and Lucy HAMMOND (c1781-?)
John Ford and Lucy Hammond married by
banns on 12 October 1803 at St. Nicholas in Brighton, Sussex. John was
then a bachelor of the Sussex Militia and Lucy was a spinster of Brighton.
(They were not my direct ancestors.)
date and place of birth/baptism are unknown, to me. The deaths of 4
John Fords were registered in the Brighton registration
district: second quarter of 1848, fourth quarter of 1850, second
quarter of 1852 and third quarter of 1858.
date and place of birth/baptism are unknown, to me. The death of a
Lucy Ford was registered in the second quarter of 1849 in
the Brighton registration district. Might she have had a brother named
Charles Hammond who was also in the Sussex Militia when he
married Susanna Lewis on 4 March 1804 in Brighton?
When the 1841 census was recorded John and Lucy were living in Oxford
Street, Brighton. He was then said to be 70 years and Lucy's aged was
recorded as 60 years, and they both said they were born in Sussex.
Also with the couple was their son William and 80 year old James Nye
and 80 year old Sarah Nye. (James Nye
may have married Sarah Coppard by licence on 5 June 1783 in
Henfield. He was then a bachelor of Hurstpierpoint and she a
The 1851 census records that there was an 82 year old widower, John
Ford, living in the workhouse in the St. Peter's parish of
Brighton. He was then a gardener and said he was born in Dorchester,
Dorset. (Was this the John married to Lucy? But if so, how
did he come to join the Sussex Militia?)
John Ford and Lucy Hammond had 7
or more children:
Joseph Ford may have been part of this family. He
was born about 1804. As a 60 year old widower, Joseph married 47
year old Elizabeth Kelly on 28 February 1864 at St.
Nicholas in Brighton. Their fathers were named as John
Ford and Thomas Kelly. However, a
Joseph Ford was baptised on 9 June 1805 in Ringmer,
Sussex, the son of John Ford and Elizabeth.
The 1871 census records that 68 year old Joseph and his 54 year old wife
Elizabeth were living at 14 Grovsner Street in Brighton. He was
then an agricultural labourer and gave his place of birth as Keymer and
she was a nurse and said she was born in Ringmer.
Caroline Ford was baptised on 11 October 1812 at St.
Henry Ford was baptised on 10 July 1814 in Stanmer.
Might Henry have married Charlotte Bailey by licence on 28
April 1836 in Brighton? Their marriage licence was issued on the
same day by the Archdeaconry of Lewes, which noted that he was a
bachelor and she a spinster. They were both aged 21 years and
upwards and were both of Brighthelmston. However, there was a
Henry Ford baptised on 3 August 184 in Brighton, the
son of David Ford and Elizabeth Boys.
When the 1841 census was recorded, Henry and Charlotte were both said to
be 35 years old and they were living in Robt Street, Brighton, along
with 3 year old Mary Ford, 4 month old Henry
Ford, 71 year old Charlotte Bailey and
Lucy Goldman a shoebinder. Henry was then a servant.
Charles Ford was born on 11 March 1817 and baptised 15
May 1817 in Stanmer.
Stephen Ford was born on 28
August 1819 and baptised on 26 September 1819 in Stanmer. He
married Caroline Back
in 1847. (They have their own page.)
Harriet Ford was born on 16 October 1821 and baptised on
11 November 1821 in Stanmer.
Maria Ford was born on 5 February 1823 and baptised on 16
March 1823 in Stanmer.
William Ford was baptised on 10 May 1829 at St. Nicholas,
Brighton, at which time his father was a labourer of Oxford Street. When the 1841 census was recorded he was 12 years old
and living with his parents.
1841 census - Oxford Street, Brighton, Sussex (HO107/1122, folio 13, page
Jno Ford, 70, Lab, born in Sussex
Lucy Ford, 60, born in Sussex
Wm Ford, 12, born in Sussex
Jas Nye, 80, Lab, born in Sussex
Sarah Nye, 80, Ind, born in Sussex
Could the following be related in anyway:
1841 census - Camelford Street, Kemp Town, Brighton
John Ford, 80, Milkman, born in Sussex
Nancy Ford, 15, born in Sussex
Matilda Cooper, 40, Ind, born in Sussex
Matilda Cooper, 14, born in Sussex
Elizabeth Cox, 15, F.S., born in Sussex
A Nancy Izard was baptised on 9 December 1825 in Brighton,
the daughter of William and Martha. Her father was then a milkman of
Camelford Street. William Izard married
Martha Shrivell on 6 November 1825 in Brighton. He was a
bachelor and she a spinster.
George Cooper married Matilda Izard on 21
January 1826 in Preston, Sussex. George and Matilda had a daughter
Matilda Cooper baptised on 15 September 1826 in Brighton and
another daughter, Nancy Cooper baptised on 11 May 1828 in
A Harriet Izard married James Foard on 27
June 1829 in Brighton.
1841 census - Regent Hill, Brighton
James Ford, 35, Painter, born in Sussex
Harriet Ford, 30, born in Sussex
James Ford, 11, born in Sussex
Thos Ford, 9, born in Sussex
Wm Ford, 7, born in Sussex
Harriett Ford,5, born in Sussex
Maria Ford, 3, born in Sussex
George Ford, 3 months, born in Sussex
This page was reviewed on 10 April 2012