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THE CLOUGH FAMILY.
(Article one in the Clough Family Loop)

There are five mural tablets in the South Aisle of St. Mary's Church to members of the Clough Family. The first entry of the name in the Church registers is the marriage of Joseph Clough and Mary Ling, 16th April, 1637. The next entry is the baptism of Robert, son of Samuel and Prudence Clough, 13th November, 1668. No further entry occurs until the year 1731, when Mary, daughter of Robert and Mary Clough was baptized, after which in due course four more children were baptized. Mistress Mary Clough the mother, died in 1758; Robert Clough died in March, 1777.

In July, 1777, Cyrill Clough, clerk in Holy Orders, youngest born of the above Robert and Mary, was married to Mary King at St. Mary's Church, Feltwell. By her he had two sons, who predeceased him, and four daughters -- Susanna, Pleasance, Rebecca, Catherine. He held the living of Gaywood, near King's Lynn, from 1782 to his death in December, 1805, and was buried at Feltwell.

In 1809 Catherine was married to William Newcome, clerk in Holy Orders, at St. Mary's Church. He is described in the registers as of Feltwell and was eldest son of Dr William Newcome, Archbishop of Armagh. Catherine, the youngest born of the family, is described in Rye's Norfolk Families as daughter and heiress of Cyrill Clough.

Of the five tablets in St. Mary's Church, one is to Pleasance Clough, who died in 1851, and one to Rebecca Clough, who died after much suffering in 1846. According to White's Directory of Norfolk, Rebecca Clough left 20 per annum for the aged and sick poor of Feltwell; 5 for warming the Church; 10 per annum for the poor of Methwold

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