I've been searching for the origins of my James (born c1768) since 1996. As he is first seen
at his marriage in Thetford Norfolk, I have looked in Norfolk, northwest Suffolk and
Cambridgeshire. I am fairly certain I have details of all likely James Kettles in
northwest Suffolk and Cambridgeshire, but Norfolk is still patchy.
James Kettle son of John and Elizabeth (Simmons) christened 1770 in Caister on Sea. One of
three surviving children. There is no sign of James as an adult in the village. This
is a large fishing family going back many generations.
James Kiddle ran the White Horse, West Bilney in 1792/3 (innkeepers recognisanses).
I'd like to claim him as mine, because my James was an innkeeper in Northwold from c1810,
but I have no proof. Presumably it was the same James Kettle who in 1793 West Bilney
signed his name clearly as witness at the wedding of William Blew? and Mary Softley?.
The other witness was Jonathan Rust.
James Kiddle, farmer son of William, farmer, who died in 1793 (admon)
James Kettle died in 1833 Norwich, Norfolk, leaving a will. He had a son James and a nephew
James. NRS47: Wills 1819 - 1857 1834, 5 Lane MF104
James Ketteel baptised Kings Lynn St Nicholas 9 Apr 1762. Son of John* and Mary. Brother of William Kettle 1766, Thomas Kettle 1764
*John was illiterate witness to three marriages in the parish 1762 Cranfield+Wynn 1764 Baldwin+Prime 1765 Bligh+Wray [Parish register]
James Kittle baptised Norwich St John Maddermarket 18 Aug 1776. Son of James and Mary. Possibly his father and mother are James Kettle married Mary Primrose in Norwich St Margaret 1772 [Parish register]
James Kettle lived at Somersham and paid land tax in 1798.
James Kettle lived at Little Blakenham and paid land tax in 1798.
James Kettle lived at Layham and paid land tax in 1798.
Other James around Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire at the same time
James Kettle son of James and Ursula (Brown) born 1787 Winterton. There is no sign of
James as an adult in the village.This is a large fishing family going back many
James Kettle brother of John. In John's will written 1794, James is described as a
gentleman and named as executor. James was already dead when John died in 1835 (Suffolk?).
James Kidall born c1776 was buried in 1843 in Castle Acre, Norfolk. My James's son moved to Castle
Acre so it is possible that this James is a cousin, but I've not found the connection yet.
Unlikely. James Kettle son of Richard and Ann, christened 1769 and presumably died,
christened 1772, died 1772, christened 1773, all Cranworth, Norfolk. But I also have a James
Kiddle born c1774 died Cranworth 1798 who I think is likely to be the same person,
though I haven't researched further.
Unlikely. James Kettle son of John and Mary (Jilkes) christened 1775 in Kenninghall, Norfolk. I've recently
been looking at the manorial records and there is a James living in the village until he
died in (from memory) 1850 leaving no immediate family.
Unlikely. James Kittle/Kettle. Cabinet maker in 1802 Norwich, Norfolk
Unlikely. James Kittle son of John and Judith was christened in 1777 Higham, Suffolk.
Probably too late to be my James.
Unlikely. James Kettle son of Charles and Fanny was born c.1879 in Gorleston, Suffolk
(1881 census). Probably too late to be my James.
Unlikely. James Kittle was born c.1782 in Erwarton, Suffolk (Written as Arwarton in 1851 census)
Probably too late to be my James.
Red herring. James Kettle "An Old Soldier Without A Pension" was born c.1771 in Roughton, Norfolk
according to the 1841 census. He was still living there in 1851 census.
Red herring. James Kiddell, widower, born c1786 in Heydon, Farmer Of 300 Acres Employing 8 Men in Heydon
in the 1851 census.
Red herring. James Kiddell son of James and Mary Mursel. Christened 1791 Forncett, Norfolk. One of nine children.
Red herring. James Kittle was councillor of Conisford ward, Norwich, Norfolk 1806-1808
Red herring. James Kettle was born c1793 in Brooke, Norfolk according to the 2% sample of the 1851 census. He was a
Red herring. James Kettle, widower, married Ann Todd 1820 Norwich, Norfolk. The bondsman
was James Kettle the younger of Norwich basket maker, who I assume is
James Kettle, widower, born c1775, basketmaker master employing one man and living
at Church Alley, St Julian Norwich, Norfolk (1851 census).
Red herring. James Kettle was removed (Poor Law) from (or possibly to) Bradfield, Norfolk in 1850
Red herring. James Kettle son of John and Sarah was christened in 1759 Cambridge,
Cambridgeshire and lived at Kettles Yard. I have researched him carefully and killed
him off, so he is not my James.
Red herring. James Kettle was a voter, living in Cambridge in 1802. It is likely
that this is the Kettles Yard James and therefore not mine.
Red herring. James Kettle was born c.1778 in Woodbridge, Suffolk. He married Ann and in 1851 was living in
Red herring. James Kettle died in 1854/5 Belstead, Suffolk. Admon.
Red herring. James Kettle married Sar(ah) Hammond in 1805 Holton, Suffolk
Red herring. James Kettle married Mary Howlett in 1807 Shotley, Suffolk. Both single, banns.