Paul Frecker
Fine Photographs

Mrs C.M. Norman
17 July 1861

Volume 4, page 225, sitting number 4969. 

[The sitter is identified as ‘Mrs C.M. Norman’ in the Silvy daybooks. She visited the studio with her husband Reverend Charles M. Norman, who is the preceding entry in the daybooks.]

Born in London on 23 March 1802, Caroline Amelia Angerstein was the eldest daughter of the Whig politician John Angerstein. Her mother was Amelia, daughter of William Lock of Norbury Park, Surrey. Her grandfather, John Julius Angerstein, was a businessman and patron of the arts who amassed an important collection of Old Masters. After his death, 39 of these — bought by the British government for £60,000 —  became the nucleus of the National Gallery. 

On 20 August 1841 at Greenwich she married the Reverend Charles Manners Norman, Rector of Northwold. Her husband was the son of Richard Norman and Lady Elizabeth née Manners; his paternal grandfather was Charles Manners, 4th Duke of Rutland.

‘At St. Alphage church, Greenwich, the Rev. Charles Manners Richard Norman, of Northwold rectory, Brandon, Norfolk, [married] Caroline Amelia, eldest daughter of John Angerstein, Esq., of the Woodlands, Blackheath’ (Cambridge Chronicle and Journal, 28 August 1841). 

Their marriage does not seem to have produced any children. 

Reverend Manners died in January 1873, having ‘just entered upon the fortieth year of his ministry in the parish’ (Norwich Mercury, 18 January 1873). One of his parishioners later remembered that ‘He held decided evangelical views and cared little for sacerdotal pretensions. […] He was an interesting preacher, somewhat rambling and rash in statement, but fervent, and spiritual, and original’ (Herts Advertiser, 4 February 1893). 

Mrs Caroline Amelia Norman died, aged 76, on 27 February 1879 at Brandon Hall in Suffolk, leaving an estate valued at £30,000.


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Caroline Amelia Angerstein. Caroline Amelia Norman, Angerstein, John Angerstein, Charles Manners Norman, Camille Silvy, Silvy