and Harriet WILLARD (1839-1917)
Charles King and Harriet Willard married on 3 November 1866 in Storrington,
He was then a bachelor and carpenter, whilst Harriett was a spinster.
The witnesses to their marriage were Charles Willard and Elizabeth King. Their fathers were named as
a farmer and Charles Willard a labourer. (They were not
my direct ancestors. Harriet was the niece of my 3x Great Grandfather, Clement Willard.)
Charles King was baptised on 21 July 1844 in Fittleworth,
Sussex. He was the son of John King (1810-?) and
Jane Boxall (1823-?). He died aged 74
years and his death was registered in the second quarter of 1919 in
the Thakeham registration district. When the 1851 census was
recorded he was a 6 year old scholar living with his parents in Fittleworth.
His father was then a farmer of 40 acres employing 3 labourers. In
1861 Charles was a 16 year old carpenter living at home with his parents in
a private dwelling in Upper Street, Fittleworth. His father was then a
bricklayer. His paternal grandparents were Henry King
and Elizabeth Child who married in 1802, and his maternal
grandparents were John Boxall and Mary Boxall
who married in 1818.
Harriett Willard was born on 15
May 1839 in Thakeham, Sussex. (I have been given a copy of her birth
certificate.) She was the daughter of
Esther Maple (1798-1867). Harriet died aged 77 years and her death was
registered in the first quarter of 1917 in the Thakeham registration
district. She was 2 years old in 1841. In 1851 she was an
11 year old scholar.
The 1871 census records that the couple and 2 young daughters were
living in White House Yard, Storrington. Charles was then a 26
year old carpenter and Harriet was 31. In 1881 the family were
still living in White House Yard and Charles was a carpenter and
joiner. The 1891 census records that the couple and 4 children
were still at White House Yard, and they were there in 1901,
along with 2 children and a 9 year old niece, Ethel Dovey who
had been born in London.
Charles King and Harriet Willard had 9 known children:
Kate King was baptised on 6 December 1868 in Storrington.
She was a 2 year old scholar in 1871. In 1881 she was a 12 year
old scholar. She was an unmarried 22 year old domestic servant
in 1891 living in the home of James H. Graham at 72 Dyke
Road, Brighton. Kate may have married in the fourth quarter of
1891 in the Thakeham registration district to either Moses Harris
or Harry Morton. (I've not been able to identify her in
the 1901 census.)
Rose Elizabeth King was baptised on All Saints Day, 1 November
1870 in Storrington. At the time of the 1871 she was 6 months
old. She was a 10 year old scholar in 1881. In 1891 she
was an unmarried 20 year old parlarmaid living at 4 Leopold Road,
Brighton, in the home of George Schneider.
Anne Jane King was baptised on 18 August 1872 in Storrington.
She was an 8 year old scholar in 1881. She died aged 13 years
and was buried on 13 November 1885 in Storrington.
Ellen King was baptised on 19 April 1874 in Storrington.
In 1881 she was a 7 year old scholar. She was a 17 year old
general servant in 1891 living in the home of Ellen Gallier in
West Street, Storrington.
Fanny King was baptised on 16 April 1876 in Storrington.
She was a 5 year old scholar in 1881. In 1891 she was said to be
a 13 year old monitor at school. Fanny married in the third
quarter of 1896 in the Thakeham registration district to Harry
William Greenfield or William Henry Puttock. (I've
not been able to identify her in the 1901 census.)
Edith King was baptised on 21 October 1877 in Storrington.
In 1881 she was a 3 year old scholar. In 1891 she was said to be
a 15 year old monitor at school.
Alice Harriett King was baptised on 20 July 1879 in Storrington.
She was a year old in 1881. In 1891 she was an 11 year old
scholar. The 1901 census records that she was an unmarried 21
Emily King was baptised on 20 February 1881 in Storrington. She was 2
months old when the 1881 census was recorded. She died aged 1
year and was buried on 16 April 1882.
Frederick Charles King was born on 22 April 1883 and baptised
on 3 June 1883 in Storrington. He was a 7 year old scholar in
1891. In 1901 he was a 17 year old carpenter.
This page was reviewed on 11 April 2012