Sarah Littlewood

b. 12 July 1769, d. 8 December 1806

Parents:

Last Edited: 11 May 2013
  • Baptism*: Sarah Littlewood was baptized on 12 July 1769 at Cathedral St Peter, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, based on age 29 years at marriage.1,2
  • She was the daughter of John Littlewood.
  • Anecdote*: William Harrison made a silver knitting sheath for his future wife, Sarah Littlewood, which survives today. With the knitting sheath is a note from Anne Ward, William and Sarah's granddaughter, which reads: "This knitting sheath was made by our Grandfather William Harrison (who was a silversmith) and given to our Grandmother Sarah Littlewood before their marriage. Ann Ward. To go to Harrison Ward at my death or to one of Tom's Daughters."
  • Marriage*: Sarah Littlewood married William Harrison on 6 May 1799 at Sheffield, Yorkshire, England.1
  • Married Name: As of 6 May 1799, her married name was Harrison.
  • Death*: Sarah Littlewood died on 8 December 1806 at Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, at age 37.3
  • Burial*: Sarah Littlewood was buried on 14 December 1806 at Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, "age 37 years, spouse William Harrison."3

Family:

William Harrison b. c 1770, d. 1810

Child:

Citations

  1. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "GS Film number: 1469877."
  2. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "GS Film number: 919325."
  3. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "GS Film number: 812027, Reference ID: R.G.6-907,p.77."

Charlotte Evans

b. 10 December 1815

Parents:

Father: George Evans b. 8 Jun 1794, d. 27 Dec 1873
Mother: Anne Cluer b. 27 Apr 1796, d. 20 Mar 1877
Last Edited: 4 Mar 2020
  • Birth: Charlotte Evans was born in 1815 at Titchfield, Hampshire, England; Note: birthplace consistently given as Tichfield in the census returns.
  • Baptism*: Charlotte Evans was baptized on 10 December 1815 at Fareham St Peter & St Paul, Fareham, Hampshire, England, daughter of George and Ann Evans.1
  • She was the daughter of George Evans and Anne Cluer.
  • Marriage*: Charlotte Evans married Philip Murrell, son of Philip Murrell and Mary Bishop, on 28 August 1838 at Roman Catholic Chapel, Slindon, Sussex, England.2
  • Married Name: As of 28 August 1838, her married name was Murrell.2
  • Anecdote*: Philip Murrell was a widower when he married Charlotte Evans.
  • Anecdote: The Roman Catholic Chapel, Slindon House, at Slindon was registered to conduct marriages on 18.12.1837 and was later transferred to St Richard's Church, Slindon on 21.11.1865. "Throughout penal times the chapel in Slindon House was continuously served by a priest. During the worst days of persecution Mass was said in a secret chamber under the roof. Later the chapel was on the first floor with an arched roof, and in close proximity were three priest's hiding places. The last to occupy one of these holes was Fr. Joseph Molyneux, (Slindon 1765 to 1778) who thus eluded arrest upon a search being made for him by order of a magistrate during a temporary outburst of "No Popery" fever (from: "Catholic Record Society, Miscellanea, Vol VI, Bedingfeld Papers, etc, published 1909" LDS Microfilm No. 1068700).
    It appears that most Murrell's in Slindon were Catholics. This could come about from most of these Murrells being descendants or relatives of Jeremy Murrell of Slindon who was Steward to Lord Newberg according to his burial on 23 Jan 1763 (St Mary's Church of England Register). I suspect that Lord Newberg was a Catholic although I haven't thoroughly researched this yet. In the 1861 census it appears that Philip Murrell is a gardener for Anne, Countess of Newburgh. There is no information so far on the background of Philip's father, another Philip Murrell. He is found at Arundel in 1793 (another Catholic hotspot) when he married Mary Bishop but nothing is known of his origins.
    It is a mystery how Philip came to marry Charlotte Evans who was born some distance away in Tichfield, Hampshire. Perhaps she was working as a servant at Slindon where she became pregnant and so it was arranged for her to marry Philip, a widower (Philip 44 years, Charlotte 22 years)? There is no evidence that she came from a Roman Catholic family although her line does go back to Twyford in Hampshire where there was a highly regarded RC school dating from the late 1600s. However, a document survives showing that her direct ancestor, William Primmer (1703- ), was an informant against this RC school in 1743/44, just before the Jacobite uprising in 1745.
    Philip Murrell and his family do appear to have been committed Catholics and oral family history says that his daughter Maria Murrell and her daughter Annie Marchant maintained a connection to the high church of England which, while not Catholic, is close to it in their practices.
  • Anecdote*: The fact that Charlotte's first child Mary had her mother's maiden name indicates that she was illegitimate. It is also interesting to note that Charlotte and Philip were married and resident in Slindon but their first child, Charles, was born in Charlotte's birthplace, Titchfield. Charlotte's family would have been living there.
  • Residence*: On 7 June 1841 Charlotte Evans and Philip Murrell lived at Slindon, Sussex, England.3
  • (Witness) Birth: Charlotte Evans witnessed the birth of Maria Murrell on 11 February 1846 at Slindon, Sussex, England.4
  • Residence: On 30 March 1851 Charlotte Evans and Philip Murrell lived at Dyers Lane, Slindon, Sussex, England.5
  • Residence: On 7 April 1861 Charlotte Evans and Philip Murrell lived at Slindon St, Slindon, Sussex, England.6
  • Residence: On 2 April 1871 Charlotte Evans and Philip Murrell lived at Slindon Common, Slindon, Sussex, England.7
  • Residence: On 3 April 1881 Charlotte Evans lived at 7 The Drive, Hove, Sussex, England, with her daughter Mary Farendon (nee Evans) and her husband George. This was just 2 months after Philip died. Also at this residence were Teresa Murrell (19 years born Slindon) and Agnes Murrell (24 years born Slindon). Both were domestic servants.8
  • Anecdote: A possibility for Charlotte's death was considered to be: Oct-Dec 1881, Westhampnett RD, Vol 2b page 225, age 87 years. She was buried at Barnham St Mary on 17 Nov 1881 age 87 years. However, this is more likely to be Charlotte Murrell baptised 23 Oct 1794 dau. of Joseph Murrell and Anne of Barnham, at Barnham St Mary.

Family 1:

Child:

Mary Evans b. 8 May 1836

Family 2:

Philip Murrell b. 27 Feb 1794, d. 10 Feb 1881

Children:

Charles Murrell+ b. 25 Aug 1839, d. 1911
Jane Murrell+ b. 1841, d. 1907
Elizabeth Murrell b. 1844, d. 1919
Maria Murrell+ b. 11 Feb 1846, d. 14 Jul 1893
Eliza Murrell+ b. 1847, d. 1927
George Murrell b. 1849, d. 1901
Ann Murrell b. 1851
William Murrell+ b. c 1853, d. 1919
Ambrose Murrell+ b. 1855, d. 1932
Agnes Murrell b. 1857
Teresa Murrell+ b. 1863

Citations

  1. [S617] Microfilm of the Old Parochial Register of Baptisms, Marriages & Burials, Fareham, Hampshire, England, (Film no: PHC: CHU43) "CHU43/1B/1."
  2. [S47] Marriage certificate of Philip Murrell and Charlotte Evans, married 28 Aug 1838 in the Registration District of Chichester, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 7 Page 347).
  3. [S67] 1841 Census for England "HO107 piece 1099 folio 5/8 page 11."
  4. [S197] Birth certificate of Maria Murrell, born 11 Feb 1846, registered 23 Feb 1846 in the Registration District of Chichester, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 7 Page 342).
  5. [S16] 1851 Census for England "HO107 piece 1653 folio 74 page 3."
  6. [S68] 1861 Census for England, "RG09 piece 619 folio 43 page 15."
  7. [S69] 1871 Census for England, "RG10 piece 1114 folio 38 page 3."
  8. [S70] 1881 Census for England, "RG11 piece 1096 folio 85 page 13."

