Helen Jane’s younger sister, Fanny Elizabeth Barcham (b. 1840) married her cousin, William Edwards Williams (b. 1832), in
1865. William was manager of an oil colour and Italian [paint] warehouse. Their
son, Clarence Barcham Williams (b.
1868, at Lower Clapton, became a commercial
traveller [sales representative] for wholesale grocers. He used a pony and trap
to visit retailers.
Two brothers, William (b. 1859) and Herbert Clarence (b.
1863), sons of Martha (née Smith) and William Edwards Barcham (b. 1827),married two sisters Emma Florence (b. 1859)
and Edith Emilie (b. 1868), daughters of Rebecca Maria and Henry Pattle a grocer of Bury St Edmunds,
Edith Barcham (b. 1853), a granddaughter of Elizabeth (née Lacey) and William Barcham, married Rivers Hicks in 1878.
Rivers was a merchant in London. In 1871
he had a drugstore and was living at 24 Highbury
Crescent in Islington.
Springall, born at Worstead in 1717, the youngest son of Rhoda (née Barcham)
and Isaac Springall, had a grocer’s shop in Golden
Ball Street in Norwich. His
brothers Isaac (b. 1811) and Benjamin (b. 1814) were also living in Norwich at that
time. Isaac was a watchmaker in Wensum
Street, in St Andrew parish; and Benjamin
was a miller at Mill Hill, in St Clement parish.
Isaac and Benjamin Springall’s nephew, Frederick Springall (b. 1836), son of
Sarah and John Barcham Springall, was a bookseller in Market Place, North
Walsham, and his nephew, Albert Page (b. 1861), was a grocer’s assistant living
with the family when they were enumerated in the 1881 census.
Shalders, born at Worstead in 1781, was the grandson of Mary (née Fitt) and Jacob Shalders, who had a grocer’s shop at 2 St
Georges, Bridge Street, Norwich. Shortly
after his marriage, he placed an advertisement in the Norwich Mercury on 30 August
J. SHALDERS, GROCER, Begs leave to inform his Friends
and the Publik in general , that he has taken a shop near Black Friars Bridge
in St. George’s of Colgate, Norwich, which he has open’d with all Sorts of
superfine Teas, Coffee, Chocolate, and Snuffs, fine old Cheshire, Gloster and
Warwickshire Cheese, with all other Sorts of Grocery;
The 1840 Tithe Apportionment shows that Jacob Shalders
lived in Norfolk House, situated on Church Plain, Worstead, where the market
was held on Saturdays. In White’s 1845 Gazetteer
and Directory of Norfolk, Jacob Shalders is listed as a grocer and draper;
and in an 1854 he is listed as having the Post Office. The shop seems to have
been in the front room with a bay window and tiled floor. This room is quite
large, nevertheless it must have been filled to the ceiling with Joseph’s stock
of groceries and draperies. Jacob Shalders married Phoebe Barcham (b. 1789) on 5 June 1809. Their
daughter, Jane Shalders (b. 1821),
did not marry. She inherited the shop
when her father died in 1856. In an 1858 trade directory she is listed as ‘Grocer
draper, postmistress and receiver. Letters from Norwich 9 am,
dispatched at ’.
Another daughter of Phoebe and Jacob Shalders, Naomi Shalders (b. 1814), was one of
five assistants working in a shop belonging to Edward Blakely, a silk mercer in
London Street, Norwich (see below). Naomi married Thomas Short in 1847. In 1853, Naomi and Thomas emigrated to New
Zealand, where they opened
a draper’s shop in Auckland, or
perhaps worked for Naomi’s younger brother Richard Barcham Shalders. Naomi’s
younger brother, John Shalders (b.
1822), moved to Hampshire and had a cutlery business at 17 High
Naomi Barcham (b. 1795) was the youngest child of
Elizabeth (née Helsdon) and John Barcham. She
married John Rix Blakely in 1818. John’s youngest brother, Edward Blakely (b. 1796), was a silk mercer living in London
Road, Norwich. In 1841
Edward and his family were living over the shop, and he had five assistants,
one of whom was Naomi Shalders. A shawl made by Edward Blakely, or his son, Edward Thomas, was exhibited
in 1851 at the Great Exhibition in Hyde Park, London. The shawl will be bequeathed
to the shawl archives in Carrow House, Norwich.
Barcham Shalders (b. 1824) was the youngest of Phoebe and Jacob Shalders’
children. He learnt the basics of the drapery business from his father; then,
aged 16, he left home and went to London in 1840,
where he found it very difficult to get work, even though he had introductions
to large wholesale drapery establishments. After six weeks he accepted a
position at a high-class drapery establishment in Dover where he
met Eliza Rooke, who later became his wife.
