Charles Norris

Author: Christine Gambles
Date published: 09/05/2020
© Christine Gambles

Charles Norris



Charles was born in Newbury on the 15th August and baptised on the 26th August 1825 at St Nicolas Church, he was the son on James & Hannah Norris (nee Edwards) who married on the 24th April 1825 in Inkpen Berkshire.

Other children of James and Hannah were (all baptised at St Nicolas Church):

Sarah 2/3/1828

James 30/5/1830

George 24/2/1833

Mary 12/6/1836

Charles was recorded living with his widowed mother and siblings in Bartholomew Street Newbury in 1841. His father passed away aged 34 in 1836 and was buried on the 16th July at St Nicolas Church

He married Mary Ann Pearce in Newbury in 1848 and they had the following children:

William 1849   

Charles c1851   

Harry 1852  

 Mary Jane 1854   

Frank c1857   

Elizabeth c1860

The family were living in West Mills (1851 and 1861), Wither’s Yard Northbrook Street (1871) and Magdala Terrace (1881). Charles worked as a Fellmonger and Glover in 1851, a Leather Dresser in 1861, a Fellmonger & Leather Dresser’s Foreman in 1871 and a Fellmonger’s Foreman in 1881.

Charles died aged 63 on the 6th May 1888 and was laid to rest in the Newtown Road Cemetery on the 8th May.

His widow Mary Ann died aged 75 on the 27th February 1896 and was laid to rest in the Newtown Road Cemetery on the 3rd March.


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