Job Jacobs

b. 4 July 1841, d. circa 1901
     Job Jacobs was baptized on 4 July 1841 at Cranborne, Dorset, England.
Job Jacobs married Harriet Jane Edwards on 29 November 1867 at All Saints, Lewes, Sussex, England.
Job Jacobs died circa 1901 at Lewes, Sussex, England.

Family

Harriet Jane Edwards b. 9 May 1824, d. 1909
Marriage*
Job Jacobs married Harriet Jane Edwards on 29 November 1867 at All Saints, Lewes, Sussex, England

Charlotte Janes

b. 1844
     Charlotte Janes was born in 1844 at Wellington, Somerset, England.
Charlotte Janes married Thomas Sylvester Wilkins circa 1870 at England.

Family

Thomas Sylvester Wilkins b. 1842, d. 1906
Marriage*
Charlotte Janes married Thomas Sylvester Wilkins circa 1870 at England
Child

Ann Elizabeth Jarvis

b. circa 1797
     Ann Elizabeth Jarvis was born circa 1797 at Brenchley, Kent, England.1
Ann Elizabeth Jarvis married William Henry Smith, son of Thomas Smith and Sarah Ann Barber, on 31 October 1830 at St Margaret, Rochester, Kent, England.2
On 7 June 1841 Ann Elizabeth Jarvis and William Henry Smith lived at Castle Street, Tonbridge, Kent, England.
On 30 March 1851 Ann Elizabeth Jarvis and William Henry Smith lived at High Street, Tonbridge, Kent, England, with their aunt, the widow Elizabeth Gibbs (nee Barber), sister to William Henry Smith's mother, Sarah Ann Barber.1

Family

William Henry Smith b. 2 Dec 1812
Marriage*
Ann Elizabeth Jarvis married William Henry Smith, son of Thomas Smith and Sarah Ann Barber, on 31 October 1830 at St Margaret, Rochester, Kent, England.2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S16] 1851 Census for England "HO107 piece 1615 folio 24 page 40."
  2. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "source film number     1469483."

Martha Ann Jarvis

b. circa 1846
     Martha Ann Jarvis was born circa 1846 at Stansted, Kent, England.1
Martha Ann Jarvis married Frank Barber, son of Stephen Barber and Elizabeth Gasson, in 1867 at Malling, Kent, England.2
On 3 April 1881 Martha Ann Jarvis and Frank Barber lived at Crown Tap, London Road, Sevenoaks, Kent, England.1
On 5 April 1891 Martha Ann Jarvis and Frank Barber lived at Crown Tap, London Road, Sevenoaks, Kent, England.3

Family

Frank Barber b. 1844
Marriage*
Martha Ann Jarvis married Frank Barber, son of Stephen Barber and Elizabeth Gasson, in 1867 at Malling, Kent, England.2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S70] 1881 Census for England, "RG11 piece 907 folio 56 page 16."
  2. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jul-Sep 1867, Malling, Vol 2a Page 763."
  3. [S71] 1891 Census for England "RG12 piece 673 folio 52 page 14."

Elizabeth Ann Jaycocks

b. 6 January 1870, d. 1938
     Elizabeth Ann Jaycocks was born on 6 January 1870 at Sussex, England.
Elizabeth Ann Jaycocks married William Errey, son of Hezekiah Errey and Elizabeth King, on 26 December 1896 at Newhaven, Sussex, England.
Elizabeth Ann Jaycocks died in 1938 at Newhaven, Sussex, England.

Family

William Errey b. 27 Dec 1864, d. 2 Jan 1914
Marriage*
Elizabeth Ann Jaycocks married William Errey, son of Hezekiah Errey and Elizabeth King, on 26 December 1896 at Newhaven, Sussex, England

