At the time of the 1841 census the couple were living in Garden Cottage,
Hurstpierpoint. John was then an agricultural labourer and he and
Lydia were both said to be 25 years old.
When the 1851 census was recorded the family were living at Beards Folly
in Hurstpierpoint and John was an agricultural labourer. In 1861 the
couple together with 4 children and 6 month old granddaughter, Jane
King who had been born in Keymer, were living at Little Danny in
Hurstpierpoint. John was then a carter.
Sarah King was baptised on 30 July 1837 in Hurstpierpoint.
She was 4 years old in 1841. The 1851 census records that she was
13 years old and at home.
Elizabeth King was baptised on 25 August 1839 in Hurstpierpoint.
She married James Woolgar
in 1858. (They have their own page.)
Jane King was baptised on 14 February 1841 in Hurstpierpoint.
At the time of the 1841 census she was 4 months old. In 1851 she
was a 10 year old scholar. When the 1871 census was recorded she
was an unmarried 29 year old cook, living at 25 Gloucester Place in
Brighton. Before her marriage she had an illegitimate son:
John King was born about 1867 in Hurstpierpoint. When
the 1871 census was recorded he was 4 years old and living with the
family of his Aunt Maria Miller.
In 1881 he was 14 year old John Tullett
and he was butcher's boy.
Jane married William Tullett on 14 July 1872 in Hurstpierpoint.
William was baptised in February 1846 in Keymer, Sussex and was the son
Edward Tullett (1819-1903) and
Susan Anscombe (1821-1883). In 1881 he gave his place
of birth as Clayton, Sussex. The 1871 census records that he was
an unmarried 25 year old carter and agricultural labourer, living with
his parents at Oakley New Cottage in Keymer.
When the 1881 census was recorded the family were living in Newway Lane
in Hurstpierpoint and William was a 35 year old farm labourer.
Jane was then 41 years old.
William and Jane had 3 known children:
Minnie Tullett was baptised on 5 July 1874 in Keymer.
In 1881 she was a 6 year old scholar.
Edward Tullett was baptised on 3 December 1876 in Keymer.
Edith Tullett was born about 1879 in Hurstpierpoint.
At the time of the 1881 census she was 2 years old.
Maria King was baptised on 6 August 1843 in Hurstpierpoint.
She was a 7 year old scholar in 1851. In 1861 she was 17 years old
and the eldest of her siblings living at home.
Maria married Thomas Miller on 13 July 1867 in Hurstpierpoint.
Thomas was born about 1836 in Hurstpierpoint and was the son of
Henry Miller (c1798-?) and Ann White
Thomas and Maria had 4 known children:
James King was baptised on 15 June 1845 in Hurstpierpoint.
At the time of the 1851 census he was 5 years old. In 1861 he was
a 15 year old under carter.
Emily King was baptised on 18 August 1850 in Hurstpierpoint.
She was 8 months old when the 1851 census was recorded. In 1851
she was a 10 year old scholar.
Walter King was baptised on 5 December 1852 in Hurstpierpoint.
At the time of the 1861 census he was an 8 year old scholar. In
1871 he was an 18 year old agricultural labourer living with the family
of his sister Maria Miller.
Sarah Anne Taylor by banns on 13 January 1889 in Clayton.
He was a 36 year old bachelor and labourer and she a 38 year old
spinster. Their fathers were named as John King
and George Taylor who were both labourers. The
witnesses to their marriage were Edward Taylor and
Amy Elizabeth Harper.
When the 1891 census was recorded the couple and young daughter were
living in the home of Sarah Ann's mother at Crossways in Clayton.
Walter was then a 39 year old agricultural labourer and Sarah Annie a 40
year old laundress.
Walter and Sarah Ann had the following daughter:
Esther Maude King was born in 1890 in Clayton. She
was 8 months old at the time of the 1891 census.