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Lucy Howes

Female 1804 - 1894  (90 years)


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  • Name Lucy Howes  [1, 2
    Birth Abt 1803  Roydon, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6
    Birth Abt 1804  Roydon, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 7
    Born 19 Jan 1804  Roydon, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Gender Female 
    Residence 11 Jan 1826 
    Residence 6 Jun 1841  Lodge, Bracon Ash, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 31 Mar 1851 
    Annuitant 
    Residence 31 Mar 1851  Lodge, Bracon Ash, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1861 
    Fundholder 
    Residence 1861  Thorpe Road, Thorpe St Matthew, Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1871 
    Annuitant 
    Residence 1871  Thorpe Road, Thorpe St Matthew, Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1881 
    Income from Dividends 
    Residence 1881  The Laurels, Thorpe Road, Thorpe St Matthew, Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1891 
    Living on own means 
    Residence 1891  101 Thorpe Road, Thorpe St Matthew, Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 25 Dec 1894 
    Notes 
    • Lucy was originally thought to be the daughter of George Howes, based upon the College of Arms tree drawn up in 1906. But the Bury & Norwich Post of Feb 8, 1826 believed her to be the second daughter of Rev Francis Howes, which fact is proven by the following transcription sent to us by Charles Codd, to whom we are endebted:

      Copy of letter written by the Rev. Frank Howes, Minor Canon of Norwich Cathedral, to his daughter Lucy, who had recently made a runaway marriage.
      My dearest Lucy: ?
      Though terribly averse to letter-writing, I will not suffer the packet to be sent to you without adding my blessing and sincere wishes for your happiness. The first intelligence I received of your marriage seemed to strike me like a thunderbolt, and I felt as if I was going to suffer afresh in the person of my dear child all the unutterable miseries that have at various periods, more or less-and in a degree are still-the consequences of my own early folly. But it is not my wish or intention by croaking to no purpose to cloud your present happiness. If you continue happy, so shall I, as far as you are concerned. And it is not doctrine of my philosophy that wealth is necessary to make either the single or married comfortable, provided you both are capable of instituting and keeping up a very rigid plan of economy for a few years, and provided children do not multiply on your hands too rapidly, I see no reason why all may not be well; and if my wishes and prayers avail, it will prove so. Still I do not mean to complement away my old theory, that an improvident marriage is of the nature of SIN. Thus, in my own case, I look upon myself as not a whit less guilty of neglect of duty to my children in having rushed upon a state of matrimony with an antecedent improbability of educating, introducing and establishing the young ones that were to come, than if, having now the means, I should have the unfeeling barbarity to withhold these advantages from them merely for the make of some self-indulgence. So then you and your spouse, and I and my spouse, being a set of incorrigible sinners, having nothing left us but to fall down all fours upon our marrow-bones and try what we can do, by a life devoted to virtuous industry and all that is good, to make atonement for our trespasses. All this, observe, is one quarter in jest, and three-quarters in earnest; which is my customary way of doing business.
      Your Mama and myself have had many discussions how far it would be safe and prudent to trust your Uncle’s present by the Carrier. I believe the conclusion was to send the crust and keep the fruit, which however we shall be ready to yield up when opportunity offers, which I hope will not be long. I shall not forget that a part is still left me of my little nuptial present. Old Mr. Nowton being dead, I am in hopes that the Dean and Chapter will advance my scanty income a little, which will come opportune for Frank’s debut and keep me from ye painful necessity which I have long been under, of dipping terribly deep into my poor mite of a patrimony.
      Give my kindest love and best wishes to John, and believe me, Dearest Lucy,
      Your truly affectionate Father,
      F. Howes.
      Norwich, Feb. 10, 1826.
      P.S. Your Aunt Anne seemed to think little of your elopement-insomuch that I am not without fears that she has thought of doing the same.
      The above was addressed to: Mrs. J. Norris, Fakenham.
    Person ID I1499  ONS
    Last Modified 2 Nov 2014 

    Father Francis Howes,   b. 29 Feb 1776, Morningthorpe, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 1844, Cathedral Close, St Mary in the Marsh, Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Mother Sarah Smithson,   b. 24 Sep 1773, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jan 1863, Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Married 19 Mar 1802  St Nicholas, King's Lynn, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10
    • DNB shows 23 March
    Family ID F2616  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Reverend John Norris,   b. 2 Jul 1801, Stanford, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jun 1828, Raynham St Martin, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years) 
    Married 11 Jan 1826  Wood Norton, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • by licence
    Witness 11 Jan 1826 
    • Attribute Value: William R Lanciford
    Children 
     1. Frances Norris,   b. Abt 1828, Raynham St Martin, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt Nov 1888, Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years)
    Family ID F1508  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBirth - Abt 1803 - Roydon, Norfolk Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBirth - Abt 1804 - Roydon, Norfolk Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 19 Jan 1804 - Roydon, Norfolk Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 11 Jan 1826 - Wood Norton, Norfolk Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 6 Jun 1841 - Lodge, Bracon Ash, Norfolk Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 31 Mar 1851 - Lodge, Bracon Ash, Norfolk Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1861 - Thorpe Road, Thorpe St Matthew, Norwich, Norfolk Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1871 - Thorpe Road, Thorpe St Matthew, Norwich, Norfolk Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1881 - The Laurels, Thorpe Road, Thorpe St Matthew, Norwich, Norfolk Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1891 - 101 Thorpe Road, Thorpe St Matthew, Norwich, Norfolk Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S203] Norfolk FHS records.

    2. [S84] Visitation of England and Wales By Joseph Jackson Howard, England College of arms, 1906.

    3. [S542] 1871 census.

    4. [S5] 1891 census.

    5. [S2] 1851 census.

    6. [S3] 1861 census.

    7. [S4] 1881 census.

    8. [S1507] Charles Howes research.

    9. [S352] Morningthorpe family bible.

    10. [S29] Dictionary of National Biography, (Oxford University Press), 13987.

    11. [S55] Norfolk Marriage CD, Norfolk Family History Society.