Ancestors of Mandy Willard
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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
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:
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
John and Leah had the following children:
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
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:
John Lulham was born about 1853 in Storrington.
He was an 8 year old scholar in 1861.
Mary A. Lulham was born about
1855 in Washington, Sussex. She was a 6 year old scholar
Mark Lulham was born about 1857 in Washington.
In 1861 he was a 4 year old scholar.
Emily Lulham was born about 1858 in Washington.
She was 3 years old when the 1861 census was recorded.
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.
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
Lidbetter (1803-1878) and
Mary Lulham was born about 1828. She was 13
years old in 1841.
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.
Jesse Lulham was baptised on 20 December 1801 in Botolphs.
Jesse married Christiana Sayers on 6 March 1825 in
Christiana was baptised on 2 Janaury 1803 in Edburton and was the daughter
of William Sayers and Elizabeth Watsford,
Jesse and Christina had the following children:
Elizabeth Lulham was baptised on 3 August 1828 at
St. Nicholas in Brighton.
Harriet Lulham was baptised on 12 October 1834 in
Elizabeth Lulham was baptised on 21 April 1833 at
St. Nicholas in Brighton.
Christiana Lulham was baptised on 3 December 1837
at St. Nicholas in Brighton.
William Lulham was baptised on 18 December 1803 in
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.
Henry Lulham was baptised on 22 January 1809 in
Stephen Lulham was baptised on 20 January 1811 in
Botolphs. He died aged 21 years and was buried on 9 October 1832
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.
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.
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
Merritt (1769-?) and
(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:
Samuel Merritt was born about 1838 in Beeding. He was 13
years old in 1851.
Charlotte Merrit was baptised on 8 September 1839 in Upper
Beeding. She was 11 years old in 1851.
Mary Merritt was baptised on 19 December 1841 in Upper Beeding.
In 1851 she was 9 years old.
Harriet Merrett was baptised on 31 March 1844 in Upper Beeding.
She was 7 yeas old in 1851.
Eliza Merrett was baptised on 14 February 1847 at St. Nicholas in
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.
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
Benjamin Merritt was born about 1854 in Washington.
He was 7 years old in 1861. In 1871 he was a 17 year old
Fanny Merritt was born about 1857 in Washington.
In 1861 she was 4 years old.
Emily Merritt was born about 1860 in Washington.
At the time of the 1861 census she was 1 year old.
Benjamin Lulham was baptised on 11 September 1814 in
Botolphs. He was a twin.
James Lulham was baptised on 6 April 1817 in Botolphs.
He died aged 5 years and was buried on 17 April 1822 in Botolphs.
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.
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:
This page was reviewed on 11 April 2012