and Mary HOADLY (1797-?)
and Jane BOTTING (c1801-1880)
William Gumbrell married twice, firstly to Mary
Hoadley sometime before or about 1818. Then as a widower, he
married Jane Botting by banns on 1 May 1825 in Horsham, Sussex.
He was a widower of Billingshurst and she a spinster of Horsham. The witnesses to their marriage were
Joseph Hanwell or Manvell and Sarah Charman. (They were not my
direct ancestors. Mary was the sister of my 3x Great Grandfather,
William Gumbrel was baptised on 2 October 1796 in Thakeham,
Sussex. He was the son of
Luke Gumbrel (1765-1810)
and Sarah Jupp
William died aged 83 years and was buried on 29 January 1880 in Billingshurst. The burial register noted that he was from Parbrook.
Mary Hoadley was baptised on 20 August 1797 in Henfield,
Sussex. She was the daughter of
(1763-1807). Mary was mentioned in her father's will as
deceased and he also mentioned her 2 children, namely Mary Ann
Gumbrell and William Gumbrell.
Jane Botting was born about 1801 in Nuthurst, Sussex.
She died aged 79 years and was on 29 January 1880 in Billingshurst (the
same day as her husband).
When the 1841
census was recorded the family were living in Wood House in
Billingshurst and William was a farmer. Also with them in 1841
were: William 20, Ellen 13, Jane 9, Sarah 6, Luke 5, Charlotte 1
and Peter Parsons an 18 year old agricultural labourer. In
1851, William was said to be aged 56 years and Jane 49 and they were
living at Andrews Hill in Billingshurst along with 4 children:
sons L 14 and S 6 and daughters C 11 and H 9.
William Gumbrell and Mary Hoadley had
2 known children:
Mary Ann Gumbrell
was baptised on 7 February 1819
Mary Ann married
on 11 April 1838 in Billingshurst.
George was then a 26 year old bachelor and a labourer of Billingshurst. His father was named as
a farmer. Mary Ann was 19 and a
spinster of Billingshurst. Her father was named as
a farmer. The witnesses were
They all signed their names.
George was baptised on 1 January 1812 in Billingshurst and was the son
of Daniel Holden (c1777-1851) and Harriet Balwin
(c1783-1843). He died aged 67 years and was buried on 24 February
1879 in Billingshurst.
When the 1841 census was recorded the couple and their 2 young children
were living in Billingshurst village and George was an agricultural
labourer. The 1851 census records the family were living with
George's widower father at, what looks like, Minerswood in
Billingshurst. George was then a 38 year old agricultural labourer
and Mary Ann was a housekeeper. By the time of the 1861 census
they were living in East Street in the village of Billingshurst and
George was still an agricultural labourer.
George and Mary Ann had 7 known children:
George Holden was baptised on 17 March 1839 in Billingshurst. He was
2 years old in 1841 and in 1851 he was a 12 year old agricultural
labourer. In 1861 he was an unmarried 22 year old railway labourer
living at home.
Mary Ann Holden was baptised on 28 February 1841 in Billingshurst. She was
5 months old when the 1841 census was recorded. In 1851 she was a
10 year old scholar. The 1861 census records that she was an
unmarried 20 year old living at home with her parents. She had an
Henrietta Ellen Holden was baptised on 31 March 1861 in
Billingshurst, at which time her mother was described as a servant. When the 1861 census was recorded she was 10 months
old and living with her mother and maternal grandparents.
Maria Holden was baptised on 20 November 1842 in Billingshurst. She was
an 8 year old scholar in 1851.
John Holden was baptised on 10 August 1845 in Billingshurst. In 1851
he was a 5 year old scholar. He was a 15 year old agricultural
labourer in 1861.
Miriam Holden was baptised on 2 July 1848 in Billingshurst. She
was 3 years old in 1851. She was 13 years old in 1861.
William Holden was baptised on 4 August 1850 in Billingshurst. He was
a year old at the time of the 1851 census. He was an 11 year old
plough boy in 1861.
Hugh Holden was baptised on 2 February 1854 in Billingshurst and
buried there as an infant on 9 February 1854.
William Gumbrell was baptised on 5 November 1820 in
Billingshurst. He was living with the family of his father and
step mother in 1841. By 1851 he was an agricultural labourer
living in Adversane, Billingshurst with his own family.
