Ancestors of Mandy Willard
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and Mary PHILCOX (1776-1804)
and Sarah GOBLE (c1783-?)
married by licence on 18 November
1800 at the parish church of St. George in Brede, Sussex. They were both of Brede. Francis then
married Sarah Goble by licence on 18 October 1809 in Rolvenden, Kent.
Their marriage licence was issued on 16 October 1809 by the Archdeaconry of
Canterbury, which recorded that he was a widower of Brede and she a spinster
of Rolvenden. The witnesses to their marriage were Thomas Goble
and John Thrift. (They were not my direct ancestors.)
Francis Bourne was baptised on 12 February 1777 in Brede. He
was the son of John
Bourne (1750-?) and
(1751-1801). He probably died before 1841.
Mary Philcox was baptised on 6 October 1776 in Brede. She was
the daughter of Daniel Philcox (1725-?) and Elizabeth Godfrey
(c1735-?). She was buried on 20 October 1804 in Brede.
The burial register records that she was Mary wife of Francis
Sarah Goble may have been born about 1783 in Rolvenden, Kent and have
been the daughter of Thomas Goble and Sarah Winton. She
may have died before the recording of the 1851 census. When the 1841
census was recorded she was said to be 55 years old and was living at Brede
Hill in Brede along with 25 year old farmer, George Bourne, 15 year
old Sarah Goble, and 2 servants, 25 year old Delia Buchens (her
surname looks like Butcher in the 1851 census) and 10 year old Spencer
Francis Bourne and Mary
Philcox had 1 known child:
Mary Bourne was privately baptised
on 18 December 1802 in Brede and received into the church on 6 Janaury
1803. She died aged 73 years in the third quarter of 1876.
Bourne by licence on 18 April 1827 in Brede.
Their marriage licence was issued by the Archdeaconry of Lewes on 16 April
1827 and recorded that they were both over 21 and of Brede. John was
a bachelor and Mary a spinster.
John was born about 1805 in Brede and was the son of
Elizabeth Richardson. He died aged 79 years in the fouth
quarter of 1884.
Francis Bourne and Sarah Goble may have had the following children:
Francis Bourne was baptised on 21 December 1810 in Brede. He
died between 1841 and 1851.
Francis married Ann Smith by licence issued by the Archdeaconry of
Canterbury on 15 December 1831. He was then a bachelor of Brede and
she a spinster of Rolvenden.
Ann was born about 1810/11 in Rolvenden, Kent. She was a widow by
the time of the 1851 census was was living in Northiam Street, Northiam
along with her 5 children and 16 year old house servant, Mary Tree.
Ann was described as an annuitant in 1851. In 1861 Ann was a fund
holder living in the High Street, Northiam along with 2 of her children.
When the 1841 census was recorded the family were living at Pattendens in
Brede and Francis was a farmer. Also with them at that time were 2
servants, 15 year old Harriet Byrant and 25 year old Thomas
Francis and Ann had the following known children:
Sarah Bourne was born about 1836. She was 5 years old in
1841. In 1851 she was a 15 year old scholar. She was an
unmarried 24 year old farmer's daughter living with her mother in 1861.
Marian Bourne was born about 1838. She was 3 years old in
1841. In 1851 she was a 13 year old scholar.
Elizabeth Bourne was born about 1844 in Brede. She was a 7
year old scholar in 1851.
Lewis Bourne was born about 1846 in Brede. He was a 5 year
old scholar in 1851.
George Howard Bourne was born on 14 April 1849 in Brede. In
1851 he was 2 years old. He was a 12 year old farmer's son in 1861
living with his mother and elder sister.
Thomas Bourne was baptised on 25 August 1812 in Brede.
Thomas made Hannah Dunk by licence issued by the Archdeaconry of
Canterbury dated 7 May 1834. Thomas was then a bachelor of Brede and
Hannah a spinster of Rolvenden.
Hannah was born about 1807-10 in Rolvenden.
The 1841 census records that the family were living on Raisons Farm in
Brede and Thomas was a farmer. By 1851 the family were living in
Salehurst, Sussex at Br?ious House. Thomas was then a farmer of 400
acres employing 11 labourers. Also with them at that time were 5
servants, Harriet Jarrett aged 21, Jane Ann Osbourne aged
17, Elizabeth Parsons aged 11, 34 year old William Hasleden
and 53 year old William Bony. The 1861 census records that
the family were living in Boreham Street, Wartling and Thomas was a farmer
employing 16 men and 5 boys. Also with them in 1861 were 18 year old
visitor Robert Dunk who had been born in Rolvenden, and 2 servants,
59 year old unmarried William Bony and 14 year old dairy
maid Jane Napp. In 1871 the couple were living in Birdham,
Mayfield and he was a farmer of 140 acres employing 4 men and 3 boys.
They also had 3 servants living with them, 24 year old Mary A.
Ridley, 40 year old Spencer Sims (might he have been the 10
year old Spencer Selens in 1841, as mentioned further above?)
and 60 year old Thomas Moon. In 1881 the couple
were living in Walters House, Mountfield, Sussex and Thomas was a retired
Thomas and Hannah had the following children:
Hannah Bourne was born about 1838. She was 3 years old in
1841. In 1851 she was 13 years old. She was an unmarried 23
year old in 1861 and living with her parents.
Thomas Bourne was born about 1840. He was a year old in
1841. He was not with his parents in 1851. In 1861 he was
living with is parents and was an unmarried 21 year old.
Sarah Ann Bourne was born about 1842 in Brede. She was 9
years old in 1851. In 1861 she was 19 years old.
Mary Matilda Bourne was born about 1847 in Brede. She was 4
years old in 1851. In 1861 she was 14 years old.
Frances Bourne was baptised on 14 May 1851 in Salehurst.
When the 1851 census was recorded she was 4 months old.
Elizabeth Bourne was baptised on 2 February 1854 in Salehurst.
She was 7 years old in 1861.
George Bourne may have been born about 1815 in Brede. In 1851
he was an unmarried 36 year old farmer of 20 acres living in Brede and
employing 1 labourer. He was the head of his household and living
with him were 2 servants, 40 year old Charles Butcher and 36 year
old Delia Butcher who were both unmarried and had both been born in
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