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William BOX (1765-1845)

and Elizabeth WOOD (1765-1843)

 

William Box and Elizabeth Wood were married by banns on 4 October 1788 in Ardingly, Sussex.  He was then of Ardingly and she of Lindfield.  (They were not my direct ancestors.  William was the nephew of my 5x Great Grandfather, John Box.)

William Box was born on 4 September 1765 and baptised on 15 September 1765 in Ardingly.  He was the son of George Box (1723-1801) and Judith White (1722-1802).  He died aged 80 years in the St. Peter's district of Brighton and was buried on 6 February 1845 in Ardingly.

Elizabeth Wood was born on 30 April 1765 and baptised on 12 May 1765 in Ardingly and was the daughter of James Wood and Elizabeth (possibly Elizabeth Miles).  She died aged 79 years in Brighton and was buried on 19 December 1843 in Ardingly.

The 1841 census records the couple were both aged 75 years and were living in the home of 80 year old James Catt in Frederick Place, Brighton.  William was then a servant.

 

William Box and Elizabeth Wood had 9 known children: 

  1. William Box was born on 27 January 1789 and baptised on 15 March 1789 in Ardingly.  He died aged 42 years on 2 December 1831 at Hapsted, Ardingly and was buried on 8 December 1831 in Ardingly.

    William married Mary Ann Marten by banns on 21 April 1812 in Ardingly.  They were both of Ardingly.

    Mary Ann died aged 42 years and was buried on 24 December 1834 in Ardingly.

    William and Mary Ann had the following children:

    1. William Box was born on 5 September 1812 and baptised on 8 November 1812 in Ardingly.

      William married Mary before 1848.

      William and Mary had the following known sons:

      1. William T. Box

      2. Alexander M. Box

    2. George Box was baptised on 26 June 1814 in Ardingly.

    3. Thomas Box was born on 19 September 1815 in Ardingly.

    4. Sarah Ann Box was born about 1817 in Ardingly.  She married George Shaw by banns on 7 September 1836 in Ardingly.  She was a spinster and he a bachelor and they were both of Ardingly.

    5. Elizabeth Box was baptised on 11 October 1818 in Ardingly.

    6. Alfred Marten Box was baptised on 5 June 1821 in Ardingly.

  2. George Box was born on 26 January 1791 and baptised on 12 February 1791 in Ardingly.  He was buried there on 15 March 1795 aged 4 years.

  3. Sarah Box was born on 12 March 1792 and baptised on 26 March 1792 in Ardingly.  She married Richard Comber in 1818.  (They have their own page.)

  4. Elizabeth Box was born on 13 February 1794 and baptised privately on 14 March 1794 in Ardingly.  She was received into the Church on 5 April 1794.

    Elizabeth married James Gates by licence on 11 November 1817 in Ardingly.  She was a spinster of Ardingly and he a bachelor of West Hoathly.

    When the 1851 census was recorded the couple and 3 children were living at 1 Georges Terrace in Greenwich.  James was then a 57 year old police court officer.  His place of birth was recorded as St. Marys, Exq, Kent.  Elizabeth was a 56 year old school mistress and her place of birth was recorded as Ardingly.

    James and Elizabeth had the following known children:

    1. Anne Gates was baptised on 2 June 1820 at St. Nicholas in Brighton.

    2. James Gates was baptised on 2 January 1822 at St. Nicholas in Brighton.  In 1851 he was an unmarried 29 year old living with his parents.

    3. George William Gates was baptised on 16 January 1824 at St. Nicholas in Brighton.

    4. Rose Gates as born about 1831 in Deptford, Kent.  She was 20 years old in 1851 and living at home.

    5. Marian Gates was born about 1833 in Deptford, Kent.  She was 18 years old in 1851 and living at home.

  5. George Box was born on 19 January 1796 and baptised privately on 17 February 1796 in Ardingly.  He was received into the Church on 2 July 1796.

  6. Richard Box was born on 18 January 1798 and baptised privately on 18 February 1798 in Ardingly.  He was received into the Church on 2 June 1798.

    Richard married Mary.

    Mary was born about 1800 in Croydon, Surrey.

    When the 1851 census was recorded the couple were living at 9 North Street in Marylebone, London.  Richard was then a 52 year old coachman and Mary was 51.  Also with them on census night were 3 lodgers, namely, Thomas Pew, Alfred Holt and Mary Davonport.

  7. Mary Box was born on 8 April 1800 and baptised on 17 May 1800 in Ardingly.

  8. Faith Box was born on 10 November 1802 and baptised on 18 December 1802 in Ardingly.

    Faith married Henry Jackson by licence on 27 May 1824 in Brighton, Sussex.  At the time they were both single and both of Brighton.

    In 1841 the family were living in Camberwell, Surrey.  Henry was then a butcher.  When the 1851 census was recorded the couple were living at Railway View in Portsea, Hampshire.  Henry was then a 47 year old beer house keeper, and gave his place of birth as Bl???? in Middlesex.

    Henry and Faith had the following children:

    1. Sarah Ann Jackson was baptised on 18 March 1825 in Brighton.  In 1841 she was 17 years old and living at home.  She was an unmarried 26 year old in 1851 and was living at home with her parents.

    2. Henry Jackson was born about 1827.  He was 14 years old in 1841.

    3. William Jackson was born on 8 December 1829 and baptised on 22 February 1829 at the Hanover Independent Chapel in Brighton.

    4. Alice Faith Jackson was born on 5 June 1831 and baptised on 17 July 1831 at the Hanover Independent Chapel in Brighton.

    5. Charles Jackson was born about 1839.  He was 2 years old in 1841.

    6. Alfred Jackson was born in 1840 in Camberwell, Surrey.  When the 1841 census was recorded he was 9 months old.  He was a 10 year old scholar in 1851.

    7. Faith Elizabeth Jackson was born about 1843 in Camberwell.  She was an 8 year old scholar in 1851.

  9. Thomas Box was baptised on 6 April 1808 in Ardingly.  He was a notable England and Sussex Cricketer and Wicketkeeper.

    Thomas married Mary Crunden by licence on 10 May 1836 in Brighton.  At the time they were both single, both of Brighton and both aged 21 and upwards.  Thomas and Mary both signed their names.  The witnesses to the marriage were, I think, Thomas Crunden (line on the film through his name) and Elizabeth Crunden (her surname is very faint).

    Mary was born about 1814 in Brighton.  Might she have been baptised as Mary Elizabeth Crunden on 18 June 1815 at St. Nicholas, Brighton, and have been the daughter of Thomas Crunden and Mary Shepherd.

    When the 1851 census was recorded the couple together with 2 children and their unmarried 21 year old servant Anne Clarke were living at 8 Viaduct Terrace in Brighton.  Thomas was then recorded as a 42 year old cricketer and Mary was 37.

    Thomas and Mary had the following children:

    1. Elizabeth Box was baptised on 16 November 1836 at the Chapel Royal in Brighton.  She was a 14 years old scholar in 1851 and living with her parents.

    2. Mary Ann Box was baptised on 30 November 1838 at the Chapel Royal in Brighton.

    3. Thomas Wood Box was baptised on 24 January 1845 at the Chapel Royal in Brighton.  In 1851 he was an 8 year old scholar.

 

Many thanks to Helen Green for additions to this page.

BOX          WOOD

This page was reviewed on 9 April 2012