Nicholas Estward

b. 28 June 1629
FatherNicholas Estward b. c 1595
MotherJoan Burges b. c 1595, d. 1635
     Nicholas Estward was baptized on 28 June 1629 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Nicholas Estward and Joan Burges.

Citations

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

Elizabeth Buckrell

     Elizabeth Buckrell married Nicholas Estward on 18 January 1635/36 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England, Elizabeth is a widow, although Nicholas should have been indicated a widower but wasn't. Nicholas' first wife, Joan, died in August 1635.1
As of 18 January 1635/36, her married name was Estward.
Elizabeth is possibly the widow of Stephen Buckrell. An Elizabeth Paine married Stephen Buckrell 20 Nov 1617 in Brighton.1
Elizabeth Buckrell was buried on 3 January 1658 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England, recorded as "widdow Estward."2

Family

Nicholas Estward b. c 1595
Marriage*
Elizabeth Buckrell married Nicholas Estward on 18 January 1635/36 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England, Elizabeth is a widow, although Nicholas should have been indicated a widower but wasn't. Nicholas' first wife, Joan, died in August 1635.1 
Child

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  2. [S25] Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "widdow Estward."

Richard Lane

     Richard Lane married Jane Estward, daughter of Nicholas Estward and Joan Burges, on 21 July 1652 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England, both of Brighton.1

Family

Jane Estward b. 8 Sep 1622
Marriage*
Richard Lane married Jane Estward, daughter of Nicholas Estward and Joan Burges, on 21 July 1652 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England, both of Brighton.1 

Citations

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

(?) Estward

b. 1636
FatherNicholas Estward b. c 1595
MotherElizabeth Buckrell
     (?) Estward was born in 1636. He was the son of Nicholas Estward and Elizabeth Buckrell.
(?) Estward was buried on 5 June 1636 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England, "a childe of Nichollas Estwards."1

Citations

  1. [S25] Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "a childe of Nichollas Estwards."

Nathaniel Bradford

b. circa 1640
     Nathaniel Bradford was born circa 1640 at Sussex, England.
Nathaniel Bradford married Elizabeth Lock, daughter of William Lock, on 19 February 1665/66 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England, both of Brighton.1

Family

Elizabeth Lock b. c 1645, d. c 1721
Marriage*
Nathaniel Bradford married Elizabeth Lock, daughter of William Lock, on 19 February 1665/66 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England, both of Brighton.1 
Children

Citations

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

Elizabeth Lock

b. circa 1645, d. circa 1721
FatherWilliam Lock b. c 1610
     Elizabeth Lock was born circa 1645 at Sussex, England. She was the daughter of William Lock.
Elizabeth could be either:
Elizabeth Lock, bap 4 Mar 1644/45 dau. of William, Brighton St Nicholas
Elizabeth Lock, bap 12 Jul 1646 dau. of William, Brighton St Nicholas
There is no burial for either so it may not be possible to decide which is correct.
However, the Sussex Marriage Index only has one entry for a William Lock in Brighton:
William Lock married Elizabeth Powlter 19 Nov 1638, Brighton St Nicholas. It may be that the first child died but the burial was not recorded.1,2
Elizabeth Lock married Nathaniel Bradford on 19 February 1665/66 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England, both of Brighton.3
As of 19 February 1665/66, her married name was Bradford.
Elizabeth Lock died circa 1721 at Brighton, Sussex, England.
Possible burial 1 Jul 1721 at Brighton St Nicholas, widow.4

Family

Nathaniel Bradford b. c 1640
Marriage*
Elizabeth Lock married Nathaniel Bradford on 19 February 1665/66 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England, both of Brighton.3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S25] Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  3. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  4. [S25] Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "widow."

Nathaniel Bradford

b. 18 April 1675
FatherNathaniel Bradford b. c 1640
MotherElizabeth Lock b. c 1645, d. c 1721
     Nathaniel Bradford was baptized on 18 April 1675 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Nathaniel Bradford and Elizabeth Lock.

Citations

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

William Bradford

b. 21 September 1679
FatherNathaniel Bradford b. c 1640
MotherElizabeth Lock b. c 1645, d. c 1721
     William Bradford was baptized on 21 September 1679 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Nathaniel Bradford and Elizabeth Lock.

Citations

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

Thomas Bradford

b. 3 September 1682
FatherNathaniel Bradford b. c 1640
MotherElizabeth Lock b. c 1645, d. c 1721
     Thomas Bradford was baptized on 3 September 1682 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Nathaniel Bradford and Elizabeth Lock.

Citations

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

William Lock

b. circa 1610
     William Lock was born circa 1610 at Sussex, England.

