John Day

b. 21 October 1827
FatherThomas Day b. 15 Nov 1795, d. 17 May 1874
MotherMary Anne Knight b. c 1797, d. 13 Mar 1892
     John Day was born in 1827 at Willingale Spain, Essex, England.
John Day was baptized on 21 October 1827 at Willingale Spain, Essex, England. He was the son of Thomas Day and Mary Anne Knight.
John Day was an agricultural labourer on 30 March 1851.1
On 30 March 1851 John Day lived at Writtle, Essex, England, working on a farm.1
On 7 April 1861 John Day lived at Writtle, Essex, England, unmarried, a lodger with Samuel (60 years, born Writtle) & Sara Day (63 years, born Writtle.)2

Citations

  1. [S16] 1851 Census for England "Class: HO107; Piece: 1776; Folio: 9; Page: 11; GSU roll: 207423."
  2. [S68] 1861 Census for England, "Class: RG 9; Piece: 1080; Folio: 22; Page: 13; GSU roll: 542749."

Margaret Day

b. 8 July 1836, d. 17 December 1915
FatherThomas Day b. 15 Nov 1795, d. 17 May 1874
MotherMary Anne Knight b. c 1797, d. 13 Mar 1892
     Margaret Day was born in 1836 at Willingale Spain, Essex, England.
Margaret Day was baptized on 8 July 1836 at Willingale Spain, Essex, England. She was the daughter of Thomas Day and Mary Anne Knight.
On 7 June 1841 Margaret Day lived at Clap Gates, Willingale Doe, Essex, England, with her parents.
Clapgate Cottages are located at 1 and 2 Silver Lane, Willingale and are now a listed building (List entry number: 1111254). The building is described as:
Pair of cottages, formerly single farmhouse. Mid C17 and timber framed and plastered. Of 2 storeys with peg tile roof with gable at west end and half hipped at east. Tall thin crooked gable end stack at west end and off-centre large ridgeline stack, over probable former 'baffle entry'. Front has 2 gabled white boarded C20 enclosed porches and C19 casements with small panes. Interior: 2 late C18 corner cupboards and stopped chamfered timber framing. (https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1111254.)1
On 30 March 1851 Margaret Day lived at Clap Gates, Willingale Doe, Essex, England, with her parents.2
Margaret Day was a servant on 7 April 1861.
On 7 April 1861 Margaret Day lived at 6 Clarendon Rd, St Mary Abbott, Kensington, Middlesex, England.
Also living with Margaret is Amelia Stuckey, also a servant, who was a witness to William & Margaret’s marriage.
Margaret Day married William Griffiths, son of Richard Green Griffiths and Eliza Cornell, on 20 April 1863 at The Parish Church, Islington, Middlesex, England.3
William and Margaret's first daughter, Emily Amelia Griffiths, was born in Portsmouth, Hampshire in 1864, a year after their marriage in London. It would appear that William was based here, possibly for training, before being posted to Eastbourne c1865. At that time there was a policy of manning coastguard stations with men from outside the local area in order to prevent collusion between the coastguard seamen and local smugglers.
On 13 June 1869 Margaret Day and William Griffiths lived at Holywell, Eastbourne, Sussex, England.
On 2 April 1871 Margaret Day and William Griffiths lived at 6 Artillery Cottages, Cannon Street, Brighton, Sussex, England.4
On 3 April 1881 Margaret Day and William Griffiths lived at 27 Common St, Brighton, Sussex, England.5
On 5 April 1891 Margaret Day and William Griffiths lived at 4a Upper Hamilton Rd, Brighton, Sussex, England.6
On 31 March 1901 Margaret Day and William Griffiths lived at 9 Hamilton Rd, Brighton, Sussex, England.7
On 2 April 1911 Margaret Day and William Griffiths lived at 26 Port Hall Place, Brighton, Sussex, England, close to where their son Charles Richard Griffiths and family were living at 21 Exeter St, Brighton.8
Margaret Day died on 17 December 1915 at 26 Port Hall Place, Preston, Brighton, Sussex, England, at age 79. She died of senile decay and acute bronchitis.9

