Sarah Morris

b. 8 August 1803
FatherJoseph Morris b. 3 Jun 1781, d. Apr 1855
MotherSarah Breach b. c 1782, d. 7 Jan 1854
     Sarah Morris was born in 1803 at Little Horsted, Sussex, England.
Sarah Morris was baptized on 8 August 1803 at St Michael & All Angels, Little Horsted, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of Joseph Morris and Sarah Breach.
Note that a William Morris was baptised in Framfield on 23.2.1823, natural son of Sarah, spinster. It is possible he was buried at Framfield on 8.8.1841 aged 20 according to the register.

Citations

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

Jane Morris

b. 14 July 1805
FatherJoseph Morris b. 3 Jun 1781, d. Apr 1855
MotherSarah Breach b. c 1782, d. 7 Jan 1854
     Jane Morris was born in 1805 at Little Horsted, Sussex, England.1
Jane Morris was baptized on 14 July 1805 at St Michael & All Angels, Little Horsted, Sussex, England.2 She was the daughter of Joseph Morris and Sarah Breach.
Jane Morris married Thomas Luckens, son of William Luckens and Elizabeth Avery, on 27 August 1826 at Brighton, Sussex, England, both of this parish.3
As of 27 August 1826, her married name was Luckens.
On 7 June 1841 Jane Morris and Thomas Luckens lived at East Gate Street, Lewes, Sussex, England.4
On 7 April 1861 Jane Morris and Thomas Luckens lived at East Gate Street, Lewes, Sussex, England.1

Family

Thomas Luckens b. 27 Jun 1806, d. 1871
Marriage*
Jane Morris married Thomas Luckens, son of William Luckens and Elizabeth Avery, on 27 August 1826 at Brighton, Sussex, England, both of this parish.3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S68] 1861 Census for England, "Class: RG 9; Piece: 587; Folio: 15; Page: 23; GSU roll: 542667."
  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. [S67] 1841 Census for England "Class: HO107; Piece: 1120; Book: 1; Civil Parish: All Saints; County: Sussex; Enumeration District: 8; Folio: 48; Page: 41; Line: 12; GSU roll: 464164."

George Morris

     George Morris was baptized on 12 July 1807 at Framfield, Sussex, England.

George Morris

b. 12 July 1807
FatherJoseph Morris b. 3 Jun 1781, d. Apr 1855
MotherSarah Breach b. c 1782, d. 7 Jan 1854
     George Morris was born in 1807 at Little Horsted, Sussex, England.
George Morris was baptized on 12 July 1807 at St Michael & All Angels, Little Horsted, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Joseph Morris and Sarah Breach.
George Morris married Hannah Bishop in 1837 at Lewes, Sussex, England.2
On 30 March 1851 George Morris and Hannah Bishop lived at Feelings Common, Uckfield, Sussex, England.
On 7 April 1861 George Morris lived at Uckfield Hill, Uckfield, Sussex, England, a widower.
George Morris was a farm labourer on 7 April 1861.
A possible death is: Apr-Jun 1861, Uckfield, Vol 2b Page 64 or it could be their son George.

Family

Hannah Bishop b. c 1814, d. 1859
Marriage*
George Morris married Hannah Bishop in 1837 at Lewes, 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. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jul-Sep 1837, Lewes, Vol 7 Page 393."

Thomas Morris

b. 10 October 1813
FatherJoseph Morris b. 3 Jun 1781, d. Apr 1855
MotherSarah Breach b. c 1782, d. 7 Jan 1854
     Thomas Morris was born in 1813 at Little Horsted, Sussex, England.
Thomas Morris was baptized on 10 October 1813 at St Michael & All Angels, Little Horsted, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Joseph Morris and Sarah Breach.
Possible marriage to Harriott CURD, Uckfiled RD, Jul-Sep 1838, Vol 7 Page 528 - can't find in census though.

Citations

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

Hannah Morris

b. 8 May 1816
FatherJoseph Morris b. 3 Jun 1781, d. Apr 1855
MotherSarah Breach b. c 1782, d. 7 Jan 1854
     Hannah Morris was born in 1816 at Little Horsted, Sussex, England.
Hannah Morris was baptized on 8 May 1816 at St Michael & All Angels, Little Horsted, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of Joseph Morris and Sarah Breach.
Possible marriage Apr-Jun 1841, Hailsham RD, Vol 7 Page 462A.

