VOL. III - APPENDIX C
The Children of Stephen Catt and Ann Barton
Ann Barton was born on 22 November 1810 at Warbleton, the daughter of John Barton and Catherine Keeley (chapter 2) . 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.
Stephen Catt had been baptised on 14 September 1813 at Heathfield Independent Chapel, the son of John Catt (30 July 1786 to 1867) and Mary Henty (1781 to 1852) who married on 2 October 1806 at Warbleton. HIs brother James Catt married Ann's sister Hannah Barton (Appendix D). There are a number of connections between the Bartons/Catts/Keeleys/Veness' only some of which I have tried to set out in the spreadsheet below,
Stephen and Ann had twelve children:
- Stephen Catt/Barton. Born 1 October 1833 in Warbleton. Baptised 18 December 1833 at Herstmonceux Independent Chapel. Stephen was born out of wedlock and is described as the son of Stephen Catt, labourer and Ann Barton of Warbleton.
- Ann Catt. Born 29 January 1836 in Warbleton. Baptised 13 March 1836 at Heathfield Independent Chapel.
- Jane Catt. Born 1838 in Warbleton (Reg Gen June 1838 Hailsham 7 307).
- 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
A little is known about their children and their descendants:
Stephen Catt & Mary Ann Burgess
In 1851 Stephen and Ann's eldest son Stephen Catt was a 17 year old wagoner living with his parents in Little Markly, Warbleton. In 1861 he was still at home with his widowed father, and now gives his occupation as a carter.
On 31 March 1866, Stephen Barton, a 31 year old labourer from Warbleton. son of Stephen Catt. labourer married Mary Burgess, aged 26, servant of Warbleton, daughter of Trayton Burgess, farmer.
Mary Burgess was the daughter of Trayton Burgess and Sophia Richardson who married on 14 April 1839 at Hellingly. She had two sisters
- Elvina Burgess (1847 - 1924) who married Samuel Cornford (1845 - 1900) on 26 October 1867 in Warbleton (Vol. IV - App. D).
- Frances Burgess (1849 - 1924) who married Levi James Wood (1852 - 1911) on 1 November 1873 in Warbleton (Appendix M).
Stephen and Mary had two children:
- Trayton Barton. Baptised 13 December 1868 in Warbleton.
- William Barton. Baptised 21 August 1870 in Warbleton.
Stephen had died before the birth of his second son. Stephen Barton aged 35 years of Warbleton was buried on 31 December 1869 in Warbleton.
Mary Ann Barton remarried on 10 May 1873 in Warbleton. She was a 35 year old widow, daughter of Trayton Burgess, farmer. Her second husband was Aaron Standen, a 52 year old bachelor, blacksmith from Bodle Street Green, son of John Standen, blacksmith. In 1881 they were living in Church Green. Warbleton. Stephen and Mary's sons were living with them, and they had three children of their own. In 1891 they were living in Golders, Warbleton, but neither of her sons from her first marriage were listed at home. A further child had been born. In 1901 they were at Polhills Farm, Warbleton. By 1911 Mary had been widowed again and was living with one of her sons from her second marriage. Mary died in 1914.
Stephen and Mary's son Trayton Barton of Arlington died aged 23 years old and was buried on 12 September 1894 in Warbleton.
Stephen and Mary's son William Barton of Bodle Street Green had died aged 13 years old and was buried on 26 February 1884 in Warbleton.
Ann Knight nee Catt
Stephen and Ann's daughter Ann Catt married George Knight on 8 November 1856 in Ashburnham. They were both of full age. George was a labourer, son of William Knight, labourer.
In 1861 they were living in Wood Land, Warbleton where 27 year old George was a labourer. In 1863 they were at Redpah Road, Bodle Street Green, Warbleton. In 1871 they were living in Wartling. George was a labourer. Their eldest son, aged just 10 was an "under carter".
George and Ann had six children:
- Anne Knight. Baptised 29 March 1857 in Ashburnham
- George Knight. Born 1860 in Warbleton.
- Harriett Knight. Baptised 28 February 1863 St John the Evangelist, Bodle Street Green.
- Emily Knight. Baptised 8 October 1865 in Warbleton
- Charlotte Knight. Born 4 September 1868 in Herstmonceux
- Kate Knight. Born 1872 in Wartling
- William Knight. Baptised 4 July 1875 in Mayfield.
- Lizze Knight. Born 1875 in Mayfield.
In 1881 the family were living at Piccadilly Cottage, Mayfield and George. aged 49, is described as an agricultural labourer. Ann, aged 44 is shown as born in Warbleton. Daughters Charlotte, aged 12 and Kate, aged 9 are listed. Son William and daughter Lizze are both 5 years old.
In 1911 Ann Knight, a 75 year old widow, domestic housekeeper, born Warbleton was visiting Jeremiah Burgess, a 72 year old farmer and his wife Harriet, aged 69 at Blackfdown, Punnetts Town, Heathfield. it is likely Harriet was Ann's sister (see below)
In 1921 Ann Knight, an 85 year old widow, born Warbleton was living at 6, Lee Cottages, Newham with her son George, a 61 year old labourer for East Sussex County Council, his wife Emma, aged 40 and his daughter, Edith, aged 25 and grandson Robert, aged 1 years old.
Ann Knight is believed to have died in 1921.
George and Ann's daughter Anne Knight married John Underhill on 29 October 1879 in Mayfield. John was a 36 year old widower, a labourer, son of George Underhill, labourer. Anne, aged 23 was the daughter of George Knight, labourer.
John Underhill had previously been married to Sarah Ann Heathfield. They had wed on 28 January 1863 in Mayfield. They had six daughters.
- Caroline Ann Heathfield. Baptised 2 March 1862 in Mayfield, daughter of Sarah Heathfield
- Esther Emily Underhill. Baptised 5 June 1864 in Mayfield.
- Annie Eliza Underhill. Born 1868 in Mayfield.
- Jane Underhill. Born 1872 in Mayfield.
- Freley Underhill. Born 1875 in Mayfield
- Theodosia Underhill. Baptised 5 November 1876 in Mayfield
Sarah Ann Underhill died in 1876. In 1881 John and Anne were living at Little Baindon, Mayfield. John was a 39 year old agricultural labourer. Anne was 24 years old. Three of John's daughters from his first marriage, Jane, Freley and Theodosia were living with them. Their eldest son was 1 year old and had been born out of wedlock. In 1891 they were living at Pilbeams, Chiddingstone. John was an agricultural labourer. A further four children had been born. I have traced nine children in all.
- Frederick Underhill. Born 28 August 1879 in Mayfield. Baptised "Frederick Knight" on 2 November 1879. He married Martha Sarah Styles in 1901 in Tonbridge In 1911 they were living at Warren Cottages, Hever, Kent, Frederick was a stockman on a farm. Their son was 11 years old and their 3 year old niece Ruth Kennard was living with them. They had two children. In 1921 they were living at Sidney Farm, Markbeech, Edenbridge, Kent. Frederick was a 41 year old farm bailiff. Martha was 42 years old and on home duties. Frederick's brother Owen Underhill was living with them (see below), as was Edith Styles, their 10 year old niece. Mary A Bradshaw, aged 52 and Gerald and Peter Thornley, aged 5 and 2 years old, were boarding with them. In 1939 they were living at 46, Linsfield Road, Sevenoaks and Frederick was a gardener. Frederick Underhill of The Cottage, Slaugham Green died aged 70 on 18 November 1950 at The King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, Haywards Heath, Sussex. He was buried on 22 November 1950. Administration was granted to Frederick Charles Underhill, roadman. Martha died in 1962 in Tonbridge, Kent.
- Owen Underhill. Born 1882 in Mayfield. In 1921 Owen was living at Sidney Farm, Markbeech with his brother Frederick (see above). He was 39 years old and no occupation is shown. Owen died in 1922 in Sevenoaks.
- Esther Underhill. Born 20 April 1884 in Heathfield. Esther appears to have had a son out of wedlock born on 9 February 1904. She married George Albert Cooper in 1907. In 1911 they were living at Royal Oak Cottages, Edenbridge with Esther's son and three daughters of their own. They had had four children, but only three survived. A further son was born in 1915. George, aged 27 was a bricklayers labourer. George Albert Cooper joined up in World War I. He was a Sapper in the Royal Engineers, Training Centre (Newark), formerly 104th Field Coy He died on 14 September 1916 and was buried at Edenbridge. Esther remarried in 1919. Her second husband was Harry White. In 1921 they were living at 3 Oak Cottages, Edenbridge with Esther's son, George and Esther's three daughters and one son and their 1 year old twin sons. Esther's mother was living with them. Harry White died in 1963 in Tonbridge. Esther died in 1967.
- Sylven Underhill. Born 13 March 1886 in Uckfield. Sylven married Emily Smith in 1909. In 1911 they were living at Felcourt Cottages, East Grinstead and Sylven was a cowman on a farm. In 1915 he enlisted in the Royal Sussex Regiment (C40327). At the time he was living at Lyath Lane, Lindfield. He served three turns of duty in France. In 1921 Sylven and Emily were living at 171, Shortlands Road, Sittingbourne, Kent. Sylven, aged 34, was an insurance agent for the Prudential Assurance Company. Emily was 31 years old and on home duties. Their daughter was 10 months old. In 1939 Sylven and Emily were living at 8, Glovers Crescent, Sittingbourne and Sylven was an insurance agent. Emily died in 1944. Sylven Underhill of 8, Glovers Crescent, Sittingbourne. Kent died on 22 October 1950 at The Sheppey Hospital, Isle of Sheppey, Kent. Probate was granted to Reginald Lewis Smith, retired insurance superintendent.
- Frank Underhill. Born 1890 in Chiddingstone. Frank is listed in the 1901 census, but I can find no trace of him after that date.
- Alice Underhill. Born 11 March 1893 in Chiddingstone. Baptised 5 March 1899 in Cowden. In 1911 Alice was a general servant working in Portland Avenue, Stamford Hill. Alice married Laurence Bernard Holt on 1 August 1914 in Holy Trinity, Clapham, Surrey. Laurence, was a 22 year old optician, son of Henry Herbert Holt, builder. Alice was the daughter of John Underhill (deceased), bailiff. In 1921 they were living at 83, Radbourne Road, Balham, Wandsworth. Laurence, aged 29 was a microscope lense worker for Charles Baker Scientific Instrument Makers. Alice, aged 28 was on home duties. They had a 6 year old daughter. In 1939 Laurence and Alice were living at 52a Oakmead Place, when Laurence was an optical lens and prism work for a scientific institute. Laurence Bernard Holt of 51 Flat C, South Terrace, Littlehampton died on 13 June 1970.
- Ellen Underhill. Born 1896 in Cowden. Baptised 5 March 1899 in Cowden, Kent. In 1911 Ellen was a 14 year old general servant working for Caroline Duke, aged 76 who was "living on her own means". Nothing more is known about Ellen.
- Lottie Underhill. Born 1899 in Cowden. Baptised 5 March 1899 in Cowden, Kent. Lottie married Joseph Bray Freeman on 8 May 1920 at St Thomas, Streatham Hill, Lambeth. Joseph was a 20 year old salesman, son of James Edward Freeman, solicitor. In 1921 Joseph and Lottie were boarding with Elizabeth Davies at 180, Halley Road, East Ham, Essex. Joseph, aged 21 was a stationary traveller for the Lampoon Paragon Supply Company Ltd. Lottie was a clerk for E G W Goldsmith, Paragon Works. It is understood that they had three children. I can find no trace of them in 1939. Joseph Bray Freeman died in 1973. Lottie Freeman died in 1975 in Worthing.
- Ernest John Underhill. Born 1901. Died 1901 in Sevenoaks.
In 1901 John and Anne were living at Stride Wood Cottage, Cowden, Sevenoaks. A further four children had been born, the youngest was just 14 days old and as yet unnamed. John and his 14 year old son Slyven were both farm labourers. John Underhill died aged 63 in 1902 in Sevenoaks, Kent. In 1911 Anne Underhill, a 54 year old widow born Ashburnham was living at Regents Cottages, Hilders Lane, Edenbridge with her 12 year old daughter "Lottie" and boarder Ruth Curr, aged 1 years old. The census shows Anne had ten children of which nine were still living. In the 1921 Anne Underhill, a 66 year old widow was living with her daughter Esther White, aged 37 and seven of her children at 3, Oak Cottage, Edenbridge. Anne Underhill died in 1939 in Tonbridge, Kent.
In 1881 George and Ann's son George Knight may have been boarding at 6 Wakefield Road, Brighton where he was working as a railway porter? George Knight may have married Sarah Ann Reed on 7 August 1887 at St Thomas, Cliffe, Lewes. The certificate shows he was a 28 year old labourer, son of George Knight, labourer. However later censuses show this George had been born in Lewes .
If this was "our George" (and the 1921 census would support the fact it was) then in 1891 he is living at 2, Lancaster Street, Lewes. Aged 31, he is a general labourer, His wife Sarah Ann was 29. It appears Sarah had two children prior to her marriage, both using the surname Knight in the census and George and her had two daughters after their marriage.
- William Reed. Born 17 September 1881 (according to 1939 register!). Baptised 5 February 1882 in St John's Church, Lewes, son of Sarah Ann Reed of this parish. William Reed married Blanche Violet in 1908. In 1911 they were living at 94, Western Road, St Anne's, Lewes and William was a Printer Linotype. In 1921 they were living at 152, High Street, Lewes. William, aged 39 was a linotype operator for Messrs Farncombe & Co Ltd, Lewes Newspaper printers. Blanche, aged 37 was on home duties. William's cousin Gladys Dorothy Cooper, aged 10 was living with them. In 1939 they were at 125 High Street, Lewes. William was a linotype operator and Blanche was a confectioner. Also at the address was Kate Coustick, on household duties and Ellen R Peters, a retired school teacher. Blanche Violet Reed died in 1953 in Hove.
- Elizabeth Reed. Born 18 September 1881 (according to 1939 register!) . Baptised 5 February 1882 in St John's Church, Lewes, daughter of Sarah Ann Reed of this parish. Elizabeth Reed married Arthur William Ellcombe on 18 November 1911 in Denton. Arthur was a 32 year old gardener son of George Ellcombe (deceased) farmer. Elizabeth was 30 years old, the daughter of George Knight, labourer. In 1921 Arthur and Elizabeth were living at 7, Penfold Road, Broadwater Road, Worthing. Arthur was a 41 year old postman for H M Post Office General. Elizabeth, aged 39 was on home duties. They had two children. In 1939 they were living at 5, Hill Barn Lane, Worthing and Arthur was still a postman. Arthur W Ellcombe died on 1 May 1953 in Worthing. He was buried at Durrington Cemetery,
- Emily Knight. Born 1889 in Lewes. In 1911 Emily was still living with her widowed father at 4, Denton Terrace, Newhaven.
- Minnie Knight. Born 1891 in Lewes
In 1901 George and Sarah Ann were living in and a further four daughters had been born
- Amelia Knight. Born 1892 in Lewes (or is this Minnie?)
- Annie Knight. Born 1894 in Lewes
- Edith Knight. Born 1895 in Lewes. Edith appears to have given birth to a son Robert Knight in about 1920 (see below). At the time that the 1921 census was taken, she was living with her parents, but she married Frederick Charles Procter on 25 June 1921 in Christ Church, Newhaven. Frederick was a 25 year old labourer, son of Robert Procter (deceased). Edith was a 25 year old spinster. Frederick Charles Procter died in 1934 aged 37 years old. Nothing more is known.
- Mabel Knight. Born 14 April 1898 in Lewes. Mabel married Alfred Frederick McLeod on 1 August 1925 at Newhaven. Alfred was a 27 year old tailor, son of Malcolm McLeod, tailor (deceased). Mabel was 27 years old. They had two daughters. Mabel McLeod died in 1973 in Chanctonbury, Sussex.
Sarah Ann Knight of the parish of Lewes died aged 45 years and was buried at St John's, Lewes on 28 March 1906. In 1911 George Knight, a 51 year old widow was living at 4, Denton Terrace, Newhaven. He was a labourer in a timber yard. The census suggests he had seven children. Daughter Emily, aged 22 was a housekeeper and Mable, aged 12 was at school. George appears to have remarried. In 1921 George was living at 6, Lee Cottages, Newham, a 61 year old labourer for East Sussex County Council, his wife Emma, aged 40 and his daughter, Edith, aged 25 and grandson Robert, aged 1 years old. His mother Ann Knight, an 85 year old widow, born Warbleton was living with them.
Nothing more is known about George and Ann's daughters Harriett Knight or Emily Knight.
George and Ann's daughter, Charlotte Knight married Luke Eldridge of Mayfield in 1891 in Tonbridge after banns.
In 1901 they were living at Potters Mill, Heathfield where Luke, aged 36, was farming. Charlotte was 32 years old. Charlotte's brother William was living with them. In 1911 they were at Stonehurst Farm, Heathfield. They had been married 19 years and had no children. Charlotte's brother was still living with them and was a cow man on the farm. In 1921 they were still living at Stonehurst. Luke, aged 52 was a farmer working on his own account and Charlotte, aged 52 was on "home duties", Charlotte's brother William, aged 46 was working for Luke "assisting with general farm work". In 1939 they were living at Corner Cottage, Heathfield and Luke was a farm worker and jobbing gardener. Luke Eldridge of Corner Cottage, Broad Oak, Heathfield died on 7 February 1951. Probate was granted to his widow Charlotte. Charlotte Eldridge of Corner Cottage, Broad Oak, Heathfield died on 11 December 1958 at St Mary's Hospital, Eastbourne. Probate was granted to Ann Russell, widow.
I can find no trace George and Ann's daughter Kate Knight in the 1921 census at the present time. In 1939 Kate Knight, single, a housekeeper was living at 15, Hawthorne Road. Bromley, Kent.
