Showing posts with label Hethersett. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Hethersett. Show all posts

Saturday, 10 April 2021

David Minns and Hannah Marsh

St Remigius Church, Hethersett, Norfolk

David Minns, son of John Minns and his wife Elizabeth, baptised 5 Sep 1755 in Hethersett, Norfolk, married Hannah Marsh, daughter of Robert Marsh and Hannah Piggin from Hellesdon, Norfolk. The pair married, on 20 Feb 1775, in the parish of Newington St Mary - or Newington-Butts, a parish, in the the hundred of Brixton and of the county of Surrey, 1¾ mile (S.) from London. 

Hannah was only 16 at the time of the marriage. Is that why they travelled to London to marry, where they wouldn't be known, I wonder? 

Nevertheless, this pair of my 5th great-grandparents appear to then set up home in Hethersett, where their first child was baptised.
  1. Robert Marsh Minns bap. 19 Nov 1776 in Hethersett
  2. Hannah Minns bap. 12 Mar 1792 in Heigham
  3. David Minns, born 19 Jan 1799, bap. 20 Jan 1799 in Heigham
However, they had moved to Heigham, on the west side of Norwich by the time their daughter Hannah was baptised. With such a large gap between them, there may well have been other children, but I've found no records for any others.

David Minns died in 1835 and was buried at St Martin at Oak, Norwich.

There is a Hannah Minns of the right vintage lodging in the household of James and Elizabeth Morrison, not far away in Cross Lane, St George Colegate, Norfolk, in 1841. And a death of Hannah Minns (86) in Norwich in 1843.

St Martin at Oak, Norwich
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