Mary Wickens

b. 29 January 1804, d. after 1854

Parents:

Father: Richard Wickens b. 30 Jul 1769, d. Nov 1824
Mother: Sarah Belchamber b. 6 Nov 1770, d. 24 Apr 1839
Last Edited: 4 Jun 2019
  • Birth: Mary Wickens was born in 1804 at Keymer, Sussex, England.
  • Baptism*: Mary Wickens was baptized on 29 January 1804 at St Cosmos & St Damian, Keymer, Sussex, England, surname spelt WICKENS.1
  • She was the daughter of Richard Wickens and Sarah Belchamber.
  • Marriage*: Mary Wickens married William White, son of Henry White and Jane Gorring, on 23 April 1823 at Keymer, Sussex, England.2
  • Married Name: As of 23 April 1823, her married name was White.
  • Anecdote*: It is interesting to note that William and Mary had two children, William and Henry, who died in Brighton but were buried in Edburton in 1832 and 1829 respectively. William's parents, Henry and Jane White would have been living there at that time.
  • Residence: On 16 October 1831 Mary Wickens and William White lived at Hereford St, Brighton, Sussex, England.3
  • Residence*: On 7 June 1841 Mary Wickens and William White lived at Bread St, Brighton, Sussex, England.4
  • (Witness) Birth: Mary Wickens witnessed the birth of Susannah Victoria White on 19 January 1842 at Brighton, Sussex, England.5,1
  • Residence: On 19 January 1842 Mary Wickens and William White lived at 30 Sun Street, Brighton, Sussex, England.5
  • Residence: On 30 March 1851 Mary Wickens and William White lived at 30 Sun St, Brighton, Sussex, England. Note that Sun St no longer exists.6
  • Death*: Mary Wickens died after 1854. Both William and Mary White cannot be found in the 1861 census suggesting they died before then. Also, they were not buried in Edburton as these records have been checked. Their daughter Susanna Victoria White was living with her sister in 1861 suggesting they may have died before then.
  • (Witness) Death: Mary Wickens witnessed the death of William White on 4 March 1854 at 16 Nelson St, Brighton, Sussex, England; He died of Hypochondriasis (once Delirium Tremens) and General Debility (4 months).
    Delirium Tremens is a psychotic condition typical of withdrawal in chronic alcoholics, involving tremors, hallucinations, anxiety, and disorientation. Hypochondriasis is a technical term for hypochondria - worrying about having a serious illness.7,8

Family:

William White b. 22 Jul 1804, d. 4 Mar 1854

Children:

Jane White b. 13 Jul 1823, d. 1885
William White b. 13 Nov 1825, d. 1832
Henry White b. 1829, d. 1829
Christiana White b. 1831, d. 1877
George William White b. 19 Oct 1834, d. 1914
Susannah Victoria White b. 12 Nov 1837, d. 1841
Susannah Victoria White+ b. 19 Jan 1842, d. 21 Nov 1903

Citations

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

Ann Akehurst

b. 17 November 1799

Parents:

Father: John Akehurst b. 19 Dec 1751, d. 1829
Mother: Maria Burgess b. 1 Nov 1778, d. 17 Jan 1862
Last Edited: 8 Sep 2020
  • Anecdote: The information on this family comes from Peter Dillon who is a descendant of John Wright's brother, James Wright. (Email: 8 Sep 2020.)
  • Birth: Ann Akehurst was born in 1799 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.
  • Baptism*: Ann Akehurst was baptized on 17 November 1799 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.1
  • She was the daughter of John Akehurst and Maria Burgess.
  • Marriage*: Ann Akehurst married John Wright, son of Edward Wright and Elizabeth Wood, on 7 March 1819 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.2,3
  • Married Name: As of 19 March 1819, her married name was Wright.
  • Anecdote*: Parish of Hailsham
    Removal order. Date: 23 Mar 1827
    ESRO Reference: PAR353/32/3/80
    Description: Ann Wright (wife of John Wright, transported) from Uckfield.
  • Anecdote: Parish of Hailsham
    Overseers of the Poor: Removal orders to Hailsham. Date: 28 Dec 1832
    ESRO: PAR353/32/3/100
    Description: Ann Wright (wife of John Wright, transported) from Uckfield.
  • Anecdote: Peter Dillon writes (8 Sep 2020):
    Under the poor laws a wife automatically assumed her husband's settlement status upon marriage. So if Ann was removed to Hailsham due to falling in need of parish relief, then her husband John the transportee's parish of settlement has to have been Hailsham. At the time of interest there was only one set of WRIGHTs at Hailsham, the descendants of Edward & Elizabeth WRIGHT, which implies that John WRIGHT has to be their son John who was baptised at Framfield 19 Nov 1797.
    These WRIGHTs were travellers and the baptisms of Edward & Elizabeth's children were all over East Sussex with several at Hailsham which was a hub for them. Edward's parents Adam & Jane WRIGHT were also travellers. These types were usually baptised really late, typically a few years late and sometimes a lot of years late, due to the lifestyle, so that John can easily have been born elsewhere and earlier. A couple of John's siblings married into the romany-descended RIPLEY clan based at Hellingly. John's siblings who remained at Hailsham over the years were no strangers to the insides of the workhouses in the Hailsham Union or the House of Correction at Lewes. Two of John's nephews were transported as well, James to NSW in 1830 and William to Van Dieman's Land in 1842.
    I descend from John's brother James WRIGHT who married Elizabeth STACE and raised his family at Hailsham then Ore by Hastings. A daughter Eliza WRIGHT married Richard WRIGHT (my gg-grandparents) and they sailed for Nelson New Zealand in 1842.

Family:

John Wright b. 19 Nov 1797

Child:

John Wright b. 6 Nov 1819

Citations

  1. [S23] Online 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. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) ""England Marriages, 1538–1973 ", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NK4F-7ZT : 13 March 2020), John Wright, 1819."

Harriet Akehurst

b. 18 July 1802, d. 1835

Parents:

Father: John Akehurst b. 19 Dec 1751, d. 1829
Mother: Maria Burgess b. 1 Nov 1778, d. 17 Jan 1862
Last Edited: 30 Nov 2017

Family:

Philip Sargent b. c 1805, d. 1893

Children:

Henry Sargent b. 15 Aug 1824, d. 1837
Maria Sargent+ b. 14 Sep 1828
George Thomas Sargent+ b. 20 Feb 1831, d. 21 Nov 1914
James Sargent+ b. 12 Jan 1834, d. 1896

Citations

  1. [S23] Online 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] Online Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "33 years old, wife of Philip jnr."

Martha Akehurst

b. 4 November 1804, d. 25 November 1854

Parents:

Father: John Akehurst b. 19 Dec 1751, d. 1829
Mother: Maria Burgess b. 1 Nov 1778, d. 17 Jan 1862
Last Edited: 26 Mar 2019

Family:

James Holden b. 27 Apr 1804, d. 29 Mar 1892

Children:

Sarah Mariah Holden+ b. 15 Oct 1826, d. 24 Apr 1899
Harriet Holden b. 7 May 1834, d. 23 Dec 1863
Jane Anne Holden b. 22 Mar 1837, d. 1838
Charlotte Holden+ b. 24 Dec 1840, d. 18 Nov 1915

Citations

  1. [S244] Website "Ancestry" (http://www.ancestry.co.uk/) "State Records Authority of New South Wales; Kingswood New South Wales, Australia; Persons on bounty ships (Agent's Immigrant Lists); Series: 5316; Reel: 2134; Item: [4/4784]
    Source Information: Ancestry.com. New South Wales, Australia, Assisted Immigrant Passenger Lists, 1828-1896 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007."

William Akehurst

b. 9 October 1808, d. 1840

Parents:

Father: John Akehurst b. 19 Dec 1751, d. 1829
Mother: Maria Burgess b. 1 Nov 1778, d. 17 Jan 1862
Last Edited: 5 May 2016

Family:

Harriet Winchester b. c 1804, d. 1855

Children:

John Akehurst b. 14 Oct 1832, d. 1840
Henry Akehurst b. 7 Feb 1836
James Akehurst b. 5 Aug 1838

Citations

  1. [S23] Online Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S23] Online Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "(recorded on baptism of Henry)."
  3. [S25] Online Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "age 32 years."

Elizabeth Collins

b. 18 February 1753, d. November 1792

Parents:

Father: Charles Collins b. 14 Apr 1716, d. 1792
Mother: Lydia Goodwin b. c 1724, d. 1788
Last Edited: 19 Aug 2019

Family:

John Akehurst b. 19 Dec 1751, d. 1829

Children:

Elizabeth Akehurst+ b. 11 Sep 1777
Sarah Akehurst+ b. 2 Jul 1780, d. 1860
John Akehurst b. 20 Jul 1783
John Akehurst b. 31 Jul 1786
Mary Akehurst b. 30 Sep 1786
John Akehurst b. 10 May 1789
William Akehurst b. 3 Jun 1792

Citations

  1. [S23] Online 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] Online Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "wife of John, poor."

John Akehurst

b. 22 November 1720, d. October 1777
Signature of John Ackhurst 29 Sep 1777, ten days before he was buried.

