Margaret Burroughs

b. 21 February 1667
FatherRalph Burroughs b. c 1630
MotherMargaret (?)
     Margaret Burroughs was baptized on 21 February 1667 at East Blatchington, Sussex, England. She was the daughter of Ralph Burroughs and Margaret (?)
Margaret Burroughs was buried on 15 November 1669 at East Blatchington, Sussex, England.

William Stapely

b. circa 1780
     William Stapely was born circa 1780 at Sussex, England.
An illegitimate child, Martha, was baptised to Martha Thorpe and William Stapely on 16 June 1804. They did not marry. Martha's first and only marriage was to William Langridge 6 September 1809 at Fletching, Sussex, England.

Family

Martha Thorpe b. 18 Feb 1776, d. 17 Jun 1858
Child

Martha Thorpe

b. 16 June 1804
FatherWilliam Stapely b. c 1780
MotherMartha Thorpe b. 18 Feb 1776, d. 17 Jun 1858
     Martha Thorpe was born in 1804 at Fletching, Sussex, England.
Martha Thorpe was baptized on 16 June 1804 at Fletching, Sussex, England. She was the daughter of William Stapely and Martha Thorpe.

Dinah Taylor

b. 14 June 1734, d. 1814
FatherAbraham Taylor b. c 1690, d. 1767
MotherMary Stephens b. c 1690, d. 1736
     Dinah Taylor was born in 1734 at Glynde, Sussex, England.
Dinah Taylor was baptized on 14 June 1734 at Glynde, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of Abraham Taylor and Mary Stephens.
Dinah Taylor married Joseph Inkpen, son of William Inkpen and Sarah Miller, on 6 November 1759 at Glynde, Sussex, England, Joseph is a labourer of Little Horsted.2
As of 6 November 1759, her married name was Inkpen.
Dinah Taylor married John King on 23 February 1781 at Beddingham, Sussex, England, John is "of Glynde". Dinah is "of this parish".2
As of 23 February 1781, her married name was King.
Dinah Taylor died in 1814 at Glynde, Sussex, England.
Dinah Taylor was buried on 22 March 1814 at St Mary the Virgin, Glynde, Sussex, England, "79 years."3

Family 1

Joseph Inkpen b. 23 Apr 1732, d. 1771
Marriage*
Dinah Taylor married Joseph Inkpen, son of William Inkpen and Sarah Miller, on 6 November 1759 at Glynde, Sussex, England, Joseph is a labourer of Little Horsted.2 
Children

Family 2

John King
Marriage*
Dinah Taylor married John King on 23 February 1781 at Beddingham, Sussex, England, John is "of Glynde". Dinah is "of this parish".2 
Child

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  3. [S25] Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "79 years."

Henry Packham

b. 3 March 1776, d. 25 February 1853
FatherHenry Packham b. c 1745, d. 1810
MotherAnn Penfold b. 17 Mar 1748/49, d. Aug 1782
Henry Packham's signature, 1825.
     Henry Packham was born in 1776 at Cuckfield, Sussex, England.
Henry Packham was baptized on 3 March 1776 at Cuckfield, Sussex, England, surname spelt PECKHAM.1 He was the son of Henry Packham and Ann Penfold.
The 1851 census confirms Henry's place of birth as Cuckfield, and his age of 76 years gives a birth year c1775.2
Henry Packham married Barbara Richardson, daughter of James Richardson and Sarah Mockford, circa 1800 at Sussex, England.3
The Sussex Marriage Index and the original parish register for Clayton were searched for the marriage of Henry PACKHAM/ PECKHAM and Barbara but nothing was found. However, the baptism of the children to Henry and Barbera Packham indicates that a marriage did happen.
Barbara is considered to be Barbary RICHARDSON, bap. 25.10.1781 at Clayton, daughter of James and Sarah RICHARDSON. Both of the parent’s names, James and Sarah, were used for the children of Henry and Barbara, and this seems to be the only person in the area with the first name of Barbara/Barbary. Also, James Richardson buried 30.4.1783 at Clayton “who died at Wickham in this parish, affidavit Sarah Morley”, is in exactly the same place (Wickham) where Henry Packham is living according to baptisms of his children in 1814 and 1816.
Henry Packham was a farmer in 1816.4
Henry's first wife Barbara died in June 1817.
In 1817 Henry Packham and Barbara Richardson lived at Wickham, Clayton, Sussex, England.5
Henry Packham married Sarah Durrant on 5 April 1830 at Hurstpierpoint, Sussex, England. Henry is a widower of Clayton.3
On 7 June 1841 Henry Packham and Sarah Durrant lived at Wickham, Clayton, Sussex, England.6
The 1838 Tithe map shows the location of Henry and Sarah Packham's farm at Wickham, now called Hurst Wickham.
The tithe map schedule shows that Henry was a tenant farmer and did not own the land.
Henry Packham was a retired farmer on 30 March 1851.2
On 30 March 1851 Henry Packham and Sarah Durrant lived at Layland's Farm, Keymer, Sussex, England.2
Henry Packham died on 25 February 1853 at Keymer, Sussex, England, at age 76. He died of asthma.7
Henry Packham was buried on 2 March 1853 at Clayton, Sussex, England, "age 78 years, St John's Common".8

Family 1

Barbara Richardson b. 25 Oct 1781, d. Jun 1817
Marriage*
Henry Packham married Barbara Richardson, daughter of James Richardson and Sarah Mockford, circa 1800 at Sussex, England.3 
Children

Family 2

Sarah Durrant b. c 1789, d. 1864
Marriage*
Henry Packham married Sarah Durrant on 5 April 1830 at Hurstpierpoint, Sussex, England. Henry is a widower of Clayton.3 

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S16] 1851 Census for England "HO107 piece 1642 folio 554 page 9."
  3. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  4. [S23] Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "baptism records for children James and Elisabeth in 1814 and 1816."
  5. [S25] Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "Burial of Barbara Packham."
  6. [S67] 1841 Census for England "Class: HO107; Piece: 1111; Book: 4; Civil Parish: Clayton; County: Sussex; Enumeration District: 11; Folio: 20; Page: 2; Line: 23; GSU roll: 464160."
  7. [S515] Death certificate of Henry Packham, died 25 Feb 1853, registered 27 Feb 1853 in the Registration District of Cuckfield, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 2b Page 93).
  8. [S25] Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Barbara Richardson

b. 25 October 1781, d. June 1817
FatherJames Richardson b. c 1750, d. 1783
MotherSarah Mockford b. 5 Mar 1758, d. 1797
     Barbara Richardson was born in 1781 at Clayton, Sussex, England.
Barbara Richardson was baptized on 25 October 1781 at St John the Baptist, Clayton, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of James Richardson and Sarah Mockford.
Barbara Richardson married Henry Packham, son of Henry Packham and Ann Penfold, circa 1800 at Sussex, England.2
As of circa 1800, her married name was Packham.
The Sussex Marriage Index and the original parish register for Clayton were searched for the marriage of Henry PACKHAM/ PECKHAM and Barbara but nothing was found. However, the baptism of the children to Henry and Barbera Packham indicates that a marriage did happen.
Barbara is considered to be Barbary RICHARDSON, bap. 25.10.1781 at Clayton, daughter of James and Sarah RICHARDSON. Both of the parent’s names, James and Sarah, were used for the children of Henry and Barbara, and this seems to be the only person in the area with the first name of Barbara/Barbary. Also, James Richardson buried 30.4.1783 at Clayton “who died at Wickham in this parish, affidavit Sarah Morley”, is in exactly the same place (Wickham) where Henry Packham is living according to baptisms of his children in 1814 and 1816.
Barbara Richardson is mentioned in the will of Lucy Richardson dated 12 July 1808 at Clayton, Sussex, England.3
In 1817 Barbara Richardson and Henry Packham lived at Wickham, Clayton, Sussex, England.4
Barbara Richardson died in June 1817 at Wickham, Clayton, Sussex, England, at age 35.
Barbara Richardson was buried on 25 June 1817 at Clayton, Sussex, England, age 37 years, wife of Henry, Clayton, Wickham (Wickham is a farm/area in Clayton.)

