John Thorpe

b. circa 1608, d. 1659
FatherGiles Thorpe b. 19 May 1577, d. 1632
MotherRachel Parker d. 1644
     John Thorpe was born circa 1608 at England. He was the son of Giles Thorpe and Rachel Parker.
John Thorpe married Joan (?) circa 1630.
John Thorpe died in 1659 at Worth, Sussex, England.
John Thorpe was buried on 29 April 1659 at Worth, Sussex, England.
It is not definite but appears probable that John is the man who married Eleanor (as a second wife) who was buried at Worth in 1648. John was himself buried at Worth, a gentleman, in 1659.

Family

Joan (?) b. c 1612, d. bt 1642 - 1647
Marriage*
John Thorpe married Joan (?) circa 1630. 
Children

John Thorpe

d. 1607
     John Thorpe married Alice Bowett, daughter of Richard Bowett, circa 1560 at England.
The following information is quoted from Alan Taylor's research on the THORPE line:
"Thorpe is a Danish word meaning village. It has been used as a village name in several parts of the country, including one near Chertsey in Surrey. Within this village of Thorpe there was a manor of Middleton whose lords took their name from the manor and were also called Middleton. During the thirteenth century there is recorded a sub manor named Graveneys after Roger de GRAVENEY, it's lord. By the fourteenth century the Manor of Graveneys was in the hands of a family of the name of THORPE. Their antecedents are uncertain, but it is at least possible that they are the family whose name can be traced intermittently during the twelfth and thirteenth centuries in the records of Chertsey Abbey, landlords of most of the village of Thorpe."
"The genealogy of the dominical family is unclear. The following members are attested:
1.     John, M.P. for Surrey, 138889 and 138990.
2.     John, landowner in Surrey and Kent, 14121434; his wife was called Elizabeth. He may be the same as
3.     John, who held the manor and passed it, on his death, to his son, also called
4.     John, at whose death it passed to his only daughter,
5.     Alice, who married Robert OSBERNE but was divorced, and remarried before 1456 a man surnamed FLEMYNG; she inherited her father's lands c1467, sold them to Thomas Belleter 146869, and died c1470.
6.     Piers, a kinsman of Alice who died before her leaving a widow, Agnes, who remarried William SKERN whose heir, Edmund SKERN claimed to have an interest in Alice's estate.
Beside Piers there were other junior branches of the family including a couple settled at Kent during the fifteenth and sixteenth ceunturies. Among these junior kinsmen was John Thorpe, ironmaster of Hedgcourt in the parish of Horne, Surrey who married Alice BOWETT."
"John Thorpe was ironmaster of Hedgcourt in the parish of Horne, Surrey. He may have been the son of John and Ursula Thorpe of Crawley, Sussex but this is only just supposition. He rented Hedgcourt from the GAGE family, and also held lands at Cudworth in Newdigate parish and in Ifield and Hurstpierpoint parishes in Sussex, all of which would appear to have formed his wife's inheritence. She was Alice, daughter of Richard BOWETTand sister and heiress of Thomas and Nicholas BOWETT. Her ancestry can be traced back to Richard, brother of Henry Bowett Archbishop of York who died in 1423, and probably to Thomas Bowett, landowner in Cumberland and Westmorland in the reign of Edward II."
"Alice died in 1594 and was buried at East Grinstead. In due course John seems to have retired to the life of a country gentleman at Worth, Sussex, where he wrote his will on 10 October 1606 (pr. P.C.C. 2 May 1607). He and Alice had (at least) seven children."
Alan Taylor later wrote in another letter:
"I am sure there is more to be discovered (about the BOWETTS) and fairly easily. The following is from Surrey and Sussex Archeological Collections and the Victoria County Histories:
Thomas Bowett held lands in Cumberland and Westmorland in the right of his wife during the reign of Ed.III; she was one of three coheiresses of someone called Lebrun. They may be parents of Thomas, who bought lands in Cumberland 10.Ric.II (10th year of the reign of Richard II); married Margaret with issue:
 Henry, Archbishop of York, died 1423.
 Sir William, married Joan, dau. and cohss of Sir Robert de Ufford.
 Richard, married Ela, another dau/cohss of Robert de Ufford, heiress to parts of Hurstpierpoint in Sussex which later came by descent to John Thorpe.
Richard Bowett and Ela are probably parents of John Bowett of Great Bookham, Surrey, 12 and 16.Hen.VI. who is father of:
- Edith, died 1444, wife of William Newdigate of Harefield, Middlesex.
- her brother, name unknown, who is father of Richard, who bought Cudworth, also later a Thorpe inheritence.
This Richard is father of:
 Thomas, died 1574 without issue.
 Nicholas, sold Cudworth to John Thorpe 1579; died without issue.
 Alice, wife of John Thorpe. Bowett heiress."