Citations

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

Joseph Morris

b. 10 September 1823, d. 1824
FatherJoseph Morris b. 3 Jun 1781, d. Apr 1855
MotherSarah Breach b. c 1782, d. 7 Jan 1854
     Joseph Morris was born in 1823 at Framfield, Sussex, England.
Joseph Morris was baptized on 10 September 1823 at Framfield, Sussex, England. He was the son of Joseph Morris and Sarah Breach.
Joseph Morris died in 1824 at Framfield, Sussex, England.
Joseph Morris was buried on 14 March 1824 at Framfield, Sussex, England, 6 months old.1

Citations

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

William Taylor

b. 1887, d. 7 August 1888
FatherMoses Taylor b. 15 Apr 1846, d. 18 Apr 1928
MotherHarriet Terry b. 15 Sep 1850, d. 2 Mar 1918
     William Taylor was born in 1887 at Brighton, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Moses Taylor and Harriet Terry.
William Taylor died on 7 August 1888 at Brighton, Sussex, England. Death date from monumental inscription.2
A gravestone inscriptionfor William Taylor was recorded as
"In Loving Memory of Harriet the beloved wife of Moses Taylor died March 2nd 1918 age 67 years. Rest on, Dear Mother, thy labours o'er. Thy willing hands will toil no more. A faithful mother, true and kind. No friend on earth like thee we find.
Also the above named Moses Taylor died April 18th 1928 aged 82 years. Reunited. At Rest. Also of William, son of the above died July 8th 1888. Aged 11 months".

Citations

  1. [S142] General Register Office: Indexes to Births, Sep 1837-2006, "Jul-Sep 1887, Brighton, Vol 2b Page 244."
  2. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jul-Sep 1888, Brighton, Vol 2b Page 112, age 0."

Ann Kennard

b. 20 May 1770, d. 1836
FatherRobert Kennard b. c 1722, d. 1805
MotherRose Richardson b. 17 Mar 1744/45, d. 1816
     Ann Kennard was born in 1770 at Alciston, Sussex, England.
Ann Kennard was baptized on 20 May 1770 at Alciston, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of Robert Kennard and Rose Richardson.
Sarah KENNARD was the base born (illegitimate) child of Ann KENNARD, and the father was not recorded in the baptism register. However, one month after Sarah was born, Ann KENNARD married Isaac MOOR, both of & at Alciston, on 9.12.1788 by banns. Isaac may have been the father. I have shown him in this tree as the father, but this is obviously speculative.
Ann Kennard married Isaac Moore, son of Isaac Moore and Anne Goldsmith, on 9 December 1788 at Alciston, Sussex, England.2
As of 9 December 1788, her married name was Moore.
Ann Kennard died in 1836 at Alciston, Sussex, England.
Ann Kennard was buried on 9 December 1836 at Alciston, Sussex, England, "66 years."3

Family

Isaac Moore b. 9 Aug 1767, d. 28 Oct 1851
Marriage*
Ann Kennard married Isaac Moore, son of Isaac Moore and Anne Goldsmith, on 9 December 1788 at Alciston, 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, "66 years."

William Stoner

b. 1 April 1810
FatherPhilip Stoner b. 23 Sep 1781, d. 22 Jan 1858
MotherElizabeth Bland b. 13 Jul 1777, d. 18 Jan 1854
     William Stoner was born in 1810 at Nuthurst, Sussex, England.
William Stoner was baptized on 1 April 1810 at St Andrew, Nuthurst, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Philip Stoner and Elizabeth Bland.

Citations

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

Henry Stoner

b. 15 December 1811
FatherPhilip Stoner b. 23 Sep 1781, d. 22 Jan 1858
MotherElizabeth Bland b. 13 Jul 1777, d. 18 Jan 1854
     Henry Stoner was born in 1811 at Nuthurst, Sussex, England.
Henry Stoner was baptized on 15 December 1811 at St Andrew, Nuthurst, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Philip Stoner and Elizabeth Bland.
In 1851 he was unmarried, 40 years old, and living with his parents.
Henry Stoner was a shepherd in 1851.

Citations

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

Thomas Ince

b. 8 January 1659/60, d. 1729
FatherWilliam Ince d. 1677/78
MotherSarah Meppome
     Thomas Ince was born in 1660 at Chiddingly, Sussex, England.
Thomas Ince was baptized on 8 January 1659/60 at Chiddingly, Sussex, England, mother's name not given.1 He was the son of William Ince and Sarah Meppome.
Thomas Ince married Mary (?) circa 1690 at Sussex, England.
Thomas is recorded as a poor labourer that received contribution from the parish.1
Thomas Ince died in 1729 at Chalvington, Sussex, England.
Thomas Ince was buried on 20 February 1729 at St Bartholomew, Chalvington, Sussex, England, "parish clerk".2
The burial record says "parish clerk" which doesn't seem to fit with someone previously described as a "poor labourer". However, this is the only family in Chalvington at that time, and a "widow Ince" was buried one year later in 1730. It was not unknown for labourers to be able to write and maybe Thomas was asked to do some parish clerk duties in exchange for the relief he received from the parish?3

