ARCHER FAMILY HISTORY

 

Coat of Arms

 

Granted by letters patent from the

Kings of Arms dated 1 Jun 1978

 

There was a family by the name of ARGER living at Burnham Westgate (now Burnham Market), Norfolk around 1780 and it is possible that the following were brothers:

 

1.     WILLIAM, of whom presently.

2.     Edmund, described as being of Burnham Overy in the Sculthorpe Parish Register, m. by licence on 14 Dec 1780 at Sculthorpe, Norfolk, Ann Middleton and had issue:

a.     Thomas, bapt 28 Oct 1792 at Sculthorpe.

b.     John, bapt 27 Jul 1795 at Sculthorpe.

c.     Robert, bapt 25 Aug 1803 at Sculthorpe.

a.     Mary, b. 1781.

b.     Elizabeth (twin), b. 1783.

c.     Margaret (twin), b. 1783.

d.     Ann, b. 1785.

e.     Elizabeth, bapt 9 Aug 1788 at Sculthorpe, d. 1793.

f.      Susanna, bapt 3 Oct 1790 at Sculthorpe.

g.     Elizabeth, bapt 25 Feb 1798 at Sculthorpe, d. 1798.

h.     Sarah, bapt 6 Oct 1800 at Sculthorpe.

 

WILLIAM ARGER or ARCHER, described as being of Burnham Westgate in the Bodham Parish Register, b. circa 1742, m. 1stly 20 Jan 1786 at Bodham, Norfolk, Susanna, dau of Chapman Plane. She was bapt 4 Aug 1765 at West Beckham, Norfolk and was buried at Fakenham, Norfolk, aged 24, on 24 May 1789 having had issue:

 

1.     William, possibly licensee of the Bull Inn, Bridge Street, Fakenham in 1822, bapt 11 Jun 1786 at Bodham, m. 26 Apr 1812 at Fakenham, Jane, bapt 15 Nov 1787 at Little Massingham, Norfolk, dau of John Coe and his wife Jane (née Holman) and had issue:

a.     William Coe, bapt 26 Jan 1820 at Fakenham, m. 21 Jan 1844 at Fakenham, Mary Ann Bullen of Blakeney, Norfolk and had issue:

1.     William, b. circa 1847.

2.     Richard, b. circa 1850.

3.     William, bapt 2 Jul 1854 at Fakenham.

1.     Susan, bapt 18 Nov 1844 at Fakenham.

2.     Mary Ann, b. circa 1848.

3.     Susanna, b. circa 1849.

4.     Jemima, b. circa 1853.

5.     Alice, b. circa 1854.

6.     Jane, b. circa 1856.

7.     Sarah Ann, b. circa 1858.

b.     John, bapt 27 Oct 1833 at Fakenham, buried at Fakenham on 4 Dec 1833.

a.     Jane, bapt 23 Sep 1814 at Fakenham, m. 12 Apr 1836 at Fakenham, James Storey, cattle dealer, of White Horse Common, Erpingham, Norfolk and had issue.

b.     Susan, bapt 13 Aug 1817 at Fakenham, buried at Fakenham on 4 May 1819.

c.     Susan Plane, bapt 1 Mar 1822 at Fakenham.

d.     Mary, bapt 23 Jun 1824 at Fakenham, m. 21 May 1850 at Fakenham, William Wright.

e.     Alice, bapt 17 Aug 1826 at Fakenham.

f.      Sarah Ann, bapt 20 Jul 1828 at Fakenham, m. 1862 at Sculthorpe, Mark Steward.

g.     Elizabeth, bapt 19 Oct 1831 at Fakenham, m. 22 Sep 1866 at Fakenham, Walter Huggins, agricultural labourer, of Hempston and had issue.