In 1901, 1911 and 1921 George and Ann's son William Knight was living with his sister Charlotte and working on her husband Luke Eldridge's farm. In 1921 he was, aged 46 was working for Luke "assisting with general farm work".
He is believed to have died in 1922.
Nothing more is known George and Ann's daughter Lizze Knight after 1881 when she was 6 years old.
Jane Oxley nee Catt.
When the 1861 census was taken on 4 April Stephen and Ann's daughter Jane Catt, aged 23 was a cook living with and working for John Roberts Dunn Esquire, a magistrate and deputy lieutenant, and his wife, both born in Canada and their children at Stone House, Warbleton.
Jane Catt is believed to have married Obadiah Oxley on 13 December 1862 at Warbleton Church. Obadiah was a 24 year old coachman, son of Samuel Oxley, farmer. Jane is shown as a 25 year old servant, daughter of Stephen Catt, labourer and farmer. The witnesses were Jeremiah and Frances Burgess.
In 1871 they were living in Rushlake Green. Obadiah was a 30 year old coachman. His wife Jane was 33 years old, but the census confirms that she was born in Warbleton. Their eldest three children had been born.
- Mary Jane Oxley. Born 23 September 1865 in Warbleton.
- Orpah Ann Oxley. Born 27 February 1868 in Warbleton.
- Obadiah Norman Oxley. Born 8 June 1870 in Warbleton.
In 1881 they were living at Beacons Cottage, Warbleton when Obadiah, aged 41, was a domestic groom and his wife Jane is described as a "grooms wife". Daughter Orpah, aged 13 was a general domestic servant, Obadiah was a 10 year old scholar and two further children had been born, the youngest was 8 months old.
- Eva Louisa Oxley. Born 23 April 1877 in Warbleton.
- Clara Ann Oxley. Born 23 June 1880 in Warbleton.
Obadiah Oxley died in 1888 aged just 48 years old.
In 1891 Jane Oxley, aged 51, was working as a servant, housekeeper for Frances G Dunn, at Stone House. Warbleton. Daughter Orpah, aged 25 was a parlour maid. Also listed was a housemaid and coachman.
In 1901 Jane Oxley, a 61 year old widow was working a domestic housekeeper at Stone House, Warbleton. The only family member listed is Francis G Dunn, aged 49 described as "son". Ernest Osborne, a 17 year old housemaid is listed.
In 1911 Jane Oxley, a 73 year old widow was visiting her son in -law James Sanger, a 32 year old removal contractor, his wife and her daughter Clara Ann Sanger and their daughter at 105, Salisbury Road. Kilburn, Willesden.
In 1921 Clara Ann Sanger is listed as head of household at 49, Streatley Road, Brondesbury. Her mother Jane Oxley, an 83 year old widow was again also listed.
Jane Oxley died in 1935 in Willesden, London.
Obadiah and Jane's daughter Mary Jane Oxley married Thomas Ellis in 1888. In 1891 they were living at Summer Hill. Warbleton and Thomas was a 26 year old miller. Their eldest son had been born. In 1901 they were living at Road, Warbleton and Thomas was a 36 year old millers grinder. A further two sons had been born. They had three children:
- William Thomas Ellis. Born 6 May 1889 at Warbleton, William married Ellen Fairway on 8 January 1919 in Warbleton. William was a 29 year old miller, son of Thomas Ellis. miller. Ellen was 27 years old, the daughter of George Thomas Fairway, poulterer. In 1921 they were living at Summerhill Cottages, Warbleton. William, aged 32 was a carter for Ellis Brothers millers and farmer at Summer Hill. They had a son and daughter. In 1939 they were living at Summers Hill Cottage where William was a farm carter, Ellen was on "home duties". They had at least one son, Frederick W Ellis. born 24 February 1920 and in 1939 he was a cowman on his fathers farm. William Thomas Ellis of Field Cote, Punnetts Town, died on 18 February 1963 at Princess Alice Hospital, aged 73. He was buried on 23 February 1963 at Warbleton. His wife Ellen died the same year.
- John Ellis. Born 24 August 1895 at Warbleton. John married Naomi Ellis on 5 November 1919 at Laughton in Sussex. John was a 23 year old farmer son of Thomas Ellis, farmer from Warbleton. Naomi was 29 years old from Laughton, daughter of Charles Ellis, farmer. In 1921 John and Naomi were living at Chapmans Town, Warbleton. John was 25 years old, a general farm labourer working for Ellis Bros farmers at Summer Hill. Naomi was 31 years old. They had a 1 year old son. Naomi died on 16 July 1932 aged 42 years old. She was buried on 20 July 1932 at Warbleton. In 1939 John, a widower was living with his parents and his children at Summer Hill Mill. John Ellis of Laurel Cottage, died on 26 June 1967 aged 71 years. He was buried on 30 June 1967 in Warbleton.
- Albert Ellis. Born 1901 in Warbleton. Albert died in 1902.
In 1911 Thomas and Mary Jane were still living at Summer Hill, Warbleton. Thomas was a 46 year old miller and farmer. His wife was 45 years old. They had been married 22 years and had three children of which two survived. Son William, aged 21 was a millers loader. Son John, aged 15 was a houseboy. Thomas's mother Orpha Ellis, a 70 year old widow and aunt, Margaret Ann Daw, a 79 year old widow. Also at the address was John Barton, a 18 year old servant, a miller's grinder. In 1921 they were living at summer Hill, Warbleton. Thomas, aged 56 was a miller and farmer. Mary, aged 55 was on home duties. Thomas's mother, Orpah Ellis, aged 80 was living with them. In 1939 Thomas and Mary Jane were still at Summers Hill Mill, Thomas was a miller and farmer and Mary Jane was an invalid. Son John, a widower was a miller in grain production. Three children are listed, born between 1920 and 1925 which I take to be John's children. Mary J Ellis died in 1940 in Hailsham. Thomas Ellis of Summerhill Farm, Warbleton died on 26 February 1953. Probate was granted to William Thomas Ellis and John Ellis, farmers.
In 1891 Obadiah and Jane's daughter Orpah Ann Oxley was working as a parlour maid for Frances G Dunn, at Stone House. Warbleton. Her mother was the housekeeper. Orpah married Isaac Edgar Rummery in 1894. In 1901 they were living in 1 Spring Cottages, Heathfield where Isaac was a bricklayer. Their two eldest daughters had been born. In 1911 they were living in 97 Hartland Road, Kilburn, London. Isaac was a furniture warehouseman. Both daughters, now 16 and 14 were dressmakers assistants.
- Eva Axell Rummery. Born 26 September 1894 in Warbleton. Eva married Albert James Brown on 11 July 1918 in St Mary's Kilburn. Albert was 26 years old, the son of Ambros Brown, sweep and carpet cleaner. Under profession Albert states "127th Labour Company". Eva was 24 years old. In 1921 they were living with her parents at 49 Streatley Road, Kilburn. in 1939 they were living at 27 Hill View Gardens, Kilburn. Albert was a shop salesman (on talent) and Eva was on unpaid domestic duties. They had two children. Eva Axell Brown of 27. Hillview Gardens (wife of Arthur James Brown) died on 11 April 1951. Administration was granted to Arthur James Brown, civil servant. albert James Brown of 27, Hillview Gardens died on 20 November 1952 at alexander Road, Hendon. Administration was granted to Muriel Joyce Brown, spinster and Aubrey Edgar Kenneth Brown, draughtsman.
- Clara Ella Rummery. Born 11 December 1896 in Warbleton. Clara married William Walter Russell on 26 March 1921 at Christ Church, Brondesbury. William was a 28 year old timekeeper, son of Frank Russell, commercial car driver. Clara, aged 24 gives her address as 49, Streatley Road and her father's occupation as "engineer". At the time the census was taken they were living at 209, Sherlock Street, Birmingham and William was a timekeeper for the Birmingham Corporation (Parks Department). Clara was "on home duties". In 1939 they were living at 206 Windsor Avenue, Uxbridge. William was a carpenter in the cable section of L P T B Railway. They had two sons. William died in 1957. Widow Clara Ella Russell of 24 Holly Road, Blackfield died on 4 October 1962 at the Chest Hospital, Southampton. She was buried at Blackfield, New Forest. probate was granted to Hedley Charles Oxley Russell, school teacher and David Leonard Russell, electrical engineer.
In 1921 Isaac and Orpha were living at 49 Streatley Road, Kilburn Isaac, aged 53 was a carpenter for the London Electric Railway at the Lillie Bridge Depot. Orpah was on "domestic duties at home, as was daughter Eva, now 26 and married. Eva's husband Albert James Brown, aged 29 was a music shop assistant for A Weeks & Co, Hanover Street, In 1926 the electoral register shows Isaac and Orpah still at 49 Streatley Road. Orpah's sister Eva Oxley was now living with them. In 1939 they were at 75 Victoria Avenue, Isaac was a railway office clerk (retired) and Orpah was on "unpaid domestic duties". Orpah died in 1942. Isaac Edward Rummery of The Willows, West Street, Tadley died on 12 April 1950. Administration of his estate was only granted in 1981!! It was values at £250!!
Obadiah and Jane's son Obadiah Norman Oxley married Sarah Ann Beard on 21 November 1898 in Holy Trinity Church, Westminster. Obadiah was a 28 year old police constable, son of Obadiah Norman Oxley, deceased. Sarah Ann was 33 years old, the daughter of William Beard deceased. Both parties signed the marriage register. The witnesses were William Diplock, Eva Louisa Oxley and Clara Ann Oxley,
In 1901 they were living at 24, Marlborough Buildings, Chelsea. Obadiah was a police constable. Their eldest daughter was 8 months old. In 1911 they were at 20, Bonnington Square, Vauxhall, London. Obadiah was still a police constable. The census confirms that they had three children, two of which survived
- Eva Oxley. Born 14 July 1900 in Pimlico. Baptised 2 February 1902 at St Saviour, Upper Chelsea. In 1921 Eva was a domestic servant, one of twelve living with and working for Anderson Cutchey, an Ophthalmic Surgeon at 21 Harley Street, Marylebone. Eva married George Goddard in 1933. In 1939 George, a private chaffeur and Eva, a domestic housekeeper, a ladies maid and a housemaid were all living with Herbert Gurschner, an artist (painter). Eva died in 1976.
- Norman Frederick Oxley. Baptised 2 February 1902 at St Saviour, Upper Chelsea. Norman died aged 6 months old and was buried on 28 April 1902 in Hanwell Cemetary.
- John James Norman Oxley. Born 21 September 1909 in Vauxhall. John married Constance. In 1939 they were living at 78, Worton Way, Heston & Isleworth. In 1956 they were living at 433, London Road, Isleworth, John James N Oxley died in 1971 in Hillingdon.
In 1921 Obadiah and Sarah Ann were living at 31, Ranelagh Road, St George's, Hanover Square. Obadiah was 51 years old, his wife Sarah Ann was 56 years old. Son John aged 11 was still at school. Obadiah Norman Oxley. a police constable resigned from the Metropolitan Police on 24 July 1921 and became entitled to a police pension of £165.4s.8d. In 1939 they were living at 141, Hartham Road, Obadiah was a retired police constable and his wife Sarah Ann was a housewife. Obadiah Norman Oxley of 141, Hartham Road, Isleworth died on 3 September 1953. Administration (with will) was granted to his widow Sarah Ann Oxley. Sarah Ann Oxley of 141 Hartham Road died on 28 December 1957 at West Middlesex Hospital, Hartham. Probate was granted to Eva Goddard, married woman.
In 1901 Obadiah and Jane's daughter Eva Louisa Oxley was living at 45 Bearborough Road, Westminster with her sister Clara. Aged 23 and 21, they were both dressmakers assistants working on their own account. In 1911 she was working as a ladies maid for Alice Elizabeth Dawnay at 7, Eaton Terrace, St George's Square, Eaton. I can find no trace of Eva in the 1921 census at the present time. In 1926 the electoral register show Eva living with her brother in law Isaac Rummery and sister Orpah at 49 Streatley Road. In 1939 Eva was living at 49, Streatley Road with her widowed sister Clara. She is shown as "on home duties". Eva Louisa Oxley of 32, Carlisle Road, Willesden, spinster, died on 22 February 1960, Probate was granted to Clara Ann Sanger, widow.
In 1901 Obadiah and Jane's daughter Clara Ann Oxley was living with her sister Eva at 45 Bearborough Road, she was 21 years old and a dressmakers assistant working on her own account. she married James Stephen Sanger in 1903 and in 1911 they were living in 105, Salisbury road, Kilburn. James, aged 32 is a removal contractor. Clara was 30 years old. They had a 2 year old daughter. Clara's mother, Jane, a 73 year old widow was visiting them.
- Ena Olivia Clara Sanger. Born 1909. Ena married William Henry Bendall in 1933 in Marylebone. They had one son. Tpr William Henry Bendall 7957193 of 46th (The Liverpool Welsh) Royal Tank Regiment died on 23 May 1944 and was buried at Beach Head Cemetary, Anzio, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy. Probate was granted to Ena Olivia Clara Bendall of 32, Carlisle Road, Brondesbury Park. Ena remarried. Ena Olivia Clara Marchant of 32, Carlisle Road, Brondesbury died on 13 January 1966.
James Sanger, a motor driver enlisted in the Navy on 18 November 1914 for the duration of World War I serving on the Pembroke III, President II and Provident II before transferring to the RAF on 31 March 1918. In 1921 Clara Ann Sanger is listed as head of household at 49, Streatley Road, Brondesbury. She is shown as married, but James is not listed. Daughter Ena was 11 years old and a "whole time" scholar. Her mother Jane Oxley, an 83 year old widow was again also listed. Clara Ann is still living at 49, Streatley Road in 1939. She is now shown as widowed and a dressmaker. Her sister Eva is living with her and also listed are Roy Watkins. an electrical motor mechanic and Cyril Evans, a dairy worker, possibly lodgers? Clara Ann Sanger died in 1977 in Paddington.
Mary Sweatman nee Catt.
Stephen and Ann's daughter Mary Catt married James "Sweatman" on 28 October 1860 in Warbleton. James was a 23-year-old higgler, son of Richard Sweatman, farmer. Mary was a 21-year-old servant, daughter of Stephen Catt, labourer. The witnesses were Stephen Catt and Hannah Sweatman.
In 1861 James and Mary Sweetman 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 1 August 1862 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 31 December 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 on 9 December 1912 aged 72 years old. Her husband James Sweetman of Three Cups, Warbleton died on 3 December 1914. They were both buried at St Mary's, Warbleton. 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 married Albert Head on 25 January 1879 at Warbleton. Albert was a 21 year old labourer, son of John Head, labourer. Mary Ann was 19 years old. (Reg Gen Jan 1879 Hailsham 2b 115).
Albert Head of Bodle Street Green died aged 26 and was buried on 1 August 1883 in Warbleton. Mary Ann Head remarried on 5 January 1889 at Herstmonceux. Her second husband was Henry Thomas Funnell, a 27 year old labourer. The register confirms that her father was James Sweetman.
Henry Thomas Funnell had been born on 11 July 1861 in Herstmonceux. He is believed to be the son of Samson Funnell (1831 to 10 February 1882) and Anne Baker Colbran (29 January 1832 to 1919). In 1891 Henry and Mary Ann were living at Chapel Row where 29 year old Henry was an agricultural labourer. They had two children:
- George Henry Funnell. Born 28 March 1890 in Herstmonceux. Baptised 15 June 1890 in Herstmonceux. George married Winifred Grace Bishopp on 3 June 1916 at Westham. George was a 26-year-old gunner R G A. Winifred was the daughter of William Noakes Bishopp, deceased. They had at least three children. In 1939 they were living at 2 Oaktree Cottages, Brighton Road, Horsley where George was a jobbing gardener. Winifred died in 1949 and was buried at St Margaret's, Coulsdon, Surrey. George Henry Funnell died in 1979.
- Dorothy Lilian May Funnell. Born 4 March 1899 in Westham. Baptised 14 May 1899 in Herstmonceux. Dorothy married Albert Edward West on 26 December 1928 in Westham. Albert was a 30-year-old gardener, son of William West, gardener. In 1939 they were living with The Pontlands, Jevington where Albert was a gardener and handyman. He was also a Special Constable. Dorothy's father Henry was living with them. Dorothy Lily May West of Southfields, Polegate (wife of Albert Edward West) died on 22 June 1961 at 7, The Fridays, East Dean. Administration was granted to said Albert Edward West, farm worker. Albert Edward West died in 1975.
In 1901 Henry, Mary Ann and family 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. In 1921 Henry, aged 59, stockman for Peeling Farm, Westham, and Mary Ann, aged 60, were living at Belle Vue, Blackness, Westham. In 1939 Henry Thomas Funnell was living with his daughter Dorothy and her husband in Jevington. he was a retired farm labourer. Henry was by that time a widower, his wife Mary Ann, having died on 13 March 1932. Henry Thomas Funnell died in 1947.
James and Mary's daughter Frances Sweatman married George H Rigelsford on 12 February 1887 in Warbleton. George was a 21 year old factory machinist, son of Jonathan Rigelsford, labourer. Frances was 24 years old.
In 1891 they were living at Sandbanks, Hailsham where 25 year old George was a cellar man. George and Frances had three children:
- Albert George Rigelsford. Born 19 June 1887 in Hailsham. Albert married Catherine Christina Osman in 9 April 1917 in Hailsham. Albert was a 29 year old gardener, son of George Henry Rigelsford, caretaker (cemetery). Catherine was 26 years old, a general servant, son of John Alfred Osman, gardener (deceased). In 1921 they were living at 42, Harringay Road, Tottenham, Middlesex. Albert, aged 34, was a private gardener for Mr B Keilor, draper. The Elms, Wood Green. Catherine, aged 30 was on home duties. They had two sons Edgar John Rigelsford, born 14 March 1918 in Barnet and George Alexander Rigelsford born 2 February 1921 in Edmonton. In 1939 they were living at 22, Farmilo Road, Albert was a landscape gardener, Catherine was on home duties, son Edgar was a retail food transport service salesman and son George was a signal box hand for L.N.E.R. Albert George Rigelsford of 22, Farmilo Road, Leyton died on 28 January 1958. Administration was granted to Catherine, his widow. Catherine Rigelsford 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.
