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' which I have tried to set out in the spreadsheet below,

Stephen and Ann had twelve children:

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

In 1851 Stephen and Ann's eldest son Stephen Catt was a 17 year old wagoner living with his parents in Little Markely, Warbleton. In 1861 he was still at home, and now gives his occupation as a carter. He appears to have died in 1869 aged 35 years old. 

A little more is known about their remaining children and their descendants:

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. Born 1863 in Warbleton. Baptised 28 February 1863 St John the Evangelist, Bodle Street Green. 
  • Emily Knight. Born 1865 in Warbleton
  • Charlotte Knight. Born 4 September 1868 in Herstmonceux
  • Kate Knight. Born 1872 in Wartling
  • Lizze Knight. Born 1875 in Mayfield
  • William Knight. Born 1875 in Mayfield. Baptised 4 July 1875 in Mayfield.  

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

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 had previously been married to Sarah Ann Heathfield. They had wed on 28 January 1863 in Mayfield. They had five daughters. 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 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.  They had eight 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 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. Owen died in 1922 in Sevenoaks.
  • 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 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. 
  • Alice Underhill. Born 11 March 1893 in Chiddingstone.  Baptised 5 March 1899 in Cowden. Alice married Laurence Bernard Holt on 1 August 1914 in Clapham, Surrey. Laurence, was a 22 year old optician, son of Henry Herbert Holt, builder. 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". 
  • 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. They had three children. 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. Anne Underhill died in 1939 in Tonbridge, Kent.  

In 1881 George and Ann's son George Knight is believed to have been boarding at 6 Wakefield Road, Brighton where he was working as a railway porter. George may have married Sarah Ann Reed on 7 August 1887 at St Thomas, Cliffe, Lewes, but later censuses show this George had been born in Lewes . Nothing more is known about George.

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 in 1891 in Tonbridge. 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 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 died in 1958

In 1939 George and Ann's daughter Kate Knight may have been a housekeeper working in Bromley, Kent. 

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

In 1901 and 1911 George and Ann's son William Knight was living with his sister Charlotte and working on her husband's farm. He is believed to have died in 1922.

Jane Santer nee Catt.

Stephen and Ann's daughter Jane Catt married John Santer on 7 November 1863 in Beckley, Sussex.

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

John and Jane had eight children:

  • Thomas Santer. Born 10 November 1862 in Beckley.
  • William Santer. Born 27 March 1864 in Ewhurst.
  • Henry Santer. Born 18 January 1866 in Ewhurst Green. Baptised 27 May 1866 at Ewhurst.
  • George Santer. Baptised 31 May 1868 in Ewhurst
  • Charles Santer. Born September 1869 in Ewhurst
  • Edward Santer. Born 14 June 1871 in Ewhurst
  • Mary Jane Santer. Baptised 28 December 1876 in Brightling
  • Eleanor Santer. Born 26 September 1878. Baptised 5 January 1879 in Brightling

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

John Santer died aged 75 and was buried on 19 June 1912 in Crowhurst, Sussex.

Jane Santer died in 1921 in Battle, Sussex.

John and Jane's son Thomas Santer appears to have been born out of wedlock. It is possible that he enlisted as a stoker in the Royal Navy in 1886, serving until 18 August 1887. He is described as 5ft 6 1/2 inches with brown hair, hazel eyes and a fresh complexion. He married Ann Broadhurst on 21 December 1890 in Christchurch, Hastings. Ann was 28 years old, the daughter of Charles Broadhurst, labourer

In 1901 they were living at 12 North Road, St Leonards and Thomas was a bricklayers labourer. In 1911 they were at 27 Lower South Road, St Leonards. They had been married 20 years and had no children. In 1939 they were living at 25, Lower South Road, Hastings and Thomas was a retired builders labourer. Thomas Santer died in 1951 in Hastings, Sussex.

