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Joseph HENRY (1715-1785)

and Mary HEATH (1721-1796)

 

Joseph Henry and Mary Heath were my 6x Great Grandparents.  (Click here to see their place in my pedigree chart.)  They married on 21 October 1740 at the parish church of St. John the Baptist in Sutton, Sussex.

Joseph Henry was baptised on 7 August 1715 in Petworth, Sussex.  He was the youngest son and child of  William Henry (c1655-1727) and Ann Edwards (1673-1749).  He was just 12 years old when his father died and his mother remained a widow.  His father was a coachman.  Joseph died sometime after 1757 and was probably buried on 24 June 1785 in Arundel, Sussex, but unfortunately the burial register only recorded a name and no other helpful information.

Mary Heath was baptised on 2 February 1720/1 in Sutton.  She was the daughter of William Heath (1665-1722) and Elizabeth Piper (1683-1752).  She may have been buried on 10 November 1796 in Sutton.

Sutton village is about 4 miles south of Petworth village and the 2 parishes adjoin one another.

 

Joseph Henry and Mary Heath had 7 known children and possibly 2 more:

  1. Jane Henry or Jane Harry was baptised on 7 March 1741/2 and her baptism was recorded in the parish registers of Burton cum Coates and Sutton, Sussex.  No possible marriage for her has been found in the Sussex marriage index.  A Jane Henry was a witness to the marriage of John Reid and Frances Cheraman on 28 December 1760 in Pulborough.  Did Jane marry John Gregory on 21 October 1777 in Great Bookham, Surrey?

  2. Joseph Hanry was baptised on 24 March 1744/5 in Sutton.  No possible marriage for him has been found in the Sussex marriage index, nor does he appear to have been buried in Sutton as an infant or child.

  3. John Henry may have been part of this family.  Might he have been baptised as Joseph and have been known as John to distinguish him from his father?

    John married Sarah Batman on 29 November 1778 in Storrington, Sussex.  He was then of Parham, Sussex.  (Who were the witnesses to their marriage?)

    Sarah may have been baptised on 11 August 1754 in North Stoke, Sussex and have been the daughter of Joseph Batman and Mary.  Sarah died aged 36 years and was buried on 21 June 1789 in Arundel.

    John and Sarah had 5 known children: 

    1. Mary Henry was baptised on 11 April 1779 in Storrington.

    2. Hannah Henry was baptised on 14 January 1781 in Storrington.

    3. Elizabeth Henry was baptised on 30 March 1783 in Arundel, Sussex.  She died aged 74 years (as per the burial register) and was buried on 3 April 1853 in Petworth.

      Elizabeth married Henry Burgess by banns on 22 February 1802 in Petworth.  He was then a bachelor and she a spinster and they were both of Petworth.  The witnesses to the marriage were Clement Roberts Burgess and Hannah Henry.

      Henry was baptised on 7 June 1767 in Petworth and was the son of John Burgess and Elizabeth.  He was a shepherd and labourer.  Henry died aged 63 years and was buried on 7 August 1829 in Petworth..

      Henry and Elizabeth had 3 known children:

      1. John Burgess was born on 20 September and baptised on 13 November 1803 in Petworth.  He died as an infant and was buried there on 29 December 1803.

      2. James Burgess was born on 5 January and baptised on 13 January 1805 in Petworth.  He died aged 63 years and was buried on 8 July 1869 in Petworth.

        James married Susannah Boyden by banns on 24 April 1838 in Petworth.  He was then a bachelor and gamekeeper from Johanna in Petworth.  She was a spinster and servant from Petworth House.  Their fathers were named as Henry Burgess a deceased bailiff and Thomas Boydon a carpenter.  The witnesses to the marriage were Philip Hoad and Mary Richardson.

        When the 1841 census was recorded James was a beer shop keeper living in North Street along with his 2 young children and his 58 year old mother Elizabeth Burgess.  In 1851, 46 year old James was a widower and brewer living at the Beer House in North Street, Petworth, along with his 70 year old widowed mother and his 2 children.  The family also had a 14 year old house servant, Frances Holden living with them in 1851.

        James and Susan had 2 known children:

        1. Elizabeth Burgess was baptised on 3 March 1839 in Petworth, at which time her father was a gamekeeper.  She was 2 years old when the 1841 census was recorded and a 12 year old scholar in 1851.

        2. George Burgess was baptised on 11 October 1840 in Petworth, at which time his father was a beer shopkeeper.  When the 1841 census was recorded he was 8 months old and in 1851 he was a 10 year old scholar.  George died aged 24 years and was buried on 8 July 1864 in Petworth.