Parents:

Father: Richard Akehurst b. c 1693, d. 1735
Mother: Elizabeth Blaber b. 11 Jan 1694/95, d. 1755
Last Edited: 8 Aug 2021
  • Baptism*: John Akehurst was baptized on 22 November 1720 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.
  • He was the son of Richard Akehurst and Elizabeth Blaber.
  • Marriage*: John Akehurst married Elizabeth Fuller on 14 November 1751 at Hellingly, Sussex, England, surname ACKHURST.1
  • Anecdote: In the Poor Book of the parish of Hellingly (1747-1764) it is recorded that they (Overseers of the Poor?) met at the house of Widow Akehurst on 3 Feb 1755 and that: John Akehurst is to keep Jane Oxley (aged 7 years) youngest girl of Wm Oxley decd. from this day to Lady Day 1756 for 3 pounds 10 shillings.
    https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-D1X3-NRW?mode=g&i=196&cat=216231
    (image 197 of 919) (ESRO PAR 375/31/1/2.)
  • Anecdote: John Akehurst was an Overseer of the Poor between 1758 and 1759. His signature in the Churchwarden's Accounts book matches that on his will made in 1777.2
  • Anecdote*: David Evans of the Akehursters group (www.akehursters.co.uk) is a descendant of their son Thomas (1760).
  • Occupation*: John Akehurst was the Keeper of the Poor House at Hellingly. in 1777.3
  • Will*: John Akehurst left a will made on 29 September 1777 at Hellingly, Sussex, England: Note: Signs his name John ACKHURST, although name spelt AKEHURST in the first few lines of the will.3
  • Anecdote: Will of John Akehurst of Hellingly, 1783
    (ESRO: PBT 1/1/64/667)
    Made: 29 Sep 1777
    Buried: 9 Oct 1777 at Hellingly
    Proved: 23 Sep 1783
    www.familysearch.org (film no: 1886069; image no: 230)
    In the Name of God Amen I John Akehurst of Hellingly in the County of Sussex Governor or Keeper of the Poor House there do make and publish my last Will and Testament in Manner following that is to say I give and bequeath all and every my Ready Monies Securities for Money Debts to me owing Goods Chattels and Estate whatsoever and every Part thereof (after Payment of such Debts as I shall justly owe at the Time of my decease my Funeral Expences and the Expences of proving this my Will) unto my two Sons John and William their Executors and Administrators Upon this special Trust and Confidence that they shall and do by and out of my said Monies and Estate from Time to Time Cloath Maintain and Provide for my two younger Children Samuel and Henry untill such Time or Times as they shall severally be capable of going into Service or otherwise providing for and maintaining themselves And when and as soon as they my said two younger Children shall be so capable of providing for and maintaining themselves then upon Trust to put and place out all such Monies as shall be remaining in the Hands of my said Trustees their Executor or Administrator at Interest on good and sufficient Security or Securitys in order to increase and improve the same untill my said two younger Children Samuel and Henry shall respectively attain their Ages of twenty one years and when and as soon as they shall respectively have attained that Age then upon Trust to distribute and divide all my said Monies and Estate between and amongst them my said two Sons John and William and all other my Children in equal Shares and Proportions Share and Share alike And I make constitute and appoint them my said Sons John and William Executors of this my Will hereby revoking and making void all other wills by me at any Time heretofore made and declaring this only to be my last Will and Testament In witness whereof I the said John Akehurst have hereunto set my Hand and Seal the twenty ninth Day of September in the Year of our Lord one Thousand seven Hundred and Seventy seven J Ackhurst Signed and Sealed by the above named John Akehurst and by him published and declared as and for his last Will and Testament in the Presence of Us who have hereunto subscribed our Names as Witnesses thereto in his Presence Edward Tanner J H Sinnock
    Septr 23 1783
    Then were sworn John and William Akehurst Executors of this Will to whom was committed the Administration of the Goods Chattels and Credits of the deceased and the burden of the execution of the same by me Wm North Surrogate
    Sworn also that the Goods Chattels and Credits do not amount to six hundred Pounds
    (Transcribed by Rosie Ansell December 2016.)
  • Death*: John Akehurst died in October 1777 at Hellingly, Sussex, England, at age 56.
  • Burial*: John Akehurst was buried on 9 October 1777 at Hellingly, Sussex, England, "widower" (Ackhurst.)4
  • Probate: His estate was probated on 23 September 1783.

Family:

Elizabeth Fuller b. c 1730, d. 1777

Children:

John Akehurst b. 4 Oct 1752, d. 1831
James Akehurst b. 6 Jul 1755
William Akehurst+ b. 19 Dec 1757, d. 1822
Thomas Akehurst+ b. 30 Nov 1760, d. 17 Dec 1809
Samuel Akehurst+ b. 16 Nov 1765, d. 1827
Henry Akehurst b. 1 Jul 1769, d. 1818

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  2. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "Film no: 004427617; Image no: 600."
  3. [S651] Will of John Akehurst of Hellingly, Sussex, England, made 29 Sep 1777, proved in the Archdeaconry Court of Lewes, 23 Sep 1783. (ESRO: PBT 1/1/64/667).
  4. [S25] Online Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "widower."

Elizabeth Fuller

b. circa 1730, d. 1777
Last Edited: 27 Nov 2020

Family:

John Akehurst b. 22 Nov 1720, d. Oct 1777

Children:

John Akehurst b. 4 Oct 1752, d. 1831
James Akehurst b. 6 Jul 1755
William Akehurst+ b. 19 Dec 1757, d. 1822
Thomas Akehurst+ b. 30 Nov 1760, d. 17 Dec 1809
Samuel Akehurst+ b. 16 Nov 1765, d. 1827
Henry Akehurst b. 1 Jul 1769, d. 1818

Citations

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

Abraham Alce

b. 14 April 1691, d. 1753

Parents:

Father: Thomas Alce b. c 1650, d. 1719
Mother: Susanna Burroughs b. 23 Sep 1660, d. 1730
Last Edited: 15 Jun 2021
  • Birth: Abraham Alce was born in 1691 at East Blatchington, Sussex, England.
  • Baptism*: Abraham Alce was baptized on 14 April 1691 at St Peter, East Blatchington, Sussex, England, twin?1
  • He was the son of Thomas Alce and Susanna Burroughs.
  • (Witness) Will: Abraham Alce is mentioned in the will of Thomas Alce dated 31 December 1718 at East Blatchington, Sussex, England.2
  • (Witness) Will: Abraham Alce is mentioned in the will of Susanna Burroughs dated 30 December 1723 at East Blatchington, Sussex, England.3
  • Marriage*: Abraham Alce married Ann Ince, daughter of Thomas Ince and Mary (?), on 7 November 1731 at East Blatchington, Sussex, England, surname spelt INSE.4
  • Anecdote: Abraham Alce was a beneficiary of his mother's will proved on 16 Dec 1730:
    "I give & devise un[N]to my Second Son Abraham Alce all that my Mesuage & Tenement of Land with the appurtenances in Seaford to him & his Heires for ever".
    Other properties in East Blatchington were bequeathed to Abraham's sister Margaret and his younger brother John. However, John died in 1729 and Margaret in 1730, and it would appear that the properties then came to Abraham as who, as the youngest surving son, would be the next heir. Abraham is recorded as mortgaging the properties in East Blatchington (termed a conditional surrender when dealing with copyhold property). The properties later end up in the hands of Abraham's son, Abraham Alce who married Sarah Richardson in 1768 at Alciston.
  • Anecdote: Conditional surrender
    Date: 19 Jan 1739
    ESRO reference: SAS/G 20/249
    Description: Abraham Alce to the use of William Hammond of the Cliffe, gent, for £110, of a tenement, barn and 11a 1r of land in Blatchington late Watts and formerly Gough's, quitrent 7s 11/2d
    Creator(s): Gage family of Firle, East Sussex.
  • Anecdote*: Conditional surrender
    Date: 26 May 1739
    ESRO reference: SAS/G 20/252
    Description: Abraham Alce to the use of John Fletcher of Seaford, gent, for 117, of a tenement, barn and 11a 1r of land in Blatchington late Watts, formerly Goughes, quitrent 7s 1d
    Creator(s): Gage family of Firle, East Sussex.
  • Death*: Abraham Alce died in 1753 at East Blatchington, Sussex, England.
  • Burial*: Abraham Alce was buried on 3 February 1753 at St Peter, East Blatchington, Sussex, England.5

Family:

Ann Ince b. 19 May 1701, d. 1771

Children:

Susannah Alce b. 11 Aug 1734
Thomas Alce b. 2 Dec 1735
Abraham Alce+ b. 25 Feb 1737/38, d. 1803

Citations

  1. [S23] Online Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S243] Will of Thomas Alce of East Blatchington, Sussex, England, made 31 Dec 1718, proved in the Archdeaconry Court of Lewes, 7 Mar 1718/19. (ESRO: PBT 1/1/50/80C).
  3. [S932] Will of Susanna Alce of East Blatchington, Sussex, England, made 30 Dec 1723, proved in the Archdeaconry Court of Lewes, 16 Dec 1730. (ESRO: PBT 1/1/53/180B).
  4. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  5. [S25] Online Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Ann Ince

b. 19 May 1701, d. 1771

Parents:

Father: Thomas Ince b. 8 Jan 1659/60, d. 1729
Mother: Mary (?) d. 1730
Last Edited: 15 Jun 2021

Family:

Abraham Alce b. 14 Apr 1691, d. 1753

Children:

Susannah Alce b. 11 Aug 1734
Thomas Alce b. 2 Dec 1735
Abraham Alce+ b. 25 Feb 1737/38, d. 1803

Citations

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

Susannah Alce

b. 11 August 1734

Parents:

Father: Abraham Alce b. 14 Apr 1691, d. 1753
Mother: Ann Ince b. 19 May 1701, d. 1771
Last Edited: 15 May 2019

Citations

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

Thomas Alce

b. 2 December 1735

Parents:

Father: Abraham Alce b. 14 Apr 1691, d. 1753
Mother: Ann Ince b. 19 May 1701, d. 1771
Last Edited: 10 May 2020

Citations

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

Thomas Alce

b. circa 1650, d. 1719

Parents:

Father: William Alce b. c 1615
Last Edited: 7 Aug 2021
  • Birth*: Thomas Alce was born circa 1650 at Sussex, England.
  • He was the son of William Alce.
  • Anecdote*: Thomas Alce is thought to have been born at West Firle or Beddingham c1645-58. This will be difficult to confirm as the parish records for Beddingham are missing for the period 1641 to 1673 and West Firle similarly. However, the most likely candidate is the Thomas Alce mentioned as a beneficiary in the will of Abraham Alce of West Firle proved 1684. He would have been born about the right time and after Abraham Alce's death in 1684 he named his next male child Abraham (bap. 1691).
  • Marriage*: Thomas Alce married Susanna Burroughs, daughter of Ralph Burroughs and Margaret (?), on 2 June 1678 at East Blatchington, Sussex, England.
  • Anecdote*: There were two Thomas and Susanna ALCE families in East Blatchington at this time and it is impossible to differentiate them using just the parish register. The fact that two baptisms occur just a few months apart in both 1688 and 1694 indicates separate families. However, Thomas ALCE's will proved on 7 March 1718 lists his children enabling the two families to be differentiated. It would appear that the other family (Thomas ALCE and Susannah GLIDD) left East Blatchington about 1694 to 1700 although one of their children (Elizabeth) was baptised there in 1694 and was later married there in 1711.1
  • (Witness) Will: Thomas Alce is mentioned in the will of Abraham Alce dated 16 December 1683 at West Firle, Sussex, England.2
  • Will*: Thomas Alce left a will made on 31 December 1718 at East Blatchington, Sussex, England.1
  • Anecdote: Will of Thomas Alce, Yeoman of East Blatchington, 1718/19
    (ESRO: PBT 1/1/50/80A)
    Made: 31 December 1718
    Proved: 7 March 1718/19
    FamilySearch: Film: 1885994; Image: 326
    In the name of God Amen, I Thomas Alce of Blatchington in the County of Sussex, yeoman, being sick and weak but of sound mind and memory, praise be Almighty God, therefore do make and ordayne this my last will and testament in manner and form following. First I commit my soul unto the hand of Almighty God my Savior hoping through the mercy of Jesus Christ to have pardon of all my sins and my body I commit to the earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my executor hereafter named and as for my real estate I give and devise as followeth. Item: I give all that my yard land in Beddingham with the appertenance their unto belonging unto my eldest son Thomas Alce and his heirs forever. Item: I give unto my son in law William Milton one shilling to be paid him within one year after my decease. Item: I give unto Susana, wife of John Hide, one shilling to be paid her at the time above said. Item: I give unto Mary Alce, my daughter, three pounds to be paid her within one year after my decease. Item: I give unto my second son, Abraham Alce, the sume of three pounds of lawfull money of Great Brittain to be paid him at the above said. Item: I give unto my daughter, Margaret Alce, the sum of three pounds of like lawfull money. Item: I give unto John Alce, my youngest son, when he comes to the age of one and twenty years, the sum of ten shillings. Item: All the rest of my real estate that came to me by my loving wife Susana Alce, that is to say the cottag in Blatchington and the yard land with appertenance their unto belonging and also the free hold cottag in the liberty of Seaford I will and bequeath unto Susana Alce, my loving wife, to dispose at her will and pleasure after my decease to such of my children as she shall think fitt by her last will. All the rest of my personal estate I give and bequeath unto my loving wife Susana Alce whom I make sole executrix of this my last will and testament in witness here of I have here unto set my hand and seal this one and thirtieth day of December 1718.
    The mark of Thomas Alce
    Witness: John Cooper, John Farncomb, Sam Younge
    [Latin] 7 Marty 1718 Jurat Susanna Alce executrix etc.
    Transcribed by Geoffrey Barber.
  • Death*: Thomas Alce died in 1719 at East Blatchington, Sussex, England.
  • Burial*: Thomas Alce was buried on 5 February 1718/19 at St Peter, East Blatchington, Sussex, England.3
  • Probate: His estate was probated on 7 March 1718/19.
  • Anecdote: It is interesting to note the property which came to Thomas Alce via his wife Susanna Burroughs. She was probably the only surviving child in her parent's family as all the others discovered so far died in childhood.

Family:

Susanna Burroughs b. 23 Sep 1660, d. 1730

Children:

Jane Alce+ b. 13 Mar 1678/79, d. 1709
Thomas Alce b. 27 Mar 1681
Susanna Alce b. 7 Jun 1685
Mary Alce b. 9 Sep 1688
Abraham Alce+ b. 14 Apr 1691, d. 1753
Sarah Alce b. 14 Apr 1691, d. 1706
Margaret Alce+ b. 9 Sep 1694, d. 1730
John Alce+ b. 18 Apr 1703, d. 1728/29

Citations

  1. [S243] Will of Thomas Alce of East Blatchington, Sussex, England, made 31 Dec 1718, proved in the Archdeaconry Court of Lewes, 7 Mar 1718/19. (ESRO: PBT 1/1/50/80C).
  2. [S939] Will of Abraham Alce of West Firle, Sussex, England, made 16 Dec 1683, proved in the Archdeaconry Court of Lewes, 5 Jan 1683/84. (ESRO: PBT/1/1/36/144B).
  3. [S25] Online Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Susanna Burroughs

b. 23 September 1660, d. 1730

Parents:

Father: Ralph Burroughs b. c 1630, d. 1692
Mother: Margaret (?) b. c 1624, d. 1703
Last Edited: 7 Jul 2021
  • Birth: Susanna Burroughs was born in 1660 at East Blatchington, Sussex, England.
  • Baptism*: Susanna Burroughs was baptized on 23 September 1660 at East Blatchington, Sussex, England.
  • She was the daughter of Ralph Burroughs and Margaret (?)
  • Marriage*: Susanna Burroughs married Thomas Alce, son of William Alce, on 2 June 1678 at East Blatchington, Sussex, England.
  • Anecdote: There were two Thomas and Susanna ALCE families in East Blatchington at this time and it is impossible to differentiate them using just the parish register. The fact that two baptisms occur just a few months apart in both 1688 and 1694 indicates separate families. However, Thomas ALCE's will proved on 7 March 1718 lists his children enabling the two families to be differentiated. It would appear that the other family (Thomas ALCE and Susannah GLIDD) left East Blatchington about 1694 to 1700 although one of their children (Elizabeth) was baptised there in 1694 and was later married there in 1711.1
  • Married Name: As of 2 June 1678, her married name was Alce.
  • (Witness) Will: Susanna Burroughs is mentioned in the will of Thomas Alce dated 31 December 1718 at East Blatchington, Sussex, England.1
  • Anecdote: It is interesting to note the property which came to Thomas Alce via his wife Susanna Burroughs. She was probably the only surviving child in her parent's family as all the others discovered so far died in childhood.
  • Will*: Susanna Burroughs left a will made on 30 December 1723 at East Blatchington, Sussex, England.2
  • Anecdote*: Will of Susana Alce, widow of East Blatchington, 1730
    (ESRO: PBT 1/1/53/180B)
    Made: 30 December 1723
    Proved: 16 December 1730
    Familysearch: Film: 1885997, Image: 398
    In the name of God Amen Susana Alce of Bletchington in the County of Sussex widow being of Sound Mind & Memory thanks to God for the Same Do; Make & ordaine this my last will & testament in Man[N]er & forme following Vist; First I commit My soule into the hands of God that gave it; Hoping through the Meritts of Jesus Christ to have pardon of Al my sins My Body I comitt to the Earth to be decently buried at the discrestion of My Executors herafter to be Named Item; I give & devise unto my Second Son Abraham Alce al that my Mesuage & Tenement of Land with the appurtenances in Seaford to him & his Heires for ever; Item I give & Devise unto my Younger Daughter Margerett Alce Al that Mesuage of Copyhold Land that I late Surrendered to the use of my will to her & her Heires forever Item I give unto Mary wife of David Holder one shilling to be paid withing one yeare after my Deceasd; Item I give unto my Daughter Susana wife of John Hide the Sum of one Shilling to be paid within one yeare after my Deceas’d; Item I give unto my Son in Law William Milton one shilling to be paid within one yeare after my Deceas’d Item I give & devise unto my Younger Son John Alce al the rest & residue of My Coppyhold Land in Bletching to him & his Heires for ever All the rest of my personal Estate goods & Chattells what Soever I give unto my two sons Thomas Alce & Abraham Alce whom I make Sole Executors of this my Last will & Testament In witness hereof I have set my hand & Seale this thirtteth day of December Anno Domini 1723
    Susana Alce her marke
    Sined Sealed & published to be the last will & Testament of Susana Alce In the presents of us
    James Newman
    John Dnstal
    Edw: Boys
    Probate: 16th December 1730 to Thomas Alce one of the executors, power reserved re Abraham Alce the other executor. Goods sworn not exceeding £20.
    Transcribed by Claire Wickens, 16th January 2021 for Geoffrey Barber.
  • Death*: Susanna Burroughs died in 1730 at East Blatchington, Sussex, England.
  • Burial*: Susanna Burroughs was buried on 11 November 1730 at St Peter, East Blatchington, Sussex, England.3
  • Probate: Her estate was probated on 16 December 1730 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Sussex, England, Inventory £6 13s 2d.