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

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

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

John and Jane's son Henry Santer married Minnie Mary Goodsell on 15 October 1890 at Brede, Sussex. Henry was a 24 year old stableman. Minnie was 23 year old, the daughter of Thomas Goodsell, labourer.

In 1891 they were living 10 Clarence Road, St Leonards and Henry was a milkman. In 1901 they were living at 27 Newgate Road, St Leonards and Henry was a "dairyman milk". In 1911 they were at 22 York Road, School HIll, St Leonards. Henry and Minnie had nine children

  • Frank Thomas Santer. Born 28 January 1891 at Clarence Road, Bohemia, Hastings. Frank married Olive Mabel Talbot in 1923 in Dartford. In 1939 they were living at 198, Iron Mill Lane, Crayford. Frank was a "collector salesman". They had two sons. Olive died in 1949. Frank died on 25 January 1974 in Crayford, Kent and was buried on 1 February 1974 in Greenwich, London. 
  • Beatrice May Santer. Born 20 July 1893 at Upper South Road, Bohemia, Hastings. Baptised 23 August 1893 at St Matthews, St Leonards, Silverhill. Beatrice married Bernard Catt on 5 June 1911 at St Matthew's, St Leonards, Hastings. Bernard was a 19, year old dairyman, son of Edwin Catt, dairyman (deceased). Beatrice was 17 years old. In 1939 they were living at 39, Western Road, Hastings and Bernard was a painter and decorator. Their son, still living at home, was a general labourer. Beatrice died in 1964 in Hastings. Bernard Catt died on 10 January 1974 at Hastings.
  • Annie Ellis Santer. Born 1895 in St Leonards. Baptised 31 July 1895 at St Leonards, St Matthew, Silverhill. Annie married Hurley Gillis on 24 January 1916 at St Johns, Upper Street, St Leonards. They had a son, Douglas Gillis who was born in 1919. The family emigrated to Canada in 1920 where in 1921 they were living at New Hampton. Hurley Gillis died on 20 January 1942 of tuberculous whilst serving in the 28th Battalion. He was buried at St Paul's, Hampton. Annie returned to the UK on a number of occasions', the last visit found ending in September 1953 when she returned to Canada.
  • Henry George Santer. Born 29 August 1899 at St Leonards. Baptised 18 October 1899 at St Matthews, St Leonards, Silverhill. Henry married Martha Mary Dunk on 29 August 1921 at St Matthews Church, Silverhill, Hastings. In 1939 they were living at Worton House, George Street, Hastings and Henry was a painter and paper hanger. Martha died on 16 April 1982 at Hastings and Rother. Henry George Santer died in 1986 at Hastings, Sussex.
  • Freeman Thomas Santer. Born 27 November 1901 at Newgate Road, Bohemia, Hastings. Freeman married Alice Esther Lillian Vidler on 23 January 1921 at St Matthews Church, Silverhill, Hastings. They had a son Reginald Charles Santer born on 6 March 1928 in Hastings. in 1939 Freeman and Alice were living at 28, Old Lane, Hastings and Freeman was a milk roundsman. Alice Esther Lillian Sadler died on 27 July 1974 at Hastings, Sussex. Freeman Thomas Santer died on 27 June 1996 at Lower South Road, Hastings.
  • Frances Alexander Minnie Santer. Born 1903 in Hastings. Frances emigrated to Canada arriving on 16 May 1921. She married William Harold Shields, son of John W Shields on 2 October 1922 at St Mary Chapel of Ease, Hampton. They had four children. In 1928 Frances visited the UK with her children, but expressed the intent to return to Canada. Frances is believed to have died in 1961.
  • Adelaide Kate Santer. Born 8 March 1905 in Clarence Road, Bohemia, Hastings. Baptised 3 May 1905 at St Matthews, St Leonards, Silverhill. Adelaide married Gert Cornelius Jacobus Peiter Cloete on 6 August 1928 at St Matthews, St Leonards. Gert was a 23 year old able seaman, son of Gert Cornelius Cloete, miner (deceased). Gert had been born in 1905 in Cape Province, South Africa. He had joined the Royal Navy on 15 May 1923 from school. They had two children. Gert received the RN Long Service and Good Conduct Medal on 26 April 1938.  Adelaide K Cloete died in 1941 in Gosport, Hants. Gert remarried later that year, his second wife was Hilda Cornish. Hilda Cloete of 20, Longfield Avenue, west End, Fareham, Hampshire died on 20 April 1956 at Infectious Diseases' Hospital, Milton, Portsmouth. Probate was granted to Chief Petty Officer R.N. Gert remarried again the same year. His third wife was Pauline Unwin. Gert Cornelius Cloete of 10  Cambridge Road, Lee on Solent died on 16 November 1968
  • Frederick William Santer. Born 21 June 1907 at Clarence Road, Bohemia, Hastings. He married Winifred Georgina Lansell on 27 December 1927 at Silverhill, Hastings. They had two children. Frederick died on 25 November 1974 at Silverhill, Hastings. Winifred died on 30 November 1984 at St Leonards, Hastings.
  • Leonard Robert Santer. Born 14 January 1910 at 27 Newgate Road, Bohemia, Hastings. Baptised 2 March 1910 at St Matthew, St Leonards, Silverhill. Leonard died in 1981 at Brighton, Sussex.

