Ancestors of Mandy Willard
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and Ann HOLLOWAY (1787-1854)
Peter Lilliot and Ann Holloway married by banns
on 19 July 1807 in Wiston, Sussex. He was then a bachelor and she a
spinster and they were both of Wiston. The witnesses to their marriage
were Daniel Simmonds and John Holloway.
(They were not my direct
ancestors. Peter was the brother of my 4x Great Grandmother,
Peter Liliot was born on 13 May 1786 and baptised on 23 July 1786 in Wiston. He was the
third son and ninth child of
Lillyot (1748-1817) and
Elizabeth Serjeant (1748-?). Peter died at 78 on 11 January 1863
in Woodmancote and was
buried on 18 January 1863 in Wiston.
Ann Holaway was was born on 14 February 1786 (as per her headstone)
and baptised on 18 February 1787 in West Grinstead,
Sussex. She was the daughter of John Holloway and Rachel Weeks.
She died on 18 June 1834 (as per a transcript of headstone), although the
Wiston burial register noted that she died aged 68 years in Albourne and was
buried on 26 June 1854.
In 1841 Peter was a publican and living in Holmbush, Woodmancote, Sussex
along with wife Ann, 2 children Frances and Levi and a one year old grandson Levi
Lelliott. A 20 year old William Woolgar was also living
in Peter's household at that time. When the 1851 census was
recorded, 64 year old Peter Lelliott and his wife Ann also aged
64, were living at
Little Holmbush in Woodmancote and he was a farmer of 20 acres.
Also with them was their 11 year old grandson, Levi Lelliott who
was a scholar and 44 year old unmarried lodger, Richard Courtney.
The 1861 census records that 77 year old Peter Leliott
was unmarried and he was a farmer living at Little Holmbush. His
daughter and son-in-law were also of the same address in 1861.
Lilliot and Ann Holloway had 4 known children:
Peter Lelliat was baptised on 3 April 1808 in Wiston. He
died aged 67 years and his death was registered in the second quarter of
1875 in the Thakeham registration district.
As Peter Lellyatt he
married Sarah Juden Newick by banns on 26 January 1837 in Wiston.
He was then bachelor of Wiston and she a spinster of Ashington.
The witnesses to their marriage were Frances Lellyatt
and William Juden.
Sarah Jewden Newick was baptised on 31 August 1812 in Ashurst,
Sussex and was the daughter of Sarah Newick. Her
mother married William Juden on 19 October 1812 in
When the 1841 census was recorded Peter and Sarah were living at Hole
Street in Wiston and he was a labourer.
At the time of the 1851 census the couple and 3 children were living in Wiston. Peter was then a 43 year old farm labourer and Sarah was
38. In 1861 the couple and the same 3 children were living in
Steyning Road in Washington.
Peter and Sarah had 4 known children:
Levi Lelliat was baptised on 1 December 1839 in
Wiston, the son of Peter and Sarah. He died aged 66 years and
his death was registered in the first quarter of 1905 in the
Cuckfield registration district. In 1841 he was a year old
and living with his paternal grandparents, and he was still with
them in 1851 when he was 11 years old. (Why did he not live
with his parents? Could it be he was not their son and was
perhaps the son of Peter's sister Frances?) The 1861 census
records that Levi was an unmarried 21 year old under gardener in the
home of Mary Melvil at Henfield Lodge in Henfield.
He was still a servant and gardener in the home of Mary
Melvil at Henfield Lodge in 1871 and he was then an
unmarried 31 year old.
Levi married twice, firstly to Isabel Sherlock by banns on 23 October
1872 in Cowfold. He was then a bachelor and gardener from
Henfield and she was a spinster. Their fathers were named as
Peter Lelliott a labourer and William
Sherlock a shoemaker. The witnesses to their marriage
were Emily Sherlock and Frank Sherlock.
Isabella Sharelock was baptised on 6 November 1831
in Cowfold and was the daughter of William Shearlock
and Mary Brigden. She died aged 53 years and
her death was registered in the third quarter of 1884 in the
Cuckfield registration district. When the 1861 census was
recorded, Isabel was an unmarried 28 year old cook in the same
household as Levi.
