VOL. IV - APPENDIX G

Lewis

Our connection to the Lewis family comes through Mary Lewis, daughter of Henry Lewis and Charlotte Vitler and who married Thomas Pocock on 26 December 1863 at Hooe Parish Church (Appendix E) and was the mother of Charlotte Edith Pocock, my great grandmother (Chapter 12).

Very little is known really only back to Mary's grandparents:

Samuel Lewis and Mary

The earliest generation so far traced is Samuel Lewis who married Mary. It is not known when or where Samuel was born. It is possible that "our" Samuel was buried in Hooe on 26 May 1824, in which case he would have been born in 1759 and would have been an elderly parent. Mary's maiden name is not known, but from the record of her burial on 28 November 1832 it appears that she was born around 1793. This would have been a huge age difference possibly indicating that the Samuel buried in 1824 was not "our" Samuel, but possibly his father?

Samuel and Mary had the four children:

  • James Lewis. Baptised 4 August 1816 at Hooe Parish Church.
  • Henry Lewis. Baptised 31 May 1818 at Hooe Parish Church .
  • Martha Lewis. Baptised 20 June 1820 at Hooe Parish Church. Buried 25 August 1829 at Hooe Parish Church.
  • George Lewis. Baptised 9 May 1824 at Hooe Parish Church.

In addition Mary may have had two more children born after her husband Samuel had died:

  • Edward Lewis. Baptised 4 June 1826, son of Mary Lewis, widow at Hooe Parish Church. Buried 21 September 1831 (aged 4) at Hooe Parish Church.
  • Eliza Lewis. Baptised 24 June 1832, daughter of Mary Lewis at Hooe Parish Church. Buried 11 April 1833 (aged 12 months) at Hooe Parish Church.

Nothing more is known about Samuel and Mary's children, George Lewis

Our line continues through Henry Lewis, but first a little is known about his only other surviving sibling, James Lewis. 

  • James Lewis and Maria

Samuel and Mary's son James Lewis married Maria. They had six children, all born in Hooe

  • Ann Lewis. Baptised 1 September 1839 at Hooe Parish Church
  • Charlotte Lewis. Baptised 23 January 1842 at Hooe Parish Church 
  • James Lewis. Baptised 7 July 1844 at Hooe Parish Church
  • Maria Lewis. Baptised 14 July 1845 at Hooe Parish Church
  • Ellen Maria Lewis. Born 14 June 1846 at Hooe Parish Church 
  • George Lewis. Born 1849.

In 1851 the family were living in Crowhurst Cottages, Hooe and 34 year old James was an agricultural labourer.

Maria Lewis died in 1860 (Reg Gen Dec Qtr 1860 Hastings (1837-1977) 2b 18).

So by 1861 James was a widower,. The family were living at Union Road, Hastings and James was a bricklayers labourer. Daughter Ann, aged 21 was a housekeeper, Ellen, aged 14 was a scholar and George, aged 12 was already an errand boy. Daughter Charlotte was 19 years old and a housemaid to John Needham, brewer and his family in Gloucester Square, Paddington.

James remarried in 1867. His bride was Charlotte Moss (Reg Gen June Qtr 1867 Hastings (1837-1977 2b 33). In 1871 James and Charlotte are living at 20 Waldegrave Street, Hastings. James was a 55 year old labourer. The only child remaining at home is 22 year old George who is now a blacksmith.

I can find no trace of them in 1881. 

In 1891 James and they are still living in Waldegrave Street. James at 74 is a retired storekeeper. Also living with them is their 30 year old nephew Edward Phillips, an agricultural labourer.

James died in 1891 aged 75 years old (Reg Gen Dec Qtr 1891 Hastings 1837-19787) 2b 20).

Nothing more is known about the children.

Henry Lewis and Charlotte Vidler

Henry Lewis was baptised on 31 May 1818 at Hooe Parish Church, son of Samuel and Mary Lewis.

Henry married Charlotte Vidler on 6 June 1840 at Hooe Parish Church. Both are described as "of full age" and were only able to make their mark. Henry gives his occupation as a labourer. The witnesses were James Spray, Sarah Lewis and Charlotte's sister, Philadelphia Vitler. Philadelphia and Sarah were also only able to make their mark (Reg Gen June Qtr 1840 Hailsham 7 431)

The spelling of the surname Vidler and Vitler is believed to have been interchangeable.