Family

Mary (?) d. 1730
Marriage*
Thomas Ince married Mary (?) circa 1690 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, "parish clerk."
  3. [S25] Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Mary (?)

d. 1730
     Mary (?) married Thomas Ince, son of William Ince and Sarah Meppome, circa 1690 at Sussex, England.
As of circa 1690, her married name was Ince.
Mary (?) died in 1730 at Chalvington, Sussex, England.
Mary (?) was buried on 26 December 1730 at St Bartholomew, Chalvington, Sussex, England, "widow Ince."1

Family

Thomas Ince b. 8 Jan 1659/60, d. 1729
Marriage*
Mary (?) married Thomas Ince, son of William Ince and Sarah Meppome, circa 1690 at Sussex, England
Children

Citations

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

James Ince

b. 12 November 1704
FatherThomas Ince b. 8 Jan 1659/60, d. 1729
MotherMary (?) d. 1730
     James Ince was born on 12 November 1704 at Chalvington, Sussex, England.1
James Ince was baptized on 12 November 1704 at St Bartholomew, Chalvington, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Thomas Ince and Mary (?)

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "a poor labourer that received contribution from the parish."

Edward Ince

b. 12 November 1704
FatherThomas Ince b. 8 Jan 1659/60, d. 1729
MotherMary (?) d. 1730
     Edward Ince was born on 12 November 1704 at Chalvington, Sussex, England.1
Edward Ince was baptized on 12 November 1704 at St Bartholomew, Chalvington, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Thomas Ince and Mary (?)

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "a poor labourer that received contribution from the parish."

Rebecca Barber

b. 25 November 1805, d. 1886
FatherThomas Barber b. 29 Mar 1775, d. 2 Jul 1857
MotherMary Lane b. c 1769, d. 21 Jun 1841
     Rebecca Barber was born on 25 November 1805 at Brighton, Sussex, England. She was the daughter of Thomas Barber and Mary Lane.
Rebecca Barber was baptized on 9 February 1806 at Chapel, Countess of Dissentarian Brightonants, Brighton, Sussex, England.
Rebecca Barber and Robert Lewis Ashhurst obtained a marriage licence on 25 November 1828 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Sussex, England.1
Rebecca Barber married Robert Lewis Ashhurst, son of Robert Ashurst and Ann (?), on 27 November 1828 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England.
As of 27 November 1828, her married name was Ashhurst.
On 8 February 1832 Rebecca Barber and Robert Lewis Ashhurst lived at Ship St, Brighton, Sussex, England.2
Robert Lewis Ashhurst became financially insolvent in 1833 and appears to have been held in a debtor's prison. The London Gazette date 15 Nov 1833 recorded him as "Robert Lewis Ashhurst, formerly of Wood Street, then of Mulberry Square, then of Edward Street, then of Little Castle Square, then of High Street and late of Ship Street Gardens, all in Brighton, Sussex, School Master, Teacher of Languages and Dealer in Stationery". His court hearing was appointed to be heard at Horsham on 7th Dec 1833.3
On 27 June 1834 Rebecca Barber and Robert Lewis Ashhurst lived at Duke St, Brighton, Sussex, England.4
On 18 June 1837 Rebecca Barber and Robert Lewis Ashhurst lived at Regent St, Brighton, Sussex, England.5
On 1 September 1839 Rebecca Barber lived at Church St, Brighton, Sussex, England.6
On 30 March 1851 Rebecca Barber lived at 4 Regent Row, Brighton, Sussex, England, living with her father Thomas and her three children Robert, Rebecca and Thomas. Rebecca's surname is incorrectly recorded as "Akhurst."7
Rebecca Barber is mentioned in the will of Thomas Barber dated 10 February 1855.8
Rebecca Barber witnessed the death of Thomas Barber on 2 July 1857 at Albert Villas, St John's Common, Keymer, Sussex, England; He died of natural decay. His death certificate states that he is a retired undertaker.9
On 2 July 1857 Rebecca Barber lived at Albert Villas, St Johns Common, Keymer, Sussex, England.9
Rebecca Barber married Charles Shaw, son of William Shaw and Susan Green, in 1859 at Brighton, Sussex, England.10
As of 1859, her married name was Shaw.
On 7 April 1861 Rebecca Barber and Charles Shaw lived at St Johns, Keymer, Sussex, England.11
In the 1871 census, Rebecca Shaw, 61 yrs, is a widow, lodger at 44 Tidy St, Brighton with Henry Butler 30 yrs, and wife Mary A., 25 yrs. Henry is an undertaker. Rebecca's occupation is written "no occupation".12
On 3 April 1881 Rebecca Barber lived at 3 Peel Place, Peel St, Brighton, Sussex, England, widow, age 65 years.
Rebecca Barber died in 1886 at Brighton, Sussex, England. Age 75 years.13
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 four children died before her in 1840, 1851, 1858 and 1870 and only one grandchild, Annie Rebecca Ashurst, survived. Annie was living with her "other" (maternal) grandmother in 1871 as both her parents had died. Rebecca married for a second time in 1859 to Charles Shaw who was aged 65 years and he died only five years later. Rebecca died a widow in 1886 age 75 years.