- 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 13 February 1899. Baptised 2 April 1899 in Hailsham. Elsie married Edwin Luke Kenny in 1919. I can find no trace of them in the 1921 census at the present time. In 1939 Edward and Elsie were living at Haringey, Tottenham. Edwin was a motor driver (unfit) and Elsie was a dressmaker. Edwin died in 1979. Elsie died in 1986 in Haringey, London.
In 1901 George, Frances and 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. I can find no trace of them in the 1921 census. In 1939 Frances was living at 38A, Haringey, Tottenham with her daughter Elsie Kenny and her family. Frances died in 1947 in Edmonton.
James and Mary's daughter Jane Sweatman married Thomas Edward Burchett on 11 November 1882 at Warbleton. Thomas was a 20 year old chicken fattener, son of William Burchett, farmer. Jane was 8 years old. Jane was 18 years old, the daughter of James Sweatman, labourer.
In 1891 Thomas and Jane 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. They had two out of their 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 20 March 1900 in Tunbridge Wells. Alfred married Ivy Rose Osborne on 27 February 1932. Alfred was a 31 year old poultry man. Ivy, was 25 years old, the daughter of George Osborne, butler. In 1939 they were living at Cramps Farm, Clay Hill Farm, Dorking. Alfred was a poultry man and Ivy was on unpaid domestic duties. Alfred James Burchett of 19, Croydon Lane, Banstead died aged 73 years old on 1 August 1974. He was buried at All Saints, Banstead. Ivy Rose Burchett died in 1989 in Bury St Edmunds.
- Clifford Wesley Hugh Burchett. Born 25 June 1907 in North Walsham, Norfolk. He married Daisy Tull on 4 July 1936 in Itchingfield. Clifford was a 29 year old poultryman. Daisy was 23 years old, a domestic maid, daughter of Frank Tull (deceased), carter. Daisy died on 28 August 1937 at Nenns Cottage, Tower Hill, Horsham. In 1939 Clifford was living at 2 Maylands Cottage, Harold Park, Romford, with the Adams family. He was a widower and a table poultryman. Clifford remarried on 28 August 1940 at Brentwood, Essex. His second wife was Catherine Doyle. They had four children. Catherine died on 5 April 1980 at Pitman's Field, Harlow. Clifford died in 1981 in Harlow, Essex.
In 1911, Thomas and Jane were living at Blackbury Hill, Mordiford, Hereford. In 1921 they were living at Poulton, Fairford, Gloucestershire. Thomas, aged 58 was a poultry man for James Joicey. Jane, aged 56 was on home duties. Son Alfred, aged 21 was a labourer also for James Joicey, poultry keeper. Clifford, aged 13 was a whole time scholar. In 1930 Thomas Edward Burchett and Jane were living at 221, Chaldon Road, Caterham, Surrey. Thomas Burchett may have died aged 74, on 8 November 1936 at Tower Hill, Horsham.
James and Mary's son James Henry Sweetman married Ellen Kemp on 6 March 1893 in Warbleton. James was a 25 year old labourer. Ellen was 25 years old, the daughter of Timothy Kemp, blacksmith.
In 1901 James and Ellen were living at Road, Warbleton where 33-year-old James was a "chicken fattener". Click here for an article on the poultry industry in Sussex between 1850 and 1950. James and Ellen had three children:
- Ernest Henry Sweetman. Born 6 August 1895 at Warbleton. Baptised 3 November 1895 in Warbleton. Ernest married Millie Bradford on 20 May 1918 in Warbleton. Ernest was a 22-year-old farm labourer. Millie was 23 years old, a spinster from Warbleton. No details of her father are given. In 1921 they were living in Punnett's Town, Warbleton. Ernest was a 25 year old bricklayer for R Cook & Son, builder. Millie, aged 26 was on home duties. Their eldest two sons had been born. In 1939 "Henry E" and Millie were living at Corner House, Three Cups, Hailsham. Ernest was a bricklayer. They had three children. Millie Sweetman of Corner House, Three Cups died, aged 46 years old and was buried on 25 November 1941 in Warbleton. Ernest remarried in 1948. His second wife was Kathleen Elizabeth Eastwood who had previously been married to Henry Edward Lulham, but had been widowed in 1918 and in 1939 was living with her mother in Prospect House, Three Cups. Ernest died in 1969 in Eastbourne. Kathleen died on 9 February 1973 in Uckfield.
- Edith Maude Sweetman. Born 3 February 1903 at Warbleton. Baptised 12 April 1903 in Warbleton. Edith married Alec George Farrant on 2 November 1927 in Warbleton. Alec was a 28-year-old widower, a contractor, son of George Ernest Farrant, contractor. Edith of Flittenbrook was 24 years old. In 1939 they were living at 4, North Farm Road, Southborough. Alec was a timber haulier. The next four entries are closed, suggesting that they had at least four children. . Alec George Farrant of 4, North Farm Road, Tunbridge Wells died on 7 September 1942 at Brown Field Farm, Bidborough. He was buried on 11 September 1942 in Southborough. Probate was granted to Edith Maud Farrant, widow and Gwendoline Gladys Farrant, spinster. Edith Maud Farrant of 4 North Farm Road, High Brooms, Tunbridge Wells died on 6 November 1986 in Pembury. She was buried on 11 November 1986.
- Mary Violet Sweetman. Born 21 March 1912. Baptised 23 June 1912 at Warbleton. Mary married Charles T Kemp in 1944. Mary Violet Kemp of Flitterbrook, Warbleton died aged 60 on 17 May 1973.
In 1911 James and Ellen were living at Flitterbrook, Warbleton and 43 year old James was a poultry labourer. In 1921 James H Sweetman, a 53 year old milkman for J C H Darby, Markley, Warbleton, his wife Ellen, aged 54 on home duties, daughter Edith, aged 18 and Mary, aged 9 were living at Flitterbrook, Warbleton. In 1939 they were still living at Flitterbrook. James is described as "unable to work". Daughter Mary remained at home. Also at the address was Gordon A Farrant, born 1929 and at school. 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. Ellen Sweetman of Flitter Brook, Warbleton, widow, died on 2 May 1944 aged 76 and was buried on 6 May 1944 in Warbleton. Probate was granted Mary Violet Kemp. married woman, but not until 5 July 1956!!
In 1891 James and Mary's daughter Harriett Sweatman was aged 18, a "domestic" living with her parents at Three Cups, Warbleton. Harriett Sweetman married Albert Earnest Kemp in 1897. In 1901 Albert and Harriett were living in Road, Warbleton where Albert was a miller's loader. In 1911 they were living at Herring's Farm, Dallington where Ernest, aged 40 was a farmer. They had been married thirteen years and had no children. Albert Booth, a 16 year old farm labourer was living with them. In 1921 they were living at 8, South View, Leap Cross. Albert, aged 50, was a labouring farmer, Harriet, aged 48 was on home duties. Harriett's sister, Elizabeth Sweetman aged 44 was visiting. In 1939 Albert and Harriett were living at 8 South View Terrace, Hailsham where Albert was a farm labourer. Harriett's sister Elizabeth was living with them (see below). Albert Ernest Kemp of 8, South View, Leap Cross, Hellingly. died on 28 November 1951 at 123, Church Street. Eastbourne. Probate was granted to Harriet Kemp, widow. Harriet Kemp of 8, South View Terrace, London Road, Hailsham, widow, died on 20 February 1955, Probate was granted to Clement Durbridge, nurseryman.
James and Mary's son Richard Sweetman married Caroline Edith Collins on 12 November 1903 in Warbleton. Richard was a 28 year old labourer. Caroline was 27 years old, the daughter of Horace Collins, farmer.
They had two children
- Albert Jack Sweetman. Born 2 August 1904. He married Ellen Spain on 12 November 1927 in Warbleton. Albert was a 23 year old labourer. Ellen was 24 years old, the daughter of John Spain (deceased). In 1939 they were living at Forest Farm Cottages, and Albert was a carter/stockman on a farm. They had two children. Ellen Spain, otherwise Ellen Jane, otherwise Eileen of Forest Farm Cottages, Three Cups, Heathfield died on 6 February 1978. Albert Jack Sweetman of Forest Farm Cottages, Three Cups, Heathfield died on 31 January 1994.
- Kathleen Mary Sweetman. Born 14 May 1910. Kathleen married Ronald Henry Lower on 12 April 1934 in St Mary's, Warbleton. Ronald was a 26 year old builder, son of George Gilbert Lower, builder. Kathleen was 24 years old. In 1939 they were living at Roneadge, Punnetts Town and Ronald was a builder. Ronald Lower died on 20 March 2003 in Heathfield, aged 94 years old.
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 if 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 1921 they were still in Three Cups. Richard was a 46 year old farmer working on his own account, wife Caroline, was 44 years old, son Albert, aged 16 was assisting his father on the farm, daughter Kathleen was a scholar, whole time. In 1939 Richard and Caroline were living at Forest Farm, Hailsham where Richard was a dairy farmer and poulterer. Caroline Edith Sweetman of Forest Farm, Punnetts Town, Warbleton (wife of Richard Sweetman) died on 14 May 1944. Administration was granted to her husband Richard. 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.
in 1911 James and Mary's daughter Elizabeth Sweetman was still living at home with her parents at Three Cups, Punnets Town. In 1921 she was living her sister Harriett and her husband Albert Ernest Kemp at 8, South View, Leaps Cross. In 1939 Elizabeth was still living with Albert and Harriett Kemp at 8, South View Terrace, Hailsham, her sister (see above). Elizabeth Sweetman of Forest Farm, Three Cups, Heathfield, spinster, died on 22 October 1960 at All Saints Hospital, Eastbourne. Probate was granted to Albert Jack Sweetman, farmer and Roland Henry Lower, builder.
Harriett Burgess nee Catt.
Stephen and Ann's daughter Harriett Catt married Jeremiah Burgess on 5 December 1865 in Warbleton. Jeremiah was a 27 year old labourer, son of James Burgess, bricklayer. Harriett was 24 years old, servant, daughter of Stephen Catt, labourer.
In 1871 they were living at Playdells Cottage, Warbleton. Jeremiah, was aged 32 and Harriett was 27 years old. Their son Jeremiah was 4 years old.
In 1881 they were living in Heathfield, Jeremiah, aged 42 was a general labourer, his wife was 39 years old and their son was a 14 year old scholar.
In 1891 they were at Blackdown Farm, Heathfield. Jeremiah was 52 years old and was now a farmer, His wife Harriet was 49 years old. Son Jeremiah Burgess was 24 and a journeyman miller. he had married and his wife Mary was 21 years old.
In 1901 Jeremiah and Harriett were at the Farm, Blackdown. Jeremiah was 62 years old, a small poultry farmer, his wife was 59 years old.
In 1911 they were still in Blackdown, Punnetts Town. Jeremiah was a 72 year old farmer. Harriett was 69 years old. the census confirms that they had one child who was still alive. Ann Knight, a 75 year old widow was visiting.
Harriett Burgess died in 1919.
In 1921, Jeremiah Burgess, a 82 year old widower was boarding with Joseph Pankhurst, a 43 year old grocer and his family.
Jeremiah Burgess died in 1923.
Jeremiah and Harriett's son Jeremiah Burgess had been baptised on 2 December 1866 in Warbleton. He married Mary Jane Pankhurst in 1889. In 1891 they were living with his parents at Blackdown and aged 24 was a journeyman miller. In 1901 they were living at Carlton House, Whitley Road, Eastbourne and Jeremiah, aged 33 was a market gardener working on his own account. His wife was 31 years old. Albert E Merrett, aged 24, wine and spirit cellarman was boarding with them. In 1911 Jeremiah and Mary Jane were living at 33 Whitley Road Eastbourne Sussex where he was a greengrocer and market gardener. The census confirms that they had been married 21 years and had no children. Jane Reid, aged 56 was visiting. Mary Ann Nottingham, aged 73 was boarding with them. I can find no trace of Jeremiah and Mary Ann in the 1921 census. Mary J Burgess died in 1932. So by 1939 Jeremiah had been widowed and was still living at 33, Whitley Road and running a market gardener. Florence F Cook, aged 39, on domestic duties and nursery work, is also listed at the address. Jeremiah Burgess died in 1941 in Eastbourne.
Frances Burgess nee Catt
In 1871 they were living at Panhurst, Dallington and "Thomas" was an agricultural labourer. The census suggests that he was born in 1862 in Warbleton. Their first three children had been born, but only two survived. They were still at the same address in 1881 and a further four children had been born. Trayton and Frances had seven children in all:
- Trayton Burgess. Born 28 May 1863 in Warbleton. Baptised 12 July 1863 in Warbleton, described as son of Trayton & Sophia, but I suspect this is mis-transcribed.
- George Burgess. Baptised 21 May 1865 at Warbleton, son of Trayton Thomas Burgess, labourer, and Frances of the parish. George Burgess of Warbleton died 1 year and 11 months and was buried in Warbleton on 9 April 1867.
- Mary Anne Burgess. Baptised 3 April 1867 at Warbleton, daughter of Trayton Thomas Burgess. farmer and higgler and Frances, of the parish.
- Harriett J Burgess. Born 1871 in Dallington. Strangely the only baptism I can find is for Harriett Jane Burgess baptised on 29 October 1871 in Warbleton. The transcript shows she is the daughter of Trayton Thomas Burgess, higgler, etc and Mary Ann of Dallington. Has this also been mis transcribed?
- John Henry Burgess. Born 30 January 1873 at Dallington. Baptised 20 April 1873 at Warbleton, son of Trayton Thomas Burgess, farmer and higgler, of this parish.
- William Henry Burgess. Born 1 March 1875 in Dallington. Baptised 27 June 1875 in Warbleton, son of Trayton Thomas Burgess, labourer, and Frances of this parish.
- Charles Burgess. Born 19 December 1877 in Dallington. Baptised 21 April 1878 in Dallington, son of Trayton Thomas Burgess and Frances.
By 1891 the family had moved to Warbleton where Trayton was still working as an agricultural labourer. as were sons John and William. Eldest son Trayton is not listed. By 1901 they were living in Cade Street, Heathfield and Trayton is described as a poultry labourer as is son William. "Charlie" is a poultry dealer working on his own account.
In 1911 Trayton and Frances are living alone at Chapel Lane, Heathfield. Trayton, although 70 years old is still a farm labourer. The census shows they had seven children, of which six survived. Trayton Thomas Burgess of Chapel Cross, Heathfield died later that same year, aged 70 years and was buried on 10 November 1911 in Warbleton.
In 1921 Frances Burgess, a 77 widow on home duties was living with her daughter Mary Ellis, aged 53, a married woman at 6, North Street, Punnets Town.
Frances Burgess died later on 25 August 1921.
Trayton and Frances's son, Trayton Burgess married Emily Louisa Parsons in 1886. In 1891 they were living at Three Cups and Trayton was an agricultural labourer. In 1900 Trayton is listed in British Service appointment books as a postman in Eastbourne. In 1901 they were living at Fishers Farm, Staplehurst and Trayton is a poultry labourer. He is listed in 1909 Kelly's directory as a "tent and marquee mas" from Warbleton! The 1st World War service records show his son William (see below) had enlisted. He gives his father as next of kin and his address as Fishers Farm, Staplehurst. In 1911 they were still at Fishers Farm, but two of their children, Mary Jane Burgess and William were patients in an unknown hospital in Loose, Kent. No details of their ailments are recorded. Trayton and Frances had nine children :
- Fanny Parsons. Born (out of wedlock) 1886 in Warbleton. She was referred to as Fancy Burgess in 1901 and 1911 census.
- George Burgess. Born 1889 in Warbleton. In 1911 George may have been a wood sawyer, boarding in New Romney.
- Thomas Trayton Burgess. Born 5 March 1890 in Warbleton. Thomas married Amy Minnie Nunn in 1929. I can find no trace of them in 1939 at the present time. Thomas died in 1956 in Maidstone. Amy died on 25 December 1974 in Sittingbourne, Kent.
- Mary Jane Burgess, Born 14 September 1898 in Warbleton. I can find no trace of Mary Jane in the 1921 census. Mary Jane married Norman Cecil Buss in 1925 in Maidstone, Kent. In 1939 they were living at Iron Latch Gate Farm and Mary's father was living with them. Norman Cecil Buss died in 1986 in Eastbourne and was cremated on 18 March 1896. Mary Jane Buss died in 1994 and was cremated on 20 October 1994 at Kent and Sussex Crematorium.
- William Walter Burgess. Born 29 December 1899 in Warbleton. As above, he enlisted for World War I in 1918. "William Walter Burgess" married Annie Rose Joyce Rolfe on 12 November 1932 in Heathfield. They were both 32 years old. Walter was a sawyer, son of Trayton Burgess, farmer. Annie was a widow, the daughter of Alfred Thomas Martin, railway ganger. In 1939 they were living at Glassenbury Lodge Green where William was a woodman. William Walter Burgess died in 1977 in Tonbridge, Kent. Annie Rose Joyce Burgess of 2 Malcolm Cottages, Goughurst died on 23 February 1980 at Goughurst, Kent.
- John Henry Burgess. Born 1902 in Staplehurst, Kent.
