Elizabeth Funnell

b. 20 September 1835, d. 1844
FatherRichard Funnell b. 14 Aug 1794, d. 12 Mar 1858
MotherJane Burgess b. 1 Oct 1797, d. 29 Sep 1858
     Elizabeth Funnell was born in 1835 at Chiddingly, Sussex, England.
Elizabeth Funnell was baptized on 20 September 1835 at Parish Church, Chiddingly, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of Richard Funnell and Jane Burgess.
Elizabeth Funnell died in 1844 at Chiddingly, Sussex, England.2
Elizabeth Funnell was buried on 19 January 1844 at Parish Church, Chiddingly, Sussex, England.3

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jan-Mar 1844, Hailsham, Vol 7 Page 291."
  3. [S25] Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Phillis Funnell

b. 30 December 1837, d. 10 November 1920
FatherRichard Funnell b. 14 Aug 1794, d. 12 Mar 1858
MotherJane Burgess b. 1 Oct 1797, d. 29 Sep 1858
     Phillis Funnell was born in 1837 at Chiddingly, Sussex, England.
Phillis Funnell was baptized on 30 December 1837 at Parish Church, Chiddingly, Sussex, England.1,2 She was the daughter of Richard Funnell and Jane Burgess.
Phillis Funnell married Samuel Rootes on 22 November 1860 at Holy Trinity, The Dicker, Eastbourne, Sussex, England.3
As of 22 November 1860, her married name was Rootes.
On 2 April 1911 Phillis Funnell lived at Guestling Green, Guestling, Sussex, England, living with three unmarried sons, George, Ernest and John.4
Phillis Funnell died on 10 November 1920 at Guestling, Sussex, England, at age 82.5

Family

Samuel Rootes b. 27 Jan 1829, d. 10 May 1880
Marriage*
Phillis Funnell married Samuel Rootes on 22 November 1860 at Holy Trinity, The Dicker, Eastbourne, 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. [S16] 1851 Census for England "Class: HO107; Piece: 1638; Folio: 264; Page: 1; GSU roll: 193541."
  3. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Oct-Dec 1860, Hailsham, Vol 2b Page 97."
  4. [S73] 1911 Census for England "Class: RG14; Piece: 4726; Schedule Number: 20."
  5. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Oct-Dec 1920, Hastings, Vol 2b Page 14, age 82."

Mary Funnell

b. 8 March 1840
FatherRichard Funnell b. 14 Aug 1794, d. 12 Mar 1858
MotherJane Burgess b. 1 Oct 1797, d. 29 Sep 1858
     Mary Funnell was born in 1840 at Chiddingly, Sussex, England.
Mary Funnell was baptized on 8 March 1840 at Parish Church, Chiddingly, Sussex, England.1,2 She was the daughter of Richard Funnell and Jane Burgess.
Mary Funnell married George Banks on 1 May 1862 at Little Horsted, Sussex, England.3
As of 1 May 1862, her married name was Banks.
On 2 April 1871 Mary Funnell and George Banks lived at Little Horsted, Sussex, England.4
On 3 April 1881 Mary Funnell and George Banks lived at 3 Iron Pear Tree, Little Horsted, Sussex, England.5
Mary Funnell witnessed the probate of the estate of George Banks on 24 March 1884; Personal estate: £405 10s.6
Mary Funnell was a farmer, widow on 5 April 1891.7

Family

George Banks b. c 1836, d. 19 Jan 1884
Marriage*
Mary Funnell married George Banks on 1 May 1862 at Little Horsted, 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. [S16] 1851 Census for England "Class: HO107; Piece: 1638; Folio: 264; Page: 1; GSU roll: 193541."
  3. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Apr-Jun 1862, Uckfield, Vol 2b Page 145."
  4. [S69] 1871 Census for England, "RG10 piece 1053 folio 69 page 3."
  5. [S70] 1881 Census for England, "RG11 piece 1053 folio 71 page 2."
  6. [S422] National Probate Calendar, England & Wales (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1995. (https://www.ancestry.co.uk/).
  7. [S71] 1891 Census for England "RG12 piece 785 folio 65 page 2."

John Funnell

b. 10 July 1824, d. 1844
FatherRichard Funnell b. 14 Aug 1794, d. 12 Mar 1858
MotherJane Burgess b. 1 Oct 1797, d. 29 Sep 1858
     John Funnell was born on 10 July 1824 at East Hoathly, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Richard Funnell and Jane Burgess.
John Funnell was baptized on 8 August 1824 at Parish Church, East Hoathly, Sussex, England.1,2
John Funnell died in 1844 at Chiddingly, Sussex, England.3
John Funnell was buried on 28 May 1844 at Parish Church, Chiddingly, Sussex, England, "age 20 years."4,5

Citations

  1. [S260] Website "FUNNELLs Wood" (http://www.funnell.org/).
  2. [S23] Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  3. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Apr-Jun 1844, Hailsham, Vol 7 Page 249."
  4. [S25] Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  5. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "Register of burials in the parish of Chiddingly in the county of Sussesc, 1813-1868."

Richard Funnell

b. circa 1765, d. 1848
Father(?) Funnell b. c 1735
     Richard Funnell was born circa 1765 at Sussex, England; ages from census and death records give a birth year ranging from c1765 to c1769. He was the son of (?) Funnell.
The only possibilities for Richard's baptism found so far (from the SFHG baptism index between 1755 and 1770) are:
20 Jan 1760 at Barcombe, Richard son of William and Jane FUNNELL (note: Jane FUNNEL buried at Barcombe 1803 age 76 yrs).
8 Feb 1773 at Chiddingly, Richard FUNNELL baptised (an adult). No parents given. [probably the most likely]
21 Aug 1775 at Chiddingly, Richard DUNK FUNNELL, illegitimate son of Elizabeth FUNNELL. (Interesting but probably a bit late for our Richard FUNNELL given that he married in 1792 and his ages quoted at death and in census's consistently indicate an earlier birth by about 10 years).
On his marriage record, Richard is stated as "of Ripe" suggesting he may have been born there. However, there is no baptism record at Ripe for him. There is a tantalising record in an earlier generation though:
Richard FUNNEL baptised at Ripe 25 Dec 1699 son of Rachel FUNNEL (base born).
Connected to this is: Lewes Sessions: 12-13 Jul 1705: orders relating to poor relief: FUNNELL Richard, and a female surnamed FUNNELL; JPs order removing them from Ripe to Chiddingly set aside; the said Richard to go with his mother until he is seven years old.(ESRO: QO/12/1705-07-12.)1
Marriage banns for Richard Funnell were published on 24 June 1792 at Laughton, Sussex, England; banns read on 24 June, 1 July and 9 July 1792.2
Richard Funnell married Elizabeth Inkpen, daughter of John Inkpen and Sarah Gladman, on 9 July 1792 at Laughton, Sussex, England, Richard is "of Ripe" and Elizabeth is age 23 year "of Laughton", surname INKPIN. Witnesses: Benjamin Coalman and John Vine.3
Richard's first wife Elizabeth Inkpen died in 1809 aged 40 years.
Richard Funnell married Ruth Sharrard on 6 January 1813 at Chiddingly, Sussex, England, (Ruth JENNER) both of this parish.3
Richard's second marriage was to Ruth Jenner, a widow, although the marriage record does not identify her as such. Richard was her third husband, her previous husband, Stephen Jenner, died in 1812 at Chiddingly and before that, her first husband, John Hammond, died in 1789 at Chiddingly.
Ruth had eleven children in total, although none with Richard Funnell.
Richard Funnell was a brick maker in 1821.4
Chiddingly is one of those rare parishes where the 28 May 1821 census has survived with a detailed description of the inhabitants, similar in format to the 1841 census. Richard and Ruth were living at Rooker, a large cottage :
Richard Funnell 56 yrs Brickmaker; Ruth Funnell 63 yrs; Henry Funnell 21 yrs; Stephen Funnell 13 yrs; Edward Jenner 12 yrs; George Jenner 9 yrs.4
On 7 June 1841 Richard Funnell lived at The Street, Chiddingly, Sussex, England, a widower age 73 years, living with his widowed son Henry and children John (15 years), Caroline (11 years) and Martha (5 years).5
Richard Funnell died in 1848 at Chiddingly, Sussex, England.
Richard Funnell was buried on 5 January 1848 at Chiddingly, Sussex, England, "Abode: Hailsham Workhouse; age 79 years."6,7
Richard was living in the Hailsham Union workhouse when he died, according to the Chiddingly parish burials register. However, there is no discharge recorded in the Hailsham Union workhouse records, nor the register of deaths for the Hailsham Union, nor can his death certificate be found. It may be that he was living in one of the old workhouses, not the new Union workhouse.8

