and Mary ADFIELD (c1820-?)
Charles Libbeter and Mary Adfield married by banns on 5 October 1844
in Pulborough, Sussex. He was then a 38 year old bachelor and labourer and
she was a 24 year old spinster. Their fathers were named as
John Libbeter and John Adfield who
were both labourers. The witnesses to their marriage were
Francis Libbeter and Mary Anne Libbeter. (They were
not my direct ancestors.)
Charles Lidbetter was baptised on 1 March 1807 in
Pulborough, Sussex. He was the son of
(1777-1819). Charles died aged 53 years and was buried on 30 June
1860 in Pulborough. In 1841 he was said to be a 35 year old
agricultural labourer and he was living with the family of his
brother William at Barn House, Pulborough.
Mary Adfield was born about 1820/1 in Wiggonholt, Sussex.
She was most probably the daughter of
John Adfield and Elizabeth Harwood,
who had married on 15 October 1821 in Wiggonholt.
As Mary Lidbetter, widow, she married George
Hayler, widower, by banns on 24 December 1864 in Pulborough.
George was then a labourer. Their fathers were named as
James Hayler and John Adfield and they were
both labourers. The witnesses to their marriage were
Charles Hayler and Mary Ann Holden.
When the 1851 census was recorded the couple were living in Pulborough
along with their 2 children and Mary's widowed mother, 68 year old
Elizabeth Adfield, who was born in Wiggonholt.
Charles Lidbetter and Mary Adfield
had 8 known children:
John Libbeter was baptised on 22 June 1845 in
Pulborough and buried there as an infant on 17 September 1845.
Charles Lidbetter was baptised on 15 November 1846 in Pulborough.
He was 4 years old when the 1851 census was recorded.
Charles married Jane Brockhurst
in 1866 in Pulborough. (They have their own page.)
Mary Jane Lidbetter was baptised on 21 January 1849
in Pulborough and buried there as an infant on 6 October 1849.
William Lidbetter was baptised on 13 October 1850
in Pulborough. He was 7 months old when the 1851 census was
Harriet Lidbetter was baptised on 17 April 1853 in
James Lidbetter was baptised on 9 September 1855 in
Ellen Lidbetter was baptised on 13 October 1857 in
Pulborough. The baptism register noted that her father was a
labourer from Marehill.
Caroline Lidbetter was baptised on 8 April 1860 in
This page was reviewed on 11 April 2012