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William MANSBRIDGE (1794-1866)

and Sarah NEEVE (1799-1856)

 

William Mansbridge and Sarah Neeve married by banns on 25 February 1817 in Shermanbury, Sussex.  He was a bachelor and she a spinster and they were both of Shermanbury.  William made his mark and Sarah signed her named.  The witnesses the their marriage were Thomas Cooper and Mary Haybittle.  (William's cousin William Mansbridge born in 1792, married Sarah Walder in May 1817, and it is a little difficult to work out which children belonged to which family.)  (They were not my direct ancestors.)

William Mansbridge was baptised on 13 May 1794 in West Grinstead, Sussex.  He was the son of John Mansbridge (1763-1836) and Sarah White (c1768-1825).  He died aged 73 years and his death was registered in the fourth quarter of 1866 in the Horsham district.  He was buried on 27 December 1866 in Lower Beeding.  The burial register noted that he was 72 years old and had died in the Horsham Union House.

Sarah Neeve was baptised on 10 November 1799 in Shermanbury, Sussex.  She was the daughter of John Neeve (c1746-1834) and Elizabeth Aylard (c1760-1817).  She died aged 57 years in Shermanbury and was buried on 22 August 1856 in West Grinstead.

When the 1841 census was recorded the family were living in Corner House in Shermanbury.  In 1851 the family were living at Barrack House in Shermanbury, and William was then an agricultural labourer.

 

William Mansbridge and Sarah Neeve had 10 known children:

  1. John Mansbridge was baptised on 13 July 1817 in Shermanbury.  He died aged 84 years in 1901.

    John married Hannah Smith in 1848.

    Hannah was born about 1818 in Eynsham, Oxfordshire.

    In the 1881 the couple and their 26 year old son Jeremiah R. Mansbridge and servant 19 year old Eliza Thomas, were living in Plumpton, Sussex, where John was an innkeeper.

  2. William Mansbridge was baptised on 24 January 1819 in Shermanbury.

  3. Thomas Mansbridge was baptised on 16 October 1831 in Shermanbury.  He married Jane Waller in 1855.  (They have their own page.)

  4. Mary Mansbridge was baptised on 16 February 1834 in Shermanbury.

    Mary married George Attree on 30 September 1854 in Lower Beeding, Sussex.  He was a bachelor and labourer and she was a 20 year old spinster and labourer from Shermanbury.  Their fathers were named as Henry Attree and William Mansbridge who were both labourers.  The witnesses to their marriage were Thomas Mansbridge and Jane Waller.

    George was baptised on 6 November 1825 in Cowfold and was the son of Henry Attree and Mary Penfold.

    George and Mary had 8 known children:

    1. William Attree was born in Lower Beeding, according to the 1861 census, but in Horsham, according to the 1881 census.  He was baptised on 14 January 1855 in Lower Beeding.  At the time of the 1861 census he was 6 years old.  When the 1881 census was recorded he and wife Sarah E., both aged 26 years, were living at Hanlye Cottage in Cuckfield and William was then a milkman.

    2. George Attree was baptised on 24 May 1857 in Lower Beeding.  He was a 3 year old when the 1861 census was recorded.  So far I have not been able to identify him in the 1881 census index.

    3. Elizabeth Attree was baptised on 6 May 1860 in Cowfold.  She was a year old in 1861.  In 1881 she was a 21 year old unmarried cook living in the home of Joseph Newton, a clergyman, and his wife Emma at 15 Chesham Place in Brighton.

    4. Charlotte Attree was baptised on 29 March 1863 in Cowfold.

    5. Mary Attree was baptised on 11 March 1866 in Lower Beeding.

    6. Ellen Attree was baptised on 3 January 1869 in Cuckfield.  She was a 12 year old scholar in 1881.

    7. Margaret Attree was baptised on 1 October 1871 in Cuckfield.  She was a 9 year old scholar in 1881.

    8. Henry Attree was born about 1877 in Cuckfield.

    At the time of the 1861 census the family were living at Crab Tree in Cowfold and George was a carter and Mary a needlewoman.  When the 1881 census was recorded the family were living at Granily in Cuckfield and George was then an agricultural labourer.  Also living with the family at that time were 2 lodgers:  Allen Attree a 46 year old unmarried agricultural labourer and Abraham Hilman an 18 year old gardener.

    Another Mary Mansbridge was also born in 1834/5 and married in 1854.  She was the daughter of William Mansbridge (1792-1874) and Sarah Walder (1799-1878), and married William Scutt.

  5. James Mansbridge was baptised on 17 January 1836 in Shermanbury and probably died as an infant, unless he was baptised for a second time in 1837.

  6. James Mansbridge was baptised on 3 October 1837 in Shermanbury.  At the time of the 1851 census he was a 15 year old agricultural labourer.

    James married Rebecca Roberts on 26 May 1855 in Cowfold.  He was a bachelor, minor and labourer and she was a spinster and minor.  Their fathers were named as William Mansbridge and Thomas Roberts who were both labourers.  The witnesses to their marriage were Allen Tirrell and Henry Hill.