Family

Henry Packham b. 3 Mar 1776, d. 25 Feb 1853
Marriage*
Barbara Richardson married Henry Packham, son of Henry Packham and Ann Penfold, circa 1800 at Sussex, England.2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  3. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "Lucy Packham of Clayton 1809, Film 1886138, Image 379."
  4. [S25] Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "Burial of Barbara Packham."

Ann Packham

b. 24 August 1800, d. 1860
FatherHenry Packham b. 3 Mar 1776, d. 25 Feb 1853
MotherBarbara Richardson b. 25 Oct 1781, d. Jun 1817
     Ann Packham was born in 1800 at Clayton, Sussex, England.
Ann Packham was baptized on 24 August 1800 at St John the Baptist, Clayton, Sussex, England, surname spelt PECKHAM.1 She was the daughter of Henry Packham and Barbara Richardson.
Ann Packham married Samuel Gillett on 27 April 1823 at Clayton, Sussex, England, both of this parish. Witnesses: Frances Dudley, Rd Tulley.2
As of 27 April 1823, her married name was Gillett.
Ann Packham died in 1860 at Brighton, Sussex, England.

Family

Samuel Gillett b. c 1801, d. 1842
Marriage*
Ann Packham married Samuel Gillett on 27 April 1823 at Clayton, Sussex, England, both of this parish. Witnesses: Frances Dudley, Rd Tulley.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 Packham

b. 18 April 1802, d. 1844
FatherHenry Packham b. 3 Mar 1776, d. 25 Feb 1853
MotherBarbara Richardson b. 25 Oct 1781, d. Jun 1817
     Sarah Packham was born in 1802 at Clayton, Sussex, England.
Sarah Packham was baptized on 18 April 1802 at Clayton, Sussex, England. She was the daughter of Henry Packham and Barbara Richardson.
Sarah Packham married Thomas Walder on 3 April 1825 at Clayton, Sussex, England, Witnesses: Martha Burry and Henry Packham.1
As of 3 April 1825, her married name was Walder.
On 7 June 1841 Sarah Packham and Thomas Walder lived at Town, Lindfield, Sussex, England, with children Barbary (15), Sarah (8), Harriet (6) and James (3) and ellen Nicholson (3.)2
Sarah Packham died in 1844 at Cuckfield, Sussex, England.3
In the 1851 census, a Harriett Walder, born about 1834 at Lindfield was a servant of Thomas Hallet and Lydia (nee Packham) at Ditchling. She is doubtlessley the daughter of Thomas and Sarah (Lydia's sister). Also, according to the 1851 census Sarah was deceased by then as Thomas was a widower.

Family

Thomas Walder b. c 1795, d. 1863
Marriage*
Sarah Packham married Thomas Walder on 3 April 1825 at Clayton, Sussex, England, Witnesses: Martha Burry and Henry Packham.1
Children

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  2. [S67] 1841 Census for England "Class: HO107; Piece: 1114; Book: 6; Civil Parish: Lindfield; County: Sussex; Enumeration District: 4; Folio: 32; Page: 10; Line: 22; GSU roll: 464161."
  3. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jul-Sep 1844, Cuckfield, Vol 7 Page 217."

Henry Packham

b. 1 April 1804, d. 1 April 1858
FatherHenry Packham b. 3 Mar 1776, d. 25 Feb 1853
MotherBarbara Richardson b. 25 Oct 1781, d. Jun 1817
     Henry Packham was born in 1804 at Clayton, Sussex, England.
Henry Packham was baptized on 1 April 1804 at Clayton, Sussex, England. He was the son of Henry Packham and Barbara Richardson.
Henry Packham witnessed the marriage of Thomas Walder and Sarah Packham on 3 April 1825 at Clayton, Sussex, England; Witnesses: Martha Burry and Henry Packham.1
Henry Packham married Martha Burry on 4 May 1828 at Hurstpierpoint, Sussex, England, Henry is "of Linfield."1
Henry Packham was a wheelwright on 16 November 1834.2
Henry Packham married Ann Smith on 23 June 1849 at Cuckfield, Sussex, England, Henry is a widower; Ann is a widow.3
Henry Packham was a wheelwright master employing 2 men on 30 March 1851.4
On 30 March 1851 Henry Packham and Ann Smith lived at 44 High Street, Lindfield, Sussex, England.4
Henry Packham was a wheelwright and innkeeper of Pevensey. in 1858.5
Henry Packham died on 1 April 1858 at Pevensey, Sussex, England, at age 54.5
Henry Packham was buried on 6 April 1858 at St Nicholas, Pevensey, Sussex, England, "54 years."6
His estate was probated on 21 October 1858 at Lewes, Sussex, England, "Administration granted to Edward Monk, brewer, a creditor of the deceased". Effects under £200.5

Family 1

Martha Burry b. 23 May 1806, d. 30 Oct 1844
Marriage*
Henry Packham married Martha Burry on 4 May 1828 at Hurstpierpoint, Sussex, England, Henry is "of Linfield."1 
Children

Family 2

Ann Smith b. c 1805
Marriage*
Henry Packham married Ann Smith on 23 June 1849 at Cuckfield, Sussex, England, Henry is a widower; Ann is a widow.3 

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  2. [S23] Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "Baptism for son Reuben."
  3. [S244] Website "Ancestry" (http://www.ancestry.co.uk/) "Ancestry.com. England, Select Marriages, 1538–1973 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014. Original data: England, Marriages, 1538–1973. Salt Lake City, Utah: FamilySearch, 2013."
  4. [S16] 1851 Census for England "Class: HO107; Piece: 1642; Folio: 60; Page: 14; GSU roll: 193545."
  5. [S422] National Probate Calendar, England & Wales (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1995. (https://www.ancestry.co.uk/).
  6. [S25] Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Lydia Packham

b. 20 October 1811, d. October 1869
FatherHenry Packham b. 3 Mar 1776, d. 25 Feb 1853
MotherBarbara Richardson b. 25 Oct 1781, d. Jun 1817
     Lydia Packham was baptized on 20 October 1811 at Clayton, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of Henry Packham and Barbara Richardson.
Lydia Packham witnessed the marriage of William Packham and Mary Stoner on 2 May 1830 at Clayton, Sussex, England; both of "this parish". Witnesses John Pronger and Lydia Packham.1
Lydia Packham married Thomas Hallet on 13 October 1845 at Clayton, Sussex, England.
As of 13 October 1845, her married name was Hallet.
Lydia Packham died in October 1869 at Ditchling, Sussex, England.
Lydia Packham was buried on 17 October 1869 at St Margaret, Ditchling, Sussex, England, "58 years."2

Family

Thomas Hallet b. c 1806, d. 30 Jun 1856
Marriage*
Lydia Packham married Thomas Hallet on 13 October 1845 at Clayton, Sussex, England
Children

Citations

  1. [S278] Transcript of the Parish Register of Clayton, Sussex, England, 1601 - 1840 (ESRO: WST/3/5).
  2. [S25] Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

James Packham

b. 3 April 1814
FatherHenry Packham b. 3 Mar 1776, d. 25 Feb 1853
MotherBarbara Richardson b. 25 Oct 1781, d. Jun 1817
     James Packham was baptized on 3 April 1814 at Clayton, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Henry Packham and Barbara Richardson.
James Packham married Jane Fryer on 24 July 1844 at Clayton, Sussex, England.

