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Stephen MANSBRIDGE (1802-1885)

and Ann BAKER (c1805-?)

 

Stephen Mansbridge and Ann Baker married on 5 April 1824 in Nuthurst, Sussex.  He was then of Cowfold and she of Nuthurst.  (They were not my direct ancestors.  Stephen was the brother of my 3x Great Grandmother, Elizabeth Mansbridge.)

Stephen Mansbridge was baptised on 20 June 1802 in Bolney, Sussex.  He was most probably the son of James Mansbridge (1759-1830) and Mary Finch (1768-1837), although in the baptism register his parents were named as James and Sarah, but I think his mother's name was wrongly recorded.  He died aged 83 years and his death was registered in the fourth quarter of 1885 in the Steyning registration district.

Ann Baker was born about 1805 in Woodbridge, Kent.

In 1841 Ann and 6 children were living at Muttons Corner House in Bolney, next door to Stephen's sister Mary Lewry, nee Mansbridge.  When the 1851 census was recorded the family were living at Burts Cottage in Cuckfield.  In 1871 the couple were living in Cuckfield along with their son George.  By 1881 the couple were living alone at Barts Cottage according to the on-line census and Stephen was a farm labourer.

 

Stephen Mansbridge and Ann Baker had 15 known children:

  1. Ann Mansbridge was baptised on 6 March 1825 in Nuthurst, Sussex.  The baptism register noted her father was a labourer.  When the 1841 census was recorded she was probably the 15 year old servant in the home of Richard Cragg at Brooklands in Bolney.

    Ann married John Matthews on 8 December 1844 in Cuckfield.

    John was baptised on 8 December 1822 in Shermanbury, Sussex and was the son of William Matthews and Abigail Sayers.  When the 1851 census was recorded the family were living in, what looks like, Candlers Cottages in Henfield.  John's name was then wrongly recorded as James.  Also with the family on census night was 61 year old widower, John Parsons.

    John and Ann had 12 known children:

    1. William Matthews was baptised on 20 May 1845 in Slaugham.  He was 5 years old in 1851.

    2. Ann Matthews was baptised on 18 April 1847 in Shermanbury, at which time her father was a labourer.  She was 3 years old when the 1851 census was recorded.

    3. Harriet Matthews was born in Henfield and baptised on 3 March 1849 in Shermanbury, at which time her father was a labourer.  When the 1851 census was recorded she was a year old.

    4. David Matthews was born in Henfield and baptised on 2 February 1851 in Shermanbury, at which time his father was a labourer.  He died on 14 March 1915 in Brighton.  He was 2 months old when the 1851 census was recorded.

      David married Harriott Barrow on 14 October 1877 in Brighton.  Harriet was born on 22 April 1849 in Hurstpierpoint and was the daughter of George Barrow and Caroline Booth.

    5. Jessie Matthews was baptised on 9 January 1853 in Shermanbury, at which time her father was a labourer.

    6. Frank Matthews was baptised on 3 December 1854 in Shermanbury, at which time his father was a labourer.

    7. Alice Matthews was baptised on 2 December 1855 in Shermanbury, at which time her father was a labourer.

    8. Esther Matthews was baptised on 2 November 1856 in Shermanbury, at which time her father was a labourer.

    9. Fred Matthews was baptised on 2 January 1859 in Shermanbury, at which time his father was a labourer.

    10. George Matthews was baptisedon 2 December 1860 in Shermanbury, at which time his father was a labourer.

    11. Andrew Matthews was baptised on 5 October 1862 in Shermanbury, at which time his father was a labourer.

    12. Edwin Matthews was baptised on 4 September 1864 in Shermanbury, at which time his father was a labourer.

  2. Stephen Mansbridge was baptised on 17 June 1827 in Cowfold.

  3. Matthew Mansbridge was baptised on 2 September 1829 in Cowfold.  He was a 10 year old living with his mother and siblings in 1841.

    Matthew married Sarah Ann Backshall on 17 October 1857 in Cuckfield.  They were both then of Staplefield.