Charlotte Vitler was baptised in Hooe on 27 October 1822, the daughter of William Vitler and Emma Chatfield who had married on 31 October 1805 at St Peters Church in Bexhill. William Vitler was the third child of William Vitler & Ann Gander. He was baptised at Hooe Parish Church on 4 March 1781. He was the brother of Thomas Vitler, the father of Charlotte Vitler who married Thomas Pocock at Hooe in 1839 (Appendix E), making the two Charlotte's cousins.

Henry and Charlotte Lewis had twelve children;

  • Mary Lewis. Baptised 5 July 1840 at Hooe Parish Church
  • William Lewis. Baptised 23 October 1842 at Hooe Parish Church.
  • Sarah Lewis. Baptised 28 July 1844 at Hooe Parish Church.
  • Frances Lewis. Baptised 4 April 1847 at Hooe Parish Church. Buried 14 May 1848 (aged 15 months) at Hooe Parish Church.
  • Eliza Lewis. Baptised 4 March 1849 at Hooe Parish Church.
  • Henry Lewis. Baptised 8 June 1851 at Hooe Parish Church.
  • George Lewis. Baptised 9 October 1853 at Hooe Parish Church.
  • Sabina Ann Lewis. Baptised 14 October 1855 in Hooe
  • Samuel Lewis. Baptised 31 January 1858 in Hooe
  • John Thomas Lewis. Baptised 29 January 1860 in Hooe.
  • Ellen Maria Lewis. Born 27 December 1863 in Hooe.
  • Frank Lewis. Baptised 30 December 1866 at Hooe.

In 1841 Henry and Charlotte were in Hooe with their 11 month old daughter, Mary. In 1851 they were at Late Wrights, Hooe. Daughter Eliza is not listed and it seems likely she died in infancy.  Also at the address were James Vitler, aged 11 and William Vitler, aged 7 described as nephews. These are believed to have been the children of Charlotte's sister Philadelphia Vitler.

By 1861 the family were living at Broad St Green. Eldest daughter Mary had left home and was in service. As was their son William. Son Henry, aged 18 was a shepherds boy. Their father Henry remained an agricultural labourer.

I can find no trace of Henry and Charlotte in the 1871 census.

In 1881 Henry and Charlotte are living at Crowhurst Farm , Hooe where 63 year old Henry remains an agricultural labourer. Their sons Henry, aged 29, George, aged 27 and Frank aged 14 are all agricultural labourers. Son Thomas, aged 21 is a bricklayer.

In 1891, 73 year old Henry Lewis and his 68 year old wife are living at Crowhurst Cottages, Hooe. The only child remaining at home was 37 year old George. Both Henry, despite his age, and George are agricultural labourers.

Charlotte Lewis is pictured below. The photograph is taken from Ancestry.co.uk where it was posted by Peter Lewis. 

Charlotte Lewis died in 1893 aged 71 years old (Reg Gen March Qtr 1893 Hailsham 2b 68). 

Henry Lewis is pictured below. The photograph is taken from Ancestry.co.uk where it was posted by Linda Myles. 

Henry Lewis died in 1900 aged 82 years old (Reg Gen March 190 Hailsham 2b 85).

Both are buried in Hooe churchyard

Our line continues through their daughter Mary Lewis, but first the following is known of their surviving children:

  • William Lewis and Ann Barrow

William Lewis was baptised 23 October 1842 at Hooe Parish Church, the son of Henry Lewis and Charlotte Vidler.  

By 1861 William had left home and aged 18 was a shepherd at Court House, Hooe. Also working their at the time was his older sister Mary Lewis and his future brother in law Thomas Pocock.

William Lewis married Ann Barrow on 26 December 1868 at St Peter's Church, Ashburnham. Ann was born around 1845 in Heathfield, Sussex, and was the daughter of daughter of George Barrow and Caroline Booth. The witnesses at the wedding were William's cousin James Vidler, and his wife Ruth.

