and Eliza ANSCOMBE (1815-?)
married on 1 August 1832 in Bolney, Sussex. They were both then of
Bolney. He was a bachelor and she a spinster. The witnesses to
their marriage were
Mary Lewry and Stephen Mansbridge. (They were not my direct
ancestors. Thomas was the brother of my 3x Great Grandmother,
Mansbridge was baptised on 20 April
1799 in Cowfold, Sussex. He was the son of
Mary Finch (1768-1837). He died aged 74 years and was buried
on 21 December 1873 in Nuthurst, Sussex..
was baptised on 5 February
1815 in Cowfold, Sussex. She was the daughter of Elizabeth Anscombe,
who may have been Elizabeth Holman Anscombe who was
baptised in Cowfold in 1791, the daughter of Sarah Anscomb.
In 1841 the family were
living at Welches, Cowfold, next
Joseph Heasman and
When the 1851 census was recorded the family were
living at Welches Cottage in Cuckfield and Thomas was then an agricultural
The 1861 census records the couple and 3 children (Barbara, Jesse and Eliza)
were living in Maplehurst within the parish of Nuthurst. Thomas was
then a 62 year old agricultural labourer and Eliza was 44. They both
gave their places of birth as Cowfold. Also with the family were 2
lodgers, namely, 33 year old unmarried Thomas Attree who
was a navvy from Cowfold and 38 year old unmarried Henry Mills
At the time of the 1871 census the couple and 2 children (Jesse and Eliza)
were living in Maplehurst. Thomas was a 72 year old agricultural
labourer and Eliza was 55. They both again said they were born in
Cowfold. Also with them was 47 year old unmarried lodger
Thomas Attree who was an agricultural labourer from Cowfold.
(Thomas Attree was baptised on 12 June 1823 in Cowfold and
was the son of William Attree and Mary Constable.)
and Eliza Anscombe had 11
Mansbridge was born on 7 March and baptised on 7 April 1833 in
Henfield. She may have died aged 77 years and her death registered
as Esther Tidy in the first quarter of 1910 in the
Horsham registration district.
Esther married Edmund Tidey on 14 June 1856 in Cowfold.
He was then a bachelor and labourer and she was a spinster. Their
fathers were named as Henry Tidy and Thomas
Mansbridge, who were both labourers. The witnesses to
their marriage were Jephthah Wane and Ellen
Edmund was born on 29 August 1831 and baptised on 18 September 1831 in
Bolney, Sussex. He was the son of Henry Tidy and
Susanna Maria Foot.
Edmund and Esther had the following child:
Tidy was baptised on 14 September 1856 in Cowfold. The
baptism register noted his father was a labourer.
Kezia Mansbridge was born on 6 February
and baptised on 8 March 1835 in Henfield. She married
in 1853. (They have their own page.)
Mansbridge was born on 1 May and baptised on 11 June 1837 in Henfield.
She died in 1916.
was born on 14 July 1839 and died on 3 March 1917.
Walter was born on 14 March and baptised on 18 May
1837 in Lewes and was the son of Jesse Blaber (1796-1856) and
Mary Ann Brown (1806-?).
Walter and Ann had 8 known children.
Mansbridge was born about 1841 in Cowfold.
Ephriam Pratt in 1873.
Mansbridge was baptised on 28 April 1844 in Cowfold. He died
in 1926. The
baptism register noted his father was a labourer. He died in 1926.
When the 1861 census was recorded he was a 17 year old servant (?addman?)
in the home of
at Coltstaple Farm in Horsham.
married Emily Bonniface on 19 June 1865 in Nuthurst. He was
21 years old and she was 18. Their fathers were named as
Thomas Mansbridge and Thomas Bonniface.
Emily was baptised on 2 May 1847 in Nuthurst and was the daughter of
Thomas Boniface (1806-?) and Mary Standing
(1806-1867). She died in 1916.
Henry and Emily had 6 known children:
Mansbridge was born about 1846 in Cowfold and died in 1936.
In 1861 he was a 14 year old servant living at Bottings Farm in Nuthurst
in the home of
Comber and his wife Mary Ann.
married Jane Richardson on 5 March 1870 in Lower Beeding, Sussex.
He was 23 and she was 18. Their fathers were named as
Thomas Mansbridge and William Richardson
Alfred and Jane had 5 known children.
Mansbridge was born about 1849 in Cowfold and died in 1870.
Mansbridge was born about 1850 in Cowfold. She was a 10 year old
scholar in 1861.
Barbara married John
O. Cruttenden in 1873.
When the 1881 census was recorded the
family were living in Tonbridge, Kent where they had rooms on the
Huntley's Estate at Culverden Castle Stables. John was then a
Mansbridge was born about 1858 in Bolney and died in 1932. He
was 3 years old in 1861. In 1871 he was a 13 year old agricultural
Mansbridge was born about 1860 in Cowfold or Nuthurst.
She may have been 8 months old when the 1861 census was recorded.
In 1871 she was a 10 year old scholar.
This page was updated on 19 July