Alfred Jeffery

b. 22 January 1837, d. 14 May 1920
FatherWilliam Jeffery b. 23 Jun 1811, d. 8 Jan 1880
MotherHarriet Langridge b. 14 Apr 1811, d. 29 Mar 1883
     Alfred Jeffery was born circa 1837 at Fletching, Sussex, England.
Alfred Jeffery was baptized on 22 January 1837 at St Andrew & St Mary the Virgin, Fletching, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of William Jeffery and Harriet Langridge.
Alfred Jeffery married Mary Ann Holmwood, daughter of William Holmwood and Jane (?), in 1866 at Tonbridge, Kent, England.2
Alfred Jeffery was a hay trusser on 2 April 1871.
On 2 April 1871 Alfred Jeffery and Mary Ann Holmwood lived at 4 Quarry Cottages, Rusthall, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England.
Alfred Jeffery was a hay trusser on 3 April 1881.
On 3 April 1881 Alfred Jeffery and Mary Ann Holmwood lived at Percy Cottages, Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England.
Alfred Jeffery married Mary Baker in 1885 at Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England.3
Alfred Jeffery was a hay trusser on 5 April 1891.
On 5 April 1891 Alfred Jeffery and Mary Baker lived at 2 Percy Cottages, Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England.
Alfred Jeffery was a cab proprietor on 31 March 1901.
On 31 March 1901 Alfred Jeffery and Mary Baker lived at 1 Percy Cottages, Rusthall, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England.
In the 1911 census Alfred is a widower living with his unmarried daughter Kate Jeffery.
On 2 April 1911 Alfred Jeffery and Kate Jeffery lived at Percy Cottage, Rusthall, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England.4
Alfred Jeffery was a cabdriver on 2 April 1911.
In 1920 Alfred Jeffery lived at 2 Percy Cottages, Sunnyside Rd, Rusthall, Kent, England.5
Alfred Jeffery died on 14 May 1920 at Tonbridge, Kent, England, at age 83. Age 83 years.6
His estate was probated on 22 June 1920 at London, England, Effects: £444 17s 9d. Probate to Kate Stevens (wife of Arthur Stevens.)5

Family 1

Mary Ann Holmwood b. 1841, d. 1882
Marriage*
Alfred Jeffery married Mary Ann Holmwood, daughter of William Holmwood and Jane (?), in 1866 at Tonbridge, Kent, England.2 
Children

Family 2

Mary Baker b. c 1845, d. 1906
Marriage*
Alfred Jeffery married Mary Baker in 1885 at Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England.3 

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Oct-Dec 1866, Tonbridge, Vol 2a Page 904."
  3. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Oct-Dec 1885, Tunbridge Wells, Vol 2a Page 1073."
  4. [S73] 1911 Census for England "RG14PN4046 RG78PN156 RD50 SD1 ED7 SN360."
  5. [S422] National Probate Calendar, England & Wales (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966. (https://www.ancestry.co.uk/).
  6. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Apr-Jun 1920, Tonbridge, Vol 2a Page 846, age 83 years."

Amelia Jeffery

b. 28 January 1816
FatherWilliam Jeffery b. 25 Apr 1784, d. 1850
MotherAnn Packham b. 30 Sep 1792, d. 1836
     Amelia Jeffery was baptized on 28 January 1816 at Cuckfield, Sussex, England, "Labourer, abode: Broad Street."1 She was the daughter of William Jeffery and Ann Packham.

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Amy Jeffery

b. 26 June 1852, d. 1853
FatherFrederick Jeffery b. 12 Jan 1823
MotherMary Anne Ireland
     Amy Jeffery was baptized on 26 June 1852 at Balcombe, Sussex, England, "labourer."1 She was the daughter of Frederick Jeffery and Mary Anne Ireland.
Amy Jeffery died in 1853 at Balcombe, Sussex, England.
Amy Jeffery was buried on 29 March 1853 at Balcombe, Sussex, England, "9 months."2

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S25] Index to Sussex Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Ann Jeffery

b. 22 September 1706, d. 12 August 1764
FatherWilliam Jeffery
MotherElizabeth Barber b. 20 Jun 1677
Gravestone of William and Ann Wingate in the churchyard of St Peter & St Paul, Tonbridge (http://www.gravestonephotos.com).
     Ann Jeffery was baptized on 22 September 1706 at Tonbridge, Kent, England.1 She was the daughter of William Jeffery and Elizabeth Barber.
Ann Jeffery married William Wingate on 25 August 1734 at Speldhurst, Kent, England.2,3
In 1749 Ann Jeffery and William Wingate lived at Tonbridge, Kent, England.4
Ann Jeffery witnessed the will of Thomas Barber dated 16 May 1749 at Tonbridge, Kent, England.4
Ann was left thirty pounds in her uncle Thomas Barber's will, and her children were each left ten pounds.4
Ann Jeffery died on 12 August 1764 at Tonbridge, Kent, England, at age 57.5
A gravestone inscription for Ann Jeffery and William Wingate was recorded as"In the Memory of ANN WINGATE wife of Wm WINGATE of this parish. She departed this Life Aug the (12) 1764. Aged 57 years.
Also ...the body of WILLIAM WINGATE who departed this life (April) the (30) (1768) Aged (58) years. Left Issue three sons & one daughter viz William John Thomas & Sarah.5
"

