VOL. III - APPENDIX E

The Children of James Barton and Orpha Crowhurst

James Barton who was born on 5 February 1825 the son of John Barton and Catherine Keeley (Chapter 1). He was baptised on 3 March 1825 at Heathfield Independent Chapel.

On 4 September 1847 James married Orpah Crowhurst at All Saints Church, Herstmonceux. James was a 25 year old bachelor, a labourer from Cowbeech, the son of John Barton, labourer. Orpah is described a 21 year old spinster , daughter of Charles Crowhurst. No occupation is given for Charles. Both James and Orpah were only able to make their mark, as were the witnesses James Christmas and Charlotte Martin. (Reg Gen Sept Qtr 1847 Hailsham 7 491).

James and Orpah had four children:

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

Our line continues through John Henry Barton (Chapter 3), but some information is known about their other children and this is detailed below:

Jane Reed nee Barton

Jane Barton was baptised on 2 January 1848 at Warbleton. 

At the time of the 1851 census she was living at home at Bodle Street Green with her parents James and Orpha and sister Dorcus.

It is not clear where she was at the time of the 1861 census. I have traced a Jane Barton, aged 13 (born 1848), a house servant living with and working for Stephen Neve and his family at Rushlake Green, Warbleton. If this is not 'our Jane' then it is more than likely that 'our Jane', 5 years older was similarly occupied.

On 13 May 1865, Jane married John Henry Reed at St John's Church, Bodle Street Green. Jane was 19 years old, the daughter of James Barton. John Henry Reed was 23 years old , the son of Reuben Reed. The witnesses were David Fairall and Harriet Barton.  Harriet was probably Jane's cousin (the daughter of Thomas Barton and Elendor Tedham) who later married David Fairall (Appendix C)  

John and Jane had eight children:

  • Charles James Reed, born 1866 in Warbleton
  • Ruth Reed, born 1868 in Warbleton
  • Thomas Reed, born 1870 in Warbleton
  • George Reed, born 1872 in Warbleton
  • William Frederick Reed, baptised 6 April 1873 at Bodle Street Green
  • Esther Jane Reed, baptised 26 September 1875 at Bodle Street Green
  • Alice Orpah Reed.  Born 26 May 1877. Baptised on 1 July 1877 at Bodle Street Green.
  • John Henry Reed, baptised 12 October 1879 at Bodle Street Green

In 1871 John and Jane were living in Bodle Street Green with their children, James, aged 5, scholar, Ruth, aged 3, scholar, both born Warbleton, and Thomas, aged 1, born Herstmonceux.

At the time of the 1881 census, John and Jane were still living at Bodle Street, Herstmonceux. John was a farm labourer. Charles, aged 15 was an apprentice, Ruth, aged 13, is described as an assistant, Esther and Alice are scholars and John was only 1 year old. Their sons Thomas, aged 11 and (William) Frederick, aged 8 were both farm servants living at Toll Farm, Warbleton with unmarried Nelly Noakes, aged 75, a farmer of 140 acres employing 3 labourers and 2 boys and her unmarried niece, Emily Noakes, a 37 year old housekeeper. Son George Reed, aged 9, was living with his grandparents in Bodle Street Green. 

Jane Reed died aged 35 and was buried at St John's Church, Bodle Street Green on 22 August 1883. (Reg Gen Sept Qtr 1883 Hailsham 2b 52)

In 1891 John Reed was still a widower living in Bodle Street Green. He was now 48 and employed as a farm bailiff. Sons George and John and daughter Alice were still living at home.

John remarried on 2 October 1892, aged 49. His new bride was Sarah Jeffrey, aged 53, daughter of John Williams at St John's Church, Bodle Street Green. The witnesses were Esther J Reed, John and Jane's daughter and George H Jeffrey.

John and Sarah remained in Bodle Street Green. By 1901 John is aged 58 and his wife aged 60. John is described as a farmer, possibly indicating a further increase in status. His son John, aged 21 is the only child who remains at home. He is described a cattleman. Sarah is shown as having been born in Falmouth, Cornwall and shown as visiting at the time is 12 year old Merle Jeffrey, born Hailsham.

