Elizabeth Funnell

b. 20 September 1835, d. 1844

Parents:

Father: Richard Funnell b. 14 Aug 1794, d. 12 Mar 1858
Mother: Jane Burgess b. 1 Oct 1797, d. 29 Sep 1858
Last Edited: 1 Jan 2014

Citations

  1. [S23] Online Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jan-Mar 1844, Hailsham, Vol 7 Page 291."
  3. [S25] Online Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.uk/, ongoing project,.

Phillis Funnell

b. 30 December 1837, d. 10 November 1920

Parents:

Father: Richard Funnell b. 14 Aug 1794, d. 12 Mar 1858
Mother: Jane Burgess b. 1 Oct 1797, d. 29 Sep 1858
Last Edited: 9 Apr 2018

Family:

Samuel Rootes b. 27 Jan 1829, d. 10 May 1880

Children:

Ann Rootes+ b. 23 Nov 1860, d. 1935
Charlotte Rootes b. 29 Jan 1862, d. 16 Mar 1934
George Rootes b. 1864, d. 1916
Fanny Rootes b. 1866, d. 11 Nov 1943
Thomas Rootes b. 1867, d. 1949
Frederick Rootes b. 1869, d. 1949
Samuel Ernest Rootes b. 1871, d. 1960
Katherine Rootes b. 1873, d. 1960
Florence Rootes+ b. 1874, d. 1952
Harry Rootes b. 1878
John Rootes b. 5 Sep 1880, d. 1964

Citations

  1. [S23] Online Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S16] 1851 Census for England "Class: HO107; Piece: 1638; Folio: 264; Page: 1; GSU roll: 193541."
  3. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Oct-Dec 1860, Hailsham, Vol 2b Page 97."
  4. [S73] 1911 Census for England "Class: RG14; Piece: 4726; Schedule Number: 20."
  5. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Oct-Dec 1920, Hastings, Vol 2b Page 14, age 82."

Mary Funnell

b. 8 March 1840

Parents:

Father: Richard Funnell b. 14 Aug 1794, d. 12 Mar 1858
Mother: Jane Burgess b. 1 Oct 1797, d. 29 Sep 1858
Last Edited: 19 Dec 2017

Family:

George Banks b. 22 May 1836, d. 19 Jan 1884

Children:

Thomas Banks4 b. c 1863, d. 1932
Naomi Banks4 b. c 1865
George Banks+4 b. 1867, d. 1953
Edwin Banks4 b. c 1869, d. 1942
Benjamin Banks4 b. c 1871, d. 1882
Annie Banks5 b. c 1873
Elizabeth Banks5 b. c 1875
Rebecca Banks5 b. c 1877
Amos Banks5 b. c 1878
Mary Banks7 b. c 1882, d. 1943

Citations

  1. [S23] Online Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S16] 1851 Census for England "Class: HO107; Piece: 1638; Folio: 264; Page: 1; GSU roll: 193541."
  3. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Apr-Jun 1862, Uckfield, Vol 2b Page 145."
  4. [S69] 1871 Census for England, "RG10 piece 1053 folio 69 page 3."
  5. [S70] 1881 Census for England, "RG11 piece 1053 folio 71 page 2."
  6. [S422] National Probate Calendar, England & Wales (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1995. (https://www.ancestry.co.uk/).
  7. [S71] 1891 Census for England "RG12 piece 785 folio 65 page 2."

John Funnell

b. 10 July 1824, d. 1844

Parents:

Father: Richard Funnell b. 14 Aug 1794, d. 12 Mar 1858
Mother: Jane Burgess b. 1 Oct 1797, d. 29 Sep 1858
Last Edited: 19 Dec 2017

Citations

  1. [S260] Website "FUNNELLs Wood" (http://www.funnell.org/).
  2. [S23] Online Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.uk/, ongoing project,.
  3. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Apr-Jun 1844, Hailsham, Vol 7 Page 249."
  4. [S25] Online Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.uk/, ongoing project,.
  5. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "Register of burials in the parish of Chiddingly in the county of Sussesc, 1813-1868."

Richard Funnell

b. circa 1765, d. 1848

Parents:

Father: (?) Funnell b. c 1735
Last Edited: 13 Mar 2021
  • Birth*: Richard Funnell was born circa 1765 at Sussex, England; ages from census and death records give a birth year ranging from c1765 to c1769.
  • He was the son of (?) Funnell.
  • Anecdote: The only possibilities for Richard's baptism found so far (from the SFHG baptism index between 1755 and 1770) are:
    20 Jan 1760 at Barcombe, Richard son of William and Jane FUNNELL (note: Jane FUNNEL buried at Barcombe 1803 age 76 yrs).
    8 Feb 1773 at Chiddingly, Richard FUNNELL baptised (an adult). No parents given. [probably the most likely]
    21 Aug 1775 at Chiddingly, Richard DUNK FUNNELL, illegitimate son of Elizabeth FUNNELL. (Interesting but probably a bit late for our Richard FUNNELL given that he married in 1792 and his ages quoted at death and in census's consistently indicate an earlier birth by about 10 years).
    On his marriage record, Richard is stated as "of Ripe" suggesting he may have been born there. However, there is no baptism record at Ripe for him. There is a tantalising record in an earlier generation though:
    Richard FUNNEL baptised at Ripe 25 Dec 1699 son of Rachel FUNNEL (base born).
    Connected to this is: Lewes Sessions: 12-13 Jul 1705: orders relating to poor relief: FUNNELL Richard, and a female surnamed FUNNELL; JPs order removing them from Ripe to Chiddingly set aside; the said Richard to go with his mother until he is seven years old.(ESRO: QO/12/1705-07-12.)1
  • Marriage Bann*: Marriage banns for Richard Funnell were published on 24 June 1792 at Laughton, Sussex, England; banns read on 24 June, 1 July and 9 July 1792.2
  • Marriage*: Richard Funnell married Elizabeth Inkpen, daughter of John Inkpen and Sarah Gladman, on 9 July 1792 at Laughton, Sussex, England, Richard is "of Ripe" and Elizabeth is age 23 year "of Laughton", surname INKPIN. Witnesses: Benjamin Coalman and John Vine.3
  • Anecdote: Richard's first wife Elizabeth Inkpen died in 1809 aged 40 years.
  • Marriage*: Richard Funnell married Ruth Sharrard on 6 January 1813 at Chiddingly, Sussex, England, (Ruth JENNER) both of this parish.3
  • Anecdote: Richard's second marriage was to Ruth Jenner, a widow, although the marriage record does not identify her as such. Richard was her third husband, her previous husband, Stephen Jenner, died in 1812 at Chiddingly and before that, her first husband, John Hammond, died in 1789 at Chiddingly.
    Ruth had eleven children in total, although none with Richard Funnell.
  • Occupation*: Richard Funnell was a brick maker in 1821.4
  • Anecdote: Chiddingly is one of those rare parishes where the 28 May 1821 census has survived with a detailed description of the inhabitants, similar in format to the 1841 census. Richard and Ruth were living at Rooker, a large cottage :
    Richard Funnell 56 yrs Brickmaker; Ruth Funnell 63 yrs; Henry Funnell 21 yrs; Stephen Funnell 13 yrs; Edward Jenner 12 yrs; George Jenner 9 yrs.4
  • Residence*: On 7 June 1841 Richard Funnell lived at The Street, Chiddingly, Sussex, England, a widower age 73 years, living with his widowed son Henry and children John (15 years), Caroline (11 years) and Martha (5 years).5
  • Death*: Richard Funnell died in 1848 at Chiddingly, Sussex, England.
  • Burial*: Richard Funnell was buried on 5 January 1848 at Chiddingly, Sussex, England, "Abode: Hailsham Workhouse; age 79 years."6,7
  • Anecdote*: Richard was living in the Hailsham Union workhouse when he died, according to the Chiddingly parish burials register. However, there is no discharge recorded in the Hailsham Union workhouse records, nor the register of deaths for the Hailsham Union, nor can his death certificate be found. It may be that he was living in one of the old workhouses, not the new Union workhouse.8

