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My wife's ancestors - Berwick - Contents

Berwick of East Dereham, Norfolk

(Left) William Berwick, senior. See larger and full size.
(Right) Elizabeth Barker. See larger. Light adjusted digitally. See original and full size.

William Berwick,
born 1820, East Dereham, Norfolk,
lived 57 Theatre St, East Dereham (in town centre, see map),
mar Elizabeth Barker [NOT Banker, born 12th June 1820, Castle Acre, Norfolk],
NOT mar of William Berwick, [GRO.UK] 3rd qr 1841, Wellingborough,
NOT mar of William Berwick, [GRO.UK] 4th qr 1841, Brixworth,
he is listed as "bricklayer" of East Dereham at his children's births 1842 and 1845,
he is listed as "bricklayer journeyman" of Theatre St, East Dereham, at his children's births 1855 and 1858,
he is listed as "bricklayer" at his son William's mar 1869,
[UK census, 1881] shows them living Theatre Street, East Dereham, he is listed as "bricklayer",
Elizabeth died 9th June 1906, age 85 yrs, bur East Dereham,
had issue:

  1. William Berwick,
    born 9 Aug 1842, East Dereham [GRO.UK].

  2. George Berwick,
    born 8 Sept 1845, East Dereham [GRO.UK],
    listed as "bricklayer", single, living with parents, in census 1881.

  3. John Berwick,
    Jack, born 9 Sept 1855, Theatre St, East Dereham [GRO.UK],
    listed as "Grocers Assistant", single, living with parents, in census 1881,
    didn't marry.

  4. Kitty Berwick,
    didn't marry, lived with Jack at 57 Theatre St.

  5. Betsy Berwick,
    or Bessie, actually listed as "Betsy " on birth cert,
    born 30 Mar 1858, Theatre St, East Dereham [GRO.UK],
    listed as "Domestic Servant" at son's birth,
    had illegitimate issue (no father named on birth cert):

    1. William Berwick,
      born 8 Feb 1879 (mother age 20), Theatre St, East Dereham [GRO.UK],
      he is listed as living with his mother and her parents in Theatre Street, East Dereham, in census 1881.

    Betsy is listed as "Formerly Domestic Servant", single, living with parents, in census 1881,
    she apparently later married.

(Left) Jack Berwick.
Scan 1999. Original photo has been destroyed.
(Right) Kitty Berwick.

Bessie and Kitty Berwick.
Scan 1999. Original photo has been destroyed.


A number of old postcards survive, with, on the envelope: "From Cousin Helen, Norfolk". There are some blank ones of East Dereham, and written ones showing people living at the following addresses:

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