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Henry Sutton MALLETT

Male Abt 1871 - 1934  (~ 62 years)


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  • Name Henry Sutton MALLETT  [1
    Birth Abt Jun 1871  Norwich, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Henry was born out of wedlock. His mother Susannah claimed that the father was a neighbouring farmer called Henry Sutton, hence her son's given names. Henry denied that he was the father, so Susannah, at the age of 22, took Mr Sutton to court for "Breach of Promise of Marriage". During the trial Mr. Sutton tried to cast aspersions on Susannah's character, implying that the father might have been someone else, but the jury didn't buy it, and Susannah was awarded £200.

      The trial proceedings were reported in "The Norfolk News", on April 1, 1871.

      £200 was a significant amount of money in 1871, equivalent to 1000 days wages for a skilled tradesman. (From the UK National Archives Currency Converter). We do not know if Mr Sutton ever paid up. As farmers are wont to do, he insisted during the trial that he had very little money.
    Mallett v Sutton
    Mallett v Sutton
    Proceedings of a trial wherin Susannah Mallett sued Henry Sutton for "Breach of Promise of Marriage", as reported in "The Norfolk News", on April 1, 1871.

    Courtesy Trudy Edwards.
    Christening 29 Jul 1872  Christ Church, New Catton, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Gender Male 
    Census 3 Apr 1881  Slippers Bottom, Rackheath, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Henry was simply described as grandson (of Susan Mallett, Widow). It is assumed that he was the son of Susannah Mallett, daughter of the aforementioned Susan, though she was unmarried.
    EA Group
    UKC 1881
    Occupation 3 Apr 1881  [1
    Scholar. 
    Death 12 Jan 1934  Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Henry did not marry.
    Person ID I2598  East Anglia
    Last Modified 13 Jan 2022 

    Mother Susannah MALLETT,   b. Abt 1849, Rackheath, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2229  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBirth - Abt Jun 1871 - Norwich, Norfolk, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 3 Apr 1881 - Slippers Bottom, Rackheath, Norfolk, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S117] UKC 1881 CD, (The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO)), CD ROM (1999).

    2. [S1874] Birth (If) Mallett, Henry Sutton 1871, 1874.

    3. [S1873] Baptism (Cf) Mallet, Henry Sutton 1872, (Norfolk Record Office), 1873.

    4. [S117] UKC 1881 CD, (The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO)), RG11/1934 f.25 p.6, CD ROM (1999).

    5. [S1903] Trudy Edwards, e-mails Edwards, Trudy 211003-12, (Australia), M18S1903.