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Thomas KING (1749-1843)

and Deborah VIDLER (1749-1776)

and Mary STONEHAM (1756-?)

 

St. Bartholomews's, Burwash, circa 1907, from:  http://www.theweald.org/P5.asp?PID=5754BurwshThomas King and Mary Stoneham were my 5x Great Grandparents.  (Click here to see their place in my pedigree chart.)  They married by banns on 1 May 1781 at the parish church of St. Bartholomew in Burwash, Sussex.  Thomas was a widower and signed his name, whilst Mary was a spinster and made her X mark.  They were both of Burwash.  The witnesses to the marriage were Thomas Vidler and Edward Chrismens (thatís what it looks like), who both signed their names.  The banns were published on 8, 15 and 22 April 1781 in Burwash.  Thomas had first married Deborah Vidler by banns on 4 October 1773 in Burwash.  Thomas was a bachelor and Deborah was a spinster.  They were both of Burwash and both signed their names.  The witnesses were Thomas Vidler and Hab Wood, who both signed their names.  The banns were published on 19 and 26 September and 3 October 1773 in Burwash.

Thomas King was baptised on 30 April 1749 in Burwash.  He was the son of 5 152 Thomas King (1721-1801) and 5 152 Ann Tutt (1730-1794).  His father and grandfather were both weavers.  Thomas died aged 91 years, according to the burial register, and was buried on 5 March 1843 in Burwash.  In 1841 he was living with his daughter Charlotte and her husband Edward in Burwash Village. 

Deborah Vidler was baptised on 26 December 1749 in Ticehurst, Sussex.  She was the daughter of William Vidlar (1708-?) and Mary Jeffery.  Deborah was buried on 19 December 1776 in Burwash.

Mary Stoneham was baptised on 19 December 1756 in Bexhill, Sussex.  She was the daughter of Henry Stoneham (1717-1798) and Sarah Punnett (1726-?).  There were 2 other Mary Stoneham's born about the same time:  1755 in Westfield, Sussex and 1758 in Hastings, Sussex.  I believe 1755 Mary married William Drew in 1777 in Rye and 1758 Mary married John Page in 1778 in Hastings.

 

Thomas King and Deborah Vidler had 3 known children:

  1. Mary King was baptised on 1 November 1773 in Burwash.

    Mary married John Gibbs by licence on 30 April 1799 in Burwash.  John was a widower and Mary a spinster.  They were both of Burwash and both signed their names.  The witnesses were Edmund Pilbeam (signed) and Deborah Pilbeam (mark).

  2. Deborah King was baptised on 9 December 1775 in Burwash.  She died on 16 July 1860 at Hastings and was buried on 20 July 1860 in Burwash.

    Deborah married Edmund Pilbeam by banns on 28 March 1799 in Burwash.  Edmund was a bachelor who signed his name, whilst Deborah was a spinster who made her X mark.  They were both of Burwash.  The witnesses were Richard Howe, John Fairway, Mary King and Elizabeth Waterhouse.

    Edmund, also known as Edward, was born about 1774 in Burwash and was the son of Richard Pilbeam (1746-1806) and Mary Baker (?-1798).  He died aged 75 years and was buried on 25 January 1849 in Burwash.  Edward was a beneficiary in the will of John Rowland (his grandmother Sarah Pilbeam, nee Rowlandís brother) and was left £50.  In 1813 he was described as a glazier.  In 1841 the family were living in Burwash Village and Edmund was a plumber.

    Edmund and Deborah had 10 known children: 

    1. Mary Pilbeam was baptised on 9 March 1800 in Burwash.

    2. Deborah Pilbeam was baptised on 30 November 1801 in Burwash.  She died aged 5 years in Burwash and was buried there on 27 November 1806.

    3. Edmund Pilbeam was baptised on 30 June 1803 in Burwash.  He died aged 46 years in Burwash and was buried there on 8 January 1850.

    4. Richard Pilbeam was baptised on 15 January 1805 in Burwash.  He died aged 29 years in Burwash and was buried there on 29 May 1834.

