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John LULHAM (1778-?)

and Charlotte WATERS (c1782-1824)

 

John Lulham and Charlotte Waters married by banns on 18 October 1798 in Rottingdean, Sussex.  They were both then of Rottingdean.  (They were not my direct ancestors.)

John Lulham's was baptised on 6 December 1778 in Falmer, Sussex.  He was the son of John Lulham and Elizabeth Harris.

Charlotte's date and place of birth/baptism are unknown, to me.  She died in Brighton aged 42 years and was buried on 24 June 1824 in Botolphs.  Might she have been baptised on 21 March 1781 at All Saints in Hastings, Sussex, the daughter of John Waters and Mary, or was she baptised on 21 February 1783 in Hellingly, Sussex, the daughter of John Waters and Susanna?

 

John Lulham and Charlotte had 12 known children:

  1. John Lulham was born on 22 September 1799 and baptised on 15 December 1799 in Falmer.

    John married Leah Edwards by banns on 11 June 1822 in Botolphs.  He was then a bachelor and she a spinster and they were both of Botolphs.

    When the 1841 census was recorded the family were living at Annington within the parish of Botolphs.  John was then an agricultural labourer.

    John and Leah had the following children:

    1. Jesse Lulham was baptised on 8 December 1822 in Botolphs, at which time his father was a shepherd.  The 1841 census records that he was a 15 year old agricultural labourer living at home with his parents.

      As Jesse Lullam he married Caroline Puttock in the second quarter of 1852 in the Thakeham registration district.  Jesse may have previously married Mary Wakeham on 6 December 1845 in Amberley, Sussex.

      Caroline Puddick was baptised on 19 April 1829 in Storrington, Sussex, and was the daughter of John Puttick and Anne Puddick, who had married on 24 June 1825 in Storrington.

      When the 1861 census was recorded the couple and 4 children were living at North End in Findon, Sussex.  Jesse was then a shepherd.  Also with them on census night was 19 year old boarder and farm carter, Reuben Standing.

      Jesse and Caroline had the following children:

      1. John Lulham was born about 1853 in Storrington.  He was an 8 year old scholar in 1861.

      2. Mary A. Lulham was born about 1855 in Washington, Sussex.  She was a 6 year old scholar in 1861.

      3. Mark Lulham was born about 1857 in Washington.  In 1861 he was a 4 year old scholar.

      4. Emily Lulham was born about 1858 in Washington.  She was 3 years old when the 1861 census was recorded.

    2. Frederick Lulham was baptised on 31 October 1824 in Botolphs, at which time his father was a labourer.  The 1841 census also records that he was a 15 year old agricultural labourer living at home.

      Frederick married Caroline Libbeter 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.

      Caroline was born about 1828 in Houghton, Sussex and was the daughter of William Lidbetter (1803-1878) and Charlotte Mills (1806-1883).

    3. Mary Lulham was born about 1828.  She was 13 years old in 1841.

    4. Fanny Lulham was baptised on 11 July 1830 in Botolphs, at which time her father was a shepherd.  She was 11 years old at the time of the 1841 census.  She may have married George Puttock in the second quarter of 1852 in the Thakeham registration district.

  2. Jesse Lulham was baptised on 20 December 1801 in Botolphs.

    Jesse married Christiana Sayers on 6 March 1825 in Preston, Sussex.

    Christiana was baptised on 2 Janaury 1803 in Edburton and was the daughter of William Sayers and Elizabeth Watsford, nee Shoulder.

    Jesse and Christina had the following children:

    1. Elizabeth Lulham was baptised on 3 August 1828 at St. Nicholas in Brighton.

    2. Harriet Lulham was baptised on 12 October 1834 in Botolphs.

    3. Elizabeth Lulham was baptised on 21 April 1833 at St. Nicholas in Brighton.

    4. Christiana Lulham was baptised on 3 December 1837 at St. Nicholas in Brighton.

  3. William Lulham was baptised on 18 December 1803 in Botolphs.

  4. Mary Ann Lulham was baptised on 14 September 1806 in Botolphs.  She may have married Thomas Packham by banns on 19 January 1829 in Clayton, Sussex.

