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Daniel GREENFIELD (1780-1850)

and Sarah THORNS (1792-1873)

 

Daniel Greenfield and Sarah Thorns married by banns on 14 November 1815 in West Grinstead, Sussex.  The witnesses to their marriage were William Gale and Sarah Laker.  (They were not my direct ancestors.  Sarah's sister Hannah Thorns may have been by 4x Great Grandmother.)

Daniel Greenfield was baptised on 16 April 1780 in Horsham, Sussex.  He was the son of Zephaniah Greenfield (1752-1838) and Susanna Stenning (1752-1841).  Daniel died aged 70 years and was buried on 24 April 1850 in Horsham.

Sarah Thorns was baptised as Sarah Thomas on 12 August 1792 in Warnham, Sussex (as per a trancript of the baptism register).  She was the daughter of Ralph Thorns (1764-1835) and Sarah Hill (c1769-1835).  Sarah died aged 81 years and was buried on 13 December 1873 in Horsham.

When the 1841 census was recorded the couple and 4 of their children were living in North Street, Horsham.  Daniel was recorded as a 61 year old carpenter and Sarah was 50.  Also with the family on census night were 74 year old Mary Rowland and 13 year old Eliz Rowland.

The 1851 census records that Sarah was a 62 year old widow and charwoman and she was living at the top of North Street, Horsham, along with 2 of her sons and 7 year old grandson, Robert Greenfield.  Sarah gave her place of birth in the census as Warnham.

In 1861, Sarah was a 74 year old widow and she was living with the family of her son William at the top of North Street, Horsham.  She was then a laundress.

At the time of the 1871 census, Sarah was a 78 year old laundress and living with the family of her son William in North Street, Horsham.

 

Daniel Greenfield and Sarah Thorns had 6 known children: 

  1. Rebecca Greenfield was baptised on 28 April 1816 in Horsham.  The baptism register noted that her father was a carpenter.  She died unmarried aged 33 years and was buried on 1 March 1849 in Horsham.  When the 1841 census was recorded she was living with her parents and it was noted in the census that she was 25 years old.

    Rebecca had an illegitimate son:

    1. Robert Greenfield was born about 1844 and baptised aged 5 years on 8 April 1849 in Horsham.  In 1851 he was 7 years old and living with his grandmother.  When the 1861 and 1871 census were recorded he was living with the family of his uncle William Greenfield.  In 1861 he was said to be 18 years old and in 1871 he was an unmarried 25 year old fireman.

  2. Benjamin Greenfield was baptised on 15 March 1818 in Horsham.  The baptism register noted hat his his father was a carpenter.  He died aged 80 years and was buried on 22 September 1898 in Horsham.

    Benjamin married twice, firstly to Ellen Jeffrys by banns on 9 August 1840 in Horsham.  He was a bachelor and labourer and she was spinster and minor.  Their fathers were named as Daniel Greenfield and William Jeffrys who were both carpenters.  The witnesses to their marriage were George Piper and Mary Wood.  He next married Elizabeth Laker in the first quarter of 1882 in the Croydon registration district.

    Ellen was baptised on 23 November 1823 in Epsom, Surrey and was the daughter of William Jeffrys and Margaret.  She died aged 44 years and was buried on 2 February 1868 in Horsham, as Helen Greenfield.

    In 1851 the couple and 4 children were living at the top of North Street, Horsham.  Benjamin was a 33 year old carpenter journeyman and Ellen was 27.

    Benjamin and Ellen had the following children:

    1. Benjamin John Greenfield was born on 5 January 1841 and baptised on 7 February 1841 in Horsham.  He was a 10 year old scholar in 1851.

    2. Albert George Greenfield was baptised on 8 September 1844 in Horsham.  He was a 7 year old scholar in 1851.

      Albert George married Louisa Burridge by banns on 23 June 1866 in Horsham.  He was a 22 year bachelor and carpenter and she was a 22 year spinster.  Their fathers was named as Benjamin Greenfield a carpenter and James Penfold a labourer.  The witnesses to their marriage were Lewis Moore and Thamar Francis.

    3. Margaret Jeffery Greenfield was baptised on 25 May 1847 in Horsham.  She was 4 years old in 1851.

      Margaret married James Mitchell by banns on 10 February 1872 in Horsham.  He was a 21 year old bachelor and smith and she was a 25 year old spinster.  Their fathers were named as Edward Mitchell a smith and Benjamin Greenfield a carpenter.  The witnesses to their marriage were Benjamin Greenfield and Fanny Greenfield.