Family

William Griffiths b. 12 Apr 1836, d. 7 Sep 1918
Marriage*
Margaret Day married William Griffiths, son of Richard Green Griffiths and Eliza Cornell, on 20 April 1863 at The Parish Church, Islington, Middlesex, England.3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S610] Website "Historic England" (https://historicengland.org.uk).
  2. [S16] 1851 Census for England "HO107 piece 1771 folio 57 page 14."
  3. [S50] Marriage certificate of William Griffiths and Margaret Day, married 20 Apr 1863 in the Registration District of Islington, Middlesex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 1b Page 389).
  4. [S69] 1871 Census for England, "RG10 piece 1086 folio 75 page 45."
  5. [S70] 1881 Census for England, "RG11 piece 1092 folio 64 page 23."
  6. [S71] 1891 Census for England "RG12 piece 820 folio 76 page 11."
  7. [S72] 1901 Census for England "RG13 piece 940 folio 79 page 31."
  8. [S73] 1911 Census for England "RG14PN5155 RG78PN228 RD80 SD1 ED3 SN223."
  9. [S62] Death certificate of Margaret Griffiths, died 17 Dec 1915, registered 17 Dec 1915 in the Registration District of Steyning, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 2b Page 352) "age 79 years."

Maria Day

b. 17 July 1831
FatherThomas Day b. 15 Nov 1795, d. 17 May 1874
MotherMary Anne Knight b. c 1797, d. 13 Mar 1892
     Maria Day was born in 1831 at Willingale Spain, Essex, England.
Maria Day was baptized on 17 July 1831 at Willingale Spain, Essex, England. She was the daughter of Thomas Day and Mary Anne Knight.

Patience Day

b. 30 December 1804, d. 14 January 1890
     Patience Day was baptized on 30 December 1804 at Semley, Wiltshire, England.
Patience Day married William Wood, son of John Morris and Sarah Wood, on 5 December 1825 at Buxted, Sussex, England, William is "of Framfield".1
Patience Day and William Wood emigrated on 24 August 1839 to South Australia, Australia, arrived on ship "Somersetshire".
Patience Day died on 14 January 1890 at Payneham, South Australia, Australia, at age 85.

Family

William Wood b. 23 Feb 1802, d. 5 Jan 1862
Marriage*
Patience Day married William Wood, son of John Morris and Sarah Wood, on 5 December 1825 at Buxted, Sussex, England, William is "of Framfield".1 
Child

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.

Thomas Day

b. 15 November 1795, d. 17 May 1874
FatherThomas Day b. 1 Jan 1769
MotherMary Smith b. 25 Jun 1759
Clapgate cottages at Willingale, Essex - residence of Thomas and Mary Anne Day in 1841 and 1851. (Photo courtesy of Alison Payne)
     Thomas Day was born in 1795 at Stanford Rivers, Essex, England.
Thomas Day was baptized on 15 November 1795 at Stanford Rivers, Essex, England. He was the son of Thomas Day and Mary Smith.
Thomas Day married Mary Anne Knight on 12 October 1815 at Norton Mandeville, Essex, England.
Thomas Day was an agricultural labourer in 1841.1
On 7 June 1841 Thomas Day and Mary Anne Knight lived at Clap Gates, Willingale Doe, Essex, England.1
Clapgate Cottages are located at 1 and 2 Silver Lane, Willingale and are now a listed building (List entry number: 1111254). The building is described as:
Pair of cottages, formerly single farmhouse. Mid C17 and timber framed and plastered. Of 2 storeys with peg tile roof with gable at west end and half hipped at east. Tall thin crooked gable end stack at west end and off-centre large ridgeline stack, over probable former 'baffle entry'. Front has 2 gabled white boarded C20 enclosed porches and C19 casements with small panes. Interior: 2 late C18 corner cupboards and stopped chamfered timber framing. (https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1111254.)2
There are two churches at Willingale: Willingale Doe and Willingale Spain. They are next to each other. The local legend says that a sister paid for one church to be built, and not to be out done, the other sister built a church next to it. They are called Doe and Spain, supposed to be the married names of the girls.
Thomas Day was an agricultural labourer in 1851.3
In 1851 Thomas Day and Mary Anne Knight lived at Clap Gates, Willingale Doe, Essex, England.3
Thomas Day was a carpenter (on daughter Elizabeth's marriage certificate - occupation doesn't sound right though) on 17 September 1860.4
Thomas Day witnessed the marriage of James Payne and Elizabeth Day on 17 September 1860 at St John's Church, Notting Hill, London, England; Witnesses: James Wigley and Elizabeth Wigley.4
Thomas Day was a farm bailiff of 62 acres in 1861.5
In 1861 Thomas Day and Mary Anne Knight lived at 4 Nants Farm, Chipping Ongar, Essex, England.5
Thomas Day witnessed the marriage of William Griffiths and Margaret Day on 20 April 1863 at The Parish Church, Islington, Middlesex, England.6
Thomas Day was an agricultural labourer in 1871.7
In 1871 Thomas Day and Mary Anne Knight lived at Norton Lane, Norton Mandeville, Essex, England. Staying with them was Walter Day, age 27 years, grandson, pensioner, born Willingale Doe, Essex.7
Thomas Day died on 17 May 1874 at Norton Mandeville, Essex, England, at age 78. He died of senile gangrene asthenia.8

