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John 192 Gotts & Mary Story

John 192 Gotts was born in 1779 in St Helens parish, Norwich.  He married Mary 281 Story in Wymondham in 1802.

024 - 6 John 192 Gotts of Gt Yarmouth & Norwich

We can’t see anything more about James, Mary or Sarah.

 Second marriage to Mary Petchell

We can see this because there is a marriage of a John son of Anthony Gotts to Mary Petchell in St Mary’s Church, Norwich in 1838.

John is a weaver, widower, of full age, living in St Stephen’s parish, occupation: Sergeant Major Militia Staff, and his father Anthony is a Throwster.

Mary Petchell is of full age, spinster, of St Mary’s parish. Her father is William Petchell a farmer.

We cannot see any children, but John would be 59 when he married.

In 1841 he was running an eating house in Norwich, St Lawrence.

In 1851 he was at Yeast Yard, Norwich St George Colegate Norwich:

GOTTS John, Head, Widower, 71 b1780 born in Norwich,

occupation: Sergeant Major Militia Staff

John died in 1859 in Norwich.

C/o George Plunkett

1864, the Times newspaper published the notice of the bankruptcy for the Coachbuilders business in Norwich, naming John Story together with William Constable and George Noble.

John Story 445 Gotts & Sarah Codlin

John Story Gotts married Sarah Codlin in 1826 in Heigham. John Storey was a coachbuilder, as were his sons John and George.

Their children all born in Norwich and were baptised at the Calvert Street Wesleyan Chapel:

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He must have worked in Gt Yarmouth, as this is the place he stated on his marriage licence and where their son was born.

The Ipswich Journal 10 April 1802 lists their marriage:

“Marriage at Wymondham of Mr John Gotts, merchant of Yarmouth to Miss Mary Story, second daughter of Mr John Story of The Park, Wymondham”

Their only known child was:

It appears that Mary Story died sometime between 1802 and 1838, possibly 1833 when there is a burial of a Mary Gotts in Norwich.