William Lane Barber

b. 9 July 1831, d. 14 December 1914
FatherRobert Barber b. 6 Jul 1802, d. 4 Feb 1867
MotherJane Holden b. 17 Oct 1802, d. 28 Oct 1882
     William Lane Barber was born on 9 July 1831 at 3 Mount Zion Place, Brighton, Sussex, England; born at half past 8 o'clock in the evening.1 He was the son of Robert Barber and Jane Holden.
William Lane Barber was baptized on 2 December 1832 at Brighton, Sussex, England.
On 7 June 1841 William Lane Barber lived at Gardiner St, Brighton, Sussex, England, with his parents and family.2
William Lane Barber married Ellen Nell, daughter of John Nell and Martha Dobson, on 24 May 1863 at Brighton, Sussex, England.
In 1864 William Lane Barber and Ellen Nell lived at 73 St George's Road, Brighton, Sussex, England.3
In 1867 William Lane Barber and Ellen Nell lived at 20 Devonshire Street, Brighton, Sussex, England.3
William Lane Barber was a painter on 2 April 1871.
On 2 April 1871 William Lane Barber and Ellen Nell lived at 3 Marine View, Brighton, Sussex, England.
On 3 April 1881 William Lane Barber lived at 60 Ellen St, Hove, Sussex, England.
William Lane Barber was a painter on 3 April 1881.
On 5 April 1891 William Lane Barber lived at 62 Conway St, Hove, Sussex, England.
William Lane Barber married Emma (?) circa 1899 married 12 years in 1911 census.
William Lane Barber was a painter in 1901.4
In 1901 William Lane Barber and Emma (?) lived at 76 Conway St, Hove, Sussex, England.4
On 2 April 1911 William Lane Barber and Emma (?) lived at 57 Abinger Rd, Southern Cross, Portslade, Sussex, England, married 12 years, both old age pensioners.
In 1914 William Lane Barber lived at 11 Gladstone Terrace, Lewes Road, Brighton, Sussex, England.5
William Lane Barber died on 14 December 1914 at Steyning, Sussex, England, at age 83. Age 85 years.6,5
His estate was probated on 27 January 1915 at Lewes, Sussex, England, Effects: £1377 17s 9d. Executor Ellen Barber, widow.5

Family 1

Ellen Nell b. 29 Apr 1835, d. 1888
Marriage*
William Lane Barber married Ellen Nell, daughter of John Nell and Martha Dobson, on 24 May 1863 at Brighton, Sussex, England
Children

Family 2

Emma (?) b. c 1850
Marriage*
William Lane Barber married Emma (?) circa 1899 married 12 years in 1911 census. 

Citations

  1. [S272] Copy of Letter from Victoria and Albert Griffiths, to Rita and Fred Barber, dated 1 June 1980 (GG Barber Private Archives, Perth, W. Australia) ""Brothers and Sisters of Grandfather Barber" attached to letter."
  2. [S67] 1841 Census for England "HO107 piece 1121 folio 6/40 page 23."
  3. [S23] Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  4. [S72] 1901 Census for England "Class: RG13; Piece: 938; Folio: 82; Page: 43."
  5. [S422] National Probate Calendar, England & Wales (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1995. (https://www.ancestry.co.uk/).
  6. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Apr-Jun 1914, Steyning, Vol 2b Page 337, age 85 years."