John Thorpe left a will made on 10 October 1605 at Worth, Surrey, England.1
"In the name of God Amen this tenth day of October Anno Domini one thousand six hundred and five. I John Thorpe of Worth in the country of Sussex gentleman being sicke in body but of good and perfect memorie praised be God therefore daily [expertinge] the dissolution of my aged and fraile fleshe, hereby utterly revoking all former wills by me heretofore made, doe nowe make and ordaine this my last will and testament in manner and forme following. First I commend my soule in to the hands of the Almightie, and my most mercifull God…… [hopinge] to be saved by the … … and passion of my saviour Christ …., my body I leave to the earth from whence it was taken to be ….. buried at the [direction] of my ….., And as for the …inge of that temporall state which it hath pleased God to …… uppon me. First I doe give and bequeath unto the poore of the parish of Worth the some of fortie shillings to be distributed at the discretion of [Maithew] Linton parson thence and myne executors hereafter named. And to the repairing of the Church of Worth the some of Twentie Shillings to be bestowed by the discretion of the churchwardens there for the tyme beinge, both those somes to be paid within two months after my decease. Item I give and bequeath unto the poore of the parish of Horne the some of fortie shillings to be distributed at the discretion of the parson there for the tyme being and of my executors. Item I give the some of twentie shillings to the repairing of the parish church of Horne, to be bestowed by the discretion of the churchwardens theire for the time being and by myne executors both which somes to be paid within two monthes after me decease. Item I doe give and bequeth to Richard Thorpe, George Thorpe, William Thorpe, and Alice Thorpe the [fewer] children of my sonne Thomas and to John Turner the sonne of Mercie my daughter the wife of George Turner of Lingfield, to each of them the some of one hundred pounds to be paid to theize …. within two years after my decease uppon suriety given to myne executors hereafter named that their severall portions shalbe [finlit] paid unto them severallie, at their severall ages of one and twentie years, and imployed in the mean tyme for theire severall proffitte and benefitt. Item I give to Thomas Thorpe my sonne my whole lease or terme of years in Hedgecourte, and all the landes thereunto belonginge, and all things conteyned in the same lease for the whole term or number of years therin yet to come and ….. except the last yeare of the paid terme only if he the said Thomas Thorpe my sonne shall for longe lyve, the residue of the said terme I give and bequeath unto the eldest sonne of the said Thomas Thorpe, which shalbe living at the tyme of the [decease] of the said Thomas my sonne. Item I give unto Gyles Thorpe my sonne the some of fiftie pounds to be paid unto him within two years after my decease. Item I give unto my sister Julian Wood the some of five pounds and to her daughter Margarett, the some of five pounds, and to John [Stanley] sonne of the said Julyan the some of five pounds, and to one other brother of the said John Stanley dwelling in [Somthmarke] a joyner the some of five pounds to be paid unto them within one year after my decease. Item I doe give unto my said daughter Marey Turner the some of fiftie pounds to be paid unto her within two years after my decease. Item I give unto Richard Ledger my servant the house wherin he [once] dwelleth and the lands thereunto belonginge now in the occupation of the said Richard Ledger himself and also all that parcell of grownde parcell of [covinglye] now in the occupation of one William Blundell or his assigns for the terme of fifteen years next after my decease payinge therefore yearly during the said terme the yearly rent of five pounds at the usuall feastes of Saint Michaell the Archangell, and the annunciation of the virgin Mary in equal portions, To such person or persons as shall have the estate and interest of and in my lease of Hedgecourte duringe the said terme by force of this my will Item I will and bequeath unto Andrewe Turner my servant the house and lands now in his tenure and occupation, for the terme of fifteen years, [nigh] after my decease, payinge therefore yearly during the said terme the rent of five pounds at the two feastes stated aforesaid, to my person or persons as shall have the estate and interest in my lease of Hedgecourt during the said terme, Provided allways and uppon condition that the said Richard Ledger and Andrew Turner, and their severall Executors and administrators shall severallie [lease] their severall houses and lands to them devised as aforesaid during the said terme with convenient [reporations] and [in…res], and shall not comitt any volountary [wast] in any parte of those premisses to them demised as aforesaid nor dispose of the said houses and lands, to any other person or persons, then to their severall wives or children, without the speciall virtue of such person or persons as shall for that tyme have the estate and interest in my said lease of Hedgecourte first had and obtained . Item I give to John Wallis of [New]digate the elder, my farmer, the some of tenne pounds, and to John Wallis his sonne my servant the some of fortie shillings to be paid unto them within one year after my decease. Item I give to Ellenor Ledger my goddaughter the some of fortie shillings to be paid unto her within one year after my decease. Item I give to Edmond Robinson servant to my sonne Thomas Thorpe fortie shillings to be paid within one year after my decease. Item I doe give to the widdowe [Nicholas] servant to my daughter Thorpe at Hedgecourt, the some of five pounds, to be paid within one year after my decease. Item I doe give to Anne [Top]field servant to my sonne Thomas twentie shillings to be paid within one year after my decease. Item I doe give to Thomas Boorer servant to my sonne Thomas fortie shillings to be paid within two years after my decease. Item I doe give to George Ashburner the sonne of Edward Ashburner of [Greene] in Sussex the some of tenne pounds to be paid when he shall have accomplished his full age of one and twenty years. Item I give unto Alice Ashburner sister by the said George the some of five pounds to be paid unto her at her daye of marriage or when she shall have accomplished her age of eighteen years, which of them thait first happen. Item I doe give to John [Topner], and to fortie foote, and to Robert [Rawling] servants to my sonne Thomas, to each of them fortie shillings, to be paid within four years after my decease. Item I give unto Richard Thorpe my grandchild the sonne of my eldest sonne John Thorpe, the some of three hundred pounds to be paid unto him and his age of threee and twenty years, upon condition that the said Richard Thorpe doe before the ret…. thereof make unto John Thorpe his brother a sufficient …case and discharge in [lewe] of all such rents Annuities … estates, as I have heretofore granted or assigned, or caused to be granted or assigned to him or to his use out of the Manor of farme of [Cridworth], or out of my lands in [Nri]digate or any other my lands in the county of Surry. And if it shall happen the said Richard Thorpe to die before his age of three and twentie years, then my will is that the said three hundred pounds shall be paid unto George Thorpe, and William Thorpe the sonnes of Thomas Thorpe my sonne, and to Alice Thorpe daughter of my said sonne Thomas or the survivor of them equallie. And my will and meaning is that the said some of three hundred pounds shall be delivered to myne executors hereafter named within one year after my decease to my trustie friends John [Delathamber] of Rodmell in the county of Surrey gentleman, George Turner of Lingfield in the county of Sussex gentleman, Anthony Linton of Worth in the said county of Sussex, [Clerke], and Richard Heath of [Lewis] in the said county gentleman or to the survivor of them they [puttinge] in sufficient bond unto myne executors to repair the same according to this my will uppon special trust and confident that they shall employe the same to the benefit of the said Richard Thorpe my grandchild accordinge to their good directions . Item I give to Alice Thorpe my grandchild, the daughter of John Thorpe my eldest sonne the some of one hundred pounds to be paid unto her at her age of eighteen years or day of her marriage which of them shall first happen, and my will and meaning is that the said some of one hundred pounds shall be delivered unto the said John [Delathamber] in one year after my decease uppon surietie given to myne executors to discharge him for the best benefit of the said Alice. Item I give to my sonne John Thorpe [although] his behaviour unto me hitherto hath [defered] not remeberance of him at all the some of one hundred pounds which my will is shall not be paid or delivered unto him self but shall be delivered and paid unto my good friends aforesaid John Delathamber, George Turner, Anthony Linton and Richard Heath or the survivor of them within five years after decease, by them to be disposed for his maintenance at their good directions. And as [for to] [mirthe] of my said will as E…nith the disposinge of my lease of Hedgecourt and althings therein to belonginge I make my said fewer friends John Delathamber George Turner, Anthony Linton and Richard Heath myne Executors. And as concerning the residue of my said will I make and