Family 1

Robert Lewis Ashhurst b. 3 Oct 1803, d. 1839
Marriage License
Rebecca Barber and Robert Lewis Ashhurst obtained a marriage licence on 25 November 1828 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Sussex, England.1 
Marriage*
Rebecca Barber married Robert Lewis Ashhurst, son of Robert Ashurst and Ann (?), on 27 November 1828 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England
Children

Family 2

Charles Shaw b. 3 Jun 1792, d. 30 Oct 1864
Marriage*
Rebecca Barber married Charles Shaw, son of William Shaw and Susan Green, in 1859 at Brighton, Sussex, England.10 

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, "son Robert Ashhurst."
  3. [S258] Webpage The London Gazette (http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/) "Gazette Issue 19102 published on the 15 November 1833. Page 28 of 30."
  4. [S23] Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "daughter Rebecca Ashhurst."
  5. [S23] Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "son Thomas Ashhurst."
  6. [S23] Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  7. [S16] 1851 Census for England "HO107 piece 1646 folio 528 page 3."
  8. [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).
  9. [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).
  10. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Apr-Jun 1859, Brighton, Vol 2b Page 320."
  11. [S68] 1861 Census for England, "RG09 piece 583 folio 97 page 18."
  12. [S69] 1871 Census for England, "RG10 piece 1083 folio 21 page 36."
  13. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Apr-Jun 1886, Brighton, Vol 2b Page 144, age 75 years."

Thomas Barber

b. 15 November 1807, d. 14 August 1836
FatherThomas Barber b. 29 Mar 1775, d. 2 Jul 1857
MotherMary Lane b. c 1769, d. 21 Jun 1841
     Thomas Barber was born on 15 November 1807 at Brighton, Sussex, England. He was the son of Thomas Barber and Mary Lane.
Thomas Barber was baptized on 3 April 1808 at Chapel, Countess of Dissentarian Brightonants, Brighton, Sussex, England.
Thomas Barber died on 14 August 1836 at Brighton, Sussex, England, at age 28.
Thomas Barber was buried on 19 August 1836 at St Nicholas, Brighton, Sussex, England.

Robert Lewis Ashhurst

b. 3 October 1803, d. 1839
FatherRobert Ashurst b. c 1753
MotherAnn (?) b. c 1764
     Robert Lewis Ashhurst was baptized on 3 October 1803 at Brighton, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Robert Ashurst and Ann (?)
Note that the surname is often spelt with a double "H" as in ASHHURST.
Robert Lewis Ashhurst and Rebecca Barber obtained a marriage licence on 25 November 1828 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Sussex, England.2
Robert Lewis Ashhurst married Rebecca Barber, daughter of Thomas Barber and Mary Lane, on 27 November 1828 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England.
On 8 February 1832 Robert Lewis Ashhurst and Rebecca Barber lived at Ship St, Brighton, Sussex, England.3
Robert Lewis Ashhurst was a schoolmaster on 8 February 1832.3
Robert Lewis Ashhurst became financially insolvent in 1833 and appears to have been held in a debtor's prison. The London Gazette date 15 Nov 1833 recorded him as "Robert Lewis Ashhurst, formerly of Wood Street, then of Mulberry Square, then of Edward Street, then of Little Castle Square, then of High Street and late of Ship Street Gardens, all in Brighton, Sussex, School Master, Teacher of Languages and Dealer in Stationery". His court hearing was appointed to be heard at Horsham on 7th Dec 1833.4
On 27 June 1834 Robert Lewis Ashhurst and Rebecca Barber lived at Duke St, Brighton, Sussex, England.5
Robert Lewis Ashhurst was a schoolmaster on 27 June 1834.5
Robert Lewis Ashhurst was a schoolmaster on 18 June 1837.6
On 18 June 1837 Robert Lewis Ashhurst and Rebecca Barber lived at Regent St, Brighton, Sussex, England.6
Newspaper articles to follow up:
Sussex Advertiser - Monday 09 July 1838 (http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000256/18380709/023/0003)
Sussex Advertiser - Monday 18 November 1833 (http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000256/18331118/031/0001.)