      3. Charles Burgess was born in 1814 in Tillington and baptised on 16 July 1815 in Petworth, at which time his father was a labourer from Gunter's Bridge in Petworth.  He died on 13 August 1853.  Charles was a coal merchant and inn keeper.

        Charles married Jane Cox by banns on 20 February 1838 in Petworth.  He was then a bachelor and coal merchant from Pound Street and she a spinster from Tillington Village.  Their fathers were named as Henry Burgess a deceased shepherd and James Cox who was also deceased.  The witnesses to their marriage were James Burgess and Susan Boyden.

        Jane was born in 1808 in Tillington and died in 1873.  The couple had 2 known children.

    4. Joseph Henry was baptised on 19 June 1785 in Arundel and he may have been buried there on 24 June 1785, but the burial register only records the name, whereas other infants were identified as such, therefore, I think the burial was that of his grandfather.

      Joseph Henry may have married Mary.

      Joseph and Mary had the following son:

      1. Josiah Henry baptised on 19 February 1819 in Fittleworth, Sussex

    5. Anne Henry was baptised on 25 August 1786 in Arundel.

      Ann married James Binstead by banns on 23 March 1811 in Bignor, Sussex.  The witnesses to the marriage were John Kelham and Jane Batman.  (Jane Batman was probably a cousin and she married James Cooper on 10 July 1813 in Houghton, Sussex.  John Kelham married Sarah Snelling on 2 May 1809 in Bignor.)

  4. Thomas Freeharry was baptised on 25 September 1748 in Sutton.  It was noted that he was the son of Joseph and Mary.

  5. Hannah Freeharry, my 5x Great Grandmother, was baptised on 11 March 1749/50 in Sutton.  As Hannah Henry she married Andrew Godden in 1770.  (They have their own page.)  She may have been named after her mother's elder half sister.

  6. William Henry was baptised on 25 February 1753 in Sutton.  He died aged 78 years and was buried on 24 August 1831 in Bignor, Sussex, as William Henrys.

    Did William marry Elizabeth Richard on 18 December 1772 in East Lavant, Sussex?  No possible children appear for them in the IGI.

  7. Elizabeth Henry was baptised on 9 March 1755 in Sutton.  The Sutton burial register records that a 67 year old Elizabeth Sheppard was buried on 6 March 1813, therefore, born about 1746 - might her age have been wrongly recorded?

    Elizabeth married William Shepherd by banns on 17 December 1776 in Sutton.  He was then a bachelor and she a spinster and they were both of Sutton.  The witnesses to the marriage were Henry Neal and John Tribe.

    William was baptised on 21 October 1753 in Sutton and was the son of John Shepherd and Catherine.  He died aged 70 years and was buried on 16 May 1824 in Sutton.

    William and Elizabeth had 8 known children:

    1. William Shepard was baptised on 8 March 1778 in Sutton.

    2. John Sheppard was baptised on 3 October 1779 in Sutton.

    3. Thomas Shepperd was baptised on 4 July 1782 in Sutton.

    4. James Sheppard was baptised on 14 May 1786 in Sutton.

    5. Catherine Shephard was baptised on 22 July 1787 in Sutton.

    6. Richard Shephard was baptised on 22 November 1789 in Sutton.

    7. James Shephard was baptised on 20 November 1792 in Sutton.

    8. Joseph Shephard was baptised on 20 September 1796 in Sutton.

  8. Ann Henry was baptised on 1 May 1757 in Sutton.  No possible marriage for her in the Sussex Family History Group's marriage index.

  9. Mary Henry may have been part of this family.

    Mary had an illegitimate son:

    1. Gearing Henry was baptised on 24 February 1771 in Stopham, Sussex.

 

 

Clement Roberts Burgess

Clement was baptised on 21 February 1775 in Petworth.  He was the son of John Burgess and Sarah Roberts who had married by licence on 6 December 1774 in Petworth.  As a 25 year old bachelor of Tillington, Sussex, Clement Burgess married Ann Howard on 11 January 1800 in Fittleworth.  Then as a widower Clement Rogers Burgess married Elizabeth Pratt on 9 February 1809 in Petworth.  On 2 February 1802 in Petworth, Clement was a witness to the marriage of Henry Burgess.  Could Clement and Henry have been half brothers?  Or perhaps nephew and uncle?

 

Many thanks to Alan Burgess for additions to this page.

HEATH          HENRY

This page was updated on 29 May 2014