Cutting is an old Norfolk name which is also found in Suffolk and Essex but not so much in the rest of England. It is often spelt Cutten, which is the Norfolk pronounciation. The earliest Cutting in the Trunch records is Thomas (1791-1886) from Great Ellingham (near Attleborough, South of Norwich) who married Hannah Bullimore from Bradfield in 1812. I wonder how they met? They had 7 children, one of whom died in a household fire aged only 6. Their 2 sons, John and Thomas carried on the line in Trunch.
John (1817-1898) was an agricultural labourer like his father and in 1836 he married Frances Steward from Knapton. They also had 7 children, 2 of whom were living in Lancashire at the time of the 1861 census. William was working as a joiner and Sarah was working in a cotton factory. When she returned Sarah had 2 illegitimate sons before marrying Matthew Earl in 1870.
Thomas (1831-1878) worked in the Brewery and married Amelia Jane Wegg in 1856. They had 2 sons and a daughter Amelia, who worked as a monitor in the school for a short time but died aged only 29.
John's son, also John, born in 1836 was imprisoned in 1855 and 1857 for stealing money but seems to have settled down to raising a family after he married Mary Covell in 1859. Thomas's son John born in 1856 did well for himself and became a harness maker and grocer but his son Thomas William, born 1859, suffered a great tragedy when his wife of only 2 weeks died in her kitchen from heart failure in 1896.
Alfred, who was Sarah's illegitimate son, born in 1867 became a carter and the Parish Constable but he tragically lost 2 of his sons in the war in Belgium in 1915 and a third son William Amos was badly wounded and had to have a leg amputated. William married Beatrice, his nurse from the rehabilitation unit, and they returned to Trunch to live in Brewery Road but unfortunately she died at the young age of 37.