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

John and Jane's son George Santer married Emily Fellows on 3 October 1896 in Guestling. George was a 28 year old labourer. Emily was 24 years old, the daughter of Thomas Fellows, labourer.

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

  • Beatrice Anne Santer. Born 24 October 1901 in Guestling. Baptised 15 December 1901 in Guestling. Beatrice married John Henry Duke in 1924 in Hastings. In 1939 they were living at 235, Parker Road, Hastings where John was a foreman pointer. They had two sons.  Beatrice Annie Duke died in 1977
  • Anniss Marion Santer. Born 2 June 1904 in Guestling. Anniss married George E Barham in 1927 in Hastings. Anniss Barber died in 1969 in Eastbourne.

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

In 1911 John and Jane's son Charles Santer was still living with his parents at Royal Oak Cottage, Crowhurst where he was a 41 year old house painter. Charles Santer of Crowhurst died aged 58 years old and was buried on 8 March 1928 in Crowhurst, Sussex.

John and Jane's son Edward Santer married Eliza Ellen Major on 1 November 1896 at Guestling. Edward was a 25 year old labourer. Eliza was 23 years old, the daughter of William Major, gardener. 

In 1901 they were living at 6 Orchard Place, Warehorne, Kent where 29 year old Edward was a railway labourer. They had six children:

  • Annis Marion Santer. Born 28 February 1897 in Guestling, Sussex. Annis married John C Foord in 1926 in Ashford, Kent. She is believed to have died in 1977 in Shepway, Kent.
  • Edward Santer. Born 10 December 1898 in Guestling, Sussex. Edward, a private in the Machine Gun Corps died on 8 April 1918 in Piemont, Aisne, Piermont, France.
  • John William Santer. Born 1 April 1900 in Guestling, Sussex. Baptised 15 July 1900 in Guestling. John died on 11 December 1976 in Lydd, Kent.
  • Dorothy Olive Santer. Born 8 October 1902 at 6 Orchard Place, Warehorn, Kent. She married Norman Connell in 1925 in West Ashford, Kent. Norman Connell died in 1964 in Bradford, Yorkshire. Dorothy Olive Connell died in 1989 in Bradford, Yorkshire.
  • Florence Mary Santer. Born 10 March 1906 in Willlesborough, Kent. She was baptised on 27 May 1906. Florence married Charles William Willcocks in 1935 in Wandsworth. Charles William Willcocks of 138 Hurlingham Road, Fulham died on 17 September 1949 at St Mary's Hospital, Paddington. Probate was granted to his widow. His estate was valued at £2,875 2s 2d. Florence died in 1982 in Fulham, London. 
  • Eleanor Jane Santer. Born 24 November 1907 at 83 Rugby Road, Ashford, Kent. Eleanor married Phillip Lester Tudor in 1930 in Farnham, Surrey. Phillip died in 1985 in Wolverhampton. Eleanor died on 10 April 1987 at 22 Wood Lane, Bushbury, Wolverhampton.
  • Helena Santer. Born 1909 in Ashford, Kent.
  • Godfrey Santer. Born 21 January 1914 in Ashford, Kent. Godfrey married Joan Lillian Pealling in 1958 in Surrey. Godfrey died in 1975 in Brighton, Sussex. Joan Lillian Santer died in 1992 in Brighton, Sussex