Sarah Collins by banns on 23 October 1841 in
Billingshurst. They were both single and both aged 21 years.
William was then a labourer. Their fathers were named as William Gumbrill a farmer and
James Collins a labourer.
The witnesses to their marriage were James Howick and Charlotte Collins.
baptised on 31 July 1820 in Pulborough and was the daughter of
James Collins and Mary. In 1851 she was a dressmaker.
By 1861 the family were living at Parbrook in Billingshurst and William
was a railway labourer and Sarah was still a dressmaker. They were
still living at Parbrook in 1871 and William was an agricultural
William and Sarah had 10 known children:
Jane Gumbrell was baptised on 15 October 1842 in Billingshurst.
She was 9 years old in 1851.
Jane married William Brown
before or about 1868.
When the 1871 census was recorded the couple
and their 2 year old daughter Evelyn Brown were living with
Jane's parents. William was then a 30 year old butcher who had
been born in Worthing, Sussex.
Clement Gumbrell was baptised on 3 November 1844 in Billingshurst. He was 7
years old in 1851.
Clement married Amelia Davey by banns on 27 April
1871 in Horsham. He was a 25 year old bachelor and platelayer
and she was a 20 year old spinster. Their fathers were named
as William Gumbrill a platelayer and Daniel
Davey a gardener. The witnesses to their marriage
were Eli Gumbrill and Eliza ?.
Mary Collins Gumbrill was baptised on 6 September 1846 in
Billingshurst. She was 5 years old in 1851.
Ann Gumbrill was baptised on 1 July 1849 in Billingshurst.
She was 2 years old in 1851. She was 12 years old in 1861 and the
eldest of her siblings living at home. She died aged 17 years and
was buried on 22 August 1866 in Billingshurst.
Alice Gumbrell was baptised on 2 March 1851 in Billingshurst.
She was 3 months old when the 1851 census was recorded. She was a
10 year old scholar in 1861.
Eli Gumbrell was baptised on 6 February1853 in Billingshurst. He was
an 8 years old scholar in 1861. In 1871 he was a 19 year old
railway labourer and the eldest of his siblings living at home.
James Collins Gumbrell was baptised on 7 October 1855 in Billingshurst.
He was a 5 year old scholar in 1861 and his name was recorded as James
C. In 1871 his name was recorded as Colin and he was a 15 year old
Lawrence Gumbrell was baptised on 30 January 1859 in Billingshurst. He
was 2 years old in 1861. In 1871 he was a 13 year old agricultural
Arthur Gumbrell was baptised on 30 September 1860 in Billingshurst. He was 9
months old when the 1861 census was recorded. He died aged 1 year
and 8 months and was buried on 5 February 1862 in Billingshurst.
Constance Gumbrill was baptised on 20 August 1864 in
Billingshurst. She was 7 years old in 1871.
William Gumbrell and Jane Botting had 8 known children:
Ellen Gumbrell was baptised on 25 May 1828 in
Jane Gumbrell was baptised on 29 April 1832 in
Sarah Gumbrell was baptised on 26 October 1834 in
Sarah married Thomas Joseph Peters by licence on 28
December 1871 in Billingshurst. He was a 27 year old bachelor and
schoolmaster from Newent, Gloucestershire and she was a 37 year old
schoolmistress. The fathers were named as George Peters
a shoemaker and William Gumbrill a farmer. The
witnesses to their marriage were William Palmer and
Luke Gumbrill was baptised on 24 July 1836 in
Billingshurst. The baptism register noted that his father was a
farmer from Wood House.
Charlotte Gumbrell was baptised on 7 July 1839 in
Harriet Gumbrell was baptised on 23 July 1841 in
Harriet married David Wadey by banns on 1 May 1865 in
Billingshurst. He was a 26 year old bachelor and bricklayer and
she was a 23 year old spinster and schoolmistress. Their fathers
were named as Luke Wadey a builder and William
Gumbrill a farmer. The witnesses to their marriage were
William Palmer and Charlotte Gumbrill.
Miriam Gumbrell was baptised on 23 July 1841 in
Simon Gumbrill was baptised on 30 March 1845 in
Billingshurst. The baptism register noted that his father was a
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