Harriet Sanford

b. circa 1845, d. 1900
FatherThomas Sanford
     Harriet Sanford was born circa 1845 at Washington, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of Thomas Sanford.
Harriet Sanford married Charles Packham, son of William Packham and Mary Stoner, on 31 July 1864 at Brighton, Sussex, England.
As of 31 July 1864, her married name was Packham.
Harriet Sanford witnessed the marriage of Henry Wadey and Mary Packham on 12 December 1868 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England.2
Harriet Sanford was a dressmaker in 1881.1
On 3 April 1881 Harriet Sanford and Charles Packham lived at Chapel Place, Gothic Cottage, Portslade, Sussex, England.1
Harriet Sanford died in 1900 at Steyning, Sussex, England. Aged 55 years.3

Family

Charles Packham b. 1 Mar 1835, d. 1913
Marriage*
Harriet Sanford married Charles Packham, son of William Packham and Mary Stoner, on 31 July 1864 at Brighton, Sussex, England

Citations

  1. [S70] 1881 Census for England, "RG11 piece 1103 folio 74 page 72."
  2. [S48] Marriage certificate of Henry Wadey and Mary Packham, married 12 Dec 1868 in the Registration District of Brighton, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 2b Page 390).
  3. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jan-Mar 1900, Steyning, Vol 2b Page 244."

Thomas Sanford

Family

Child

Henry Packham

b. 18 March 1832, d. 1870
FatherWilliam Packham b. 30 Mar 1806, d. 9 May 1865
MotherMary Stoner b. 22 Oct 1809, d. 16 Jul 1875
     Henry Packham was born in 1832 at Hurstpierpoint, Sussex, England.
Henry Packham was baptized on 18 March 1832 at Hurstpierpoint, Sussex, England. He was the son of William Packham and Mary Stoner.
Henry Packham married Harriet (?) circa 1854 at Brighton, Sussex, England.
Henry Packham was an agricultural labourer in 1861.
On 7 April 1861 Henry Packham and Harriet (?) lived at Portslade Street, Portslade, Sussex, England.1
Henry Packham died in 1870 at Portslade, Sussex, England.
Henry Packham was buried on 28 January 1870 at Portslade, Sussex, England, age 38 years.

Family

Harriet (?) b. c 1831
Marriage*
Henry Packham married Harriet (?) circa 1854 at Brighton, Sussex, England

Citations

  1. [S68] 1861 Census for England, "RG09 piece 605 folio 119 page 9."

Harriet (?)

b. circa 1831
     Harriet (?) was born circa 1831 at Brighton, Sussex, England.1
Harriet (?) married Henry Packham, son of William Packham and Mary Stoner, circa 1854 at Brighton, Sussex, England.
As of circa 1854, her married name was Packham.
On 7 April 1861 Harriet (?) and Henry Packham lived at Portslade Street, Portslade, Sussex, England.1

Family

Henry Packham b. 18 Mar 1832, d. 1870
Marriage*
Harriet (?) married Henry Packham, son of William Packham and Mary Stoner, circa 1854 at Brighton, Sussex, England

Citations

  1. [S68] 1861 Census for England, "RG09 piece 605 folio 119 page 9."

Sarah Durrant

b. circa 1789, d. 1864
     Sarah Durrant was born circa 1789 at Lindfield, Sussex, England.1
Sarah Durrant married Henry Packham, son of Henry Packham and Ann Penfold, on 5 April 1830 at Hurstpierpoint, Sussex, England. Henry is a widower of Clayton.2
As of 5 April 1830, her married name was Packham.
On 7 June 1841 Sarah Durrant and Henry Packham lived at Wickham, Clayton, Sussex, England.3
The 1838 Tithe map shows the location of Henry and Sarah Packham's farm at Wickham, now called Hurst Wickham.
On 30 March 1851 Sarah Durrant and Henry Packham lived at Layland's Farm, Keymer, Sussex, England.1
On 7 April 1861 Sarah Durrant lived at Treeps Cottage, Hurstpierpoint, Sussex, England, a widow aged 73 yrs.
Sarah Durrant died in 1864 at Hurstpierpoint, Sussex, England.
Sarah Durrant was buried on 10 July 1864 at Clayton, Sussex, England, abode Hurstpierpoint.

Family

Henry Packham b. 3 Mar 1776, d. 25 Feb 1853
Marriage*
Sarah Durrant married Henry Packham, son of Henry Packham and Ann Penfold, on 5 April 1830 at Hurstpierpoint, Sussex, England. Henry is a widower of Clayton.2 

Citations

  1. [S16] 1851 Census for England "HO107 piece 1642 folio 554 page 9."
  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: 1111; Book: 4; Civil Parish: Clayton; County: Sussex; Enumeration District: 11; Folio: 20; Page: 2; Line: 23; GSU roll: 464160."

