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Monday 8 January 2024

William Francis and Sarah Holmes

Mattishall, All Saints Church: The sanctuary
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William Francis (b. 1773), son of William Francis and Mary Gunn, married Sarah Holmes (bap. 16 Feb 1776 at St Peter’s, Mattishall Burgh), daughter of James and Mary Holmes, on 8 Jan 1799, at All Saints' ChurchMattishall

Records suggest that this pair had at least five children: 
  1. Anne Francis b. 3 Dec 1802, bap. 10 Apr 1803 at Mattishall Burgh
  2. Sarah Francis b. 30 Apr 1805, bap. 19 May 1805 at Mattishall Burgh
  3. Harriet Francis, b. 25 Jul 1813, bap. 19 Sep 1813 at Mattishall
  4. Stephen Francis bap. 14 Mar 1816 (buried 8 Apr 1816) at Mattishall
  5. Martha Francis bap. 9 May 1817 in Mattishall
With such gaps, there could be others. The baptism records for Harriet, Stephen and Martha lists their father's occupation as Labourer.

In 1841, William Francis (65), Ag Lab, wife Sarah (60) and daughter Martha (20), are shown as living at Badley Moor, Mattishall. 

William Francis was buried on 13 Dec 1848 at All Saints', Mattishall

In 1851, Sarah Francis (76), widow, pauper, was lodging with John Durrant and his wife Martha (33) - youngest daughter - in East Tuddenham. 

Sarah Francis was buried, on 22 Feb 1852, at All Saints, East Tuddenham.