Family:

Thomas Alce b. c 1650, d. 1719

Children:

Jane Alce+ b. 13 Mar 1678/79, d. 1709
Thomas Alce b. 27 Mar 1681
Susanna Alce b. 7 Jun 1685
Mary Alce b. 9 Sep 1688
Abraham Alce+ b. 14 Apr 1691, d. 1753
Sarah Alce b. 14 Apr 1691, d. 1706
Margaret Alce+ b. 9 Sep 1694, d. 1730
John Alce+ b. 18 Apr 1703, d. 1728/29

Citations

  1. [S243] Will of Thomas Alce of East Blatchington, Sussex, England, made 31 Dec 1718, proved in the Archdeaconry Court of Lewes, 7 Mar 1718/19. (ESRO: PBT 1/1/50/80C).
  2. [S932] Will of Susanna Alce of East Blatchington, Sussex, England, made 30 Dec 1723, proved in the Archdeaconry Court of Lewes, 16 Dec 1730. (ESRO: PBT 1/1/53/180B).
  3. [S25] Online Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Sarah Alce

b. 14 April 1691, d. 1706

Parents:

Father: Thomas Alce b. c 1650, d. 1719
Mother: Susanna Burroughs b. 23 Sep 1660, d. 1730
Last Edited: 17 Jan 2021

Citations

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

Thomas Taylor

b. 16 October 1757, d. 1823

Parents:

Father: Abraham Taylor b. 29 Sep 1724
Mother: Ann (?) d. 1770
Last Edited: 4 Oct 2020
  • Birth: Thomas Taylor was born in 1757 at West Firle, Sussex, England.
  • Baptism*: Thomas Taylor was baptized on 16 October 1757 at West Firle, Sussex, England.1
  • He was the son of Abraham Taylor and Ann (?)
  • Anecdote: The following baptisms were the possibilities for Thomas TAYLOR and were found in the IGI for Sussex:
    16.10.1757 bap. Thomas son of Abraham and Ann TAYLOR, West Firle (7710377 91)
    12.7.1756 bap. Thomas son of George and Mary TAYLOR, Lewes St Michael (7704816 91)
    16.9.1751 bap. Thomas son of Elias and Susanna TAYLOR, Glynde (P013961 0534)
    9.12.1761 bap. Thomas son of William and Mary TAYLER, Horsham (C070641 0279)

    Also of interest, 29.9.1724 bap. Abraham son of Abraham TAYLOR, Glynde
    21.5.1769 bap. Abraham son of William and Ann TAYLOR, Glynde

    The parents of our Thomas TAYLOR are most likely to be Abraham and Ann Taylor of West Firle because:
    1. Thomas left Ringmer sometime after 1786. Baptisms to a Thomas and Anne TAYLOR appear in West Firle after this date. Maybe they had to return to their parish of legal settlement (the parish where they were born). Also, their son Abraham settled in West Firle.
    2. The names of children of Abraham and Ann are almost the same as those for Thomas and Anne.

    The book "Eastern Sussex Settlement Certificates 16701832" ed. M.J. Burchall contains the following entry for Ringmer:
    Joseph Taylor, wife Diana, 25.12.1773 from Buxted.
    No connection has been established to this as yet.
    There is a marriage of Joseph Taylor and Dinah Weller at Ringmer on 29 Aug 1773 (SMI).
  • Marriage*: Thomas Taylor married Anne Forde, daughter of Thomas Forde and Mary Weller, on 1 December 1780 at Ringmer, Sussex, England. Both of this parish. The marriage banns were read on 1st, 8th, and 15th October 1780.
  • Anecdote*: The family appears to have moved to West Firle in 1781. There is an order removing them from Ringmer to West Firle recorded and confirmed on 26 Apr 1781 (Lewes Sessions: orders relating to poor relief ESRO: QO/26/1781-04-26).
    The parish of West Firle is where their son Abraham settled.
    The baptism for Sarah (1789) at West Firle was found in the East Sussex Baptisms Index (M. Burchall Collection). The word "paupers" was written against the entry indicating that they did not have to pay the baptisms tax.
  • Anecdote*: The Sussex Militia List of 1803 for West Firle lists:
    Abraham Taylor, aged 17 to 30 years, wiling to serve
    William Taylor, aged 17 to 30 years, wiling to serve
    Thomas Taylor, aged 17 to 55 years, wiling to serve
    Could these be the father Thomas and two of his sons, or perhaps the three sons?
  • Death*: Thomas Taylor died in 1823 at West Firle, Sussex, England.
  • Burial*: Thomas Taylor was buried on 25 November 1823 at West Firle, Sussex, England, age given as 69 yrs. The following burials are the possibilities for Thomas TAYLOR:
    25.11.1823 Thomas TAILOR West Firle aged 69 (would be 66)
    22.7.1835 Thomas TAYLOR Beddingham aged 78 (would be 77)
    The second came from the East Sussex Burial Index for TAYLOR's. Anne TAYLOR's burial place may give a clue here but it has not yet been found (it possibly occurred before 1812).
    Also, from the SFHG on-line burial index:
    2.12.1838      Thomas Taylor      Beddingham     aged 77 yrs (would be 81.2,3 )

Family:

Anne Forde b. 5 Apr 1752, d. 1809

Children:

Thomas Taylor b. 8 Apr 1781
William Taylor b. 24 Mar 1782
Abraham Taylor+ b. 12 Oct 1783, d. 28 Feb 1861
Anne Taylor b. 26 Feb 1786
Sarah Taylor+ b. 14 Jun 1789
Charles Taylor b. 17 Apr 1791
John Taylor b. 6 Oct 1793
Mary Taylor+ b. 17 Jan 1799

Citations

  1. [S23] Online Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S226] Baptisms, Marriages & Burials of West Firle, Sussex, England, (ESRO: PAR 328/1) "searched by Eve Oliver 1990."
  3. [S25] Online Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, ""age 69 years.""

Anne Forde

b. 5 April 1752, d. 1809

Parents:

Father: Thomas Forde b. 14 Sep 1703, d. 1775
Mother: Mary Weller b. 27 Nov 1713
Last Edited: 4 Oct 2020
  • Birth: Anne Forde was born in 1752 at Ringmer, Sussex, England.
  • Baptism*: Anne Forde was baptized on 5 April 1752 at St Mary the Virgin, Ringmer, Sussex, England.1
  • She was the daughter of Thomas Forde and Mary Weller.
  • Anecdote*: There are two possibilities for the baptism of Anne Forde in the Ringmer parish register:
    5 Apr 1752 Anne dau. Thomas and Mary Ford.
    2 Aug 1747 Anne dau. John and Mary Ford.
    The 1747 baptism is the only baptism recorded for John and Mary, yet there are many baptisms for Thomas and Mary Ford, and also a John and Sarah Ford at this time. However, there is also a baptism to parents John and Sarah on 22.3.1747 indicating that John and Mary were probably a different family and not just an error in the register.
    The family of Thomas Ford and Mary (nee Weller) (m. 16 Mar 1737/38 at Wartling by lic. "both of Ringmer") were:
    Mary bap. 24 Jun 1738, Ringmer (m. William CLARK, 23.10.1768, Ringmer, (witness Thomas Foord, Edward Finch))
    Thomas bap. 25.7.1740, Ringmer
    John bap. 20 Apr 1742, Ringmer
    John bap. 11 Mar 1742/43 Ringmer
    James bap. 6 Apr 1744 Ringmer
    Edward bap. 9 Jan 1746/47, Ringmer
    William bap. 1 Jul 1750, Ringmer
    Anne bap. 5 Apr 1752, Ringmer
    Charles bap. 19 Oct 1755, Ringmer
    The family of John and Sarah Ford (married Westmeston 18 Feb 1734/35, "both of Ringmer") were:
    William bap 1738 (bur. 3.5.1758, Ringmer, age 19 years).
    Sarah bap. 8.5.1743, Ringmer
    Elizabeth bap. 22.3.1747, Ringmer (bur. 31.7.1749, Ringmer (?))
    Fanny bap. 27.6.1749, Ringmer
    A number of baptisms in Ringmer are recorded to a John Foord between 1759 and 1775 (no wife mentioned). These are Philly (1759), Mary (1771), John (1773), Sarah (1773), William (1775).
    A search for all marriages contained in the Sussex Marriage Index (about 90% complete) of Ann Ford's between 176585 found eight marriages including the one to Thomas Taylor. The most likely marriage for the other Anne Ford born in Ringmer was in Waldron to Thos. Hunt on 25 June 1769. The other marriages were considerable distances from Ringmer. Further research is needed but it looks likely that Anne, daughter of Thomas and Mary Ford, born 1752 is the one that married Thomas Taylor.
    Latest News (21 Jan 2015): Sussex Quarter Sessions, Settlement Orders and Cases 1661 -1749. A catalogue edited by M J Burchall from the Quarter Sessions for East and West Sussex, Parts I to III (1977-1982) of Settlement Orders and Cases 1661-1749 has an entry for Thom Foord + wife My [Mary]; John, William. Isfield to Ringmer. Lewes 1747. Note that there was a Thomas Foord and Mary (nee Alchorn), married 1725 at Isfield, having children baptised in Isfield between 1735-1753. A connection between the Fords in Ringmer and Isfield is looking likely.
  • Marriage*: Anne Forde married Thomas Taylor, son of Abraham Taylor and Ann (?), on 1 December 1780 at Ringmer, Sussex, England. Both of this parish. The marriage banns were read on 1st, 8th, and 15th October 1780.
  • Married Name: As of 1 December 1780, her married name was Taylor.
  • Anecdote: The family appears to have moved to West Firle in 1781. There is an order removing them from Ringmer to West Firle recorded and confirmed on 26 Apr 1781 (Lewes Sessions: orders relating to poor relief ESRO: QO/26/1781-04-26).
    The parish of West Firle is where their son Abraham settled.
    The baptism for Sarah (1789) at West Firle was found in the East Sussex Baptisms Index (M. Burchall Collection). The word "paupers" was written against the entry indicating that they did not have to pay the baptisms tax.
  • Death*: Anne Forde died in 1809 at West Firle, Sussex, England.
  • Burial*: Anne Forde was buried on 26 January 1809 at West Firle, Sussex, England, "wife of Thomas."2

Family:

Thomas Taylor b. 16 Oct 1757, d. 1823

Children:

Thomas Taylor b. 8 Apr 1781
William Taylor b. 24 Mar 1782
Abraham Taylor+ b. 12 Oct 1783, d. 28 Feb 1861
Anne Taylor b. 26 Feb 1786
Sarah Taylor+ b. 14 Jun 1789
Charles Taylor b. 17 Apr 1791
John Taylor b. 6 Oct 1793
Mary Taylor+ b. 17 Jan 1799

Citations

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

Thomas Taylor

b. 8 April 1781

Parents:

Father: Thomas Taylor b. 16 Oct 1757, d. 1823
Mother: Anne Forde b. 5 Apr 1752, d. 1809
Last Edited: 3 Jan 2014