Family 1

Elizabeth Inkpen b. 12 Mar 1769, d. 1809
Marriage*
Richard Funnell married Elizabeth Inkpen, daughter of John Inkpen and Sarah Gladman, on 9 July 1792 at Laughton, Sussex, England, Richard is "of Ripe" and Elizabeth is age 23 year "of Laughton", surname INKPIN. Witnesses: Benjamin Coalman and John Vine.3 
Children

Family 2

Ruth Sharrard b. c 1758, d. 1831
Marriage*
Richard Funnell married Ruth Sharrard on 6 January 1813 at Chiddingly, Sussex, England, (Ruth JENNER) both of this parish.3 

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "Parish registers and poor law records for Laughton, 1561-1882."
  3. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  4. [S705] PBN Publications, "1821 Census Chiddingly, Sussex", PBN Publications, First Edition (1989) "p. 17."
  5. [S67] 1841 Census for England "Class: HO107; Piece: 1118; Book: 5; Civil Parish: Chiddingly; County: Sussex; Enumeration District: 3a; Folio: 12; Page: 17; Line: 1; GSU roll: 464163."
  6. [S25] Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  7. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "Register of burials in the parish of Chiddingly in the county of Sussex, 1813-1868."
  8. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/).

Elizabeth Inkpen

b. 12 March 1769, d. 1809
FatherJohn Inkpen b. 23 Jul 1738, d. 1808
MotherSarah Gladman b. 9 Aug 1747, d. 1793
     Elizabeth Inkpen was born in 1769 at Laughton, Sussex, England.
Elizabeth Inkpen was baptized on 12 March 1769 at All Saints, Laughton, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of John Inkpen and Sarah Gladman.
In the parish records for Laughton there are three possibilities for Elizabeth Inkpen:
bap. 12.3.1769     Elizabeth dau. of John and Sarah Inkpin. (John Inkpin m. Sarah Gladman 30.6.1766, Laughton, witness William Gladman and Richard Vine)
bap. 17.10.1769     Elizabeth dau. of Edward and Ann Inkpin. (Edward Inkpin m. Ann Fennall 10.4.1767, Laughton)
bap. 16.5.1773     Elizabeth dau. of Edward and Susannah Inkpin.
It is most likely that the first baptism is the correct one as the burials for Laughton record Ann Inkpin, buried 7.10.1769 and Elizabeth Inkpin, buried 11.3.1770 (mother and daughter). The Laughton register has banns for Edward Inkpen and Susannah Cossam (Cosham?) of Ringmer with the marriage occurring in Ringmer on 6.4.1772 (IGI). If the marriage states that Edward is a widower then it would confirm that Edward had two marriages, first to Anne Fennell and then to Susannah Cossam. Another factor is that Richard and Elizabeth named their first child John, probably after Elizabeth's father. Also, the witness to their marriage was Benjamin Coalman who married Sarah Inkpen, daughter of John and Sarah Inkpen on 25.4.1787 at Laughton.
Elizabeth Inkpen married Richard Funnell, son of (?) Funnell, on 9 July 1792 at Laughton, Sussex, England, Richard is "of Ripe" and Elizabeth is age 23 year "of Laughton", surname INKPIN. Witnesses: Benjamin Coalman and John Vine.2
As of 9 July 1792, her married name was Funnell.
Elizabeth Inkpen died in 1809 at Chiddingly, Sussex, England.
Elizabeth Inkpen was buried on 13 June 1809 at Chiddingly, Sussex, England, age 40 years.3

Family

Richard Funnell b. c 1765, d. 1848
Marriage*
Elizabeth Inkpen married Richard Funnell, son of (?) Funnell, on 9 July 1792 at Laughton, Sussex, England, Richard is "of Ripe" and Elizabeth is age 23 year "of Laughton", surname INKPIN. Witnesses: Benjamin Coalman and John Vine.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,.