Family

William Wingate b. c 1710, d. 30 Apr 1768
Marriage*
Ann Jeffery married William Wingate on 25 August 1734 at Speldhurst, Kent, England.2,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "source film number     0845142, 0845143."
  2. [S244] Website "Ancestry" (http://www.ancestry.co.uk/) "Ancestry.com. England & Wales Marriages, 1538-1940 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2008."
  3. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "source film number     1866582."
  4. [S341] Will of Thomas Barber of Tonbridge, Kent, England, made 16 May 1749, proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 16 Jun 1749. (TNA: PROB 11/770/346).
  5. [S633] Website "Gravestonephotos" (http://www.gravestonephotos.com) "Gravestone Photographic Resource. The details of the inscription were by David Hails, from the Archive Team at SS Peter & Paul at Tonbridge, Kent."

Ann Jeffery

b. 9 July 1786
FatherIsaac Jeffery b. 24 Sep 1737, d. 1799
MotherMary Budgen b. 10 Aug 1746, d. 1801
     Ann Jeffery was born in 1786 at Balcombe, Sussex, England.
Ann Jeffery was baptized on 9 July 1786 at Balcombe, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of Isaac Jeffery and Mary Budgen.

Family

Child

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Ann Jeffery

b. circa 1849
FatherIsaac Jeffery b. 26 Sep 1813, d. 1872
MotherMary Ann Stevens b. c 1821
     Ann Jeffery was born circa 1849 at Cuckfield, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of Isaac Jeffery and Mary Ann Stevens.

Citations

  1. [S16] 1851 Census for England "Class: HO107; Piece: 1642; Folio: 184; Page: 5; GSU roll: 193545."

Anne Jeffery

     Anne Jeffery married Thomas Pockney on 6 July 1703 at Keymer, Sussex, England.1
Anne Jeffery was buried on 4 April 1705 at Keymer, Sussex, England, wife of Thomas.2

Family

Thomas Pockney d. 1739
Marriage*
Anne Jeffery married Thomas Pockney on 6 July 1703 at Keymer, Sussex, England.1 
Child

Citations

  1. [S244] Website "Ancestry" (http://www.ancestry.co.uk/) "Source Citation: Place: Keymer, Sussex, England; Date Range: 1703 - 1705; Film Number: 1068523."
  2. [S25] Index to Sussex Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "wife of Thomas."

Anne Jeffery

b. 5 March 1843
FatherThomas Jeffery b. 4 Jun 1809, d. 1880
MotherSarah Sayers b. c 1812
     Anne Jeffery was baptized on 5 March 1843 at Balcombe, Sussex, England, "labourer."1 She was the daughter of Thomas Jeffery and Sarah Sayers.

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Anne Jeffery

b. 8 November 1835
FatherBenjamin Jeffery b. 6 Jan 1805
MotherMartha Gatford b. 5 Jun 1808
     Anne Jeffery was baptized on 8 November 1835 at Cuckfield, Sussex, England, "carpenter."1 She was the daughter of Benjamin Jeffery and Martha Gatford.

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Annie Emma Jeffery

b. 1868
FatherCharles Jeffery b. 26 Dec 1841, d. 1905
MotherEmma Sapp b. c 1837, d. 1917
     Annie Emma Jeffery was born in 1868 at Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England.1 She was the daughter of Charles Jeffery and Emma Sapp.

Citations

  1. [S142] General Register Office: Indexes to Births, Sep 1837-2006, "Oct-Dec 1868, Tunbridge Wells, Vol 2a Page 553."

Arthur Richard Jeffery

b. 1871
FatherCharles Jeffery b. 26 Dec 1841, d. 1905
MotherEmma Sapp b. c 1837, d. 1917
     Arthur Richard Jeffery was born in 1871 at Little Horsted, Sussex, England. He was the son of Charles Jeffery and Emma Sapp.

