VOL. III - APPENDIX C

The Children of John Barton and Catherine Keeley

John Barton was baptised 4 September 1788 at Warbleton Parish Church, the son of Thomas Barton and Mary Weston (chapter 1)

In June 1810, John married Catherine Keeley at Warbleton Parish Church. Both John and Catherine were only able to make their mark. The witnesses were Richard Keeley and Harriet Kemp, who were also only made their mark (chapter 1).

John and Catherine had eight children:

  • Ann Barton. Born 22 November 1810 at Warbleton, Baptised 29 December 1810 at Heathfield Independent Chapel.
  • Hannah Barton. Born 25 December 1812. Baptised 7 February 1813 at Heathfield Independent Chapel
  • John Barton. Baptised 10 March 1815 at Warbleton. Baptised 16 April 1815 at Heathfield Independent Chapel.
  • Thomas Barton. Born 14 May 1817 at Warbleton. Baptised 15 June 1817 at Heathfield Independent Chapel
  • Sarah Barton. Born 11 October 1818 in Warbleton. Baptised 8 November 1818 at Heathfield Independent chapel
  • Jane Barton. Born 27 June 1822 in Warbleton. Baptised 15 July 1822 at Heathfield Independent Chapel.
  • James Barton. Born 5 February 1825 in Warbleton. Baptised 13 March 1825 at Heathfield Independent Chapel
  • Henry Barton. Born 1 December 1830 at Warbleton. Baptised 26 December 1830 at Heathfield independent Chapel.

James Barton is my great great grandfather. His siblings were great x 3 aunts and uncles. Their children were cousins of John Henry Barton, my great grandfather. Their grandchildren were second cousins of my grandfather James Richard Barton. 

Ann Catt nee Barton

Ann Barton was born on 22 November 1810 at Warbleton, the daughter of John Barton and Catherine Keeley. She was baptised on 29 December 1810 at Heathfield Independent Chapel. Catherine is referred to as "Kitty" in the church record. 

Ann Barton married Stephen Catt on 31 March 1834 at Herstmonceux. 

In 1841 Stephen and Ann were living in Woodland, Warbleton where Stephen was an agricultural labourer. In 1851 they were living in Little Markely, Warbleton.

Stephen and Ann had twelve children:

  • Stephen Catt. Born 1 October 1833 in Warbleton. Baptised 18 December 1833 at Herstmonceux.
  • Ann Catt. Born 29 January 1836 in Warbleton. Baptised 13 March 1836 at Heathfield Independant Chapel.
  • Jane Catt. Born 1839 in Warbleton
  • Mary Catt. Born 1840 in Warbleton
  • Harriett Catt. Born 1841 in Warbleton
  • John Catt. Born 1846 in Warbleton
  • Frances Catt. Born 1848 in Warbleton.
  • Charles Catt. Born 1848 in Warbleton.
  • Henry Catt. Born 12 October 1849 in Warbleton.
  • Reuben Catt. Born 1852 in Warbleton.
  • David Catt. Born 1854 in Warbleton.
  • William Catt. Born 1857 in Warbleton

Ann Catt died in 1860 (Reg Gen Dec 1860 Hailsham 2b 72).

Stephen Catt remarried in 1866. His second wife was Jane Beal. Jane had been married before, her first husband, John Martin had died in 1860. In 1871 Stephen and Jane were living in Warbleton where Stephen was still a farm labourer. In 1881 they are living at little Markley, Warbleton and Stephen is described as a "small farmer of 8 acres land".

Stephen Catt of  Little Markby, Warbleton, farm labourer died on 30 October 1890 at Warbleton, Sussex. Probate was granted to Jane Catt of Little Markby. His estate was valued at £49. 5s. 8d. Jane Catt died in 1894

  • Stephen Catt.

In 1851 Stephen was a 17 year old wagonner living with his parents in Little Markely, Warbleton. 

In 1861 he was still at home, and now gives his occupation as a carter.

Stephen Catt died in 1869 aged 35 years old.

  • Ann Knight nee Catt

Ann Catt married George Knight in 1856. In 1861 they were living in Wood Land, Warbleton where 27 year old George was a labourer. In 1871 they were living in Wartling.

George and Ann had six children:

  • Ann Knight. Born 1857 in Ashburnham
  • George Knight. Born 1860 in Warbleton.
  • Charlotte Knight. Born 1869 in Herstmonceux
  • Kate Knight. Born 1872 in Wartling
  • Lizze Knight. Born 1876 in Mayfield
  • William Knight. Born 1876 in Mayfield

In 1881 the family were living at Piccadilly Cottage, Mayfield and George is described as an agricultural labourer.

Ann Knight died in 1921.

Nothing more is known about George and Ann's daughter Ann Knight.

In 1881 their son George Knight is believed to have been boarding at 6 Wakefield Road, Brighton where he was working as a railway porter. Nothing more is known about George.

Nothing more in known about Charlotte Knight, Kate Knight or William Knight.

  • Jane Santer nee Catt.

Jane Catt married John Santer on 7 November 1863 in Beckley, Sussex.

In 1871 they were living in Staple Cross, Ewhurst where John was a blacksmith. In 1881 they were living at Newington Cottages, Battle.

John and Jane had eight children:

  • Thomas Santer. Born 10 November 1862 in Beckley.
  • William Santer. Born 27 March 1864 in Ewhurst.
  • Henry Santer. Born 18 January 1866 in Ewhurst Green. Baptised 27 May 1866 at Ewhurst.
  • George Santer. Baptised 31 May 1868 in Ewhurst
  • Charles Santer. Born September 1869 in Ewhurst
  • Edward Santer. Born 14 June 1871 in Ewhurst
  • Mary Jane Santer. Baptised 28 December 1876 in Brightling
  • Eleanor Santer. Baptised 5 January 1879 in Brightling

In 1891 the family were living at Burnt Oak, Battle and John was still a blacksmith. In 1901 the family were living at Royal Oak Cottages, Crowhurst. John is now described as a journeyman Blacksmith. In 1911 they are still living at Burnt Oak Cottages, but 74 year old John is now described as a farm labourer.

John Santer died in 1912 in Battle, Sussex.

Jane Santer died in 1921 in Battle, Sussex.

John and Jane's son Thomas Santer appears to have been born out of wedlock. It is possible that he enlisted as a stoker in the Royal Navy in 1886, serving until 18 August 1887. He is described as 5ft 6 1/2 inches with brown hair, hazel eyes and a fresh complexion. He married Martha Ann Broadhurst in about 1891. In 1901 they were living at 12 North Road, St Leonards and Thomas was a bricklayers labourer. In 1911 they were at 27 Lower South Road, St Leonards. Thomas Santer died in 1951 in Hastings, Sussex.

John and Jane's son William Santer married Annie Eliza Agnes Bodle in 1887 in Battle. In 1891 they were living at 9 Upper Lake, Battle where 27 year old William was a wood sawyer. They were still there in 1901 but William is described as a journeyman carpenter. They had two children:

  • William Aubrey Santer. Born 1888. William married Annie Bean in 1910. In 1911 they were living at 2 Carriers, High Street, Battle with their son Frederick A Santer who was born on 8 December 1909. Private William Aubrey Santer died on 21 March 1918. He was a member of the 9th Sussex Regiment in the British Expeditionary Forces.
  • Annie Santer. Born 1891 in Battle. In 1911 she was working as a cook for Frederick Charles Sheppard, solicitor at The Gables, 1 St Mary's Villas, Battle.

In 1911, William and Annie were still living at 9 Upper Lake, William was a carpenter, both children had left home. Annie Eliza Agnes Santer died in 1926 in Battle. In 1939 William Santer was living at 7 St Marys Villas, Battle. He was a retired carpenter. William Santer died, aged 83 in 1947 in Battle, Sussex.

John and Jane's son Henry Santer married Minnie Mary Goodsell on 15 October 1890 at Brede, Sussex. In 1891 they were living 10 Clarence Road, St Leonards and Henry was a milkman. In 1901 they were living at 27 Newgate Road, St Leonards and Henry was a "dairyman milk". In 1911 they were at 22 York Road, School HIll, St Leonards. Henry and Minnie had nine children

  • Frank Thomas Santer. Born 28 January 1891 at Clarence Road, Bohemia, Hastings. He died in 1974 in Crayford, Kent.
  • Beatrice May Santer. Born 20 July 1893 at Upper South Road, Bohemia, Hastings. Beatrice married Bernard Catt in 1911 in Hastings. Beatrice died in 1964 in Hastings. Bernard Catt died on 10 January 1974 at Hastings.
  • Annie Ellis Santer. Born 1895 in St Leonards. Annie married Hurley Gillis on 24 January 1916 at St Johns, Upper Street, St Leonards. They had a son, Douglas Gillis who was born in 1919. The family emigrated to Canada in 1920 where in 1921 they were living at New Hampton. Hurley Gillis died on 20 January 1942 of turberculous whilst serving in the 28th Battalion. He was buried at St Paul's, Hampton. Annie returned to the UK on a number of occaisions, the last visit found ending in September 1953 when she returned to Canada.
  • Henry George Santer. Born 29 August 1899 at St Leonards. Henry married Martha Mary Dunk on 29 August 1901 at St Matthews Church, Silverhill, Hastings. Martha died on 16 April 1982 at Hastings and Rother. Henry George Santer died in 1986 at Hastings, Sussex.
  • Freeman Thomas Santer. Born 27 November 1901 at Newgate Road, Bohemia, Hastings. Freeman married Alice Esther Lillian Vidler on 23 January 1921 at St Matthews Church, Silverhill, Hastings. They had a son Reginald Charles Santer born on 6 March 1928 in Hastings. Alice Esther Lillian Sadler died on 27 July 1974 at Hastings, Sussex. Freeman Thomas Santer died on 27 June 1996 at Lower South Road, Hastings.
  • Frances Alexander M Santer. Born 1903 in Hastings. Frances emigrated to Canada arriving on 16 May 1921. She married W Shields. They had four children. In 1928 Frances visited the UK with her children, but expressed the intent to return to Canada. Frances is believed to have died in 1961.
  • Adelaide Kate Santer. Born 8 March 1905 in Clarence Road, Bohemia, Hastings. She is believed to have died in 1941.
  • Frederick William Santer. Born 21 June 1907 at Clarence Road, Bohemia, Hastings. He married Winifred Georgina Lansell on 27 December 1927 at Silverhill, Hastings. They had two children. Frederick died on 25 November 1974 at Silverhill, Hastings. Winifred died on 30 November 1984 at St Leonards, Hastings.
  • Leonard Robert Santer. Born 14 January 1910 at 27 Newgate Road, Bohemia, Hastings. He died in 1981 at Brighton, Sussex.

In 1939 Henry and Minnie were living at 6 St Leo, Lower South Road, Hastings. Henry was a retired milkman. Howard R Santer, born 14 January 1910, a grocers manager was living with them. Henry Santer died on 13 May 1950 at St Helens Hospital, Hastings. Minnie also died in 1950 at the same hospital.

John and Jane's son George Santer married Emily Fellows on 4 October 1896 in Guestling. In 1901 they were living in Lyndham Hill, Guestling where 33 year old George was a brick maker. The census indicates that Emily had a son from a previous relationship, her son John Fellows had been born in 1893 in Guestling. In 1911 they were still at Lyndham Hill where George was a stone quarryman. George and Emily had two daughters

  • Beatrice Santer. Born 1901 in Guestling.
  • Anniss Marion Santer. Born 2 June 1904 in Guestling. Anniss married George E Barham in 1927 in Hastings. Anniss Barber died in 1969 in Eastbourne.

George Santer died in 1925 aged 57 years old. Emily Santer died in 1937.

In 1911 John and Jane's son Charles Santer was still living with his parents at Royal Oak Cottage, Crowhurst where he was a 41 year old house painter. Charles died in 1928 in Battle, Sussex.

John and Jane's son Edward Santer married Eliza Ellen Major on 1 November 1896 at Guestling. In 1901 they were living at 6 Orchard Place, Warehorne, Kent where 29 year old Edward was a railway labourer. They had six children:

  • Annis Marion Santer. Born 28 February 1897 in Guestling, Sussex. Annis married John C Foord in 1926 in Ashford, Kent. She is believed to have died in 1977 in Shepway, Kent.
  • Edward Santer. Born 10 December 1898 in Guestling, Sussex. Edward, a private in the Machine Gun Corps died on 8 April 1918 in Piemont, Aisne, Piermont, France.
  • John William Santer. Born 1 April 1900 in Guestling, Sussex. John died on 11 December 1976 in Lydd, Kent.
  • Dorothy Olive Santer. Born 8 October 1902 at 6 Orchard Place, Warehorn, Kent. She married Norman Connell in 1925 in West Ashford, Kent. Norman Connell died in 1964 in Bradford, Yorkshire. Dorothy Olive Connell died in 1989 in Bradford, Yorkshire.
  • Florence Mary Santer. Born 10 March 1906 in Willlesborough, Kent. She was baptised on 27 May 1906. Florence married Charles William Willcocks in 1935 in Wandsworth. Charles William Willcocks of 138 Hurlingham Road, Fulham died on 17 September 1949 at St Mary's Hospital, Paddington. Probate was granted to his widow. His estate was valued at £2,875 2s 2d. Florence died in 1982 in Fulham, London. 
  • Eleanor Jane Santer. Born 24 November 1907 at 83 Rugby Road, Ashford, Kent. Eleanor married Phillip Lester Tudor in 1930 in Farnham, Surrey. Phillip died in 1985 in Wolverhampton. Eleanor died on 10 April 1987 at 22 Wood Lane, Bushbury, Wolverhampton.
  • Helena Santer. Born 1909 in Ashford, Kent.
  • Godfrey Santer. Born 21 January 1914 in Ashford, Kent. Godfrey married Joan Lillian Pealling in 1958 in Surrey. Godfrey died in 1975 in Brighton, Sussex. Joan Lillian Santer died in 1992 in Brighton, Sussex

Their mother, Eliza Ellen Santer died in 1919 in Ashford, Kent. Edward Santer remarried, his second wife was Beatrice E Austen. They married in 1926 in Ashford, Kent. In 1939 Edward and Beatrice were living at 212 Beaver Road, Ashford where Edward was a coal labourer. Edward died on 23 January 1942 in Ashford, Kent. Beatrice E Santer died in 1954 in Ashford, Kent.

John and Jane's daughter Mary Jane Santer married George Henry Balcomb in 1896 in Hastings. They had a son Frederick George Balcomb who was born on 26 August 1898 in Hastings. George Henry Balcomb died on 5 December 1898 in Battle, Sussex, when his son was just four months old. In 1901 Mary J Balcomb, a 25 year old widow was working as a servant at 64 West Hill, St Leonards. Her employer Sophia W Gabb, aged 77 was living "on her own means" with her three sisters. Their son Frederick George Balcomb was living with his grandparents John and Jane Santer at Royal Oak Cottages, Crowhurst. In 1911 Mary is a parlour maid working for William Augustus Raper, solicitor in Battle, Sussex. Frederick was still living with his grandparents at Royal Oak Cottage. Mary Jane Balcomb died in 1925 in Kingston, Surrey. Her son Frederick George Balcomb married Elsie A Crisford in 1932 in Hastings. He  died on 4 June 1982 at Battle, Sussex.

John and Jane's daughter Eleanor Santer married Percival Austin in 1905. In 1911 they were living at Crowhurst Street, Near Battle. They had two children:

  • Edward Austin. Born 1906 in Crowhurst
  • Doris Austin. Born 1908 in Crowhurst.

Nothing else is known about the family.

  • Mary Sweatman nee Catt.

Mary Catt married James Sweatman in 1860 in Hailsham (Reg Gen Dec 1860 Hailsham 2b 111) . In 1861 they were living in College, Warbleton and 23 year old James was a Hustler. James and Mary had eight children:

  • Mary Ann Sweatman. Born 1861 in Warbleton
  • Frances Sweatman. Born 1863 in Warbleton
  • Jane Sweatman. Born 1864 in Warbleton
  • James Henry Sweetman. Born 7 November 1867 in Warbleton
  • William Sweatman. Born 1870 in Warbleton
  • Harriett Sweetman. Born 1873 in Warbleton
  • Richard Sweetman. Born 1875 in Warbleton
  • Elizabeth Sweetman. Born 1878 in Warbleton.

In 1871 the family were living in Warbleton and 33 year old James was an agricultural labourer. In 1881 the family were living at Bunces Cottage, Warbleton, James is a 43 year old agricultural labourer, the family surname in now spelt "Sweetman". Son "William" is not listed. He had died in 1874 aged 3 years old (Reg Gen March 1874 Hailsham 2b 59). In 1891 they were living at Three Cups, Warbleton and 53 year old James was a "poulterer". In 1901 James was a farmer working on his own account. In 1911 they were still living at Three Cups and 73 year old James was still farming

Mary Sweetman died aged 72 years old in 1912. Her husband James Sweetman of Three Cups, Warbleton died on 3 December 1914. Probate was granted to James Henry Sweetman and Albert Ernest Kemp, farmers. His estate was valued at £1,210. 6s 7d.

James and Mary's daughter Mary Ann Sweatman is believed to have married twice. Her first husband was Albert Head and they married in 1879 (Reg Gen Jan 1879 Hailsham 2b 115). Mary Ann Head married Henry Thomas Funnell on 5 January 1889 at Herstmonceux, her father was confirmed as James Sweetman. In 1891 they were living at Chapel Row where 29 year old Henry was an agricultural labourer. They had two children:

  • George Henry Funnell. Born 1890 in Herstmonceux.
  • Dorothy Lily May Funnell. Born 1899 in Westham.

In 1901 they were living at Lusteds, Westham where Henry was an agricultural labourer. In 1911 they were living in Blackness, Westham where 51 year old Henry was a stockman on a farm. Nothing more is known about the family.

James and Mary's daughter Frances Sweetman married George H Rigelsford in 1887 in Hailsham. In 1891 they were living at Sandbanks, Hailsham where 25 year old George was a celler man. George and Frances had three children:

  • Albert George Rigelsford. Born 1888. Albert married Catherine Christina Osman in 1917. They had two sons Edgar John Rigelsford, born 1918 in Barnet and George Alexander Rigelsford born in 1921 in Edmonton. Albert died on 28 Januarty 1958 in Essex. His wife Catherine of 22 Farmilo Road, Essex died on 28 March 1960. Administration of her estate was granted to her son Edgar, a bus driver. Her estate was valued at £1,273. 8s 9d. Their son George died in 1997.
  • Edward William Rigelsford. Born 1892. Edgar enlisted in the Royal Sussex Regiment and first served in France on 18 February 1915. Edgar was killed on 9 May 1915 and was buried at Richebourg-l'Avoue, Departement du Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
  • Elsie Emily Rigelsford. Born 1899. Elsie married Edward Luke Kenny in 1919. Edward died in 1979. Elsie died in 1986 in Haringay, London.

In 1901 the family were living at 14 Ersham Road, St Mary's, Hailsham where 35 year old George was a domestic gardener. George died on 18 February 1920 in Hailsham. Frances died in 1947.

James and Mary's daughter Jane Sweatman married Thomas Edward Burchett on 11 November 1882 at Warbleton. They had three sons:

  • Edward Christopher Burchett. Born 6 January 1885 in Punnetts Town. Baptised 5 April 1885 at Warbleton. Edward emigrated to the USA arriving in Boston, Massachusetts in 1903. He married Mary Maria Morse on 27 June 1908 at Plymouth, Massachusetts. They had two daughters. Edward died on 23 February 1972 at Pembroke, Plymouth. His wife Mary died on 26 July 1979 at Pembroke. 
  • Alfred James Burchett. Born 1900 in Tunbridge Wells. Alfred married Ivy R Osborne in Cuckfield in 1932. He died in 1974.  
  • Clifford Wesley Hugh Burchett. Born 25 June 1907 in North Walsham, Norfolk. He married Daisy Tull on 4 July 1936 at Horsham. Daisy died on 28 August 1937 at Nenns Cottage, Tower Hill, Horsham. Clifford remarried on 28 August 1940 at Brentwood, Essex. His second wife was Catherine Doyle. They had one son. Catherine died on 5 April 1980 at Pitmans Field, Harlow. Clifford died in 1981 in Harlow, Essex.  

In 1891 they were living at 8, The Slade, Tonbridge where 29 year old Thomas was a groom. In 1901 they were living at Park Farm, Arundel and 37 year old "Edward" was a poultry hand on a farm. In 1911, they were living at Blackbury Hill, Mordiford, Hereford. Thomas Burchett died on 8 November 1936 at Tower Hill, Horsham. 