Robert Lewis Ashhurst died in 1839 at Brighton, Sussex, England.7
Robert Lewis Ashhurst was buried on 27 August 1839 at St Nicholas, Brighton, Sussex, England, " 35 years, abode: Church St."8
Robert Lewis Ashhurst was a schoolmaster (deceased) on 1 September 1839.1

Family

Rebecca Barber b. 25 Nov 1805, d. 1886
Marriage License
Robert Lewis Ashhurst and Rebecca Barber obtained a marriage licence on 25 November 1828 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Sussex, England.2 
Marriage*
Robert Lewis Ashhurst married Rebecca Barber, daughter of Thomas Barber and Mary Lane, on 27 November 1828 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, 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. [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 Robert Ashhurst."
  4. [S258] Webpage The London Gazette (http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/) "Gazette Issue 19102 published on the 15 November 1833. Page 28 of 30."
  5. [S23] Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "daughter Rebecca Ashhurst."
  6. [S23] Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "son Thomas Ashhurst."
  7. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jul-Sep 1839, Brighton, Vol 7 Page 172."
  8. [S25] Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Michael Godden

b. 11 October 1767, d. 13 February 1851
FatherThomas Godden b. c 1737, d. 1776
MotherMary Thomas b. c 1730, d. 1810
     Michael Godden was born in 1767 at Westmeston, Sussex, England.
Michael Godden was baptized on 11 October 1767 at Westmeston, Sussex, England. He was the son of Thomas Godden and Mary Thomas.
Michael Godden married Lucy Verrall, daughter of Samuel Verrall and Mary Wilkins, on 17 July 1795 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England, Lucy signs Lucy Virrel. Witnesses: Kexia Hunt, Thomas Ridley.1
There are no GODDENS recorded in the parish registers of Eastbourne before 1795 when Michael and Lucy were married.
The Sussex Family Historian (Dec. 1988 page 183) contained a list of paupers receiving parochial relief in the parish of Eastbourne from Lady Day 1831 to Lady Day 1832. Michael and Lucy were listed in this, aged 65 and 53 respectively, labourer of Meads, receiving 9 shillings per week and having received a total of 13 pounds 5 shillings and 6 pence for the period. Their son George and his wife Ann (both aged 29 years) and their three children were also receiving relief.
On 7 June 1841 Michael Godden and Lucy Verrall lived at Meads St, Eastbourne, Sussex, England, Lucy (63 years) and Michael (73 years) with daughter Harriet Godden (15 years.)2
Michael Godden was a grocer on 7 June 1841.2
Michael Godden witnessed the marriage of Eliza Wood and William Godden on 22 August 1846 at St Mary, Eastbourne, Sussex, England; Witnesses: (?) Wood and Charity Godden.3
Michael Godden died on 13 February 1851 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England, at age 83. He died of decay of nature.4
Michael Godden was buried on 23 February 1851 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England, 85 years, of Meads.5

Family

Lucy Verrall b. 18 Oct 1778, d. 29 Oct 1858
Marriage*
Michael Godden married Lucy Verrall, daughter of Samuel Verrall and Mary Wilkins, on 17 July 1795 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England, Lucy signs Lucy Virrel. Witnesses: Kexia Hunt, Thomas Ridley.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: 13; Civil Parish: Eastbourne; County: Sussex; Enumeration District: 4; Folio: 31; Page: 6; Line: 23; GSU roll: 464161."
  3. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jul-Sep 1846, Eastbourne, Vol 7 Page 477."
  4. [S366] Death certificate of Michael Godden, died 13 Feb 1851, registered 19 Jun 1851 in the Registration District of Eastbourne, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 07 Page 260).
  5. [S25] Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "85 years, of Meads."