Family

Mary Anne Knight b. c 1797, d. 13 Mar 1892
Marriage*
Thomas Day married Mary Anne Knight on 12 October 1815 at Norton Mandeville, Essex, England
Children

Citations

  1. [S67] 1841 Census for England "HO107 piece 328 folio 18 page 7."
  2. [S610] Website "Historic England" (https://historicengland.org.uk).
  3. [S16] 1851 Census for England "HO107 piece 1771 folio 57 page 14."
  4. [S244] Website "Ancestry" (http://www.ancestry.co.uk/) "London Metropolitan Archives, Saint John The Evangelist, Ladbroke Grove, Register of marriages, P84/JN, Item 015."
  5. [S68] 1861 Census for England, "RG09 piece 1067 folio 56 page 37."
  6. [S50] Marriage certificate of William Griffiths and Margaret Day, married 20 Apr 1863 in the Registration District of Islington, Middlesex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 1b Page 389).
  7. [S69] 1871 Census for England, "RG10 piece 1642 folio 62 page 4."
  8. [S368] Death certificate of Thomas Day, died 17 May 1874, registered 21 May 1874 in the Registration District of Ongar, Essex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 4a Page 72).

Thomas Day

b. 1 January 1769
FatherThomas Day b. c 1740
MotherElizabeth Bran b. c 1740
     Thomas Day was born in 1769 at Stanford Rivers, Essex, England.
Thomas Day was baptized on 1 January 1769 at Stanford Rivers, Essex, England. He was the son of Thomas Day and Elizabeth Bran.
Thomas Day married Mary Smith, daughter of Samuel Smith and Ann Parker, in 1787 at Stanford Rivers, Essex, England.

Family

Mary Smith b. 25 Jun 1759
Marriage*
Thomas Day married Mary Smith, daughter of Samuel Smith and Ann Parker, in 1787 at Stanford Rivers, Essex, England
Child

Thomas Day

b. circa 1740
     Thomas Day was born circa 1740 at Essex, England.
One family tree in Ancestry has Thomas Day born 1745 at Great Waltham, Essex son of Jacob Day and Sarah Davey. Jacob and Sarah married 6 Oct 1724 at Great Waltham. This has not been verified yet.
Thomas Day married Elizabeth Bran on 28 November 1762 at Stanford Rivers, Essex, England.1

Family

Elizabeth Bran b. c 1740
Marriage*
Thomas Day married Elizabeth Bran on 28 November 1762 at Stanford Rivers, Essex, England.1 
Child

Citations

  1. [S244] Website "Ancestry" (http://www.ancestry.co.uk/) "Ancestry.com. Essex, England, Select Church of England Parish Registers, 1518-1960 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014. Original data: England, Essex Parish Registers, 1538-1900. Salt Lake City, Utah: FamilySearch, 2013."

Thomas Day

     Thomas Day married Katherine Akehurst, daughter of John Akehurst and Elizabeth (?), on 21 April 1702 at Hellingly, Sussex, England, Thomas of Heathfield.1
Thomas Day witnessed the will of John Akehurst dated 20 August 1709 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.2

Family

Katherine Akehurst b. c 1672
Marriage*
Thomas Day married Katherine Akehurst, daughter of John Akehurst and Elizabeth (?), on 21 April 1702 at Hellingly, Sussex, England, Thomas of Heathfield.1 

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  2. [S754] Will of John Akehurst of Hellingly, Sussex, England, made 20 Aug 1709, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 1709. (ESRO: PBT 1/1/47/231).

