When the 1841 census was recorded, 55 year old John and 45 year old Ann were
living at Sandens Farm in Brede and he was a farmer. Also with them at
that time were Francis Bourne, Caroline Bourne, 40 year old
servant Geroge Bridger, 17 year old Henry Upton, 20 year old
servant Caroline Butehead (that's what her surname looks like) and 14
year old Eliza Fairhall.
Mary Anne Bourne was baptised on 16
December 1802 in Brede.
Mary Ann married
Henry Whiteman by banns on 30 January 1821 in Brede. He was
then a bachelor of Udimore and she a spinster of Brede. The witnesses
to their marriage were Francis Bourne
and Sarah Bourne.
Henry was baptised on 29 September 1802 in Udimore, Sussex and was the son
William Whiteman (1773-1852) and
Mary Bourne was baptised on 10
October 1804 in Brede.
John Bourne was born about 1805/6 in
Brede. He died aged 79 years in the fouth quarter of 1884.
Mary 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.
Mary was baptised on 18 December 1802 in Brede and was the daughter of
Mary Philcox (1776-1804). She died aged 73 years in the
third quarter of 1876.
When the 1841 census was recorded the family were living at Lower Lidham
Hall in Guestling, Sussex and John was a farmer. Also with them at
that time were 15 year old governess Mary Rock, 50 year old
agricultural labourer John Kennard and 6 servants: Mary
Venis 50, Philadephia Jarrett 20, Emma Barnes 15,
Robert Willard 15, William Gibbs 15 and 14 year old Spencer
In 1851 the family were living at Bugshill House in Salehurst and John was
45 year old farmer of 500 acres employing 15 labourer. They also had
6 servants living with them in 1851: Thomas Haselden 23,
Joseph Woodgate 20, Mary Mingen 18, Ann Wilson 18,
William Gibbs 22 and 50 year old Anne Bourner. John's
elder sister Mary Ann and her husband were living at the next property on the
The family were at Bugsell Farm, Salehurst in
1861 and John was still farming 500 acres, but the employed 18 men and 6
boys. Also with them in 1861 were 49 year old married sister
Elizabeth Stevens, 33 year old unmarried Caroline Vensett who
was a dressmaker and 6 servants: milkman William Gibbs 36,
housekeeper Mary Haselden 62, house servant Caroline Keeley
15, dairy maid Naomi Gadd 18, carter Henry Bourne 18 (born
Brenchley, Kent) and wheelwright William Pemble aged 65.
John and Mary had the following known children:
Elizabeth Bourne was born about 1831 in Brede. In 1841 she
was 10 years old. She was an
unmarried 20 year old farmer's daughter in 1851 and living at home with
her parents. In 1861 she was an unmarried 30 year old living at
Martha Bourne was born about 1832. She was 9 years old in
John Bourne was born about 1835 in Guestling, Sussex. In
1841 he was 7 years old. He
was 16 years old in 1851.
Francis Bourne was born about 1837 in Guestling. In 1841 he
was 4 years old. He was an
unmarried 24 year old in 1861, living with his parents.
Agnes Bourne was born about 1846 in Guestling. She was 5
years old in 1851.
Sarah Bourne was baptised on 21 November 1807 in Brede. She
died between 1851 and 1861.
Sarah married John Gilbert by licence on 19 July 1825 in Brede.
He was then a bachelor of Northiam and she a spinster of Brede.
John was baptised on 19 June 1799 in Ewhurst, Sussex and was the son of
John Gilbert and Amy.
In the 1841 the family were living in Northiam and John was a linen
draper. When the 1851 census was recorded the couple were living at
Hurst Green in Salehurst and John was then a 51 year old grocer and
draper. They also then had a 19 year old house servant,
Lucy French. By 1861 the family had moved to Mereworth in Kent
and were living at the Grocers Shop in Mereworth Street. John was
then a 61 year old widower and earning his living as a grocer and draper.
Also living with them were 3 month old Frances E. Gilbert,
2 visitors, namely 21 year old Robert Dunk and 15 year
old Emma Dunk and 19 year old house servant Ann Harling.
John and Sarah had the following children:
John Gilbert was born about 1827 in Rye, Sussex. In 1851 he
was an unmarried 24 year old corn dealer living with his parents.
Ellen Gilbert was born about 1829. She was 12 years old in
1841 and the eldest of her siblings living at home.
Sarah Gilbert was born about 1831. She was 10 years old in
William Gilbert was born about 1833. He was 8 years old in
Francis Gilbert was baptised as Frances Gilbert on 17
November 1836 in Northiam. In 1841 he was 4 years old.
He was a 14 year old grocer in 1851. Francis married Sarah.
When the 1861 census was recorded the couple were living with his
parents and he was a grocer and draper. Sarah was born about 1837
in Sandhurst, Kent.
Henry Gilbert was baptised on 5 January 1840 in Northiam.
He was a year old in 1841. In 1851 he was an 11 year old scholar.
He was a 21 year old grocer's assistant/apprentice in 1861.
Charles Gilbert was baptised on 25 June 1843 in Northiam.