ordaine my sonne Thomas Thorpe my sole executor unto whome after my depts and legacies paid and funeralls in convenient and decent [forte] performed I give the residue of my goodes and chattells not bequethed. And I [intriate] my said former friends to be my overseers to that parte of my said will, and I give to each of them the some of five pounds of current money to be bestowed by [everie] of them at their directions for a remembrance of me. And further my will and meaninge is that my said executor Thomas Thorpe shall put in bond with two sufficient [sureties] unto my said overseers or to the survivor or survivors of them with condition for the true performance of this my last will, before he take upon him the [execution] thereof or as my will unto him to be void. In witness of which my last will, I have left my hand and seale and published the same in the presence of the whole named are underwritten, By me John Thorpe, Robert Heath [junior] John Greene. I John Thorpe [of worth] in the county of sussex gentleman beinge in good and perfect rememberance thanks be to almighty god this eighteenth of February one thousand and six hundred and sixe doe add and annexe this Codecill followinge unto my last will and testament aforesaid in manner followinge, That whereas William [En]ssell, and Edmonde Gammon citizens of London doe owe unto me the some of five hundred pounds for whith they have given their bond of one thousand pounds unto John Delathamber of Rodmell in the county of Sussex gentleman, dated the five and twentieth daie of August now late past, [it] was and is intended to the use of me the said John Thorpe, [onely]. And whereas Gyles Fleminge and Edmond T[urwill] citizens and executors of London doe owe unto me the some of [four] hundred and forty pounds payable of the feast day of St. Michaell the Archangell now next [ensuinge] by their hand dated the first and twentieth of August now last past. All [these] somes of money amount in all to nyne hundred and fortie pounds, my will and meaning is that my trusty friends John Delathamber George Turner Anthony Linton and Richard Heath inmy said will mentioned shall have and [receive] the said severall somes os for minth thereof as my self in my life tyme shall, not imploye or bestowe to the … hereafter mentioned to the intent and purpose that they of the survivor of them or their executors or administrators shall dispose and have out the same and br…ye therein at their good discretions, [from] the lands tenements herediments as they can pr..ise and purchase for that money, and shall cause the same to be conveyed and assigned unto the use of John Thorpe eldest sonne of my sonne John Thorpe and of the heired males of his body lawfully begotten, and for lack of such issue, to the use of Richard Thorpe second sonne of John Thorpe my sonne, and of the heires males of his body lawfully begotten and for lack of such issue to the use of Richard Thorpe sonne of my sonne Thomas Thorpe and of the heires males of his body lawfully begotten, and for the lack of such issue to the use of George Thorpe second of my said sonne Thomas Thorpe, and of the heires males of his body lawfully begotten, and for lack of such issue, to the use of William Thorpe third sonne of my said sonne Thomas and of the heires males of his body lawfully begotten, and for lack of such issue to the use of Gyles Thorpe my sonne and of his heires for ever. And I doe further give and bequeath unto the said John Thorpe my grandchilde my silver salt …., a silver goblet and a silver beaker, a bedstedle, and a fether bed.. ….. cob…tt blanketts and all other ….. thereunto belonging to be delivered unto him at his age of four and twentie years, and if he dye before that age, then I give the same to his brother Richard Thorpe, at his age of four and twentie years, and as to those somes of money and plate conteyned in this my codicill I make and ordaine my said former friends John Delathamber George Turner Anthony Linton and Richard Heath myne executors, and none other. And to this my codicill I have subscribed my name, and published that same in the presence of theise whose names are underwritten. By me John Thorpe witnesses to the publishing of this codecill Richard Heath John Greene John Wallis.
Will was 10th October 1605
18th February 1606 codicill added
Probate 2nd May 1607
Thomas Thorpe, John Delathamber and George Turner executors
Codicill,
Anthony Linton, Richard Heath executors"
(Transcription by Jeremy Clarke of the Felbridge History Group.)
John Thorpe died in 1607 at Lingfield, Surrey, England.
John Thorpe was buried on 25 March 1607 at Lingfield, Surrey, England.
His estate was probated on 2 May 1607 at Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Kent, England.

