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John ALFREY (1780-1854)

and Susanna SIMMONDS (1783-1854)

 

John Alfrey married Susanna Simmonds by banns on 3 August 1801 in Patcham, Sussex.  John was of Bishopstone, Sussex and Susanna of Patcham.  They both made their X marks.  The witnesses were Charles Murrell (signed) and Elizabeth Murrell (mark).  (They were not my direct ancestors.  John was the brother of my 5x Great Grandmother, Ann Alfrey.)

John Alfrey was baptised on 1 August 1780 in Henfield, Sussex.  He was the son of Philip Alfrey (1754-1835) and Mary Botting (c1753-1833).  He died aged 75 years (according to the burial register) and was buried on 9 February 1854 in Patcham, Sussex.  In 1815, 1847 and 1851 he was described as a blacksmith, although in 1817 he was a labourer.  The 1851 census confirms that he was born in Henfield. 

Susanna Simmons was baptised on 9 November 1783 in Patcham.  She was the daughter of Thomas Simmonds and Sarah Dunstal.  Susan died aged 74 years (according to the burial register) and was buried on 16 April 1854 in Patcham.

When the 1841 census was recorded the couple and 2 children were living at Doves Cottage in Patcham.

 

John Alfrey and Susanna Simmonds had 12 known children:

  1. Thomas Alfrey was baptised on 11 December 1803 in Patcham.  He died aged 67 years and was buried on 18 February 1872 in Patcham.

    Thomas married twice.  Firstly as Thomas Allfrey to Sarah Ford by banns on 3 April 1830 in Patcham.  They were then both of Patcham.

    Sarah died aged 37 years and was buried on 12 March 1843 in Patcham.

    Thomas then married Ruth Foord on 30 November 1844 at St. Nicholas in Brighton.  The couple were living alone in 1851 in Patcham where he was a farm labourer and she a washerwoman.

    Ruth was baptised on 16 April 1797 in Rodmell, Sussex and was the daughter of Henry Ford and Mary Friar.  She died aged 67 years in Lewes, Sussex and was buried on 21 February 1878 in Patcham.

  2. Sarah Alfrey was baptised on 23 June 1805 in Patcham.

  3. John Alfrey was baptised on 13 September 1807 in Patcham.  He died aged 73 years and was buried on 12 July 1880 in Patcham.

    John married Mary Elliott by banns on 18 December 1831 in Brighton.  He was then a bachelor and she a spinster and they were both of Brighton.  John made his mark, but Mary was able to sign her name.  The witnesses to the marriage were Benjamin Jenner and Sarah Jenner.

    Mary was born about 1803 in Patcham.

    When the 1861 census was recorded the couple were living in Patcham, either at or next door to the Black Lion Inn, and John was then a 53 year old coachman.

    John and Mary had 2 known children:

    1. Edward Alfrey was baptised on 26 May 1832 in Patcham.  In 1861 he was an unmarried 29 year old gardener living with his parents.

    2. Emily Norris Alfrey was baptised on 1 April 1838 in Patcham.  When the 1861 census was recorded she was a 23 year old unmarried house servant in the home of William Samuel in Patcham.

      Emily married James Hale on 10 July 1864 in Patcham.

  4. Edward Alfrey was baptised on 14 January 1810 in Patcham.  He died aged 42 years and was buried on 13 November 1851 in Patcham.

    Edward married Mary Randall by banns on 14 February 1835 in Patcham.  Edward Allfrey was then a bachelor of Patcham and Mary a spinster of Horsham, Sussex.  The couple had 6 known children:

    1. James Alfrey was baptised on 31 May 1835 in Patcham.  At the time of the 1861 census he was an unmarried 25 year agricultural labourer living with his mother.  He may have married Eliza Short on 31 July 1864 at St. Nicholas in Brighton.  James was then aged 26 and his father was named as Edward Allfrey.  Eliza was 25 years old and her father was named as William Sanson.

