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Nicholas BARHAM (1785-1857)

and Elizabeth MOREN (1791-1864)

 

Nicholas Barham and Elizabeth Moren were my 4x Great Grandparents.  (Click here  to see their place in my pedigree chart.)  They married by banns on Tuesday 10 May 1808 at the parish church of St. Peter and St. Paul in Wadhurst, Sussex.  Nicholas signed his name and Elizabeth made her X mark.  The witnesses to the marriage were Samuel Wallis and Philly Strickland Wallis who both signed their names.  Nicholas and Elizabeth were married by W. Salmon.  (The witnesses were Nicholas's sister and brother-in-law.)  At the time of their marriage Nicholas would have been just 23 years old whilst Elizabeth was about 17 years old and 2 or 3 months pregnant.

 

Signatures of the groom and witnesses from Nicholas and Elizabeth's 1808 marriage entry.

 

Nicholas Barham was born on Friday 22 April 1875 and baptised on Tuesday 17 May 1785 in Wadhurst.  He was the eldest son and third child of Nicholas Barham (1750-1807) and Elizabeth Strickland (1755-1803).  He died aged 71 years in Frant and was buried on 4 February 1857 in Wadhurst.  He was a wheelwright and farmer.

Elizabeth Moren was baptised on Sunday 16 January 1791 in Wadhurst.  She was the eldest daughter and child of William Moren (c1763-1831) and Elizabeth Smith (1766-1815).  She died aged 73 years and was buried on 13 September 1864 in Wadhurst.  (Presumably, she was born sometime between 13 September 1790 and 16 January 1791.)  When her father made his will in 1829 he was living at Wickhurst Farm in Wadhurst which is very near Bartley Mill/House.  By the terms of her father's will she was to receive an equal share of his estate, less 300 which he had already advanced to her.  I don't know where or with whom she was living when the 1861 census was recorded - she was not living with her son Nicholas and his family.

When the 1841 census was recorded the family were living at Bartly in Wadhurst (possibly Bartley Mill or House), which is near the board with the parish of Frant, and about 3 miles north of Wadhurst parish church.  In 1851 Nicholas, Elizabeth and 2 children were living at Carpenters House, Bayham Road, Frant.

 

Nicholas Barham and Elizabeth Moren had 12 known children:

  1. Elizabeth Barham was baptised on 27 December 1808 in Wadhurst and buried there on 9 February 1809.

  2. Anne Barham was baptised on 1 May 1810 in Wadhurst.  She married Richard Hogben by licence on 4 June 1833 in Wadhurst.  He was a bachelor of the parish of St. Michael in Lewes, Sussex and she was a spinster of Wadhurst.  The witnesses to the marriage were Selina Cornford and Edward Stevens (see notes below).  Their licence was issued on 29 May 1833 by the Archdeaconry of Lewes and recorded that Richard was a bachelor and cooper of Lewes, whilst An was a spinster aged 21 years and upwards.  According to the IGI, Richard was born about 1812 in Lewes.

  3. Hannah Barham was baptised on 23 January 1812 in Wadhurst.

  4. Nicholas Barham, my 3x Great Grandfather, was baptised on 6 February 1814 in Wadhurst.  He married Frances Dadswell in 1835.  (They have their own page.)

  5. Eliza Barham was baptised on 19 May 1816 in Wadhurst.  She died aged 16 years and was buried on 2 November 1832 in Wadhurst.

  6. William Barham was born on 10 August and baptised on 8 November 1818 in Wadhurst and buried there on 5 March 1819, aged 7 months.

  7. George Barham was born on 7 March and baptised on 23 April 1820 in Wadhurst.  He died aged 7 years and was buried on 15 August 1827 in Wadhurst.

  8. Henry Barham was born in February 1822 and baptised on 5 May 1822 in Wadhurst.  He was a carpenter.  When the 1841 census was recorded he was the eldest child in the parental home.

    Henry married Frances Moon on 22 April 1849 in Frant, Sussex.  She was born on 10 January and baptised on 26 February 1826 in Rotherfield, Sussex and was the daughter of Samuel Moon (1790-?) and Elizabeth Roberts (c1791-?).  In 1851 Henry, Frances and baby daughter were living in Dimonds Cottage.  Frances died before the recording of the 1881 census and Henry was then living in Hook Green, Lamberhurst along with his 68 year old wife Elizabeth and 19 year old son George Barham who was born in Lamberhurst.  In 1901, 39 year old George was a carpenter and joiner living in Lamberhurst.

    Henry and Frances had 4 known children:

    1. Mary Ann Barham was baptised on 28 July 1850 in Frant.  When the 1901 census was recorded she may have been 49 year old Marian Barham who was born in Frant and then living in Lamberhurst, Kent.

    2. Sarah Anne Barham was baptised on 31 October 1852 in Frant.

    3. Eliza Barham was baptised on 29 October 1854 in Frant.  She was 6 years old when the 1861 census was recorded.

    4. Margaret Barham was baptised on 22 February 1857 in Frant.  She was 4 years old when the 1861 census was recorded.

  9. Mary Barham was born on 5 April and baptised on 10 April 1824 in Wadhurst.  She died aged 24 years and was buried on 24 June 1848 in Wadhurst.

