Billett, son of Robert in my last post was variously described as a Yeoman, Writer, Book-keeper and Sheriffs Officer. He is currently on my research list and more should be known in due course. He married Margaret Austin at Cambridge in 1814. Margaret would appear to have been born to James and Ann at Trinity, Ely in 1786.
It is unclear whether they had 1 Lynn Road in Ely (opposite the Lamb Hotel) built in 1837 or simply had it altered because of road widening works (there are deeds at the CRO remaining to be investigated on this) but certainly they owned it and this was where they lived. Below is the house in later years with Billett jnr standing in the doorway.
Margaret Genn had died as early as 1837, it is unclear why. She was stated to be 50. Billett died in 1872 and has a headstone in St Mary's graveyard. The couple had five children of only two lived to marry viz
Robert - died in 1837, aged 20.
Ann - died in Ely in 1847, aged 27 and unmarried
Elizabeth - died in infancy
James Japhet - Little is known to me. Robert Seymour Genn knew very little but had corresponded with a descendant. He thought that there were few descendants but this seems unlikely from what I have discovered. James was reputedly a Tailor and married Elizabeth Noakes at Dover in 1850 and moved to Kent. It is unclear exactly what was happening, but James certainly died in the 1850s, supposedly of tuberculosis. I cannot find a registered death, nor what happened to Elizabeth. They only had one child that I know of, a son James Billett, who married Eliza Potter in 1883 and had the children shown below. I also attach a rudimentary note of what I now happened subsequently. I would expect quite a number of descendants
James E md at Maidstone 1909 Died WW1
James Billett md at Tonbridge 1908
Frederick W md at Maidstone 1908
Charlotte E unknown
Margaret B unknown
John A md May Lamkin at Maidstone 1913
Henry H. Killed in action in WW1 at Cambrai
Edgar E. joined RAF in 1917
Thomas C unknown
Billett - The second of that name. Had a remarkable life - see post of