The Children of William Unsted and Jane Barton 

Jane Barton was born on 27 June 1822, daughter of John Barton and Catherine Keeley (Chapter 2). She was baptised on 15 July 1822 at Heathfield Independent Chapel. 

Jane married William Unsted on 16 April 1842 at Herstmonceux Parish Church. William was a 23 year old bachelor, a labourer from Magnum Down, the son of Nicolas Unsted, a shepherd. Jane was a 20 year old spinster, a servant of Magham Down, the daughter of John Barton, labourer. William signed the marriage register whereas Jane was only able to make her mark. The marriage was witnessed by James Barton, presumably Jane's brother who was also only able to make his mark (Chapter 3) and Francis Unsted.

William and Jane had nine children

  • Edward Unsted. Born 1844. Baptised 5 May 1849 at Wartling
  • Jane Unsted. Born 1847
  • William Unsted. Born 1849
  • Mary Unsted. Baptised 5 March 1851 at Wartling.
  • Naomi Unsted. Born 1854. Baptised 21 June 1857 at Wartling.
  • Fanny Unsted. Baptised 21 June 1857 at Wartling
  • Nicholas John Unsted. Baptised 5 February 1860 at Wartling.
  • Thomas Unsted. Born 14 April 1862. Baptised 1 June 1862 at Wartling
  • George Unsted. Baptised 6 October 1867 at Wartling

The following is known about their children: 

Edward Unsted and Betsey Wood

Edward Unsted married Betsey Wood on 8 April 1865 in Wartling. Betsey was the daughter of James Wood and Elizabeth Tedham.

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

  • Rosina Unsted. Born 14 October 1866. Baptised 3 December 1866 at Wartling.
  • Mary Unsted. Born 4 July 1867. Baptised 4 August 1867 in Wartling.
  • Kate Unsted. Born 10 December 1869. Baptised 23 January 1870 at Wartling.
  • William Unsted. Baptised 8 October 1871 at Wartling.
  • Edward Unsted. Born 8 October 1873. Baptised 14 December 1873 at Wartling.
  • Emma Unsted. Born 26 March 1875. Baptised 6 June 1875 at Wartling.
  • Thomas Unsted. Baptised 6 June 1875 at Wartling.
  • Nicholas George Unsted. Born 25 August 1880. Baptised 28 November 1880 at Wartling.
  • Alice Unsted. Born 9 December 1883. Baptised 27 January 1884 at Wartling
  • Fanny Unsted. Born 22 September 1885. Baptised 7 November 1885 in Wartling
  • Charlie Unsted. Born 26 June 1886. Baptised 10 April 1887 at Wartling.

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

Betsey Unsted (wife of Edward Unsted) of Brewery House, Windmill Hill died on 2 December 1923. Probate was granted to Mary Tassell (wife of Edward Tassell). 

Edward Usted died in 1926.

This photograph of Edward and Betsey was posted on Ancestry.co.uk by Sally Ticehurst. 

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

  • Rose Turton. Born 7 June 1895 in Yiewsley. Rosa Turton of 13 Crescent Close, Polgate died on 22 August 1987.
  • Alfred Turton. Born 4 August 1896 in Yiewsley. In 1915 Alfred, a grocers assistant enlisted in the Royal Fusiliers. He was discharged on 19 September 1918 because of a disability. In 1939 Alfred was still single, he was running a watchmakers and jewellers shop at 23 Station Road, West Drayton. Alfred Turton of Station Road, West Drayton, Middlesex died on 27 June 1960 at Hillingdon Hospital. Probate was granted to Annie Francis Ruby Harris, widow.
  • May Turton. Born 4 April 1899 in Yiewsley. Mary appears to have never married. May Turton of 58 Colham Avenue, Yiewsley died on 14 July 1988. 
  • Edward Turton. Born 1902 in Yiewsley.
  • George Turton. Born 1906 in Yiewsley. In 1962 George, Rose and May are all on the electoral roll at 189 HIgh Street, Yiewsley.  .

In 1939 Ernest and Rosina were living at 189 High Street, Yiewsley, Ernest was still a grocer. Daughters Rose and Mary were still at home. Ernest Albert Turton of 189 High Street, Yiewsley died on 24 January 1953. Probate was granted to Alfred Turton, watchmaker and jeweller and Edward Turton, draper. Rosina Turton of 189 High Street, Yiewsley died on 26 August 1957, aged 91. Probate was granted to Alfred Turton, watchmaker and jeweller and Edward Turton, draper.