Benjamin Jeffery

b. 22 September 1844, d. 26 July 1912
FatherWilliam Jeffery b. 23 Jun 1811, d. 8 Jan 1880
MotherHarriet Langridge b. 14 Apr 1811, d. 29 Mar 1883
Beachy Head
     Benjamin Jeffery was born on 22 September 1844 at Little Horsted, Sussex, England. He was the son of William Jeffery and Harriet Langridge.
Benjamin Jeffery was baptized on 27 October 1844 at St Michael & All Angels, Little Horsted, Sussex, England, "abode: Horsted Green."1
The 1861 census indicates that Ben, aged 16 years, was employed as an agricultural labourer in Little Horsted. His brother Charles, then aged 19 years, was working some 15 miles away in Hove as a servant (footman). Charles would have later met his wife near there as their first child was born in Brighton.
In the 1871 census Alfred, Martha, and Charles had married. Martha and her husband Silas Morris were living in Little Horsted with their one year old child Ernest. They lived with Martha's parents William and Harriet. Charles had returned from Brighton and was living close by with wife Emma and their five children Edith (5), William (3), Annie (2), Caroline (1) and Arthur (6 days). In 1871 Ben was living with his brother Alfred and family at Denny Bottom, a village in the parish of Speldhurst in Kent about 16 miles north east of Little Horsted and 2 miles west of Tunbridge Wells. Ben must have had fond memories of Percy and the other children as they are often mentioned in his letters: "tell Dear Percy not to forget to learn to write to me" , and "remember me to M, A and Em our Silas and all the little children espesially Percy, Willy and Ernest because they know me".
Benjamin Jeffery was a gardener on 2 April 1871.
Benjamin Jeffery emigrated on 4 September 1872 to New Zealand on the ship Christian McAusland departing London and arriving Port Chalmers 5th December 1872. The Christian Mc-Ausland was an iron sailing ship of 962 tons built in 1869 at Greenock, Scotland. This voyage was it's sixth to New Zealand and carried 304 passengers and 99 seamen. Six of Ben's letter's survive and he wrote his first letter on board the ship as they waited for wind off Beachy Head in the English Channel. He says that "she is a fast sailer" having done the last trip in 80 days going and 89 days returning.
A summary and transcription of Ben's six letters can be accessed here.
In 1870 New Zealand was in a state of stagnation and the Colonial Treasurer Sir Julius Vogel proposed that 10 million pounds be borrowed overseas to be used for public works (roads and railways) and immigration. Among the two politicians sent overseas to borrow the money was Sir F.D. Bell, owner of Shag Valley station where Ben Jeffery later worked. As they only returned with guarantees for 1 million pounds, Vogel himself went on a loan raising visit to England and the U.S.A. and after borrowing another 1.2 million pounds granted railway and immigration contracts to John Brogden and Sons. Immigrants were to be of two types: (a) those selected in the United Kingdom by the Agent General, and (b) persons living there who were nominated by New Zealand residents. Ben Jeffery would have been in the first category and he mentions that Brogden arranged for his clothing, passage and initial employment on the railways. Ben was later surprised at not having had to repay his passage.
The ship arrived at Port Chalmers on 5th December 1872 and Ben wrote his first letter home since departure with "the gratest pleasure I have ever felt", the voyage having taken ninety two days. As one of the children had scarlet fever, they had to spend ten days in quarantine on a small island. Apart from this Ben reports that "there was not a single man that had anything the matter with him". On 16 December Ben sailed by steamer to Dunedin and on the 17th is some 16 miles inland writing his second letter and preparing to start work on the railway.
Immigrants were not obliged to work on the railway project but it offered initial employment under conditions which were better than those to which Ben was accustomed in England. They worked an eight hour day with a one hour lunch break for eight shillings per day ("more than ever I should have in England"). However, contrary to his initial plans, Ben did not start on the railway but worked for a fortnight at ditching and then agreed to work with a farmer for four months to assist with the harvest. Ben is obviously enjoying the New Zealand lifestyle as he comments "we all have our food togeather Master men and all the same and like as only a very fiew know how to live in England".
Sometime in 1873 Ben started working at Shag Valley station, a notable sheep station at the western foot of the Horse Range, Waihemo County, Central Otago. The station was owned by Sir Francis Dillon Bell (1822-98), who had been appointed Speaker of the House of Representatives in Wellington in 1871 and knighted in 1873. He had purchased the property in 1865 from 'Johnny Jones', a whaler who owned vast areas of coastal Otago. Wises's Directory for 1878 lists three sheep runs owned by Sir F.D. Bell: Ida Valley (32,800 sheep), Shag Valley (61,166 sheep) and Palmerston (4380 sheep). Ben's position at the station appears to be that of head gardener as he had responsibility for the garden. In one letter he states that he has supervised the planting of an orchard of one thousand fruit trees. This may relate to an unconfirmed story handed down by Ben's family in England: that he planted the first Cox's Orange Pippin apple trees in New Zealand.
