Ancestors of Mandy Willard
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and Phillis DUNSTALL (1786-1852)
Phillis Dunstil married by banns on 1
January 1805 in Brighton, Sussex. Philip was a bachelor and made his X mark,
whilst Phillis was a spinster and signed her name. They were both of
Brighton. The witnesses were
(signed). (They were not my direct
ancestors. Philip was the brother of my 5x Great Grandmother, Ann
was baptised on 8 May 1785 in Henfield,
Sussex. He was the son of
Mary Botting (c1753-1833). When the 1861 census was recorded
he was a 76 year old widower and agricultural labourer, visiting the home of
William Heasman and his wife Jane at ?kin Hill in Slaugham,
He was buried on 17 May 1868 in Henfield.
was baptised on 10 September 1786 in
Henfield and was the daughter of
Phillis died aged 66 years and was buried on 18 September 1852 in Henfield.
She was also known as Philadelphia.
When the 1841 census was recorded the couple and their youngest daughter
were living at Windmill Hill in Henfield. In 1851 the couple and their
daughter were living at Wood House in Henfield. Also with them on
census night was 60 year old widower
Stillaway and his 14 year old son
Philip Alfrey and Phillis
Dunstall had 7 known children:
Philip Alfrey was born about 1805 in Henfield. He died aged
78 years and his death was registered as Philip Allfrey in the
third quarter of 1882 in the Rye registration district.
At the time of the 1841 census he was living at Toll Gate Cottage in
Hailsham, Sussex where he was an agricultural labourer. Also with
him on census night was 15 year old Esther Alfrey (most probably
his younger sister). When the 1851 census was recorded he was an
unmarried 46 year old agricultural labourer living at Toll Gate House in
Laughton, Sussex. At the time Eliza Akehurst Weeks was a
visitor in his home. She was then described as an unmarried
annuitant and she may then have been 45 years, but it is difficult to read
the entry in the census as a line has been marked through her age.
Eliza was born in Herstmonceux, Sussex. By 1861, Philip Allfrey
was a 56 year old toll collector living alone at Amberstone Toll Gate in
Hailsham, Sussex. When the 1871 census was recorded he living at
Toll Gate House in Battle, Sussex and he was then said to be a married 66
year old agricultural labourer, although there was no wife living with
him, so his marital status may have been wrongly recorded. In 1881
he had moved again, this time he was living in a cottage in Beckley,
Sussex and he was earning his living as a cane chair bottomer. He
was then said to be an unmarried 76 year old. Also with him in 1881
was 73 year old widow, Sarah Simmons who had been born in Udimore,
was born about 1807, probably in Henfield,
although his baptism has not been found in the Henfield parish register. He died on 21
July 1882 in Wellington, New Zealand.
George married Ann Goacher
by banns on 3 April 1831 in Ashurst, Sussex. He was then a bachelor of
Henfield and she a spinster of Ashurst. The witnesses to their
marriage were Richard Cherriman and Richard Blake.
Ann was born about 1810 and died on 10
September 1842 in Henfield, Sussex.
When the 1841 census was recorded the couple and their daughter were
living on Henfield Common and George was then an agricultural labourer.
George and Ann had 3 known children:
Mary Anne Allfrey was baptised on 17 July 1831 in Henfield (ref.
3). She died aged 88 years on 17 January 1920 (ref.
2). She was 9 years old in
1841. Mary Ann married James Anderson on 22 April 1857 at
St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Christchurch, New Zealand (ref.
Charles Allfrey was baptised on 27 January 1833 in Henfield (ref.
3). He died, or was buried on 15 May 1836 in Henfield (ref.
Alfred Allfrey was baptised on 21 February 1842 in Henfield (ref.
George married for a second time to Arabella Bassett (ref.
3) on 21 June 1848 in Henfield (ref.
Arabella was baptised on 13 March 1814 in West Peckham, Kent and was the
daughter of William Bassett and Jane (ref.
George aged 43, Arabella 36, Mary Anne 19 and 6 year old Alfred
emigrated to New Zealand on board the Charlotte Jane, which departed
Plymouth in September 1850 and arrived on 16 December 1850 at Lyttleton
Harbour (ref. 4).
Alexander Allfree was baptised on
29 September 1816 in Henfield. He died aged 94 years and his death
was registered as Alexander Allfrey in the second quarter of 1910
in the Steyning registration district.
As Alick Allfrey he married Frances Graimes on 24
November 1840 in Brighton. Their fathers were named as Philip
Allfrey and Richard Graimes.
