Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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Henry LILLIOT (1808-1890)

and Jane STRINGER (c1829-?)


Henry Lilliott and Jane Stringer married in the third quarter of 1851 in the Lambeth registration district.  (They were not my direct ancestors.)

St. James, Ashurst, photo from Lilliot was baptised on 30 October 1808 in Ashurst, Sussex, although the 1861 and 1871 census records he was born in West Grinstead, Sussex.  He was the son of Peter Lilliot (1761-1842) and Mary Ozzever (c1765-1846).  He died aged 81 years and his death was registered in the third quarter of 1890 in the Horsham registration district as Henry Lilliott.  When the 1841 census was recorded he was living at Brookwood in West Grinstead, along with his elder sister, Rebecca Lelliott and their parents.  Henry was then described as a farmer.  Henry was an Overseer of the Poor in West Grinstead from 1846-47.  He went to Woodmancote in Sussex between 1847-51 and then to Billingshurst, Sussex between 1854-61.

Jane Stringer was baptised on 1 February 1829 in West Grinstead, Sussex.  She was the daughter of Solomon Stringer (1783-1846) and Mary Cherryman (1784-1860).  At the time of the 1841 census Jane was 12 years old and living with her parents at White Soans in West Grinstead.  Also part of the household at that time was 86 year old Thomas Cherriman, who was Jane's maternal grandfather.

Henry and Jane shared great grandparents, Richard Stringer (1699-1780) and Katherine Jenner (1710-1768).  They had 7 known children, 1 of whom was Queen Stringer (1737-1828) who was Henry's grandmother, another was Jenner Stringer (1746-?) who was Jane's grandfather.

The 1851 census records that Henry was a 42 year old married man, although his wife was not at home on census night.  He was then living at Brookfields in Woodmancote, Sussex, along with his general servant Jane Stringer who was 22 years old, her/their daughter Mary J. Stringer aged 2, and 61 year old visitor Mary Stringer who was a widow.

By 1861 the family had moved to Upper Woodhouse in Billingshurst, Sussex and Henry was then a farmer of 110 acres.

The family were still living in Billingshurst in 1871 and Henry was an agricultural labourer.  Also with them on census night was 77 year old married lodger John Rose.

In 1881 they were living at Gossips Green in Ifield, Sussex and Henry was a farm labourer.

At the time of the 1891 census Jane was a 62 year old widow and she was a visitor in the home of John Lelliott and his wife Eleanor Lelliott on Heath Common in Warminghurst, Sussex.  (Eleanor was Jane's sister-in-law.)

In 1901 Jane was living at Gossips Green and she was a children's nurse.  Also with her on census night were her 13 year old granddaughter, Isabel Dorcas Lilliotte and 8 year old nurse child Dorothy Maude Francis.


Henry Lilliot and Jane Stringer had 4 known children:

  1. Mary Jane Stringer was baptised on 7 January 1849 in Woodmancote.  Only her mother's name was recorded in the baptism register and she was described as a spinster of West Grinstead.  She died aged 19 years and was buried on 8 June 1868 in Billingshurst.  The burial register recorded her name as Mary Jane Lelliott.  The 1861 census records that she was 12 year old Mary J. Lilliott and living with her parents.

  2. Henry Lelliott was born on 12 December 1851 in Woodmancote and baptised there in the parish church on 18 January 1852.  The baptism register records that his father was a farmer.  Henry married Lucy Nash in 1876.  (They have their own page.)

  3. Dorcas Lelliott was baptised on 8 January 1854 in Woodmancote.  The baptism register records that her father was a farmer.  She was 7 years old in 1861.  In 1871 she was 17 years old and living with her parents.  She was still living with her parents at the time of the 1881 census and she was then an unmarried 27 year old housemaid.  The 1891 census records that she was 37 year old Dorcas Ledbetter  and she was said to be a married housekeeper in the home of 40 year old widower Henry Osbourne at Southview in Ifield.  Also in the household was 3 year old visitor Isabella Dorcas Ledbetter who had been born in Plumstead, Kent.  By 1901, 47 year old Dorcas was an unmarried house parlour maid at Summer Lodge in Ifield.

  4. Peter Lilliott was baptised on 28 September 1862 in Billingshurst.  The baptism register records that his father was a farmer.  In 1871 he was an 8 year old scholar.  He was an 18 year old grocer's porter in 1881 and living at home.

    As Peter Lelliotte he married Isabella Peters in the first quarter of 1888 in the Woolwich registration district.

    Isabella was born about 1865 in Woolwich.

    When the 1891 census was recorded the couple and their young son were living at 17 Barnet Street in Greenwich and Peter was a police officer with the Metropolitan Police.  By 1901 the family were living at 10 Friern Place in Friern Barnet, Middlesex and Peter was a sergeant with the Metropolitan Police.

    Peter and Isabella had the following known children:

    1. Peter Henry Lilliotte was born in the fourth quarter of 1889 in Lewisham, London.  Peter Henry was a year old in 1891 and in 1901 Henry was 11 years old.

    2. Beatrix Mabel Lilliotte was born in the third quarter of 1892 in Lewisham.  Mabel was 8 years old in 1901.

    3. William Herbert Lilliotte was born in the third quarter of 1894 in Whetsone, Middlesex.  He was 6 years old in 1901.

    4. Gertrude Ethel Lilliotte was born in the third quarter of 1896 in Whetstone.  In 1901 she was 4 years.

    5. Mary Ellen Lilliotte was born in the second quarter of 1899 in the Whetstone.  In 1901 she was a year old

    6. Margaret Edith Lilliotte was born in the second quarter of 1899 in Whetstone.  In 1901 she was a year old.

    Peter and Isabella may also have been the parents of the following children:  Florence Jane Lelliotte (1901), Charlotte Elizabeth Lilliotte (1904) and Phoebe Hester Lilliotte (1908).


Many thanks to John Green for additions to this page.

John's grandmother was Dorcas Lilliott who was the daughter of Henry Lelliott born in 1851.


This page was reviewed on 11 April 2012