Family 1:

Elizabeth Inkpen b. 12 Mar 1769, d. 1809

Children:

John Funnell b. 1 Oct 1792
Richard Funnell+ b. 14 Aug 1794, d. 12 Mar 1858
Benjamin Funnell+ b. 30 Dec 1796, d. 1833
Henry Funnell b. 20 Dec 1799
William Funnell+ b. 27 Mar 1803
Stephen Funnell b. 15 Feb 1807

Family 2:

Ruth Sharrard b. c 1758, d. 1831

Citations

  1. [S23] Online Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "Parish registers and poor law records for Laughton, 1561-1882."
  3. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  4. [S705] PBN Publications, "1821 Census Chiddingly, Sussex", PBN Publications, First Edition (1989) "p. 17."
  5. [S67] 1841 Census for England "Class: HO107; Piece: 1118; Book: 5; Civil Parish: Chiddingly; County: Sussex; Enumeration District: 3a; Folio: 12; Page: 17; Line: 1; GSU roll: 464163."
  6. [S25] Online Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.uk/, ongoing project,.
  7. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "Register of burials in the parish of Chiddingly in the county of Sussex, 1813-1868."
  8. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/).

Elizabeth Inkpen

b. 12 March 1769, d. 1809

Parents:

Father: John Inkpen b. 23 Jul 1738, d. 1808
Mother: Sarah Gladman b. 9 Aug 1747, d. 1793
Last Edited: 13 Mar 2021
  • Birth: Elizabeth Inkpen was born in 1769 at Laughton, Sussex, England.
  • Baptism*: Elizabeth Inkpen was baptized on 12 March 1769 at All Saints, Laughton, Sussex, England.1
  • She was the daughter of John Inkpen and Sarah Gladman.
  • Anecdote*: In the parish records for Laughton there are three possibilities for Elizabeth Inkpen:
    bap. 12.3.1769     Elizabeth dau. of John and Sarah Inkpin. (John Inkpin m. Sarah Gladman 30.6.1766, Laughton, witness William Gladman and Richard Vine)
    bap. 17.10.1769     Elizabeth dau. of Edward and Ann Inkpin. (Edward Inkpin m. Ann Fennall 10.4.1767, Laughton)
    bap. 16.5.1773     Elizabeth dau. of Edward and Susannah Inkpin.
    It is most likely that the first baptism is the correct one as the burials for Laughton record Ann Inkpin, buried 7.10.1769 and Elizabeth Inkpin, buried 11.3.1770 (mother and daughter). The Laughton register has banns for Edward Inkpen and Susannah Cossam (Cosham?) of Ringmer with the marriage occurring in Ringmer on 6.4.1772 (IGI). If the marriage states that Edward is a widower then it would confirm that Edward had two marriages, first to Anne Fennell and then to Susannah Cossam. Another factor is that Richard and Elizabeth named their first child John, probably after Elizabeth's father. Also, the witness to their marriage was Benjamin Coalman who married Sarah Inkpen, daughter of John and Sarah Inkpen on 25.4.1787 at Laughton.
  • Marriage*: Elizabeth Inkpen married Richard Funnell, son of (?) Funnell, on 9 July 1792 at Laughton, Sussex, England, Richard is "of Ripe" and Elizabeth is age 23 year "of Laughton", surname INKPIN. Witnesses: Benjamin Coalman and John Vine.2
  • Married Name: As of 9 July 1792, her married name was Funnell.
  • Death*: Elizabeth Inkpen died in 1809 at Chiddingly, Sussex, England.
  • Burial*: Elizabeth Inkpen was buried on 13 June 1809 at Chiddingly, Sussex, England, age 40 years.3

Family:

Richard Funnell b. c 1765, d. 1848

Children:

John Funnell b. 1 Oct 1792
Richard Funnell+ b. 14 Aug 1794, d. 12 Mar 1858
Benjamin Funnell+ b. 30 Dec 1796, d. 1833
Henry Funnell b. 20 Dec 1799
William Funnell+ b. 27 Mar 1803
Stephen Funnell b. 15 Feb 1807

Citations

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

John Akehurst

b. 19 December 1751, d. 1829

Parents:

Father: John Akehurst b. c 1726, d. 1754
Mother: Elizabeth Burwash b. c 1730, d. 1755
Last Edited: 26 Mar 2019
  • Birth: John Akehurst was born in 1751 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.
  • Baptism*: John Akehurst was baptized on 19 December 1751 at St Peter & St Paul, Hellingly, Sussex, England, surname ACKHURST.1
  • He was the son of John Akehurst and Elizabeth Burwash.
  • Anecdote*: Discussion ********
    Possible baptisms for John Akehurst are:
    12.12.1751 John son of John and Elizabeth Ackhurst, and
    4.10.1752 John son of John and Elizabeth Akehurst.
    Which one is the John Akehurst who married Elizabeth Collen (who I will call JOHN1), and which is the John Akehurst who married Lucy Rippington (JOHN2)?
    JOHN1 was buried on 14 Apr 1829 age 78 years, while JOHN2 was buried on 17 Dec 1831 age 79 years (as proved by his will). The latter burial would imply that JOHN2 was born between 18 Dec 1751 and 17 Dec 1752 which would agree with the 1752 baptism. The former burial would imply that JOHN1 was born between 15 Apr 1750 and 14 Apr 1751 which doesn't fit any of the baptisms. However, the data (which may be incorrect!) implies that JOHN1 was older than JOHN2, so the best assumption for now appears to be that the 1751 baptism is for JOHN1 and the 1752 baptism for JOHN2.
    Now, the next problem is matching the baptisms to the two marriages:
    John Akehurst and Elizabeth BURWASH on 24 Jun 1751 at Hellingly.
    John Akehurst and Elizabeth FULLER on 14 Nov 1751 at Hellingly.
    At this stage we can only make an assumption and I feel the best one would be that JOHN1 is the son of Elizabeth BURWASH given that he would have been baptised 6 months after the marriage, a fairly common occurrence. JOHN2 would then have been baptised the son of Elizabeth FULLER 13 months after the marriage. The alternative (if JOHN1 was the son of Elizbeth FULLER) would mean that he was baptised just one month after the marriage. Given that he was not noted as illegitimate, and that baptisms usually occurred about one month after the birth, this would seem to be the least likely answer.
    Note that there is also a burial in Alfriston of a John Akehurst on 9 Jan 1828 with age given as 77 years which may account for the 1751 baptism. This would put his birth between 10 Jan 1750 and 9 Jan 1751. HOWEVER, there may be a c1751 baptism at Alfriston that we dont know about as there are crucial gaps in the records there, so this is being ignored for now. Needs further work.
    ********.
  • Anecdote: In the Poor Law records for Hellingly 1757 there is an entry: Thomas Lucas agrees to take and keep John Akehurst from Lady Day 1757 to Lady Day 1758 for three pounds and ten shillings
    Familysearch.org: Film # 004427619: Parish registers and poor law records for Hellingly; ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-D1X3-V2L
    (Film # 004427619; image 190 of 919.)2
  • Anecdote: In the Poor Law records for Hellingly on 2 Feb 1762: Thomas Lucas agreed to keep John Akehurst aged 10 years and to teach him his trade, being a taylor, for five years, at one guinea per year, and to be paid at Easter, when the year begins and he is to keep him and cloath[sic] him. Paid one year on this agreement Easter 1762.
    (film no: 1067205, image: 195 of 919).2
  • Occupation*: John Akehurst was a tailor in 1767.
  • Marriage Bann: Marriage banns for John Akehurst and Elizabeth Collins were published on 24 November 1776 at St Peter & St Paul, Hellingly, Sussex, England; Banns were read on 24 Nov, 1 Dec and 15 Dec 1776.
  • Marriage*: John Akehurst married Elizabeth Collins, daughter of Charles Collins and Lydia Goodwin, on 26 December 1776 at Hellingly, Sussex, England, Elizabeth's surname spelt COLLEN. Both of Hellingly parish. Witnesses: John Burgess and Henry Blunden.3
  • (Witness) Marriage: John Akehurst witnessed the marriage of Mary Collins and Thomas Farrant on 20 April 1778 at Laughton, Sussex, England; Thomas of Framfield; Mary of Laughton. Witnesses: John AKEHURST; John VINE.3
  • Marriage Bann*: Marriage banns for John Akehurst and Maria Burgess were published on 12 March 1797; Banns were read on March 12, 19 and 26 in 1797.
  • Marriage*: John Akehurst married Maria Burgess, daughter of J Prodger and Elizabeth Burgess, on 4 February 1798 at Hellingly, Sussex, England. John was a widower. Witnesses to the marriage were John Burgess and Henry Blunden (the parish clerk).3
  • Anecdote*: John was a widower when he married Maria Burgess in 1798. He was 45 years old and she was 19 years. John's previous wife, Elizabeth Akehurst (nee Collen/Collin) was buried on 4.11.1792 at Hellingly ("wife of John, poor").
  • Anecdote*: On 16 April 1801 at the Lewes Quarter Sessions, a John Akehurst of Hellingly was committed to Lewes house of correction for running away and leaving his wife and family chargeable to Hellingly, adjudged a rogue and vagabond, recommitted for 6 weeks then discharged. Not sure if this is for "our" John Akehurst. (ESRO: QO/34/1801-04-16.)
  • Death*: John Akehurst died in 1829 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.
  • Burial*: John Akehurst was buried on 14 April 1829 at Hellingly, Sussex, England, "age 78 years."4
  • Anecdote: John and Maria's daughter Martha married James Holden in 1826 and had three children (Sally Mariah, Harriet, and Jane Anne) before emigrating to Australia on the ship "Alfred" arriving Sydney 16 Jan 1839. They had a fourth child, Charlotte, born 24 Dec 1840 at Allyn River, N.S.W. (near Dungog, Hunter Valley area).
  • Anecdote: John's wife Maria moved to Icklesham sometime after his death. Their daughter Harriet Sargent (nee Akehurst) died in 1835 (buried 17 Jul 1835 at Icklesham "33 yrs, wife of Philip jnr") leaving a young family. It would appear that Maria took over the raising of the children, and is living with Philip Sargent in the 1841 and 1851 census at Icklesham. She died there in 1862, age 91 years.

Family 1:

Elizabeth Collins b. 18 Feb 1753, d. Nov 1792

Children:

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

Family 2:

Maria Burgess b. 1 Nov 1778, d. 17 Jan 1862
  • Marriage Bann*: Marriage banns for John Akehurst and Maria Burgess were published on 12 March 1797; Banns were read on March 12, 19 and 26 in 1797.
  • Marriage*: John Akehurst married Maria Burgess, daughter of J Prodger and Elizabeth Burgess, on 4 February 1798 at Hellingly, Sussex, England. John was a widower. Witnesses to the marriage were John Burgess and Henry Blunden (the parish clerk).3

Children:

Jane Burgess+ b. 1 Oct 1797, d. 29 Sep 1858
Ann Akehurst+ b. 17 Nov 1799
Harriet Akehurst+ b. 18 Jul 1802, d. 1835
Martha Akehurst+ b. 4 Nov 1804, d. 25 Nov 1854
William Akehurst+ b. 9 Oct 1808, d. 1840

Citations

  1. [S23] Online Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-D1X3-V2L."
  3. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  4. [S25] Online Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.uk/, ongoing project,.

