Lucy Wickens

b. circa 1762
FatherJohn Wickens b. 1729, d. 1810
MotherMary Cox b. 22 Oct 1731
     Lucy Wickens was born circa 1762 at Sussex, England. She was the daughter of John Wickens and Mary Cox.
Lucy Wickens was baptized on 20 June 1764 at St Cosmos & St Damian, Keymer, Sussex, England, age 2 years, surname spelt WIGGINS.

Lucy Wickens

b. 9 August 1795
FatherJohn Wickens b. 19 Mar 1756
MotherAnn Brooker b. c 1765
     Lucy Wickens was baptized on 9 August 1795 at St Cosmos & St Damian, Keymer, Sussex, England, a twin of Hannah.1 She was the daughter of John Wickens and Ann Brooker.
Lucy Wickens married Jesse Smith on 13 April 1820 at Westmeston, Sussex, England.

Family

Jesse Smith
Marriage*
Lucy Wickens married Jesse Smith on 13 April 1820 at Westmeston, Sussex, England

Citations

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

Lydia Wickens

b. 28 December 1777
FatherJohn Wickens b. 1729, d. 1810
MotherMary Cox b. 22 Oct 1731
     Lydia Wickens was born in 1777 at Keymer, Sussex, England.
Lydia Wickens was baptized on 28 December 1777 at St Cosmos & St Damian, Keymer, Sussex, England, surname WICKINS.1 She was the daughter of John Wickens and Mary Cox.
Lydia Wickens also went by the name of Liddy.
Lydia Wickens married John Jupp on 3 February 1799 at Ditchling, Sussex, England, both of this parish.2

Family

John Jupp b. c 1775
Marriage*
Lydia Wickens married John Jupp on 3 February 1799 at Ditchling, Sussex, England, both of this parish.2 

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.

Lydia Sabina Wickens

b. 1859
FatherMichael Wickens b. c 1814
MotherSarah White b. 25 Apr 1824
     Lydia Sabina Wickens was born in 1859 at Keymer, Sussex, England.1,2 She was the daughter of Michael Wickens and Sarah White.

Citations

  1. [S68] 1861 Census for England, "RG09 piece 583 folio 84 page 24."
  2. [S142] General Register Office: Indexes to Births, Sep 1837-2006, "Jul-Sep 1859, Cuckfield, Vol 2b Page 124."

Martha Wickens

b. 29 April 1798, d. circa 1863
FatherRichard Wickens b. 30 Jul 1769, d. Nov 1824
MotherSarah Belchamber b. 6 Nov 1770, d. 24 Apr 1839
     Martha Wickens was born in 1798 at Keymer, Sussex, England.
Martha Wickens was baptized on 29 April 1798 at Keymer, Sussex, England, surname spelt WICKINGS.1 She was the daughter of Richard Wickens and Sarah Belchamber.
Martha Wickens married Thomas Richardson on 26 December 1827 at Wivelsfield, Sussex, England.
Martha Wickens died circa 1863 at Brighton, Sussex, England.

Family 1

Child

Family 2

Thomas Richardson b. c 1797, d. c 1854
Marriage*
Martha Wickens married Thomas Richardson on 26 December 1827 at Wivelsfield, Sussex, England
Child