Frances was born about 1819/20 in Poynings and was the daughter of Richard
Berry Graimes and Sarah Scrase. She died aged 70 years
and her death was registered as Frances Allfrey in the third
quarter of 1889 in the Steyning registration district.
In 1851 the couple and their 5 children were living in Kentons Cottage in
Henfield and Alick Allfrey was a 34 year old gardener.
Alexander was still living at Kentons Cottage in 1861, and although he was
said to be married, his wife was not at home on census night. In
1871 the couple and 5 children were living at Henfield Lodge and Alexander
was a 54 year old gardener/domestic servant. The family were still
living in Kentons Cottage in 1881 and Alack Allfrey was a gardener.
By 1891 Alexander was a 74 year old widower and gardener living at East
Kentoyns Cottage, Henfield, along with his son George and 56 year old
widow and housekeeper, Julia Gill who had been born in Frome,
Somerset. In 1901, 84 year old Alexander was still at East Kentoyns
Cottage along with his son George and unmarried 51 year old domestic
servant, Elizabeth King
Alexander and Frances had the following known children:
Martha Allfrey was born about 1842 in Henfield. In 1851 she
was 9 years old. In 1871 she was a 30 year old ladies maid, living
at Littleton House, Littleton, Middlesex.
Caroline Allfrey was born about 1844 in Henfield. She was 7
years old in 1851. Might she have been baptised on 10 December 1843
in Wivelsfield, Sussex? However, according to the IGI her parents
were Philip and Phillis, but Phillis would then have been about 52 years
Caroline married James Strevens on 10 April 1869 at St. Nicholas in
Brighton. She was then 26 years old and he was 32. Their
fathers were named as John Strevens and Alexander Allfrey.
At the time of the 1881 census, married 32 year old Caroline Stevens
and her 13 year old daughter, Florence Stevens were living with her
parents in Henfield. Florence had been born in Bolney and she was a
scholar in 1881.
James Allfrey was born in Henfield and baptised on 4 May 1845 in
Woodmancote. He was 6 years
old in 1851. In 1861 he was a 16 year old gardener and the eldest of
his siblings at home. In 1871 he was an unmarried 26 year old
painter and he was still the eldest of his siblings living at home.
Margaret Fanny Alfrey was born in Henfield and baptised on 2 May
1847 in Woodmancote. In 1851 she
was 4 year old Margaret Allfrey. Her name was recorded as 14
year old Fanny Allfrey in the 1861 census and she was then a
scholar. In the 1871 census she was unmarried 24 year old Fanny
Margaret Allfrey and she was a dressmaker living at home.
George Allfrey was born in Henfield and baptised on 29 September
1850 in Woodmancote. When the 1851
census was recorded he was 8 months old. He was a 10 year old
scholar in 1861. In 1871 he was an unmarried 20 year old
gardener/domestic servant, living at home. In 1891 he was an
unmarried 39 year old gardener living at home with his father. The
1901 census records that he was a 47 year old widower living with his
Mary Anne Allfrey was born in Henfield and baptised on 23 May 1852
in Woodmancote. In 1861 she was a 7 year old scholar. In 1871
she was a 20 year old general servant in the home of Charles Clement
Knight a 45 year old tailor and hatter, at 8 Trafalgar Street in
Mary Ann married Edward Fryer on 13 April 1874 at St. Peter's in
Brighton. She was then 23 years old and he was 22. Their
fathers were named as Henry Fryer and Alexander Allfrey.
William Allfrey was born about 1856 in Henfield. He was a 5
year old scholar in 1861.
Alice Allfrey was born in Henfield and baptised on 12 July 1857 in
Woodmancote. In 1861 she was 3 years old. She was a 13 year
old scholar in 1871.
Grace Allfrey was born in Henfield and baptised on 15 April 1860 in
Woodmancote. She was a year old when the 1861 census was recorded.
In 1871 she was an 11 year old scholar. In 1881 she was an unmarried
21 year old dressmaker living with her parents.
was baptised on 10 December 1819 in
was baptised on 7 April 1822 in Henfield.
was baptised on 13 March 1825 in Henfield.
When the 1841 census was recorded she was living with her elder brother in
As Esther Allfrey she married
Charles Funnell on 28 Feb 1843 in Hailsham, Sussex (ref.
Charles was born about 1822, possibly in Wilmington or Willingdon, Sussex.
He was the son of Isaac Funnell and Elizabeth
(ref. 1). (Isaac
married Elizabeth Leeves on 24 October 1806 in Heathfield.)
