Porter, Esau


Collection date: Jan 1908

Area: Somerset - Bridgwater Surrounds

Esau Porter at Enmore (1849-1934): age 57, 2 songs (FT1569/70) on 9 Jan 1908: Esau’s birth was registered July qr 1849 (10-325), son of Abraham Porter, labourer and his wife Mercy. On 23/11/1875 Esau married Eliza Sparks, daughter of Joseph Sparks, labourer at Goathurst church. They had 9 children, 2 of whom died young.

Esau was an agricultural labourer all his life (1901 census at Goathurst RG13/2281 f17 p8). Goathurst is less than 2 miles from Enmore, where Sharp said he met Esau. In fact Esau lived in Enmore Road, which connects the two villages. Esau died July qr 1934 aged 85 (5c 321).

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