Walter Day

b. circa 1843
FatherCharles Day b. c 1816, d. 1855
MotherPriscilla Hicks b. c 1813
     Walter Day was born circa 1843 at Willingale, Essex, England.1 He was the son of Charles Day and Priscilla Hicks.
On 2 April 1871 Walter Day lived at Norton Mandeville, Essex, England, a pensioner, unmarried, age 27 years, living with his grandparents.2

Citations

  1. [S16] 1851 Census for England "Class: HO107; Piece: 1776; Folio: 39; Page: 9; GSU roll: 207423."
  2. [S69] 1871 Census for England, "Class: RG10; Piece: 1642; Folio: 62; Page: 4; GSU roll: 829944."

Theodoro Silveira de Lemos

     Theodoro Silveira de Lemos married Adelina Chaplin, daughter of Thomas Burt Chaplin and Cantidia Correia, circa 1898 at Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.

Family

Adelina Chaplin b. 31 May 1876
Marriage*
Theodoro Silveira de Lemos married Adelina Chaplin, daughter of Thomas Burt Chaplin and Cantidia Correia, circa 1898 at Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Child

Frederick Deacon

      Information from Joan, daughter of Maria Sarah Marchant:
Ellen Jane Marchant (nee White) met Frederick Deacon when she was visiting her children Donald, Gladys & Rose in the workhouse. Frederick Deacon's children were also there. They had two children: Maria Sarah (Sally as she was known) and a son called Thomas. Ellen Jane left them all, including her children, with Frederick Deacon. Daughter Maria Sarah Marchant did not remember her very much.
After Frederick died Gladys or Rose took Maria in to work for them which didn't go too well, and she left them to join the Wrens. I know she kept in touch with Donald when he was a prisoner of war in Italy and lost contact with him when they transferred him to Italy. We tried to find him through the Ministry of Defence but apart from telling us that he was alive they would tell us nothing else.
Maria was brought up as Sarah Deacon. She only found out she was a Marchant when she joined the Wrens, and that Cecil was named as her father. Her brother Thomas was registered in the name of White which Maria found out when he died. Why Ellen Jane did this and did not register them as Deacon's I do not know. Maria was definitely a Deacon, adored her father and so was Thomas. She was very close to Donald but not so much to the girls. I gather that Florence is the one she called Rose but I know nothing of William.

Family

Ellen Jane White b. 1884
Children

Donald Harry Dean

b. 13 December 1921, d. 22 November 1978
     Donald Harry Dean was born on 13 December 1921 at Farnbrough, Hampshire, England.
Donald Harry Dean married Elizabeth Ellen Townson, daughter of George Townson and Elizabeth Evelyn Roots, on 11 September 1948 at Malborough Line, Garrison Church, Aldershot, Hampshire, England.
Donald Harry Dean died on 22 November 1978 at St Mary's Hospital, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, at age 56.

Family

Elizabeth Ellen Townson b. 21 Mar 1928, d. 11 Jun 1997
Marriage*
Donald Harry Dean married Elizabeth Ellen Townson, daughter of George Townson and Elizabeth Evelyn Roots, on 11 September 1948 at Malborough Line, Garrison Church, Aldershot, Hampshire, England

Bessie Mae Grace Degraff

     Bessie Mae Grace Degraff married Harold Louis Meek, son of Joseph Edward Meek and Addie Ella Polley, circa 1935 at United States.

Family

Harold Louis Meek b. 26 Nov 1911, d. 23 Nov 2002
Marriage*
Bessie Mae Grace Degraff married Harold Louis Meek, son of Joseph Edward Meek and Addie Ella Polley, circa 1935 at United States

Sarah Dell

d. circa 1858
     Sarah Dell married William Collier, son of William Collier and Deborah Cripps, in 1811 at Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, England.
Sarah Dell died circa 1858 at England.

