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John ELSEY (1683-1762)

and Mary PICK (1684-1731)

and Mary SMITH (c1703-1766)

 

St. Peter's Church, Ardingly.  Photo taken from http://www.martingoode.co.uk/pages/mgwframeset.htmJohn Elsey and Mary Pick were my 7x Great Grandparents.  (Click here to see their place in my pedigree chart.)  They married on 10 January 1709/10 at the parish church of St. Peter's in Ardingly, Sussex.  His name was recorded as John Elsy in the marriage register.  After Mary's death John may have married Mary Smith on 31 August 1735 in Ardingly.  They were both of Ardingly.  The marriage register does not state whether he was a widower, or if she was a spinster or a widow.

John Elsey was baptised on 11 February 1682/3 in Ardingly.  He was the son of 5 252 George Elsey (1642-1717) and 5 252 Mary Norman (1644-1716).  He died aged 80 years and was buried on 17 August 1762 in Ardingly.

Mary Pick may have been baptised on 1 June 1684 in East Grinstead, Sussex.  She may have been the daughter of Henry Pick and Mary Farnes (1646-?).  She died aged 45 years and was buried on 18 March 1730/1 in Ardingly.  (Her age at death puts her birth at about 1685/6.)

Mary Smith was born about 1703.  She died aged 63 years and was buried on 9 February 1766 in Ardingly.

From a transcript of the court rolls for Wakehurst Manor, in Ardingly:  "Paid John Elsey for to pay the small pox tender £1."

 

John Elsey and Mary Pick had 7 or 8 known children:

  1. John Elsey was baptised on 12 August 1713 in Ardingly.  He probably died young although there is no mention of his burial in the Ardingly registers.  But the registers don’t record any burials between 13 July 1713 and 29 January 1713/4.

  2. Mary Elsey, my 6x Great Grandmother, was baptised on 26 February 1715/6 in Ardingly.  She married 5 135 Stephen Woolgar in 1738.  (They have their own page.)

  3. George Elsey was baptised on 16 March 1717/8 in Ardingly and buried there on 24 March 1720/1.  He was described in the burial register as “a Chield”.

  4. William Elsey was baptised on 17 April 1720 in Ardingly.  He died aged 57 years and was buried on 10 December 1777 in Ardingly.

    William married Elizabeth sometime before or about 1750.  Not possible marriage has been found for them in the Sussex marriage index.

    William and Elizabeth had 5 known children:

    1. Elizabeth Elsey was born on 2 September and baptised on 16 September 1750 in Ardingly.

    2. William Elsey was born on 2 December and baptised on 15 December 1751 in Ardingly.  Did he, or his possible cousin William Elsey born in 1754, marry Elizabeth Ridley in 1775?

    3. John Elsey was born on 8 April and baptised on 13 April 1753 in Ardingly.

      John may have married Sarah Greenfield by banns on 11 April 1771 in Ardingly, but there was another John Elsey born in 1750 in Ardingly.

    4. George Elsey was born on 31 March and baptised on 13 April 1755 in Ardingly.  He died aged 2 years and 11 months and was buried on 2 March 1758 in Ardingly.

    5. Stephen Elsey was born on 17 November and baptised on 20 November 1757 in Ardingly.

  5. John Elsey was baptised on 1 January 1722/3 in Ardingly.  He died aged 60 years and was buried on 6 August 1783 in Ardingly.

    John married Sarah Longhurst by banns on 9 May 1771 in Slaugham.  They were both then of Slaugham.

    Sarah was baptised on 4 September 1729 in Slaugham and was the daughter of William Longhurst and Rachel Browne.  She died as a widow aged 68 years and was buried on 26 February 1797 in Ardingly.

    It is unlikely there were any children from this marriage.

  6. Elizabeth Elsey was baptised on 16 May 1725 in Ardingly and buried there on 31 July 1726.

  7. Elizabeth Elsey was born on 2 December and baptised on 22 December 1726 in Ardingly.

  8. George Elsey may have been part of this family.  He married Susannah sometime before or about 1750.  No possible marriage has been found for them in the Sussex marriage index.  The IGI gives that George was born about 1724, but that was probably based on him being 25 years old when he possibly married in1749.

    George and Susannah had 3 known children:

    1. John Elsey was born on 22 September and privately baptised on 24 September 1750 in Ardingly.  The baptism register recorded that his parents were George and Susannah.  He was received into the church on 6 March 1751.