    2. Allen Alfrey was baptised on 14 May 1837 in Patcham.

    3. Emily Alfrey was baptised on 25 April 1841 in Patcham.  She may have married William Baldock in 1857 at St. Nicholas in Brighton.  She was then 18 years old and her father's name was recorded as Edward Allfrey.  William was 20 years and he was the son of John Baldock.

    4. Edwin Alfrey was baptised on 17 July 1842 in Patcham.  He was an 18 year old agricultural labourer when the 1861 census was recorded.  He married Caroline Waller on 17 June 1865 in Patcham.  She was baptised on 2 May 1847 in Clayton, Sussex, and was the daughter of William Weller and Naomi Standing (1805-?).  The couple had 3 known children.

    5. Alfred Alfrey was born about 1845 and baptised on 7 September 1851 in Patcham.  He was a 16 year old agricultural labourer in 1861.  He died aged 29 years and was buried on 4 February 1874 in Patcham.

      Alfred married Jane Wellfare on 23 December 1865 at St. Nicholas in Brighton.

      Jane was born about 1845 in Horley, Surrey and was the daughter of John Wellfare.

      The couple had 3 known children.

    6. Henry Alfrey was baptised on 6 June 1847 in Patcham.  In the 1861 census his name would seem to have been recorded as Thomas Alfrey a 14 agricultural labourer living in Patcham along with his mother and elder brothers.

      Henry married Mary Ann Sturt on 15 February 1868 in Patcham.  The couple had 7 known children.

    When the 1861 census was recorded, 46 year old widow Mary, was living in Patcham along with 4 sons, 3 year old visitor Ellen Lucy Baldock who had been born in Brighton and 36 year old lodger David Willet an unmarried agricultural labourer who had been born in Pyecombe.

  5. James Allfrey, twin, was born on 4 August and baptised on 6 August 1812 in Patcham.

    James married Elizabeth Feast by banns on 5 September 1835 in Patcham.  He was then a bachelor of Patcham and she a spinster of Beeding, which is where she was born in about 1812-5.

    The family were living in Patcham at the time of the 1861 census and James was a 45 year old agricultural labourer.

    James and Elizabeth had 9 known children:

    1. William Alfrey was baptised on 20 March 1836 in Patcham and buried there in April 1864, aged 29 years.

    2. George Alfrey was baptised on 22 October 1837 in Patcham.

      George married Naomi Waller on 23 July 1859 in Keymer, Sussex.

      Naomi was baptised on 8 February 1835 in Clayton, Sussex and was the daughter of William Weller and Naomi Standing.  (The British Isles Vital Records Index records that her father's name was John Waller, but I think that is wrong and at some point I will check the original entry in the marriage register.)  In 1841 she was 7 years old and living with her parents.  The 1851 census records that she was a 16 year old house servant in the home of Joseph Winchester at Old Land Mill in Keymer.

      When the 1861 census was recorded the couple were living alone in the Saint John's district of Keymer and George was an agricultural labourer.

      George and Naomi had 7 known children.

    3. Ellen Alfrey was baptised on 15 March 1840 in Patcham and buried there on 4 January 1857, aged 18 years.

    4. James Alfrey was baptised on 6 August 1842 in Patcham and buried there on 4 September 1842, aged 6 weeks.

    5. Amos Alfrey was baptised on 6 October 1844 in Patcham.  At the time of the 1861 census he was a 16 year old groom and the eldest of his siblings living at home with their parents in Patcham.

    6. Jane Alfrey was baptised on 6 December 1846 in Patcham.

    7. Harriet Alfrey was baptised on 1 July 1849 in Patcham.  In 1861 she was an 11 year old scholar living at home.  She had an illegitimate son in 1871.

    8. Mark Alfrey was baptised on 2 May 1852 in Patcham and buried there on 7 September 1873, aged 21 years.  He was a 9 year old plough boy when the 1861 census was recorded.

    9. Amelia Alfrey was baptised on 4 June 1854 in Patcham.  She was a 7 year old scholar in 1861 and the youngest of her siblings living at home.

      Amelia married Walter Hobden on 26 April 1874 at St. Nicholas in Brighton.  He was then 21 years and she was 20.  Their fathers were named as Daniel Hobden and James Allfrey.