In 1846, Richard returned to London and
obtained a job with Morrison, Dillon and Co., in the largest wholesale
warehouse. Initially, he lived in the company’s warehouse in Fort Street, Bermondsey,
sharing a room with eleven young men. In 1849, he went to work for J. & R.
Morley, wholesale hosiers, at 18 and 19 Wood
Street, in the City. He lived on the
premises with nineteen youths who were in his care. Victorian London, page 214, mentions the store:
J. & R. Morley offered ‘women’s vests and drawers in
merino lambs wool, white cotton and chamois’. One longs to know how many women
actually wore Morley’s leather knickers.
In 1851, one of
Morley’s young employees asked Richard to go with him to New
Zealand. Richard consulted
his fiancée, Eliza, and she agreed. They were married at Worstead on 30
September and sailed from Gravesend on 19 October 1851,
arriving at Auckland on 9 March 1852. Before
leaving London, Richard’s employer said, ‘Well, Mr Shalders, if you see a
market for goods, send to us and we will send you goods to a large amount to
help you in starting, for we have every confidence in you, and we will give you
six extra months credit to assist you.’ Richard then spent his capital in
purchasing goods of every description suitable for a general store. Soon after
arriving in Auckland, he opened
a draper’s shop, which is now the site of Hanna’s shoe emporium at 200
Descendants of Elizabeth (née
Thompson) and Ezra Barcham
Church Farm, Edingthorpe, was owned by John Barcham. His
youngest son, Ezra, farmed the land and lived in the old farmhouse until he
died in 1870. Some of Ezra’s twelve sons and daughters were farmers or had
married farmers. Others became shopkeepers in North
Walsham and surrounding villages.
Barcham (b. 1819), was a wine and liquor merchant in Stalham, in the
Norfolk Broads. He might have been working for John Silcock, a relation by
marriage: John’s uncle, Jeddidah Barcham, married Susannah Silcock (b.
1793).She was probably the sister of
John and Richard Silcock who had shops in Stalham.
(b. 1820), was the second of Elizabeth and Ezra Barcham's children. White’s
1845 Gazetteer and Directory of Norfolk,
shows that William was a grocer and draper at Honing. On 8 May 1845, William married Emily Beck (b. 1817). Shortly after they were married, Emily and
William moved to Southrepps, where William was a grocer and draper. Simon Edward Barcham (b.
1847), eldest son of Emily and William, followed his father’s trade. He moved
from Southrepps when he was about 20, and was working as a draper in the village of Honing when he
married Mary Ann Beck (b. 1848) in 1868. Shortly after their marriage, Mary and Simon
moved to Knapton where they had a grocer’s and draper’s shop.
Barcham (b. 1825), the fifth of Elizabeth and Ezra’s children, married
Robert Whittleton (b. 1821) in 1845. Two of their children, George and Thomas
Ezra, became shopkeepers; and a daughter, Helen Mary, married Charles Henry Burton (b. 1846), a shopkeeper.
George Whittleton (b. 1846), married
Mary Shakeshaft (b. 1852) in 1875. They lived in Shepherds Bush, London, where
George was a draper and milliner at Caxton House on Uxbridge
Road, where he, his family and four shop
assistants were enumerated in the 1881 census.Thomas Ezra Whittleton (b.
1849), married Jane Annie Bird (b. 1858) in 1879. He was a butcher employing
one man at a shop in North Walsham, where
he, his wife and son were enumerated in the 1881 census.
(b. 1826), the sixth of Elizabeth and Ezra’s children, married his first wife, Elizabeth Isabella Morris (b. 1827),
at Worstead in 1847. Edward was a grocer and draper. Edward married his second
wife, Mary Ann Green (b. 1852), in
1857. They lived in East Dereham, Norfolk.
Some time after 1863 they moved to Washbrook, Suffolk, where in the 1881 census
Edward, and two of his children were enumerated at Commerce House, where he was
employing his niece and nephew, Rachel and William Pledger, children of Rachel
(née Barcham) and George
Pledger, and two others as grocer’s assistants.
Samuel Barcham (b. 1836), the youngest son of Elizabeth and Ezra
Barcham, married twice: first in about 1860 to Elizabeth Norman (b. 1835, d. ~1865); and second in 1878 to Alice Hannah Bull.As shown in the 1851 and 1861 censuses,
Samuel was an assistant in his brother’s shop in Catfield; then after 1870 he
moved to Lingwood, about 8 miles east of Norwich, where he opened a butcher’s
shop. Two of Samuel’s children became shopkeepers. His eldest son, Herbert
Samuel Barcham (b. 1862), worked in his father’s shop in Lingwood, then
became a victualler at the Builders Arms and had grocery businesses at 52/54
King Street and at 38 Cattle Market, in Norwich.