- Bessie Emily Burgess. Born 14 April 1904 in Staplehurst, Kent. Bessie married George William Groombridge in 1927 in Maidstone. In 1939 they were living at Greenwoods Farm where George was a tractor driver and shepherd. Bessie was a land worker. There may be two children listed, but one entry is closed. Bessie Emily Groombridge of Springdene Farm, Blackboys, Uckfield died on 9 March 1981. George William Groombridge of Anne of Cleves, Cross in Hand, Heathfield died on 16 April 1985.
- Lilly Annie Burgess. Born 1907 in Staplehurst, Kent.
- Edith Nellie Burgess. Born 1910 in Staplehurst, Kent
In 1921 Trayton and Emily were living at Fisher's Farm, Staplehurst, Kent. Trayton was a 58 year old milkman for L E Humphries, farmer. Emily was 54 years old and on home duties. Son Thomas Trayton Burgess, aged 31 was a horseman for L E Humphries. farmer. William Walter Burgess, aged 21 was a woodman for E Garman, wood miller. John Henry Burgess, aged 19 was a 19 year old shop assistant for Robert Burger, grocer and draper. Daughter Lilly, aged 14 and Edith Nellie, was aged 11 years old. Emily Louisa Burgess of Fishers Farm, Staplehurst, Kent (wife of Trayton Burgess) died on 22 March 1929. In 1939, Trayton, a retired farmer he was living at Iron Latch Gate Farm, Punnetts Town, Heathfield with his son in law and daughter, Norman C Buss, farmer and his wife Mary. Trayton Burgess died on 11 September 1948.
Trayton and Frances' daughter Mary Anne Burgess married William Elam Ellis in 1888 in Hailsham. In 1891 they were living at Blenheim Road, New Romney with their eldest son. William was a carpenter and joiner. In 1901 they were living at 4 West View, New Romney, William was a builder and they had four further children. In 1911 they were living at Colan House, New Romney and their two youngest children had been born:
- Thomas Ellis. Born 1888 in Eastbourne. Thomas married Marguerite Kathleen Clay in 1913 in Romney Marsh. They had two children. Thomas Ellis of Wysteria, New Romney died on 31 January 1920 in New Romney. In 1921 Marguerite was still living at Wisteria. She was a 33 widow working as a "costumier" on her own account. Her son was 7 years old and her daughter aged 1 year. Her mother, aged 61, on home duties and her sister, aged 21 was a domestic nurse working for her sister. Marjory Gladys Avery, another of her sisters, but married was visiting. In 1939 Marguerite was a widow living at Wisteria, Field Road, New Romney with her daughter. Marguerite Kathleen Ellis of Wysteria, Lydd Road, died on 13 February 1954 at 35 Great Elms Road.
- Elam Ellis. Born 22 April 1893 at New Romney. Elam married Edith May Palmer in 1916 in Romney Marsh. In 1921 Elam and Edith were living at St John's Lane, New Romney. Elam, aged 28 years old was a carpenter and joiner for Ellis Brothers, Sussex Road, New Romney. Edith, aged 32, was on home duties. They had a one year old son. Their niece Doris Whiting, aged 13, was living with them. Dorothy Grace Howlett, a 22 year old school teacher was boarding with them. In 1939 Elam and Edith were living in Drewfield, New Romney and Elam was a builder. Their son was living with them and the next entries are closed. Edith May Ellis of Drewfield, New Romney died on 6 May 1949. Elam Ellis of Drewfield, Lydd Road, New Romney died on 31 August 1986 aged 93 years old.
- Ellen Ellis. Born 22 September 1895 at New Romney. Ellen married Charles William Frederick Everritt in 1917 in Romney Marsh. In 1921 Charles and Ellen were living at 64, Portland Road, Kensington, London. Charles was a 27 year old motor driver and fitter, "motor spirit" for British Petroleum Company. Ellen. aged 25, was on home duties. In 1939 they were living at Fighaldean, Romney Marsh where Charles was a motor and electrical engineer. It appears he served in the RAF during the 2nd World War. Charles William Frederick Everritt of 105.St Georges Drive, Carpenders Park died on 19 May 1981. Ellen Everritt of 105, St Georges Drive, Carpenders Park, Watford died on 19 December 1985.
- William Ellis. Born 1900 in New Romney. Died 1901 in Romney Marsh.
- Lillian Frances Ellis. Born 26 January 1903 in New Romney. Lillian married Benjamin Henry Parsons in 1949 in Folkestone, Kent.Benjamin Henry Parsons of Golan House, New Romney died on 1 April 1972 and was buried on 6 April 1972. Lillian died on 11 August 2003 aged 100 at Memories, Coast Drive, Folkestone. She was buried on 22 August 2003.
- Charles Ellis. According to the 1911 census he was born around 1905 and the birth of a Charles Ellis was registered in Romney Marsh in the March Quarter 1905. Other researchers have suggested that Charles married Emily May Jarman in 1928 in Romney Marsh, but the 1939 register shows this Charles has a birthdate of 15 December 1903 living at Royston Villa, New Romney. A Charles Ellis, born 15 December 1904, died on 20 July 1970 in Dover and was buried on 25 July 1970 in New Romney. Emily May Ellis of Windy Ridge, Tookey Road, New Romney died on 3 February 1977.
In 1921 William Elam Ellis was living at Golan House, New Romney. He was 55 years old and a builders contract and timber merchant. Daughter, Lillian, aged 18 and son, Charles, aged 16 were still living at home. Bessie Burgess. aged 18 was visiting. She was William and Mary Ann's niece, daughter of William Henry Burgess and Matilda Crouch (see below). William Elam Ellis's wife Mary Anne Ellis was with her mother Frances Burgess at 6, North Street, Punnets Town. In 1939, William and Mary Ann were living at Golan House, New Romney. William was a building contractor. Only daughter Lillian remained at home. William Elam Ellis died on 26 July 1941 and was buried at New Romney on 30 July 1941. Probate was granted to Elam Ellis builder and Ebenezer Ellis, retired builder. Mary Anne Ellis, an 87 year old widow died on 2 May 1949 and was buried on 6 May 1949 in New Romney.
Trayton and Frances' daughter Harriett Jane Burgess married Harry Morley on 18 April 1893 at Warbleton. Harry was a 29 year old gardener. son of Henry Morley, labourer. Harriett was 21 years old, the daughter of Trayton Burgess, labourer.
In 1901 Harry and Harriett were living at No 2 Landsdowne Road, Canterbury. Harry, aged 36 was a gardener. They had four children
- Edith Anitta Morley. Born 10 August 1894 in Eastbourne. Baptised 16 September 1894 in Eastbourne. Nothing more is known.
- Mabel Phoebe Morley. Baptised 11 June 1899 in Hastingleigh, Kent. In 1921 Mabel was living with her mother (see below).
- William Henry Morley. Baptised 11 June 1899 at Hastingleigh, Kent. William possibly married Winifred Jones on 26 May 1928 at Holy Trinity, Guildford. However the marriage certificate describes William a 27 year old bachelor, an engineer, the son of Harry Morley "of the Indian Ordinance Department"!
- Ernest Edward Morley. Baptised 26 August 1900 at River, Kent.
Harry and Harriett certainly seem to have moved around. In 1911 they were living at Shepherds Cottages, South Park, Penshurst, Kent. The census shows that they had had five children, one of whom had died. Harry is now a cowman and shepherd on a farm. In 1921 Harriett was living at Jessinarn Cottage, Smarden, Kent. Harriett is shown as married, but Harry is not listed. She was on "home duties and war work". "Mabel", aged 25 was doing farm work for Mr Mills. Donald Nelson Egerton Morley, grandson, aged 2 was also listed. I can find no trace of them in 1939. Harriett J Morley may have died in 1942 in Ashford, Kent. Harry Morley may have died in 1943 in Bromley, Kent.
Trayton and Frances' son John Henry Burgess married Sophia Robins on 30 March 1895 at Warbleton. John as a 22 year old labourer, son of Trayton Thomas Burgess, labourer. Sophia was 22 years old, daughter of James Robins, farmer. The witnesses were Robert Robins and Annie Robins.
In 1901 John and Sophia were living in the Cottages, Punnetts Town, Heathfield where John was a poulters labourer. They had four children
- Nellie Burgess. Born 15 May 1895 in Heathfield. Nellie married Robert Rowlands Robins in 1924 in Hailsham. In 1939 they were living at Ivy Glen, Hailsham where Robert was a general labourer. Nellie Robins died in 1967. Robert Rowlands Robins of Ivy Glen, Punnetts Town, Heathfield died on 12 March 1971.
- Reginald Burgess. Born 1897 in Heathfield.
- Archie Redvers Burgess. Born 4 December 1900 in Punnetts Green. Archie joined the Royal Navy first serving on the Ganges on 9 June 1916 and last serving on Victory I on 12 November 1918. Archie married Annie Fitzgerald in 1924 in West Derby. In 1939 they were living at Farm Cottages, Worthing where Archie was a poultry foreman. The register notes that Archie was invalided out of the navy. Archie Revers Burgess of Honeysuckle Lane, High Salvington, Worthing died on 14 December 1979.
- Ronald John Burgess. Born 7 July 1906 at Warbleton. Ronald married Ellen Brook in 1933 in Hailsham. In 1939 they were living at Earls Lodge, Hailsham and Ronald was a poultry farmer. . Ellen Burgess died in 1981 in Eastbourne. Ronald John Burgess died in 1993 in Eastbourne.
- Edith Burgess. Born 1910 in Warbleton. In 1911 Edith was living with her uncle Charles Burgess at Beaconsfield Cottage, Heathfield (see below). By 1921 she was back with her parents
By 1911 John Henry Burgess had been widowed, his wife Sophia having died on 20 February 1910. John was living at Frost Cottages, Warbleton where he was "a chicken fattener working on his own account". His 15 year old daughter Nellie is described as "assisting chicken work" and 13 year old Reginald is a labourer. In 1921, they were living in Black Down, Warbleton. John Henry Burgess, aged 48, widower, was a general labourer and brickmaker for Message Brothers, brickmakers. Daughter Nellie, aged 26 was in domestic servant at home, son Archie, aged 20, was a farm labourer with Caleb Simmons, timber merchant, Ronald, aged 14 was a newsboy and a grocer for E Sweatman & Co, Dallington, and Edith Burgess, aged 11, was a scholar, whole time. John remarried in 1924. His second wife was Laura Emla Catt. Her parentage is unknown. In 1939 John and Laura were Glencoe, Hailsham. John is described as an agricultural labourer. John Henry Burgess of Glencoe, Punnetts Town, Heathfield died on 30 June 1954, aged 81 years. He was buried on 3 July 1954 in Warbleton. Probate was granted to his wife Laura. Laura Emla Burgess of Glencoe, Punnetts Town Heathfield died on 1 September 1957 at 17 Upper Maze Hill Street, St Leonards-on-Sea. Probate was granted to Nellie Robins, married woman and Reginald John Burgess, painter.
Trayton and Frances son William Henry Burgess married Matilda Crouch on 11 April 1901 at Heathfield. In 1911 they were living at Greenwoods, Punnett Town, Heathfield where William was a farm labourer. Three children are listed
- Annie Crouch, stepdaughter (born out of wedlock). Born 1896 in Warbleton.
- William Denis Burgess. Born 13 June 1901 in Warbleton. William married Ethel Phyliss Harmer in 1932. In 1939 they were living at Great Worge Cottage, Battle where William was a farm labourer/tractor driver. William died in 1977 in Eastbourne. Ethel Phyliss Burgess died in 2005 in Uckfield.
- Bessie Burgess. Born 3 November 1902 in Warbleton. In 1921 Bessie, aged 18 with no occupation was visiting her Uncle William Elam Ellis at Golan House, New Romney (see above). In 1939 Bessie,, drapers assistant was living with her mother (see below). Bessie Burgess never married and died in 1980 in Eastbourne.
I can find no trace of William and Matilda in 1921. William Henry Burgess died on 25 November 1921, aged 46 years old. In 1939 Matilda Burgess was living at Ramleh, Battle. Daughter Bessie was living with her and was working as a drapers assistant. Matilda Burgess died in 1970, aged 95 years old.
Finally Trayton and Frances' son Charles Burgess married Caroline Jane Baker on 17 October 1901 at Heathfield. In 1911 they were living Charles and Caroline were living at Beaconsfield Cottage, Heathfield. They had six children:
- Mabel Kate Burgess. Born 21 July 1902 in Heathfield. Baptised 19 October 1902 at St Michaels (later St Gabriel), Essex. Mabel married Owen George Hales on 19 December 1925 at Epsom Parish Church. Owen was a 60 year old widower, a chauffeur whereas Mabel was just 23 years old!!. Owen George Hales died in 1930. Mabel remarried in 1932. Her second husband Robert Leslie Cook was more of her own age. In 1939 they were living at 18 Wandle Road, Beddington. They had two daughters. Mabel Kate Cook died in 1986. Robert Leslie Cook of 114 Bruce Street, Swindon died on 17 September 1989.
- Charles Frederick Burgess. Born 25 September 1904 at Clish Hole, Warbleton. Baptised 27 November 1904 at Heathfield. Charles married Ethel Grace Burdock on 16 April 1927 at Fareham Registry Office. In 1939 they were living at 63 Roundhill Way, Guildford and Charles was a "roller driver". Ethel Grace Burgess died on 22 December 1979 in Guildford. Charles Frederick Burgess died on 22 August 1989 in Guildford.
- Ivy May Burgess. Born 6 January 1908 in Heathfield. Ivy married Albert Ernest Ranger in 1930 in East Ashford, Kent. They had at least one daughter. In 1939 they were living at 6 Norwood Close, Guildford and Albert was a tractor driver, noted 'heavy work'. Albert Ernest Ranger of 6 Norwood Close, Effingham died on 5 December 1971. Ivy May Ranger of 10 Norwood Close, Effingham died on 19 April 1995.
- Sidney John Burgess. Born 26 July 1911 in Hailsham. Sidney married Olive Grace Atkins in 1930 in Cuckfield. In 1939 they were living in Nether Walstead Cottages, Lindfield and Sidney was a chauffeur. Sidney John Burgess of 1 Cannan Crescent, Chobham died on 3 November 1969. Olive Grace Burgess died in 1998.
- Stanley George Burgess. Born 25 January 1915 at Dorking. In 1935 Stanley married Margaret Duncan Dickson. They had at least one daughter. In 1939 they were living at 18 Banstead, Surrey where Stanley was a taxi cab driver. Stanley George Burgess died in 1980. Margaret Duncan Burgess died in 2003.
- Lilian Maud Burgess. Born 9 March 1918 in Dorking. Lilian married Ronald William James Watt in 1939. At the time the register was taken they were living at No 4 Broad Street, Guildford, Surrey and Ronald was post office engineer but also in the Royal Scots Guards army reserve. Ronald William James Watt of 29A Walden Cottages, Normandy, Guildford died on 19 January 1976. Lilian Maud Burgess died on 8 November 2014.
Also living with them at the time, in 1911, was Edith Burgess, aged 1, their niece, born Warbleton. Edith was the daughter of John Henry Burgess and Sophia Robins (see above). In 1921 they were living at Poultry Farm, Wigan Ranmore Common, Great Bookham, Surrey. Charles, aged 43 was a farm labourer for Lord Ashcombe, Ranmore Farm. Caroline, aged 41 was on home duties. Daughter Mabel, aged 18 was a domestic servant. Son "Frederick", aged 16 was a slab and brick shifter at Cement slab works for Sergeants Building Contractors. Daughter Ivy, aged 13, sons Sidney, aged 9 and Stanley, aged 6 were scholars whole time. Lilian was 3 years old. In 1939 Charles and Caroline were living at 63, Roundhill Way, Guildford (with son Charles and his wife) where Charles Senior was a poultry worker and farm labourer, described as heavy work. Charles Burgess died in 1961 in Effingham, Surrey. Caroline Jane Burgess died aged 87 on 4 July 1967 at Sutton, Surrey.
John Catt & Sarah Collins nee Cromwell.
Stephen and Ann's son John Catt married Sarah Collins on 31 March 1866 at Heathfield. John was a 21 year old labourer, the son of Stephen Catt, labourer. Sarah was a 34 year old widow, a servant, son of Thomas Cromwell, labourer.
This was Sarah's second marriage. Sarah Cromwell had married George Collins on 20 February 1848, George Collins died aged 40 and was buried on 21 May 1865 in Heathfield.
In 1871 John and Sarah 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. John was a 33 year old agricultural labourer! Sarah was 47 years old.
In 1901 John and Sarah were at Harts Yard, Wartling. John, aged 54, was a general farm labourer. His wife was 81 years old.
Sarah Catt of Wartling, died aged 84 years old and was buried on 30 October 1903 at Heathfield.
In 1911 John Catt was a 66 year old widower doing "odd farm work". Ann Akers, a 77 year old widow and Annie Harmer, aged 14 were lodging with him.
In 1921 John Catt, aged 75 was boarding with Isaac Kemp, aged 53, agricultural farmer on his own account, his wife Harriet Kemp, aged 47, their nephew Rowland Cornford, aged 7 and Alice Kemp, a 88 year old widow. Isaac's wife was Harriett Elizabeth Catt, daughter of Charles Catt and Mercy Wrenn (see below). Charles Catt was John Catt's brother, Both sons of Stephen Catt and Ann Barton.
John Catt of Crossways House, Hellingly died, aged 85 years old, and was buried on 2 February 1931 at Warbleton.
Charles Catt & Mercy Wrenn
In 1861 Charles Catt was a 13 year old agricultural labourer living with his parents Stephen and Ann in Little Markley, Warbleton.
I had previously thought that Stephen and Ann's son Charles Catt married Mary Ann Elliott on 22 February 1868. However the marriage certificate and that of his subsequent marriage (after Mary Ann Catt died in 1872 aged only 23) shows that this Charles Catt was the son of Benjamin Catt, labourer.
