Family Card - Person Sheet
Family Card - Person Sheet
NameWilliam EKE
Birth1799, Corpusty
Death14 May 1882, Binham
FatherWilliam EKE (1768-1829)
MotherMargaret SELTH (1768-1818)
Spouses
Birth1804, Thurning
Death19 Feb 1879, Binham
Birth1804
FatherWilliam FLOOD (1777-1853)
MotherMary HILL (1780-1860)
Marriage21 Jul 1821, Thursford
ChildrenMargaret (1822-1855)
 William (1824-)
 Maria (1830-1830)
 Joseph (1831-1831)
 John (1834-1834)
 Joanna (1835-)
 James (1836-1836)
 Hannah (1837-1837)
 Elizabeth (1838-)
 Francis (1839-1839)
 Theobald (1843-1906)
 Matthew (1844-1844)
 Matthew Henry (1846-1847)
 William (1849-)
Notes for William EKE
William Eke was born in Corpusty and christened on 8th December 1799. He was the son of William Eke (1768) and Margaret Selth. He married Esther Flood in Thursford on 21st July 1821. In 1822 he was living in Heydon, where his daughter Margaret was born. In 1841 he was living in The Street, Corpusty, and was working as an agricultural labourer. He was described as a gamekeeper on the marriage certificate of daughter Margaret in 1844 and, in 1851, he was working as a gamekeeper in Binham. In 1861 he was aged 60 and a gamekeeper in Westgate, near Binham. In 1871 he was described as a retired farmer and was living at The Green in Binham. William was listed as a farmer in Binham in 1869, and in Binham in 1877. In 1881 he was being looked after by his 14 year old granddaughter Margaret at his house in Binham. William died from old age in Binham on 14th May 1882 aged 82.

Sources
• 1. International Genealogical Index. William Eke. Christened 8 December 1799. Corpusty. Father: William. Mother: Martha. • 2. 1851 Census. Walsingham. William Eke. Age 51. Gamekeeper. Born Corpusty. • 3. 1881 Census. Binham. William Eke. Age 81. Widower. Born Corpusty. • 4. 1871 Census. The Green, Binham. William Eke. Age 70. Retired farmer. Born Corpusty. • 5. 1861 Census. Westgate, Binham. William Eke. Age 60. Gamekeeper. Born Snetterton. [This birthplace is a mistake on the part of the enumerator]. • 6. International Genealogical Index. William Eke married Esther Flood on 21. 7. 1821 at Thursford, Norfolk. • 7. Death Registers. Eke, William. Jun. 1882. 4b. 194. Walsingham. Aged 82. • 8. Death Certificate. William Eke. Died 14th May 1882, Binham. Age 82. Farmer. Cause of death: Decay of nature, certified by Fred Bayes, MRCS. Informant: M. A. Eke, grand daughter, present at death, Binham. Registered 17th May, Robert H. Foot. • 9. Corpusty Birth Registers. William Eke, born 1799. William & Margaret, late Selth.10. Post Office Directory of Cambridgeshire, Norfolk & Suffolk, 1869. Binham. Eke, William, farmer. • 11. Harrod & Co's Directory of Norfolk & Lowestoft, 1877. Binham. Eke, Mr. William. • 12. 1841 Census. The Street, Corpusty. William Eke. Age 40. Ag Lab. Born Norfolk.
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