William Taylor

b. 24 March 1782

Parents:

Father: Thomas Taylor b. 16 Oct 1757, d. 1823
Mother: Anne Forde b. 5 Apr 1752, d. 1809
Last Edited: 3 Jan 2014

Anne Taylor

b. 26 February 1786

Parents:

Father: Thomas Taylor b. 16 Oct 1757, d. 1823
Mother: Anne Forde b. 5 Apr 1752, d. 1809
Last Edited: 31 Dec 2013

Maria Murrell

b. 11 February 1846, d. 14 July 1893

Parents:

Father: Philip Murrell b. 27 Feb 1794, d. 10 Feb 1881
Mother: Charlotte Evans b. 10 Dec 1815
Last Edited: 29 Apr 2017

Family:

William George Buckran Marchant b. 8 Jul 1847, d. 2 May 1901

Children:

Annie Marchant+ b. 25 Aug 1866, d. 24 Oct 1919
Theresa Mary Marchant b. 1868, d. 4 Feb 1933
George William Marchant+ b. 8 Jan 1870, d. 1939
Ernest Albert Marchant+ b. 2 Jan 1872, d. c 1936
Rhoda Rose Marchant+ b. 18 Jan 1874, d. 1916
Henry Frank Marchant+ b. 2 Apr 1876, d. 23 Aug 1943
Ada Elizabeth Marchant b. 17 Feb 1878, d. 1893
Alice Mabel Marchant+ b. 24 Nov 1879
Edith Beatrice Marchant b. 9 Feb 1882, d. 1963
Walter Percy Marchant+ b. 30 Nov 1884, d. 1948
Lily Maria Marchant+ b. 9 Oct 1885, d. 20 Feb 1961
Cecil Edwin Philip Marchant+ b. 1889, d. 25 May 1963
Violet Carrie Elsie Marchant+ b. 4 Nov 1890, d. 1969

Citations

  1. [S197] Birth certificate of Maria Murrell, born 11 Feb 1846, registered 23 Feb 1846 in the Registration District of Chichester, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 7 Page 342).
  2. [S46] Marriage certificate of William Marchant and Maria Murrell, married 26 Sep 1865 in the Registration District of Westhampnett, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 2b Page 551).
  3. [S196] Birth certificate of Annie Marchant, born 25 Aug 1866, registered 19 Sep 1866 in the Registration District of Chichester, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 2b Page 309).
  4. [S69] 1871 Census for England, "Class: RG10; Piece: 1084; Folio: 9; Page: 11; GSU roll: 827500."
  5. [S70] 1881 Census for England, "Class: RG11; Piece: 1099; Folio: 18; Page: 30; GSU roll: 1341259."
  6. [S45] Marriage certificate of James Middleton and Annie Marchant, married 19 Apr 1885 in the Registration District of Brighton, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 2b Page 341).
  7. [S71] 1891 Census for England "Class: RG12; Piece: 806; Folio: 77; Page: 43; GSU roll: 6095916."
  8. [S11] Information supplied by Freda Amy Barber (Victoria Park, WA, Australia) to Geoffrey Barber (Subiaco, WA, Australia), Various dates.
  9. [S8] Death certificate of Maria Marchant, died 14 Jul 1893, registered 15 Jul 1893 in the Registration District of Brighton, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 2b Page 135).

Philip Murrell

b. 27 February 1794, d. 10 February 1881

Parents:

Father: Philip Murrell b. 27 Jul 1753, d. 1817
Mother: Mary Bishop b. c 1762, d. 1835
Last Edited: 4 Mar 2020
  • Birth: Philip Murrell was born in 1794 at Arundel, Sussex, England.
  • Baptism*: Philip Murrell was baptized on 27 February 1794 at St Nicholas, Arundel, Sussex, England.1
  • He was the son of Philip Murrell and Mary Bishop.
  • Marriage*: Philip Murrell married Maria Mason on 15 November 1814 at Slindon, Sussex, England.2
  • Anecdote*: Philip's first marriage to Maria Mason, was at St Mary's Church of England, Slindon. Witnesses were John Bateman, Frances Mason and John Ruff (clerk)). Their children were baptised in the Slindon Roman Catholic Chapel hence the Latinised versions of their names.
  • Marriage*: Philip Murrell married Charlotte Evans, daughter of George Evans and Anne Cluer, on 28 August 1838 at Roman Catholic Chapel, Slindon, Sussex, England.3
  • Anecdote*: Philip Murrell was a widower when he married Charlotte Evans.
  • Anecdote: The Roman Catholic Chapel, Slindon House, at Slindon was registered to conduct marriages on 18.12.1837 and was later transferred to St Richard's Church, Slindon on 21.11.1865. "Throughout penal times the chapel in Slindon House was continuously served by a priest. During the worst days of persecution Mass was said in a secret chamber under the roof. Later the chapel was on the first floor with an arched roof, and in close proximity were three priest's hiding places. The last to occupy one of these holes was Fr. Joseph Molyneux, (Slindon 1765 to 1778) who thus eluded arrest upon a search being made for him by order of a magistrate during a temporary outburst of "No Popery" fever (from: "Catholic Record Society, Miscellanea, Vol VI, Bedingfeld Papers, etc, published 1909" LDS Microfilm No. 1068700).
    It appears that most Murrell's in Slindon were Catholics. This could come about from most of these Murrells being descendants or relatives of Jeremy Murrell of Slindon who was Steward to Lord Newberg according to his burial on 23 Jan 1763 (St Mary's Church of England Register). I suspect that Lord Newberg was a Catholic although I haven't thoroughly researched this yet. In the 1861 census it appears that Philip Murrell is a gardener for Anne, Countess of Newburgh. There is no information so far on the background of Philip's father, another Philip Murrell. He is found at Arundel in 1793 (another Catholic hotspot) when he married Mary Bishop but nothing is known of his origins.
    It is a mystery how Philip came to marry Charlotte Evans who was born some distance away in Tichfield, Hampshire. Perhaps she was working as a servant at Slindon where she became pregnant and so it was arranged for her to marry Philip, a widower (Philip 44 years, Charlotte 22 years)? There is no evidence that she came from a Roman Catholic family although her line does go back to Twyford in Hampshire where there was a highly regarded RC school dating from the late 1600s. However, a document survives showing that her direct ancestor, William Primmer (1703- ), was an informant against this RC school in 1743/44, just before the Jacobite uprising in 1745.
    Philip Murrell and his family do appear to have been committed Catholics and oral family history says that his daughter Maria Murrell and her daughter Annie Marchant maintained a connection to the high church of England which, while not Catholic, is close to it in their practices.
  • Occupation: Philip Murrell was an agricultural labourer on 7 June 1841.4
  • Residence: On 7 June 1841 Philip Murrell and Charlotte Evans lived at Slindon, Sussex, England.4
  • Occupation: Philip Murrell was a gardener on 11 February 1846.5
  • Occupation*: Philip Murrell was a garden labourer on 30 March 1851.6
  • Residence*: On 30 March 1851 Philip Murrell and Charlotte Evans lived at Dyers Lane, Slindon, Sussex, England.6
  • Occupation: Philip Murrell was a gardener probably for Anne, Countess of Newburgh who was residing nearby in Slindon St on 7 April 1861.7
  • Residence*: On 7 April 1861 Philip Murrell and Charlotte Evans lived at Slindon St, Slindon, Sussex, England.7
  • (Witness) Marriage: Philip Murrell witnessed the marriage of William George Buckran Marchant and Maria Murrell on 26 September 1865 at Slindon Chapel, Slindon House, Slindon, Sussex, England; in the Roman Catholic Church.8
  • Occupation: Philip Murrell was an under gardener (out of employ) on 2 April 1871.9
  • Residence: On 2 April 1871 Philip Murrell and Charlotte Evans lived at Slindon Common, Slindon, Sussex, England.9
  • Death*: Philip Murrell died on 10 February 1881 at Slindon, Sussex, England, at age 86. Died of decay of nature.10
  • Anecdote*: One of Phillip and Maria Murrell's sons (Dominic) is recorded as a servant of the Catholic priest Joseph Silviera on the 1841 census. "The Rev. Joseph Maria Silveira was born England 30.3.1794 son of Albert Garcia da Silviera of Lisbon, Spain. He was admitted to the English College at Lisbon on 8.7.1815. Left Lisbon in 1817 due to ill health and was admitted to Old Hall College. Ordained priest 6.8.1822. Between 1827 and 1829 he served at Gosport, Hampshire, 1829 to 1845 at Slindon, Sussex. In 1845 he retired from missionary work and served Havant, Hampshire 184956. His successor at Slindon was John Sheehan, another priest from the college at Lisbon. He served at Slindon 1845 to 1869."
    from: "Catholic Record Society, Miscellanea, Vol VI, Bedingfeld Papers, etc, published 1909" LDS Microfilm No. 1068700.
    The presence of a Spanish priest (albeit born in England) was an intriguing discovery for me. When I first started my family history research my mother told me that her mother had said "there was Spanish blood in the family". Is this something I have yet to uncover or is it a distortion of the Spanish priest story? There are also intriguing connections between Slindon and other areas in Hampshire (Catholic strongholds?). The Catholic priest Silviera served first at Gosport, Hampshire then Slindon then at Havant, Hampshire. (GGB.)

