Born 24 August 1779, second son of John Norris, a wealthy London merchant, by his wife Catherine (Lynch), the divorced wife of Henry Knight of Tythegston, Glamorganshire. Though not a Welshman by birth, Norris lived and worked in Wales for nearly sixty years. He settled in 1800 at Milford, but removed in 1810 to Tenby, where he died 16 October 1858. The great majority of his pictures are concerned with S. Davids and Pembroke and Tenby, and he published a book, A Historical Account of Tenby, in 1818 (2nd ed. 1820). He was a ‘character,’ and Edward Laws has a lively article upon him in Archæologia Cambrensis, 1891 (the source of the D.N.B. article).
Published date: 1959
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He was the son of John Norris, Hughenden, Buckinghamshire, by his mistress, Deborah Busby. The second husband of Catherine Lynch was Sir John Norris, not John Norris, Hughenden.
Published date: 1997