Thomas Norris

1781–1816 (Age 35)
Barnsley, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Thomas

When Thomas Norris was born on 30 September 1781, in Barnsley, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Michael Norris, was 24 and his mother, Mary Clissold, was 21. He married Mary Newman on 22 November 1801. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 18 December 1816, in his hometown, at the age of 35, and was buried in Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Norris
Mary Newman
Marriage: 22 November 1801
Mary Norris
Thomas Norris
Elizabeth Norris
Jacob Norris
Martha Barton Norris
Cornelius Norris
Charles Norris
Mary Norris
Elizabeth Norris

Spouse & Children

22 November 1801


+4 More Children

Parents & Siblings



+5 More Children

World Events (3)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 20

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.
1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

Age 27

The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.

Age 34

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and Irish:1. regional name for someone who had migrated from the North (i.e. further north in England, or from Scotland or Scandinavia), from Old French nor(r)eis ‘northerner’. 2. topographic name for someone who lived in a house on the north side of a settlement or estate, from Middle English north ‘north’ + hous ‘house’. 3. occupational name for a wet-nurse or foster mother, from Old French nurice, norrice (Latin nutrix, genitive nutricis).

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Thomas Norris in entry for Elizabeth Norris, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Thomas Norris in entry for Mary Norris, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Thomas Norris in entry for Mary Norris, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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