William and Ann had eleven children:

  • Ada May Lewis. Born 1869 in Hooe. Died in 1881 aged 11 (Reg Gen March Qtr 1881 Hailsham 2b 53)
  • Alice Mabel Irene Lewis. Born 31 January 1871. Baptised 26 March 1871 in Hooe
  • William Henry Lewis. Baptised 26 January 1873 in Hooe.
  • Mary Elizabeth Caroline Lewis. Baptised 31 March 1875 at Hooe 
  • Charlotte Lewis. Baptised 11 February 1877 in Hooe
  • Frederick John Cecil Lewis. Baptised 20 October 1878 in Hooe
  • Frank Lewis. Baptised 17 October 1880 in Hooe
  • Harry Lewis. Born 1882 in Hooe
  • Clement Lewis. Baptised 8 January 1885 in Hooe
  • Margery Emma Lewis. Baptised 19 December 1886 in Hooe
  • Eva Annie Lewis. Baptised 17 February 1889 in Hooe.

In 1881 the family was living at Olives Farm, Hooe, where 38 year old William was a agricultural labourer. 

In 1891 the family were still at Olives Cottage. William and his 18 year old son, William were both agricultural labourers. Their son Frank, aged 10, was a patient at the Hastings, St Leonards and Eastbourne Hospital at White Rock, Hastings. He is back home by 1901.

In 1901 they were still living in Hooe and now sons Frederick, Frank, Henry and Clement were all agricultural labourers.

In 1911 William and Ann Lewis were living at Langney, Westham where 68 year old William was a stockman. Only son Harry remained at home.  

Ann Lewis died in 1928 in Eastbourne.

In 1891 William and Ann's daughter Alice Mabel Irene Lewis was a 20 year old servant living with and working for William Nottingham, a 48 year old assistant riding master and his family at 10 Grand Parade, Eastbourne. In 1911 she was still working for the Nottingham family at 10 Grand Parade, but the head of the household was 55 year old Elizabeth Nottingham. Alice married William E Nicholls in 1925 in Eastbourne. Alice Mabel Irene Nicholls died in 1970 aged 99 years old.   

In 1901, William and Ann's son William Henry Lewis, aged 27, was a grocers assistant living with and working for Alfred Chapman,. grocer and draper and his family at Church House, Pembury, Kent. William married Mary Ann Jeffrey in 1906 in Tonbridge, Kent. In 1911 they were living at London Road, Burgess Hill where 38 year old William was a grocer. They had two children:

  • Elsie Lewis. Born 1909 in Burgess Hill.
  • Minnie Lewis. Born 1910 in Burgess Hill. 

William and Ann's daughter Mary Elizabeth Caroline Lewis married Bernard Robert Smith in 1901 in Hailsham. In 1911 they were living at Hooe Common where 40 year old Bernard was a butcher. They had four children: 

  • Kenneth Bernard Smith. Born 1902 in Hooe.
  • Doris Marjorie Smith. Born 1903 in Hooe
  • Walter Dudley Smith. Baptised 12 January 1908 at Hooe
  • Ruby Joyce Smith. Born 1909 in Hooe,

In 1901 William and Ann's daughter Charlotte Lewis, aged 24 was a cook living and working for 74 year old Jane Whiting at 40 Pevensey Road West, St Leonards. Charlotte married George Munn in 1903. In 1911 they were living at Brick Cottage, Marlpits, Ninfield where 43 year old George was a brickmaker. They had two children:

  • Majorie Munn. Born 1904. Majorie married Charles W Clark in 1933 in Hailsham. 
  • Sidney Raymond Munn. Born 31 March 1905. Sidney married Ruby M Clarke in 1935. Sidney died in 1976 in Battle. 

George Munn died in 1960. 

William and Ann's son Frederick John Lewis married Grace Kate Boniface in 1907 in Eastbourne.  In 1911 they were living at 4 Hampden Avenue, Hampden Park where 32 year old Frederick was a farm labourer. Fanny Amber, a 73 year old pensioner was boarding with them. `

Nothing more is known about William and Ann's son Frank Lewis. 

In 1911 William and Ann's son Harry Lewis was a 28 year old farm labourer still living with his parents at Langney, Eastbourne. Nothing more is known about him. 

William and Ann's son Clement Lewis died in 1966 in Chanctonbury, Sussex. 