Maria Burgess

b. 1 November 1778, d. 17 January 1862

Parents:

Father: J Prodger b. c 1750
Mother: Elizabeth Burgess b. c 1760
Last Edited: 4 Jun 2019
  • Birth: Maria Burgess was born in 1778 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.
  • Baptism*: Maria Burgess was baptized on 1 November 1778 at Hellingly, Sussex, England, (no father given.)1
  • She was the daughter of J Prodger and Elizabeth Burgess.
  • Anecdote*: Maria is the illegitimate child of Elizabeth BURGESS. The 13 June 1778 Poor Law records for Hellingly contain an entry which may identify the father of Maria Burgess as J Prodyer/Prodger:
    A journey to Lewis [Lewes] with Eliz. Burgess 2s/6
    A man & horse to carry her 5s/-
    Paid for Warrants 2s/-
    Expences in searching for J Prodyer/Prodger 12s/1d
    Also of interest:
    September 1758: Dame Bradford for Eliz Burgess lying in & keeping one month £2.2
  • Marriage Bann: Marriage banns for Maria Burgess and John Akehurst were published on 12 March 1797; Banns were read on March 12, 19 and 26 in 1797.
  • Anecdote: However, there was a delay of nearly 12 months between the reading of the banns and the actual marriage, during which time their daughter Jane Akehurst Burgess was born.
  • Marriage*: Maria Burgess married John Akehurst, son of John Akehurst and Elizabeth Burwash, on 4 February 1798 at Hellingly, Sussex, England. John was a widower. Witnesses to the marriage were John Burgess and Henry Blunden (the parish clerk).3
  • Married Name: As of 4 February 1798, her married name was Akehurst.
  • Anecdote*: John was a widower when he married Maria Burgess in 1798. He was 45 years old and she was 19 years. John's previous wife, Elizabeth Akehurst (nee Collen/Collin) was buried on 4.11.1792 at Hellingly ("wife of John, poor").
  • Anecdote: John and Maria's daughter Martha married James Holden in 1826 and had three children (Sally Mariah, Harriet, and Jane Anne) before emigrating to Australia on the ship "Alfred" arriving Sydney 16 Jan 1839. They had a fourth child, Charlotte, born 24 Dec 1840 at Allyn River, N.S.W. (near Dungog, Hunter Valley area).
  • Anecdote: Maria's daughter Harriet Sargent (nee Akehurst) died in 1835 (buried 17 Jul 1835 at Icklesham "33 yrs, wife of Philip jnr") leaving a young family. It would appear that Maria took over the raising of the children, and is living with Philip Sargent in the 1841 and 1851 census at Icklesham. Maria's husband John Akehurst had died in 1831 at Hellingly. It looks like she was in demand as in the 1861 census at age 90 years she is living with her widower grandson, James Sargent (27 years), his son Francis Sargent (3 years) and servant/housekeeper Harriet Hall (14 years). A dedicated mother to the end.
  • Residence: On 7 June 1841 Maria Burgess lived at Brook Farm, Icklesham, Sussex, England, age 65 years, living with son-in-law Philip Sargent (a widower at that time) and family. The 1841 census does not say if Maria was a widowor not, but there is no husband listed.4
  • Residence*: On 30 March 1851 Maria Burgess lived at Icklesham, Sussex, England, age 77 years, widow, living with son-in-law Philip Sargent and family.5
  • Residence*: On 7 April 1861 Maria Burgess lived at Icklesham St, Icklesham, Sussex, England, age 90 years, widow, born Hellingly. Surname AKHURST. She is living with her widower grandson James Sargent (27 years), his son Francis Sargent (3 years) and servant/housekeeper Harriet Hall (14 years).6
  • Death*: Maria Burgess died on 17 January 1862 at Icklesham, Sussex, England, at age 83.7
  • Anecdote: Note that Maria's death certificate states that her husband's name is William Akehurst. This is considered to be a mistake and should be John Akehurst. The informant was her grandson, James Sargent, present at the death. She died of old age.
  • Burial*: Maria Burgess was buried on 22 January 1862 at St Nicholas, Icklesham, Sussex, England, "91 years."8

Family:

John Akehurst b. 19 Dec 1751, d. 1829
  • Marriage Bann: Marriage banns for Maria Burgess and John Akehurst were published on 12 March 1797; Banns were read on March 12, 19 and 26 in 1797.
  • Marriage*: Maria Burgess married John Akehurst, son of John Akehurst and Elizabeth Burwash, on 4 February 1798 at Hellingly, Sussex, England. John was a widower. Witnesses to the marriage were John Burgess and Henry Blunden (the parish clerk).3

Children:

Jane Burgess+ b. 1 Oct 1797, d. 29 Sep 1858
Ann Akehurst+ b. 17 Nov 1799
Harriet Akehurst+ b. 18 Jul 1802, d. 1835
Martha Akehurst+ b. 4 Nov 1804, d. 25 Nov 1854
William Akehurst+ b. 9 Oct 1808, d. 1840

Citations

  1. [S23] Online Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "Film no: 004427619; Image no: 351."
  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: 1106; Book: 11; Civil Parish: Icklesham; County: Sussex; Enumeration District: 7; Folio: 19; Page: 2; Line: 13; GSU roll: 464157."
  5. [S16] 1851 Census for England "Class: HO107; Piece: 1634; Folio: 654; Page: 2; GSU roll: 193537-193537."
  6. [S68] 1861 Census for England, "Class: RG 9; Piece: 558; Folio: 119; Page: 10; GSU roll: 542661."
  7. [S609] Death certificate of Maria Akehurst, died 17 Jan 1862, registered 18 Jan 1862 in the Registration District of Rye, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 2b Page 5).
  8. [S25] Online Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.uk/, ongoing project, "91 years."