When the 1851 census was recorded the couple and their 3 sons were living
at Old Bedford Road in Luton, Bedfordshire. Charles was then a 29
year old agricultural labourer and Esther was a 27 year old bonnet sewer.
By 1861 the family had moved to 13 High Town in Luton and Charles was a
straw bonett blocker. In 1871 the couple were living at 14 Chapel
Street, Luton along with Esther's younger sister. Charles was then a
Charles and Esther had 5 known children:
Arthur Funnell was baptised on 9 August 1845 in Hailsham
He was 6 years old in 1851. In 1861 he was a 16 year old straw
bonett sewer. Arthur married Sarah Spires on 25 June 1874 in
William Funnell was born about 1846 in Hailsham. He was 5
years old in 1851. In 1861 he was a 15 year old straw bonett sewer.
Jane Funnell was baptised on 2 April 1848 at St. Mary's, Luton
(ref. IGI). She died, or was buried, on 17 October 1848 at St.
Mary's (ref. IGI).
John Funnell was baptised on 2 September 1849 at St. Mary's, Luton
(ref. IGI). In 1851 he was 2 years old. He was an 11 year old
straw bonett sewer in 1861.
Elizabeth Funnell was baptised on 25 May 1851 at St. Mary's, Luton
(ref. IGI). She was a 9 year old straw bonett sewer in 1861.
Maria Alfree was baptised on 10 July 1831 in Henfield. She
died aged 71 years and her death was registered in the fourth quarter of
1908 in the Luton registration district. She never married.
In 1841 she was 9 years old and the only one of her siblings living at
home. In 1851 she was still the only one of her siblings living at
home and she was then 19 years old. At the time of the 1861 census
she was an unmarried 28 year old straw bonett sewer loding in the home of
Mary Ann Wright at 37 Brunswick Street, Luton. The 1871 census
records that she was an unmarried 38 year old hat sewer and she was living
with her sister and brother-in-law in Luton. In 1881 she was a 49
year old bonnet sewer and she was lodging at 47 Regent Street, Ludon.
The 1891 census records that she was an unmarried 58 year old straw hat
sewer, living at 35 Regent Street in Luton. By 1901 she was a
retired straw hat sewer and she was boarding with Selina Bowler at
54 John Street in Luton.
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Ref. 2 -
http://www.firstfourships.co.nz/pics/person.php?pos=cj17 Just in
case that web page should disappear, I have copied the following from it:
In 1900 Mrs J. Anderson lived in Kaiapoi. She may have been the
wife of James Anderson, a local blacksmith. James Anderson
had two daughters.
A family member has confirmed that Mrs. Anderson nee Mary Anne
Allfrey was the wife of James Anderson, blacksmith, of Kaiapoi,
who emigrated from Musselburgh, Scotland. The couple married at St
Andrews Presbyterian Church, Christchurch, on April 22, 1857.
Mary Anne’s family came from Henfield, Sussex. She migrated to
Canterbury with her parents, George Allfrey, a gardener, and
Arabella (George’s second wife), and her brother Alfred.
Upon arrival in Canterbury the Allfreys stayed with the Barker family on a
site near the present Worcester Street and Oxford Terrace.
By 1953, the Allfreys were independent of the Barkers and living at The
Sandhills, Avon River, near Stanmore Road. The family took over
Tweed House, a hotel in Cashel Street and in 1864 obtained a beer and wine
licence for it. They sold it in 1864, but Arabella took it
over again in 1866, presumably after George had died.
Mary Anne was employed on the Charlotte Jane as a nursemaid for the
family of Dr A. C. Barker and his wife. She was a keen member of the
Canterbury Early Settlers’ Association and was involved with the women’s
suffrage movement. James set up his smithy in Kaiapoi, first
on the North Road and then at 8 Charles Street. Mary Anne and
James had four boys and three girls − Alexander George (b.
1858), Mary Anne Jane (b. 1860), Charles James (b. 1862),
John McDonald (b. 1864), Frederick Andrew (b. 1868), Jessie
Elizabeth (b. 1870) and Marion Stoddart (b. 1872).
James died suddenly, aged 57, in 1883.(1)
Mary Anne died on January 17, 1920, at Kaiapoi, aged 88, and is
buried in the Church of England cemetery, Kaiapoi.(2)
1: Excerpt from A Brief History of the Allfrey,
Anderson, Tait and Ritchie Families, Colin James Burrows (February 1983)
2: Death certificate supplied by Jocelyn Prue
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This page was reviewed on 7 April 2012