Nothing more is known about William and Ann's daughter Margery Emma Lewis. 

William and Ann's daughter Eva Annie Lewis is believed to have married, but the details are not known. It is thought that Eva Annie Nicholls died in 1924 in Eastbourne. 

  • Sarah Vitler nee Lewis.

Sarah Lewis was baptised on 28 July 1844 at Hooe Parish Church, the daughter of Henry & Charlotte Lewis

Sarah married her second cousin, James Vitler, on 25 September 1864 in Hooe Parish Church.

James Vitler was baptised on 21 February 1841 at Hooe. He was the son of James Vitler and Harriet Eastland, who had married on 15 December 1838 at Hooe. James Vitler senior was the son of Henry Vitler and Harriet Head who had married on 6 May 1808 at Hooe. Henry, William Vidler (who married Emma Chatfield on 31 October 1805 at Bexhill) and Thomas Vitler (who married Mary Sinden on 18 September 1815 at Hooe) were all brothers, the sons of William Vitler (although in Thomas's case this is not confirmed) and Ann Gander. So whereas Ann Gander was the grandmother of Charlotte Vitler who married Thomas Pocock (Appendix E) and of Charlotte Vidler who married Henry Lewis, she was the great grandmother of James Vitler who married Sarah Lewis, making James Vitler was 1st cousin once removed to both the Charlotte Vitlers.

James and Sarah had thirteen children:

  • Sarah Frances Vitler. Baptised 25 December 1864 in Bexhill.
  • James Vitler. Born 1866 in Bexhill. 
  • Ellen Emma Vitler. Born 1867 in Bexhill
  • Alfred William Vitler. Born 1869 in Bexhill
  • Charlotte Louisa Vitler. Born 1870 in Bexhill
  • Alice Margaret Vitler. Born 1872 in Bexhill
  • Agnes Caroline Vitler. Born 1873 in Bexhill
  • Horace Henry Vitler. Born 1874 In Bexhill. 
  • Betty Vitler. Born 1876 in Bexhill. 
  • Albert Vitler. Born 1877 in Bexhill. 
  • Frederick Charles Vitler. Born 1879 in Bexhill. 
  • Eliza Ann Vitler. Born 1883 in Bexhill
  • Arthur Frank Vitler. Born 1885 in Bexhill. 

In 1871 the family were living at Belle Hill Farm House, Bexhill where 29 year old James was a carter.

In 1881 they were at Haddocks Hill, Bexhill, James, his 15 year old son James and 12 year old Alfred are all shown as agricultural labourers. His wife Sarah and 14 year old daughter Ellen are laundresses. Sarah Frances and Charlotte is not listed. The family are still at Haddock Hill in 1891 although a number of the children have left home.

In 1901 James and Sarah were living at Havelock Road, Bexhill. James, now a general labourer. The only child remaining at home was Arthuer Frank Vitler, aged 16 who was a shop assistant. 

James Vitler died in 1903 at 59 Sidley Street, Bexhill, Sussex (Reg Gen June Qtr 1903 Battle 2b 29). Sarah Vitler died 1923 in Bexhill, Sussex. The couple were buried in Bexhill Cemetery.

James and Sarah's daughter Sarah Frances Vitler went into domestic service and in 1891 was a housemaid working for Jane Crosbie, aged 65 who was living on her own means at Cupola, Harrold Road, Hastings. Ten years later she was still with the same employer. In 1911 Sarah was a 46 year old cook working for and living with Francis Lett, aged 70, a retired surgeon and his wife at 32 Ashburnham Road, Hastings. Sarah F Vitler died in 1948 in Hastings. 

In 1891 James and Sarah's son, James Vitler was a servant to David Bradshaw, publican and his family at 84 High Street, Battle. James married Harriet Louisa Williams in 1896. In 1911 they were living at THe Farm, Everlands, Sevenoaks, where 43 year old James was a cowman and stockman. They had two sons

  • James Henry Vitler. Born 15 May 1898 in Battle. James married Delia May Caston in 1927 in Tonbridge. Delia died in 1975 in Tonbridge, Kent. James died in 1982 in Tunbridge Wells. 
  • Alfred Walter Vitler. Born 24 July 1899 in Crowhurst. Alfred married Marie Ellen Barnett in 1927 in Tonbridge. Alfred Walter Vitler of 88 St James Park, Tunbridge Wells died on 14 March 1959. Probate was granted to Marie Ellen Vitler and Bertha Cecily Hope, widows. 