James and Mary's son James Henry Sweetman married Ellen Kemp in 1893. In 1901 they were living at Road, Warbleton where 33 year old James was a chicken fatter. They had two  children: 

  • Ernest Henry Sweetman. Born 1895 at Warbleton
  • Edith Maude Sweetman. Born 3 February 1903 at Warbleton.

In 1911 the were living at Flitterbrook, Warbleton and 43 year old James was a poultry labourer. In 1939 they were still living at Flitterbrook. James is described as "unable to work".  James Henry Sweetman of Flitterbrook, Warbleton died on 9 July 1942. Probate was granted to Ernest Henry Sweetman, bricklayer. His estate was valued at £406.

No trace has been found of James and Mary's daughter Harriett Sweatman after 1891 when, aged 18, she was a "domestic" living with her parents at Three Cups, Warbleton. 

James and Mary's son Richard Sweetman married Caroline Elizabeth Collins in 1903. They had two children: 

  • Albert  Jack Sweetman. Born 21 August 1904. He married Ellen Spain in 1927.  Albert Jack Sweetnam of Forest Farm Cottages, Three Cups, Heathfield died on 31 January 1994.
  • Kathleen Mary Sweetman. Born 1910. She married Aubrey William Parsons on 24 November 1935 Kathleen died in 1963.  

As recorded in "Volume I  - Chapter 13", The Sussex Agricultural Express, East Sussex dated 2 July 1909 under the heading "Double Charge" report:

"There were two charges against Richard Sweatman of Warbleton, one for being drunk in charge of a horse and cart in Wartling on 15 June and another for being drunk while in charge of a child under the age of five at the same time and the same place - he pleaded guilty to each summons - Dudley James Ponting of independent means said he saw the defendant driving a horse at a stretch gallop and thinking it had run away, he got over a fence to try and stop it. He then noticed the defendant was drunk and that there was a child in the cart. Sweatman collided with another vehicle opposite Luck's Cottage..............Defendant was fined 10s for the first offence and £1 for the second offence, £2. 18s in all. He expressed his sorrow"

It is not clear whether this article relates to James and Mary's son Richard. in 1911 the family were living at Three Cups, Heathfield where 35 year old Richard is described as "farmer son working on farm". In 1939 Richard and Caroline were living at Forest Farm, Hailsham where Richard was a dairy farmer and poulterer. Richard Sweetman of Forest Farm, Three Cups, Heathfield died on 8 January 1961. Probate was granted to his son Albert Jack Sweetman, farmer and Roland Henry Lower, builder. His estate was valued at £6,006. 8s. 10d. Caroline Sweetman is also believed to have died in 1961

in 1911 James and Mary's daughter Elizabeth Sweetman was still living at home with her parents at Three Cups, Punnets Town. It is not clear what happened after that date. 

  • Harriett Catt. 

Harriett Catt is believed to have married in 1863. Her husband was either George Abraham Waymart or Benjamin Wright, I have not obtained the marriage certificate. 

  • John Catt and Sarah Cornwall. 

John Catt married Sarah Collins on 31 March 1866  at Heathfield. John was the son of Stephen Catt. This was Sarah's second marriage. Her father was Thomas Cornwall

In 1871 they were living at Colliers Green, Warbleton where 26 year old John was an agricultural labourer. Sarah was 47 years old. In 1881 they were living at Buckhill Road, Warbleton. It is not clear what happened to them after that date. 

  • Frances Catt. 

In 1861, Frances Catt, aged 16, was a general servant working for Samuel Dallaway, miller at the Mill House, Herstmonceux. Nothing more is known about Frances.

  • Charles Catt and Mary Ann Elliott. 

Charles Catt married Mary Ann Elliott on 22 February 1868. They had two children: 

  • Charles Catt. Born 1868
  • Emily Catt. Born 1869

In 1871 they were living at Carters Corner, Hellingly and 22 year old Charles was an agricultural labourer. Mary Ann Catt died in 1872 aged only 23. 

Charles remarried in 1875. His second wife was Mary Elizabeth Pankhurst. They had eight chidren: 

  • Edith Catt. Born 1876
  • George Catt. Born 1878
  • Orpah Catt. Born 1879
  • Samson Catt. Born 1884
  • Ruth Catt. Born 1886
  • Oliver Catt. Born 26 September 1887
  • Albert Amos Catt. Born 2 August 1889. Baptised 20 October 1889 at Herstmonceux.
  • Annie Catt. Born 1897

In 1881 the family were living at Mill Cottage where Charles was a "millers loader". In 1891 they were living at Chilsham Farm House and 42 year old Charles was a farmer. I can find no trace of the family in 1901. In 1911 Charles and Mary were living at Sandbanks, Herstmonceux. Charles was 67 years old and still farming, of their children only 13 year old Annie remained at home. 

Charles Catt of Sandbanks, Chilsham Lane, Herstmonceux died on 22 April 1917. Probate was granted to Mary Elizabeth Catt, widow and David Catt, Baker. His estate was valued at £1,111. 3s. 2d. 

Mary Elizabeth Catt of Sandbanks, Herstmonceux died on 14 December 1924. Probate was granted to Samson Catt, outfitters manager and Ruth Dorsett (wife of William Dorsett). Her estate was valued at £3,893. 10s 4d. 

In 1891 Charles and Mary Ann's son Charles Catt, aged 24 year may have been boading at 13 Newchurch Street, Bermondsey with Elizabeth Miles and her family. The  census confirms that Charles had been born in Hellingly. Other researchers have suggested that  Charles emigrated to Australia where he married Elizabeth Scott Bruce on 6 October 1892. However the only record I can trace of Charles emigraating is on the "Tara" which arrived in Brisbane on arriving on 3 January 1891. Charles could not have been living in London when the census was taken on 2 April 1891 and emigrating to Australia at the same time.

Nothing more is known about Charles and Mary Ann's daughter Emily Catt. 

In 1891 Charles and  Mary Elizabeth's daughter Edith Catt, aged 15 was a general servant living and working for Jane Wood, a 70 year old widow who was "living on her own means" at Hunts Green, Herstmonceux. In 1901, aged 25, Edith was a cook working for and living with H Edward L Gaine, a 49 year old solicitor and his family at 100 St Georges Square, Hanover. Some researchers suggest that Edith married James Henry Helman in 1909 in Australia, but no evidence has been found to support this. 

In 1901 Charles and Mary Elizabeth's son George, aged 21 was a stockman on a farm, living with his parents at Chilsham, Herstmonceux. Nothing more is known about him. 

In 1901 Charles and Mary Elizabeth's daughter Orpah Catt was a 21 year old housemaid, living with and working for Robert Wright, a 70 year old malster and brewer living at Thornfield House, Herstmonceux Orpah Catt is believed to have married Charles Andrew Clark, in 1902 (Reg Gen Sept 1902 Hailsham 2b 218).   

Charles and Mary Elizabeth's son Samson Catt enlisted on 10 December 1915. Samson was 31 years old, a clothier who was living at 46 Albermare Road, Seacombe. He gives his occupation as clothier. In 1925 Samson married Dorothy Harpal Tottle in Birkenhead, Cheshire. On 23 June 1928, Samson and Dorothy arrived back in Liverpool from Rio De Janerio. They were going to 57, St Nicholas Road, Wallasley. Samson , aged 44 was a manager of an outfitters. 

Samson Catt of Stabling, Elmsleigh Garden, Southampton died on 6 August 1946. Probate was granted to Midland Bank Executor & Trustee Company Ltd. His estate was valued at £1,802. 14s. 

Charles and Mary Elizabeth's daughter Ruth Catt married James William Dorsett in 1913 in Eastbourne. James William Dorsett. It is believed that James died in World War II. Ruth Dorsett of 2 West Terrace, Herstmonceux, widow, died on 2 October 1954. Administration (with will) was granted to Albert Charles Dorsett, carpenter. Her estate was valued at £698. 13s 6d. 

Charles and Mary Elizabeth's son Oliver Catt married Edith Alice Saunders on 2 February 1910 at Herstmonceux. In 1911 they were living at Chilsham Farm, Herstmonceux and Oliver, aged 23, is described as "Farmers son working on farm".  In 1939 they were at Buckwell Farm, Herstmonceux where Oliver was a dairy farmer.  Oliver Catt of Buckwell Farm, Hailsham Road, Herstmonceux, died on 3 February 1946. Probate was granted to Barclays Bank Ltd and Edith Alice Catt widow. His estate was value at £8,515. 15s 10d. 

The photo of Oliver Catt below was posted on Ancestry.co.uk by David Bowd-Exworth.

Edith Alice Catt died on 1 January 1970 aged 85 (Reg Gen March 1970 Hailsham 5h 1023

Charles and Mary Elizabeth's son Albert Amos Catt married Fanny Margaret Woodall on 11 May 1914 at Burwash. They had two children: 

  • William John Catt. Born 10 July 1914 at Burwash. He died in 1975 in Tonbridge. 
  • Albert Arthur Catt. Born 1916. Albert married Nellie J V Wood in September 1937 at Battle. Nellie died in 1987 in Chichester.  Albert died in 1988 in Chichester.

Albert enlisted on 3 November 1915. He was 26 years and 3 months old, a butcher resident at High Street Burwash. In 1939 they were living at Shadwell Road, Battle. Albert was a postman. Fanny was working on her own account as a newsagent. Albert died on 22 February 1973 at Sedlescombe. Fanny died on 20 September 1973 at Sedlescombe. 

Charles and Mary Elizabeth's daughter Annie Catt married James H Helman on 25 September 1918 at Herstmonceux. The couple appear to have emigrated to Australia. They had two children: 

  • James Helman. Born 1921 in Canterbury, New South Wales.   
  • Berenice Dorothy Helman. Born 19 April 1924 in Lakemba, New South Wales.

Annie Helman is believed to have died in 1924 in New South Wales. James H Helman remarried on 22 May 1926 at St Peters Church, Devonshire Street, Sydney, New South Wales. His second wife was Margaret Godfrey. Margaret died on 17 May 1933 at 14, McDonald Street, Lakemba, New South Wales. His daughter Berenice served in the RAAF between 1939 and 1948. In 1949 James Helman was living at 112 Restwell Street, Bankstown, New South Wales. He was a postman. Also at the address was Annie Helman on "home duties". Had James remarried again? His daughter Berenice was living with them  and gives her occupation as an engraver.  James H Helman died on 20 August 1967 at Bankstown, New South Wales.

  • Henry Catt and Caroline Saunders. 

In 1871 Henry Catt, aged 21 was lodging with Thomas Saunders, a 54 year old agricultural labourer and his wife Jane at The Goldens, Warbleton. Henry was also an agricultural labourer. Thomas and Jane had a 19 year old daughter Caroline, born in Herstmonceux in about 1852

On 25 December 1872, Henry married Caroline Saunders (Reg Gen December 1872 Hailsham 2b 164). Later census returns suggest that Henry's wife Caroline had been born in 1854 in Heathfield. It is believed that Caroline has been born on 5 February 1854 daughter of Stephen Saunders and Martha White who married on 11 March 1840 at Warbleton. In 1881 Henry, aged 31 and Caroline, aged 27 were living at Playdells, Wartling. They had 6 children:

  • Caroline Emma Catt. Born 10 February 1874 at Warbleton.
  • Reuben Henry Catt. Born 22 July 1875 at Warbleton.
  • Millicent Catt. Born 1877 in Warbleton
  • Annie Louisa Catt. Born 14 December 1878 in Warbleton
  • Alfred Arthur Catt. Born 1880 in Warbleton. 
  • Frank Catt. Born 24 October 1883 in Warbleton.

In 1891 the family were living at Farmers Green, Warbleton and 41 year old Henry was now a brickmaker. His 15 year old son Reuben was a brickmakers labourer. In 1901 they were living at Turners Green. No occupation is given for 51 year old Henry. Son Reuben is now an agricultural labourer. 

Henry and Caroline Catt both died in 1903

Henry and Caroline's daughter Caroline Emma Catt married Albert John Crouch on 22 February 1896 at Battle. In 1901 they were living at Turn Millars where 31 year old Albert was a chicken fattener. In 1911 they were living at Black Down Cottage, Punnetts Green, Heathfield where 41 year old Albert was a labourer for a chicken fattener. They had seven children: 

  • Alfred John Crouch. Born 1 March 1896 at Dallington. Alfred died in 1936.
  • Annie Louisa Crouch. Born 30 May 1897 at Dallington. Annie married Stephen Woolgar in 1919
  • Lillian Alice Crouch. Born 1900 in Dallington. Lillian married George Richard Harper in 1919 in Guildford. Lillian died in 1988 in Cheltenham. 
  • Millicent Dorcas Crouch. Born 1903 in Dallington. Millicent died in 1924 in Ticehurst. 
  • Daisy Margaret Crouch. Born 18 April 1905 in Dallington. Daisy married John Thomas Norley in Croydon. In 1936 John and Daisy were living at 9 Kenmore Road, Coulsdon. John died in 1979 in Eastbourne, East Sussex. Daisy Margaret Norley of 11 Bramble Drive, Hailsham died on 13 June 1988
  • Iris Dorinda Crouch. Born 1908 in Brightling. Iris married in 1935. Iris Dorindar May Hilder of Courtlands Lodge, Innings Drive, Pevensey Bay died on 2 May 1981.  
  • Ernest Wilfred Ivor Crouch. Born 13 November 1909 in Warbleton. Ernest married Ruth Elizabeth Harmer in 1932. Ernest died on 9 December 1984 at Uckfield. Ruth Elizabeth Crouch died on 27 July 1994 in Uckfield. 

In 1939 Caroline was living at Punnetts Town, Four Ways, Hailsham. She was by that time a widow. Caroline Emma Crouch of Blackdown, Punnetts Green died on 17 November 1946. Probate was granted to Ernest Wilfred Ivor Crouch, builder.

Henry and Caroline's son Reuben Henry Catt married Florence Leeves on 25 December 1902 at Uckfield. In 1911 they were living at Turners Green, Heathfield where Reuben was general labourer. They had four children: 

  • Doris Bouttell Leevers. Born 1897 in Burwash. Doris appears to have been Florence's daughter from a previous relationship. 
  • Frederick Stanley Catt. Born 29 June 1903 at Warbleton. Frederick married Edith Mary Brockhurst in 1930. They had seven children. Frederick Stanley Catt of 13 Pine Walk, Liss  died on 27 April 1986
  • Gladys Christabel Catt. Born 28 May 1906 at Warbleton. Gladys married Wallace Walter Helmsby in 1947. Wallace died in 1965. Gladys remarried in 1986 in Eastbourne. Her second husband was Henry Alfred Butler. Gladys died in 1986. Henry Alfred Butler died in 2005
  • Stuart Roy Catt. Born 1910 in Warbleton. Stuart died on 2 June 1939

In 1939 Florence was living at 1 Heathfield House Cottages, Church Street, Hailsham. Florence is shown as married, but her husbands record is (for some reason) not open. Daughter Gladys is still at home, a "domestic general".  Florence Catt died on 22 April 1941. Reuben Henry Catt of Arcardia, Punnetts Town, Heathfield died on 15 October 1953. Administration was granted to Frederick Stanley Catt, nurseryman. His estate was valued at £1,864. 7s. 0d.

Henry and Caroline's daughter Millicent Catt married William H Messetter on 11 November 1905 at Warbleton. He enlisted to fight in World War 1 and his service record shows he had 2 children: 

  • Leila Messetter. Born 24 October 1907 in Herstmonceux. 
  • Cyril Messetter. Born 28 August 1911 in Herstmonceux.

Millicent Messetter died in 1956. William H Messetter died in 1961

Henry and Caroline's daughter Annie Louisa Catt married Arthur James Leeves in 1918. In 1939 Arthur and Annie were living at Land Farm, Hailsham where Arthur was farming. Annie Louisa Leeves died in 1961 aged 82 years old. Arthur James Leeves died in 1967 in Worthing. 

Henry and Caroline's son Alfred Arthur Catt died in 1921 (Reg Gen June 1921 Hailsham 2b 111)

Henry and Caroline's son Frank enlisted in the Royal Garrison Artillery Regiment on 11 January 1904. He married Ada Dorothy Creasey on 21 April 1908 at Ashburnham Parish Church. In 1911 Frank and his wife,  Dorothy Ada Catt, were living at Back Lane, Bodle Street with their one year old daughter. Frank and  Ada had three children: 

  • Dorothy Ruby Violet Catt. Born 1910. Dorothy married Reginald D Herbert in 1930 in Eastbourne. They had three children. 
  • Henry John Stuart Catt. Born 10 March 1914. Henry married Sylvia Mary Gates in 1935. They had four children. Sylvia Mary Catt died in in 1947. Henry John Stuart Catt died in 1978 aged 68 years old.   
  • Adelaide V C K Catt. Born 1916. Adelaide married Arthur G Peters in 1940. 

Ada Dorothy Catt died on 27 August 1931 aged 42 at  Upper Shoreham Road, Shoreham by Sea, Sussex. In 1939 Frank Catt, widower, a general labourer was living at Courtlands, Rushlake Green, Hailsham. Frank Catt died in 1941 aged 60 years old. 

  • Reuben Catt and Harriett Ann Booth. 

Reuben Catt married Harriet Ann Booth on 1 December 1872

Reuben and Harriet had a son Albert Jesse Catt who was baptised on 19 May 1878 at Warbleton. 

In 1881 the family were living at Bunces Cottage,  Warbleton where 29 year old Reuben Catt was a poulterers labourer.  

Reuben Catt died on 1 March 1888

Harriet remarried in 1889. Her second husband was David Lavender. 

In 1891 David and Harriet were living at Lades House, Warbleton, where 57 year old David was a general labourer. 

David and Harriet had a daughter, Mabel Lavender who was born on 9 September 1892 and baptised on 9 October 1892 at Warbleton. 

In 1901 they were living at Road, Warbleton where 67 year old David was a farm labourer.  His wife Harriet was 47 years old and their daughter Mabel was 8 years old. 

In 1911 David and Harriet were living at Chapmans Town, Warbleton, 77 year old David was a "jobbing gardener", his wife Mabel was 59 and their daughter Mabel, aged 18 was "chicken stubbing" for a "chicken fattener". 

Harriet Ann Lavender of Chapmans Town, Warbleton died on 9 May 1911. Administration (with will) was granted to David Lavender, gardener. 

David Lavender died in 1914. 

Mabel Lavender married William T Saunders in 1921. Mabel died in 1979 aged 87 years old. 

  • David Catt and Esther Kemp. 

David Catt married Esther Kemp in 1871. 

I can find no trace of David and Esther in the 1881 or 1891 census. 

in 1901 David and Esther were living at The Stream, Warbleton with their 8 year old daughter Ellen Catt. David, 46,  was a labourer. 

In 1911 they were living at Stream Farm, Warbleton. David was a 58 year old farmer. Their daughter Esther had married Ebenezer M Hobden, a 22 year old labourer and they were living with Ellen's parent along with granddaughter Gladys Vale, aged 2 years old. 

David Catt died in 1911

Esther Catt died in 1927. 

  • William Catt and Fanny Saunders.  

William Catt married Fanny Saunders in 1884

In 1901 they were living at Road, Warbleton where 44 year old William was farming. William and Fanny had four children:

  • William Edward Catt. Born 1887
  • Stephen Catt. born 1889
  • Joseph Catt. Born 1891
  • James Catt. Born 1894

Fanny Catt died in 1906 aged 43 years old. William remarried in 1909. His second wife was Annie. They had a son George Albert Catt who was born in 1910

In 1911 William and Annie were living at Little Marklye, Warbleton where 53 year old William was a farmer. Sons "Stephen" and ""Joe" aged 21 and 19 were cowmen. Son "Jim", aged 17 was a farm labourer. 

William Catt died in 1911.

George Albert Catt died in 1922 aged  12 years old. 

Hannah Catt nee Barton

Hannah Barton was born on 25 December 1812, the daughter of John Barton and Catherine Keeley and baptised on 7 February 1813 at Heathfield Independent Chapel. 

Hannah Barton married James Catt on 23 June 1832 at Herstmonceux Parish Church. 

It is possible that James was related to Stephen Catt who married Hannah's sister Ann on 31 March 1834 at Herstmonceux (see above), but the connection has not been researched at the present time. 

