Life and Death of Charles Knowles and Rosamund Pitcher.
John Knowles (known as Charles) , the son of William Knowles of Hunworth and Hannah Jarvis of Field Dalling , married Rosamund Pitcher , the daughter of James Pitcher of Hunworth.
They started a family and for the next seventeen years they must have gone through all kinds of emotion. Rosamund gave birth to fourteen children , but only three lived to see adulthood.
1838 Sarah baptised , 1839 Maria baptised , 1840 Maria died--William born--William died , 1841 Maria baptised--Elizabeth born , 1843 Mary born--Mary died , 1844 Alfred born , 1845 Alfred died , 1846 Phoebe baptised--Phoebe died , 1848 Mary Ann born , 1849 Mary Ann died--Clara born , 1850 Clara died--Samuel baptised ,1851 Samuel died , 1852 Valentine baptised--Valentine died--John"s(Charles) father William Knowles died , 1853 Charles baptised--Charles died , 1854 John baptised , and 1855 John died.
Could we nowadays cope with this kind of life. They did have a hard life and must have become tough and resilient.
Rosamund had died by the time of the 1861 Census. John(Charles) was
a Woodman and had a Housekeeper. By 1871 he had remarried , to a Chrlotte Leader of Holt. In 1881 he was an Agricultural Labourer and was still living with Charlotte in Hunworth. Rob Pegg