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John HOADLEY (1799-1865)

and Susan NORRIS (1802-1881)

 

St. Mary's, Billingshurst, 1896 - from http://www.westsussexpast.org.uk/pictures/index.htmlJohn Hoadlee and Susan Norris were my 3x Great Grandparents.  (Click here to see their place in my pedigree chart.)  They married by banns in the parish church of St. Mary's in Billingshurst, Sussex.  He was then a bachelor and she a spinster.  They were both of Billingshurst and made their X marks.  The witnesses to their marriage were John Voice (marked) and Job Voice (signed).

John Hoadley was baptised on 7 April 1799 in Henfield, Sussex.  He was the St. Peter's, Henfield, circa 1905 - from http://www.westsussexpast.org.uk/pictures/index.htmlsecond son and youngest of six children born to Richard Hoadley (1762-1829) and Hannah Snashall (1763-1807).  He died aged 65 years on 12 June 1865 at Church Lane in Henfield.  His cause of death was Heratitis (18 months) and Rheumatism (6 months).  His death was registered by Mary Chowne of Nep Town, Henfield, who was present at the death and made her X mark.  (I don't think Mary was a relative.  As Mary Bishop she had married Edward Chowne in 1835.  I think it possible she and maybe others in the village were taking it turns to sit with or nurse John in his final days to give Susan some respite.)  John was a cordwainer (i.e. leather worker) and shoemaker.

Susan Norris was baptised on 13 June 1802 in Billingshurst.  She was the fifth daughter and seventh child of Richard Norris (1755-1826) and Hannah Scutt (1769-1849).  She died aged 79 years (as per her death certificate) on 20 February 1881 at Shiprods Cottage in Henfield.  Her cause of death was a second attack of apoplexy (3 days) and paralysis.  Her death was registered by Charles Dowlen, son, who was also of Shiprods Cottage and had been present at the death.  (Charles was her son-in-law.)  Susan was a dressmaker.  When the 1871 census was recorded she was lodging with John Sharpe and Fanny Sharpe at Fern Cottage in Henfield.

When the 1841 census was recorded the couple and 3 of their children were living in Church Street, Henfield.  John was a 40 year old shoemaker and Susanna was 35.  Also with the family were William Duffer and Lucy Duffer who were both 20 years old and both born in  Sussex.

In 1851 the family were living in Church Lane, Henfield.  John was said to have been a 47 year old journeyman shoemaker and Susanna was 45.  He gave his place of birth as Henfield and she as Billingshurst.  Their 2 daughters were at home on census night.

At the time of the 1861 census the couple were living alone in Church Street, Henfield and John was a boot and shoemaker.

Very grateful thanks to Simon Bushell for providing the above image.

 

John Hoadley and Susan Norris had 5 known children:

  1. Richard HoadleyRichard Hoadley was baptised on 5 April 1822 in Henfield.  When the 1841 census was recorded he was 18 years and living in the home of John Morley, a sadler, in Cowfold.  His occupation may then have been journeyman sadler, but it is difficult to read the hand writing in the census.  (My thanks to Simon Bushell for the photographs of Richard and his children.)

    Richard Hoadley emigrated to Canada in the 1840's whilst in the British Army.

    Richard married Ann Flemming on 6 October 1849 in the township of Turro, Colchester in Nova Scotia.  The witnesses to their marriage were Samuel Brewers, Charles Fisher, John Eagles and Frances E. Daniels.

    The 1881 Canadian census for Halifax recorded that 61 year old R. D. Hoadley was a sadler born in England.  He was then a widower and 3 of his children were at home with him on census night (Priscilla, Charles and Albert).

    In 1901 Richard was 81 years old and living with his daughter Bessie

    Richard and Ann had the following children:

    1. Priscilla HoadleyPriscilla Hoadley was born about 1864 in New Brunswick, Canada.  She was 17 years old in 1881.

    2. Charles Hoadley was born about 1866.  He was 15 years old in 1881.

    3. Albert Hoadley was born about 1869.  He was 12 years old in 1881.

      Albert had 2 sons:

      1. Percy Hoadley who had the following son:

        1. Robert Hoadley (my thanks to his grandson Rob for contacting me and forwarding details of Richard and Ann's marriage, family and details from the census).