John Akehurst

b. 19 December 1751, d. 1829
FatherJohn Akehurst b. c 1726, d. 1754
MotherElizabeth Burwash b. c 1730, d. 1755
     John Akehurst was born in 1751 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.
John Akehurst was baptized on 19 December 1751 at St Peter & St Paul, Hellingly, Sussex, England, surname ACKHURST.1 He was the son of John Akehurst and Elizabeth Burwash.
Discussion ********
Possible baptisms for John Akehurst are:
12.12.1751 John son of John and Elizabeth Ackhurst, and
4.10.1752 John son of John and Elizabeth Akehurst.
Which one is the John Akehurst who married Elizabeth Collen (who I will call JOHN1), and which is the John Akehurst who married Lucy Rippington (JOHN2)?
JOHN1 was buried on 14 Apr 1829 age 78 years, while JOHN2 was buried on 17 Dec 1831 age 79 years (as proved by his will). The latter burial would imply that JOHN2 was born between 18 Dec 1751 and 17 Dec 1752 which would agree with the 1752 baptism. The former burial would imply that JOHN1 was born between 15 Apr 1750 and 14 Apr 1751 which doesn't fit any of the baptisms. However, the data (which may be incorrect!) implies that JOHN1 was older than JOHN2, so the best assumption for now appears to be that the 1751 baptism is for JOHN1 and the 1752 baptism for JOHN2.
Now, the next problem is matching the baptisms to the two marriages:
John Akehurst and Elizabeth BURWASH on 24 Jun 1751 at Hellingly.
John Akehurst and Elizabeth FULLER on 14 Nov 1751 at Hellingly.
At this stage we can only make an assumption and I feel the best one would be that JOHN1 is the son of Elizabeth BURWASH given that he would have been baptised 6 months after the marriage, a fairly common occurrence. JOHN2 would then have been baptised the son of Elizabeth FULLER 13 months after the marriage. The alternative (if JOHN1 was the son of Elizbeth FULLER) would mean that he was baptised just one month after the marriage. Given that he was not noted as illegitimate, and that baptisms usually occurred about one month after the birth, this would seem to be the least likely answer.
Note that there is also a burial in Alfriston of a John Akehurst on 9 Jan 1828 with age given as 77 years which may account for the 1751 baptism. This would put his birth between 10 Jan 1750 and 9 Jan 1751. HOWEVER, there may be a c1751 baptism at Alfriston that we dont know about as there are crucial gaps in the records there, so this is being ignored for now. Needs further work.
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In the Poor Law records for Hellingly 1757 there is an entry: Thomas Lucas agrees to take and keep John Akehurst from Lady Day 1757 to Lady Day 1758 for three pounds and ten shillings
Familysearch.org: Film # 004427619: Parish registers and poor law records for Hellingly; ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-D1X3-V2L
(Film # 004427619; image 190 of 919.)2
In the Poor Law records for Hellingly on 2 Feb 1762: Thomas Lucas agreed to keep John Akehurst aged 10 years and to teach him his trade, being a taylor, for five years, at one guinea per year, and to be paid at Easter, when the year begins and he is to keep him and cloath[sic] him. Paid one year on this agreement Easter 1762.
(film no: 1067205, image: 195 of 919).2
John Akehurst was a tailor in 1767.
Marriage banns for John Akehurst and Elizabeth Collins were published on 24 November 1776 at St Peter & St Paul, Hellingly, Sussex, England; Banns were read on 24 Nov, 1 Dec and 15 Dec 1776.
John Akehurst married Elizabeth Collins, daughter of Charles Collins and Lydia Goodwin, on 26 December 1776 at Hellingly, Sussex, England, Elizabeth's surname spelt COLLEN. Both of Hellingly parish. Witnesses: John Burgess and Henry Blunden.3
John Akehurst witnessed the marriage of Mary Collins and Thomas Farrant on 20 April 1778 at Laughton, Sussex, England; Thomas of Framfield; Mary of Laughton. Witnesses: John AKEHURST; John VINE.3
Marriage banns for John Akehurst and Maria Burgess were published on 12 March 1797; Banns were read on March 12, 19 and 26 in 1797.
John Akehurst married Maria Burgess, daughter of J Prodger and Elizabeth Burgess, on 4 February 1798 at Hellingly, Sussex, England. John was a widower. Witnesses to the marriage were John Burgess and Henry Blunden (the parish clerk).3
John was a widower when he married Maria Burgess in 1798. He was 45 years old and she was 19 years. John's previous wife, Elizabeth Akehurst (nee Collen/Collin) was buried on 4.11.1792 at Hellingly ("wife of John, poor").
On 16 April 1801 at the Lewes Quarter Sessions, a John Akehurst of Hellingly was committed to Lewes house of correction for running away and leaving his wife and family chargeable to Hellingly, adjudged a rogue and vagabond, recommitted for 6 weeks then discharged. Not sure if this is for "our" John Akehurst. (ESRO: QO/34/1801-04-16.)
John Akehurst died in 1829 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.
John Akehurst was buried on 14 April 1829 at Hellingly, Sussex, England, "age 78 years."4
John and Maria's daughter Martha married James Holden in 1826 and had three children (Sally Mariah, Harriet, and Jane Anne) before emigrating to Australia on the ship "Alfred" arriving Sydney 16 Jan 1839. They had a fourth child, Charlotte, born 24 Dec 1840 at Allyn River, N.S.W. (near Dungog, Hunter Valley area).
John's wife Maria moved to Icklesham sometime after his death. Their daughter Harriet Sargent (nee Akehurst) died in 1835 (buried 17 Jul 1835 at Icklesham "33 yrs, wife of Philip jnr") leaving a young family. It would appear that Maria took over the raising of the children, and is living with Philip Sargent in the 1841 and 1851 census at Icklesham. She died there in 1862, age 91 years.

Family 1

Elizabeth Collins b. 18 Feb 1753, d. Nov 1792
Marriage Bann
Marriage banns for John Akehurst and Elizabeth Collins were published on 24 November 1776 at St Peter & St Paul, Hellingly, Sussex, England; Banns were read on 24 Nov, 1 Dec and 15 Dec 1776. 
Marriage*
John Akehurst married Elizabeth Collins, daughter of Charles Collins and Lydia Goodwin, on 26 December 1776 at Hellingly, Sussex, England, Elizabeth's surname spelt COLLEN. Both of Hellingly parish. Witnesses: John Burgess and Henry Blunden.3 
Children

Family 2

Maria Burgess b. 1 Nov 1778, d. 17 Jan 1862
Marriage Bann*
Marriage banns for John Akehurst and Maria Burgess were published on 12 March 1797; Banns were read on March 12, 19 and 26 in 1797. 
Marriage*
John Akehurst married Maria Burgess, daughter of J Prodger and Elizabeth Burgess, on 4 February 1798 at Hellingly, Sussex, England. John was a widower. Witnesses to the marriage were John Burgess and Henry Blunden (the parish clerk).3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-D1X3-V2L."
  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,.