Thomas Barber

b. 29 March 1775, d. 2 July 1857
FatherThomas Barber b. 20 Oct 1752, d. Aug 1821
MotherMary Lipscomb b. 8 Dec 1756, d. 5 Dec 1841
Brighton c1830 - Marine Parade and Chain Pier (opened 25 Nov 1823)
     Thomas Barber was born in 1775 at Tonbridge, Kent, England.
Thomas Barber was baptized on 29 March 1775 at Tonbridge, Kent, England. He was the son of Thomas Barber and Mary Lipscomb.
Sometime before 1802 Thomas left Tonbridge and moved to Brighton in Sussex. This may have had something to do with an inheritance from his grandfather Robert Lipscombe in 1799/1800. Although Robert Lipscomb's will has not been found, Thomas's mother Mary Barber mentions in her will made in 1838 that Robert Lipscombe's will (probated in December 1799) made special provision for her two eldest sons, Thomas and Robert, and as a result were excluded from the future distribution of the monies and property held in trust for Mary from her father's will. This may have prompted Thomas to move to Brighton to start his business as a cabinetmaker/undertaker.
In those days the cabinet maker who made the coffins also acted as the undertaker. Thomas's grandson, Thomas Ashhurst, is recorded in the 1851 census as a 14 year old coffin maker suggesting that he worked for his grandfather.1,2
Thomas would probably have served an apprenticeship in order to become a cabinet maker. Since 1563 it was illegal for anyone to enter a trade if they had not served an apprenticeship and this remained the case until 1814. Most apprenticeship agreements have not survived because they were simply personal contracts (indentures) between two parties. However from 1710 stamp duty was payable on these indentures at a rate of 6d for every £1 the master received for taking on the apprentice (with some exceptions). It is these records which have survived. A search for Thomas Barber showed only one possible entry: 29 August 1791 (the date the duty was paid) where Richard Shoobridge of Tenterden, Kent, cabinetmaker, took on a Thomas Barber as an apprentice.3
Tenterden is about 25 miles away from Tonbridge and so one has to be cautious in accepting that this is the correct Thomas Barber. Thomas's brother James was apprenticed as a cordwainer to Thomas Skinner in Tonbridge on 30 Jun 1808. A cordwainer (or cordovan) is a shoemaker/cobbler who makes fine soft leather shoes and other luxury footwear articles. James married in 1820 in Salehurst in Sussex and worked there as a cordwainer before his death in 1826. While James did his apprenticeship in Tonbridge, he married and worked in Salehurst, Sussex about 20 miles away. Given that most of Thomas's siblings did move a reasonable distance away from Tonbridge the apprenticeship in Tenterden may indeed be for our Thomas although we cannot be sure.
Thomas Barber married Mary Lane on 4 February 1802 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England.4
Thomas and Mary lived at 4 Regent Row in Brighton for most of their lives (1836 Brighton voters list, 1841 and 1851 census). Mary died on 21 June 1841 aged 72 years, and sometime after 1851 Thomas moved to Keymer with his widowed daughter Rebecca Ashurst and her family.5,6,7
Thomas Barber is mentioned in the will of Mary Lipscomb dated 17 April 1838 at Tonbridge, Kent, England.1
Thomas' mother Mary Barber died in Tonbridge, Kent on 5 Dec 1841.1
In the 1851 census, Thomas is still living at 4 Regent Row in Brighton with his widowed daughter, Rebecca, and her children. It is this census record that gives Thomas Barber's place of birth as Tonbridge in Kent, providing the important connection to earlier generations of Barbers. Soon after 1851, the family moved to St John's Common in Keymer. The death of Rebecca's eldest son, Robert Ashurst, in 1851 may have been a factor.2
Rebecca had a lot of misfortune in her life. In 1828 she married Robert Lewis Ashhurst, a school master, teacher of languages and a stationery dealer. He is reported in the London Gazette on 15 November 1833 as financially insolvent and appears to have been held in a debtor's prison. He died in 1839 leaving Rebecca with three young children. She then lived with her parents and remained with her father until he died in 1857. Her three children died before her in 1851, 1858 and 1870 and only one grandchild, Annie Rebecca Ashhurst, survived. Annie also had misfortune as shown in the 1871 census where she was only 9 years old and living at 22 Wood St, Brighton with her maternal grandmother Sarah Funnell as both her parents and her brother had died.
Rebecca married for a second time in 1859 to Charles Shaw who was aged 65 years and who died only five years later. She died a widow in 1886 age 75 years.8
Thomas Barber left a will made on 10 February 1855.9
Thomas Barber died on 2 July 1857 at Albert Villas, St John's Common, Keymer, Sussex, England, at age 82. He died of natural decay. His death certificate states that he is a retired undertaker.10
"This is the last Will and Testament of me, Thomas Barber, of Brighton in the County of Sussex, cabinet maker. I give and bequeath all my ready money furniture goods chattels and effects now in and about my dwelling house where I now reside unto my Daughter Mrs Rebecca Ashurst for her absolute use and benefit. And as to all Monies due to me on Mortgage or otherwise I give and bequeath the same unto and equally between my said Daughter and my son Robert Barber. And I give devise and bequeath all the estates which at my death shall be vested in me upon any trusts or by way of Mortgage unto Charles Henry Smith of Hurst Green Sussex Auctioneer and George Attree of Brighton Auctioneer their heirs executors and administrators respectively according to the nature thereof respectively Upon the Trusts and subject to the Equity of Redemption which at my death shall be subsisting or capable of taking effect therein respectively but so that the money secured on such Mortgage be taken as part of my personal Estate And I appoint the said Charles Henry Smith and George Attree Executors of this my Will. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this tenth day of February One thousand eight hundred and fifty five THOS BARBER signed by the said Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in his presence and in the presence of each other hereunto set our names as witnesses Chas Chalk Solr, Brighton, Hy Llewellyn his clerk.
The Will of
Thomas Barber late of Brighton within the Archdeaconry of Lewes Cabinet Maker deceased was proved the tenth day of July in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and fifty seven Before the Reverend Richard Burnet Clerk Surrogate and so forth Upon the oaths of Charles Henry Smith and George Attree the Executors in the said Will named To whom was committed the administration of the goods etc. They being first sworn well and faithfully to administer the same and so forth Sworn also that the Goods Chattels and Credits of the said deceased did not amount in value unto four hundred and fifty pounds. Died at Keymer on or about the 2nd July 1857."
Thomas Barber was buried on 8 July 1857 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England, of Hurstpierpoint in this County, 82 years old, John Ellerton, curate.11
The family were recorded on a monumental inscription at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England, which was transcribed as: "In memory of Thomas son of Thomas and Mary Barber who died August 14th 1830 in the 29th year of his age. Also Mary wife of Thomas Barber who died June 21st 1841 in the 73rd year of her age. Also Thomas Barber who died July 2nd 1853 aged 73 years". When I visited the church in 1988 the headstones in the churchyard were almost indecipherable and they had been removed from the graves and placed around the perimeter. I could not find the headstone mentioned above. The transcription was probably recorded some years ago and has a number of errors. The death date for Thomas son of Thomas and Mary should be August 14th 1836 as per burial records for St Nicholas Church (i.e. not 1830). The age at death ("in his 29th year") would then fit the baptism date for Thomas (15.11.1807). Also, the death date for the father, Thomas, should be 2nd July 1857 (not 1853). His age at death is also wrong and should be 82 years (not 73 years). Monumental transcriptions are notoriously difficult to transcribe due to weathering of the gravestone and mistakes like this are very common.
His estate was probated on 10 July 1857 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Sussex, England.

