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William Augustus Page

It is known that he owned How(e) Hill in 1883 but lived in Oby.  Whites for 1881 describes him as living at Oby Farm. In the 1881, 71 and 61 census he was living in Oby. No sign of him in earlier ones.
He was born in 1829 in Ludham and his wife Hebe was born in 1831 in Batavia, Java (now Jakarta)

On 25th Aug 1853, William Augustus Page married Hebe Young Hazard in Ludham. His father was William Sherwood Page and her Father was Gregory Hazard.

Their Children were:

Elizabeth Page b 1856
Hellen Page b 1861
Kate Page b 1864
Gregory Hazard Page b 1872
There may be others

William died 1st Jan 1888 in Ludham and is buried in Ludham.

Hebe Young Hazard

Hebe was born in 1831 in Batavia (now Jakarta) her parents were Helena Burrows (sometimes called Eleanor) and Gregory Hazard (b 1799 Kings Lynn) both from Norfolk and married in Great Yarmouth. We don't know why they were in Java.

Helena returned to Ludham to her mother with baby Hebe by 1834 (we assume Gregory has died). Hebe was baptized in Ludham Church and record says born 1831. In 1835 (8th Nov in Great Yarmouth) Helena marries John Bayles who is running the grocers and drapers shop in Ludham.

Helena and Gregory seem to have had at least 4 other children who may have died. Three were called Helena and one was Edward Gregory.

Hebe died in 1911 in Great Yarmouth and is buried in Ludham churchyard.

Grave Transcripts

There are 3 Page graves in St Catherine's churchyard. They are quite hard to read so here are the transcripts:

In memory of
William Augustus Page
Who departed this life
January 1st 1888
In his 61st year
Also of Hebe Young
His wife
Who died February 15th 1911
Aged 78 years
And of
Gregory Hazard
Their youngest son
Who died September 20th 1909
In his 36th year

In loving memory of
Jane Hebe
Widow of
Robert Harvey
And eldest daughter of the late
W.A. Page
Died 27th January 1914
Aged 57 years


In memory of
The beloved wife of
James Page
Who died September 4th 1869
Aged 67 years
For we must all appear before
The judgement seat of Christ
2 Corinthians 5.10

If anyone knows what the family were doing in Java we would be interested to know.

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