Monday, January 21, 2013

Elizabeth Fendich of Northwold, Norfolk

Elizabeth Fendich

The great grandmother of the husband of my grand aunt.
The only data I had on Elizabeth was her marriage to Thomas Kitteringham on 28 Nov 1783 at Northwold, Norfolk without any citation at all. The Northwold Parish Register provided the information that both Elizabeth and Thomas were of age and the Banns were posted at Northwold on the 9th, 16th and 23rd of November 1783.  
Online user trees with data for Elizabeth are on Ancestry (14), Rootsweb (3), Pedigree Resource File (1) and WikiTree (1) and show conflicting data.
  • Birth: 1755 in Northwold (12)
  • Birth: 11 Jul 1755 in Northwold (4)
  • Birth: 11 Jul 1765 in Northwold (3)
  • Birth Citation: OneWorldTree on (1)
  • Birth Citation: Ancestry Family Trees (1)
  • Death: Foulden (4)
  • Father: William Fendick (15)
  • Mother: Mary (11)
  • Mother: Elizabeth (4)
The parish registers for Northwold and the nearby parishes of Methwold, Cranwich, Gooderstone, Wretton and Feltwell show NO baptisms for Elizabeth Fendich in 1755 or 1765. The most likely baptisms are:
(a) 18 Apr 1757 at Northwold, parents William and Elizabeth Fendick. The sequence of events occurring around this time are:
  • 22 Apr 1756: Elizabeth Fendike, wife of William Fendike of Northwold, was buried at Methwold.
  • 01 Nov 1756: William Fendicke of Northwold (widower) married Elizabeth Parlette of Wretton at Wretton.
  • 18 Apr 1757: Elizabeth, daughter of William and Elizabeth Fendick was baptised at Northwold.
  • 19 Apr 1757: Elizabeth, wife of William Fendick, was buried at Northwold.

(b) 27 May 1762: Elizabeth, illegitimate daughter of Elizabeth Fendick was baptised at Northwold.
I haven't been able to find another marriage or burial for Elizabeth Fendich that would let me identify which of these 2 Elizabeth's is the Elizabeth that married Thomas Kitteringham.
My conclusion is that Elizabeth's mother was named Elizabeth Fendich but whether she was married to William Fendich or a single woman I am unable to tell.
Elizabeth's death remains unresolved. Her last child (from the Northwold baptism registers) is Martha Kitteringham. Martha was born on 22 Dec 1800 and baptised on 08 Jan 1801 at Northwold. I've searched the transcripts available on as well as the Northwold Burial Registers for:
(a) Death of Elizabeth Kitteringham/Ketteringham in Northwold on/after 1801.
There were a number of burials for Elizabeth Kitteringham/Ketteringham. I rejected these either because they were single women or the ages didn't agree with a birth/baptism date of between 1753 and 1765.
(b) Marriage of Elizabeth Kitteringham as a widow after her husband Thomas Kitteringham was buried at Northwold on 22 Dec 1827.
There were no marriages of Elizabeth Kitteringham/Ketteringham as a widow after 1827.
I would welcome any thoughts on who Elizabeth Fendich's parents were and where and when she was buried.