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Wife: Elizabeth Secker Married name: Elizabeth Wells
Born: 1828 in Fakenham, Norfolk 1 Christened: 12 Oct 1828 in Fakenham, Norfolk 2 Census: 1841 in Back Street, East Dereham, Norfolk (see note 1) Census: 1851 at Duke of York Inn, East Dereham, Norfolk (see note 2) Occupation: 1851 Waitress 1 Census: 1861 in East Dereham, Norfolk (see note 3) Census: 1871 in Russell Place, East Dereham, Norfolk (see note 4) Census: 1881 in Norwich Street, East Dereham, Norfolk (see note 5) Died: 1887 in Norfolk 3 (see note 6) Buried: 26 Nov 1887 in East Dereham Cemetery, East Dereham, Norfolk 4 (see note 7) Father: Robert Secker Mother: Martha Dawdy Maris
Husband: William Wells Married: 16 Oct 1851 in East Dereham, Norfolk 5,3 (see note 8)
Born: 7 May 1826 in East Dereham, Norfolk 2 Christened: 4 Jun 1826 in East Dereham, Norfolk 2 Census: 1841 in Silver Street, East Dereham, Norfolk (see note 9) Occupation: 1841 Wheeler Apprentice 6 Census: 1851 in Norwich Road, East Dereham, Norfolk (see note 10) Occupation: 1851 - 1901 Coach and Carriage Builder 7,8,9 (see note 11) Census: 1861 in East Dereham, Norfolk (see note 12) Resided: Jun 1861 in Norwich Road, East Dereham, Norfolk 10 Census: 1871 in Russell Place, East Dereham, Norfolk (see note 13) Census: 1881 in Norwich Street, East Dereham, Norfolk (see note 14) Resided: 1883 in Norwich Street, East Dereham, Norfolk 11 (see note 15) Census: 1891 at 36 Norwich Street, East Dereham, Norfolk (see note 16) Census: 1901 at 36 Norwich Street, East Dereham, Norfolk (see note 17) Died: 11 Sep 1904 in East Dereham, Norfolk 12,3 (see note 18) Buried: 14 Sep 1904 in East Dereham Cemetery, East Dereham, Norfolk 4 Probate: 26 Oct 1904 (see note 19) Father: Robert Hase Wells Mother: Elizabeth Crown
1 M Ernest William Wells | Born: 19 Jul 1852 East Dereham, Norfolk sp. Mary Ness |Married: Born: ABT 1850 Died:
2 M Herbert Wells | Born: 1855 East Dereham, Norfolk sp. Agnes Stimpson |Married: 1881 Norfolk Born: ABT 1862 Died: 7 Feb 1936 | Died: 4 Feb 1936 | Buried East Dereham, Norfolk
3 M William Wells | Born: 1857 East Dereham, Norfolk
4 F Minnie Wells | Born: 23 Jun 1861 Norwich Road, East Dereham, Norfolk sp. Robert Edwin Horne |Married: 1 Jan 1885 East Dereham, Norfolk Born: 18 Jan 1860 Died: 6 Dec 1933 | Died: 3 Feb 1897 East Dereham, Norfolk
Sources: (1) 1851 Census. (2) Parish Register. (3) FreeBMD Website. (4) East Dereham Burials Transcript. (5) Marriage Certificate. (6) 1841 Census. (7) Kellys Directories. (8) Census records. (9) Baptisms of children. (10) Birth of daughter Minnie. (11) Whites Directory of Norfolk 1883. (12) Will of William Wells 1904. Event Notes Note (1) HO107/780/4 f12 p16: Age 12, visitor with her uncle James Maris, publican. Note (2) HO107/1825 f22: Age 21, born Fakenham, with uncle James Maris and his wife. Waitress Note (3) born Fakenham. With husband William Wells and sons. Note (4) With family. Note (5) Age 51, born Fakenham, with husband Wm Wells and son Herbert Note (6) Dec 1887 Mitford 4b 177 age 56 (sic) Note (7) Age 56 Note (8) William Wells full age, coach builder of Dereham. Father Robert Hase Wells, wheelwright. Elizabeth Secker full age, resident Dereham. Father Robert Secker, broker Witnesses James Maris, Martha Maris Secker. Dec 1851 Mitford 13 579 Note (9) Age 15, wheeler ap. With parents and family. Note (10) HO107/1825 f53: Age 24, born E Dereham. Coach Builders Emp 2 Men & 1 Ap, with his brother and partner Hase Wells Note (11) Jun 1861 (daughter Minnie's birth) coachmaker master. Kellys directories have: 1853-1875 Hase and William Wells, coach builders, Norwich Road, Dereham; 1879-1888 William Wells coach builder, Norwich Street (Hase in Commercial Road). Note (12) RG9/1242 f90: Age 35, born Dereham. Coach builder employing 3 men and 4 boys. With wife Elizabeth and sons. Note (13) Age 45, born Dereham. Coach builder, with family. RG10/1846 f111 Note (14) RG11/1979 f105: Age 55, born East Dereham. Carriage Builder, with wife Elizth and son Herbert Note (15) Carriage Builder and Carriage and Harness Manufacturer Note (16) RG12/1554 f94: Age 64, widower. Coachbuilder, with servant Emily M Norton, 2 doors away from son Herbert and his family Note (17) RG13/1872 f80: Age 74, born Dereham. Coach Builder, widower, with servant Emily Norton Note (18) Sep 1904 Mitford 4b 135 age 78 Note (19) Will written 11 Jul 1904; proved 26 Oct 1904. Probate granted to William Wells, gentleman; effects 2913 16s 10d. Everything left to youngest son William Wells. Witnesses George Halcott, cooper and Herbert Wells. For comments and questions about this family, email Howard Slatter Updated October 2018 Name Index