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Thomas BOORMAN (1810-1881)

and Charlotte BOURNE (1813-1893)

 

St. Bartholomews's, Burwash, circa 1907, from:  http://www.theweald.org/P5.asp?PID=5754BurwshThomas Boorman and Charlotte Bourne were my 3x Great Grandparents.  (Click here to see their place in my pedigree chart.)  They married by banns on Tuesday 6 November 1832 at the parish church of St. Bartholomew in Burwash, Sussex.  At the time of their marriage Thomas Boorman was a bachelor and Charlotte Bourne a spinster and they were both of Burwash.  The witnesses to their marriage were John Maynard, Harriet Bourne and Ann Bourne.  (Harriet and Ann were probably Charlotte's sisters and John may have been a friend.)

Thomas Boorman was born on Wednesday 8 August 1810 and baptised on Sunday 2 September 1810 in Burwash.  He was the second son of Edward Boorman (1784-1858) and Charlotte King (1786-1859).  He died aged 70 years on 8 March 1881 (ref. 1) and was buried on Saturday 12 March 1881 in Wadhurst, Sussex.  At the baptisms of his children from 1833 until 1846 he was described as a labourer of Burwash.  Thomas may also have been a bailiff to M. Courthope, esq.

Brightling Church Font - photo taken by me on 31 July 2007Charlotte Bourne was born about 1813 and baptised on Tuesday 11 July 1815 in Brightling, Sussex, on the same day as a younger sister.  She was the sixth daughter and tenth child of John Bourne (1770-1855) and Mary Godfrey Whiteman (1776-1848).  She died aged 80 years in Rotherfield and was buried on Friday 16 June 1893 in Wadhurst.  She was a widow by the time of the 1881 census and living at Whiling Dodge K Cottage in Ticehurst.  She was back living in Wadhurst when the 1891 census was recorded.  Also when the 1891 census was recorded, 2 of Charlotte's widowed sisters were living together in Wadhurst at Vicarage Green Cottage, namely Ann Maria Newington (1806-1892) and Elizabeth Frances Piper (1815-1898).

When the 1841 census was recorded the family were living in Burwash and in 1851 they were at Witherden in Burwash.  The 1861 census sees the family at Snipe Hood Stream in Wadhurst and in 1871 at Pell Bridge, Wadhurst.  On all census, Thomas was an agricultural labourer.  Also in the household in 1841 was 20 year old Eliza Sawyer who was a dressmaker.

Sometime between 1846 and 1848 the family may have become non-conformists as the baptism Frederick in 1846 has been the last to be found in parish church registers.

Thomas and Charlotte had at least 51 grandchildren born between 1856 and 1900.  30 were born within Thomas's lifetime and about 42 within Charlotte's lifetime.

 

Thomas Boorman and Charlotte Bourne had 13 known children:

  1. Thomas Boorman was baptised on Sunday 5 May 1833 in Burwash.  He died aged 66 years in 1899.  Thomas was at first a labourer and by 1881 a police sergeant.  In 1851 he was a 17 year old agricultural labourer and living with his parents.

    Thomas married Rachel Hole on Monday 26 May 1855 in Burwash.  The witnesses to their marriage were Alfred Dan and Isabella Boorman.  All except Isabella signed their names.

    Rachel was born about 1829-31 in Minehead, Somerset and was the daughter of William Hole.

    In 1861 the family were living in Stream Cottage in Wadhurst and Thomas was an agricultural labourer.  They also had a visitor on census night, 20 year old Elizabeth Hole who was also born in Minehead.  The family moved from Wadhurst to Tunbridge Wells, Kent sometime between 1862 and 1865.  When the 1881 census was recorded they were living at 12 Commercial Road in Tonbridge, Kent.  Rachel died after 1901.

    Thomas and Rachel had 7 known children.

    1. Clara Boorman was born about 1856 in Wadhurst.

      Clara married Henry Dedman in the fourth quarter of 1884 in the Tonbridge registration district.  He was born in 1846 in Limpsfield, Surrey and was the son of Mary Dedman.