Citations

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

Mary Wickens

b. 29 January 1804, d. after 1854
FatherRichard Wickens b. 30 Jul 1769, d. Nov 1824
MotherSarah Belchamber b. 6 Nov 1770, d. 24 Apr 1839
     Mary Wickens was born in 1804 at Keymer, Sussex, England.
Mary Wickens was baptized on 29 January 1804 at Keymer, Sussex, England, surname spelt WICKENS.1 She was the daughter of Richard Wickens and Sarah Belchamber.
Mary Wickens married William White, son of Henry White and Jane Gorring, on 23 April 1823 at Keymer, Sussex, England.2
It is interesting to note that William and Mary had two children, William and Henry, who died in Brighton but were buried in Edburton in 1832 and 1829 respectively. William's parents, Henry and Jane White would have been living there at that time.
On 16 October 1831 Mary Wickens and William White lived at Hereford St, Brighton, Sussex, England.3
On 7 June 1841 Mary Wickens and William White lived at Bread St, Brighton, Sussex, England.4
Mary Wickens witnessed the birth of Susannah Victoria White on 19 January 1842 at Brighton, Sussex, England.5,1
On 19 January 1842 Mary Wickens and William White lived at 30 Sun Street, Brighton, Sussex, England.5
On 30 March 1851 Mary Wickens and William White lived at 30 Sun St, Brighton, Sussex, England. Note that Sun St no longer exists.6
Mary Wickens died after 1854. Both William and Mary White cannot be found in the 1861 census suggesting they died before then. Also, they were not buried in Edburton as these records have been checked. Their daughter Susanna Victoria White was living with her sister in 1861 suggesting they may have died before then.
Mary Wickens witnessed the death of William White on 4 March 1854 at 16 Nelson St, Brighton, Sussex, England; He died of Hypochondriasis (once Delirium Tremens) and General Debility (4 months).
Delirium Tremens is a psychotic condition typical of withdrawal in chronic alcoholics, involving tremors, hallucinations, anxiety, and disorientation. Hypochondriasis is a technical term for hypochondria - worrying about having a serious illness.7,8

Family

William White b. 22 Jul 1804, d. 4 Mar 1854
Marriage*
Mary Wickens married William White, son of Henry White and Jane Gorring, on 23 April 1823 at Keymer, Sussex, England.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. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "daughter Christiana White's baptism."
  4. [S67] 1841 Census for England "HO107 piece 1121 folio 6/9 page 11."
  5. [S217] Birth certificate of Susannah White, born 19 Jan 1842, registered 28 Feb 1842 in the Registration District of Brighton, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 7 Page 284).
  6. [S16] 1851 Census for England "HO107 piece 1645 folio 57 page 6."
  7. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jan-Mar 1854, Brighton, Vol 2b Page 136."
  8. [S573] Death certificate of Wiliam White, died 4 Mar 1854, registered 6 Mar 1854 in the Registration District of Brighthelmston, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 2b Page 136).

Mary Wickens

b. circa 1760
FatherJohn Wickens b. 1729, d. 1810
MotherMary Cox b. 22 Oct 1731
     Mary Wickens was born circa 1760 at Sussex, England. She was the daughter of John Wickens and Mary Cox.
Mary Wickens was baptized on 20 June 1764 at St Cosmos & St Damian, Keymer, Sussex, England, age 4 years, surname spelt WIGGINS.

Mary Wickens

b. 15 July 1680
FatherThomas Wickens b. c 1653, d. 1722
MotherElizabeth Jenner
     Mary Wickens was baptized on 15 July 1680 at Keymer, Sussex, England, Note: recorded in parish register at end, after burial page in 1st book.1 She was the daughter of Thomas Wickens and Elizabeth Jenner.
Mary Wickens married Richard Dumbrell on 16 April 1700 at Clayton, Sussex, England.2,3
There are no children of Richard and Mary baptised in Keymer between 1700 and 1712.1
Mary Wickens witnessed the will of Thomas Wickens dated 18 July 1710 at Keymer, Sussex, England.4
Mary Wickens was buried on 13 February 1712/13 at Keymer, Sussex, England.1

Family

Richard Dumbrell
Marriage*
Mary Wickens married Richard Dumbrell on 16 April 1700 at Clayton, Sussex, England.2,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S279] Transcript of the Parish Register of Keymer, Sussex, England, 1601 - 1812 (ESRO: WST/6/3).
  2. [S278] Transcript of the Parish Register of Clayton, Sussex, England, 1601 - 1840 (ESRO: WST/3/5).
  3. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  4. [S275] Will of Thomas Wickens of Keymer, Sussex, England, made 18 Jul 1710, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 1722. (ESRO: PBT 1/1/51/101A).

Mary Wickens

b. 1821
FatherJames Wickens b. c 1787, d. 1870
MotherMary Lewis
     Mary Wickens was born in 1821 at Kent, England. She was the daughter of James Wickens and Mary Lewis.