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

John and Jane's daughter Mary Jane Santer married George Henry Balcomb in 1896 in Hastings. They had a son 

  • Frederick George Balcomb.. Born 26 August 1898 in Hastings. Frederick married Elsie Alice Crisford on 30 July 1932 in All Souls, Hastings. In 1939 they were living at 4, Carisbrooke Road, Hastings and Frederick was as a house decorator.  Frederick died on 4 June 1982 aged 83 years old, at Battle, Sussex.

George Henry Balcomb died on 5 December 1898 in Battle, Sussex, aged 25 years old, when his son was just four months old. In 1901 Mary J Balcomb, a 25 year old widow was working as a servant at 64 West Hill, St Leonards. Her employer Sophia W Gabb, aged 77 was living "on her own means" with her three sisters. Her son Frederick was living with his grandparents John and Jane Santer at Royal Oak Cottages, Crowhurst. In 1911 Mary is a parlour maid working for William Augustus Raper, solicitor in Battle, Sussex. Frederick was still living with his grandparents at Royal Oak Cottage. Mary Jane Balcomb remarried on 23 March 1913 in Crowhurst, Her second husband was George Ernest Morgan, a 46 year old widower, a coachman, son of John Morgan, stockman.  

John and Jane's daughter Eleanor Santer married Percival Austin in 1904 in Battle. In 1911 they were living at Crowhurst Street, Near Battle. Percival, aged 31 was a platelayers labourer. Eleanor was 32 years old. They had three children, 

  • Edward George Austin. Born 1906 in Crowhurst
  • Doris Marion Austin. Born 10 March 1908 in Crowhurst. Baptised 14 June 1908 in Crowhurst. Doris married Douglas Charles Holland on 26 June 1935 in Crowhurst.  Douglas was a 28 year old joiner, son of Charles Holland, railway man.  In 1939 they were living at 56, Silverlands Road, Hastings where Douglas was a carpenter. Douglas Charles Holland died in 1998 in Hastings. Doris Marion Holland died on 18 December 2006 in Bexhill.
  • Edith Jean Austin. Born 11 August 1914 in Crowhurst. Baptised 4 October 1914 in Crowhurst. Edith married Roland James Taylor on 29 December 1934 in Crowhurst. Roland was a 28 year old butcher, son of Frederick James Taylor, guest house owner. In 1939 they were living at 15, Battle Road, Hastings and Roland was a garage engineer and driver.  Roland James Taylor, a driver in the R.A.S.C (T116456) died on 27 May 1940 and was buried in Dunkirk 

Percival Austin died in 1947 in Crowhurst. Eleanor Santer died on 10 April 1957. 

Mary Sweetman 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, son of Stephen Catt, labourer. 

In 1861 James and Mary 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 L West in 1928 in Eastbourne. 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. 