Family

Alice Bowett d. 1594
Marriage*
John Thorpe married Alice Bowett, daughter of Richard Bowett, circa 1560 at England
Children

Citations

  1. [S375] Will of John Thorpe of Worth, Surrey, England, made 10 Oct 1605, proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 2 May 1607. (TNA: PROB 11/109/345).

John Thorpe

b. circa 1570, d. 1626
FatherJohn Thorpe d. 1607
MotherAlice Bowett d. 1594
     John Thorpe was born circa 1570 at England. He was the son of John Thorpe and Alice Bowett.
John Thorpe married Mary Chamber in 1592 at England.
John Thorpe died in 1626 at Lingfield, Surrey, England.
John Thorpe was buried in 1626 at Lingfield, Surrey, England, gentleman.

Family

Mary Chamber
Marriage*
John Thorpe married Mary Chamber in 1592 at England

John Thorpe

b. 8 April 1859
FatherWilliam Thorpe b. 6 Jul 1806
MotherHannah Carr b. 21 Sep 1817, d. 27 Sep 1860
     John Thorpe was born on 8 April 1859 at North Court Cliffe, Lewes, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of William Thorpe and Hannah Carr.
John Thorpe was baptized on 8 May 1859 at St Thomas A'Beckett, Lewes, Sussex, England.

Citations

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

John Thorpe

b. 9 June 1808
FatherWilliam Thorpe b. 9 Aug 1773, d. 1856
MotherJane Ellis d. 1839
     John Thorpe was baptized on 9 June 1808 at St Andrew & St Mary the Virgin, Fletching, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of William Thorpe and Jane Ellis.
John Thorpe married Frances Carr, daughter of Vince Carr and Mary (?), on 22 November 1832 at Lindfield, Sussex, England, both of Lindfield.2

Family

Frances Carr b. 1813
Marriage*
John Thorpe married Frances Carr, daughter of Vince Carr and Mary (?), on 22 November 1832 at Lindfield, Sussex, England, both of Lindfield.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.

Joseph Thorpe

b. circa 1862
FatherWilliam Thorpe b. c 1835
MotherSarah Wood b. c 1834, d. 30 Nov 1912
     Joseph Thorpe was born circa 1862 at Lewes, Sussex, England. He was the son of William Thorpe and Sarah Wood.

Keturah Thorpe

b. 1847
FatherJohn Thorpe b. 9 Jun 1808
MotherFrances Carr b. 1813
     Keturah Thorpe was born in 1847 at Lewes, Sussex, England. She was the daughter of John Thorpe and Frances Carr.
Keturah Thorpe was baptized on 2 May 1847 at Maresfield, Sussex, England.
Keturah Thorpe also went by the name of Kitty.

