Libbeter and Charlotte Mills married
by banns on 31 January 1827 at the parish
church of St. Mary's in Pulborough, Sussex. They were both then of
Pulborough. The witnesses to their marriage were
(They were not my direct ancestors, but Charlotte was the sister of my 3x
great grandmother, Sarah Mills, who married William Wedge in
William Lidbetter was baptised on 4 September 1803 in Pulborough.
He was the son of John Lidbetter
Maria Wady (1777-1819).
His death was registered in the fourth quarter of 1878 in the Thakeham
registration district as 77 year old William Lidbetter.
(William Lidbetter's nephew,
Charles Lidbetter married William Wedge's niece,
Charlotte Mills was baptised on 2
February 1806 in Pulborough. She was the daughter of
Brooks (1780-1862). Her death was registered in the
second quarter of 1883 in the Thakeham registration district as 80 year old
A removal order was issued on 28 November 1829 by Houghton parish overseers
to return William, Charlotte and their 2 young daughters to Pulborough.
When the 1841 census was recorded the family were living at Barn House in
Pulborough, either next door or in the same property as the family of
Thomas Standen and his wife
Charlotte Willard. William was then an agricultural
labourer. Also with the family on census night were Charles Libeter
and William Wady.
In 1851, the family were living in
Pulborough and William was an agricultural labourer.
In 1861 they were
living in Mare Hill Lane in Pulborough and William was still an agricultural
labourer and Charlotte a charwoman. Also staying with them was their 3
year old grandson, Henry William Lidbetter.
By 1871 the family
were living in Lower Street and William was described as an imbecile who was
an agricultural labourer in receipt of parish relief. Also in 1871
they had a lodger living with them, unmarried 36 year old labourer,
Frederick Greenfield and 4 visitors, namely: Charlotte Prince
a married 35 year old; Hester Botting a married 37 year old; 4 year
old William J. Botting; and 3 year old Jane Prince.
Charlotte was a widow by the time of the 1881 census and she was living with
the family of her daughter Sarah.
William Lidbetter and Charlotte Mills
had 11 known children:
was baptised on 17 June 1827 in
Pulborough. She was 2 years old when the removal order was issued to
Sarah married George Wase by banns
on 20 September 1849 in Pulborough. He was then a 26 year old
bachelor and labourer and she a 22 year old spinster. The witnesses
to their marriage were Charles Lidbetter and Mary Lidbetter.
George was baptised on 11 January 1824 in Pulborough and he was the son of
James Wase and Sarah Boxall.
When the 1881 census was recorded the
couple were living at Pidgeons Gate in Pulborough. Their 6 year old
granddaughter, Louisa Ellen Still, was also staying with them in
1881. They had the following known children:
Mary Wase was baptised on 25 April 1852 in Pulborough.
Ellen Wase was baptised on 12 November 1854 in Pulborough.
George William Wase was baptised on 27 April 1862 in Pulborough.
Emily Wase was baptised on 4 April 1862 in Pulborough. She
was 19 at the time of the 1881 census.
John James Wase was baptised on 23 September 1866 in Pulborough.
In 1881 he was a 14 year old stable helper and he was living at home.
Caroline Lidbetter was born about 1828 in Houghton. She died
aged 74 years and her death was registered in the second quarter of 1903
in the Horsham registration district. She was a
year old when the removal order was issued to her parents. When the
1841 census was recorded she was 12 years old.
Caroline Libbeter married
Frederick Lulham by banns on 18
October 1851 in Pulborough. He was then said to be a 34 year old
bachelor and shepherd from Bury, Sussex. She was a 23 year old
spinster. The witnesses to their marriage were Charlotte Pannell
and William Libbeter.
Frederick was baptised on 31 October 1824 in Botolphs, Sussex and was the
son of John Lulham and
Leah Edwards. They had married
on 11 June 1822 in Botolphs. Frederick's father was a shepherd.
His death may have been registered in the first quarter of 1915 in the
Brighton registration district.
When the 1841 census was recorded he was a 15 year old agricultural
labourer living at home with his parents and siblings at Annington in
At the time of the 1861 census the family were living in Edburton village
and Frederick was a 36 year shepherd who gave his place of birth as
Botolphs, Sussex. In 1871 the family were living in Bramber.
When the 1881 census was recorded the couple were living at Thatched Barn
in Lower Beeding and Frederick was a 55 year old shepherd. In 1901
the couple were lodging in the home of 84 year old James Deadman in
Nuthurst Street, Nuthurst.
Frederick and Caroline had the following children:
Alfred Lulham was born about 1852 in Bury. He was a 9 year
old scholar in 1861. In 1871 he was an 18 year old agricultural
labourer living at home.