      John may have married Sarah Greenfield by banns on 11 April 1771 in Ardingly.  They were both then of Ardingly.  The witness to the marriage were William Sharpe and Abraham Jenner.  According to the Sussex marriage index, John was the son of George, but there was no mention of this in the original marriage register or the Bishops Transcripts.  There was another John Elsey born in 1753.

    2. William Elsey was born on 28 November and baptised on 8 December 1754 in Ardingly.  The baptism register recorded that his parents were George and Susannah.  He may have died aged 14 years and have been buried on 6 February 1768 in Ardingly.

      The Ardingly marriage register records that a William Elsey married Elizabeth Ridley by banns on 18 April 1775.  They were both then of Ardingly and again the Sussex marriage index records that William was the son of George.  (There was a possible cousin William Elsey born in 1751.)  The witnesses to their marriage were William Sharpe (he was a witness to several marriages, so he was possibly a church warden/clerk) and James Ridley who made his mark.

      William and Elizabeth had 5 known children:

      1. John Elsey was born on 4 June and privately baptised on 25 June 1780 in Ardingly.  He was received into the church on 16 June 1782.  John married Hannah Langridge by banns on 20 February 1802 in Ardingly.  They were both then of Ardingly.

      2. Ann Elsey was born on 2 June and baptised on 16 June 1782 in Ardingly.  Ann  married Thomas Wickings by banns on 23 March 1808 in Ardingly.  She was then of Ardingly and he of Keymer.

      3. Elizabeth Elsey was born on 28 December 1784 and baptised on 6 February 1785 in Ardingly.  At the time of her baptism her parents were described as poor.

      4. Sarah Elsey was born on 1 November and privately baptised on 5 November 1787 in Ardingly.  She was received into the church on 23 December.  Sarah married John Cook by banns on 17 September 1811 in Lindfield, Sussex.  They were both then of Lindfield.

      5. George Elsey was born and privately baptised on 14 July 1791 in Ardingly.  He was received into the church on 26 February 1804.

        George married Elizabeth Bish by banns on 17 October 1815 in Linfield.  He was then a bachelor and she a spinster and they were both of Lindfield.

        George and Elizabeth had 3 known children, one of whom was Ann Elsey who was born on 6 February 1822 in Ardingly.  She married Henry Cook (1823-?) and they were the parents of James Cook (1849-?) who married Mary Newnham (1857-?), and they were the parents of George Henry Cook (1893-?) who married Alice Mabel Holder in 1920, daughter of John Holder and Laura Setford.

    3. Mary Elsey was born on 17 September and baptised on 1 October 1758 in Ardingly.  Her parents were named as George and Susannah in the baptism register.

      Mary married Thomas Payne by banns on 15 October 1781 in Ardingly.  She was then of Ardingly and he of West Hoathly.

      Thomas and Mary had at least 1 child:

      1. Mary Pain was baptised on 4 May 1788 in Balcombe.  She married William Box in 1808.  (They have their own page.)

 

John Elsey and Mary Smith had 2 known children:

  1. Richard Elsey was born on 15 November and baptised on 17 November 1734 in Ardingly, as the son of John Elsey and Mary Smith.  He was buried on 26 October 1735 in Ardingly aged 1 year.

  2. James Elsey was born on 22 October and baptised on 30 October 1737 in Ardingly.  He was buried on 2 April 1738 in Ardingly, aged 5 months.

 

 

A Settlement Examination was undertaken on 19 May 1801 by the overseers of Cowfold parish, of John Elsey a labourer married to Elizabeth.  He was born in Ardingly where his parents were settled.  (Ref.  PAR/59/32/4)

 

 

Could the following connect to the above family:

Burials in Lindfield:

30 March 1624, Elizabeth wife of Stephen Elisy alias Martin

20 September 1634, Stephen Elssey

 

 

John Elzey and Mary Martin married on  11 May 1697 in Twineham, Sussex.  He was of Hurstpierpoint and she of Twineham.  They had the following known children:

  1. Susan Elsey was born and died in1698 in Twineham.

  2. John Elsey was born in 1699 in Twineham.  He may have married Ann Purvey on 17 April 1733 or 1735 at All Saints, Lewes.  He was then said to be of Twineham and Ann of Bolney.

 

Many thanks to Barrie Keech for additions to this page.

ELSEY          PICK          SMITH

This page was reviewed on 10 April 2012