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Thomas LEWRY (1788-1855)

and Mary MANSBRIDGE (1790-1870)

 

Thomas Lewry and Mary Mansbridge married by banns on 8 August 1809 in Bolney, Sussex.  They were both of Bolney and both made their marks.  The witnesses to their marriage were James Mansbridge (marked) and Elizabeth Lewry (signed).  (They were not my direct ancestors.  Mary was the sister of my 3x Great Grandmother, Elizabeth Mansbridge.)

Thomas Lewry was born about 1788 and in Bolney according to the 1851 census, but no possible baptism has been found for him in the Bolney parish registers.  He may have been the son of William Lewry and Elizabeth Holman, who were buried alongside Thomas and Mary.  Thomas died aged 68 years and was buried on 27 October 1855 in Bolney.

Mary Mansbridge was baptised on 17 April 1790 in Cowfold, Sussex.  She was the daughter of James Mansbridge (1759-1830) and Mary Finch (1768-1837).  Mary died aged 80 years and was buried on 3 June 1870 in Bolney.

When the 1841 census was record the couple and 3 children (Elizabeth, Harriett and Joseph) were living at Muttons Corner in Bolney.  They were both said to be 50 years old and Thomas was a higgler.  Next door at that time was the wife and family of Mary's brother Stephen Mansbridge.

Thomas and Mary were still at Muttons Corner in 1851 and he was a 63 poulterer and she was 61.  Thomas said he was born in Bolney and Mary in Cowfold.  Also with them were 2 of their children (Harriett and Joseph) and 8 year old grandson, James Lewry.

By 1861, Mary was a 71 year old widow and poulter living at Muttons Corner, along with son Joseph and 21 year old granddaughter Hephzibah Sayers who had been born in Cuckfield.

 

Thomas Lewry and Mary Mansbridge had 8 known children:

  1. William Lewry was baptised on 15 October 1810 in Bolney.  His parents were then named as Thomas and Mary Field or Lewry.

  2. Mary Lewry was baptised on 21 July 1816 in Bolney.  Her father was a labourer when she was baptised.  She died between about 1842 and 1845.

    Mary married John Sayers by banns on 20 September 1836 in Bolney.  He was a bachelor and she a spinster and they were both of Bolney.  The witnesses to their marriage were William Hickens and Elizabeth Sayers.

    John was baptised on 29 July 1810 in Slaugham, Sussex and was the son of James Sayers and Elizabeth Steel.

    When the 1841 census was recorded the couple and 2 children (Stephen and Hephzibah) were living at White House Cottage in Cuckfield.  John was then a 30 year old agricultural labourer and Mary was 25.

    At the time of the 1851 census, John was a 40 year old grocer in Lleyn Street, Denio, Caernarvonshire, Wales, along with his 28 year old wife Sarah from Liverpool, Lancashire and 4 children (Hephzibah, Mary Ann, Alfred aged 5 and Thomas aged 4).  The 2 younger children were born in Wales.  John gave his place of birth as Slaugham, Sussex.

    John and Mary had the following children:

    1. Stephen Sayers was born about 1837.  He was 4 years old in 1841.

    2. Hephzibah Sayers was born about 1840 in Cuckfield.  She was a year old when the 1841 census was recorded.  When the 1851 census was recorded she was an 11 year old scholar.  In 1861 she was an unmarried 21 year old and living with her maternal grandmother.

    3. Mary Ann Sayers was born about 1842 in Cuckfield.  She was a 9 year old scholar in 1851.

  3. Henry Lewry was baptised on 21 January 1821 in Bolney and his father was then a huckster.

    Henry married Sarah Lindfield on 30 September 1843 at St. Nicholas in Brighton.  Their fathers were named as Thomas Lewrey and Henry Lindfield.

    Sarah was baptised on 25 September 1825 in Nuthurst, Sussex and was the daughter of Henry Lindfield (1802-?) and Mary Anne Stoner (1804-?).  The baptism register noted her father was a school master from Cowfold.  She died in 1879

    In 1851 Henry was a 30 year old poulterer living at Millcroft Cottage in Bolney, along with 27 year old wife Sarah and children.  By 1861 he was a higgler and the family were living at Cross Post in Bolney.

    Henry and Sarah had 10 known children:

    1. Louis Lewry was born about 1846 in Bolney.  He was not living with his parents when the 1851 census was recorded.  In 1861 he was a 15 year old living in the parental home.

      Louis married twice, firstly to Annie Field on 30 August 1868 in Cuckfield.  He was a bachelor and she a spinster.  Their fathers were named as Henry Lewry and Semeon Maynard.

      Ann Field was baptised on 20 February 1847 in Bolney and and was the daughter of Sarah Field.  Annie died in 1875 in Cuckfield.