In 1841 James and Hannah were living at Warbleton. They had at least three children:

  • Ann Catt. Born 30 May 1834. Baptised 29 June 1834 at Heathfield Independent Church. 
  • Sarah Catt. Born 28 January 1837. Baptised 5 March 1837 at Heathfield Independent Church. 
  • John Catt. Born approx 1840

By 1851 James had been widowed. Hannah Catt had died in 1847 (Reg Gen September 1847 Hailsham 7 246). At the time the census was taken, James Catt aged 40, is described as a pauper (agricultural labourer) living in Hellingley, but born in Warbleton was living with daughter Sarah, aged 12, son John aged 11 and it is clear that two further children had been born prior to Hannah's death: 

  • Jane Catt. Born 25 April 1842. Baptised 26 January 1845 at Warbleton 
  • Frances Catt. Born 1844. Baptised 26 January 1845 at Warbleton. 

James Catt may have died in 1894.  

Nothing more is known about Ann Catt, Sarah Catt or John Catt. 

  • Jane Spray nee Catt

In 1861 Jane Catt was an 18 year old house servant living with and working for Abraham , a 44 year old widower, a coach plater, and his family at 58 Edward Street, Brighton. 

By 1871 she was a housekeeper to Edmond Spray, a 44 year old widower, farm labourer and his five children at Magnam Down. the census notes the Jane was "lame from fall". 

Jane appears to have married Edmund Spray on 14 June 1873 at Hailsham (Reg Gen June 1873 Hailsham 2b 173). 

In 1881 Edmond  and Jane are living at Magnum Down. All of Edmond's children from his first marriage had left home, but the children listed are:

  • Fanny A Spray. Aged 9 at the time that the census was taken, Fanny would appear to have been born out of wedlock and the birth of Fanny Augustus Catt is registered in 1871 (Reg Gen Sept 1871 Hailsham  2b 71)
  • Edith Spray. Born 23 August 1872.
  • Annie Spray. Born 1875
  • Rhoda Spray. Born 17 June 1878
  • Edmund Spray. Born 1880 and just 8 months old at the time that the census was taken.  

Jane is described in the census as "crippled". 

Their son Edmund died in 1887.

In 1891, the family are still at Magnum Down, but of the children, only Edith and Annie are listed. In 1901, Edmund, now 74 is shown as a market gardener and only daughter Rhoda is listed. In 1911 they are living at Gladridge Lane, Hailsham. Edmund, aged 84 is described as a market gardener (infirm) and old age pensioner. He and Jane had been married 37 years and had 5 children, 1 of whom had died. Daughter Rhoda Spray is living with them, still single, aged 32 she gives her occupation as a cook. Also living with them is Daisy Edith Ethel French, their 12 year old granddaughter (see below). 

Jane Spray died in 1912. Edmund Spray died in 1915.  

In 1891 Edmund and Jane's daughter Fanny Spray may have been living and working as a cook for John O Snelling, a retired wine merchant and his family at 3 Burlington Place, Eastbourne. Nothing more is known about her. 

Edmund and Jane's daughter Annie Spray may have married in 1895 (Reg Gen Sept 1895 Hailsham 2b 197). Her husband would have been either Thomas Clark or John Jenner, but I have not obtained the marriage certificate to check. 

Edmund and Jane's daughter Edith married James Oliver French in 1897. In 1901 they were living at Magnum Down where 24 year old James was a "labourer in a corn store". In 1911 they were living at Rose Cottage, Magnum Down and 35 year old James was a market gardener. They had six children

  • Daisy Edith Ethel French. Born 1899.
  • Dora Gertrude French. Born 1900. Dora married Henry G Gingell in 1919. Dora died in 1949
  • George Oliver French. Born 22 September 1903. He died in 1985 in Eastbourne. 
  • Frederick Charles French. Born 1907
  • Ivy Olive French. Born 11 January 1909. Ivy married Sidney C Cook in 1960. She died in 2001 in Eastbourne. 
  • Clifford H French. Born 7 August 1912.

In 1939 James and Edith were living at Rose Cottage, Magnum Down where James was a general labourer. Ivy, a domestic servant and Clifford H French, described as "deaf and dumb" were still at home. Edith French of Rose Cottage, Magnum Down (wife of James Oliver French) died on 8 January 1953. Probate was granted to James Oliver French, retired council roadman. James Oliver French, otherwise James Olave French of Rose Cottage, Magnum Down died on 28 December 1957 Probate was valued at £1,330. 14s. 11d. 

Edmund and Jane's daughter Rhoda Spray was still living with her parents in 1911. Rhoda married Harry Akehurst in 1919. In 1939 they were living at Gun Hill Post Office, Horam where Harry was a general farm labourer. Rhoda is described as "incapacitated". Rhoda Akehurst died in 1943

  • Frances Burgess nee Catt

Some researchers have suggested that Frances married Trayton Thomas Burgess in 1864 and later census returns, including the 1911,  show his wife Frances was born in Warbleton in 1844, but I have not yet traced their marriage so at this point I am not convinced that this is correct. 

Alternatively Frances Catt, aged 54 died in 1896 (Reg Gen September 1896 Hailsham 2b 54). I have not obtained the death certificate. 

John Barton and Eleanor Crowhurst

John Barton was born on 10 March 1815, the son of John Barton and Catherine Keeley (chapter 1) and baptised on 16 April 1815 at Heathfield Independent Chapel.  

John married Elinor Crowhurst on 20 October 1838 at Herstmonceux Parish Church. Elinor was the daughter of Charles Crowhurst. 

The couple had eight children:

  • Thomas Barton. Born 1839. Baptised 28 June 1846 at Herstmonceux. The register is noted "born 1839".
  • John Barton. Baptised 9 April 1842 aged 18 months at Herstmonceux. John died at 15 months old and was buried on 14 April 1842 at Herstmonceux.
  • Martha Barton. Born approx 1843.
  • Mary Barton. Born approx 1846
  • James Barton. Born approx 1848
  • Ellener Barton, Born approx 1850
  • Henry Barton, Baptised 16 May 1852 at Herstmonceux. 
  • George Barton. Born approx 1855
  • Eliza Barton. Born approx 1857

In 1841 through to 1861 John and Eleanor were living at Herstmonceux where John was an agricultural labourer. In 1851 they were living at Foulmile, Herstmonceux. Lodging with them were Charles Crowhurst, aged 24, born Hellingly  and  Jabez Crowhurst, aged 26, born Herstmonceux, both agricultural labourers. Jabez Crowhurst was the son of Charles Crowhurst and Martha Burgess (Appendix D), sister of Orpha Crowhurst who married James Barton  (Chapter 2 and below). Both James and John were sons of John Barton and Catherine Keeley (Chapter 1). It is also possible that Eleanor was the daughter of Charles Crowhurst and Martha Burgess, but this has not been established. 

Eleanor died in 1862 and was buried on 31 August 1862 at Herstmonceux. 

John remarried in 1870. His second wife was Elizabeth Roberts. In 1871 the family were living at Wood Cottage, Warbleton. John and Elizabeth are listed with John's children George and Eliza. Also listed are  Sally Roberts, aged 12 and Walter Roberts, aged 10, described as daughter and son-in-law, they were Elizabeth's children from an earlier marriage. 

In 1881 John and Elizabeth were living at Bodle Street Green, John aged 66 is still an agricultural labourer. His stepson Walter Roberts was a 20 year old blacksmith. Also boarding with them was Sarah Pocock, a 76 year old widow of a retired gardener. 

In 1891 John and Elizabeth were living at Magnum Down. John was 76 years old, but still an agricultural labourer. John Barton died on 20 April 1896 aged 81 years old.  

Of their surviving children:

  • Thomas Barton and Charlotte Dawes

Thomas Barton married Charlotte Dawes in 1861 (Reg Gen June Qtr 1861 Uckfield 2b 150a)

They had seven children:

  • Jonathan Barton. Born 1863 in Hellingly
  • Elizabeth Barton. Born 1867 in Hellingly
  • Thomas Barton. Born 1870 in Hellingly
  • Frances Barton. Born 29 January 1873. Baptised 13 February 1873 at Warbleton
  • Charles Barton. Baptised 25 July 1875 at Warbleton
  • James Barton. Baptised 16 March 1879 at Warbleton
  • Albert Barton. Baptised 6 February 1881 at Warbleton.

In 1881 they were living at Innwood Cottage, Warbleton. James is not listed and it seems that he had died in infancy (Reg Gen Sept Qtr 1879 Hailsham 2b 45) .

In 1891 the family were living at Sapperton, Heathfield. Thomas was 52 and a farmer labourer. Daughter Elizabeth is listed but she had married and is now Elizabeth Holford. Jonathan, Charles and James are not listed, but their other three children are still single and living at home. Charles Barton, a 16 year old agricultural labourer was working for 81 year old farmer Edward Hobden and living with him at Sapperton, Heathfield, next door to his parents.

In 1901 Thomas was 62 years old. He was still living in Heathfield and a general labourer and although there is no trace of Charlotte, he is still described as married. Living with him is his daughter Elizabeth, although the entry reads, "Mrs Holford", now a widow and her two children (see below). Also still at home, son Albert, aged 20, an agricultural labourer.

In 1911 Thomas and Charlotte were living at Punnetts Town, Heathfield. Thomas, aged 72 is an old age pensioner, formerly farm labourer. Their son Albert, aged 30 and a farm labourer is still at home. 

Charlotte Barton died in 1914. Thomas Barton died in 1927.   

Thomas and Charlotte's son Jonathan Barton married Mary Downer Chapman in 1889. In 1891 Jonathan, aged 28, was a farm worker and 26 year old Mary was a laundress. They were living in Heathfield. Jonathan and Mary had three children:

  • Jonathan Henry Bennet Barton. Baptised 2 August 1891 at Heathfield. 
  • Thomas Benjamin Barton. Baptised 5 March 1893 at Heathfield.
  • Lillian Mary Barton. Baptised 7 June 1896 at Warbleton. Jonathan is noted as being "of Heathfield" at the time Lilian was baptised.

In 1901 Jonathan and Mary were living at Hurst Green with their children. In 1911 they were resident at Chapel Cross, Heathfield. Jonathan, aged 48 was a cowman on a farm. His wife, Mary aged 45 was a laundress. Their son Benjamin was an "under gardener". Only Benjamin and Lillian remained at home. Jonathan died in 1930

As indicated above Thomas and Charlotte's daughter Elizabeth Barton married Henry Charles Holford in 1890 (Reg Gen March Qtr 1890 Hailsham 2b 123). In 1891 she was staying with her parents. Likewise in 1901 but by then she is a widow with two children. Her children had been born in Tunbridge Wells, Kent. 

  • Margaret Elizabeth Holford. Born 1893 in Tunbridge Wells. Baptised 3 September 1893 at Heathfield. 
  • Sydney Holford. Born 1897 in Tunbridge Wells 

Elizabeth Holford died in 1931 in Battle. 

Thomas and Charlotte's son Thomas married Annie Elizabeth Scrase on 16 July 1898 in Tonbridge, Kent. In 1911 they were living at Colebrook Road,  Tunbridge and 40 year old Thomas was a general labourer in a brickyard. In 1915 he enlisted. He was resident at 75 Colebrook Road, High Broom, Tunbridge Wells. He was a 44 year old labourer. Thomas and Annie had four children:
  • Elsie Mary Primrose Barton. Born 19 April 1899 at Highbroome, Tunbridge Wells. Baptised 19 May 1899 at Southborough. Elsie emigrated to Canada leaving Liverpool for Quebec on 24 October 1924 on the Regina. She married farmer Bertie Levitt in Essex, Ontario, Canada  on 10 November 1924. Bertie had originally arrived in Canada in 1921 on the overseas settlement scheme. 
  • Thomas James Henry Barton. Born 19 April 1901. Baptised 12 May 1901 at Tunbridge Wells. Thomas enlisted in the Royal Navy as a stoker on 6 August 1918. He served until 8 January 1819 until he was invalided out. He married Louisa Luke on 1 November 1899 at Mount Magnet, Western Australia. He enlisted in the Army in World War II. Louisa died on 22 August 1948. Thomas is believed to have remarried. He died on 18 October 1980 in Jarrahdale, Western Australia. 
  • Florence Kate Barton. Born 19 September 1903 in Tunbridge Wells. Florence married Phillip James Christopher Malin in 1934. Phillip  died on 1 September 1973 in Tunbridge Wells.  Florence died in 1986
  • William Gilbert Henry Barton. Born 13 December 1907 at Tunbridge Wells. On 23 August 1928, William a 20 year old window cleaner emigrated to Australia on the Beltana. He married Beatrice in Perth in 1937. He enlisted in World War II. William died on 12 March 1997 in Hope Valley, Australia. 

Thomas died in 1935 in Battle. Annie Elizabeth Barton died in 1947 in Tonbridge. 

Thomas and Charlotte's daughter Frances Barton married Walter Leeves on 15 April 1899 at Heathfield. In 1911 they were living at Brattles Cottage, Jarvis Brook, Sussex where 35 year old Walter was working for the District Council. They appear to have had no children. In 1939 Walter and Frances were living at No 9 The Bungalow, Hailsham. Walter is described as doing "light work semi retired". Frances died in 1951. Walter Leeves of 9 Bungalow, Broad Oak, Heathfield died on 23 August 1960 at Downside Hospital, Eastbourne.  Probate was granted to Rhoda Steer, spinster. 

Thomas and Charlotte's son Charles Barton married Ellen Sophia Waghorn in 1903. In 1911 they were living with  Ellen's parents in Broadstairs, Kent. He enlisted on 11 September 1914. At the time he was a 39 year old railway shunter. Charles was killed in action on 29 July 1916 in France. Ellen remarried in 1918, her second husband was Phillip Henry Nye. Phillip died in 1938. In 1939 Ellen was living at 2 Albot Terrace, Dartnell Road, Croydon. She was living with Charles J Barton, born 10 December 1907, a mineral water labourer and Alice E Barton, born 7 March 1908. It is not clear how they fit in at present. Ellen died in 1948 in Croydon. 

In 1911 Thomas and Charlotte's son Albert Barton was a 30 year old farmer still living with his parents at Punnetts Town, Heathfield. 

  • Martha Nicholls nee Barton

John and Eleanor's daughter Martha Barton married in George Nicholls in 1864 (Reg Gen June Qtr 1864 Hailsham 2b 126)

They had nine children:

  • George Nicholls. Born 1865 in Herstmonceux
  • Caroline Nicholls. Born 1867 in Warbleton
  • Harriett Nicholls. Born 1869 in Etchingham, Sussex
  • Elinor Nicholls. Born 1871 in Etchingham, Kent
  • John Nicholls. Born 18 August 1874 in Horsemonden, Kent
  • Ruth Mercy Nicholls. Born 1879 in Horsemonden, Kent.
  • Hephzibah Nicholls. Born 11 June 1880
  • Edith Nicholls. Born 1882
  • Mary Nicholls. Born 1884

In 1871 they were living at Etchingham, Ticehurst and 30 year George was an agricultural labourer. George, Caroline, Harriett and Eleanor are listed as well as Ann Barton, born 1861 (Reg Gen December 1861 Hailsham 2b 60), who is shown as a daughter and I can only assume was Martha's daughter born out of wedlock.

In 1881 the family were living at Horsemonden, Sussex, where 40 year old George was a farm bailiff. Their 16 year old son was already a agricultural labourer, and their 14 year old daughter Caroline, a domestic servant. Ann was not listed and it is unclear where she was at the time. Nothing further has been traced of her.

In 1891 they were living at High Street, Ticehurst and George is described as a farmer. Ellen, John, Ruth, Hephzibah, Edith and Mary remain at home. In 1901 they are still at High Street, Ticehurst, but only 30 year old Hephzibah, 19 year old Edith and 16 year old Mary remain at home.

Martha Nicholls died in 1909

In 1911 George Nicholls, a 70 year old farmer was living at Wallcrouch Farm, Whiligh, His daughter Eleanor, aged 40 remained unmarried and was living with her father. Nothing more is known about either of them. 

George and Martha's son George Nicholls had married Annie Clark in 1888 at Hellingly. In 1891 they were living next door to his parents in High Street, Ticehurst. George is described as a farmers son. In 1901 they are still in High Street, Ticehurst and George is a 36 year old farm labourer. They had six children:

  • George Frederick Nicholls. Born 1890 in Warbleton. George is believed to have emigrated to Canada in 1913. He married Mabel Louise Lawrence on 3 April 1915  at Northumberland, Ontario. They had two daughters. 
  • Mercy Nicholls. Born 1892 in Ticehurst. Mercy Nicholls may have died in 1945 aged  53 years old. 
  • Nellie Nicholls. Born 1894 in Ticehurst
  • Percy Nicholls. Born 1896 in Ticehurst. Percy died in 1915 aged 20 years old. 
  • Frank Nicholls. Born 1898 in Ticehurst. Private F Nicholls of 1st Battalion Befordshire Regiment was killed in action on 22 August 1918. He was buried at Bagneux British Cemetery, Gezaincourt, France. 
  • Daisy Nicholls. Born 1907 in Ticehurst. Daisy married Allan Charles Buss in 1927. They had at least one daughter. Allan Charles Buss died in 1954. Daisy Buss of 1 Dorrells Cottage, Whatlington died  on 6 October 1977. 

In 1911 the family were at Wallcrouch, Ticehurst. 45 year old George was a farm labourer. His 21 year old son George was a domestic gardener and his 13 year old son was already a cycle repairer. The only other child at home was Daisy Nicholls. Annie Nicholls is believed to have died in 1939

George and Martha's daughter Caroline Nicholls married Richard Funnell in 1888 (Reg Gen March Qtr 1888 Hailsham 2b 153). In 1891 they were living in Laughton where 24 year old Richard was an agricultural labourer. They had six children.

  • Ruth Funnell. Born 1889 in Ringmer
  • Edith Funnell. Born 1892 in Laughton. Edith may have married George Redstone on 30 November 1913 at St Stephen, South Dulwich.  
  • Herbert Funnell. Born 1894 in Ringmer
  • Lily Funnell. Born 1896 in Laughton
  • Martha Funnell. Born 1898 in Laughton
  • Maggie Funnell. Born 1900 in Chailey. Maggie died in 1934 at Tonbridge, Kent.

In 1901 the family were living at Half Tyard Cottage, Barcombe and 34 year old Richard was now a carter on a farm. His father Richard Funnell, a 73 year old widower was living with them. Caroline Funnell died in 1906 in Newhaven. It is possible that in 1939 Richard Funnell was living at Ivy Cottage, Downsview Avenue, Brighton where he was a retired cowman. Richard Funnell died in 1944 in Brighton.  

In 1891, George and Martha daughter Harriett Nicholls, aged 22 was working for Caleb Ellis, aged 60, grocer from Cowbeech. Nothing further is known about her.

Nothing further is known about George and Martha's daughter Elinor Nicholls after 1881 so she may have died in childhood. 

In 1900  George and Martha's son John Nicholls married Martha Emma Farley. In 1901 they were living at High Street, Ticehurst with their 1 month old daughter. In 1911 they were living in Huggins Hill Cottage, Cranbrook, Kent where John was a waggoner on a farm. They had two daughters:

  • Grace Martha Nicholls. Born 20 August 1900 at Paddock Wood, Kent. Grace married Herbert John Howkins in 1921 in Cranbrook, Kent. They had a daughter Irene Howkins, born 3 August 1923. She died on 13 August 1923. Herbert James Howkins of 20 Silverlands Road, St Leonards died on 17 January 1960 at The Royal East Sussex Hospital, Hastings. Probate was granted to Grace Martha Howkins, his widow. Grace Martha Nicholls died on 6 February 1980  in Hastings and Rother.  in 
  • Margery Nicholls. Born 1906 in Ticehurst. Margery married William Watson (see below)

In 1939 John and Martha were living at  Dairy Cottages, Crowhurst Park, Crowhurst where John was an under gardener.  John Nicholls died on 27 September 1948 at Hastings. Martha Emma Nicholls of 20 Silverdales Road, St Leonards on Sea, widow died on 24 July 1952. Probate was granted to Grace Martha Howkins (wife of Herbert James Howkins) and Margery Watson (wife of William Watson). 

George and Martha's daughter Ruth Mercy Nicholls married Ebenezer Gilbert in 1905 in Sevenoaks (Reg Gen March Qtr 1905 Sevenoaks 2a 961) and they had the two children:

  • William Gilbert. Born 1906.
  • Phillip Gilbert. Born 1908

In 1911 they were living in Maidstone Kent. Ebenezar Gilbert died later that same year aged 42 (Reg Gen Dec Qtr 1911 Maidstone 2a 942).