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

  • Edward Victor Tassell. Baptised 10 November 1889 in Hastings. Edward married Caroline Millicent Harman in 1916. They had one daughter. Private Edward Victor Tassell of the Royal Inskilling Fusilliers died on 27 March 1918 in action. He was buried in Pozieries Memorial, France. In 1939 Caroline and her daughter were living with her widowed mother at 57 Milward Road, Hastings. Caroline Millicent Tassell died in 1971.
  • George Thomas Tassell. Baptised 11 November 1894 in Hastings. In 1938 George was running a radio dir. and post office at 73, Vicarage Road, Hastings. George Thomas Tassell of 60 Milward Road, Hastings died on 4 June 1962. Probate was granted to Peter George Tassell, funeral directors assistant.

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

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

In 1911 Edward and Betsey's son William Unsted would have been 30 years old and was living at 8 Matlock Road, Eastbourne. Nothing more is known about him. 

Edward and Betsey's son Edward Unsted married Elizabeth Saunders in 1893. In 1901 they were living at 80 Windsor Road, Bexhill and Edward was a general labourer. They had three children:

  • Edward William Unsted. Born 21 June 1894. Edwin was a self employed gardener when he enlisted for the duration of World War I. In 1920 he married Eunice Bakus. They had two children. In 1939 they were living at 3 Rocklands, Victoria Road, Hailsham and Edward was a painter. Edward died on 16 October 1977. Eunice Unsted of 18, Theobald Green, Heathfield died on 20 January 1982. 
  • Herbert Stanley Unsted. Born 1898. Herbert married Elizabeth E Lee in 1919 in Bangor. They had two children. Herbert Stanley Unsted appears to have died by 1932 when his widow remarried. Elizabeth died in 1979.
  • Dorothea Gladys Unsted. Born 28 December 1900 in Bexhill. In 1926, Dorothea married Christopher Christian Frederick Buckling. In 1939 they were living at 20/20B Church Street, Weybridge where Christopher was a baker and pastry cook. They had at least one son. Christopher Christian Frederick Buckling of 20 Church Street, Weymouth, died on 31 May 1956. Probate was granted to to Dorothea Gladys Buckling. Dorothea Gladys Buckling of 3 Limes Road, Weybridge died on 10 June 1981 in Weybridge.

In 1911 Edward is back living with his parents along with his eldest son, Edward. He is shown as married but Elizabeth is not listed (and neither are the other children), it appears that Elizabeth subsequently died. Edward remarried in 1920. His second wife was Charlotte Emily Saunders. Edward Unsted, a 47 year old widower, bricklayers labourer of Brewery House, Windmill Hill married Charlotte, aged 33 of Post Office, Boreham Street. Charlotte was the daughter of Alfred Saunders and Harriett Catt. Harriett Catt was the daughter of David Catt and Charlotte Billings who married in 1857. David Catt was the son of Benjamin Catt. Whilst I cannot trace an immediate connect to the Catt brother's who married Jane Barton's sister (see Appendix C and Appendix D), David Catt's son James did marry a Veness, Fanny Caroline Veness the daughter of George Veness and Emily Cornford (see Vol. IV - Chapter 6). Edward and Charlotte had a daughter

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

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

Back to Edward and Betsey's and their daughter Emma Unsted married Spencer George Hook in 1903 in Wandsworth. They had a son Edward Spencer Cecil Hook, born on 17 November 1911. In 1939 Spencer and Emma were living at 40, The Parade, Epsom and Ewell. Spencer was a retired police constable. Spencer George Hook died in June 1940 in Cheam, Surrey. His wife Emma died in September 1940 in Epsom, Surrey. Their son Edward Spencer Cecil Hook married Gladys Bunting in 1941. Edward died in 1991 in Waltham Cross.

In 1892 Edward and Betsey's son Thomas Unsted, an 18 year old labourer enlisted in the Royal Sussex Regiment. Nothing more is known about him with any certainty. It is possible that he died in 1927. 

In 1911 Edward and Betsey's son Nicholas George Unsted "George" was a 29 year old market gardener living at Ellind Mill Hill, Hailsham. His sister Alice, a 27 year old housekeeper was living with him. In 1939 Nicholas was living at Field Cottage, Windmill Hill where he was a market gardener. His unmarried sister Kate was living with him. Nicholas George Unsted of Floral Cottage, Windmill Hill died on 20 September 1970.

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

In 1911 Edward and Betsey's daughter Fanny Unsted was living with her parents, aged 15 she was already a domestic servant. Fanny married Bert Beaton on 12 March 1918 at All Saints, Hastings. Berties served in The Royal Sussex Regiment. He is listed as being in India in 1911. They had at least one son, Harold Kenneth Beaton who was born on 29 July 1924. In 1939 they were living at Hawkslands House, Hailsham where Bertie was a male mental nurse. Fanny Beaton died in 1953. Bert Beaton died in 1961 in Chatham, Kent. Harold Kenneth Beaton, a widower died on 23 May 2002

Finally to Edward and Betsey's son, Charlie Unsted, on 4 July 1904 he started work as a railway porter at Wivelsfield station. In 1910 he married Maud Leslie Isted. In 1911 they were living at Burdell House, George Street, Hastings and Charlie was a self employed fishmonger! and army reserve. They had at least two sons:

  • Leslie Unsted. Born 2 November 1910. Leslie married Catherine Elizabeth F Packham in 1938. In 1939 they were living at Stoneacre, Hailsham  where Leslie was a general hand at an agricultural engineers. Leslie died in 1997. Catherine died in 2006.
  • Cecil Unsted. Born 10 November 1919. Cecil married Teresa M Shipcott in 1958. Cecil died in 1992.

