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William MANSBRIDGE (1792-1874)

and Sarah WALDER (1799-1878)

 

St. Mary Magdalene circa 1910 - photo taken from http://www.westsussexpast.org.uk/pictures/index.htmlWilliam Mansbridge and Sarah Walder married by banns on 27 May 1817 in the parish church of St. Mary Magdalene in Bolney, Sussex.  At the time they were both of Bolney.  He was a bachelor and she a spinster.  The witnesses were John Edwards and John Taylor.  (His cousin William Mansbridge born 1794, married Sarah Neeve in February 1817, and it is a little difficult to work out which children belonged to which family.)  (William and Sarah were not my direct ancestors.)

William Mansbridge was baptised on 10 June 1792 in Cowfold, Sussex.  He was the son of James Mansbridge (1759-1830) and Mary Finch (1768-1837).  He died aged 82 years in 1874.

Sarah Walder was baptised on 28 May 1799 in Bolney.  She was the daughter of John Walder (1771-1854) and Sarah Standen (1768-1853).  She died aged 79 years and her death was registered in the second quarter of 1878 in the Cuckfield registration district.

When the 1841 census was recorded the family were living in Bee House, Bolney.  They were still at Bee House in 1851 and William was on both occasions an agricultural labourer.  In 1861 the couple and their Grandson, 5 year old James Mansbridge were living at Chatfields in Bolney and William was a farmer of 3 acres.  Next door at that time was their (probable) son, Henry Mansbridge and his family.

 

William Mansbridge and Sarah Walder had 10 children:

  1. James Mansbridge was baptised on 1 March 1818 in Bolney.

  2. Thomas Mansbridge was born on 8 April 1820 in Bolney and baptised on 14 September 1826 at the Ebenezer Chapel in Union Street, Brighton.  He died aged 56 years in the first quarter of 1878 in the Cuckfield registration district.  When the 1841 census was recorded he was probably the 20 year old, agricultural labourer, Thomas Mansbridge, living in the household of William Gander at Chatsgrove Farm (I think that's what it says), in Bolney.  By 1851 he was then 30 year old Thomas Mansbridge who was still an agricultural labourer, living at Welches in Cowfold, along with wife Ann and 2 sons.

    Thomas married Ann Heasman by banns on 16 October 1841 in Bolney.  He was then a bachelor and labourer and she was a spinster from Cowfold.  Their fathers were named as William Mansbridge a labourer and Joseph Heasman a farmer.  The witnesses to the marriage were Charles Heasman and Eliza Gander.

    Ann was born in Cowfold and baptised on 17 September 1820 in Bolney.  She was the daughter of Joseph Heasman (1791-?) and Ann Dowlen (1784-1851).

    Thomas and Ann had 3 known (to me) children:

    1. Joseph Mansbridge was born about 1844 in Cowfold.  When the 1881 census was recorded he was an unmarried 38 year old general labourer lodging in the home of David Clarke in Camdens Cottages in Frant, Sussex.

    2. Thomas William Mansbridge was born about 1847 in Cowfold (first quarter).  He may have died aged 36 years in the third quarter of 1884 in the Sevenoaks registration district.  He married Mary Ann Morley in 1876.  She was born about 1856 in Redhill, Surrey.  When the 1881 census was recorded the couple and 3 children were living in Crouch Lane, Edenbridge, Kent, where Thomas was a labourer.  The couple had 3 known children:

      1. Edith Emma Mansbridge was born about 1876 in Godstone, Surrey (first quarter).  She may have married in the fourth quarter of 1899 in the Sevenoaks district.

      2. Edwin Mansbridge was born about 1879 in Godstone.

      3. Harry Mansbridge was born about 1880 in Edenbridge.  He was 9 months old when the 1881 census was recorded.

    3. Fanny Mansbridge was born on 10 December 1858 in Effingham, Surrey.  She married James Gravett on 6 January 1877 in Bolney.  He was born on 19 November 1856 at 72 Edward Street in Stepney, London, and was the son of Thomas Gravett (1831-?) and Sarah Ann Traveller (c1830-?).  When the 1881 census was recorded the couple together with 3 children were living at 50 Station Street, Broadwater, Sussex, where James was a bottler/manufacturer of mineral water.  By 1901 the family were living in Camberwell and James was a mineral water maker.  They may have had the following children:

      1. Florence Gravett was born in 1877 in Bolney (first quarter).  She was a 4 year old scholar in 1881.  In 1901 she was a 25 year old mineral water worker living in Camberwell.  She married Henry Scutt in the fourth quarter of 1901 in the Camberwell district.  He was born on 11 December 1874 in Shipley, Sussex, and was the son of Charles Willard Scutt (1845-?) and Sarah Elizabeth Newman (1856-1926).  When the 1901 census was recorded he was probably living in Chiswick, Middlesex where he was a 28 year old milkman who gave his place of birth as Itchingfield, Sussex.  Flo and Harry also lived in Steyning and he would feed tame robins by hand.

      2. James Thomas Gravett was born in 1879 in Worthing (first quarter).

      3. Olive Gravett was 10 months old when the 1881 census was recorded.  In 1901 she was living in Camberwell where she was a mineral water worker.