    5. Frances Pilbeam was born on 2 February and baptised on 19 February 1807 in Burwash.  She was buried on 11 June 1807 in Burwash.

    6. William Nelson Pilbeam was born on 4 April and baptised on 29 June 1808 in Burwash.  He married Mary Ann Buss on 20 October 1827 in Hollington, Sussex.  He was then a bachelor and she a spinster and they were both of the parish of Holy Trinity.

    7. James Pilbeam was born on 27 December 1809 and baptised on 14 March 1810 in Burwash.  He died aged 33 years on 23 November in Burwash and was buried on 19 November 1843 in Burwash.  He married Mary Langley in 1835 in Tunbridge Wells, Kent.  She was born there in about 1816.  When the 1841 census was recorded James was the publican of the Admiral Vernon in Burwash.

    8. Stephen Pilbeam was baptised on 5 January 1813 in Burwash.  At that time his father was a glazier of Burwash.  He married Ann Skinner on 6 November 1844 in Burwash.

    9. Eliza Pilbeam was baptised on 18 February 1816 in Burwash.  She died aged 33 years on 12 August in Burwash and was buried there on 17 August 1849.

    10. Thomas Pilbeam was baptised on 3 November 1818 in Burwash.

  3. Thomas King was baptised on 15 December 1776 in Burwash.  His death was probably registered in the second quarter of 1862 in the Battle registration district.

    Thomas married Ann Fisher on 7 November 1808 in Ewhurst, Sussex.

    When the 1841 census was recorded, 60 year old Thomas and 75 year old Ann were living at Collier's Green in Ewhurst.  Thomas was then a labourer.  In 1851 the couple were still at Collier's Green and Thomas was then said to be 74 years old and gave his place of birth as Burwash.  He was still earning his living as an agricultural labourer.  Ann was then 80 or 86 and had been born in Ewhurst.  The 1861 census records that 84 year old Thomas and 95 year old Ann were inmates at the Battle Union Workhouse.  Thomas was still said to be an agricultural labourer who had been born in Burwash.  (My thanks to Albert King for letting me know that Thomas was in Ewhurst with Ann in 1851, which enabled me to find the couple in the other census and their marriage.)

    Ann was baptised on 25 September 1765 in Ewhurst, and was the daughter of John Fisher and Jenny.  Her death was probably registered in the second quarter of 1861 in the Battle registration district.  (John had married Jane Grayborn of Ewhurst on 29 May 1750 in Battle, Sussex.)

 

Thomas King and Mary Stoneham had 8 known children:

  1. Sarah King was baptised on 9 December 1781 in Burwash.

    Sarah married Samuel Bowles by banns on 29 October 1803 in Brightling, Sussex.  They were married by the Rector, W. Morgan.  Samuel was able to sign his name whilst Sarah made her X mark.  The witnesses to the marriage were Thomas Wood and Ann Bowles who both signed their names.

    Samuel was baptised on 26 December 1777 in Burwash and was the son of John Bowles and Catherine Gibb.

    Samuel and Sarah had the following known children: 

    1. Mary Bowles was baptised on 3 March 1804 in Burwash.

    2. Sarah Bowles was born on 13 January and baptised on 6 March 1808 in Burwash.

    3. Ann Bowles was baptised on 22 December 1816 in Brightling, Sussex.

    4. William Bowles was baptised on 23 May 1819 in Ninfield, Sussex, at which time his father was a labourer of Ninfield

    5. Caroline Bowles was baptised on 27 January 1822 in Ninfield, at which time her father was a labourer of Ninfield.

  2. William King may have been born about 1784 in Burwash, but no baptism has been found for him.  He died aged 79 years in Burwash and was buried there on 6 May 1863.  He was an agricultural labourer.

    William married Sarah Geer by banns on 5 June 1808 in Bexhill.

    Sarah was baptised on 30 January 1791 in Folkington, Sussex, and was the daughter of John Geer and Maria Gilbert.  She died in 1864.