    4. Anne Rebecca Greenfield was baptised on 20 April 1851 in Horsham.  At the time of the 1851 census she was 2 months old.

      As Annis Greenfield married James Diplock by banns on 13 July 1872 in Horsham.  He was a bachelor and engineer and she a spinster.  They were both aged 22 years.  Their fathers were named as David Diplock a labourer and Benjamin Greenfield a carpenter.  The witnesses to their marriage were Edward Childs and Elizabeth Childs.

    5. Fanny Eliza Greenfield was baptised on 3 July 1853 in Horsham.  The baptism register noted that her father was a carpenter.

    6. Alexander Daniel Greenfield was baptised on 11 May 1856 in Horsham.  He died aged 5 years and was buried on 21 July 1861 in Horsham.

    7. Richard Godfrey Greenfield was baptised on 12 September 1858 in Horsham.  He died aged 6 years and was buried on 14 September 1864 in Horsham.

    8. Ralph James Greenfield was baptised on 21 April 1861 in Horsham.

      Ralph James married Elizabeth Ann Mills by banns on 2 May 1885 in Horsham.  He was a 24 year old bachelor and brickmaker and she was a 27 year old spinster.  Their fathers were named as Benjamin Greenfield a carpenter and James Mills, deceased.  The witnesses to their marriage were Richard Rendall and Ellen Horley.

    9. Ambrose Greenfield was baptised on 11 October 1863 in Horsham.  Ambrose married Rosina Stenning by banns on 18 May 1891 in Horsham.  He was a 27 year old bachelor and carpenter and she was a 22 year old spinster.  Their fathers were named as Benjamin Greenfield and Charles Stenning who were both carpenters.  The witnesses to their marriage were Sarah Stenning and William Randell.

    10. Alfred Barrington Greenfield was baptised on 18 August 1867 in Horsham.  He died aged 23 months and was buried on 26 May 1869 in Horsham.

  3. Peter Greenfield was baptised on 5 May 1822 in Horsham.  A transcript of the Horsham baptism register has his father's name as Samuel and that he was a carpenter.  He died aged 87 years and his death was registered in the first quarter of 1910 in the Horsham registration district.  The 1841 census recorded that he was an 18 year old shoemaker's apprentice.  When the 1871 census was recorded 44 year old Peter was a bricklayer's labourer and he was staying with his brother William.

    Peter married Elizabeth Rowland in the third quarter of 1843 in the Horsham registration district.

    Elizabeth was baptised on 30 March 1828 in Horsham and was the daughter of Elizabeth Rowland.

    Peter and Elizabeth had the following children:

    1. Elizabeth Mary Greenfield was baptised on 25 February 1844 in Horsham.  The baptism register noted that her father was a shoemaker.

    2. George Greenfield was baptised on 7 March 1847 in Horsham.  The baptism register noted that his father was a labourer.

    3. Sarah Ann Greenfield was baptised on 23 September 1849 in Horsham.

    4. Charles Greenfield was baptised on 23 January 1853 in Horsham.  The baptism register noted that his father was a shoemaker.

    5. Hannah Greenfield

    6. Henry Greenfield

    7. Betsey Greenfield

    8. William Greenfield

  4. Richard Greenfield was baptised on 26 September 1824 in Horsham.  The baptism register noted that his father was a carpenter.  He died aged 4 years and was buried on 20 March 1829 in Horsham.

  5. Daniel Greenfield was baptised on 16 April 1827 in Horsham.  The baptism register noted that his father was a carpenter and his mother's name was Elizabeth.  There was a couple named Daniel and Elizabeth who had children baptised in Horsham at the same time as Daniel and Sarah, but Daniel married to Elizabeth was a labourer.  He died aged 29 years and was buried on 13 July 1856 in Horsham.  In 1841 he was 13 years old and living with his parents.  He was an unmarried 23 year old carpenter journeyman in 1851 and living at home with his mother.

  6. William Greenfield was baptised on 3 October 1830 in Horsham.  The baptism register noted that his father was a carpenter.  He married Sarah Batchelor in 1856.  (They have their own page.)

 

GREENFIELD          THORNS

This page was reviewed on 10 April 2012