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 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 1888. Albert married Catherine Christina Osman in 1917. They had two sons Edgar John Rigelsford, born 1918 in Barnet and George Alexander Rigelsford born in 1921 in Edmonton. Albert died on 28 Januarty 1958 in Essex. His wife Catherine of 22 Farmilo Road, Essex died on 28 March 1960. Administration of her estate was granted to her son Edgar, a bus driver. Her estate was valued at £1,273. 8s 9d. Their son George died in 1997.
  • Edward William Rigelsford. Born 1892. Edgar enlisted in the Royal Sussex Regiment and first served in France on 18 February 1915. Edgar was killed on 9 May 1915 and was buried at Richebourg-l'Avoue, Departement du Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
  • Elsie Emily Rigelsford. Born 13 February 1899. Baptised 2 April 1899 in Hailsham. Elsie married Edwin Luke Kenny in 1919. In 1939 Edward and Elsie were living at Harringey, 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. In 1939 Frances was living at 38A, Harringey, 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. 

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 1900 in Tunbridge Wells. Alfred married Ivy R Osborne in Cuckfield in 1932. He died in 1974.  
  • Clifford Wesley Hugh Burchett. Born 25 June 1907 in North Walsham, Norfolk. He married Daisy Tull on 4 July 1936 at Horsham. Daisy died on 28 August 1937 at Nenns Cottage, Tower Hill, Horsham. Clifford remarried on 28 August 1940 at Brentwood, Essex. His second wife was Catherine Doyle. They had one son. Catherine died on 5 April 1980 at Pitmans Field, Harlow. Clifford died in 1981 in Harlow, Essex.  

 In 1911, Thomas and Jane were living at Blackbury Hill, Mordiford, Hereford. Thomas Burchett died on 8 November 1936 at Tower Hill, Horsham. 

James and Mary's son James Henry Sweetman married Ellen Kemp 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 two  children: 

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

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

Stephen and Ann's daughter Harriett Catt may have married in 1863. Her husband was either George Abraham Waymart or Benjamin Wright, I have not obtained the marriage certificate. 

Frances Burgess nee Catt

Stephen and Ann's daughter Frances Catt married Trayton Thomas Burgess on 1 November 1862 in Warbleton. Trayton was a 21 year old labourer, son of Trayton Burgess, farmer. Frances was a 19 year old servant, daughter of Stephen Catt, labourer.    

In 1871 they were living at Panhurst, Dallington and "Thomas" was an agricultural labourer. Their first two children had been born. They were still at the same address in 1881 and a further four children had been born. Trayton and Frances had six children in all:

  • Trayton Burgess. Born 28 May 1863 in Warbleton
  • Mary Anne Burgess. Born 1867 in Warbleton
  • Harriett J Burgess. Born 1871 in Dallington. Strangely the only baptism I can find is for Harriett Jane Burgess baptised on 29 October 1871 at Dallington. The transcript shows she is the daughter of Trayton Edward Burgess and Mary Ann Burgess. Has this been mis transcribed?
  • John Henry Burgess. Born 30 January 1873 at Dallington. Baptised 20 April 1873 at Warbleton.
  • William Henry Burgess. Born 1 March 1875 in Dallington. Baptised 27 June 1875 in Warbleton.
  • Charles Burgess. Born 19 December 1877 in Dallington. Baptised 21 April 1878 in Warbleton.

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 T Burgess died later that same year. Frances Burgess died 10 years later in 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
  • 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. Thomas died in 1956 in Maidstone. Amy died on 25 December 1974 in Sittingbourne, Kent.
  • Mary Jane Burgess, Born 14 September 1898 in Warbleton. 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 inat Kent and Sussex Crematorium.
  • William Walter Burgess. Born 29 December 1899 in Warbleton. As above, he enlisted for World War I in 1918. Walter W Burgess married Annie Rose Joyce Rolfe in 1932 in Hailsham. 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.
  • Noreen Eddie Burgess. Born 1910 in Staplehurst, Kent

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 1939 Marguerite was a widow living at Wisteria, Field Road, New Romney with her daughter. Marguerita 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 1939 they were living in Drewfield, New Romney and Elam was a builder. They had at least one son. 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 Everitt in 1917 in Romney Marsh. 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 Everitt died on 19 May 1981. Ellen Everitt 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 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 died in 1949 in Folkestone.