Lucy Verrall

b. 18 October 1778, d. 29 October 1858
FatherSamuel Verrall b. 9 Nov 1746, d. 1821
MotherMary Wilkins b. 6 Apr 1746, d. 1804
     Lucy Verrall was born in 1778 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England.
Lucy Verrall was baptized on 18 October 1778 at St Mary, Eastbourne, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of Samuel Verrall and Mary Wilkins.
The name VERRALL is common in Eastbourne going back to at about 1590. There are three possibilities for the baptism of Lucy Verral who married Michael Godden in Eastbourne:
18 Oct 1778 daughter of Samuel and Mary.
08 Aug 1779 daughter of Thomas and Sarah. (Considered to have married William Dyer in 1798 at Eastbourne.)
10 Dec 1780 daughter of William and Ann. (Eliminated by identifying her as the person who married George Boniface - see below).
There is also a fourth possibility in nearby Willingdon: 01 Aug 1779 daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth Verrall (nee Batcheller). This can be eliminated by identifying her as the person who married Richard Duly at Willingdon in 1800.
The 1851 census gives Lucy Godden (nee Verrall)'s age as 72 years and her place of birth as Eastbourne which would be correct for the baptism to Samuel and Mary.
Her burial on 3 Nov 1858 gives her age as 80 years which also supports this. She also named one of her children Samuel. Based on this, and because I believe the others can be eliminated by identifying who they married (see their individual pages), I therefore conclude that the Lucy Verral who married Michael Godden is the one baptised 18 Oct 1778 daughter of Samuel and Mary Verrall.
One of the above Lucy Verrall's married a George Boniface (George Bonny on the marriage record), and one of her descendants (Pauline Mowbray) reports that there is a funeral card giving her date of birth as 1st November 1778. I believe that there is good evidence to suggest that this is wrong and should be 1 November 1780 and that her baptism was on 10 Dec 1780 daughter of William & Ann Verrall. The evidence being:
1. Lucy named her first two children William and Ann. There are no William's on her husband's side of the family so this is a good indication of her father's name.
2. Lucy's baptism on 10th Dec 1780 would be just over one month after her birth on 1 Nov 1780, a very typical occurrence.
For this reason I have concluded that William & Ann Verrall are her parents, thus eliminating one of the possibilities above. However, a number of trees in Ancestry have the parents of Lucy Verrall, who married George Boniface, as Samuel Verrall and Elizabeth Batcheller (but none of Lucy's children were named Samuel which makes this doubtful).
Lucy Verrall married Michael Godden, son of Thomas Godden and Mary Thomas, on 17 July 1795 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England, Lucy signs Lucy Virrel. Witnesses: Kexia Hunt, Thomas Ridley.2
As of 17 July 1795, her married name was Godden.
There are no GODDENS recorded in the parish registers of Eastbourne before 1795 when Michael and Lucy were married.
The Sussex Family Historian (Dec. 1988 page 183) contained a list of paupers receiving parochial relief in the parish of Eastbourne from Lady Day 1831 to Lady Day 1832. Michael and Lucy were listed in this, aged 65 and 53 respectively, labourer of Meads, receiving 9 shillings per week and having received a total of 13 pounds 5 shillings and 6 pence for the period. Their son George and his wife Ann (both aged 29 years) and their three children were also receiving relief.
On 7 June 1841 Lucy Verrall and Michael Godden lived at Meads St, Eastbourne, Sussex, England, Lucy (63 years) and Michael (73 years) with daughter Harriet Godden (15 years.)3
Lucy Verrall witnessed the death of Michael Godden on 13 February 1851 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England; He died of decay of nature.4
On 30 March 1851 Lucy Verrall lived at Meads, Eastbourne, Sussex, England, a grocer's widow aged 72 years.5
Lucy Verrall died on 29 October 1858 at Meads, Eastbourne, Sussex, England, at age 80. She died of hydrothorax.6
Lucy Verrall was buried on 3 November 1858 at St Mary, Eastbourne, Sussex, England, "age 80 years."7

Family

Michael Godden b. 11 Oct 1767, d. 13 Feb 1851
Marriage*
Lucy Verrall married Michael Godden, son of Thomas Godden and Mary Thomas, on 17 July 1795 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England, Lucy signs Lucy Virrel. Witnesses: Kexia Hunt, Thomas Ridley.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. [S67] 1841 Census for England "Class: HO107; Piece: 1114; Book: 13; Civil Parish: Eastbourne; County: Sussex; Enumeration District: 4; Folio: 31; Page: 6; Line: 23; GSU roll: 464161."
  4. [S366] Death certificate of Michael Godden, died 13 Feb 1851, registered 19 Jun 1851 in the Registration District of Eastbourne, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 07 Page 260).
  5. [S16] 1851 Census for England "HO107 piece 1637 folio 176 page 17."
  6. [S367] Death certificate of Lucy Godden, died 29 Oct 1858, registered 1 Nov 1858 in the Registration District of Eastbourne, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 2b Page 37).
  7. [S25] Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Harriet Godden

b. 14 February 1796, d. 1799
FatherMichael Godden b. 11 Oct 1767, d. 13 Feb 1851
MotherLucy Verrall b. 18 Oct 1778, d. 29 Oct 1858
     Harriet Godden was born in 1796 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England.
Harriet Godden was baptized on 14 February 1796 at St Mary, Eastbourne, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of Michael Godden and Lucy Verrall.
Harriet Godden died in 1799 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England.
Harriet Godden was buried on 13 October 1799 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England.