Jane Holden

b. 17 October 1802, d. 28 October 1882

Parents:

Father: John Holden b. c 1747, d. Mar 1819
Mother: Susanna Roofe b. 10 Dec 1756, d. 1824
Last Edited: 2 Oct 2021
  • Birth*: Jane Holden was born on 17 October 1802 at Brighton, Sussex, England.
  • She was the daughter of John Holden and Susanna Roofe.
  • Baptism: Jane Holden was baptized on 14 November 1802 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England.1
  • (Witness) Will: Jane Holden is mentioned in the will of John Holden dated 6 April 1813 at Brighton, Sussex, England.2
  • Marriage*: Jane Holden married Robert Barber, son of Thomas Barber and Mary Lane, on 6 August 1821 at Hove, Sussex, England, He had just turned 19 years old and she was 18 years. According to the 1851 and 1861 census returns her occupation was a straw bonnet maker.3
  • Married Name: As of 6 August 1821, her married name was Barber.
  • Anecdote: Jane was the youngest child in her family and was 16 years old when her father was buried on 1 April 1819 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton. He appointed his friend Henry Laker, victualler, as trustee and made special provision for Jane in his will: "... from time to time pay and apply the Interest thereof and such part of the principal as he or they shall find necessary or think proper for and toward the support, maintenance, education and bringing up of my youngest child Jane Holden until she shall attain the age of 21 years or be married or be otherwise provided for whichever shall first happen". Her mother Susanna and Henry Laker were appointed executors. However, the will was not probated until 6 Dec 1824 (nearly 3 months after Susanna’s death) at which time the estate was valued at under £100. The will directed that this should be divided equally amongst Jane and her eight siblings.2
  • Anecdote*: Robert and Jane moved to London sometime after 1824 and returned to Brighton in 1829. The children Elizabeth, Susannah and Mary were all born in London during this period but were all baptised together on their return at St Nicholas, Brighton on 2 August 1829. The document "Brothers & Sisters of Grandfather [John] Barber" gives the place of birth of these children as 111 Jermyn St, St James, Westminster, London, presumably their residence while in London. Interestingly, Jane's sister Mary Anne Bignell (nee Holden) is a widow living with her son, Henry Bignell (a licensed victualler) and family at 123 Jermyn St in the 1861 census. Needs further work to explore this connection.4,5,6
  • (Witness) Probate: Jane Holden witnessed the probate of the estate of John Holden on 6 December 1824; Note that John Holden's wife Susanna was buried on 23 Sep 1824 which likely caused the probate event so that the will could be finalised.
  • Anecdote: Robert and Jane's daughters Susannah and Mary were twins, born on 25 April 1826. There was a history of twins in the family with Jane's mother, Susanna Holden (nee Roofe), also having twins Edward and Thomas in 1794.7,5
  • Anecdote: On their return from London in 1829 they lived at Mt Sion Place in Brighton (probably no. 3 Mt Sion Place as this is where William, Emma and Anne were born). Robert was working as a cabinet maker.5
  • Anecdote: In the 1841 census they were living at Gardiner Street in Brighton (no. 21 according to birth of John Barber).4
  • Anecdote: In 1841 Robert and Jane's eldest daughter, Jane, became pregnant at the age of 17 years to James Goldsmith, also 17 years, and the couple were married as minors in Hampstead, London on 28 Dec 1841 possibly to avoid embarrassment. It appears that they stayed in London until the child was born before returning to Brighton. They had three children before Jane died in 1848 in Brighton of an acute skin infection. Her husband James remarried and emigrated to Victoria, Australia in 1853 with the children Samuel, James and Mary on the ship "Six Sisters". After some time in Geelong, the family travelled to the gold diggings at Ballarat where they lived at Bakery Hill, Ballarat East. The family were involved in the now famous Eureka Uprising of 1854 and during the brief battle daughter Mary Abigail was hidden down a mine shaft by her father. Mary's obituary in the Ballarat Courier newspaper in 1930 records: The late Mrs Barnett was living in Ballarat during the Eureka riots and was hidden by her father, Mr Goldsmith, in a hole with some other children at Bakery Hill. They were left there till after the riot. Mrs Barnett well remembers the fear she experienced whilst the shooting was in progress." James Goldsmith died in Melbourne in 1877 and many descendants of the family survive in Australia today.8,9
  • Residence: On 30 March 1851 Jane Holden and Robert Barber lived at 35 Queens Gardens, Brighton, Sussex, England.10
  • Occupation*: Jane Holden was a bonnet maker on 30 March 1851.
  • Anecdote: While working in service in London, their daughter Elizabeth Barber gave birth to an illegitimate son, Alfred Barber, on 28 Dec 1850 who was subsequently raised by Robert and Jane. The birth certificate for Alfred shows that he was born at 11 Gunn Yard, Aldgate and the mother was Elizabeth Barber of 38 Camomile St, London. No father was given. The 1851 census for 11 Gunn Yard, St Botolph, Aldgate has an Alfred Barber, 3 months, nurse child (i.e. no relation to the family he was with) born Middlesex, Aldgate. The 1851 census for All Hallows London Wall, Middlesex at 38 Camomile St has Elizabeth Barber, age 22 yrs, unmarried, servant, b. Brighton, Sussex. She is working for Saul and Sarah Yates whose eldest son Alfred (the likely father?) is aged 26 years. Both Saul and Alfred are solicitors. Alfred Yates (the likely father) died in 1851.11
  • Residence: On 7 April 1861 Jane Holden and Robert Barber lived at 23 Kensington Gardens, Brighton, Sussex, England.12
  • Occupation: Jane Holden was a straw bonnet maker on 7 April 1861.
  • Anecdote: Two of Robert and Jane's sons married and had large families in Brighton. William Lane Barber married Ellen Nell in 1863 and they had eight children. John Barber married Susannah Victoria White in 1865 and they had nine children.
    Despite the difficulties with daughters Jane and Elizabeth, Robert and Jane left a substantial legacy of children and grandchildren in Australia and New Zealand as well as Brighton. The history of this family remains a work in progress as we seek more information about their other daughters Mary, Susannah, Emma and Anne. It is likely that their stories will be revealed when other family historians discover their connection to Robert and Jane while working back on their family trees, just as it was for daughters Jane and Elizabeth.
  • (Witness) Marriage: Jane Holden witnessed the marriage of John Barber and Susannah Victoria White on 15 May 1865 at The Register Office, Brighton, Sussex, England.13
  • Residence*: On 2 April 1871 Jane Holden lived at 71 Upper North St, Brighton, Sussex, England, a widow, living with her daughter Rebecca Ollive and husband William. Intriguingly, there is a visitor, Mary Wenham, age 42 yrs (born c1829) born in Lee, Kent. The villages of Leigh (Lee), Hildenboroug and Tonbridge in Kent are all adjacent and is where the Barbers lived before settling in Brighton.14
  • Residence: On 3 April 1881 Jane Holden lived at Race Hill Workhouse, Brighton, Sussex, England, She was age 79 years, widow, straw bonnet maker. Most of the people in the workhouse were older people in their 60’s, 70’s & 80’s. The workhouse was often the only place that elderly people could go for nursing and care in old age, and was not necessarily a sign of poverty and abandonment.15
  • Death*: Jane Holden died on 28 October 1882 at Race Hill Workhouse, Brighton, Sussex, England, at age 80. She died of heart disease (morbis cordis, some years) and asthma.16

Family:

Robert Barber b. 6 Jul 1802, d. 4 Feb 1867

Children:

Thomas Barber b. 7 Jun 1822, d. 4 Jul 1823
Jane Barber+ b. 8 May 1824, d. 14 Dec 1848
Mary Barber b. 25 Apr 1826
Susannah Barber b. 25 Apr 1826
Elizabeth Barber+ b. 9 Dec 1828, d. 24 Feb 1916
William Lane Barber+ b. 9 Jul 1831
Emma Barber+ b. 23 Dec 1833
Anne Barber+ b. 16 Jan 1837
Robert Isaac Barber+ b. 16 Nov 1839, d. 4 Jan 1885
John Barber+ b. 10 Feb 1842, d. 4 Feb 1925
Stillborn Barber b. 21 Nov 1845, d. 21 Nov 1845
Rebecca Barber b. 2 Feb 1847, d. 1905

Citations

  1. [S244] Website "Ancestry" (http://www.ancestry.co.uk/) "Source Citation: Place: Brighton, Sussex, England; Collection: St Nicholas; -; Date Range: 1791 - 1812; Film Number: 1067105."
  2. [S274] Will of John Holden of Brighton, Sussex, England, made 6 Apr 1813, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 6 Dec 1824. (ESRO: PBT 1/1/75/339).
  3. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  4. [S67] 1841 Census for England "HO107 piece 1121 folio 6/40 page 23."
  5. [S23] Online Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.uk/, ongoing project,.
  6. [S273] Will of Charles Barber of Brighton, Sussex, England, made 27 Sep 1978, proved in the Brighton, 15 May 1980. (800506812M).
  7. [S272] Copy of Letter from Victoria and Albert Griffiths, to Rita and Fred Barber, dated 1 June 1980 (GG Barber Private Archives, Perth, W. Australia).
  8. [S252] Ancestry.com Operations Inc., Assisted and Unassisted Passenger Lists, Victoria, Australia: 1839–1923 [database on-line].
  9. [S283] Webpage Ballarat Courier (http://trove.nla.gov.au/) "Monday 19th November 1930."
  10. [S16] 1851 Census for England "HO107 piece 1645 folio 748 page 32."
  11. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Oct-Dec 1851, City of London, Vol 2 Page 128."
  12. [S68] 1861 Census for England, "RG09 piece 598 folio 64 page 34."
  13. [S60] Marriage certificate of John Barber and Susannah Victoria White, married 15 May 1865 in the Registration District of Brighton, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 2b Page 381).
  14. [S69] 1871 Census for England, "RG10 piece 1087 folio 46 page 17."
  15. [S70] 1881 Census for England, "RG11 piece 1090 folio 134 page 12."
  16. [S81] Death certificate of Jane Barber, died 28 Oct 1882, registered 31 Oct 1882 in the Registration District of Brighton, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 2b Page 131).

Elizabeth Bull

b. 28 December 1816, d. 18 April 1849

Parents:

Father: Thomas Bull b. 15 Jul 1771, d. 7 Jan 1855
Mother: Martha Bandy b. 4 Feb 1781, d. 10 Jun 1860
Last Edited: 2 Oct 2021

Family:

Benjamin Humphries b. 15 Oct 1820, d. 4 Oct 1878

Children:

Rose Hannah Humphries+ b. 12 Feb 1842, d. 1871
Ann Elizabeth Humphries+ b. 10 Jul 1843, d. 6 Oct 1872
Sarah Humphries+ b. 25 Aug 1846, d. 7 Oct 1883
Henry Humphries b. 8 Apr 1849, d. May 1849

Citations

  1. [S49] Marriage certificate of Benjamin Humphreys and Elizabeth Bull, married 1 Jun 1841 in the Registration District of Buckingham, Buckinghamshire, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 6 Page 523).
  2. [S67] 1841 Census for England "Class: HO107; Piece: 44; Book: 29; Civil Parish: Tingewick; County: Buckinghamshire; Enumeration District: 1; Folio: 15; Page: 25; Line: 14; GSU roll: 241212."
  3. [S200] Birth certificate of Ann Elizabeth Humphrys, born 10 Jul 1843, registered 20 Jul 1843 in the Registration District of Brackley, Northamptonshire, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 15 Page 198).
  4. [S87] Death certificate of Elizabeth Humfries, died 18 Apr 1849, registered 18 Apr 1849 in the Registration District of Brackley (GRO Index Ref: Vol 15 Page 154) "wife of Benjamin Humfries, labourer, age 34 years."

Rose Hannah Humphries

b. 12 February 1842, d. 1871

Parents:

Father: Benjamin Humphries b. 15 Oct 1820, d. 4 Oct 1878
Mother: Elizabeth Bull b. 28 Dec 1816, d. 18 Apr 1849
Last Edited: 8 Aug 2016
  • Birth*: Rose Hannah Humphries was born on 12 February 1842 at House of Ann Moulder, Finmere, Oxfordshire, England; Name given as Rosanna on birth certificate.1,2
  • She was the daughter of Benjamin Humphries and Elizabeth Bull.
  • Baptism: Rose Hannah Humphries was baptized on 27 February 1842 at Finmere, Oxfordshire, England.
  • Residence*: On 7 April 1861 Rose Hannah Humphries lived at 19 Victoria St, Brighton, Sussex, England, a servant, 21 years old, to Sarah Jarvis, aged 68 years. Surname spelt Humphyfors.
  • Occupation*: Rose Hannah Humphries was a servant, 21 years old, to Sarah Jarvis, aged 68 years. on 7 April 1861.3
  • Anecdote: Following the birth of her illegitimate son Benjamin Henry (known as Harry) on 6 Dec 1863, Rose Hannah was subject to the following removal order on 9 August 1864:
    Removal Order, Date: 9 Aug 1864. Repository: East Sussex Record Office
    , ESRO reference: DE/B 26/71. Level: File
    Description: Order removing Rose Hannah Nibbs otherwise Humphries and her illegitimate son Benjamin Henry (8 months) from Eastbourne to Finmere, Oxfordshire

    Examination of Rose Hannah Humphries, singlewoman: daughter of Benjamin Humphries (usually called Nibbs), carter living at 11 Tower Street, Eastbourne; mother Elizabeth died at Finmere 15 years ago; born in house of Ann Moulder at Finmere 12 Feb 1842; BH married Elizabeth Bull at Tingewick, Buckinghamshire and subsequently re-married 11-12 years ago; gave birth to illegimate son on 6 Dec 1863
    Examination of Benjamin Humphries otherwise Nibbs of Eastbourne: RHH born at Finmere but does not know where he was born; parents both dead; elder brother lives at Finmere
    Examination of William Nibbs: aged 52, has lived at Finmere for many years; born at Chipping Warden, Northamptonshire; brother Benjamin Nibbs was born at Tingewick; WN's father was illegitimate and born at Whitfield, Northamptonshire, he married Diana Vines [Lines?]and was removed 1814 from Whitfield to Finmere; grandmother Elizabeth Nibbs received poor relief from Finmere before she died at Whitfield two years ago [Something wrong here - Elizabeth Nibbs is her great-grandmother and she died 1842 - currently being checked]; aunt Susan Nibbs now lives at Whitfield and received poor relief from Finmere [correct - Susan died there in 1867]; grandmother EN married Henry Humphries [other sources have the name as Jonathan, not Henry - needs to be checked], who left shortly after and so she resumed her maiden name
    Examination of Robert Greave, Kings Head Inn, Finmere
    - See more at: http://www.thekeep.info/collections/getrecord/GB179_DE_B_26_71#sthash.JI7SVWHL.dpuf.
  • Marriage*: Rose Hannah Humphries married Richard Meek, son of John William Meek and Elizabeth Mathis, in 1869 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England. Her name was spelt Rosahannah HUMPHYRES.4
  • Married Name: As of 1869, her married name was Meek.
  • Anecdote*: Their daughter Elizabeth Meek died Jul 1870 in Eastbourne, just 2 months old (buried Eastbourne St Mary on 6 Aug 1870).5
  • Residence*: On 2 April 1871 Rose Hannah Humphries and Richard Meek lived at King St, Arundel, Sussex, England, with their 7 year old son Henry Meek.6
  • Death*: Rose Hannah Humphries died in 1871 at East Preston, Sussex, England.7
  • Burial*: Rose Hannah Humphries was buried on 28 May 1871 at St Nicholas, Arundel, Sussex, England, age 29 years.5
  • Anecdote*: Rose Hannah was one of three surving daughters of Benjamin Humphries and Elizabeth Bull. All three daughters died before the age of 40 years. Rose Hannah died in 1871 age 29 years of consumption, Ann Elizabeth died in 1872 at age 29 years of nephritis (a kidney disease) and anasarca (swelling of the skin due to liver failure), and Sarah died in 1883 age 37 years of consumption. Their mother died in 1849 in Finmer, Oxfordshire at age 34 years, and the cause of death was given as mucous irritation (14 days) and ulceration of the intestine.