Living next door at the time was Sarah Reed, a 83 year old widow living on her own means, born Warbleton. This appears to be John's mother.

In 1911 John and Sarah are living at Alehouse Farm, Bodle Street Green. John is still a farmer. Living with them is their 14 year old grandson, George Walter Seague who was working on the farm.

John Henry Reed of East Hoathley died on 5 December 1919. Probate was granted to Charles Keeley, farmer and Frederic William Chilvers, gardener. 

Sarah Reed died in 1922 in Uckfield. 

  • Charles James Reed

Charles James Reed was born in 1866, the son of John Henry Reed and Jane Barton.

In 1871 he was living in Bodle Street Green with his parents, but nothing else is known with any certainty after that date. 

  • Ruth Millicent Dann nee Reed

Ruth Reed was born in 1878 in Warbleton, the daughter of John Henry Reed and Jane Barton.   

In 1891 Ruth was a 23 year old housekeeper, living and working for George Boniface, a 60 year old miller at Mill House, Horsebeating, Hailsham. 

Other researchers have suggested that our Ruth was Ruth Millicent Reed who married Albert Hedley Dann in 1892. 

In 1901  Albert and Ruth were living at Bellbank, St Mary's, Hailsham. Albert, 32 was a stockman. In 1911 they were living at The Bungalow, Eastwell Place, London Road, Hailsham. They had three children (who were cousins of James Richard Barton)

  • Hubert Hedley Dann. Born 25 January 1892
  • Aldyth Alice Dann. Born 12 May 1895
  • George Frederick Dann. Born 1898. 

Their son Hubert , aged 19 was a green grocer, their son George, aged 13 a florist apprentice. Also listed in 1911 is "William Ticehurst", aged 4 described as a "nurse child". A 'nurse child' can mean a number of things, from informally adopted or fostered, to temporarily 'farmed out' to close kin, or family friends or near neighbours or private individuals who offered a service at stances) a low price. In 1911 their daughter Aldyth was not with the family, but was a patient at Victoria Hospital, Hailsham. 

Albert H Dann died in 1943 in Uckfield. Ruth Millicent Dann died in 1944 in Uckfield. 

Hubert Headley Dann died in 1969 in Uckfield. 

Aldyth Alice Dann of 11 Keld Avenue, Uckfield died on 13 July 1975

George Frederick Dann died in 1952 in Brighton.   

  • Thomas Reed and Susan Marie Owens

Thomas Reed was born around 1870 in Warbleton, the son of John Henry Reed and Jane Barton. 

In 1881 Thomas, aged 11 was a farm servant living at Toll Farm, Warbleton with unmarried Nelly Noakes, aged 75, a farmer of 140 acres employing 3 labourers and 2 boys and her unmarried niece, Emily Noakes, a 37 year old housekeeper. 

In 1891 he was a farm servant, living with and working for George Washington Meek a 66 year old farmer at Sulley Farm, Wartling. 

Thomas appears to have married Susan Marie Owens in 1904 in Eastbourne. In 1911 they were living at 71 Melbourne Road, Eastbourne and Thomas was a labourer. Thomas was 43 years old and his wife 49, they do not appear to have had any children. 

  • George Reed

George Reed was born around 1872 in Warbleton, the son of John Henry Reed and Jane Barton. 

In 1881, aged 9, he was living with his grandparents James and Orpha Barton in Bodle Street Green.  

Nothing more is known about George. 

  • William Frederick Reed

William Frederick Reed was baptised on 6 April 1873, at Bodle Street, the son of John Henry Reed and Jane Barton. 

In 1881 (William) Frederick, aged 8 was a farm servant living at Toll Farm, Warbleton with unmarred Nelly Noakes, aged 75, a farmer of 140 acres employing 3 labourers and 2 boys and her unmarried niece, Emily Noakes, a 37 year old housekeeper. 

Nothing more is known about him. 

  • Esther Jane Teague nee Reed

Esther Jane Reed was baptised on 26 September 1875 at Bodle Street, the daughter of John Henry Reed and Jane Barton. 

