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John BOURNE (1770-1855)

and Mary Godfrey WHITEMAN (1776-1848)

 

St. Mary's, Udimore - from:  http://www.villagenet.co.uk/rotherlevels/villages/udimore.phpJohn Bourne and Mary Godfrey Whiteman were my 4x Great Grandparents.  (Click here to see their place in my pedigree chart.)  They married by banns on 26 April 1796 at the parish church of St. Mary in Udimore, Sussex.  At the time John was of Dallington, Sussex and Mary of Udimore.  The witnesses to their marriage were Sarah Bourne and William Fisher.  The banns were published at Dallington on 6, 13 and 21 March 1796.

St. Peter and St. Paul, Hellingly - from:  http://www.achurchnearyou.com/index.phpJohn Bourne was baptised on 7 October 1770 at the parish church of St. Peter and St. Paul in Hellingly, Sussex.  He was the son of Thomas Bourne (1746-1801) and Ann Gibson (1747-1801).  He died aged 85 years in Burwash, Sussex and was buried on 1 January 1856 in the church yard of St. Thomas Becket in Brightling, Sussex.  He was mentioned in his father's will of 1801 and that of his Uncle Henry Bourne of 1825.  In 1841 Thomas aged 70 was an agricultural labourer and Mary aged 66, were living at Baxters (that's what it looks like) in Brightling.  By 1851 John was a widower and a pauper aged 80, living at Hillgrove Thatch House in Dallington, Sussex, as a lodger in the home of Thomas Quaife a 32 year old agricultural labourer.  The 1851 census gave John's place of birth as Hellingly.  In 1815 and 1817 he was described as a farmer of Brightling in the Brightling parish register.  In 1795 John was the tenant of Musings and Prinkle in Dallington, both properties were owned by the Brightling Estate.  By 1815 he was the tenant of Little Worge and Willingford in Brightling and those properties were also owned by the Brightling Estate.  The previous tenant of these 2 properties was Henry Bourne.Brightling church - photo taken by me on 31 July 2007

Mary Godfrey Whiteman was baptised on 14 April 1776 at the parish church of St. Mary in Udimore.  She was the daughter of Thomas Whiteman (1729-1810) and Sarah Fuller (1738-1809).  She was mentioned in her father's will of 1805 as Mary the wife of John Bourne.  She died aged 72 years at Dallington and was buried on 6 July 1848 in the church yard of St. Thomas Becket in Brightling.  Her burial was recorded in the name of Mary Godfrey Bourn.

 

John Bourne and Mary Godfrey Whiteman had 12 known children:

  1. Thomas Bourne was baptised on 12 March 1797 in Dallington, Sussex.

  2. Mary Godfrey Bourne was baptised on 26 April 1799 in Dallington.

  3. John Bourne was baptised on 1 February 1801 in Brightling.  When the 1851 census was recorded he was a 50 year old married house servant living at 5 Paragon Buildings in the parish of St. Michael in Bath, Somerset, which was the home of 95 year old Hugh Totty, Rector of Etchingham.

  4. Sarah Matilda Bourne was baptised on 12 January 1803 in Brightling.

  5. Henry Bourne was baptised on 22 April 1804 in Brightling.

  6. Ann Maria Bourne was baptised on 1 June 1806 in Brightling.  She died aged 87 years and her death was registered in the second quarter of 1892 in the Ticehurst registration district, as Ann Maria Newington.  Ann was a dressmaker.  She was probably the Ann Bourne who was a witness to her sister Harriet's 1834 marriage.

    As Anna Maria Bourne she married Samuel Newington by banns on 18 July 1836 at St. Michael's, Lewes.  She was then a spinster and he widower.  He may have previously married Harriet Roberts by banns on 10 April 1820 in South Malling, Sussex.  At that time they were both of South Malling.

    Samuel was born about 1788 in Burwash.  He died between 1851 and 1861, possibly in the second quarter of 1860 in the Ticehurst registration district.

    When the 1841 census was recorded the family were living in Burwash and Samuel was a shoemaker.  They were still in Burwash in 1851.  Ann was a widow by 1861 and living on the north side of the main street in the village of Burwash.  She was living alone in 1871 at Darvell in Battle, Sussex.  In 1881 she was a housekeeper to 57 year old Miciah Pont at Sugar End in Dallington.  By the time of the 1891 census Ann Maria was living with her sister Elizabeth Frances Piper at Vicarage Green Cottage in Wadhurst.