Maria Burgess

b. 1 November 1778, d. 17 January 1862
FatherJ Prodger b. c 1750
MotherElizabeth Burgess b. c 1760
     Maria Burgess was born in 1778 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.
Maria Burgess was baptized on 1 November 1778 at Hellingly, Sussex, England, (no father given.)1 She was the daughter of J Prodger and Elizabeth Burgess.
Maria is the illegitimate child of Elizabeth BURGESS. The 13 June 1778 Poor Law records for Hellingly contain an entry which may identify the father of Maria Burgess as J Prodyer/Prodger:
A journey to Lewis [Lewes] with Eliz. Burgess 2s/6
A man & horse to carry her 5s/-
Paid for Warrants 2s/-
Expences in searching for J Prodyer/Prodger 12s/1d
Also of interest:
September 1758: Dame Bradford for Eliz Burgess lying in & keeping one month £2.2
Marriage banns for Maria Burgess and John Akehurst were published on 12 March 1797; Banns were read on March 12, 19 and 26 in 1797.
However, there was a delay of nearly 12 months between the reading of the banns and the actual marriage, during which time their daughter Jane Akehurst Burgess was born.
Maria Burgess married John Akehurst, son of John Akehurst and Elizabeth Burwash, on 4 February 1798 at Hellingly, Sussex, England. John was a widower. Witnesses to the marriage were John Burgess and Henry Blunden (the parish clerk).3
As of 4 February 1798, her married name was Akehurst.
John was a widower when he married Maria Burgess in 1798. He was 45 years old and she was 19 years. John's previous wife, Elizabeth Akehurst (nee Collen/Collin) was buried on 4.11.1792 at Hellingly ("wife of John, poor").
John and Maria's daughter Martha married James Holden in 1826 and had three children (Sally Mariah, Harriet, and Jane Anne) before emigrating to Australia on the ship "Alfred" arriving Sydney 16 Jan 1839. They had a fourth child, Charlotte, born 24 Dec 1840 at Allyn River, N.S.W. (near Dungog, Hunter Valley area).
Maria's daughter Harriet Sargent (nee Akehurst) died in 1835 (buried 17 Jul 1835 at Icklesham "33 yrs, wife of Philip jnr") leaving a young family. It would appear that Maria took over the raising of the children, and is living with Philip Sargent in the 1841 and 1851 census at Icklesham. Maria's husband John Akehurst had died in 1831 at Hellingly. It looks like she was in demand as in the 1861 census at age 90 years she is living with her widower grandson, James Sargent (27 years), his son Francis Sargent (3 years) and servant/housekeeper Harriet Hall (14 years). A dedicated mother to the end.
On 7 June 1841 Maria Burgess lived at Brook Farm, Icklesham, Sussex, England, age 65 years, living with son-in-law Philip Sargent (a widower at that time) and family. The 1841 census does not say if Maria was a widowor not, but there is no husband listed.4
On 30 March 1851 Maria Burgess lived at Icklesham, Sussex, England, age 77 years, widow, living with son-in-law Philip Sargent and family.5
On 7 April 1861 Maria Burgess lived at Icklesham St, Icklesham, Sussex, England, age 90 years, widow, born Hellingly. Surname AKHURST. She is living with her widower grandson James Sargent (27 years), his son Francis Sargent (3 years) and servant/housekeeper Harriet Hall (14 years).6
Maria Burgess died on 17 January 1862 at Icklesham, Sussex, England, at age 83.7
Note that Maria's death certificate states that her husband's name is William Akehurst. This is considered to be a mistake and should be John Akehurst. The informant was her grandson, James Sargent, present at the death. She died of old age.
Maria Burgess was buried on 22 January 1862 at St Nicholas, Icklesham, Sussex, England, "91 years."8

Family

John Akehurst b. 19 Dec 1751, d. 1829
Marriage Bann
Marriage banns for Maria Burgess and John Akehurst were published on 12 March 1797; Banns were read on March 12, 19 and 26 in 1797. 
Marriage*
Maria Burgess married John Akehurst, son of John Akehurst and Elizabeth Burwash, on 4 February 1798 at Hellingly, Sussex, England. John was a widower. Witnesses to the marriage were John Burgess and Henry Blunden (the parish clerk).3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "Film no: 004427619; Image no: 351."
  3. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  4. [S67] 1841 Census for England "Class: HO107; Piece: 1106; Book: 11; Civil Parish: Icklesham; County: Sussex; Enumeration District: 7; Folio: 19; Page: 2; Line: 13; GSU roll: 464157."
  5. [S16] 1851 Census for England "Class: HO107; Piece: 1634; Folio: 654; Page: 2; GSU roll: 193537-193537."
  6. [S68] 1861 Census for England, "Class: RG 9; Piece: 558; Folio: 119; Page: 10; GSU roll: 542661."
  7. [S609] Death certificate of Maria Akehurst, died 17 Jan 1862, registered 18 Jan 1862 in the Registration District of Rye, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 2b Page 5).
  8. [S25] Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "91 years."

Elizabeth Burgess

b. circa 1760
     Elizabeth Burgess was born circa 1760 at Sussex, England.
The parents of Elizabeth Burgess are unknown. An Elizabeth Burgess was baptised 29.8.1762 at Hellingly, daughter of John and Charity Burgess, but a burial of an infant Elizabeth Burgess is recorded there on 17.11.1762. Also, an Elizabeth Burges was baptised 27.3.1737 at Hellingly, daughter of Nic. and Mary Burges. However, an Elizabeth Burgiss was buried on 31.12.1752 at Hellingly.
My working theory for now is the possibility that Elizabeth Burgess was bap. 13 Apr 1755 at Ripe daughter of William Burgess & Mary Elfick. Their son John Burgess bap. 1 Apr 1750 may be the one who married Elizabeth Askew on 9 May 1772 at Ripe and who had a daughter Sarah bap. 4 Aug 1776 at Arlington. This Sarah Burgess is in the family tree of a DNA match to the author (Ancestry user: Sharon Dormer, yet to be fully investigated as there could be other connections which explain this although shared matches are all in the right line). Also, the parish of Arlington crops up in many of the facts known about the elusive Elizabeth Burgess, mother of Maria baptised 1778 at Hellingly. A witness to Maria Burgess's marriage in 1798 was John Burgess, who could be the brother of Elizabeth (John Burgess was buried 1804 at Arlington).
The 13 June 1778 Poor Law records for Hellingly contain an entry which may identify the father of Maria Burgess as J Prodyer/Prodger:
A journey to Lewis [Lewes] with Eliz. Burgess 2s/6
A man & horse to carry her 5s/-
Paid for Warrants 2s/-
Expences in searching for J Prodyer/Prodger 12s/1d.1

In September 1778, in the Poor Law records for Hellingly, it is recorded "Dame Bradford for Eliz Burgess lying in & keeping one month £2"
(stopped search April 1781, Film # 004427619; image 384.)1
November 1778: Two days journey to search for J Prodyer[sic] 5s/1d
Expenses for Mr Gower & myself 18s/-.2

A possible marriage is: 12 Aug 1783 at Westham the marriage of James Prodger and Elizabeth Burgess. James is of Arlington and Elizabeth of this parish (Westham).3
Poor Law records for Hellingly on 5 May 1790: Paid Eliz Burgess when she lay in at Arlington £2. Soon thereafter Elizabeth starts receiving a regular monthly payment from the parish. According to the Sussex baptism index Elizabeth Goldsmith Burgess was baptised at Arlington on 16 May 1790 daughter of Elizabeth Burgess, illegitimate. The father may be John Chapman as on 24th May there is an expense item: "Journey to Arlington after John Chapman 2s/6d", although the middle name of Goldsmith would normally indicate that as the father's surname.4,5
Poor Law record: 1790: Paid Master Clark for keep of Elizabeth Prodger and mending of shoes £1 0s 6d. An Elizabeth Proger[sic], infant, was buried 22 Feb 1793 at Hellingly.6,7
The above records are confusing: was she known as both Elizabeth Burgess and Elizabeth Prodger (e.g. Burgess alias Prodger), or are these two separate people?