Thomas Hallet

b. circa 1806, d. 30 June 1856
     Thomas Hallet was born circa 1806 at Ditchling, Sussex, England.
Thomas Hallet married Lydia Packham, daughter of Henry Packham and Barbara Richardson, on 13 October 1845 at Clayton, Sussex, England.
Thomas Hallet was a cordwainer on 30 August 1846.1
Thomas Hallet was a shoemaker on 1 August 1852.2
Thomas Hallet died on 30 June 1856 at Ditchling, Sussex, England.
Thomas Hallet was buried on 5 July 1856 at St Margaret, Ditchling, Sussex, England, "50 years."3

Family

Lydia Packham b. 20 Oct 1811, d. Oct 1869
Marriage*
Thomas Hallet married Lydia Packham, daughter of Henry Packham and Barbara Richardson, on 13 October 1845 at Clayton, Sussex, England
Children

Citations

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

Jane Fryer

b. 1816
     Jane Fryer was born in 1816 at Ditchling, Sussex, England.
Jane Fryer was baptized on 5 January 1817 at St Margaret, Ditchling, Sussex, England.1
Jane Fryer married James Packham, son of Henry Packham and Barbara Richardson, on 24 July 1844 at Clayton, Sussex, England.
As of 24 July 1844, her married name was Packham.
Possible burial 25 Feb 1848 at Southwick st Michael.2

Family

James Packham b. 3 Apr 1814
Marriage*
Jane Fryer married James Packham, son of Henry Packham and Barbara Richardson, 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,.
  2. [S25] Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Jane White

b. 13 July 1823, d. 1885
FatherWilliam White b. 22 Jul 1804, d. 4 Mar 1854
MotherMary Wickens b. 29 Jan 1804, d. a 1854
     Jane White was born in 1823 at Keymer, Sussex, England.
Jane White was baptized on 13 July 1823 at Keymer, Sussex, England. She was the daughter of William White and Mary Wickens.
On 7 June 1841 Jane White lived at Bread St, Brighton, Sussex, England, with her parents and family.1
Jane White married William Ladd in 1846 at Brighton, Sussex, England.2
As of 1846, her married name was Ladd.
They appear to have had no children.
Jane White witnessed the marriage of Mary Ann Salvage and George William White on 29 October 1854 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England.3
On 7 April 1861 Jane White and William Ladd lived at 12 Hanover St, Brighton, Sussex, England, with sister Victoria White, 19 years old, dressmaker born Brighton.4
On 3 April 1881 Jane White lived at 37 Albion St, Brighton, Sussex, England, a widow and a visitor with her sister Victoria and her husband, John Barber’s family.
Jane White died in 1885 at Brighton, Sussex, England. Age 62 years.5

Family

William Ladd b. c 1797, d. 1864
Marriage*
Jane White married William Ladd in 1846 at Brighton, Sussex, England.2 

Citations

  1. [S67] 1841 Census for England "HO107 piece 1121 folio 6/9 page 11."
  2. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Oct-Dec 1846, Steyning, Vol 7 Page 749."
  3. [S751] Marriage certificate of George White and Mary Ann Salvage, married 29 Oct 1854 in the Registration District of Brighton, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 2b Page 306).
  4. [S68] 1861 Census for England, "RG09 piece 595 folio 84 page 6."
  5. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Apr-Jun 1885, Brighton, Vol 2b Page 152, age 62 years."

Susannah Victoria White

b. 12 November 1837, d. 1841
FatherWilliam White b. 22 Jul 1804, d. 4 Mar 1854
MotherMary Wickens b. 29 Jan 1804, d. a 1854
     Susannah Victoria White was born in 1837 at Brighton, Sussex, England.
Susannah Victoria White was baptized on 12 November 1837 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England, baptised as Susannah Victoria White.1 She was the daughter of William White and Mary Wickens.
Susannah Victoria White died in 1841 at Brighton, Sussex, England. Name recorded as Susannah Victoria White on GRO Index.2
Susannah Victoria White was buried on 23 June 1841 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England, age 4 years, died of smallpox.3

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Apr-Jun 1841, Brighton, Vol 7 Page 194."
  3. [S25] Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Mary Ann Cosham

b. 1827, d. before 1901
FatherRichard Cosham
MotherCharlotte Granger
     Mary Ann Cosham was born in 1827 at Ripe, Sussex, England; The 1861 census has place of birth as Ripe, and the 1871 census has Brighton. The only baptism found was at Ripe.1,2,3 She was the daughter of Richard Cosham and Charlotte Granger.
Mary Ann Cosham was baptized on 13 September 1827 at St John the Baptist, Ripe, Sussex, England.3
Mary Ann Cosham married George White, son of Henry White and Mary Parish, on 28 October 1854 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England.4
As of 28 October 1854, her married name was White.
There are two George White and Mary Ann marriages in Q4 1854 at Brighton. Ther marriages are:
George White and Mary Ann Cosham (Oct-Dec 1854, Brighton, Vol 2b Page 304).
George William White and Mary Ann Salvage (Oct-Dec 1854, Brighton, Vol 2b Page 306)
The birth certificate of daughter Emily Hannah White was obtained which confirmed the mother as Mary Ann Cossam.
The marriage certificate of George and Mary Ann Salvage gives George's father as William White, a cellarman.
The marriage certificate of George and Mary Ann Cosham gives George's father as Henry White, a carpenter.
On 7 April 1861 Mary Ann Cosham and George White lived at 34 Sussex St, Brighton, Sussex, England, with 3 children: Mary Ann (6 yrs), Emily (4 yrs) and Alfred (1 month.)5
On 2 April 1871 Mary Ann Cosham and George White lived at 42 Cumberland Place, Brighton, Sussex, England.6
Mary Ann Cosham was a laundry woman on 2 April 1871.6
Mary Ann Cosham died before 1901 at England.7