Assuming she is Trayton and Frances' daughter Harriett Jane Burgess married Harry Morley on 18 April 1893 at Warbleton. In 1901 they 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
  • Mabel Phoebe Morley. Baptised 11 June 1899 in Hastingleigh, Kent.
  • 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. Harriett J Morley died in 1942 in Ashford, Kent. Harry Morley died in 1943 in Bromley, Kent.

Trayton and Frances' son John Henry Burgess married Sophia Robins in 1895 in Hailsham. In 1901 they 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.

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. 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. 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. Bessie Burgess never married and died in 1980 in Eastbourne.

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 never remarried and 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.

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 on 4 July 1967 at 

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.

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. 

Charles Catt & Mercy Wrenn

In 1861 Charles Catt was a 13 year old agricultural labourer living with his parents 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.  

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. 

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 18956 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 
  • John Edward "Jack" Kemp. Born 25 July 1898 in Haverfordwest, Wales. John Edward married Daisy Kemp on 12 February 1921 at St Mary, Finchley. In 1939 they were living in Little Wyalls Farm, Dallington where John was farming. Two children were listed. 

Harriett's sister Lilly Catt, aged 12 was living with them. In 1911 Isaac they were living at Cornfords Brickyard, Heathfield (the same address as Harriett's parents). Isaac, aged 43, was a chicken fattener. In 1939 Isaac and Harriet were living at Little Bunces Farm, Hailsham and Isaac, although in his 70's  was 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) . 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. 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. Nellie may have married William T Mitchell in 1936
  • 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 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 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. 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. They had three children.

  • Flora Elizabeth Sands. Born 19 November 1902 in Heathfield. 
  • Frederick George Sands. Born 23 December 1903 in Heathfield. Baptised 3 April 1904 in Mayfield. Frederick George Sands died in 1983 in Eastbourne.  
  • Albert Henry Sands. Born 3 October 1905 in Heathfield. Baptised 24 June 1906 in Heathfield. In 1939 Albert was living alone at Stream Farm Cottage, Rushlake Green. He was a bricklayer. 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. Baptised 26 May 1912 at Heathfield. Ethel may have married to become "Burgess" in 1934.

Walter Luther Sands of Sandycross Cottages was called up on 25 July 1916 and became a private in the Queens Royal West Surrey Regiment. Walter Luther Sands of Monkhurst Cottages, Heathfield died aged 55 years old and was buried on 6 February 1934 at Heathfield. 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. 

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). 

They had at least two children

  • Walter Brook. Baptised 28 November 1920 in Warbleton. 
  • Margary Brook. Born 13 February 1926. 

In 1939 they were living at Springs Lodge, Hailsham Road, Warbleton. William was a blacksmith striker. 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 had been born on 5 February 1854 the daughter of Stephen Saunders and Martha White who married on 11 March 1840 at Warbleton. 

In 1881 Henry, aged 31 and Caroline, aged 27 were living at Playdells, Wartling. They had 6 children:

  • Caroline Emma Catt. Born 10 February 1874 at Warbleton.
  • Reuben Henry Catt. Born 22 July 1875 at Warbleton.
  • Millicent Catt. Born 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 they were living at Turn Millars where 31 year old Albert was a chicken fattener. In 1911 they were living at Black Down Cottage, Punnetts Green, Heathfield where 41 year old Albert was a labourer for a chicken fattener. They had seven children: 