Family 1:

Maria Mason b. c 1795, d. 24 May 1830

Children:

Philip Murrell b. 13 Mar 1815, d. 28 Nov 1863
John Murrell+ b. 1 Nov 1816
Frances Murrell b. 10 Feb 1819
Edward Murrell b. 27 May 1822
James Murrell b. 13 Mar 1825
Dominic Murrell+ b. 6 Oct 1827, d. 13 Sep 1901

Family 2:

Charlotte Evans b. 10 Dec 1815

Children:

Charles Murrell+ b. 25 Aug 1839, d. 1911
Jane Murrell+ b. 1841, d. 1907
Elizabeth Murrell b. 1844, d. 1919
Maria Murrell+ b. 11 Feb 1846, d. 14 Jul 1893
Eliza Murrell+ b. 1847, d. 1919
George Murrell b. 1849, d. 1901
Ann Murrell b. 1851
William Murrell+ b. c 1853, d. 1919
Ambrose Murrell+ b. 1855, d. 1932
Agnes Murrell b. 1857
Teresa Murrell+ b. 1863

Citations

  1. [S23] Online 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. [S47] Marriage certificate of Philip Murrell and Charlotte Evans, married 28 Aug 1838 in the Registration District of Chichester, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 7 Page 347).
  4. [S67] 1841 Census for England "HO107 piece 1099 folio 5/8 page 11."
  5. [S197] Birth certificate of Maria Murrell, born 11 Feb 1846, registered 23 Feb 1846 in the Registration District of Chichester, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 7 Page 342).
  6. [S16] 1851 Census for England "HO107 piece 1653 folio 74 page 3."
  7. [S68] 1861 Census for England, "RG09 piece 619 folio 43 page 15."
  8. [S46] Marriage certificate of William Marchant and Maria Murrell, married 26 Sep 1865 in the Registration District of Westhampnett, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 2b Page 551).
  9. [S69] 1871 Census for England, "RG10 piece 1114 folio 38 page 3."
  10. [S9] Death certificate of Philip Murrell, died 10 Feb 1881, registered 12 Feb 1881 in the Registration District of Westhampnett, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 2b Page 255).

George William Marchant

b. 12 November 1820, d. 8 May 1902

Parents:

Father: Richard Marchant b. 9 Sep 1787, d. 30 Jul 1866
Mother: Sarah Gillam b. 20 Jan 1788, d. 1 Dec 1871
Last Edited: 29 Apr 2017

Family:

Elizabeth Redman b. 7 May 1820, d. 30 Jun 1868

Children:

Sarah Marchant+ b. c 1841
George William Marchant b. 4 Jan 1844
William George Buckran Marchant+ b. 8 Jul 1847, d. 2 May 1901
Henry Richard Marchant b. 2 Apr 1851
Elizabeth Marchant b. c 1853
George David Marchant+ b. 1856
Mary Ann Marchant+ b. 11 Jul 1859, d. 26 Jun 1936

Citations

  1. [S153] Marriage certificate of George Marchant and Elizabeth Redman, married 28 Apr 1839 in the Registration District of Brighthelston, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 7 Page 346).
  2. [S67] 1841 Census for England "Class: HO107; Piece: 1122; Book: 3; Civil Parish: Brighthelmstone; County: Sussex; Enumeration District: 4; Folio: 35; Page: 17; Line: 15; GSU roll: 464166."
  3. [S29] Birth certificate of William Marchant, born 8 Jul 1847, registered 17 Aug 1847 in the Registration District of Brighthelmstone, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 7 Page 265).
  4. [S16] 1851 Census for England "HO107 piece 1646 folio 214 page 19."
  5. [S46] Marriage certificate of William Marchant and Maria Murrell, married 26 Sep 1865 in the Registration District of Westhampnett, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 2b Page 551).
  6. [S69] 1871 Census for England, "RG10 piece 1076 folio 34 page 13."
  7. [S70] 1881 Census for England, "RG11 piece 1080 folio 101 page 45."
  8. [S71] 1891 Census for England "RG12 piece 805 folio 85 page 30."
  9. [S72] 1901 Census for England "RG13 piece 922 folio 86 page 14."
  10. [S155] Death certificate of George Marchant, died 8 May 1902, registered 10 May 1902 in the Registration District of Brighton (GRO Index Ref: Vol 2b Page 138).

William Brown

b. 23 April 1794, d. 20 July 1871

Parents:

Father: William Brown b. c 1758, d. 1831
Mother: Mary Stone
Last Edited: 11 Nov 2018
  • Birth: William Brown was born in 1794 at Stepney, London, England.
  • Baptism*: William Brown was baptized on 23 April 1794 at St Dunstan and All Saints, Stepney, Middlesex, England, "William son of William Brown of Poplar, Tea Dealer, & Mary (22 days old.)1
  • He was the son of William Brown and Mary Stone.
  • Anecdote: In February 1833, William gave his age as 38 years in an official letter to the Colony of Van Diemen's Land. The baptism date fits perfectly with this. William's death certificate confirms that his parents were William Brown (gentleman) and Mary, and the baptism of his brother, George Bervin Brown, on 11 Mar 1799, to William Brown, victualler, and Mary also helps confirm this as the correct baptism as an occupation of tea dealer (William, 1794) and victualler (Thomas, 1799) seem consistent. What remains a little confusing is that while William (the father) was a victualler, his sons where blacksmiths and wheelwrights, although his son William is also recorded as a baker in London in 1831, a victualler in Hobart in 1837 and 1840, and a post office messenger in Launceston in 1842 and 1844. In later marriage and death certificates for his family, he is always referred to as a blacksmith though.
  • Marriage*: William Brown married Hannah Hone on 22 July 1821 at St George in the East, Tower Hamlets, Middlesex, England, witness Isaac Hone.2
  • (Witness) Will: William Brown is mentioned in the will of William Brown dated 26 May 1831 at East Ham, Essex, England.3
  • Emigration*: William Brown and Hannah Hone emigrated in 1833 to Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, on the ship "Indiana" with children Mary Ann, William, Emma and John. William's brother Thomas Bervin Brown and wife Ann with children Ann, Eliza, Amelia, Harriet & Thomas also sailed with them. Also on the ship was Mr & Mrs Collier and 2 children (probably a family relative as their sister Mary Brown had married Stephen Collier). They arrived in Hobart Town on the 9th of September 1833. The Indiana was a 4000 ton vessel with two guns. The ship's master was James Webster. There were 14 passengers and 37 in steerage including 30 children. The Indiana then sailed onto Sydney departing 15th of November and arriving 29th of November 1833. The two Brown brothers and a John Collier (thought to be the brother of Stephen Collier) received £20 each from the Government in Hobart:
    Thomas Brown with his wife, one male child, 3 female children. (Thomas was a Wheelwright).
    William Brown with his wife, one male child, 2 female children. (William was a Blacksmith).
    John Collier with his wife and 2 female children. (John was also a Blacksmith).
    Of interest, is the fact that John Collier's brother William was sentenced to transportation for life on 2 January 1834 at the Old Bailey for forgery against the Bank of England. It is thought that John Collier may have been his accomplice but was never implicated by his brother.4
  • Occupation*: William Brown was a blacksmith according to a letter written to the Colony in Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania) on 6 February 1833.5
  • Anecdote: Hobart Town was established as a penal a colony in 1803. General Ralph Darling visited Van Diemen’s Land in 1825 and promptly proclaimed the island independent from New South Wales before declaring himself Lieutenant- Governor. By 1831, the Crown had taken Edward Wakefield’s advice and began charging five shillings per acre for land, ostensibly to raise revenue to fund the arrival of more free settlers under the ‘assisted immigrants’ scheme.
  • Anecdote: A letter written to the colony is dated 6 Feb 1833 and reads:
    Downing Street, 6th Feby 1833
    Sir, I am directed by Viscount Goderich to request that you will cause to be paid to Mr J Grant the sum of 20 pounds on account of William Brown, who is proceeding to Van D. Land onboard of the "Indiana". Wm Brown is a Blacksmith aged 38 years, & he will be accompanied by the following family: Wife aged 30 years, Mary Brown aged 15 years, Wm Brown aged 10 years, Emma Brown aged 8 years, & an infant. I have the honour to be, Sir, Your most obedient Humble Servant, (name indecipherable.)
  • Anecdote: In Tasmania, the first baptisms of William and Hannah's children occur in the parish of Trinity in Buckingham County (their abode is listed as Hobart Town). The old Holy Trinity church is situated on the corner of Campbell street and Brisbane Street, Hobart. Public services ceased being held there in 1845. Before this date it was used both by the public and inmates of the old Hobart Gaol, after this date it was used only as the chapel to the Gaol. The present church (situated in Warwick Street North Hobart), began in 1841 was opened in January 1848, and consecrated in December 1849. Refer "The Anglican Church in Tasmania, A Diocesan History to Mark the Sesquicentenary: 1992", By Geoffrey Stephens.
  • Occupation: William Brown was a victualler on 27 November 1837.
  • Residence*: On 27 November 1837 William Brown and Hannah Hone lived at Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.
  • Anecdote*: This is not consistent with his letter of introduction as a blacksmith, but it is the same occupation as his father. The father of William's wife, Hannah, is possibly Thomas Hone, a blacksmith of Shoreditch St Leonard, London which would explain the connection to blacksmithing.
  • Occupation: William Brown was a victualler on 26 July 1840.
  • Residence: On 26 July 1840 William Brown and Hannah Hone lived at Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.
  • Occupation: William Brown was a post office messenger on 3 October 1842.
  • Residence: On 3 October 1842 William Brown and Hannah Hone lived at Launceston, Tasmania, Australia.
  • Occupation: William Brown was a post messenger on 17 January 1844.
  • Residence: On 17 January 1844 William Brown and Hannah Hone lived at Launceston, Tasmania, Australia.
  • Anecdote*: At some stage William and Hannah moved to Portland Bay (Geelong) before moving to Sydney in 1847. The date is not known, but we do know that William's brother, Thomas Bervin Brown, a wheelwright, moved from Hobart to Geelong c1846 and spent the rest of his life there. William's son John Hone Brown, a wheelwright like Thomas, also remained there and became a farmer, although he did eventually move to Sydney to be with his family.
  • Anecdote: In 1847 William and family move from Portland Bay (Victoria) to Sydney on the ship "China". It is likely that William's daughter Elizabeth Phoebe Brown moved to Sydney with William and Hannah and appears to have lived with him in Walker St, Redfern, until his death in 1871, after which, in 1872, she married John Skottowe Richardson. Daughter Rose Hannah probably went with them as well, as her death certificate states 20 years in NSW even though she married Arthur Terrett in Geelong in 1863 and lived in Victoria thereafter. By 30 May 1879 John Hone Brown had moved from Geelong to Sydney, living in Paddington in 1880. His death certificate indicates that he moved to Sydney c1875 (29 years in NSW at the time of his death in 1904).6
  • Anecdote: The following advertisement appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald on Saturday, 15 December 1849:
    WILLIAM BROWN, SENIOR, SON OF WILLIAM BROWN, FORMERLY OF POPLAR, VICTUALLER, AND AFTERWARDS OF EAST HAM.
    THE above-named party emigrated to Hobart Town in 1833, and subsequently settled in Launceston and Portland Bay, from which latter place he arrived in Sydney by the Ship China, in 1847. The undersigned will be obliged to any party who can give any information respecting the present residence of the above-named individual. MONTEFIORE, GRAHAM, AND CO. 9909
    This is probably connected to the death of William's sister Mary Collier (nee Brown) in 1849, as she was executor of their father's will of 1831 and she died intestate.6,3
  • Occupation: William Brown was a blacksmith according to John Hone Brown's marriage certificate on 12 June 1854.7
  • Occupation: William Brown was a blacksmith according to Rose Hannah's marriage certificate on 7 October 1863.8
  • Death*: William Brown died on 20 July 1871 at Walker Street, Redfern, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, at age 77. The cause of death was disease of the heart, diarrhoea and exhaustion. Age given on death certificate is 81 years. Place of birth given as London and states he was 39 years in NSW (which is not accurate as we know he arrived in Sydney in 1847). His occupation was listed as “Gentleman".9
  • Burial*: William Brown was buried on 22 July 1871 at Church of England Cemetery, Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.9
  • Anecdote: The following death notice appeared in The Sydney Morning Herald on Saturday 22 July 1871:
    On the 20th instant, at his residence, Walker-street, Redfern, Mr. WILLIAM BROWN, in his 82nd year.10
  • Anecdote: The following death notice appeared three weeks later in The Argus (Melbourne) on Saturday 12 August 1871:
    BROWN.-On the 20th ult., at his residence, Walker street, Sydney, Mr. William Brown, eldest son of the late William Brown, Esq, Ivey-house, East-ham, Essex, England, father of Mr. John Hone Brown, and only brother of the late Mr. Thomas Bervin Brown, Pakington street, Geelong, aged 82 years. Home papers please copy.11
  • Anecdote: William Brown's death certificate in 1871 says that he had 4 male and 3 female children living, and 2 males and 1 female deceased. Two male children have yet to be found.9
  • Anecdote: William's occupation is given as blacksmith on his son John Hone Brown's death certificate in 1904.12
  • Anecdote: William's occupation is given as storekeeper on his son Charles Adam Brown's death certificate in 1922.13

