Ancestors of Mandy Willard
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and Charlotte Sarah NASH (1840-1918)
Allfrey and Charlotte Sarah
Nash married on 3 October 1864 at St.
Nicholas parish church in Brighton, Sussex. (They were not my direct
William Allfrey was born on 5 July 1845 in Clayton, Sussex. He
was the son of William
Allfrey (c1821-1892) and
(c1817-1848). He died
on 25 September 1907 in Albourne, Sussex. At the time of the 1851
census he was a 5 year old scholar living in the home of his paternal
grandparents. In 1861 he was a 15 year old bricklayer's labourer,
living with his father and step mother. Like his father he was a
builder and had a house, Oakmere, built at Albourne where he and his wife
lived until their deaths.
Charlotte Sarah Nash was born on 3 November 1840 in Capel, Surrey.
She was the
daughter of William Nash (1803-?) and
(c1806-?). Charlotte died on 23 June 1918 in Albourne.
When the 1841 census was recorded she was 7 months old and living with her
parents and elder siblings in Capel village. In 1851 she was a 10
year old scholar living with her parents in Capel Street. In 1861
she was probably a 20 year old domestic servant in the home of George
Jenings a stock broker, at 1 Colchester Villas in the St. Paul's
district of Deptford, Kent.
When the 1871 census was recorded the family were living in 2 Prospect
Cottage in Clayton. William was then a bricklayer and plasterer and
what looks like an innkeeper, but the writing is difficult to read.
Also with them on census night were 4 visitors, 39 year old Jane Bates,
Egbert Bates aged 8, Harriette Bates aged 3 and 11 month old
In 1881 the family were living at 36 Russell
Street, Brighton and William was a bricklayer. They also had 2
lodgers living with them in 1881, 30 year old widow Mary Norton and
her 1 year old daughter Edith Norton.
By 1891 the family had
moved to Manor Farm in Poynings, Sussex and William was a builder.
Also with them were their 2 year old granddaughter Emily E. C.
Hodges and 23 year old visitor, Edith M. Burton.
In 1901 the family were living at Oakmere in Albourne and William was a
house builder. They also had 4 grandchildren in their household in
1901, namely, 13 year old Anne E. Eves, 3 year old Victor
A. Allfrey, 3 year old Dorothy F. C. Leith
and 1 year old Winifred C. S. Leith.
William Allfrey and
Charlotte Sarah Nash had 11 known children:
Anne Martha Allfrey, known as
Annie, was born on 17 August
1865 at Prospect Cottages, Clayton, Burgess Hill, Sussex. She died
on 6 May 1929 at 250 Elm Grove, Brighton, although her death certificate
records that her residence was 1 Natal Road. Her cause of death
was myocardial degeneration and her husband reported the death, and he
was also of 1 Natal Road. In 1871 she was 5 years old. The
1881 census records that she was 15 years old.
Herbert Francis Eves on 27 December 1885 at St.
Paul's in Brighton.
Herbert was born on 15 November 1856 at West Street in Brighton and was
the son of William Henry Eves (c1812-?) and Harriet Harrison.
Herbert and his father were a shoemakers. He died on 15 February
1934 at 44 The Crescent, Southwick, Sussex. When the 1861 census
was recorded he was 4 years old and living with his parents and siblings
at 18 West Street, Brighton.
When the 1901 census was recorded the couple and 6 children were living
at 10 Boyces Street, Brighton and Herbert was a bootmaker.
Herbert and Annie had 9 children, 8 of whom were:
Audry Mary Eves was born on 18 November
1886 in Brighton. In 1901 she was a 14 year old dressmaker, living
at home with her parents.
Arthur George Ridpath on 24 June 1915 in Albourne, Sussex.
Arthur was born on 12 June 1888 in Hove, Sussex and was the son of
Thomas James Ridpath (1851-1920) and
Rhoda Burchell (1856-1891).
William Henry Eves was born in the first quarter 1890 in
Brighton. He was 11 years old in 1901. Bill married Marie
Herbert Francis Eves was born and died in 1892 in Brighton.
Minnie Marguerite Eves was born in the third quarter of 1892 in
Brighton. She died in 1975. She was 8 years old in 1901.
Minnie married Harold Cooke.
Dorothy Charlotte Eves, known as Lot, was born in the
first quarter of 1896 in Brighton. She died in 1972. She was
5 years old in 1901.
George Goldring. They lived at 1 Natal Road.
The property was demolished in the 1960's and buildings on the land are
now possibly part of the University of Brighton. George was an
automobile engineer from the very earliest days of motoring and had a
substantial workshop at the back of their house. The house was
reputed to have been haunted, and was the sort of house a film producer
would have loved for a ghost film. George and Lot's daughter, Joan emigrated to Canada with her family in the 1950's and it thanks
to her and David Ridpath for details about the family and
ancestors of Annie Allfrey - thank you both.
Charles Edward Eves was born in the first quarter of 1897 in
Brighton. He died in 1975. He was 4 years old in 1901.
Charles married May Dunn.
Alfred John Eves was born in the first quarter of 1899 in
Brighton. He died in 1970. Alfred married Anita Williams.
Harry Leonard Eves was born in 1905 in Brighton. He died in
1971. Harry married Marqurite Doel.
William Henry Allfrey was born in the first quarter of 1867 in
Clayton. He was 4 years old in 1871. In 1881 he was a 14
year old errand boy. The 1891 census records that he was an
unmarried 23 year old builder's assistant and he was living with his
parents and younger siblings.
Catherine Mary Allfrey was born in the first quarter of 1869 in
Clayton. In 1871 he was 2 years old. She was a 12 year old
scholar in 1881. In 1891 she was an unmarried 21 year old, living
at home with her parents.