    Rebecca was baptised on 8 May 1836 in Cowfold, the daughter of Thomas Roberts and Sarah Kinsett.  She died aged aged 29 years and was buried on 30 December 1864 in Cowfold.

    At the time of the 1861 census, the couple and their daughter Jane, were living in Southwater Street, Horsham.  James was a 25 year old agricultural labourer and Rebecca was 24.  Also with them on census night were 2 lodgers, 21 year old Frederick Smith and 18 year old Joseph Gearon who were both railway navvies.

    When the 1901 census was recorded, James was a 66 year old widower and general agricultural labourer, and he was living with his daughter Jane in West Grinstead Road, Cowfold.

    James and Rebecca had the following known daughters:

    1. Jane Mansbridge was baptised on 22 July 1855 in Cowfold.  In 1861 she was a 5 year old scholar.  She married William Hoadley.

    2. Elizabetha Meansbridge was baptised on 1 Januaru 1865 in Cowfold.

  7. Elizabeth Mansbridge was born about 1838 and baptised on 24 November 1844 in Shermanbury.  (An Elizabeth Mansbridge of Shermanbury died aged 2 years and was buried in August 1840 in West Grinstead.)

  8. Henry Mansbridge was baptised on 10 May 1840 in Shermanbury.  In 1851 he was a 10 year old scholar.

    Henry married Caroline Wicks in 1867.

    Caroline was born about 1839 in Southover, Sussex.

  9. Alfred Mansbridge was born in 1842 in Shermanbury.  He was a 9 year old scholar when the 1851 census was recorded.

    Alfred married Ellen Edwards on 23 April 1867 in Westmeston, Sussex.  She was born about 1844 in Westmeston and was the daughter of John Edwards.

    When the 1881 census was recorded the family were living at Pursellis Farm Cottage in Horley, Surrey, where Alfred was a general labourer.

    Alfred and Ellen had the following known children:

    1. Ann Mansbridge was born about 1868 in Plumpton.  She was 13 years old when the 1881 census was recorded and the eldest child in the parental home.

    2. William Mansbridge was born about 1870 in Westmeston.  He was an 11 year old scholar in 1881.

    3. Ellen Mansbridge was born about 1874 in Horley, Surrey.  She was a 7 year old scholar when the 1881 census was recorded.

    4. Alfred J Mansbridge was born about 1877 in Horley.  He was 4 years old in 1881.

    5. Charles Mansbridge was born about 1879 in Horley.  He was 2 years old in 1881.

    6. Fanny Mansbridge was born in 1880 in Horley.  She was 7 months old when the 1881 census was recorded.

  10. Charlotte Mansbridge was baptised on 24 November 1844 in Shermanbury.  She was a 6 year old scholar in 1851.  In 1861 she was a 16 year old servant in the home of Henry Cherriman and his wife Fanny at Goodgers in Cowfold. 

    Charlotte married James Whiting by banns on 9 December 1865 in Lower Beeding.  He was a 23 year old bachelor and labourer.  She was a 21 year old spinster.  Their fathers were named as John Whiting and William Mansbridge who were both labourers.  The witnesses to their marriage were Alfred Jupp and Ellen Whiting.

    James was born in about 1844 in Beeding.

    The couple had 5 known children by 1881, when they were living at Park Farm, West Grinstead.  James was then an agricultural labourer.

 

Something seems a little odd with the family of William and Sarah - the gap in children between 1819 and 1831, makes me wonder if the above were 1 family or 2.

 

 

Census Transcripts

1841 - Corner House, Shermanbury, Sussex (HO107/1098, folio 9, page 13)

William Mansbridge, 45, Ag Lab, born in Sussex

Sarah Mansbridge, 40, born in Sussex

Thomas Mansbridge, 9, born in Sussex

Mary Mansbridge, 7, born in Sussex

James Mansbridge, 5, born in Sussex

Henry Mansbridge, 1, born in Sussex

 

1851 - Barrack House, Shermanbury, Sussex (HO107/1647, folio 562, page 22)

William Mansbridge, Head, Mar, 56, Agricultural Labourer, born Sussex West Grinstead

Sarah Mansbridge, Wife, Mar, 51, born Sussex Shermanbury

Thomas Mansbridge, Son, U, 19, born Sussex Shermanbury

James Mansbridge, Son, 15, Agricultural Labourer, born Sussex Shermanbury

Henry Mansbridge, Son, 10, Scholar, born Sussex Shermanbury

Alfred Mansbridge, Son, 9, Scholar, born Sussex Shermanbury

Charlotte Mansbridge, Daur, 6, Scholar, born Sussex Shermanbury

 

1861 - Reeds, West Grinstead, Sussex (RG9/607, folio 52, page 10)

Edward Stringer, Head, Mar, 37, Ag Lab, born Sussex West Grinstead

Sarah Stringer, Wife, Mar, 37, born Sussex Cowfold

Ellen Stringer, Daur, 10, born Sussex West Grinstead

William Mansbridge, Widr, 66, Ag Lab, born West Grinstead

 

Edward Stringer and Sarah Roberts married on 14 September 1850 in Cowfold.

 

MANSBRIDGE          NEEVE

This page was updated on 20 July 2012