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George MASTERS (1779-1835)

and Sarah FOSTER (1784-1842)

 

George Mastus and Sarah Foster married by banns on Friday 26 March 1802 at All Saints in Icklesham, Sussex.  The banns were published without impediment on 7, 14 and 21 March 1802 in Icklesham.  George was then a labourer and Sarah a spinster and they were both of Icklesham.  They both made their X marks.  The witnesses to their marriage were Robert Mastus who signed his name and Jane Foster who made her X mark (ref.1).

George Masthouse was baptised on Sunday 16 May 1779 at All Saints in Icklesham.  He was the son of Robert Masthouse (1747-1819) and Mary Hicks (c1741-1819).  He died aged 56 years and was buried on Monday 1 June 1835 at St. Mary's in Udimore, Sussex and his name was recorded in the burial register as George Masters.

Sarah Foster baptised on Sunday 12 September 1784 at All Saints in Icklesham.  She was the daughter of Thomas Foster and Mary Weston.  She was buried on 30 July 1842 at St. Mary's in Udimore.  When the 1841 census was recorded she was living in the home of John Noakes, a 40 year old agricultural labourer, at Vicarage in Udimore.  Might Sarah have been related to Elizabeth Foster who married William Masters in 1808?

 

George Masters and Sarah Foster had 12 known children:

  1. George Mastus was baptised on Sunday 13 February 1803 in Icklesham.  He died aged 37 years and was buried on 22 April 1839 in Winchelsea.  George married Ellen Edwards in 1831.  (They have their own page.)

  2. Eliza Masters was baptised on Sunday 15 July 1804 in Udimore.  She died aged 82 years in 1884 in Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia

    Eliza married James Noakes by banns on Monday 18 April 1825 in Udimore.  They were both then of Udimore.

    The family emigrated to Australia on board the Augusta Jessie which sailed from Portsmouth on 13 June 1837 and arrived in Sydney on Wednesday 11 October 1837.  James was then 34 years old and his wife, Eleanor Eliza was 33.  They were said to be a very well behaved and cheerful couple.  He was an agriculturist farm work, except ploughing and had been accustomed to the charge of sheep and cattle.  His wife was a dairy woman.

    James and Eliza had the following children:

    1. Emma Noakes was born about 1829.  She was 8 years old when she left England.

    2. Silas Noakes was born about 1831 and died in about 1911.  He was 6 years old when he emigrated to Australia.

    3. Louis Herbert Noakes was baptised on Monday 4 March 1833.  He was buried on Sunday 6 December 1874.  He was 4 years old in 1837.

    4. Alfred James Noakes was baptised on Sunday 8 March 1835.  He was buried on Thursday 13 June 1861.  He was 2 years old in 1837.

    5. Herbert Noakes died aged 4 months from convolutions whilst at sea.

    6. John Darby Noakes was born about 1841.  He was buried on Wednesday 27 December 1899.

    7. Theophilus Noakes was born about 1843.  He was buried on Sunday 11 August 1935.

  3. Harriet Masters was baptised on Sunday 20 October 1805 at St. Mary's in Udimore.  She may have died before 1841.

    Harriet married John Noakes by banns on Sunday 2 April 1826 in Udimore.  They were both then of Udimore.

    John was the brother of James who married Harriet's sister Eliza.

    When the 1841 census was recorded John together with 4 children and Sarah Masters, was living at the Vicarage in Udimore and he was an agricultural labourer.  His next door neighbours at that time were the family of Spencer Larkin.

    John and Harriet had the following known children:

    1. Sarah Noakes was born about 1828.  She was 13 years old in 1841.

    2. John Noakes was born about 1830.  He was 11 years old in 1841.

    3. Caroline Noakes was born about 1832.  In 1841 she was 9 years old.

    4. Spencer Noakes was born about 1834.  In 1841 he was 7 years old.

  4. Benjamin Masters was born about 1808 in Peasmarsh.  He married Maria Durrant in 1831.  (They have their own page.)

  5. William Masters was baptised on Sunday 1 October 1809 in Udimore.  He was buried on Saturday 12 January 1895.

    William married twice, firstly to married Maria Whiteman on 2 May 1834 in Brede, and then to Alice Robinson, nee Whiteman in 1875.  Alice was his niece by marriage, i.e. Maria and Alice's mother were sisters.

  6. Charles Masters was baptised on Sunday 5 May 1811 in Peasmarsh. He died aged 83 years and was buried on Tuesday 28 August 1894.

    Charles married Philadelphia Pain by banns on Sunday 28 March 1835 in Brede.  He was a bachelor and she a spinster and they were both of Brede.

    Philadelphia died aged 82 years and was buried on 30 September 1895, possibly at St. Luke's in Upper Gundaroo.

    The couple emigrated to Australia on board the Augusta Jessie which departed from Portsmouth on 13 June 1837 and arrived in Sydney on 11 October 1837. Charles was then 26 years old and said to have been a quiet active agriculturist farmer of work of every description.  His wife was 22 and a dairy woman.

