Norris

21.7.1796 Norris's with Norgate
The will PCC 1796 of James Norris gent of Norwich mentioned his friend Elias Norgate. His burial was at Norwich on 19.7.1796 two days before this entry, His brother the Rev William Norris 1727-98 lived at Wood Norton, close to Dalling where Godwin's family lived, With his wife Susanna (nee Chad, married at Wells , Norfolk 6.6.1758) he had at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. The eldest son William 1759-1818 was admitted Lincolns Inn 1777 and became a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries 1784 secretary of it by 1797, Another son the Rev George was born 6.10.1765 at Wood Norton, went to schools at Bury, Norwich and Caius College Cambridge, was ordained at Norwich 1789 and was vicar of Guist, Norfolk from then till his death on 6.10.1832..Another son the Rev Robert 1767-1832 was still a student at Cambridge in 1796. See Alum Cantab
3.2.1797 call at Norris's / 18.5.1801 sup at White's with Lamb adv Norris / 1.6.1801 sup at Lamb's w. Norris / 27.5.1804 sup at Lamb's adv Norris's / 9.8.1804 meet Norris's / 7.9.1805 write to Norris / 4.3.1806 Norrises at Rowan's / 29.5.1809 call on mrs Norris (with mrs Godwin) / 4.7.1809 call on Lamb adv Norris / 21.1.1810 Norris at Collier's / 3.3.1823 sup at Lamb's adv R & E Norris / 19.4.1832 Norris at Geo White's
The collected letters of Charles & Mary Lamb refer to Randal Norris librarian of the Inner Temple 1751-1827 who married Elizabeth Faint of Widford 1765? - 1843 in 1801. They were presumably the R & E Norris of 1823 and perhaps most of the others. Their elder daughter Jane married Arthur Tween of Widford. (Randle Nprris bachelor of Charlton, Kent will PCC 1804). The same work also refers to Philip Norris d.1806 builder and surveyor to Christ's Hospital and his wife Sally of Castle St Holborn as friends of Lamb. The 1797 entry may be neither Lamb's Norrises nor the Norwich ones, and may have been related to Godwin's plans for marriage and the change of living arrangements that entailed, see work notes below for some possibles. The Norrises at Rowan's might have been any or none of these.

Work notes: 
Norris & Barnes music sellers & musical instrument makers 1784 56 Gt Windmill St 1791 34 Coventry St / Charles Norris jeweller 22 Cheapside goldsmith 18 Gracechurch St 1784-91 / Thomas Norris bedding carpet & upholstery warehouse 55 High Holborn 1785 / attornies Law List 1797 Randall Norris 4 Hare Court Inner Temple, Christopher N 3 Lincolns Inn New Sq, John N & Robert Blake 14 Essex St, Strand, George N 10 New Inn or Paradise Row, Chelsea