Family 1:

Child:

Benjamin Henry Humphrey+ b. 6 Dec 1863, d. 19 May 1914

Family 2:

Richard Meek b. 1846, d. 31 Dec 1915

Child:

Elizabeth Meek b. 2 Aug 1870, d. Aug 1870

Citations

  1. [S142] General Register Office: Indexes to Births, Sep 1837-2006, "Jan-Mar 1842, Brackley, Northamptonshire, Vol 15 Page 212."
  2. [S526] Settlement Examination & Removal Order for Rose Hannah Humphries and her illegitimate son Benjamin Henry (8 months) from Eastbourne to Finmere, 9 Aug 1864. (ESRO:DE/B 26/71).
  3. [S68] 1861 Census for England, "Class: RG 9; Piece: 602; Folio: 66; Page: 5;."
  4. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Oct-Dec 1869, Eastbourne RD, Vol 2b Page 109."
  5. [S25] Online Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.uk/, ongoing project,.
  6. [S69] 1871 Census for England, "RG10 piece 1110 folio 62 page 9."
  7. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Apr-Jun 1871, East Preston, Vol 2b Page 209."

Sarah Humphries

b. 25 August 1846, d. 7 October 1883

Parents:

Father: Benjamin Humphries b. 15 Oct 1820, d. 4 Oct 1878
Mother: Elizabeth Bull b. 28 Dec 1816, d. 18 Apr 1849
Last Edited: 25 Mar 2018
  • Birth: Sarah Humphries was born in 1846 at Finmere, Oxfordshire, England.
  • Baptism*: Sarah Humphries was baptized on 25 August 1846 at Finmere, Oxfordshire, England.
  • She was the daughter of Benjamin Humphries and Elizabeth Bull.
  • Residence*: On 7 April 1861 Sarah Humphries lived at Jevington, Sussex, England, with her father and step mother.
  • Marriage*: Sarah Humphries married Joseph Edward Meek, son of John William Meek and Elizabeth Mathis, on 1 January 1868 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England.1
  • Married Name: As of 1 January 1868, her married name was Meek.
  • Anecdote*: Sarah ... "was very short and slight, with nearly black hair, blue eyes, a large nose and a gay but uncertain temper; an active, restless little woman; very clean, but full of whims and always chattering. A clean housewife, though a bad manager, unable to take care of money."2
  • Residence*: On 2 April 1871 Sarah Humphries and Joseph Edward Meek lived at 3 East St, Eastbourne, Sussex, England, with two children.3
  • Psgr List: Sarah Humphries and Joseph Edward Meek were found on a passenger list on 20 June 1871 at New York, United States, with their child Moses.4
  • Anecdote: In 1877 Sarah and children returned to Eastbourne from the USA after the death of Sarah's husband, Joseph Edward Meek, in December 1876.
  • Anecdote: "After my grandfather's death my mother and grandmother lived together for two years and a half at Willingdon. We were very poor, I remember. There was no regular income apart from some small relief from the parish and my cousin's earnings as a carter boy, which were not great. Occasionally my grandmother did a day's washing or charing. My mother set up in business as a dressmaker, but I am afraid she did not prosper greatly. My grandfather had been paid sixteen shillings a week. In addition he had a cottage rent free. This had ensured us a regular, if plain living." (George Edward Meek.)
  • (Witness) Death: Sarah Humphries witnessed the death of Benjamin Humphries on 4 October 1878 at Lower Willingdon, Willingdon, Sussex, England; He died of pneumonia (6 days.)5
  • Residence: On 7 October 1878 Sarah Humphries lived at Lower Willingdon, Willingdon, Sussex, England.5
  • Anecdote*: In the 1881 census, Sarah and George Mockett are shown as being married. However, in the book by Sarah's son, George Edward Meek, he says that after she died they discovered they weren't married.2
  • Residence*: On 3 April 1881 Sarah Humphries and George Mockett lived at 57 Susans Rd, Eastbourne, Sussex, England.6
  • Death*: Sarah Humphries died on 7 October 1883 at 1 Victoria Terrace, Susans Rd, Eastbourne, Sussex, England, at age 37. She died of phthisis (2 years) (consumption.)7,8
  • Burial*: Sarah Humphries was buried after 7 October 1883 at Lewes, Sussex (to be checked.)
  • Anecdote: Sarah was one of three surviving daughters of Benjamin Humphries and Elizabeth Bull. All three daughters died before the age of 40 years. Rose Hannah died in 1871 age 29 years of consumption, Ann Elizabeth died in 1872 at age 29 years of nephritis (a kidney disease) and anasarca (swelling of the skin due to liver failure), and Sarah died in 1883 age 37 years of consumption. Their mother died in 1849 in Finmer, Oxfordshire at age 34 years, and the cause of death was given as mucous irritation (14 days) and ulceration of the intestine.

Family 1:

Joseph Edward Meek b. 1844, d. 5 Dec 1876

Children:

George Edward Meek+ b. 1 Jun 1868, d. 2 Mar 1921
Moses Henry Meek b. 1870, d. 14 Sep 1871
Eva Meek b. 1 Aug 1871, d. 2 Aug 1871
Joseph Edward Meek+ b. 17 Dec 1872, d. 20 May 1942
Sarah Elizabeth Meek b. 20 Feb 1874, d. 14 Feb 1876
Arthur Benjamin Meek+ b. 21 May 1877, d. 5 May 1943

Family 2:

George Mockett b. c 1837

Child:

Kate Mockett+ b. 14 Feb 1881

Citations

  1. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jan-Mar 1868, Eastbourne RD, Vol 2b Page 79."
  2. [S76] George Meek, "George Meek, Bath Chair-Man, By Himself", Constable & Co. Ltd., First Edition (1910).
  3. [S69] 1871 Census for England, "RG10 piece 1040 folio 95 page 9."
  4. [S194] Ancestry.com Operations Inc., New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 [database on-line].
  5. [S82] Death certificate of Benjamin Humphress, died 4 Oct 1878, registered 7 Oct 1878 in the Registration District of Eastbourne, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 2b Page 41).
  6. [S70] 1881 Census for England, "RG11/1039/66/17."
  7. [S13] General Register Office: Indexes to Birth, Marriages, Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Oct-Dec 1883, Eastbourne RD, Vol 2b Page 45."
  8. [S78] Death certificate of Sarah Mockett, died 7 Oct 1883, registered 8 Oct 1883 in the Registration District of Eastbourne, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 2b Page 45) "Surname spelt MOCKET."

Henry Humphries

b. 8 April 1849, d. May 1849

Parents:

Father: Benjamin Humphries b. 15 Oct 1820, d. 4 Oct 1878
Mother: Elizabeth Bull b. 28 Dec 1816, d. 18 Apr 1849
Last Edited: 9 Apr 2015

Citations

  1. [S142] General Register Office: Indexes to Births, Sep 1837-2006, "Apr-Jun 1849, Brackley, Northamptonshire, Vol 15 Page 155."

