James KETTLE/KITTLE/KIDDLE

BIRTH
About 1768 Source WI
About 1767 Source Northwold burial register PD373/17 Doc 198
Where did James come from? A speculation ...
CHRISTENING
ADDRESS
29 Mar 1804, St Cuthbert, Thetford, NFK. Source Parish register, Croxton, NFK.
31 Mar 1805, Ousden, SFK, Could be 1806. Source Parish register, Ousden, SFK.
23 May 1813, Northwold, NFK. Source Parish register, Northwold, NFK.
07 Apr 1814 Received land in Croxton in the will of his father in law.
05 Mar 1821 Public meeting re application to close some footpaths. '... across certain enclosures in the occupation of Messrs Kettle, Pearmain, Sergent, Wright, Kettle and Burgess to the Methwold road ...'
1837, Crown Inn, Northwold, NFK. Source Tithes Map Northwold 1837

Northwold Tithes 1837 (Acres:Rods:Perches)
Landowner: Bidford Leonard Shelford. Occupier: James Kettle
060 Turf Fen Lot.Fen1:2:06
622 Crown Inn premises and land.Arable0:2:06
628 Calves Pightle.Arable0:1:202:1:36
Payable to Rector or Improprietor6s 3d
Landowner: Kettle James. Occupier: Kettle James
248 A lot in Low Bottom field.Arable7:2:33
554 Long Pightle.Pasture0:3:25
555 Shilders Green Pightle.Arable0:3:25
559 A lot in South Field.Arable3:0:3912:3:29
Payable to Rector or Improprietor4p 3s 2d
Landowner: Kettle James. Occupier: J Reeder & H Elmer
542 Cottle & Garden.Garden0:0:200:0:20
Payable to Rector or Improprietor11d

OCCUPATION
The Crown, Northwold 26 March 1809 Mr Kettle for singers 1:1:0
8 April 1811 Mr Kettle for singers 1:1:0
12 March 1812 Mr Kettle for singers 1:1:0
15 April 1813 Mr Kettle for singers 1:1:0
7 January 1814 Mr Kettle for singers 1:1:0
24 Mar 1815 Mr Kettle for singers 1:1:0
14 February 1817 Kettle for singers 1:1:0
19 February 1818 Mr Kettle for singers 1:1:0
8 September 1819 paid Mr Kettle for singers 1:1:0 Do. for ringers 0:6:0
29 March 1820 Mr Kettle for ringers 1:4:0 Mr Kettle for singers 1:1:0
17 March 1821 Mr Kettle for ringers 1:4:4 Mr Kettle for singers 1:1:0
5 March 1823 Mr Kettle for singers 1:1:4 Mr Kettle for ringers 1:4:4
1830 Landlord of Crown, Northwold.Source Pigot's Directory for Norfolk Doc 277 19th May 1834 Paid Mr Kettle for beer for stonemasons 0:1:3
27 January 1836 Paid Mr Kettle for ringers 0:6:0
10 November 1837 Paid Mr Kettle for ringers for May 29th, Oct 27th, 28th and Nov 5th 1:4:0
18 February 1838 Paid Mr Kettle for beer for ringers 1:6:0
31 November 1839 Paid Mr Kettle for beer for ringers 0:18:0
Source: Northwold Church Accounts PD 373/89(S) Doc 197
23 May 1813, Inn keeper, Northwold, NFK.Source Parish register, Northwold, NFK. Doc 157
5th February 1815. Publican, Northwold.Source Parish register, Northwold, NFK. Doc 157
11th October 1819 Court Baron of Northwold Manor:Transfer of land from Thomas Hewett to James Kettle.Source WI. Doc 228
14 September 1829 Presents to the Court Baron of Northwold Manor both probate of the will of John Wright and also documents from John Wright's trustees; The court transfers the ownership to James of land in Low Bottom Field.Source WI. 225-227
1830 'Crown' Northwold.Source Pigots directory via WI Doc 1891
1997Source Photos of Crown Inn Docs 212 and 213
November 1833 Unsuccessful tender for land. Robert Dye won the tender. Source: Northwold Church Accounts PD 373/89(S) Doc 197
17 May 1838 "... lands belonging to the church shall be let ... for the term of seven years from Michaelmas 1838 ... Mr James Kettle 4.5 acres on the Ea at the yearly rent of 5:12:6" Source: Northwold Church Accounts PD 373/89(S) Doc 197 Also photocopy of agreement Doc 210
12 October 1838 Received of Mr Kettle half years rent up to Lady Day 1839 2:16:3 Source: Northwold Church Accounts PD 373/89(S) Doc 197
21 January 1840 Innkeeper.Source Death Certificate Doc 231
MARRIAGE
Mary Susannah Stinton 29 March 1804. Croxton, NFK. By licence. Source Parish Register, Croxton, NFK.
CHILDREN
John Palmer, Mary Susannah, Sarah, Elizabeth and Ann
DEATH
His gravestone Q1 1840. Thetford, NFK. Source GRO Death indexes.
21 January 1840 SourceGRO death certificate
23 October 1840 His death is reported at the Northwold Manor General Court.
4 April 1839 Wrote his will ... my dear Mary Susannah executrix; my son in law Mr Robert Dye of Northwold, farmer; my son Mr John Palmer Kettle of Castle Acre, wheelwright. Everything to his wife for her life, then divided equally between his children. Source Photocopy of will Doc 222
13 July 1840, Will proved. 672 Turner. Source NRS47: Wills 1819-1857 Photocopy of will Doc 222
BURIAL
27 January 1840 Northwold age 72 years Source Northwold burial register PD373/17 Doc 198
Gravestone in Northwold churchyard: Sacred to the Memory of James Kettle who died January 21st 1840 Aged 72 years. Source Transcript Doc 196 and Photo Doc 212
NOTES
1792 The Brandon - Thetford turnpike road was opened.
10 June 1810 Dinner for the poor of Northwold celebrating peace between England and France. James Kettle contributed 5 shillings. Source: Northwold Church Accounts PD 373/89(S) Doc 197, Doc 216
1819 Petition presented to House of Commons re Drainage Tax. Signatory; James Kettle. Source: Northwold Church Accounts PD 373/89(S) Doc 197
15 April 1822 Meeting of the trustees of the church estate and other principal inhabitants re the letting of some church property. Present: Mr James Kettle (his mark) Source: Northwold Church Accounts PD 373/89(S) Doc 197
1822 Petition presented to the House of Commons re 'Bill to prevent the removal of the poor' Against: Many people live in this parish and work in the next. Signatory: James Kettle
27 April 1837 A meeting about commutation of tithes was held at his house 'Known by the sign of the Crown' Source: Northwold Tithe document apportionment PD 373/251 Doc 197
16 April 1827 Meeting of the trustees of the church estate and other principal inhabitants. Present: Mr Jas Kettle. Source: Northwold Church Accounts PD 373/89(S) Doc 197
1845 - The Brandon - Thetford railway was opened.
Last update
12 November 2000
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