George Marchant

b. 12 October 1819
FatherStephen Marchant b. 29 Mar 1797, d. 1882
MotherMary Ann Short b. 22 May 1792
     George Marchant was baptized on 12 October 1819 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England, abode: East St.1 He was the son of Stephen Marchant and Mary Ann Short.

Citations

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

James Marchant

b. 23 September 1821
FatherStephen Marchant b. 29 Mar 1797, d. 1882
MotherMary Ann Short b. 22 May 1792
     James Marchant was baptized on 23 September 1821 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England, abode: East Cliff.1 He was the son of Stephen Marchant and Mary Ann Short.

Citations

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

Sarah Marchant

b. 16 January 1825
FatherStephen Marchant b. 29 Mar 1797, d. 1882
MotherMary Ann Short b. 22 May 1792
     Sarah Marchant was baptized on 16 January 1825 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of Stephen Marchant and Mary Ann Short.

Citations

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

Stephen Marchant

b. 18 March 1827
FatherStephen Marchant b. 29 Mar 1797, d. 1882
MotherMary Ann Short b. 22 May 1792
     Stephen Marchant was baptized on 18 March 1827 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Stephen Marchant and Mary Ann Short.

Citations

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

Elizabeth Marchant

b. 13 April 1834
FatherStephen Marchant b. 29 Mar 1797, d. 1882
MotherMary Ann Short b. 22 May 1792
     Elizabeth Marchant was baptized on 13 April 1834 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England, abode: workhouse.1 She was the daughter of Stephen Marchant and Mary Ann Short.

Citations

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

Sarah Harman

     Sarah Harman married Stephen Marchant, son of Thomas Marchant and Sarah Steward, on 1 November 1823 at Brighton, Sussex, England, both of this parish.1
As of 1 November 1823, her married name was Marchant.
Sarah Harman was buried on 23 September 1826 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England, "age 23 years, of Little Castle Square."2

Family

Stephen Marchant b. 10 Dec 1794
Marriage*
Sarah Harman married Stephen Marchant, son of Thomas Marchant and Sarah Steward, on 1 November 1823 at Brighton, Sussex, England, both of this parish.1 

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,.

Alice Haryatt

b. circa 1804
     Alice Haryatt was born circa 1804 at Rottingdean, Sussex, England.1
Alice Haryatt married Stephen Marchant, son of Thomas Marchant and Sarah Steward, on 1 April 1827 at Brighton, Sussex, England, Stephen is a widower, both of this parish.2
As of 1 April 1827, her married name was Marchant.
On 30 March 1851 Alice Haryatt and Stephen Marchant lived at 19 Poplar Place, Brighton, Sussex, England.1
On 7 April 1861 Alice Haryatt and Stephen Marchant lived at 24 New Dorset St, Brighton, Sussex, England.3

Family

Stephen Marchant b. 10 Dec 1794
Marriage*
Alice Haryatt married Stephen Marchant, son of Thomas Marchant and Sarah Steward, on 1 April 1827 at Brighton, Sussex, England, Stephen is a widower, both of this parish.2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S16] 1851 Census for England "HO107 piece 1646 folio 88 page 59."
  2. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  3. [S68] 1861 Census for England, "RG09 piece 598 folio 95 page 11."

Stephen Marchant

b. 10 February 1828
FatherStephen Marchant b. 10 Dec 1794
MotherAlice Haryatt b. c 1804
     Stephen Marchant was baptized on 10 February 1828 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England, fisherman, abode: East St.1,2 He was the son of Stephen Marchant and Alice Haryatt.
Stephen Marchant was a fisherman on 30 March 1851.1

Citations

  1. [S16] 1851 Census for England "HO107 piece 1646 folio 88 page 59."
  2. [S23] Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Albert Marchant

b. 15 May 1831
FatherStephen Marchant b. 10 Dec 1794
MotherAlice Haryatt b. c 1804
     Albert Marchant was baptized on 15 May 1831 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England, fisherman, abode: Little Russell St.1,2 He was the son of Stephen Marchant and Alice Haryatt.
Albert Marchant was an errand boy on 30 March 1851.1