Family

Jane Fryer b. 1816
Marriage*
James Packham married Jane Fryer on 24 July 1844 at Clayton, Sussex, England

Citations

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

Elizabeth Packham

b. 26 May 1816
FatherHenry Packham b. 3 Mar 1776, d. 25 Feb 1853
MotherBarbara Richardson b. 25 Oct 1781, d. Jun 1817
     Elizabeth Packham was baptized on 26 May 1816 at Clayton, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of Henry Packham and Barbara Richardson.

Citations

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

William Packham

b. 19 July 1840, d. 1841
FatherWilliam Packham b. 30 Mar 1806, d. 9 May 1865
MotherMary Stoner b. 22 Oct 1809, d. 16 Jul 1875
     William Packham was baptized on 19 July 1840 at St John the Baptist, Clayton, Sussex, England, parents William & Mary, labourer of Wickham.1 He was the son of William Packham and Mary Stoner.
William Packham died in 1841 at Clayton, Sussex, England.
William Packham was buried on 18 July 1841 at Wickham, Clayton, Sussex, England, died of measles, 1 year old.2

Citations

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

John Holden

b. circa 1747, d. March 1819
     John Holden was born circa 1747 at Sussex, England.
John Holden married Susanna Roofe, daughter of Edward Rofe and Lucy Catt, on 30 January 1778 at St Nicholas, Brighton, Sussex, England, both of this parish.1
John Holden was a yeoman in 1813.2
In 1819 John Holden and Susanna Roofe lived at North St, Brighton, Sussex, England.3
John Holden died in March 1819 at Brighton, Sussex, England.
John Holden was buried on 1 April 1819 at St Nicholas, Brighton, Sussex, England, age 72 years, of North St.4
John Holden left a will made on 6 April 1813 at Brighton, Sussex, England.2
This is the last Will and Testament of me John Holden of Brighthelmston in the County of Sussex yeoman .. .... (that is to say) First I will order and direct that all my just Debts Funeral and Testamentary Expenses and the expenses of proving this my Will be paid and discharged by my Executor hereinafter named as soon as conveniently may be after my decease and subject thereto I give devise and bequeath unto my ffriend Henry Laker of Brighthelmston aforesaid Victualler his Heirs Executors and Administrators All and every my Messuages or Tenements Buildings Grounds and all and every other my real Estate whatsoever situated in Brighthelmston aforesaid or elsewhere And also all and singular my Household Goods Furniture Implements of Household and Effects and all other my personal Estate Property Substance and Effects whatsoever and wherever found at the time of my decease or to which I am in anywise entitled To hold the same with the Appurtenances unto the said Henry Laker his Heirs Executors Administrators and Assigns absolutely and for ever according to the nature or tenure of such respective Estates But upon this special trust and confidence nevertheless in him …….(?) that he the said Henry Laker his Heirs Executors or Administrators do and shall from time to time and at all times hereafter permit and suffer my Wife Susanna Holden and her Assigns to enter into have hold use occupy or otherwise receive and take and enjoy the such issues and profits of all and singular my said real and personal Estate Property Substance and Effects aforesaid for her and their own use benefit and behoof for and during the term of her natural life without impeachment of waste(?) and from and immediately after her decease Upon Trust that he the said Henry Laker his Heirs Executors or Administrators do and shall forthwith sell and dispose of all and singular my said real and personal Estate Property Substance and Effects whatsoever either by private sale or public Auction whichever to him or them shall appear most advantageous to the Trust hereby in him reposed and for the most money and best price and prices he or they can or may reasonably obtain for the same and from and after my said real and personal Estates aforesaid shall be converted into money and after paying off and discharging the expenses of such sale or sales aforesaid and the costs and expenses which shall attend or be incurred by the execution of the Trusts herein contained and of carrying the same into full execution Upon Trust that he the said Henry Laker his Executors or Administrators do and shall stand possessed of and ……….(?) in the clear net balance of the monies and effects then remaining in his Hand Upon Trust to put and place the same out at Interest upon some …(?) and sufficient security and from time to time pay and apply the Interest thereof and such part of the principal as he or they shall find necessary or think proper for and toward the support maintenance education and bringing up of my youngest child Jane Holden until she shall attain the age of Twenty one years or be married or shall be otherwise provided for whichever shall first happen Then Upon Trust that he the said Henry Laker his Executors or Administrators do and shall pay distribute and divide the clear net monies and effects then remaining in his hands under or by virtue of this my Will unto between and amongst all and every my Children (viz.) James Holden, Susanna Holden, John Holden, William Holden, Mary Holden, Eliza Holden, Thomas Holden, Edward Holden and Jane Holden or such of them as shall be then living in equal shares and proportional share and share alike to whom I do hereby give and bequeath the same accordingly Provided always that in case it shall happen that any or either of my said children shall depart their life before his her or their share or shares shall become payable as aforesaid leaving issue of his or her Body lawfully begotten him or her surviving them and in which case I do hereby give and bequeath the part share and proportion of him or her so dying and leaving lawful issue as aforesaid unto the Child or Children of such deceased Parent in equal shares and proportion if more than one share and share alike But in case it shall happen that any or either of my said children shall happen to die before his or her share become payable in manner aforesaid without leaving lawful issue of his or her body him or her surviving then and in such case I do hereby give and bequeath the part share and proportion of such of my said children so dying aforesaid without lawful issue unto the survivors or survivor of my said children their Executors and Administrators in equal shares and proportions share and share alike to take as tenants in common and not as joint tenants. And I do hereby direct and declare that the receipt or receipts in writing of my said Trustee his Heirs Executors or Administrators for any sum or sums of money payable to him or them under or by virtue of this my Will shall be a sufficient and effectual discharge for the same respectively or so much thereof respectively as shall be expressed to be acknowledged or received And that the person or persons to whom the same shall be given his her or their Heirs Executors Administrators or Assigns shall not afterwards be answerable for any loss or misapplication or be in anywise obliged or concerned(?) to see to the application of the money or any part thereof thereby expressed to be received
And I do hereby also declare that my said Trustee his Heirs Executors and Administrators shall not be answerable or accountable for any more of the Trust monies and Effects than shall actually come into his or their hands by nature of this my Will nor with or for any loss which may happen thereto unless the same shall or may happen by or through his or their own wilful neglect or default And further that it shall and may be lawful to and for my said Trustee his Heirs Executors and Administrators to deduct and reimburse to himself and themselves out of the aforesaid Trust Premises(?) all such costs charges damages and expenses which he or they shall or may sustain expend disburse be at or put unto in or about the execution of the aforesaid Trusts and relating thereto And Lastly I do hereby nominate and appoint my said Wife
Susanna and the said Henry Laker Executrix and Executor of the my Will and hereby revoking and making null all former and other Will or Wills by me at any time hereto under I do publish and declare this to be my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I there said John Holden have to this my last Will and Testament contained in three sheets of Paper set my hand and seal (that is today) to the first two sheets thereof I have set my hand and to this the third and last sheet thereof my hand and seal this Sixth day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirteen.
Signed Sealed Published and Declared by the said
John Holden the Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in hispresence at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed or names as Witnesses
John Colbatch
James Lugsdin
Wm Penfold Junr
The mark and seal of
John Holden
The 6th December 1824 there was sworn
Henry Laker the surviving Executor in this Will named
To whom was nominated the …………………
Sworn also that the Goods Chattels and Credits of the deceased did not amount in Value unto One Hundred Pounds
By …
George Proctor Surrogate
(Transcribed by Geoffrey Barber, June 2012.)
His estate was probated on 6 December 1824 Note that John Holden's wife Susanna was buried on 23 Sep 1824 which likely caused the probate event so that the will could be finalised.
Note that a Henry Laker, possibly one of the executors of John Holden's will (or son of), was buried in Brighton St Nicholas on 24 Mar 1836 age 48 years. His abode was Prince's St, Brighton. There is also a baptism of a Mary Ann Laker to Henry and Mary Laker on 23 Aug 1810 in Brighton. A Henry Laker married Mary Hastings 29 Dec 1808 in Brighton (botp).1,5,3

