Just got back from my Slimming Class and found your message re The Garnhams. Yes, we are on the same wavelength here. My [late husband David Nimmo] line starts from Samuel and David's grandmother was Selina Garnham [born out of wedlock 1878 to Elizabeth Garnham [born 1853 Hopton by Thetford and died 1883 Bury St. Edmunds Hospital, Suffolk from I believe T.B.]
William Garnham Married Mary Anne [possibly nee BLACKBOURNE]She was born 1831 and died 1867 Hopton by Thetford and married about 1852.She bore William Garnham the following children:- Elizabeth [as mentioned previously above]1853 - 1883
Samuel born 1855 died ?
Mary Anne born 1858 - died?
Henry born 1863 - died 1883 [three months after his sister Elizabeth as mentioned above - also from T.B.]
Catherine born 1864 - died ?
Hannah born 1865 - died ?
Third and final wife was one Sophia, nee KIDD born 1825 Garboldisham
It is interesting that Catherine [born 1864] was also known as Kate.
3rd wife Sophia died 1902 in Thetford Union Workhouse of "Senile Decay".
William who was born at Rickinghall died 6th August 1894 aged 69 years of "Old Age". [How times have changed].
I have about 19 pages of these Garnhams plus Birth/Death/Marriage Certificates. I'd be pleased to either send you copies [if you permit me to have your address] or I could type out the 19 pages for you. Please let me know Kathryn.
I often go to the Norfolk Archives but don't get much info there as most of these villages [apart from Thetford where my husband and his family joriginated]are in Suffolk.
Anyway, being a typist all my life I can tap away to my hearts content but I might bore you with any more.
I will say bye for now and I will re-read your message and see if I can send you a bit more info.
Kind regards from me in Sheringham, Norfolk, UK