Family

Mary Lane b. c 1769, d. 21 Jun 1841
Marriage*
Thomas Barber married Mary Lane on 4 February 1802 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England.4
Children

Citations

  1. [S342] Will of Mary Barber of Tonbridge, Kent, England, made 17 Apr 1838, proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 17 Jan 1842. (TNA: PROB 11/1956/36).
  2. [S16] 1851 Census for England "Brighton, HO107 piece 1646 folio 528 page 3."
  3. [S268] Register of duties paid for apprenticeship indentures, 1710-1811. (TNA: IR1).
  4. [S156] Baptisms, Marriages & Burials of St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England, (ESRO: PAR 255/1) "ESRO PAR255/1/1/10."
  5. [S4] Death certificate of Mary Barber, died 21 Jun 1841, registered 26 Jun 1841 in the Registration District of Brighthelmstone, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 7 Page 175).
  6. [S67] 1841 Census for England "HO107 piece 1122 folio 9/10 page 12."
  7. [S16] 1851 Census for England "HO107 piece 1646 folio 528 page 3."
  8. [S258] Webpage The London Gazette (http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/) "Gazette Issue 19102 published on the 15 November 1833. Page 28 of 30."
  9. [S131] Will of Thomas Barber of Brighton, Sussex, England, made 10 Feb 1855, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 10 Jul 1857. (ESRO: PBT 1/1/85/963).
  10. [S5] Death certificate of Thomas Barber, died 2 Jul 1857, registered 7 Jul 1857 in the Registration District of Cuckfield, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 2b Page 73).
  11. [S156] Baptisms, Marriages & Burials of St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England, (ESRO: PAR 255/1) "PAR 255/1/5/11."

Mary Lane

b. circa 1769, d. 21 June 1841
     Mary Lane was born circa 1769 at Sussex, England.
Little is known about Mary Lane and her parents have not been identified although the 1841 census does confirm that she was born in Sussex. It is possible that she is related to William Lane, noted for his involvement in the early days of photography in Brighton. By 1853 Lane had set himself up as a photographic artist and was offering to provide "a first class daguerreotype portrait in handsome French case for two shillings" at his new premises at 213 Western Road. William Lane was born in Brighton in 1818, the son of Rebecca Shoebridge and William Lane, a fruiterer and orange merchant of Brighton Place, Brighton. If there is a connection, it is likely that the father William Lane is a brother to Mary. The possibility of a connection is based on the fact that Thomas and Mary's son, Robert Barber, named one of his sons William Lane Barber in 1832.1
Mary Lane married Thomas Barber, son of Thomas Barber and Mary Lipscomb, on 4 February 1802 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England.2
As of 4 February 1802, her married name was Barber.
Mary Lane died on 21 June 1841 at 4 Regent Row, North St, Brighton, Sussex, England. She died of natural decay age 72 years.3
Mary Lane was buried on 26 June 1841 at St Nicholas, Brighton, Sussex, England, age 72 years.4
The family were recorded on a monumental inscription at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England, which was transcribed as: "In memory of Thomas son of Thomas and Mary Barber who died August 14th 1830 in the 29th year of his age. Also Mary wife of Thomas Barber who died June 21st 1841 in the 73rd year of her age. Also Thomas Barber who died July 2nd 1853 aged 73 years". When I visited the church in 1988 the headstones in the churchyard were almost indecipherable and they had been removed from the graves and placed around the perimeter. I could not find the headstone mentioned above. The transcription was probably recorded some years ago and has a number of errors. The death date for Thomas son of Thomas and Mary should be August 14th 1836 as per burial records for St Nicholas Church (i.e. not 1830). The age at death ("in his 29th year") would then fit the baptism date for Thomas (15.11.1807). Also, the death date for the father, Thomas, should be 2nd July 1857 (not 1853). His age at death is also wrong and should be 82 years (not 73 years). Monumental transcriptions are notoriously difficult to transcribe due to weathering of the gravestone and mistakes like this are very common.