2.     John, b. 15 Apr 1788, bapt 21 Apr 1788 at Fakenham.

 

He m. 2ndly 12 Aug 1792 at Fakenham, ELIZABETH, b. 21 Apr 1775, bapt 27 Apr 1775 at Fakenham, dau of LAWRENCE BOND and his wife ANN (née ARMIGER). A Lawrence Bond was ejected from the Common Council of Norwich in 1687. She d. 9 Dec 1846 and was buried at Fakenham on 12 Dec 1846 and he was buried at Fakenham, aged 88, on 11 Feb 1830 having had further issue:

 

1.     Cohul, b. 15 Nov 1792, bapt 19 Nov 1792 at Fakenham.

2.     Coe, b. 5 Mar 1794, bapt 7 Mar 1794 at Fakenham and was buried at Fakenham on 3 Oct 1802.

3.     Thomas, bapt 29 May 1799 at Fakenham.

4.     Edmund, agricultural labourer, of Hays Lane, Fakenham, bapt 31 Aug 1801 at Fakenham, m. 14 Nov 1821 at North Barsham, Norfolk, Mary Anne Poppey, who was deaf. He was buried at Fakenham, aged 57, on 27 Nov 1858 having had issue:

a.     William, b. circa 1831.

b.     James, b. circa 1839.

a.     Jane, b. circa 1827.

b.     Sarah, bapt 12 Dec 1832 at Fakenham.

c.     Celia, bapt 22 Dec 1835 at Fakenham, m. 25 Oct 1855 at Fakenham, Thomas Fuller, widower.

d.     Rachael, bapt 15 July 1837 at Fakenham.

5.     Coe, bapt 2 Feb 1804 at Fakenham, buried at Fakenham on 24 Dec 1804.

6.     WIGGETT, of whom presently.

7.     Robert, bapt 7 Oct 1808 at Fakenham, m. 27 Oct 1829 at Sculthorpe, Ann Battledore.

1.     Elizabeth, bapt 17 Feb 1797 at Fakenham, m. 29 Feb 1820 at Fakenham, James Roberts.

2.     Mary Ann, bapt 28 Nov 1813 at Fakenham, buried at Fakenham, aged 19, on 14 Aug 1832.

3.     Charlotte, b. circa 1820.

 

WIGGETT ARCHER of Fakenham, bapt 9 Oct 1805 at Fakenham, m. 1stly 14 Jan 1827 at Fakenham, SARAH, bapt 10 Nov 1806 at Fakenham, dau of ROBERT THOMPSON of Fakenham and his wife REBECCA (née WALKER). She was buried at Fakenham on 29 May 1856 having had issue:

 

1.     Wiggett, bapt 21 Feb 1827 at Fakenham, d. young.

2.     Thomas, m. 1854, Elizabeth Paroley of Fakenham. He was buried at Fakenham, aged 62, in May 1888 and she was buried at Fakenham, aged 72, on 2 Sep 1893.

3.     WILLIAM, of whom presently.

4.     James, bapt 15 Mar 1830 at Fakenham, m. Ann Marie – and had issue:

a.     Henry, b. circa 1864.

a.     Sarah Ann, bapt 17 Aug 1872 at Fakenham.

5.     Wiggett, bapt 10 May 1836 at Fakenham.

6.     Edmund, b. circa 1837.

7.     Robert, b. circa 1846.

8.     Joseph, b. circa 1851, buried at Fakenham, aged 8, on 5 Jan 1859.

1.     Susan, bapt 24 Feb 1832 at Fakenham, buried at Fakenham on 6 Aug 1863.

2.     Sarah, b. circa 1834, d. young.

3.     Sarah, b. circa 1840, m. 6 Oct 1867 at Fakenham, George Cranmer.

4.     Frances Marie, b. circa 1841.

5.     Mary Ann, b. circa 1847.

 

He m. 2ndly 22 Sep 1861 at the Independent Chapel, Fakenham, Harriet Todd, widow, dau of John Motts of Snettisham and d. 9 Jan 1892 at Fakenham.

 

WILLIAM ARCHER of Fakenham, bapt 7 May 1830 at Fakenham, m. 16 Nov 1851 at the parish church of Ryburgh Magna, Norfolk, SARAH, dau of EDMUND SMITH of Little Ryburgh and his wife SUSAN (née TAYLOR). He d. 1892 at Fakenham and she d. 1901 having had issue:

 

1.     Robert, b. 19 Jul 1854 at Rampant Horse Yard, Fakenham, bapt 19 Aug 1854 at Fakenham and was buried at Fakenham on 2 Sep 1854.