In 1891 she was a domestic servant living with and working for Nelly Noakes an 85 year old farmer at Toll Farm, Bodle Street. Her neice 46 year old Emily Noakes, a 46 year old housekeeper was living with her. 

Esther married George William Teague in 1896 in Brighton. In 1901 they were living at 56 Ewart Street, where 31 year old George was a potman. 

In 1911 they were living at 76 Richmond Street, Brighton and 41 year old George was a general hand at a mineral water factory. They had seven children: 

  • George William Teague. Born 1897 in Brighton
  • Nelly Elizabeth Teague. Born 1898 in Brighton. Died 1902 in Steyning, Sussex. 
  • Frederick Archer Teague. Born 21 February 1900 in Brighton. 
  • Alice Ivy Teague. Born 1902 in Brighton
  • Leslie Maurice Teague. Born 1906 in Brighton
  • Winifred Mary Teague. Born 1909 in Brighton. 
  • Doris Helena Teague. Born 1910 in Brighton 

Esther Jane Teague of 27 Station Street, Brighton (wife of George William Teague) died on 19 March 1924. Probate was granted to Frederick Archer Teague, salesman.  George William Teague died in 1935 in Brighton. 

In 1911 George and Esther's son, George William Teague was living with his grandparents at Alehouse Farm, Bodle Street, aged 14 he was working on a farm. George died in 1918 in Brighton. 

George and Esther's son Frederick Archer Teague married Ivy Elizabeth Miles in 1924 in Brighton. They had two sons 

  • Denis A Teague. Born 30 June 1930 in Brighton. Married Sylvia Margaret Easen on 2 June 1951 in Brighton. They had three children. Denis died on 12 May 2003 in Brighton. Sylvia died on 11 January 2011 in Brighton. 
  • Gordon A Teague. Born 1931 in Brighton.   

Frederick Archer Teague died in 1975 in Brighton. Ivy Elizabeth Teague died in 1987 in Brighton. 

Nothing more is known about George and Esther's daughter Alice Ivy Teague. 

George and Esther's son Leslie Maurice Teague married Elsie L Giles in 1930. Leslie died in 1996 in Crawley. 

George and Esther's daughter Winifred Mary Teague married Edward Shaw Attwater. Winifred Mary Attwater of 314 Hangleton Road, Hove died on 24 October 1979. Edward died in 2001 in Worthing. 

Finally George and Esther's daughter Doris Helena Teague married George Henry Goodman. They had a daughter Brenda Jean Goodman in 1934. Doris died on 4 June 1974 at Brighton. George died on 21 August 1987 in Chelmsford. 

  • Alice Orpah Chilvers nee Reed

Alice Orpah Reed was born on 26 May 1877 and baptised on 1 July 1877  at Bodle Street, the daughter of John Henry Reed and Jane Barton.

Alice married Frederick William Chilvers on 9 October 1898

In 1901 they were living at 4 Windoor Road, Hailsham, where 28 year old Frederick was a gardener. In 1939 they were living at Manor Villa, Hailsham where Frederick was a head gardener. 

Frederick and Alice had five children:

  • Arthur Henry Chilvers. Born 1899 in Hailsham
  • Evelyn Orpha C Chilvers. Born 1901 in Hailsham
  • Albert Edward Chilvers. Born 1903 in Hailsham
  • Frederick William Chilvers. Born 3 October 1905 in Hailsham. 
  • Kathleen Millicent Chilvers. Born 1910 in Melbourne, Derbyshire. 

In 1911 they were living at Manor Cottage, Selmston, Berwick Station.  

Alice Orpha Chilvers died in 1972 in Eastbourne. 

Frederick and Alice's son Arthur Henry Chilvers, a private in the Duke of Edinburgh's Regiment  died on 17 April 1918 and was buried at Zonnebeke, West Flanders (West-Vlaanderen), Belgium. His effects were passed to his mother Alice. 

Nothing more in known about Frederick and Alice's daughter Evelyn Orpha C Chilvers.  