George and Martha's daughter Hephzibah Nicholls married Simeon Thomas Pattenden on 5 December 1904 at Ticehurst. They had six chidren: 

  • Daisy Pattenden. Born 1905 in Kent. Daisy married Henry F Willis in 1926
  • William George Pattenden. Born 1907 in Uckfield. William died in 1911 aged 3 years old. 
  • Rosina Ellen Pattenden. Born 9 March 1910 in Uckfield. Rosina E Pattenden married Jack De Caux in 1933 in Cuckfield. Rosina Ellen De Caux died in 1981 aged  71 years old. Jack De Caux died in 2002 aged 93 years old. 
  • Alex Pattenden. Born 1911 in Uckfield. Died 1921 in Lewes
  • Arthur Stanley Pattenden. Born 1913 in Lewis. Arthur married Vera Gwendoline Gatton in 1936. Arthur died on 2 February 1969 in Hailsham. Vera Gwendoline Pattenden died in 2002
  • Robert Patrick Simeon Pattenden. Born 17 March 1921 in Ditchling. Died 1996 in Lewes

In 1911 the family were living in Cross in Hand, Uckfield and 30 year old Simeon was a police constable.  In 1939 Simeon and Hephzibah were living at Sportsman Inn, Cuckfield where Simeon was the licensee. Simeon Pattenden died in 30 April 1947 at Burgess Hill. He would have been about 61 years old. Hephzibah died on 3 June 1965 at Lewes.

In 1901 George and Martha's daughter Edith Nicholls was still living with her parents in Ticehurst. She was 19 years old. No occupation is noted. It is not known what became of her after then. Their youngest daughter Mary Nicholls was also still at home in 1901. Nothing more is known about her either. 

  • Mary Barton 

In 1861 John and Eleanor's 15 year old daughter, Mary Barton was a dairymaid living and working for 64 year old widower Charles Stapley at Crossbridge House, Hellingly. Charles was a farmer of 130 acres employing 2 men and 2 boys.

It is not known what became of Mary after this.

  • James Barton and Harriett Ann Sands

John and Eleanor's son James Barton married Harriett Ann Sands on 16 March 1872 at Etchingham (Reg Gen March Qtr 1872 Ticehurst 2b 95). Harriett Sands had been baptised on 25 December 1849 at Burwash, the daughter of Thomas Sands and Sarah

In 1881 the family were living at Hollington Lane, St Leonards, Hastings and 33 year old James was an agricultural labourer

They had nine children:

  • James Barton. Baptised 6 July 1873 in Hellingly
  • Emily Barton. Born 1875 in Etchingham
  • William Barton. Born 19 November 1877. Baptised 3 February 1878  in Etchingham
  • George Barton. Born 1880 in Hastings
  • Eleanor Barton. Born 1883 in Hastings
  • Charles Barton. Born 1887 in Hastings
  • Sarah Barton. Born 1890 in Hastings
  • Frederick Barton. Born 1893 in Hastings
  • Albert Barton. Born 1895 in Hastings. .

In 1891 they were living at 13 Silver Dale, St Mary in the Castle, Hastings. 43 year old James was an agricultural labourer and their 13 year old son William was already employed as an errand boy. Their 18 year old son James was a carrier, boarding with Frederick J Dunk and his family at 46 Manor Road, Hastings. Their 15 year old daughter Emily was a servant to 64 year old widow Louisa Demierre who was living on her own means at 63, The Marina, St Leonards, Hastings.

It seems that daughter Eleanor may have died in 1895 aged 13 years old

In 1901 James and Harriett were living at Adelaide Road, St Mary's , Hastings, although Emily were no longer at home. Both James and Emily were back living ay home at that point.

In 1911, the family was still at Adelaide Road, Hastings. James, now 63 is still a farm labourer. The only child remaining at home is Frederick, an 18 year old errand boy.

James Barton is believed to have died in 1923. Harriett died in 1926. 

James and Harriett's eldest son James Barton died in 1929 aged 55 years old 

Nothing else is known about their daughter Emily Barton. 

James and Harriett's son William appears to have enlisted in the Royal Navy, firstly on 19 November 1895 for 12 years and then on 4 February 1915 for the duration of hostilities. The document below provides detail of his service. 

William Barton married Olive Elizabeth Marchant in 1910. In 1911 they were living at 163 Bexhill  Road, St Leonards. William was 35 years old and a farm labourer. They had a daughter Doris F Barton who was born in 1910. In 1939 they were living at 32 Old Lane, Hastings where William was a water mains jointer. William Barton died in 1945. Olive Elizabeth Barton died in 1976. Their daughter Doris had married  Joseph V Williams in 1947. 

James and Harriett's son George Barton may have died in  in 1963 in Eastbourne. 

Nothing more is known about their children, Charles or Sarah. 

Their son Frederick Barton may have married Minnie M Foster in 1924. Frederick died in 1974 in Hastings. 

James and Harriett's youngest son Albert Barton is believed to have married Kate Caroline Sargent in 1924. Albert died on 18 September 1937. Kate remarried in 1938. Her second husband was Frederick J Cornford. 

  • Eleanor Barton 

In 1861, 11 year old Ellenor was living at home withier parents, John and Eleanor. Nothing more is known about her. 

  • Henry Barton 

It appears that John and Eleanor's son Henry Barton joined the army. In 1871 he was an 18 year old living at Preston Barracks. Nothing further is known about him. 

  • George Barton and Mary Ann Gilbert 

John and Eleanor's son George Barton married Mary Ann Parsons. Mary Ann was the daughter of George Gilbert. she had been married previously, her first husband was Francis Parsons and they had four children. Francis Parsons died in 1890.  

In 1891 George and Mary Ann were living in Wenhurst Cottage, Mayfield. George, aged 36 was an agricultural labourer. Mary Ann at 44 was 8 years older than her husband. Only one of Mary Ann's daughter  was living with them, 14 year old Edith H Parsons. 

Mary Ann Barton died in 1893. 

So by 1901 George Barton is a widower and is living with his 63 year old housekeeper at Mayfield. He gives his occupation as a waggoner on a farm.

  • Eliza Pearce nee Barton

Finally, John and Eleanor's daughter Eliza Barton married Thomas Pearce in 1881 (Reg Gen Dec Qtr 1881 Hastings 2b 65).

Thomas and Eliza are thought to have had six children:

  • John Henry Pearce. Born 1883 at Hastings
  • Edith A Pearce. Born 1888 in Hastings
  • Mildred Mary Pearce. Born 1892 in Hastings
  • Elizabeth Rebecca Pearce. Born 1894 in Hastings
  • Louisa Mabel Pearce. Born 1896 in Hastings
  • Albert Thomas Pearce. Born 1898 in Hastings

By 1901 Eliza was a widow and was living at St Helens, Hastings with her children. She was working as a charwoman.

Thomas Pearce had died by 1911, when 54 year old Eliza was living at 99 Hughendon Road, Hastings where she was working as a charwoman. Most of the children remained at home. 

Eliza Pearce died in 1936 in Hastings. 

Thomas Barton and Elendor Tedham

Thomas Barton was born on 14 May 1817 the son of John Barton and Catherine Keeley. He was baptised on 15 June 1817 at Heathfield Independent chapel,

He married Elendor Tedham on 2 June 1838 at Ashburnham Parish Church.

They had ten children:

  • Thomas Barton. Born 1839 in Ashburnham.
  • Ann Barton. Baptised 5 December 1841 at Herstmonceux.
  • Elendor Barton. Baptised 31 March 1844
  • Harriett Barton. Baptised 8 March 1846
  • James Barton. Baptised 4 March 1849
  • John Barton. Born 2 February 1851. Baptised 2 March 1851 at Wartling. 
  • Ruth Barton. Baptised 26 June 1853.
  • Jane Barton. Baptised 24 February 1856 at St John's Church, Bodle Street Green.
  • Lucy Barton. Baptised 6 March 1859 at St John's Church, Bodle Street Green
  • Charles Barton. Baptised 7 September 1862 at St John's Church, Bodle Street Green.

In 1851 the family were living at Hole Cottage, Wartling. Both Thomas, aged 33 and eldest son Thomas, aged 12 were agricultural labourers. the family were still at Hole Cottage in 1861. Their daughter Ann had married, but she and her husband were living with her parents at that time. In 1871 Thomas and "Ellen" were living at Olivers Hill, Ashburnham. Only Jane, Lucy and Charles remained at home. Still at Olivers Hill in 1881, 63 year old Thomas was still an agricultural labourer. No children remained at home. 

Thomas Barton died on 9 August 1882 at Bodle Street Green. 

In 1891 his widow "Ellen" was living alone at Bucksteep Manor Cottages, Warbleton. In 1901 she was living at Bodle Street, Warbleton. Under occupation the words "parish relief" had been written, but crossed out. In 1911 Eleanor, now aged 91 was living at Bodle Street Green with her 55 year old daughter Jane. Eleanor is described as an "old age pensioner". Jane was  unmarried and is  described as "Working at home. Taking care of mother".

Eleanor Barton died on 20 April 1912 aged 91 years old.  

Their children's lives, to the extent they are known, are detailed below.

  • Thomas Barton and Orpha Harman

Thomas Barton married Orpha Harman on 18 November 1861 at Wartling Parish Church. Thomas was aged 23, a labourer from Wartling. Orpha Harman was a 22 year old servant from Wartling, daughter of Henry Harman, labourer. The witnesses were Raymond French and Ellesa Barton.

Thomas and Orpha had five children:

  • Thomas Henry Barton. Born 1861
  • Mary Barton. Born 1863,
  • Charles Barton. Born 22 May 1865
  • Emily Barton. Born 1868
  • Ellen Barton. Born 1871.
  • Elizabeth Barton. Born 1 April 1873 in Wartling

In 1871, Thomas and Orpha were living at Fareham Warbleton with their four eldest children. In 1881 they are still living at Fareham Cottage. The only children listed are daughters, Ellen, aged 10 and Elizabeth aged 8. By 1891 they are living at Foulmile, Wartling and the only child remaining at home is 17 year old Ellen.

In 1901 Thomas and Orpha are living in Beech Hill, Warbleton and are living alone. Thomas aged 62 continues to be described as an agricultural labourer. In 1911 Thomas and Orpha are back in Foulmile Cowbeech where 72 year old Thomas remains an agricultural labourer. 

Orpha Barton died in 1922.

Thomas and Orpha's son, Thomas Henry Barton married Rosannah Sinden in 1883 (Reg Gen Sept Qtr 1883 Hailsham 2b 158). In 1891 they were living in Foulmile where Thomas was a 29 year old agricultural labourer. They had eight children:

  • Elizabeth Jane Barton. Born 1883 in Warbleton. Elizabeth married Jesse Martin in 1910. In 1911 they were living at 14 Junction Street, Polegate. Jesse died in 1954. Elizabeth J Martin died in 1962
  • Clara Barton. Born 1885 in Herstmonceux
  • Ellen Barton. Born 1887 in Herstmonceux. Ellen died in 1910 aged 24 years old. 
  • Thomas Henry Barton. Born 9 October 1890 in Herstmonceux. Thomas may have emigrated to Canada and then moved on to America arriving in Detroit on 15 March 1924. He was naturalised on 12 May 1926. He married Olive and was living at 4055 Athington, Chicargo when he enlisted in 1942.
  • Charles J Barton. Born 1892 in Hellingly. 
  • Emily Barton. Born 1894 in Warbleton.
  • Alfred John Barton. Born 19 October 1896. Died 1981 in Eastbourne aged 84 years old. 
  • Lucy Barton. Born 1903

In 1901 the family were living in Trollilows, Herstmonceux, where 39 year Thomas was a gamekeeper. With them were all their children except Elizabeth and Clara. Elizabeth was a 19 year old housemaid in a home at Carleton Road, Islington, London and Clara was a 15 year old kitchen maid working for a wine merchant in Eastbourne. Thomas Barton died in 1903 (Reg Gen September 1903 Eastbourne 2b 45), so in 1911 Rosannah was a 47 year old widow still living at Trolliles, Herstmonceux. Her son, Thomas, aged 21 year old was a domestic gardener, daughter Emily, 16, a domestic servant, Alfred, a 14 year old nursery gardener and 8 year old Lucy were living at home. Rosannah Barton died in 1936 in Hailsham (Reg Gen March 1936 Hailsham 2b 177). 

Nothing more is known about Thomas and Orpha's daughter, Mary Barton after the 1871 census.

In 1891 Thomas and Orpha's son Charles Barton was lodging at John and Mary Foster. Aged 25 he was a police constable. Charles married Kate Hollingdale in 1892 in Steyning. In 1901 they were living at Peasmarsh and they had three sons:

  • Charles Hollingdale Barton. Born 28 March 1894 in Ore, Hastings. In 1911 he started work as a booking clerk at Lingfield Station. Charles died 1971 in Croydon. 
  • John Thomas Barton. Born 1897 in Bexhill.
  • Roy Sandal Barton. Born 7 April 1910 in Horsted Keynes. Roy married Mary C Stevens in 1940 in Banbury. Roy Sandal Barton of 6 Oxford Road, Adderbury died on 17 July 1976 and was buried at Adderbury. 

In 1911 the family are living at the Police Station, Sharpethorne, East Grinstead. 45 year old Charles is a police constable in the East Sussex Constabulary. His son Charles is 17 years old and a railway clerk. John, aged 14 is a domestic gardener.  In 1939 Charles, a retired police officer, now a widower was living at 4 Fernlea, Scayner Hill, Cuckfield. Charles Barton of Fernlea  Cottage, Scaynes Hill, Lindfield died on 28 January 1951. Probate was granted to Charles Hollingdale Barton, civil servant and Roy Sandals Barton, machine operator. 

In 1881 Thomas and Orpha's daughter Emily Barton, aged 13, was a general domestic servant, working and living at the Rectory in Bodle Street Green. In 1891 Emily was a servant to James Philcox, solicitor living at the Square, Burwash. Emily married Edmund Alfred Langridge in 1893. Edmund and Emily had three children: 

  • Kate Langridge. Born 1895. Kate married Sidney P Woolerston in 1914. She died in 1979 in Braintree, Essex. 
  • Jack Langridge. Born 1895
  • Reginald Hubert Langridge. Born 1900. Died 1973 in Henley, Oxfordshire. 

In 1901 the family were living at 29, Randall Street, Maidstone where 35 year old Edmund was a journeyman butcher. In 1911 they were living at The Ferns, Grayshott, Haslemere. Edmund is still described as a journeyman butcher. His daughter Kate, aged 16 was a drapers assistant, son Jack was aged 14 was a telegraph messenger and their youngester son was still at school. Edmund Alfred Langridge died in 1924 in Alton, Hampshire. 

In 1891, Thomas and Orpha's daughter Ellen was living at home with her parents. Nothing more is known about her.  

Thomas and Orpha's daughter Elizabeth married James Alfred Grayling in 1894. In 1901 they were living at Cowbeech, Herstmonceux. James, aged 31 was a general labourer on a farm. In 1911 they were living in Coxlow Farm, Horsham Road, Hellingly. James, aged 41 was a cowman. Their eldest son was a farm labourer. They had seven children:

  • James Alfred Grayling, Born 18 March 1895. Died 1983 in Ealing. 
  • Nellie Constance Grayling. Born 1897
  • Emily May Grayling. Born 1899
  • Philadelphia Edith Grayling. Born 1900
  • Daisey Grayling. Born 1902.
  • Lilley Grayling. Born 1903
  • Rosa Kate Grayling. Born 1910. Rosa married Victor John Stoddart in 1931. Rosa Kate Stoddart in 1997 at Norwood Green Nursing Home, Tenrelow Road, Southall and was buried on 29 January 1997.  

In 1939 James and Elizabeth were living at 1 Coxlow Cottages, Hailsham where James was a cowman. Their son James was living with them and working as a farm labourer. Elizabeth Grayling of 75a Carlyle Road, Ealing died on 18 January 1849 at St Edwards Hospital, Ealing and  was buried on 24 January 1949. James Alfred Grayling died on 17 December 1949 and was buried on 22 December 1949. Both were  buried at Ealing and Old Brentford Cemetary. Probate for both was granted to Rosa Kate Stoddart (wife of Victor John Stoddart). 

  • Ann Fairall nee Barton

Ann Barton married William Fairall on 4 January 1861 at Wartling Parish Church. Ann was 20 years old, a servant of Cowbeech. William was 24 years old, a blacksmith of Windmill Hill Green, son of Matthew Fairall, labourer. The witnesses were Thomas Barton, Ann's brother and Orpha Harman, his future wife. All parties signed the marriage register.

In 1871 William and Ann were living at Hooe Common, Hooe where William was the blacksmith.

William and Ann had ten children:

  • Mary Susannah Fairall. Baptised 6 October 1861 at Wartling.
  • William Frederick Fairall. Baptised 7 February 1864 at Wartling.
  • Emily Ann Fairall, Baptised 3 December 1865 at Wartling. 
  • Minnie Jane Fairall. Born 28 March 1868 in Hooe
  • George Henry Fairall. Baptised 26 June 1870 in Hooe.
  • Edith Harriett Fairall. Baptised 28 July 1872 in Hooe
  • Annie Elizabeth Fairall. Born 30 April 1874. Baptised 28 June 1874  in Hooe
  • Thomas Walter Fairall. Baptised 28 May 1876 in Hooe
  • Florence May Fairall. Born 1879 in Ninfield
  • Bertha Ellen Fairall. Born 31 March 1882 in Ninfield

In 1881 William and Ann were living at The Cottage, Ninfield where 44 year old William was a blacksmith. The eldest three children, Mary , William and Emily are not listed.

In 1891 William and Ann are living at the Green, Ninfield. Only Thomas, Florence and Bertha remain at home.

They were still there in 1901 by which time only two children remained at home, Bertha and son Thomas, who now aged 24 had followed his father's footsteps and become a blacksmith.

In 1911 the family were living at Homestead, Ninfield  Green, Ninfield. William, aged 74 was a retired blacksmith. 

Ann Fairall died in 1917. William Fairall died in 1920. 

In 1881 William and Ann's daughter Mary Susannah Fairall  was a 19 year old kitchen maid living and working for Henry Wiseman, lodging house keeper at St Mary Magdalene, Hastings. She married George Blackman in 1886 (Reg Gen March Qtr 1866 Hastings 2b 41). In 1901 George and Mary were living at 3 Union Road, Hastings. George was a 39 year old labourer. Aside from their children, 24 year old Percy Banks, baker & confectioner was living with them. They had seven children:

  • William Henry Blackman. Born 1 October 1887 at St Leonards on Sea. William enlisted in the Royal Navy on 25 June 1907 for 12 years. He died in 1920. 
  • Florence Minnie Blackman. Born 1890 at St Leonards on Sea
  • George Alfred Blackman. Born 1894 in St Leonards on Sea. George married May Dorothy Carter on 5 July 1919 in Bexley, Kent. George died in 1960 in Dartford, Kent. May died on 12 February 1980
  • Frederick Charles Blackman. Born 18 May 1897 at St Leonards on Sea. Frederick enlisted in the Queens Own (Royal West Kent) Regiment in 1915. Frederick married Jane Lusted in 1922. Frederick died in 1972. Jane died in 1982.  
  • Arthur Norman Blackman. Born 19 November 1898 at St Leonard's on Sea. Arthur Norman Blackman, a train conductor enlisted as a stoker in the Royal Navy on 22 May 1916 for the duration of hostilities. Arthur married Daisy Beatrice Annie Hall  on 24 October 1924. Arthur died in 1971.  Daisy died in 1988
  • Dorothy Annie Blackman. Born 1902 at St Leonard's on Sea
  • Albert Edward Blackman. Born 1905 at St Leonards on Sea. Albert Edward Blackman of Harmayes, Oakhurst Road, Battle died on 13 May 1978 at Battle

In 1911 the family were living at 33 Alfred Street, St Leonards, Hastings, where 49 year old George was a coal car man. Their son George Alfred was a chemist Errand boy. The two elder children were no longer at home and the younger children were still at school. George Blackman died in 1932. Mary Susannah Fairall died in 1936

In 1881, William and Ann's son 17 year old William Frederick Fairall was a smith, working and living with master Blacksmith, Henry Tuppeny at Black House Road, Battle. In 1891, aged 28, William was a general blacksmith living in Hove. He is described as married, but his wife is not listed. It is believed that he had married originally in 1888. It is assumed that he was widowed and William Frederick Fairall married Rosita in 1898. In 1911 they were living at 20 Cliffe Road, South Croydon where 47 year old William was a smith and farrier. Rosita was 38 years old and the census confirms that she was born in Paris, France. Edward Young, a 16 year old apprentice was living with them. William Frederick Fairall of 1 Cliffe Road,  Road, Croydon died on 21 May 1950 at The Mayday Hospital, Croydon. Probate was granted to Annie Elizabeth Hendey (wife of John Hendey)

In 1881, William and Ann's daughter 16 year old Emily was a servant to William F Cable, aged 55, retired schoolmaster and was living at his address at 2 Eversfield place, Hastings. Emily married in Frederick Smith in 1886 (Reg Gen March Qtr 1886 Hailsham 2b 115). In 1891 they were living at 14 Lawn Street South, St Leonards where 38 year old Frank was a carpenter. In 1901 they were living at 38 year old Windsor Road, Bexhill and 48 year old Frank was a  carpenter. They had four children: 

  • Frederick Arthur Smith. Born 1887 in St Leonards. 
  • William Smith. Born 1888 in St Leonards
  • George H Smith. Born 1889 in St Leonards.
  • Frank Smith. Born 1896 in Bexhill

In 1911 the family were living at 73, Station Road, Bexhill where Frank was at 52 now described as a journeyman carpenter, only sons George and Frank remained at home. George, aged 22 was an assistant porter and Frank aged 15 was a messenger for a newspaper office. Emily Ann Smith of 89 Little Common Road, Bexhill (wife of Frederick Smith) died on 7 December 1933. Probate was granted to  Bertha Ellen Greaves, widow and Thomas Edgar Rodgers, solicitor.  

