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Jesse KITCHENHAM (1787-1875)

and Elizabeth WORSOP (c1794-1877)

 

Jesse Kitchenham and Elizabeth Worsop married by banns on 2 January 1813 in Wadhurst, Sussex.  They were both of Wadhurst and both made their X marks.  The witnesses were Samuel Fryer and John Cooper who both signed their names.  Samuel was Jesse's brother-in-law and John I think was a Church Warden.  Jesse and Elizabeth were married by the Vicar, W. Salmon.  (They were not my direct ancestors.  Jesse was the brother of my 4x Great Grandmother Ann Kitchenham.)

Jesse Kitchenham was baptised in January 1787 in Wadhurst.  He died aged 88 years in the fourth quarter of 1875.  He was the son of William Kitchenham (1750-1829) and Mary Tester (1747-1825).  Jesse was a member of the Shovers Green Baptist Chapel and on 5 August 1838 he was excluded for disorderly conduct.

Elizabeth Worsop was born about 1793/4 in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire.  She died aged 84 years in the fourth quarter of 1877.

When the 1841 census was recorded the family were living at Wenbons in Wadhurst and Jesse was an agricultural labourer.  In 1851 Jesse and Elizabeth were living at 2 Wenbons Cottage, Wadhurst, along with their 14 year old daughter Caroline.  By 1861 the couple were living alone at Snape in Wadhurst.  The 1871 census records that Jesse was deaf and living in a Cottage at or near Wenbons Farm.

 

Jesse Kitchenham and Elizabeth Worsop had 8 known children:

  1. Eliza Kitchenham was born on 15 November and baptised on 18 December 1814 in Wadhurst.  She married twice.  Firstly to Thomas Kemp in 1836 and then to Frederick Till in 1860.  (They have their own page.)

  1. Jesse Kitchenham was born on 7 May 1817 and his birth was registered at the Shover's Green Baptist Chapel in Wadhurst.  He died aged 90 years and his death was registered in the fourth quarter of 1907 in the Ticehurst registration district. 

    Jesse married Susanna Walker by banns on 4 May 1836 in Wadhurst.  He was then a bachelor and she a spinster and they were both of Wadhurst and both made their marks.  The witnesses were Eliza Kemp (marked) and Thomas Cooper (signed).

    Susanna was born about 1820 in Wadhurst and died aged 75 years in 1895.

    When the 1851 census was recorded the couple were living at Snape Wood in Wadhurst.  They were living alone at Snape Wood Cottage in 1861.  In 1881 the couple were living at 2 Stream Cottages in Wadhurst and Jesse was then an agricultural labourer.  Lodging with them then was Horace Bellingham an unmarried 23 year old agricultural labourer.  By 1901 Jesse was a widower boarding at 1 Stream Cottage.

  2. Mary Ann Kitchenham was born on 25 January 1819 and her birth was registered at the Shover's Green Baptist Chapel in Wadhurst.  She died aged 18 years and was buried on 1 February 1837 in Wadhurst.

  3. Enoch Kitchenham was born on 23 July 1821 and his birth was registered at the Shover's Green Baptist Chapel in Wadhurst.  In 1851 he was an unmarried 29 year old agricultural labourer living with his brother Jesse.  He died aged 32 years and was buried on 2 August 1854 in Wadhurst.

  4. Sarah Kitchenham was born on 2 April 1826 and her birth was registered at the Shover's Green Baptist Chapel in Wadhurst.  She may have died aged 83 years and her death registered as Sarah Ann Tickner, in the first quarter of 1910 in the Ticehurst registration district.  She was 15 years old and the eldest of her siblings living at home when the 1841 census was recorded.

    Sarah married John Tickner on 21 May 1847 in Wadhurst.  He was a bachelor and labourer of full age, whilst she was a spinster of full age.  They were both of Wadhurst and both made their marks.  The witnesses were Jesse Kitchenham and Susannah Kitchenham who both made their marks.

    John was born about 1820 in Wadhurst and was the son of George Tickner a labourer.  He may have died aged 62 years in the first quarter of 1874 in the Battle registration district.  When the 1851 census was recorded the family were living at Little Snape in Wadhurst and John was an agricultural labourer.  They were living in Snape Lane when the 1861 census was recorded and John was still an agricultural labourer.

    When the 1881 census was recorded Sarah was a widow and living in the Union Workhouse on North Trade Road, Battle, along with 12 year old Sarah Tickner and 7 year old Emma Tickner who were both born in Catsfield, Sussex.