In 1881 the couple were living at the Railway Inn in Balcombe,
Sussex where Levi was the Inn keeper. He was then 43 years old
and Isabella was 51.
Levi married for a second time to his sister-in-law Emily
Sherlock in the fourth quarter of 1885 in Brighton.
Emily was born about 1849 in Cowfold and was the daughter of
William Shearlock and Mary Brigden.
At the time of the 1851 census she was 2 years old and living with
her parents at Churchyard in Cowfold.
When the 1891 census was recorded the couple and their son were
living at the Railway Inn, Balcombe and Levi was then a 52 year old
Inn keeper. Emily was then 42 years old. Also with them
on census night was 18 year old visitor Sarah Jane Lelliott,
15 year old general servant Caroline Ann Kenward
and 18 year old ostler Edgar Charles Kenward.
In 1901 the couple were living at the Railway Hotel in Balcombe and
Levi was still the Inn keeper. Also with them was 21 year old
servant Joshua F. Kenward who was
a gardener and Lucy Holman a 13 year old domestic
Levi and Emily had 1 known son:
Levi William Lelliott was born about 1887 in
Balcombe. He was 4 years old when the 1891 census was
recorded and living with his parents. In 1901 he was 14
year old boarder and scholar at the Belvadere School in Haywards
Peter Lelliat was baptised on 3 July 1842 in Wiston.
He died aged 50 years and his death was registered in the third
quarter of 1892 in the Thakeham registration district.
He was 8 years old at the time of the 1851 census. In 1861 he
was an 18 year old agricultural labourer.
Peter married Jane Sturt on 26 July 1865 in
At the time of the 1871 census the couple and 2 young sons were
living in Long Backs Cottage in Wiston. Peter was then a 28
year old gardener and Jane was a 34 year old housewife. Also
living in the same property was 59 year old widow
Lelliott who was born in Washington. In 1881 the
family were living in Washington Street, Washington. Peter was
then a 38 year old groom and gardener and Jane was 44.
Peter and Jane had the following known children:
William Lelliott was born about 1867 in
Steyning. He was 4 years old in 1871. In 1881 he was
a 14 year old under gardener and living with his parents.
Peter Lelliot was baptised on 22 November 1868
in Wiston. He was 2 years old in 1871. In 1881 he
was a 12 year old scholar living at home.
Sarah Jane Lelliot was baptised on 20 October
1872 in Wiston. At the time of the time of the 1881 census
she was an 8 year old scholar and living with her parents.
When the 1891 census was recorded she was 18 years old and a
visitor in the home Levi Lelliott at the
Railway Inn in Balcombe.
Anne Lelliat was baptised on 22 December 1844 in
Wiston. She was 6 years old in 1851. In 1861 she was 16
Moses Lelliat was baptised on 15 October 1848 in
Wiston. He died aged 45 years and his death was registered in
the third quarter of 1893 in Thakeham registration district.
In 1851 he was 2 years old and in 1861 he was a 12 year old scholar.
Frances Lilliat was baptised on 10 June 1810 in Wiston. She
was living with her parents when the 1841 census was recorded. She
was a lodging house keeper in Brighton when the 1851 census was
Samuel Banfield by banns on 30 December 1854 in
Woodmancote. He was then a widower and she a spinster and they
were both of Woodmancote. They were both able to sign their names.
The witnesses to the marriage were Ellen Banfield (signed), William Hills (signed) and
James Gander (mark). Samuel
had previously married Frances Glazebrook on 10 May 1851 in
Samuel was born about 1815 in Cowfold, Sussex and was
the son of Samuel Banfield.
The 1861 census records that the couple were living at Little Holmbush
in Woodmancote. Samuel was then said to be a 35 year old
agricultural labourer and Frances was 50.
When the 1881 census was
recorded the couple were living at Holmbush Inn in Woodmancote and
Samuel was a farmer of 10 acres.