Harriet Louisa Vitler of 50 Western Road, Tunbridge Wells (wife of James Vitler) died on 20 September 1933. Administration of her estate was granted to James Henry Vitler, printer. James Vitler of 88 St James Park, Tonbridge Wells died on 17 October 1938. Probate was granted to James Henry Vitler, printer and Alfred Walter Vitler, advertising representative.  

In 1891 James and Sarah's daughter Ellen Emma Vitler was a cook living at 146 Cromwell Road, Kensington. The only other person listed was a housekeeper, so I assume that the family were away at the time that the census was taken. In 1901 Ellen may have married Henry George Turner and at the time the census was taken was a cook living at Cliftonville College, Margate.   

Nothing further is known about James and Sarah's son Alfred William Vitler or their daughter Charlotte Vitler. 

In 1891, James and Sarah's daughter Alice Vitler was a kitchen maid, one of six servants, living at The Marina, St Leonards and working for 76 year old William Dawson and his family. William Dawson is described as a "retired statesman". 

In 1901, James and Sarah's daughter Agnes was a housemaid at Calverly Park, Tunbridge Wells. The head of the household an her employer was Adela Bosenquet, aged 66 who is shown as living off her own means. From the number of other servants, including a family living in the stables, this looks like a substantial residence. Agnes married John Grimes in 1903 in Battle. In 1911 they were living in Eastbourne House, 4 Hamilton Terrace, Bexhill on Sea where 42 year old John was a groundsman at a croquet club.  They had seven children

  • John James Grimes. Born 22 May 1904 at Bexhill. John married Ann Phyliss Broughton in 1922. They had three children.  Ann Phyliss Grimes died in 1981. John James Grimes of 3 Victoria Terrace, Victoria Road, Bexhill died on 16 January 1986.  
  • Frederick Percy Grimes. Born 29 June 1905. Frederick married Eleanor D Sutton in 1932 in Battle. Frederick died in 1972 in Eastbourne.  Dorothy Eleanor Grimes died in November 2000 in Maidstone, Kent. 
  • Horace Sydney Grimes. Born 16 February 1907 in Bexhill.  Horace married Laura Kate Fuller in 1930 in Battle. They had a daughter Ida A Grimes who was born in 1930 in Sidley, but died in 1937. Horace Sydney Grimes died in 1972 in Battle. Laura Grimes died in 1987
  • Frank Grimes. Born 1909. Frank Grimes of 9 Jameson Road Bexhill died on 15 January 1991.
  • Leslie Grimes. Born 29 October 1910. Leslie died in 1974 in Hastings.
  • Agnes Margaret Grimes. Born 1912 in Battle. Agnes died in 1933 in Battle. 
  • Nancy Catherine Grimes. Born 24 August 1917 at Battle. Nancy Catherine Grimes of 14 Glovers Court, Glovers Lane, Bexhill died on 2 November 1984. 

Agnes Caroline Grimes died in 1939 at Branksome, Springfield Road, Bexhill. John Grimes died in 1956 in Battle. 

James and Sarah's son Horace Vitler appears to have married in 1905. He died in 1940 in Essex. 

James and Sarah's daughter Betty Vitler is believed to have died in 1892 when she would have been around 16 years old.

James and Sarah's son Albert Vitler is believed to have died in 1897 at 20 years old (Reg Gen June Qtr 1897 Battle 2b 35) .

James and Sarah's Frederick Charles Vitler married Margaret Ann Dolman on 20 May 1907 at Bexhill. They had a son Percy William Vitler, born on 30 October 1917 in Bexhill. It is understood that Frederick may also have fathered an illegitimate child, Daisy Gladys Vidler who was born in 1902. Margaret died in 1952 and Frederick in 1959. Their son Percy married Joyce Suvla Stubberfield. Percy died in St Teath Cornwall in 2004.

Nothing more is known about James and Sarah's daughter Eliza Ann Vitler

Nothing more is known about James and Sarah's son Arthur Frank Vitler, aside from the fact he is believed to have died in 1954.