      2. Richard Hoadley

        Elizabeth Hoadley   Susan Brooks nee Hoadley  (hover your mouse over the pictures for names)

         

  2. Priscilla Hoadley was baptised on 27 June 1824 in Henfield.  The baptism register noted her father was a cordwainer.  Like her mother she was a dressmaker.  She died aged 91 years and her death was registered in the second quarter of 1915 in the Brighton registration district.

    In 1841 she was 15 years old and living at home.  At the time of the 1851 census she was an unmarried 25 year old dressmaker and living with her parents.  In 1881 she was still unmarried and lodging with the family of Thomas Boniface at 2 Campbell Road in Preston, Sussex.  When the 1901 census was recorded she was still living in Preston and was an unmarried 75 year old still earning her living as a dressmaker.

  3. Frederick Hoadlee was baptised on 5 June 1826 in Henfield and buried there on 1 July 1839, aged 13 years.  The baptism register noted his father was a shoemaker.

  4. Albert Hoadley was baptised on 14 August 1831 in Henfield.  The baptism register noted his father was a cordwainer.  He married Emma Geere in 1854.  (They have their own page.)  He was 10 years old when the 1841 census was recorded and living at home.

  5. Susan Hoadley, my 2x Great Grandmother, was baptised on 27 July 1834 in Henfield.  She married Charles Dowlen in 1856.  (They have their own page.)

 

 

NOTES

 

In 1841 the family were living in Church Street, Henfield, along with William Duffer and Lucy Duffer, both aged 20 years.  Susan's elder sister had a daughter Lucy Burchell born in 1818.  Could Lucy Duffer and Lucy Burchell have been one and the same?

 

The witnesses to the marriage of John and Susan were John Voice and Job Voice.  I donít know if they were relatives, friends or Churchwardens.  On the same day that John and Susan were married, 2 of her sisters and a niece were also baptised in Billingshurst, so it sounds as if there would have been plenty of family around who could have witnessed the marriage.  John Voice was possibly born about 1800 in Billingshurst as the son of Thomas Voice and Mary Chalcraft, and he married Elizabeth Hard in 1825 Wisborough Green.  Job Voice was possibly born about 1801 in Billingshurst as the son of Edward Voice and Sarah Steer, and he married Mary Fuller in 1824 Kirdford.  If 1800 John and 1801 Job were the witnesses, they would seem a bit young to have been Churchwardens.  Nor do I recognize any of the surnames as being related to the Hoadley or Norris families, so I can only assume John and Job were friends.  Incidentally Johnís Grandfather was also Jobís Great Grandfather.

 

Mary Chowne was present at John's death in 1865.  As Mary Bishop she had married Edward Chowne by banns on 29 August 1835 in Thakeham, Sussex.  He was then a bachelor and she a spinster and the witnesses to the marriage were John Mitchener and James Comper.  When the 1861 census was recorded the couple and their children were living in Neptown, Henfield and Edward was an agricultural labourer.

Mary was baptised on 4 October 1812 in Thakeham and was the daughter of Thomas Bishop and Mary Standen, who had married on 12 October 1811 in Sullington, Sussex, at which time he was a bachelor and she a spinster.