  • Alfred John Crouch. Born 1 March 1896 at Dallington. Alfred John Couch of Blackdown Cottage, Warbleton died aged 40 and was buried in Warbleton on 20 March 1936.
  • Annie Louisa Crouch. Born 30 May 1897 at Dallington. Annie married Stephen Woolgar on 20 December 1919 at Warbleton. Stephen was a 21 year old cowman, son of William Woolgar, cowman. In 1921 they were living in Selmester. Stephen was a cowman working for J Guy, Stoney Farm, Selmester. They had one son. 
  • Lillian Alice Crouch. Born 4 March 1900 in Dallington. Lillian married George Richard Harper in 1919 in Guildford. George emigrated in 1920 arriving in Erie, Pennsylvania. His wife followed in 1921 with their 9 month daughter. The family later moved to Toronto. George died on 12 April 1971 in Collingwood, Ontario, Lillian died on 20 October 1976 in Collingwood. Thanks to their granddaughter Beverley Armstrong for this information.   
  • Millicent Dorcas Crouch. Born 1903 in Dallington. Millicent Dorcas Crouch of Swailes Bank Sanitorium, 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. Daisy married John Thomas Norley in Croydon. 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 in 1932. Ernest died on 9 December 1984 at Uckfield. Ruth Elizabeth Crouch died on 27 July 1994 in Uckfield. 

Albert Crouch of Blackdown, Warbleton died aged 45 years old and was buried at Warbleton on 3 June 1915. In 1939 Caroline was living at Punnetts Town, Four Ways, Hailsham. She was by that time a widow. Caroline Emma Crouch of Blackdown, Punnetts Green died on 17 November 1946. 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. In 1911 Reuben and Florence  were living at Turners Green, Heathfield where Reuben was general labourer. They had four children: 

  • Doris Beuttell Leeves. Born 8 October 1896 in Burwash. Baptised 8 November 1896 in Heathfield. Doris appears to have been Florence's daughter from a previous relationship. In 1922 Doris married Charles James Young and in 1939 they were living at Redlays Cottage, Battle. Doris Beuttell Young of 41 Beaconsfield Road, Hastings died in 13 November 1979.
  • Frederick Stanley Catt. Born 29 June 1903 at Warbleton. Frederick married Edith Mary Brockhurst in 1930. They had seven children. Frederick Stanley Catt of 13 Pine Walk, Liss died on 27 April 1986
  • Gladys Christabel Catt. Born 28 May 1906 at Warbleton. Baptised 2 September 1906 in Warbleton. Gladys married Wallace Walter Helmsby in 1947. Wallace died in 1965. Gladys remarried in 1986 in Eastbourne. Her second husband was Henry Alfred Butler. Gladys died in 1986. Henry Alfred Butler died in 2005
  • Stuart Roy Catt. Born 1910 in Warbleton. Stuart died on 2 June 1939

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

Henry and Caroline's daughter Millicent Catt married William H Messetter on 11 November 1905 at Warbleton. William was a 25 year old labourer, son of George Messetter, labourer. Millicent was 28 years old. 

William enlisted to fight in World War 1 and his service record shows he had 2 children: 

  • Leiia 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
  • 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 Messenter died in 1999.  

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 1939 Arthur and Annie were living at Land Farm, Hailsham where Arthur was farming. 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 ws 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. 

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

Reuben Catt and Harriett Ann Booth. 

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. 

In 1939 they were living in New House, Hawsey, Chailey. 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 2010.  

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. 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 was possibly executor of his brother Charles estate in 1917. 

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 

  • 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. 

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 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 in 1895 in Hailsham. 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. 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. 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. Frances married George Reid in 1931 in Battle. In 1939 Frances was living at 3, Deacon Streetm 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. 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 atrrived 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. Thery were both buried in Queens Park Cemetary. 

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 in 1897. 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 in 1904 in Hailsham. 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
  • Rosa Grace Catt. Born 15 July 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. 

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. 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 in 1908 in Hailsham. 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 1909 in Warbleton. 
  • Lily Vale. Born 1911 in Willesden. 
  • 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 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 in 1908. 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 aand other researchers have suggested that this was Charles's mother.  They are believed to have had one daughter,  

  • Winifred J Dunk. Born 1921. Winifred died in 1932, aged just 11 years old. 