  7. William Bourne was baptised on 18 November 1807 in Brightling and buried there on 19 November 1807.

  8. Caroline Bourne was baptised on 29 March 1809 in Brightling.

  9. Harriet Bourne was baptised on 14 April 1811 in Brightling.  She was a witness to the 1832 marriage of her sister Charlotte.

    Harriet married William Cheall by banns on 17 November 1834 in Brightling.  William was then a bachelor and Harriet a spinster.  They were both of Brightling and both signed their names.  The witnesses to their marriage were John Marynam and Ann Bourne, who both signed their names.  The banns were published at Brightling on 26 October, 2 and 9 November 1834.

    William may have been baptised on 23 October 1814 in Crowhurst, Sussex and have been the son of Henry Cheale and Mary Ashdown.

    When the 1841 census was recorded the family were living at Three Chimneys in Goudhurst, Kent and William was then a gamekeeper.  So far I have been unable to find the family in the 1851 English census.

    William and Harriet had 8 known children:

    1. Ann Cheal died aged 2 years and buried on 16 July 1836 in Brightling.

    2. Henry Cheal was baptised on 12 April 1835 in Brightling.  He was 6 years old when the 1841 census was recorded

    3. Betsey Cheal was baptised on 31 July 1836 in Brightling.  In 1841 she was 5 years old.

    4. Margaret Cheal was born about 1838 and baptised on 9 May 1841 in Brightling.  In 1841 she was 3 years old.

    5. Thomas Cheal was born in 1839.  He was 22 months old when the 1841 census was recorded.

    6. Fanny Cheal was born in 1841 in Kent.  When the 1841 census was recorded she was 4 months old.

    7. William Cheal was baptised on 7 May 1843 in Crowhurst.

    8. Harriet Cheal was baptised on 9 July 1848 in Crowhurst.

  10. Charlotte Bourne, my 3x Great Grandmother, was born about 1813 and baptised on Tuesday 11 July 1815 in Brightling.  She married Thomas Boorman (1810-1881) in 1832.  (They have their own page.)

  11. Elizabeth Frances Bourne was baptised on 11 July 1815 in Brightling, the same day as her sister Charlotte.  Their father was then described in the baptism register as a farmer of Brightling.  She died aged 83 years and her death was registered in the second quarter of 1898 in the Ticehurst registration district as Elizabeth Frances Piper.

    Elizabeth married William Piper by banns on 6 February 1832 in Wadhurst.  She was then of Burwash and he of Wadhurst.

    William was born about 1813/4 in Wadhurst, Sussex.  He died aged 73 years in the third quarter of 1886 in the Ticehurst registration district.

    When the 1841 census was recorded the family were living at Wheel in Burwash and William was an agricultural labourer.  By 1851 the family had moved to Rye Green House in Burwash and William was a bailiff of 57 acres.  They had moved to Little Pell in Wadhurst by 1861 and were still there in 1871.  At the time of the 1881 census the couple were living alone at Vicarage Green in Wadhurst.  In 1891 Elizabeth was living in Vicarage Green Cottage along with her elder sister Ann Maria Newington, and they were both widows.

    William and Elizabeth had the following known children:

    1. Frederick John Piper was born about 1832.  When the 1841 census was recorded he was 9 years old.  Frederick married Mary Ann Russell on 1 January 1853 in Burwash.  She was born about 1833 and was the daughter of Samuel Russell.

    2. Henry William Piper was born on 20 May 1834 in Burwash and baptised on 22 June 1834 at the Robertsbridge and Hurst Green Wesleyan Methodist Chapel in Salehurst, Sussex.  In 1841 he was 7 years old.  When the 1851 census was recorded he was 16 years old.  He married Ellen in about 1855.

    3. George Piper was born about 1837 in Burwash.  He was 4 years old when the 1841 census was recorded and 14 in 1851.

    4. Horace Piper was baptised on 25 February 1839 in Burwash.  He was 2 years old in 1841 and 12 years old in 1851.  He married Sarah in about 1865.

    5. Sarah Matilda Piper was baptised on 17 October 1841 in Burwash.

    6. William Thomas Piper was baptised on 1 December 1844 in Burwash.  In 1851 he was 6 years old, and in 1861 he was a 16 year old agricultural labourer and the eldest of his siblings living at home.

    7. Alexander Piper was born in the fourth quarter of 1847 and baptised on 19 March 1848 in Burwash.  When the 1851 census was recorded he was 3 years old.  In 1861 he was a 13 year old scholar.  He married Phoebe in about 1875.