      Henry and Clara had the following children:

      1. Charles Dedman was born in 1886 Tunbridge Wells.  He was a brewer's clerk.

      2. Hilda Dedman was born in 1887 in Tunbridge Wells.  Hilda married Percy Bertram Weeks.  Percy was born in 1885 in Tunbridge Wells and was the son of James Weeks and Emily Roser.

      3. Ellen Dedman was born in 1890 Tunbridge Wells.

      4. Mabel Dedman was born in 1896 in Tunbridge Wells.

    2. James Hole Boorman was born in the third quarter of 1857 in Wadhurst and baptised there on Sunday 16 October 1859.

      James married Eleanor Jane Softer in 1886 and they had 5 known children by 1900.

      Eleanor was born about 1858 in Tunbridge Wells, Kent.

      When the 1901 census was recorded the family were living in Tunbridge Wells and James was a plumber.

    3. Elizabeth Boorman was baptised on Sunday 16 October 1859 in Wadhurst.

    4. Lucilla Boorman was born about 1862 in Wadhurst.

    5. Amelia Boorman was born in the first quarter of 1865 in Tunbridge Wells and died in 1894.

    6. Frances Ellen Boorman was born in the third quarter of 1869 in Tunbridge Wells.

    7. Albert Frank Boorman was born in the third quarter of 1872 in Tunbridge Wells.  He died on Sunday 12 May 1957.

      Albert married Harriet Peavey on Thursday 12 May 1892 in Tunbridge Wells.

      Harriet was born on Tuesday 24 January 1871 in Tunbridge Wells and was the daughter of Henry Peavey (1838-?) and Ann (c1844-1894).  She died on Tuesday 7 June 1938.

      Albert and Harriet had 8 known children.

  2. James Boorman was baptised on Sunday 14 June 1835 in Burwash and buried there on Monday 24 April 1837, aged 2 years.

  3. Edgar Boorman was baptised on Sunday 19 February 1837 in Burwash and buried there on Saturday 26 April 1845, aged 8 years.

  4. Isabella Boorman was baptised on Sunday 20 January 1839 in Burwash.  She married George Weeks in 1857.  (They have their own page.)

  5. Charles Boorman was born on 15 September 1840 (ref. 1) baptised on Sunday 11 October 1840 in Burwash.  He passed away peacefully on Tuesday 11 December 1923 at about 10 o'clock, aged 83 years (ref. 1).  When the 1851 census was recorded he was a 10 year old scholar.

    In 1861, Charles Bowman was a 20 year old servant and footman, and he was living at 111 Lansdowne Place in Hove, Sussex.  Charles was the only male in a household of 13 females, headed by Emma Matthew an unmarried 62 year old proprietor of a school.  Another of the residents was unmarried Catherine Munroe who was a 26 year old lady's maid who had been born in Ross, Scotland.

    Catherine had the following daughter:

    1. Catherine M. Bowman was born in 1865 in Elgin, Scotland.  When she married, her father was named on her marriage certificate as Charles Bowman a farmer.  She also visited her father in Frant.  By 1891 she was married and living in Birmingham.  Her mother died either in childbirth or soon after.  She was brought up by relatives in what seemed like a reasonably well off family as she went to school in a pony and trap and had visits to her home of gentry such as the Duke of Argyll.  When the 1881 census was recorded she was a 16 year old boarder and domestic servant living in Inverness.  Also part of the household was 48 year old Jessie Munroe who was also a boarder and domestic servant, and had been born in Dingwall, Rossshire.  (ref. 5)

    Charles married Mercy Hephzibah Hill in the fourth quarter of 1876 in the Steyning registration district.

