Can't find the birth record of William Christopher Youngs

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William Christopher Young or Youngs born 1833 Kings Lynn, Norfolk, England. Parents may be Christopher Young or Youngs and Rebecca Taylor

He married and lived in South Shields, Durham where he died in 1886..
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I suspect all the details you have are correct. Your Ancestry tree has plenty of evidence.

The Norfolk Bishop's transcripts don't appear to include him. I've browsed quite a lot of it. But St Margaret's KL, does appear to have a brother in 1838. Odd.
by anonymous G2G6 Pilot (287k points)
As this is the only reply I received it must be the best but it still doesn't answer my question as to the birth of William Christopher Young or Youngs. Your comment "odd " doesn't help either as he would be about 5 years old in 1838 and I have no idea how to get into records for that year. Thank you for your information anyway.
Sorry if I wasn't clear. In Ancestry you can access the Norfolk Bishop's Transcripts for 1832/33m which is the period needed. You can then browse them. Yo8 can't rely on Ancestry's transcriptions. They are notoriously inaccurate.

By "odd", I meant that there was a baptism for a sibling in 1838, but I can't find one in 32/33. Admittedly I only looked at St Margaret's. It may be that you simply won't find an exact date of birth or baptism.

I have known much later baptisms.
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The parish records for Kings Lynn, other than Wesleyan & Catholic (St. Mary's) baptisms have not been transcribed & published for this time frame.

The best I can do is 1851, England Census, where William is described as a "mariner":

Name: William Youngs
Age: 18
Estimated birth year: abt 1833
Relation: Son
Mother's name: Rebecca Youngs
Gender: Male
Where born: Lynn, Norway
[Lynn, Norfolk, England
Civil Parish: South Lynn
County/Island: Norfolk
Country: England

Street address:


Condition as to marriage:



View image

Registration district: Kings Lynn
Sub-registration district: Kings Lynn South
ED, institution, or vessel: 2c
Neighbors: View others on page
Household schedule number: 285
Piece: 1829
Folio: 553
Page Number: 54
Household Members:
Name Age
Rebecca Youngs 53
Elizabeth Youngs 25
George Youngs 15
William Youngs 18
by Living Woodhouse G2G6 Pilot (294k points)
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I can't find his birth either but here are the family in 1841:

Christopher Young     M     35-39     Norfolk
Rebecca Young         F     40-44     Norfolk
Elizabeth Young     F     15-19     Norfolk
John Young         M     13     Norfolk
William Young         M     8     Norfolk
George Young         M     6     
Robert Young         M     2     Norfolk

"England and Wales Census, 1841," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 11 June 2016), Rebecca Young in household of Christopher Young, South Gate All Saints, Norfolk, England; from "1841 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast ( : n.d.); citing PRO HO 107, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey
by Matthew Fletcher G2G6 Pilot (138k points)
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