    At the time of the 1841 census the couple were living at Kingshill in Burwash and they were both said to be 55 years old.  Also with them on census night were 20 year old Ann King, 15 year old George King, 1 year old Sarah King and Thomas Russell who was 7 years old.

    In 1851 William was living at Kings Hill Cottage, Burwash, and Sarah was a house servant at Park Mill, Burwash.  In 1861 William and Sarah were living at Kings Hill Cottage.

    William and Sarah had 7 known children: 

    1. Rebecca King was baptised on 29 October 1809 in Brightling.

    2. William King was baptised on 25 December 1811 in Brightling.

    3. Mary King was baptised on 30 January 1814 in Brightling, at which time her father was a labourer of Brightling.

    4. Sarah King was baptised on 31 December 1815 in Brightling, at which time her father was a labourer of Brightling.

    5. Ann King was baptised on 12 April 1818 in Brightling, at which time her father was a labourer of Brightling.

    6. Maria King was baptised on 21 May 1820 in Brightling, at which time her father was a labourer of Brightling.

    7. George King was baptised on 4 August 1822 in Brightling, at which time his father was a labourer of Brightling.

    8. Thomas King may have been part of this family or the son of Jesse and Lucy.  He was born in about 1824.  He emigrated to Australia and met his future wife on board ship.  She was Mary Ann Friend and they married in Australia in 1845.  The couple had 11 children.

  3. Charlotte King, my 4x Great Grandmother, may have been part of this family and have been born about 1786.  She married Edward Boorman (1784-1858) in 1807.  (They have their own page.)

  4. Jesse King was baptised on 2 November 1788 in Burwash.  He died aged 78 years in Burwash and was buried there on 11 January 1864.  He was an agricultural labourer.

    Jesse married twice.  Firstly to Lucy Ralph by banns on 8 December 1810 in Burwash.  Jesse was a bachelor and Lucy a spinster.  They were both of Burwash and both made their X marks.  The witnesses were Robert Ansell (mark), Mary Ansell (mark) and Benjamin Wood (signed).  (Iím not sure about the Ansell surname, but thatís what it looks like.)

    Lucy was baptised on 10 February 1788 in Burwash and was the daughter of Edward Relfe and Anne Stonestreet.  Lucy died aged 63 and was buried on 20 May 1852 in Burwash.

    When the 1841 census was recorded the couple were living at Baisdens in Burwash, a property they were sharing with the family of his brother Edmund.  Jesse and Lucy were both said to be 50 years old and he was an agricultural labourer.  Also with them were Thomas King and Edward King who were both said to be 15 years old.

    In 1851 Jesse and Lucy were living at Fontridge Cottage, Burwash.

    Jesse and Lucy had 9 known children: 

    1. Lucy King was baptised on 3 May 1812 in Brightling.

    2. Eleanor King was baptised on 30 January 1814 in Brightling, at which time her father was a labourer of Brightling.

    3. Eloisa King was baptised on 25 June 1815 in Salehurst, Sussex.

    4. Harriet King was baptised on 8 September 1816 in Salehurst.

    5. Maria King was baptised on 12 July 1818 in Salehurst.

    6. Jesse King was baptised in 1820 in Salehurst.

    7. Samuel King was born about 1821 in Salehurst.

    8. Thomas King was baptised in 1825 in Salehurst.

    9. Edward King was baptised in 1825 in Salehurst.

    Jesse then married Mary Ann Ford on 19 October 1853 in Burwash.  He was described as a widower of full age, a labourer and the son of Thomas King a labourer.  She was a widow of full age and the daughter of George Robinson a wheelwright.  They were both of Burwash and both made their  marks.  The witnesses were Edmund King (signed) and Philadelphia Watson (marked).

    As Mary Ann Robinson she had most probably married George Ford on 18 December 1836 in Framfield, Sussex.  When the 1861 census was recorded Jesse was a 73 year old widower and agricultural labourer living at 4 Fontridge Cottages in Burwash.