Family

J Prodger b. c 1750
Child

Citations

  1. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "Film no: 004427619; Image no: 351."
  2. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "Film no: 004427619; Image no: 352."
  3. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  4. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "Film no: 1067205; Image no: 524."
  5. [S23] Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  6. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "Film no: 1067205; Image no: 519."
  7. [S25] Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

William Alce

b. 15 September 1782, d. 1789
FatherAbraham Alce b. 25 Feb 1738, d. 1803
MotherSarah (?) d. 1803
     William Alce was born in 1782 at East Blatchington, Sussex, England.
William Alce was baptized on 15 September 1782 at St Peter, East Blatchington, Sussex, England. The IGI records two baptisms for the child William Alce: 1.9.1782 at Wilmington and 15.9.1782 at E. Blatchington. The E. Blatchington entry has been sighted in the parish register but the other was not found in transcripts of the Wilmington parish registers.1 He was the son of Abraham Alce and Sarah (?)
William Alce died in 1789 at East Blatchington, Sussex, England.
William Alce was buried on 3 April 1789 at St Peter, East Blatchington, Sussex, England, "son of Abraham & Sarah Alce pauper.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, ""son of Abraham & Sarah Alce pauper.""

John Alce

b. 6 October 1771
FatherAbraham Alce b. 25 Feb 1738, d. 1803
MotherSarah (?) d. 1803
     John Alce was born in 1771 at Wilmington, Sussex, England.
John Alce was baptized on 6 October 1771 at Milton St, Wilmington, Sussex, England, surname spelt ALS.1 He was the son of Abraham Alce and Sarah (?)

Citations

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

Lucy Godden

b. 11 October 1835
FatherMichael Godden b. 10 Feb 1811, d. 11 May 1901
MotherRuth Dunk b. 27 Jul 1807, d. 6 Nov 1873
     Lucy Godden was born in 1835 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England.
Lucy Godden was baptized on 11 October 1835 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England. She was the daughter of Michael Godden and Ruth Dunk.
Lucy Godden married John Hunt in 1858 at Holy Trinity, Eastbourne, Sussex, England.1
As of 1858, her married name was Hunt.
On 30 March 1861 Lucy Godden and John Hunt lived at High St, Eastbourne, Sussex, England.2
A Lucy Hunt died in the Lewes Registration District in 1867 age 32 years.3

Family

John Hunt b. c 1834
Marriage*
Lucy Godden married John Hunt in 1858 at Holy Trinity, Eastbourne, Sussex, England.1 

Citations

  1. [S13] General Register Office: Indexes to Birth, Marriages, Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jan-Mar 1858, Eastbourne RD, Vol 2b Page 75."
  2. [S68] 1861 Census for England, "RG09 piece 567 folio 102 page 1."
  3. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jan-Mar 1867, Lewes, Vol 2b Page 107, age 32 years."

Esther Godden

b. circa 1839, d. 6 November 1872
FatherMichael Godden b. 10 Feb 1811, d. 11 May 1901
MotherRuth Dunk b. 27 Jul 1807, d. 6 Nov 1873
     Esther Godden was born circa 1839 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England. She was the daughter of Michael Godden and Ruth Dunk.
On 7 April 1861 Esther Godden lived at 24 Parker St, Westminster St Margaret, Middlesex, England.
In the 1861 census Esther gave her name as Esther Jones, married - a chemist apprentice wife. Henry Ashton was not there, but her sister Elizabeth was visiting.
Marriage banns for Esther Godden and Henry Stephenson Ashton were published on 25 May 1863 at St James, Holloway, Islington, Middlesex, England.
As of 25 May 1863, her married name was Ashton.
Esther Godden married Henry Stephenson Ashton, son of Samuel Ashton and Frances Day (?), on 27 June 1863 at St James, Islington, Middlesex, England.1
On 2 April 1871 Esther Godden and Emma Godden lived at 58 Chalfont Rd, Lower Holloway, Islington St James, Middlesex, England.
Esther Godden was a chemist on 2 April 1871.
Esther Godden died on 6 November 1872 at 2 Trevor-houses Nightingale Rd, Wood Green, Middlesex, England.
Her estate was probated on 6 November 1873 Effects under 300 pounds.
For the 1881 census, the children Henry and Samuel E Ashton are living with their grandmother, Frances D Ashton (widow, aged 68 years) in Louth, Lincolnshire.

Family

Henry Stephenson Ashton b. 1839, d. 1871
Marriage Bann
Marriage banns for Esther Godden and Henry Stephenson Ashton were published on 25 May 1863 at St James, Holloway, Islington, Middlesex, England
Marriage*
Esther Godden married Henry Stephenson Ashton, son of Samuel Ashton and Frances Day (?), on 27 June 1863 at St James, Islington, Middlesex, England.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Apr-Jun 1863, Islington, London, Vol 1b Page 331."

Elizabeth Godden

b. 1841
FatherMichael Godden b. 10 Feb 1811, d. 11 May 1901
MotherRuth Dunk b. 27 Jul 1807, d. 6 Nov 1873
     Elizabeth Godden was born in 1841 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of Michael Godden and Ruth Dunk.
On 7 April 1861 Elizabeth Godden lived at 24 Parker St, Westminster St Margaret, Middlesex, England, a visitor staying with sister Esther.
Elizabeth Godden was a nursery governess on 7 April 1861.
Elizabeth Godden was a servant on 29 March 1863.2
Elizabeth Godden witnessed the marriage of William Godden and Ann Elizabeth Humphries on 5 March 1865 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England.3
On 2 April 1871 Elizabeth Godden lived at Ballis (Bailey's?) Cottage, Willingdon, Sussex, England, with her parents and two children, unmarried.4
Elizabeth Godden was a dressmaker on 2 April 1871.4

Family

Children

Citations

  1. [S13] General Register Office: Indexes to Birth, Marriages, Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jul-Sep 1841, Eastbourne RD, Vol 7 Page 206."
  2. [S23] Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  3. [S59] Marriage certificate of William Godden and Ann Elizabeth Humphries, married 5 Mar 1865 in the Registration District of Eastbourne, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 2b Page 77).
  4. [S69] 1871 Census for England, "RG10 piece 1038 folio 51 page 6."