Frederick and Alice's son Albert Edward Chilvers married Winifred  Lilian Booker in 1932 in East Preston. Albert Edward Chilvers of 26 Tennyson Avenue, Littlehampton died on 24 September 1950 at The Hospital, Worthing. Probate was granted to Winifred Lillian Chilvers, widow. Winifred Lilian Chilvers of 30 Grangeway, Rushington, West Sussex died on 30 September 1984.  

Frederick and Alice's son Frederick William Chilvers appears to have emigrated to Australia. He enlisted in the 2nd Allied Invasion Force in Caulfield Victoria, serving between 1939 and 1948. He visited England returning  to Fremantle, Western Australia arriving on 7 November 1957. His address in Australia was 1 Lasswade Avenue, Sandy Bay, Hobart, Tasmania.  

Frederick and Alice's daughter Kathleen Millicent Chilvers was born in Melbourne, Derbyshire. It was not clear why her parents would have been in Derbyshire at that point, but they returned to Sussex shortly thereafter and Kathleen was living there with her parents in 1911. In 1939 she was living with her parents at Manor Villa, Hailsham. she is described as an "invalid". Kathleen M Chilvers died in 1939 in Hailsham.   

  • John Henry Reed and Mercy Honeysett

John Henry Reed was baptised 12 October 1879 at Bodle Street Green the son of John Henry Reed and Jane Barton. 

John married Mercy Honeysett in 1910. 

In 1911 they were living in Flowers Green, Herstmonceux where John was a cowman on a farm. 

Mercy Reed died in 1953. John Henry Reed died in 1962

Dorcas Jarman nee Barton

Dorcas Barton was born in 1850 (Reg Gen June Qtr 1850 Hailsham 7 412)

At the time of the 1861 census she was aged 10 living with her parents at Bodle Street Green.

By 1871, 20 year old Dorcas was a general servant to Harriett Trechard, aged 49, a lodging house keeper ,at 14 Pelham Crescent, St Mary in the Castle, Hastings.

Dorcas married William Frederick Jarman in 1872 (Reg Gen June Qtr 1872 Hastings 2b 45). William Frederick Jarman was the son of William Frederick Clark and Naomi Jarmon. He was born out of Wedlock. William Frederick Clark married Elizabeth Sutton in 1839 and they had 2 sons, George Clark and Charles Clark. Elizabeth died in 1863 and on 25 January 1866 William Clark finally married Naomi Jarman at St Nicholas Brighton, when their son would have been nearly 30.

By 1881 William and Dorcas were living at Gardner Street, Herstmonceux where they appeared to remain for the next 20 years at least. 44 year old William was a wheelwright. They had eight children:

  • Naomi Orpah Jarman. Baptised 25 August 1872 at Bodle Street. 
  • Ansley Emily Jarman. Baptised 19 October 1873 in Pevensey
  • Mary J Jarman. Born 1879 at Westham
  • William Frederick Charles Jarman. Baptised 12 June 1881 at Herstmonceux
  • Albert James Jarman. Baptised 14 September 1884 at Herstmonceux
  • George Henry Jarman. Baptised 24 April 1887 at Herstmonceux
  • Arthur Jarman. Baptised 26 May 1889 at Herstmonceux.
  • Jane Jarman. Baptised 26 July 1891 at Herstmonceux. 

In 1901, William and Dorcas were living at 1 Rose Villas, Herstmonceux next door to Dorcas's widowed mother, 74 year old Orpha Barton. William, Albert, George and Arthur all remain at home. William senior remains a wheelwright and sons William and Albert were employed as carriers and 14 year old George was a journeyman baker. Also living with them was 81 year old widow, Naomi Clark who was Williams mother.

William Jarman died in 1917 aged 78 (Reg Gen June Qtr 1917 Hailsham 2b 132). Dorcas Jarman also died in 1917 aged 67 (Reg Gen June Qtr 1917 Hailsham 2b 151). 

  • Naomi Orpah Robinson nee Jarman. 

Naomi Orpah Jarman was baptised 25 August 1872 at Bodle Street, daughter of William Frederick Jarman and Dorcas Barton. 