 

 

1841 census - Church Street, Henfield, Sussex (HO107/1098/9, page 11)

John Hoadley, 40, Shoe m, born Sussex

Susanna Hoadley, 35, born Sussex

Priscilla Hoadley, 15, born Sussex

Albert Hoadley, 10, born Sussex

Susanna Hoadley, 7, born Sussex

William Duffer, 20, born Sussex

Lucy Duffer, 20, born Sussex

 

1851 census - Church Lane, Henfield, Sussex (HO107/1647, folio 524, page 17)

John Hoadley, Head, Mar, 47, Shoemaker & journeyman, born Sussex, Henfield

Susanna Hoadley, Wife, Mar, 45, born Sussex, Billingshurst

Priscilla Hoadley, Daur, U, 25, Dressmaker, born Sussex, Henfield

Susan Hoadley, Daur, U, 16, born Sussex, Henfield

 

1861 census - Church Street, Henfield, Sussex (RG9/606, folio 139, page 14)

John Hoadley, Head, Mar, 59, Boot & Shoe Maker, born Henfield, Sussex

Susan Hoadley, Wife, Mar, 55, born Billingshurst, Sussex

 

1871 census - Fern Cottage, Henfield, Sussex (RG10/1085, folio 58, page 5)

John Sharpe, Head, Mar, 38, Miller, born Woodmancote, Sussex

Fanny Sharpe, Wife, Mar, 38, born Woodmancote, Sussex

John Sharpe, Son Unm, 9, Scholar, born Henfield, Sussex

William Sharpe, Son, 6, Scholar, born Henfield, Sussex

Horace Sharpe, Son, 4, Scholar, born Henfield, Sussex

Charles Sharpe, Son, 3, born Henfield, Sussex

Harry R Sharpe, Son, 1, born Henfield, Sussex

Percy Sharpe, Son, 2m, born Henfield, Sussex

Susan Hoadley, Lodger, W, 69, Dressmaker, born Billingshurst, Sussex

 

1841 census - Millend, Henfield, Sussex (HO107/1098/9, page 6)

Jane Choune, 63, not born Sussex

George Choune, 20, Bricklayer Lab, born Sussex

Edward Choune, 30, Bricklayer Lab, not born Sussex

Mary Choune, 25, born Sussex

Jane Choune, 5, born Sussex

George Choune, 3, born Sussex

 

1851 census - Barrack Row, Henfield, Sussex (HO107/1647, folio 503, page 11)

Edward Chowne, Head, Mar, 44, Ag Lab, born Yorkshire, Hull

Mary Chowne, Wife, Mar, 38, born Sussex, Thakeham

Jane Chowne, Mother, W, 75, Pauper (late Charwoman), born Yorkshire, Pontefract

Jane Chowne, Daur, U, 15, Servant, born Sussex, Henfield

George Chowne, Son, U, 13, Scholar, born Sussex, Henfield

Thomas Chowne, Son, 7, Scholar, born Sussex, Henfield

William Chowne, Son, U, 4, born Sussex, Henfield

James Chowne, Son, U, 2, born Sussex, Henfield

 

1861 census - Neptown, Henfield, Sussex (RG9/606, folio 106, page 7)

Edward Chowne, Head, Mar, 55, Ag Lab, born Yorkshire, Hull

Mary Chowne, Wife, Mar, 53, born Sussex, Thakeham

George Chowne, Son, Un, 23, Ag Lab, born Sussex, Henfield

Thomas Chowne, Son, Un, 17, Ag Lab, born Sussex, Henfield

William Chowne, Son, 15, Ag Lab, born Sussex, Henfield

James Chowne, Son, 12, Ag Lab, born Sussex, Henfield

Velzar Chowne, Son, 8, Scholar, born Sussex, Henfield

Edward Chowne,Son, 5, Scholar, born Sussex, Henfield

 

1871 census - Mill End, Henfield, Sussex (RG10/1095, folio 27, page 9)

Edward Chowne, Head, Mar 67, Ag Lab, born Yorkshire, Hull

Mary Chowne, Wife, Mar, 64, born Sussex, Thakeham

Thomas Chowne, Son, Unm, 27, Bricklayer, born Sussex, Henfield

James Chowne, Son, Unm, 22, Painter, born Sussex, Henfield

Spelzar Chowne, Son Unm, 18, Ag Lab, born Sussex, Henfield

Edward Chowne, Son, Unm, 15, Agu Lab, born Sussex, Henfield

 

HOADLEY          NORRIS

This page was updated on 8 October 2012