Citations

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

Ann Godden

b. 24 December 1797, d. January 1875
FatherMichael Godden b. 11 Oct 1767, d. 13 Feb 1851
MotherLucy Verrall b. 18 Oct 1778, d. 29 Oct 1858
     Ann Godden was born in 1797 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England.
Ann Godden was baptized on 24 December 1797 at St Mary, Eastbourne, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of Michael Godden and Lucy Verrall.
Ann Godden married Thomas Coppard, son of Dennis Coppard and Dinah Habgood, on 3 August 1816 at St Mary, Eastbourne, Sussex, England.
As of 3 August 1816, her married name was Coppard.
Ann Godden died in January 1875 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England, at age 77.
Ann Godden was buried on 14 January 1875 at St Mary, Eastbourne, Sussex, England.

Family

Thomas Coppard b. 28 Jan 1798, d. Feb 1875
Marriage*
Ann Godden married Thomas Coppard, son of Dennis Coppard and Dinah Habgood, on 3 August 1816 at St Mary, Eastbourne, Sussex, England

Citations

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

Thomas Godden

b. 19 January 1800, d. 16 January 1857
FatherMichael Godden b. 11 Oct 1767, d. 13 Feb 1851
MotherLucy Verrall b. 18 Oct 1778, d. 29 Oct 1858
     Thomas Godden was born in 1800 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England.
Thomas Godden was baptized on 19 January 1800 at St Mary, Eastbourne, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Michael Godden and Lucy Verrall.
Thomas Godden married Ann Gander on 6 October 1824 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England, Ann is of Hurstmonceux. Witnesses Thos COPPERD Wm HART.2
Thomas and Ann were in receipt of parish relief n 1831 - 1832 aged 32 and 32 respectively labourer of Meads, receiving in the period stated 2 pounds and 1 shilling and 0 pence. (email from Sandra Patience.)
In 1839 Thomas Godden and Ann Gander lived at Meads St, Eastbourne, Sussex, England.
It appear that Thomas had financial difficulties, according to the following notice that appeared in the newspaper in 1847.
Thomas Godden was a retailer of coals. on 30 March 1851.3
On 30 March 1851 Thomas Godden and Ann Gander lived at Meads, Eastbourne, Sussex, England.3
Thomas Godden died on 16 January 1857 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England, at age 56. "age 57 years", a coal dealer. He died of gastric fever (4 weeks), and ulceration of the bowels (5 days).
Thomas Godden was buried on 25 January 1857 at St Mary, Eastbourne, Sussex, England, age 57 yrs, of Meads.4

Family

Ann Gander b. 1802
Marriage*
Thomas Godden married Ann Gander on 6 October 1824 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England, Ann is of Hurstmonceux. Witnesses Thos COPPERD Wm HART.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. [S16] 1851 Census for England "HO107 piece 1637 folio 176 page 17."
  4. [S25] Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "age 57, Meads."

George Godden

b. 21 March 1802, d. 22 November 1866
FatherMichael Godden b. 11 Oct 1767, d. 13 Feb 1851
MotherLucy Verrall b. 18 Oct 1778, d. 29 Oct 1858
     George Godden was born in 1802 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England.
George Godden was baptized on 21 March 1802 at St Mary, Eastbourne, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Michael Godden and Lucy Verrall.
George Godden married Jane Markwick, daughter of Jasper Markwick and Susanna Shoesmith, on 17 June 1825 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England, botp. Witnesses Geo BONIFACE, Wm HART.2
George Godden was an agricultural labourer on 30 March 1851.3
On 30 March 1851 George Godden and Jane Markwick lived at Meads, Eastbourne, Sussex, England.3
George Godden died on 22 November 1866 at Meads, Eastbourne, Sussex, England, at age 64. Died of "probably disease of the heart."4

Family

Jane Markwick b. 14 Feb 1802, d. 1885
Marriage*
George Godden married Jane Markwick, daughter of Jasper Markwick and Susanna Shoesmith, on 17 June 1825 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England, botp. Witnesses Geo BONIFACE, Wm HART.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. [S16] 1851 Census for England "HO107 piece 1637 folio 172 page 9."
  4. [S700] Webpage Sussex Advertiser "27 November 1866."

