Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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William BOURNER (1822-1899)

and Eliza TEDHAM (1819-?)


William Bourner and Eliza Tedham married in the second quarter of 1842 in the Battle, Sussex registration district.  (They were not my direct ancestors, but they were the 3x Great Grandparents of my cousin Julie Willard.)

William Bourner was baptised on 19 May 1822 in Crowhurst, Sussex.  He was the son of Peter Bourner (1793-1859) and Benedicta Jane Holland (c1795-1841).  William died aged 76 years and his death was registered in the first quarter of 1899 in the Battle registration district.

Eliza Tedham was baptised on 16 March 1819 in Warbleton, Sussex.  She was the daughter of John Tedham (1782-1841) and Rosina Russell (1789-1877).

The 1851 census records that William was a 28 year old farmer of 56 acres and living at Red Pale House Farm in Dallington with his 35 year old wife, Eliza, and their 3 children.  Also with the family on census night was unmarried 25 year old Robert Tedham, a farm labourer, and 18 year old Henry Diprose who was a carter.

In 1861 the family were still living at Red Pale Farm in Herstmonceux Road, Dallington.  William was a 38 year old farmer of 60 acres and Eliza was 48.  With the couple on census night were 4 of their children and 76 year old aunt Maria Sinden who was a widow and annuitant.  The next property on the census enumerators route at South Lane was occupied by 24 year old Luke Tedham and his 20 year old wife Sarah.

When the 1871 census was recorded the couple and their daughter Margaret were living at Redpale.  William was a farmer of 62 acres and Eliza was 55.  Also with the family was 22 year old married visitor, Charlotte A. Gadd and 12 year old farm servant George Fuller.


William Bourner and Eliza Tedham had 7 known children:

  1. Peter Bourner was baptised on 12 March 1843 in Dallington.  He died aged 72 years and his death was registered in the first quarter of 1915 in the Hailsham registration district.  He was 7 years old when the 1851 census was recorded.  In 1861 he was an 18 year old agricultural labourer on the farm and living with his parents.

    Peter married Charlotte Wood on 4 May 1863 in Bodle Street, Sussex.

    Charlotte was born about 1844 in Warbleton and was the daughter of Richard Wood.

    When the 1871 census was recorded the couple and their 4 daughters were living at Redpale in Dallington.  Peter was then a 28 year old farm servant/carter and Charlotte was 27.

    Peter and Charlotte had the following children:

    1. Kate Bourner was born about 1863 in Dallington.  She was a 7 year old scholar in 1871.

    2. Jane A. Bourner was born about 1865 in Dallington.  She was a 5 year old scholar in 1871.

    3. Rose Bourner was born about 1869 in Dallington.  In 1871 she was 2 years old.

    4. Rhoda Bourner was born in 1871 in Dallington.  At the time of the 1871 census she was 2 months old.

  2. Benjamin Bourner was born in the third quarter of 1846 in Dallington, Sussex and baptised there on 16 August 1846.  He married Ruth Honeysett in 1867.  (They have their own page.)

  3. Charlotte A. Bourner was born about 1849 in Dallington.

  4. Rosey Maria Bourner was born in 1851 in Dallington.  She was buried on 19 September 1880 at Bodle Street Gree, Sussex.  At the time of the 1851 census she was 4 months old.  The 1861 census records that Rosa Bourner was a 9 year old scholar.

  5. Charles Bourner was baptised on 23 October 1853 in Dallington.

  6. Eleanor Bourner was born about 1856 in Dallington.  She was a 5 year old scholar in 1861.

  7. Margaret Bourner was born in Dallington and baptised on 11 July 1858 in Bodle Street Green.  She was buried on 11 April 1947 at Bodle Street Green.



This page was reviewed on 9 April 2012