Elizabeth Burgess

b. circa 1760
Last Edited: 4 Jun 2019
  • Birth*: Elizabeth Burgess was born circa 1760 at Sussex, England.
  • Anecdote: The parents of Elizabeth Burgess are unknown. An Elizabeth Burgess was baptised 29.8.1762 at Hellingly, daughter of John and Charity Burgess, but a burial of an infant Elizabeth Burgess is recorded there on 17.11.1762. Also, an Elizabeth Burges was baptised 27.3.1737 at Hellingly, daughter of Nic. and Mary Burges. However, an Elizabeth Burgiss was buried on 31.12.1752 at Hellingly.
    My working theory for now is the possibility that Elizabeth Burgess was bap. 13 Apr 1755 at Ripe daughter of William Burgess & Mary Elfick. Their son John Burgess bap. 1 Apr 1750 may be the one who married Elizabeth Askew on 9 May 1772 at Ripe and who had a daughter Sarah bap. 4 Aug 1776 at Arlington. This Sarah Burgess is in the family tree of a DNA match to the author (Ancestry user: Sharon Dormer, yet to be fully investigated as there could be other connections which explain this although shared matches are all in the right line). Also, the parish of Arlington crops up in many of the facts known about the elusive Elizabeth Burgess, mother of Maria baptised 1778 at Hellingly. A witness to Maria Burgess's marriage in 1798 was John Burgess, who could be the brother of Elizabeth (John Burgess was buried 1804 at Arlington).
  • Anecdote: The 13 June 1778 Poor Law records for Hellingly contain an entry which may identify the father of Maria Burgess as J Prodyer/Prodger:
    A journey to Lewis [Lewes] with Eliz. Burgess 2s/6
    A man & horse to carry her 5s/-
    Paid for Warrants 2s/-
    Expences in searching for J Prodyer/Prodger 12s/1d.1
  • Anecdote*: In September 1778, in the Poor Law records for Hellingly, it is recorded "Dame Bradford for Eliz Burgess lying in & keeping one month £2"
    (stopped search April 1781, Film # 004427619; image 384.)1
  • Anecdote: November 1778: Two days journey to search for J Prodyer[sic] 5s/1d
    Expenses for Mr Gower & myself 18s/-.2
  • Anecdote: A possible marriage is: 12 Aug 1783 at Westham the marriage of James Prodger and Elizabeth Burgess. James is of Arlington and Elizabeth of this parish (Westham).3
  • Anecdote: Poor Law records for Hellingly on 5 May 1790: Paid Eliz Burgess when she lay in at Arlington £2. Soon thereafter Elizabeth starts receiving a regular monthly payment from the parish. According to the Sussex baptism index Elizabeth Goldsmith Burgess was baptised at Arlington on 16 May 1790 daughter of Elizabeth Burgess, illegitimate. The father may be John Chapman as on 24th May there is an expense item: "Journey to Arlington after John Chapman 2s/6d", although the middle name of Goldsmith would normally indicate that as the father's surname.4,5
  • Anecdote: Poor Law record: 1790: Paid Master Clark for keep of Elizabeth Prodger and mending of shoes £1 0s 6d. An Elizabeth Proger[sic], infant, was buried 22 Feb 1793 at Hellingly.6,7
  • Anecdote: The above records are confusing: was she known as both Elizabeth Burgess and Elizabeth Prodger (e.g. Burgess alias Prodger), or are these two separate people?

Family:

J Prodger b. c 1750

Child:

Maria Burgess+ b. 1 Nov 1778, d. 17 Jan 1862

Citations

  1. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "Film no: 004427619; Image no: 351."
  2. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "Film no: 004427619; Image no: 352."
  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/) "Film no: 1067205; Image no: 524."
  5. [S23] Online Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.uk/, ongoing project,.
  6. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "Film no: 1067205; Image no: 519."
  7. [S25] Online Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.uk/, ongoing project,.

William Alce

b. 15 September 1782, d. 1789

Parents:

Father: Abraham Alce b. 25 Feb 1737/38, d. 1803
Mother: Sarah Richardson b. 11 Feb 1742/43, d. 1803
Last Edited: 19 Jan 2021

Citations

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

John Alce

b. 6 October 1771

Parents:

Father: Abraham Alce b. 25 Feb 1737/38, d. 1803
Mother: Sarah Richardson b. 11 Feb 1742/43, d. 1803
Last Edited: 3 Jan 2014

Citations

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

Lucy Godden

b. 11 October 1835

Parents:

Father: Michael Godden b. 10 Feb 1811, d. 11 May 1901
Mother: Ruth Dunk b. 27 Jul 1807, d. 6 Nov 1873
Last Edited: 26 Jan 2014

Family:

John Hunt b. c 1834

Citations

  1. [S13] General Register Office: Indexes to Birth, Marriages, Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jan-Mar 1858, Eastbourne RD, Vol 2b Page 75."
  2. [S68] 1861 Census for England, "RG09 piece 567 folio 102 page 1."
  3. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jan-Mar 1867, Lewes, Vol 2b Page 107, age 32 years."

Esther Godden

b. circa 1839, d. 6 November 1872

Parents:

Father: Michael Godden b. 10 Feb 1811, d. 11 May 1901
Mother: Ruth Dunk b. 27 Jul 1807, d. 6 Nov 1873
Last Edited: 6 Aug 2016

Family:

Henry Stephenson Ashton b. 1839, d. 1871

Children:

Citations

  1. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Apr-Jun 1863, Islington, London, Vol 1b Page 331."

Elizabeth Godden

b. 1841

Parents:

Father: Michael Godden b. 10 Feb 1811, d. 11 May 1901
Mother: Ruth Dunk b. 27 Jul 1807, d. 6 Nov 1873
Last Edited: 5 Feb 2014

Family:

Children:

Kate Elizabeth Godden b. 29 Mar 1863, d. 1905
Frederick Robert Godden b. 23 Sep 1864, d. 19 Dec 1938

Citations

  1. [S13] General Register Office: Indexes to Birth, Marriages, Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jul-Sep 1841, Eastbourne RD, Vol 7 Page 206."
  2. [S23] Online Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.uk/, ongoing project,.
  3. [S59] Marriage certificate of William Godden and Ann Elizabeth Humphries, married 5 Mar 1865 in the Registration District of Eastbourne, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 2b Page 77).
  4. [S69] 1871 Census for England, "RG10 piece 1038 folio 51 page 6."