Peter Terry

b. 21 December 1777, d. 1825
FatherJohn Terry b. c 1741, d. 1809
MotherSarah Hollands b. 14 Oct 1744, d. 1794
     Peter Terry was born in 1777 at Newhaven, Sussex, England.
Peter Terry was baptized on 21 December 1777 at St Michael, Newhaven, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of John Terry and Sarah Hollands.
Peter Terry and Elizabeth Alce obtained a marriage license on 17 April 1798 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Sussex, England. Elizabeth age 18 years with consent of father Abr.A. East Blatchington. Peter age 20 years of Newhaven, jnr.2
Peter Terry married Elizabeth Alce, daughter of Abraham Alce and Sarah (?), on 18 April 1798 at East Blatchington, Sussex, England. Peter is "of Meeching alias Newhaven."2
Peter and Elizabeth were married by licence which is unusual as marriage was normally by banns (marriage by licence could be performed immediately, the couple did not have to wait for the banns to be read over three consecutive weeks). The record for the marriage licence is contained in volume 26 of the Sussex Record Society publications (Marriage Licences, Archdeaconery of Lewes):
"Terry, Peter the younger of Meeching, otherwise Newhaven, labourer, bachelor, aged 20 and upds, with consent of Peter Terry his father, and Elizabeth Alce of East Bletchington, spinster aged 18 and upds, with consent of Abraham Alce her father: bondsmen, said P.T. and Thomas Simmons of Seaford, yeoman 17 April 1798 [Lewes]"
The information on this marriage licence indicates Peter Terry as the father which disagrees with the information deduced so far (i.e. that John Terry is the father). Certainly, the Peter Terry baptised to John and Sarah Terry on 21.12.1777 at Newhaven is of the correct age, but there may be another Peter Terry (son of Peter Terry) who was the person that married Elizabeth Alce. However, the East Sussex Baptisms Index was searched for the period 1700 to 1790 and no baptism of Peter Terry to father Peter Terry was found. The original marriage licences have been destroyed so it cannot be checked.
Their first son Richard stated his place of birth as Blatchington on the 1851 census but his baptism occurred in Newhaven. Peter and Elizabeth were married in East Blatchington so this possibly indicates that they moved from Blatchington to Newhaven shortly after his birth, or that Elizabeth had returned to her parents for the birth of their first child (a common practice).
Peter Terry was a labourer.3
Peter Terry died in 1825 aged 48 years leaving Elizabeth with a young family of eight children. She remained a widow until she died in 1864, nearly 40 years later. Each parish was responsible for its own poor and the 1851 census indicates that she was a parish relief widow (i.e. receiving financial support).
Peter Terry died in 1825 at Newhaven, Sussex, England.
Peter Terry was buried on 1 May 1825 at St Michael, Newhaven, Sussex, England.4

Family

Elizabeth Alce b. 21 Mar 1779, d. 27 Feb 1864
Marriage License
Peter Terry and Elizabeth Alce obtained a marriage license on 17 April 1798 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Sussex, England. Elizabeth age 18 years with consent of father Abr.A. East Blatchington. Peter age 20 years of Newhaven, jnr.2 
Marriage*
Peter Terry married Elizabeth Alce, daughter of Abraham Alce and Sarah (?), on 18 April 1798 at East Blatchington, Sussex, England. Peter is "of Meeching alias Newhaven."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. [S53] Marriage certificate of Peter Terry and Jane Smart, married 22 Feb 1849 in the Registration District of Hastings, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 7 Page 441).
  4. [S25] Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Charles Smart

b. 16 October 1803, d. 9 April 1886
FatherThomas Woolgar b. 25 May 1753, d. 1819
MotherLucy Young b. 25 Jun 1775, d. 1827
     Charles Smart was born in 1803 at Tarring Neville, Sussex, England; Place of birth is given as "Heighton" in 1851 census but I have used Tarring Neville as he was baptised there. South Heighton and Tarring Neville are adjacent parishes.
Charles Smart was baptized on 16 October 1803 at Tarring Neville, Sussex, England, base born, reputed father T. WOOLGER sen. of South Heighton.1 He was the son of Thomas Woolgar and Lucy Young.
Charles Smart married Hannah Hudson, daughter of John Hudson and Mary Young, on 9 February 1822 at Brighton, Sussex, England. Charles was married under name of Charles WOGAR.2
Charles Smart was a shepherd on 9 July 1840.3
On 9 July 1840 Charles Smart and Hannah Hudson lived at Piddinghoe, Sussex, England.3
Charles Smart was an agricultural labourer on 7 June 1841.4
On 7 June 1841 Charles Smart and Hannah Hudson lived at Cauliflower Cottage, Fairlight, Sussex, England.4
Charles Smart witnessed the marriage of Peter Terry and Jane Smart on 22 February 1849 at Parish Church, Fairlight, Sussex, England.5
Charles Smart was a shepherd on 30 March 1851.
On 30 March 1851 Charles Smart and Hannah Hudson lived at Down, Fairlight, Sussex, England.6
Charles Smart was a shepherd on 7 April 1861.7
On 7 April 1861 Charles Smart and Hannah Hudson lived at Mill Hill, Westham, Sussex, England, with grandaughter Lucy Gerry age 11 born Fairlight.7
Charles Smart was a shepherd on 2 April 1871.8
On 2 April 1871 Charles Smart lived at Back Lane, Hellingly, Sussex, England, a widower, with Lucy PELLET (widow, 59 yrs) as housekeeper.8
Charles Smart was a shepherd on 3 April 1881.9
On 3 April 1881 Charles Smart lived at Magham Down, Hailsham, Sussex, England, (a widower.)9
Charles Smart died on 9 April 1886 at Magham Down, Hailsham, Sussex, England, at age 82. He died of "old age".10

Family

Hannah Hudson b. 14 Oct 1798, d. 18 May 1864
Marriage*
Charles Smart married Hannah Hudson, daughter of John Hudson and Mary Young, on 9 February 1822 at Brighton, Sussex, England. Charles was married under name of Charles WOGAR.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. [S216] Birth certificate of Daniel Smart, born 9 Jul 1840, registered 17 Aug 1840 in the Registration District of Lewes, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 7 Page 349).
  4. [S67] 1841 Census for England "HO107 piece 1106 folio 9/21 page 7."
  5. [S53] Marriage certificate of Peter Terry and Jane Smart, married 22 Feb 1849 in the Registration District of Hastings, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 7 Page 441).
  6. [S16] 1851 Census for England "HO107 piece 1635 folio 69 page 15."
  7. [S68] 1861 Census for England, "RG09 piece 566 folio 59 page 2."
  8. [S69] 1871 Census for England, "RG10 piece 1044 folio 22 page 1."
  9. [S70] 1881 Census for England, "RG11 piece 1041 folio 90 page 8."
  10. [S513] Death certificate of Charles Smart, died 9 Apr 1886, registered 12 Apr 1886 in the Registration District of Hailsham, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 2b Page 51).

Isaac Taylor

b. 20 October 1816, d. 1889
FatherAbraham Taylor b. 12 Oct 1783, d. 28 Feb 1861
MotherSarah Kennard b. 9 Nov 1788, d. a 7 Apr 1861
     Isaac Taylor was born in 1816 at West Firle, Sussex, England.
Isaac Taylor was baptized on 20 October 1816 at St Peter, West Firle, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Abraham Taylor and Sarah Kennard.
Isaac Taylor married Frances Trill in 1841.2
In 1851 Isaac Taylor lived at Dock, West Firle, Sussex, England.
Isaac Taylor was a jobing gardener in 1851.
In 1861 Isaac Taylor lived at 41 Street, West Firle, Sussex, England.
Isaac Taylor was a gardener in 1861.
In 1871 Isaac Taylor lived at 167 Edward St, Brighton, Sussex, England.
Isaac Taylor was a retired tin plate worker in 1871.
In 1881 Isaac Taylor lived at 54 Wichelo Place, Brighton, Sussex, England.
Isaac Taylor died in 1889 at Brighton, Sussex, England. To be checked.

Family

Frances Trill b. c 1823, d. 1882
Marriage*
Isaac Taylor married Frances Trill in 1841.2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S13] General Register Office: Indexes to Birth, Marriages, Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Lewes Reg District Vol 7 Page 444."

