Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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James GOBLE (1766-1847)

and Sarah ANSELL (1775-1859)

 

James Goble and Sarah Ancell married by banns on 4 August 1793 in West Dean, Sussex.  The witnesses to their marriage were Thomas Redman, Mary Goble and John Humphrey.  Thomas Redman was most probably James's brother-in-law.  (They were not my direct ancestors.)

St. Mary's, Funtington, circa 1906, from:  http://www.westsussexpast.org.uk/pictures/index.htmlJames Goble was probably baptised as James Gowby on 20 January 1767 at the parish church of St. Mary's in Funtington, Sussex, and was the son of James Goebye (c1735-1812) and Elizabeth Collimar (1739-1811), although in the baptism register his mother's name was recorded as Mary.  He probably died aged 84 years (according to the burial register) at Chalk Pits and was buried on 5 March 1847 in Funtington.  James was a witness to the marriage of John Collins and Hannah Greentree of Washington, on 12 May 1821 in Funtington.

It has been suggested that James was baptised in Selham, Sussex in 1765, but I believe that James Goble married Hetty Peryer in 1786.

Sarah Ansell was baptised on 19 September 1775 in West Dean.  She was the daughter of Henry Ansell and Mary Rodgers.  She died aged 86 years and was buried on 13 December 1859 in Funtington.  Sarah was a witness to the marriage of John Gregery and Ann Saunders, widow on 7 January 1804 in Funtington.

When the 1841 census was recorded James and Sarah were living at Chalkpit, West Ashling in Funtington and James was then a 75 year old agricultural labourer and Sarah was 65 years old (remember, ages of adults were generally rounded up or down in the 1841 census).  The 1841 census records that neither of them were born in Sussex, but this was probably an error.  In 1851, Sarah was living in East Ashling and she was a 77 year old widow who gave her place of birth as Westdean.  She was then in receipt of parish relief.  She had a 10 year old lodger with her in 1851, Fanny Gilbert who was a scholar.  Next door on the census enumerator's route was the family of Richard Gilbert and Harriet who had also been living next door to James and Sarah in 1841.  (Richard Gilbert married Harriet Poling on 22 May 1826 in Singleton.)

 

James Goble and Sarah Ansell had 12 known children:

  1. Henry Goble was baptised on 29 December 1793 in Funtington.  He married Elizabeth Lever in 1816.  (They have their own page.)

  2. James Goble was baptised on 6 October 1795 in Funtington and buried there as an infant on 8 October 1795.

  3. Mary Goble was baptised on 19 September 1796 in Funtington and buried there as an infant on 21 September 1796.

  4. Elizabeth Goble was baptised on 17 January 1798 in Funtington.  She may have died on 31 October 1860 in Marrabel, South Australia.  On 17 October 1827 she was a witness to the marriage of her brother Thomas in Funtington.

    Elizabeth married Thomas Penny by banns on 9 October 1824 in Funtington.  The witnesses to the marriage were Henry Suett and Sarah Goble.

    Thomas was baptised on 1 June 1800 in Funtington and was the son of John Penny (c1770-1832) and Jane Vollar (c1776-1855).

    The family emigrated to Australia on board the Eden in 1838.

    Thomas and Elizabeth had the following children:

    1. George Penny was baptised on 4 June 1826 in Funtington, at which time his father was a labourer from the Common.  He died aged 4 months and was buried on 10 September 1826 in Funtington.

    2. William Penny was baptised on 28 January 1828 in Funtington, at which time his father was a labourer from Old Lands.

    3. John Penny was baptised on 25 April 1830 in Funtington, at which time his father was a labourer from Old Lands.

    4. Thomas Penny was baptised on 12 August 1832 in Funtington, at which time his father was a labourer from Old Lands.

    5. Louisa Penny was baptised on 21 February 1835 in Funtington, at which time her father was a labourer from Double Barn.

  5. William Goble was baptised on 4 March 1800 in Funtington.

    William married Charlotte Hart by banns on 7 April 1822 at St. Peter the Great in Chichester, Sussex.  They were both then of that parish.  The IGI implies that her surname was Shrubbs.

    When the 1841 census was recorded the family were living in Westbourne village and William was an agricultural labourer.

    William and Charlotte may have had the following children:

    1. James Frederick Goble was baptised on 16 April 1826 in Funtington, at which time his father was a labourer from West Ashling.  He was 15 years old in 1841.

    2. Edward Charles Goble was baptised on 12 April 1829 in Westbourne.  He was 12 years old in 1841.  Edward married Martha Fletcher on 8 September 1850 in Westbourne.

    3. Alfred Goble was baptised on 23 January 1831 in Westbourne.  In 1841 he may have been 10 year old William Goble.

    4. Charlotte Ann Goble was baptised on 12 January 1834 in Westbourne.  In 1841, Ann Goble was 7 years old.

    5. Amelia Goble may have died in 1839 - IGI data.

    6. Emily Goble was baptised on 14 April 1839 in Westbourne.  She was 2 years old in 1841.

    7. Thomas Goble was baptised on 5 December 1841 in Westbourne.

  6. Charlotte Goble was baptised on 21 January 1802 in Funtington.

    Might she have been the Emily Goble who married Henry Suett by licence on 17 January 1825 in Funtington?  He was then of West Stoke, Sussex.  The witnesses to their marriage were Joseph Sayers and Thomas Sharp.

    When the 1851 census was recorded, Henry and Emily were living in West Stoke and she was 48 years old and gave her place of birth as Funtington.  Henry was then a 49 year old gamekeeper and he gave his place of birth as West Stoke.

    Henry and Emily had the following known children:

    1. Sally Suett was baptised on 5 May 1825 in West Stoke.

    2. William Goble Suett was baptised on 13 February 1833 in West Stoke and buried there on 4 February 1834.

    3. Charles Emanuel Suett was baptised on 12 July 1835 in West Stoke.  He was a 15 year old agricultural labourer in 1851.

    4. Eliza Suett was baptised on 20 January 1837 in West Stoke.  She was 14 years old in 1851.

    5. Edward Henry Suett was baptised on 25 September 1843 in West Stoke.  In 1851 he was a 7 year old scholar.

    6. Emily Suett was born about 1849 in West Stoke.  She was 2 years old in 1851.

  7. Thomas Goble was baptised on 24 February 1805 in Funtington.  He married Frances Morgan in 1827.  (They have their own page.)

  8. Charlotte Goble was baptised on 21 January 1808 in Funtington and probably buried there on 16 February 1808.

  9. Sarah Gobell was baptised on 29 January 1809 in Funtington.

    As Sarah Goble, spinster, she married William Goble, widower by banns on 19 September 1836 in Funtington.  The witnesses to the marriage were Thomas Goble and Eliza Goble.

    When the 1841 census was recorded, 50 year old William and 30 year old Sarah were living in Charlton, Singleton, Sussex along with 10 year old James Goble.  William was then an agricultural labourer.

  10. John Goble was baptised on 26 March 1811 in Funtington.  He married Harriett Martin in 1831.  (They have their own page.)

  11. Eliza Goble was baptised on 27 February 1814 in Funtington, at which time her father was a labourer.  She may have died aged 41 years in West Ashling and have been buried on 16 November 1855 in Funtington.  Eliza had an illegitimate son:

    1. James Henry Goble was baptised on 3 March 1833 in Funtington, at which time his mother was from West Ashling.

  12. Amelia Goble was baptised on 16 June 1816 in Funtington, at which time her father was a labourer.

 

Many thanks to Shane Penny for additions to this page.

ANSELL          GOBLE

This page was reviewed on 10 April 2012