Family

Susanna Roofe b. 10 Dec 1756, d. 1824
Marriage*
John Holden married Susanna Roofe, daughter of Edward Rofe and Lucy Catt, on 30 January 1778 at St Nicholas, Brighton, Sussex, England, both of this parish.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  2. [S274] Will of John Holden of Brighton, Sussex, England, made 6 Apr 1813, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 6 Dec 1824. (ESRO: PBT 1/1/75/339).
  3. [S25] Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  4. [S25] Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "age 72 years, North St, Brighton."
  5. [S23] Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Susanna Roofe

b. 10 December 1756, d. 1824
FatherEdward Rofe b. 27 Feb 1714/15
MotherLucy Catt b. 13 Sep 1724
     Susanna Roofe was born in 1756 at Lewes, Sussex, England.
Susanna Roofe was baptized on 10 December 1756 at Lewes, Sussex, England, surname spelt ROFE.1 She was the daughter of Edward Rofe and Lucy Catt.
This is the only possible baptism in the Sussex Baptisms Index (daughter of Edward and Lucie ROFE). However, it is not a proven link and needs to be treated with caution, although the age at death matches exactly.
Note that the Sussex Marriage Index has a Mary ROFFE married Francis Goldsmith 19 Feb 1781 at Brighton spouse otp ("signs ROOFE") and Francis is a batchelor of Arundel (lic). The marriage licence says that Mary is 25+ and Francis is 25+. The fact that the transcriber states "signs ROOFE" shows the interchangeability of the two surnames.1,2
Susanna Roofe married John Holden on 30 January 1778 at St Nicholas, Brighton, Sussex, England, both of this parish.3
As of 30 January 1778, her married name was Holden.
In 1819 Susanna Roofe and John Holden lived at North St, Brighton, Sussex, England.2
Susanna Roofe is mentioned in the will of John Holden dated 6 April 1813 at Brighton, Sussex, England.4
Susanna Roofe died in 1824 at Brighton, Sussex, England.
Susanna Roofe was buried on 23 September 1824 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England, age 67 years, abode Grenville Gardens.2

Family

John Holden b. c 1747, d. Mar 1819
Marriage*
Susanna Roofe married John Holden on 30 January 1778 at St Nicholas, Brighton, Sussex, England, both of this parish.3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S25] Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  3. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  4. [S274] Will of John Holden of Brighton, Sussex, England, made 6 Apr 1813, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 6 Dec 1824. (ESRO: PBT 1/1/75/339).

Henry White

b. circa 1766, d. 11 March 1843
Mark of Henry White, 1795.
     Henry White was born circa 1766 at Sussex, England; based on age on death certificate.
A possibility for Henry's baptism is 2 Feb 1767 at Hurstpierpoint, son of James and Ann White.
There is a marriage of a Catherine White and John Foster at Clayton on 8 Dec 1801. Could this be a sister to Henry? One of the witnesses was Sarah White.1
Henry White married Sarah Richardson, daughter of James Richardson and Sarah Mockford, on 5 April 1795 at St John the Baptist, Clayton, Sussex, England, Sarah's surname is spelt RICKERSON, both of Clayton, witnesses John Ailward and James Geer (who appears to be the parish clerk.)2
In searching for this marriage there were two possibilities:
24 Jun 1798 Henry WHITE married Sarah MARTEN at Clayton
5 Apr1795 Henry WHITE married Sarah RICKERSON (RICHARDSON) at Clayton
These two Sarah's are:
Sarah RICHARDSON bap. 20 Dec 1777 to James and Sarah Richardson at Clayton
Sarah MARTEN bap. 20 Sep 1778 to John & Sarah Marten at Clayton
Henry's first wife, Sarah, was buried at Clayton on 20 Jan 1802, age 24 years. Assuming that the above Sarah's were born one month before baptism, their ages on 20 Jan 1802 would have been: Sarah Richardson 24 years, Sarah Marten 23 years. The date at burial therefore supports Sarah Richardson being Henry's first wife.3
The marriage of a Henry White and Sarah Marten at Clayton on 28 Jun 1798 makes identification of children after this date difficult as both couples lived in Clayton. Their first child was likely Henry, baptised 18 Nov 1798 at Clayton. The next baptism is for Jane White on 29 Jun 1800, and she could be the child of either couple. Intriguingly, there is a baptism at Clayton on 4 Oct 1801 of John White son of Henry and Ann White. There are no Henry White marriages to an Ann in the Sussex Marriage Index in this period so there is the possibility that this is a mistake and should be Henry and Sarah (ie not Ann).2
Henry White married Jane Gorring on 20 November 1803 at Ditchling, Sussex, England, both of this parish. Henry was a widower.2
Sometime between 1804 and 1811 Henry and Jane moved from Ditchling to Brighton.
Henry White was husbandman on 2 April 1813.4
On 2 April 1813 Henry White and Jane Gorring lived at Carlton Rd, Brighton, Sussex, England.4
For the 1841 census, Henry and Jane were living in Edburton, just behind the Downs, where Henry later died in 1843. It is interesting to note that their son William had two children, William and Henry, who died in Brighton but were buried in Edburton in 1832 and 1829 respectively, suggesting that Henry and Jane moved to Edburton before 1829.5
Henry White was an agricultural labourer on 7 June 1841.5
Henry White died on 11 March 1843 at 4 am, Edburton, Sussex, England. He died of disease of the heart, age 77 years.6
Henry White was buried on 16 March 1843 at Edburton, Sussex, England.7
After Henry's death, it appears that Jane moved to Brighton to live with her son James and his family. She died in Brighton in 1846 but was buried in Edburton with Henry.8

