Ancestors of Mandy Willard
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and Hannah WADEY (1834-1908)
Charles Balton and Hannah Wadey married by
banns on 24 December 1852 in Petworth, Sussex. Charles was then a
bachelor and labourer and Hannah was a spinster. Their fathers were
named as George Balton and Abraham Wadey
who were both labourers. The witnesses to their marriage were
Gregory Sopp and Jane Stevens. (They were
not my direct ancestors, nor do I have any known Belton or Wadey ancestors.)
Charles Belton was baptised on 29 November 1831 in Merstham,
Surrey. He was the son of George Belton and
Eliza Tickner who had married on 30 January 1831 in Mestham.
Charles died aged 61 years, as per a transcript of the burial register, and
was buried on 7 July 1894 in Horsham, at which time he was said to have been
from Warnham. When the 1841 census was recorded, Charles was 9 years
old and living with his parents(?) Alfred and Eliza, and 6 siblings at
Nelson's Field in Merton. In 1851, Charles was a 19 year old
agricultural labourer and he was living in Back Street, Petworth in the home
of 40 year old Thomas Remnant. His mother Eliza was
also with him and she was housekeeper to Thomas. Eliza was then 39
years old and married.
Hannah Wadey was baptised on 2 May 1834 in Petworth,
Sussex. She was the daughter of
(1805-1872). Hannah died aged 76 years and her death
was registered in the second quarter of 1908 in the Horsham registration
district. When the 1841 census was recorded Hannah was 6 years old and
living with her parents in Hollands Buildings, Petworth. Her father
was then a labourer. In 1851 she was 17 years old and the eldest of
her siblings living at home with her parents in North Street, Petworth.
When the 1861 census was recorded, the couple were both said to be 28 years
old and they were living in Woodhouse Cottage, Wisborough Green, along with
2 of their children, and 19 year old lodger John Reeves.
In 1871 the couple and 8 of their children were living at Moorhead
Cottage, Roughy in the parish of Horsham. They were both then said to
be 40 years old and Charles was an agricultural labourer. The 1881
census records that Charles and Hannah were both 48 years old and they were
living at Roffey Place Farm, Crawley Road, Horsham. With them on
census night were 7 of their children and 2 lodgers, namely, Edward
Howard aged 22 and 20 year old Miram Jupp (male)
who were both carters. By 1891 the couple were living at 38 Victory
Road in Horsham and they were both said to be 57 years old. Also with
them on census night was their son Edward and 9 year old grandson,
William E. When the 1901 census was recorded Hannah was a 68
year old widow living in a cottage in Agate's Lane, Horsham, next door to
the family of her daughter Sarah.
Charles Belton and Hannah Wadey had
13 known children:
Eliza Bolton was baptised on
12 February 1854 in Petworth, the daughter of Charles and Ann. Her
father was then a labourer. When the 1861 census was recorded
Eliza was a 7 year old scholar and she was living with her grandparents,
Charles Burchell (1818-1880) and Eliza
(c1813-?) at Pond Cottage in Barlavington. In 1871, she was still
living with her grandparents at Roughy Place, Crawley Road, Horsham, and
she was then a 17 year old servant out of place.
James Champion by banns on 30 August 1873
in Horsham. He was then a bachelor aged 23 years and a bricklayer.
Eliza was a 19 year old spinster. Their fathers were named as
James Champion a bricklayer and Charles Belton
a labourer. The witnesses to their marriage were James
Champion and Francis Champion.
James was baptised on 14 July 1850 in Horsham and was the son of
James Champion and
Frances Parsons (1828-?).
Charles Balton was baptised on 4 November 1855 in
Petworth, the son of Charles and Hannah. His father was then a
George Edward Balton was baptised on 26 August 1857 in
Petworth, the son of Charles and Hannah. His father was then a
labourer. He was 3 years old when the 1861 census was recorded and
living with his parents. In 1871 he was a 13 year old agricultural
labourer's boy and the eldest of his siblings living at home. In
1881 he was an unmarried 24 year old agricultural labourer and he was
living with his parents.
Sarah Belton was born about 1859 in Wisborough Green.
At the time of the 1861 census she was a year old. In 1871 she was
an 11 year old scholar.