2.     Robert William, bapt 20 Dec 1859 at Fakenham, buried at Fakenham on 27 Dec 1859.

3.     ROBERT, of whom presently.

1.     Hannah, b. 15 Jul 1852, m. 1 Jun 1883 at Fakenham, William Glassfield.

2.     Susannah, b. 19 Dec 1855.

3.     Mary, b. 7 Sep 1865, buried at Fakenham on 25 Apr 1866.

4.     Mary, b. 11 Oct 1869.

5.     Harriett, b. 12 Feb 1872.

 

ROBERT ARCHER, miller’s porter in 1901, of Fakenham, b. 5 Sep 1862 at Holt Road, Fakenham, m. 20 Jun 1886 at the Independent Chapel, Fakenham, ALICE ANNIE LAYTON LEWIS. She d. 9 Jan 1933, aged 70, and he d. 2 Dec 1948 and they were both buried in Fakenham Cemetery in the area reserved for non-conformists having had issue:

 

1.     ALFRED ARTHUR, of whom presently.

2.     William, b. 4 Jul 1889, d. 1890 at Fakenham.

1.     Anna Alice, b. 22 Dec 1887, unmarried in 1921.

2.     Hannah, confectioner, of Norwich Road, Fakenham, b. 19 Sep 1891, d. unmarried 30 Jan 1937 in Peterborough.

3.     Sarah, of King’s Lynn, Norfolk, b. 9 Aug 1894, m. 28 Mar 1921 at the Buckenham Memorial Church, Oak Street, Fakenham, Herbert Thomas, son of Thomas Wilkin of Reepham, Norfolk and had issue:

a.     Gwendoline, b. 1922, living in 1937.

 

ALFRED ARTHUR ARCHER, commercial traveller, insurance agent and shopkeeper, of Lincoln Road, Walton, Peterborough in 1940, of Fernlea, Glinton, near Peterborough 1950-55, of 505 Fulbridge Road, Werrington, Peterborough 1958-63, of 1400 Lincoln Road, Werrington in 1965, grocer’s porter in Fakenham in 1901, served as a Corporal in The Somerset Light Infantry and also the Civil Service Rifles during he First World War (Army No. 33386), was shot through the wrist and taken prisoner during the Battle of Passchendaele in 1917, subsequently detained in a prisoner-of-war camp at Osnabrück, Germany, b. 24 May 1886 at Petticoat Lane, Fakenham, m. 27 Nov 1915 at the Primitive Methodist Church, Queen’s Road, Lakenham, Norfolk, MILDRED SELINA (alternative photograph), younger dau of JOSEPH CATCHPOLE and his wife SELINA (née DENNIS). See Catchpole Family History. She d. 23 Mar 1966 at Werrington, Peterborough and he d. 23 Mar 1984 at Teignmouth, Devon having had issue:

 

1.     Wilfred Robert, O.St.J., S.R.N., R.N.T., Wing Commander, Royal Air Force Medical Services from 11 May 1973, appointed Officer Brother of the Order of St. John on 20 Jul 1966, b. 4 Nov 1920, bapt 4 Jan 1921 at Fakenham, commissioned on 14 Mar 1957, retired 4 Nov 1975, m. 22 Aug 1942 at Paston, Peterborough, Kathleen, b. 5 Aug 1920 at Grimsby, Lincolnshire, dau of Frederic Masters and his wife Ruth (née Davison) of Peterborough. He d. 7 Aug 1982 at Torquay having had issue: 1 son and 1 dau.

2.     ARTHUR JOHN, of whom presently.

 

General Sir (ARTHUR) JOHN ARCHER (alternative photograph, alternative photograph, obituary, gravestone), K.C.B., O.B.E., Chief Executive, The Royal Hong Kong Jockey Club 1980-86, Commander-in-Chief, United Kingdom Land Forces 1978-79, Commander British Forces, Hong Kong 1976-78, Colonel, The Devonshire and Dorset Regiment 1977-79, had a Grant of Arms by letters patent from the Kings of Arms dated 1 Jun 1978, b. 12 Feb 1924 at Fernlea, Queen’s Road, Fakenham, bapt 6 Apr 1924 at the Primitive Methodist Church, Fakenham, educ King’s School, Peterborough, St. Catharine’s College, Cambridge, commissioned into The Dorset Regiment (later The Devonshire and Dorset Regiment), m. 14 Oct 1950 at Salisbury Cathedral, CYNTHIA MARIE (alternative photograph), younger dau of Colonel ALEXANDER CLAUD ALLAN, D.S.O., M.C., and his wife EILEEN NORAH, dau of Major PETER MARROW, King’s Dragoon Guards. See Allan Family History and Who’s Who. He d. 12 Mar 1999 having had issue: 2 sons.