    Mercy Hephzibah was born in the fourth quarter of 1845 in Henfield, Sussex and died on 9 February 1930.  She was the daughter of Henry Hill (c1820-?) and Rebecca Muzzle (1822-?).  She may have been 78 years old on 14(?) September 1922 (ref. 1), but I would think she was 77 in 1922.  Her paternal grandparents were Henry Hills and Elizabeth Parker.  Her maternal grandparents were Jesse Muzzall (1786-1875) and Lucy Brooks (1792-1857).  (I can trace Jesse's ancestry back to William Muzzall born in the 1590's and Lucy's ancestry back to Moses Brooks born about 1600.  Eventually I will add family group pages for Jesse and Lucy's ancestors.)  When the 1861 census was recorded Mercy was a 15 year old servant living at home with her parents and siblings in Henfield.  Her father was then a groom.

    From:  http://myhome.ispdr.net.au/~nigelm/boofrant.htmCharles and Mercy were both buried in Frant, Sussex.

    The 1871 census records that both Charles and Mercy were servants in the home of James Vallance at Kings Land in Hurstpierpoint, Sussex.  Charles was an unmarried 30 year old man servant and Mercy an unmarried 25 year old domestic servant. In 1881 the family were living at Rowden Farm, Frant.  The 1901 census records that Charles was a farmer living in Frant.

    Charles and Mercy had 4 known children:

    1. Charles Henry Boorman was born on Friday 9 July 1880 in Frant (ref. 3).  He died on Tuesday 3 May 1960 (ref. 3) and was buried in Frant.  He farmed at Petcocks Gate in Frant.  Charles married Ada Annie, who was a widow (ref. 3).  They had no children of their own, but Ada had a daughter from a previous marriage.

      Ada was born about 1888 and died aged 94 years on 29 September 1982 (ref. 3).

    2. Frederick Edward Boorman was born on Tuesday 25 April 1882 (ref. 3) in Frant and died on Tuesday 31 October 1950 (ref. 3).  He was a Baptist Minister in Taunton, Somerset for 21 years and later moved to Bratton, near Westbury, Wiltshire (ref. 3).

      Fred married Peggie on 22 September 1920 (ref. 1).  The GRO index records that her name was Elsie Thornhill and that they married in Calne.

      They had 3 children born in Taunton:

      1. Margaret Joan Boorman was born on 16 September 1922 (ref. 1) and (ref. 3).  She was a school teacher (ref. 3).

      2. Donald Frederick James Boorman, a twin, was born on 18 February 1926 (ref. 3).  He married and they had 6 children (ref. 3).

      3. Philip Arthur Charles Boorman, a twin, was born on 18 February 1926 (ref. 3).  He married twice and emigrated to Adelaide, South Australia (ref. 3).

    3. Arthur Hill Boorman was born about 1883 in Frant.  He died on Saturday 10 December 1955 and was buried in Frant (ref. 3).  He remained single and worked on the farm with his brother Charles.

    4. Emily Maud Boorman was born about 1886 and died on Friday 7 February 1958 (ref. 3).  She did not marry and looked after her brother Arthur.

  6. Betsey Bourne Boorman was baptised on Sunday 7 August 1842 in Burwash and buried there on Friday 16 August 1844, aged 2 years.

  7. Jane Boorman was baptised on Wednesday 17 July 1844 in Burwash and buried there on Thursday 24 February 1848 in Burwash, aged 3 years.

  8. Frederick Edward Boorman, my 2x Great Grandfather, was born on Friday 20 March 1846 in Burwash.  He married Frances Barham in 1866.  (They have their own page.)

  9. Naomi Boorman was born about 1848 in Burwash.  She married twice, firstly to James Miles in 1868 and then to James Hoadley in 1878.  (They have their own page.)

  10. Charlotte Boorman was born in the first quarter of 1850 in Burwash.  The 1851 census recorded that she was a year old.  When the 1861 census was recorded she was an 11 year old scholar living at home.

    She or sister Emma may have had an illegitimate daughter, Flora Boorman, born in about 1870 (see notes below).

    Charlotte married Edward Marsh in the second quarter of 1877 in the Hastings registration district.

