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Churchman FIELD (1781-1865)

and Sarah PENFOLD (1788-1849)

 

Churchman Field and Sarah Penfold married by banns on 4 August 1812 in Cuckfield, Sussex.  He was a bachelor and she a spinster.  Another Churchman Field of similar age married Elizabeth Parsons on 12 April 1818 in Brighton, Sussex.  (They were not my direct ancestors.)

Churchman Field was baptised on 9 December 1781 in Cuckfield, Sussex.  He was the son of James Field (c1753-1820) and Mary Ede (c1756-1829).  Churchman died aged 84 years and was buried on 7 July 1865 in Cuckfield.  He was mentioned in the 1815 will of his Great Uncle Churchman Field.

Sarah Penfold was baptised on 2 November 1788 in Cuckfield, Sussex.  She was the daughter of John Penfold and Ann.  Sarah died aged 61 years and was buried on 8 April 1849 in Cuckfield.

When the 1841 census was recorded the couple and 7 children (Churchman, Sarah, John, Friend, William, Henry and Mary) were living at Bolney House in Bolney.  Churchman was a 55 year old farmer and Sarah was 50.

In 1851, Churchman was a 66 year old widower and farmer of 20 acres employing 1 labourer.  He was living in West Street, Cuckfield and gave his place of birth as Cuckfield.  Also with him were 2 sons (Henry and William), son-in-law Stephen Mitchell and daughter Sarah Mitchell and their 2 children.

The 1861 census recorded that Churchman was a 79 year old widower and farmer of 15 acres.  He was living in Cuckfield along with his widowed daughter Sarah, son Henry and Mitchel grandchildren James and Mary. 

 

Churchman Field and Sarah Penfold had 9 known children:

  1. Churchman Field was baptised on 4 July 1813 in Cuckfield.  The baptism register noted his father was a labourer.  He married Harriet Field in 1849.  (They have their own page.)

  2. James Field was baptised on 8 October 1815 in Cuckfield.  He died aged 5 years and was buried on 16 April 1821 in Cuckfield.

  3. Thomas Field was baptised on 22 March 1818 in Cuckfield.  The baptism register noted his father was a farmer's son.  He died aged 3 years and was buried on 16 April 1821 in Cuckfield.

  4. Sarah Field was baptised on 10 December 1820 in Cuckfield.  In 1841 she was 20 years old.

    Sarah married Stephen Mitchell on 9 November 1850 in Cuckfield.

    Stephen was baptised on 14 September 1828 in Bolney and was the son of Isaac Mitchell and Mary Mitchell.

    In 1851 the couple were living with her father in West Street, Cuckfield.  Stephen was a 22 year old lathe cleaner and Sarah was 30.  He was born in Bolney and she in Slaugham.  Also with them were their 2 children (Ann and James).

    When the 1861 census was recorded she was a 40 year old widow and living with her father.

    Stephen and Sarah had the following children by 1851:

    1. Ann Field was baptised on 28 February 1847 in Bolney.  Only her mother's name was recorded in the baptism register.  The 1851 census recorded her as 4 year old Ann Mitchell.

    2. James Mitchell was born in 1851 in Cuckfield.  He was a month old in 1851.  In 1861 he was a 10 year old scholar and living with his mother and grandfather.

    3. Mary Mitchel was born about 1854 in Bolney.  She was a 7 year old scholar in 1861 and living with her mother and grandfather.

  5. Friend Field was baptised on 23 February 1823 in Slaugham.  His death was registered in the third quarter of 1854 in the Cuckfield registration district.  He was 18 years old in 1841.

    Friend married Esther Mills by banns on 25 April 1846 in Bolney.  He was a bachelor and labourer and she a spinster.  Their fathers were named as Churchman Field a farmer and Edward Mills a labourer.  The witnesses to their marriage were John Field and Sarah Mills.