Family

Child

William Gillam

     William Gillam married Frances Tubbs on 23 January 1774 at Brighton, Sussex, England.1

Family

Frances Tubbs
Marriage*
William Gillam married Frances Tubbs on 23 January 1774 at Brighton, Sussex, England.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  2. [S23] Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Frances Tubbs

      Frances Tubbs may have been born outside of Sussex. There is a Joseph Tubb who is a stage coach owner Brighton/London:
Joseph Tubb,
Period: 1762
Place: London/Brighton
Occupation: Stage coach owner
Page(s): 13, 14, 15
There is also a baptism of a Frances Tubb on 15 Dec 1774 dau. Joseph Tubb at Lewes St John the Baptist sub Castro. This was the same year that our Frances Tubbs was married, so maybe they were brother and sister.
Also, Tubb/Tubbs is not a very common name in Sussex - there are only 25 marriages for Tubb (and variants) between 1538 and 1837.
Also, there are burials for Fanny Tubb 9 Sep 1790, and Joseph Tubb 17 Jan 1795, at Hartfield St Mary. Joseph's burial entry says "from Forest Row".1,2,3,4
Frances Tubbs married William Gillam on 23 January 1774 at Brighton, Sussex, England.3
As of 23 January 1774, her married name was Gillam.

Family

William Gillam
Marriage*
Frances Tubbs married William Gillam on 23 January 1774 at Brighton, Sussex, England.3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S266] Index to People, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "Source 88, Entry 96800."
  2. [S23] Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  3. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  4. [S25] Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Anne Gillam

b. 13 August 1775
FatherWilliam Gillam
MotherFrances Tubbs
     Anne Gillam was baptized on 13 August 1775 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of William Gillam and Frances Tubbs.

Citations

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

Fanny Gillam

b. 11 May 1777
FatherWilliam Gillam
MotherFrances Tubbs
     Fanny Gillam was baptized on 11 May 1777 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of William Gillam and Frances Tubbs.

Citations

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

William Gillam

b. 25 July 1782
FatherWilliam Gillam
MotherFrances Tubbs
     William Gillam was baptized on 25 July 1782 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of William Gillam and Frances Tubbs.

Citations

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

Jane Gillam

b. 1 May 1785
FatherWilliam Gillam
MotherFrances Tubbs
     Jane Gillam was baptized on 1 May 1785 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of William Gillam and Frances Tubbs.

Citations

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

Ann Frier Gillam

b. 17 June 1774
FatherWilliam Gillam
MotherFrances Tubbs
     Ann Frier Gillam was born on 17 June 1774 at Brighton, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of William Gillam and Frances Tubbs.
Ann Frier Gillam was baptized on 27 December 1792 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England.1

Citations

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

John Gillam1

b. 6 April 1790
FatherWilliam Gillam1
MotherFrances Tubbs1
     John Gillam was born on 6 April 1790 at Brighton, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of William Gillam and Frances Tubbs.1
John Gillam was baptized on 3 May 1790 at Brighton Countess of Huntingdon North Street, Brighton, Sussex, England.1

Citations

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

Stephen Gunn

b. 8 October 1733, d. 4 September 1813
FatherNathaniel Gunn b. 2 Jun 1700, d. 1763
MotherAbigail Brapple
     Stephen Gunn was baptized on 8 October 1733 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Nathaniel Gunn and Abigail Brapple.
Stephen Gunn married Martha Killick, daughter of Friend Killick and Ann Bridger, on 9 March 1758 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England.2
Their address in Brighton is thought to be 36 East Street.3
Stephen Gunn died on 4 September 1813 at Brighton, Sussex, England, at age 79 (from the gravestone in St Nicholas Church.)
Stephen Gunn was buried on 8 September 1813 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England, of East St, Brighton. Age 79 years.4
A gravestone inscriptionfor Stephen Gunn and Martha Killick was recorded as
"In Memory of STEPHEN GUNN who died 4th September, 1813, Aged 79 Years. Also MARTHA, Wife of STEPHEN GUNN, who was Peculiarly Distinguished as a bather in this Town nearly 70 Years. She died 2nd of May, 1815, Aged 88 Years." The gravestone also includes details of the couple's four children - Friend, Elizabeth, Martha and Thomas, who pre-deceased their parents.3

Family

Martha Killick b. 19 Sep 1731, d. 2 May 1815
Marriage*
Stephen Gunn married Martha Killick, daughter of Friend Killick and Ann Bridger, on 9 March 1758 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England.2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  3. [S267] Webpage "Martha Gunn (1726-1815) - Brighton's Famous Bathing Woman" (http://www.photohistory-sussex.co.uk/BTNCHAR_MarthaGunn.htm).
  4. [S25] Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "East St, Brighton. Age 79 years."

