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William was born in 1723, supposedly in Stratton Strawless. The first record is his marriage to Margaret 738 Baldwin on 3 Jun 1745 at St Michael at Plea, Norwich. Following the birth of two girls, Margaret presumably died and William married Elizabeth 194 Burrage on 1 May 1757 at Hevingham. They had 7 children that we know of, including these born in Hevingham:
George was born 1759 in Hevingham, married Anne 102 Howard in 1779 in Honing and raised a family of 10 in East Ruston. These include:
East Ruston was very agricultural. These pictures of Ranworth village and horse-driven ploughing represent what it would have been like 150 years ago.
Photos copyright of Norfolk County Council