Family

Thomas Barber b. 29 Mar 1775, d. 2 Jul 1857
Marriage*
Mary Lane married Thomas Barber, son of Thomas Barber and Mary Lipscomb, on 4 February 1802 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England.2
Children

Citations

  1. [S269] Webpage William Lane (1818-1889) - Early Brighton Photographer (http://www.photohistory-sussex.co.uk/BTN-LaneWm.htm).
  2. [S156] Baptisms, Marriages & Burials of St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England, (ESRO: PAR 255/1) "ESRO PAR255/1/1/10."
  3. [S4] Death certificate of Mary Barber, died 21 Jun 1841, registered 26 Jun 1841 in the Registration District of Brighthelmstone, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 7 Page 175).
  4. [S25] Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "age 72 years, abode: Regent Row."

Sarah Taylor

b. 14 June 1789
FatherThomas Taylor b. 16 Oct 1757, d. 1823
MotherAnne Forde b. 5 Apr 1752, d. 1809
     Sarah Taylor was born in 1789 at West Firle, Sussex, England.
Sarah Taylor was baptized on 14 June 1789 at West Firle, Sussex, England. She was the daughter of Thomas Taylor and Anne Forde.

Family

Child

Abraham Taylor

b. 29 September 1724
FatherAbraham Taylor b. c 1690, d. 1767
MotherMary Stephens b. c 1690, d. 1736
     Abraham Taylor was born in 1724 at Glynde, Sussex, England.
Abraham Taylor was baptized on 29 September 1724 at Glynde, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Abraham Taylor and Mary Stephens.
Abraham Taylor married Ann (?) circa 1750 at Sussex, England.
A number of trees on Ancestry give Ann's surname as BRINKHERST (more commonly spelt BRINKHURST). As yet I have found no evidence for this. The trees give Anne BRINKHERST's baptism as 10 Nov 1728 at Glynde, dau. of John and Anne BRINKHERST, but there is a burial there on 23 Nov 1728 of Anne BRINKHURST "of Malling", although this more likely to be the mother given the reference to Malling. Note that the Sussex Marriage Index has the marriage of John BRINKHURST and Ann TUPENY on 11 Aug 1728 at South Malling (Lewes).1,2
A possible burial is 7 May 1790 at Glynde "Abraham Taylor, poor", or alternatively, there are two Abraham Taylor burials in 1767 at Glynde (30 May 1767 and 4 Sep 1767) .2

Family

Ann (?) d. 1770
Marriage*
Abraham Taylor married Ann (?) circa 1750 at Sussex, England
Children

Citations

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

Ann (?)

d. 1770
     Ann (?) married Abraham Taylor, son of Abraham Taylor and Mary Stephens, circa 1750 at Sussex, England.
As of circa 1750, her married name was Taylor.
A number of trees on Ancestry give Ann's surname as BRINKHERST (more commonly spelt BRINKHURST). As yet I have found no evidence for this. The trees give Anne BRINKHERST's baptism as 10 Nov 1728 at Glynde, dau. of John and Anne BRINKHERST, but there is a burial there on 23 Nov 1728 of Anne BRINKHURST "of Malling", although this more likely to be the mother given the reference to Malling. Note that the Sussex Marriage Index has the marriage of John BRINKHURST and Ann TUPENY on 11 Aug 1728 at South Malling (Lewes).1,2
Ann (?) died in 1770 at Glynde, Sussex, England.
Ann (?) was buried on 5 October 1770 at Glynde, Sussex, England, (only possibility at Glynde and West Firle.)2

Family

Abraham Taylor b. 29 Sep 1724
Marriage*
Ann (?) married Abraham Taylor, son of Abraham Taylor and Mary Stephens, circa 1750 at Sussex, England
Children

Citations

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

John Taylor

b. 29 September 1754
FatherAbraham Taylor b. 29 Sep 1724
MotherAnn (?) d. 1770
     John Taylor was baptized on 29 September 1754 at West Firle, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Abraham Taylor and Ann (?)