Sarah married James Litton on 11 December 1880 in Hove,
Sussex. She was then 21 years old and he was 29. Their
fathers were named as Charles Belton and Mark
When the 1881 census was recorded James aged 27 and 21 year old Sarah were
living at 46 Goldstone Road, Hove. James was then a plasterer and
gave his place of birth as Lympstone, Devon. Also with the couple
on census night was her 5 year old brother Edward. In 1901 the
couple together with 2 children were living in a cottage in Agate's
Lane, Horsham, next door to Sarah's mother. James was then a 49
year old plasterer and Sarah was 41. Also with the family on
census night were 2 boarders, namely, 8 year old Ruth J.
Richardson and 4 year old Rose M.
James and Sarah had 2 known children:
William E. Litton was born about 1886
in Limpstone. He was a 15 year old mechanical engineer in 1901.
Alice M. Litton was born about 1889 in
Limpstone. She was 13 years old in 1901.
Ellen Balton was baptised on 18 August 1861 in Wisborough
Green. She was a 10 year old scholar in 1871.
Ellen married Albert Goldsmith by banns on 5 February
1887 in Horsham. He was then a 22 year old bachelor and bricklayer
and she was 25. Their fathers were named as John Goldsmith
(deceased) and Charles Belton who were both labourers.
The witnesses to their marriage were Alfred Belton and
William Belton was baptised on 21 June 1863 in Wisborough
Green. He was said to be a 6 year old scholar in 1871. In
1881 he was an 18 year old agricultural labourer and living at home.
Mary Ann Belton was baptised on 1 January 1865 in
Rudgwick. In 1871 she was a 6 year old scholar.
Emma Jane Belton was baptised on 30 September 1866 in
Horsham. In 1871 she was 4 years old. She was a 15
year old farm servant in 1881.
Emma Jane married George Charman by banns on 26 December
1892 in Horsham. He was a 25 year old bachelor and fireman on
railway from Parthings Farm(?) and she was a 26 year old spinster from
Parthings Farm. Their fathers were named as George Charman
a drayman and Charles Belton a bailff. A witness
to their marriage was Alice Belton.
Alfred Belton was baptised on 31 May 1868 in Horsham.
He was 3 years old in 1871. The 1881 census seems to have recorded
him as 14 year old Clifford Belton and he was then an
Albert Belton was baptised on 24 April 1870 in Horsham.
At the time of the 1871 census he was a year old. He was a 12 year
old scholar in 1881.
Annie Belton was baptised on 17 January 1872 and then
again as Ann Belton on 29 May 1872 in
Horsham. In 1881 she was a 10 year old scholar.
Alice Bolton was baptised on 12 October 1873 in Horsham.
She was an 8 year old scholar in 1881.
Edward Belton was baptised on 15 August 1875 in Horsham.
When the 1881 census was recorded he was a 5 year old scholar and
visitor in the home of his sister Sarah in Hove.
Edward married Mary Ann Killner in the second quarter of
1897 in the Horsham registration district.
Edward and Mary Ann had the following child:
Alice Maria Belton was baptised on 2 July 1899 in
Horsham, at which time the family were living at Baker's Hill in
I typed up this page as a result of an email
received from Eric Shanburn in April 2009, who
enquired if I knew anything more about Charles and Hannah, which I
didn't until I went looking. After I had traced the family
through the various census, IGI and parish register transcript I
have at home, I found the following database at Ancestry.co.uk:
tildsley/parramore . So far I have not taken any info from
that database. Time permitting, there is more I could add to
this page, i.e. tracing the families of Charles and Hannah's
My connection to Charles and Hannah is convoluted!
Their eldest daughter, Eliza, married James Champion
in 1873. James was the son of James Champion
and Frances Parsons who married in 1848.
Frances was the daughter of William Parsons and
Hannah Thorns who married in 1812. Another of
William and Hannah's daughters was Rebecca Parsons
who married John Silverson in 1839. John and
Rebecca were the parents of Henry Silverson who
married my 2x Great Grandmother Eliza Stillaway in
1874. Before her marriage Eliza had twins, one of whom was my
Great Grandfather, William Stillaway, who was born
in 1866. Henry was, therefore, William's step father, but I am
speculating that Henry's elder brother, William Silverson
was in fact the father of Eliza's illegitimate twins.
This page was reviewed on 9 April 2012