Citations

  1. [S16] 1851 Census for England "HO107 piece 1646 folio 88 page 59."
  2. [S23] Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Alice Elizabeth Marchant

b. 9 August 1835
FatherStephen Marchant b. 10 Dec 1794
MotherAlice Haryatt b. c 1804
     Alice Elizabeth Marchant was baptized on 9 August 1835 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England, fisherman, abode: Little Castle Square.1,2 She was the daughter of Stephen Marchant and Alice Haryatt.
Alice Elizabeth Marchant was a shoe binder on 30 March 1851.1

Citations

  1. [S16] 1851 Census for England "HO107 piece 1646 folio 88 page 59."
  2. [S23] Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Thomas Marchant

b. circa 1841
FatherStephen Marchant b. 10 Dec 1794
MotherAlice Haryatt b. c 1804
     Thomas Marchant was born circa 1841 at Brighton, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Stephen Marchant and Alice Haryatt.

Citations

  1. [S16] 1851 Census for England "HO107 piece 1646 folio 88 page 59."

William Marchant

b. 24 May 1829
FatherStephen Marchant b. 10 Dec 1794
MotherAlice Haryatt b. c 1804
     William Marchant was baptized on 24 May 1829 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England, fisherman, abode: Little East St.1 He was the son of Stephen Marchant and Alice Haryatt.

Citations

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

Jonas Marchant

b. 6 January 1833
FatherStephen Marchant b. 10 Dec 1794
MotherAlice Haryatt b. c 1804
     Jonas Marchant was baptized on 6 January 1833 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England, fisherman, abode: Little Castle Square.1 He was the son of Stephen Marchant and Alice Haryatt.

Citations

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

Sarah J Cooke

b. 29 October 1915
     Sarah J Cooke was born on 29 October 1915 at England.1
Sarah J Cooke married George Frederick Wadey, son of Frederick George Wadey and May Brazier, in 1932 at Steyning, Sussex, England.2
As of 1932, her married name was Wadey.
On 29 September 1939 Sarah J Cooke and George Frederick Wadey lived at 41 King George Road, Shoreham by Sea, Sussex, England.1

Family

George Frederick Wadey b. 5 Jun 1910, d. 1972
Marriage*
Sarah J Cooke married George Frederick Wadey, son of Frederick George Wadey and May Brazier, in 1932 at Steyning, Sussex, England.2 
Child

Citations

  1. [S556] 1939 Register (29 Sep 1939) for England "RG101/2589B/019/29 Letter Code: EMHB."
  2. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Apr-Jun 1932, Steyning, Vol 2b Page 614."

Joyce Dorothy Wadey

b. 15 December 1934
FatherGeorge Frederick Wadey b. 5 Jun 1910, d. 1972
MotherSarah J Cooke b. 29 Oct 1915
     Joyce Dorothy Wadey was born on 15 December 1934 at Steyning, Sussex, England.1,2 She was the daughter of George Frederick Wadey and Sarah J Cooke.
The 1939 Register indicates that her married name was SMITH (BAINBRIDGE crossed out.)2
Joyce Dorothy Wadey married Isaiah Bainbridge in 1953 at Worthing, Sussex, England.3
As of 1953, her married name was Bainbridge.
Joyce Dorothy Wadey married Paul F Smith in 1977 at Worthing, Sussex, England.4
As of 1977, her married name was Smith.