Ben states that he likes Sir F.D. Bell very much and it is interesting to note the following comment about Bell in "An Encyclopeadia of New Zealand" edited by A.H. McLintock (1966): "by 1874, he had over 226,000 acres and nearly 80,000 sheep: he was not really interested in sheep, however, though he was a keen gardener and left the management to others, eventually to his second son Alfred."
In planting the orchard, Ben states that because Bell had been away in Wellington he has "had all my work to do by plans and letter but I am pleased to be able to tell you that I gave them the best satisfaction I like him very much but I do not like the Lady quite so well" !
Ben prospered at Shag Valley station. He was allowed to keep as many horses as he liked free of charge and took advantage of this to make extra money. In the last surviving letter (12 August 1875) he encloses a five pound postal order for his parents and states that he has one hundred pounds in the bank and last year spent fourty seven pounds buying horses. This letter also has an intriguing reference to some gold found "from the river just below here".
It is not known whether the sixth letter (dated 12 Aug 1875) was the last received in England by his family but the story handed down with the letters was that he was never heard from again.
Ben did live on however, and is mentioned in Wise's New Zealand Directory 1878 as a resident of Waihemo, presumably still working at Shag Valley Station. Sometime in the early 1880's he moved to Wedderburn, about 50 kms from Waihemo and settled there. This may have been because of the opening of a nursery about this time, or may be connected with Sir F.D. Bell's sheep run in Ida Valley. On 1 January 1886 he was appointed postmaster at Wedderburn following the death of the towns' first postmaster Chas. McAdam. His Post Office salary on 1 July 1887 was 5 pounds per annum, probably a part-time position. He possibly remained postmaster until Maude Messant was appointed postmistress on 16 November 1894, the year the telephone office was opened in Wedderburn.
Ben was admitted to the Naseby Hospital on 26 May 1898 for a hernia operation. His admission record states that he is single, 53 years of age, employed as a gardener and resides at Wedderburn. He was discharged 104 days later on 7 September 1898 and the fee was 30/- per week.
In 1899 he was a member of the Wedderburn School Committee. He then appears in Stone's directories for Otago and South Island from 1901 to 1912 as a barman at the Wedderburn Hotel. It is possible that he could no longer work as a gardener because of the hernia operation.
Ben never married.
On 31 July 1890 Benjamin's sister Martha published the following notice in the Auckland Star newspaper under "Missing Friends": Benjamin Jeffery sailed in the Christian McAuckland for Dunedin, and in January, 1879, was staying at the Waihemo Hotel, Waihemo, Otago. Sister Martha. It is likely that Ben never saw this as the comment made to me when I received his earlier letters was that "he was never heard from again" (GGB).
Benjamin Jeffery died on 26 July 1912 at Naseby Hospital, Naseby, Otago, New Zealand, at age 67.
Benjamin Jeffery was buried on 28 July 1912 at Naseby Cemetery, Naseby, Otago, New Zealand.
Ben's death registration, held at Ranfurly Post Office, reads: Benjamin Jeffery d. 26.7.1912, Naseby Hospital of Cerebral Haemorrhage, age 74 years, Rabbiter. Parents unknown. Born Tunbridge Wells, England. Resident N.Z. 45 years. Unmarried. Parker and Dixon, householders, registered the death. Thomas Mitchell Undertaker.
The following obituary appeared in the Mt. Ida Chronicle, the local weekly newspaper, on 2 August 1912 under the Wedderburn News section: "It is my sad duty to chronicle the death of an old resident, Mr. Benjamin Jeffery which took place Friday 26th (July) in Naseby Hospital. "Old Ben" as he was familiarly called, was a landmark about Wedderburn, he having resided here for the past 30 years. In the early days he was a gardener for Sir Francis Dillon Bell of Shag Valley Station. He was buried in Naseby cemetary on Sunday 28th, and although it was a raw cold day a large number journeyed to Naseby to follow his remains to their last resting place."
Shag Valley Station is still owned today by the Bell family and the present owner, Alfred Bell, writes: "The homestead was set out with a very large garden and orchard and I quite believe that Mr. Jeffery had 4 or more working with him while it was being developed. I think the 1,000 fruit trees involved a fair bit of 'poetic licence' but there are certainly a hundred or so fruit trees that probably date back to that time."
Ben's father, William, died in Little Horsted in Sussex on 8th January 1880 aged 69 years and his mother then lived with Silas and Martha. The census records indicate that shortly after William's death, both Martha's and Charles' family moved from Little Horsted to Uckfield, a larger town a few miles away. His mother Harriet died in Uckfield on 29th March 1883 aged 71 years.
In one of the letters Ben complained about receiving little mail from home. He states in his last letter that he also has been "so long in wrighting". It is probable that his brothers and sister became too preoccupied with their families to write often. He likewise had his life to live and there was probably no further contact after the death of his father and his brother and sister's move to Uckfield.
Ben was one of more than 100,000 assisted and nominated immigrants who arrived in New Zealand between 1871 and 1880. A recession in 1879 lead to less liberal provisions with regard to passage. Otago province had received some 27,000 immigrants under these schemes, more than any other province.