Family

William Collier b. 16 Aug 1789, d. c 1860
Marriage*
Sarah Dell married William Collier, son of William Collier and Deborah Cripps, in 1811 at Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, England
Children

Elizabeth Delves

     Elizabeth Delves married William Ashdown, son of James Ashdown and Mary Briant, on 16 October 1830 at Waldron, Sussex, England.1
On 7 June 1841 Elizabeth Delves and William Ashdown lived at Gamy Lands, Hellingly, Sussex, England.2
On 30 March 1851 Elizabeth Delves and William Ashdown lived at Game Land, Hellingly, Sussex, England.3

Family

William Ashdown b. 28 Feb 1808, d. 23 Oct 1884
Marriage*
Elizabeth Delves married William Ashdown, son of James Ashdown and Mary Briant, on 16 October 1830 at Waldron, Sussex, England.1 
Child

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  2. [S67] 1841 Census for England "Class: HO107; Piece: 1114; Book: 11; Civil Parish: Hellingly; County: Sussex; Enumeration District: 6; Folio: 24; Page: 7; Line: 9; GSU roll: 464161."
  3. [S16] 1851 Census for England "Class: HO107; Piece: 1638; Folio: 254; Page: 12; GSU roll: 193541."

Hannah Delves

     Hannah Delves married Thomas Akehurst, son of John Akehurst and Elizabeth Fuller, on 14 April 1789 at Hailsham, Sussex, England, Thomas is "of Hellingly".1
Hannah Delves witnessed the will of Henry Akehurst dated 29 May 1816 at Lewes, Sussex, England.2,3

Family

Thomas Akehurst b. 30 Nov 1760, d. 17 Dec 1809
Marriage*
Hannah Delves married Thomas Akehurst, son of John Akehurst and Elizabeth Fuller, on 14 April 1789 at Hailsham, Sussex, England, Thomas is "of Hellingly".1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  2. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "film 1886178, image 218."
  3. [S673] Will of Henry Akehurst of Lewes, Sussex, England, made 29 May 1816, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 25 Mar 1818. (ESRO: PBT 1/1/73/104).

Ralph Demarte

b. 1 October 1935, d. 21 April 2005
     Ralph Demarte was born on 1 October 1935 at Delinuova, Calabria, Italy.
Ralph Demarte died on 21 April 2005 at Monash Medical Centre, Clayton, Victoria, Australia, at age 69.

Mary Denham

     Mary Denham married Thomas Breach, son of John Breach and Mary Moor, on 9 June 1756 at Bexhill, Sussex, England, Thomas of Eastbourne.1
Mary Denham witnessed the will of Thomas Breach dated 1792 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England; Daughters Charlotte and Mary Breach appointed executrixes.2

Family

Thomas Breach b. 2 Jun 1723, d. c 1793
Marriage*
Mary Denham married Thomas Breach, son of John Breach and Mary Moor, on 9 June 1756 at Bexhill, Sussex, England, Thomas of Eastbourne.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  2. [S720] Will of Thomas Breach of Eastbourne, Sussex, England, made 2 Mar 1792, proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 6 Feb 1793. (TNA: PROB 11/1228/128).

Ada Dinah Denney

b. 1882, d. 1968
FatherGeorge Denney b. 9 Aug 1859, d. 1929
MotherJane Bonnell b. 1859, d. 1943
     Ada Dinah Denney was born in 1882 at Brisbane Waters, New South Wales, Australia. She was the daughter of George Denney and Jane Bonnell.
Ada Dinah Denney married Edward Charles Wells in 1901 at Ballina, New South Wales, Australia.
Ada Dinah Denney died in 1968 at Ballina, New South Wales, Australia.

Family

Edward Charles Wells b. 1878, d. 1939
Marriage*
Ada Dinah Denney married Edward Charles Wells in 1901 at Ballina, New South Wales, Australia

George Denney

b. 9 August 1859, d. 1929
     George Denney was born on 9 August 1859 at MacDonald River, New South Wales, Australia.
George Denney married Jane Bonnell, daughter of James Charles Bonnell and Catherine Frost, in 1881 at Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
George Denney died in 1929 at Grafton, New South Wales, Australia.

Family

Jane Bonnell b. 1859, d. 1943
Marriage*
George Denney married Jane Bonnell, daughter of James Charles Bonnell and Catherine Frost, in 1881 at Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Child