  5. Henry Lulham was baptised on 22 January 1809 in Botolphs.

  6. Stephen Lulham was baptised on 20 January 1811 in Botolphs.  He died aged 21 years and was buried on 9 October 1832 in Botolphs.

  7. Philadelphia Lulham was baptised on 8 March 1813 in Botolphs, at which time her father was a labourer.  She died aged 1 day and was buried on 10 March 1813 in Botolphs.

  8. Samuel and Harriet Merritt (nee Lulham)Harriot Lulham was baptised on 11 September 1814 in Botophs.  She was a twin.  At the time of her baptism her father was a labourer.  She died aged 83 years and her death was registered in the fourth quarter of 1898 in the Steyning registration district.

    Harriet married Samuel Merret by banns on 23 November 1834 in Botolphs, Sussex.  He was then a bachelor of Steyning and she was a spinster of Botolphs.

    Samuel was born about 1809 in Washington, Sussex and was the son of Thomas Merritt (1769-?) and Mary Leliott (1772-?).  He died aged 83 years and his death was registered in the second quarter of 1891 in the Steyning registration district.

    Grateful thanks to Neil Shimmield for passing on the photograph on the right of Samuel and Harriet.

    When the 1851 census was recorded the family were living in Washington and Samuel was a 42 year old blacksmith's labourer.  Harriet was then 36 years old and gave her place of birth as Botolphs.  In 1861 the family were living at School House in Washington and Samuel was a 52 year old blacksmith.  By 1871 the couple and their sons George and Benjamin were living in Henfield.  In 1881 the couple and their son Alfred were living in the High Street, Henfield.  The 1891 census records that 82 year old Samuel and 76 year old Harriett were living in London Road, Henfield along with their son Alfred.

    Samuel and Harriet had the following children:

    1. Samuel Merritt was born about 1838 in Beeding.  He was 13 years old in 1851.

    2. Charlotte Merrit was baptised on 8 September 1839 in Upper Beeding.  She was 11 years old in 1851.

    3. Mary Merritt was baptised on 19 December 1841 in Upper Beeding.  In 1851 she was 9 years old.

    4. Harriet Merrett was baptised on 31 March 1844 in Upper Beeding.  She was 7 yeas old in 1851.

    5. Eliza Merrett was baptised on 14 February 1847 at St. Nicholas in Brighton.

    6. George Merrett was born about 1849 in Washington.  At the time of the 1851 census he was 2 years old.  In 1861 he was 12 years old and the eldest of his siblings living at home.  In 1871 he was an unmarried 22 year old seaman living at home with his parents. 

    7. Alfred Merritt was born about 1853 in Washington.  He was 8 years old in 1861.  In 1881 he was an umarried 29 year old agricultural labourer living at home.  He was still living with his parents in 1891 and he was then an unmarried 39 year old agricultural laboruer.

    8. Benjamin Merritt was born about 1854 in Washington.  He was 7 years old in 1861.  In 1871 he was a 17 year old agricultural labourer.

    9. Fanny Merritt was born about 1857 in Washington.  In 1861 she was 4 years old.

    10. Emily Merritt was born about 1860 in Washington.  At the time of the 1861 census she was 1 year old.

  9. Benjamin Lulham was baptised on 11 September 1814 in Botolphs.  He was a twin.

  10. James Lulham was baptised on 6 April 1817 in Botolphs.  He died aged 5 years and was buried on 17 April 1822 in Botolphs.

  11. Jabez Lulham was baptised on 18 November 1818 in Botolphs.  He was a twin.  He died aged 10 months and was buried on 21 September 1819 in Botolphs.

  12. George Lulham was baptised on 18 November 1818 in Botolphs.  He was a twin.  The 1841 census records that he was a 25 year old painter living alone in Devonshire Place in Brighton.

 


John Lulham was transported for life to Australia.  His brother James Lulham was hanged for sheep stealing at Horsham.  An account of what happened to the brothers can be read in, "James Lulham of Telscombe.  The Last Man to be Hanged for Sheep Stealing?" by Audrey Farley.  To buy a copy of the book please visit the following website:  Shadow Publications

 

LULHAM          WATERS

This page was reviewed on 11 April 2012