      4. Alfred Henry Gravett was born in 1884 in Worthing (fourth quarter).  In 1901 he was a van guard.

      5. Albert Gravett was born about 1887 in Worthing.

      6. William Gravett was born about 1889 in Worthing.

      7. Sydney W. Gravett was born in 1891 in Worthing.

      8. Jessie Gravett was born about 1892 in Worthing.

      9. Evelyn May Gravett was born on 15 October 1895 at 2 Beyley Place in Peckham, London.  She died in 1970.  Evelyn married Frederick George Willis on 25 September 1918 in Church of All Saints at Strood, Kent.  He was born on 13 May 1875 in Preston, Faversham, Kent, and died in about 1946.  He was the son of Alice Maria Willis (1855-1944).  In 1901 he was a cement works labourer living at 18 Gladstone Road, Folkstone, Kent.

      10. Lily Gravett was born about 1899 in Peckham.

  3. Henry Mansbridge was born on 29 March 1824 in Bolney and baptised on 14 September 1826 at the Ebenezer Chapel in Union Street, Brighton.  He died aged 41 years and was buried on 23 April 1866 in Bolney.  When the 1851 census was recorded he was an unmarried 27 year old agricultural labourer, living in the home of his Uncle John Walder, an 80 year retired and blind farmer at Bee House, Bolney.  (In 1841 John Walder was living next door to the family of William Mansbridge and Sarah Walder.)

    Henry married Mary Gillam on 12 July 1851 in Bolney.  He was then a labourer of Bee Houses and she was a domestic servant of Cowfold.  The witnesses to the marriage were Ann Mansbridge and Thomas Mansbridge.

    Mary was born about 1826 in Bolney and was the daughter of John Gillam.  She may have died aged 48 years in the fourth quarter of 1874 in Horsham registration district.  In 1861 the family were living at Chatfields in Bolney, where Henry was a farmer of 3 acres.

    Henry and Mary had 5 or 6 known children:

    1. William Mansbridge was born about 1853 in Bolney.  He was 8 years old in 1861.  When the 1871 census was recorded he may have been lodging at Scamps(?) Farm, the home of Phillip Tully and family, where he was a 16 year old hoop shaver, or, he may have been lodging at the Eight Bells Inn, the home of Christopher Kenwood and family, where he was a 19 year old labourer.

    2. Elizabeth Mansbridge was born about 1854 in Bolney.  She was 7 years old in 1861.

    3. Mercy or Mary Mansbridge was born about 1856 in Bolney.  She was 5 years old in 1861.

    4. James Mansbridge was born about 1859 in Bolney.  He was 2 years old in 1861.  In 1881 he was an unmarried 22 year old boarding in the home of Russell Streeter at 3 Bishopric in Horsham.  His occupation was then given in the census as "mineral water".

    5. Henry Mansbridge was born about 1860 in Bolney.  He was 6 months old in 1861.  When the 1891 census was recorded he was possibly living at 37 West Hill Street in Brighton, along with wife Eliza aged 29 and 10 month old son Henry J Mansbridge.  Henry was then a railway engine driver.  Also in his household at that time were: 28 year old brother Jesse Mansbridge who was a steam engine maker/fitter; 22 year old cousin Harry Scutt; and 34 year old lodger John Greenyer who had been born in Lancing and was a railway signalman.

    6. Jesse Mansbridge was born about 1863 in Bolney.  I don't know for certain he was a son of Henry and Mary.

  4. William Mansbridge was born on 11 December 1826 at Bees Cottage in Bolney and baptised there on 13 April 1827 and recorded in the Ebenezer Chapel register.  He emigrated to Australia in 1853.  William died on 16 October 1912 in Australia.  When the 1841 census was recorded he may have been the 14 year old living at Wallhurst in Cowfold.  One other member of the household was Edward Dowlen (Edward's brother John, married William's Aunt Elizabeth).

  5. Michael Mansbridge was born about 1830/1 in Bolney.  He died aged 46 years and was buried on 5 July 1876 at St. John sub Castro in Lewes.  The burial register noted he was of the parish of All Saints, Lewes.  In 1841 he was an 11 year old living with his parents and siblings.  He was still with his parents in 1851 and was then an agricultural labourer.

    Michael married Ruth Thorpe in the second quarter of 1855 in the Hailsham registration district.

    Ruth was baptised on 16 November 1834 in Chiddingly, Sussex and was the daughter of William Thorpe (1793-1867) and Mary Holman (c1801-1850).  The baptism register noted her father was a farmer.  In 1851 she was a 16 year old housekeeper and living with her widower father at Broad Oak in Chiddingly.  She died aged 67 years and her death was registered as Ruth Mansbridge in the first quarter of 1901 in the East Preston registration district.

    When the 1871 census was recorded Michael was a Sergeant of Police and living with his wife and children at the Police Station in East Street, Lewes.  Ruth was then a dressmaker.

    In 1881, Ruth was a 46 year old widow and living at 17 East Street, Lewes, within the parish of All Saints.  Also with her was her son Frank and 5 year old boarder Alfred A. Pike from Blackheath, Kent.

