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23 Aug 2016

Tombstone Tuesday - James De Hague (77) in Norwich & his family

Monumental inscription in St. Augustine's Churchyard in Norwich:

Here Lyeth the Body of John De Hague, the Son of Mr. Elisha De Hague, who Departed this life the 19th Day of February, 1723, in the 10th year of his Age.
And on the South Side of this Stone lieth Elizabeth De Hague, Who departed this Life the 28th day of February, 1750, Aged 65.

To the Memory of James De Hague of this Parish, Who departed this Life November 18th, 1750, Aged 77 Years.
Also Sarah his Wife, Who departed this Life November 26th, 1752, Aged 75 years.
Also James De Hague, who died April 8th, 1795, Aged 82 Years.
Also Mary his Wife, who died May 2nd, 1795, Aged 70 Years.

To the Memory of Elisha De Hague, who for twenty successive Years was Speaker of the Common Council of this City and for eighteen Years held the Office of Town Clerk. He died 11 July, 1792, Aged 74.
And of Mary, his Wife, the Daughter of Mr. Nich. Ganning, who died 26 May, 1765, Aged 32.
Also of five of their Children who died unmarried.
Erected 1794.

James De Hague (†1750) was probably baptised as Jacques, son of Jean (John) Dehague and Elizabeth Cattau/Cateau. These grandparents were present at Jacques' baptism on 12 Jan. 1672-3 in Norwich. Jacques had sisters Mary, baptised on 19 Juill. 1668, and Elizabeth, baptised on 24 Oct. 1670. Jacques' father may have been baptised in Norwich in the 1630s as son of Jan de Hague/Deshague. Jean (John) de Hagie, fils de Jean, et Mary (!) Cateau had announced their intended marriage on 17 April 1659 in Norwich. This seems to be a mistake; both James and Elisha De Hague had a wife named Mary, but John's wife was named Elizabeth Cateau.

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