Ancestors of Mandy Willard
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and Frances MORGAN (c1808-1892)
Thomas Ansell Goble and Frances Morgan married by banns on 17
October 1827 in Funtington. The witnesses to their marriage were
James Brown and Elizabeth Penny.
(They were not my direct ancestors.)
Thomas Goble was baptised on 24 February
1805 in Funtington. He was the son of
Sarah Ansell (1775-1859). He may have died aged 77 in the
first quarter of 1883 in the Westbourne registration district. On 1
June 1833, Thomas was a witness to the marriage of Daniel Wells and
Ann Morgan in Funtington.
Frances Morgan was born about 1809 in Sidlesham or West Wittering.
She may have died aged 85 years in the fourth quarter of 1892 in the
Westbourne registration district.
When the 1841 census was recorded the family were living in living in West
Ashling, Funtington and Thomas was an agricultural labourer. Thomas
was a 46 year old agricultural labourer in 1851 and the family were still
living in Funtington. In 1861 the family were living in Ashling
Street, Funtington. Thomas and Frances were living alone in Funtington
when the 1871 census was recorded and he was then a 66 year old agricultural
labourer. In 1881 the couple and their 5 year old grandson, William
Goble were living at 1 Noah's Ark, Oakwood, Funtington. Frances
was a widow by the time of the 1891 census and she was still living at
Noah's Ark, Oakwood. Also living with her was her daughter Eliza.
Thomas Goble and Frances
Morgan had 10 known children:
Fanny Goble was baptised on 28 January 1828 in Funtington, at which
time her father was a labourer form Old Lands.
Fanny married Henry John Hardham by licence on 11 July 1847 at St.
Pancras in Chichester. He was then a 39 year old widower and grocer.
She was a 21 year old spinster. Their fathers were named as
William Hardham a grocer and Thomas Goble a farmer. The
witnesses to their marriage were George Tuffin and Thomas
When the 1851 census was recorded the couple were living in East Gate,
Chichester and Henry was a 43 year old grocer employing 1 man. Also
with them on census night were their 3 young children and 3 servants,
namely 25 year old grocer shopman William Francis, 57 year old
nurse Mary A. Canner and 16 year old general servant
Henry and Fanny had the following children:
Henry Hardham was born about 1848 in Chichester. He was 3
years old in 1851.
John Hardham was born about 1849 in Chichester. He was 2
years old in 1851.
A daughter was under a month old when the 1851 census was recorded.
Emily Goble was born about 1830.
She died aged 36 years in West Ashling and was buried on 30 November 1866
in Funtington. She was 11 years old in 1841.
As 30 year old Emily Cooper, widow, she married
Thomas Redman, a 28 year old bachelor from West Ashling on 5 March
1864 in Funtington. Their fathers were named as
Thomas Redman and Thomas Goble who were both labourers.
The witnesses to the marriage were Joseph Shepherd and Pheobe
Thomas Goble was baptised on 30 September 1832 in Funtington.
He was 9 years old in 1841.
Henry Goble was baptised on 30 August 1835 in Funtington, at which
time his father was a labourer from Old Lands. In 1851 he was a 16
year old agricultural labourer and the eldest of his siblings living at
William Goble was baptised on 31 December 1837 in Funtington, at
which time his father was a labourer. He was 4 years old in 1841.
He was said to be a 12 year old agricultural labourer in 1851.
James Goble was baptised on 8 December 1839 in Funtington, at which
time his father was a labourer from Musbury. He was a year old in
1841. In 1851 he was a 10 year old scholar.
John Goble was baptised on 3 April 1842 in Funtington, at which
time his father was a labourer from Mudberry. He was a 9 year old
scholar in 1851. In 1861 he was a 19 year old farm labourer and the
eldest of his siblings living at home.
George Goble was baptised on 7 April 1844 in Funtington, at which
time his father was a labourer from Mudberry. In 1851 he was a 5
year old scholar.
Charles Goble was baptised on 19 July 1846 in Funtington, at which
time his father was a labourer from West Ashling. He was a 4 year
old scholar in 1851. In 1861 he was a 14 year old farm labourer.
Eliza Goble was born about 1848 in Funtington. She was a 3
year old scholar in 1851. In 1861 she was 12 years old. In
1891 she was a an unmarried 42 year old dressmaker living with her mother.