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George DUFFIELD (1667-1746)

and Jane WHITNEY (1671-1757)


George Duffill and Jane Whitney were my 8x Great Grandparents.  (Click here to see their place in my pedigree chart.)  They married on 12 February 1693/4 at St. Thomas, Lewes, Sussex.  A South Malling Peculiar marriage licence was issued on 1 February 1693/4 to John Duffield and Jane Whitney, which recorded that he was a husbandman of Isfield and she was from Ringmer.

George Douffall was baptised on 12 March 1666/7 in Isfield, Sussex.  He was the son of 5 363 John Doffell (c1640-1705) and 5 363 Joan Ashdown (1645-1697).  He may have been buried as “Old Goodman Duffield” on 20 November 1746 in Isfield. 5 223

Jane Whitny was baptised on 29 March 1671 in Ringmer, Sussex.  She was the daughter of 5 308 John Whitney (c1640-1711) and 5 308 Thomasine (?-1694).  She was buried on 31 July 1757 in Isfield as Jane Duffil.  Before her marriage to George, she had an illegitimate daughter.


Unknown and Jane Whitney had 1 known daughter:

  1. Elizabeth Whitney was baptised and buried on 4 December 1691 in Isfield, although mother and daughter were of Ringmer.


George Duffield and Jane Whitney had 8 known children: 5 202

  1. Tabitha Doefield was born on 1 May and baptised on 14 May 1695 in Isfield.

  2. Mary Doefield was born on 26 February and baptised on 7 March 1696/7 in Isfield.

  3. John Doefield was born on 10 March and baptised on 25 March 1699 in Isfield.  He may have been buried on 9 November 1705 in Isfield but the burial register just records that a Jno Doffield was buried, so this burial may refer to his Grandfather or an Uncle.

  4. George Doefield was born on 15 April and baptised on 25 April 1701 in Isfield.  He was buried on 6 December 1772 in Isfield.

    George married Margaret.  The Sussex Family History Groups's marriage index records that a George Duffield and Mary Cretolder were married on 20 October 1724 in the Fleet Prison, London.  George was said to be of Isbet(?), Sussex and Mary of Ringmer, Sussex.

    Margaret was buried on 29 January 1769 in Isfield.

    George and Margaret had 2 known children:

    1. John Doefield was baptised on 5 February 1725/6 in Isfield.

    2. Sarah Doefield was baptised on 27 December 1729 in Isfield.

  5. Jane Doefield was born on 26 March and baptised on 29 March 1703 in Isfield.  A Jane Duffield of Brighthelmstone married William Gorringe of St. Michael’s, Lewes, on 18 April 1731 in Isfield.  I’m not sure if the marriage was for 1703 Jane, as there were also Duffield families in Brighton at this time.

  6. Elizabeth Doefield, my 7x Great Grandmother, was born on 28 April and baptised on 8 May 1707 in Isfield.  She married 5 227 Thomas Thorpe in 1731.  (They have their own page.)

  7. Henry Duffield was baptised on 3 December 1711 in Isfield.  A Henry Duffield was buried on 10 May 1781 and another on 28 December 1782, both in Ringmer.  (The 1782 burial may have been that of Henry born in 1766, see below.)

    As Henry Durfield he married Sarah Davies on 26 November 1735 in Ringmer.  He was then of Wartling and she of Lewes.

    A Sarah Duffell was buried on 11 June 1752 and Sarah Duffield on 21 August 1761, both in Ringmer.

    Henry and Sarah had 1 known daughter:

    1. Sarah Duffell was baptised on 16 July 1738 in Ringmer.

    Henry, or a possible son, married Lucy Pelham on 22 August 1765 in Ringmer.

    Henry, or again a possible son, purchased the Ship Inn, Ringmer in 1776 from William Gadsby.  Previously the Duffield family had been tenants of the Ship Inn.  Henry was headborough of Wellingham in 1748, 1753, 1757 and 1762 and the alternate candidate in 1754, 1756 and 1764.  He left a will in 1777 which was proved in 1781.  (Ref. John Kay).

    Lucia was baptised on 2 July 1737 in Little Horsted and was the daughter of John Pelham and Mary Moon.  After the death of her husband in 1781 she took over the running of the Ship Inn until her death (ref. John Kay).  Lucy died aged 83 years and was buried on 28 March 1821 in Ringmer.

    Henry and Lucy had the following children:

    1. Henry Duffield was baptised on 29 July 1765 in Ringmer and presumably died as an infant.

    2. Henry Duffield was baptised on 2 July 1766 in Ringmer.

    3. Thomas Duffield was baptised on 10 May 1768 in Ringmer.  He was buried on 10 October 1805 in Ringmer.

      Thomas married Charity Hailsden by banns on 27 October 1789 in Litte Horsted.  They were both then of Little Horsted.

      Thomas and Lucy had the following children:

      1. Lucy Duffield was baptised on 21 January 1791 in Ringmer.  Lucy married John Dicker by banns on 19 June 1811 in Ringmer.  They were both then of Ringmer.

      2. Sarah Duffield was baptised on 23 August 1793 in Ringmer.

      3. Marianne Duffield was baptised on 10 October 1795 in Ringmer.  She may have married Henry Champion by banns on 5 October 1819 in Ringmer.  He was from Little Horsted and she was of Ringmer.

      4. Elizabeth Duffield was baptised on 31 August 1798 in Ringmer.

      5. Sophia Duffield was baptised on 21 September 1800 in Ringmer.  She married William Wilmshurst by banns on 14 February 1821 in Ringmer.  They were both said to be of Ringmer.

      6. George Henry Duffield was baptised on 13 May 1803 in Ringmer.  He married Lucy Howell by banns on 22 April 1827 at St. Anne's in Lewes.

    4. Charles Duffield was baptised on 17 September 1770 in Ringmer, however, his parents were not named in the baptism register.  Might the baptism have been of Charlotte Duffield who was buried on 19 January 1775 in Ringmer?

  8. Thomas Dufild was baptised on 25 February 1715/6 in Isfield.



This page was updated on 18 May 2012