Family 1

Sarah Richardson b. 20 Dec 1777, d. 1802
Marriage*
Henry White married Sarah Richardson, daughter of James Richardson and Sarah Mockford, on 5 April 1795 at St John the Baptist, Clayton, Sussex, England, Sarah's surname is spelt RICKERSON, both of Clayton, witnesses John Ailward and James Geer (who appears to be the parish clerk.)2
Children

Family 2

Jane Gorring b. c 1782, d. 8 Jan 1846
Marriage*
Henry White married Jane Gorring on 20 November 1803 at Ditchling, Sussex, England, both of this parish. Henry was a widower.2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  3. [S25] Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  4. [S23] Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "son George's baptism."
  5. [S67] 1841 Census for England "HO107 piece 1095 folio 12/3 page 1."
  6. [S262] Death certificate of Henry White, died 11 Mar 1843, registered 18 Mar 1843 in the Registration District of Steyning, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 7 Page 351) "age 77 years."
  7. [S25] Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "Edburton Parish Register."
  8. [S25] Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "for the parish of Edburton."

Jane Gorring

b. circa 1782, d. 8 January 1846
     Jane Gorring was born circa 1782 at Sussex, England; based on her age at death.
A possibile baptism for Jane GORRINGE is: Jane, bap 23.12.1787 dau. John Gorringe (1746 to 1826) and Hannah Harmer (1755 to 1842) (married 1778) at Barcombe, Sussex. They were noted as being poor.1
Jane Gorring married Henry White on 20 November 1803 at Ditchling, Sussex, England, both of this parish. Henry was a widower.2
As of 20 November 1803, her married name was White.
Sometime between 1804 and 1811 Henry and Jane moved from Ditchling to Brighton.
On 2 April 1813 Jane Gorring and Henry White lived at Carlton Rd, Brighton, Sussex, England.3
For the 1841 census, Henry and Jane were living in Edburton, just behind the Downs, where Henry later died in 1843. It is interesting to note that their son William had two children, William and Henry, who died in Brighton but were buried in Edburton in 1832 and 1829 respectively, suggesting that Henry and Jane moved to Edburton before 1829.4
Jane Gorring witnessed the death of Henry White on 11 March 1843 at 4 am, Edburton, Sussex, England; He died of disease of the heart, age 77 years.5
After Henry's death, it appears that Jane moved to Brighton to live with her son James and his family. She died in Brighton in 1846 but was buried in Edburton with Henry.6
Jane Gorring died on 8 January 1846 at 59 Frederick St, Brighton, Sussex, England, widow of Henry White, labourer. She died of scirrhous stomach (stomach cancer.)7
Jane Gorring was buried on 12 January 1846 at St Andrew, Edburton, Sussex, England, age 64 yrs.8

Family

Henry White b. c 1766, d. 11 Mar 1843
Marriage*
Jane Gorring married Henry White on 20 November 1803 at Ditchling, Sussex, England, both of this parish. Henry was a widower.2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  3. [S23] Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "son George's baptism."
  4. [S67] 1841 Census for England "HO107 piece 1095 folio 12/3 page 1."
  5. [S262] Death certificate of Henry White, died 11 Mar 1843, registered 18 Mar 1843 in the Registration District of Steyning, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 7 Page 351) "age 77 years."
  6. [S25] Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "for the parish of Edburton."
  7. [S263] Death certificate of Jane White, died 8 Jan 1846, registered 14 Jan 1846 in the Registration District of Brighthelmston, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 7 Page 182).
  8. [S25] Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "died Brighton."

Richard Wickens

b. 30 July 1769, d. November 1824
FatherJohn Wickens b. 2 Jul 1732, d. 1810
MotherMary Cox b. 22 Oct 1731
     Richard Wickens was born in 1769 at Keymer, Sussex, England.
Richard Wickens was baptized on 30 July 1769 at St Cosmos & St Damian, Keymer, Sussex, England, surname spelt WIGGENS. He was the son of John Wickens and Mary Cox.
Richard Wickens is almost certainly the son of John and Mary Wiggens, bap. 30.7.1769 at Keymer. This is a close match to his age at death of 56 years in 1824, and his marriage record says he is “of Keymer”. Other possibilities are:
Richard, son of Richard and Mary Wickens, bap. ?.12.1769 at Maresfield. (age fits but not location)
Richard, son of Henry and Hannah Wickens bap. 5.10.1777 at Lindfield. (interesting – but too young)
Note that the name has been spelt WICKENS, WICKINGS, WICKING and WIGGENS, WICKEMS.
Richard Wickens married Sarah Belchamber, daughter of John Belchamber and Mary Maskal, on 20 June 1792 at Ditchling, Sussex, England, Richard is "of Keymer" and Sarah is "of Ditchling", surname spelt WICKINS.1
Richard Wickens died in November 1824 at Keymer, Sussex, England, at age 55.
Richard Wickens was buried on 29 November 1824 at St Cosmos & St Damian, Keymer, Sussex, England, "of Sheep Wash, aged 56 years."2
Richard Wicken's burial records his abode as Sheepwash. A book called "A Hassocks Pagent", published by the Keymer Parish Council, has a map of Clayton Farm in 1756 which includes a field called Sheepwash. A stream flows along the boundary of this field and there is a pond were presumably the sheep were washed. The field on the other side of the stream, opposite Sheepwash, is called The Drove.3

Family

Sarah Belchamber b. 6 Nov 1770, d. 24 Apr 1839
Marriage*
Richard Wickens married Sarah Belchamber, daughter of John Belchamber and Mary Maskal, on 20 June 1792 at Ditchling, Sussex, England, Richard is "of Keymer" and Sarah is "of Ditchling", surname spelt WICKINS.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, "of Sheep Wash, aged 56 years."
  3. [S253] Margaret Rose, "A Hassocks Pageant", Keymer Parish Council, First Edition (1988) "page 36."

Sarah Belchamber

b. 6 November 1770, d. 24 April 1839
FatherJohn Belchamber b. 30 Sep 1745, d. 1792
MotherMary Maskal d. 1793
     Sarah Belchamber was born in 1770 at Lindfield, Sussex, England.
Sarah Belchamber was baptized on 6 November 1770 at All Saints, Lindfield, Sussex, England.1,2 She was the daughter of John Belchamber and Mary Maskal.
Note: Evidence for the above baptism being correct is that it matches Sarah's age at burial (68 years in 1839) and also there is a DNA match (9cM in 1 segment) between the author, who is a descendant of this Sarah Belchamber, and a descendant of Sarah's brother, John Belchamber bap. 3 Jan 1773 at Lindfield (Ancestry user: DonAdams881.)
Sarah Belchamber married Richard Wickens, son of John Wickens and Mary Cox, on 20 June 1792 at Ditchling, Sussex, England, Richard is "of Keymer" and Sarah is "of Ditchling", surname spelt WICKINS.3
As of 20 June 1792, her married name was Wickens.
Richard Wicken's burial records his abode as Sheepwash. A book called "A Hassocks Pagent", published by the Keymer Parish Council, has a map of Clayton Farm in 1756 which includes a field called Sheepwash. A stream flows along the boundary of this field and there is a pond were presumably the sheep were washed. The field on the other side of the stream, opposite Sheepwash, is called The Drove.4
In 1839 Sarah Belchamber lived at Sheepwash, Keymer, Sussex, England.
Sarah Belchamber died on 24 April 1839 at Keymer, Sussex, England, at age 68 Widow of Richard Wickens. She died of old age. 84 years. The informant was Lucy Oram, present at the death.5
Sarah Belchamber was buried on 26 April 1839 at St Cosmos & St Damian, Keymer, Sussex, England, "68 years, died of fever, from Sheepwash". Surname spelt WICKEMS.6

