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William GRATWICK (1741-1811)

and Sarah NOLDRET (1745-1809)

 

William Gratwick and Sarah Noldret married by banns on 23 April 1767 in Warnham, Sussex.  He was then a bachelor from West Grinstead and she was a spinster.  The witnesses to their marriage were Richard Razell and William Steere.  The banns were published in Warnham on 29 March, 5 and 12 April 1767.  (They were not my direct ancestors.  William was the nephew of my 6x great grandmother.)

William Gratwick was privately baptised on 15 November 1741 in West Grinstead. Sussex and received into the church on 15 March 1741/2 .  He was the son of William Gratwick (1708-?) and Mary Lylliatt.  William was buried on 15 November 1811 in West Grinstead and it was noted in the burial register that he was the 'Clerk of this Parish'.

Sarah Noldret may have been baptised as Sarah Holbrett on 22 March 1745 in Warnham, the daughter of George Holbrett and Sarah.  I have taken her baptism from a transcript of the Warnham register, which in the index also lists other possible variants of the name as:  Naldrat, Naldrett, Nalldreattf, Noldred, Noldret and Noldwred.  Her parents may have married as George Naldred and Sarah Stanford on 19 October 1742 in Slinfold, Sussex.  Sarah wife of William Gratwick was  buried on 2 December 1809 in West Grinstead.

A Richard Penfold undertook a settlement examination on 28 April 1775.  He stated that he had been hired in 1769 for 1 year by William Gratwick a farmer of West Grinstead.

 

William Gratwick and Sarah Noldret had 4 known children:

  1. William Gratwick was baptised on 1 March 1768 in West Grinstead.  William may have married Elizabeth Lindfield in 1800.

  2. Sarah Gratwick was baptised on 18 April 1771 in West Grinstead.  Sarah died aged 67 years and was buried on 19 January 1839 in West Grinstead.  It was noted in the burial register that she was the wife of James Stone.

    Sarah married James Stone by banns on 27 May 1800 in West Grinstead.  He was then from Lambeth.  The witnesses to their marriage were William Gratwick, senior and William Gratwick.

    James was most probably baptised on 6 January 1776 in Upper Beeding, the son of John Stone and Elizabeth Winton who had married on 16 November 1773 in Upper Beeding, when Elizabeth was said to have been from Edburton.  James died aged 86 years and was buried on 8 September 1861.

    James may have been a church warden in West Grinstead as he was a witness to the following marriages there:

    25 January 1820, John Stoner and Sarah King

    28 February 1820, Edward Lambert and Harriet Ann Singer

    2 April 1821, James Sterley and Mary Packham

    20 June 1823, James Funnell and Elizabeth Fairs

    9 April 1826, Samuel Marit from Shipley and Ann Woolven

    17 February 1827, William Nicholson from Shipley and Sarah Stringer

    6 February 1832, Peter Counsell and Mary Agate

    James and Sarah also witnessed the marriage of John Blake and Ann Gratwick on 11 September 1821.

    In 1851, James was 74 years old and 'retired from coopering'.  He was living at Bassils in West Grinstead along with his 52 year old wife, Sarah.  James then gave his place of birth as Beeding and Sarah as West Grinstead.

    As a widower and farmer, James married Sarah Brown, widow by licence on 14 February 1851 in West Grinstead.  Their fathers were named as John Stone and Packhurst Greenfield a labourer.  The witnesses to their marriage were Richard Skinner and Rebecca Browne.

    Sarah was baptised on 12 April 1800 in West Grinstead and was the daughter of Parkhurst Greenfield and Mary Willett.  She had previously married Henry Brown by licence on 5 May 1822 in West Grinstead.  He was then a widower.  The witnesses to their marriage were John Brown and Ann Brown.

    James and Sarah had the following children:

    1. James Stone was baptised on 29 May 1800 in West Grinstead.

    2. Eleanor Stone was baptised on 2 August 1801 in West Grinstead.  She was a witness to the marriage of James Gratwick from Henfield and Rebecca Grinstead on 2 March 1824 in West Grinstead.  When the 1851 census was recorded she was an unmarried 48 year old dressmaker and she was living next door to her brother William and his family at Allens Bridge in West Grinstead.

      Eleanor married John Coates, gent, by licence on 15 February 1855 in West Grinstead.  He was a widower and she a spinster.  Their fathers were named as James Coates a farmer and James Stone a cooper.  The witnesses to their marriage were Thomas Nailard and Caroline (?Haroline?).