Stephen & Ann's son Charles actually married Mercy Wrenn on 15 April 1871 at St John the Evangelist, Bodle Street Green. Charles was a 23 year old labourer, son of Stephen Catt, labourer. Mercy was 22 years old the daughter of Edward Wrenn, postman.
In 1881 Charles and Mercy were living at Turners Green where William was a brickmaker. Their eldest five children had been born. Their eldest son, born in 1875 is shown as "William" in this census
According to 1911 census, they had nine children, but I can only locate eight
- Louisa Jane Catt. Born 1872 in Warbleton
- Harriet Elizabeth Catt. Born 1 July 1872 in Warbleton
- Charles "William" Catt. Born 28 October 1875 in Warbleton (Reg Gen Dec 1875 Hailsham 2b 76)
- George Edward Catt. Born 25 July 1878 in Warbleton
- Henry Catt. Born 1 February 1880 in Warbleton.
- Flora Adeline Catt. Born 1884 in Warbleton
- Lily May Catt. Baptised 12 May 1889 at Warbleton
- Mabel Alice Catt. Baptised 4 June 1893 in Warbleton
In 1891 they were living at Turners Green, Warbleton and Charles, aged 43 was a brickmaker. Daughter Harriet, aged 17 was a domestic servant, sons Charles (shown as William in earlier census), aged 15 and George, aged 13 were brickmakers labourers. Henry, Flora and Lily are also listed. Other researchers have shown Charles and William as two separate sons, but I don't think this is the case (although that would give me the correct number of children), this is seemingly confirmed by the birth certificate below.
In 1901 Charles and Mercy were living at Cornfords Brickyard, Turners Green. Charles aged 53 was a woodman. Sons George and Henry, aged 23 and 21 were labourers. Daughter Mabel was also listed.
In 1911 Charles and Mercy were still at Cornfords Brickyard where Charles was working at a woodcutter. The census shows that they had nine children, all of whom were still living, but only Mabel, now 17 remained at home.
In 1921 they were at Turner's Green, Punnetts Town, Charles was 73 years old and a retired farm labourer. Mercy was 71 years old.
Mercy Catt of Three Cups. Warbleton died aged 73 years old on 26 April 1924 and was buried at St Mary the Virgin. Warbleton.
Charles Catt died on 11 September 1935 and was buried with his wife.
Charles and Mercy's daughter Louisa Jane Catt married Leonard Kemp on 24 May 1890 at Warbleton. Leonard was 20 year old labourer, son of Trayton Kemp, "higgler". Louisa was the 19 year old daughter of Charles Catt, labourer.
Leonard Kemp was baptised on 4 June 1869 at Heathfield, the son of Trayton Kemp (1829-1911) and Alice Parsons (1833- 1923) who married on 24 December 1855 in Heathfield. His brother Isaac Kemp married Louisa's sister Harriett (see below). In 1891 Leonard and Louisa were living at Back Lane, Waldron. Leonard was a poulterer. Their eldest son was six months old. In 1901 they were living at Nille Cottage, Baynards, Cranleigh, Surrey and Leonard was still a poultryman. They had three children:
- George Leonard Kemp. Born 21 September 1890. Baptised 10 November 1890 at Warbleton. George enlisted in the Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force on 23 September 1914. His next of kin was his father who was living in Hamilton, Canada. On 16 October 1919 George crossed from Canada back into the USA. He appears to have been visiting his sister Sybil. George applied for US citizenship on 31 May 1920, He had previously been resident in Hamilton, Canada. He was 30 years old, an assistant shipping clerk and unmarried.
- Mabel Annie Kemp. Born 28 October 1892 in Waldron. Baptised 25 December 1892 in Waldron. I had initially thought that Mabel married Frank Joseph Bohn (Jnr) on 26 May 1915 in New York City, but in 1950 they were at Floral Park, Nassau, New York, USA and Rosine Kemp, aged 80 is listed, born in France, she is described as Frank's mother in law. Earlier census returns (1930) show Leonard and Rosine Kemp living at Nassau, New York and show Leonard arriving in the USA in 1919, so I'm not sure this is the correct marriage.
- Sybil Kemp. Born 1895 in Dallington. Baptised 15 December 1895 in Dallington. Sybil married John Parker, a 23 year old teamster, son of William Parker and Elizabeth Hoey on 2 April 1915 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. The marriage certificate confirms that she was born in Sussex, the daughter of Leonard George Kemp and Louisa Catt. They had five children.
Leonard, Louisa and their two eldest children emigrated to the USA. They arrived on the Caledonia sailing from Londonderry, Northern Ireland on 19 October 1907 and arriving in New York. Their next of kin is given as George Catt of "Glemorring", County Armagh. Their daughter Sybil followed on the Caledonia sailing from Londonderry on 28 August 1908. Her last place of residence was Rose Cottage, Kinnego, Ireland and her next of kin was her uncle George Catt. In 1910 they were living in Manhattan Ward 22, New York. Leonard was an "elevator man". In 1915 they are again listed in New York, but it appears at some point prior they had moved to Canada. In March 1915 Leonard and Louisa cross the border from Canada heading to New York. They show their last place of residence as Hamilton, Canada. Nothing else is known with any certainty.
In 1891 Charles and Mercy's daughter Harriett Elizabeth Catt was a 17 year old domestic servant still living at home with her parents. Harriett married Isaac Kemp on 30 June 1894 in Warbleton. Isaac was a 27 year old chicken fattener, son of Trayton Kemp, chicken fattener. Isaac was the brother of Leonard Kemp, who married Harriett's sister Louisa Jane Catt (see above). Harriett was 20 years old, daughter of Charles Catt, labourer. One of the witnesses was George Catt, Harriett's brother? (see below)
In 1901 Isaac and Harriett were living at Dromhale, Killarney, Kerry, Ireland with their two children
- Ellen Mercy Kemp. Baptised 4 November 1894 in Warbleton. In 1911 Ellen was a 16 year old servant working for Joseph Aubrey Oliver, 47 year old poulterer and his family at Turners House, Punnetts Green. Ellen "Mary" Kemp married Roland Cornford on 16 November 1912 in Warbleton. Roland was a 25 year old chicken fattener, son of Thomas Cornford, bootmaker (deceased). Ellen was 18 years old, the daughter of Isaac Kemp, chicken fattener. Roland Cornford was the son of Thomas Cornford (1841 - 1911) and Mary Ann Avard (1846-1890) and the niece of Margaret Cornford (1835 - 1909) who married James Veness (1842 - 1898). (See Volume IV - Chapter 11). Roland and Ellen's lives together are detailed at Volume IV - Appendix D.
- John Edward Kemp. Born 25 July 1898 in Haverfordwest, Wales. John Edward married Daisy Ferrett on 12 February 1921 in Hendon. John Edward Kemp was a 25 year old farm labourer, son of Isaac Kemp, farmer. Daisy was a 30 year old widow, son of James Kemp, labourer. They both give their address as 17, Belle Vue Terrace. At the time the census was taken on 19 June 1921 they were living at 17, Belle View Terrace, Hendon, Middx. John was a 22 year old farm labourer for Dr D L de Caus, at a private mental nursing home in Hendon Grove. The census shows that he was born in Ireland, but this is perhaps understandable as he was living there in 1901. His wife Daisy, aged 30 was on household duties. Two children from Daisy's first marriage were listed and it is noted that their "father dead". William Frederick Cook, a French polisher, his wife and their son was boarding with them. In 1939 they were living in Little Wyalls Farm, Dallington where John was farming. Two children, born 1923 and 1931 were listed. John Edward Kemp of 10, Manor Cottages, Hurstpierpoint, died aged 73 and was buried on 23 November 1970 in Hurstpierpoint. Daisy Kemp died. aged 81, in 1972 in Eastbourne.
Harriett's sister Lilly Catt, aged 12 was living with them. In 1911 Isaac they were living at Cornford's Brickyard, Heathfield (the same address as Harriett's parents). Isaac, aged 43, was a chicken fattener. In 1921 Isaac and Harriett were living at Bunces, Warbleton. Isaac was a 53 year old agricultural farmer working on his own account, Harriett was 47 years old. Also at the address was
- Rowland Cornford. Nephew. Aged 7. Roland was born on 4 April 1913 and baptised on 7 April 1913 at Warbleton. He was the son of Roland Cornford and Ellen Mercy Kemp (see above and Vol IV - Appendix D)
- Alice Kemp, widow, aged 88. Alice Parsons was born on 20 November 1833 in Heathfield and baptised on 29 December 1833 at the Heathfield Independent Chapel. She married Trayton Kemp on 24 December 1855 at Heathfield and was Isaac's mother.
- John Catt, widower, aged 75. John was Harriett's uncle, the brother of her father Charles Catt (see above),
In 1939 Isaac and Harriet were living at Little Bunces Farm, Hailsham and Isaac, although in his 70's he was still a dairy farmer. Isaac Kemp of Little Bunces Farm died aged 86 years and was buried on 1 August 1951 in Warbleton. Harriett Elizabeth Kemp of 14, Upper Maze Hill, St Leonards died aged 83 and was buried on on 27 September 1956 in Warbleton.
Charles and Mercy's son Charles William Catt married Ellen Bone on 12 June 1897 at Warbleton. Charles was a 21 year old labourer, son of Charles Catt, labourer. Ellen was also 21 years old, the daughter of Thomas Bone, labourer. One of the witnesses was Louisa Kemp, Charles's sister (see above).
In 1901 Charles and Ellen were living at Goldings Cottage, Warbleton. William, aged 25, was a poulterer's labourer. Their eldest two children had been born. They were still there in 1911, Charles was a poultry fatteners labourer and a further three children had been born
- George William Catt. Born 24 May 1899 in Warbleton. Baptised 2 September 1899 at Warbleton. George enlisted in the Royal Navy in 1915 and served on numerous ships through to 31 December 1929 and beyond (service number J35503) . In 1921, aged 22, he was at Beicos, Malta, an able seaman in the Royal Navy, Armed Forces Overseas. He was awarded the long service medal in 1932. George married Edith Mary Stonestreet in 1928 in Tonbridge. They had two children. In 1939 they were living in 32, Crossway, Havant and George was a meteorological clerk. George William Catt of 5, North View, Winchester died on 5 March 1963 at The Royal Hampshire County Hospital, Winchester. Probate was granted to his widow Edith Mary Catt. Edith Mary Catt died in 1994 in Sefton, Merseyside.
- Ethel Catt. Born 6 February 1901 in Warbleton. Baptised 7 April 1901 at Dallington. In 1921 Ethel was a 20 year old servant, living with Albert Hall, farmer and his family at Kenward's Farm, Warbleton. Also boarding at the address was William Edward Catt (1887 - 1941), a poultry farmer who was working for Albert Hall. He was Ethel's first cousin once removed. Her grandfather Charles Catt (1848 - 1935) and William's father William Catt (1857 - 1911) were brothers. Ethel married William Samson Funnell on 20 November 1926 in Warbleton. William was 24 years old, a locomotive engine cleaner, son of Samson Levi Funnell, postman. In 1939 they were living at 50, Provident Street, Ashford. William was now a loco fireman (railways). One daughter is listed with them. William Samson Funnell died on 19 July 1977. Ethel Funnell of 50 Providence Street died on 11 September 1980.
- Nellie Catt. Born 14 September 1902 in Warbleton. Baptised 21 September 1902 in Dallington. In 1921 Nellie, aged 18, was a housemaid living with and working for Sir Frank Campbell Gates, K.C.I.E., aged 33 a retired Indian Civil Servant, late Financial Controller of Burma, a former employee of the Government of India, at Cade House. Heathfield. Nellie may have married William T Mitchell in 1936. I can find no trace of them in 1939. William T Mitchell died in 1951 aged 75 in Eastbourne. Nellie Mitchell died aged 99 years in 2002.
- Frederick Catt. Born 5 April 1904 in Warbleton. Baptised 12 June 1904 in Dallington. Frederick married Elsie Sarah Croft on 20 April 1925 at Holy Trinity Church, Eastbourne. Frederick was a 21 year old brickmaker. Elsie was 20 years old, the daughter of James Croft, labourer. In 1939 they were living at 9, Bedfordwell Rod, Eastbourne and Frederick was a scaffolder.
- Daisy Catt. Born 30 September 1908 in Warbleton. Baptised 15 November 1908 in Dallington. In 1939 Daisy was working as servant for Helen Brown in Millwood, Little London, Horam. Daisy Catt married Charles Kent on 27 April 1946 in Warbleton. Daisy Kent died in 1993 in Haywards Heath.
Ellen would have just have been pregnant with another child at the time the 1911 census was taken.
- Leonard Catt. Born 14 December 1911. Baptised 4 February 1912 at Dallington , son of Charles William and Ellen Catt of Goldings, Warbleton. Leonard Catt died in 1976 in Eastbourne.
Charles William Catt of Goldings Cottage, Warbleton enlisted in the army on 11 June 1916. In 1921 Charles and Ellen were living near Goldings, Warbleton. Charles, aged 45, was a general labourer for Mr A Hall, market gardener. Ellen was also 45 years old and on home duties. Son Frederick, aged 17 was a casual labourer. Daughter Daisy was 12 and son Leonard was 9 years old. In 1939, Charles and Ellen were still at Goldings Cottage, Charles was a poultry labourer. Son Leonard was still at home and was a land worker. Ellen Catt of Goldings Cottage, Punnetts Town died aged 81 and was buried in 18 September 1957 at Warbleton. Charles William Catt of Goldings Cottage, Rushlake Green died aged 85 and was buried at Warbleton on 6 January 1961.
It appears from what his been discovered about his sister Louisa (see above) that Charles and Mercy's son
George Edward Catt was in Ireland around 1908. He arrived in New York on the Campania which sailed from Liverpool in 24 December 1910. He was a poulterer. He gives his next of kin as his father Charles Catt at Cornfords Brickyard, Heathfield. Travelling with him is Flossie Catt, aged 30, his wife. George Edward Catt had married Flossy Walter on 24 July 1901 in Warbleton. George was a 23 year old labourer. Flossy was 20 years old, the daughter of William Walter, labourer. One of the witnesses was George's sister Flora Catt (see below) .
In 1921 George and Flossie were living at 84, Ocean Park Road, Surrey, New Westminster, Vancouver, British Columbia. They had arrived in Canada in 1914 and George was a gardener working on his own account. George returned to the UK on the "Andania" arriving on 20 December 1922. His address while staying in the UK was to be Punnetts Town, Heathfield. Clearly just visiting, but I have not traced his return to Canada. George Edward Catt of Crescent Beach, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada died on 2 April 1946 and was buried at Cloverdale Cemetary.
Flossie Catt returned to the UK sometime after her husband's death, for her return trip was on the "Durango" arriving in San Francisco on 26 November 1951 in transit to Vancouver. Flossie Catt again returned to the UK on the "Loch Ryan" arriving on 11 January 1956 for an indefinite stay. She was to be staying with Mrs Crump at Beechlands, Dallington. Flossie Catt died later in 1956 in Battle.
Charles and Mercy's son Henry Catt married Bessie Smith on 28 December 1901 at Warbleton. Henry was a 21 year old labourer. Bessie was also 21, the daughter of Samuel Smith, labourer. The witnesses were Charles William Catt (Henry's brother) and Florence Catt. It's not clear how Florence fits in?
In 1911 Henry and Bessie were living at Playdells Cottage, Warbleton. Henry was a poultry fattening labourer. They had had one child who had sadly died. Henry Catt was called up for service on 1 September 1916. At the time they were still at Pleydells Cottage, now described as Rushlake Green. He was posted to the Royal Field Artillery. Henry fought in Salonica in 1917. He was transferred to the Reserves on 10 September 1919. I can find no trace of him or his wife in 1921. In 1939 they were living at the Old School House, Warbleton. Henry is a poultry fattener. Bessie is described as "housework and with poultry". Bessie Catt of the Old School House, Rushlake Green died aged 82 years and was buried on 4 January 1962. Henry Catt died in 1965 in Brighton.
Charles and Mercy's daughter Flora Adeline Catt married Walter Luther Sands on 31 May 1902 in Warbleton. Walter was a 23 year old nurseryman who was only able to make her mark. Flora was 19, the daughter of Charles Catt, bricklayer. Oddly this is the first marriage where Charles is described as a bricklayer.
In 1911 Walter and Flora were living at 6, Sandy Cross Cottages, Heathfield. Walter was a bricklayer. The census confirms that Flora had been born in Warbleton. They had three children.
- Flora Elizabeth Sands. Born 19 November 1902 in Heathfield. Flora E Sands married Edward Samson Collins in 1922 in Hailsham. I can find no trace of them in 1939 and nothing further is known.
- Frederick George Sands. Born 23 December 1903 in Heathfield. Baptised 3 April 1904 in Mayfield. In 1921 he was living with his parents, but then nothing else is known until perhaps Frederick George Sands died in 1983 in Eastbourne.
- Albert Henry Sands. Born 3 October 1905 in Heathfield. Baptised 24 June 1906 in Heathfield. In 1921 Albert, aged 15, may have been working as a farm labourer and living with Charles Lusted and his family at Pairs Corner. Broad Oak, Heathfield. Albert Henry Sands may have married Elsie Susan Evans on 25 October 1924 at Heathfield. Albert was 19 years old and a bricklayers labourer, son of "Luther Walter" Sands, bricklayer. Elsie was 19 years old, the daughter of John Evans, farm labourer. They may have had two children, but in 1939 Albert was living alone at Stream Farm Cottage, Rushlake Green. He was a bricklayer. He is shown as married but his wife is not listed. Elsie was working as a parlour maid for Arthur V Williams, a Lieutenant in the regular army (retired) at Kingsbury House, Rotherfield. She is also shown as married. neither of their children have been located. Albert Henry Sands of Holms Farm Cottages, Waldron died on 11 February 1965 at St Mary's Hospital, Eastbourne. He was buried on 15 February 1965. Administration was granted to Roy John Sands, sergeant H M Army and Joan Dowling, married woman.