Maud Leslie Unsted died in 1969 in Eastbourne. Charlie may have died in 1970.

Jane Morley nee Unsted

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

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

  • Sarah Jane Morley. Born 9 April 1875. Baptised 16 May 1875 at Herstmonceux
  • James Thomas Morley. Born 27 August 1876. Baptised 15 October 1876 at Herstmonceux
  • Mary Ann Morley. Born 20 September 1878.

In 1891 it is possible that they were living at Ore, Sussex and two further daughters had been born:

  • Fanny Morley. Born 1882 in Fairlight
  • Annie Morley. Born 1884 in Fairlight

However neither Sarah Jane or Mary Ann are listed (but see below) and father James appears to get his age wrong!      

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

Jane Morley died in 1913.

In 1891 James and Jane's daughter Sarah Jane Morley was a 16 year old scullery maid working for the proprietors of a boarding house at 50 and 51 Eversfield Place, Hastings. Sarah Jane Morley married Henry Sinden in 1900. In 1901 they were living at 84 Manor Road, Hastings and Henry was described as a licensed waterman. In 1911 they were living at 31 Manor Road and Henry describes himself as a boatman. They had a son Henry George Frederick Sinden, born 1 September 1902. In 1939 Henry and Sarah were at 31 Manor Road, Battle. Henry was a window cleaner and Sarah, a charwoman. Sarah Jane Sinden of 31 Manor Road (wife of Henry Sinden) died on 14 February 1950. Administration granted to Henry Sinden, retired fisherman. Henry George Frederick Sinden of 113 St Georges Road, Hastings died on 24 September 1978.  

In 1889 James and Jane's son James Thomas Morley had married Betsy Beatrice Louisa Doodes and by 1901 they were living at 2 Rose Cottage, Oakfield Road, Hastings where 24 year old James was a general labourer. In 1939 they were living in Hastings. James is described as a gas works engineer, but incapacitated. Son William J Morley, born 5 November 1905 is living with them and working as a plasterer. Betsey Beatrice Louisa Morley of 4 School Road, Hastings died on 30 April 1976.

In 1891 James and Jane's daughter Mary Ann Morley was, aged 13, a servant working for John Adams and his family at 1 Beech Terrace, Hastings. James was a mariner. Mary Ann Morley married Robert Gooday in 1900. In 1901 they were living at 127a Emmanuel Road, Hastings where 29 year old Robert was a bricklayers labourer. In 1911 they were living at 29 Whitefriars Road, Hastings. Robert 39 was a builders bricklayer. They had at least two children:

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

In 1939 Robert and Mary Ann were living at 19, Whitefriars Road, Hastings and "Robb" was a shop assistant at a builders merchant. Robert Gooday of 9 Parker Road, Hastings died on 15 July 1962. Probate was granted to Mary Ann Gooday, widow. Mary Ann Gooday of 9 Parker Road, Hastings died on 15 September 1965 at Mount Pleasant Hospital, Hastings. Probate was granted to Robert Gooday, corporation official and Ellen Kate May Carpenter, widow.

Nothing more is known with any certainty about James and Jane's daughters Fanny or Annie Morley after 1891 when both were still children living with their parents. It is possible in 1901 Annie Morley was a servant working for Thomas White, a butchers manager at 24a George Street, Hastings

William Unsted and Frances Humphrey

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

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

  • William Unsted. Born 18 July 1873 in Herstmonceux
  • John Unsted. Born 4 July 1875 in Hastings.
  • Edward Unsted. Born 1877 in Hastings

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

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

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

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

William Unsted died in 1928 in Woolwich, London. Frances Unsted died on 1 April 1931 in Charlton, London.  