Peter Terry

b. 21 December 1777, d. 1825

Parents:

Father: John Terry b. c 1741, d. 1809
Mother: Sarah Hollands b. 14 Oct 1744, d. 1794
Last Edited: 19 Jan 2021
  • Birth: Peter Terry was born in 1777 at Newhaven, Sussex, England.
  • Baptism*: Peter Terry was baptized on 21 December 1777 at St Michael, Newhaven, Sussex, England.1
  • He was the son of John Terry and Sarah Hollands.
  • Marriage License: Peter Terry and Elizabeth Alce obtained a marriage license on 17 April 1798 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Sussex, England. Elizabeth age 18 years with consent of father Abraham Alce, East Blatchington. Peter age 20 years of Newhaven, jnr.2
  • Marriage*: Peter Terry married Elizabeth Alce, daughter of Abraham Alce and Sarah Richardson, on 18 April 1798 at East Blatchington, Sussex, England. Peter is "of Meeching alias Newhaven."2
  • Anecdote*: Peter and Elizabeth were married by licence which is unusual as marriage was normally by banns (marriage by licence could be performed immediately, the couple did not have to wait for the banns to be read over three consecutive weeks). The record for the marriage licence is contained in volume 26 of the Sussex Record Society publications (Marriage Licences, Archdeaconery of Lewes):
    "Terry, Peter the younger of Meeching, otherwise Newhaven, labourer, bachelor, aged 20 and upds, with consent of Peter Terry his father, and Elizabeth Alce of East Bletchington, spinster aged 18 and upds, with consent of Abraham Alce her father: bondsmen, said P.T. and Thomas Simmons of Seaford, yeoman 17 April 1798 [Lewes]"
    The information on this marriage licence indicates Peter Terry as the father which disagrees with the information deduced so far (i.e. that John Terry is the father). Certainly, the Peter Terry baptised to John and Sarah Terry on 21.12.1777 at Newhaven is of the correct age, but there may be another Peter Terry (son of Peter Terry) who was the person that married Elizabeth Alce. However, the East Sussex Baptisms Index was searched for the period 1700 to 1790 and no baptism of Peter Terry to father Peter Terry was found. The original marriage licences have been destroyed so it cannot be checked.
  • Anecdote: Their first son Richard stated his place of birth as Blatchington on the 1851 census but his baptism occurred in Newhaven. Peter and Elizabeth were married in East Blatchington so this possibly indicates that they moved from Blatchington to Newhaven shortly after his birth, or that Elizabeth had returned to her parents for the birth of their first child (a common practice).
  • Occupation*: Peter Terry was a labourer.3
  • Anecdote: Peter Terry died in 1825 aged 48 years leaving Elizabeth with a young family of eight children. She remained a widow until she died in 1864, nearly 40 years later. Each parish was responsible for its own poor and the 1851 census indicates that she was a parish relief widow (i.e. receiving financial support).
  • Death*: Peter Terry died in 1825 at Newhaven, Sussex, England.
  • Burial*: Peter Terry was buried on 1 May 1825 at St Michael, Newhaven, Sussex, England.4

Family:

Elizabeth Alce b. 21 Mar 1779, d. 27 Feb 1864

Children:

Richard Terry+ b. 7 Oct 1798, d. 1857
Mary Ann Terry b. 22 Jun 1800
Elizabeth Terry b. c 1802, d. 1802
Kezia Terry+ b. 25 Sep 1803
Harriet Terry+ b. 6 Apr 1806, d. 21 Jul 1879
John Terry b. 6 Aug 1809, d. 1809
Martha Terry b. 4 Nov 1810
Thomas Terry+ b. 26 Nov 1813, d. 1886
Mary Jane Terry b. 26 Oct 1817, d. 1819
William Terry+ b. 28 Nov 1820
Peter Terry+ b. 19 May 1822, d. 25 Mar 1895

Citations

  1. [S23] Online Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  3. [S53] Marriage certificate of Peter Terry and Jane Smart, married 22 Feb 1849 in the Registration District of Hastings, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 7 Page 441).
  4. [S25] Online Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.uk/, ongoing project,.

Charles Smart

b. 16 October 1803, d. 9 April 1886

Parents:

Father: Thomas Woolgar b. 25 May 1753, d. 1819
Mother: Lucy Young b. 25 Jun 1775, d. 1827
Last Edited: 11 Mar 2015

Family:

Hannah Hudson b. 14 Oct 1798, d. 18 May 1864

Children:

Jane Smart+ b. c 1823, d. 12 Apr 1894
Hosea Smart b. 25 Jun 1826, d. 1869
Frances Smart b. 20 Dec 1830
Harriet Smart b. 6 Sep 1835
Daniel Smart+ b. 9 Jul 1840, d. 1924

Citations

  1. [S23] Online Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  3. [S216] Birth certificate of Daniel Smart, born 9 Jul 1840, registered 17 Aug 1840 in the Registration District of Lewes, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 7 Page 349).
  4. [S67] 1841 Census for England "HO107 piece 1106 folio 9/21 page 7."
  5. [S53] Marriage certificate of Peter Terry and Jane Smart, married 22 Feb 1849 in the Registration District of Hastings, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 7 Page 441).
  6. [S16] 1851 Census for England "HO107 piece 1635 folio 69 page 15."
  7. [S68] 1861 Census for England, "RG09 piece 566 folio 59 page 2."
  8. [S69] 1871 Census for England, "RG10 piece 1044 folio 22 page 1."
  9. [S70] 1881 Census for England, "RG11 piece 1041 folio 90 page 8."
  10. [S513] Death certificate of Charles Smart, died 9 Apr 1886, registered 12 Apr 1886 in the Registration District of Hailsham, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 2b Page 51).

Isaac Taylor

b. 20 October 1816, d. 1889

Parents:

Father: Abraham Taylor b. 12 Oct 1783, d. 28 Feb 1861
Mother: Sarah Kennard b. 9 Nov 1788, d. a 7 Apr 1861
Last Edited: 1 Jan 2014

Family:

Frances Trill b. c 1823, d. 1882

Children:

Frederick Taylor b. 5 Jun 1841
Rhoda Taylor b. 1843, d. 1853
Eleanor Taylor b. 1852, d. 1893
Emma Taylor b. 1855
Louisa Taylor b. c 1863

Citations

  1. [S23] Online Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S13] General Register Office: Indexes to Birth, Marriages, Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Lewes Reg District Vol 7 Page 444."