    John and Sarah had the following children by 1861:

    1. George Tickner was born in the fourth quarter of 1847 in Wadhurst.  He was 3 years old when the 1851 census was recorded.  In 1861 he was a 13 year old agricultural labourer living at home.

    2. Harriett Tickner was born about 1850 in Wadhurst.  She was a year old in 1851 and an 11 year old in 1861.

    3. Mary Ann Tickner was born in 1851 in Wadhurst.  She was a month old when the 1851 census was recorded.  At the time of the 1861 census she was 10 years old.

    4. Joseph Tickner was born in the third quarter of 1856 in Wadhurst.  He was 6 years old in 1861.  He may have died aged 21 years in the third quarter of 1877 in the Hastings registration district.

    5. William Tickner was born about 1858 in Wadhurst.  He was 3 years old in 1861.

    6. Betsey Tickner was born about 1860 in Wadhurst.  She was a year old when the 1861 census was recorded.

  5. George Kitchenham was born on 25 April 1828 and his birth was registered at the Shover's Green Baptist Chapel in Wadhurst.  He was 13 years old in 1841.

    He or his second cousin George Kitchenham born in 1829 may have married Ann Seamour in the first quarter of 1858 in the Ticehurst registration district.

    In 1851, one of the George's was aged 22 years and lodging with the Pattenden family at 2 Cates Cottage in Wadhurst, whilst the other was 23 and lodging with the Blackford family at Hurst Green in Etchingham.

    Ann was born about 1829 in Salehurst, Sussex.

    In 1881 the couple were living in Cranbrook, Kent, along with 2 children.

    George and Ann had the following children:

    1. Betsy Kitchenham was born about 1860 in Etchingham.

    2. Rosa Alice Kitchenham was baptised on 5 March 1865 in Etchingham, Sussex.

    3. Edward George Kitchenham was baptised on 31 January 1869 in Salehurst.

  6. Ellen Kitchenham was born on 16 May 1832 and her birth was registered at the Shover's Green Baptist Chapel in Wadhurst.  When the 1841 census was recorded she was a 9 year old servant in the home of her elder married sister, Eliza Kemp and her family.

    Ellen married Horace Stevens on 1 January 1849 in the parish church of St. Dunstan in Mayfield, Sussex.

  7. Caroline Kitchenham was born on 17 November 1836 and her birth was registered at the Shover's Green Baptist Chapel in Wadhurst.  She died aged 62 years in the first quarter of 1899 in the Ticehurst district.  She was 4 years old at the time of the 1841 census.  When the 1851 census was recorded she was 14 years old and living with her parents.  She had an illegitmate daughter:

    1. Emma Kitchenham was born about 1855 in Wadhurst.  She was 6 years old when the 1861 census was recorded.

    When the 1861 census was recorded Caroline was living in Flimwell Road, Ticehurst, as a servant and housekeeper in the home of Henry Stevens, an unmarried 29 agricultural labourer.  She was described as Caroline Hayward a 24 year old married woman, but her husband was not living in the household on census night.  There was also a 15 year old lodger in the household at that time, John Forward who was a farm labourer, and another daughter of Caroline's:

    1. Ruth Hayward was born about 1860 in Ticehurst.  She was a year old when the 1881 census was recorded.

      Ruth married George Palmer in the third quarter of 1878 in the Ticehurst registration district.

      George was born about 1856 in Wadhurst.

      They had 1 daughter by the time of the 1881 census:

      1. Emma Caroline Palmer was born in the second quarter of 1879 in Wadhurst.

    When the 1881 census was recorded, Caroline was living at 1 Stream Cottages in Wadhurst and she was a plain needleworker.  The census still recorded her as married but her husband was not at home on census night.  Also in her household in 1881 was her daughter Ruth and Ruth's husband and their daughter, plus, Robert Blackman a 31 year old lodger.

 

 

1871 census - Cottage, Wadhurst, Sussex (RG10/1048, folio 108, page 1)

Jesse Kitchenham, Head, Married, 84, Labourer, born Sussex, Wadhurst, deaf

Elizabeth Kitchenham, Wife, Married, 78, born Notts, Nottingham

(Note:  the previous property on the enumerators route was a cottage and prior to that Wenbon's Farm and then Apps Farm, occupied by the family of Jesse and Elizabeth's daughter, Eliza Till.)

 

 

 

Many thanks to the following for additions to this page:

Judith James          Tom Kemp          Marie Yoder

KITCHENHAM          WORSOP

This page was reviewed on 8 April 2012