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Seeking Norfolk- Birth, Death and marriage info

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Sandra Report 17 May 2008 09:52

Please can any one help me?

Seeking Birth and Death info on James Taylor
(have found census 1951-1901)

Born approx 1848/50 in Lynn Norfolk,
Parents Thomas Taylor and Sarah ?

Married Mary Ann Goodbody in Ovington

Death it has been suggested c1920 in the Wayland district but have not been able to confirm.

Thanks Sandra


Artbeat Report 17 May 2008 10:04

James taylor-mary anne goodbody dec q1871 wayland vol 4b page 695.



Artbeat Report 17 May 2008 10:08

pos birth,s.

James taylor jun q1851 wayland vol 13 page 415.

James edward taylor dec q1847 wayland vol 13 page 328.



Artbeat Report 17 May 2008 10:12

pos death.

James taylor mar q1920 wayland aged 69 vol 4b page 283.



Sandra Report 17 May 2008 10:27

thanks for the help death sounds a good possibilty but according to the cenus I have copies of they all state Lynn/ Gayton thorpe as place of birth.



kay Report 17 May 2008 11:46

Sandra,Try freebmd,
Theres 2 registered Freebridge in 1848,That coversGayton Thorpe.


Potty Report 17 May 2008 13:14


Can't help you on this one but a if you have many Norfolk ancestors, try freereg ( for baptisms and marriages. They have quite good coverage for Norfolk although nothing yet for Lynn (doesn't even appear in list of parishes) or Gayton but it is being updated regularly.


♥Deetortrainingnewfys♥ Report 20 May 2008 13:23

Hi, not sure if I can help. Have CD of marriages for Norfolk 1801-1837.

You were looking for a marriage of Thomas Taylor to a Sarah ?

These are the only marriages of a Thomas to a Sarah (1801-1837).

Sarah Brett 18/10/1810 Fincham
Sarah Chapman 12/12/1815 Norwich St Margaret's
Sarah Hardy 11/3/1823 Wymondham
Sarah Hawes 13/11/1826 Southburgh
Sarah Goldson 1/1/1836 Hackford Nr Hingham

then there is a Thomas Brown Taylor married to Sarah Blackbourn 19/8/1818 Norwich St Augustine's.

If you have a particular parish I can look at for surname Taylor, let me know and I will see what names I can find.


If it is Gayton/Gayton Thorpe you are looking for. There are only two marriages in Gayton surname Taylor 1801-1837:

Mary Taylor & Boston Bullman 10/10/1803
Sarah Taylor & Edward Balls 24/12/1804
sisters I would presume.

Other parishes listed are:
West Lynn
South Lynn
Kings Lynn St Margaret's
Kings Lynn St Nicholas
all of which have Taylors married in them


Sandra Report 22 May 2008 12:13

Thanks for the offer of help (but have just noticed the dates)
I have found a copy of 1851 census and I believe the Thomas taylor who I,m seeking is lodging with Sarah Runne who was born in Congham norfolk. on a copy of the 1881 census Thomas and sarah and family are listed and it states Sarah was born in Cougham, putting 2 and 2 together I've guess it is the same person.
The only possible marriage i've found is sept quarter
1851 thomas taylor and Sarah Ransom are listed on the same page.
I'm looking in the King's lynn district because that is where thomas was living in1851 also where his first child was born. (believe it could be St Margaret)
if you are able to shed any more light on the subject I would be most grateful.



kay Report 22 May 2008 13:38

The only Sarah on 1851 sept marriage,is a Sarah does look as if it is the same person.When was first child born?


Sandra Report 22 May 2008 14:26

Sarah ann was the first born dates are confusing,if I have found the correct birth record it implies 1851 sept quarter but the 1861 census implies she was 13 then.