Ellen Godden

b. March 1871, d. 1873

Parents:

Father: William Godden b. 4 Oct 1844, d. 19 Jan 1888
Mother: Ann Elizabeth Humphries b. 10 Jul 1843, d. 6 Oct 1872
Last Edited: 16 Nov 2012

Citations

  1. [S142] General Register Office: Indexes to Births, Sep 1837-2006, "Apr-Jun 1871, Brighton RD, Vol 2b Page 190."
  2. [S69] 1871 Census for England, "RG10 piece 1081 folio 94 page 29 (surname GODDING)."
  3. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Oct-Dec 1873, Brighton RD, Vol 2b Page 135."

Emma Barber

b. 23 December 1833

Parents:

Father: Robert Barber b. 6 Jul 1802, d. 4 Feb 1867
Mother: Jane Holden b. 17 Oct 1802, d. 28 Oct 1882
Last Edited: 10 Jul 2016

Family:

James Fogo Wilson b. 29 Apr 1832

Child:

William James Wilson+ b. 1854, d. 9 Oct 1928

Citations

  1. [S272] Copy of Letter from Victoria and Albert Griffiths, to Rita and Fred Barber, dated 1 June 1980 (GG Barber Private Archives, Perth, W. Australia) ""Brothers and Sisters of Grandfather Barber" attached to letter."
  2. [S67] 1841 Census for England "HO107 piece 1121 folio 6/40 page 23."
  3. [S13] General Register Office: Indexes to Birth, Marriages, Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jul-Sep 1853, Brighton, Vol 2b Page 286."
  4. [S23] Online Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.uk/, ongoing project,.
  5. [S68] 1861 Census for England, "RG09 piece 598 folio 43 page 39."
  6. [S69] 1871 Census for England, "RG10 piece 1073 folio 52 page 25."

Anne Barber

b. 16 January 1837

Parents:

Father: Robert Barber b. 6 Jul 1802, d. 4 Feb 1867
Mother: Jane Holden b. 17 Oct 1802, d. 28 Oct 1882
Last Edited: 2 Oct 2021
  • Birth*: Anne Barber was born on 16 January 1837 at 3 Mount Zion Place, Brighton, Sussex, England; born at 10 minutes past 2 o'clock in the morning.1
  • She was the daughter of Robert Barber and Jane Holden.
  • Baptism: Anne Barber was baptized on 16 April 1837 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England.2
  • Name Variation: Anne Barber was also known as Annie Barber.
  • Residence*: On 7 June 1841 Anne Barber lived at Gardiner St, Brighton, Sussex, England, with her parents and family.3
  • Residence: On 30 March 1851 Anne Barber lived at 35 Queens Gardens, Brighton, Sussex, England, living with her parents and family.4
  • Occupation*: Anne Barber was dressmaker on 30 March 1851.4
  • Anecdote: Annie is thought to have had an illegitimate daughter Alice Jane about 1857 (see further details below). A baptism or birth registration has not been found.
  • Anecdote*: Annie had an illegitimate son, Radford Barber, who was baptised at Radford Semele in Warwickshire on 13 Mar 1859 (no father given).
  • Anecdote: Annie has not been found in the 1861 or 1871 census. Her son Radford Barber was living with his grandparents, Robert and Jane Barber, for the 1861 census. He has been found in the 1871 census as Radford Nichols, 12 years, born Leamington Spa, living with the family of William Martin Nichols (his father?).
    Radford began an apprenticeship in the Merchant Navy in March 1876 and in August 1876 deserted his ship at Wellington, New Zealand. Nothing has been found of him after this, although research continues.
    DNA testing has led to the belief that Annie had another illegitimate child, Alice Jane, born c1857. This discovery came about by research into a New Zealand person, Alice Jane Stephens, who arrived in New Zealand c1877 (almost at the same time as Radford) and on her marriage gives her mother as Ann Stephens nee Nichols. DNA testing showed that descendants of Alice Jane Stephens have numerous matches with descendants of the siblings of Annie Barber. These DNA results together with the maiden name of Nichols and the discovery that Radford used the surname Nichols in the 1871 census leads to the conclusion that Alice Jane Stephens' mother was Annie Barber.
    It is also interesting to note that Annie's sister Elizabeth Barber also had an illegitimate child (Alfred born 1850) who she left with her parents when she emigrated to New Zealand in 1857 where she married and settled. These events raise the question of whether Annie emmigrated there also?

Family 1:

Child:

Alice Jane Barber+ b. c 1855, d. 11 Apr 1945

Family 2:

William Martin Nichols b. 11 Feb 1836

Child:

Radford Barber b. 13 Mar 1859

Citations

  1. [S272] Copy of Letter from Victoria and Albert Griffiths, to Rita and Fred Barber, dated 1 June 1980 (GG Barber Private Archives, Perth, W. Australia) ""Brothers and Sisters of Grandfather Barber" attached to letter."
  2. [S244] Website "Ancestry" (http://www.ancestry.co.uk/) "Source Citation: Place: Brighton, Sussex, England; Collection: St Nicholas; -; Date Range: 1835 - 1845; Film Number: 1067109."
  3. [S67] 1841 Census for England "HO107 piece 1121 folio 6/40 page 23."
  4. [S16] 1851 Census for England "Class: HO107; Piece: 1645; Folio: 748; Page: 32;."

Robert Isaac Barber

b. 16 November 1839, d. 4 January 1885

Parents:

Father: Robert Barber b. 6 Jul 1802, d. 4 Feb 1867
Mother: Jane Holden b. 17 Oct 1802, d. 28 Oct 1882
Last Edited: 6 Aug 2016

Family:

Matilda Ellis b. 1849, d. 1888

Child:

Robert Isaac Barber b. 22 Aug 1871, d. 1871

Citations

  1. [S272] Copy of Letter from Victoria and Albert Griffiths, to Rita and Fred Barber, dated 1 June 1980 (GG Barber Private Archives, Perth, W. Australia) ""Brothers and Sisters of Grandfather Barber" attached to letter."
  2. [S23] Online Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.uk/, ongoing project,.
  3. [S67] 1841 Census for England "HO107 piece 1121 folio 6/40 page 23."
  4. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Apr-Jun 1871, Brighton, Vol 2b Pag 347."
  5. [S70] 1881 Census for England, "RG11 piece 1089 folio 117 page 17."
  6. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jan-Mar 1885, Brighton, Vol 2b Page 149, age 44 years."

Benjamin Jeffery

b. 21 March 1770, d. 1840

Parents:

Father: Isaac Jeffery b. 24 Sep 1737, d. 1799
Mother: Mary Budgen b. 10 Aug 1746, d. 1801
Last Edited: 10 Mar 2021
  • Birth: Benjamin Jeffery was born in 1770 at Balcombe, Sussex, England.
  • Baptism*: Benjamin Jeffery was baptized on 21 March 1770 at Balcombe, Sussex, England.1
  • He was the son of Isaac Jeffery and Mary Budgen.
  • Marriage*: Benjamin Jeffery married Mary Harbor, daughter of Stephen Harbor and Tabitha Batchelor, on 25 April 1795 at Balcombe, Sussex, England, both of Balcombe.2
  • Death*: Benjamin Jeffery died in 1840 at Cuckfield, Sussex, England. Needs to be checked.3
  • Anecdote*: A Tithe record has the following entry which needs to be investigated further:
    Benjamin Jeffery
    J Jeffery
    Joseph Jeffery
    Mary Jeffery
    Mary Jeffry
    Cuckfield 30 November 1843
    WSRO Reference: TD/E91
    The source is described thus: Tithe record. The same surnames in each parish share an entry but are not necessarily related. Land occupied or owned in more than one parish has a separate entry. Entries with no Landowner or Tenant name have been omitted, eg Common Lands, Roads. There may be more than one reference to the person in the tithe record. The Repository, reference id, Parish and Date are shown on each entry. For other details: the quantities of land, the names of farms, you will need to consult the actual record. These records have been supplied by West Sussex Record Office who can supply a Tithe Map CD for any West Sussex parish. The map software includes a database of the apportionment details. The CD also has a full transcription in an MSExcel spreadsheet. Price £20 (plus £2 p&p) for CD with map, database and spreadsheet. See West Sussex Record Office website at www.westsussex.gov.uk/ro/ Findon more detail in record from J Excell's earlier indexing.4