Family 1

Isaiah Bainbridge
Marriage*
Joyce Dorothy Wadey married Isaiah Bainbridge in 1953 at Worthing, Sussex, England.3 

Family 2

Paul F Smith
Marriage*
Joyce Dorothy Wadey married Paul F Smith in 1977 at Worthing, Sussex, England.4 

Citations

  1. [S142] General Register Office: Indexes to Births, Sep 1837-2006, "Jan-Mar 1935, Steyning, Vol 2b Page 389."
  2. [S556] 1939 Register (29 Sep 1939) for England "RG101/2589B/019/29 Letter Code: EMHB."
  3. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Oct-Dec 1953, Worthing, Vol 5h Page 911."
  4. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Oct-Dec 1977, Worthing, Vol 18 Page 1290."

Harry Finley

b. 1866, d. March 1936
Photograph said to be of Harry Finley and son Reginald Taylor at Brighton, Sussex.
     Harry Finley was born in 1866 at Steyning, Sussex, England.1
It was likely that Harry Finley met Ruth Wren while she was working as a barmaid, as her residence is close to Brighton Railway Station and Harry was an engine driver.
Harry Finley married Ruth Wren in 1893 at Steyning, Sussex, England.2
Harry Finley was a railway engine driver on 31 March 1901.3
On 31 March 1901 Harry Finley and Ruth Wren lived at 2 Wakefield Rd, Brighton, Sussex, England.3
Harry's wife Ruth died in 1908. Their daughter Amy was said to be a sickly child and died a few months later.
Harry Finley was an engine driver on 2 April 1911.4
On 2 April 1911 Harry Finley lived at 10 London St, Brighton, Sussex, England, a widower with his two children. Also living with him was his widower brother Alfred Finley.4
In March 1936 Harry Finley and Annie Mary Wadey lived at 19 Yardley St, Brighton, Sussex, England.
Harry Finley died in March 1936 at 19 Yardley St, Brighton, Sussex, England. "age 69 years."5
Harry Finley was buried on 23 March 1936 at Grave OO 95, Portslade Cemetery, Portslade, Sussex, England.
Harry Finley's obituary was published in a Brighton newspaper.

Family 1

Ruth Wren b. 1870, d. 28 Jan 1908
Marriage*
Harry Finley married Ruth Wren in 1893 at Steyning, Sussex, England.2 
Children

Family 2

Annie Mary Wadey b. 11 Mar 1872, d. 11 Dec 1953
Children

Citations

  1. [S142] General Register Office: Indexes to Births, Sep 1837-2006, "Oct-Dec 1866, Steyning, Vol 2b Page 266."
  2. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Apr-Jun 1893, Steyning, Vol 2b Page 576."
  3. [S72] 1901 Census for England "Class: RG13; Piece: 928; Folio: 62; Page: 13."
  4. [S73] 1911 Census for England "RG14PN5131 RG78PN227 RD79 SD2 ED11 SN85."
  5. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jan-Mar 1936, Brighton, Vol 2b Page 321, age 69 years."

Ruth Wren

b. 1870, d. 28 January 1908
     Ruth Wren was born in 1870 at Blackboys, Framfield, Sussex, England.1,2
On 5 April 1891 Ruth Wren lived at 33 Surrey St, Brighton, Sussex, England.3
Ruth Wren was a barmaid on 5 April 1891.3
It was likely that Harry Finley met Ruth Wren while she was working as a barmaid, as her residence is close to Brighton Railway Station and Harry was an engine driver.
Ruth Wren married Harry Finley in 1893 at Steyning, Sussex, England.4
As of 1893, her married name was Finley.
On 31 March 1901 Ruth Wren and Harry Finley lived at 2 Wakefield Rd, Brighton, Sussex, England.1
Ruth Wren died on 28 January 1908 at Brighton, Sussex, England. "age 38 years."5

Family

Harry Finley b. 1866, d. Mar 1936
Marriage*
Ruth Wren married Harry Finley in 1893 at Steyning, Sussex, England.4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S72] 1901 Census for England "Class: RG13; Piece: 928; Folio: 62; Page: 13."
  2. [S142] General Register Office: Indexes to Births, Sep 1837-2006, "Jan-Mar 1870, Uckfield, Vol 2b Page 115."
  3. [S71] 1891 Census for England "Class: RG12; Piece: 811; Folio: 70; Page: 28; GSU Roll: 6095921."
  4. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Apr-Jun 1893, Steyning, Vol 2b Page 576."
  5. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jan-Mar 1908, Brighton, Vol 2b Page 145, age 38 years."