James Edward Lulham was baptised on 1 October 1854 in Upper
Beeding, Sussex. He was a 7 year old scholar in 1861. In
1871 he was a 16 year old agricultural labourer/shepherd.
James married Jane Scutt on 15 June 1878 at the parish church in Hove, Sussex.
He was then bachelor and bricklayer, whilst she was a widow. They
were both of full age and resided in Hove. Their father's were
named as Frederick Lulham a shepherd and Richard Burns,
deceased, who had been a postman. The witnesses to their marriage
were James Linton ? and Leah Lulham.
As Jane Burns she had previously married
on 30 April 1871 in Hove. He died aged 33 years in 1877 in the
Steyning registration district. He was born about 1844 in Bignor,
Sussex and was the son of
(1812-1887) and Charlotte Carter
Jane was born in 1851 in Arundel and was the eldest daughter and child
of Richard Burns (c1830-?) and Jane Henshaw (c1830-?).
When the 1851 census was recorded she was 2 months old and living with
her parents in King Street, Arundel. Her father was then a labourer.
When the 1881 census was recorded James and Jane were living at 3
Belgrave Square in Portslade, Sussex, along with their 1 month old son
Frederick E. Lulham and 16 year old servant Sarah J.
Owens. James was then a labourer and gave his place of
birth as Edburton, Sussex. In 1901 the family were living at 8
Middle Street, Portslade and James was a general labourer.
James and Jane had the following children:
Frederick E. Lulham was born in 1881 in Portslade.
John Richard Lulham was born in the third quarter of 1883 in
Fishersgate. He was 19 year old agricultural labourer in 1901.
Caroline Margaret Lulham was born in the second quarter
of 1885 in Portslade. She was a 17 year old domestic servant in
James Alfred Lulham was born
on 2 January 1887 at 3 Albion Terrace, Portslade. His father was
then a gas works labourer and his birth was registered by his mother
on 4 February 1887. When the 1901 census
was recorded he was a 15 year old labourer's boy working in the port.
Catherine Ada Lallyett on 25 January 1908 at the Register
Office in the district of Steyning, Sussex. He was then a
bachelor and general labourer and she was a spinster and domestic
servant. They were both aged 21 years and both of 88 Ellen
Street. Their fathers were named as James Edward Lulham
and Charles Lallyett who were both general labourers. The
witnesses to their marriage were Elizabeth Salter and Joseph
Beatrice Violet Lulham was born in the first quarter
1889 in Portslade. She was 12 years old in 1901.
Eliza Lulham was born about 1856 in Beeding or Edburton.
She was 5 years old when the 1861 census was recorded and in 1871 she
was a 15 year old unemployed domestic servant. Eliza married
William Todman in the fourth quarter of 1878 in the Steyning
registration district. William and Eliza were the parents of:
Eliza Todman married Arthur Shimmield in the fourth
quarter of 1903 in the Horsham registration district. Arthur was
born in the fourth quarter of 1874 in Nuthurst and he was the son of
William Henry Shimmield (1840-1887) and Eliza Williams
(c1837-?) who had married in the first quarter of 1864 in the Brighton
registration district. After William's death, Eliza married
Mark Greenfield in the fourth quarter of 1890 in the Horsham
Their son remembered bringing Frederick senior home from the pub on his
90th birthday in about 1914.
Leah Lulham was born about 1858 in Beeding. She was 3 years
old in 1861.
William Lulham was born about 1867 in Bramber. In 1871 he
was a 4 year old scholar. He was a 14 year old agricultural
labourer in 1881. William married Alice Shimmield.
Amy Lulham was born about 1870 in Bramber. She was a year
old in 1871.
was baptised on 24 July 1831 in
Pulborough. In 1841 he was 9 years old.
was baptised on 5 May 1833 in Pulborough.
He was 7 years old in 1841.
was baptised on 15 February and 22 March
1835 in Pulborough. In 1841 he was 6 years old. He was an
agricultural labourer when the 1851 census was recorded and the eldest of
his siblings living at home.
Mary Jane Libbeter
was baptised on 26 February 1837 in
Pulborough. In 1841 she was 4 years old.
Mary married George Hills by banns
on 10 May 1862 in Pulborough. He was a 30 year old bachelor and
labourer, and she a 27 year old spinster. The witnesses to the
marriage were James Colebrook and Thomas Hills. George
was the son of Thomas Hills.
Libbeter was baptised on 5 May 1839
in Pulborough. When the 1841 census was recorded she was 2 years
old. She was an 11 year old scholar in 1851, and 22 years old at the
time of the 1861 census and the only one of her siblings living in the
Esther married Henry Botting on 21
May 1865 at St. Nicholas in Brighton, Sussex.
was baptised on 25 July 1841 in
Pulborough. She was a 9 year old scholar in 1851.
