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Gotts Surname Family History


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Robert 618 (son of Paul 590) and Georgina Ellison- Australia

Robert 618 married Georgina Ellison from South Africa in Newcastle in 1876 and emigrated to New South Wales 1878 Their first daughter Catherine was born in Newcastle. One daughter was born on the ship and was named after it: Francis 'Erato' Dice Gotts. Dice was the captain. They had seven children born around Sackville Reach, NSW, Australia.

Pat Upsall is descended from this line.

Samuel 141 (son of Matthew 303) & Elizabeth Colman

Samuel 141 was born in 1794 in Erpingham and married Elizabeth Colman in Trunch in 1814. Their children born in Thorpe Market include:

More children of Matthew 303 & Martha Lawrence

John 185, Matthew 179 and Ann Pestell

John 185 married Ann 186 Pestell in 1849 in Worstead, but he appears to have died in 1857. Ann then had Matthew 484 probably by Matthew 179, whom she married in 1865 at N Walsham. Children born in South Repps are:

Mary Ann had an illegitimate child Herbert 488, and they later lived with Matthew 484 as recorded in 1881 census, though she is wrongly shown as his wife. She later married a Mr Gaze, and Herbert was looked after by Ann Pestell his grandmother who registered his death in 1884.

Philip 180

Philip 180 was born in 1822 in Thorpe Market and married Sarah 181 (possibly Pye in 1841). Their daughter Phyllis Elizabeth 183 was born in 1860 in Thorpe Market.

Philip 184, their son, was born in 1849 in Thorpe Market and married Elizabeth 434 Bailey in 1872 in W Hartlepool. Their four children were born in Stranton, near W Hartlepool, and are in the 1881 census. Philip was a labourer and house painter there before returning to South Repps later in life.

Samuel 141 b 1794 and Mary 340 his daughter

(Thanks to Evelyn Jenner for the photos)

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