Minnie Caroline Allfrey was born in the second quarter of 1870 in
Clayton. She was 10 months old when the 1871 census was recorded.
She died aged 2 years and her death was registered in the third quarter
of 1872 in the Cuckfield registration district.
Phillip James Allfrey was born in the fourth quarter of
1871 in Clayton or Burgess Hill. He was a 9 year old scholar in
1881. In 1891 he was lodging at 36 Russell Street in Brighton and
he was then a 19 year old bricklayer's labourer. (36 Russell
Street was his parents home in 1881.) He died in 1926 in Malden,
Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA. (Ref. pearman191)
Louisa Elizabeth Griffiths in the second
quarter of 1893 in the Steyning registration district.
Louisa was born in the fourth quarter of 1873 in Brighton and was the
daughter of William Griffiths (c1837-?) and Margaret Day (c1837-?). When the 1881 census was recorded
she was a 7 year old scholar and living with her parents at 27 Cannon
Street, Brighton. Her father was then a commissioned boatman.
Her parents were from Essex.
In 1901 the couple and 4 children were living at Inn? in Pentir,
Caernarvonshire, Wales. Philip was a 27 year old bricklayer and
gave his place of birth as Burgess Hill. Louisa was 27 and said
she was born in Brighton.
Philip and Louisa had the following children:
Alfred William Allfrey was born about 1893 in
Burgess Hill. He was 7 years old in 1901.
Lottie Louisa Allfrey was born on 22 December 1894
in Brighton. She died on 6 September 1980 in New Hampshire, USA.
The 1901 census recorded that Lotty Louisa Allfrey
was 6 years old. Lottie emigrated to the USA and arrived in
Boston, Massachusetts on 28 May 1914. (Ref. sunniesbuttercup)
(Photograph on the right has been taken from a family tree at
Ancestry, owned by sunniesbuttercup.)
She sailed aboard the SS Cymric from Liverpool with Philip, Harry
and Charles. Her father was already in America at 70 Rutland Street,
Boston. Her occupation was then a domestic. (Ref.
Lottie married Alfred Harris on 5 May 1918
in the USA. (Ref. sunniesbuttercup)
Alfred was born on 15 June 1891 at 509 Stonebroom, Shirland,
Derbyshire. He was the son of William Harris
(c1847-?) and Emma Harrison (c1851-?). His
birth was registered by his mother 13 July 1891, and his birth
certificate noted that his father was a coal miner. (My thanks
to Lisa Courtenay for finding his birth
He died aged 56 years in 1956. (Ref. sunniesbuttercup)
When the 1901 census was recorded Alfred was 9 years old and living
at 54 New Bolsover, Bolsover, Derbyshire, along with his mother 50
year old Emma Knowles born in Standford,
Leicestershire, 54 year old step father Mathew Knowles
who was a blacksmith in the colliery and had been born in Leigh,
Lancashire, 3 siblings, Frederick W. Harris
17 and George W. Harris 14 who
were both coal pit pony drivers and both born in Barnacle,
Warwickshire, and Emma Harris 12 born in ? Common,
Warwickshire. Also in the household were 1 year old grandson
William Harris born in Bolsover and 73 year old
widowed grandmother Eliza Hudson who had been born
in Standford, Rutland (that could be Stamford).
Emma Harris had married Matthew Knowles
in the second quarter of 1897 in the Chesterfield registration
At the time of the 1881 census, William Harris aged
34 was a coal miner from Pailton, Warwickshire and he was living at
The Wood Houses, Bulkington, Warwickshire along with 31 year old
wife Emma born Stanford, Leicestershire, and 4 children
Thomas Lake 6 born Claycross, Derbyshire, Eliza
Harris 4 also born Claycross, Jalius Harris
(son) 2 and Sarah Harris 1 who were both born in
Harry George Allfrey was born in the second quarter
of 1896 in Brighton. He was 4 years old in 1901.
Charles Edgar Allfrey was born about 1898 in
Brighton. He was 3 years old in 1901.
Philip James Allfrey (1901-1973)
Emily Margaret Allfrey (1907-1999)
Donald Leslie Allfrey (1912-1984)
Ernest Frank Allfrey was born in the second quarter of
1873 in Clayton. In 1881 he was an 8 year old scholar. He
was an 18 year old painter in 1891 and he was lodging with his brother
Philip at 36 Russell Street. He died aged 27 years and his death
was registered in the first quarter of 1901 in the Brighton registration
Alfred John Allfrey was born in the fourth quarter of 1874
in Clayton. He was a 6 year old scholar in 1881. In 1891 he
was a 16 year old builder's assistant living at home.
Fanny Charlotte Allfrey was born in the fourth quarter of 1875 in
Brighton. She was a 5 year old scholar in 1881. In 1891 she
was 15 years old. When the 1901 census was recorded she was living
with her parents and she was 25 year old Fanny Leith. She
probably married Alexander Plenderleith in the fourth quarter of
1896 in the Cuckfield registration district.
Charles Edward Allfrey was born in the first quarter of 1878 in
Brighton. In 1881 he was 3 years old. He was a 13 year old
builder's assistant in 1891.
Lilian Emma Allfrey was born in the fourth quarter of 1879 in
Brighton. She was a year old when the 1881 census was recorded.
In 1891 she was an 11 year old scholar. She was an unmarried 21
year old housekeeper living at home with her parents in 1901.
Harold Arthur Allfrey was born in fourth quarter of 1882
in Brighton. In 1891 he was a 9 year old scholar.
Many thanks to Dr. David Ridpath and Lesley Smith for additions to this page.
This page was reviewed on 7 April 2012