It is not clear where William and Ann's daughter Minnie Jane Fairall was in 1891, but in 1893 she married Herbert Feist (Reg Gen Sept Qtr 1893 Hastings (1837-1977) 2b 32). Herbert and Minnie had three children

  • Minnie Jane Rebecca Feist. Born 25 May 1897 in Hastings. Minnie Jane Rebecca Feist of 11 Canute Road, Hastings died on 2 August 1944.
  • Mabel Mary Anne Feist. Born 12 November 1898 in Hastings. Mabel of Crofton Nursing Home, 15 Collier Road, Hastings died on 8 December 1983. 
  • Herbert Feist. Born 7 September 1901 in Hastings. Herbert Feist married Greta Vivian Randall in 1937. Herbert Feist of 35, The Ridge, Hastings died  on 29 September 1963.  

In 1911 the family were living at 11 Canute Road, Hastings where 42 year old Herbert was a "tradesman in laundry". His wife Minnie was 43 years old and they had been married 17 years. All three children were at school. Herbert Feist of 11 Canute Road, Clive Vale, Hastings died on 15 April 1932. Probate was granted to Minnie Jane Feist, widow.  In 1939 Minnie was living at 11 Canute Road, Hastings where she was a laundry proprietoress. Her daughters Minnie, a laundry worker, Mabel, a laundry sorter and packer and son Herbert, a laundry wash houseman and engineer were living with her. Herbert is shown as married, but his wife is not listed. . Minnie Jane Feist of 11 Canute Road died on 9 April 1944. Probate was granted to Minnie Jane Rebecca Feist, and Mabel Mary Anne Feist, spinsters and Herbert Feist, laundryman.  

In 1891 William and Ann's son George Henry Fairall was aged 20, a blacksmith living with his employer Thomas A Winborn at The Forge, Bexhiill. Later that year he married Mary Elizabeth Wright at Battle. In 1901 they were living at 13 Bunstead Road, Caterham where 30 year old George was a blacksmith. George and Mary had five children:

  • Dorothy Elizabeth Fairall. Born 1894. Died 17 September 1898 aged 4 years old. 
  • Olive Constance Fairall. Born 1897 in Caterham. Olive died on 14 November 1935 in Canterbury. 
  • Geoffrey Raymond Fairall. Born 11 May 1899 in Caterham. Geoffrey married Margaret Ellen Roberts in Willesden in 1935. Geoffrey died in 1971 in Wrexham. Margaret died in 1987 in De Merionnydd, Gwynedd. 
  • George Henry Fairall. Born 1902 in Caterham. He married Alice Joan Browning in 1936 in Bridge, Kent. George died in 1969 in Barnet. Alice Joan Fairall of 138, Tonbridge Road, Maidstone died in 25 January 1983. 
  • Arthur William Edward Fairall. Born 27 December 1910 in Canterbury. Arthur married Beatrice Olive Lucena on 17 August 1935 in Horsham. Beatrice Olive Fairall of 39 Roseberry Avenue, Boston died on 26 March 1979. Arthur also died in 1979 in Boston, Lincs. 

In 1911 they were living at 55 Broad Street, Canterbury where 40 year old George was a shoeing smith. George Henry Fairall died in 1929 in Canterbury. Mary Elizabeth Fairall died in 1956 in Luton, Beds. 

William and Ann's daughter Edith Harriett Fairall married Henry Akehurst in 1890 (Reg Gen June Qtr 1890 Hailsham 2b 215). In 1891, 19 year old Edith was living with her 33 year old husband Henry, a domestic gardener and groom at Boreham Street. Nothing more is known about the couple. 

In 1891 William and Ann's daughter Annie Elizabeth Fairall was a 16 year old general servant living with 62 year old Gideon Noakes , farmer, at The Tannery, Ninfield. In 1901 she was a cook to Horace O'Farrell , aged 47, an Indian civil servant (judge) and his wife at 23 Lynhurst Gardens, Clifford Road, West Ealing. Annie married John Hendey in 1903 (Reg Gen Sept Qtr 1903 Hailsham 2b 219). In 1911 they were living at 43, Sailsbury Road, Ealing where John was a 32 year old whitesmith working for a ironmonger. They had a son Reginald Edwin John Hendey who was born in 1905. He died in 1918 on Brentford. In 1939 John and Annie were living at 52 Ranelagh Road, Ealing and John was a plumber.  John Hendey died in 1951 and was buried on 12 June 1951 at Ealing and Old Brentford Cemetary in the same plot as his son. Annie Elizabeth Hendey died in 1969 and was buried on 11 September 1969 with her husband and son.  

William and Ann's son Thomas Walter Fairall was still living at home in 1891 and 1901. In 1901 like his father he was a blacksmith. On 5 March 1905 Thos Walter Fairall was admitted to Hellingly workhouse. He was discharged on 17 February 1906. Was this our Thomas? Thomas Walter Fairall of 12 Chestnut Walk, Little Common, Bexhill died on 13 May 1938. Probate was granted to Bertha Ellen Greaves, widow. 

In 1901, William and Ann's daughter 21 year old Florence May Fairall was a drapers assistant lodging with George Walker, clerk and cashier and his family at Braybrook Road, Hastings. Florence married Sydney Herbert Smith on 30 July 1910 at St Saviour, Paddington. 

In 1911 they were living at 3 Bensham Road, Thornton Heath where 25 year old Sydney was an accountant and 31 year old Florence was a "costume buyer retail" . Florence May Smith died in 1958 in Eastbourne. 

Finally in 1911 William and Ann's daughter, Bertha Ellen Fairall, aged 29, drapers assistant was living at 390 to 398 Holloway Road, Holloway North, Islington with 15 other drapers assistants. Bertha married William H Greaves in 1924 in Brentford. In 1939 Bertha was living at Riposo, The Ridge, Hastings. She appears to have been in a "diabetic sanitorium". She is shown as married, but it is not clear were her husband was at the time. Bertha Ellen Greaves of The General Stores, Carthorp, Bedale. Yorkshire died  in Mowbray Grange Hospital, Bedale, Yorkshire. Probate was granted to Geoffrey Vernon Worth Pembroke, solicitor. 

  • Elendor Barton.

Nothing further has been traced of Elendor Barton after the 1851 census when she was a 7 year old living at home with her parents.

  • Harriett Fairall nee Barton

Harriett Barton married David Fairall on 14 April 1866 at St John's Church, Bodle Street Green. Harriett was 21 years old. David was 22 years old, the son of  Matthew Fairall. David's brother William Fairall had married Harriett's sister Ann in 1861 (see above). The witnesses were Frederick Fairall and Caroline Fairall.

David and Harriett had six children:

  • George Henry Fairall. Born 1867
  • David Fairall. Born 1870
  • Ruth Fairall. Born 1873
  • Mary Fairall. Born 16 August 1874 in Wartling
  • Naomi Fairall. Born 1876
  • John Fairall. Born 4 February 1887 in Herstmonceux

At the time of the 1871 census David, aged 26, agricultural labourer and his wife Harriett, aged 25 were living at Bodle Street with their sons George, aged 3 and David, aged 11 months.

By 1881 they had moved to Summer Hill, Warbleton and had their three daughters Ruth, then aged 8, Mary, aged 6 and Naomi aged 5, all described as Scholars.

By 1891 they had moved to Causeway Farm, Herstmonceux and David is now described as a farmer. Son, John was now aged 4. All the other children remained at home except George.

By 1901 the family had moved to Bucketup Farm, Bodle Street. The only children remaining at home were 26 year old Mary and 14 year old John.

In 1911 67 year old David was farming at Dormers Farm, Windmill Hill. His wife Harriett was 65 years old. Only their daughter Mary remained at home.

David Fairall of Waldenheath, Amberstone, Hailsham died on 14 January 1915. Probate was granted to David Fairall, farmer and George Richard Pont, grocer and draper . 

Harriett Fairall of Waldenheath, Amberstone, Hailsham died on 12 June 1937. Probate was granted to David Fairall Farmer. 

In 1891 David and Harriett's son George was 23 years old and a millers assistant. He was boarding with Charles Saunders, miller at 134, High Street, St Annes, Lewes. In 1893 he married Elizabeth Hide (Reg Gen March Qtr 1893 2b 117). In 1901 George and Elizabeth were living at Tower Mill Cottages, Rotherfield where 32 year old George was a journeyman miller. George and Elizabeth had four children:

  • Elizabeth Mary Fairall. Born 1893 in Hillingby, Sussex
  • George Henry Fairall. Born 1896 in Rotherfield, Sussex
  • Charles Fairall. Born 1898 in Rotherfield
  • Ethel Fairall. Born 1900

George Henry Fairall died on 12 December 1901 aged 33 (Reg Gen Dec Qtr 19012 Uckfield 2b 74). In 1911 his widow, Elizabeth, aged 36 was a charwoman was living at Back Lane, Bodle Street with her four children. Daughter Elizabeth, aged 17 was already a general servant and 15 year old George a gardeners labourer. The other two children were still at school. 

David and Harriett's son David Fairall married Margaret Jane Mepham in 1894 (Reg Gen Dec Qtr 1894 Hailsham 2b 221). David and Margaret had four children: 

  • Annie Fairall. Born 1897 in Warbleton
  • Kate Fairall. Born 1903 at Warbleton
  • David Fairall. Born 1905 at Warbleton
  • Joseph Fairall. Born 5 December 1908 at Warbleton. Died 1989 in Eastbourne.

In 1901 David and Margaret were living next door to his parents at Buckstop Farm, Bodle Street. 30 year old David was a carter on a farm. Only their first child, Annie had been born and was 4 years old. In 1911 they were living at Trollives Farm, Bodle Street Green. Margaret Jane Fairall died in 1946. David Fairall died in 1959 in Eastbourne.   

David and Harriett's daughter Ruth Fairall married William Albert Finch in 1896. In 1901 they were living at 12 Havelock Road, Eastbourne where 26 year old William was a butchers shop assistant. William and Ruth had five children:

  • Dorothy Ruth Finch. Born 1893. Dorothy died in 1977 in Slough, Bucks
  • Mary Elennor Finch. Born 1898
  • Albert William Finch. Born 1899. Albert married Helena M Scott. He died in 1971 in Eastbourne. 
  • Henrietta Naomi Finch. Born 1901
  • Henry David Finch. Born 1907. Died 13 December 1951.

 In 1911 the family were still at 12 Havelock Road, but 36 year old William is now a corporation gardener. William Albert Finch died in 16 November 1934 at 59 years old. Ruth Finch of 188 Victoria Drive, Eastbourne, widow died on 21 April 1958 at Leaf Hospital. Eastbourne. Probate was granted to Dorothy Ruth Watson, Mary Eleanor Jackson, widows and John Fairall, farmer. 

David and Harriett's daughter Mary Fairall married William Mepham in 1932. In 1939 William and Mary were living at Jubilee House, Hailsham where William was a retired farmer. Mary Mepham of Jubilee House, Magnum Down, Hailsham died on 5 August 1963 at All Saints Hospital. Eastbourne. Probate was granted to Joseph Fairall, farmer, Henry Fairall, retired farmer, Mary Jackson, widow and Violet Mary Mepham, married woman. 

David and Harriett's daughter Naomi Fairall married Charles William Reed in 1898 (Reg Gen Dec Qtr 1898 Hailsham 2b 253). In 1901 they were living at Tilley Cottage, Wartling where 25 year old Charles was a carter on a farm. In 1911 they were living at Mill Barn Cottage, Windmill Hill. Charles, aged 35 was a Waggoner and they had two sons

  • David Reed. Born 1907 in Wartling
  • George Reed. Born 1909 in Wartling.

Charles William Reed died in 1937. Naomi Reed died in 1957 in Surrey North Western. 

Finally David and Harriett's son John Fairall married Catherine Annie Mitchell in 1906. In 1911 Catherine is living at Windmill Hill with their two young children, but John is a patient at Union Road, Hailsham. The census shows the 25 year old is married. John and Catherine had three children:

  • Henry John Fairall. Born 28 June 1906.    
  • Annie Fairall. Born 17 May 1908. Annie is believed to have married twice. Firstly to Phillip A McCartney in 1947 and secondly to William R Mansfield in 1959. Annie Mansfield of 11a Avondale Road, Eastbourne died on 26 March 1982.   
  • David Fairall. Born 23 September 1909. David married Winifred E M Welton in 1940. David died in 1981 in Eastbourne. 

In 1939 John and Catherine were living at Tanyard Farm, Waldron Street, Hailsham where John was farming. Their son Henry John Fairall was living with them and also farming. John Fairall of Woodbine Cottages, Punnetts Town, died on 3 June 1961 at St Mary's Hospital., Eastbourne Probate was granted to Henry John Fairall and David Fairall.  Catherine Ann Fairall died in 1977. 

  • James Barton and Eliza Marchant

James Barton married Eliza Marchant on 22 June 1878 at Hayward's Heath.

In 1881 they were living at Clayton Windmill Cottage in Clayton where 32 year old James was a miller's grinder.

James and Eliza had eight children:

  • Frederick James Barton. Born 1879 in Godstone, Surrey. Died 1889 in Sussex
  • Charles Edward Barton. Born 1881 in Sussex. Died 1889 in Sussex
  • George William Barton. Born 1883 in Heathfield.
  • Frank Barton. Born 1884 in Heathfield.
  • Henry Barton. Born 1886 in Heathfield. Died 8 July 1896. Buried at Zoar Baptist Chapel, Hellingly. 
  • Edith Emily Barton. Baptised 21 January 1889 in Heathfield. 
  • Lizzie Louise Barton. Born 26 May 1891 in Heathfield. Died 1899. Buried at Zoar Baptist Chapel, Hellingly.
  • Alfred Barton. Born 1895 in Whatlington.

In 1891 the family were living at The Crofts, Dicker, Hellingly. 42 year old James was still employed as a millers grinder. In 1901 the family had moved to Mill Cottages, Whatlington. James was still a corn millers grinder. In 1911 James and Eliza were living in Stocklands Cottage, Staplecross, Hawkshurst. All their children had by now left home.

Eliza Barton died on 18 July 1916. She was buried at Zoar Baptist Chapel, Hellingly.  Her husband James Barton died on 18 May 1923. He too was buried at Zoar Baptist Chapel, Hellingly.  

The Zoar Strict Baptist Chapel is a Strict Baptist Chapel near the village of Lower Dicker Hellingly. It was built in 1837 costing £422 for a large and comfortable chapel with space for 400 worshipers. In 1838 it was opened by William Gadsby. The first pastor William Cowper. The building was expanded in 1874 for the sum of £ 600. In 1880 a cemetery was built next to the church. 

In 1901, James and Eliza's son, George William Barton was an 18 year old journeyman baker boarding with Joseph Homewood and his family at Arundel Terrace, Eastbourne. George married Mary Jane Marchant in 1910. It is not known if or how Mary Jane was related to George's mother. George was a 32 year old warehouseman living at 2 Huntscroft Gardens, Cowfold when he enlisted in the Coldstream Guards on 6 December 1915 for the duration of the war. In 1911 George and Eliza were living at Huntsman Cottage, Cowfold with their 5 month daughter Alice and Mary's mother, Martha. George William and Mary Jane had four children:

  • Alice Louise Barton. Born 1910 in Horsham. Alice L Barton married John Albert Frenette in 1943. John was believed to have been a Canadian. 
  • John Edward Barton. Born 29 July 1912 in Horsham
  • Frank William Barton, Born 1916 in Horsham
  • Edwin James Barton. Born 1920 in Horsham

George William Barton of 2 Hunts Croft Gardens, Cowfold died on 30 December 1959 at Hove Hospital. Probate was granted to Edwin James Barton, building operative. Mary Jane Barton of 2 Hunts Croft, widow, died on 14 January 1960 at Barwood, Cowfold. Probate was granted to Edwin James Barton, building operative. 

In 1901 James and Eliza's son Frank Barton was a 19 years old grocers assistant lodging with William Hyland, a 79 year old , agricultural labourer and his wife at the Village, Sedlescombe. It is possible that Frank was killed in the first World war, dieing of his wounds on 12 August 1918.

James and Eliza's daughter Edith Emily Barton emigrated to Australia, sailing from London to Fremantle on the Omrah departing on 27 March 1914. Edith married Robert Boothby on 9 April 1925 in Perth, Australia. They had two children:

  • Norma Patricia Boothby. Born 21 February 1926
  • Barry Robert Boothby. Born 19 November 1933

Robert Boothby died in 1980. Edith Emily Boothby died in 1990 in Perth, Australia.  I have in the past corresponded with Norma Boothby.

Nothing more is known about James and Eliza's son Alfred Barton. 

  • John Barton and Eliza Louisa Kemp

John Barton married Eliza Louisa Kemp on 24 November 1874 at Herstmonceux Parish Church. John was a 23 year old blacksmith of Herstmonceux, son of Thomas Barton, labourer. Eliza Louisa Kemp is described as a spinster, aged 21 of Foulmile, daughter of John Kemp, butcher. Both parties signed the marriage register. The witnesses were William Kemp and Caroline Crove.

John and Eliza had four children:

  • Jane Barton. Born 1873 in Gardener Street, Sussex.
  • Henry John Barton. Born 1877
  • Annie Barton. Born 1883
  • William Barton. Born 19 January 1891 at Hooe.

In 1881 John, aged 30, blacksmith and wife Eliza were living at Bedlam Green, Herstmonceux with son Henry, a 4 year old scholar and 1 year old Jane. 

By 1891 they had moved to Hooe Common, Hooe. John is now described as a carrier and coke dealer, son Henry, aged 14 was a carriers assistant. In 1901 John, aged 59 and Eliza aged 48 were still living at Hooe Common. William , aged 11 was the only child still living at home.

In 1911 John and Eliza were at Attwoods Farm, Bodle Street and 69 year old John was still farming. Son William remained at home and was a domestic gardener.

John Barton may have died in 1931. Eliza Barton may have died in 1934 aged 78 in East Grinstead. 

John and Eliza's daughter Jane Barton married Frederick Morley in 1900 (Reg Gen Dec Qtr 1900 Hailsham 2b 223). In 1911 Frederick and Jane were living at the Red House, Wye, East Ashford, where 24 year old Frederick was a domestic groom and gardener. They had two children: 

  • Douglas Frederick Morley. Born 1902 in Smeeth (?) Kent 
  • Ethel Mary Morley. Born 1904 in Stanford in the Vale, Bucks

In 1911 Frederick and Jane Morley were living at Church Street, Stokenchurch where Frederick was a jobbing gardener and Jane run a confectionary shop.  

John and Eliza's son Henry John Barton married Margaretta Smith in 1901 (Reg Gen March Qtr 1901 Hailsham 2b 145). In 1911 Henry and Margaretta were living at Hooe Common with their three children:

  • Wilfred Henry Barton. Born 21 June 1902 in Hooe. Wilfred married Gladys Beatrice Gray in 1935 in Hailsham. In 1939 they were living at the Red Lion Pub, Hooe where Wilfred was an innkeeper and smallholder. Gladys died in 1966. Wilfred, my 3rd cousin once removed died in 1990. 
  • Edna Bernice Barton. Born 20 October 1906 in Hooe. Edna married Gordon Donald Pont in 1927. In 1939 the were living at Hope Cottage, Ninfield where Gordon was a farmer and market gardener.  Gordon Donald Pont died in 1979. Edna Bernice Pont of Anchorage, Manchester Road, Ninfield died on 25 November 1991.
  • Ronald William Barton. Born 9 October 1908 in Hooe. Baptised 13 December 1908 at Hooe. Ronald married Ivy M Luck in 1933. In 1939 they were living at Ivy Cottages, Hooe where Ronald was a greengrocer working on his own account. Ivy died in 1997. Ronald died in 1998

Margaretta Barton died in 1957 in Battle. 