    3. Edward Stone was baptised on 7 August 1803 in West Grinstead.

    4. John Stone was baptised on 1 January 1806 in West Grinstead.  He died aged 65 years and was buried on 7 May 1871 in West Grinstead.

      John married Jane, possibly Jane Heavens on 15 October 1826 at St. Botolph without Aldersgate, London.  If so then there probably more children than I have found in the 1841 and 1851 census.  The IGI shows another couple named John Stone and Jane Andrews married on 6 July 1826 at St. James in Westminster.

      At the time of the 1841 census the couple and 2 daughters were living at 25 Somerset Street, in the parish of St. Botolphs Aldgate, London.  John was then a 35 year old tailor and Jane was 26.  When the 1851 census was recorded the couple and 5 children were living in Henfield Road, Cowfold.  John was then a 45 year old master tailor.  Jane was 40 years old and gave her place of birth as Chertsy, Surrey.

      John and Jane had the following known children:

      1. Jane Stone was born about 1839 in Whitechapel, Middlesex.  In 1841 she was 2 years old  She was 12 years old in 1851.

      2. Lydia Stone was born about 1840.  She was a year old when the 1841 census was recorded.

      3. Louisa Stone was born on 18 March 1841 in Aldgate, Middlesex and baptised there at the parish church of St. Botolph without Aldersgate on 30 May 1841.  She was a 10 year old scholar in 1851.

      4. Emma Stone was born about 1845 in Shoreditch, Middlesex.  She was a 6 year old scholar in 1851.

      5. Francis Stone was born about 1845 in Shoreditch.  He was 5 years old in 1851.

      6. Frederick Stone was baptised on 23 September 1849 in Cowfold.  It was noted in the baptism register that his father was a tailor.  When the 1851 census was recorded he was a year old.

      7. Edwin Stone was baptised on 20 June 1852 in Cowfold, and it was noted that his father was a tailor.

    5. Sarah Stone was baptised on 13 December 1807 in West Grinstead.

    6. William Stone was baptised on 7 October 1810 in West Grinstead.  He died aged 62 years and was buried on 20 December 1872 in West Grinstead.

      William married Margaret, possibly Margaret Benyon on 28 May 1833 at Old Church in St. Pancras, London.

      When the 1851 census was recorded the couple and 7 children were living at Allens Bridge in West Grinstead.  William was then a 40 year old cooper and farmer of 7 acres.  Margaret was then 39 years old and gave her place of birth as Yeaton in Salop (Shropshire).

      A Margaret Maria Benyon was baptised on 5 December 1811 in Baschurch, Shropshire, the daughter of William Benyon and Jane.

      William and Margaret had the following known children:

      1. Harriet Stone was born in Horsham and baptised on 25 December 1836 in West Grinstead.  The baptism register noted that her father was a cooper from Horsham.  In 1851 she was 15 years old.

      2. William Stone was baptised on 2 September 1838 in West Grinstead, at which time his father was a cooper from Horsham.  He was 12 years old in 1851.

      3. Gratwick Stone was baptised on 25 October 1840 in West Grinstead, at which time his father was a cooper.  He was a 10 year old scholar in 1851.

      4. Jane Stone was baptised on 20 November 1842 in West Grinstead, at which time her father was a cooper.  In 1851 she was an 8 year old scholar.

      5. George Albert Stone was baptised on 10 November 1844 in West Grinstead, at which time his father was a cooper.  In 1851 he was a 6 year old scholar.

      6. Alfred Stone was baptised on 31 January 1847 in West Grinstead, at which time his father was a cooper.  He died aged 11 years and was buried on 23 November 1858 in West Grinstead.  In 1851 he was 4 years old.

      7. Walter Stone was baptised on 18 February 1849 in West Grinstead, at which time his father was a cooper.  At the time of the 1851 census he was 2 years old.

      8. Harry Stone was baptised on 31 October 1852 in West Grinstead, at which time his father was a cooper.

    7. Mary Anne Stone was baptised on 28 March 1813 in West Grinstead.  The baptism register notes that her father was a cooper.

      Mary Ann married Aaron Mason on 27 July 1841 in West Grinstead.  He was then a 40 year old widower and carpenter from Twineham and she was a 28 year old spinster.  Their fathers were named as William Mason a carpenter and James Stone a cooper.  The witnesses to their marriage were Eleanor Stone and William Stone.

  3. Eleaner Gratwick was baptised on 14 October 1776 in West Grinstead.

  4. Edward Gratwick was baptised on 6 October 1778 in West Grinstead.

 

GRATWICK          NALDRET

This page was reviewed on 10 April 2012