Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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Henry BURCHELL (1777-1842)

and Elizabeth WENSELEY (c1781-1861)


Henry Burtchell and Elizabeth Wenseley married by banns on 16 February 1803 in Wisborough Green, Sussex.  They were both of Wisborough Green.  The witnesses to their marriage were James Kinggett, Jane Wensley, William Streeter and James Spooner.  (They were not my direct ancestors.)

Henry Burchall was baptised on 6 April 1777 in Billingshurst, Sussex.  He was the son of Thomas Burchall and Elizabeth Butcher.  He died aged 66 years from inflammation of the stomach and was buried on 19 November 1842 in Billingshurst.

Elizabeth Wenseley's date and place of birth/baptism are unknown, to me.  An Elizabeth Burchell aged 80 years was buried on 8 March 1861 in Billingshurst.

When the the 1841 census was recorded Henry and Elizabeth were living at Mallingdean in Billingshurst.  He was then said to be a 61 year old agricultural labourer and she was 55.  Also with them on census night was 10 year old Mary Burchall.


Henry Burchell and Elizabeth Wenseley had 8 known children:

  1. Edward Burchalle was baptised on 17 July 1803 in Billingshurst.  He married Esther Overington in 1829.  (They have their own page.)

  2. Elizabeth Burchall was baptised on 18 November 1804 in Billingshurst.

  3. Henry Burchall was baptised on 27 July 1806 in Billingshurst.  He married Mary Ann Scutt in 1827.  (They have their own page.)

  4. Thomas Burchall was baptised on 12 June 1808 in Billingshurst.

  5. Mary Burchall was baptised on 10 June 1810 in Billingshurst.

  6. Rhoda Burchall was baptised on 19 July 1812 in Billingshurst.

  7. Thomas Burchall was baptised on 19 September 1813 in Billingshurst, at which time his father was a labourer.  His mother's name was recorded as Eliza in the baptism register.  Might he have married Elizabeth Matthews by banns on 19 September 1835 in Shipley?  He was then a bachelor and she a spinster and they were both of Shipley.  The witnesses to their marriage were John Francis and Michael Peirce.

  8. Charles Burchall was baptised on 5 July 1818 in West Chiltington.  He died aged 62 years and was buried on 15 July 1880 in Horsham.

    Charles married twice, firstly to Jane Killner by banns on 21 October 1850 in Horsham.  He was then a bachelor and labourer and she a spinster.  Their fathers were named as Henry Burchall and John Killner who were both labourers.  The witnesses to their marriage were Mary Burchall and R. Collins.

    Jane was baptised on 2 March 1828 in Horsham and was the daughter of John Killner (1804-1886) and Ann Penfold.  She died aged 25 years on 21 October 1850 and was buried in Southwater (ref:  Jane had the following daughter before she married:

    1. Betsey Killner was baptised on 23 May 1847 in Horsham.  She married James Cheal on 12 June 1869.  He was born in East Grinstead in 1842 and was the son of Henry Cheal and Elizabeth Hudson.

    In 1851 the couple and daughter, 4 year old Elizabeth Killner were living at Pinkhurst in Slinfold.  Charles was a 32 year old agricultural labourer and Jane was 23.

    As a widower Charles married Eliza Belton, widow on 8 April 1855 in Horsham.  He was then a 37 year old labourer and she was 40.  Their fathers were named as Henry Burchell and Richard Tickner who were both labourers.  The witnesses to their marriage were Eliza Briggs and R. Collins.

    Eliza was born about 1812-5 in Sutton, Surrey.  As Eliza Tickner she married George Belton on 30 January 1831 in Merstham, Surrey.

    When the 1861 census was recorded the couple and their 7 year old granddaughter, Eliza Belton, were living at Pond Cottage in Barlavington.  Charles was then a 42 year old agricultural labourer and Eliza was 46.  Also with them were 2 lodgers, namely Frederic Voller aged 27 and 22 year old William Redman.  In 1871 the couple and their 17 year old granddaughter Eliza, were living at Roughy Place, Crawley Road, Horsham.  Charles was then a 53 year old farm bailiff and Eliza was said to be 59.  Also with them was 22 year old boarder, James Horton.



This page was reviewed on 9 April 2012