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Benjamin Jeffery

b. 21 March 1770, d. 1840
FatherIsaac Jeffery b. 24 Sep 1737, d. 1799
MotherMary Budgen b. 10 Aug 1746, d. 1801
     Benjamin Jeffery was born in 1770 at Balcombe, Sussex, England.
Benjamin Jeffery was baptized on 21 March 1770 at Balcombe, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Isaac Jeffery and Mary Budgen.
Benjamin Jeffery married Mary Harbor, daughter of Stephen Harbor and Tabitha Batchelor, on 25 April 1795 at Balcombe, Sussex, England, both of Balcombe.2
Benjamin Jeffery died in 1840 at Cuckfield, Sussex, England. Needs to be checked.3
A Tithe record has the following entry which needs to be investigated further:
Benjamin Jeffery
J Jeffery
Joseph Jeffery
Mary Jeffery
Mary Jeffry
Cuckfield 30 November 1843
WSRO Reference: TD/E91
The source is described thus: Tithe record. The same surnames in each parish share an entry but are not necessarily related. Land occupied or owned in more than one parish has a separate entry. Entries with no Landowner or Tenant name have been omitted, eg Common Lands, Roads. There may be more than one reference to the person in the tithe record. The Repository, reference id, Parish and Date are shown on each entry. For other details: the quantities of land, the names of farms, you will need to consult the actual record. These records have been supplied by West Sussex Record Office who can supply a Tithe Map CD for any West Sussex parish. The map software includes a database of the apportionment details. The CD also has a full transcription in an MSExcel spreadsheet. Price £20 (plus £2 p&p) for CD with map, database and spreadsheet. See West Sussex Record Office website at www.westsussex.gov.uk/ro/ Findon more detail in record from J Excell's earlier indexing.4

Family

Mary Harbor b. 18 Apr 1779, d. 1859
Marriage*
Benjamin Jeffery married Mary Harbor, daughter of Stephen Harbor and Tabitha Batchelor, on 25 April 1795 at Balcombe, Sussex, England, both of Balcombe.2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  3. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jan-Mar 1840, Cuckfield, Vol 7 Page 227."
  4. [S266] Index to Sussex People, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "Source: 142, Entry: 89890."

Benjamin Jeffery

b. 6 January 1805
FatherBenjamin Jeffery b. 21 Mar 1770, d. 1840
MotherMary Harbor b. 18 Apr 1779, d. 1859
     Benjamin Jeffery was born in 1805 at Balcombe, Sussex, England.
Benjamin Jeffery was baptized on 6 January 1805 at Balcombe, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Benjamin Jeffery and Mary Harbor.
Benjamin Jeffery married Martha Gatford, daughter of Walter Gatford, on 7 October 1832 at Cuckfield, Sussex, England, Witness William EADE and Mary EADE.2
Benjamin Jeffery was a carpenter journeyman on 30 March 1851.3
On 30 March 1851 Benjamin Jeffery and Martha Gatford lived at Ben Jefferys Cottage, Cuckfield, Sussex, England.3
Possible burial 2 Feb 1881 at Balcombe. Burial entry says "from Cuckfield Union" but aged is given as 64 years when it would be 76 years.4

Family

Martha Gatford b. 5 Jun 1808
Marriage*
Benjamin Jeffery married Martha Gatford, daughter of Walter Gatford, on 7 October 1832 at Cuckfield, Sussex, England, Witness William EADE and Mary EADE.2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  3. [S16] 1851 Census for England "HO107 piece 1642 folio 251 page 1."
  4. [S25] Index to Sussex Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Benjamin Jeffery

b. 23 April 1826
MotherMartha Jeffery b. 27 Mar 1803
     Benjamin Jeffery was baptized on 23 April 1826 at Balcombe, Sussex, England, "illegitimate."1 He was the son of Martha Jeffery.

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.