Citations

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

William Taylor

b. 18 November 1759, d. 1763
FatherAbraham Taylor b. 29 Sep 1724
MotherAnn (?) d. 1770
     William Taylor was baptized on 18 November 1759 at West Firle, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Abraham Taylor and Ann (?)
William Taylor died in 1763 at West Firle, Sussex, England.
William Taylor was buried on 24 February 1763 at St Peter, West Firle, Sussex, England, "son of Abraham and Anne."2

Citations

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

Abraham Taylor

b. 26 November 1752
FatherAbraham Taylor b. 29 Sep 1724
MotherAnn (?) d. 1770
     Abraham Taylor was baptized on 26 November 1752 at West Firle, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Abraham Taylor and Ann (?)
Abraham Taylor married Elizabeth Lloyd on 24 November 1776 at Glynde, Sussex, England, both of this parish. Witnesses: Richd KNIGHT, Morgan DAVIS, Jno WISDOM.2

Family

Elizabeth Lloyd
Marriage*
Abraham Taylor married Elizabeth Lloyd on 24 November 1776 at Glynde, Sussex, England, both of this parish. Witnesses: Richd KNIGHT, Morgan DAVIS, Jno WISDOM.2 
Children

Citations

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

Sarah Taylor

b. 6 September 1761
FatherAbraham Taylor b. 29 Sep 1724
MotherAnn (?) d. 1770
     Sarah Taylor was born in 1761 at West Firle, Sussex, England.
Sarah Taylor was baptized on 6 September 1761 at West Firle, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of Abraham Taylor and Ann (?)

Citations

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

Abraham Taylor

b. circa 1690, d. 1767
     Abraham Taylor was born circa 1690 at Sussex, England.
Abraham Taylor's line may go through one of these two (likely) brothers:
Thomas Taylor who married Elizabeth Ace on 1 Feb 1675/76 at West Firle by lic. The marriage licence (31 Jan 1675/76) states that Elizabeth is "of Beddingham" which is where we know that Abraham lived after he married in 1716. The sponsors for the marriage licence were John and Thomas Taylor.
The brother John Taylor married Maria Bodge on 6 Mar 1666/67 at Beddingham.
There is also an Archdeaconry of Lewes marriage licence for a John Taylor of West Firle, and Anne Townsett of Salehurst on 27 Oct 1687 which is a possibility. It doesn't say if John Taylor is a bachelor or widower.
There are also strong indications (through names of children and locations) that Elias Taylor who married Susannah Gates on 29 Mar 1741 at Glynde is part of the family.They lived and were buried at Glynde (Elias buried there 10 Nov 1769 and his son Elias appears to have contined in Glynde also). He is possibly a brother to Abraham.1
Abraham Taylor married Mary Stephens, daughter of Joseph Stevens and Mary (?), on 3 May 1716 at East Blatchington, Sussex, England, Mary is "of Seaford" and Abraham is "of Glind."1
The marriage of Abraham and Mary was found in the East Blatchington parish register: "Abraham Taylor of Glynde and Mary Stephens of Seaford were married May 1(?) 1716". The Sussex Marriage Index has the marriage date as 3 May 1716.
An Elias Taylor and wife Susanna Gates were the only other Taylor family in Glynde at this time (although there is a single entry for a baptism for a Susannah, daughter of John Taylor on 5.4.1723). There were no Taylors earlier than 1723 appearing in the register (checked back to 1661).
The parents of Mary Stephens are possibly Joseph Stevens (buried 6.2.1722 at Seaford) and Mary (buried 12.1.1722 at Seaford) although her baptism has not been found (see details on Joseph & Mary Stephens).
Abraham Taylor was buried in 1767 at Glynde, Sussex, England, Two possibilities - either 30 May 1767 or 4 Sep 1767, both at Glynde.2
Abraham Taylor died in 1767 at Glynde, Sussex, England.

Family

Mary Stephens b. c 1690, d. 1736
Marriage*
Abraham Taylor married Mary Stephens, daughter of Joseph Stevens and Mary (?), on 3 May 1716 at East Blatchington, Sussex, England, Mary is "of Seaford" and Abraham is "of Glind."1 
Children

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,.