Family

Richard Wickens b. 30 Jul 1769, d. Nov 1824
Marriage*
Sarah Belchamber married Richard Wickens, son of John Wickens and Mary Cox, on 20 June 1792 at Ditchling, Sussex, England, Richard is "of Keymer" and Sarah is "of Ditchling", surname spelt WICKINS.3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S25] Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, ""age 68 years.""
  3. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  4. [S253] Margaret Rose, "A Hassocks Pageant", Keymer Parish Council, First Edition (1988) "page 36."
  5. [S264] Death certificate of Sarah Wickens, died 24 Apr 1839, registered 24 Apr 1839 in the Registration District of Cuckfield, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 7 Page 229).
  6. [S25] Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Joseph Morris

b. circa 1751, d. 1827
     Joseph Morris was born circa 1751 at Sussex, England.
There is a Joseph Morris baptised 1750 at Maresfield, son of Richard and Susannah Morris which looked a good match, but this Joseph was buried at Maresfield in 1762 "son of Richard & Susannah" according to the SFHG baptism index. Having spent a lot of time researching this and finding no other options I am suspicious of this burial record. A recent discovery of a DNA match between myself and a descendant of Richard and Susannah's son Thomas (bap. 1741) is also fueling this suspicion. However, the original Maresfield parish register clearly states that it was Joseph.1
The only other possibilities in the SFHG baptism index are accounted for:
Joseph Morris baptised 10 Sep 1747 (born 21 Aug 1747) at Lewes Westgate Chapel (a Unitarian meeting house founded in 1695 which had a burial ground at the rear), son of Joseph Morris, butcher (no mother's name). The only other possibilities in the SFHG baptism index are accounted for:
Joseph Morris baptised 10 Sep 1747 (born 21 Aug 1747) at Lewes Westgate Chapel (a Unitarian meeting house founded in 1695 which had a burial ground at the rear), son of Joseph Morris,The only other possibilities in the SFHG baptism index are accounted for:
Joseph Morris baptised 10 Sep 1747 (born 21 Aug 1747) at Lewes Westgate Chapel (a Unitarian meeting house founded in 1695 which had a burial ground at the rear), son of Joseph Morris, butcher (no mother's name). The only other possibilities in the SFHG baptism index are accounted for:
Joseph Morris baptised 10 Sep 1747 (born 21 Aug 1747) at Lewes Westgate Chapel (a Unitarian meeting house founded in 1695 which had a burial ground at the[Buried 9 Aug 1751 at Lewes All Saints]
Joseph Morris baptised 13 Jul 1752 (born 22 Jun 1752) at Lewes Westgate Chapel, son of Joseph Morris, butcher [considered to have married Ann Shoosmith in 1781 at Lewes - see separate page for this family].
Joseph Morris married Hannah Turner, daughter of Francis Turner and Jane Bridger, on 31 March 1778 at Framfield, Sussex, England.2
Noted as paupers on Moses' baptism.
Joseph Morris senior is listed in the poor tax assessments as having a property with a rental value of one pound and he was assessed to pay 2s/6d. In 1824 he is noted as Joseph Morris at Bird in Eye.3
Joseph Morris died in 1827 at Framfield, Sussex, England.
Joseph Morris was buried on 13 May 1827 at Framfield, Sussex, England, widower, age 76 years.4

Family

Hannah Turner b. 19 Feb 1745/46, d. 1815
Marriage*
Joseph Morris married Hannah Turner, daughter of Francis Turner and Jane Bridger, on 31 March 1778 at Framfield, Sussex, England.2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  3. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "Overseers of the Poor assessments for Framfield; Film no: 004427481; Image no: 6."
  4. [S25] Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "widower, age 76 years."

Hannah Turner

b. 19 February 1745/46, d. 1815
FatherFrancis Turner b. 11 Sep 1697, d. 1768
MotherJane Bridger d. 1781
     Hannah Turner was born in 1746 at East Hoathly, Sussex, England.
Hannah Turner was baptized on 19 February 1745/46 at East Hoathly, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of Francis Turner and Jane Bridger.
Note the following possible baptisms between 1740 and 1760 in the SFHG baptisms index:
1. Hannah Turner, bap. 4 Nov 1747 at Itchingfield, West Sussex, dau. of to Richard and Mary Turner (but she was buried 4 Jan 1758, "dau. of Richard and Mary Turner of Wellcross", christian name written as "Jannah" in the SFHG index)
2. Hannah Turner, bap. 19 Feb 1745/46 at East Hoathly, dau. of Francis and Jane Turner.
The second one has therefore been presumed to be correct.
Hannah Turner married Joseph Morris on 31 March 1778 at Framfield, Sussex, England.2
As of 31 March 1778, her married name was Morris.
Hannah Turner died in 1815 at Framfield, Sussex, England.
Hannah Turner was buried on 13 August 1815 at Framfield, Sussex, England, married, age 70 years.3

Family

Joseph Morris b. c 1751, d. 1827
Marriage*
Hannah Turner married Joseph Morris on 31 March 1778 at Framfield, Sussex, England.2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  3. [S25] Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "married, age 70 years."

John Morris

b. 10 May 1783
FatherJoseph Morris b. c 1751, d. 1827
MotherHannah Turner b. 19 Feb 1745/46, d. 1815
     John Morris was born in 1783 at Framfield, Sussex, England.
John Morris was baptized on 10 May 1783 at Framfield, Sussex, England. He was the son of Joseph Morris and Hannah Turner.
The following information about John Morris's illegitimate son, William Wood, came from Kelly Dyer who is a descendant of William Wood.
Bastartdy Order: Maintenance order on John Morris, labourer, to pay for bastard son born of Sarah Wood 23 February [1802] at the house of Richard Wood, he to pay 4.12s lying in costs and 1s.6d per week, she to pay 6d".
John Morris married Jemima Stevens on 27 September 1813 at Framfield, Sussex, England, both of this parish.1
John Morris was a labourer in 1816.

Family 1

Sarah Wood b. 29 Sep 1780, d. 1857
Child

Family 2

Jemima Stevens b. c 1790
Marriage*
John Morris married Jemima Stevens on 27 September 1813 at Framfield, Sussex, England, both of this parish.1 
Children

Citations

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

Hannah Morris

b. 4 September 1785
FatherJoseph Morris b. c 1751, d. 1827
MotherHannah Turner b. 19 Feb 1745/46, d. 1815
     Hannah Morris was born in 1785 at Framfield, Sussex, England.
Hannah Morris was baptized on 4 September 1785 at Framfield, Sussex, England. She was the daughter of Joseph Morris and Hannah Turner.
Information from Sheila Smith:
Said on his Marriage licence to have come from Penshurst, Kent and to be a yeoman. No further information yet. Aged 21 +
Bondsmen, Thomas Realf & William Newnham of Framfield, miller(South Melling Peculiar)
Taken from Sussex Record Society Vol xxvi, Lewes Melling, M-Z. Sussex Marriage Licences.
Marriages from 1789 - 1812, number 5 at ESRO, Lewes,Sussex,England Witnesses were William & Elizabeth Newnham see paper files

deaths: Brighton 1852 or Thakeham March 1867 aged 83. If Thakeham, he must have married twice .

