George Talbot 1780-1841 parents unknown September 2018

Information from ancestry tree

Includes death certificate George Talbot baker and confectioner died 19 Feb 1841 in the Heninghall and Harling District (Guiltcross), Norfolk from Strangulated hernia. George was living in the parish of Heninghall and the informant was E Weston of Heninghall. The 1841 census was held later in the year in June.

married 2 December 1824 at Gissing, Norfolk by banns. George widower, Phoebe single, witnesses Mary Plummer and William Russell. [ancestry image of certificate]

Pheobe Plummer c.1791-1864 parents unknown September 2018

Died 18 January 1864, Debenham, Suffolk [we have death certificate]


Charles Talbot  1826-1908 m Mary Ann Macro 1827-1856

George’s first wife:

12 October 1805 at Flordon, Norfolk married Sarah Hindes. Ancestry trees show they had 8 offspring of which 6 survived. Include daughter Esther Talbot 1818-? born Gissing, Norfolk. So scope for DNA links. Dec 2018: DNA link via Emily (Amelia) Talbot 1812-1882

George and Pheoba’s story:

Phoebe’s maiden name We know that Charles’s father was George as he noted on Pheobe’s death certificate that she was the widow of George Talbot, Master Confectioner and it is on his marriage certificate.  The former lead to Carolyn independently finding Pheobe’s marriage record and George’s first marriage.

1841 census Phoebe, born Diss, a confectioner living in Church St, Diss with son Charles Talbot 15yr cabinet maker and John Plummer aged 6yr [a nephew? see note below] plus a tailor and a cabinet maker.

1851 census Pheobe 58yr, born Diss, housekeeper to farmer of 67 acres Robert Murton, born Diss. Grandson Alfred Murton.  Note our Blake line included Murton.

1861 census living with her son Charles and second wife Ellen.


John Plummer with Pheobe in 1841. If the same John Plummer was with his parents in 1851 then Pheobe is connected to  Edmund Plummer 1813-? born Diss and his wife Sophia.  1851 census says 16yr old John was born in Dickleburgh and he was working for his father, a butcher.  In 1841 census butcher Edmund and Sophia are living in Dickeburgh with 2 yr William and either with or next door to 69 yr Lydia Sheldrake.  There are ancestry links to an Edmund Sheldrake Plummer in Australia…check out!.  In 1834 Sophia Parson married Edmund Plummer at Bunwell, Norfolk. Edmund’s baptism: 1813 Diss ‘natural son of ‘ Pheobe Plummer a Farmer’s daughter. SO could be illegitimate son of ‘OUR’ Pheobe.  The family moved to Victoria, Australia in the mid 1850s. Sophia died 1882 parents Ephraim Parsons and Mary Younghusband and Edmund who by then used middle name Sheldrake had died in 1878.

Looking for Lydia Sheldrake. 80 yr 1851  census born  Roydon, Norfolk near Diss. No trace.

Cicra the 1820s there was a John, a labourer and Phebe Talbot in Diss whose offspring were being baptised.

A Pheobe Plummer do James and Anne was baptised Sprowston, Norfolk 18 April 1824 may have married Charles Dew.