Re: Dagless family, Briston, Norfolk c1800
Hello, the IGI has a Dagless family but not all of them.It has the marriage of Charles Dagless and Eliza Strike (also found as Streak, can't remember where) in 13/12/1807.The 1841 census gives Charles (bc1785-90), Eliza and 3 children, Mary, Thomas and William in Briston, Norfolk, together with Mary Strike, aged 90 - presumably Eliza's mother.In 1851 the widowed Eliza is living with her married daughter Harriet Paul.
One of the elder Dagless children was my ancestor, John, mostly called John Douglass.He was b.27/05/1808 (IGI) in 'Borston' (1861 census) (or Briston (1851 census), Norfolk, bapt. 29/05/1808 Briston (IGI) - d.04/08/1865 (probate index).He moved to Norwich, worked as a gardener or market gardener, married twice and had 1 son and several daughters, one called Martha.On the marriage cert to his second wife, his father is clearly Charles Douglass, carrier.
I have identified other potential children of Charles and Eliza: Mary Ann, wife of William Tubby and Harriet, wife of George Paul.Also Thomas, bc1821 who turns up as Thomas Duglass and living in the same road, Silver Rd, Pockthorpe, Norwich as his brother John in the 1851 census.
A genesreunited member has put up as children of Charles and Eliza: James (with a long descent, she has to be descended from him), Sarah, Robert, Alice and George as well as Harriet, Mrs Paul. But where were these children (except Harriet) in 1841?It could well be that your Martha was the first child of Charles and Eliza, possibly out of wedlock or equally likely a cousin, as Briston was full of Daglesses.
I hope this helps and if you are ever able to confirm/refute/add to some of what I've written, please do so.
Thanks, Richard Huggett