Mother was right

Down the years the Norrises are still here
A Southport mother proves to be a tier

At first doubts were cast, position unclear
They were thought to have died out 1750s
Down the years the Norrises are still here

The motherís mother maintained she was sincere,
Claimed a link to Speke Hall wanted a reprise
A Southport mother proves to be a tier

Had a look in Liverpool Gazetteer
But could not breach the Hallís squeeze
Down the years the Norrises are still here

Her own research proved to be the veneer,
Confirmed her connection as if legalese
A Southport mother proves to be a tier

Down the years the Norrises are still here.

By John Clays