Frederick William Finley

b. 1895, d. 1968
FatherHarry Finley b. 1866, d. Mar 1936
MotherRuth Wren b. 1870, d. 28 Jan 1908
Frederick William Finley and Edith Rose Harris on their wedding day, 1920 in Brighton. Photo courtesy of Graham Finley.
     Frederick William Finley was born in 1895 at Steyning, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Harry Finley and Ruth Wren.
On 2 April 1911 Frederick William Finley lived at 10 London St, Brighton, Sussex, England, with his widowed father and brother.2
Frederick William Finley was a boiler maker apprentice on 2 April 1911.2
Frederick William Finley married Edith Rose Harris, daughter of Henry Harris and Martha Southon, in 1920 at Brighton, Sussex, England.3
Fred Finley was the village constable at Selmeston for 22 years.4
Frederick William Finley retired in 1950.
In 1951 Frederick William Finley lived at Corner Cottage, Selmeston, Sussex, England.4
Notes from Geoff Barber: Arthur Taylor's son Ronald Arthur Taylor (1925-2003 ) told me that he remembered staying with some of Arthur's relatives when he was a boy. They lived at Selmeston, a small village between Lewes and Eastbourne. He said their name was Finlayson but I now know that this should be Finley. He said they were Constable Fred Finley and his son Chubb and that they might have been cousins on Arthur's mother's side (i.e. Annie Mary Taylor nee Wadey). We now know that Fred Finley was the son of Harry Finley and Ruth Wren, and that Harry Finley had a long term relationship with Annie Mary Taylor after his wife died and after Annie's husband George Taylor left her. Harry Finley and Annie Mary Taylor had two children together.
Ron remembered the Barley Mow pub as the centrepiece of the village and the constable having a drink with the boys and having to hide his drink from the sergeant of police who had wandered in (but who knew what was going on).
Frederick William Finley died in 1968 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England. "age 72 years."5

Family

Edith Rose Harris b. 1895, d. 3 Apr 1951
Marriage*
Frederick William Finley married Edith Rose Harris, daughter of Henry Harris and Martha Southon, in 1920 at Brighton, Sussex, England.3 
Child

Citations

  1. [S142] General Register Office: Indexes to Births, Sep 1837-2006, "Jan-Mar 1895, Steyning, Vol 2b Page 300."
  2. [S73] 1911 Census for England "RG14PN5131 RG78PN227 RD79 SD2 ED11 SN85."
  3. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Oct-Dec 1920, Brighton, Vol 2b Page 608."
  4. [S557] Webpage British Newspaper Archive (http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/) "Sussex Agricultural Express - Friday 06 April 1951."
  5. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jan-Mar 1968, Eastbourne, Vol 5h Page 389, age 72 years."

Margaret Amy Finley

b. 1904, d. 1908
FatherHarry Finley b. 1866, d. Mar 1936
MotherRuth Wren b. 1870, d. 28 Jan 1908
     Margaret Amy Finley was born in 1904 at Brighton, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of Harry Finley and Ruth Wren.
Margaret Amy Finley died in 1908 at Brighton, Sussex, England. "age 4 years."2

Citations

  1. [S142] General Register Office: Indexes to Births, Sep 1837-2006, "Jan-Mar 1904, Brighton, Vol 2b Page 242."
  2. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Apr-Jun 1908, Brighton, Vol 2b Page 151, age 4 years."