Family

George White b. 1832
Marriage*
Mary Ann Cosham married George White, son of Henry White and Mary Parish, on 28 October 1854 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England.4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S68] 1861 Census for England, "RG09 piece 594 folio 30 page 6."
  2. [S69] 1871 Census for England, "RG10 piece 1076 folio 9 page 11."
  3. [S23] Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  4. [S750] Marriage certificate of George White and Mary Ann Cosham, married 28 Oct 1854 in the Registration District of Brighton, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 2b Page 304).
  5. [S68] 1861 Census for England, "Class: RG 9; Piece: 594; Folio: 30; Page: 6; GSU roll: 542668."
  6. [S69] 1871 Census for England, "Class: RG10; Piece: 1076; Folio: 9; Page: 11; GSU roll: 827496."
  7. [S72] 1901 Census for England "Class: RG13; Piece: 18; Folio: 65; Page: 12."

Henry Wickens

b. 2 December 1753, d. 1754
FatherJohn Wickens b. 2 Jul 1732, d. 1810
MotherMary Cox b. 22 Oct 1731
     Henry Wickens was born in 1753 at Keymer, Sussex, England.
Henry Wickens was baptized on 2 December 1753 at St Cosmos & St Damian, Keymer, Sussex, England, surname spelt WIGGENS.1 He was the son of John Wickens and Mary Cox.
Henry Wickens died in 1754 at Keymer, Sussex, England.
Henry Wickens was buried on 2 January 1754 at St Cosmos & St Damian, Keymer, Sussex, England, surname spelt WICKEN.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, "infant son of John & Mary."

John Wickens

b. 19 March 1756
FatherJohn Wickens b. 2 Jul 1732, d. 1810
MotherMary Cox b. 22 Oct 1731
     John Wickens was born in 1756 at Keymer, Sussex, England.
John Wickens was baptized on 19 March 1756 at St Cosmos & St Damian, Keymer, Sussex, England, surname spelt WIGGINS.1,2 He was the son of John Wickens and Mary Cox.
John Wickens married Ann Brooker on 15 September 1786 at Clayton, Sussex, England, declared their banns in Keymer on 18, 26 June and 9 July 1786. Witnesses Thomas Wickens and Ann Wickens. John is "of Keymer" and Ann is "this parish".3

Family

Ann Brooker b. c 1765
Marriage*
John Wickens married Ann Brooker on 15 September 1786 at Clayton, Sussex, England, declared their banns in Keymer on 18, 26 June and 9 July 1786. Witnesses Thomas Wickens and Ann Wickens. John is "of Keymer" and Ann is "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, "surname spelt WIGGENS."
  2. [S279] Transcript of the Parish Register of Keymer, Sussex, England, 1601 - 1812 (ESRO: WST/6/3).
  3. [S278] Transcript of the Parish Register of Clayton, Sussex, England, 1601 - 1840 (ESRO: WST/3/5).

Thomas Wickens

b. circa 1758, d. 1846
FatherJohn Wickens b. 2 Jul 1732, d. 1810
MotherMary Cox b. 22 Oct 1731
     Thomas Wickens was born circa 1758 at Sussex, England. He was the son of John Wickens and Mary Cox.
Thomas Wickens was baptized on 20 June 1764 at St Cosmos & St Damian, Keymer, Sussex, England, age 6 years, surname spelt WIGGINS.1
Thomas Wickens married Sarah Payne on 26 January 1780 at Chiltington, Westmeston, Sussex, England.
Another possibility is: 5 Feb 1788 at Keymer, Thomas Wickins of Keymer married to Elisabeth Bennett of Keymer.
If this is the case there is an 1804 will for George Bennet which names Elizabeth Bennet, wife of Thomas Wickens.
Thomas Wickens died in 1846.

Family

Sarah Payne b. 1758, d. 1842
Marriage*
Thomas Wickens married Sarah Payne on 26 January 1780 at Chiltington, Westmeston, Sussex, England

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "age 6 years old."

Mary Wickens

b. circa 1760
FatherJohn Wickens b. 2 Jul 1732, d. 1810
MotherMary Cox b. 22 Oct 1731
     Mary Wickens was born circa 1760 at Sussex, England. She was the daughter of John Wickens and Mary Cox.
Mary Wickens was baptized on 20 June 1764 at St Cosmos & St Damian, Keymer, Sussex, England, age 4 years, surname spelt WIGGINS.

Lucy Wickens

b. circa 1762
FatherJohn Wickens b. 2 Jul 1732, d. 1810
MotherMary Cox b. 22 Oct 1731
     Lucy Wickens was born circa 1762 at Sussex, England. She was the daughter of John Wickens and Mary Cox.
Lucy Wickens was baptized on 20 June 1764 at St Cosmos & St Damian, Keymer, Sussex, England, age 2 years, surname spelt WIGGINS.