Another daughter was born the following year
- Ethel May Sands. Born 9 March 1912. Baptised 26 May 1912 at Heathfield, the daughter of Walter Luther Sands, bricklayer, and Flora Adelaide Sands of 8 Sandy Cross, Heathfield. Ethel married William Burgess on 2 April 1934 in Heathfield. William was a 25 year old gardener, son of John William Burgess, gardener. Ethel was 22 years old, the daughter of Walter Luther Sands, bricklayer. In 1939 William and Ethel were living at Pleasant Cottage, Hailsham. William was a gardener and Ethel on unpaid domestic duties.
Walter Luther Sands of Sandycross Cottages was called up on 25 July 1916 and became a private in the Queens Royal West Surrey Regiment. He was discharged on 13 April 1917 as no longer physically fit. He had constant pain in back, hips and legs, not determined to be as a result of his service. A later appeal against his pension was not upheld.
A further daughter was born upon his return
- Gladys Kathleen Sands. Born 11 May 1921 in Heathfield. Baptised 21 August 1921 in Heathfield, the daughter of Walter Luther Sands, bricklayer, and Flora Adelaide Sands of 8 Sandy Cross, Heathfield. In 1939 Gladys was living with Armaud Donnett, a retired banker and his wife at Bourne Close, Prospect Road, Hailsham. She is described as on unpaid domestic duties. she married William Frank George Stapley on 28 October 1939 in Heathfield.
In 1921 Walter and Flora were living at 8, Sandy Cross, Heathfield. Walter, aged 42, was a bricklayer for R Cook & Sons, builders. Flora, aged 38 was on home duties. Daughter Flora, aged 18, was a private domestic. Son "Fred", aged 17, was a farm labourer for E B Sparrow, poultry farmers, Longview.. Daughter Ethel was 9 years old and Gladys, aged 6 weeks!! Walter Luther Sands of Monkhurst Cottages, Heathfield died aged 55 years old and was buried on 6 February 1934 at Heathfield. I can find no trace of Flora in 1939. Flora Adeline Sands died at All Saints Hospital, Eastbourne, aged 77 years old. She was buried on 1 June 1961 in Heathfield.
Other researchers suggest that Charles and Mercy's daughter Lily May Catt married James Clifford Hedgecock on 3 March 1908 at Warbleton, but the marriage record suggests that this Lily was the daughter of Charles William Catt, so I am not sure that this is "our" Lily.
That being the case, nothing more is known about "our" Lily.
Finally Charles and Mercy's daughter Mabel Alice Catt married William John Brook on 3 March 1920 at Warbleton. William was a 19 year old labourer, son of George Brook. labourer. Mabel, at 26 years old was seven years his senior. The witnesses were Henry Catt (Mabel's brother) and Bessie Catt (Henry's wife).
In 1921 they were living at Willetts Farm, Warbleton. William was a 28 year old bricklayers labourer, for Connor Brothers, builders, Crowborough. Mabel, aged 28 was on home duties. It appears that Mabel had had a daughter out of wedlock.
- Martha Catt. Born 4 January 1918 in Warbleton. Baptised 24 March 1918 in Warbleton, daughter of Mabel Alice Catt of Warbleton. In 1939 Martha was a domestic servant working for William J Brook, blacksmith striker and his wife at Spring Lodge, Warbleton. Martha married Frederick G Mepham in 1941 in Fulham, London. Frederick had previously been married to Daisy Ruby Catt (1893 - 31 March 1841), daughter of Reuben Catt (1864 - 1936) and Miriam Ann Cornwall (1868-1940). Both Daisy Ruby Catt and Martha Catt were descended from John Catt (1786 - 1867) and Mary Henty (1781 - 1852) (see above). They were 2nd cousins once removed. Frederick had been born on 11 May 1887 and had married Daisy on 11 April 1914, four years before his second wife was born. He would have been 54 years old when he married Martha in 1941 and Martha would have been 23 years old!! Frederick George Mepham of 28, Waldemar Avenue, Fulham, London died on 28 September 1948 at St George;s Hospital, Hyde Park Corner. Administration was granted to his widow Martha Mepham.
William and Mabel Brook had at least two children, the eldest of which had been born in 1920.
- Walter Brook. Born 27 September 1920. Baptised 28 November 1920 in Warbleton. Walter married Selina Emma Mair in 1949 in Wandsworth. She died in 1997 in West Surrey. Walter died in 2002 in Petersfield, Hampshire.
- Margery Brook. Born 13 February 1926.
In 1939 they were living at Springs Lodge, Hailsham Road, Warbleton. William was a blacksmith striker. Mabel was on domestic duties. Daughter Margery was at school. Frederick Mepham, (born 11 May 1887), a chaffeur, Martha Catt, (born 4 January 1918), a domestic servant and Donald Catt (born 19 January 1939) were living with them. I suspect Donald was Martha's son, but I have not obtained his birth certificate (Reg Gen March 1939 Lewisham 1d 1173). William John Brook died on 19 November 1965 aged 64 years old, Mabel Alice Brook died on 24 December 1978. Both are buried at All Saints Church, Headley, Hampshire.
Henry Catt and Caroline Saunders.
In 1871 Stephen and Ann's son 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 in Warbleton. Henry was a 23 year old labourer. Caroline was a 19 year old servant, daughter of Stephen Saunders, farmer.
Caroline Saunders had been born on 5 February 1854 the daughter of Stephen Saunders (1807 - 1882) and Martha White (1816 - 1894) 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 18 April 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.
Caroline Catt of Warbleton died aged 49 and was buried on 25 February 1903 in Warbleton.
Henry Catt of Warbleton died aged 53 and was buried on 15 May 1903 in Warbleton.
Henry and Caroline's daughter Caroline Emma Catt married Albert John Crouch on 22 February 1896 at Dallington. Albert was a 25 year old labourer, son of Frederick Couch, higgler (deceased). Caroline was 22 years old.
In 1901 Albert and Caroline were living at Turn Millars, Dallington. Albert, aged 31 was a chicken fattener. Caroline was 27 years old. Three children had been born. In 1911 they were at Blackdown, Punnetts Town and Albert, aged 41 was a labourer for a chickener fattener. They had been married 15 years and had seven children of which seven survived. The eldest three were at school. .
They had nine children:
- Alfred John Crouch. Born 1 March 1896 in Dallington. In 1921 Alfred, aged 25 was a general farm labourer, for James Saunders, farmer, and he was living with his widowed mother at Blackdown, Punnetts Town. Alfred John Crouch of Blackdown Cottage, Warbleton died aged 40 and was buried on 20 March 1936 at Warbleton.
- Annie Louisa Crouch. Born 30 May 1897 in Dallington. Anna married Stephen Woolgar on 20 December 1919 in Warbleton. Stephen was a 21 year old cowman, son of William Woolgar, cowman. Annie was 22 years old. In 1921 they were living at Stonery Cottage, Berwick, Alciston, Berwick. Stephen, aged 23 was a cowman working for Mr T Green, farmer, Stonery Farm, Saleston. Annie, aged 24 was on home duties. They had a 6 month old son. Herbert George Carter, a 24 year old cowman, also at Stonery Farm was boarding with them. Annie Louisa Woolgar died in 1936. In 1939, Stephen Woolgar, widower was living at 3, Stanford Buildings, Chailey. He was a farm carter. Stephen's parents were living with him as well as his two children. One son was a cowman and the other was still at school. Stephen Woolgar died in 1976, aged 78 years old.
- Lillian Alice Crouch. Born 4 March 1900 in Dallington. Lillian married George Richard Harper in 1919 in Guildford, Surrey. I can find no trace of them in 1921 at the present time. They had two daughters. It appears that they emigrated to Canada where George Richard Harper died on 12 April 1971 in Ontario, Canada and was buried in Creemore Union Cemetary. Lilian Alice Harper died on 20 October 1976
and was buried in Creemore.
- Millicent Dorcas Crouch. Born 1903 in Dallington. In 1921 Millicent was a patient at Princess Alice Hospital, Carew Road, Eastbourne (pictured below). Millicent Dorcas Crouch of Schwall Bank, Robertsbridge died aged 21 and was buried on 23 February 1924 in Warbleton.
- Daisy Margaret Crouch. Born 18 April 1905 in Dallington. Baptised 18 June 1905 at Dallington. In 1921 "Margaret Daisy" Crouch was a 16 year old servant living at 5, Elmstead Road, Bexhill. The person making the return was Mrs R J Sington, but she is not listed, Instead Gertrude Johnna Sington, a 32 year old fashion artist working on her own account who had been born in Hamburg, Germany is shown as visiting. Three children described as "step grandchildren" and "grandchildren", two born in Bombay, India are also listed along with two other servants. Daisy married John Thomas Norley in Croydon in 1934. In 1936 John and Daisy were living at 9 Kenmore Road, Coulsdon. They were still there in 1939. John was a lorry driver in the steel industry. John Thomas Norley of 11, Bramble Drive, Hailsham died aged 81 and was cremated at Longney following a service at Pevensey on 25 January 1979. Daisy Margaret Norley of 11 Bramble Drive, Hailsham died on 13 June 1988.
- Iris Dorinda Crouch. Born 21 October 1907 in Brightling. Baptised 15 December 1907 in Dallington. She was confirmed on 21 May 1924 in Brightling. Iris married Charles Morris Hilder on 26 October 1935 in Warbleton. Charles was a 28 year old cashier, son of Albert George Hilder, engineer. In 1939 Charles and Iris were living at 356, Bexhill Road, Hastings. Charles was a bus company depot clerk. Charles Morris Hilder of Courtlands Lodge, Pevensey Bay died aged 69. A service at St Wilfred's, Pevensey Bay was followed by a cremation at Longney on 10 October 1977. Iris Dorinda May Hilder of Courtlands Lodge, Innings Drive, Pevensey Bay died on 2 May 1981. She was cremated at Longney following a service at Pevensey.
- Ernest Wilfred Ivor Crouch. Born 13 November 1909 in Warbleton. Baptised 6 March 1910 in Dallington. Ernest married Ruth Elizabeth Harmer on 2 April 1932 in Dallington. Ernest was a 22 year old carpenter. Ruth was 18 years old, the daughter of Frederick Harmer (deceased), bricklayer. In 1939 they were living at the Old Post Office, Battle and Ernes was a carpenter, joiner. Ruth was on unpaid domestic duties, The next three entries are closed followed by a son, suggesting that they had four children. Ernest died on 9 December 1984 at Uckfield. Ruth Elizabeth Crouch died on 27 July 1994 in Uckfield.
- Kathleen Norah Crouch. Born 31 July 1912. She married Stanley Albert Hilder on 8 August 1936 in Kenley, Surrey. Albert of 79, Stratton Road, West Croydon was a 25 year old coachbuilder son of Albert George Hilder, "canvasser?". He was presumably the brother of Charles Morris Hilder who married Kathleen's sister Iris (see above). In 1939 they were living at 58, Rickmans Hill, Coulsdon and Stanley was a coachbuilder (body repairer) employed by London Transport (road passengers). Kathleen was on unpaid domestic duties. They had a son at school and the next entry is closed. Stanley Albert Hilder of 58, Rickman Hill, Coulsdon died on 28 December 1976. Kathleen Norah Hilder of 58, Rickman Hill, Coulsdon died on 2 June 1978.
- Constance Muriel Crouch. Born 1 September 1914. Baptised 27 September 1914 in Dallington. In 1939 Constance is listed on the electoral register at Blackdown with her mother, but she died later that year, aged just 25 years and was buried on 9 September 1929 at Warbleton.
Albert Crouch of Blackdown, Warbleton died aged 45 years old and was buried at Warbleton on 3 June 1915. In 1921 Caroline was living at Blackdown, Punnett's Town. She was a 46 year old widow on home duties. Son Alfred, aged 25 was a general farm labourer, for James Saunders, farmer, Three Cups. Daughter Iris was 13 years old, son Ernest was 11 years old, daughter Kathleen aged 8 and Constance, aged 6 were all at school, whole time. In 1939 Caroline, widow, was still living at Punnetts Town, Four Ways, Hailsham. Caroline Emma Crouch of Blackdown, Punnetts Green died on 17 November 1946. She was buried on 20 November 1946 at St Mary's, Warbleton. 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 Framfield. Reuben was 27 year old labourer. Florence was 32 years old, daughter of Jabez Leeves, chicken fattener.
Florence had been born on 6 May 1870 in Appledore, Kent, baptised on 2 June 1870 she was the daughter of Jabez Leeves and his wife Frances Smith who had married on 16 March 1861 in Buxted. Jabez Leeves was the son of Edward Leeves and Ann Weston who had married on 4 October 1835 at Heathfield. Florence had a child born out of wedlock
- Doris Beuttell Leeves. Born 8 October 1896 in Burwash. Baptised 8 November 1896 in Heathfield. In 1921 Doris, aged 24, was a domestic servant working at the Vicarage, Ashburnham for Fergus Reed, aged 49, a clerk in the Holy Orders working on his own account. He was the Vicar of Ashburnham & Rector of Penhurst. In 1922 Doris married Charles James Young in Hailsham. In 1939 they were living at 1 Redlays Cottage, Battle where Charles was a farmer and Doris was on home duties. One son is assisting on the farm and the next three entries are closed, Charles James Young of 41, Beaconsfield Road, Hastings died on 13 December 1977 in Hastings. Doris Beuttell Young of 41 Beaconsfield Road, Hastings died in 13 November 1979.
In 1911 Reuben and Florence were living at Turners Green, Heathfield where Reuben was general labourer. Florence's daughter Doris was living with them and their three eldest children had been born. In 1921 they were at Little Poundsford Farm, Punnetts Green. Reuben, aged 45 was a poultry farmer working on his own account. Florence was 51 years old. They had four children, their daughter Gladys was not living with them:
- Frederick Stanley Catt. Born 29 June 1903 at Warbleton. In 1921 Frederick was a poultry farmers assistant for Mr Bagshaw. Frederick married Edith Mary Brockhurst on 25 October 1930 in St Michaels and All Angels, Eastbourne. Frederick was a 27 year old tile maker. Edith was 29 years old, daughter of George Samuel Brockhurst (deceased), bricklayer. In 1939 they were living in Burnetts House, Hailsham where Frederick was a market gardener. Edith was on unpaid domestic duties. The next five entries are closed, but it is understood that 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. Baptised 2 September 1906 at Warbleton. In 1939 Gladys, a general domestic was living with her mother and sister Rosalie at 1, Heathfield House Cottage (see below). Gladys married Wallace Walter Hemsley in 1947. In 1950 they were living at The Bungalow, Cowden Hall, Horam. In 1963 they were living at 9, Lansdowne Road, Hellingly. Wallace died in 1969 aged 65 years old. Gladys remarried in 1983 in Eastbourne. Her second husband was Henry Alfred Butler. Gladys Christabel Butler of 2A Falcon Way, Hailsham died on 29 September 1987. Henry Alfred Butler died, aged 96, in 2005 in Eastbourne.
- Stuart Roy Catt. Born 1910 in Warbleton. In 1933 Stuart was living at 12 Windsor Road, Hailsham with Bernard and Edith French. Stuart died on 2 June 1939.
- Rosalie Isabel Catt. Born 29 July 1914 in Warbleton. She married Ernest Roland Thompson on 19 October 1935 at Maynards Green Gospel Hall, Heathfield. They had three children. Ernest Roland Thompson of Beckington Farm, Vines Cross, Horam died on 5 February 1939 at Sussex Hospital, Tunbridge Wells. He would have been 28 years old! When the register was taken later that year Rosalie was living at 1 Heathfield House Cottage on unpaid domestic duties. Her mother Florence and her sister Gladys were living with her. Rosalie remarried on 18 August 1943 in Hailsham. Her second husband was William John McLeod. They had one son. In 1957 Rosalie was granted administration of her late husband Ernest's estate. Why the delay? William John McLeod died on 5 April 1996 in Coleford, Forest of Dean. Rosalie died on 19 July 1978 in Gloucester Hospital.
In 1939 Florence was living at 1 Heathfield House Cottages, Church Street, Hailsham. Florence is shown as married, but her husbands is not listed. Reuben was living at Arcadia, Punnetts Town and is a market gardener. Her daughter Gladys is still living with her mother, a "domestic general". They were both living with daughter/sister Rosalie Isabel Thompson (see above). 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, her son. 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. William was a 25 year old labourer, son of George Messetter, labourer. Millicent was 28 years old.
William enlisted in the Royal West Kent Regiment Labour Corps on 18 January 1917. They were living at River Hall, Mountfield, Robertsbridge. His service record shows he had 2 children:
- Lelia Messetter. Born 24 October 1907 in Herstmonceux. Lelia married Edward L Williams in 1930 in Hastings. Lelia Williams of Buchanan Hospital, St Leonards died aged 24 years old and was buried at Sedlescombe on 25 February 1932. Edward likely remarried in 1935.
- Cyril Messetter. Born 28 August 1911 in Herstmonceux. Baptised 29 October 1911 at Dallington. Cyril married Minnie Eliza Jane Beaney on 15 December 1934 in Brede. Cyril was a 23 year old labourer. Minnie was a 23 year old, daughter of Charles Beaney, labourer. In 1939 Cyril was living at 2 Red House Cottage, Battle where Cyril was a tractor driver on a farm. Cyril of High Fields, Broad Oak (prize ploughman) died on 23 August 1958 and was buried on 28 August 1958 at Brede. Minnie Elizabeth J Messetter died in 1999.