Michael Wickens

b. circa 1814
FatherRichard Wickens b. 30 Jul 1769, d. Nov 1824
MotherSarah Belchamber b. 6 Nov 1770, d. 24 Apr 1839
     Michael Wickens was born circa 1814 at Sussex, England.1,2 He was the son of Richard Wickens and Sarah Belchamber.
Michael Wickens was baptized on 25 November 1821 at Keymer, Sussex, England, age 7 years.1,2
Michael Wickens married Sarah White, daughter of Moses White and Charlotte Geering, on 14 December 1843 at Clayton, Sussex, England.3
On 30 March 1851 Michael Wickens and Sarah White lived at Gainsford's Cottage, Keymer, Sussex, England.4
Michael Wickens was a bricklayer's labourer on 7 April 1861.5
On 7 April 1861 Michael Wickens and Sarah White lived at Groveland Cottage, Keymer, Sussex, England.5
Michael Wickens was a carter on 2 April 1871.6
On 2 April 1871 Michael Wickens and Sarah White lived at 2 Groveland Cottages, St John's Common, Keymer, Sussex, England, Living with them is Thomas Small, grandfather, age 82 years, born Clayton.6
Michael Wickens was a brickyard labourer on 3 April 1881.
On 3 April 1881 Michael Wickens and Sarah White lived at 8 Brighton Place, Keymer, Sussex, England, with daughter Jane Ward (widow) and her two children Flora (7 yrs, born Hastings) and Arthur (5 yrs, born Hastings.)7

Family

Sarah White b. 25 Apr 1824
Marriage*
Michael Wickens married Sarah White, daughter of Moses White and Charlotte Geering, on 14 December 1843 at Clayton, Sussex, England.3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S244] Website "Ancestry" (http://www.ancestry.co.uk/) "Source Citation: Place: Keymer, Sussex, England; ; Date Range: 1660 - 1886; Film Number: 1068523."
  2. [S394] Baptisms, Marriages & Burials of Keymer, Sussex, England, to 1857 (ESRO: PAR 407/1) "PAR 407/1/2/1 (3 fiche)."
  3. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Oct-Dec 1843, Cuckfield, Vol 7 Page 513."
  4. [S16] 1851 Census for England "HO107 piece 1642 folio 541 page 14."
  5. [S68] 1861 Census for England, "RG09 piece 583 folio 84 page 24."
  6. [S69] 1871 Census for England, "RG10 piece 1064 folio 4 page 2."
  7. [S70] 1881 Census for England, "RG11 piece 1065 folio 19 page 17."

Michael Wickens

b. 1844
FatherMichael Wickens b. c 1814
MotherSarah White b. 25 Apr 1824
     Michael Wickens was born in 1844 at Clayton, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Michael Wickens and Sarah White.
Michael Wickens was a carpenter on 7 April 1861 at Keymer, Sussex, England.2

Citations

  1. [S16] 1851 Census for England "HO107 piece 1642 folio 541 page 14."
  2. [S68] 1861 Census for England, "RG09 piece 583 folio 84 page 24."

Moses Wickens

b. 1854
FatherMichael Wickens b. c 1814
MotherSarah White b. 25 Apr 1824
     Moses Wickens was born in 1854 at Keymer, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Michael Wickens and Sarah White.
Moses Wickens was baptized on 6 August 1854 at Clayton, Sussex, England.2
Moses Wickens was a carter on 2 April 1871 at Keymer, Sussex, England.3

Citations

  1. [S142] General Register Office: Indexes to Births, Sep 1837-2006, "Jul-Sep 1854, Cuckfield, Vol 2b Page 127."
  2. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  3. [S69] 1871 Census for England, "RG10 piece 1064 folio 4 page 2."

Peter Wickens

b. 5 May 1805, d. 1874
FatherRichard Wickens b. 30 Jul 1769, d. Nov 1824
MotherSarah Belchamber b. 6 Nov 1770, d. 24 Apr 1839
     Peter Wickens was born in 1805 at Keymer, Sussex, England.
Peter Wickens was baptized on 5 May 1805 at Keymer, Sussex, England, surname spelt WICKENS.1 He was the son of Richard Wickens and Sarah Belchamber.
Peter Wickens married Jane (?) circa 1820 at Sussex, England, from 1851 census for Uckfield, Sussex.
Peter Wickens was a toll gate keeper in 1851.
In 1851 Peter Wickens lived at Ringles Cross, Uckfield, Sussex, England.
Peter Wickens was a toll gate keeper in 1861.
In 1861 Peter Wickens and Jane (?) lived at Dale Gate, Pyecombe, Sussex, England.
Peter Wickens was an agricultural labourer in 1871.
In 1871 Peter Wickens and Jane (?) lived at Pyecombe St, Pyecombe, Sussex, England.
Peter Wickens died in 1874 at Cuckfield, Sussex, England. Age 69 years.