    They had at least 4 children:

    1. Mary Mansbridge was born about 1855 in Chiddingly.  She was a 15 year old scholar in 1871.

    2. Ellen Mansbridge was baptised on 8 January 1860 in Chailey, Sussex.  The baptism register noted her father was  Policeman.  She was an 11 year old scholar in 1871.

    3. Robert William Mansbridge was baptised on 26 November 1865 in Ore, Sussex.  The baptism register noted his father was a Sergeant of Police.  In 1871 he was a 5 year old scholar and said to have been born in Hailsham, Sussex.

    4. Francis Henry Mansbridge was baptised on 30 June 1867 in Ore.  The baptism register noted his father was Sergeant of Police.  In 1871 he was a 4 year old scholar and said to have been born in Hailsham.  He was 14 year old Frank Mansbridge in 1881 and his place of birth was given as Ore.

  6. Sarah Mansbridge was born about 1832/3 in Bolney.  In 1841 she was an 8 year old living with her parents and siblings.  In 1851 she was a 19 year old general servant in the home of Thomas Arnold a grocer and draper in Bolney.

    Sarah married Alfred Hodges on 18 June 1865 in Hove, Sussex.

    Alfred was born about 1835 in Chailey, Sussex and was the son of Henry Hodges.  When the 1881 census was recorded the couple were living at Furze Hill Villa in Hove, where Alfred was a gardener and Sarah a housekeeper.

  7. Mary Mansbridge was born about 1834/5 in Bolney.  She married William Scutt in 1854 in Bolney.  (They have their own page.)

  8. Peter Mansbridge was born about 1837 in Bolney.  He was a 4 year old in 1841 living with his parents and siblings.  By 1851 he was a 12 year old carter boy living in the home of Joseph Heasman at Welches in Cowfold.  (Joseph Heasman had married Ann Hughes, nee Dowlen in 1818 and Ann was the sister of John Dowlen who married Peter's Aunt Elizabeth Mansbridge.  Joseph and Ann's daughter, Ann, married Peter's (probable) brother, Thomas, as mentioned above.)

    Peter married Elizabeth Ann Hedges on 3 March 1872 in Horsham.  She was born about 1828 in Deptford, Kent.  In 1881 the couple were living in Bolney along with 2 stepsons, Henry T. Hedges (26), Thomas Hedges (25), who were both hoopmakers, and 6 year old niece Mary Coomber.  Peter was then a general labourer.

  9. Nathan Mansbridge was born about 1840 in Bolney.  He died aged 52 years and his death was registered in the second quarter of 1893 in the Horsham registration district.  In 1841 he was a year old living with his parents.  He was still with his parents in 1851 and he was then a scholar.  He died aged 52 years in 1893.

    He married Ann Pickett on 3 May 1863 in Horsham.  She was born there in about 1844.  When the 1881 census was recorded the family were living at 87 New Street, Horsham and Nathan was then a wholesale grocer's warehouseman.

    The couple had 8 known children:

    1. William Nathan Mansbridge was born about 1864 in Horsham (first quarter).  He married in the second quarter of 1888 in the Horsham district.

    2. Annie Mansbridge was born about 1867 in Horsham.  When the 1881 census was recorded she was a 14 year old general servant living in the home of George Robinson in Howard Road, Dorking, Surrey.  Annie married Edwin Peskett in the second quarter of 1892 in the Horsham registration district.  At the time of the 1901 census the couple were living within the parish of St. John in Lewes, Sussex, where Edwin was a blacksmith.  Edwin's birth was registered in the first quarter of 1867 and he was born in Itchingfield, Sussex, the son of John Peskett (c1830-1889) and Maria Knight (1835-1907).  Edwin and Annie had 3 known children:

      1. Ernest Edwin Peskett was born in the fourth quarter of 1892 in Lewes.

      2. Bessie Annie Peskett was born in the fourth quarter of 1894 in Lewes.

      3. Clarence Alfred Peskett was born in the third quarter of 1901 in Lewes.

    3. Henry Mansbridge's birth was registered in the first quarter of 1868 in Horsham.

    4. Henrietta Mary Mansbridge was baptised on 11 February 1872 in Horsham.  She married in the third quarter of 1894 in the Horsham district.

    5. Robert Mansbridge was born about 1874 in Horsham.  He married in the third quarter of 1895 in the Horsham district.

    6. Sarah Elizabeth Mansbridge's birth was registered in the first quarter of 1876 in Horsham.

    7. James Mansbridge was born about 1880 in Horsham.

    8. Frederick M. Mansbridge was born about 1881 in Horsham.

  10. Elizabeth Mansbridge was born about 1843 in Bolney.  She married William Coomber in 1864.  (They have their own page.)

 

Many thanks to the following for additions and corrections to this page:

 Andrew          Helen Bradley          David Dell          Brian Mansbridge

Drummond Mansbridge          Jimmy Scutt          David and Cherril Stratton-Thomsett

MANSBRIDGE          WALDER

This page was updated on 20 July 2012