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Samuel AKEHURST (1839-1896)

and Eliza PUMPHREY (1840-1902)

 

Samuel Akehurst and Eliza Pumphrey married on 26 November 1859 in Hove, Sussex.  (They were not my direct ancestors, but they were the 2x Great Grandparents of my cousins.)

Samuel Akehurst was born about 1839 in East Dean in East Sussex.  He was the son of Thomas Akehurst (c1802-1876) and Anna Maria Martin (1803-1872).  His birth was registered in the first quarter of 1839 in the Eastbourne registration district.  He died aged 57 years and his death was registered in the second quarter of 1896 in the Steyning registration district..  When the 1841 census was recorded he was 2 years old and living with his parents and siblings in East Dean.  His father was then an agricultural labourer.  In 1851 he was a 12 year old agricultural labourer living with his father and siblings at 5 Gloster Square in Brighton, Sussex.

Eliza Pumfry was baptised on 31 May 1840 in Portslade.  She was the daughter of Thomas Pumphrey (1804-1882) and Eliza Rolf (1808-1890).  Eliza died aged 62 years and her death was registered in the third quarter of 1902 in the Steyning registration district.  When the 1841 census was recorded she was a year old and living with her parents at Wish Cottage in Portslade.  In 1851 she was a 10 year old scholar and living with her parents.

When the 1861 census was recorded the couple were living at 39 George Street in Hove.  Samuel was then a 22 year old brickmaker and Eliza was 20 years old.  In 1871 the family were living at 4 East Street in Portslade and Samuel was a labourer in a brickfield.  By 1881 the family had moved to 5 North Street in Portslade and Samuel was then a labourer.  In 1891 the family were living at 13 St. James Square in Portslade and Samuel was a stoker in the gas works.  Eliza was a widow by the time of the 1901 census and she was still living at 13 St. James Square, along with her 2 youngest children.  Also living at the same address was the family of her married daughter, Eliza.

 

Samuel Akehurst and Eliza Pumphrey had 10 known children:

  1. Samuel Akehurst was baptised on 15 July 1860 in Hove.  He may have died in infancy as he was not with his parents when the 1861 census was recorded.  The death of a Samuel Akehurst was registered in the third quarter of 1860 in the Steyning registration district.

  2. Emma Elizabeth Akehurst was baptised on 1 December 1861 in Hove.  She was a 10 year old scholar in 1871.

  3. Bertha Maria Akehurst was baptised on 27 May 1864 in Brighton.  She died aged 2 years and her death was registered in the third quarter of 1866 in the Steyning registration district.

  4. Loyal Walter Akehurst was baptised on 21 October 1866 in Hove.  The 1871 census records that he was 5 year old Liel Akehurst and he was then a scholar.  In 1881 he was 15 year old Loyel Akehurst.

    Loyal married Mary Ann Carter on 19 April 1897 at the parish church of St. Andrews in Portslade.  He was then a 31 year old bachelor and labourer, and Mary Ann was a 30 year old spinster.  They were both of Portslade.  Their fathers were named as Samuel Akehurst and John Carter.  The witnesses to their marriage were Alfred Thomas Akehurst and Minnie Caroline Akehurst.

  5. Alfred Thomas Akehurst was baptised on 6 December 1868 in Portslade.  He was a 2 year old scholar when the 1871 census was recorded.  In 1881 he was 13 years old.  The 1891 census records that he was an unmarried 22 year old labourer living at home with his parents and younger siblings.

    Alfred married Minnie Caroline Hunt on 24 May 1896 at the parish church of St. Andrews in Portslade.  Alfred was then a 27 year old bachelor and labourer, and Minnie was a 23 year old spinster.  They were both of Portslade-by-Sea.  Their fathers were named as Samuel Akehurst and John Hunt.  The witnesses to their marriage were Thomas Ransom and Eliza Gathern.

  6. Amelia Akehurst was born, baptised and died on 22 August 1871 in Portslade and buried there onf 25 August 1871.

  7. Albert Robert Akehurst was baptised on 14 August 1872 in Portslade and buried there on 23 August 1872, aged 2 months.

  8. Eliza Caroline Akehurst was baptised on 7 October 1873 in Portslade.  She was 7 years old when the 1881 census was recorded.  In 1891 she was a 17 year old domestic servant.  Eliza married Albert Thomas Gathern in 1892.  (They have their own page.)

  9. William Akehurst was born about 1876 in Portslade.  He was 5 years old in 1881.  In 1891 he was a 15 year old golf boy.  He was an unmarried 26 year old labourer at the gas works in 1901.

  10. Annie Louise Akehurst was born in the third quarter of 1885 in Portslade.  She was a 5 year old scholar in 1891.  In 1901 she was a 15 year old machinist at the laundrey.

 

AKEHURST          PUMPHREY


This page was reviewed on 7 April 2012