On 24 November In 1906 William and Frances' son William Unsted married Ellen Whitmore at Reigate Registry Office. In 1911 they were living at 41 North Street, Redhill. Surrey where William was a railway driver engineer. In all, they had at least six children:

  • Nellie Katherine Unsted. Born 7 January 1907 in Redhill. Nellie married Percy J Tickner in 1945. Nellie Ticknor died on 22 February 2003 in Redhill. 
  • Frances Margaret Unsted. Born 1 January 1908. Baptised 5 April 1908 at St John's, Redhilll. Frances married Percy Nathaniel Wright in 1934. In 1939 they were living at 33, Colesmead Road, Reigate and Percy was a gardener.  Percy died in 1983. Frances died on 13 July 2009 in Reigate. 
  • William Unsted. Born 5 February 1909 in Redhill. Baptised 6 June 1909 at St John's, Redhill. William married Emily Florence Wright on 3 August 1935 at Bletchingley, St Mary, Surrey. William Unsted  of 38 Orchard Way, Reigate died on 2 September 1991. Emily died on 13 July 2006 in Reigate.
  • Alice Edith Unsted. Born 8 October 1911. Baptised 9 November 1913 at St Matthew's, Reigate. In 1939 "Edith" Unsted was working as a domestic servant. Alice married Walter Reginald Wright on 7 April 1941. Alice E Wright died on 29 March 1980. Walter Reginald Wright died on 11 November 1981.
  • Emily Kate Unsted. Born 19 August 1913. Baptised 9 November 1913 at St Matthew's, Reigate. Kate married Claude Henry May in 1940. Emily Kate May died on 13 September 2015 at Caterham, Surrey, aged 102 years old. 
  • Edward John Unsted. Born 5 October 1920. Edward married Joan Catherine Wright on 20 July 1946 at Holy Trinity Church, Redhill. Edward died on 2 December 2004. Joan died on 17 December 2009 at Redhill. 

In 1939 William and Ellen were living at 7 Ladbroke Cottages, William was a retired railwayman. Nellie, Emily and Edward remained at home. They had been living there since at least 1919. William Unsted died on 6 March 1950 at 7, Ladbroke Cottages, Redhill, Surrey. Ellen Unsted died on 28 December 1972, at St Anne's Hospital, Redhill, aged 92 years old.  

William and Frances' son John Unsted married Clara Grant on 17 August 1903 at Adderbury, Oxfordshire. John, a 28 year old bachelor was a domestic servant, the son of William Unsted "no occupation". Clara  was a 26 year old spinster, a domestic servant, the daughter of Joseph Grant, labourer. They had two children: 

  • Vera Kathleen Unsted. Born 16 October 1904. Vera married William Sloan Maccaffety Parsons in 1925 in New Zealand. William died on 27 September 1971. Vera died on 12 August 1982 in Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand. 
  • Kenneth John Unsted. Born 12 July 1907. Baptised 1 September 1907 at Adderbury, Oxfordshire. In 1928 Kenneth is listed on the electoral roll at the YMCA in Auckland. On 11 October 1937 he marries Margaret Watson in Young, New South Wales, Australia.  Margaret Unsted died on 16 September 1950. 

In 1911 Clara and her two children are staying with her sister,  at The Railway Hotel, Hook Norton, Banbury. John is not listed. On 17 June 1920 Vera and Kenneth, aged 15 and 12 sailed for New Zealand on the Rimutaka. Their parents are not listed! Nothing more is known about Clara. In 1939 John was living at 35 Claverton Street, Westminster. He is shown as married and described as "disabled", but his wife is not listed. Florence Jones, a widow, 5 years his junior, a dressmaker is also listed at the address. John Unsted died in 1952 at the Star & Garter, Richmond and was buried on 20 March 1952 at Ealing. 

Nothing more is known about William and Frances' son Edward Unsted with certainty. It is possible that he married and with his family emigrated to Canada in 1906. 


Mary Davis nee Unsted

In 1871 Mary Unsted was a 20 year old domestic servant living with and working for Tildew Chapman, a 54 year old cabinet maker and his wife Sarah at 7 St Andrews Road, St Mary in the Castle, Hastings. 

Mary Unsted married Gilbert Davis in 1873 in Hastings. 

In 1881 they were living at 28 St Annes Road, Hastings where Gilbert was a bricklayer. Their son Gilbert Davis had been born in 1875. 

In 1891 they were living at 64 Queens Road, Hastings. Gilbert was a builder and his 17 year old son a labourer. They were still at the same address in 1901 and Gilbert, now aged 54 was an "oven builder" "working on his own account".  Son Gilbert, aged 27 was working for him. 

In  1911 son Gilbert is still living with his parents, now at 54 Castle Hill Road, Hastings.  Gilbert senior, aged 64 is a builders merchant "working on his own account" and son Gilbert is a bricklayer.  

Gilbert Davis (senior) of 54 Castle Hill Road died on 24 January 1928 at 34 Wellington Square, Hastings. Probate was granted to his widow Mary Davis. The estate was valued at £7,328.9s.4d. 

Gilbert Davis (junior) died in 1937, aged 63 years old. He was outlived by his mother. 

Mary Davis of 54 Castle Hill Road died on 19 September 1938 at 34 Wellington Square, Hastings. Probate was granted to Percy Ernest William Walker, solicitor. The estate was valued at £19,036.11s.5d. This seems a sizeable amount for those times and I wonder about the connection to Wellington Square? The houses on Wellington Square are listed building and no 34 is now the offices of Gaby Hardwicke, solicitors. 