Stephen Lelliat was born on 4 May 1812 and baptised on 7 June 1812 in Wiston
He died on 7 February 1854 (as per a transcript of his headstone, but
should probably be 1859) and was buried
in Wiston on 11 February 1859. When the 1851 census was recorded he
was an unmarried 39 year old lodger and agricultural labourer living at
5 Elder Row in Brighton.
Levi Lilliat was baptised on 13 July 1823 in Wiston, at which
time his father was a labourer. He
died aged 57 years in the first quarter of 1881. He was living
with his parents in 1841. When the 1851 census was recorded he was
a police constable living with his sister Frances in Brighton. In
1871 he was a married 47 year old gamekeeper living near the Red Lion
Inn in Old Shoreham. Also with him on census night was his 21 year
old son-in-law Benjamin Ashby a ships carpenter and
a widow, in the second quarter of 1853 in Brighton. She may have
previously married Reuben Ashby sometime before or about 1833 (no
possible marriage in the Sussex marriage index).
Martha was born about 1814 in Ringmer, Sussex. She may have died
aged 67 years in the fourth quarter of 1879 in the Steyning registration
When the 1861 census was recorded,
Martha Lelliott was living in
Park Cottages, Poynings, Sussex along with her son Benjamin Ashby
(born 1850 in Brighton and baptised on 5 February 1854 as Benjamin
Thomas Lelliott) who was a plough boy, son Levi Lelliott
and daughter Martha Lelliott who were both scholars. Martha
was the head of the household and also had a lodger, 56 year old widower
Thomas Tidy an agricultural labourer. By 1871 Martha
was living with her sister-in-law Frances and her husband Samuel Banfield.
Reuben and Martha had 3 known sons:
Alfred James Ashby (1832 in Lewes),
Reuben Ashby (1834 in Lewes) and David Ashby (1840 in Lewes).
Reuben senior may have died in 1844. Reuben, junior and David were
both cabinet makers (as per the 1881 census).
Levi and Martha had 2 known children:
Levi Lelliott was born in the fourth quarter of 1853 in Brighton
and baptised at St. Nicholas on 5 February 1854. He died aged 45
years in the third quarter of 1899 in Brighton. When the 1881 census was recorded, Levi was an
unmarried 27 year old carpenter and joiner, boarding in the home of Harry Brown and his wife
Emily at 7 St. George's Mews in
Levi married Eliza Knight on 30 April 1887 at St.
Peter's in Brighton.
Eliza was born on 30 July 1851 and baptised on 14 September 1851 in Henfield.
She was the
daughter of Peter Knight (c1817-?) and Phillis Stoner
(c1821-?). Eliza died in 1926.
When the 1891 census was recorded the couple and their young son
were living at 23 Newmark Place in Brighton. Levi was then a
37 year old carpenter and Eliza was 39. Eliza and her son were
still at 23 Newmark Place in 1901 and she was then a 48 year old
widow and laundress.
Levi and Eliza had the following child:
Levi Percy Lelliott was born in the first
quarter of 1891 in Brighton. He was 3 months old when the
1891 census was recorded. In 1901 he was 10 years old and
living with his mother. As Percy L.
Lelliott he married Ethel C.
Turner in the third quarter of 1927 in Brighton.
Martha Ann Lelliott was born in the second quarter of 1855 in
Brighton and baptised there at St. Nicholas on 8 August 1855.
In 1871 she was 15 years old and living with her father.
Martha married William George Snelling
in the third
quarter of 1879 in the Steyning registration district.
1881 census was recorded, Martha and her infant son were living in East Street, New Shoreham, Sussex
with John Miller a 66 year old widower and chemist.
Martha's husband was then a sailor. William and Martha may have
had the following children:
William Levi Snelling was born in 1880.
He was 10 months old in 1881.
Martha Ann Snelling may have been part of this
family. She was born about 1887 and died aged 3 years in
the second quarter of 1890 in the Steyning registration
Many thanks to the following for
additions to this page:
Richard Ashby David Lelliott
This page was reviewed on 11 April 2012