and Harriet CLEMENTS (1827-1882)
married in the second quarter of 1846 in
the Thakeham registration district. (They were not my direct
Edward Capelin was baptised on 6 February 1820 in Henfield,
Sussex. He was the son of
Anne Holder (1787-?). The baptism register noted that his father was a
labourer of Streatham. He died aged 74 years in the first quarter of
1893 in the Lewes registration district. When the 1841 census was
recorded Edward Capeling was a 20 year old labourer in the
home of Peter Sayers at Abbots House in Wiston, Sussex.
Harriet Clements was baptised on 11 November 1827 in Findon,
Sussex. She was the daughter of James Clements and
Frances Knowles. She died aged 52 years (as per the
GRO index) in the second quarter of 1882 in the Lewes registration district.
The 1851 census records that the Capeland family were living in Hole Street,
Wiston, Sussex. Edward was then a 36 year old farm labourer and said
he was born in Albourne, Sussex. Harriet was 23. With them were
their 2 children.
When the 1861 census was recorded the couple were living in Jarvis Lane,
Steyning, along with their 3 children and 2 lodgers, namely, 23 year old
Henry Goves and 17 year old Thomas Groves.
Edward was then a 43 year old agricultural labourer and Harriett was 33.
In 1871 the Caplin family were living in Ashcombe, in the St. Anne's
district of Lewes, Sussex. Edward was then a 50 year old farm carter
and Harriett was 42. She then said she was born in West Tarring.
With them on census night were 5 of their children and their son-in-law,
At the time of the 1881 census the couple and 2 children were living in
Ashcombe Cottage, St. Anne's, Lewes. Edward was a 63 year old
agricultural labourer and Harriet was 53. He said he was born in
Henfield and she in Findon. Also with the family was 18 year old
boarder, Charles Bartlett from Burgess Hill.
Edward was a 70 year old widower when the 1891 census was recorded and he
was living with his son Charles in Ashcombe. His occupation was then
given as foreman.
Edward Caplin and Harriet
had 8 known children:
Capelin was born about 1846 in Washington, Sussex. He was
5 years old in 1851. He may have died in the third quarter of 1856
in the Steyning registration district.
Capelin was baptised on 23 January 1848 in Ashington, Sussex.
She was 3 years old in 1851. In 1861 she was 13 years old and
living with her parents.
Eliza married William Ellis in the second quarter of
1870 in the Brighton registration district.
William was born about 1847 in Chailey, Sussex and was the son of
John Ellis (c1821-?) and Sarah
(c1818-?). When the 1851 census was recorded he was 3 years old
and living with his parents in Newick Road, Chailey. He father was
then an agricultural labourer.
In 1871 the couple were living with her parents in Lewes. William
was then a 23 year old bricklayer and Eliza was 22.
William and Eliza had the following child:
G. Ellis was born about 1875 in Barcombe,
Sussex. In 1891 he was a 16 year old carter boy, living with his
Uncle Charles Capelin.
Capelin was baptised on 14 March 1852 in Wiston. At the
time of the 1861 census she was a 9 year old visitor and scholar in the
home of 55 year old Edward Whitington and his 38 year
old wife Mary Ann, who had been born in Findon.
They were living in Thakeham. Also part of the household was 19
year old old son-in-law, Alfred Clements.
The 1871 census records that Ellen was an unmarried 24 year old
housemaid in the home of Joseph Rusk at 30 Venture
Villas in Hove, Sussex. The 1881 census records
that she was an unmarried 30 year old and living with her parents in
married Henry Cruse.
Henry was born about 1857/8 in Chailey.
Henry and Ellen had the following children:
George Cruse was born about 1882 in Lewes.
Rose Cruse was born about 1887 in Lewes.
Capeling was baptised on 5 November 1854 in Steyning. The
baptism register noted that his father was a labourer. He was a 6
year old scholar in 1861. He may have died aged 48 years in the
third quarter of 1903 in the Eastbourne registration district.
William married Sally Pierpoint.
Sally was born about 1851 and died in 1883.
Capeling was baptised on 20 July 1856 in Steyning. In
1861 he was a 4 year old scholar. He was 15 years old in 1871 and
living with his parents.
Alfred married Lucy Wicks.
Lucy was born about 1852.
Alfred and Lucy had the following children:
Caplin was born in the second quarter of 1863 in Steyning.
He was 8 years old in 1871.
Henry married Margery Upton.
Margery was born about 1867.
Henry and Margery had the following children:
Florence Frances Capelin
Caplin was born in the fourth quarter of 1865 in what looks
like in the census Buttels, Sussex (could that be Botolphs?). Her
birth was registered in the Steyning registration district. She
was 6 years old in 1871.
Caplin was born in the fourth quarter of 1868 in Falmer.
He was 3 years old in 1871. In 1881 he was a 12 year old scholar.
Charles George Capelin married Mary Ann E.
West in the fourth quarter of 1888 in the Lewes
Mary Ann was born about 1868 in Streat, Sussex.
When the 1891 census was recorded the couple and young son were living
in Ashcombe, Lewes. Also with them was his father and 16 year old
nephew William G. Ellis.
Charles and Mary had the following child:
G. Capelin was born in 1890 in Lewes. He
was 8 months old when the 1891 census was recorded.
This page was reviewed on 9 April 2012