Naomi Geal nee Unsted

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

Naomi married Nelson Geal in 1873 at Hastings.

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

They had eight children:

  • Caroline Jane Geal. Born 9 August 1876 in Hastings
  • Walter Richard Geal. Born 26 January 1879 in St Leonards
  • William Charles Geal. Born 26 June 1881 in Hastings
  • Ellen Noami Geal. Born 1883 in Hastings
  • Fanny Elizabeth Geal. Born 14 June 1886 in Hastings
  • Alice Rose Geal. Born 7 July 1889 in Hastings
  • Edith Annie Geal. Born 1 September 1892 in Hastings
  • Millie Margaret Geal. Born 1894 in Hastings.

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

Noami Geal died in 1936.

In 1891 Nelson and Noami's daughter Caroline Jane Geal was a domestic servant, aged 15 living and working for Louisa Beal, a 61 year old widow living on her own means at 5 St Matthews Drive, St Leonards. On 3 April 1899 Caroline Jane Geal married Herbert Metcalfe at St Margarets, Regents Park. Both give their address as 97 Regents Park Road.  Herbert, a 27 year old doorman was the son of William Metcalfe (deceased). Caroline's father is shown as a potmaker. 

In 1901 they were living at 148 Regents Park Road, St Pancreas and 28 year old Herbert was a farrier. Their son Herbert William Metcalfe had been born on 17 April 1900 and baptised on 27 May 1900 at Regents Park. In 1911 they were living at 12 Sharplehall Street, St Pancras. Herbert was a Farrier for the LNW Railway. Caroline's sister Fanny Elizabeth Geal was also living with them (see below). In 1920 Herbert and Caroline were still living at Sharplehall Street. In 1939 Herbert and Caroline were living at 32, Essex Street, Colchester, where Herbert was a "chair attendant", retired! Herbert Metcalfe of 7 Ayloffe Road, Colchester died on 9 September 1943. Probate was granted to Millie Margaret Geal, spinster (see below) and Albert Edwards, storekeeper. Caroline Jane Metcalfe of 7 Ayloffe Road, Colchester died on 2 February 1953. Probate was granted to Harold George Dine, painter and Albert Edwards, storekeeper. Their son Herbert William Metcalfe enlisted in Queens Royal West Surrey Regiment in 1919. He married Emma Daisy Beaver on 17 April 1927 at St Michael, Cambden Town. Herbert was 26 years old and a porter. His father Herbert is described as a "chair attendant". In 1939 Herbert and Daisy were living at "Se Vin", Canvey Island and Herbert was still a railway porter. They had at least four children. Herbert William Metcalfe of 97 Garth Road, Morden, Surrey died on 12 February 1974. Emma Daisy Metcalfe died in 1997 in Southend on Sea, aged 94 years. 

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

  • Irene Geal. Born 1901 in Hastings
  • Frank Nelson Geal. Born 7 March 1903 in Streatham. Frank married Winifred Eugenia Swift in 1927 in Lambeth. In 1939 they were living at 18, Bradley Road and Frank was a plumber and hot water fitter. Frank died in 1983 in Eastbourne. Winifred Eugenia Geal of Lullington, Tilsmore Road, Heathfield died on 22 November 1990.
  • Nellie Geal. Born 1905 in Streatham
  • Elsie May Geal. Born 22 January 1908 
  • William Charles Geal. Born 11 December 1909. William married Ethel A Blake in 1931. In 1939 they were living at 43, Moore Road, Croydon and William was a "milk container cleaner". William Charles Geal died in 1982 in Croydon. 

In 1939 Walter and Alice were living at 40 Moore Road, SE19 where Walter was a general labourer and Alice a housewife. Also living with them was Harold George Geal, born 1920. Alice Rose Geal died in 1955. Walter Richard Geal of 40, Moore Road, London, SE19 died on 11 January 1963 at Croydon General Hospital. Probate was granted to Frank Nelson Geal, plumber.

Nelson and Noami's William Charles Geal married Alice Amelia Sullivan on 8 December 1910 in Chertsey. In 1911 they were living at 34 Belmont Street, London where 29 year old William was a "carman". They had a son Arthur William Charles Geal. who had been born on 19 July 1911 and was baptised on 17 September 1911. In 1939 William and "Amy" were living at 24 Harpenden Road, Hitchen where William was a mobile crane driver. William Charles Geal of 24 Harpenden Road, Hitchin died on 26 November 1950 at the Lister Hospital. Administration was granted to Alice Amy Geal, widow.  Amy A Geal died in 1957 in Hemel Hempstead. Arthur William Charles Geal of 6, Granville Road, Hitchin, Herts died on 12 August 1991. 