Mary Stephens

b. circa 1690, d. 1736
FatherJoseph Stevens b. 1655, d. 1722
MotherMary (?) d. 1722
     Mary Stephens was born circa 1690 at Sussex, England. She was the daughter of Joseph Stevens and Mary (?)
Mary's baptism has not been found. Her parents were identified via correspondence which refered to will of Joseph STEVENS, buried 6.2.1722 at Seaford, Sussex, England, administered at Lewes, Sussex.
Mary Stephens married Abraham Taylor on 3 May 1716 at East Blatchington, Sussex, England, Mary is "of Seaford" and Abraham is "of Glind."1
As of 3 May 1716, her married name was Taylor.
The marriage of Abraham and Mary was found in the East Blatchington parish register: "Abraham Taylor of Glynde and Mary Stephens of Seaford were married May 1(?) 1716". The Sussex Marriage Index has the marriage date as 3 May 1716.
Mary Stephens died in 1736 at Glynde, Sussex, England.
Mary Stephens was buried on 15 February 1736 at Glynde, Sussex, England, "wife of Abraham."2
An Elias Taylor and wife Susanna Gates were the only other Taylor family in Glynde at this time (although there is a single entry for a baptism for a Susannah, daughter of John Taylor on 5.4.1723). There were no Taylors earlier than 1723 appearing in the register (checked back to 1661).
The parents of Mary Stephens are possibly Joseph Stevens (buried 6.2.1722 at Seaford) and Mary (buried 12.1.1722 at Seaford) although her baptism has not been found (see details on Joseph & Mary Stephens).

Family

Abraham Taylor b. c 1690, d. 1767
Marriage*
Mary Stephens married Abraham Taylor on 3 May 1716 at East Blatchington, Sussex, England, Mary is "of Seaford" and Abraham is "of Glind."1 
Children

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, ""wife of Abraham.""

Sarah Taylor

b. 3 March 1716/17
FatherAbraham Taylor b. c 1690, d. 1767
MotherMary Stephens b. c 1690, d. 1736
     Sarah Taylor was born on 3 March 1716/17 at Beddingham, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of Abraham Taylor and Mary Stephens.
Sarah Taylor was baptized on 10 March 1717 at Beddingham, Sussex, England.1

Citations

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

Mary Taylor

b. 9 February 1718/19
FatherAbraham Taylor b. c 1690, d. 1767
MotherMary Stephens b. c 1690, d. 1736
     Mary Taylor was born on 9 February 1718/19 at Beddingham, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of Abraham Taylor and Mary Stephens.
Mary Taylor was baptized on 13 February 1719 at Beddingham, Sussex, England.1

Citations

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

Ann Taylor

b. 1 October 1720
FatherAbraham Taylor b. c 1690, d. 1767
MotherMary Stephens b. c 1690, d. 1736
     Ann Taylor was born on 1 October 1720 at Beddingham, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of Abraham Taylor and Mary Stephens.
Ann Taylor was baptized on 5 October 1720 at Beddingham, Sussex, England.1

Citations

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

John Taylor

b. 11 February 1725/26
FatherAbraham Taylor b. c 1690, d. 1767
MotherMary Stephens b. c 1690, d. 1736
     John Taylor was baptized on 11 February 1725/26 at Glynde, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Abraham Taylor and Mary Stephens.

Citations

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

Joseph Taylor

b. 6 March 1727/28
FatherAbraham Taylor b. c 1690, d. 1767
MotherMary Stephens b. c 1690, d. 1736
     Joseph Taylor was baptized on 6 March 1727/28 at Glynde, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Abraham Taylor and Mary Stephens.

Citations

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

Elizabeth Taylor

b. 27 February 1729/30
FatherAbraham Taylor b. c 1690, d. 1767
MotherMary Stephens b. c 1690, d. 1736
     Elizabeth Taylor was baptized on 27 February 1729/30 at Glynde, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of Abraham Taylor and Mary Stephens.

Citations

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

William Taylor

b. 12 November 1732
FatherAbraham Taylor b. c 1690, d. 1767
MotherMary Stephens b. c 1690, d. 1736
     William Taylor was baptized on 12 November 1732 at Glynde, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Abraham Taylor and Mary Stephens.
William Taylor married Ann Elphick on 13 September 1768 at Glynde, Sussex, England.2
William Taylor was a blacksmith in 1777.1

Family

Ann Elphick
Marriage*
William Taylor married Ann Elphick on 13 September 1768 at Glynde, Sussex, England.2 
Children

Citations

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

Martha Taylor

b. 15 February 1735/36
FatherAbraham Taylor b. c 1690, d. 1767
MotherMary Stephens b. c 1690, d. 1736
     Martha Taylor was baptized on 15 February 1735/36 at Glynde, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of Abraham Taylor and Mary Stephens.

