seems daft when I will have to do it eventually, and all this should be assessable from here. I must find out what I am doing wrong. Thanks again.


HeyJudeB4Beatles Report 27 Jan 2013 09:06

Three births after 1911....

Surname First name(s) Mother District Vol Page
Births Mar 1912 (>99%)
Thompson Laura Underwood Yarmouth 4b 35
Births Mar 1913 (>99%)
Thompson Alice H Underwood Yarmouth 4b 45
Births Jun 1914 (>99%)
THOMPSON Annie M Underwood Yarmouth 4b 47

Might be worth looking at getting one of these to see parents names?



Rachel Report 27 Jan 2013 09:26

Have to say thank you again, as this information has linked me up with some of my family who come together with Alice Underwood, and suddenly I have a whole lot of work done already that I can access. Wish somebody had done the otherside. Want to go back to 1600's if I can. Bet that bit gets difficult I am struggling in the 17's.

Chris Ho :)

Chris Ho :) Report 27 Jan 2013 09:29

It's not that your'e doing things wrong Rachel, not all websites are complete of Parishes, and info.

(when you say Baptisms, Genes Reunited, do you mean Births?)...

This is where certificate ordering comes in, from below link, £9.25 each.

(Use FreeBMD for info needed to order, on below)

Chris :)

(you'll soon get the hang of things, just takes time and patience, slow and steady, that's the way!)

edits to say (as in certificates for Ernest Thompson Marriage, and Births of children!)


Rachel Report 27 Jan 2013 10:19

OH thanks, there was no Aunt Annie, she must have died early........... There is a May to come too.


Rachel Report 27 Jan 2013 10:26

Oh I wonder if she were Annie May - might have found Aunt May.


Rachel Report 27 Jan 2013 10:27

Arrggghhhh - thank you...... above information very much appreciated. I wish they would all be known as their given name, would be much better, seems this strand are particularly bad at that.


HeyJudeB4Beatles Report 27 Jan 2013 11:08

Well I would certainly get Annie M's birth certificate