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

Andrew and Ellen appear to have emigrated to Canada, arriving in 1909. In 1911 they were living at 210 Alberton Street, British Columbia. They had two children:

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

Andrew Stanbridge died on 19 August 1912 at New Westminster, Columbia. Ellen remarried on 28 February 1914 at New Westminster. Her second husband was Charles Stapley. They had a son Wilfred Charles Stapley who was born in 1915. In 1921 Charles and Ellen were living at 349 13th Avenue, Burnaby Municipality, New Westminster. Ellen returned to England in 1930, arriving back in Montreal on 24 August 1930. Charles Stapley died on 21 November 1956 aged 80 years old. Ellen died on 18 December 1968 at New Westminster. 

in 1901 Nelson and Noami's daughter Fanny Elizabeth Geal was a housemaid, aged 15 living and working at Winchester House School, Pevensey Road West, St Leonards. On 13 June 1907, Fanny's sister Millie (see below) writes to her at Merton Road, South Hampstead, London as follows "Dear Fanny. I wish you many happy returns of the day. I hope you are all quite well. Your loving sister Millie. Alice sends her love". The postcard has been posted on Ancestry.co.uk by "righthip". In 1911 Fanny was living with her sister Caroline Jane Metcalfe at 12 Sharples Hall Street, St Pancras. Aged 24 she is working as a housemaid. Fanny married Albert Edwards on 28 September 1918. In 1939 they were living at 12 Shrubland Road, Colchester. Albert was a public works engineer. They had a son Raymond Arthur Edwards who had been born on 20 October 1923 and was an electrical apprentice. Raymond married Doris Evelyn Mayes in 1943 in Colchester. Raymond Arthur Edwards of 57, Lingfield Drive, Rochford died on 7 June 1966 at the General Hospital, Rochford. He predeceased both his parents.  Albert Edwards died in 1969. Fanny Elizabeth Edwards died in 1976 in Great Yarmouth. 

In 1910 Nelson and Noami's daughter Alice Rose Geal married Edwin Seymour Woodeson in Norwich.  In 1911 they were living at 12, St Matthew Street, Norwich, where Edwin, aged 26 was an inspector and chief clerk for the Norfolk Constabulary. In 1939 they were living at 8 Stanley Avenue, Norwich and Edwin was now Deputy Chief Constable of the Norfolk Constabulary. Their daughter was living with them, Joan Dorothy H Woodeson who had been born on 10 November 1917 and was a drapery apprentice. Alice Rose Woodeson died in 1946 in Wayland, Norfolk. Edwin Seymour Woodeson  of 300 Unthank Road, Norwich died on 20 September 1965 at West Norwich Hospital. Administration (with will) was granted to Philip Stanley Woodeson, bank accountant. Joan married Richard John Parrott in 1942. Richard died on 14 September 1993. Joan died on 16 January 2004 in Kings Lynn. 

Nelson and Noami's daughter Edith Annie Geal emigrated to Canada. She married Albert George Dine in 1912 at Anglican Cathedral Holy Trinity Church, Quebec. Albert and Edith had only arrived in Quebec on 10 November 1912. Albert George Dine had been living with his parents in Hastings at the time the 1911 census was taken on on 2 April. He was a 21 year old hairdresser. By the time the 1911 Canadian census was taken on 1 June he was boarding with Elizabeth Griffin and was working for the railway. It is not clear when he returned to England, but when he goes back to Canada with Edith in 1912, he is described as "returning". Their daughter Gwendoline Mary Dine was born on 26 August 1913 in Canada. The family returned to England arriving in Liverpool on 11 May 1914. A further child Harold George Dine was born on 23 June 1918 at Hastings. In 1939 they were living at 18, Old Humphrey Avenue and Albert was a municipal office caretaker, their son Harold was a lorry drivers mate. Albert George Dine of 18 Old Humphreys Avenue, Hastings died on 12 July 1966 at St Helens Hospital, Hastings. Probate was granted to Sidney George Hubert Griffin, removal contractor. Edith Annie Dine died in 1979 in Hastings. Albert and Edith's daughter Gwendoline married Sidney H J Griffin in 1935. In 1939 they are living at 137, Harold Square, Hastings and Sidney is a motor driver. Gwendoline died in 2006 in Hastings. Albert and Edith's son Harold George Dine married Dorothy Elizabeth Veness in 1945 in Hastings. Dorothy was the daughter of William Barlow Veness. As far as i can tell he is not obviously connected to my "Veness" line. Harold George Dine of 59, Barley Lane, Hastings died on 13 June 1983. Dorothy died on 26 October 2000.

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

Fanny Unsted

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

Nicholas John Unsted and Maria

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

Nicholas married Maria in 1889. Other researchers have suggested that she was Maria Baker, but I have been unable to trace the marriage to date. The marriage year is taken from the 1911 census. 

In 1891 they were living at 77 Gardener Street, Herstmonceux where Nicholas was a Blacksmith. Their eldest daughter was a month old.  

