Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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Henry LELLIOTT (1796-1872)

and Maria WILLIAMS (?-?)

and Jane BRIDGER (1811-1904)


Henry Lelliott married twice firstly to Maria Williams on 3 June 1821 at St. Nicholas in Brighton, Sussex.  Then as a widower he married Jane Bridger by licence on 28 July 1835 in Broadwater, Sussex.  They were both then of Broadwater.  (They were not my direct ancestors.)

Henry Lellyott was baptised on 11 September 1796 in New Shoreham.  He was the son of Nicholas Lelliott (1769-?) and Ann Sawyer (c1770-1850).  Henry died aged 75 years and his death was registered in the third quarter of 1872 in the East Preston registration district.

Maria William's date and place of birth/baptism are unknown, to me.

Jane Bridger was baptised on 30 June 1811 in Broadwater and was the daughter of Charles Bridger and Jane Carter.  She died aged 93 years and her death was registered in the fourth quarter of 1904 in the East Preston registration district.

When the 1841 census was recorded, Henry was living at Prospect Place in Broadwater with his wife Jane and their 3 children.  Henry was then a 40 year old tailor.

In 1851, 50 year old Henry was living at 6 New Street, Broadwater and he was still a tailor.  Jane was then 40 years old and gave her place of birth as Worthing.  Henry gave his place of birth as Shoreham.

The 1861 census records that 60 year old Henry and 51 year old Jane were living at 33 George Street in Newington, Surrey.  Henry was still a tailor and their 2 sons were living with them on census night.

The couple were back in Broadwater in 1871 and living at 15 New Street.  He was then a 72 year old tailor and Jane was 60.  The family of their son Henry was living at the back of their home.

By 1881 Jane was a 70 year old widow and she was living at 4 New Street, Broadwater.  She was then in receipt of an income from rent.  Her son Henry and his family were the next to be recorded on the census, but it is not clear if they were living with his mother or in another house, as the address after Henry was 10 New Street.

In 1891, Jane was 80 years old and living on her own means at 2 New Street, Broadwater.  With her on census night were 2 of her grandchildren, namely Louisa and Charles.

The 1901 census records that Jane was a 90 year old widow, living on her own means and the head of her household at 2 New Street.  Her 60 year old widower son Charles and unmarried 29 year old granddaughter Edith were also living with her.


Henry Lelliott and Maria Williams had 2 known children:

  1. Maria Lelliott was baptised on 27 January 1822 at the Independent Chapel in Worthing.

  2. Nicholas John Lelliott was baptised on 13 April 1823 at the Independent Chapel in Worthing.


Henry Lelliott and Jane Bridger had 3 known children:

  1. Jane Lelliott was baptised on 14 February 1836 in Broadwater.  She was 5 years old in 1841.

  2. Henry Lelliott was born on 29 January 1838 and baptised on 15 April 1838 in Broadwater.  He married Louisa Theresa Martin in 1864.  (They have their own page.)

  3. Charles Lelliott was born on 14 May 1840 and baptised on 19 July 1840 in Broadwater.  He was a year old in 1841.  In 1851 he was a 19 year old scholar.  In 1861 he was an unmarried 22 year old stonemason and he was living with his parents.  When the 1871 census was recorded he was an unmarried 30 year old mason lodging in the home of George Goldsmith in Capel Street, Capel, Surrey.  The 1901 census records that he was a 60 year old widower and stonemason and he was living with his mother.

    Charles married Frances Bodle on 16 May 1875 at St. Peter's in Brighton, Sussex.

    Frances was born about 1840 in Lewes, Sussex and was the daughter of Moses Bodle (1798-?) and Elizabeth Elphick (c1801-?).  In 1871 she was an unmarried 31 year old living with her parents at the Hare and Hounds Inn in Chapel Street, Broadwater, where her father was a beer retailer.

    At the time of the 1881 census, Charles was a 40 year old stonemason and Frances was 41.  They were living at 47 Pagnell Street in the St. Paul's district of Deptford, London, a house they were sharing with Isaac Stanbrook and his wife Martha.



The 1841 census records that a 35 year old Henry Lelliott and his 29 year old wife Jane were living in Buckingham Street, New Shoreham.  He was then a bargeman.  With them on census night were 5 daughters:  Elizabeth (8), Jane (6), Mary (5), Hannah (4) and Sarah (2).

As a widower Henry Lelliott had married Jane Hilliary on 27 April 1833 in New Shoreham, Sussex.  She was a spinster and they were both of New Shoreham.

In 1851, Henry was a 46 year old bargeman and gave his place of birth as Henfield.  Jane was 42 and said she was born in Sunderland, Durham.  The couple and their 9 children were living in Little Pond House, New Shoreham.  The children were:  Betsey (19), Mary, (15), Jane (14), Hannah (13), Sarah (10), Henry (7), Maria (5), Eliza (4) and Thomas (5 months).

I have checked a transcript of the Henfield registers and Henry's baptism doesn't appear there between 1803-1808.

In 1861, Henry again said he was born in Henfield and this time he was a 66 year old bargeman, i.e. born about 1795.  Jane was then said to have been 49 years old and said she was born in Sunderland, Durham.  The couple were living in Church Street, New Shoreham along with 4 of their children:  Hannah (24), Henry (20), Maria (18) and Thomas (10).

A Henry Lelliott was baptised in Henfield on 30 April 1797, the son of James Lelliott (1760-1843) and Mary Goble (1766-1846).

In 1871, Henry was 77 years old, born in Henfield and a bargeman.  Jane was then 60.  They were living in Cavendish Place, New Shoreham along with 2 sons:  Henry (31) and Thomas (20).

The death of 77 year old Henry Lelliott was registered in the second quarter of 1874 in the Steyning registration district.



This page was reviewed on 11 April 2012