    8. Charles Piper was born in the first quarter of 1856 in Burwash.  He was a 5 year old scholar in 1861.  In 1871 he was a 15 year old grocer and the only one of his siblings living at home.  Charles married Mahala Pullinger on 15 April 1800 in Frant, Sussex.

  12. Susannah Bourne was baptised on 10 March 1817 in Brightling, at which time her father was a farmer of Brightling.  When the 1841 census was recorded she was living in the home of 50 year old William Russell at Darwell in Brightling.

    She had an illegitimate son:

    1. William Henry Russell Bourne was baptised on 6 June 1841 in Brightling.  His birth was registered in the first quarter of 1841 in the Battle registration district.  In the 1841 census he may have been recorded as 4 month old Mary Russell Bourne.  In 1851 he was an 11 year old scholar living with his mother and step father in Udimore.

    Susanna married James Skinner on 30 November 1844 in Udimore.  They were then both of Udimore, he a widower and she a spinster of full age.  Their fathers were named as James Skinner and John Bourne.  James signed his name whilst Susanna made her mark.  The witnesses to their marriage were John Ditch (signed) and Maria Masters (marked).  James had previously married Susanna's cousin Mary Whiteman in 1819.  Mary was the daughte of John Whiteman (1769-1843) and Sarah Mepham (c1763-1824).

    James was baptised on 11 December 1796 in Udimore.  He was the son of James Skinner and Sarah Brown.  He died aged 76 years and his death was registered in the third quarter of 1873 in the Rye registration district.  His father was born in 1767 and was the son of Charles Skinner and Ann Bourne.

    When the 1851 census was recorded the family were living in Udimore.  By 1861 they had moved to Yewtree House in Brede and James was then a 64 year old agricultural labourer.  In 1871 the couple had moved to 6 Stream Cottage in the Main Street of Peasmarsh.  Also with with on census night were their 2 youngest children and 2 grand children.

    James and Susanna had the following known children:

    1. Ann Bourne Skinner was born in the second quarter of 1845 in Udimore.  She was 5 years old in 1851.  When the 1861 census was recorded she was 16 year old house servant in the home of Thomas Pankhurst at the Farm House in East Guldeford, Sussex.

    2. Jane Skinner was born in the first quarter of 1847 in Udimore.  She was 4 years old in 1851.  In 1861 she was a 14 year old servant in the home of Ellen Fuller at Roadend House in Udimore.

    3. Matilda Skinner was born the third quarter of 1849 in Udimore.  When the 1851 census was recorded she was a year old.  In 1861 she was an 11 year old scholar and in 1871 she was an unmarried 21 year old general servant in the home of Edwin Bradnam, a pawnbroker at 23 George Street, Hastings.

    4. Elizabeth S. Skinner was born about 1852 in Udimore.  In 1861 she was a 9 year old scholar.  In 1871 she was a 19 year old general servant in the home of Thomas Bunyard, a nurseryman/seedman at 55 Raglan Place in Ashford, Kent.

    5. Henry Bourne Skinner was born in the third quarter of 1853 in Udimore. He was a 7 year old scholar in 1861.  In 1871 he was a 17 year old labourer.  He married Elizabeth Ashdown or Eliza Kenward in the first quarter of 1879 in the Rye registration district.

    6. Ellen Skinner was born in the third quarter of 1857 in Udimore.  In 1861 she was 3 years old.  She was 13 years old in 1871.

 

 

Notes

The following extract has been copied from the A2A web site:

Deeds and Documents relating to lands formerly belonging to the family of Fuller of Brightling

Manor of Fosters and Park Farm in Burwash - ref. SAS-RF/10

A cottage and piece of waste ground in Brightling

FILE - Assignment - ref.  SAS-RF/10/137  - date: 31 Mar 1810
By John Bourne of Brightling, yeoman, to Henry Bourne of Brightling, yeoman, with Thomas Freeman of the same place, yeoman, as a party of the 3rd part - for 70 - of a cottage and piece of waste ground belonging, being part of the ground and premises comprised in a Lease from Thomas, Lord Pelham, of 22 Mar., 1797. of 2 cottages and 4 acres of waste ground on Brightling Down, near the windmill there. Signatures, Jno. Bourne, Thos. Freeman, and seals. Witnesses:- Willm. Thorpe, Steph. Tutt
 

 

1841 census - Baxters, Brightling, Sussex (HO107/1108/9, folio 19, page 10)

John Bourne, 70, Ag Lab, born in Sussex

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Mary Bourne, 66, born in Sussex

William Relf, 35, Ag Lab, born in Sussex

Harriete Relf, 25, born in Sussex

Maria Relf, 5, born in Sussex

Mary Relf, 2, born in Sussex

Charles Relf, 3 mo, born in Sussex

James Baldock, 10, born in Sussex

 

(William Relf married Harriet Baldock on 21 June 1832 in Dallington, Sussex.)

