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Sept 2012 - Alfred Charles (was) tree #110 in Knaresborough

Alfred Charles Gotts was born in St Faiths district about 1906 and migrated to Knaresborough to find work. He married Dorothy Pickering in 1935. Ian M Gotts told me:

"I have been told that my grand father was captured at Dunkirk and spent the rest of the war in a Polish Labour Camp. When the war was over he came back to Knaresborough weighing just over 6 stones, and that my grand mother Dorothy Gotts walked passed him when he got of the train, the people on his street held a party for him which was recorded by the Knaresborough Post."

Now he is shown to be Alfred Charles 2650, part of tree #034 (Bacton) daughter of Harriet Sabrina b 1881 in Newton St Faith. In the 1911 census he is with his grandmother Mary Elizabeth 1293 in Wroxham Road, Norwich whilst Harriet is working in the Dove Inn in Poringland, Suffolk.

Dec 2012 - Elizabeth 708, Henry Joseph 1313 & Bernard Whittleton in Tree 034

In the 1881 census at Heath, Hickling, Norfolk we had found :


I had assumed a long while ago that this was Elizabeth 708 daughter of George  174 and Rhoda Charlotte Harmer because of the nephew connection, and that Elizabeth had married Bernard Whittleton. On further investigation, the age in the 1881 census for Elizabeth does not fit with Elizabeth 708. On checking the transcription for Bernard which is now available, it is difficult to confirm the first letter of Bernard as a 'B' or 'L', but 1891 census clearly shows this is Leonard Whittleton. Searches of civil indexes and Family Search show several Leonard Whittleton marriages, however there is one in 1855 to Hannah Elizabeth Harmer. What is likely is that this is Rhoda's sister, which would make Henry to be Hannah Elizabeth's nephew. The 1841 census have Joseph & Hannah Harmer aged 50 with children, but neither Rhoda, Hannah/Elizabeth. There is a Hannah and a Rhoda separately as servants in other houses. I haven't found a baptism in FamilySearch, FreeReg or Ancestry which confirms that they are sisters.

So Elizabeth 708 dau of George 174 is only recorded by her baptism in Bacton in 1853 and the 1861 census.

Jan 2013 - Albert Edwin Gotts

Albert Edwin Gotts had been identified as the earliest member of tree #111 as far back as 2004. The tree down from there leads to Anthony Gotts who has requested some help in putting this together. Until the 1911 census came out this had not progressed any further, however Albert Edwin appears there at Back St, Trunch, N Walsham as part of the family of Edwin M Gotts:

 Name              relation  age       born      Where born

Edwin M 723     Head     32         1879     Norfolk -Mundesley

Ella 2019           wife      26         1885     Norfolk -Trunch

Thomas M 2234 son       7          1904     Norfolk -Knapton

Christabel V 2235 dau    5           1906     Norfolk -Mundesley

Albert E 2657    son       3           1908     Norfolk -Sidestrand

This allows us to link the family into the Bacton tree 034.

034 - Research Notes

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