Ruth Taylor

b. 18 September 1829
FatherAbraham Taylor b. 12 Oct 1783, d. 28 Feb 1861
MotherSarah Kennard b. 9 Nov 1788, d. a 7 Apr 1861
     Ruth Taylor was born in 1829 at West Firle, Sussex, England.
Ruth Taylor was baptized on 18 September 1829 at St Peter, West Firle, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of Abraham Taylor and Sarah Kennard.

Citations

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

Naomi Taylor

b. 28 February 1826
FatherAbraham Taylor b. 12 Oct 1783, d. 28 Feb 1861
MotherSarah Kennard b. 9 Nov 1788, d. a 7 Apr 1861
     Naomi Taylor was born in 1826 at West Firle, Sussex, England.
Naomi Taylor was baptized on 28 February 1826 at West Firle, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of Abraham Taylor and Sarah Kennard.
Naomi Taylor married William Stevens, son of Thomas Stephens and Mary Sumner, on 16 June 1844 at West Firle, Sussex, England.
As of 16 June 1844, her married name was Stevens.
William and Naomi had 12 children.

Family

William Stevens b. 22 Jun 1823
Marriage*
Naomi Taylor married William Stevens, son of Thomas Stephens and Mary Sumner, on 16 June 1844 at West Firle, Sussex, England
Children

Citations

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

Ruth Morris

b. 9 February 1862, d. 1945
FatherWilliam Morris b. 25 Mar 1825, d. 29 Jul 1900
MotherEleanor Funnell b. 26 Oct 1828, d. 22 Jan 1910
     Ruth Morris was born on 9 February 1862 at Framfield, Sussex, England.1,2 She was the daughter of William Morris and Eleanor Funnell.
Ruth Morris was baptized on 6 April 1862 at Framfield, Sussex, England.3
Ruth Morris married Henry Albert West, son of Henry West and Alice Seamer, in 1880 at Uckfield, Sussex, England.4
As of 1880, her married name was West.
Sisters Ruth Morris, Mary Morris and Fanny Morris married brothers Henry Albert West, Gilbert West and Trayton West.
On 5 April 1891 Ruth Morris and Henry Albert West lived at Mopbeggars Cottage, Maresfield, Sussex, England.
Ruth Morris died in 1945 at Worthing, Sussex, England.5

Family

Henry Albert West b. 28 Jan 1860, d. 11 Oct 1924
Marriage*
Ruth Morris married Henry Albert West, son of Henry West and Alice Seamer, in 1880 at Uckfield, Sussex, England.4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S142] General Register Office: Indexes to Births, Sep 1837-2006, "Jan-Mar 1862, Uckfield, Vol 2b Page 95."
  2. [S556] 1939 Register (29 Sep 1939) for England "RG101/2563A/003/11."
  3. [S23] Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  4. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Apr-Jun 1880, Uckfield, Vol 2b Page 149."
  5. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Dec 1945, Worthing, Vol 2b Page 504, age 83 years."

John Godden

b. 2 January 1831, d. 1842
FatherMichael Godden b. 10 Feb 1811, d. 11 May 1901
MotherRuth Dunk b. 27 Jul 1807, d. 6 Nov 1873
     John Godden was born in 1831 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England.
John Godden was baptized on 2 January 1831 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England. He was the son of Michael Godden and Ruth Dunk.
On 7 June 1841 John Godden lived at Meads, Eastbourne, Sussex, England, with his family.1
John Godden died in 1842 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England.2
John Godden was buried on 13 February 1842 at St Mary, Eastbourne, Sussex, England, "of Meads."

Citations

  1. [S67] 1841 Census for England "HO107 piece 1114 folio 13/35 page 15."
  2. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jan-Mar 1842, Eastbourne, Vol 7 Page 252."

Emma Godden

b. 30 March 1834, d. 1884
FatherMichael Godden b. 10 Feb 1811, d. 11 May 1901
MotherRuth Dunk b. 27 Jul 1807, d. 6 Nov 1873
     Emma Godden was born in 1834 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England.
Emma Godden was baptized on 30 March 1834 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England. She was the daughter of Michael Godden and Ruth Dunk.
On 2 April 1871 Emma Godden and Esther Godden lived at 58 Chalfont Rd, Lower Holloway, Islington St James, Middlesex, England.
Emma was unmarried at age 38 years in the 1871 census and living with her widowed sister Esther Ashton and her three children.
On 3 April 1881 Emma Godden lived at 6 Smiths Cottages, Hindmans Rd, Camberwell, London, England.1
Emma Godden was a needlewoman, unmarried on 3 April 1881.1
Emma Godden died in 1884 at Camberwell, London, England. Age 53 years, surname spelt GODDIN.2

Family

Child

Citations

  1. [S70] 1881 Census for England, "RG11 piece 678 folio 32 page 57."
  2. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jul-Sep 1884, Camberwell, London, Vol 1d Page 501, 53 years."

Richard Green Griffiths

b. 28 October 1810, d. 27 April 1879
FatherRichard Green b. c 1771, d. Aug 1810
MotherSarah Ann Griffiths b. c 1767, d. 26 Jan 1841
     Richard Green Griffiths was born on 28 October 1810 at Epping Upland All Saints, Epping, Essex, England; illegitimate.
Richard's mother was a widow when he was born. The likely father is Richard Green given that he was named Richard Green Griffiths. He was the son of Richard Green and Sarah Ann Griffiths.
Richard Green Griffiths married Eliza Cornell, daughter of George Cornell and Lydia Noake, on 22 November 1835 at Epping Upland All Saints, Epping, Essex, England, both of this parish. Witnesses: Thomas Clarke, Ann Chambers.1,2
Richard Green Griffiths was an ostler in 1838.3
On 7 June 1841 Richard Green Griffiths and Eliza Cornell lived at Woodford, Essex, England, surname GRIFFIS.4
Richard Green Griffiths was an ostler on 7 June 1841.4
Richard Green Griffiths was a horse keeper on 27 January 1844 at Woodford, Essex, England.5
The birth certificate for Mary Ann gives her mother's name as "formerly CORNELL".6
On 30 March 1851 Richard Green Griffiths and Eliza Cornell lived at 12 Swann Yard, Islington, Middlesex, England.7
Richard Green Griffiths was a horse keeper on 30 March 1851.7
On 7 April 1861 Richard Green Griffiths and Eliza Cornell lived at 3 Albert Square, Islington, Middlesex, England.8
Richard Green Griffiths was a cab driver on 7 April 1861.8
Richard Green Griffiths witnessed the marriage of William Griffiths and Margaret Day on 20 April 1863 at The Parish Church, Islington, Middlesex, England.9
On 2 April 1871 Richard Green Griffiths and Eliza Cornell lived at 3 Albert Square, Islington, Middlesex, England.10
Richard Green Griffiths was a cab man on 2 April 1871.10
Richard Green Griffiths witnessed the marriage of Isabella Griffiths and George Samuel Turner on 15 September 1872 at Islington St Mary, Islington, Middlesex, England.11
On 17 September 1876 Richard Green Griffiths and Eliza Cornell lived at 3 Albert Square, Islington, Middlesex, England.
Richard Green Griffiths witnessed the marriage of Mary Ann Griffiths and Samuel William Clark on 17 September 1876 at Islington St Mary, Islington, London, England; witnesses: Richard Griffiths (his mark) and A.B. Baker.12,13
Richard Green Griffiths died on 27 April 1879 at 3 Albert Square, Islington, London, England, at age 68. He died of chronic bronchitis and rheumatism.14

