and Sarah Ann STEVENSON (1814-?)
and Sarah Ann Stevenson married by licence
on 5 November 1834 in Mayfield, Sussex. Their marriage licence was issued
by the Archdeaconry of Lewes on 31 October 1834 which recorded that
Thomas was a bachelor and husbandman of Horsmonden, Kent, aged 21 years
and Sarah Ann was a 20 year old spinster. (Details of the
marriage licence have come from the Sussex marriage licence. I
wonder if it should read that Thomas was aged 21 years and upwards?) (They were not my direct
ancestors. Thomas was the great nephew of my 6x great grandmother,
Thomas Baldwin was born on 9 November 1797 and baptised on 19
April 1798 in Wadhurst, Sussex. He was the son of
(c1768-?) and Elizabeth
Pettitt (c1772-1858). He may have died aged 69 years in 1867 in
the Uckfield registration district. Or he may have died/buried 6
May 1871 in Wadhurst, as per a database at Ancestry.co.uk.
Sarah Ann Stevenson was baptised on 3 July 1814 in
Mayfield, Sussex. She was the daughter of Thomas Stevenson
(c1789-?) and Sarah Harvey (c1788-?).
When the 1841 census was recorded the couple were living in Hale,
Horsmonden and Thomas was a 40 year old farmer. Sarah was then 27
years old. Neither of them were born in Kent. Also with them
on census night were 2 children, 24 year old Heneritta Kemp
who was a dressmaker, 20 year old Thomas Wilson and 15
year old Abraham Duke who were both servants.
In 1851 the family were living at Kensley Hill in Warbleton, Sussex.
Thomas was then a 53 year old farmer of 84 acres employing 3 labourers
and 2 boys. Sarah Ann was 38 years old. Also with were 7 of
their children, 19 year old house servant Elizabeth Fuller
and 19 year old farm servant Henry Bishop.
By the time the 1861 census was recorded the family were living at
Mousehall in Mayfield. Thomas was then a 63 year old farmer of 104
acres, employing 3 men and 1 boy. Sarah A.'s age was recorded as
46 years. Eight of their children were with them on census night
along with Sarah's widower father, 72 year old Thomas Stevenson
who was a retired farmer who had been born in Mountfield (Sarah was born
in Mayfield), 31 year old visitor Mary A. Chandler who was an unmarried milliner, 20 year old house
servant Sarah Hammond and 16 year old servant and
carter's mate Samuel Hammond.
In the Mayfield directory of 1867 Thomas was listed as a farmer of
Thomas Baldwin and Sarah
Ann Stevenson had 10 known children:
Thomas Baldwin was born about 1836 in Horsmonden.
He was 5 years old in 1841, and 15 years old in 1851.
Charity Baldwin was born about 1840 in Horsonden.
At the time of the 1841 census she was a year old. In 1851 she
was 11 years old. The 1861 census records that she was the
eldest of her siblings living at home and she was then an unmarried
21 year old farmer's daughter.
Esther Baldwin was born about 1843 in Brenchley,
Kent. She was an 8 year old scholar in 1851. In 1861 she
was 18 years old.
Benjamin Baldwin was born about 1845 in Brenchley.
He was a 6 year old scholar in 1851. In 1861 he was a 16 year
old draper's apprentice.
Ganius Baldwin was born about 1847 in Warbleton.
He was 4 year old scholar in 1851. In 1861 he was a 14
year old farmer's son.
Ruth Baldwin was born about 1849 in Warbleton.
In 1851 she was 2 years old.
Albert Baldwin was born in 1850 in Warbleton.
At the time of the 1851 census he was 7 months old. In 1861 he
was and 11 year old scholar.
Jabez Baldwin was born about 1853 in Mayfield.
He was an 8 year old scholar in 1861.
Ebenzer Baldwin was born about 1855 in Mayfield.
In 1861 he was a 6 year old scholar.
Lydia Baldwin was born about 1857 in Mayfield.
She was 2 years old when the 1861 census was recorded.
Another Thomas Baldwin married Mary Burridge by banns on 26 October 1822
in Wadhurst. They were both then of Wadhurst.
Thomas Baldwin married
Sophia Fenner on 2 May 1825 in Mayfield. Thomas
was of Wadhurst and Sophia of Mayfield. In 1841 and 1851 Thomas
and Sophia were living at Burchetts Green, Ticehurst. In 1841 they
had 8 children with them and 7 and a grandson in 1851. Thomas was
an agricultural labourer.
In 1851 a 56 year old
Thomas Baldwin was living with
his 37 year old wife Elizabeth and their son Henry aged 13 at Pook Pitt
Cottage in Wadhurst. He was an agricultural labourer.
Also in 1851, a 51 year old
Thomas Baldwin was living
at Lucks Wood, Wadhurst, along with his 37 year old wife Mary and their
2 sons (Horace 12 and John 7). That Thomas was a higgler. In
1841 40 year old Thomas and 25 Mary together with 3 year old Horace were
living in the home of Henry Bones at Swatlands in
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