Martha Killick

b. 19 September 1731, d. 2 May 1815
FatherFriend Killick
MotherAnn Bridger
Martha Gunn c1785, unknown artist
     Martha Killick was born in 1731 at Brighton, Sussex, England.
Martha Killick was baptized on 19 September 1731 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of Friend Killick and Ann Bridger.
Martha Gunn came from a well-known family of fishermen and started work as a ladies' bathing attendant or "dipper" when she was a young woman in her twenties. She did not completely retire until 1814, when she was in her late eighties. Her long career as a "dipper" and her special relationship with George Augustus Frederick, the Prince of Wales (1762-1830) ensured that she became a local celebrity and the most famous "dipper" in Great Britain.2
Martha Killick married Stephen Gunn, son of Nathaniel Gunn and Abigail Brapple, on 9 March 1758 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England.3
As of 9 March 1758, her married name was Gunn.
Their address in Brighton is thought to be 36 East Street.2
Martha Killick died on 2 May 1815 at Brighton, Sussex, England, at age 83 (from the gravestone in St Nicholas Church.)
Martha Killick was buried on 8 May 1815 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England, of East St, Brighton. Age 88 years.4
A gravestone inscriptionfor Martha Killick and Stephen Gunn was recorded as
"In Memory of STEPHEN GUNN who died 4th September, 1813, Aged 79 Years. Also MARTHA, Wife of STEPHEN GUNN, who was Peculiarly Distinguished as a bather in this Town nearly 70 Years. She died 2nd of May, 1815, Aged 88 Years." The gravestone also includes details of the couple's four children - Friend, Elizabeth, Martha and Thomas, who pre-deceased their parents.2

Family

Stephen Gunn b. 8 Oct 1733, d. 4 Sep 1813
Marriage*
Martha Killick married Stephen Gunn, son of Nathaniel Gunn and Abigail Brapple, on 9 March 1758 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England.3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S267] Webpage "Martha Gunn (1726-1815) - Brighton's Famous Bathing Woman" (http://www.photohistory-sussex.co.uk/BTNCHAR_MarthaGunn.htm).
  3. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  4. [S25] Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "East St, Brighton. Age 88 years."

Friend Killick

     Friend Killick married Ann Bridger on 1 July 1716 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England.1

Family

Ann Bridger
Marriage*
Friend Killick married Ann Bridger on 1 July 1716 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England.1 
Child

Citations

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

Ann Bridger

     Ann Bridger married Friend Killick on 1 July 1716 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England.1
As of 1 July 1716, her married name was Killick.

Family

Friend Killick
Marriage*
Ann Bridger married Friend Killick on 1 July 1716 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England.1 
Child

Citations

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

Martha Gunn

b. September 1758
FatherStephen Gunn b. 8 Oct 1733, d. 4 Sep 1813
MotherMartha Killick b. 19 Sep 1731, d. 2 May 1815
     Martha Gunn was baptized in September 1758 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of Stephen Gunn and Martha Killick.
Martha Gunn was buried on 29 July 1789 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England.2,3

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S25] Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  3. [S267] Webpage "Martha Gunn (1726-1815) - Brighton's Famous Bathing Woman" (http://www.photohistory-sussex.co.uk/BTNCHAR_MarthaGunn.htm).

Thomas Brapple Gunn

b. 30 July 1760, d. 1798
FatherStephen Gunn b. 8 Oct 1733, d. 4 Sep 1813
MotherMartha Killick b. 19 Sep 1731, d. 2 May 1815
     Thomas Brapple Gunn was baptized on 30 July 1760 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Stephen Gunn and Martha Killick.
Thomas Brapple Gunn married Alice Cobby, daughter of John Cobby and Mary (?), on 20 July 1780 at St Nicholas, Brighton, Sussex, England, both of this parish.2
Thomas Brapple Gunn died in 1798 at Brighton, Sussex, England.
Thomas Brapple Gunn was buried on 9 May 1798 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England.3

Family

Alice Cobby b. Jan 1758, d. 1838
Marriage*
Thomas Brapple Gunn married Alice Cobby, daughter of John Cobby and Mary (?), on 20 July 1780 at St Nicholas, Brighton, Sussex, England, both of this parish.2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  3. [S25] Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Friend Gunn

b. 26 September 1762, d. 1784
FatherStephen Gunn b. 8 Oct 1733, d. 4 Sep 1813
MotherMartha Killick b. 19 Sep 1731, d. 2 May 1815
     Friend Gunn was baptized on 26 September 1762 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Stephen Gunn and Martha Killick.
Friend Gunn died in 1784 at Brighton, Sussex, England.
Friend Gunn was buried on 4 November 1784 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England, "son of Stephen and Martha."2

Citations

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

Mary Gunn

b. 14 June 1764
FatherStephen Gunn b. 8 Oct 1733, d. 4 Sep 1813
MotherMartha Killick b. 19 Sep 1731, d. 2 May 1815
     Mary Gunn was baptized on 14 June 1764 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of Stephen Gunn and Martha Killick.

Citations

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

Nathaniel Gunn

b. 23 November 1766
FatherStephen Gunn b. 8 Oct 1733, d. 4 Sep 1813
MotherMartha Killick b. 19 Sep 1731, d. 2 May 1815
     Nathaniel Gunn was baptized on 23 November 1766 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Stephen Gunn and Martha Killick.
The death of a Nathaniel Gunn of Brighton was investigated by the coroner c1814 (the actual date is omitted but is in a group of coronial inquests in 1813 and 1814). The outome was that he "died by the visitation of God" - that is, a natural death.2

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S284] R F Hunnisett, "Sussex Coroners' Inquests 1688-1838", Sussex Record Society, First Edition (2005) "No 181, page 62."