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James 2420 b 1866 m Julia Ann 2444 Jackson in 1888 and raised their family in Edgefield and Bessingham:
Some of their children dispersed to Guisborough, Paddington and Chatham
Samuel 2422 married Florence Bumphrey. Their children in Gresham were:
Alfred m Matilda Mary 2431 Farrow and lived in Beckham Baconsthorpe and Hempstead. They were recorded with the surname Whitton in 1911 census as having 9 children, 7 surviving:
John 2453 Gotts alias Witton was born in Gresham, either 1794 or 1799. Their son John's baptism record states his parents as John & Mary Gotts alias Witton. John's wife is Mary Ann Louger, whom he married in 1821 in Gresham. John appears as Witton in 1851 in W Beckham, but Mary Witton is in W Beckham as a widow. There's a John & Mary in 1861 and 1871 with similar birthplaces, but different ages.
Their children use both Witton and Gotts names, were born in Gresham and include:
Isaac 2416 was born in 1837 in W Beckham, and married a Martha. In 1851 he was convicted of common larceny in Norwich and imprisoned for 14 days in Castle of Norwich Correction House, including being privately whipped once. 1861 saw him as a soldier, then in later censuses he was still in Beckham with Martha. Their children in W Beckham include:
John 2453 appears in the court records as part of the ‘Swing Riots’ in 1831.
Another John Witton alias Gotts, probably his grandson was in court in 1903 for other reasons. Click here for details