Citations

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

Jane Alce

b. 13 March 1678/79
FatherThomas Alce b. c 1655, d. 1719
MotherSusanna Burroughs b. 23 Sep 1660, d. 1730
     Jane Alce was born in 1679 at East Blatchington, Sussex, England.
Jane Alce was baptized on 13 March 1678/79 at St Peter, East Blatchington, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of Thomas Alce and Susanna Burroughs.
Jane Alce married William Milton circa 1705 at Sussex, England.
As of circa 1705, her married name was Milton.
The SMI has a marriage of William MILTON and Jane NEW at East Dean on 17 Jul 1705. William of Hailsham and Jane of the same parish. Could this be a transcription error? It appears to come from a transcript of the East Dean Bishop's Transcripts (Familysearch Film: 007768995; Image: 1254.)2
Jane Alce is mentioned in the will of Susanna Burroughs dated 30 December 1723 at East Blatchington, Sussex, England.3

Family

William Milton
Marriage*
Jane Alce married William Milton circa 1705 at Sussex, England

Citations

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

Thomas Alce

b. 27 March 1681
FatherThomas Alce b. c 1655, d. 1719
MotherSusanna Burroughs b. 23 Sep 1660, d. 1730
     Thomas Alce was born in 1681 at East Blatchington, Sussex, England.
Thomas Alce was baptized on 27 March 1681 at St Peter, East Blatchington, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Thomas Alce and Susanna Burroughs.
Thomas Alce is mentioned in the will of Thomas Alce dated 31 December 1718 at East Blatchington, Sussex, England.2
Thomas Alce is mentioned in the will of Susanna Burroughs dated 30 December 1723 at East Blatchington, Sussex, England.3

Citations

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

Susanna Alce

b. 7 June 1685
FatherThomas Alce b. c 1655, d. 1719
MotherSusanna Burroughs b. 23 Sep 1660, d. 1730
     Susanna Alce was born in 1685 at East Blatchington, Sussex, England.
Susanna Alce was baptized on 7 June 1685 at St Peter, East Blatchington, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of Thomas Alce and Susanna Burroughs.
Susanna Alce married John Hide circa 1710 at Sussex, England.
As of circa 1710, her married name was Hide.
Susanna Alce is mentioned in the will of Thomas Alce dated 31 December 1718 at East Blatchington, Sussex, England.2
Susanna Alce is mentioned in the will of Susanna Burroughs dated 30 December 1723 at East Blatchington, Sussex, England.3

Family

John Hide
Marriage*
Susanna Alce married John Hide circa 1710 at Sussex, England

Citations

  1. [S23] 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).

Mary Alce

b. 9 September 1688
FatherThomas Alce b. c 1655, d. 1719
MotherSusanna Burroughs b. 23 Sep 1660, d. 1730
     Mary Alce was born in 1688 at East Blatchington, Sussex, England.
Mary Alce was baptized on 9 September 1688 at St Peter, East Blatchington, Sussex, England. She was the daughter of Thomas Alce and Susanna Burroughs.
Mary Alce is mentioned in the will of Thomas Alce dated 31 December 1718 at East Blatchington, Sussex, England.1
As of 26 November 1722, her married name was Older.
Mary Alce and David Older obtained a marriage licence on 26 November 1722 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Sussex, England, Mary of Beddingham.2
Mary Alce married David Older on 27 November 1722 at Little Horsted, Sussex, England, Mary of Beddingham.2,3
Mary Alce is mentioned in the will of Susanna Burroughs dated 30 December 1723 at East Blatchington, Sussex, England.3

Family

David Older
Marriage License*
Mary Alce and David Older obtained a marriage licence on 26 November 1722 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Sussex, England, Mary of Beddingham.2 
Marriage
Mary Alce married David Older on 27 November 1722 at Little Horsted, Sussex, England, Mary of Beddingham.2,3 

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

Margaret Alce

b. 9 September 1694, d. 1730
FatherThomas Alce b. c 1655, d. 1719
MotherSusanna Burroughs b. 23 Sep 1660, d. 1730
     Margaret Alce was born in 1694 at East Blatchington, Sussex, England.
Margaret Alce was baptized on 9 September 1694 at St Peter, East Blatchington, Sussex, England, "farmer."1 She was the daughter of Thomas Alce and Susanna Burroughs.
Margaret Alce is mentioned in the will of Thomas Alce dated 31 December 1718 at East Blatchington, Sussex, England.2
Margaret Alce is mentioned in the will of Susanna Burroughs dated 30 December 1723 at East Blatchington, Sussex, England.3
Margaret Alce died in 1730 at East Blatchington, Sussex, England.
Margaret Alce was buried on 6 March 1730 at St Peter, East Blatchington, Sussex, England.4

