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Emigration to Canada and USA

In 1850's, 1860's many Gottses emigrated from Norfolk to Canada and USA. This story shows the effect on East Ruston village

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Dorthea Gotts child emigrant to USA

Dorothea was put in a Barnado's home and sent to Canada by them


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Mrs Mary Ann Gotts (Wife of Boaz Gotts of East Ruston)

She was a Sunday school teacher in East Ruston for many years. Read the transcript of her obituary


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Happisburgh Sunday School verses

Lamenting the loss of families from the village in 1860s

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The sinking of SS Gibraltar/CSS Sumter and Thomas 1865 Gotts

Ex Confederate ship sinksin the North Sea in 1867



Looking for his brother who was a POW in Singapore in WW2

George trying to find his brother, and Arthur's comrade both looking for him


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Monkeys in Gt Yarmouth

Val Coupland saw a monkey when she visited some's home

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Henry Shearman-Davenport family in Essex/Hackney

Who's who in the wedding photo?


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A Gotts reunion for Robert and Susan Padget

Reunion of the US branch in Bad Axe, Michigan


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Edwardian life in London of Frank Alfred 1666

Read about family life in 1900 London


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Gt Yarmouth Bridge disaster 1845

82 die watching a clown. Alice and her daughter Alice died when the bridge collapsed with 60 children drowning having seen the clown


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Emma Sarah Gotts and her bible

Emma Sarah was a companion to Miss Barcham in Norwich. Someone found her bible and we got it back to the family


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Rex Alfred Gotts in WW2

How his death brought two families together but took 70 years to solve the riddle