Family

Child

Leonard Thorpe

b. circa 1911
FatherWilliam John Thorpe b. Sep 1880, d. 17 Feb 1974
MotherMaggie Blanche Oatway b. 1881, d. 1967
     Leonard Thorpe was born circa 1911. He was the son of William John Thorpe and Maggie Blanche Oatway.

Lillian Thorpe

b. 21 November 1915
FatherHerbert Stanley Thorpe b. 30 Jan 1891, d. 8 Aug 1982
MotherGrace Owen b. 24 Mar 1890, d. 21 Aug 1967
     Lillian Thorpe was born on 21 November 1915. She was the daughter of Herbert Stanley Thorpe and Grace Owen.
Lillian Thorpe married Ronald Robinson circa 1940.

Family

Ronald Robinson
Marriage*
Lillian Thorpe married Ronald Robinson circa 1940. 

Louise Charity Thorpe

b. 8 March 1874, d. 27 December 1953
FatherAlfred Thorpe b. 8 Jan 1843, d. 29 Jul 1916
MotherMary Ann Callaway b. 2 Dec 1850, d. 4 Sep 1920
     Louise Charity Thorpe was born on 8 March 1874 at 69 Gladstone Rd, Portsea, Hampshire, England. She was the daughter of Alfred Thorpe and Mary Ann Callaway.
Louise Charity Thorpe married Thomas Hammet in February 1899.
Louise Charity Thorpe died on 27 December 1953 at Metropolitan Hospital, Hackney, London, England, at age 79.

Family

Thomas Hammet b. c 1875
Marriage*
Louise Charity Thorpe married Thomas Hammet in February 1899. 

Lucy Thorpe

b. 19 October 1834
FatherJohn Thorpe b. 9 Jun 1808
MotherFrances Carr b. 1813
     Lucy Thorpe was baptized on 19 October 1834 at Maresfield, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of John Thorpe and Frances Carr.

Citations

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

Margaret Oatway Thorpe

b. 1905
FatherWilliam John Thorpe b. Sep 1880, d. 17 Feb 1974
MotherMaggie Blanche Oatway b. 1881, d. 1967
     Margaret Oatway Thorpe was born in 1905 at Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She was the daughter of William John Thorpe and Maggie Blanche Oatway.
Margaret Oatway Thorpe married Reginald Raphael Clipstein in 1944 at Bethnal Green, London, England.1
Margaret Oatway Thorpe was a doctor of medicine.

Family

Reginald Raphael Clipstein b. 1904, d. 1971
Marriage*
Margaret Oatway Thorpe married Reginald Raphael Clipstein in 1944 at Bethnal Green, London, England.1 

Citations

  1. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Oct-Dec 1944, Bethnal Green, Vol 1c Page 146."

Marjorie Gwendoline Thorpe

b. 1909
FatherGeorge Albert Thorpe b. 29 Sep 1876, d. 22 Feb 1967
MotherAnnie Elizabeth Chess b. 21 Aug 1878, d. 3 Jan 1977
     Marjorie Gwendoline Thorpe was born in 1909 at Woolwich, London, England.1 She was the daughter of George Albert Thorpe and Annie Elizabeth Chess.

Citations

  1. [S142] General Register Office: Indexes to Births, Sep 1837-2006, "Apr-Jun 1909, Woolwich, Vol 1d Page 1253."