 

1851 census - Paragon Bgs 5, St. Michael, Bath, Somerset (HO107/1941, folio 316, page 45)

Hugh Totty DD, Head, Mar, 95, Rector of Etchingham, born Wales

Sarah M Totty, Wife, Mar, 80, Rector of Etchingham's wife, born Midx, London

Lady Meredyth, Visitor, Widow, 70, Fundholder, born Midx, London

Amelia Moulding, Serv, Widow, 47, House Servant, born ?, Bilsden

Charlotte Wood, Serv, U, 30, House Servant, born Sussex, Rotherfield

Harriet Usher, Serv, U, 33, House Servant, born Sussex, Dallington

John Bourn, Serv, Mar, 50, House Servant, born Sussex, Brightling

John Lenton, Serv, U, 21, House Servant, born Kent, Chexton

Mary Ann Groves, Serv ?, U, 24, House Servant, born Kent, Tunbridge Wells

 

1841 census - Village, Burwash, Sussex (HO107/1108/1, folio 11, page 14)

Saml Newington, 45, Shoemaker, born in Sussex

Ann Newington, 30, born in Sussex

Saml Newington, 15, Shoemaker, born in Sussex

Harriet Newington, 13, born in Sussex

Caroline Newington, 11, born in Sussex

Mary Newington, 6, born in Sussex

Elizth Fuller, 13, born in Sussex

 

1851 census - Village, Burwash, Sussex (HO107/1639, folio 21, page 25)

Samuel Newington, Head, Mar, 63, Shoemaker Master, employing ? men, born Sussex, Burwash

Ann M. Newington, Wife, 45, Dress-maker, born Sussex, Brightling

Mary A. Newington, Daur, U, 21, Assistant Housekeeper, born Sussex, Burwash

Eliza Carman, Grand Daur, 3, born, Sussex, Burwash

 

(Eliza Mary Carmen was baptised on 13 June 1847 in Burwash and was the daughter of Thomas Carmen and Harriet Newington, who had married on 20 October 1846 in Burwash.  Thomas was born about 1825 and was the son of Benjamin Carman and Harriet was born about 1824 and was the daughter of Samuel Newington.)

 

1861 census - The main street of the village of Burwash the north side, Sussex (RG9/570, folio 98, page 29)

Ann Newington, Head, W, 55, Annuitant, born Sussex, Brightling

James Standen, Lodger, Mar, 55, Cordwainer master employing 1 hand, born Kent, Sandhurst

Ann Standen, Lodger's Wife, Mar, 68, Book-binder, born Sussex, Burwash

Alfred J. Standen, Lodger's Son, Unm, 25, Cordwainer, born Sussex, Burwash

 

(James Standen married Ann Noakes by licence on 1 December 1831 in Burwash.  He was then a bachelor and she was then a spinster and they were both of Burwash.)

 

1871 census - Darvell Beech, Battle, Sussex (RG10/1036, folio 28, page 8)

Ann M. Newington, Head, W, 65, Dressmaker, born Sussex, Brightling

 

1881 census - Sugar End, Dallington, Sussex (RG11/1035, folio 30, page 10)

Hacaiah Pont, Head, Widr, 57, Farm Labourer, born [blank]

Ann Newington, Servant, W, 74, Housekeeper, born Sussex, Brightling

 

(The 1871 census records that Micaiah Pont, aged 46 was living with wife Ellen aged 37 at Thomas' in Dallington.  His place of birth was then given as Dallington.)

 

1891 census - Vicarage Green Cottage, Wadhurst, Sussex (RG12/780, folio 50, page 2)

Elizth Frances Piper, Head, Wid, 76, born Sussex, Brightling

Ann Maria Newington, Sister, Wid, 87, Living on own means, born Sussex, Brightling

 

1841 census - Three Chimneys, Goudhurst, Kent (HO107/473/4, folio 6, page 4)

William Cheal, 26, Gamekeeper, not born in Kent

Harriett Cheal, 29, not born in Kent

Henry Cheal, 6, not born in Kent

Betsy Cheal, 5, not born in Kent

Thos Cheal, 22 months, not born in Kent

Margaret Cheal, 3, not born in Kent

Fanny Cheal, 4 months, born in Kent

 

