Charles Norris

1784–1863 (Age 79)
Painswick, Gloucestershire, England

The Life of Charles

When Charles Norris was born in 1784, in Painswick, Gloucestershire, England, his father, Michael Norris, was 27 and his mother, Mary Clissold, was 24. He married Elizabeth Dyer in 1808, in Barnsley, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Uley, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom in 1851. He died on 17 September 1863, in Dursley, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 79.

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Charles Norris
Elizabeth Dyer
Marriage: 1808
Michael Norris
Thomas Norris
Charlotte Norris
Michael Norris
Charles Norris
Charles Norris
Elizabeth Norris

Spouse & Children

Barnsley, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom


  • Michael Norris


  • Charlotte Norris


  • Michael Norris


  • Charles Norris


  • Charles Norris


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World Events (7)

1787 · English Convicts Sail to Australia

Age 3

The first fleet of convicts sailed from England to Australia on May 13, 1787. By 1868, over 150,000 felons had been exiled to New South Wales, Van Diemen's Land, and Western Australia.
1789 · The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano

Age 5

"Former slave Olaudah Equiano settled in London and published his autobiography titled ""The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano."" Equiano learned to read and write and converted to Christianity. His autobiography is one of the oldest published works by an African-American writer."
1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

Age 24

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.

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)

  • Charles Norris, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Charles Norris in entry for Charles Norris, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Charles Norris, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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