In 1891 Naomi was working as a housemaid at 14 Sandringham Gardens, Oxbridge Road, Ealing. The entry reads Romi Orpha Jarman, aged 19, housemaid, born Pevensey, Sussex, but I am sure that this is the correct person. She was housemaid to John Josh Coleby, aged 63, a bread manufacturer and his three daughters and one son. The family also had a cook, Ruth Annie Winter from Lincolnshire.

In 1901 Naomi aged 28 was a parlourmaid, living with and working for William H Wylde, aged 81, a retired civil servant and his daughter at 23 Collingham Road, Kensington. She was one of five servants working for him. 

Naomi married Charles James Robinson on 11 April 1903 at St Jude's South Kensington. Charles was a 30 year old painter of 21 Blenheim Street, Chelsea, son of George Robinson, builder. Naomi gives her address as 23 Collingham Road, but no occupation is given. 

In 1911 they were living at 67 Hazelbury Road, Fulham where 38 year old Charles was working as a house painter. 

They had two children:

  • Emily Robinson. Born 1905
  • Elsie Robinson. born 1907

Naomi Orpah Jarman died in 1967 in Chelsea. 

Nothing more is known about either of their daughters.   

  • Ansley Emily Ridge nee Jarman. 

Ansley Emily Jarman was baptised 19 October 1873 in Pevensey, daughter of William Frederick Jarman and Dorcas Barton.

It is not clear where Ansley was at the time of the 1891 census, but on 13 May 1900 she had married Francis Alfred Ridge in Croydon (Reg Gen June Qtr 1900 Croydon 2a 479) .

In 1911 they were living at 4 Stanley Parade, Wallington where 41 year old Francis was a pastry chef. They had two children in England 

  • Alfred George Ridge. Born 20 April 1901
  • Annie Emily Ridge. Born 1903

In 1913 Francis, Ansley and their two children sailed for New York on the Philadelphia arriving on 6 April 1913. They were on route to Toronto. 

Francis and Ansley had two children in Canada

  • Francis Albert Ridge. Born 31 October 1913 in Ontario 
  • Elsie Ridge. Born 1916 in Ontario. 

 In 1921 they were living at 564 Logan Avenue, Toronto East where 51 year old Francis was an inspector. 

Francis died on 15 January 1944 in Toronto. 

On  6 June 1924 Francis and Ansley son Alfred George Ridge entered to USA, he was a photographer seeking work. By 1930 he had married Leila Bernice Aycock and was living with his in-laws Pinkney Aycock and his wife Dora in Memphis, Tennessee. Alfred, aged 23 was an engraver for a newspaper. They had their first daughter who was less than a year old. In 1940 they were living by themselves in Memphis. Alfred was a photo engraver for a paper company. They had two daughters

  • Jean A Ridge. Born 1930 in Tennessee
  • Ann Ridge. Born 1932 in Tennessee

Alfred returned to the USA having visited his mother after the death of her husband, on 31 August 1945. He died on 13 September 1951 in Tennessee. His wife Bernice died on 24 May 1985 and was buried at Memorial Park Cemetary, Shelby, Tennessee. 

Nothing more is known about Francis and Ansley's daughter Annie Emily Ridge 

Francis and Ansley's son Francis Albert Ridge died on 11 May 1966 and was buried at Mount Pleasant Cemetary, Toronto. 

Nothing more is known about Francis and Ansley's daughter Emily Ridge.  

  • Mary J Jarman.

Mary J Jarman was born around 1879 at Westham, the daughter of William Frederick Jarman and Dorcas Barton.

In 1891, 12 year old Mary was living with her parents at Herstmonceux. Nothing more is known about her. 

  • William Frederick Charles Jarman and Daisy Mabel Gent. 

William Frederick Jarman was baptised on 12 June 1881 at Herstmonceux, the son of William Frederick Jarman and Dorcas Barton.

In 1901 he was still living with his parents, but aged 19 he was employed as a wheelwright.

William Frederick Jarman, a 32 year old carman married Daisy Mabel Gent, aged 26, the daughter of James Henry Gent, upholster on 19 April 1914 at Sutton, Surrey.  

Doris Mabel Jarman died in 1987 in Crawley, West Sussex. 

  • Albert James Jarman and Florence Ann Baker. 