Family

Jane (?) b. c 1792
Marriage*
Peter Wickens married Jane (?) circa 1820 at Sussex, England, from 1851 census for Uckfield, Sussex. 

Citations

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

Philip Wickens

b. 1829
FatherJames Wickens b. c 1787, d. 1870
MotherMary Lewis
     Philip Wickens was born in 1829 at St Johns, Keymer, Sussex, England. He was the son of James Wickens and Mary Lewis.

Richard Wickens

b. 30 July 1769, d. November 1824
FatherJohn Wickens b. 1729, d. 1810
MotherMary Cox b. 22 Oct 1731
     Richard Wickens was born in 1769 at Keymer, Sussex, England.
Richard Wickens was baptized on 30 July 1769 at St Cosmos & St Damian, Keymer, Sussex, England, surname spelt WIGGENS. He was the son of John Wickens and Mary Cox.
Richard Wickens is almost certainly the son of John and Mary Wiggens, bap. 30.7.1769 at Keymer. This is a close match to his age at death of 56 years in 1824, and his marriage record says he is “of Keymer”. Other possibilities are:
Richard, son of Richard and Mary Wickens, bap. ?.12.1769 at Maresfield. (age fits but not location)
Richard, son of Henry and Hannah Wickens bap. 5.10.1777 at Lindfield. (interesting – but too young)
Note that the name has been spelt WICKENS, WICKINGS, WICKING and WIGGENS, WICKEMS.
Richard Wickens married Sarah Belchamber, daughter of John Belchamber and Mary Maskal, on 20 June 1792 at Ditchling, Sussex, England, Richard is "of Keymer" and Sarah is "of Ditchling", surname spelt WICKINS.1
Richard Wickens died in November 1824 at Keymer, Sussex, England, at age 55.
Richard Wickens was buried on 29 November 1824 at St Cosmos & St Damian, Keymer, Sussex, England, of Sheep Wash, aged 56 years.2
Richard Wicken's burial records his abode as Sheepwash. A book called "A Hassocks Pagent", published by the Keymer Parish Council, has a map of Clayton Farm in 1756 which includes a field called Sheepwash. A stream flows along the boundary of this field and there is a pond were presumably the sheep were washed. The field on the other side of the stream, opposite Sheepwash, is called The Drove.3

Family

Sarah Belchamber b. 6 Nov 1770, d. 24 Apr 1839
Marriage*
Richard Wickens married Sarah Belchamber, daughter of John Belchamber and Mary Maskal, on 20 June 1792 at Ditchling, Sussex, England, Richard is "of Keymer" and Sarah is "of Ditchling", surname spelt WICKINS.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  2. [S25] Index to Sussex Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "of Sheep Wash, aged 56 years."
  3. [S253] Margaret Rose, "A Hassocks Pageant", Keymer Parish Council, First Edition (1988) "page 36."

Richard Wickens

b. 18 November 1792
FatherRichard Wickens b. 30 Jul 1769, d. Nov 1824
MotherSarah Belchamber b. 6 Nov 1770, d. 24 Apr 1839
     Richard Wickens was born in 1792 at Keymer, Sussex, England.
Richard Wickens was baptized on 18 November 1792 at Keymer, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Richard Wickens and Sarah Belchamber.
Richard Wickens married Mary (?) circa 1830 from 1851 census for Keymer.
In 1841 Richard Wickens and Mary (?) lived at Whitelands, Keymer, Sussex, England.
Richard Wickens was an agricultural labourer in 1851.
In 1851 Richard Wickens and Mary (?) lived at Old Workhouse, Keymer, Sussex, England, together with Richard's brother Henry.
Possible burial at Keymer on 26 Mar 1869, "age 76 years."2

Family

Mary (?) b. c 1805
Marriage*
Richard Wickens married Mary (?) circa 1830 from 1851 census for Keymer. 

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,.

Rosina Wickens

b. 1863
FatherMichael Wickens b. c 1814
MotherSarah White b. 25 Apr 1824
     Rosina Wickens was born in 1863 at Keymer, Sussex, England.1,2 She was the daughter of Michael Wickens and Sarah White.