1841 census - Wheel, Burwash, Sussex (HO107/1108/1, folio 27, page 8)

William Piper, 30, Ag Lab, born in Sussex

Elizabeth Piper, 25, born in Sussex

Frederick Piper, 9, born in Sussex

Henry Piper, 7, born in Sussex

George Piper, 4, born in Sussex

Horace Piper, 2, born in Sussex

 

1851 census - Rye Green House, Burwash, Sussex (HO107/1639, folio 28, page 1)

William Piper, Head, Mar, 38, Bailiff 57 acres employing 1 lab 1 boy, born Sussex, Wadhurst

Elizabeth Piper, Wife, Mar, 37, Ag Lab Wife, born Sussex, Brightling

Henry Piper, Son, U, 16, Ag Lab, born Sussex, Burwash

George Piper, Son, U, 14, Ag Lab, born Sussex, Burwash

Horis Piper, Son, U, 12, Ag Lab, born Sussex, Burwash

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William Piper, 6, born, Sussex Burwash

Alexander Piper, 3, born Sussex, Burwash

 

1861 census - Little Pell, Wadhurst, Sussex (RG9/572, folio 45, page 2)

William Piper, Head, Mar, 49, Bailiff, born Sussex, Wadhurst

Elizabeth Piper, Wife, Mar, 45, born Sussex, Brightling

William Piper, Son, 16, Ag Labourer, born Sussex, Burwash

Alexander Piper, Son, 13, Scholar, born Sussex, Burwash

Charles Piper, Son, 5, Scholar, born Sussex, Burwash

 

1871 census - Little Pell, Wadhurst, Sussex (RG10/1048, folio 77, page 2)

William Piper, Head, Mar, 57, Ag Lab, born Sussex, Wadhurst

Elizabeth Piper, Wife, Mar, 55, Ag Lab's wife, born Sussex, Brightling

Charles Piper, Son, Unm, 15, Grocer, born Sussex, Burwash

 

1881 census - Vicarage Green, Wadhurst, Sussex (RG11/1047, folio 54, page 3)

William Piper, Head, Mar, 69, Ag Lab, born Wadhurst, Sussex

Elizth Frances Piper, Wife, Mar, 57, born Brightling, Sussex

 

1841 census - Darwell, Brightling, Sussex (HO107/1108/9, folio 6, page 4)

William Russell, 50, Ag Labourer, born in Sussex

James Russell, 13, Ag Labourer, born in Sussex

John Russell, 10, born in Sussex

Sussanna Bourne, 20, born in Sussex

Mary Russell Bourne, 4 months, born in Sussex

 

1851 census - Udimore, Sussex (HO107/1634, folio 598, page 14)

James Skinner, Head, Mar, 53, Ag Lab, born Sussex, Udimore

Susan Skinner, Wife, Mar, 33, born Sussex, Brighling

Edwin Skinner, Son, U, 16, Ag Lab, born Sussex, Udimore

Emily Skinner, Daug, 11, born Sussex, Udimore

Ann Skinner, Daug, 5, born Sussex, Udimore

Jane Skinner, Daug,  ?, born Sussex, Udimore (might have been 4)

Matilda Skinner, Daug, 1, born Sussex, Udimore

William H Bourne, Step Son, U, 11, Scholar, born Sussex, Brightling

 

1861 census - Yewtree House, Brede, Sussex (RG9/558, folio 82, page 1)

James Skinner, Head, Mar, 64, Ag Lab, born Sussex, Udimore

Susanna Skinner, Wife, Mar, 44, born Sussex, Brightling

Malilda Skinner, Daur, 11, Scholar, born Sussex, Udimore

Elizabeth Skinner, Daur, 9, Scholar, born Sussex, Udimore

Henry Skinner, Son, 7, Scholar, born Sussex, Udimore

Ellen Skinner, Daur, 3, born Sussex, Udimore

 

1871 census - Main Street, Stream Cottage 6, Peasmarsh, Sussex (RG10/1024, folio 64, page 1)

James Skinner, Head, Mar, 74, Ag Lab, born Sussex, Udimore

Susanna Skinner, Wife, Mar, 54, born Sussex, Brightling

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Henry Bourne Skinner, Son, Unm, 17, Labourer, born Sussex, Udimore

Ellen Skinner, Daur, 13, born Sussex, Udimore

Kate B Skinner, Grandaur, 7, born Sussex, Udimore

William Hy Skinner, Granson, 6, born Sussex, Rye

 

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