Albert James Jarman was baptised on 14 September 1884 at Herstmonceux, the son of William Frederick Jarman and Dorcas Barton. 

In 1901 Albert was 16 years old, still living with his parents, he was a "carman with vans". 

Albert James Jarman married Florence Ann Baker in 1909. They had a daughter Dora Minnie Jarman was baptised on 15 January 1910 at Herstmonceux.  

Florence Ann Jarman died on 16 July 1968 at Herstmonceux.  Albert James Jarman of 3 Sussex Place, Herstmonceux died on 21 March 1973

Dora Minnie Jarman married William John Walker Medhust in 1930 in Hastings. 

William John Walker Medhurst died on 26 March 1990 at Eastbourne. Dora Minnnie Jarman died on 24 March 1998 at Eastbourne.

  • George Henry Jarman. 

George Henry Jarman was born on 11 February 1887 and baptised on 24 April 1887 at Herstmonceux, the son of William Frederick Jarman and Dorcas Barton.

On 10 June 1908 he emigrated to the USA arriving on 18 June 1908. On 7 June 1917 he had been working as a farm labourer when he enlisted in the US Army.  On 21 July 1918,  while serving as a US soldier and living at Camp Kearney, San Diego, California he applied for naturalization. 

George Henry Jarman died on 8 October 1970 and was buried at Porterville, Tulare County, California. 

  • Arthur Jarman. 

Arthur Jarman was baptised 26 May 1889 at Herstmonceux, the son of William Frederick Jarman and Dorcas Barton.

In 1901 he was a 12 year old living with his parents at Rose Cottage, Gardener Street, Herstmonceux. 

Nothing more is known about Arthur. 

  • Jane Jarman. 

Finally, Jane Jarman was baptised 26 July 1891 at Herstmonceux. the son of William Frederick Jarman and Dorcas Barton.

In 1911, she was 20 years old, a housemaid, living and working for William Thoburn McGaw, 37 years old and living on private means at Broomhall, Horsham. She was one of eight servants

Nothing more is known about Jane. 

Rhoda Elphick nee Barton

Rhoda Barton was born in 1860 (Reg Gen June Qtr 1860 Hailsham 2b 63). 

In 1861 and 1871 she was living at home with her parents

On 18 May 1878, aged 18 she married William Elphick at St John's Church Bodel Street Green. William Elphick aged 20 was the son of William Elphick. The witnesses were Jane Reed and John H Barton, Rhoda's sister and brother (Reg Gen June Qtr 1878 Hailsham 2b 160).

William and Rhoda had four children:

  • Ernest Henry Elphick. Baptised 4 August 1878 at Bodle Street
  • Edith Mary Elphick, Baptised 1880 at Bodle Street
  • William Charles Elphick. Baptised 1884 at Bodle Street.
  • Robert Augustus Elphick. Born 1886 in Herstmonceux. 

In 1881 William and Rhoda were living at Brick House, Herstmonceux. William, aged 21 was a brewer in brew house. Living next door were:

  • William Elphick, head, aged 45, groom and gardener, born Hooe
  • Caroline Elphick, wife, aged 42, housekeeper, born Herstmonceux
  • Ernest Elphick, son, aged 14, basket maker , born Herstmonceux
  • Lorney C Elphick, daughter, aged 9, scholar, born Herstmonceux
  • Hannah B Elphick, daughter, aged 7, born Herstmonceux
  • Clara M Elphick, daughter, aged 3, born Herstmonceux.

This appears to be William's parents and siblings.

In 1891 the family are living at Gardener Street, Herstmonceux. 31 year old William is a "buss proprietor". Rhoda, aged 30 is a launderess and 12 year old son Ernest is a "buss conductor" while the younger children remain at school.

They are still at Gardener Street in 1901. William is now a general labourer. Son Ernest is a butchery shopman. No occuptaion is given for the other children.

By 1911 William and Rhoda are living at St Dunstans, Heathfield and 51 year old William is a farmer. How did that happen? Only 27 year old William remains at home and he is working on the farm with his father.

William Elphick died in 1927Rhoda Elphick died in 1945

  • Ernest Henry Elphick and Elizabeth Sophia Parker. 

