The Fuller Family
Ivy Farm c.1890

The Fuller family outside Ivy Farm where they farmed for 40 years.

Back row: Arthur (7), Pattie (8), Gertie (1), Fred (5), Nellie (3)

Across middle: Charles (father), Florence (6)*, Edgar (10) , Alice (2), Rachel (mother)

Front row seated: Jennie (4), Louie (9)

Some of those named appear in the Census returns and the Tharston parish baptisms and Charles and Rachel, the father and mother, have memorials in St. Mary's churchyard

Charles Fuller (son of shopkeeper Richard Fuller), a widower from Hempnall who was a glazier, and Rachel Gowing (daughter of farmer Robert Gowing), a spinster, were married on 4th May 1858 in St. Margaret's Church, Topcroft - witnesses Curtis Fulcher and Ann Eliza Fuller. Record details retrieved from FreeREG

There are four records for children of Charles and Rachel being baptised at St. Margaret's church, Hempnall. They are (1) Laura Gertrude (baptised 22 Apr 1860), (2) Alice Marion (baptised 15 Sep 1861), (3) Ellen Gowing (baptised 23 Aug 1863) and (4) Jane Elizabeth (baptised 20 May 1865). (All found in FreeREG

There are six records for children of Charles and Rachel being baptised at St. Mary's church, Tharston. They are (5) Frederick Charles (baptised 10 Mar 1867), (6) Florence Rachel* (baptised 13 Sep 1868), (7) Arthur Edward (baptised 15 May 1870), (8) Fannie Patience (baptised 22 Sep 1872), (9) Sarah Louise (baptised 6 Sep 1874) and (10) Edgar Robert (baptised 10 Sep 1876). (All found in FreeREG.)