Family:

Hannah Hone b. c 1803, d. 10 Apr 1880

Children:

Mary Ann Brown b. c 1823
William Brown b. c 1824
Emily Emma Brown b. 1 Oct 1826
John Hone Brown+ b. 28 Aug 1831, d. 11 Oct 1904
George Frederick Brown b. 28 Feb 1834, d. 23 Jun 1839
Elizabeth Phoebe Brown+ b. 5 Jan 1837, d. May 1912
Rose Hannah Brown+ b. 23 May 1840, d. 21 Nov 1898
George Bervin Brown+ b. 3 Oct 1842, d. 28 Dec 1917
Charles Adam Brown+ b. c 1846, d. 13 Feb 1922

Citations

  1. [S244] Website "Ancestry" (http://www.ancestry.co.uk/) "Source Citation: London Metropolitan Archives, Saint Dunstan and All Saints, Register of baptisms, May 1770 - Apr 1798, P93/DUN, Item 005."
  2. [S244] Website "Ancestry" (http://www.ancestry.co.uk/) "London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921."
  3. [S345] Will of William Brown of East Ham, Essex, England, made 26 May 1831, proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 5 Dec 1831. (TNA: PROB 11/1792/427).
  4. [S354] Website "Tasmania's Heritage" (http://portal.archives.tas.gov.au/) "GO3/1/465, CUS30/1/1 P275, CSO1/1/600/13697."
  5. [S312] Copy of Letter from Downing St, London, England, to Lieut. Gov. Arthur, dated 6 Feb 1833 (GG Barber Private Archives, Perth, W. Australia),.
  6. [S298] Webpage The Sydney Morning Herald (http://trove.nla.gov.au/) "1849 'Advertising.', The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), 15 December, p. 3, viewed 22 November, 2012, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12903393."
  7. [S293] Marriage certificate of John Hone Brown and Margaret McMillan, married 12 Jun 1854 in the Registration District of Geelong, Victoria, Australia (Ref no: 6).
  8. [S309] Marriage certificate of Rosa Brown and Arthur Terrett, married 7 Oct 1863 in the Registration District of Ashby, Geelong, Victoria, Australia (Ref no: 41).
  9. [S307] Death certificate of William Brown, died 20 Jul 1871, registered 22 Jul 1871 in the Registration District of Redfern, Sydney, NSW, Australia (Reference no: 1965/1871).
  10. [S298] Webpage The Sydney Morning Herald (http://trove.nla.gov.au/) "1871 'Family Notices.', The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), 22 July, p. 1, viewed 18 July, 2012, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13242178."
  11. [S297] Webpage The Argus (Melbourne) (http://trove.nla.gov.au/) "1871 'Family Notices.', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956), 12 August, p. 4, viewed 18 July, 2012, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5853161."
  12. [S317] Death certificate of John Hone Brown, died 11 Oct 1904, registered 12 Oct 1904 in the Registration District of Granville, NSW, Australia (Reference no: 1904/013155).
  13. [S329] Death certificate of Charles Adam Brown, died 13 Feb 1922, registered 14 Feb 1922 in the Registration District of Orange, NSW, Australia (Reference no: 1922/003698).