    Edward was born about 1853/4 in Folkestone, Kent as per the 1881 census, but in Liverpool, Lancashire, according to the 1891 and 1901 census.  He was the son of David Marsh and Caroline Ransley.

    When the 1881 census was recorded the family were living at 21 Priory Road, Hastings, Sussex and Edward was a carman.  In 1891 Edward was a married carter and he was living with his children and mother, Caroline Marsh, a 57 year old widow and charwoman, at 27 Church Street, Ore, Sussex.  Charlotte was not with them on census night, nor have been able to find her elsewhere in the 1891 census, nor have I found her death registered between the second quarter of 1888 and the first quarter of 1891.  Edward was a married corporation carter in 1901 and he was then living at Pump House in the St. Helen's district of Hastings along with his mother and 2 youngest children.

    Edward and Charlotte had 5 known children:

    1. Emma Louisa Marsh (or Louise) was born in the first quarter of 1878 in Hastings.  She was 3 years old in 1881.  In 1891 she was a 13 year old scholar.

    2. Thomas Edward Marsh was born in the first quarter of 1880 in Hastings.  He was a year old when the 1881 census was recorded.  In 1891, Edward Marsh was an 11 year old scholar.

    3. Emily Elizabeth C. Marsh was born in the first quarter of 1883 in Ore.  She was an 8 year old scholar in 1891.  In 1901 she was an 18 year old domestic servant living at The Elms in the parish of Holy Trinity in Hastings, in the home of George Mills and his wife Georgina.  She probably married in the fourth quarter of 1910 in Hastings.

    4. Susannah Charlotte Marsh was born in the first quarter of 1884 in Hastings.  In 1891, Susie Marsh was a 7 year old scholar.  She was a 17 year old ironer in 1901.

    5. Frederick Henry Marsh was born in the second quarter of 1888 in Hastings.  He was a 3 year old nurse child when the 1891 census was recorded and his was then living at 62 Priory Road in the St. Clements district of Hastings, the home of Frederick Payne and his wife Emily.  In 1901 he was 12 years old.

  11. Emma Boorman was born in June 1852 (ref. 1) in Burwash.  She was a 9 year old scholar in 1861.

    As Emma Bowman she married Frederick George Durnford in the first quarter of 1883 in Highworth, Wiltshire.

    Fred was born on 10 August 1854 (ref. 1) or in 1855 at The Green Southbroom (ref. 2).  He "died in about half an hour after taken worse" on Saturday 21 February 1925 at 11.30pm (ref. 1).  He died in Bath (ref. 2).  Fred was the son of Thomas Durnford (1805-?) and Harriet Lowick (1810-1883) (ref. 2 and ref. 3).

    When the 1901 census was recorded the couple and 4 children were living at 59 Goddard Avenue, Swindon, Wiltshire and Fred was an engine fitter.

    Fred and Emma had 5 known children:

    1. Frederica Durnford was born in 1884 in Highworth (ref. 2) Swindon.  In 1901 she was a 16 year old school teacher.  She married in 1908 in Swindon (ref. 2).  The GRO index records that she married Herbert Lyle Urch in the fourth quarter of 1908.  They had the following children:

      1. Reginald Urch, known as Reggie, was born in March 1910 (ref. 1).  The GRO death index records that he was born on 6 March 1910 and died aged 74 years in July 194 in the Stratford on Avon registration district.

      2. Herbert G. Urch, known as Gerald was born on 8 November 1913 (ref. 1).

      3. Joyce Urch was born on 8 November 1920 (ref. 1)

      A cousin Daisy Urch was mentioned in the diary of Violet Boorman (ref. 1).

    2. Ethel Durnford was born and died in 1885 in Highworth (ref. 2) Swindon.

    3. Hugh Graham Durnford was born 1887 in Highworth (ref. 2) Swindon.  In 1901 he was a 14 year old railway clerk.  He died in 1952 in Swindon (ref. 2).

