The subject was born at Battisford, Suffolk in 1828. The 1881 Thwaite Census indicates he was a farmer with eight children living with him at that time. He married Catherine Sophia Sheldrake at Ixworth Thorpe, Suffolk, Nov. 17, 1859. Her father,( my gg grandfather) was Edward Sheldrake a farmer/landowner at Ixworth Thorpe b. 1803 d. 1873. I am interested in touching base with persons related to the subject.