Martha Thorpe

b. 18 February 1776, d. 17 June 1858
FatherWilliam Thorpe b. 19 Mar 1740, d. 1822
MotherJane Baker b. 12 Dec 1742, d. 1802
     Martha Thorpe was born in 1776 at Fletching, Sussex, England.
Martha Thorpe was baptized on 18 February 1776 at Fletching, Sussex, England. She was the daughter of William Thorpe and Jane Baker.
An illegitimate child, Martha, was baptised to Martha Thorpe and William Stapely on 16 June 1804. They did not marry. Martha's first and only marriage was to William Langridge 6 September 1809 at Fletching, Sussex, England.
Martha Thorpe married William Langridge, son of John Langridge and Elizabeth Chandler, on 6 September 1807 at Fletching, Sussex, England, witnesses John Langridge and Charles Wood. William is of Little Horsted, Martha is of Fletching.
On 7 June 1841 Martha Thorpe and William Langridge lived at Caton's (part of), Fletching, Sussex, England, William is 60 years of age, and Martha 65 years (Ages over 15 were rounded down to the nearest 5 years, over 70 to the nearest 10).1
On 30 March 1851 Martha Thorpe and William Langridge lived at Uckfield Union Workhouse, Uckfield, Sussex, England, Both paupers and both 74 years of age.2
Gwen Street of Queensland, Australia writes that "the daughter Jane Langridge was tried and convicted at the Sussex Quarter Sessions Court on 11th April 1834 for the offence of 'stealing a shirt'. She was sentenced to seven years and transported to Sydney, NSW on the ship "Mary", arriving 6th September 1835, aged 27 years, Protestant. The ship carried 177 female prisoners and 26 children. She married Charles BONNELL (Gwen's G-G-Grandfather) at Glendon, NSW on 22 May 1837 and had one son, James Charles BONNELL on 10.12.1837. Jane was widowed the following year when Charles died on 9.12.1838 and it is believed that she later married a Mr. ASTON but no record of this has been found yet. Jane's convict number was 157-158 and she recorded as having a sallow complexion, 5ft 4ins in height, brown/grey hair and brown eyes. She had lost a front upper tooth, had a scar on the back of her left hand and a mole on her left shoulder. Her occupation was "housemaid, 8 months at a public house".
Jane had a daughter Sophia Henrietta Langridge, born 15.12.1834 (possibly born at sea, or just before she left England) and baptised in Australia on 8.10.1835. She would have been pregnant when convicted at the Sussex Quarter Sessions on 11.4.1834. Sophia died in Newcastle Goal aged 13 months and was buried 6.2.1836 at Christ Church in the NSW County of Northumberland. From Newcastle Goal, Jane must have been assigned to Glendon Estate where she would have met Charles. Charles was with Heneage Finch, the surveyor, until 1837. The surveyor's home, 'Laguna House' at Luskintyre on the River Hunter (127 miles from Sydney), is an historic site and visitors pay to go through it. Jane and her son James Charles Bonnell must have lived in Bonnell's Bay area after Charles’s death. Charles BONNELL was also a convict, having been sentenced to life for stealing a horse in 1824. At the time of their marriage he had a ticket of leave and she was a bonded convict. Their application to marry was found in the Church of England parish register for Newcastle, NSW at Newcastle University".
All this information has come from Gwen Street.
William and Martha's child William Langridge (b. 1817) married Mary Burgess of Buxted in 1852 and had seven sons. They lived all their lives in Fletching. Neil Langridge of Dartford, Kent is a descendent of William and Mary.
Martha Thorpe died on 17 June 1858 at Little Horsted, Sussex, England, at age 82. She died of old age.3
Note that Martha's death certificate gives her occupation as "widow of George Langridge, labourer". This is considered to be a mistake and should be William Langridge. The fact that the informant was Mary Jeffery supports the death certificate being the correct one. Her age is given as 84 years and "of Hortsed Green" is recorded on the burial. A possible source for this confusion is that there was a George and Martha Langridge in Fletching, with three of their children being baptised 1853, 1855 and 1857. The child baptised in 1857 (Thomas) has a note "died" on the baptism. It does appear that this Martha Langridge could have died between 1857 and 1868, as the next baptism is to a George and Maria Langridge in 1868.
Martha Thorpe was buried on 20 June 1858 at St Michael & All Angels, Little Horsted, Sussex, England, 84 years old, abode Horsted Green.4

Family 1

William Stapely b. c 1780
Child

Family 2

William Langridge b. 13 Apr 1783, d. 20 Aug 1851
Marriage*
Martha Thorpe married William Langridge, son of John Langridge and Elizabeth Chandler, on 6 September 1807 at Fletching, Sussex, England, witnesses John Langridge and Charles Wood. William is of Little Horsted, Martha is of Fletching. 
Children

Citations

  1. [S67] 1841 Census for England.
  2. [S16] 1851 Census for England "HO107 piece 1640 folio 443 page 30."
  3. [S221] Death certificate of Martha Langridge, died 17 Jun 1858, registered 19 Jun 1858 in the Registration District of Uckfield, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 2b Page 71).
  4. [S25] Index to Sussex Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "84 years old, abode Horsted Green."