Family

John Burchett
Child

Citations

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

John Alce

b. 18 April 1703, d. 1728/29
FatherThomas Alce b. c 1655, d. 1719
MotherSusanna Burroughs b. 23 Sep 1660, d. 1730
     John Alce was born in 1703 at East Blatchington, Sussex, England.
John Alce was baptized on 18 April 1703 at St Peter, East Blatchington, Sussex, England, "farmer."1 He was the son of Thomas Alce and Susanna Burroughs.
John Alce is mentioned in the will of Thomas Alce dated 31 December 1718 at East Blatchington, Sussex, England.2
John Alce is mentioned in the will of Susanna Burroughs dated 30 December 1723 at East Blatchington, Sussex, England.3
John Alce married Mary Bowers on 25 May 1727 at Newhaven, Sussex, England, ALLSEY.4
John Alce died in 1728/29 at East Blatchington, Sussex, England.
John Alce was buried on 9 March 1728/29 at St Peter, East Blatchington, Sussex, England.5

Family

Mary Bowers b. c 1700
Marriage
John Alce married Mary Bowers on 25 May 1727 at Newhaven, Sussex, England, ALLSEY.4 
Child

Citations

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

Ralph Burroughs

b. circa 1630
     Ralph Burroughs was born circa 1630 at Sussex, England.
Ralph Burroughs married Margaret (?) on 2 September 1652 at Wilmington, Sussex, England.
Margaret was a widow when she married Ralph BURROUGHS in 1652 and BARNEDEN was her married name. The 1662 Hearth Tax assessment mentions a William BARNDEN in Wilmington, probably a brother of Margaret's first husband. Also mentioned is Sam BARNDEN in Litlington. The list of East Sussex contributors to the relief of Irish Protestants in 1642 includes a John BARNDEN in Litlington who donated four pence.
The East Blatchington parish records indicated that Ralph Burroughs and family were at Bishopstone at one time. Details from the parish records are:
1.11.1653 bap. Ralph, son of Ralph Burrows
18.4.1655 bap. Addam, son of Ralphe Burrows
11.6.1657 bap. William, son of Ralph Burrows
27.6.1659 bur. William, son of Ralph Burroughs died at Bishopstone
11.7.1659 bur. Ralph and Adam, sons of Ralph Burrows now(?) of Bishopstone, buried in one grave common(?).
23.9.1660 bap. Susanna, dau. of Ralph Burroughs
21.2.1667 bap. Margaret, dau. of Ralph and Margaret Burroughs
15.11.1669 bur. Margaret, dau. of Ralph Burroughs
There were no Burrows before 1653 in East Blatchington but there may be more baptisms and burials after 1669.
The Sussex Hearth Tax Assessment 1662 lists Ralph Burrowes in East Blatchington with one hearth.

Family

Margaret (?)
Marriage*
Ralph Burroughs married Margaret (?) on 2 September 1652 at Wilmington, Sussex, England
Children

Ralph Burroughs

b. 1 November 1653, d. 1659
FatherRalph Burroughs b. c 1630
MotherMargaret (?)
     Ralph Burroughs was born in 1653 at East Blatchington, Sussex, England.
Ralph Burroughs was baptized on 1 November 1653 at St Peter, East Blatchington, Sussex, England. He was the son of Ralph Burroughs and Margaret (?)
Ralph Burroughs died in 1659 at East Blatchington, Sussex, England.
Ralph Burroughs was buried on 11 July 1659 at East Blatchington, Sussex, England.

Adam Burroughs

b. 18 April 1655, d. 1659
FatherRalph Burroughs b. c 1630
MotherMargaret (?)
     Adam Burroughs was born in 1655 at East Blatchington, Sussex, England.
Adam Burroughs was baptized on 18 April 1655 at East Blatchington, Sussex, England. He was the son of Ralph Burroughs and Margaret (?)
Adam Burroughs died in 1659 at East Blatchington, Sussex, England.
Adam Burroughs was buried on 11 July 1659 at East Blatchington, Sussex, England.

William Burroughs

b. 11 June 1657, d. 1659
FatherRalph Burroughs b. c 1630
MotherMargaret (?)
     William Burroughs was born in 1657 at East Blatchington, Sussex, England.
William Burroughs was baptized on 11 June 1657 at St Peter, East Blatchington, Sussex, England. He was the son of Ralph Burroughs and Margaret (?)
William Burroughs died in 1659 at East Blatchington, Sussex, England.
William Burroughs was buried on 27 June 1659 at St Peter, East Blatchington, Sussex, England.