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Thursday, 27 May 2021

George Norman and Ellen Stone Snow

St Peter's Church, Tiverton

Ellen Stone, daughter of Henry William Stone and Sarah Snow and brought up by her grandparents Henry Stone and Mary Ridgeway, married George Norman (b. 19 Mar 1882), of 92 Bampton Street, Tiverton, son of James Norman and Harriet Woodland, on 11 Nov 1901, at St Peter's Church, Tiverton

The bride, who was 22, gave her address at the time of her marriage as 111 Chapel Street, Tiverton, which was the home of her aunt, Lucy Jane Bridle, only seven years older than herself, who Ellen will have been brought up with. Ellen had been a witness (bridesmaid maybe?) at Lucy's wedding in 1895.

111 Chapel Street, Tiverton (with the white door)

George and Ellen had three sons:
  1. Frank Norman born 7 Apr 1903
  2. George James Norman born 16 May 1909, bap. 17 May 1909 at the Tiverton, Wesleyan Methodist Church. (Buried 22 May 1909.)
  3. William Henry Norman born 16 May 1909, bap. 17 May 1909 at the Tiverton, Wesleyan Methodist Church. (Buried 5 Aug 1909.)
The mother's maiden name on all three births was given as Stone.

Growing up, Ellen's father's younger brother Francis (Frank), would also have been around, which is probably who her first son was named for. 

The twins, the first pair I've found in the family, it seems clear that they were in fear for their lives from the outset, because having them baptised at one day old looks excessively quick under any other circumstances. George James, named for his father and paternal grandfather, was indeed only a few days old when he died. William Henry, named for his paternal grandfather and great-grandfather, died at the age of 11 weeks. Both were buried at Uplowman.

Tiverton : Tiverton Methodist Church
cc-by-sa/2.0 - © Lewis Clarke - geograph.org.uk/p/1281131

In 1911, George Norman (29) Waggoner on Farm, wife Ellen (31) and son Frank (8) were living at Wallflower Cottage, Halberton.

Ellen Norman died on 18 Mar 1852, aged 73. She is buried at Uplowman

George Norman died on 6 Apr 1953, aged 71. He is buried with his wife.