and Mary PUTTICK (1825-1898)
Hampshire and Mary Puttick married on 13 April
1851 in Petworth, Sussex. He was then a bachelor and labourer from
Wiggonholt and she a spinster from the Petworth Union Workhouse.
Their fathers were named as William Hampshire and
Peter Puttick who were both labourers. The
witnesses to their marriage were John Puttick and
(They were not my direct ancestors.)
George Hampshire was baptised on 7 January 1821 in
Pulborough, Sussex. He was the son of
(1781-1875) and Ann Grant (1787-1863). At the time of
his baptism, his father was a labourer. In 1841 he was said to be a 20
year old agricultural labourer and he was living in the home of
Richard Challen at the Manor House in Hardham, Sussex.
When the 1851 census was recorded he was an unmarried 30 year old
agricultural labourer, lodging in the home of 63 year old William
Cooper at White Hart Farm in Pulborough.
On 10 April 1847, George was a witness to the marriage of George
Bachelor and Margaret Smith Slater, in Pulborough.
Mary Puttick was baptised on 8 August 1825 in Kirdford,
Sussex. She was the daughter of Peter Puttock
(1788-?) and Mary Quelch (1796-?). The death of a 74
year old Mary Hampshire was registered in the third quarter
of 1898 in the Thakeham registration district. When
the the 1841 census was recorded she was most probably the 20 year old
servant Mary Puttick living in the home of
Elizabeth Young at Byworth in Petworth. Interestingly, a 20
year old John Quelch was living in the previous property on
the census enumerators route. In 1851 she was an
unmarried 25 year old pauper and servant living in the Petworth workhouse.
Before her marriage Mary had the following daughter:
Mary Ann Puttick
was baptised on 15 July 1849 in Kirdford. She died aged 24 years
and her death was registered in the fourth quarter of 1873 in the
Thakeham registration district. When the 1851 census was
recorded she was a year old and living with her maternal grandparents at
Snood Green in Kirdford. The 1861 census records that she was 11
year old Ann Hampshire and she was then a scholar.
Before her marriage
Mary Ann had the following son:
Albert George Hampshire was born on 26 December 1867 in Thakeham,
Sussex and baptised as Albert George Puttick or
Downer on 1 March 1868 in West Chiltington, Sussex. In 1871 he was 3 years old and 13 in 1881, and on each
occasion he was living with his maternal grandparents.
Miriam Knight on 19 January 1891 in the Horsham
registration register office.
Miriam was born on 22 October 1866 in Rudgwick and baptised there on
2 December 1866. She was the daughter of
As Mary Ann Puttick she married George Downer on 11 April 1868 in
George was baptised on 11 July 1847 in Thakeham and was the son of
Henry Downer (1814-1874) and Lucy Ansell
(1816-1870). He died aged 63 years and his death was registered in
the third quarter of 1911 in the Thakeham registration district.
After Mary Ann's death, George married Sarah Hoar in
the first quarter of 1878 in the Thakeham registration district.
At the time of the 1871 census, 23 year old George and 21 year old Mary
Ann were living in Griggs Cottage in Thakeham, along with their young
son. George was then an agricultural labourer and gave his place
of birth as Thakeham, whilst Mary Ann said she was born in Kirdford.
In 1881, 33 year old George was still an agricultural labourer and he
was living at West Dunhill in Thakeham, along with his 26 year old wife
Sarah and 4 children (2 from his first marriage and 2 from the second).
George and Mary Ann had the following child:
John Henry Downer was born in the third quarter of
1869 in Thakeham.
He was a year old when the 1871 census was recorded. In 1881
he was 11 years old.
Mary Ann Downer was born in the second quarter of
1873 in Thakeham. She was 7 years old when the 1881 census was
recorded. She died aged 7 years and her death was registered
in the second quarter of 1881 in the Thakeham registration district.
At the time of the 1861 census, the couple and their 4 children were living
in West Chiltington. George was then said to be a 42 year old
agricultural labourer and Mary was 36. He gave his place of birth as
Pulborough, whilst Mary said she was born in Kirdford.
When the 1871 census was recorded, George was a 50 year old agricultural
labourer and Mary was 45 years old. They were living at Stile House in
Pulborough, along with 2 of their sons and 3 year old grandson
Albert G. Hampshire.
In 1881 the couple and their grandson Albert were living in Cray Hill Lane
in Pulborough. George was then a 60 year old agricultural labourer and
Mary was 55.
By 1891, the couple were living alone on Nutbourne Common in Pulborough.
George was a 71 year agricultural labourer and Mary was 67.
George Hampshire and Mary Puttick had 3 known children:
John Hampshire was baptised on 21 April 1851 in
Kirdford. He was a 9 year old agricultural labourer in 1861.
Edwin Hampshire was baptised on 23 April 1854 in
Pulborough. The baptism register noted that his father was a
labourer. He was 7 years old when the 1861 census was recorded.
In 1871 he was a 17 year old agricultural labourer and he was living at
Albert Hampsher was baptised on 17 May 1857 in
Pulborough, at which time his father was a labourer. In 1861 he
was 3 years old. He was living with his parents in 1871 and he was
then a 14 year old agricultural labourer.