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040-7 James 109 - Miller at Dilham

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James 109 the Miller (son of George 101)


James 109 was born in East Ruston and was working as a miller at Roughton when he married Sarah Savory in Overstrand in 1830, a woman nearly 18 years his junior. Here they started their family Mary Ann 1141 (b 1830 m Charles Harris Ducker in 1849) and John 437( b 1831 ), then returned to the East Ruston area, where a further four children were born: James 130 ( b Honing 1835 ), Elizabeth 131( b Dilham 1839, m Peter George Payne in 1870), William 191(b Dilham 1841) and Sarah Maria 132 (b Dilham 1845).

James was a miller in and around Dilham for most of his life. By 1841 he employed a servant and by 1851 he had become a ‘master miller’, probably working on Mill Common, and involved in business with the Dilham and North Walsham Canal. Their children settled in various areas:

(Thanks to Ian Gotts of Kings Lynn for this)


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