Brighton Census 1851 says Thomas Realf, aged 69, was born in Buxted, Sussex, England and was a blacksmith, pauper and widower.

HO107/1645/1058     1851 census microfiche, Brighton: Thomas Realf, UnionWorkhouse, Brighton, pauper, widower, blacksmith aged 69, b. Buxted

Uckfield Union Poor Law Records XA30/58/8-9:
25 March 1858 Thomas Realf b. 1781, labourer, Uckfield. shows in records until 25 March 1859. Died 1st wk April 1859.
Bastardy Order at Framfield. Thomas Realf, putative father of HannahMorris's child. Dated 3rd April (or July) 1804 (see e-mail from PamAllsopp dated 16th Sept. 2003
National Burial index gives a Thomas Realf who was buried at Eastbourne St Mary on 3rd April 1804. (Unlikely to be him.)
Bastardy Order at Framfield. Thomas Realf, putative father of Hannah Morris's child. Dated 3rd April (or July) 1804.
Hannah Morris and Thomas Realf obtained a marriage licence on 5 July 1804 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Sussex, England, Said on his Marriage licence to have come from Penshurst, Kent and to be a yeoman. No further information yet. Aged 21 +
Bondsmen, Thomas Realf & William Newnham of Framfield, miller(South Melling Peculiar)
Taken from Sussex Record Society Vol xxvi, Lewes Melling, M-Z. Sussex Marriage Licences.
Marriages from 1789 - 1812, number 5 at ESRO, Lewes,Sussex,England Witnesses were William & Elizabeth Newnham.1
Hannah Morris married Thomas Realf on 5 July 1804 at Framfield, Sussex, England, Thomas of Penshurst, Kent.1
As of 5 July 1804, her married name was Realf.
The names Thomas and Hannah are nowhere to be found in the names of Richard Realf's children, and also his son Edward. Richard does have two children, Joseph and Sarah. It implies to me that Richard was likely brought up by his uncle Joseph and his wife Sarah (Hannah's parents).
I think it is also an important fact that Richard lived in Framfield and Uckfield up to about 1861 when he moved to Buxted. This is telling me that whatever happened to the family after 1808 did not cause Richard (al least) to move away from the area. Maybe Hannah died after the birth of Thomas Realf in 1807 which was the cause of their son Thomas dying 9 months later (if so, it is puzzling why we can't find her burial - but wouldn't be a first). If the parents had moved away after 1808 (which would be one explanation for their absence thereafter) then surely Richard would have gone with them, so I can't see this as being a possibility.
Maybe the parents split up, and Thomas moved away, leaving Hannah to live with her parents and bring up Richard. If this was the case you would think that Richard would have appreciated the effort and named a child after his mother.
My best guess based on this evidence is that Hannah died after the birth of Thomas (but we can't find her burial - not unknown in parish records). Richard was raised by Hannah's parents Joseph and Sarah Morris, and that husband Thomas remained in the area, never remarried and possibly died in Uckfield workhouse on 1 Oct 1858 age 77 years (giving his birth c1781 which sounds right). However, there is a Thomas RELF baptised 27 Mar 1783 in Framfield to John and Dinah Relf which is another real possibility for that death in the workhouse. Another Thomas Relf was baptised 27 Sep 1778 in Heathfield.
I think there is a strong case for saying that Richard was brought up by Hannah's parents.
G. Barber 25/9/2011.

Family

Thomas Realf b. c 1783
Marriage License
Hannah Morris and Thomas Realf obtained a marriage licence on 5 July 1804 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Sussex, England, Said on his Marriage licence to have come from Penshurst, Kent and to be a yeoman. No further information yet. Aged 21 +
Bondsmen, Thomas Realf & William Newnham of Framfield, miller(South Melling Peculiar)
Taken from Sussex Record Society Vol xxvi, Lewes Melling, M-Z. Sussex Marriage Licences.
Marriages from 1789 - 1812, number 5 at ESRO, Lewes,Sussex,England Witnesses were William & Elizabeth Newnham.1 
Marriage*
Hannah Morris married Thomas Realf on 5 July 1804 at Framfield, Sussex, England, Thomas of Penshurst, Kent.1 
Children

Citations

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

Richard Morris

b. 3 June 1787
FatherJoseph Morris b. c 1751, d. 1827
MotherHannah Turner b. 19 Feb 1745/46, d. 1815
     Richard Morris was born in 1787 at Framfield, Sussex, England.
Richard Morris was baptized on 3 June 1787 at Framfield, Sussex, England. He was the son of Joseph Morris and Hannah Turner.

Moses Morris

b. 12 July 1789, d. 1790
FatherJoseph Morris b. c 1751, d. 1827
MotherHannah Turner b. 19 Feb 1745/46, d. 1815
     Moses Morris was born in 1789 at Framfield, Sussex, England.
Moses Morris was baptized on 12 July 1789 at Framfield, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Joseph Morris and Hannah Turner.
Moses Morris died in 1790 at Framfield, Sussex, England.
Moses Morris was buried on 15 January 1790 at Framfield, Sussex, England, 6 months, infant, pauper.2

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S25] Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "6 months, infant, pauper."