Martha Thorpe

b. 16 June 1804
FatherWilliam Stapely b. c 1780
MotherMartha Thorpe b. 18 Feb 1776, d. 17 Jun 1858
     Martha Thorpe was born in 1804 at Fletching, Sussex, England.
Martha Thorpe was baptized on 16 June 1804 at Fletching, Sussex, England. She was the daughter of William Stapely and Martha Thorpe.

Martha Thorpe

b. 20 October 1883, d. 1932
FatherWilliam Thorpe b. 15 Dec 1858
MotherMary Ann Fuller b. 1858, d. 1908
     Martha Thorpe was born on 20 October 1883 at 11 Brook St, Lewes, Sussex, England. She was the daughter of William Thorpe and Mary Ann Fuller.
Martha Thorpe married Frederick George William Henry Crockett on 7 May 1904 at Lewes, Sussex, England.
Martha Thorpe died in 1932 at Lewes, Sussex, England.
Martha Thorpe was buried on 23 March 1932 at St Johns sub Castro, Lewes, Sussex, England.

Family

Frederick George William Henry Crockett b. 26 Sep 1874, d. 31 May 1938
Marriage*
Martha Thorpe married Frederick George William Henry Crockett on 7 May 1904 at Lewes, Sussex, England
Child

Mary Thorpe

b. 20 October 1765
FatherWilliam Thorpe b. 19 Mar 1740, d. 1822
MotherJane Baker b. 12 Dec 1742, d. 1802
     Mary Thorpe was born in 1765 at Fletching, Sussex, England.
Mary Thorpe was baptized on 20 October 1765 at Fletching, Sussex, England. She was the daughter of William Thorpe and Jane Baker.
There is an Archdeaconry of Lewes marriage licence for John Weller and Mary Thorpe on 7 Dec 1805. John is a yeoman, widower otsp and Mary is of Maresfield and 39+ years old. The actual marriage in Maresfield on 10 Dec 1805 is recorded in the Sussex Marriage Index as John Weller marrying Elizabeth Thorp, not Mary. Also, there are two children baptised to a John and Elizabeth Weller in Maresfield in 1806 and 1809 (Henry and Eliza resp.) There are no baptisms for a John and Mary Weller. This needs further investigation.
Another possible marriage for Mary Thorpe is 19 Dec 1792 Mary Thorpe married Joseph Holman (lic.) at Fletching. Mary was of Fletching. The marriage licence has Mary's age as 24+ years which would put her birth c1768, so this marriage is probably not for our Mary Thorpe.1

Citations

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

Mary Thorpe

b. 2 February 1732
FatherNicholas Thorpe b. 17 Apr 1704, d. 1742
MotherSusanna Hames b. 17 Apr 1695, d. 1734
     Mary Thorpe was baptized on 2 February 1732 at Fletching, Sussex, England. She was the daughter of Nicholas Thorpe and Susanna Hames.

Mary Thorpe

b. 1564
FatherJohn Thorpe d. 1607
MotherAlice Bowett d. 1594
     Mary Thorpe was baptized in 1564 at East Grinstead, Sussex, England. She was the daughter of John Thorpe and Alice Bowett.
Mary may be the same person as Mercy.

Mary Ann Thorpe

b. 24 January 1819
FatherWilliam Thorpe b. 9 Aug 1773, d. 1856
MotherJane Ellis d. 1839
     Mary Ann Thorpe was baptized on 24 January 1819 at Maresfield, Sussex, England. She was the daughter of William Thorpe and Jane Ellis.