Vol. III - Appendix J

The Children of John Reed and Jane Barton.

Jane Barton was baptised on 2 January 1848 at Warbleton, the daughter of James Barton and Orpha Crowhurst (Chapter 3).

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 F)

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

The following is known about their children: 

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 

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 of 11 Arundel Road, Eastbourne died on 1 December 1972.

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

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