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Charles BELTON (1831-1894)

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 Abraham Wadey (1801-1891) and Ann Collins (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:

  1. 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.

    Eliza married 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-?).

  2. Charles Balton was baptised on 4 November 1855 in Petworth, the son of Charles and Hannah.  His father was then a labourer.

  3. 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.

  4. 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 Litton.

    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. Richardson.

    James and Sarah had 2 known children:

    1. William E. Litton was born about 1886 in Limpstone.  He was a 15 year old mechanical engineer in 1901.

    2. Alice M. Litton was born about 1889 in Limpstone.  She was 13 years old in 1901.

  5. 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 Eliza Champion.

  6. 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.

  7. Mary Ann Belton was baptised on 1 January 1865 in Rudgwick.  In 1871 she was a 6 year old scholar.

  8. 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.

  9. 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 agricultural labourer.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. Alice Bolton was baptised on 12 October 1873 in Horsham.  She was an 8 year old scholar in 1881.

  13. 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:

    1. Alice Maria Belton was baptised on 2 July 1899 in Horsham, at which time the family were living at Baker's Hill in Slinfold.

 

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 children.

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.

BELTON          WADEY

This page was reviewed on 9 April 2012