      Hugh married on 20 September 1913 (ref. 1).  The GRO index records that he married Alice Griffith in the Swindon registration district.  They had 2 children:

      1. Doreen Margaret Durnford was born on 14 September 1918 (ref. 1).

      2. Cyril Donald Durnford was born on 19 June 1922 (ref. 1).  He died in January 2002.  He married ? Haines in 1853 in Swindon (ref. 2).

    4. Grace Durnford was born in 1888 in Highworth (ref. 2) Swindon.  She was 12 years old in 1901.  She died in 1952 in Taunton (ref. 2).

    5. May Durnford was born about 1895 in Swindon.  She was 6 years old in 1901.

  12. Henry Boorman was born on 11 August 1854 (ref. 1) in Burwash.  He married twice, firstly to Nancy Miles in 1876 and then to Hephzibah Emma Wood in 1889.  (They have their own page.)

  13. Susanna Bourne Boorman was born in the second quarter of 1857 in Wadhurst.  She was 4 years old when the 1861 census was recorded.

    Susanna married Thomas Miles in the second quarter of 1880 in the Uckfield registration district (not Rotherfield or St. John, Withyham, might be non-conformist).

    In 1881 Thomas and Susanna were living at Green Hill, Rotherfield and Thomas was a gardener.  In 1901 Thomas aged 45 and born in Rotherfield and Susanna aged 43 and born in Wadhurst were living in Rye Foreign, Sussex.

    Thomas and Susanna had 9 known children: 

    1. Walter James Miles was born in the fourth quarter of 1883 East Guldeford, Sussex.  When the 1901 census was recorded he was not in the family home, but at Rye, where he was a 17 year old sailmaker.

    2. Frederick Thomas Miles was born in the second quarter of 1885 East Guldeford.

    3. Nelson Henry Miles was born in the fourth quarter of 1888 in Rye.

    4. Sarah Elsie Miles was born in the fourth quarter of 1890 in Rye.

    5. Luther Thomas Miles was born in the first quarter of 1893 in Rye.

    6. Sydney George Miles was born in the fourth quarter of 1894 in Rye.

    7. Percival Durnford Miles was born in the second quarter of 1896 in Rye.

    8. Wallace Gordon Miles was born in the third quarter of 1898 in Rye.

    9. Dora Grace Miles was born in the second quarter of 1900 in Rye.

 

 

NOTES

The 1871 census records that Flora Boorman aged 1 was living with her grandparents Thomas and Charlotte, but who were her parents?  She was also living with her grandmother Charlotte when the 1881 and 1891 census were recorded.  She died aged 21 in 1892.  I think she may have been the illegitimate daughter of either Charlotte Boorman (1850-?) or Emma Boorman (1852-?).  Her birth may have been registered in the first quarter of 1870 in the Ticehurst registration district.

 

John Maynard

John was a witness to Thomas and Charlotte's 1832 marriage.  When the 1841 census was recorded, John was a 35 year old Publican at the Bear Inn in Burwash, along with 25 year old wife Sarah and 2 children, 4 year old Elizabeth Maynard and 4 month old Martha Maynard.  Also with the family were Ann Maynard (75), William Maynard (20), George Ellis (45), Sarah Ellis (40), John Vigor (25), George Heasman (20), Thomas Cornford (15) and Elizabeth Sinden (20).  John Maynard may have married Sarah Wallis by Banns on 15 February 1836 in Hove, Sussex.  He was then a Bachelor and she a Spinster and they were both of Hove.