    Sarah Ann was born about 1837 in Ardingly.

    At the time the 1871 census was recorded the family were living at 3 White House Cottages in Cuckfield.  When the 1881 census was recorded the family were living at High Park Corner in Westmeston, Sussex and  Matthew was then an agricultural labourer.  By 1891 the family were living in Nuthurst, Sussex.  In 1901 the couple were living alone at 5 Thorp(?) Cottate in Nuthurst.

    Matthew and Sarah Ann had at least 8 children:

    1. William Mansbridge was born about 1859 in Bolney.  He was a 12 year old scholar in 1871.  In 1881 he was single and living in the parental home and was like his father an agricultural labourer.

    2. Joseph Mansbridge was born about 1860 in Woodmancote.  He was a 10 year old scholar in 1871.  When the 1881 census was recorded he was lodging in the home of Stephen Harbour and family at High Park Corner in Westmeston, and he was then an agricultural labourer.  The 1891 census records that a 31 year old George Mansbridge, son, was living with Mark and Sarah Ann.  Could Joseph and George be one and the same?

    3. Fanny Mansbridge was baptised on 1 February 1863 in Cuckfield.  She may have died young as she was not living with her parents in 1871.

    4. Esther Mansbridge was born about 1870 in Cuckfield.  In 1871 she was a year old.  She was an 11 year old scholar when the 1881 census was recorded.

    5. Alice Mansbridge was born about 1872 in Cuckfield.  In 1881 she was a 9 year old scholar.

    6. Rhoda Mansbridge was born about 1874 in Woodmancote.  She was a 7 year old scholar in 1881.

    7. Alfred Mansbridge was born about 1876 in Woodmancote.  He was a 5 year old scholar in 1881.  In 1891 he was 15 years old and living at home.

    8. John Mansbridge was born about 1880 in Westmeston.  He was a year old when the 1881 census was recorded.  In 1891 he was 11 years old and living at home.

  4. Mark Mansbridge was baptised on 2 September 1829 in Cowfold.  He was a 10 year old living with his mother and siblings in 1841.

    Mark married Jane Woolven by banns on 30 April 1853 in Cowfold.  He was a bachelor and labourer and she a spinster and minor.  Their fathers were named as Stephen Mansbridge a butcher and Richard Woolvin a labourer.  The witnesses to their marriage were Richard Woolvin and Henry Hill.

    Jane was baptised on 23 August 1835 in Cowfold and was the daughter of Richard Woolven (c1809-?) and Jane Thorns (1811-?).  She died before the recording of the 1891 census and possibly in 1883 in the Brighton district.

    When the 1861 census was recorded the family were living at Little Capons in Cowfold and Mark was an agricultural labourer.  In 1871 the family were living in Cowfold at Goatfields Ricks(?).  By 1881 they were living at Picts in Cowfold and Mark was a farm labourer.  In 1891 Mark was a widower living at Picts Cottages in Cowfold, along with 3 children and a grandson - their next door neighbours at that time were the family of Henry Richardson.  Mark was a retired agricultural labourer by the time of the 1901 census and living at Hothlands(?) in Cowfold along with 2 children and nephew (who was really his grandson).

    Mark and Jane had 11 known children:

    1. Ann Mansbridge was born about 1854 in Cuckfield.  She was 7 years old when the 1861 census was recorded.  In 1871 she was 17 years old and living with her parents.

    2. Stephen Mansbridge was born about 1856 in Cowfold.  He was 5 years old in 1861.  In 1871 he was a 15 year old labourer.

    3. Jane Mansbridge was baptised on 18 July 1858 in Cowfold.  She was 2 years old at the time of the 1861 census.  She was not living with her parents when the 1871 census was recorded.

      Jane married John Whiting on 23 October 1875 in Cowfold.

      John was born about 1855 in Lower Beeding.