Samuel’s younger son, John Robert
(b. 1863), was a butcher’s assistant for his father in 1881. In 1884 he married
Caroline Quintrill, whose father Diladavery Quintrill was a shopkeeper in
Benjamin Barcham was
a ship owner, merchant and gentleman farmer in Sheringham during the first
three decades of the 19th century. He married Mary Banfather. Some of their
descendants were shopkeepers in Upper Sheringham and
nearby towns and villages; several migrated to London and a
great-grandson emigrated to Australia.
William Barcham (b. 1873), the
eldest son of Mary (née Banfather) and
Benjamin Barcham, married Catherine O’Sullivan. William was a mariner, but by 1815
he had become a merchant in Lower Sheringham. He was
a coal merchant when he and his wife and daughter were enumerated in the 1851 census.
William and Catherine’s son, Richard Barcham (b. 1822), became a
shopkeeper at 285 Manchester Road, Poplar, London, on the Isle of Dogs, close
to the India and Millwall Docks, where he and his family and two shop
assistants were enumerated in the 1881 census.
Louisa Barcham (b. 1796), the
youngest of Mary and Benjamin’s children, married John Anthony, a shopkeeper in Cley, Norfolk. John
Anthony died before 1851. Louisa was visiting the family of Thomas Hart, a
master grocer at Hackford in Aylsham, at the time of the 1851 Census.
Mabel Barcham (b.
1820) the daughter of Mabel (née Harland) and Neal Raven Barcham, married John Anderson (b. 1820) at Sheringham
in 1848. John and his younger brother, James, were tea dealers. Their home and
shop was in Duke Street, St
Michael Coslany, Norwich.
Maria (née Crowe) and Nicholas Harland Barcham (b. 1830) had four children, three of whom,
Catherine Maria, Frederick and Alfred Charles, worked in retail trades. Catherine Maria Barcham (b. 1851) worked
as a dressmaker. In 1881 she married William J. Houghton (b. ~ 1854). They and
their daughter, Edith Mabel (b. 1882) lived in Heigham, Norfolk. When
they were enumerated in the 1901 census, William’s occupation was a boot
clicker (one who cuts out leather) and Edith was a boot fitter. In 1881 Alfred Charles Barcham (b. 1861) was
working as a draper’s assistant for Owen Williams in the department store at
18-20 Westbourne Grove, Paddington. Alfred was living nearby with 37 other
young men and a housekeeper at 4 Westbourne Grove Terrace. Nos 1-3, 8 and 9
were lodgings for another 135 unmarried male shop workers, and Nos 15-25 were
lodgings for 229 unmarried female shop workers, including several French sales girls.
It is not known how many of them were employed by Owen Williams.
Barcham Barcham (b. 1829), the fifth child of Maria (née Sunman) and Benjamin Barcham, was a grocer and draper in the
High Street, Sheringham. In Kelly's 1892 Directory, his eldest daughter, Amelia (b. 1855), is listed as running the Post Office at Fern
House, Lower Sheringham, and a grocer’s and draper’s shop in Upper Sheringham. Benjamin’s
second daughter, Eliza (b. 1860), married a boat builder, Lewis Buffalo Emery. In
1903, Eliza became postmistress of Sherringham.
The Pegg family is related to the Barchams through the marriage of Susannah
(b. 1814), daughter of Thomas Pegg, to Robert Sunman Barcham in 1844. Robert (b.
1822) was the son of Maria (née Sunman)
and Barcham Barcham, Thomas Pegg was a master butcher in Upper Sherringham.
Susannah died in 1850, aged 35. In 1851, when Robert married Elizabeth Hellis,
he was a blacksmith in Cley. Their son William
Banfather Barcham, married Eliza
Ann Harlow at St Mary's Church, Whitechapel, in 1878. According to the
parish register William was a general dealer, living at 285 Manchester Road, Poplar (where his uncle, Richard Barcham was
enumerated in the 1881 census).
Sarah Barcham (b. 1726), William, John and Benjamin Barcham’s aunt,
married John Juler, a clock and
watchmaker in North Walsham, a business that continued for three generations. Sarah
and John Juler’s granddaughter Mary (b. 1791) married William Lound in 1779. He
became a linen draper and later a commercial traveller in London.
Their son Henry Lound (b. 1830) was
a ‘shipman in Marylebone’, before emigrating to Australia in 1852 where he became a mercer in Sydney,
New South Wales, and later a partner in Lound and Geary, merchants of Wynyard Lane,
Sarah and John Juler’s great-grandson Charles Juler (b. 1812), was an iron
founder in Cambridge. He married Sarah Douce in 1835. Several of their
children became shopkeepers: Charles
John Juler (b. 1847) was a baker and grocer at 36 Norfolk Street,
Cambridge, and one of his sons Percy
Charles Juler (b. 1877) followed his father’s trade; a daughter, Harriet
Battell (b. 1849) married Josiah J. Biggs, a tailor and robe maker at 36
Paradise Street, Cambridge; and the youngest child, George Juler (b. 1856), became a greengrocer.