William was transferred to the Agricultural Company Labour Corps in Norwich on 15 June 1917 and was transferred to Reserves on 9 May 1919. In 1921 William and Millicent were living at Junction Road, Bodiam, Ewhurst. William, aged 41 was a ploughman for Guinness at Udium Farm. Millicent, aged 44 was on home work. Lelia, aged 13 and Cyril, aged 9 were both at school, whole time. In 1939 they were living at 8, Eastview Terrace, Battle and William was an agricultural labourer. Millicent Messetter of 8 E View Terrace, Sedlescombe died aged 79 and was buried on 30 April 1956 in Sedlescombe. William H Messetter died in 1961.
Henry and Caroline's daughter Annie Louisa Catt married Arthur James Leeves on 30 July 1918 in Warbleton. Arthur was a 35 year old farmer, son of Aaron Leeves, farmer (deceased). Annie was 39 years old.
Arthur James Leeves had been baptised on 7 January 1883 at Warbleton, the son of Aaron Leeves and his wife Ann Potten who had married on 6 March 1870 at Etchingham. It is likely that Arthur was a cousin of Florence Leeves who married Annie's brother (see above). It appears that their fathers were brothers, the sons of Edward Leeves and his wife Ann Weston who had married on 4 October 1835 at Heathfield. Arthur James Leeves sister Annie Elizabeth Leeves married Thomas Wood on 4 November 1905 (see Appendix M). In 1921 Arthur and Annie were living at Lades Farm, Warbleton. Arthur, was 38 years old, a general farm labourer. His wife "Louisa" aged 42 was on home duties. They were living with Arthur's mother Annie Leeves, aged 74, a farmer on her own account. Her brother Peter Potten, a 72 year old roadman for Hailsham Rural District Council was living with them, as was her her son Percy Leeves, aged 52, general farm labourer for Mrs Ringham, Warbleton, her nephew Jack Vidler, aged 51, general farm labourer and her grandchild Olive Wood, aged 11 years old. In 1939 Arthur and Annie were living at Land Farm, Hailsham where Arthur was farming. Frederick G Mabbitt, general labourer was living with them. Annie Louisa Leeves died aged 82 years old in Battle Hospital and was buried on 24 April 1961 in Battle. Arthur James Leeves died in 1967 in Worthing.
In 1911 Henry and Caroline's son Alfred Arthur Catt was living alone at Turners Green, Punnetts Town, aged 31, he was general labourer. Alfred Arthur Catt of Hooke Down, Warbleton died aged 41 and he was buried on 28 April 1921 in Warbleton.
Henry and Caroline's son Frank Catt enlisted in the Royal Garrison Artillery Regiment on 11 January 1904. He married Ada Dorothy Creasey on 21 April 1908 at Ashburnham Parish Church. Frank was a 24 year old labourer. Ada was 20 years old, daughter of John Creasey, farmer.
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 13 December 1909. Baptised 13 February 1910 at St John, Polegate. Dorothy married Reginald Dick Herbert in 1930 in Eastbourne. They had three children.
In 1939 Dorothy was living at 47, Caves Road, Hastings with Charles Clarence Hicks, a steam raiser in a locomotive fire engine. Reginald was at 24, Havelock Road, Eastbourne and was jobbing bricklayer, seemingly back living with his mother. It is believed that Dorothy subsequently married Charles Clarence Hicks. Charles Clarence Hicks of 207 Wishing Tree Road, St Leonards on Sea died on 4 October 1969. Dorothy Violet R Hicks died in 1988.
- Henry John Stewart Catt. Born 10 March 1914. Baptised 24 May 1914 in Warbleton. Henry John Stuart Catt married Sylvia Mary Gates on 20 April 1935 at St Augustine's, Bexhill. In 1939 they were living in Church View, Ninfield and Henry was a filler bed attendant for the water service. They had four children. Sylvia Mary Catt died in 1947. Henry remarried later that year . His second wife was Esther Elizabeth Dempsey. Henry John Stuart Catt died in 1978 aged 68 years old. Esther Elizabeth Catt died in 2000.
- Adelaide V C K Catt. Born 1916. Adelaide married Arthur G Peters in 1940.
In 1921 Frank and Dorothy were living at Back Lane, Bodle Street Green, Warbleton. Frank, aged 37 was a brick and tile maker for Polegate Brick ant Tile Company. Dorothy, aged 33 was on home duties. Daughter Dorothy was 11 years old, son "Harry" was 7 years old and daughter Adelaide was 4 years old. 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 alone at Courtlands, Rushlake Green, Hailsham. Frank Catt died in 1941 aged 60 years old.
Reuben Catt and Harriett Ann Booth.
Stephen and Ann's son Reuben Catt married Harriet Ann Booth on 2 November 1872 at Warbleton. Reuben was a 31 year old labourer. Harriett was a 20 year old servant, a spinster, daughter of John Fox, roadman
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 poulterer's labourer.
Reuben Catt of Warbleton died on 1 March 1888 aged 36 years. He was buried on 30 March 1888 in Warbleton. .
Harriet remarried on 14 January 1889 in Warbleton. Her second husband was David Lavender, a 55 year old widower, a servant, son of John Lavender, deceased.
Reuben and Harriett's son Albert Jesse Catt died in 1890 aged just 12 years old.
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.
David and Harriet's daughter Mabel Lavender married William Trayton Saunders on 28 March 1921 in Warbleton. William was a 27 year old milkman, son of Trayton Saunders, milkman. Mabel was 28 years old.
When the census was taken later that year William and Mabel were living at 9 Stanmer Lewes, Stanmer. William, aged 28 was a milkman, Mabel, also 28 was on home duties. In 1939 they were living in New House, Hawsey, Chailey. William was a cowman and Mabel was on unpaid domestic duties. They had four children, including:
- William John Saunders. Born 16 April 1922. William died in 2002.
- Eileen Mabel Saunders. Born 22 March 1926. Eileen Mabel Saunders died on 10 September 2009.
- Joyce Rosemary Saunders. Born 10 July 1929. Joyce died in 2000.
William Trayton Saunders of 145 Foxhole Cottages, Newhaven, Sussex died on 18 June 1961. He was buried on 21 June 1961 at Bishopstone. Probate was granted to Mabel Saunders, widow. Mabel Saunders of 7 Beresford Road, Newhaven died on 6 December 1979 aged 87 years old. She was buried on 12 December 1979 at Bishopstone.
David Catt and Esther Kemp.
Stephen and Ann's son David Catt married Esther Kemp in 5 August 1871 in Warbleton. David was a 18 year old labourer, son of Stephen Catt, labourer. Esther was a 19 year old servant, daughter of William Kemp, farmer.
In 1881 David and Esther were living at Bathurst House, Warbleton and David was an agricultural labourer. Their eldest six children had been born. In 1891 they were living at The Stream, Warbleton. They had ten children in all.
- William George Catt. Born 11 November 1871 in Warbleton.
- Clara Catt. Born 15 February 1873 in Warbleton. Baptised 23 March 1873 at Warbleton.
- John Henry Catt. Born 13 May 1875 in Warbleton. Baptised 18 July 1875 in Warbleton.
- Stephen Catt. Born 21 November 1876 in Warbleton. Baptised 22 April 1877 in Warbleton.
- Mary Jane Catt. Baptised 27 April 1879 in Warbleton.
- George Catt. Baptised 9 January 1881 in Warbleton
- Annie Elizabeth Catt. Born 19 July 1883 in Warbleton. Baptised 9 September 1883 in Warbleton.
- Rose Catt. Born 16 September 1885 in Warbleton. Baptised 1 November 1885 in Warbleton.
- David Catt. Baptised 3 October 1889 in Warbleton. David Catt died in 1891.
- Ellen Catt. Born 28 July 1892 in Warbleton
in 1901 David and Esther were living at The Stream, Warbleton with their 8 year old daughter Ellen. David, aged 46, was a labourer.
In 1911 they were living at Stream Farm, Warbleton. David was a 58 year old farmer. Their daughter Ellen 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 (see below). The census shows that they had ten children of which nine were living.
David Catt of Stream Farm, Warbleton died aged 57 and was buried on 12 October 1911 at Warbleton.
In 1921 Esther Catt, a 68 year old widow was still living at Stream Farm, Rushlake Green, Warbleton with her daughter Ellen and son in law Ebenezer M Hobden and their two children (see below),
Esther Catt died in 1927.
David and Esther's son William George Catt married Fanny Maria Knight in 1895 in Hailsham. In 1901 William and Fanny were living at Warbleton where William, aged 29 was working with horses. They had three children. In 1911 William and Fanny were living at Rushlake Green where Willim was farm labourer. They had five children, all surviving, with another son, born later.
- Edith Florence Catt. Born 10 September 1895 in Warbleton. Edith married Joseph James Rust in 1919 in Newport Pagnell. Joseph J Rust died in 1928 in Newport Pagnell. In 1939 Edith was a 43 year old widow living in 71, Silver Street, Newport Pagnell. Edith Florence Rust died in 1985 in Milton Keynes.
- George F Catt. Born 5 August 1898 in Warbleton. In 1939 George was still living with his parents.
- Mabel Catt. Born 1900 in Warbleton. Mabel died in 1913 in Hailsham.
- David Catt. Born 24 June 1903 in Warbleton. David married Melissa Josephine Watkins in 1927. In 1939 they were living at 15, Junction Street, Hailsham where David was a garden labourer and Melissa a dairy maid. David Catt of 15 Junction Street, Polegate died on 4 February 1954 in Downside Hospital, Eastbourne. Probate was granted to his widow. Melissa remarried, Melissa Josephine Carter died on 31 May 1996.
- Gilbert Edward Catt. Born 1910 in Warbleton. Gilbert died in 1918 in Hailsham.
- Albert "Gordon" Catt. Born 8 July 1915. Baptised 5 September 1915 in Warbleton. "Gordon A" Catt married Nora Ellen Hobden in 1934 in Hailsham. In 1939 they were living at Sandy Croft, Dormans Park and Gordon was a chaffeur/gardener and Nora Ellen Catt was a domestic servant. Gordon Albert Catt died in 1992 in Ashford, Kent.
In 1921 William and Fanny were living at Rushlake Green, Warbleton where William, aged 49 was a general farm labourer for Mr Cocks, farmer. Fanny, aged 46 was on household duties. Son George was a 23 year old farm labourer. Son "Gordon" was 5 years old. In 1939 William G Catt and his wife Fanny were living at Old Alliss Pottery, Rushlake Green. William was a road labourer. Their son George Catt was a carter on a market garden. Fanny M Catt died in 1954. William George Catt of Old Alliss Cottage, Rushlake Green died on 30 December 1955. Administration was granted to Edith Florence Rust, widow.
David and Esther's daughter Clara Catt married Fred Wade in 1899 in Eastbourne. In 1901 Fred and Clara were living at 46, New Dorset Street, Brighton. Fred, aged 33 was a house painter. In 1911 they were still living at the same address. They had one daughter
- Dorothy Hester Wade. Born 9 June 1905 in Brighton. Dorothy married Charles Frederick Goddard in 1933 in Brighton. In 1939 they were living at 146, Southwennis Road, Southwick. Charles was a wood sawyer and Dorothy was a machinist. Charles Frederick Goddard of 24A Eastern Place, Brighton died on 16 August 1977. Dorothy Hester Goddard of Stonepound House, Northbank, Hassocks, West Sussex died on 24 December 1988.
In 1921 Fred and Clara were still living at 46 New Dorset Street, Brighton. Fred was a 53 year old house painter for William Willett builders, 12 Grand Avenue, Hove. Clara, aged 48 was on home duties. Dorothy was a 16 year old hosiery machinist for Fred Elmer, 115, London Road, Brighton. In 1939 Fred and Clara were still at 46, New Dorset Street. Clara Wade of 146, Old Shoreham Road, Southwick, Sussex (wife of Fred Wade) died on 26 June 1944. Administration was granted to Dorothy Hester Goddard, married woman. Fred Wade of 146, Old Shoreham Road, Southwick died on 19 December 1947. Probate was granted to Dorothy Hester Goddard, married woman.
David and Esther's son John Henry Catt married Rebecca Huggett on 14 September 1895 at St John, Polegate. John was a 20 year old carter, son of David Catt, labourer. Rebecca was 29 years old, son of Leonard Huggett, brickmaker.
In 1901 they were living at St Leonards Cottage, off Victoria Road, Polegate and John, aged 25, was a brickyard labourer. His wife was 32 years old. In 1911 they were at living at Dog Lane, Eastbourne and John was a waggoner. They had five children, all living.
- Alfred David Leonard Catt. Born 29 October 1895 in Rushlake Green. Alfred married Margaret Agnes Dann in 1918 in Ticehurst. They had two children. In 1921 they were living in Lad Road, Willard's Hill, Etchingham. Alfred, aged 25, was a farm labourer for H Slade, farmer. Margaret, aged 28 was on home duties. They had 3 month old daughter. Dora Hook, aged 24, a general servant was boarding with them. Margaret died on 17 March 1935 in Burwash. Alfred remarried in 1938 in Battle. His second wife was Lucy Mary Clark, who was 16 years his junior In 1939 they were living at Rough Field, Battle where Alfred was a chaffeur/gardener and Lucy was a cook. They had two children. Alfred died in 1959 in Hastings. Lucy Mary Catt died in 1973 in Isle of Wight.
- Fanny Dorothy Catt. Born 1898 in Polegate. It is not clear where Fanny was in 1921. Fanny married Arthur Thomas Mackleden Cosham in 1949 in Battle. Dorothy E F Cosham died in 1964 in Battle. Arthur Thomas Mackleden Cosham of Underwoods Cottage, Etchingham, Sussex died on 24 March 1965. Administration was granted to H M Treasury solicitor.
- John William Catt. Born 27 June 1899 in Polegate. John married Alice Parks in 1934 in Battle. In 1939 they were living at 1 Blackpiars Cottages, Battle, where John was a tractor driver for the County Council. Alice died in 1959 in Battle. John William Catt died on 18 April 1989 at Princess Alice Hospital, Eastbourne.
- Frances Mary Catt. Born 18 September 1901 in Polegate. Baptised 13 October 1901 in Polegate. It's possible that in 1921 Frances was a kitchen maid, one of thirteen servants, working in Bishopsgate, Englefield Green, Old Windsor, Berkshire for Marcus Beresford, aged 72, manager of His Majesty's Racing Establishment. Frances married George Reid in 1931 in Battle. In 1939 Frances was living at 3, Deacon Street, Bexhill, George is not listed. Frances Mary Reid of Underwood Farm Cottages, Borders Lane, Etchingham died on 8 January 1967.
- George Charles Catt. Born 1904 in Herstmonceux. In 1921 George was still living with his parents (see below). George married Edith Emily Dann. Edith was the sister of Margaret Agnes Dann who married George's brother Alfred David Leonard Catt (see above). George and Edith emigrated to Canada. George Charley Catt from Herstmonceux arrived on SS Arabic on 13 March 1927. Edith is not listed on that journey. They had two children. On 7 December 1954, George and Edith arrived back in the UK for a visit. They returned to Canada on the "Empress of France" leaving on 9 February 1955 In 1963 they were living in 3rd Avenue North West, Calgary where George was a carpenter. George Catt died in 1973. Edith died on 7 November 1982 ln Calgary. They were both buried in Queens Park Cemetary.
In 1921 they were living at White Cottage, Etchingham. John Henry Catt, aged 48, born Warbleton was a farm carter for W F Foster Esq, Fordbridge. Rebecca, aged 55 was on home duties. Son John William Catt, aged 21, was a farm labourer for C F Crewe, Fishers Farm, Burwash. Son George, aged 17 was a farm labourer in Burwash. In 1939 John and Rebecca were living at 3 Eridge Road, Uckfield, Sussex and John was a farm carter. John Henry Catt of Ramslye Farm Cottages, Tunbridge Wells, died on 19 March 1945. Probate was granted to Alfred Leonard David Catt, farm labourer. Rebecca Catt of 2 Ludpit Cottages, Willards Hill, Burwash, widow, died on 1 March 1948. Probate was granted to Alfred Leonard David Catt, farm labourer.
David and Esther's son Stephen Catt married Mabel Crouch on 24 April 1897 in Warbleton. Stephen was a 20 year old labourer, son of David Catt, labourer. Mabel was the 18 year old daughter of Simeon Crouch. labourer.
In 1901 and 1911 they were living at Otham Drive, Polegate and Stephen was a stockman on a farm. They had five children
- Dennis Catt. Born 1898 in Warbleton. Dennis married Margaret Sands on 29 September 1928 in Elgin, Ontario. Dennis was a 30 year old farmer. In 1972 they were living in St Thomas and Dennis was retired. Dennis died in 1978 in Ontario. Margaret died in 1987 in Ontario.
- Willow Catt. Born 1901 in Polegate. Willow married Edith Audrey Stokes on 14 February 1938 in Yarmouth, Elgin, Ontario. In 1957 Willow was farming at St Thomas. In 1974 they were living at St John's Street and Willow had retired. Edith died in 1985. Willow died in 1987 and was buried in Aylmer, Elgin County, Ontario.
- Mabel Catt. Born 1 September 1904 in Polegate. Mabel married Ambrose Addley on 7 December 1921 in Elgin, Ontario. In 1949 they were living in Middlesex, Ontario where Ambrose was farming. In 1958 they were living in Hamilton, Ontario, Ambrose died in 1971.
- Sydney Catt. Born 1905 in Polegate. In 1949 Sydney was still living with his parents. He died in 1955 and was buried in Orwell.
- Alice Catt. Born 1907 in Polegate. Alice married Lorenza Schneider on 31 May 1935 in Aylmer, Elgin, Ontario. Lorenza Schneider died in 1959 and in 1963 Alice Schneider was still a widow.