Elizabeth Wickens

b. 1763
FatherJohn Wickens b. 2 Jul 1732, d. 1810
MotherMary Cox b. 22 Oct 1731
     Elizabeth Wickens was born in 1763 at Sussex, England. She was the daughter of John Wickens and Mary Cox.
Elizabeth Wickens was baptized on 20 June 1764 at St Cosmos & St Damian, Keymer, Sussex, England, age 6 months, surname spelt WIGGINS.1

Citations

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

Mary (?)

b. circa 1805
     Mary (?) was born circa 1805 at Keymer, Sussex, England.
Mary (?) married Richard Wickens, son of Richard Wickens and Sarah Belchamber, circa 1830 from 1851 census for Keymer.
As of circa 1830, her married name was Wickens.
In 1841 Mary (?) and Richard Wickens lived at Whitelands, Keymer, Sussex, England.
In 1851 Mary (?) and Richard Wickens lived at Old Workhouse, Keymer, Sussex, England, together with Richard's brother Henry.

Family

Richard Wickens b. 18 Nov 1792
Marriage*
Mary (?) married Richard Wickens, son of Richard Wickens and Sarah Belchamber, circa 1830 from 1851 census for Keymer. 

Jane (?)

b. circa 1792
     Jane (?) was born circa 1792 at Pyecombe, Sussex, England.
Jane (?) married Peter Wickens, son of Richard Wickens and Sarah Belchamber, circa 1840 at Sussex, England, from 1851 census for Uckfield, Sussex.
As of circa 1840, her married name was Wickens.
In 1861 Jane (?) and Peter Wickens lived at Dale Gate, Pyecombe, Sussex, England.
In 1871 Jane (?) and Peter Wickens lived at Pyecombe St, Pyecombe, Sussex, England.

Family

Peter Wickens b. 5 May 1805, d. 1874
Marriage*
Jane (?) married Peter Wickens, son of Richard Wickens and Sarah Belchamber, circa 1840 at Sussex, England, from 1851 census for Uckfield, Sussex. 

Thomas Cox

b. circa 1715, d. 1731
     Thomas Cox was born circa 1715 at Sussex, England.
Thomas Cox married Mary White on 15 May 1730 at Clayton, Sussex, England, Thomas "of Clayton" and Mary "of Keymer."1,2
Thomas Cox died in 1731 at Wivelsfield, Sussex, England.
Thomas Cox was buried on 3 May 1731 at St Peter & St John the Baptist, Wivelsfield, Sussex, England, Thomas of Keymer.3

Family

Mary White d. 1771
Marriage*
Thomas Cox married Mary White on 15 May 1730 at Clayton, Sussex, England, Thomas "of Clayton" and Mary "of Keymer."1,2 
Child

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  2. [S278] Transcript of the Parish Register of Clayton, Sussex, England, 1601 - 1840 (ESRO: WST/3/5).
  3. [S25] Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Mary White

d. 1771
     Mary White married Thomas Cox on 15 May 1730 at Clayton, Sussex, England, Thomas "of Clayton" and Mary "of Keymer."1,2
As of 15 May 1730, her married name was Cox.
Mary White married Edward Geer on 24 October 1732 at Chailey, Sussex, England, Mary a widow of Keymer; Edward of Ditchling but at present both of this parish.1
As of 24 October 1732, her married name was Geer.
Mary White died in 1771 at Ditchling, Sussex, England.
Mary White was buried on 21 July 1771 at St Margaret, Ditchling, Sussex, England.3

Family 1

Thomas Cox b. c 1715, d. 1731
Marriage*
Mary White married Thomas Cox on 15 May 1730 at Clayton, Sussex, England, Thomas "of Clayton" and Mary "of Keymer."1,2 
Child

Family 2

Edward Geer d. 1748
Marriage*
Mary White married Edward Geer on 24 October 1732 at Chailey, Sussex, England, Mary a widow of Keymer; Edward of Ditchling but at present 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. [S278] Transcript of the Parish Register of Clayton, Sussex, England, 1601 - 1840 (ESRO: WST/3/5).
  3. [S25] Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