In 1891 John and Eliza's daughter Annie Barton was living with her parents in Hooe. It is possible that she married in 1910, but nothing further is known about her.

Finally John and Eliza's son William Barton was the only child remaining at home in both 1901 and 1911. In 1911 he was 21 year old and a domestic gardener. He may have married Edith Shadwell on 19 October 1916 at Holy Trinity, Hastings. They had three children: 

  • Violet Edith Barton. Born 9 June 1920. Violet married Raymond Sinden in Uckfield in 1938. Raymond Sinden died in 1987. Violet Sinden died in 2006
  • Dorothy Phyliss Barton. Born 10 August 1924 in Hastings. Dorothy married William Harvey Nicholls. She is believed to have died on 16 June 2001 in Canada.
  • John William Barton. Born 10 November 1926 in Hartfield. John is believed to have married Hilda Alice Baker in 1951 in Uckfield.  Hilda Barton died in 1984 in Tunbridge Wells. John William Barton died on 26 February 2006 in East Grinstead.

In 1911 William and Edith were living at the Anchor Inn, Church Street, Uckfield where William was the licensee. Edith Barton died in 1970 in Hartfield. William Barton of Elm Cottage, Hartfield died on 18 December 1973. 

  • Ruth Foster nee Barton.

In 1871, Ruth Barton was a 18 year old general servant, living with and working for Richard and Margaret Ratcliff at Standard Hill, Ninfield. Richard was a farmer of 410 acres employing 9 men, 2 boys and 1 woman.

Ruth married Charles Foster on 2 June 1877 at St Mary's, Ninfield.

In 1881 Charles and Ruth were living in Ninfield where 27 year old Charles was an agricultural labourer and they seem to be living in cottages on the Ratcliff's farm.

Charles and Ruth had two children:

  • Joseph Clifford Foster. Born 1881 in Ninfield
  • Thomas Jesse Foster. Born 1884 in Ninfield

Ruth Foster died in 1885 at around 32 years old.

Charles remarried. His new bride was Elija. Elija had been born in 1862 in Dallington. In 1891 they were living in the Back Road, Ninfield. Charles and Elizabeth had the following children

  • Beatrice Foster. Born 1888 in Ninfield. Died 1891 in Ninfield
  • Maggie Foster. Born 1889 in Ninfield. Died April 1902 in Ninfield
  • Vincent Charles Foster. Born 1891 in Ninfield
  • Mary Foster. Born March 1892 in Ninfield. Died November 1892 in Ninfield
  • Cecil Foster. Born 1893 in Ninfield .
  • Harold William Foster. Born 1895 in Ninfield. Died 1896 in Ninfield.

In 1901 Charles was living at Ninfield Green and aged 47 he was a carter on a farm. It seems wife Eliza was no longer around and he was married to Elizabeth who had been born in Hailsham in 1842 and was over 10 years Charles's senior. Son Thomas was a 16 year old milkman. Maggie, Vincent and Cecil were also still at home.

Charles Foster died in 1930 aged around 76

In 1901 Ruth and Charles' son Joseph Clifford Foster was a 19 year old labourer boarding with George and Elizabeth Munn at Lower Street, Ninfield. Joseph is believed to have married Gertrude Emma Ransom in 1927. Joseph Clifford Foster died in 1930. Gertrude is believed to have remarried.

In 1911 Ruth and Charles' son Thomas Jesse Foster was a "smith mate" boarding with Albert Eade and his family at the Forge, Ninfield. Thomas died in May 1913 in Bexhill.

I have not considered the children from Charles's second marriage. 

  • Jane Barton.

In 1881 Jane was a 25 year old cook living with and working for William Horsley, a 68 year old retired colonel and his wife at St Stephens Road, Hackington, St Stephen. 

I can find no trace of Jane in 1891. 

In 1901  Jane was  living with and working for George Harris, aged 90, living on own means and his wife Susannah at 18, London Road, Southborough, Kent. Jane was their cook. 

In 1911 Jane, aged 55 was still unmarried and was living at Bodle Street Green, with her 91 year old mother, Eleanor. She is described as "working at home. Taking care of mother"

Jane died on 13 November 1932, aged 76, of Union Road, Hellingly. She was buried at St John's Church, Bodle Street Green. The monumental inscription reads 

"Jane Barton who died November 13 1932 aged 76 years".

  • Lucy Coleman nee Barton.

Lucy Barton married Thomas Coleman on 15 June 1879 at Wadhurst. . Thomas Coleman had been baptised on 19 April 1857 at Aylesford, Kent. 

In 1881 Thomas and Lucy were resident at 2, Flowery Bank, Wadhurst where 35 year old Thomas was an agricultural labourer.

Thomas and Lucy had two daughters:

  • Mary Jane Coleman. Born 1881 in Wadhurst
  • Louisa Ellen Coleman. Born 1888 in Wadhurst

In 1891 the family were at Black Barn Cottage, Wadhurst and 33 year old Thomas was still an agricultural labourer. 

Thomas Coleman died in 1892. 

In 1901, Thomas and Lucy's daughter Mary Jane Coleman was a 20 year old cook, living with and working for Laura G Pierson, a 50 year old widow, living off her own means at 28. St James Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent. 

Louisa Ellen Coleman is believed to have married Henry James Bailey. Henry Bailey died on 15 July 1956 at Ticehurst. Louisa Ellen Bailey died on 1 April 1963 at Pembury Hospital, Kent. 

  • Charles Barton and Sarah Elizabeth Goad

In 1881 Charles Barton was an 18 year old miller lodging with Peter Adams, agricultural labourer and his family at Lower Mill Cottage, Hailsham.

Charles married Sarah Elizabeth Goad in 1889. 

In 1891 Charles Barton, aged 28 an S Barton, aged 27 were both boarding with William Shadbolt, carman and his family at Coldharbour, Harpenden. Charles was a miller. 

In 1901 they were living at 2 Pipbrook Villa, Dorking. Charles, aged 38 was a flour miller. They were still there in 1911 by which time they had five children:

  • Charles Percy Barton. Born 23 February 1892. Baptised 21 June 1896 in Oxted St Mary
  • Cecil Francis Barton. Baptised 21 June 1896 at Oxted St Mary
  • Daisy May Barton. Born 31 December 1897 in Dorking
  • Violet Maud Barton. Born 2 November 1900 in Dorking
  • Winnifred Ivy Barton. Born 1905 in Dorking. Died 1913 aged 8 years old. 

Also living with them was Alice Goad, their 15 year old neice who had been born in Hailsham. 

Nothing more is known about Charles and Sarah Barton

Charles and Sarah's eldest son Charles Percy Barton married Edith Louisa Wainwright on 3 February 1917 at St Mary, Sunbury on Thames, Surrey. Charles was 24 years old and in HM Forces based at Sandown Park Camp.  Edith was also 24 years old, the daughter of Arthur John Wainwright, deceased.  

They had three children, including a son John C Barton, born in 1921.  In 1939 Charles P Barton was visiting YMCA, Camp Road, Farnborough. He is shown as married, but none of his family are with him. He is a plumber and is listed with a number of other men in the same trade.  Edith L Barton may have been with her children at 6 Jubilee Terrace, Dorking. Charles Percy Barton died in 1973 I have been in contact with Charles's granddaughter. 

Charles and Sarah's son Cecil is believed to have married Mabel Ada Garman in 1917. He died in Eastbourne in 1983 aged 87 years. 

Charles and Sarah's daughter Daisy May Barton married Frederick Albert Coote on 27 January 1923. In 1939 they were living at 1 Police Cottages, Kingston Avenue, Leatherhead where Frederick was a police constable. Also at the address was their son Frederick Albert Coote, born 11 September 1924, a motor engineer repair worker.  Daisy died on 23 January 1965 at Leatherhead Hospital. Administration of her estate was granted to  Frederick Albert Coote, retired police officer and Fredrick Albert Coote the younger, motor engineer. Frederick Albert Coote,  of 7 Downsway, Great Bookham, Surrey died on 17 April 1984.  

Charles and Sarah's daughter Violet Maud Barton is believed to have married Frederick John Graves in 1925 in Amersham. In 1939 they were living at 33 Maxwell Close, Rickmansworth where Frederick was a butcher. They appear to have had five children including 

  • Laurence Graves. Born 21 July 1924.
  • Joyce W Graves. Born 7 October 1927 in Eton. Joyce married Donald Beeston in 1947 in Watford. Donald died in 1987 in Watford.
  • Audrey M Graves. Born 15 September 1929 in Amersham. Audrey married George William Savage in 1951 in Watford. George William Savage of 1 Church Close, Norwood died on 4 September  1991.  

Also at the address was Nellie S Graves, a married woman, born 16 June 1879. Violet Maud Graves of 33 Maxwell Close, Mill End, Rickmansworth died on 24 December 1972. Frederick died in 1991 in Watford, Herts. 

Sarah Bourner nee Barton

Sarah Barton was born on 11 October 1818 daughter of John Barton and Catherine Keeley. Baptised 8 November 1818 at Heathfield Independent Chapel.  

Sarah married Peter Bourner on 16 May 1840 (Reg Gen June Qtr 1840 Hailsham 7 437). Peter Bourner may have been Peter Augustus Bourner, who was baptised on 24 July 1816 at Crowhurst, the son of Peter Bourner and Jane Benedicta Holland. Later census returns confirm that Peter Bourner had been born around that time in Crowhurst. 

In 1851 the family were living at Woodland, Warbleton where 35 year old Peter was farming 36 acres. 

Peter and Sarah had six children:

  • Mary Ann Bourner. Born 1841. Baptised 22 October 1843 in Dallington
  • Peter Bourner. Baptised 22 October 1843 in Dallington
  • David Bourner. Born 1845
  • Emily Bourner. Born 1847
  • Sally Bourner. Born 1852
  • John Bourner, Born 1855

In 1861 the family were still at Woodlands Farm, but Peter was now farming 40 acres. Their daughter, Mary Ann, aged 19 was a dairymaid and son David, aged 16 was a carter. 

They remained at Woodlands in 1871, farming 40 acres with 1 man and 1 boy, and in 1881, but the farm size has reduced to 20 acres. 

Sarah Bourner died in 1888. It is possible that Peter Bourner died later that same year.  

What follows is the little that is known of their children:

  • Mary Ann Bourner.

In 1861 Mary Ann was an 18 year old dairymaid living at home with her parents at Wood Land, Warbleton.

I can find no trace of her in 1871 or 1881 but it appears that she did not marry and in 1891, aged 50, she was living with her sister Sally, her husband, Henry, their children and her younger brother Peter at Bucklands Farm, Warbleton.

I can find no trace of her on 1901, but in 1911 she was, aged 69, again living with her sister Sally and her family, now at Woodlands Farm, Bodle Street.

Mary A Bourner died in 1915 aged 73 years old (Reg Gen March Qtr 1915 Hailsham 2b 179). 

  • Peter Bourner

In 1861 Peter Bourner was an 18 year old groom, living with and working for Jesse Smith at Mount Pleasant, Herstmonceux. Jesse was a farmer of 80 acres employing 4 men and 4 boys as well as a coal merchant employing 2 men. 

I can find no trace of him in 1871 or 1881. 

In 1891 Peter was living with his sister Sally and her family at Bucklands Farm, Warbleton. He was 48 years old, unmarried farmer. 

In 1901 Peter is farming at Red Pale Farm, Warbleton. His sister Emily, a 54 year old widow is living with him. 

In 1911 67 year old Peter was a retired farmer living with his brother David at Little Red Pale Farm, Dallington, Warbleton.

Peter Bourner. of Warbleton died on 12 February 1915, Administration was granted to John Bourner, blacksmith. 

  • David Bourner and Sarah Ann White

David Bourner married Sarah Ann White on 2 April 1870 (Reg Gen June Qtr 1870 Hailsham 2b 97).

David and Sarah had five children:

  • Flora Agnes Bourner. Baptised 9 April 1871 
  • Rosa Catherine Bourner. Born 11 March 1871. Baptised 9 April 1871 at Bodle Street Green
  • David Bourner. Born 30 March 1875
  • Laura Bourner. Born 1879
  • Lily Bourner. Born 3 February 1887

I can find no trace of the family in 1871. 

In 1881 the farmily was living at Woodland Farm, Warbleton where 35 year old David was an agricultural labourer. 

In 1891 David and Sarah were living at 1 Cowden Cottages, Wartling where 46 year old David was an agricultural labourer. Their 16 year old son David was also an agricultural labourer. Daughters Laura and Lily were at school. Daughter Rosa was no longer at home.

In 1901 they were living in Bodle Street next to their Uncle Thomas's widow Eleanor. 

In 1911 David and Sarah were living at Little Red Pale Farm, Dallington. David was a 66 year old farmer. His wife Sarah Ann, was 65. None of their children were at home, but David's brother Peter was living with them as was their 13 year old grandson, Harold Pont.

Sarah Bourner died in 1913 aged 67 (Reg Gen March Qtr 1913 Eastbourne 2b 145).

David Bourner died in 1917 aged 72 (Reg Gen March Qtr 1917 Eastbourne 2b 145)

Nothing more is known about David and Sarah's daughter Flora Agnes Bourner. 

David and Sarah's daughter, Rosa Catherine Bourner married William Charles Pont in 1892 (Reg Gen June Qtr 1892 Hailsham 2b 200). In 1900 they were living in Conblye, Brightling where 32 year old William was an agricultural labourer. William and Rosa had seven children:

  • Edith Pont. Born 20 March 1893 in Brightling. Edith married Owen Albert Wrenn in 1917. They had six children. Owen Albert Wrench died on 7 February 1929 aged 36 years. Edith died on 20 January 1951 at Brook Hospital, Shooters Hill, Woolwich.  
  • William Pont. Born 1895 in Brightling. 
  • Harold Pont. Born 9 February 1898 in Brightling. Harold married Elsie May Bodle in 1922. Elsie died in 1938. Harold died in 1958
  • Edward Pont. Born 1899 in Penhurst. Edward married Mabel K Crouch in 1938. Edward died in 1978.  
  • Albert Benjamin Pont. Born 1903 in Mountfield. Albert married Eveline R Wright in 1928. Albert died in 1984 in Tunbridge Wells. 
  • Kate Pont. Born 1904 in Mountfield. Kate married Reginald Roger Brooman in 1932. They had two children. Reginald died in 1985. Kate died in 1991
  • Archie Bertram Pont. Born 30 January 1907  in Mountfield. Archie married Constance R Cornford in 1981

In 1911 the family was living at Darwell Furnace, Brightling and 42 year old William was now a quarryman of Hardstone. Darwell Furnace was used in the manufacture of cannon. The Fuller family from Brightling were a major cannon manufacturer in the local area, and produced a wide range of models from 32 pdr 10ft long to a 6 pdr 6ft long. Daughter Edith, aged 18, was a parlour maid working for Catherine Halifax in Tonbridge, Kent. Son William, aged 16 was still at home, but was already a farm labourer. The only child not listed is Harold who was living with his grandparents David and Sarah.  William Charles Pont died in 1926. In 1939 Rosa was living at 48 Wellington Gardens, Battle. Rosa is described as "housekeeper for son". She was living with her son Harold, a gypsum worker and grandson, Eric G Pont, born 22 April 1924, a grocery salesman. Rosa Catherine Pont died in 1941 in Brightling. 

In 1901 David and Sarah's son David Bourner was a 26 year old police constable boarding with David Miles, car man and contractor, and his family at 44 Lideswell Street, Eastbourne. In 1902 he married Ada Janette Hayward (Reg Gen Dec Qtr 1902 Eastbourne 2b 164). In 1911 they were living at 64 Latimer Street, Eastbourne. David, now 36 was a police sergeant. They had three sons

  • Reginald David Bourner. Born 29 January 1904 in Eastbourne. Died 1973. 
  • Clifford Bourner. Born 8 February 1907 in Eastbourne. Died 1977.
  • Sidney Ronald Bourner. Born 20 October 1910 in Eastbourne. Died 1983. 

In 1939 David and Ada were living at 129 Victoria Drive, Eastbourne, David was a retired police officer. Sons Clifford and Sidney were still at home, both warehouse clerks. David Bourner of 129 Victoria Drive, Eastbourne died on 27 November 1953 at St Mary's Hospital, Eastbourne. Probate was granted to Ada Janette Bourner, widow and Clifford Bourner, sales manager. His wife Ada Janette Bourner of 129 Victoria Drive died on 15 October 1958 aged 81 years old.

David and Sarah's daughter Laura Bourner married Edward George Shingleton in 1915 (Reg Gen June Qtr 1915 Cuckfield 2b 487). They had at least two children:

  • Joan A Shingleton. Born 1920
  • Harold David Shingleton. Born 14  September 1921. Harold died on 28 January 1993 in Poole, Dorset 

Edward George Shingleton of Dean House Farm, Hurstpierpoint died  on 17 April 1928 at West London Hospital, Hammersmith. Probate was granted to Frederick William Shingleton and Ernest Arnold  Shingleton, manufacturers. 

In 1911 David and Sarah's daughter Lily Bourner was visiting Mortimer Crisford, a 54 year old journeyman butcher, his wife Maud Crisford, aged 50 and their children Charles Crisford, aged 25, a car man and Millicent Maud Crisford, aged 23, a dressmaker. Lily married Charles Crisford later that year. They had three children:

  • Charles Mortimer Crisford. Born 28 May 1912. Died 24 April 1988 in Eastbourne. 
  • Ivy Grace Crisford. Born 1915. Died 1985 in Tunbridge Wells. Ivy married Frederick Brett in 1947. Ivy Grace Brett died in 1995.  
  • Margery D Crisford. Born 26 December 1919. Margery married Kenneth D Axell in 1942.

In 1939 they were living at Bucklands Farm, Hailsham where Charles was farming. Their son Charles was assisting on the farm. Daughter Margery was also still at home. Also listed was bricklayer Kenneth H Axell, who would later marry Margery. Lily Crisford died in 1954 aged 66 years old. Charles Crisford died in 1971. 

  • Emily Oxley nee Bourner

In 1861 Emily Bourner was a servant living with and working for William Perigo, a farmer of 148 acres employing 4 labourers and 1 boy a Warbleton. In 1871 she was a servant living and working for John Harris, farmer of 333 acres employing 11 men and 4 boys  in Warbleton. 

Emily married Caleb Oxley later in 1871. 

In 1881 Caleb & Emily were living at Thornden, Ashburnham where 44 year old Caleb was a waggoner. They had three children:

  • William Oxley. Baptised 5 April 1874 at Mayfield.   
  • Mary Ann Oxley. Baptised 1877 in Warbleton. Died 1878
  • John Oxley. Born 1880 in Ashburnham 

In 1891 the family are living at the Water Mill, Catsfield where 54 year old Caleb was a carter. His eldest son, William, now 16 is a carters mate. 

Caleb Oxley died in 1899. 

In 1901 Emily was living with her brother Peter at Little Red Pale Farm, Warbleton where Peter is farming. Emily, a 54 year old widow is described as a housekeeper. 

Emily remarried in 1905. Her second husband was Henry Mitchell. However Henry had died by 1911 at which time Emily was boarding with William Christian at Silveriche Farm, Ashburnham. Also boarding is 4 year old James Arthur Barton, born Ashburnham. It is not clear how he fits in at present. 

Emily Mitchell died in 1924. 

Nothing more is known about Caleb and Emily's son William Oxley. 

In 1891 Caleb and Emily's son John was boarding with 7 others at the home of John Marchant, railway foreman  and his family at Bridge Street, Ashford, Kent. Aged 21 he was a carpenter and labourer. John married Bessie Rampley on 3 August 1907 in Exning. In 1911 they were living at Hillside, Ditton Prior, Bridgenorth, Shropshire where John was a general labourer at a quarry. They had five children.  

