DEATH – Saltburn Centenarian dies aged 102 years

Accreditation The Redcar and Saltburn-by-the-Sea Gazette 22/06/1877.


            The old man James Norris, who was said to have retained the remarkable age of 102 years in March last, expired on Saturday (16/06), at Saltburn. The deceased was a small likely-built man, scarcely one school appeared to have been used to hard manual work, yet such appears to have been his lot, as for many years he was engaged in the laborious occupation of stone quarrying in one of the Southern counties. He was a native of Corsham, in Wiltshire, and only came to Saltburn a few years ago, he resided up to the time of his death with Mr. Fisher, manager of Mr. Jno. Hutton’s brick works at Hob Hill. His physical powers to the last were extraordinary, and on his last birthday, he wheeled, for the edification of some friends, a barrel, laden with bricks. A short time ago his age, was questioned, and Mr. Carruther’s made several enquiries which leave little doubt that the deceased was a centenarian.


Lol Hansom November 27, 2014 Saltburn