John Wickens

b. 6 May 1694, d. 1758
FatherThomas Wickens b. c 1653, d. 1722
MotherElizabeth Jenner
     John Wickens was born in 1694 at Clayton, Sussex, England.
John Wickens was baptized on 6 May 1694 at Clayton, Sussex, England, Also baptised at Keymer on same day according to SFHG baptisms index.1,2 He was the son of Thomas Wickens and Elizabeth Jenner.
John Wickens is mentioned in the will of Thomas Wickens dated 18 July 1710 at Keymer, Sussex, England.3
John Wickens and Elizabeth Box obtained a marriage license on 19 April 1718 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Sussex, England. John is a yeoman of Keymer and Elizabeth is of Clayton.4
John Wickens married Elizabeth Box, daughter of John Box and Charity Norton, on 29 April 1718 at Clayton, Sussex, England, surname spelt WICKENS. John "of Keymer", Elizabeth "otp".4,1
There are no Wickins/Wiggins baptisms in Clayton between 1718 and 1725, nor from 1727 to 1760. Elizabeth would seem to be an only child, confirmed by her father John Wicken's will of 1758.1
John Wickens died in 1758 at Keymer, Sussex, England.
John Wickens left a will made on 2 February 1758 at Keymer, Sussex, England.5
Will of John WICKENS, Yeoman of Keymer, 1758
Made: 2 February 1758
Proved: 3 May 1758
ESRO: PBT/1/1/59/670
www.familysearch.org (film: 1886025; Image: 54)
In the name of God Amen I John Wickens of St Johns Common in the parrish of Kymer in the county of Sussex yeoman do make an ordaine this my last will and testament one this sheet of paper in manner and form following First I commit my soule into the hands of almighty God who gave it me hopeing through the merits of our blessed saviour to have a joyfull resurrection, and my body to be decently buried at the discretion of my executors hereafter named And as to my worldly estate which it has pleased God to bless me with I give an bestow in manner and form following Item I give and bequeath unto my loveing wife eight pounds a year of lawfull money of this realm to be paid her quarterly by ^my executor hereafter named^ the first payment to be made the first quarterly day as shall next happen next after my decease dureing her naturall life and I also give her the use of this house to live in dureing her naturale life and all the orchards and the goods hereafter named Item the clock and the furness and brewfate [brewing vat] & the green bed in the kitchen chamber and the deal presse & corner cubord and smale chest and a large glass and all that is in the said presse chest an the chest of draws in the litele chamber and all that is in the closets an every thing else that is in the kitchen chamber and all the thrashed corn in the house and all the pork & bacon in the house and the bed in the hall chamber and all the barells an brewvessell and the two porridge pots & iron kettle an bell brass skellet an all the wood & fagots an the two geese an a gander and the two hens and a cock and all the chickin that is about the house and the pidge [pigs] and all other goods that is above the stairs and the bacon and pork tubs and two little an for the runing of a pidge in the two plat [plots] that was tookin from the common ^and my said wife to have the liberty to sowe [There is an unfinished attempt at the word ‘sow’ at the end of the previous line, which is repeated at the start of the next line. In other words, the wife is granted two plots on which to pasture her pig and has the option of planting crops on one if she wants to.] one of the platJohn Wickens if shee shall thyng fitt so to do^ And for the binding my executorto pay the said eight pound of lawfull money of this relm as is before devised I bind my land as well as my personable estate do All the rest I give and bestow to my loveing daughter Elizabeth Wigen and all my lands and premeand whatsoever I shall die possessed of & to her and her heirs forever she haveing first paid my depts & charges whome I make sole executor of this my last will an testamen one this sheet of paper this second day of Februar in the thirty first yer of our sovereign Lord George the second and in the year of our Lord 1758 whereunto I have set my hand and seale the day and year as above written
Memorandum all the goods and all above devised my will & mening is shable good to my said loveing daughter at my said wife decease
John Wickens
Sined and sealed in the presence of us
Marchant
John Pellem
Sarah Pellem
May the third 1758 Then was sworn Elizabeth Wickens otherwise Wigen the sole executrix named in this will to whom the burthen of the execution thereof was committed by us Ed. Lund Sur
(Transcribed by Claire Wickens, 10January 2019.)
John Wickens was buried on 4 April 1758 at Keymer, Sussex, England, yeoman.6
His estate was probated on 3 May 1758 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Sussex, England.

Family

Elizabeth Box b. 30 Apr 1700
Marriage License
John Wickens and Elizabeth Box obtained a marriage license on 19 April 1718 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Sussex, England. John is a yeoman of Keymer and Elizabeth is of Clayton.4 
Marriage*
John Wickens married Elizabeth Box, daughter of John Box and Charity Norton, on 29 April 1718 at Clayton, Sussex, England, surname spelt WICKENS. John "of Keymer", Elizabeth "otp".4,1 
Child

Citations

  1. [S278] Transcript of the Parish Register of Clayton, Sussex, England, 1601 - 1840 (ESRO: WST/3/5).
  2. [S23] Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  3. [S275] Will of Thomas Wickens of Keymer, Sussex, England, made 18 Jul 1710, proved in the Archdeaconry Court of Lewes, 31 Mar 1722. (ESRO: PBT 1/1/51/101A).
  4. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  5. [S819] Will of John Wickens of Keymer, Sussex, England, made 2 Feb 1758, proved in the Archdeaconry Court of Lewes, 3 May 1758. (ESRO: PBT/1/1/59/670).
  6. [S279] Transcript of the Parish Register of Keymer, Sussex, England, 1601 - 1812 (ESRO: WST/6/3).

Elizabeth Box

b. 30 April 1700
FatherJohn Box b. c 1660, d. 1726
MotherCharity Norton b. 12 Mar 1663/64, d. 1718
     Elizabeth Box was baptized on 30 April 1700 at St Bartholomew, Albourne, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of John Box and Charity Norton.
Elizabeth Box and John Wickens obtained a marriage license on 19 April 1718 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Sussex, England. John is a yeoman of Keymer and Elizabeth is of Clayton.2
Elizabeth Box married John Wickens, son of Thomas Wickens and Elizabeth Jenner, on 29 April 1718 at Clayton, Sussex, England, surname spelt WICKENS. John "of Keymer", Elizabeth "otp".2,3
As of 29 April 1718, her married name was Wickens.
There are no Wickins/Wiggins baptisms in Clayton between 1718 and 1725, nor from 1727 to 1760. Elizabeth would seem to be an only child, confirmed by her father John Wicken's will of 1758.3

Family

John Wickens b. 6 May 1694, d. 1758
Marriage License
Elizabeth Box and John Wickens obtained a marriage license on 19 April 1718 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Sussex, England. John is a yeoman of Keymer and Elizabeth is of Clayton.2 
Marriage*
Elizabeth Box married John Wickens, son of Thomas Wickens and Elizabeth Jenner, on 29 April 1718 at Clayton, Sussex, England, surname spelt WICKENS. John "of Keymer", Elizabeth "otp".2,3 
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. [S278] Transcript of the Parish Register of Clayton, Sussex, England, 1601 - 1840 (ESRO: WST/3/5).