Family:

Mary Harbor b. 18 Apr 1779, d. 1859

Children:

John Jeffery b. 7 Feb 1796
Mildred Jeffery b. 21 Jan 1798
Mary Jeffery b. 8 Feb 1801
Martha Jeffery+ b. 27 Mar 1803, d. 1888
Benjamin Jeffery+ b. 6 Jan 1805
Elizabeth Jeffery+ b. 15 Feb 1807
Thomas Jeffery+ b. 4 Jun 1809, d. 1880
William Jeffery b. 23 Jun 1811
Isaac Jeffery+ b. 26 Sep 1813, d. 1872
Harriet Jeffery b. 29 Oct 1815
Frederick Jeffery+ b. 12 Jan 1823
James Jeffery b. 12 Jan 1823

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. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jan-Mar 1840, Cuckfield, Vol 7 Page 227."
  4. [S266] Index to People, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.uk/, ongoing project, "Source: 142, Entry: 89890."

Christiana White

b. 1831, d. 1877

Parents:

Father: William White b. 22 Jul 1804, d. 4 Mar 1854
Mother: Mary Wickens b. 29 Jan 1804, d. a 1854
Last Edited: 31 Mar 2016

Family:

James Landells b. c 1826

Citations

  1. [S67] 1841 Census for England "HO107 piece 1121 folio 6/9 page 11."
  2. [S16] 1851 Census for England "HO107 piece 1645 folio 57 page 6."
  3. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Apr-Jun 1855, Chester le Street, Vol 10a Page 469."
  4. [S68] 1861 Census for England, "Class: RG 9; Piece: 3764; Folio: 33; Page: 18; GSU roll: 543183."
  5. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jul-Sep 1877, Teesdale, Vol 10a Page 129."

George White

b. 1832

Parents:

Father: Henry White
Mother: Mary Parish
Last Edited: 9 Aug 2018
  • Birth*: George White was born in 1832 at Brighton, Sussex, England.1
  • He was the son of Henry White and Mary Parish.
  • Baptism: George White was baptized on 9 September 1832 at St Mary, Ninfield, Sussex, England, Carpenter, abode: Brighton.2
  • Occupation: George White was a painter on 28 October 1854.3
  • Marriage*: George White married Mary Ann Cosham, daughter of Richard Cosham and Charlotte Granger, on 28 October 1854 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England.3
  • Anecdote: 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.
  • Occupation: George White was a coach painter on 21 May 1857.
  • Occupation*: George White was a grocer (master) on 7 April 1861.4
  • Residence*: On 7 April 1861 George White and Mary Ann Cosham lived at 34 Sussex St, Brighton, Sussex, England, with 3 children: Mary Ann (6 yrs), Emily (4 yrs) and Alfred (1 month.)4
  • Occupation: George White was a house painter on 2 April 1871.1
  • Residence: On 2 April 1871 George White and Mary Ann Cosham lived at 42 Cumberland Place, Brighton, Sussex, England.1
  • Occupation: George White was a house decorator on 31 March 1901.5
  • Residence*: On 31 March 1901 George White lived at 59 Harris St, Paddington, London, England, age 68 years, widower.5

Family:

Mary Ann Cosham b. 1827, d. b 1901

Children:

Mary Ann Charlotte White b. 18 Mar 1855
Emily Hannah White b. 21 May 1857
Alfred James White b. 16 Jun 1861
Alice White b. 29 Jun 1865
Maria Frances White b. 2 Aug 1868

Citations

  1. [S69] 1871 Census for England, "Class: RG10; Piece: 1076; Folio: 9; Page: 11; GSU roll: 827496."
  2. [S23] Online Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.uk/, ongoing project,.
  3. [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).
  4. [S68] 1861 Census for England, "Class: RG 9; Piece: 594; Folio: 30; Page: 6; GSU roll: 542668."
  5. [S72] 1901 Census for England "Class: RG13; Piece: 18; Folio: 65; Page: 12."

Fanny (?)

b. 1840
Last Edited: 6 Aug 2016
  • Birth*: Fanny (?) was born in 1840 at Storrington, Sussex, England.
  • Marriage*: Fanny (?) married William Godden, son of Michael Godden and Ruth Dunk, circa 1873 at Brighton, Sussex, England.
  • Married Name: As of circa 1873, her married name was Godden.
  • Anecdote*: This could be Fanny Woolgar (nee Mitchell) who, in the 1871 census, was aged 30 years, a widow born Storrington. She was living at 46 Cambridge St, Brighton St Peter. Her parents could be Allen and Mary Mitchell, living in Storrington in the 1841 census. Fanny is a servant in Eastbourne for the 1861 census. Her first marriage was to Mark Woolgar on 21 Jul 1867 Brighton.
  • Residence: On 3 April 1881 Fanny (?) and William Godden lived at 51 Hanover St, Brighton, Sussex, England, with children Annie (16 years), Alfred (15 years), Emma (12 years) and William's niece Jane Baker age 5 years born Newhaven.1
  • (Witness) Death: Fanny (?) witnessed the death of William Godden on 19 January 1888 at 51 Hanover St, Brighton, Sussex, England; He died of valvular disease (2 years) and phthisis (3 years.)2
  • Occupation: Fanny (?) was a charwoman on 5 April 1891.3
  • Residence*: On 5 April 1891 Fanny (?) lived at 51 Hanover St, Brighton, Sussex, England, a widow, charwoman. Living with Fanny is her son Alfred Gooden (Godden) age 23 years and her niece, Jane Baker age 18 years, a nursemaid.3
  • Occupation*: Fanny (?) was a widow age 59 years, a domestic cook on 31 March 1901.

Family:

William Godden b. 4 Oct 1844, d. 19 Jan 1888

Child:

Fanny Elizabeth Godden b. 1879, d. 1879

Citations

  1. [S70] 1881 Census for England, "RG11 piece 1083 folio 73 page 41."
  2. [S44] Death certificate of William Godden, died 19 Jan 1888, registered 20 Jan 1888 in the Registration District of Brighton, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 2b Page 158).
  3. [S71] 1891 Census for England "RG12 piece 807 folio 123 page 12."

Theresa Mary Marchant

b. 1868, d. 4 February 1933

Parents:

Father: William George Buckran Marchant b. 8 Jul 1847, d. 2 May 1901
Mother: Maria Murrell b. 11 Feb 1846, d. 14 Jul 1893
Last Edited: 22 Mar 2018
  • Birth*: Theresa Mary Marchant was born in 1868 at Brighton, Sussex, England.1
  • She was the daughter of William George Buckran Marchant and Maria Murrell.
  • Nickname: Theresa Mary Marchant also went by the name of Trot.
  • Anecdote*: Theresa (Aunt Trot) was blind from birth.
  • Anecdote: When Teresa was young a German lady, Miss Schilling, took an interest in her and paid for her education until she was 19 years old. She was very well educated by the standards of her time and worked for the Braille Society.
  • Anecdote*: Theresa lived with Annie and James Middleton between 1893 and 1919.
  • Anecdote: One night there was a violent storm and Aunt Trot surprised everyone by saying that she saw a flash of lightning.
  • Anecdote*: After her sister Annie died in 1919 Theresa lived with her sister Lillian and husband Charles and family.
  • Anecdote: Apparently Theresa had a great influence on Ada Middleton (later Taylor). She gave Ada advice on breastfeeding and Freda can remember meeting her when she was 6 or 7 years old.
  • Anecdote: Theresa knitted jumpers, baby clothes, etc. for Jaeger's (a high quality clothing manufacturer).
  • Death*: Theresa Mary Marchant died on 4 February 1933 at Brighton, Sussex, England. Age 64 years.2
  • Burial*: Theresa Mary Marchant was buried on 8 February 1933 at Brighton Extra-Mural Cemetery, Brighton, Sussex, England, Her funeral card read:
    Rest on, dear sister, thy labour's o'er,
    Thy willing hands will toil no more;
    A faithful sister, true and kind,
    No friend on earth like thee we find.

