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Eaton family; 1441-2013; Norwich and Eaton, Norfolk
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According to family notes (see ETN 6/17/17), the Eaton family originally came from the area around Diss. George Eaton, (1702-1771) owned and farmed land in Palgrave, Suffolk, and Shelfanger in Norfolk. The second son of George Eaton,also known as George Eaton (1731-1796) of Diss, was a manufacturer, possibly of linen. His son, Thomas Eaton (1766-1831) was baptized in Diss, but later settled in Norwich. Following his apprenticeship to Jonathan Cozens, a grocer, Thomas Eaton became a silk mercer. In 1795, he entered into partnership with R. Brownsmith, silk mercer, and later became sole proprietor of The Indian Queen on Gentleman's Walk in Norwich. Thereafter, generations of the Eaton family who are documented in the archive, have lived in Norwich, later moving to the parish of Eaton, where members of the family still reside. The Eaton family archive was created and collected over several generations and handed down the family, finally coming into the possession of Tom Eaton who added his own personal and official papers to the collection prior to deposit with the Norfolk Record Office (NRO).
Norwich, Norfolk; Eaton, Norfolk
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For prominent members of this family, see Thomas Eaton; Thomas Damant Eaton; George Clayton Eaton; Mary (Polly) Eaton (née Ray); Frederic Ray Eaton; Florence (Fottie) Mary Eaton; Ruth Evangeline Eaton (née Kingston); Barbara Mary Eaton; Thomas (Tom) Eaton; Robin Eaton (née Austin); George (Bunty) Kingston Eaton; Andrew Clement Eaton; Margaret Ruth Hare (née Eaton).
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Created on: 03/08/2012 by Drobf
See family notes, ETN 6/17/17.