Following on from my thread on "Robert Dowe of Toft Monks", and my thread on "Charles Hammond" Elizabeth Dowe's husband. I want to look at the family of Rhoda Beckett English who married James Dowe. Rhoda was born 1833 in Lyng, bapt. 8 Sep, to James and Sarah (I suspect Sarah's maiden name to be Mann, but I've not found the marriage) James and Sarah had a ridiculous number of children, and I keep finding more. I need to show that an Edward bapt. children in Lyng, wife Sarah Ann(e) Chapman, was also one of theirs. But I keep getting distracted James and Sarah had a few children baptised in Weston Longville between 1824 and 1827. There is a slight gap before the first in Lyng in 1831, so I guess they could have been elsewhere in between. Anyway, I'll get to that Edward eventually. children of James and Sarah English: James Mann English 1824–1824 Mary Ann English 1825– Martha Bennett English 1826– James Mann English 1827– Thomas English 1831–1831 Thomas English 1832– Rhoda Beckett English 1833–1900 William Beckett English 1837– Maria English 1837–1920 Charles English 1839– Francis Fitt Mann English 1841– Anna English 1843– Albert English 1843– Walter English 1844–1906 Horace English 1846– Lydia English 1849–1932 Julia English 1850–1935 so back to Rhoda, she first married widower William Aldous, a hatter, 10 Oct 1871 at St John Walham Green London, he had a son from his previous marriage. Rhoda was widowed the following year, and Sep 1875 in Wangford RD (probably Beccles) she married James Dowe. At some time between 1871 and 1881 James had stopped farming and become a tailor and hatter, possibly taking on William Aldous's business?. They had no children. Rhoda died 1 Jan 1900 with a personal estate of £2061, which was more than her first husband left. If I keep plugging away at the Lyng parish records, trying to sort out all those siblings, can I ask if anyone can find James English 's marriage to Sarah?