    4. Charles Mansbridge was baptised on 28 October 1860 in Cowfold.  He was 6 months old when the 1861 census was recorded.  In 1871 he was a 10 year old scholar.  At the time of the 1881 census he was 20 years old and the eldest child in the parental home and he was like his father a farm labourer.

    5. William Mansbridge was baptised on 3 May 1863 in Cowfold.  In 1871 he was an 8 year old scholar.  He was an 18 year old farm labourer in 1881.

    6. Frederick Mansbridge was baptised on 3 September 1865 in Cowfold.  He was 5 years old when the 1871 census was recorded.  In 1881 he was a 16 year old farm labourer.

    7. Mark Mansbridge was baptised on 26 January 1868 in Cowfold.  In 1871 he was 2 years old.  He was a 13 year old carter boy in 1881.

    8. Ellen Mansbridge was baptised on 21 August 1870 in Cowfold.  She was a 10 year old scholar in 1881.

    9. Mary Kate Mansbridge was baptised on 30 March 1873 in Cowfold.  She was not in the parental home in 1881.  She had an illegitimate son:

      1. Percy Mansbridge was born in the first quarter of 1890.  He was a year old when the 1891 census was recorded and living with his mother and grandfather.  In 1901, 11 year old Percy was living with his grandfather, Mark, although he was said to be a nephew, rather than a grandson.

      Her name was recorded as Mary Ann in the 1891 census and she was then an 18 year old housekeeper in her father's home. Did Mary then marry Thomas Stoner in the second quarter of 1892 in the Cuckfield district?

    10. Henry Mansbridge was born about 1876 in Cowfold.  He was 5 years old when the 1881 census was recorded.  In 1891 Harry was a 16 year old farm carter by horse, living at home.  He was an unmarried 25 year old when the 1901 census was recorded and living at home with his father and younger sister.

    11. Emma Mansbridge was born about 1879 in Cowfold.  She was 3 years old in 1881 and in 1891 she was a 13 year old scholar.  She was 23 in 1901.

  5. Nathan Mansbridge may have been born about 1829 in Cowfold.  In 1851 he was a 22 year old unmarried agricultural labourer living with his parents.

  6. Elizabeth Mansbridge was born on 7 September and baptised on 21 September1832 in Bolney.  She was a 9 year old in 1841 living with her mother and siblings.

  7. Michael Mansbridge was born about 1834/5 in Bolney.  In 1841 he was a 7 year old living with his mother and in 1851 he was a 16 year old Agricultural labour living with both parents.

    Michael married Martha Ellis on 1 November 1862 in Lindfield, Sussex.

    Martha was born about 1837 in Lindfield and was the daughter of Martin Ellis (c1812-?).

    In the 1881 the couple and 2 children were living at No. 1 Wallace Cottage, West Common in Lindfield, and Michael was then a coachman.  By 1891 the family were living at Galleon Lodge(?) in Lindfield.  The couple were living alone at 2 Alma Cottage in Lindfield when the 1901 census was recorded.

    The couple had 3 known children:

    1. Frank Mansbridge was baptised on 28 June 1863 in Slaugham, Sussex.  I have not been able to identify him in the 1881 census index.

    2. Thomas E Mansbridge was born about 1870 in Lindfield.  He was an 11 year old scholar in 1881.

    3. Louisa Mansbridge was born about 1874 in Brighton, Sussex (first quarter).  She was a 7 year old scholar in 1881.  In 1891 she was a 17 year old nursemaid living with her parents.  She may have married in the second quarter of 1896 in the Horsham district.

  8. William Mansbridge was baptised on 6 November 1836 in Cowfold.  He was a 5 year old in 1841 living with his mother, and in 1851 a 14 year old living with both parents.

  9. Eliza Mansbridge was born about 1839/40 in Bolney.  She was 2 years old in 1841 living with her mother.  She was a 10 year old scholar by 1851 and living with both parents.

  10. Mary Mansbridge was born on 28 March and baptised on 3 May 1840 in Bolney.  She was not living with her mother in 1841 and had probably died as an infant.