Charlotte had an illegitimate son:
Henry William Lidbeter was baptised on 18 July 1858 in
Pulborough. He was a 13 year old labourer in 1871 and living with
his maternal grandparents
Charlotte married Thomas Benjamin Prince by banns on10 March 1863
in Pulborough. He was then a 24 year old bachelor and labourer and
she was a 23 year old spinster. The witnesses were William Prince
and Jesse Greenfield. Thomas was the son of James Prince,
was baptised on 22 October 1843 in
Pulborough. She was a 7 year old scholar in 1851.
was baptised on 29 June 1845 in
Susan Lidbetter was baptised on 21 March 1847 in Pulborough.
She was 4 years old in 1851. In 1871 she was an unmarried 24 living
at home with her parents.
Susan married Frederick Greenfield by banns on 16 September 1871 in
Pulborough. He was a 37 year old bachelor and labourer and she a 24
year old spinster. The witnesses to the marriage were Jesse
Greenfield and Ann Balchin.
Frederick was baptised on 4 May 1832 in Pulborough and was the son of
John Greenfield and Sarah Ruff.
The 1881 census records that 47 year old Frederick Wingfield and
his wife Susan were living at 4 Armoury Street in Portsmouth and he
was then a general labourer.
Frederick and Susan had the following children:
Percy Greenfield was baptised on 21 April 1872 in Pulborough.
Edward Greenfield was baptised on 28 December 1874 in Pulborough.
His name was recorded as Edmund Wingfield in the 1881 census and
he was a 7 year old scholar.
Sarah Ann Greenfield was baptised on 5 December 1875 in
Pulborough. She died aged 1 years in Mare Hill and was buried on
21 August 1876 in Pulborough.
Charlotte Greenfield was born in 1880 in Portsmouth. She
was 9 months old in 1881 and her name was recorded as Charlotte
Wingfield in the 1881 census.
1841 census - Barn House, Pulborough, Sussex (HO107/1092, folio 37, page 20)
William Lebeter, 37, Ag Lab, born in Sussex
Charlott Lebeter, 35, born in Sussex
Carroline Lebeter, 12, born in Sussex
William Lebeter, 9, born in Sussex
continued on next page....
Edmond Libeter, 7, born in Sussex
John Libeter, 6, born in Sussex
Mary Libeter, 4, born in Sussex
Ester Libeter, 2, born in Sussex
Charles Libeter, 35, Ag Lab, born in Sussex
William Wady, 17, Ag Lab, born in Sussex
1841 census - Annington, Buttolphs, Sussex (HO107/1098, folio 3, page 1)
John Lulham, 40, Ag Lab, born in Sussex
Leah Lulham, 45, born in Sussex
Jesse Lulham, 15, Ag Lab, born in Sussex
Frederick Lulham, 15, Ag Lab, born in Sussex
Mary Lulham, 13, born in Sussex
Fanny Lulham, 11, born in Sussex
1851 census - King Street, Arundel, Sussex (HO107/1651, folio 589, page 9)
Richard Burns, Head, Mar, 21, Labourer, born Sussex, Arundel
Jane Burns, Wife, Mar, 21, born Sussex, Arundel
Jane Burns, Daur, 2 mo, born Sussex, Arundel
Charles Parker, Lodger, Widr, 72, Pauper Butcher, born Sussex, Arundel
(Richard Burns and Jane Henshaw married on 9 June 1850 in Aurndel.)
1851 census - Wiggonholt, Sussex (Ho107/1651, folio 677, page 3)
John Lulham, Head, Mar, 51, Shepherd, born Sussex, Falmer
Leah Lulham, Wife, Mar, 58, born Sussex, Slinfold
1881 census - 3 Belgrave Square, Portslade, Sussex (RG11/1103, folio 75,
James E. Lulham, Head, Mar, 26, Labourer, born Sussex, Edburton
Jane Lulham, Wife, Mar, 31, born Sussex, Arundel
Frederick E. Lulham, Son, 1 mo, born Sussex, Portslade
Sarah J. Owens, Servant, Unm, 16, Servant Domestic, born Kent, Tunbridge
1901 census - 8 Middle Street, Portslade, Sussex (RG13/943, folio 66, page
James E. Lulham, Head, M, 47, Gen labourer, born Todenton Sands [should this
Jane Lulham, Wife, M, 52, born Arundel
John R. Lulham, Son, S, 19, Gen labourer, born Fishersgate
Caroline M. Lulham, Daur, S, 17, Servant Dom, born Portslade
James A. Lulham, Son, S, 15, Labourer's boy Port, born Portslade
Beatrice P. Lulham, Daur, S, 12, born Portslade
Alfred Moore, Boarder, M, 49, Gas messenger Port, born Rye