      Louis and Annie had 3 known children:

      1. Sarah Elizabeth Lewry was born about 1869 in Bolney.

      2. Emily Annie Lewry was baptised on 27 June 1869 in Bolney.

      3. Charle William Lewry was baptised on 6 July 1873 in Cuckfield.

      Louis next married Sarah Mitchell on 19 August 1877 in Cuckfield.

      Sarah was baptised on 25 May 1854 in Cowfold and was the daughter of Henry Mitchell and Sarah Attree.  The baptism register noted her father was a gardener.

      Louis and Sarah had 4 known children:

      1. Harry Edward Lewry was baptised on 23 February 1879 in Twineham.  The baptism register noted his father was a bricklayer.

      2. Mary A. Lewry was born in 1880 in Cowfold

      3. Agnes E. Lewry was born in 1888 in Lower Beeding.

      4. Louis William Lewry was baptised on 2 June 1889 in Cowfold.  He died on 7 December 1963.

        Louis married twice, firstly to Kate Dewdney in 1909 in Steyning.

        Kate was born on 3 April 1885 in Henfield and was the daughter of George Dewdney and Catherine Coles.

        Louis next married his widowed sister-in-law Mabel Hillman on 9 February 1957.  Previously as Mabel Dewdney  she had married Charles Hillman in 1915.

        Mabel was born on 24 February 1889 in Henfield.  She died on 14 January 1972.

    2. Albert Lewry was born about 1847 in Bolney.  He was 14 years old in 1861.  In 1901 he was a 54 year old bricklayer living in Bolney.

    3. Mary Lewry was born about 1848 in Bolney.  In 1861 she was a 13 year old scholar.

    4. Thomas Lewry was born about 1850 in Bolney.  He was an 11 year old scholar in 1861.

    5. Martha Lewry was born about 1852 in Bolney.  She was a 9 year old scholar in 1861.

    6. David Lewry was born about 1855 in Bolney.  He was a 6 year old scholar in 1861.

    7. Edward George Lewry was born about 1853 in Bolney (first quarter).  He died on 21 August 1926 in Fareham.  He was an 8 year old scholar in 1861.

      Edward married Hannah Packham in 1875 in Cuckfield.

      Hannah was baptised on 11 June 1848 in Bolney and was the daughter of William Packham and Mary.

      At the time of the 1881 census the family were living at Sunnyside Cottage in Bletchingley, Surrey.  When the 1901 census was recorded he was a 48 year old cowman on a farm living at Farefild Cote in Fareham, Hampshire.

      Edward and Hannah had the following children:

      1. Luther Lewry was born in the third quarter of 1876 in Shermanbury.  He was 4 years old when the 1881 census was recorded.  In 1901 he was serving on HMS Trafalgar as a stoker.

      2. Martin Lewry was born in the fourth quarter of 1877 in Bolney.  He was 3 years old in 1881.  He died in 1883 in Godstone, Surrey (first quarter).

      3. Ruth Lewry was born in 1879 in Bolney.  She was 2 years old in 1881 and 22 years old when the 1901 census was recorded.

      4. Edward Lewry was born in 1880 in Cowfold (fourth quarter).  He was 6 months old in 1881.  In 1901 he was a 20 year old grocer's assistant living at home.

      5. Edgar Lewry was born on 19 January 1883.

      6. Edith Lewry

    8. Annie Lewry was born about 1857 in Bolney.  She was 4 years old in 1861.

    9. Andrew Lewry was baptised on 15 March 1859 in Bolney.  At the time the family were from Cross Posts, Bolney and his farther was a higgler.  He died aged 4 months and was buried on 11 May 1859 in Bolney.

    10. Warden Lewry was born in the first quarter of 1861 in Bolney.  He was 2 months old when the 1861 census was recorded.  He died aged 6 months and was buried on 25 August 1861 in Bolney.

    11. Henry Lewry was born in 1867 in Cowfold.

  4. Edward Lewry was baptised on 16 March 1823 in Bolney.

  5. Elizabeth Lewry was baptised on 10 April 1825 in Bolney.  In 1841 she was a 15 year living with her parents.

    Elizabeth had the following son:

    1. James Lewry was baptised on 26 March 1843 in Bolney.  The baptism register noted he was the base born son of James Stonar and Elizabeth Lewry and that his father was a labourer.  In 1851 he was an 8 year old scholar and living with his maternal grandparents.

    Elizabeth married Edward Walder by banns on 19 December 1846 in Bolney.  They were both single.  Edward was then a labourer and named his father as Samuel Walder, a labourer.  The witnesses to their marriage were Matilda Lewry and Henry Day.

    Edward was born about 1819-1821 in Bolney.  According to his marriage certificate he was the son of Samuel, however, there was an Edward Walder baptised on 25 July 1819 in Bolney, the son of James Walder and Ann.

    When the 1851 census was recorded the couple were living at Muttons Corner, Bolney.  Edward was a 30 year old agricultural labourer and Elizabeth was 26.  They were living next to or sharing a property with Elizabeth's parents.  They both gave their places of birth as Bolney.

