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Tuesday, 15 March 2022

James Norman and Harriet Woodland

St James, Taunton
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James Norman (b. 1843), son of Samuel Norman and Ann Gamlin, married Harriet Woodland (bap. 11 Apr 1841 in Huish Champflower, Somerset), daughter of Abraham Woodland and Mary Milton, on 2 Apr 1866 at the Church of St. James, Taunton. James and both fathers' occupations are listed as Labourer. Both James and Harriet's address is listed as North Town

James and Harriet had around 12 children:
  1. Lucy Woodland b. 1865 M Quarter in WELLINGTON-SOMERSET AND DEVON Volume 05C
  2. Elya Norman b. 1867 listed only on 1871 census, no birth record found
  3. Jane Norman b. 1868 D Quarter in WELLINGTON - SOMERSET AND DEVON Volume 05C
  4. Mary Ann Norman b. 1870 J Quarter in TIVERTON Volume 05B Page 446
  5. Ellen Norman b. 1872 M Quarter in TIVERTON Volume 05B Page 478
  6. William Norman b. 1873 S Quarter in TIVERTON Volume 05B Page 418
  7. Tom Norman b. 1875 J Quarter in TIVERTON Volume 05B Page 428
  8. Maria Norman b. 1877 J Quarter in TIVERTON Volume 05B Page 440
  9. Samuel Norman b. 1878 D Quarter in TIVERTON Volume 05B Page 439
  10. Elizabeth Norman b. 1880 D Quarter in TIVERTON Volume 05B Page 413, died, aged 0, in 1880 D Quarter in TIVERTON Volume 05B  Page 285
  11. George Norman b. 1882 J Quarter in TIVERTON Volume 05B Page 444
  12. Bessy Norman b. 1885 M Quarter in TIVERTON Volume 05B Page 431
There is one further child attributed to the couple, Lily Norman: b. 1885 D Quarter in TIVERTON Volume 05B Page 421. This birth was later in the same year as Bessy Norman: technically possible, just, but very unlikely. There's no mother's maiden name on the birth registration either, indicating an illegitimate birth, so I feel it's far more likely that this was the child of one of the daughters, that James and Harriet - the grandparents - brought up as their own. The child may never have known her true parentage. Lily Norman married a Tom Richards in 1910; in 1911 Tom Richards (29), Lily Richards (26) and son Thomas James Richards (b. 1910 S Quarter in TIVERTON Volume 05B  Page 355 were living in Bampton, Devon. Lily Richards died in the 3rd quarter of 1911, aged 26.)

In 1871, James Norman (27) Farm Labourer, was living in Tiverton, Devon with Harriet Norman (28), daughter Lucy Norman (6), Elya Norman (4) (this is the only record at all with this name), Jane Norman (2) and Mary Ann Norman (1).

Tiverton: near Ewings
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In 1881, James Norman (38) Ag Lab, was living at Ewings, Tiverton. [Ewings Farm, Cove] with Harriet Norman (39), Jane Norman (12), Mary A Norman (11), Ellen Norman (9), William Norman (8), Tom Norman (6), Maria Norman (4) and Samuel Norman (2).

In 1891, at Drizzlecombe, Higher Curham, Halberton, were James Norman (47) Agricultural Labourer, Harriet Norman (49), William Norman (17), George Norman (9), Bessie Norman (6) and Lily Norman (5). That year Maria Norman (13) was employed as a General Servant in the household of Henry Venner, Confectioner, in Bridge Street, Tiverton, Devon.

James Norman (52) died in 1896 M Quarter in TIVERTON Vol 05B  Page 287.

In 1901, Harriet Norman (58) Widow, was living in Halberton, Devon with son Samuel Norman (22), George Norman (17), Lily Norman (15) and William Fook (24) Lodger. Bessie Norman (17) that year was Housemaid in the household of wealthy farmer, Edward Chave in Uplowman (at Widhays Farm), where her sister Ellen had been a General domestic servant 10 years earlier.

In 1991, Harriet Norman (70) Widow, was living at Priory Cottage (adjoining The Priory - believed to date from the 14th century), 9 High Street, Halberton with Beattie Gors (12) Grandchild (for whom I can find no record of a birth). 

Samuel Norman (32) died in 1911 M Quarter in TIVERTON Vol 05B Page 331.

Harriet Norman (71) died in 1913 M Quarter in TIVERTON Vol 05B  Page 567.

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