  5. George King was baptised on 6 January 1794 in Burwash and buried there as an infant on 27 January 1794.

  6. John King was baptised on 15 February 1795 in Burwash.

    John married Sarah Relf by banns on 30 October 1813 in Burwash.  They were both of Burwash and both made their X marks.  The witnesses were Jesse King (mark), Ann Relf (mark) and Benjamin Wood (signed).

    Sarah was baptised on 2 June 1793 in Burwash and was the daughter of John Relf and Sarah Weston.

    John and Sarah had the following known children:

    1. Ann King was baptised on 12 December 1813 in Burwash, when her father was described as a labourer of Burwash.

    2. Thomas King was baptised on 28 April 1816 in Burwash, when his father was a labourer of Burwash.

  7. Edmund King was baptised on 9 February 1797 in Burwash.  He was an agricultural labourer.  In 1851 Edmund was described as unmarried and lodging with the family of James Relf in Burwash Village.

    Edmund married twice.  Firstly to Elizabeth Perry in 1816.  He then married Mary Gilbert by banns on 8 February 1821 in Burwash.  They were both of Burwash and Edmund signed his name, whilst Mary made her X mark.  The witnesses were Samuel Spice (signed) and Sarah Spice (mark).

    Mary may have been baptised on 31 August 1800 in Etchingham, Sussex and have been the daughter of William Gilbert and Elizabeth Merchant.

    Edmund and Mary had 1 known child:

    1. Matilda King was baptised on 28 October 1821 in Burwash, at which time her father was described as a labourer of Burwash.

    When the 1841 census was recorded, Edmund was said to be a 44 year old agricultural labourer and he was living at Baisdens, Burwash.  Also with him were 5 children and 35 year old servant Fanny Gilbert.

    Fanny was baptised on 19 June 1803 in Etchingham, Sussex and was the daughter of William Gilbert and Elizabeth Merchant.

    Edmund and Fanny may have had the following children (they were all the children of Fanny Gilbert):

    1. Edmund King Gilbert was baptised on 15 June 1828 in Burwash.  He was 13 year old Edmund King when the 1841 census was recorded.

      As Edmund King Gilbert he married his cousin Elizabeth Gilbert on 8 September 1866 in Burwash.  He was then 38 years old and she was 29.

      Elizabeth was baptised on 18 December 1836 in Burwash and was the daughter of James Gilbert and Eliza Ellis.  (James was baptised on 11 May 1806 in Etchingham, the son of William Gilbert and Elizabeth Merchant.)

    2. Caroline Gilbert was baptised on 9 January 1831 in Burwash.  She was 10 years old in 1841.

      Caroline married William Chandler on 4 January 1851 in Burwash.

      William was baptised on 18 July 1819  in Burwash and was the son of Thomas Chandler and Ann Ticehurst.

      When the 1851 census was recorded the couple were living in Burwash village.  William was then a 31 year old agricultural labourer and Caroline was 21.  Also with them were 4 of William's children aged between 5 and 13, Caroline's brother Peter, and lodgers 35 year old James Holloway and 27 year old Maria Holloway.

    3. Hannah Elizabeth Gilbert was baptised on 20 October 1833 in Burwash.  She was 8 years old in 1841.  In 1851 she was a 17 year old charwoman, living in the home of Thomas Payne in Burwash village, next door to the home of her sister Caroline.

    4. Peter Gilbert was baptised on 14 February 1836 in Burwash.  He was 5 year old Peter King in 1841.  In 1851 he was 15 years old and lodging in the home of William Chandler in Burwash.  He was then an agricultural labourer.

    5. Matthew Gilbert was baptised on 1 April 1838 in Burwash.  He was 3 year old Matthew King in 1841.

  8. Martha King was baptised 20 January 1799 in Burwash.  She married William Pankhurst in 1816 in Burwash.  (They have their own page.)

 

Many thanks to Margaret Blanchard for additions to this page.

KING          STONEHAM          VIDLER

This page was updated on 20 May 2012