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Philip ALFREY (1785-1868)

and Phillis DUNSTALL (1786-1852)

 

Philip Alfrey and 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 John Chown (mark) and William Breen (signed).  (They were not my direct ancestors.  Philip was the brother of my 5x Great Grandmother, Ann Alfrey.)

St. Peter's, Henfield, circa 1905 - from http://www.westsussexpast.org.uk/pictures/index.htmlPhilip Alfrey was baptised on 8 May 1785 in Henfield, Sussex.  He was the son of Philip Alfrey (1754-1835) and 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, Sussex.   He was buried on 17 May 1868 in Henfield.

Philley Dunstall was baptised on 10 September 1786 in Henfield and was the daughter of John Dunstall and Mary Whiting.  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 George Stillaway and his 14 year old son Richard Stillaway.

 

Philip Alfrey and Phillis Dunstall had 7 known children:

  1. 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, Sussex.

  2. George Alfrey 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.

    Mary Ann Anderson, nee Allfrey.  Photo taken from http://www.firstfourships.co.nz/pics/person.php?pos=cj17#fn1When 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:

    1. 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. 2).

    2. Charles Allfrey was baptised on 27 January 1833 in Henfield (ref. 3).  He died, or was buried on 15 May 1836 in Henfield (ref. 3).

    3. Alfred Allfrey was baptised on 21 February 1842 in Henfield (ref. 3).

    George married for a second time to Arabella Bassett (ref. 3) on 21 June 1848 in Henfield (ref. 3).

    Arabella was baptised on 13 March 1814 in West Peckham, Kent and was the daughter of William Bassett and Jane (ref. 3).

    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).

  3. 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:

    1. 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.

    2. 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 old.

      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.

    3. 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.

    4. 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.

    5. 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 father.

    6. 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 Brighton.

      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.

    7. William Allfrey was born about 1856 in Henfield.  He was a 5 year old scholar in 1861.

    8. 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.

    9. 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.

  4. Mary Alfrey was baptised on 10 December 1819 in Henfield.

  5. James Alfrey was baptised on 7 April 1822 in Henfield.

  6. Esther Alfree was baptised on 13 March 1825 in Henfield.  When the 1841 census was recorded she was living with her elder brother in Hailsham.

    As Esther Allfrey she married Charles Funnell on 28 Feb 1843 in Hailsham, Sussex (ref. 1).

    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 labourer.

    Charles and Esther had 5 known children:

    1. Arthur Funnell was baptised on 9 August 1845 in Hailsham (ref. 1).  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 Luton (ref. 1).

    2. 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.

    3. 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).

    4. 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.

    5. 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.

  7. 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.

 

 

Ref. 1 - http://hometown.aol.co.uk/dottyasever/MainFunnellTree/D7.htm

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:

Original information:
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.

Readers' response:
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.(1Mary Anne died on January 17, 1920, at Kaiapoi, aged 88, and is buried in the Church of England cemetery, Kaiapoi.(2)
 

Footnotes:
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
 

Ref. 3 - http://www.gencircles.com/users/warrenjcook/1/data/4164

Ref. 4 - http://genforum.genealogy.com/allfrey/messages/32.html

ALFREY          DUNSTALL

This page was reviewed on 7 April 2012