Ruth Taylor

b. 18 September 1829

Parents:

Father: Abraham Taylor b. 12 Oct 1783, d. 28 Feb 1861
Mother: Sarah Kennard b. 9 Nov 1788, d. a 7 Apr 1861
Last Edited: 1 Jan 2014

Citations

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

Naomi Taylor

b. 28 February 1826

Parents:

Father: Abraham Taylor b. 12 Oct 1783, d. 28 Feb 1861
Mother: Sarah Kennard b. 9 Nov 1788, d. a 7 Apr 1861
Last Edited: 5 Mar 2019

Family:

William Stevens b. 22 Jun 1823

Children:

Miriam Stevens+ b. 16 Jun 1844, d. 1922
Thomas Stevens b. 15 Nov 1846
James Stevens+ b. 1 Dec 1848, d. 1921
Sarah Stevens b. 1851
Albert Stevens b. 1853
David Stevens b. 1856
Ruth Stevens b. 1859
William Stevens b. 1861
Arthur Stevens b. 1863
Frank Stevens b. 1865
Hugh Owen Stevens b. 1868
Ernest Stevens b. 1873

Citations

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

Ruth Morris

b. 9 February 1862, d. 1945

Parents:

Father: William Morris b. 25 Mar 1825, d. 29 Jul 1900
Mother: Eleanor Funnell b. 26 Oct 1828, d. 22 Jan 1910
Last Edited: 9 Aug 2016

Family:

Henry Albert West b. 28 Jan 1860, d. 11 Oct 1924

Children:

Esther West b. c 1881
Henry William West+ b. 23 Jun 1882, d. 1921
Maria West b. c 1884
Ruth West b. 2 Aug 1886
Albert West b. c 1889
Gertrude Maud West b. 1890
Rose May West b. 1894
Edith Grace West b. 1896
Victor Perrin West b. 1898
Edward Ernest West b. 1899, d. 1919
Dorothy Mabel West b. 1901
Ellie Florence West b. 1903

Citations

  1. [S142] General Register Office: Indexes to Births, Sep 1837-2006, "Jan-Mar 1862, Uckfield, Vol 2b Page 95."
  2. [S556] 1939 Register (29 Sep 1939) for England "RG101/2563A/003/11."
  3. [S23] Online Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.uk/, ongoing project,.
  4. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Apr-Jun 1880, Uckfield, Vol 2b Page 149."
  5. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Dec 1945, Worthing, Vol 2b Page 504, age 83 years."

John Godden

b. 2 January 1831, d. 1842

Parents:

Father: Michael Godden b. 10 Feb 1811, d. 11 May 1901
Mother: Ruth Dunk b. 27 Jul 1807, d. 6 Nov 1873
Last Edited: 6 Feb 2014

Citations

  1. [S67] 1841 Census for England "HO107 piece 1114 folio 13/35 page 15."
  2. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jan-Mar 1842, Eastbourne, Vol 7 Page 252."

Emma Godden

b. 30 March 1834, d. 1884

Parents:

Father: Michael Godden b. 10 Feb 1811, d. 11 May 1901
Mother: Ruth Dunk b. 27 Jul 1807, d. 6 Nov 1873
Last Edited: 21 Mar 2018

Family:

Child:

Alfred Godden b. 27 Nov 1852, d. 8 Dec 1931

Citations

  1. [S70] 1881 Census for England, "RG11 piece 678 folio 32 page 57."
  2. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jul-Sep 1884, Camberwell, London, Vol 1d Page 501, 53 years."

Richard Green Griffiths

b. 28 October 1810, d. 27 April 1879

Parents:

Father: Richard Green b. c 1771, d. Aug 1810
Mother: Sarah Ann Griffiths b. c 1767, d. 26 Jan 1841
Last Edited: 2 Oct 2018

Family:

Eliza Cornell b. 2 Apr 1814, d. 24 Mar 1887

Children:

William Griffiths+ b. 12 Apr 1836, d. 7 Sep 1918
Richard Griffiths b. 12 Feb 1838
Emily Julia Griffiths b. 27 Jan 1844
George Griffiths b. 1846, d. 1851
Mary Ann Griffiths+ b. 30 Jun 1850
Isabella Griffiths+ b. 1854

Citations

  1. [S767] Index to Essex Marriages, 1754-1851, compiled by Jack Baxter, Custodian: Rita Harris, e-mail address.
  2. [S801] Parish Register of Epping Upland All Saints, Essex, England, (ERO: D/P 302/1) "D/P 302/1/16."
  3. [S759] Birth certificate of Richard Griffiths, born 12 Feb 1838, registered 9 Mar 1838 in the Registration District of Chipping Ongar, Essex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 12 Page 166).
  4. [S67] 1841 Census for England "Class: HO107; Piece: 323; Book: 22; Civil Parish: Woodford; County: Essex; Enumeration District: 9; Folio: 24; Page: 7; Line: 12; GSU roll: 241362."
  5. [S756] Birth certificate of Emily Julia Griffiths, born 27 Jan 1844, registered 5 Mar 1844 in the Registration District of Walthamstow, Essex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 12 Page 307).
  6. [S755] Birth certificate of Mary Ann Griffith, born 30 Jun 1850, registered 8 Aug 1850 in the Registration District of Islington West, Middlesex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 3 Page 298).
  7. [S16] 1851 Census for England "Class: HO107; Piece: 1499; Folio: 200; Page: 31; GSU roll: 87832."
  8. [S68] 1861 Census for England, "Class: RG 9; Piece: 125; Folio: 108; Page: 37; GSU roll: 542578."
  9. [S50] Marriage certificate of William Griffiths and Margaret Day, married 20 Apr 1863 in the Registration District of Islington, Middlesex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 1b Page 389).
  10. [S69] 1871 Census for England, "RG10 piece 252 folio 69 page 28."
  11. [S244] Website "Ancestry" (http://www.ancestry.co.uk/) "London Metropolitan Archives, Saint Mary, Islington, Register of marriages, P83/MRY1, Item 1238."
  12. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jul-Sep 1876, Islington, Vol 1b Page 546."
  13. [S244] Website "Ancestry" (http://www.ancestry.co.uk/) "London Metropolitan Archives, Saint Mary, Islington, Register of marriages, P83/MRY1, Item 1243."
  14. [S383] Death certificate of Richard Griffiths, died 27 Apr 1879, registered 30 Apr 1879 in the Registration District of Islington West, Middlesex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 1b Page 164).

