Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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Charles BOURNER (1891-?)

and Alice Lydia COOPER (1891-1988)


Charles Bourner and Alice Cooper married in the third quarter of 1913 in the Hailsham, Sussex registration district.  (They were not my direct ancestors, but they were the Great Grandparents of my cousin Julie Willard.)

Charles Bourner was born in the first quarter of 1891 in Hellingly, Sussex.  He was the son of Benjamin Bourner (1846-?) and Ruth Honeysett (1848-?).  At the time of the 1891 census he was 2 months old and living with his parents and elder brothers at Boship Cottage in Hellingly.  When the 1901 census was recorded he was 10 years old and living with his parents at Churchyard in Hellingly.  His father was then an agricultural labourer.  In 1911 he was a 20 year old farm labourer and living with his parents in Hawks Road, Hailsham/Hellingly.

Alice Lydia Cooper was born on 8 July 1891 and baptised on 6 September 1891 in Lancing, Sussex.  She was the daughter of Albert Cooper (1853-?) and Lydia Standing (1861-1896).  Alice died aged 97 years in November 1988 in Brighton.  When the 1901 census was recorded she was a 9 year old scholar and living with her widower father and younger brother at Woodshill Cottages in West Chiltington, Sussex.  In 1891 her father was the publican at the Pad Inn in Lancing.


Charles Bourner and Alice Cooper had the following children:

  1. Rose Bourner was born on 1 January 1914 in the Hailsham registration district.  She married twice, firstly to William T. Harris in 1930 and then Stanley Herbert Wakeling in 1950.  (They have their own page.)

  2. Ruth Bourner was born in the third quarter of 1916 in the Hailsham registration district.



This page was reviewed on 9 April 2012