  • Henry Lewis.

Henry Lewis was baptised 8 June 1851 at Hooe Parish Church, the son of Henry Lewis and Charlotte Vidler. 

In 1881, 29 year old Henry was still living with his parents at Crowhuirst Farm, Hooe. He as an agricultural labourer.

It is believed that he died in 1882.

  • George Lewis.

George Lewis was baptised 9 October 1853 at Hooe Parish Church, the son of Henry Lewis and Charlotte Vidler. 

In 1881 and 1891 he was living at home with his parents and employed as an agricultural labourer.

In 1901 George is lodging with William A Carey and his family at Sprays Farm, Hooe. Aged 47, he is a labourer on a farm.

It is believed that he died in 1919

  • Sabina Anne Moore nee Lewis

Sabina Ann Lewis was baptised  on 14 October 1855 in Hooe, the daughter of Henry Lewis and Charlotte Vidler. 

"Ann Lewis" is listed in the 1861 as a 5 year old living with her parents at Broad Street Green, Hooe.

Sabina Ann Lewis married Albert Moore on 12 March 1881 at Hooe. At the time the census was taken they were living at Lower End, Hooe where 23 year old Albert was an agriculktural labourer.

By 1891 they had returned to where Albert was born and were living at Lavender Cottage, Rolverden, Kent, next door to his parents Obed Moore and Caroline

They had four children

  • Albert Moore. Baptised 18 September 1881 at Hooe
  • Nellie Moore. Born 1886 in Sandhurst, Kent. 
  • Mildred Rose Moore. Born 18 July 1888. Baptised 14 October 1888 in Rolverden
  • Bessie Moore. Born 1889 in Rolverden

Sobrina Ann Moore died in 1899

Albert Moore remarried in 1901 in Cranbrook, Kent. His second wife was Tryphena Redman. She had previously been married Reuben Barton on 13 October 1883 at Tenterden and they had a daughter Isabel Ann Barton who had been born in 1884.  At the time the census was taken, Albert and Tryphena were living at Halden Place Cottage, Rolverden where 41 year old Albert was a carter on a farm. Tryphena's 16 year old daughter, isabel and Albert's 12 year old daughter Bessie remained at home. In 1911 they were living at the Green, Fritterden, Kent where 53 year old Albert was a general labourer. All their children had left home.

Albert Moore died in 1932. His widow Tryphena died in 1947 in Ashford, Kent.

In 1901 Albert and Sabina's Albert Moore, now a 19 year old agricultural labourer, was living with his widowed grandmother Caroline Moore at Halden Cottage, Rolverden.  

Albert and Sabina's daughter Rose Mildred Moore married Albert Victor Jordan Wade in 1909 in Haversham, Kent.  In 1911 they were living at Garden Cottage, Lynnd. Albert, aged 22 was an engineer. They had a  two month old daughter Eva J Wade. Albert Victor J Wade died in 1964 in Canterbury. Rose Mildred Wadw died in 1975 in Canterbury. 

  • Samuel Lewis and Miriam Ann Cornford

Samuel Lewis was baptised on 31 January 1858 in Hooe, the son of Henry Lewis and Charlotte Vidler.

Samuel Lewis married Miriam Ann Cornford in 1881. Miriam was the daughter of William Cornford and Mary Payn and the sister of Margaret Cornford who married James Veness (Chapter 11).

Samuel and Miriam's life is detailed at Appendix D

  • John Thomas Lewis and Charlotte Emma

John Thomas Lewis was baptised on 29 January 1860 at Hooe, the son of Henry Lewis and Charlotte Vidler. 

In 1861 "Thomas", aged 1 was living with his parents in Hooe. In 1911 "Thomas J" was an 11 year old scholar living with his parents at Crowhurst Cottages, Hooe. 

Other researchers have suggested that he married Charlotte Emma, but I have been unable to trace the marriage. 

  • Ellen Maria Carey nee Lewis

Ellen Maria Lewis was baptised on 27 December 1863 in Hooe, the daughter of Henry Lewis and Charlotte Vitler.