  • Herbert John Oxley. Born 21 March 1909 at Cleobury Mortimer, Shropshire. Herbert married Melinda Jane Davies in 1947.  Melinda died in 2003. Herbert died in 2006 in Barnsley, Yorkshire. 
  • Phillis Elsie Oxley. Born 30 October 1910. Phillis never married and died in 1997 in Leicestershire
  • Leonard William Oxley. Born 21 September 1912 in Ditton Priors, Cridling Stubbs. 
  • Margery Eva Oxley. Born 7 August 1914. Margery married John Dickman on 12 January 1943 at Leicester. John died on 29 May 1985. Margery died on 10 April 1992 at Leicester General Hospital. 
  • Dorothy Kate Oxley. Born 7 August 1914. Dorothy never married and died in 1939 in Shropshire

On 8 February 1915 John Oxley of 7 Bent Lane, Ditton Priors, Bridgenorth, a 35 year old quarry plattelayer enlisted in Sussex Regiment.  In 1939 they were living at 7 Bent Lane, Bridgnorth where John was a government service engineer. John Oxley died in 1957. Bessie Oxley died in 1958 in Bridgnorth, Shropshire. 

  • Sally Beale nee Bourner

Sally Bourner married Henry Beale in 1877. In 1881 they were living in Red Pale Road, Warbleton where 23 year old Henry was an agricultural labourer. Sally, aged 29 was six years Henry's senior.  In 1891 they were living at Bucklands Farm, Warbleton which Henry was farming.

Henry and Sally had eight children, all born in Warbleton:

  • Annie Beale. Born 1877. 
  • Ellen Beale. Born 14 March 1879
  • Henry Beale. Born 1879
  • William Beale. Born 1883
  • Tom Beale. Born 1885
  • George Beale. Born 20 May 1888. Baptised 24 August 1888 at Bodle Street. 
  • John Beale. Born 29 September 1890 at Warbleton. 
  • David Beale. Born 1893

Their daughter Annie Beale died in 1894 aged 16 years. 

In 1911 Henry and Sally were living at Woodlands Farm, Bodle Street. Henry, 62 was still farming. Sons Tom, aged 25 and John, aged 20 were still at home. Both were working on their fathers farm. Sally's sister Mary Ann Bourner was also living with them.

Henry Beale of Woodlands, Warbleton, died on 22 April 1912. Probate was granted to Sally Beale, widow, William Beale, carpenter and Thomas Beale, labourer. Sally Beale died in 1939. 

Henry and Sally's daughter Ellen Beale married Charles William Christian in 1897. In 1901 they were living with Charles's parents William Christian and Mary at Silvericks Farm, Ashburnham. Charles, aged 24 is described as a farmers son. In 1911 they were living at Red Pale, Bodle Street where 36 year old Charles was a farmer. Their son Albert, aged 13 was already working on the farm. Charles and Ellen had two sons

  • Albert John Christian. Born 1898. Albert married Beatrice M Winchester in 1920. Albert died in 1986. Beatrice died later the same year.  
  • Alfred Thomas Christian. Born 1904. Alfred died in 1918 aged 15 years old. 

In 1939 Charles and Ellen were living at Mount Pleasant,  Hailsham. Charles is described as "incapacitated. Charles William Christian of Pleasant House, Bodle Street died on 27 March 1946. Probate was granted to Ellen Christian, widow.  Ellen Christian died in 1972

Henry and Sally's son Henry Beale married Edith Jane Dann in 1902. In 1911 they were living at Woodland, Bodle Street where 30 year old Henry was a farm labourer. Henry and Edith had two children: 

  • Annie Beale. Born 29 March 1903. Annie married George C Keeley in 1950. Annie died in 1978. Henry Thomas Beale. Born 1904. Henry married Lois Sanders in 1928. Henry died in 1983. Lois died in 2004. 

Edith died on 27 February 1947. Henry Beale of Prinkle, Bodle Street died on 30 November 1949 at St Mary Hospital, Eastbourne. Probate was granted to Annie Beale, spinster. 

In 1911, Henry and Sally's son William Beale was boarding with Albert Hobday, a 35 year old farm labourer. William was a 27 year old waggoner on a farm. William married Edith Crouch in 1915. William died in 1958 in Hove, East Sussex. 

In 1911 Henry and Sally's son Tom Beale was living with his parents. Aged 25 he is described as a farmers son. Nothing more is known, perhaps other than he may have died in 1975 aged 89 years old.  

Henry and Sally's son George Beale married Eliza Budgen in 1909. In 1911 they were living in Park Cottage, Dallington where 22 year old George was a farm labourer. They had six children: 

  • William George Beale. Born 23 July 1910 in Dallington. William married Dorothy May Isted on 20 August 1938 in Ashburnham. William died on 22 July 1991. Dorothy died on 1 May 1997 in Hastings. 
  • Henry Gilbert Beale. Born 19 February 1912. Henry died in 1984
  • Constance Mabel Beale. Born 28 April 1913. Constance married Arthur J R Woolgar in 1930. Constance died on 18 April 1970 in Uckfield. 
  • Ellen Elizabeth Beale.  Born 23 March 1915. Ellen married Clarence William Keeley in 1934. Ellen died on 9 March 1988. Clarence died in 1990. 
  • Edith Mary Beale. Born 7 October 1916. Edith married George Edward Turner in 1940. Edith died in 1986. George died in 2005
  • David John Beale. Born 1920. David died on 27 October 1942 and was buried at El Alemain. He had been a private in the Royal Sussex Regiment.   

George Beale died on 7 February 1924 aged 35 years old. Eliza died in 1938.  

Henry and Sally's son John Beale married Helena Dallaway in 1919. John Beale died in 1973. 

Henry and Sally's son David Beale may have died on 1 March 1927. 

  • John Bourner and Sophia Chrismas

John Bourner married Sophia Chrismas in 1878. Sophia had been married previously, her first husband was James Chrismas who she married on 29 January 1876. James died in 1877 aged 25 years old. Sarah was the daughter of William Stephens

In 1891 John, aged 36, blacksmith and his wife were living at The Cloppers, Heathfield. John and Sophia had six children: 

  • John Alfred Bourner. Born 1879 in Heathfield. John Alfred Bourner died in 1882 aged 3 years old. 
  • Ada Sophie Bourner. Born 9 May 1883 in Heathfield
  • Alice Maud Bourner. Born 1886 in Heathfield
  • William Peter Bourner. Born 1888 in Heathfield. 
  • Walter Ernest Bourner. Born 1890 in Heathfield.
  • Edith Caroline Bourner. Born 17 December 1891 in Heathfield. 

in 1901 they were living at Vines Cross, Heathfield with two lodgers, 25 year old Percy Victor Broad, general assistant and 29 year old Albert Victor Hewett, journeyman baker at Vines Cross, Heathfield. John Bourner, aged 46 was still a blacksmith. 

In 1911 John and Sophia were still living at Vines Cross, Warbleton where 57 year old John was still a blacksmith, as was his 23 year old son Peter William Bourner, the only child to remain at home. 

John Bourner died in 1932

In 1911 John and Sophia's daughter Ada Sophie Bourner was a 27 year old servant , a housemaid living at Swan Wood, Shoreham Reach the head of the household was 22 year old Rosina Lucy Lutton, a cook. No "obvious" head of household is listed. John and Sophia's sister Alice was also a servant living at the same address. Ada Sophia Bourner married Martin John Wickens in 1912 in Chiddingly. They had two children:

  • Mabel Dorothy Wickens Born 4 September 1913. Mabel married Harold F Barrow in 1940. Mabel  Dorothy Barrow died in 1997 in Torbay, Devon. 
  • Arthur Ernest Wickens. Born 18 September 1915. Arthur Ernest Wickens died in 1985 in Eastbourne. 

In 1939 Martin and Ada were living at Dunbreak, Vines Cross where Martin was a farm worker and gardener. Martin John Wickens of Dunbreak, Vines Cross died on 30 January 1945. Ada Sophie Wickens of Dunbreak, Vines Cross, Horsham died on 6 February 1945 at Burns Valley Nurseries, Vines Cross. Administration of both estates was granted to Ernest Arthur Wickens, Private HM Army. 

John and Sophia's daughter Alice Maud Bourner is believed to have married in 1913. She died in 1975.  

John and Sophia's son William Peter Bourner may have enlisted in the army on 13 January 1905. Aged 18 he was a saddler living at Hailsham. In 1911 he was a 23 year old blacksmith living with his parents at Vines Cross, Warbleton. In 1925 he married Harriett Maggie Hobden. William Peter Bourner of Holwood Cottage, Maynards Green died on 18 January 1962 at St Mary's Hospital, Eastbourne. Probate was granted to Harriett Maggie Bourner, widow and Noel Clarke, solicitor. Harriett remarried in 1963. Her second husband was William Nock. Harriett Maggie Nock of Timberdown, Heathfied died on 1 July 1987.   

In 1911 John and Sophia's  son Walter Ernest Bourner was living with his uncle Urban Stevens and his wife Harriett at Green Street Farm, Old Town, Eastbourne, Aged 21 he was an apprentice to the motor industry. Private W E Bourner of the Royal Sussex Regiment died on 19 March 1916 and was buried in Y Farm Military Cemetery, Bois-Grenier, Departement du Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France. 

 Finally John and Sophia's daughter Edith Caroline Bourner married Percival George Barrow in 1920. They had two children: 

  • Betty Maud Barrow. Born 11 April 1922. It appears Betty never married and she died on 24 March 2008 at Blackpool. 
  • George Richard John Barrow. Born 24 March 1927. George  Richard John Barrow of 7 Arundel Close, Hailsham died on 8 February 1974

Percival George Barrow of Deanland Bungalow, Warbleton died on 19 May 1927. Administration as granted to Edith Caroline Barrow, widow and William Peter Bourner, farmer. Edith Caroline Barrow died on 14 January 1983

Jane Unsted nee Barton

Jane Barton was born on 27 June 1822, daughter of John Barton and Catherine Keeley. She was baptised on 15 July 1822 at Heathfield Independent Chapel.

Jane married William Unsted on 16 April 1842 at Herstmonceux Parish Church. William was a 23 year old bachelor, a labourer from Magnum Down, the son of Nicolas Unsted, a shepherd. Jane was a 20 year old spinster, a servant of Magham Down, the daughter of John Barton, labourer. William signed the marriage register whereas Jane was only able to make her mark. The marriage was witnessed by James Barton, presumably Jane's brother who was also only able to make his mark and Francis Unsted.

William and Jane had nine children

  • Edward Unsted. Born 1844. Baptised 5 May 1849 at Wartling
  • Jane Unsted. Born 1847
  • William Unsted. Born 1849
  • Mary Unsted. Baptised 5 March 1851 at Wartling. 
  • Naomi Unsted. Born 1854. Baptised 21 June 1857 at Wartling. 
  • Fanny Unsted. Baptised 21 June 1857 at Wartling 
  • Nicholas John Unsted. Baptised 5 February 1860 at Wartling. 
  • Thomas Unsted. Baptised 1 June 1863 at Wartling
  • George Unsted. Baptised 6 October 1867 at Wartling   

In 1851 the family were living at Wartling Road, Wartling, where 32 year old William was a farm labourer and shepherd. In 1861 they were living at  Park Cottage, Herstmonceux and Willliam was an agricultural labourer. In 1871 52 year old William was a shepherd at The Park, Herstmonceux. 

William Unsted died in 1877 

In 1881 Jane Unsted was living at  Windmill Hill, Wartling, a 59 year old widow employed as a "charwoman". Her sons Nicholas, a 21 year old blacksmith, Thomas, aged 18 and George, aged 13 , both agricultural labourers were living with her. 

In 1891, Jane Unsted, a 69 year old widow, a charwoman was living alone at Windmill Hiill Green. 

By 1901, Jane was a retired charwoman, aged 81, she was living with her sister in law Maria Unsted. herself a 43 year old widow and her children at Cowbeech, Herstmonceux. 

Jane Unsted died in 1906

The following is known about her children:

  • Edward Unsted and Betsey Wood  

Edward Unsted married Betsey Wood in 1865

In 1871 they were living at Comphurst, Wartling, next door to James and Mary Billeness, James and Mary were part of the Veness family - (Volume IV - Chapter 7). Edward was a 26 year old labourer he was living with his wife and their three eldest children. They were still there in 1881. Edward and Betsey had eleven children:

  • Rosina Unsted. Born 14 October 1866. Baptised 3 December 1866 at Wartling. 
  • Mary Unsted. Born 4 July 1867. Baptised  4 August 1867 in Wartling. 
  • Kate Unsted.  Born 10 December 1869. Baptised 23 January 1870 at Wartling.  
  • William Unsted. Baptised 8 October 1871 at Wartling.
  • Edward Unsted. Born 8 October 1873. Baptised 14 December 1873 at Wartling.  
  • Emma Unsted. Born 26 March 1875. Baptised 6 June 1875 at Wartling.
  • Thomas Unsted. Baptised 6 June 1875 at Wartling. 
  • Nicholas George Unsted. Born 25 August 1880. Baptised 28 November 1880 at Wartling.
  • Alice Unsted. Born 9 December 1883.  Baptised 27 January 1884 at Wartling
  • Fanny Unsted. Baptised 7 November 1885 in Wartling
  • Charlie Unsted. Born 26 June 1886. Baptised 10 April 1887 at Wartling. 

In 1891 the family were still living at Windmill Hill Green where 47 year old William was a general farm labourer. They were still living at Windmill Hill Green in 1901. Fanny Unsted, a 15 year old domestic nurse, Edward's sister was living with them. In 1911 the family were at Comphurst, Wartling. William was a 67 year old farm labourer, their son Edward a 38 year old builders labourer, was married but was living with his parents at the time that the census was taken. Their 26 year old daughter, Fanny was a domestic servant. Also at the address was their grandson Edward Unsted, a 16 year old farm labourer. 

Betsey Unsted died in 1923

Edward Usted died in 1926

Edward and Betsey's daughter Rosina Unsted married Ernest Albert Turton in 1894. In 1901 they were living at The  Grocers Shop, Yiewsley, Middlesex where 27 year old Ernest was a grocer. In 1911 they were living at London House, High Street, Yiewsley.  They had five children

  • Rose Turton. Born 7 June 1895 in Yiewsley. Rosa Turton of 13 Crescent Close, Polgate died on 22 August 1987.  
  • Alfred Turton. Born 1896 in Yiewsley. In 1915 Alfred, a grocers assistant enlisted in the Royal Fusiliers. Alfred Turton of Station Road, West Drayton, Middlesex died on 27 June 1960 at Hillingdon Hospital. Probate was granted to Annie Francis Ruby Harris, widow. 
  • Mary Turton. Born 4 April 1899 in Yiewsley. Mary appears to have never married and died in 1988 in Hillingdon, Middlesex. 
  • Edward Turton. Born 1902 in Yiewsley. 
  • George Turton. Born 1906 in Yiewsley. George died in 1984 in Eastbourne. 

In 1939 Ernest and Rosina were living at 189 High Street, Yiewsley where Ernest was a grocer. Daughters Rose and Mary were still at home. Ernest Albert Turton of 189 High Street, Yiewsley died on 24 January 1953. Probate was granted to Alfred Turton, watchmaker and jeweller and Edward Turton, draper.  Rosina Turton of 189 High Street, Yiewsley died on 26 August 1957. Probate was granted to Alfred Turton, watchmaker and jeweller and Edward Turton, draper. 

Edward and Betsey's daughter Mary Unsted married Edward Tassell in 1888. In 1891 they were living at 20 Humphrey Avenue, Hastings where 31 year old Edward was a fishmonger. His 23 year old wife Mary was a dressmaker. In 1901 they were living in Herstmonceux where  41 year old Edward was a fishmonger and his 33 year old wife Mary remained a dressmaker.  Edward and Mary had two children: 

  • Edward Victor Tassell. Baptised 10 November 1889 in Hastings. Edward married Caroline Millicent Harman in 1916. Private Edward Victor Tassell of the Royal Inskilling Fusilliers died on 27 March 1918 in action. He was buried in Pozieries Memorial, France. Caroline Millicent Tassell died in 1971. 
  • George Thomas Tassell. Baptised 11 November 1894 in Hastings. George Thomas Tassell of 60 Milward Road, Hastings died on 4 June 1862. Probate was granted to Peter George Tassell, funeral directors assistant. 

In 1939 Edward and Mary were living at 569 St Leonards, Bexhill Road, Hastings. Edward was a retired furniture dealer. Edward Tassell of 569  St Leonards, Bexhill on Sea died on 7 January 1950 at The Royal East Sussex Hospital, Hastings. Probate was granted to George Thomas Tassell, sub postmaster and Caroline Millicent Tassell, widow. Mary Tassell of 60 Milward Road, Hastings died on 15 December 1965 at Oaklands Nursing Home, Old Roar Road, St Leonards on Sea. Probate was granted to Caroline Millicent Tassell, widow and Norman Cyril Tassell, electrical board clerk. 

In 1891 Edward and Betsey's daughter Kate Unsted, aged 21 was a housemaid living and working for for Maria Kimpton, aged 43 living on her own means at 65 Hollingway Road, Islington. In 1901 she was a 29 year old servant, a housemaid living and working with Edwin C Gammon, a 39 year old medical practitioner at The Limes, Wartling. In 1911 Kate was 44 year  old servant still working for Edwin Gammon, a 48 year old surgeon and living at Boreham, Hailsham. In 1939 Kate was living with her brother Nicholas George Unsted at Field Cottage, Windmill Hill. Kate Unsted of Floral Cottage, Windmill Hill, spinster died on 13 January 1962 at St Marys Hospital, Eastbourne.  Probate was granted to Nicholas George Unsted, horticulturist. 

In 1911 Edward and Betsey's son William Unsted was 38 years old, but was still living with his parents  at Comphurst. Nothing more is known.  

Edward and Betsey's son Edward Unsted married Elizabeth Saunders in 1893.  They had three children:

  • Edwin William Unsted. Born 1895. Edwin was a self employed gardener when he enlisted for the duration of World War I. Edward William Unsted of 1 Rocklands Cottage, Victoria Road, Herstmonceux died on 16 October 1977
  • Herbert Stanley Unsted. Born 1898. Herbert married Elizabeth E Lee in 1919 in Bangor. They had two children. Herbert Stanley Unsted had died by 1932 when his widow remarried. Elizabeth died in 1979
  • Dorothea Gladys Unsted. Born 28 December 1900 in Bexhill.  Dorothea married Christopher Christian Frederick Buckling.  Charles Christian Frederick Buckling of 20 Church Street, Weymouth, died on 31 May 1956. Probate was granted to to Dorothea Gladys Buckling. Dorothea died on 10 June 1981 in Weybridge. 

Edward was widowed and remarried in 1920. His second wife was Charlotte Emily Saunders. Edward Unsted, a 47 year old widower, bricklayers labourer of Brewery House, Windmill Hill married Charlotte, aged 33 of Post Office, Boreham Street, daughter of Alfred Saunders, roadman.  Edward and Charlotte had a daughter 

  • Maud Eileen Unsted. Born 16 June 1915 in Herstmonceux. Maud married Ronald Everden in 1938. Maud died in 1982

In 1939 Edward and Charlotte were living at 2 Posey Green, Hailsham,. Edward was a bricklayer. Edward Unsted died on 11 June 1959 at Posey Cottage, Windmill Hill. He was 85 years old and a retired builders bricklayer. Charlotte Emily Unsted died in 1972

Edward and Betsey's daughter Emma Unsted married Spencer George Hook. They had a son 

  • Edward Spencer Cecil Hook. Born 17 November 1911 in London, Edward married Gladys Bunting in 1941. He died in 1991. 

In 1939 Spencer and Emma were living at 40, The Parade, Epsom and Ewell. Spencer was a retired police constable. Spencer George Hook died in 1940 in Surrey. 

In 1892 Edward and Betsey's son Thomas Unsted, an 18 year old labourer enlisted in the Royal Sussex Regiment. Nothing more is known about him. 

In 1911 Edward and Betsey's son Nicholas George Unsted "George" was a 29 year old market gardener living at Ellind Mill Hill, Hailsham. His sister Alice, a 27 year old housekeeper was living with him. In 1939 Nicholas was living at Field Cottage, Windmill Hill where he was a market gardener. His unmarried sister Kate was living with him. Nicholas George Unsted is believed to have died in 1970

In 1911 Edward and Betsey's daughter Alice Unsted was living with her brother George. In 1915 she married Frederick George Nugent. In 1939 Frederick and Alice were living at Field House, Windmill Hill and Frederick was a market gardener. Alice Nugent (wife of Frederick George Nugent) of Field House, Herstmonceux died on 19 April 1947. Administration was granted to Frederick George Nugent, florist. Frederick George Nugent of Field House, Herstmonceux died on 1 December 1955 at St Marys Hospital, Eastbourne. Probate was Stanley Nugent Dawkins, company director. 