    Esther was born on 29 December 1824 and baptised on 25 March 1825 at the Independent Chapel of Lindfield and Ardingly.  She was the daughter of Edward Miles and Ann Tullett.

    When the 1851 census was recorded the couple and young son were living at Mill Field in Cuckfield.  Friend was a 28 year old agricultural labourer and Esther was a 26 year old schoolmistress.  He gave his place of birth as Cuckfield and she as Linfield.

    In 1861, Esther was a 35 year old widow and housekeeper.  She was living at Beacons in Bolney along with her 2 children (Harry and Sarah).

    Friend and Esther had the following children:

    1. Ann Field was baptised on 8 August 1847 in Bolney.  The baptism register noted that her father was a labourer from Cuckfield.

    2. Frederic Friend Field was baptised on 14 July 1850 in Bolney.  The baptism register noted that his father was a labourer from Noah's Ark in Cuckfield.  He was 10 months old when the 1851 census was recorded.  His death was registered in the fourth quarter of 1852 in the Cuckfield registration district.

    3. Harry Field was born on 4 August 1851 and baptised on 30 November 1851 in Slaugham.  He was a 9 year old scholar in 1861.  In 1871 he was a 19 year old grocer's assistant and he was living in the home of Thomas Bennett at 7 Russell Square in Brighton.

    4. Sarah Field was born on 13 March 1854 and 30 April 1854 in Slaugham.  She was a 7 year old scholar in 1861.  When the 1871 census was recorded she was a 17 year old housemaid in the home of Frederick L. Capron.

    As a widow Esther Field married widower Stephen Starley by banns on 28 August 1869 in Bolney.  He was a gardener.  Their fathers were named as John Starley and Edward Miles who were both labourers.  The witnesses to their marriage were John Field and Matilda Field.

    Stephen was born on 1 December 1822 in East Chiltington and died on 16 December 1893.  He was the son of John Starley and Sarah Lindfield.  He first married Mary Mitchell on 9 May 1848 in Bolney.  Mary was born on 1 April 1831 and baptised on 17 April 1831 in Cuckfield.  She was the daughter of William Mitchell and Fanny Goddard.  Mary died on 12 September 1859 and buried on 14 September 1859 in Bolney.

    When the 1871 census was recorded Stephen and Esther were living in the home of Frederick L. Capron, a solicitor, on Slaugham Common.  He was a 43 year old gardener from Chiltington and she a 40 year old domestic cook from Lindfield.  Also with them was Esther's daughter Sarah.

  6. John Field was baptised on 8 May 1825 in Bolney.  The baptism register noted that his father was a labourer.  He married Matilda Ede in 1845.  (They have their own page.)

  7. William Field was baptised on 21 October 1827 in Bolney.  The baptism register noted that his father was a labourer.  In 1841 he was 13 years old.  He was a 23 years old in 1851.

    William married Betsey Pennifold in the third quarter of 1860 in the Cuckfield registration district.

    Betsey was born about 1840 in Cuckfield.

    The 1861 census recorded the couple were living at Little Oddynes in Horsted Keynes, Sussex, along with infant daughter Eliza Jane.  William was then a 32 year old game keeper and Betsy was 21.  His place of birth was given as Bolney and hers as Cuckfield.  Also with the family was 14 year old niece Ann Field.

    William and Betsey had the following child:

    1. Eliza Jane Field was born about 1860/1 in Horsted Keynes.  She was 4 months old when the 1861 census was recorded.

  8. Henry Field was baptised on 8 August 1830 in Bolney.  The baptism register noted that his father was a labourer.  In 1841 he was 11 years old.  He was a 20 year old agricultural labourer in 1851.  In 1861 he was an unmarried 26 year old gamekeeper and living with his father.

  9. Mary Field was born on 19 September 1832 and baptised on 28 October 1832 in Bolney.  The baptism register noted that her father was a farmer.  In 1841 she was 9 years old.

 

FIELD          PENFOLD

This page was updated on 24 November 2012