Thomas Day

b. 15 November 1795, d. 17 May 1874
Clapgate cottages at Willingale, Essex - residence of Thomas and Mary Anne Day in 1841 and 1851. (Photo courtesy of Alison Payne)

Parents:

Father: Thomas Day b. 1 Jan 1769
Mother: Mary Smith b. 25 Jun 1759
Last Edited: 16 Jun 2019
  • Birth: Thomas Day was born in 1795 at Stanford Rivers, Essex, England.
  • Baptism*: Thomas Day was baptized on 15 November 1795 at Stanford Rivers, Essex, England.
  • He was the son of Thomas Day and Mary Smith.
  • Marriage*: Thomas Day married Mary Anne Knight, daughter of Joseph Knight and Elizabeth (?), on 12 October 1815 at Norton Mandeville, Essex, England.
  • Occupation*: Thomas Day was an agricultural labourer in 1841.1
  • Residence*: On 7 June 1841 Thomas Day and Mary Anne Knight lived at Clap Gates, Willingale Doe, Essex, England.1
  • Anecdote*: Clapgate Cottages are located at 1 and 2 Silver Lane, Willingale and are now a listed building (List entry number: 1111254). The building is described as:
    Pair of cottages, formerly single farmhouse. Mid C17 and timber framed and plastered. Of 2 storeys with peg tile roof with gable at west end and half hipped at east. Tall thin crooked gable end stack at west end and off-centre large ridgeline stack, over probable former 'baffle entry'. Front has 2 gabled white boarded C20 enclosed porches and C19 casements with small panes. Interior: 2 late C18 corner cupboards and stopped chamfered timber framing. (https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1111254.)2
  • Anecdote*: There are two churches at Willingale: Willingale Doe and Willingale Spain. They are next to each other. The local legend says that a sister paid for one church to be built, and not to be out done, the other sister built a church next to it. They are called Doe and Spain, supposed to be the married names of the girls.
  • Occupation: Thomas Day was an agricultural labourer in 1851.3
  • Residence: In 1851 Thomas Day and Mary Anne Knight lived at Clap Gates, Willingale Doe, Essex, England.3
  • Occupation: Thomas Day was a carpenter (on daughter Elizabeth's marriage certificate - occupation doesn't sound right though) on 17 September 1860.4
  • (Witness) Marriage: Thomas Day witnessed the marriage of James Payne and Elizabeth Day on 17 September 1860 at St John's Church, Notting Hill, London, England; Witnesses: James Wigley and Elizabeth Wigley.4
  • Occupation: Thomas Day was a farm bailiff of 62 acres in 1861.5
  • Residence: In 1861 Thomas Day and Mary Anne Knight lived at 4 Nants Farm, Chipping Ongar, Essex, England.5
  • (Witness) Marriage: Thomas Day witnessed the marriage of William Griffiths and Margaret Day on 20 April 1863 at The Parish Church, Islington, Middlesex, England.6
  • Occupation: Thomas Day was an agricultural labourer in 1871.7
  • Residence: In 1871 Thomas Day and Mary Anne Knight lived at Norton Lane, Norton Mandeville, Essex, England. Staying with them was Walter Day, age 27 years, grandson, pensioner, born Willingale Doe, Essex.7
  • Death*: Thomas Day died on 17 May 1874 at Norton Mandeville, Essex, England, at age 78. He died of senile gangrene asthenia.8

Family:

Mary Anne Knight b. 1 May 1796, d. 13 Mar 1892

Children:

Charles Day+ b. c 1816, d. 1855
Eliza Day+ b. c 1819, d. 24 Jan 1910
John Day b. 21 Oct 1827
Maria Day b. 17 Jul 1831
Elizabeth Day+ b. 7 Feb 1834, d. 1911
Margaret Day+ b. 8 Jul 1836, d. 17 Dec 1915
Emma Day b. 1840

Citations

  1. [S67] 1841 Census for England "HO107 piece 328 folio 18 page 7."
  2. [S610] Website "Historic England" (https://historicengland.org.uk).
  3. [S16] 1851 Census for England "HO107 piece 1771 folio 57 page 14."
  4. [S244] Website "Ancestry" (http://www.ancestry.co.uk/) "London Metropolitan Archives, Saint John The Evangelist, Ladbroke Grove, Register of marriages, P84/JN, Item 015."
  5. [S68] 1861 Census for England, "RG09 piece 1067 folio 56 page 37."
  6. [S50] Marriage certificate of William Griffiths and Margaret Day, married 20 Apr 1863 in the Registration District of Islington, Middlesex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 1b Page 389).
  7. [S69] 1871 Census for England, "RG10 piece 1642 folio 62 page 4."
  8. [S368] Death certificate of Thomas Day, died 17 May 1874, registered 21 May 1874 in the Registration District of Ongar, Essex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 4a Page 72).

John Fortescue

b. circa 1804, d. 1870

Parents:

Father: John Fortescue b. c 1751, d. 1842
Mother: Elizabeth Holman b. 1761, d. 1826
Last Edited: 21 Apr 2017

Family:

Anna Maria Tout b. 20 Sep 1807, d. 1878

Children:

Ann Elizabeth Fortescue b. 23 Dec 1827
Anna Maria Fortescue b. 27 Dec 1829
Emma Fortescue+ b. 16 Oct 1831, d. 17 Feb 1912
Frances Fortescue b. 16 Mar 1834
William Fortescue b. 14 Feb 1836
Rosina Fortescue b. c 1839
John Fortescue b. c 1847
Louisa Fortescue b. 1852

Anna Maria Tout

b. 20 September 1807, d. 1878

Parents:

Father: Hugh Tout b. 16 Jan 1755, d. 1825
Mother: Elizabeth Perfect b. c 1763, d. 1832
Last Edited: 21 Apr 2017

Family:

John Fortescue b. c 1804, d. 1870

Children:

Ann Elizabeth Fortescue b. 23 Dec 1827
Anna Maria Fortescue b. 27 Dec 1829
Emma Fortescue+ b. 16 Oct 1831, d. 17 Feb 1912
Frances Fortescue b. 16 Mar 1834
William Fortescue b. 14 Feb 1836
Rosina Fortescue b. c 1839
John Fortescue b. c 1847
Louisa Fortescue b. 1852

Anna Maria Fortescue

b. 27 December 1829

Parents:

Father: John Fortescue b. c 1804, d. 1870
Mother: Anna Maria Tout b. 20 Sep 1807, d. 1878
Last Edited: 9 Dec 2011

Frances Fortescue

b. 16 March 1834

Parents:

Father: John Fortescue b. c 1804, d. 1870
Mother: Anna Maria Tout b. 20 Sep 1807, d. 1878
Last Edited: 9 Dec 2011

William Fortescue

b. 14 February 1836

Parents:

Father: John Fortescue b. c 1804, d. 1870
Mother: Anna Maria Tout b. 20 Sep 1807, d. 1878
Last Edited: 9 Dec 2011

James Hore

b. circa 1795, d. after 1851
Last Edited: 18 Aug 2016

Family:

Johanna Ann Shippeard b. 1794, d. 1867

Children:

Ann Hore+ b. c 1825
James Kekewick Hore+ b. 1830, d. 15 Mar 1905
William S Hore+ b. c 1832

Citations

  1. [S67] 1841 Census for England "HO107 piece 267 folio 7 page 11."
  2. [S16] 1851 Census for England "HO107 piece 1869 folio 375 page 5."