Ipswich, Suffolk, UK

George StarryAge: 50 years17531803

Name
George Starry
Given names
George
Surname
Starry
Birth about 1753

MarriageMary PlumbView this family
October 8, 1795 (Age 42 years)
Text:
1795 Oct 8 (Banns Sept 20, Sep 27 & Oct 4) George Starry Single man & Mary Plumb single woman both of this parish. He signed; she made her mark. Witnesses: John Browne, Elizabeth Stannard
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Birth of a daughter
#1
Mary Starry
December 21, 1795 (Age 42 years)

Christening of a daughterMary Starry
December 27, 1795 (Age 42 years)
Text:
1795 Dec 27th Born Dec 21st Mary daughter of George Starry and Mary his Wife (late Plumb, spinster)
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Death of a daughterMary Starry
1796 (Age 43 years)

Burial of a daughterMary Starry
March 6, 1796 (Age 43 years)
Text:
1796 Mar 6 Mary daughter of George and Mary Starry (late Plumb, spinster) Infant was buried
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Birth of a daughter
#2
Sarah Starry
October 6, 1797 (Age 44 years)
Baptism of a daughterSarah Starry
October 8, 1797 (Age 44 years)
Religion: Church of England
Death of a daughterSarah Starry
November 1797 (Age 44 years)
Burial of a daughterSarah Starry
November 8, 1797 (Age 44 years)
Birth of a son
#3
George Sterry
December 8, 1801 (Age 48 years)
Text:
Also 1871 census
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Christening of a sonGeorge Sterry
December 13, 1801 (Age 48 years)
Text:
1801 Dec 13th Born December 8th George Starry son of George Starry and Mary his Wife (late Plumb, spinster)
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Occupation
Whitesmith
1803 (Age 50 years)

Death January 19, 1803 (Age 50 years)
Burial January 20, 1803 (1 day after death)
Text:
Burial 1803 Jan 20 George Starry, 50yrs, married man
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Family with Mary Plumb - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: October 8, 1795St Clement, Norwich, Norfolk, England
2 months
daughter
22 months
daughter
Sarah Starry
Birth: October 6, 1797 44Norwich, Norfolk, England
Death: November 1797Norwich, Norfolk, England
4 years
son
Robert Cook + Mary Plumb - View this family
wife’s husband
wife
Marriage: May 29, 1804St Margaret, Lowestoft, Suffolk,

BirthBury and Norwich Post
MarriageParish Register, Norwich St Clement, Norfolk
Text:
1795 Oct 8 (Banns Sept 20, Sep 27 & Oct 4) George Starry Single man & Mary Plumb single woman both of this parish. He signed; she made her mark. Witnesses: John Browne, Elizabeth Stannard
Quality of data: primary evidence
DeathBury and Norwich Post
BurialParish Register, Norwich St Clement, Norfolk
Text:
Burial 1803 Jan 20 George Starry, 50yrs, married man
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Shared note
Norwich George's death appeared in the Bury and Norwich Post - Norwich 19 January, 1803 "Same day died, aged 50, Mr George Starry, whitesmith, in St Clements. Recent Y-DNA results have confirmed that these two lines are very probably connected since the birth of the 'progenitor' of the Lowestoft line: Daniel Sterry, who died at Mutford, Suffolk in 1608 and was buried at Barnby, Suffolk. We have identified George Sterry who married Esther Bowen in 1779 at Beccles, Suffolk [on the Lowestoft line] and George Starry who married Mary Plumb in 1795 at Norwich, Norfolk [on the Ipswich line] as probably one and the same person and representing the connection between the two lines. Although George appears as STARRY rather than STERRY in his own marriage and burial entries and the baptisms of his two children in the parish registers, his son, also George, had reverted to the spelling STERRY as recorded in the parish register of his own death and the baptism of first child, Robert Cook Sterry at Ipswich in Suffolk. The spelling of the family surname remained STERRY in subsequent generations. At a time when most people could not read or write and were dependent on the local parish clerk to record the spelling of their surname in the parish register, such a variation is not uncommon. There are no other STARRY or similar entries recorded in the area. Below are the pros and cons of their being one and the same person. 1. George married his first wife, Esther Bowen in 1779 at Beccles, Suffolk. They had two sons, both named George, born in 1780 and 1783. Both died as infants. Esther herself died in 1788. We do not know when George was born and no baptism for him has been located. (His parents moved around a bit, recording baptisms and burials of their children variously at Beccles [Sfk], Raveningham [Nfk], Bedingham [Nfk] and Bungay [Sfk]. Baptism have not been located for some of their other children either.) 2. George was a beneficiary in the Will of his uncle George Sterry [Parish clerk Bungay Holy Trinity 1768-1794] made in 1791 where he is described as 'George Sterry of Beccles in the County of Suffolk whitesmith my nephew'. 3. George Starry [the 'progenitor' of the Ipswich line] married Mary Plumb in 1795 at Norwich St Clement in Norfolk. George was buried, also at Norwich St Clement, in 1803 aged 50 years, making his birth abt 1753. (A birthdate of abt 1753 would make George probably the last child of his parents Nathaniel Sterry [1701-1782] and Mary Cold.) This is consistent with his moving to Norwich and remarrying there, possibly after receiving his inheritance. His death was recorded in the local newspaper, the Bury and Norwich Post, " Norwich, 19 January, 1803, Same day died, aged 50, Mr George Starry, whitesmith, in St Clements." The occupation of 'Whitesmith' is of course significant and matches the occupation of the George Sterry on the Lowestoft line. 4. George was recorded as a single man when he married Mary Plumb: "1795 Oct 8 (Banns Sept 20, Sep 27 & Oct 4) George Starry Single man & Mary Plumb single woman both of this parish. He signed; she made her mark. Witnesses: John Browne, Elizabeth Stannard." This should have been recorded as 'widow'. However, perhaps for personal reasons and the need to start life 'afresh' after the loss of both his children and his first wife, he preferred to declare he was single.