  6. Henry Allfrey, twin, was born on 4 August and baptised on 6 August 1812 in Patcham.  He died aged 18 months and was buried on 12 February 1814 in Patcham.

  7. Harriet Allfrey was baptised on 8 January 1815 in Patcham.  She married James Coks by banns on 5 October 1832 in Brighton.  He was then a bachelor and she a spinster and they were both of Brighton.  James made his mark, but Harriet was able to sign her name.  The witnesses to the marriage were Benjamin Markwick and Charity Markwick who both signed their names.

  8. Caroline Allfrey was baptised on 19 January 1817 in Patcham.  She married John Wellfare on 2 July 1836 in Stanmer, Sussex.

  9. Henry Allfrey was born about 1819 in Patcham.  He married Elizabeth before 1851 - possibly Elizabeth Auckett in the second quarter of 1850 in the Cuckfield registration district or Elizabeth Chenery in the second quarter of 1852 in the Shoreditch registration district.  She was born about 1820 in Diss, Norfolk.  The couple had 2 known children:

    1. Henry Alfrey was born about 1851 in Islington, Middlesex.  His birth may have been registered in the second quarter of 1852 in the Bethnal Green district.

    2. Elizabeth Alfrey was born about 1855 in Islington, Middlesex.

  10. Charles Allfrey was born about 1821 in Patcham.  He died aged 58 years and was buried on 5 January 1879 in Patcham.  In 1841 he was a 20 year old agricultural labourer, living with his parents.

    Charles married Jane Wakeham by banns on 7 August 1847 in Patcham.  He was then of full age, a bachelor and a labourer of Patcham.  She was also of full age and a spinster of Patcham.  Charles made his X mark, whilst Jane signed her name.  The witnesses were Thomas Allfrey and Lucy Allfrey.  His father was named as John Allfrey a blacksmith and her's as George Wakeham  who was also a blacksmith.

    Jane was born about 1824 in Littlehampton and was the daughter of George Wakeham and Mary Matthews.  When the 1861 census was recorded the family were living in Patcham and Charles was a 39 year old carter.  At that time they also had 2 lodgers:  29 year old Henry ? (looks like Suakes) who had been born in Wivelsfield and John West a 45 year old born in Chailey.  Both lodgers were unmarried agricultural labourers.

    Charles and Jane had 8 known children:

    1. John Henry Alfrey was baptised on 30 January 1848 in Patcham.  In 1861 he was a 13 year old carter boy living with his parents.  He married Aseneth Lee on 15 June 1872 in Patcham.  The couple had 1 known son.

    2. Jane Alfrey was baptised on 27 January 1850 in Patcham.  She was an 11 year old scholar in 1861.

    3. Charles Alfrey was baptised on 6 April 1851 in Patcham.  He was a 10 year old agricultural labourer in 1861.

    4. Susan Alfrey was baptised on 4 June 1854 in Patcham.  In 1861 she was a 6 year old scholar living at home.  She married  James Maskell on 15 November 1873 in Patcham.  They had 1 known son.

    5. Thomas Alfrey was baptised on 26 October 1856 in Patcham.  He was a 4 year old scholar in 1861.

    6. Edward Alfrey was baptised on 1 April 1860 in Patcham.  He was a year old when the 1861 census was recorded.

    7. Caroline Alfrey was baptised on 6 September 1863 in Patcham.

    8. Mary Emma Alfrey was baptised on 10 July 1870 in Patcham.

  11. Eliza Allfrey was born about 1825 in Patcham.

  12. Lucy Allfrey was born about 1827 in Patcham.  At the time of the 1841 census she was 14 years old and living with her parents.

    Lucy married Samuel Juniper on 25 November 1848 at St. Nicholas in Brighton.

    Samuela nd Lucy had 1 known daughter:

    1. Eliza Juniper was born on 1 December 1850 in Patcham.  She died on 12 June 1927 in Ditchling, Sussex.  Eliza married Martin Leaney.

 

ALFREY          SIMMONDS

This page was reviewed on 7 April 2012