On 27 May 1891 she married George William Carey at Battle. They had six children:

  • Edith Mary Carey. Baptised 9 August 1891 at Hooe
  • Helena Annie Carey. Born 13 May 1894 in Hooe
  • Bertha Mary Carey. Born 1895 in Hooe.
  • George Harry Carey. Born 1897 in Hooe
  • Charlotte Harriet Carey. Born 1898 in Hooe.
  • Florence Emma Carey. Born 1903 in Hooe

In 1901 the family were living in Broad Street, Hooe and 42 year old George was a farm labourer.

Ellen M Carey died in 1931, and was buried on 21 May 1931 at St Oswald's Church, Hooe. George was buried on 13 May 1941, also at St Oswald's Church.

In 1911 George and Ellen's daughter Edith Mary Carey was a 19 year old servant living with and working for James J Symonds a 60 year old drapers manager and his family at 234 Boreham Road, St Leonards on Sea.  

George and Ellen's daughter Helena Annie Carey married Canadian Walter James Sandison on 17 February 1919. Walter had enlisted in the Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force on 10 December 1915. They had a son. Walter John Sandison had been  born on 26 October 1918. Helena A Sandison sailed from England to Halifax Nova Scotia with her 10 month old son Walter J Sandison arriving on 10 September 1919. Walter and Helena are also believed to have had a daughter Doreen Sandison who was born in Canada. In 1921 they were living at Manitoba Township, where Walter was farming. Their son Walter John Sandison married Pearl. He enlisted in the army in World War II and died on 20 October 1944 and was buried at Groesbeek Cemetary, Berg en Dal Municipality, Gelderland, Netherlands

  • Bertha Mary Carey. Born 1895 in Hooe.
  • George Harry Carey. Born 1897 in Hooe
  • Charlotte Harriet Carey. Born 1898 in Hooe.
  • Florence Emma Carey. Born 1903 in Hooe

  • Frank Lewis and Mary Bryant

Frank Lewis was baptised on 30 December 1866 at Hooe, the son of Henry Lewis and Charlotte Vitler.

Frank married Mary Bryant in 1890 (Reg Gen Dec Qtr 1890 Hailsham 2b 175). 

In 1891 they were living at Gilberts Cottage, Hooe and 24 year old Frank was an agricultural labourer.

Frank and Mary had a daughter Ada May Lewis in 1892

In 1901 the family was living at Holmes Cottages, Ninfield. They were still there in 1911, Frank by then in 41 and still employed as an agricultural labourer

Frank is believed to have died in 1940.

Mary Pocock nee Lewis

Mary Lewis was baptised on 5 July 1840 at Hooe Parish Church, the daughter of Henry Lewis and Charlotte Vitler.

In 1861 Mary was a Servant working for William Pettit at Court House. Hooe. Also at the same address was her future husband, widower, Thomas Pocock

Mary married Thomas Pocock on 26 December 1863 at Hooe Parish Church. Thomas Pocock was a widower. Thomas's first wife Charlotte Vitler had been the daughter of Mary's great uncle Thomas Vitler. 

Thomas and Mary had ten children, all baptised at Hooe Parish Church , of whom 7 survived

  • Ann Maria Pocock. Baptised 29 May 1866.
  • Frances Eliza Pocock. Baptised 31 May 1868. Buried 18 May 1875 (aged 7) at Hooe Parish Church.
  • Samuel Henry Pocock. Baptised 31 July 1870. Buried 20 August 1871 (aged 1 year 2 months) at Hooe Parish Church.
  • Mary Louisa Pocock. Baptised 29 September 1872.
  • Charlotte Edith Pocock. Baptised 22 February 1874.
  • George James Pocock. Baptised 5 March 1876.
  • Emily Pocock. Baptised 25 September 1877. Buried 5 October 1877 (aged 15 days) at Hooe Parish Church.
  • Frederick John Pocock. Baptised 20 October 1878.
  • Spencer Watford Pocock. Born 1881. Birth registered as Spencer Watford, but baptised Watford Spencer Pocock on 18 September 1881. Spencer Watford Pocock died in 1883 aged 1 year old (Reg Gen March Qtr 1883 Hailsham 2b 59)
  • Frank William Pocock. Baptised 20 February 1887

Their lives are detailed at Appendix E.


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