Citations

  1. [S69] 1871 Census for England, "RG10 piece 1064 folio 4 page 2."
  2. [S142] General Register Office: Indexes to Births, Sep 1837-2006, "Oct-Dec 1863, Cuckfield, Vol 2b Page 138."

Sarah Wickens

b. 25 January 1795, d. 20 March 1877
FatherRichard Wickens b. 30 Jul 1769, d. Nov 1824
MotherSarah Belchamber b. 6 Nov 1770, d. 24 Apr 1839
     Sarah Wickens was born in 1795 at Keymer, Sussex, England.
Sarah Wickens was baptized on 25 January 1795 at Keymer, Sussex, England, surname spelt WIGGINS.1 She was the daughter of Richard Wickens and Sarah Belchamber.
Candidates for Sarah's baptism are:
1. At Lindfield All Saints on 24 Oct 1795 dau. of John Wickens and Mary.
2. At Lewes St Thomas of Canterbury at Cliffe on 17 Feb 1793 (born 8 Jul 1792) dau. of William and Jenny Wickens.
3. At Keymer St Cosmos & St Damian on 25 Jan 1795 dau. of Richard and Sarah Wiggins.
The Lindfield baptism is accounted for by the marriage of Sarah Wicking in Lindfield in 1818. The witnesses are given as Jn.W. and My.W. who are likely her parents (John and Mary) which matches the baptism information.
The 1851census says our Sarah Knight (nee Wickens) was born Keymer. The 1861 census says she was born Wivelsfield but the 1871 census says Keymer. The Wivelsfield one is not an option as no Sarah Wickens was baptised there, so Keymer is the correct one.
Sarah Wickens married Frederick Knight, son of John Knight and Mary (?), on 21 January 1819 at Kingston by Lewes, Sussex, England, Sarah is of this parish, Frederick is of Wivelsfield.2
On 2 April 1871 Sarah Wickens lived at Longridge Farm, Chailey, Sussex, England.3
The 1871 census confirms Sarah's birthplace as Keymer, Sussex. She is a widow living with her daughter Sophia and family.3
Sarah Wickens died on 20 March 1877 at Lewes, Sussex, England, at age 82. "age 82 years."4

Family

Frederick Knight b. 25 Mar 1795, d. 20 Dec 1862
Marriage*
Sarah Wickens married Frederick Knight, son of John Knight and Mary (?), on 21 January 1819 at Kingston by Lewes, Sussex, England, Sarah is of this parish, Frederick is of Wivelsfield.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. [S69] 1871 Census for England, "Class: RG10; Piece: 1066; Folio: 21; Page: 10; GSU roll: 827491."
  4. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jan-Mar 1877, Lewes, Vol 2b Page 102, Age 82 years."

Sarah Wickens

b. 22 September 1771
FatherJohn Wickens b. 1729, d. 1810
MotherMary Cox b. 22 Oct 1731
     Sarah Wickens was born in 1771 at Keymer, Sussex, England.
Sarah Wickens was baptized on 22 September 1771 at St Cosmos & St Damian, Keymer, Sussex, England, surname WIGGENS.1 She was the daughter of John Wickens and Mary Cox.

Citations

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

Sarah Wickens

b. 22 May 1681
FatherThomas Wickens b. c 1653, d. 1722
MotherElizabeth Jenner
     Sarah Wickens was baptized on 22 May 1681 at Keymer, Sussex, England. She was the daughter of Thomas Wickens and Elizabeth Jenner.
Sarah Wickens married James Cox on 27 April 1704 at Keymer, Sussex, England.1,2
Sarah Wickens witnessed the will of Thomas Wickens dated 18 July 1710 at Keymer, Sussex, England.3

Family

James Cox
Marriage*
Sarah Wickens married James Cox on 27 April 1704 at Keymer, Sussex, England.1,2 

Citations

  1. [S279] Transcript of the Parish Register of Keymer, Sussex, England, 1601 - 1812 (ESRO: WST/6/3).
  2. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  3. [S275] Will of Thomas Wickens of Keymer, Sussex, England, made 18 Jul 1710, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 1722. (ESRO: PBT 1/1/51/101A).