In 1911 Edward and Betsey's daughter  Fanny Unsted was living with her parents, aged 15 she was already a domestic servant.  Nothing more is known about her. 

Finally Edward and Betsey's, Charlie Unsted, on 4 July 1904 he started work as a railway porter at Wivelsfield station. In 1910 he married Maud Leslie Isted. In 1911 they were living at Burdell House, George Street, Hastings. They had:

  • Leslie Unsted. Born 2 November 1910. Leslie married Catherine Elizabeth F Packham in 1938. Leslie died in 1997. Catherine died in 2006
  • Cecil Unsted. Born 10 November 1919. Cecil married Teresa M Shipcott in 1958. Cecil died in 1992. 

Maud Leslie Unsted died in 1969 in Eastbourne. 

  • Jane Morley nee Unsted

Jane Unsted married James Morley on 10 May 1873 at Herstmonceux, Sussex. James, aged 30 was the son of James Morley. His wife Jane was 23 years old. 

In 1881 they were living at Fairlight Road, Fairlight  where 42 year old James was a general labourer.  In 1891 they were living at Ore, Sussex. They had  four children:

  • Sarah Jane Morley. Baptised 16 May 1875 at Herstmonceux
  • James Thomas Morley. Baptised 15 October 1876 at Herstmonceux
  • Mary Ann Morley. Born 1879
  • Fanny Morley. Born 1883

In 1901 James and Jane were living at 19 Winchelsea Road, Hastings. James, aged 61 was still a general labourer. All of their children had left home. They were still at that address in 1911.  

In 1891 James and Jane's daughter Sarah Jane Morley was a 16 year old scullery maid working for the proprietoress of a boarding house at 50 and 51 Eversfield Place, Hastings. 

In 1889 James and Jane's son James Thomas Morley had married Betsy Beatrice Louisa Doodes and by 1901  they were living at 2 Rose Cottage, Oakfield Road, Hastings where 24 year old James was a general labourer. Betsey Beatrice Louisa Morley of 4 School Road, Hastings died on 30 April 1976. 

James and Jane's daughter Mary Ann Morley married  Robert Gooday in 1900. In 1901 they were living at 127a Emmanuel Road, Hastings where 29 year old Robert was a bricklayers labourer. In 1911 they were living at 29 Whitefriars Road, Hastings. Robert 39 was a builders bricklayer. They had two children: 

  • Robert Gooday. Born 28 May 1901. Robert married Evelyn May De Gruchy in 1944. Evelyn died on 14 September 1988 at 33 Park Road, Hastings. Robert died on 14 October 1995 at 33 Park Road, Hastings. 
  • Ellen Kate May Gooday. Born 15 September 1906. Ellen married Bernard Charles Carpenter in 1933. Bernard Charles Carpenter of 104 De Beavoir Road, Reading died on 13 September 1953. Ellen Kate May Carpenter died in 1996. 

Robert Gooday of 9 Parker Road, Hastings died on 15 July 1962. Probate was granted to Mary Ann Gooday, widow. Mary Ann Gooday of 9 Parker Road, Hastings died on 15 September 1965 at Mount Pleasant Hospital, Hastings. Probate was granted to Robert Gooday, corporation official and Ellen Kate May Carpenter, widow. 

Nothing more is known about James and Jane's daughter Fanny Morley after 1891 when still a child she was living with her parents. 

  • William Unsted and Frances Humphrey

William Unsted married Frances Humphrey on 2 November 1872 at Ticehurst, Sussex. Frances was the daughter of John Humphrey

In 1881 they were living in St Leonards, Hastings. William Unsted was a laundryman and his wife Frances was a laundress. The census confirms William had been born in Wartling and Frances in Ticehurst. They had three children

  • William Unsted. Born 1874 in Herstmonceux 
  • John Unsted. Born 1876 in Hastings. 
  • Edward Unsted. Born 1877 in Hastings

Also at the address was Mary Jenner, a 26 year old laundry maid, Elizabeth Wood, aged 13 , domestic servant and James Hyland , a 38 year old bricklayer who was lodging with them. 

In 1891 William Unsted and wife Frances were living in The Laundry, Brighton Road, Frant. They were still a laundry man and laundress. The census again confirms that Frances was 8 years older than her husband. All three children remain at home. Their youngest son is 12 years old and the census shows that Horace Cockburn, also aged 12 was visiting them. Also at the address were two laundry maids. 

I can find no trace of the family in the  1901 census. 

In 1911 William and Frances were living at 53 Lansdowne Road, Old Charlton, Kent. They were still in the laundry business. Their neice, Mary Unsted, a 19 year old domestic servant was living with them (see below), along with Ellen Elizabeth Holmwood, another domestic servant and Mary agnes Hayward, aged 44, a laundry maid who was visiting them. 

In 1907 William and Frances' son William Unsted married Ellen. In 1911 they were living at 41 North Street,  Redhill. Surrey where William was a railway driver engineer. They had three children:   

  • Nellie Katherine Unsted. Born 1897 in Redhill
  • Frances Margaret Unsted. Born 1 January 1908. Baptised 5 April  1908 at St John's, Redhilll
  • Willliam Unsted. Born 1909 in Redhill. William married Emily Florence Wright on 3 August 1935 at Bletchingley, St Mary, Surrey. Emily died in 2006. 

William and Frances' son John Unsted married Clara Grant on 17 August 1903 at Adderbury, Oxfordshire. 

Nothing more is known about William and Frances' son Edward Unsted.

  • Mary Unsted 

In 1871 Mary Unsted was a 20 year old domestic servant living with and working for Tildew Chapman, a 54 year old cabinet maker and his wife Sarah at 7 St Andrews Road, St Mary in the Castle, Hastings. Nothing more is known about her. 

  • Naomi Geal nee Unsted 

In 1871 Naomi Unsted was a 17 year old general servant living and working for John Fisher, a 58 year old builder and labourer living with and working for No 1 The Leas, Eastbourne. 

Naomi married Nelson Geal in 1873 at Hastings. 

In 1881 they were living at 24 Newgate Road, Hastings St Leonards, where 28 year old Nelson was a general labourer. They were still living there in 1891, Nelson was a labourer and Naomi is described as a general shopkeeper. Their eldest son was an errand boy. 

They had eight children:

  • Caroline Jane Geal. Born 1876 in Hastings  
  • Walter Richard Geal. Born 26 January 1879 in St Leonards
  • William Charles Geal. Born 1881 in Hastings
  • Ellen Noami Geal. Born 1883 in Hastings
  • Fanny Elizabeth Geal. Born 14 June 1886 in Hastings
  • Alice Rose Geal. Born 1889 in Hastings
  • Edith Annie Geal. Born 1 September 1892 in Hastings
  • Millie Margaret Geal. Born 1894 in Hastings. 

In 1901 the family were still living at 24 Newgate Road. Only Alice, Edith and Millie remained at home. They were still there in 1911 and only Millie remained at home. 

Noami Geal died in 1936

In 1891 Nelson and Noami's daughter Caroline Jane Geal was a domestic servant, aged 15 living and working for Louisa Beal, a 61 year old widow living on her own means at 5 St Matthews Drive, St Leonards. Caroline Jane Geal married  Herbert Metcalfe at St Margarets, Regents Park. Both give their address aas 97 Regents Park Road Herbert, a 27 year old doorman was the son of William Metcalfe (deceased). Caroline's father is shown as a potmaker. 

In 1901 they were living at 148 Regents Park Road, St Pancreas and 28 year old Herbert was a farrier. In 1911 they were living at 12 Sharplehall Street, St Pancras. Herbert was a Farrier for the LNW Railway. They had a 10 year old son Herbert William Metcalfe. Caroline's sister Fanny Elizabeth Geal was also living with them (see below). In 1920 Herbert and Caroline were still living  at Sharplehall Street. Caroline Jane Metcalfe of 7 Ayloffe Road, Colchester died on 2 February 1953. Probate was granted to Harold George Dine, painter and Albert Edwards, storekeeper. Her son Herbert William Metcalfe enlisted in Queens Royal West Surrey Regiment in 1919. He died in 1974 in Sutton, Surrey. 

Nelson and Noami's son Walter Richard Geal married Alice Road Broadhurst in 1902 in Lambeth. In 1911 they were living at  25 Darlington Road, West Norwood where Walter was a general labourer and Alice worked in a laundry. They had at least four children

  • Irene Geal. Born 1901
  • Frank Geal. Born 1903 
  • Elsie Geal. Born 22 January 1908
  • William Charles Geal. Born 11 December 1909.

 In 1939 they were living at 40 Moore Road, SE19 where Walter was a general labourer and Alice a housewife. Also living with them was Harold George Geal, born 1920. It is possible Walter died on 11 January 1963. Walter Richard Geal of 40, Moore Road, London, SE19 died at Croydon General Hospital. Probate was granted to Frank Nelson Geal, plumber. 

Nelson and Noami's William Charles Geal married Amy Sullivan and in 1911 they were living at 34 Belmont Street, London where 29 year old William was a carman. They had a son

  • Arthur William Geal. Born 19 April 1911

In 1939 they were living at 24 Hampden Road, Hitchen where William was a mobile crane driver. 


Nelson and Noami's daughter Ellen Naomi Geal married Andrew Stanbridge at St Marks, Regents Park on 23 August 1909.  Both give their address as 12 Sharple Hall Street. Andrew was a 37 year old farmer, the son of William Stanbridge, farmer. 

Andrew and Ellen appear to have emigrated to Canada. In 1911 they were living at 210 Alberton Street, British Columbia. They had two children:

  • Herbert Bruce Stanbridge. Born 2 December 1910 at New Westminster, Columbia. Herbert married Dorothy Helen Mannering. Herbert died 29 August 1985 at at Powell River, British Columbia. 
  • Ralph Andrew Stanbridge. Born 28 June 1912 at New Westminster, Columbia. Ralph died on 17 June 1983 in Surrey, British Columbia. 

Andrew Stanbridge died on 19 August 1912 at New Westminster, Columbia. Ellen remarried on 28 February 1914 at New Westminster. Her second husband was Charles Stapley. They had a son 

  • Wilfred Charles Stapley. Born 1915

In 1921 Charles and Ellen were living at 349 13th Avenue, Burnaby Municipality, New Westminster. Ellen returned to England in 1930, arriving back in Montreal on 24 August 1930. Charles Stapley died on 21 November 1956 aged 80 years old. Ellen died on 18 December 1968 at New Westminster.  

in 1901 Nelson and Noami's daughter Fanny Elizabeth Geal was a housemaid, aged 15 living and working at Winchester House School, Pevensey Road West, St Leonards.  On 13 June 1907, Fanny's sister Millie (see below) writes to her at Merton Road, South Hampstead, London as follows "Dear Fanny. I wish you many happy returns of the day. I hope you are all quite well. Your loving sister Millie. Alice sends her love". The postcard has been posted on Ancestry.co.uk by "righthip". In 1911 Fanny was living with her sister Caroline Jane Metcalfe at 12 Sharples Hall Street, St Pancras. Aged 24 she is working as a housemaid. Nothing more is known about her. 

In 1901 Nelson and Noami's daughter Alice Rose Geal was living at home with her parents. Nothing more is known about her.  

Nelson and Noami's daughter Edith Annie Geal emigrated to Canada. She married Albert George Dine on 1912 at Angllican Cathedral Holy Trinity Church, Quebec. Albert and Edith had arrived in Quebec on 10 November 1912. Albert George Dine had been living with his parents in Hastings at the time the 1911 census was taken on  on 2 April. He was a 21 year old hairdresser. By the time the 1911 Canadian census was taken on 1 June he was boarding with Elizabeth Griffin and was working for the railway. It is not clear when he returned to England, but when he comes back with in 1912 he is described as "returning". Their daughter Gwendoline Mary Dine was born on 26 August 1913 in Canada. The family returned to England arriving in Liverpool on 11 May 1914. A further child Harold George Dine was born on 23 June 1918 at Hastings. Albert George Dine of 18 Old Humphreys Avenue, Hastings died on 12 July 1966 at St Helens Hospital, Hastings. Probate was granted to Sidney George Hubert Griffin, removal contractor. Edith Annie Dine died in 1979 in Hastings. Their daughter Gwendoline married Sidney H J Griffin in 1935. Gwendoline died in 2006 in Hastings. Harold George Dine married Dorothy Elizabeth Veness in 1945 in Hastings. Dorothy was the daughter of William Barlow Veness. As far as i can tell he is not connected to my "Veness" line. Harold and Dorothy had a son Brian H Dine who was born in 1947. Harold George Dine of 59, Barley Lane, Hastings died on 13 June 1983. Dorothy died in 2000.

Finally on 13 June 1907, Nelson and Noami's daughter Millie Margaret Geal writes to her sister Fanny (see above). Her address at the time was Comphurst, Wartling. Millie Margaret Geal crossed from Canada to the USA for a two day visit on 1 August 1939. She had arrived in Quebec on 1 May 1939. She was destined for the Washington Hotel in Seattle. She gives her address as Harold Road, Clydedale, Hastings. Her nearest relative  was her sister Edith Dine of 18 Old Humphreys Avenue, Hastings. Millie married Walter J Norton in 1948 in Hastings. Millie Margaret Norton died of 7 Alpine Road, Hastings died on 27 January 1976

  • Fanny Unsted  

In 1881 Fanny Unsted was a 25 year old parlour maid living and working for Martha D Carr, a 40 year old independant, at 3 Wellington Square, Hastings. Nothing more is known about her. 

  • Nicholas John Unsted 

In 1881 Nicholas was living with his widowed mother Jane at Windmill Hill. He was a 21 year old blacksmith. 

Nicholas is believed to have married in 1889.

Nothing more is known about Nicholas. 

  • Thomas Unsted and Amy Maria

In 1891 Thomas was a 25 year old agricultural labourer living at Wales House, Wartling. He had married Amy Maria in 1887. In 1901 they were living at the Holmes Cottage, Waldron where 38 year old Thomas was a carter on a farm. 

Thomas and Amy had seven children: 

  • William Unsted. Born 1887 in Wartling
  • Mabel Unsted. Born 1888 in Wartling
  • Rose Unsted. Baptised 29 December 1889 in Wartling
  • Mary Unsted. Baptised 6 December 1891 at Wartling
  • John Unsted. Born 1895
  • Nellie Unsted. Born 1899
  • Emily Jane Unsted. Born 1901 in Waldron 

In 1911 the family are living at Farm Cottage, Broomhill Bank, Lower Green, Tunbridge where 48 year old Thomas was a farm labourer. Son John, aged 16 was a shop assistant. 

Nothing more is known about most of Thomas and Amy's children. 

In 1911 their daughter Rose was a house parlourmaid living and working for Henry Stuart Marlson Jack, a secretary to public companies and his family at 4 The Mansions, Kensington. 

In 1911 their daughter Mary was living with her uncle William Unsted at 53 Lansdowne Road, Old Charlton, Kent (see above). 

Thomas and Amy's daughter Nellie Unsted married Geoffrey Richard Apps in 1928. She died in 1994. Geoffrey Richard Apps of Green Lawns, Stream Lane, Hawkhurst, Kent died on 27 February 1995

  • George Unsted

George Unsted enlisted and was a gunner in "A" Division, Royal Artillery when he died on 20 July 1904 at Woolwich. His mother Jane is his next of kin. 

James Barton and Orpah Crowhurst

James Barton who was born on 5 February 1825 the son of John Barton and Catherine Keeley. He was baptised on 13 March 1825 at Heathfield Independent Chapel (chapter 2).

On 4 September 1847 James married Orpah Crowhurst at All Saints Church, Herstmonceux (chapter 2)

James and Orpah had four children:

  • Jane Barton. Baptised 2 January 1848 at Warbleton.
  • Dorcas Barton. Born 1850 in Warbleton
  • Rhoda Barton. Born 1860 in Warbleton
  • John Henry Barton. Baptised 4 March 1864 in Warbleton

Details of John Henry Barton's life is covered in Chapter 3. The remainder of their children are covered in Appendix E

Henry Barton and Ellen Smith

Henry Barton was born on 1 December 1830 at Warbleton, the son of John and Catherine Keeley . He was baptised 26 December 1830 at Heathfield independent Chapel.

Henry emigrated to the America in 1850 and on 19 October 1853 he married Ellen Smith, the daughter of Martin Smith and Amie Ann Goodhue of Wheatland, Monrose County, New York.

Henry and Ellen had at least seven children:

  • Winfield Avril Barton. Born 15 April 1853 in Allegan. Died 1924 in Ostego
  • Jennie Lynn Barton. Born 10 March 1856 in Allegan. Died 22 March 1891 in Allegan. 
  • James Henry Barton. Born 27 August 1857 in Allegan. Died 11 January 1937 in Otsego, Allegan.
  • Annella N Barton "Anna". Born 15 August 1863 in Watson. Died 5 December 1925 in Otsego, Allegan.
  • Ella May Barton. Born 13 April 1864 in Allegan. Died 5 October 1941 in California
  • Jacob M Barton. Born 24 July 1866 in Michigan. Died 19 August 1948 in Otsego, Allegan. 
  • George Edward Barton. Born 28 February 1868 in Allegan. Died 28 October 1949 in Allegan.

In 1880 the family are living at Otsego, Allegan, Michigan where 49 year old Henry is a farmer.

In 1900 he is still farming in Otsego despite being 69 years old.

Henry died on 14 April 1904 in Otsego. His wife died on 10 March 1915. An article written in a The County book around 1900 gives an interesting insight into his life and life as an agricultural worker in England.

"Henry Barton has a high reputation as an able farmer who fully understands his business and has a well-managed, finely equipped farm in Otsego Township, that is classed with the best in Allegan County.

Mr Barton was born in Sussex, England, December 1, 1830. His parents John and Catherine (Keely) Barton were English too, and spent their lives on a farm in their native land, the mother dying in 1854 and the father in 18667. Our subject is the youngest of seven children, four of whom are living. His education was confined to the common schools , which he attended for only a short time. He has, however, learned much in the school of experience that has stood him in good stead. At the age of 11 he became general chore-boy on a farm, the first four years receiving a sixpence a day for his service in that capacity, boarding with his parents. The year he was 16, he boarded with his employer, and was given a shilling a week for his work. The next year he obtained seven shillings a week and boarded himself. The two ensuing years his wages were increased to eight shillings a week. It may be surmised that he was not getting very rich on this pittance and when he was in his 20th year he wisely concluded that he would emigrate to the United States, where he supposed his pay would be more in accordance with the amount of his labours, and , as he has been so prospered in this country, have has probably seen but little, if any, cause of regret for the change then made. He set sail from Old England March 15 1850, and after the voyage across the Atlantic in a sailing vessel, which lasted almost six weeks, he landed safe and sound in New York City, with three solid English sovereigns in his pocket with which to begin life in the New World. He made his way to Monroe County, in the same state and worked there on a farm for about three years.

In the fall of 1853, our subject took another important step in his life whereby he became a resident of Michigan. He first located in the township of Watson, Allegan County, purchasing a tract of eighty acres of land lying in the woods. He busied himself in clearing his land and putting it under cultivation until 10 years had passed by, and he then sold it, in 1863, and bought a farm in Otsego Township, that he has ever since occupied. On his first place a new log house had just been erected when he took possession of it, but it was incomplete. The surrounding country was very wild and was yet full of game. He has seen as many as 7 deer on his clearing at one time, but he never indulged in the pleasures of the hunt. The second farm was partly improved when he bought it, and he has completed the improvements , which are all first class. He replaced the humble log house that originally stood on the place by a substantial frame residence, and has erected good barns and other buildings in accordance. He has 90 acres of land in his homestead on section 11 and another 40 acres of fine land in the same section.

Mr Barton was married, October 19, 1853 to Miss Ellen Smith, in whom he has valuable assistant in the up building of a home. Mrs Barton is a native of Wheatland, Monroe County, N.Y and a daughter of Martin and Amie Ann (Goodhue) Smith, who were natives respectively of Massachusetts and New York. Her father was a farmer, and he and his wife spent their last days on their farm in Monroe County. These are the names of the nine children born to Mr and Mrs Barton, John and Jane, deceased, James H, John, deceased, Anna, Ella M, Jacob M, and George. Mr Barton returned to England four years ago on a visit, and came back in about two months , satisfied with his choice of Michigan for a home.

Our subjects life record is an honour to himself and to his adopted township, with whose interests his own have been so closely intertwined for nearly three decades, and in whose improvements he has borne an important part. He has especially interested himself in educational matters, has held the various school offices and has been treasurer of his School District 12 years. Politically , he is a stalwart republican".

His descendants have been documented by Charles F Barton of Michigan.

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