Citations

  1. [S142] General Register Office: Indexes to Births, Sep 1837-2006, "Apr-Jun 1868, Brighton RD, Vol 2b Page 214."
  2. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jan-Mar 1933, Steyning RD, Vol 2b Page 539."

George William Marchant

b. 8 January 1870, d. 1939

Parents:

Father: William George Buckran Marchant b. 8 Jul 1847, d. 2 May 1901
Mother: Maria Murrell b. 11 Feb 1846, d. 14 Jul 1893
Last Edited: 19 Jul 2016

Family 1:

Alice Denyer b. 22 Nov 1863, d. Mar 1934

Children:

George Henry Frank Marchant+ b. 10 Apr 1902, d. 17 Oct 1975
Percy William Harold Marchant+ b. 4 Sep 1906, d. 6 Feb 1951

Family 2:

Mabel Keemar b. 17 Sep 1879

Citations

  1. [S142] General Register Office: Indexes to Births, Sep 1837-2006, "Jan-Mar 1870, Brighton RD, Vol 2b Page 238."
  2. [S556] 1939 Register (29 Sep 1939) for England "RG101/2430A/009/13."
  3. [S158] Marriage certificate of George William Marchant and Alice Denyer, married 17 Dec 1892 in the Registration District of Brighton, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 2b Page 504).
  4. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jul-Sep 1934, Brighton, Vol 2b Page 703."
  5. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Oct-Dec 1939, Brighton RD, Vol 2b Page 711."

Harriet Heathfield

d. before 1815
Last Edited: 26 Sep 2014

Family:

Isaac Burt b. 22 Jul 1787, d. 5 Feb 1867

Child:

Mary Ann Burt+ b. 22 Jun 1809, d. 1863

Citations

  1. [S61] Transcript of the Parish Register of Hellingly, Sussex, England, (ESRO: PAR 375/1).
  2. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.

Lucy Burt

b. 29 December 1815, d. 1816

Parents:

Father: Isaac Burt b. 22 Jul 1787, d. 5 Feb 1867
Mother: Alice Ashdown b. 12 Oct 1792, d. 20 Jan 1854
Last Edited: 26 Sep 2014

Citations

  1. [S244] Website "Ancestry" (http://www.ancestry.co.uk/) "Ancestry.com. England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014.
    Original data: England, Births and Christenings, 1538-1975. Salt Lake City, Utah: FamilySearch, 2013."
  2. [S25] Online Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.uk/, ongoing project, "17 weeks."

Harriet Burt

b. circa 1823, d. 1856

Parents:

Father: Isaac Burt b. 22 Jul 1787, d. 5 Feb 1867
Mother: Alice Ashdown b. 12 Oct 1792, d. 20 Jan 1854
Last Edited: 10 Jul 2013
  • Birth*: Harriet Burt was born circa 1823 at Hellingly, Sussex, England; place of birth confirmed as Hellingly in 1851 census.1,2
  • She was the daughter of Isaac Burt and Alice Ashdown.
  • Anecdote*: While there is no proof yet that Harriet's parents were Isaac Burt and Alice Ashdown, she was born in the right area and Isaac's first wife was named Harriet. In addition, her third child Thomas had the middle name Isaac. In the 1841 census she is working as a servant with Sarah Burt who has subsequently been shown to have been born Hellingly (1851 census), and have Isaac Burt as her father. (GGB.)
  • Occupation*: Harriet Burt was a female servant on 7 June 1841.1
  • Residence*: On 7 June 1841 Harriet Burt lived at Selmeston, Sussex, England.1
  • Marriage*: Harriet Burt married George Horton, son of George Horton, on 3 February 1849 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.3
  • Married Name: As of 3 February 1849, her married name was Horton.
  • Residence*: On 30 March 1851 Harriet Burt and George Horton lived at Hellingly, Sussex, England.4
  • Death*: Harriet Burt died in 1856 at Hailsham, Sussex, England.5
  • Burial*: Harriet Burt was buried on 4 February 1856 at St Peter & St Paul, Hellingly, Sussex, England, "age 31 years". Appears to have died as a result of childbirth.6

Family:

George Horton b. c 1826, d. 1915

Children:

William Horton b. c 1849
George Horton b. c 1853
Thomas Isaac Horton b. 29 Jan 1856, d. 1856

Citations

  1. [S67] 1841 Census for England "Piece: 1114 Book/Folio: 8/6 Page: 16."
  2. [S16] 1851 Census for England "HO107 piece 1638 folio 215 page 17."
  3. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jan-Mar 1849, Hailsham, Vol 7 Page 423."
  4. [S16] 1851 Census for England "Class: HO107; Piece: 1638; Folio: 215; Page: 17; GSU roll: 193541."
  5. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jan-Mar 1856, Hailsham, Vol 2b Page 43."
  6. [S25] Online Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.uk/, ongoing project, "age 31 years."

Isaac Alfred Burt

b. 19 February 1818

Parents:

Father: Isaac Burt b. 22 Jul 1787, d. 5 Feb 1867
Mother: Alice Ashdown b. 12 Oct 1792, d. 20 Jan 1854
Last Edited: 1 Apr 2016
  • Birth*: Isaac Alfred Burt was born on 19 February 1818; birth date from baptism record.1
  • He was the son of Isaac Burt and Alice Ashdown.
  • Milit-Beg*: Isaac Alfred Burt began military service on 17 January 1837 enlisting in the 90th Regiment of Foot. Age 18 years 11 months, height 5ft 9in, fair complexion, grey eyes, light brown hair, mole under left ear, occupation: cooper, born Hellingly, Sussex.2
  • Milit-End: He ended military service on 30 June 1837; he purchased his discharge for £20.
  • Milit-Beg: Isaac Alfred Burt began military service on 22 October 1838 with the 2nd Battalion Rifle Brigade (Tunbridge Wells) as 1249 Private Isaac Burt. He was paid a bounty of £3 pounds on enlistment.
  • Milit-End*: He ended military service on 12 August 1840 at Chatham, Kent, England; he was discharged medically unfit, having the symptoms of consumption (TB). His rank was Private.
  • Residence: On 7 June 1841 Isaac Alfred Burt lived at Horeham Road, Hellingly, Sussex, England, with parents Isaac and Allis (Alice) Burt, and brother William and sister Caroline.3
  • Baptism: Isaac Alfred Burt was baptized on 27 May 1849 at Hellingly, Sussex, England, adult baptism, born 19 Feb 1818 son of Isaac Burt, cooper, and Alice Burt.1
  • Occupation*: Isaac Alfred Burt was a cooper journeyman on 30 March 1851.4
  • Residence*: On 30 March 1851 Isaac Alfred Burt lived at Cinder Gill, Hellingly, Sussex, England, unmarried, living with his parents.4
  • Marriage*: Isaac Alfred Burt married Harriet Noakes in 1852 at Lewes, Sussex, England.5
  • Anecdote: An Isaac Alfred Burt was buried on 24 Mar 1859 at Hellingly St Peter & St Paul, but according to the Sussex Burials Index he was only 15 years old. Original records need to be checked to see if this has been transcribed correctly.6
  • Anecdote: Isaac Alfred Burt is not mentioned in his father's will of 1866 so presumably he died before then.