 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 in 1910 in Hailsham. In 1911 they were living at Stream Farm, Warbleton with Ellen's parents. Ebenezer was a 22 year old farm labourer.  They had a son 

  • John Aubrey Hobden. Born 12 October 1914 in Hailsham. John died on 14 January 1985 in Eastbourne. 

In 1939 Ebenezer and Ellen 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.  

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 senior died in 1911.

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. 

William and Fanny's son William Edward Catt married Gertrude A Yates in 1927 in Hailsham. In 1939 they were living at Holly Cottage, Warbleton and  William was a farm labourer. William E Catt died in 1941 in Hailsham. Gertrude A Catt died in 1961 in Eastbourne. 

William and Fanny's son Stephen Catt married Daisy Eliza Burchett in 1912 in Hailsham. In 1939 they were living at Little Markley Farm, Warbleton and Stephen was a smallholder. They had three children:

  • Edwin S Catt. Born 24 April 1913. In 1939 Edwin was still living with his parents and was a "general labourer". Nothing more is known about him. 
  • Cecil Catt. Born 22 February 1915. In 1939 Cecil was still living with his parents and was a "nurseryman". Cecil married Kate Cornford in 1940. Kate was the niece of Margaret Cornford who married James Veness and who were my 2 x great grandparents. (Vol IV. Appendix D).  Cecil Catt of Woodside, Spring Lane, Five Ashes, Mayfield died on 21 February 1995.  Kate Catt died in 2004
  • Audrey May Catt. Born 12 February 1917. It appears Audrey never married and she died in Eastbourne in 2005

Stephen Catt of Little Markley, Rushlake Green died on 21 May 1968 in Hailsham, aged 78 years. Daisy Eliza Catt of Little Marklye, Rushlake Green died on 8 March 1976, aged 85 years. 

William and Fanny's son Joseph Catt may have enlisted in the Royal Sussex Regiment on 6 December 1915. He served in 5th Battalion, C Company, 48th Division. After 7 months service he was transferred to the sick convoy suffering from tonsillitis. He recovered only to be wounded on 10 September 1917. He appears to have died in 1920 aged just 28 years old.  

William and Fanny's son James Catt married Kate Leeves in 1920 in Hailsham.  Kate Wilmshurst had been born on 8 August 1882, the daughter of Simeon Wilmshurst (1839 to 1912) and Orpah Catt (1846 to 1935). Orpah Catt was the daughter of Benjamin Catt (7 April 1808 to 1886) and Eliza Christmas Wratten (2 July 1809 to 1888) who married on 11 June 1829 at Herstmonceux. Benjamin's parents/Kate's great grandparents were John Catt (30 July 1786 to 1867) and Mary Henty (1781 to 1852). James Catt's great grandparents were also John Catt and Mary Henty (see above) making this a marriage of second cousins. Kate Wilmshurst had previously married Alfred Leeves in 1905 in Hailsham. Alfred Leeves was the son of William Leeves (1855 to 1935) and Frances Piper (1855 to 1933). Despite going back several generations I have been unable to connect Alfred to the Leeves that married into the Catt family (see above).  In 1911 Alfred and Kate were living at Ranmore, Dorking and Alfred was a poultry farmer. They had a son 

  • Percy Leeves. Born 15 November 1911. Baptised 7 July 1912 at St Barnabus, Ranmore. Percy Leeves died in 1992 in Crawley, West Sussex.

Alfred Leeves died in 1913 in Whitechapel, London. In 1939 James and Kate were living at White House Cottage, Warbleton and James was a "nursery hand" Also living with them was Kate's son Percy Leeves, a carpenter. Kate Catt died in 1965 in Hailsham. James Catt died in 1983 in Eastbourne.

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