and Mary Ann ROBERTS (1821-1897)
Thomas Davey and Mary Ann Roberts married
by banns on 19 February 1842 in Cowfold, Sussex. He was a
bachelor and labourer from Bolney and she a spinster and minor. Their
fathers were named as John Davey a labourer and
William Roberts a sawyer. The witnesses to their marriage
were William Roberts and Ann Roberts.
(They were not my direct ancestors. Thomas was the nephew of my 5x
Great Grandmother, Ann Alfrey.)
Thomas Davey was baptised on 23 January 1820 in Shermanbury,
Sussex. He was the son of
John Davey (c1782-1871)
and Sarah Alfrey
(1792-1825). He died aged 74 years and his death was registered in the
first quarter of 1894 in the Cuckfield registration district. When the
1841 census was recorded he was 20 years old and living with his father and
step mother in Wineham Lane, Shermanbury.
Mary Ann Roberts was baptised on 6 December 1821 in Cowfold, Sussex.
She was the daughter of
(1797-1861). Mary Ann died aged 75 years and her death was registered
in the fourth quarter of 1897 in the Cuckfield. When the 1841 census
was recorded she may have been a 15 year old servant in the home of
John Blake at Sakeham in Shermanbury.
At the time of the 1851 census the couple and 5 children (Caroline, Sarah,
William, Harriet and Frances) were living in Wheatsheaf Cottage, Shermanbury.
Thomas was a 32 year old agricultural labourer and Mary was 29. He
gave his place of birth as Shermanbury and she as Cowfold.
In 1861 the couple and 5 children ( Harriet, Frances, John, Alice and
George) were living in Partridge Green within the parish of West Grinstead,
Sussex. Thomas was a 41 year old agricultural labourer and Mary A. was
40. They again said they were born in Shermanbury and Cowfold.
The 1871 census recorded the couple and 3 children (George, Albert and
Ellen) were living at ?wood Hill in Bolney, Sussex. He was a 51 year
old agricultural labourer and she was 49. Once again they said they
were born in Shermanbury and Cowfold. Also lodging with the family was
Thomas's half brother
and his son Peter.
When the 1881 census was recorded the couple and daughter Ellen were living
at 3 Budgins in Hurstpierpoint. Thomas was a 62 year old agricultural
labourer and Mary was 60. They were both said to have been born in
By 1891 the couple were living with their daughter Caroline in ? Cottages,
Hurstpierpoint. He was a 71 year old agricultural labourer and she was
69. He was born in Shermanbury and she in Cowfold.
Thomas Davey and Mary Ann Roberts had 10 known children:
Caroline Davey was
baptised on 2 October 1842 in Shermanbury, Sussex. She was an 8
year old scholar in 1851.
Caroline married George Goacher on 31 October 1863 in
George was born about 1835 in Ashurst, Sussex.
When the 1891 census was recorded the couple were living at ? Cottages
in Hurstpierpoint. George was a 56 year old agricultural labourer
and Caroline was 48. He was born in Ashurst and she in Shermanbury.
Also with them were her parents and 13 year old niece and scholar,
Sarah Davey was baptised on 24 November 1844 in
Shermanbury. She was a 6 year old scholar in 1851.
Sarah married James Knight on 17 June 1865 in
James was baptised on 20 April 1845 in Shermanbury and was the son of
Peter Knight and Reney Elms.
James and Sarah had the following children:
Mary Ann Knight
William Davey was baptised on 2 September 1846 in
Shermanbury. He was 4 years old in 1851.
William married Harriet Jarrad in the fourth quarter of
1868 in the Guildford registration district.
Harriet was born about 1850 in Clandon, Surrey.
William and Harriet had the following children:
Mary A Davey
Ellen Elizabeth Davey
Harriet Alice Davey
Rose Susannah Davey
Lily Eliza Davey
Harriet Davey was baptised on 16 July 1848 in
Shermanbury. She was 2 years old in 1851. In 1861 she was 12
Frances Davey was baptised on 5 January 1851 in
Shermanbury. She was 4 months old at the time of the 1851 census.
In 1861 she was a 10 year old scholar.
Frances married Henry Sayers on 11 November 1871 in
Henry was born about 1850 in Hurstpierpoint.
Henry and Frances had the following children:
John Davey was baptised on 6 June 1853 in Shermanbury.
He was an 8 year old scholar in 1861.
John married Sarah Fairhall on 25 September 1875 in
Sarah was baptised on 17 May 1857 in Bolney and was the daughter of
Stephen Fairhall and Sarah.
John and Sarah had the following children:
Mary Ann Davey
Davey was born in the fourth quarter of 1855 in Shermanbury.
in 1876. (They have their own page.)
George Davey was baptised on 28 April 1861 in West
Grinstead. At the time of the 1861 census he was 3 months old.
In 1871 he was a 10 year old agricultural labourer.
Albert Davey was baptised on 3 April 1864 in
Hurstpierpoint. He was a 7 year old scholar in 1871.
Albert married Sarah Bidwell in the second quarter of
1885 in the Bromley, Kent registration district.
Sarah was born about 1861 in Ely, Cambridgeshire.
Albert and Sarah had the following children:
Ellen Mary Davey
Eliza Fanny Davey
Ada Priscilla Davey
Albert John Davey
Henry James Davey
Ellen Davey was baptised on 20 January 1870 in
Hurstpierpoint. She was a year old when the 1871 census was
recorded. In 1881 she was a 9 year old scholar.
Ellen married William Fielder in the first quarter of
1901 in the Horsham registration district.
William was baptised on 6 April 1874 in Wisborough Green, Sussex and was
the son of James Fielder and Ann Covey.
William and Ellen had the following child:
Ellen Mary Fielder
This page was updated on 19 July 2012