Elizabeth Wickens

b. 7 November 1726
FatherJohn Wickens b. 6 May 1694, d. 1758
MotherElizabeth Box b. 30 Apr 1700
     Elizabeth Wickens was baptized on 7 November 1726 at Clayton, Sussex, England, dau. John & Elizabeth.1 She was the daughter of John Wickens and Elizabeth Box.

Citations

  1. [S278] Transcript of the Parish Register of Clayton, Sussex, England, 1601 - 1840 (ESRO: WST/3/5).

Ann Brooker

b. circa 1765
     Ann Brooker was born circa 1765 at Clayton, Sussex, England.
Ann Brooker married John Wickens, son of John Wickens and Mary Cox, on 15 September 1786 at Clayton, Sussex, England, declared their banns in Keymer on 18, 26 June and 9 July 1786. Witnesses Thomas Wickens and Ann Wickens. John is "of Keymer" and Ann is "this parish".1
As of 15 September 1786, her married name was Wickens.

Family

John Wickens b. 19 Mar 1756
Marriage*
Ann Brooker married John Wickens, son of John Wickens and Mary Cox, on 15 September 1786 at Clayton, Sussex, England, declared their banns in Keymer on 18, 26 June and 9 July 1786. Witnesses Thomas Wickens and Ann Wickens. John is "of Keymer" and Ann is "this parish".1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S278] Transcript of the Parish Register of Clayton, Sussex, England, 1601 - 1840 (ESRO: WST/3/5).

Thomas Wickens

b. circa 1653, d. 1722
FatherThomas Wickens
MotherMargaret (?)
     Thomas Wickens was born circa 1653 at Sussex, England. He was the son of Thomas Wickens and Margaret (?)
Thomas Wickens married Elizabeth Jenner on 6 November 1677 at Wivelsfield, Sussex, England, surname spelt WIGENS.1
According to a letter from Mrs P. Clarke, 30 Damian Way, Keymer, Hassocks, W. Sussex, BN6 8BJ, "a Thomas Wickens lived at Grove Farm in Station Rd, Burgess Hill and died in 1721. He left a will and was living with his son John at the time of his death". The will was found and is transcribed below.
Thomas Wickens left a will made on 18 July 1710 at Keymer, Sussex, England.2
"In the name of God Amen the eighteenth day of July in the year of our Lord 1710 I Thomas Wickens of Keymer in the County of Sussex husbandman Being sick and weak of body but of perfect mind and memory Thanks to God hear fore first Bequeath my soul unto the hands of Almighty God my maker hoping through the meritorious death and passion of Jesus Christ my only saviour and Redeemer to receive free pardon and forgiveness of all my sins and as for my Body to be burid in Christian buril(?) at the discretion of my Executrix hereaftar nominated as ...hing my Worldly Estate I give devise and dispose of in manor and form as follows
Item I give unto
my daughtar Mary the wife of Richard Dumbrel the sum of one shilling Item I give unto my daughter Sarah the wife of James Cox the sum of one shilling Item I give to my daughtar Elizabeth the sum of ten pounds of lafull mony of Great Britton to be payed her within six months after my deseas(?) Item I give unto my daughtar Anne the wife of John Attree the sum of ten pounds of lafull mony of Great Britton to be paid six months aftar my deseas provided that she lives to have a child by John Attree otherwise I give her but five pounds of the fore mentioned mony Item I give to my daughtar Dorrity the sum of ten pounds of lafull mony of Great Britton to be payed her within six months aftar my deseas Item I give to my son John Wickens whom I likewise constitute make and ordain my only and sole executor of this my Last Will and Testament All and ....... my Goods and Chattels what so ever provided allways and upon this condition that he dutifully bury me and pay all my debts and Legacies Ratifying and confirming this to be my last Will and Testament in writing whereof I have here unt(?) got my name seal the day and year above written in the presence of
Joseph webb(?)
William Haselgrove Thomas Wickens (his mark)
Proved 1722 John Wickens Executor"
Transcribed by Geoffrey Barber, May 2012.
Thomas Wickens died in 1722 at Keymer, Sussex, England.
Thomas Wickens was buried on 23 February 1721/22 at Keymer, Sussex, England.3
His estate was probated in 1722.2

Family

Elizabeth Jenner
Marriage*
Thomas Wickens married Elizabeth Jenner on 6 November 1677 at Wivelsfield, Sussex, England, surname spelt WIGENS.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  2. [S275] Will of Thomas Wickens of Keymer, Sussex, England, made 18 Jul 1710, proved in the Archdeaconry Court of Lewes, 31 Mar 1722. (ESRO: PBT 1/1/51/101A).
  3. [S279] Transcript of the Parish Register of Keymer, Sussex, England, 1601 - 1812 (ESRO: WST/6/3).