Family:

Harriet Noakes b. c 1830

Citations

  1. [S23] Online Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S244] Website "Ancestry" (http://www.ancestry.co.uk/) "The National Archives; Kew, Surrey, England; Class Number: WO 25; Class Title: 90 Foot; Piece Number: 522; Piece Title: 90 Foot."
  3. [S67] 1841 Census for England "HO107 piece 1114 folio 11/23 page 5."
  4. [S16] 1851 Census for England "Class: HO107; Piece: 1638; Folio: 256; Page: 16; GSU roll: 193541."
  5. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Oct-Dec 1852, Lewes, Vol 2b Page 232."
  6. [S25] Online Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.uk/, ongoing project,.

William Burt

b. circa 1830, d. 1887

Parents:

Father: Isaac Burt b. 22 Jul 1787, d. 5 Feb 1867
Mother: Alice Ashdown b. 12 Oct 1792, d. 20 Jan 1854
Last Edited: 9 Jul 2013

Family 1:

Ellen Goldsmith b. c 1838, d. 1868

Child:

Alice Burt b. 1864

Family 2:

Asenath Gosden b. c 1829, d. 1916

Citations

  1. [S67] 1841 Census for England "HO107 piece 1114 folio 11/23 page 5."
  2. [S68] 1861 Census for England, "RG09 piece 569 folio 40 page 12."
  3. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Oct-Dec 1863, Hailsham, Vol 2b Page 153."
  4. [S429] Will of Isaac Burt of Hellingly, Sussex, England, made 8 Dec 1866, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 14 Jun 1867.
  5. [S422] National Probate Calendar, England & Wales (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1995. (https://www.ancestry.co.uk/).
  6. [S426] Death certificate of Isaac Burt, died 5 Feb 1867, registered 8 Feb 1867 in the Registration District of Hailsham, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 2b Page 63).
  7. [S69] 1871 Census for England, "RG10 piece 1044 folio 36 page 1."
  8. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Oct-Dec 1872, Hailsham, Vol 2b Page 153."
  9. [S70] 1881 Census for England, "RG11 piece 1043 folio 37 page 1."
  10. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Apr-Jun 1887, Hailsham, Vol 2b Page 54, age 57 years."

Caroline Burt

b. circa 1832, d. 1845

Parents:

Father: Isaac Burt b. 22 Jul 1787, d. 5 Feb 1867
Mother: Alice Ashdown b. 12 Oct 1792, d. 20 Jan 1854
Last Edited: 26 Sep 2014

Citations

  1. [S67] 1841 Census for England "HO107 piece 1114 folio 11/23 page 5."
  2. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jul-Sep 1845, Hailsham, Vol 7 Page 213."
  3. [S25] Online Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.uk/, ongoing project,.

George Horton

b. circa 1826, d. 1915

Parents:

Last Edited: 26 Sep 2014

Family 1:

Harriet Burt b. c 1823, d. 1856

Children:

William Horton b. c 1849
George Horton b. c 1853
Thomas Isaac Horton b. 29 Jan 1856, d. 1856

Family 2:

Mary Ann Piper b. c 1831

Children:

Jane Horton b. 1858
Edward Horton b. 14 Dec 1862
Emma Horton b. 4 Mar 1866, d. 6 Jun 1956

Citations

  1. [S16] 1851 Census for England "Class: HO107; Piece: 1638; Folio: 215; Page: 17; GSU roll: 193541."
  2. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jan-Mar 1849, Hailsham, Vol 7 Page 423."
  3. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Apr-Jun 1857, Hailsham, Vol 2b Page 100."
  4. [S68] 1861 Census for England, "Class: RG 9; Piece: 569; Folio: 5; Page: 6; GSU roll: 542663."
  5. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jan-Mar 1915, Hailsham, Vol 2b Page 194, age 89 years."

Horace Sidney Parsons

b. 3 April 1902, d. 1965
Jack Parsons.
Last Edited: 17 Mar 2018

Family:

Edith Ethel Taylor b. 5 May 1902, d. 1948

Children:

Jack Rowland Parsons+ b. 20 Feb 1924, d. 2000
Edith Mary Parsons+ b. 4 May 1928, d. 1995

Citations

  1. [S142] General Register Office: Indexes to Births, Sep 1837-2006, "Apr-Jun 1902, Cuckfield, Vol 2b Page 151."
  2. [S556] 1939 Register (29 Sep 1939) for England "RG101/2437F/003/44 Letter Code: EGBV."
  3. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Oct-Dec 1923, Steyning, Vol 2b Page 739."
  4. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jan-Mar 1965, Hove, Vol 5h Page 530, "Age 62 years.""

Matilda Charlotte Wilkins

b. 18 August 1877, d. 23 February 1946

Parents:

Father: Thomas Sylvester Wilkins b. 1842, d. 1906
Mother: Charlotte Jane Stringer b. 1843, d. 1931
Last Edited: 17 Nov 2019

Family:

William Morris b. 1871, d. 31 Jan 1938

Children:

George William Morris b. 11 Apr 1903, d. Mar 1976
Edith Matilda Morris+ b. 8 Jun 1907, d. Jun 1981
Frank Richard Morris+ b. 6 Dec 1920, d. 1996

Citations

  1. [S556] 1939 Register (29 Sep 1939) for England "RG101/2522J/015/15."
  2. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Apr-Jun 1902, Croydon RD, Vol 2a Page 443."
  3. [S73] 1911 Census for England "RG14PN5061 RG78PN224 RD77 SD2 ED9 SN169."
  4. [S422] National Probate Calendar, England & Wales (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1995. (https://www.ancestry.co.uk/).

Frank Richard Morris

b. 6 December 1920, d. 1996

Parents:

Father: William Morris b. 1871, d. 31 Jan 1938
Mother: Matilda Charlotte Wilkins b. 18 Aug 1877, d. 23 Feb 1946
Last Edited: 17 Nov 2019

Family 1:

Elizabeth Salmon

Child:

Alan David Morris b. 30 Sep 1949, d. 1988

Family 2:

Jessie White b. 17 Nov 1922, d. 1999

Citations

  1. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Sep 1996, Lewes, Vol 61D Page 4591; age 75 years."
  2. [S556] 1939 Register (29 Sep 1939) for England "RG101/2522J/015/15."
  3. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Apr-Jun 1942, Lewes, Vol 2b Page 495."
  4. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jan-Mar 1978, Lewes, Vol 18 Page 0534."

George William Morris

b. 11 April 1903, d. March 1976

Parents:

Father: William Morris b. 1871, d. 31 Jan 1938
Mother: Matilda Charlotte Wilkins b. 18 Aug 1877, d. 23 Feb 1946
Last Edited: 25 Jun 2016

Family:

Jessie May Page b. 6 Aug 1903

Citations

  1. [S142] General Register Office: Indexes to Births, Sep 1837-2006, "Apr-Jun 1903, Croydon, Surrey, Vol 2a Page 223."
  2. [S422] National Probate Calendar, England & Wales (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1995. (https://www.ancestry.co.uk/).

Edith Matilda Morris

b. 8 June 1907, d. June 1981

Parents:

Father: William Morris b. 1871, d. 31 Jan 1938
Mother: Matilda Charlotte Wilkins b. 18 Aug 1877, d. 23 Feb 1946
Last Edited: 10 Apr 2018

Family:

Robert William Eli Dawe b. 31 Jan 1907, d. 1982

Citations

  1. [S142] General Register Office: Indexes to Births, Sep 1837-2006, "Jul-Sep 1907, Lewes RD, Vol 2b Page 170."
  2. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Apr-Jun 1934, Lewes, Vol 2b Page 419."
  3. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jun 1981, Lewes, Vol 18 Page 1202; age 74 years."