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Friday 31 March 2023

Walter White and Hannah Blazey

Thorpe St Andrew Parish Church
The church, which was once reported to be the smallest church in Norfolk, was the subject of a Vestry meeting in 1862. It was decided at this meeting that the church needed to be enlarged and then in 1864 it was a agreed that a new one should be built. The new church was consecrated on 31st May 1866 by the Bishop of Norwich [just in time for Walter and Hannah's wedding the following year]. The remains of the medieval church still exist in front of the Parish Church.

Walter White, youngest child of William White and Ann Francis, married Hannah Blazey, daughter of Francis Stephen Blazey and Hannah Minns on 31 Mar 1867 at the Parish church of St Andrew, Thorpe St Andrew, Norwich. Witnesses to the marriage were Samuel Blazey, the bride's brother, Hannah White, the bridegroom's sister and an Elizabeth Blazey.

Walter and Hannah shortly added two children to the family:
  1. Walter White, born in the 3rd quarter of 1869
  2. Laura Elizabeth White, born 15 Oct 1870
In 1871, Walter White (26), Gardener, Hannah White (26), Walter White (1) and Laura White (5 months) were living at Thorpe Grove, Thunder Lane, Thorpe St Andrew. In the next-door household was a Robert Knivett (53), also a gardener. Also living at Thorpe Grove, was William Birkbeck (1832–1897), banker and landowner, whose former property in Thunder Lane, now named The Cottage is currently a pub and restaurant. One presumes these gardeners were employed on Birkbeck's estate.

Walter White, Gardener, of Globe Street, Heigham, Norwich, died, aged just 26 on 5 Jan 1872 (M Qtr in NORWICH Vol 04B Page 130) from Smallpox. H White [Hannah] was present at his death. As yet, I've been unable to work out what happened to Hannah, although it does not seem that she remarried and I've found no death registered, but feel, sadly, that is more likely.

In 1881, Walter and Laura, were living with Hannah's widowed mother.