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Clary Craggy born 1803 in Great Yarmouth.

PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:29 am
by midshipman
I am trying to discover what happened to Clary Craggy born 25th November 1803 in Great Yarmouth. He came from a long line of Clary Craggy's, his grandfather Clary Craggy 1774-1818 was a Yarmouth boatman, rower to the King and father Clary Craggy 1774-1830 also of Yarmouth.
Clary born 1803 married Lucy Brecknell in Yarmouth 17th October 1832. Lucy already had at least 2 children.
Sadly I have been unable to discover what happened to them afterwards, can any member please guide me.

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Re: Clary Craggy born 1803 in Great Yarmouth.

PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:03 pm
by MoVidger
You mention Lucy had at least two daughters. Was Sarah Brecknell, born 1832, one of them?
If so, could this be her in the 1851 census?

First name(s) Sarah
Last name Craggy
Relationship Niece
Marital status Unmarried
Sex Female
Age 19
Birth year 1832
Occupation Shoebinder
Birth place England
Birth town Yarmouth
Birth town as transcribed Yarmouth
Birth county Norfolk
Birth county as transcribed Norfolk
Street South Street
Town -
Parish Nelson Ward
City Great Yarmouth
County Norfolk

Re: Clary Craggy born 1803 in Great Yarmouth.

PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:29 pm
by midshipman
Thank you Mo. Yes Sarah was daughter of Lucy Brecknell and born before Clary and Lucy married although I suspect she was his daughter. Sarah married Edmund Thomas Sowells in Great Yarmouth 1856.

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Re: Clary Craggy born 1803 in Great Yarmouth.

PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:11 pm
by MoVidger
Hi John - it's odd that Clary and Lucy are nowhere to be found after their 1832 marriage. Have you been able to trace Elizabeth, the other daughter? I wonder why Sarah is living with her aunt in 1851? And with her marriage, does she indicate Clary is living or deceased?

Re: Clary Craggy born 1803 in Great Yarmouth.

PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:25 am
by midshipman
I have a full family tree for the daughter Elizabeth. Occasionally Brecknell is found as Bracknell later in life. Found no clue as to the whereabouts of Clary and Lucy.

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Re: Clary Craggy born 1803 in Great Yarmouth.

PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:28 pm
by avaline
Sarah is also with James & Sarah Duck in 1841.

Re: Clary Craggy born 1803 in Great Yarmouth.

PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:15 pm
by midshipman
Thank you Avaline. Both of Lucy's known 2 children, Elizabeth and Sarah Brecknell, were born out of wedlock and before her marriage to Clary. I wonder if they were "farmed" out to friends/relatives.

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Re: Clary Craggy born 1803 in Great Yarmouth.

PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:02 pm
by MoVidger
Hi John - I know this doesn't directly help with your search for Clary and Lucy, but this link may be of some assistance. https://www.archives.norfolk.gov.uk/hel ... t-yarmouth

As the website states: "Please note that the parish registers were badly damaged in the Second World War and some were too fragile to be filmed". As such, I'm wondering if any death records for the couple (if pre-1837) are unavailable online? This would explain no appearances in the census reports.

Re: Clary Craggy born 1803 in Great Yarmouth.

PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2019 5:59 am
by midshipman
There was a James Duck marrying a Sarah Craggy in Harwich, Essex in 1823.

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Re: Clary Craggy born 1803 in Great Yarmouth.

PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:10 am
by ianbee
Two Craggy baptisms in Manningtree, Essex.
Sarah, 21 November 1799
Mary Ann, 1 November 1801
Parents Clary + Sarah

We can see the BT of Mary Ann's baptism here
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903 ... cat=514284