Nicholas and Maria had four children: 

  • Mary Jane Unsted. Born 1892 in Herstmonceux. 
  • George Ralph Unsted. Born 25 April 1892 in Herstmonceux
  • Ethel Mabel Unsted. Born 14 September 1894 in Herstmonceux. 
  • Frank Nicholas Unsted. Born 1900

Nicholas Unsted died in 1900.  

Mary Jane Unstead died in 1902 aged 10 years old.  

In 1901 Maria Unsted, a 43 year old widow, a poultry keeper was living at Cowbeech with her children. Her mother in law, Jane Unsted, a retired charwoman aged 81 was living with them. 

In 1911  Maria, now 52 was still at Cowbeech and was "charring". Sons George, a farm labourer and Nicholas, a scholar remained at home.  There were three others, a retired farmer and two farm labourers boarding with them.        

Maria Unsted died in 1916

Nicholas and Maria's son George Ralph Unsted married Harriet Elizabeth Henty in 1915. Harriet Elizabeth Henty was the daughter of John Robert Henty and Annie Baker who married on 24 October 1891. Annie was the daughter of Amos Baker and Elizabeth Wood. Elizabeth Wood was the sister of Caroline Barton who married John Henry Barton (see Appendix M). George and Harriet had three children

  • Winifred Mabel E Unsted. Born 5 January 1917. Winifred married Percy Edwin Leeves in 1941. Percy Edwin Leeves was born on 2 December 1919, the son of Richard Edwin Leeves and Naomi Ivy Pelling who had married in 1917 in Battle. It is not immediately apparent, how, if at all, Percy is connected to the Arthur James Leeves and Florence Leeves, brother and sister who both married children of Henry Catt and Caroline Saunders, grandchildren of Stephen Catt and Ann Barton (Appendix C) or Walter Leeves who married Frances Barton, the granddaughter of John Barton and Eleanor Crowhurst (Appendix E). Nor have I been able to connect him to Alfred Leeves, Kate Catt's first husband (Appendix C) Winifred M E Leeves died in 1996. Percy Edwin Leeves died in 1999
  • Nancy Edith Unsted. Born 1919. Nancy was enrolled as an assistant nurse on 25 October 1946. At the time she was living in Rushlake Green. She married Cyril Ernest Buss in 1952. Cyril Ernest Buss of The White House, Three Cups, Heathfield died on 13 March 1988.  
  • John Frank N Unsted. Born 19 December 1926. John married Beryl E Pettitt in 1949. John died in 1999

In 1939 George and Harriet were living at Fords Cottage, Warbleton and George was a farm labourer. George Ralph Unsted died in 1971.  Harriet Elizabeth Unsted died in 1977 in Eastbourne aged 84 years. 

In 1911 Nicholas and Maria's daughter Ethel Mabel Unsted was a "house parlour maid" living with and working for Thomas Waters "of private means" at Nightingale Place. Ethel married Thomas W Carr in 1918. In 1939 they were living at Cannon Hill, Herstmonceux where Thomas was a dairy farmer.  Ethel Mabel Carr of Cannon Hill Farm, Flowers Green, Herstmonceux died on 19 January 1974. Thomas William Carr of Cannon Hill Farm died on 19 July 1974, later that same year.  

Nicholas and Maria's son Frank Nicholas Unsted married Evelyn Constance Langford Holderness in 1921 in Reading. When Frank was 22, he and his wife emigrated to New Zealand leaving from Southampton on 8 March 1923. There address in the UK had been Church Farm Cottage, Hailsham. In 1942 Frank is shown as living at Fitzherbert Road, Palmerston North, New Zealand and were farmers. The 1946 electoral register shows them both at Fitzherbert West, Manawatu and Frank is a farmer. In 1957 they were on the electoral role shows Frank and Evelyn at Puriri Road, Waitemata and Frank is described as a "grower". Evelyn Constance Unsted died on 31 July 1970. Frank Nicholas Unsted died on 15 January 1983. Their memorial inscription at Glenfield Cemetery records that they have a daughter Beverley.  

Thomas Unsted and Amy Maria Piper

In 1891 Thomas was a 25 year old agricultural labourer living at Wales House, Wartling. He had married Amy Maria in 1887. Other researches suggest this was Amy Maria Piper, but I have been unable to trace their marriage. 

In 1901 they were living at the Holmes Cottage, Waldron where 38 year old Thomas was a carter on a farm.

Thomas and Amy had seven children:

  • William Unsted. Born 1 February 1887 in Wartling
  • Mabel Unsted. Born 14 February 1888 in Wartling
  • Rose Unsted. Baptised 29 December 1889 in Wartling
  • Mary Unsted. Born 16 October 1891. Baptised 6 December 1891 at Wartling
  • Thomas Unsted. Born 1894 in Wartling
  • Nellie Unsted. Born 16 July 1898 in Waldron
  • Emily Jane Unsted. Born 9 December 1900 in Waldron

In 1911 the family are living at Farm Cottage, Broomhill Bank, Lower Green, Tunbridge where 48 year old Thomas was a farm labourer. Son Tom, aged 16 was a shop assistant (tailor). Nellie and Emily were at school. 