  10. Talitha-cumi Barham (daughter) was born on 14 October and baptised on 24 October 1826 in Wadhurst.  At the time of the 1841 census she was a 14 year old living with her parents.

  11. Sarah Barham was born on 17 February and baptised on 28 February 1829 in Wadhurst.  When the 1851 census was recorded she was a dressmaker living with her parents, although she was not in the family home when the 1841 census had been recorded.

    Sarah married Charles Bailey on 21 December 1851 in Frant.  Charles was born about 1826 in Lamberhurst and was the son of Thomas Bailey (a Charles Bailey was baptised in Lamberhurst on 6 February 1825, the son of Elizabeth Bailey.)  In 1881 Charles was a farm labourer living with his wife and a lodger, 36 year old Joseph Cox, at The Down, Loam Pitts, Lamberhurst.

  12. Thomas Barham was born on 29 May and baptised on 2 June 1831 in Wadhurst.  He died aged 66 years on 1 June 1897 and was buried in Lamberhurst.  He was 10 years old when the 1841 census was recorded and was living with his parents.  He was still living at home at the time of the 1851 census and he was then an agricultural labourer.

    Thomas married Louisa Ann Guest sometime before or about 1862.  As Louisa Ann Wallis she had previous married a Mr. Guest.

    Louisa Ann Wallis was born on 23 January and baptised on 1 March 1835 in Wadhurst.  She was the daughter of William Wallis (1804-?) and Harriett Digby (1807-?).

    When the 1881 census was recorded the family were living at Hook Green in Lamberhurst and Thomas was a carpenter.  In 1901 Louisa was living in Lamberhurst.

    Thomas and Louisa 11 known children:

    1. Harriet Barham was born on 7 November 1855.

    2. Ann Barham was born on 27 November 1856.

    3. Elizabeth Barham was born on 18 February 1858.

    4. Sarah Barham was born on 24 November 1860.

    5. Talitha-cumi Barham was born on 30 November 1862 in Lamberhurst.  Another Talitha-cumi Barham was born in the second quarter of 1862 and she was the daughter of Stephen Barham and Elizabeth.  In 1881 Talitha was an 18 year old dressmaker living with her parents.

    6. Hannah Barham was born about 1865.

    7. Thomas William Barham was born in about 1867.

    8. Alfred Edward Barham was born on 4 June 1870 in Lamberhurst.  In 1901 he was a 30 year old carpenter living in Frant, along with his 37 year old wife, Mary, who had been born in Brenchley.  They had at least 2 children who were living with them in 1901:

      1. Alfred Thomas Barham's birth was registered in the first quarter of 1893 and he was born in Lamberhurst.  He was an 8 year old in 1901.

      2. Ivy May Barham was born in the third quarter of 1895 in Frant.  She was 5 years old when the 1901 census was recorded.

      Alfred Edward may have married Mary Ann Young in the first quarter of 1891 in the Tonbridge registration district.

    9. Louisa Barham was born on 17 June 1873 in Lamberhurst.  She died on 11 February 1957.  The 1901 census records that a 27 year old Louisa Barham, who had been born in Hook Green, was a domestic housemaid in Eastbourne, Sussex.

    10. Mary Barham was born on 22 October 1875 in Lamberhurst.

    11. Charles Lewes Barham was born on 25 April 1878 at Hook Green in Lamberhurst.  He died on 3 June 1958.  Charles was a 22 year old carpenter living in Lamberhurst when the 1901 census was recorded.

      As Charles Lewis Barham he married Louisa Mary White on 23 September 1903 in Compton Bassett, Wiltshire.

      Louisa Mary Bassett was born on 21 September 1878 in Compton Bassett and was the daughter of Charles White (1850-?) and Margaret Anne Collier (1851-?).  Louisa died on 2 January 1854 in Cousley Wood, Wadhurst.

      Charles and Louisa had the following children:

      1. Frederick Charles Barham was born on 24 June 1904 and died later that year.

      2. Elsie Barham was born on 1 November 1906 and died in June 2003.

      3. Margaret L. Barham was born on 24 August 1908.  She died on 27 March 2001 in Ashford, Kent.  Margaret married Raymond Playfoot in about 1935.  He was born on 4 July 1907 and died on 4 May 1998.  Raymond was the son of Stephen Playfoot (1864-1946) and Fanny Bridgeland (1867-1951).

      4. Ethel Florence Barham was born on 30 March 1912 in Hook Green, Lamberhurst and died on 6 December 1966 in Bexhill, Sussex.  She married Alfred Stanley Playfoot on 3 June 1934 in Wadhurst.  He was born on 28 June 1909 at Clay Hill in Lamberhurst and was the son of Stephen Playfoot (1864-1946) and Fanny Bridgeland (1867-1951).  Alfred died on 21 September 1975 in Pembury, Kent.

      5. Mavis Barham

      6. Enid Alicia Barham was born on 30 December 1918 and died on 13 August 1984.

 

 

Notes

Edward Stevens and Selina Cornford were witnesses to the 1833 marriage of Anne Barham and Richard Hogben (mentioned above).  Edward and Selina married by Banns on 14 April 1835 in Warbleton, Sussex.  They were both then of Warbleton and he was a Bachelor and she a Spinster.

 

Many thanks to the following for additions to this page:

Julia Crawley

Janet Ogg

BARHAM          MOREN

This page was reviewed on 8 April 2012