Hannah Hone

b. circa 1803, d. 10 April 1880
Last Edited: 11 Nov 2018
  • Birth*: Hannah Hone was born circa 1803 at England.
  • Anecdote*: There is a Hannah Hone baptised on 28 Apr 1805 (born 7 Dec 1804) at St Dunstan and All Saints, Stepney, Tower Hamlets, Middlesex, daughter of Thomas and Phebe Hone, which could be our Hannah. The father Thomas is a labourer of Poplar. (London, Docklands and East End Baptisms, 1558-1933. X024/016)
    Thomas Hone and Phebe Gass married on 27 Oct 1798 at Shoreditch St Leonard, and Phebe Hone was buried 24 Dec 1817 at Shoreditch St Leonard age 35 years (Abode: Holywell Lane, St Leonard Shoreditch, Middlesex).
    If Thomas and Phebe are Hannah's parents then she had a sister Rebecca Hone baptised on 27 Sep 1801 at Christ Church, Spitalfields, Tower Hamlets (born 3 Sep 1801, the father Thomas is a blacksmith of Skinner Street).
    William Brown and Hannah Hone did use the name Phoebe as a middle name for their third daughter. However, they did not use the names Thomas or Rebecca.
    There is a Thomas Hone is in the Shoreditch Workhouse, St Leonard Shoreditch, Ossulstone (Tower Division) in the 1841 census, age 69 years (ie born c1772), a blacksmith, not born in Middlesex. There is also a Thomas Hone, age 76 years (ie born c1765), at Mary Street, All Saints Poplar, Tower Hamlets, Middlesex, not born in Middlesex.1,2,3,4
  • Marriage*: Hannah Hone married William Brown, son of William Brown and Mary Stone, on 22 July 1821 at St George in the East, Tower Hamlets, Middlesex, England, witness Isaac Hone.5
  • Anecdote: The witness Isaac Hone is a bit of a mystery. He must be related to Hannah in some way (father or brother?). He has been located in Stepney, Hamlets of Poplar and Blackwall (Borough of Tower Hamlets) in the 1830 and 1832 Land Tax records for London. He was a tenant in a property owned by Geo. Woolford. (Ancestry.com. London, England, Land Tax Records, 1692-1932 [database on-line]). Until he is properly identified there will remain some doubt as to Hannah's parents being the Thomas and Phebe mentioned above.
  • Married Name: As of 22 July 1821, her married name was Brown.
  • Anecdote: Given that their third son was named John Hone Brown, there is also the possibility that Hannah's father was named John Hone. In the 1841 census there is a John Hone, age 69 years (ie born c1772), labourer born Middlesex, living with Thomas Hone age 27 and his wife Sarah E Hone age 25 years, both born Middlesex. They were residing at Mary Street, All Saints Poplar, Tower Hamlets, Middlesex. There is another possible John Hone in the 1841 census living in the Kensington Union Workhouse in College Place, Chelsea, Middlesex, age 65 years (ie born c1776), a bricklayer, not born in Middlesex.6,7
  • Emigration*: Hannah Hone and William Brown emigrated in 1833 to Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, on the ship "Indiana" with children Mary Ann, William, Emma and John. William's brother Thomas Bervin Brown and wife Ann with children Ann, Eliza, Amelia, Harriet & Thomas also sailed with them. Also on the ship was Mr & Mrs Collier and 2 children (probably a family relative as their sister Mary Brown had married Stephen Collier). They arrived in Hobart Town on the 9th of September 1833. The Indiana was a 4000 ton vessel with two guns. The ship's master was James Webster. There were 14 passengers and 37 in steerage including 30 children. The Indiana then sailed onto Sydney departing 15th of November and arriving 29th of November 1833. The two Brown brothers and a John Collier (thought to be the brother of Stephen Collier) received £20 each from the Government in Hobart:
    Thomas Brown with his wife, one male child, 3 female children. (Thomas was a Wheelwright).
    William Brown with his wife, one male child, 2 female children. (William was a Blacksmith).
    John Collier with his wife and 2 female children. (John was also a Blacksmith).
    Of interest, is the fact that John Collier's brother William was sentenced to transportation for life on 2 January 1834 at the Old Bailey for forgery against the Bank of England. It is thought that John Collier may have been his accomplice but was never implicated by his brother.8
  • Anecdote: Hobart Town was established as a penal a colony in 1803. General Ralph Darling visited Van Diemen’s Land in 1825 and promptly proclaimed the island independent from New South Wales before declaring himself Lieutenant- Governor. By 1831, the Crown had taken Edward Wakefield’s advice and began charging five shillings per acre for land, ostensibly to raise revenue to fund the arrival of more free settlers under the ‘assisted immigrants’ scheme.
  • Anecdote: A letter written to the colony is dated 6 Feb 1833 and reads:
    Downing Street, 6th Feby 1833
    Sir, I am directed by Viscount Goderich to request that you will cause to be paid to Mr J Grant the sum of 20 pounds on account of William Brown, who is proceeding to Van D. Land onboard of the "Indiana". Wm Brown is a Blacksmith aged 38 years, & he will be accompanied by the following family: Wife aged 30 years, Mary Brown aged 15 years, Wm Brown aged 10 years, Emma Brown aged 8 years, & an infant. I have the honour to be, Sir, Your most obedient Humble Servant, (name indecipherable.)
  • Anecdote: In Tasmania, the first baptisms of William and Hannah's children occur in the parish of Trinity in Buckingham County (their abode is listed as Hobart Town). The old Holy Trinity church is situated on the corner of Campbell street and Brisbane Street, Hobart. Public services ceased being held there in 1845. Before this date it was used both by the public and inmates of the old Hobart Gaol, after this date it was used only as the chapel to the Gaol. The present church (situated in Warwick Street North Hobart), began in 1841 was opened in January 1848, and consecrated in December 1849. Refer "The Anglican Church in Tasmania, A Diocesan History to Mark the Sesquicentenary: 1992", By Geoffrey Stephens.
  • Residence*: On 27 November 1837 Hannah Hone and William Brown lived at Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.
  • Residence: On 26 July 1840 Hannah Hone and William Brown lived at Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.
  • Residence: On 3 October 1842 Hannah Hone and William Brown lived at Launceston, Tasmania, Australia.
  • Residence: On 17 January 1844 Hannah Hone and William Brown lived at Launceston, Tasmania, Australia.
  • Anecdote: At some stage William and Hannah moved to Portland Bay (Geelong) before moving to Sydney in 1847. The date is not known, but we do know that William's brother, Thomas Bervin Brown, a wheelwright, moved from Hobart to Geelong c1846 and spent the rest of his life there. William's son John Hone Brown, a wheelwright like Thomas, also remained there and became a farmer, although he did eventually move to Sydney to be with his family.
  • Anecdote: The following marriage notice appeared in The Sydney Morning Herald on Saturday, 20 April 1872 for Hannah's daughter Elizabeth Phoebe Brown. It is significant in that it implies that Hannah is still alive at that date and living in Walker St, Redfern, Sydney:
    RICHARDSON—BROWN—February 29, at the residence of the bride's mother, ''Hedley," Walker-street, Redfern, by the Rev. Samuel Chambers Kent, Mr. John Skottowe Richardson, to Elizabeth Phoebe, third daughter of the late William Brown.9
  • Residence*: On 20 April 1872 Hannah Hone lived at "Hedley", Walker St, Redfern, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.9
  • Death*: Hannah Hone died on 10 April 1880 at Old South Head Road, Paddington, New South Wales, Australia. She died of chronic bronchitis.10
  • Burial*: Hannah Hone was buried on 12 April 1880 at Necropolis, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.10
  • Anecdote: There is a burial at Rookwood for a Hannah Brown on 16 Apr 1880 (AN CC, Grave No 306). However, there was another Hannah Brown who died 15 Apr 1880 and whose death certificate says she was buried 16 April 1880, so it is likely not the correct one.
  • Anecdote: The following death notice appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald on
    Tuesday 13 April 1880:
    BROWN. —April 10, at the residence of her son, Paddington, Hannah Brown, relict of the late William Brown, in her 77th year.
    Also, on Saturday, 17 April 1880:
    BROWN.-April 10, at her son's residence, Paddington, Mrs. Hannah Brown, in her 77th year, late of Walker-street, Redfern; mother of Mrs. J. S. Richardson, 39, Clarence-street.11,12

Family:

William Brown b. 23 Apr 1794, d. 20 Jul 1871

Children:

Mary Ann Brown b. c 1823
William Brown b. c 1824
Emily Emma Brown b. 1 Oct 1826
John Hone Brown+ b. 28 Aug 1831, d. 11 Oct 1904
George Frederick Brown b. 28 Feb 1834, d. 23 Jun 1839
Elizabeth Phoebe Brown+ b. 5 Jan 1837, d. May 1912
Rose Hannah Brown+ b. 23 May 1840, d. 21 Nov 1898
George Bervin Brown+ b. 3 Oct 1842, d. 28 Dec 1917
Charles Adam Brown+ b. c 1846, d. 13 Feb 1922

Citations

  1. [S244] Website "Ancestry" (http://www.ancestry.co.uk/) "Ancestry.com. London, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.
    Original data: Church of England Parish Registers, 1538-1812. London, England: London Metropolitan Archives."
  2. [S67] 1841 Census for England "HO107 piece 702 folio 9/30 page 21."
  3. [S244] Website "Ancestry" (http://www.ancestry.co.uk/) "London Metropolitan Archives, Christ Church, Spitalfields, Register of baptisms, Aug 1795-Dec 1812, P93/CTC1/003 (Rebecca Hone baptism)."
  4. [S244] Website "Ancestry" (http://www.ancestry.co.uk/) "London Metropolitan Archives, St Dunstan and All Saints, Stepney, Register of baptisms, Apr 1798-Dec 1812, P93/DUN/006 (Hanna Hone baptism)."
  5. [S244] Website "Ancestry" (http://www.ancestry.co.uk/) "London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921."
  6. [S67] 1841 Census for England "HO107 piece 702 folio 9/26 page 12."
  7. [S67] 1841 Census for England "HO107 piece 688 folio 6/4 page 2."
  8. [S354] Website "Tasmania's Heritage" (http://portal.archives.tas.gov.au/) "GO3/1/465, CUS30/1/1 P275, CSO1/1/600/13697."
  9. [S298] Webpage The Sydney Morning Herald (http://trove.nla.gov.au/) "1872 'Family Notices.', The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), 20 April, p. 7, viewed 19 July, 2012, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13256066."
  10. [S328] Death certificate of Hannah Brown, died 10 Apr 1880, registered 15 Apr 1880 in the Registration District of Paddington, Sydney, NSW, Australia (Reference no: 3809/1880).
  11. [S298] Webpage The Sydney Morning Herald (http://trove.nla.gov.au/) "1880 'Family Notices.', The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), 17 April, p. 1, viewed 19 July, 2012, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13458217."
  12. [S298] Webpage The Sydney Morning Herald (http://trove.nla.gov.au/) "1880 'Family Notices.', The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), 13 April, p. 1, viewed 19 July, 2012, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13457930."

Elizabeth Harrison

b. circa 1799

Parents:

Father: William Harrison b. c 1770, d. 1810
Mother: Sarah Littlewood b. 12 Jul 1769, d. 8 Dec 1806
Last Edited: 26 Jan 2016

Family:

Thomas Ward b. c 1797

Children:

Charles William Ward b. 17 Jan 1819
Jane Ward b. 26 Nov 1820
Ann Ward b. 10 Nov 1822, d. bt 1889 - 1896
Sarah Ward b. 15 Apr 1827
Elizabeth Ward b. 14 Jun 1829
Thomas Ward+ b. 6 Apr 1831, d. 25 Dec 1881
Alfred Ward b. 22 Apr 1834
William Henry Ward b. 25 Dec 1835
Edwin Ward b. 25 Dec 1837
Harrison Ward b. 8 Jan 1840, d. 13 Jul 1923

Citations

  1. [S67] 1841 Census for England "HO107 piece 1333 folio 2/28 page 20."

William Harrison

b. circa 1770, d. 1810
Last Edited: 11 May 2013
  • Birth*: William Harrison was born circa 1770; based on age 29 years of age at time of marriage.1
  • Occupation*: William Harrison was a silversmith in 1799.
  • Anecdote: William Harrison made a silver knitting sheath for his future wife, Sarah Littlewood, which survives today. With the knitting sheath is a note from Anne Ward, William and Sarah's granddaughter, which reads: "This knitting sheath was made by our Grandfather William Harrison (who was a silversmith) and given to our Grandmother Sarah Littlewood before their marriage. Ann Ward. To go to Harrison Ward at my death or to one of Tom's Daughters."
  • Marriage*: William Harrison married Sarah Littlewood, daughter of John Littlewood, on 6 May 1799 at Sheffield, Yorkshire, England.1
  • Death*: William Harrison died in 1810 at Yorkshire, England.2
  • Occupation: William Harrison was a silverplater in 1810.2
  • Probate*: His estate was probated on 12 October 1810 at Sheffield, Yorkshire, England.2
  • Anecdote*: The record of probate summarises the will and indicates that Elizabeth was the only surviving child. She was underage at the time of William's death, and John Littlewood and Jarvis Brady were appointed executors to manage a trust established for Elizabeth. The estate was valued at 450 pounds.

Family:

Sarah Littlewood b. 12 Jul 1769, d. 8 Dec 1806

Child:

Citations

  1. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "GS Film number: 1469877."
  2. [S416] Letters of administration of the estate of William Harrison of Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, granted by the Court of York, 21 Oct 1810 (TNA: IR 26/433/713).