He was a 7 year old scholar in 1851.
Harriet Eliza Gilbert was baptised on 16 November 1845 in
Salehurst. She was a 5 year old scholar in 1851. In 1861 she
was 15 years old.
Margaret Anne Gilbert was baptised on 21 January 1850 in
Salehurst. She was said to 5 years old at the time of the 1851
Francis Bourne was baptised on 10 November 1809 in Brede. In
1841 he was said to be 30 years old and living with his father and step
mother in Brede.
Francis married Harriet Trotter in the fourth quarter of 1841 in
the Rye registration district.
Harriet was born about 1813 in Syston, Leicestershire.
In 1851 the family were living at Pick Dick in Brede and Francis was a 41
year old agricultural bailiff. They also had a servant living with
them in 1851, 19 year old Elizabeth Wilson who had been born in
Francis and Harriet had the following children:
John Bourne was born about 1843 in Brede. He was an 8 year
old scholar in 1851.
Harriet Bourne was born about 1848 in Brede. She was 3
years old in 1851.
Ann Bourne was born about 1850 in Brede. At the time of the
1851 census she was a year old.
Elizabeth Bourne was baptised on 11 October 1811 in Brede.
Elizabeth married William Stevens by licence on 30 October 1832 in
Brede. He was then a bachelor of Goudhurst, Kent and she was of
Henry Richardson Bourne was baptised on 6 October 1813 in Brede. He died aged 65 years and his
death was registered as Henry Richardson Bourne in the second
quarter of 1879 in the Ticehurst registration district.
Henry married twice, firstly to Sarah Playford on 4 April 1838 in
Sedlescombe, Sussex. Henry Richardson Bourne was then a
Westfield, Sussex. He next married Anne
Elizabeth Lacey in the first quarter of 1854 in the Rye registration
Sarah was born about 1810 in Brede. Her death may have been
registered in the second quarter of 1851 in the Rye registration district.
Anne Elizabeth was born about 1831 in Brede.
The 1841 census records that Henry and Sarah were both aged 25 years and
were living at Pick Dick in Brede, where he was an agricultural labourer.
Also with them was 15 year old servant, Amelia Swift. In 1851
Henry and Sarah were living at Brede Hill in Brede and he was an
innkeeper. They also had a servant, 18 year old Ann Lacey who
was born in Udimore, and 5 lodgers, 30 year old Thomas Martin and
his 29 year old wife Harriet, 69 year old Mary Crouch, 28
year old John Ryon and Alexander Low aged 59. (Might
18 year old Ann have been Ann Elizabeth?)
In 1861, Henry and Ann E were living in Brightling Road, Salehurst and he
was an agricultural labourer. When the 1871 census was recorded the
couple and their daughter and lodger, 21 year old David William Glyde
were living at, what looks like, Plans in Salehurst and Henry was an
Henry and Sarah had the following children:
Henry John Bourne was born about 1843 in Brede. He was
an 8 year old scholar in 1851.
Henry married Sarah.
Henry and Sarah had the following children:
Spencer William Bourne was baptised on 27 October
1867 in Salehurst. He married in the third quarter of 1890 in
the Eastbourne registration district.
Spencer had the following son:
Charley Valentine Bourne was born in the first
quarter of 1908 in the Eastbourne registration district.
Albert James Bourne was baptised on 25 April 1869
Henry Careful Bourne was baptised on 26 March 1871
in Salehurst. He married in the third quarter of 1894 in the
Eastbourne registration district.
Ellen Sarah Bourne was baptised on 30 March 1873 in
John Ernest Bourne was baptised on 28 March 1875 in
Mary Ann Collins Bourne was baptised on 24 June
1877 in Salehurst.
Rose Edith Bourne was baptised on 28 March 1880 in
Spencer Bourne was born about 1845 in Brede. He was a 6
year old scholar in 1851. In 1861 he was a 15 year old
agricultural labourer living with his father and step mother.
William F. Bourne was born about 1846 in Brede. In
1851 he was 4 years old. He was a 13 year old agricultural
labourer in 1861.
Henry and Anne Elizabeth had the following child:
Anne Elizabeth Bourne was born about 1853 in Brede. In 1861
she was a 7 year old scholar. She was 18 years old in 1871 and
living at home with her parents.
Caroline Bourne may have been born about 1819 in Brede. She
was 20 years old when the 1841 census was recorded.
Caroline married Thomas Baker in the third quarter of 1842 in the
Rye registration district.
Caroline was a 62 year old widow by the time of the 1881 census and she
was living at 1 Carlisle Villas in Hastings, Sussex, where she was a
lodging house keeper. Also with her, were her 3 daughters and 8 year
old grandson, Frances Baker (as spelt in the census).
Thomas and Caroline had the following children:
Mary C. Baker was born about 1845 in Tunbridge Wells,
Kent. She was an unmarried 36 year old in 1881 and living with her
Kate Baker was born about 1855 in Tunbridge Wells. She was
an unmarried 26 year old in 1881, living at home.
June Baker was born about 1861 in Hastings. She was 20
years old in 1881 and living at home.