 

 

1851 census - Witherden, Burwash, Sussex (HO107/16

Thomas Boorman, Head, Mar, 40, Ag Lab, born Sussex, Burwash

Sharlotte Boorman, Wife, Mar, 38, born Sussex, Brightling

Thomas Boorman, Son, 17, Ag Lab, born Sussex, Burwash

Isabella Boorman, Daur, 12, born Sussex, Burwash

Charles Boorman, Son, 10, Scholar, born Sussex, Burwash

Frederick Boorman, Son, 5, born Sussex, Burwash

Naomi Boorman, Daur, 3, born Sussex, Burwash

Sharlotte Boorman, Daur, 1, born Sussex, Burwash

 

1861 census - Snapehood Stream, Wadhurst, Sussex (RG9/572, folio 76, page 8)

Thomas Boorman, Head, Mar, 50, Ag Lab, born Sussex, Burwash

Charlottee Boorman, Wife, Mar, 47, born Sussex, Brightling

Frederick Boorman, Son, 15 Bricklayers Labourer, born Sussex, Burwash

Naomi Boorman, Daur, 13, Scholar, born Sussex, Burwash

Charlotte Boorman, Daur, 11, Scholar, born Sussex, Burwash

Emma Boorman, Daur, 9, Scholar, born Sussex, Burwash

Henry Boorman, Son, 7, Scholar, born Sussex, Burwash

Susanna Boorman, Daur, 4, born Sussex, Wadhurst

 

1891 census - Cold Harbour, Frittenden, Kent (RG12/694, folio 120, page 13)

Henry Borman, Head, Mar, 36, Farmer, born Sussex Burwash

Hephziah Borman, Wife, Mar, 32, born Middlesex, All Hallows

Grace M. Borman, Daur, 12, Scholar, born Kent, Tunbridge Wells

 

1901 census - 59 Goddard Avenue, Swindon, Wiltshire (RG13/1910, folio 58, page 28)

Frederick G Durnford, Head, M, 46, Engine Fitter, Worker, born Wilts, Devizes

Emma Durnford, Wife, M, 48, born Sussex, Ticehurst

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Frederica Durnford, Daur, S, 16, School Teacher, born Wilts, Swindon

Hugh G Durnford, Son, S, 14, Railway Clerk, born Wilts, Swindon

Grace Durnford, Daur, S, 12, born Wilts, Swindon

May Durnford, Daur, S, 6, born Wilts, Swindon

 

1901 census - Cold Harbour, Frittenden, Kent (RG13/775, folio 43, page 13)

Henry Boorman, Head, M, 46, Farmer, Employer, born Sussex, Wadhurst

Emma Boorman, Wife, 42, born Middlesex, Allhallows

Violet Boorman, Daur, 9, born Kent, Frittenden

John Boorman, Son, 8, born Kent, Frittenden

David E. Boorman, Son, 7, born Kent, Frittenden

Charles Boorman, Son, 5, born Kent, Frittenden

Elizaeth Boorman, Daur, 2, born Kent, Frittenden

 

1901 census - ?rad Mill, Rye Foreign, Sussex (RG13/860, folio 6, page 4)

Thomas Miles, Head, M, 45, Journyman Miller, born Sussex, Rotherfield

Susanna B. Miles, Wife, M, 43, born Sussex, Wadhurst

Frederick T. Miles, Son, S, 16, born Sussex, East Guldeford

Nelson H. Miles, Son, S, 12, born Sussex, Rye

Sarah E. Miles, Daur, S, 10, born Sussex, Rye

Luther T. Miles, Son, S, 8, born Sussex, Rye

Sidney G. Miles, Son, S, 6, born Sussex, Rye

Percival D. Miles, Son, S, 4, born Sussex, Rye

Wallace G. Miles, Son, S, 2, born Sussex, Rye

Dora G. Miles, Daur, 10 months, born Sussex Rye Foreign

 

 

Ref. 1 - Violet Boorman's diary

Ref. 2 - http://www.durnfords.co.uk/newpage3.htm , the web site of Donald Brown

Ref. 3 - http://myhome.ispdr.net.au/~nigelm/boofrant.htm , the web site of Nigel Masters

Ref. 4 - Adrian Taylor

Ref. 5 - Selwyn Bullock

 

 

Many thanks to the following for additions to this page:

Rona Benson          Russell Henson

David Porter for the extracts from Violet's diary

BOORMAN          BOURNE

This page was reviewed on 13 July 2014