  11. George Mansbridge was born about 1843 in Bolney.  He was an 8 year old scholar in 1851.  In 1871 he was a 28 year old living with his parents.

    George married Clara Elizabeth Adams, widow on 4 June 1876 at Penge.  They were both then of 23 Evelina Road in Penge, Croydon.

    Clara was born about 1858 in Kenilworth, Warwickshire.

    When when the 1881 census was recorded he was a 33 year old labourer/excavator living at 23 Evelina Road in Penge, Surrey, along with 3 young children.  George's place of birth was then recorded as Balney, Sussex.

  12. Mary Mansbridge was baptised on 3 November 1844 in Cuckfield.  She was a 5 year old scholar in 1851.

  13. Joseph Mansbridge was born about 1846 in Cuckfield.  He was a 5 year old scholar in 1851.  When the 1881 census was recorded he may have been a prisoner in Lewes prison, where he was said to be a married 36 year old butcher who had been born in Cuckfield.  He may have married in the second quarter of 1868 in the Brighton registration district.  Joseph may have had the following children:

    1. Joseph Mansbridge was born about 1870 in Cuckfield.  He was an 11 year old scholar when the 1881 census was recorded and living in the Cuckfield Union Workhouse along with his 3 younger brothers.

    2. Stephen Mansbridge was born about 1872 in Liverpool, Lancashire.  He was a 9 year old scholar in 1881.

    3. Jesse Mansbridge was born about 1874 in Liverpool.  He was  7 year old scholar in 1881.

    4. Philip Mansbridge was born about 1876 in London.  He was a 5 year old scholar in 1881.

    By 1901 it would seem Joseph had remarried and settled in Brighton where he was a 56 year old butcher.  He may have married Eliza before or about 1883.  She was born about 1858 in Burwash, Sussex.  Joseph and Eliza had the following children:

    1. Flora Constance Mansbridge was born in 1883 in Kilburn, London (third quarter).  She married in 1902.

    2. Jessie Mansbridge was born about 1887 in Kilburn.

    3. Albert Mansbridge was born about 1889 in Kilburn.

    4. Frederick Mansbridge was born about 1890 in Kilburn.

    5. Ernest Mansbridge was born about 1892 in Brighton.

    6. Edith Mansbridge was born about 1897 in Brighton.

  14. Alfred Mansbridge was born about 1848 in Cuckfield.  He was 3 years old in 1851.  He married Mary.

    When the 1881 census was recorded the family were living at 79 Winstanley Road in Battersea and Alfred was then a 34 year old grocer and baker employing 1 man, who was likely to be 19 year old James Fox, a baker living as a servant in the Mansbridge household.  Also with the family was 16 year old domestic servant Elizabeth Dean.  Alfred and Mary may have had the following children, although in the 1881 census their relationship was given as other, rather than sons and daughter:

    1. Alfred Ernest Mansbridge was born in the fourth quarter of 1875 in Battersea.  He was a 5 year old scholar in 1881.  He may have married Rose Chewter in the third quarter of 1900.  In 1901 he was a brass founder's clerk living in Battersea

    2. Eva M. Mansbridge was born about 1879 in Battersea.  She was 2 years old in 1881.

    3. Percy Mansbridge was born in 1880 in Battersea.  He was 8 months old when the 1881 census was recorded.

  15. Emma Mansbridge was born about 1850 in Cuckfield.  She was 1 year old in 1851.

    Emma married John Burgess in the second quarter of 1874.

    When the 1881 census was recorded the couple were living in East Hill, Portslade, Sussex and John was then a blacksmith employing 2 men.

    The couple had 1 known son:

    1. Hugh Raymond Burgess was born in 1875 in Portslade (second quarter).  He was a 6 year old scholar living with his parents when the 1881 census was recorded.  The 1901 census recorded that he like his father was a blacksmith and he was then living in Portslade-by-Sea.

 

Many thanks to the following for additions to this page.

Linda Bell          David Dell          Keith Mansbridge

BAKER          MANSBRIDGE

This page was updated on 20 July 2012