John Breach

b. 20 January 1754, d. 1830
FatherJohn Breach b. 4 Jul 1729
MotherAnn Hildrop b. c 1730
     John Breach was born in 1754 at Ditchling, Sussex, England.
John Breach was baptized on 20 January 1754 at St Margaret, Ditchling, Sussex, England, name recorded as Jno Breech.1 He was the son of John Breach and Ann Hildrop.
John Breach was a husbandman on 21 October 1782.2
John Breach and Ann Gorringe obtained a marriage licence on 21 October 1782 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Sussex, England, Ann is "of Hamsey" and 21+ years; John is "of the same parish" 21+ years.2
John Breach married Ann Gorringe on 22 October 1782 at Hamsey, Sussex, England, botp (Lic.) Witnesses: John Holman and William Marten (parish clerk?)2,3
Notes:
Note 1: A witness to the marriage was John Holman. Interesting to note that a John Holman owned the property that Sarah Breach and Joseph Morris occupied at Bird in Eye in 1842 for the tithe map survey.
Note 2: I have recently found the banns of a John Breach (of Hamsey) and Ann Bates (of St John Lewes) occurred at Hamsey on 12 Mar 1780. The actual marriage has not been found so it must be assumed that it didn't go ahead. However, it must be noted in case further information becomes available.2
A John BREACH, labourer, is listed in the 1803 Militia List for Little Horsted.
John Breach died in 1830 at Little Horsted, Sussex, England.
John Breach was buried on 5 March 1830 at St Michael & All Angels, Little Horsted, Sussex, England, age 75 years.4
Discussion 1
The following baptisms were considered for our John Breach:
1. John Breach baptised 2 Dec 1750 at Eastbourne St Mary son of John Breach and Eliz.
2. John Breach baptised 1 Feb 1750/51 at Eastbourne St Mary son of John Breach and Mary Sergeant (priv. baptism 19 Dec 1750).
3. Jno (John) Breech on 20 Jan 1754 at Ditchling St Margaret, son of Jno (John) Breech and Ann. A brother Joseph baptised there as well in 1755.
4. John Breach on 18 Aug 1758 at Eastbourne St Mary to Thomas Breach and Mary Denman. This is not the Thomas Breach and Mary Pritchard who married at Hamsey in 1728 but the Thomas Breach and Mary Denman who married at Bexhill on 9 Jun 1756 (te entry in the Sussex Marriage Index contains the comment that Thomas is of Eastbourne).
5. John Breach baptised 10 Dec 1760 at Litlington (near Alfriston) son of Ann Breach.
The conclusion is that our John Breach is the one baptised 20 Jan 1754 at Ditchling because:
1. Our John Breach was living at Hamsey where there was also a Joseph Breach (his brother), both having children baptised there and also,
2. John's burial in 1830 gives his age as 75 years, giving a birth date c1755 which most closely matched to the Ditchling baptism. There are no Joseph Breachs in the SFHG baptism index before 1755 strongly suggesting that the Joseph Breach at Hamsey was the one baptised at Ditchling in 1755. It would be reasonable to assume that the John Breach at Hamsey was his brother also baptised at Ditchling in 1754.
The 1750/51 baptism at Eastbourne was of interest as it would make John Breach a brother of Benjamin Breach who was living at Hamsey with John and Joseph Breach. However, there is a possible marriage of this John Breach to Elizabeth Cogger Eldridge in 1772 at Battle and subsequent children born at Hastings. One of the children is named Mark (not a common name) which would be consistent with this John Breach being the son of John Breach and Mary Sargeant as Mary's father's name was Mark.4,2
Discussion 2
There were four families having children baptised at Hamsey between 1777 and 1796:
William Breach and Jane Corner (m. 14 May 1776 at Hamsey, botp). William is considered to have been born 1747 at Eastbourne. His age at burial supports this.
John Breach and Ann Gorringe (m. 22 Oct 1782 at Hamsey, botp). John is considered to have been born at Ditchling in 1754.
Joseph Breach and Sarah Wright (m. 19 Apr 1784 at Hamsey, Joseph of Ovingdean, Sarah otp). Joseph is considered to have been born at Ditchling 1755, brother to John above.
Benjamin Breach and Joanna Baldy (m. 27 Aug 1787 at Hamsey, botp). (Benjamin bap. 22 Sep 1752 son of John Breach & Mary Sarjeant at Eastbourne St Mary?? only Benjamin in SFHG baptism index)
Prior to 1777 there was only one Breach family at Hamsey: Thomas Breach and Mary (nee Pritchard) married 1728. However, there are only three children baptised there for them: Ann (1730), Mary (1733) and Elizabeth (1738) and it appears that none of the four above are particularly closely related to him.1

Family

Ann Gorringe b. c 1750, d. 1831
Marriage License
John Breach and Ann Gorringe obtained a marriage licence on 21 October 1782 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Sussex, England, Ann is "of Hamsey" and 21+ years; John is "of the same parish" 21+ years.2 
Marriage*
John Breach married Ann Gorringe on 22 October 1782 at Hamsey, Sussex, England, botp (Lic.) Witnesses: John Holman and William Marten (parish clerk?)2,3
Children

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  3. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "Marriage John Breach and Ann Goringe 1782; Film no: 004427639; Image no: 149."
  4. [S25] Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Ann Gorringe

b. circa 1750, d. 1831
     Ann Gorringe was born circa 1750 at Sussex, England.
Possibilities for the baptism of Ann Gorringe are:
Ann bap. 1754 dau. David & Ann Gorringe at Crawley, Sussex.
Anne bap. 2 May 1742 dau. John & Grace Gorringe at Ringmer, Sussex.
Anne bap. 30 Mar 1740 dau. Edward & Barbara Gorringe at Rotherfield.
Ann bap. 16 Apr 1747 (born 17 Mar 1746/47) dau. Edward and Mary Gorringe at Mayfield.
Annesley bap. 21 Apr 1762 dau. John and Sarah Gorringe at East Grinstead.
Note that the 1780 land tax assessment for Hamsey has a Thomas Gorringe occupying land worth £19 10s. He was buried at Little Horsted on 4 May 1788. Could this be Ann's father?1,2
Ann Gorringe and John Breach obtained a marriage licence on 21 October 1782 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Sussex, England, Ann is "of Hamsey" and 21+ years; John is "of the same parish" 21+ years.3
Ann Gorringe married John Breach, son of John Breach and Ann Hildrop, on 22 October 1782 at Hamsey, Sussex, England, botp (Lic.) Witnesses: John Holman and William Marten (parish clerk?)3,4
As of 22 October 1782, her married name was Breach.
Ann Gorringe died in 1831 at Little Horsted, Sussex, England.
Ann Gorringe was buried on 12 July 1831 at St Michael & All Angels, Little Horsted, Sussex, England, age 80 years.5

Family

John Breach b. 20 Jan 1754, d. 1830
Marriage License
Ann Gorringe and John Breach obtained a marriage licence on 21 October 1782 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Sussex, England, Ann is "of Hamsey" and 21+ years; John is "of the same parish" 21+ years.3 
Marriage*
Ann Gorringe married John Breach, son of John Breach and Ann Hildrop, on 22 October 1782 at Hamsey, Sussex, England, botp (Lic.) Witnesses: John Holman and William Marten (parish clerk?)3,4
Children

Citations

  1. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "Hamsey Land Tax Assessments 1780-1832. Film 004427542; Image 409."
  2. [S23] Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  3. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  4. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "Marriage John Breach and Ann Goringe 1782; Film no: 004427639; Image no: 149."
  5. [S25] Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Thomas Breach

b. 11 April 1784
FatherJohn Breach b. 20 Jan 1754, d. 1830
MotherAnn Gorringe b. c 1750, d. 1831
     Thomas Breach was born in 1784 at Hamsey, Sussex, England.
Thomas Breach was baptized on 11 April 1784 at Hamsey, Sussex, England.1,2 He was the son of John Breach and Ann Gorringe.

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "Baptism Thomas Breach 1784; Film no: 004427639; Image no: 177."

Philip Breach

b. 8 June 1788
FatherJohn Breach b. 20 Jan 1754, d. 1830
MotherAnn Gorringe b. c 1750, d. 1831
     Philip Breach was born in 1788 at Hamsey, Sussex, England.
Philip Breach was baptized on 8 June 1788 at St Michael & All Angels, Little Horsted, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of John Breach and Ann Gorringe.

Citations

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

Mary Ann Morris

b. 17 January 1802
FatherJoseph Morris b. 3 Jun 1781, d. Apr 1855
MotherSarah Breach b. c 1782, d. 7 Jan 1854
     Mary Ann Morris was born in 1802 at Little Horsted, Sussex, England.
Mary Ann Morris was baptized on 17 January 1802 at St Michael & All Angels, Little Horsted, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of Joseph Morris and Sarah Breach.
A Mary Ann Brookes witnessed the marriage of William Morris and Eleanor Funnell on 4 Oct 1846. Could this be the same Mary Ann?

Citations

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