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     Annison and Bubbings Family

William F Bubbings, was born abt. 1815 in Stalham, Norfolk. William was a wheelwright in Ludham, his address given as Chapel Row (now Malthouse Lane). He married Harriett Steward Annison, who was born abt. 1818 in Ludham.

Between 1861 and 1870 the Bubbings family migrated to Hull, and set up businesses as coachbuilders, wheelwrights, and painters.

Harriett's parents were Edward Annison and Elizabeth Steward. they were married in 1806, at St. Catherine's, Ludham.
From records found so far they had eight children, all born in Ludham:
Mary Ann Steward Annison, b. abt. 1808
Richard Steward Annison, b. abt. 1809
Elizabeth Steward Annison, b. abt. 1810
Hannah Steward Annison, b. abt. 1811
Sophia Steward Annison, b. abt. 1813
Edward Steward Annison, b. abt. 1815
Patience Steward Annison, b. abt. 1817
Harriett  Steward Annison, b. abt. 1818

Some of the Annison family migrated to Hull before 1855. One son of Edward Steward Annison was named Tobias Smith Annison.

See also the Graves section for details of those buried at St Catherine's

Edward Annison lived at Folly House opposite the Methodist Church. He had a workshop in the yard. He also owned a property in School Road (now demolished).

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The following extracts from the Norfolk Chronicle relate to the sale of land at Folly House:

Norfolk Chronicle 3rd May 1862
Norfolk Chronicle 24th Aug 1816

The 1842 Tithe Map shows Edward Annison junior owning a piece of land (no33) and also the workshop at premises at Folly House (No42). Also No21 Houses and yards which is now Church View and is supposed to date from 1710.
Edward Annison senior owned No44, a cottage and garden in Chapel Road (now Malthouse Lane). A double cottage with two tenants Edward and George Smith. This is now a single dwelling which stands gable end to the road.

1835 Edward Annison appeared on the Happing Hundred Register to vote.

1850 Rates charged for the relief of the poor. Edward Annison junior owned land and so was charged and so was William Bubbins who lived in a cottage owned by Edward Annison

1836 White's Directory lists Edmond?? Annison as wheelwright and blacksmith. Same in 1845. In 1854, Edward Annison wheelwright.

1861 William Bubbins was a wheelwright and Kelly's Directory has Charles Bubbins wheelwright.

1871 Census
Charles Bubbins aged 26 wheelwright
Eliza Bubbins, wife aged 32
William Bubbins, son aged 9
Sarah Bubbins, daughter aged 2

Stalham Marriages:
13th June 1808 Edward Bubbins to Mary Flowerday. witnesses Martin Bubbins and Ann Rushbrook
25th March 1811 William Bubbins to Maria Flowerday. witnesses Martin Bubbins, Mary Knight, Sarah Willimite

1851 Census for No 63 Catfield Road:
Edward Annison, head, widower age 67 wheelwright born Somerton
Elizabeth Annison, daughter, single age 39 born Ludham
Julia Annison, grandaughter age 3 born Ludham
Anne Slaughter, servant age 12 born Ludham

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