Stephen, Mabel and the family emigrated to Canada that same year arriving on the "Lake Champlain" on 9 May 1911 and when the 1911 Canadian census was taken they were living at Elgin East, Ontario and Stephen was a labourer. In 1921 they were at Lot 26, Yarmouth, Elgin East, Ontario. Only Willow remained at homwe, but a further two children had been born
- Nelson Catt. Born 27 September 1914 in Aylmer, Elgin, Ontario. Nelson married Thelma V Davies. On 12 February 1955 Nelson and Thelma arrived in Liverpool from the USA on the RMS "Saxonia" for a seven week visit. On 17 March 1955 they left the UK returning to Canada where Nelson was farming. In 1968 Nelson was farming in Aylmer. Nelson died on 3 November 2001 in St Thomas and was buried in Aylmer, Elgin County.
- Helen Catt. Born 22 May 1919 in Yarmouth, Ontario. Helen married Ernest Omar Buck. Helen died on 23 June 2006 at St Thomas and was buried at Aylmer, Elgin County. Ernie died on 26 November 2006.
On 1 July 1950 Stephen and Mabel sailed from Southampton to New York on the SS "Veendam" on route back to Canada. On 16 April 1952 Stephen and Mabel sailed from New York to Southampton on the Queen Mary. On 8 July 1952 they return to New York. On 31 August 1954 Stephen and Mabel again return to Quebec from Southampton on "Atlantic". They had been staying at 49, St Joseph's Drive, Southall. On 18 May 1959 Stephen and Mabel arrive on HMS Queen Elizabeth for a 2 month visit to the UK. They were to stay at Mount Joy, Battle. Stephen was 82 years old when he arrived for what must have surely been his last visit. Mabel Catt died in 1961 and was buried in Orwell. Stephen Catt died in 1968 and was buried in Orwell, Elgin County, Ontario.
David and Esther's daughter Mary Jane Catt also emigrated to Canada, where on 8 February 1908 she married Albert Edward Bradford in Elgin. In 1911 they were living in Aylmer, Elgin East where Albert was a "translate officer". The census shows that they had both arrived in 1907, Albert having been born in Brighton arrived in St John, New Brunswick on 20 March 1907 on the "Empress of Ireland". Their eldest two sons had been born. They had five children in all
- Albert Edward Bradford. Born October 1908 in Ontario. Albert married Mary Ann. They had a daughter. Albert died in 1964 and was buried in Alymer, Elgin. Mary Ann died in 1974.
- George Frederick Bradford. Born 20 September 1910 in Aylmer, Elgin. George married Gladys Mildred Taylor on 8 March 1933 in Aylmer. George was a 22 year old clerk. They had daughter. Gladys died in 1965. George Frederick Bradford died in 1990 and was buried in Aylmer.
- Alice Celia Bradford. Born 12 September 1912 in Aylmer, Elgin. Alice married Alfred John Lewis Pettipiece on 12 September 1940 in Aylmer. In 1957 through to 1974 they were living at 572, St Clair Street, Kent, Essex and Lewis was a crane operator. Lewis died on 7 August 1991 in Chatham, Kent. Alice died on 6 September 2010 at Terrace Lodge, Alymer, aged 98 years old.
- John Bradford. Born 28 November 1916 in Aylmer, Elgin. John married Olive G. Dodson. They had two children. Olive died on 18 May 2003. John Bradford died on 28 May 2010 at St Thomas, Elgin County.
- Douglas David Bradford. Born 1919 in Ontario. Pte Douglas David Bradford of the Elgin Regiment R. C. A. C died on 26 January 1942 aged 22 years.
In 1921 Albert and Mary Jane were living at St Andrew Street, Aylmer Town, Elgin East, Ontario and Andrew was now a painter. They were still there in 1935. Albert died on 18 April 1935 in Elgin. Mary Jane Bradford died in 1958.
David and Esther's son George Catt married Rosa Dunk on 24 December 1904 in Warbleton. George was a 24 year old labourer. Rosa was 28 years old, daughter of Benjamin Dunk, painter.
Rosa Dunk was the daughter of Benjamin Dunk and Jane Wilson who married in 1867 in Brighton. Rosa's brother Charles married George's sister Rose (see below). In 1911 George and Rosa Catt were living at Creet Cottage, Warbleton and George was a nurseryman. They had three children,
- Lily Mary Catt. Born 1907 in Warbleton. Baptised 31 March 1907 in Warbleton.
- Rosa Grace Catt. Born 15 July 1910 in Warbleton. Baptised 14 August 1910 in Warbleton. Rosa married Maurice William R Mayne in 1943 in Brighton. Maurice died on 1 February 2001 in Brighton. Rosa Grace Mayne died on 6 March 2004 in Brighton.
- Charles David Catt. Born 27 November 1912. Charles died on 6 April 2012 in Henfield, West Sussex.
In 1921 George and Rosa were living in Fontridge Road, Etchingham. George, aged 41 was a carter for W F Foster Esq. Rosa, aged 45 was on home duties. Lily, aged 14 was already a domestic servant for A N Jarvis, High Street, Etchingham. Rosa was 10 years old and Charles aged 8, both scholars whole time. George Catt died in 1924, aged 43 years old. In 1939 Rosa, was a widow living at 44, Robertson Road, Brighton. Her daughter Rosa was living with her. Both were on unpaid domestic duties. The next entry is closed. Rosa Catt died in 1954 in Brighton.
In 1901 David and Esther's daughter Annie Elizabeth Catt may have been a kitchen maid working in Queens Gate Terrace, Kensington. She married John Vale on 2 September 1908 in Warbleton. John was a 25 year old general dealer, son of Walter Vale, labourer. Annie was 25 years old. The witnesses were Ellen Catt and Lilian Hobden.
In 1911 Annie was living at 128 Carlton Vale, Kilburn, Willesden. She is shown as married, but her husband is not listed. They had two children, but only daughter Lily is listed. Daughter Gladys was staying with her grandparents David and Esther at Warbleton (see above). A further daughter was born later.
- Gladys Vale. Born 5 February 1909. Baptised 6 June 1909 in Warbleton. Gladys married John Samuel Diss on 12 October 1935 in Dagenham. In 1939 they were living at Hillsborough, Hornchurch. John was a sales clerk at a rubber footwear manufacturers. Gladys was on unpaid domestic duties. James Samuel Diss died in 1976, aged 69 in Battle. Gladys Diss died in 1986 aged 87 years in Hastings.
- Lily Vale. Born 1911 in Willesden. Nothing more is known after 1911. Did Lily die in infancy?
- Doris Vale. Baptised 2 April 1913 at St Augustine, Kilburn. Doris married Reginald Kenneth Reed in 1947 in Uxbridge. Doris died in 1998 in Hillingdon. Kenneth died on 1 August 2001 in Hillingdon.
In 1921 John and Annie, Gladys and Doris were visiting Annie's sister Rose and her husband Charles Dunk at Curlsdown Farm, Dallington, Sussex (see below). John, aged 38 was a porter for the Great Western Railway. Annie, aged 37 was on home duties. Gladys, aged 12 and Doris, aged 8 were both full time scholars. It's not clear where Lily was at the time. In 1939 John, Annie and Doris were living at 49, St Joseph's Drive, Southall. John was a railway porter and daughter Doris was a shorthand typist. John Vale died on 1 December 1960 at St Bernard's Hospital, Southall, Middx. Annie Elizabeth Vale of 29, Ruskin Road, Southall, Middx died on 5 January 1963 in Ealing. She was buried on 11 January 1963 at Hortus Cemetary, Ealing. Probate was granted to Reginald Kenneth Reed, local government officer.
David and Esther's daughter Rose Catt married Charles Dunk on 2 September 1908 in Warbleton. .C harles was a 27 year old labourer, son of Benjamin Dunk, painter. Rose was 23 years old. Charles Dunk was only able to make his mark, whilst Rose signed the register. The witnesses were Ellen Catt and Lilian Hobden. They married the same day, seeming just after, her sister Annie Elizabeth Catt and with the same witnesses (see above)
Charles was believed to be the son of Benjamin Dunk and Jane Wilson and the brother of Rosa Dunk who married Rose's brother George Catt (see above). In 1911 Charles and Rose Dunk were living at Bodle Street with John Gibbs farmer and his wife. Charles, aged 30 was a farm labourer and Rose, aged 24 was a dairymaid. Mary Jane Dunk, aged 67 was also a "visitor" at the address and other researchers have suggested that this was Charles's mother. They are believed to have had one daughter,
- Winnifred Joyce Dunk. Born 29 December 1920. Baptised 13 March 1921 in Dallington. Winifred died in 1932, aged just 11 years old.
In 1921 Charles and Rose were at Curlsdown Farm, Dallington, Warbleton. Charles, aged 40 was a farm labourer. Rose, aged 35 was on home duties. Rose's sister Annie and her husband John Vale and two of their children were visiting (see above). In 1939 Charles and Rose were at Curlsdown, Hailsham where Charles was a farm labourer. Charles Dunk of No 1 Homestead, Beckley, Sussex died on 17 January 1949. Probate was granted to Charles William Dunk, omnibus driver. Rose Dunk died in 1962.
Finally David and Esther's daughter Ellen Catt married Ebenezer Mahlon Hobden on 28 September 1910 in Warbleton. Ebenezer was a 21 year old "farming", son of John Frederick Hobden, farmer. Ellen was 18 years old. They both signed the register.
In 1911 they were living at Stream Farm, Warbleton with Ellen's parents. Ebenezer was a 22 year old farm labourer. Their eldest son had been born. In 1921 Ebenezer and Ellen were still at Stream Farm, Warbleton, but Ebenezer was a dairy farmer working on his own account. His wife Ellen was on home duties. Ellen's mother Esther Catt (see above), aged 68 was living with them. They had two children:
- John Aubrey Hobden. Born 12 October 1914 in Hailsham. Baptised 29 November 1914 in Warbleton. In 1939 he was farming at Comphurst Farm, Windmill Hill. John married Mabel Kate Keeley in 1942. Mabel was born on 11 May 1915 and baptised on 19 September 1915 at Bodle Street Green, the daughter of Charles Keeley (1871 - 1949) and Louisa Mary Young (1878- 1937) who married on 24 February 1900 at Heathfield. Charles Keeley was the great grandson of Richard Keeley and Ann Vine. His great Aunt Caroline Keeley was John Aubrey Hobden's great great grandmother, making this a marriage between 3rd cousins once removed (see Appendix B). John Aubrey Hobden of Toll Farm, Bodle Street Green died on 14 January 1985. He was buried on 18 January 1985 in Eastbourne. Mabel Kate Hobden died in 1997.
- Mary Esther Hobden. Born 1915. Baptised 9 January 1916 in Warbleton.
In 1939 Ebenezer and Ellen Hobden were living at Cophurst Farm, Windmill Hill. Ebenezer was a general farmer, his son John was assisting his father on the farm. Ebenezer Mahlon Hobden died in 1948. Ellen Hobden of Parkland Lodge, Little London, Horam, Heathfield, Sussex
died on 15 March 1973.
William Catt and Fanny Saunders.
Finally, Stephen and Ann's son William Catt married Fanny Saunders on 29 October 1884 in Warbleton. William was a 28 year old tailor. Fanny was a 21 year old servant, son of Stephen Saunders, labourer.
Fanny Saunders was born around 1863, the daughter of Stephen Saunders (1809 -1900) and Harriett Muggeridge (1824 - ?) who married on 5 March 1848 in Waldron. Both were of full age. Stephen was a widower, a labourer, son of Thomas Saunders, labourer. Harriett was the daughter of Edward Muggeridge, labourer,
In 1891 they were living at Little Markley, Warbleton where William was farming. In 1901 they were living at Road, Warbleton and 44 year old William was still farming. William and Fanny had four children:
- William Edward Catt. Born 27 January 1887. Baptised 13 March 1887 at Warbleton
- Stephen Catt. Born 30 June 1889. Baptised 30 March 1890 at Warbleton.
- Joseph Catt. Born 1891
- James Catt. Born 17 October 1893.
Fanny Catt of Little Markley, Warbleton died aged 43 years old and was buried on 20 April 1905 in Warbleton.
William remarried on 28 November 1908 in Warbleton. His second wife was Annie Lilian Dunk. William was 57 years old, a widower and a farmer. Annie was q 34 year old spinster, son of Stephen Dunk, painter.
Annie Lilian Dunk was the daughter of Benjamin Dunk and Jane Wilson. She was the sister of Rosa Dunk and Charles Dunk who married William's nephew George Catt and niece Rosa Catt (see above). They had a son George Albert Catt who was baptised on 29 March 1910 in Warbleton.
In 1911 William and Annie were living at Little Markly, 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 (Snr) of Little Marklye, Warbleton died aged 54 years and was buried on 9 December 1911 in Warbleton.
In 1921 Annie Catt, aged 44, was a housekeeper for Joshua Billings, aged 71, a widower, a bricklayer. Her son George Catt was 10 years old and described as "mentally deficient".
William and Annie's son George Albert Catt died in 1922 aged 12 years old.
In 1939 Annie Lilian Catt was living with 3 Grove Cottages, Hailsham. She was a widow employed as a housekeeper, by George F Delves, retired gamekeeper.
Annie L Catt died in 1953, aged 78 years old.
In 1921 William and Fanny's son William Edward Catt was a 34 year old poultry farmer, working for and boarding with Albert Hall, farmer, and his family at Kenward's Farm, Warbleton. Also at the address was Ethel Catt, aged 20, born Warbleton, house servant. Ethel was William's first cousin once removed. Her grandfather Charles Catt (1848 - 1935) and William's father William Catt (1857 - 1911) were brothers (see above). William married Gertrude Amy Yates on 5 March 1927 in St Mary's, Warbleton. William was 40 years old and a poultry farmer. Gertrude was a 36 year old widow, daughter of Ernest Wallis Thompson, major.
In 1939 William and Gertrude were living at Holly Cottage, Warbleton and William was a farm labourer. William E Catt of Holly Cottage, Kenwards Well died aged 54 and was buried on 27 September 1941 in Warbleton. Gertrude Amy Catt of Chapel Cottage, Chapel Cross died aged 70 and was buried on 6 January 1961 in Warbleton.
William and Fanny's son Stephen Catt married Daisy Eliza Burchett on 11 May 1912 in Warbleton. Stephen was a 22 year old labourer. Daisy was 21 years old, daughter of Leonard Rednar Burchett, chicken fattener.
in 1921 Stephen and Daisy were living at Little Markyle, Warbleton. Stephen, aged 31 was a farmer working for J Parsons, Little Crouchers. Daisy, aged 30 was on household duties. They had three children.
- Edwin Stephen Catt. Born 24 April 1913. Baptised 27 September 1913 in Warbleton. In 1939 Edwin was still living at Little Markly with his parents (see below).
- Cecil Catt.. Born 22 February 1915. Baptised 9 May 1915 in Warbleton. Cecil married Kate Cornford in 1940. Kate Cornford was the daughter of Roland Cornford (1886 - 1962) and Ellen Mercy Kemp (1894 - 1973). Roland Cornford was the son of Thomas Cornford (1841-1911) and Mary Ann Avard (1846-1890). Thomas was the brother of Margaret Cornford (1835 - 1909) who married James Veness (1842-1898) (See Vol IV - Appendix D). Ellen Mercy Kemp was the daughter of Isaac Kemp (1861 - 1951) and Harriett Elizabeth Catt (1872 - 1956), (see above), making Kate Cornford a great granddaughter of Stephen Catt and Ann Barton. Cecil was also a great grandson of Stephen Catt and Ann Barton making this a marriage of second cousins. Cecil Catt of Woodside, Spring Lane, Five Ashes, Mayfield died on 21 February 1995. Kate Catt died in 2004 aged 90 years old.
- Audrey May Catt. Born 12 October 1917. Baptised 30 December 1917 in Warbleton. In 1939 Audrey was still living at Little Markly with her parents (see below). She never married and died on 9 October 2005 in Heathfield.
In 1939 they were living at Little Markly Farm and Stephen was a smallholder. Daisy was on domestic duties. Son Edwin was a general labourer. Son Cecil was a nurseryman. Daughter Audrey was assisting her mother. Stephen Catt of Little Markly, Rushlake Green died on 21 May 1968. Daisy Eliza Catt of Little Markly died on 8 March 1976.
William and Fanny's son Joseph Catt may have enlisted in the Royal Sussex Regiment on 6 December 1915. He gives his address as the White House, Warbleton. Following various postings, including to France on 1 June 1916. he was discharged on 15 May 1918 as being no longer physically fit for war service, following a bullet wound to the back of the upper chest whilst serving in Ypres. .
Joseph Catt of White House, Warbleton died aged 28 and was buries at Warbleton on 29 March 1920.
Finally William and Fanny's son James Catt married Kate Wilmshurst in 1920. Kate was the daughter of Simeon Wilmshurst (1839 -1912) and Orpah Catt (1846 - 1935). She was the great granddaughter of John Catt (1786 - 1867) and Mary Henty (1781 - 1852). James Catt was one of their grandsons (see above) making this a marriage of 1st cousins once removed. Kate had been married previously. Her first husband was Alfred Leeves who had died in 1913. In 1921 James and Kate were living at Whitehouse Cottages, Punnett's Town, Heathfield. "J Catt" was 27 years old and a farm labourer for J Message Brothers, Three Cups. "K Message" was 38 years old. Her mother Orpha Wilmshurst, a 75 year old widow was living with them, as were as Kates two sons from her first marriage
- Percy Leeves, aged 9. Born 15 November 1911. Percy died in 1992 in Crawley
- Lily Kathleen Leeves, aged 7. Born 16 September 1913. In 1939, Lily was living at 2, Ivy dene, Hailsham. She was a shop assistant and was living with Walter and Ann Parsons. Walter was a small farmer. In 1955 Lily was back living at White House Cottages, Punnetts Green. She was still there in 2005 to 2007 electoral rolls.
In 1939 James and Kate were still at White House Cottage, where James was a nursery hand. Kate had domestic duties at home. Son, Percy Leeves was still living with them and was a carpenter. Kate died in 1965 in Hailsham. James died in 1983 in Eastbourne.