Amy Maria Unsted died in 1923 in Tonbridge, Kent. 

In 1939 Thomas, a retired farm labourer was living with his daughter Emily and her husband at 4, Littleworth Cottages, Tonbridge. 

Thomas and Amy's son William Unsted married Kate Louie Watts in 1919 in Romford. In 1939 they were living at 141 Windsor Street, Ilford, Essex, where William was an insurance assistant manager. William Unsted of 141, Windsor Road, Ilford, Essex died on 30 January 1959 at London Hospital, Stephney.  Probate was granted to his widow. Kate Louie Unsted of 5. Langdale Gardens, Waltham Cross, Herts, widow died on 3 July 1963 at Chase Farm Hospital, Enfield. Probate was granted to George Robert Hopwood, chartered accountant.   

Thomas and Amy's daughter Mabel married Ernest George Broughton in 1910 in St Pancreas. In 1911 they were living in 47 Leusha Road, Walthamstow and Ernest was a "motor bins fitter". Their eldest daughter was five months old. They had at least three children: 

  • Rosina Mabel Broughton. Born 9 October 1910. Rosina married Robert William Carter in 1939. When the register was taken that year they were living at Plot 57, Winifred Road, Coulsdon and Purley and Robert was a cashier and bookkeeper. Robert William Carter died in 1986. Rosina Mabel Carter died in 1997 in Worthing. 
  • Leonard Ernest Broughton. Born 14 February 1918. Leonard married Beryl White in 1944 in Camberwell. In 1945 they were living at 80 Oak Avenue, Shirley, Croydon. Leonard Ernest Broughton died on 16 December 2004 in Croydon.  Beryl Broughton died on 10 July 2005, aged 85 years. 
  • Hilda Amy Broughton. Born 17 December 1923. Hilda married Peter G Mortimer in 1964 in Worthing. Hilda Amy Mortimer of 51, Brookway, Burgess Hill died on 23 April 1974, aged 50.

In 1939 Ernest and Mabel were living at 2 Carolina Place, Croydon and Ernest was a mechanical engineer. Son Leonard, now a radio and electronic engineer salesman, and daughter Hilda, a student remained at home.  Mabel Broughton of 25 Upper Kingston Lane. Shoreham by Sea died on 3 December 1961 at Southlands Hospital, Shoreham by Sea. Probate was granted to Alfred Reginald Dobson, chartered accountant. Ernest George Broughton of 7 Upper Kingston Lane, Shoreham by Sea died on 20 May 1971.  

In 1911 Thomas and Amy's daughter Rose Unsted was a house parlour maid living and working for Henry Stuart Marlson Jack, a secretary to public companies and his family at 4 The Mansions, Kensington. Rosie Unsted married George Roy on 24 December 1918 at Speldhurst Parish church. George had enlisted in 1915 and had served in France and Italy prior to his marriage. 

In 1911 Thomas and Amy's daughter Mary Unsted was living with her uncle William Unsted at 53 Lansdowne Road, Old Charlton, Kent (see above). Mary married Samuel G Cooper in 1917 in Woolwich. In 1939 they were living at 53, Landsdown Lane, Greenwich and "Sam" was a coachmakers assistant. 

Thomas and Amy's son Thomas Unsted married Ellen Mercy Fieldwick in 1919. They had one son. Thomas  Unsted of Hillrise, Heathfield died on 5 February 1963.  Administration was granted to his widiow. Ellwn Mercy Unsted of 9, High Streetm Heathfield died on 20 May 1976. 

Thomas and Amy's daughter Nellie Unsted married Geoffrey Richard Apps in 1928. In 1939 they were living at 28, Mead Way, Bromley and Geoffrey was a police constable in the Metropolitan police. Nellie Apps died in March 1994. Geoffrey Richard Apps of Green Lawns, Stream Lane, Hawkhurst, Kent died on 27 February 1995

Finally Thomas and Amy's daughter Emily Jane Unsted married Herbert John Silver in 1934. In 1939 they were living at 4. Littleworth Cottages, Tonbridge. Herbert was a Herbert John Silver died in 1985. Emily Jane Silver died on 10 December 1998 in Tunbridge Wells, aged 97 years old. I am in contact with Angela Darby, Emily's grandaughter. 

George Unsted

George Unsted enlisted and was a gunner in "A" Division, Royal Artillery when he died on 20 July 1904 at Woolwich. His mother Jane is his next of kin. He was buried on 23 July 1904 at Greenwich. 

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