    In 1861 the couple and 2 children (Mary and Harriet) were living at Homefield, Cowfold.  Edward was then a 42 year old agricultural labourer and Elizabeth was 36.  Once again they both said they were born in Bolney.  Also with the family was 71 year old widower, Thomas Walder who was an agricultural labourer, born in Bolney.

    Edward and Elizabeth had the following children:

    1. Mary Anne Walder was baptised on 14 February 1858 in Bolney.  The baptism register noted her father was a labourer of Nye's Hill  She was 3 years old in 1861.

    2. Harriet Walder was baptised on 3 July 1859 in Bolney.  The baptism register noted her father was a labourer.  She was a year old at the time of the 1861 census.

  6. Matilda Lewry was baptised on 8 April 1827 in Bolney.  She was not with her parents and siblings when the 1841 census was recorded.

  7. Harriet Lewry was born on 20 January 1829 and baptised on 29 March 1829 in Bolney.  She was buried on 19 May 1870 in Bolney.  In 1841 she was 12 years old and in 1851 she was 22 years old and each time she was living with her parents.

    Harriet married Thomas Walder by banns on 5 June 1852 in Bolney.  They were both single.  He was then a poulterer from Nye's Hill in Bolney and she was from Muttons Corner in Bolney.  The witnesses to their marriage were Harriet Lewry and Edward Lewry.

    Thomas was born in 1829 and died on 30 October 1908.  He was the son of Thomas Standen Walder (1789-1862) and Catherine Nicholas (1791-1850).  (Thomas Standen Walder's sister, Sarah Walder married William Mansbridge, uncle of Harriet Lewry.)

    When the 1861 census was recorded the family were living at Nyes Hill in Bolney and Thomas was then a Poulterer.

    Thomas and Harriet had 8 known children:

    1. Arthur Walder was born about 1855 in Bolney.  He was a 6 year old in 1861 and living with his parents.

    2. James Walder was born about 1858 in Bolney.  He was 3 years old in 1861.

    3. Mercy Walder was born about 1859 in Bolney.  She was 2 years old in 1861.  She married Thomas Knight on 20 January 1881 in Brighton.

    4. Edwin Walder was born about 1861 in Bolney and was 2 months old when the 1861 census was recorded.  He married Emma before or about 1884.  They had 6 known children.

    5. Joseph Walder was born about 1864 in Bolney.

    6. Ernest Walder was born about 1866 in Bolney.

    7. John Walder was born on 13 January 1869 in Bolney.  (He was Pam Harris's Great Grandfather.)  He emigrated to Australia in 1890, firstly to Victoria and then on to New South Wales.  He married Marianne Donaldson in 1892 in Sydney.  They had 10 children, including Pam's Grandmother Helen Walder (known as Nellie).

    8. Mary Elizabeth Walder was born about 1870.

       For more details about the Walder Family, please visit Geoff Nutting's Family History web site. 

  8. Joseph Lewry was born about 1837 in Bolney.  He died in 1911.  He was a 4 year old in 1841 living with his parents.  By 1851 he was 14 years old and living with his parents.

    Joseph married Emma Etheridge in the first quarter of 1866.

    Emmae was born about 1845 in Bolney or Henfield, Sussex.  Emma died in about 1936 and was buried with her husband at the Providence Chapel in Bolney.  The property at Muttons Corner was inherited by Joseph and was sold around about the time Emma died.  The family were living at Muttons Corner when the 1881 census was recorded.

    Joseph and Emma had 7 known children:

    1. Edward Lewry was born about 1867 in Bolney.  At the time of the 1881 census he was 14 years old.  When the 1901 census was recorded he was a 34 year old Under Gamekeeper living in Glynde, Sussex along with his 25 year old wife Alice who had been born in Brighton.

    2. James H Lewry was born about 1869 in Bolney.  He was a 12 year old scholar when the 1881 census was recorded.

    3. Henry Lewry

    4. Thomas Warden Lewry was born in the first quarter of 1873 in Bolney.  He was an 8 year old scholar in 1881.  When the 1901 census was recorded he was 28 and the only child living at home with his parents.  He married in the fourth quarter of 1903 in the Steyning registration district.

    5. Mary Elizabeth Lewry was born in the first quarter 1876 in Bolney.  She was 5 in 1881.

    6. Lois Lewry was born in second quarter 1878 in Bolney.  She was 3 in 1881.

    7. William Ralph Lewry was born in in the second quarter of 1883 in Bolney.

    8. Alfred

  9. Did Thomas and Mary also have a son named Thomas born about 1814 in Bolney?  When the 1861 census was recorded there was a 47 year old Thomas Lewry, wife Ann aged 44 and 7 children living in Bolney at what looks like Shonkett Wood.  Thomas was then a dealer in fowls.  Thomas Lewry married Anna Peacock on 17 September 1836 in Bolney.

 

LEWRY          MANSBRIDGE

This page was updated on 21 July 2012