Samuel Godden

b. 21 March 1805, d. 1891
FatherMichael Godden b. 11 Oct 1767, d. 13 Feb 1851
MotherLucy Verrall b. 18 Oct 1778, d. 29 Oct 1858
     Samuel Godden was born in 1805 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England.
Samuel Godden was baptized on 21 March 1805 at St Mary, Eastbourne, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Michael Godden and Lucy Verrall.
Samuel Godden married Ann Apps on 24 November 1829 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England, Witness wit Thos COPPERD Ann COPPERD.2
Samuel Godden was an agricultural labourer on 30 March 1851.3
On 30 March 1851 Samuel Godden and Ann Apps lived at Meads, Eastbourne, Sussex, England.3
The Sussex Advertiser, 5 Aug 1856, reported an accident involving Samuel Godden at the chalk pits at Holywell in which Samuel broke his leg. He is referred to as a "man of a large family, and of industrious and sober habits". The chalk pit he was working in is now called the Italian Gardens.4
Samuel Godden was an agricultural labourer on 7 April 1861.5
On 7 April 1861 Samuel Godden and Ann Apps lived at Meads St, Eastbourne, Sussex, England.5
On 2 April 1871 Samuel Godden and Ann Apps lived at 5 Ship Yard, Eastbourne, Sussex, England.6
Samuel Godden and Ann Apps were an annuitant on 3 April 1881.7
On 3 April 1881 Samuel Godden and Ann Apps lived at Meads, Eastbourne, Sussex, England.7
On 5 April 1891 Samuel Godden and Ann Apps lived at Old Ship Cottage, Eastbourne, Sussex, England, on parish relief.8
Samuel Godden died in 1891 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England.

Family

Ann Apps b. c 1812
Marriage*
Samuel Godden married Ann Apps on 24 November 1829 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England, Witness wit Thos COPPERD Ann COPPERD.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. [S16] 1851 Census for England "HO107 piece 1637 folio 174 page 13."
  4. [S700] Webpage Sussex Advertiser "5 August 1856."
  5. [S68] 1861 Census for England, "Class: RG 9; Piece: 567; Folio: 146; Page: 33; GSU roll: 542663."
  6. [S69] 1871 Census for England, "Class: RG10; Piece: 1039; Folio: 110; Page: 16; GSU roll: 827480."
  7. [S70] 1881 Census for England, "Class: RG11; Piece: 1038; Folio: 6; Page: 5; GSU roll: 1341246."
  8. [S71] 1891 Census for England "Class: RG12; Piece: 771; Folio: 121; Page: 8; GSU roll: 6095881."

Charlotte Godden

b. 29 January 1809, d. 1820
FatherMichael Godden b. 11 Oct 1767, d. 13 Feb 1851
MotherLucy Verrall b. 18 Oct 1778, d. 29 Oct 1858
     Charlotte Godden was born in 1809 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England.
Charlotte Godden was baptized on 29 January 1809 at St Mary, Eastbourne, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of Michael Godden and Lucy Verrall.
Charlotte Godden died in 1820 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England.
Charlotte Godden was buried on 3 December 1820 at St Mary, Eastbourne, Sussex, England, "Cath Godden, 11 years."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, "Cath Godden, 11 years."

Richard Godden

b. 14 November 1813, d. 1814
FatherMichael Godden b. 11 Oct 1767, d. 13 Feb 1851
MotherLucy Verrall b. 18 Oct 1778, d. 29 Oct 1858
     Richard Godden was born in 1813 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England.
Richard Godden was baptized on 14 November 1813 at St Mary, Eastbourne, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Michael Godden and Lucy Verrall.
Richard Godden died in 1814 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England.
Richard Godden was buried on 18 September 1814 at St Mary, Eastbourne, Sussex, England.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,.

Jane Godden

b. 15 June 1817, d. 1896
FatherMichael Godden b. 11 Oct 1767, d. 13 Feb 1851
MotherLucy Verrall b. 18 Oct 1778, d. 29 Oct 1858
     Jane Godden was born in 1817 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England.
Jane Godden was baptized on 15 June 1817 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England. She was the daughter of Michael Godden and Lucy Verrall.
Jane Godden married James Newman on 18 April 1834 at St Mary, Eastbourne, Sussex, England.
As of 18 April 1834, her married name was Newman.
Jane Godden died in 1896 at Hastings, Sussex, England.

Family

James Newman b. c 1813, d. 1872
Marriage*
Jane Godden married James Newman on 18 April 1834 at St Mary, Eastbourne, Sussex, England