Family

Eliza Cornell b. 2 Apr 1814, d. 24 Mar 1887
Marriage*
Richard Green Griffiths married Eliza Cornell, daughter of George Cornell and Lydia Noake, on 22 November 1835 at Epping Upland All Saints, Epping, Essex, England, both of this parish. Witnesses: Thomas Clarke, Ann Chambers.1,2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S767] Index to Essex Marriages, 1754-1851, compiled by Jack Baxter, Custodian: Rita Harris, e-mail address.
  2. [S801] Parish Register of Epping Upland All Saints, Essex, England, (ERO: D/P 302/1) "D/P 302/1/16."
  3. [S759] Birth certificate of Richard Griffiths, born 12 Feb 1838, registered 9 Mar 1838 in the Registration District of Chipping Ongar, Essex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 12 Page 166).
  4. [S67] 1841 Census for England "Class: HO107; Piece: 323; Book: 22; Civil Parish: Woodford; County: Essex; Enumeration District: 9; Folio: 24; Page: 7; Line: 12; GSU roll: 241362."
  5. [S756] Birth certificate of Emily Julia Griffiths, born 27 Jan 1844, registered 5 Mar 1844 in the Registration District of Walthamstow, Essex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 12 Page 307).
  6. [S755] Birth certificate of Mary Ann Griffith, born 30 Jun 1850, registered 8 Aug 1850 in the Registration District of Islington West, Middlesex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 3 Page 298).
  7. [S16] 1851 Census for England "Class: HO107; Piece: 1499; Folio: 200; Page: 31; GSU roll: 87832."
  8. [S68] 1861 Census for England, "Class: RG 9; Piece: 125; Folio: 108; Page: 37; GSU roll: 542578."
  9. [S50] Marriage certificate of William Griffiths and Margaret Day, married 20 Apr 1863 in the Registration District of Islington, Middlesex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 1b Page 389).
  10. [S69] 1871 Census for England, "RG10 piece 252 folio 69 page 28."
  11. [S244] Website "Ancestry" (http://www.ancestry.co.uk/) "London Metropolitan Archives, Saint Mary, Islington, Register of marriages, P83/MRY1, Item 1238."
  12. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jul-Sep 1876, Islington, Vol 1b Page 546."
  13. [S244] Website "Ancestry" (http://www.ancestry.co.uk/) "London Metropolitan Archives, Saint Mary, Islington, Register of marriages, P83/MRY1, Item 1243."
  14. [S383] Death certificate of Richard Griffiths, died 27 Apr 1879, registered 30 Apr 1879 in the Registration District of Islington West, Middlesex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 1b Page 164).

Thomas Day

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

Family

Mary Anne Knight b. 1 May 1796, d. 13 Mar 1892
Marriage*
Thomas Day married Mary Anne Knight, daughter of Joseph Knight and Elizabeth (?), on 12 October 1815 at Norton Mandeville, Essex, England
Children

Citations

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

John Fortescue

b. circa 1804, d. 1870
FatherJohn Fortescue b. c 1751, d. 1842
MotherElizabeth Holman b. 1761, d. 1826
     John Fortescue was born circa 1804 at Exeter, London, England. He was the son of John Fortescue and Elizabeth Holman.
John Fortescue married Anna Maria Tout, daughter of Hugh Tout and Elizabeth Perfect, on 12 November 1826 at Exeter, Devon, England.
John Fortescue died in 1870 at London, England.

Family

Anna Maria Tout b. 20 Sep 1807, d. 1878
Marriage*
John Fortescue married Anna Maria Tout, daughter of Hugh Tout and Elizabeth Perfect, on 12 November 1826 at Exeter, Devon, England
Children

Anna Maria Tout

b. 20 September 1807, d. 1878
FatherHugh Tout b. 16 Jan 1755, d. 1825
MotherElizabeth Perfect b. c 1763, d. 1832
     Anna Maria Tout was baptized on 20 September 1807 at St Thomas, Exeter, Devon, England. She was the daughter of Hugh Tout and Elizabeth Perfect.
Anna Maria Tout married John Fortescue, son of John Fortescue and Elizabeth Holman, on 12 November 1826 at Exeter, Devon, England.
As of 12 November 1826, her married name was Fortescue.
Anna Maria Tout died in 1878 at Plymouth, Devon, England.

Family

John Fortescue b. c 1804, d. 1870
Marriage*
Anna Maria Tout married John Fortescue, son of John Fortescue and Elizabeth Holman, on 12 November 1826 at Exeter, Devon, England
Children

Anna Maria Fortescue

b. 27 December 1829
FatherJohn Fortescue b. c 1804, d. 1870
MotherAnna Maria Tout b. 20 Sep 1807, d. 1878
     Anna Maria Fortescue was baptized on 27 December 1829 at Exeter, Devon, England. She was the daughter of John Fortescue and Anna Maria Tout.

Frances Fortescue

b. 16 March 1834
FatherJohn Fortescue b. c 1804, d. 1870
MotherAnna Maria Tout b. 20 Sep 1807, d. 1878
     Frances Fortescue was baptized on 16 March 1834 at Exeter, Devon, England. She was the daughter of John Fortescue and Anna Maria Tout.

William Fortescue

b. 14 February 1836
FatherJohn Fortescue b. c 1804, d. 1870
MotherAnna Maria Tout b. 20 Sep 1807, d. 1878
     William Fortescue was baptized on 14 February 1836 at Exeter, Devon, England. He was the son of John Fortescue and Anna Maria Tout.

James Hore

b. circa 1795, d. after 1851
     James Hore was born circa 1795 at Tiverton, Devon, England.1,2
James Hore married Johanna Ann Shippeard on 5 March 1818 at St George, Exeter, Devon, England.
James Hore was a combmaker on 7 June 1841.1
On 7 June 1841 James Hore and Johanna Ann Shippeard lived at Stepcote Hill, St Mary Steps, Exeter, Devon, England.1
James was a horn worker and a Freeman of the City of Exeter in Devon.
James Hore was a combmaker on 30 March 1851.2
On 30 March 1851 James Hore and Johanna Ann Shippeard lived at East House, Stepcote Hill, St Mary Steps, Exeter, Devon, England.2
James Hore died after 1851 at Devon, England.

Family

Johanna Ann Shippeard b. 1794, d. 1867
Marriage*
James Hore married Johanna Ann Shippeard on 5 March 1818 at St George, Exeter, Devon, England
Children

Citations

  1. [S67] 1841 Census for England "HO107 piece 267 folio 7 page 11."
  2. [S16] 1851 Census for England "HO107 piece 1869 folio 375 page 5."