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Brentford Families - NorburyThere are three Norbury PCC wills in the 1828 - 1845 period and taking them together with census returns it is possible to piece together a speculative family tree. The family ran a printing / book selling business at 110 High Street for at least 85 years. The business was taken over by Cornelius Stutter when William Philip Norbury retired: there appears to have been no male Norbury heir to take on the business, WPN leaving two daughters aged under 10 when he died.
Family TreePhilip Norbury (est 1740/50 - 1830): printer of New Brentford; married Elizabeth Bouchet, a widow of St Dunstan's, Stepney, 7 Sep 1765 by licence (see notes on Bouchet below);
Philip was a bachelor, age 25, of St Bride, Fleet Street and this is where the couple married; he left a will; his wife Elizabeth was buried at New Brentfford 29 Jul 1821, age 79: she was born around 1741/2; their children included:
ApprenticeshipPhillip's younger son, William Francis Norbury, was apprenticed at the age of 15 to his father and the Indenture recording this survives (Ancestry):
This Indenture Witnesseth, That William Francis Norbury the Son of Philip Norbury of New Brentford in the County of Middlesex, Printer (without any Sum of Money, or other thing, given or contracted for with the said William Francis Norbury to the said Philip Norbury the Father herein after named) doth put himself Apprentice to Philip Norbury Citizen and STATIONER of London, to learn his Art...
The pre-printed text that follows records the length of the apprenticeship as seven years and sets out the rules the apprentice had to abide by:
The indenture is dated 6 August 1799 and was signed by William Francis Norbury, Mr James Bates and Joseph Baldwin (a squiggle after Baldwin may be 'eth' or perhaps 'CH' or 'Ck').
A2A includes a ref to a Henry Norbury, printer of New Brentford in a deed dated 1807 and it is possible he is the son who died that year, or an uncle.
The next generationWilliam Francis Norbury (1784-1823); married Mary Wilkenson by banns at St George Hanover Square on 3 Nov 1814, with R Norbury as a witness (who is he?); William Francis Norbury was buried at New Brentford 15 May 1823, age 39; their children, born in New Brentford, include:
Bouchet notesElizabeth Bouchet may be the Elizabeth Bouchet who married Thomas Bouchet in 1763. He died the following year and left a Prerogative Court of Centerbury will dated 3 Jul 1764. He was an apothecary of St Mary, Islington. He mentions his father, Francis Bouchet, in his will, so cannot have been very old; he appointed his loving wife Elizabeth as sole executrix and probate was granted to her15 Aug 1764.
The sequence of events fits but does not prove this is the same Elizabeth. There are some baptisms in London around the time Elizabeth was born which suggest the family were Protestants from France - Huguenots.
Published around 2010; updated Jul 2020