Harry Finley

b. 1905
FatherHarry Finley b. 1866, d. Mar 1936
MotherRuth Wren b. 1870, d. 28 Jan 1908
     Harry Finley was born in 1905 at Brighton, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Harry Finley and Ruth Wren.
On 2 April 1911 Harry Finley lived at 10 London St, Brighton, Sussex, England, with his widowed father and brother.2

Citations

  1. [S142] General Register Office: Indexes to Births, Sep 1837-2006, "Apr-Jun 1905, Brighton, Vol 2b Page 226."
  2. [S73] 1911 Census for England "RG14PN5131 RG78PN227 RD79 SD2 ED11 SN85."

Kathleen E Bell

b. 18 February 1910, d. 1999
     Kathleen E Bell was born on 18 February 1910 at Portsmouth, Hampshire, England.1
Kathleen E Bell married Reginald Albert Taylor, son of Harry Finley and Annie Mary Wadey, in 1945 at Brighton, Sussex, England.2
As of 1945, her married name was Taylor.
Kathleen E Bell died in 1999 at Brighton, Sussex, England.3

Family

Reginald Albert Taylor b. 6 Mar 1915, d. 1984
Marriage*
Kathleen E Bell married Reginald Albert Taylor, son of Harry Finley and Annie Mary Wadey, in 1945 at Brighton, Sussex, England.2 

Citations

  1. [S142] General Register Office: Indexes to Births, Sep 1837-2006, "Jan-Mar 1910, Portsmouth, Vol 2b Page 399."
  2. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jul-Sep 1945, Brighton, Vol 2b page 833."
  3. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jan 1999, Brighton, District no: 4521E Reg no: E1B Ent no: 118 DOR: 199."

Winifred May Dumbrell

b. 19 December 1915, d. 1991
     Winifred May Dumbrell was born on 19 December 1915 at Steyning, Sussex, England; DOB from GRO Deaths Index.1,2
Winifred May Dumbrell married Horace Raymond Taylor, son of Harry Finley and Annie Mary Wadey, in 1939 at Hove, Sussex, England.3
As of 1939, her married name was Taylor.
On 29 September 1939 Winifred May Dumbrell and Horace Raymond Taylor lived at 37 Grantham Road, Brighton, Sussex, England.2
Winifred May Dumbrell died in 1991 at Brighton, Sussex, England.4

Family

Horace Raymond Taylor b. 28 Jun 1913, d. Apr 1979
Marriage*
Winifred May Dumbrell married Horace Raymond Taylor, son of Harry Finley and Annie Mary Wadey, in 1939 at Hove, Sussex, England.3 

Citations

  1. [S142] General Register Office: Indexes to Births, Sep 1837-2006, "Oct-Dec 1915, Steyning, Vol 2b Page 425, Mother's maiden name "Dumbrell.""
  2. [S556] 1939 Register (29 Sep 1939) for England "RG101/2430E/022/40."
  3. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jul-Sep 1939, Hove, Vol 2b Page 1130."
  4. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Nov 1991, Brighton, Volume no: 18 Page no: 134 Reg no: 1191."

Thomas Edwin Keats

b. 26 April 1914, d. 1 September 1996
Thomas Edwin Keats and Florence Amy Taylor on their wedding day, 5 Apr 1941. Photo courtesy of Rita MacLean.
     Thomas Edwin Keats was born on 26 April 1914 at Brixton, London, England.
Thomas Edwin Keats married Florence Amy Taylor, daughter of Annie Mary Wadey, on 5 April 1941 at West Norwood, London, England.1
Thomas was a prisoner of war in WW2 from about 1941 to 1945.
Thomas Edwin Keats died on 1 September 1996 at Croydon, Surrey, England, at age 82.2

Family

Florence Amy Taylor b. 29 Oct 1909, d. 21 Jun 1997
Marriage*
Thomas Edwin Keats married Florence Amy Taylor, daughter of Annie Mary Wadey, on 5 April 1941 at West Norwood, London, England.1 

Citations

  1. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Apr-Jun 1941, Lambeth, Vol 1d Page 463."
  2. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Sep 1996, Croydon, District no: 2251D Reg no: D77B Ent no: 139 DOR: 996."