Ernest Henry Elphick was baptised on 4 August 1878 at Bodle Street, the son of William and Rhoda Elphick. 

Ernest Henry Elphick married Elizabeth Sophia Parker in 1903 in Eastbourne. 

In 1911 they were living at Gardener Street, Herstmonceux. Ernest aged 32 states his occupation is a "county carrier".  James Creighton, 16 years old, an assistant carrier is boarding with them. 

Ernest H Elphick died in 1952 in Eastbourne. 

Elizabeth Sophia Elphick died on 28 August 1953 at Eastbourne

  • Edith Mary Pilbeam nee Elphick 

Edith Mary Elphick was baptised in 1880 at Bodle Street, the daughter of William and Rhoda Elphick.

Edith married Thomas James Pilbeam in 1904 in Hailsham. 

In 1911 they were living at Gardners Street, Herstmonceux and 32 year old Thomas was a grocers warehouseman. 

They had two children:

  • Sidney Thomas Pilbeam. Born 5 March 1905 in Herstmonceux
  • Doris May Pilbeam. Born 8 March 1910 in Herstmonceux

Edith Mary Pilbeam died in 1960 in Eastbourne. 

Thomas James Pilbeam of 22 Whitely Road, Eastbourne died on 11 February 1964 at St Mary's Hospital, Eastbourne. Probate was granted to Sidney Thomas Pilbeam, hospital porter and Doris May Pilbeam, spinster 

Sidney Thomas Pilbeam of 22 Whitely Road, Eastbourne last seen alive on 1 February 1986, body found on 3 February 1986 in Eastbourne. 

Doris May Pilbeam died in 1983 in Eastbourne. 

  • William Charles Elphick. 

William Charles Elphick was baptised in 1884 at Bodle Street, son of William and Rhoda Elphick.

In 1911 William was living with his parents at St Dunstans, Heathfield, aged 27 he was working on his fathers farm. 

William died in 1914. 

  • Robert Augustus Elphick and Eliza Grace Swadling. 

Robert Augustus Elphick was born in 1886 in Herstmonceux, son of William and Rhoda Elphick. 

Robert married Eliza Grace Swadling in 1909. 

In 1911 they were living in Gardner Street, Herstmonceux where 24 year old Robert was a general labourer. 

In 1930 Kelly's Directory indicates that Robert Augustus Elphick was a beer retailer in Punnetts Green, Heathfield. 

Robert Augustus Elphick of Reema, Heathfield died on 23 October 1951 at The Princess Alice Hospital, Eastbourne. Probate was granted to Eliza Grace Elphick, widow. 

Eliza Grace Elphick of Reema, Heathfield died on 30 September 1960 at The Princess Alice Hospital, Eastbourne. Probate was granted to Cicely Rose Avard (wife of Oliver Avard) and Lily Margaret Hawkeswood (wife of Horace Richard Hawkeswood), presumably Robert and Eliza's daughters.   

John Henry Barton and Caroline Wood 

John Henry Barton was born in 1864 (Reg Gen March Qtr 1864 Hailsham 2b 75) and was baptised on 4 March 1864 at Warbleton, son of James Barton, Huckster and Orpah Crowhurst. 

On 3 May 1887 John Henry Barton married Caroline Wood at St John's Church, Bodle Street Green, Caroline Wood, a spinster aged 21 was the daughter of Richard Wood, labourer of Bodle Street Green. The witnesses were Harriet Wood and Charles E S Pankhurst. (Reg Gen June Qtr 1887 Hailsham 2b 151).

They had eight children:

  • Mary Jane Barton. Born 1886 in Warbleton.
  • John Barton. Born 1889 in Warbleton
  • Alice Barton. Born 1895 in Warbleton
  • James Richard Barton. Born 10 July 1898 in Warbleton
  • Frederick Barton. Born 1900 in Warbleton
  • Albert Barton. Born 17 January 1903 in Warbleton
  • Arthur Barton. Born 5 August 1905 in Warbleton
  • Nellie Barton. Born 19 June 1907 in Warbleton

James Richard Barton's life is detailed at Chapter 4

Their remaining children are covered at Appendix G

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