Elizabeth Jenner

      An Elizabeth Jenner was baptised at Keymer St Cosmos & St Damian on 26 Jun 1646 daughter of Henry & Jeane Jenner.1
An Elizabeth Jenner was baptised at Cuckfield Holy Trinity on 22 Aug 1654 (born 26 Jul 1654) daughter of John and Mary Jenner, abode: Horsegate. If this is the correct person, the following will may be relevent (her father John may be one of the sons mentioned):
John Jenner (1613) of Henmead.
In the name of god amen the xx of February Anno domi 1613 I John Jenner of Cuckfield in the countie of Sussex yeo being sick in body but thanks be to almightye god perfect in mind and memorie do make this my last wyll and testament in manner and forme following. First I bequeath my soule to almightie god trusting by the death and suffering of my lord saviour Jesus Christ to have forgiveness for all my sins and to inherit everlasting life in the kingdom of heaven, and my bodye to be buryed in the churchyard of Cuckfield. Item I give & bequeath to John Jenner my son one shase bed and bedsted and the table in the hall with the bench and the frame as it standeth and a long ladow. Item I give and bequeath to Thomas Jenner my sonne five shillings of currant money of England to be payed to him within one year and a day next after my decease. Item I give and bequeath to Stephen Jenner my son ten shillings if currant money as aforesayed to be payed to him within one year and a day next after my decease. Item I give to the daughter of Thomas West which he had with my daughter xiid of currant money as aforesayed. Item I give to Joane Jenner my daughter twentie shillings of currant money as aforesayed to be payed to her within six months next after my decease.Item I will that my daughter Joan shall have the chamber at the north east corner of the house the entire east garden that is with fire and slet with egress & egress to and from wholly during her natural life to dwell. But if she hapen to marry then she is to take xs a year to be payed to her yearly at the payments that is to say at the annunciation of the blessed virgin Mary five shillings and at the feast of St Michael the archangel five shillings (and to lease the chamber p’sible-added above the line-). Item I will that my daughter Joan Jenner shall have two shep kept in my land and pasture from year to year and not paying anything therefore during her natural life. Item I will and bequeath to Elsabeth my daughter the wife William Weller ten shillings of currant money as aforesayed to be payd to her or to her assigns within one year next after my decease. This is the last will & testament of me the said John Jenner of Henmead. Concerning my lands I give & bequeath to Elizabeth Jenner my wife my house and all my lands except the gifte given to my daughter Joane Jenner as aforesayed during the natural life of her my wife. Also I doe freely give and effectively grant to her full power and authoritie to let & rent all or any of my sayd lands if needs to ------- as well as the tyme after her my wife decease for years during the tyme of her ------ as may be for the full performance and payment of all my debts and no longer. Item my will is that Elizabeth my wife shall be my sole executrix for the performance and payment all my debts & legacies which being performed and don all the rest of my goods I give and bequeath to my wife to dispose at her own will and plesure. I doe ordayne and make my trustee and wellbeloved friends John Garston of the Brig, Thomas Vinoll of Collins, John Burtenshawe of mizbrooke overseers of this my last will & testament and they to have their charges borne by my foresaid executrix at any of those occasions to be used in any business concerning the performance of this my last will & testament. Witness of this my last will & testament being done in their presence
and to lease the chamber p’sible entered before the sealing hereof as the witnesses can testifie
The mark of John Jenner                         John Garston
Thomas Vinall
                                        John Burtenshawe
Transcribed by John F Howes, Sep 2011

The following will may also be of interest:
Will of John Jenner 1596/7 of Cuckfield
In the name of god amen the second day of February in the 39th year of the reigne of our sovereign ladye Elizabeth by the grace of god of England, France & Ireland Queen, defender of the fath. IT. I John Ginner of Cuckfeilde in the diocese of Chichester being of whole mind & of good and p’fect remembrance laude and praise unto almighty god therefore I make & ordeyn this my p’sent testament containing herein my last will in manner and forme following that is to say first of all I commend my soulle into the hands of almightye god my maker trusting to Christ my savior and redeemer and my body to be buried in the parish church or churchyard where I do decease. ITEM. I give and bequeath unto the poor people of that parish ten shillings to be distributed at my funeral by the discretion of my executor and overseers hereafter named. IT. I give and bequeath unto Joane my wife a chest which hath in it two tillas and her wearing apparel. IT. I give and bequeath unto Edward my son my querne, my table in the kichen. I give and bequeath to Nicholas the son and Mary the daughter of Edward my son ---?---. I give and bequeath unto Nicholas, Richard and John my sons all my wearing apparel who shall beare and paye the charges of proving this my testament. The residue of all my goods,cattelles, chattals and moveables, my funeral p’ment p’formed and these legacies fulfilled I wholly give and bequeath unto Joan my wife, Nicholas and John my sons and John King my son in law and Jane my daughter to be equally divided among them p’sently after my decease provided always and it is my very mind, will and intent that any of the p’formes aforenamed purloyne and precipe away and --?—or consent or cause to entall any p’t or p’cell of my lands at any time before my decease or els after that then the part of legacye to him or the bequeathed shall be utterly payed and of none effect and that as to or legacyes of him or her approved p’loyned and privily on or p’rtion shallbe equally distributed among the residue above named. And of this my p’sent testament the aportion & proof I make and ordeyn Nicholas Ginner of Barcombe and Edward my son and my brother -------- Reade. Item I give and bequeath Nicholas and Mary the son and daughter of Edward my son and either of them one lamb. ITEM: I give John King and Elizabeth the son and daughter of John Kyng my son in law either of them one lamb ITEM: I give to Mary Ginner daughter of my son Richard one lamb
Next three lines on my copy are too faint to read.
to so p’formed ---------- of May Ao 1600 in the presence of Nicholas Ginner and James his son and John Kyng son in law and Richard Johnson, writer of this alderman.
Probate in Latin
NOTE:
I believe that this is the son of Thomas who died in 1553.
In the Cuckfield Parish register: May 9 1600 John Jenner of Daly
I have been unable to locate Daly, although a Marie Jenner married Robert Dallye in 1615
Transcribed by John F Howes, Aug 2011.1

An Elizabeth Jenner was baptised at Wivelsfield St John the Baptist on 3 Feb 1655/56 daughter of Edward Jenner.
Note that Elizabeth Jenner, wife of Edward, was buried at Chailey St Peter on 24 Feb 1656.1,2
Elizabeth Jenner married Thomas Wickens, son of Thomas Wickens and Margaret (?), on 6 November 1677 at Wivelsfield, Sussex, England, surname spelt WIGENS.3
As of 6 November 1677, her married name was Wickens.

Family

Thomas Wickens b. c 1653, d. 1722
Marriage*
Elizabeth Jenner married Thomas Wickens, son of Thomas Wickens and Margaret (?), on 6 November 1677 at Wivelsfield, Sussex, England, surname spelt WIGENS.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.

Mary Wickens

b. 15 July 1680, d. 1713
FatherThomas Wickens b. c 1653, d. 1722
MotherElizabeth Jenner
     Mary Wickens was baptized on 15 July 1680 at Keymer, Sussex, England, Note: recorded in parish register at end, after burial page in 1st book.1 She was the daughter of Thomas Wickens and Elizabeth Jenner.
Mary Wickens married Richard Dumbrell on 16 April 1700 at Clayton, Sussex, England.2,3
As of 16 April 1700, her married name was Dumbrell.
There are no children of Richard and Mary baptised in Keymer between 1700 and 1712.1
Mary Wickens is mentioned in the will of Thomas Wickens dated 18 July 1710 at Keymer, Sussex, England.4
Mary Wickens died in 1713 at Keymer, Sussex, England.
Mary Wickens was buried on 13 February 1712/13 at Keymer, Sussex, England.1

Family

Richard Dumbrell
Marriage*
Mary Wickens married Richard Dumbrell on 16 April 1700 at Clayton, Sussex, England.2,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S279] Transcript of the Parish Register of Keymer, Sussex, England, 1601 - 1812 (ESRO: WST/6/3).
  2. [S278] Transcript of the Parish Register of Clayton, Sussex, England, 1601 - 1840 (ESRO: WST/3/5).
  3. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  4. [S275] Will of Thomas Wickens of Keymer, Sussex, England, made 18 Jul 1710, proved in the Archdeaconry Court of Lewes, 31 Mar 1722. (ESRO: PBT 1/1/51/101A).

Sarah Wickens

b. 22 May 1681
FatherThomas Wickens b. c 1653, d. 1722
MotherElizabeth Jenner
     Sarah Wickens was baptized on 22 May 1681 at Keymer, Sussex, England. She was the daughter of Thomas Wickens and Elizabeth Jenner.
Sarah Wickens married James Cox on 27 April 1704 at Keymer, Sussex, England.1,2
As of 27 April 1704, her married name was Cox.
Sarah Wickens is mentioned in the will of Thomas Wickens dated 18 July 1710 at Keymer, Sussex, England.3

Family

James Cox
Marriage*
Sarah Wickens married James Cox on 27 April 1704 at Keymer, Sussex, England.1,2 

Citations

  1. [S279] Transcript of the Parish Register of Keymer, Sussex, England, 1601 - 1812 (ESRO: WST/6/3).
  2. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  3. [S275] Will of Thomas Wickens of Keymer, Sussex, England, made 18 Jul 1710, proved in the Archdeaconry Court of Lewes, 31 Mar 1722. (ESRO: PBT 1/1/51/101A).

James Cox

     James Cox married Sarah Wickens, daughter of Thomas Wickens and Elizabeth Jenner, on 27 April 1704 at Keymer, Sussex, England.1,2

Family

Sarah Wickens b. 22 May 1681
Marriage*
James Cox married Sarah Wickens, daughter of Thomas Wickens and Elizabeth Jenner, on 27 April 1704 at Keymer, Sussex, England.1,2 

Citations

  1. [S279] Transcript of the Parish Register of Keymer, Sussex, England, 1601 - 1812 (ESRO: WST/6/3).
  2. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.