    In 1852 the NSW Government geological surveyor, Rev. W. B. Clarke, concluded that "gold in profitable quantities will hereafter be found in some part of the district of which Bywong Hill is the centre". Scattered discoveries of gold were made during the next two decades, including a discovery by the brothers William and Joseph McEnally at Woodbury in 1856, and by Charles Masters at Brooks Creek in 1860. Around 100 prospectors were working the Brooks Creek diggings in the early 1860s.

    Charles and Philadelphia had the following children:

    1. Ann Masters was born about 1835.  She was 2 years old when she left England.

    2. Robert Charles Masters was baptised on Saturday 5 August 1837.  He was born at sea on board the Augusta Jessie.  He was buried on Friday 23 November 1923.

    3. Eliza Esther Masters was baptised on Wednesday 7 August 1839.  She was buried on Saturday 27 November 1915.

    4. Elizabeth Sarah Masters was born about 1841.  She was buried on Thursday 30 December 1926.

    5. Emma Masters was born about 1843.  She died in about 1899.

    6. Charles Masters was baptised on Friday 5 July 1844.  He died in about 1894.

      Charles married Maryann Taylor (ref.2).  They had the following son:

      1. Elias Charles Masters married Jane Mary Daniel (ref.2).

    7. Harriet Masters was baptised on Wednesday 2 February 1848.  She died in about 1938.

    8. Ellen Masters was baptised on Friday 19 April 1850.  She was buried on Thursday 9 January 1896.

    9. Alfred Masters was born about 1852.

    10. Elias Masters was baptised on Saturday 7 October 1854.  He died in about 1915.

    11. Caroline Masters was born about 1856.

  7. Louisa Masters baptised on Sunday 7 March 1813 in Udimore.

    Louisa married Thomas Paine on 19 December 1831 in Rye.

    Thomas was the brother of Philadelphia, who married Louisa's elder brother.

    The family emigrated to Australia on board the Augusta Jessie, which departed from Portsmouth on 13 June 1837 and arrived in Sydney on Wednesday 11 October 1837.  Thomas was then 26 years old and said to be a quiet well behaved man and an agriculturalist in all it's branches except mowing.  His wife was 24 and had been brought up on a dairy farm.

    Thomas and Louisa had the following known children:

    1. William Paine was born about 1832.  He was 5 years old when he left England.

    2. Caroline Paine was born about 1834 and died in about 1919.  She was 3 years old when the family left England.

    3. Eliza Paine was born about 1836.  She was a year old when she left England.

    4. Victoria Paine was born about 1847.  She was buried on Tuesday 12 December 1933.

  8. Spencer Masters baptised on Tuesday 23 May 1815 in Peasmarsh.  He was buried on Wednesday 5 October 1842 at St. Mary's in Udimore.

    Spencer married Jane Cloke in the fourth quarter of 1838 in the Rye registration district.

    In 1841 the couple and their young daughter were living in Udimore and Spencer was an agricultural labourer.

    Spencer and Jane had the following known children:

    1. Sarah Ann Masters was baptised on 1 December 1839 in Udimore, at which time her father was a labourer of Winchelsea.  She was a year old in 1841.

    2. Harriet Masters was born about 1841.

    3. Spencer Masters was born about 1843.  He was buried on Thursday 5 October 1843.

  9. Mark Masters was baptised on Tuesday 4 February 1817 in Peasmarsh.  He died aged 71 years and his death was registered in the third quarter of 1891 in the Rye registration district.

    In 1851 he was an unmarried 33 year old private soldier stationed at the St. Georges Barracks in the parish of St. Martin in the Fields in Westminster, London.  His place of birth was then recorded as Belsome, Sussex.  When the 1871 census was recorded he was said to be a married 53 year old domestic servant, living at the White Horse Inn in Bilsington, Kent, but his wife was not with him.  In 1891 he was a 71 year old widower and farm labourer, and he was an inmate of the Rye Union Workhouse.

    The following details have been copied from A2A:

Royal Hospital Chelsea: Soldiers Service Documents WO 97/192/10
Context : WO 97 Royal Hospital Chelsea: Soldiers Service Documents
Subseries within WO 97 1760-1854: discharge papers arranged by regiment, but each described at item level. (WO 97/1-1271)
WO 97/192 Foot Guards: Mass - Mey

Scope and content MARK MASTERS
Born PELSHAM, Sussex
Served in 1st Foot Guards
Discharged aged 33
Covering dates 1838-1851

Pelsham was and still is a small hamlet between Udimore and Peasmarsh.

  1. Matthew Masters was baptised on Tuesday 4 February 1817 in Peasmarsh.

  2. Elias Israel Masters was baptised on 11 February 1821.  He was buried on Tuesday 17 February 1880.

    Elias married Sarah Cutberth in the second quarter of 1847 in the Rye registration district.

    Sarah was born about 1818 in Salehurst, Sussex.  She was buried on Tuesday 4 October 1864 at St. Mary's in Udimore.  In 1841 she was staying/living with the family of Elias's elder brother Benjamin at Udimore Road in Brede.

    Elias and Sarah had the following known children:

    1. Spencer Masters was born about 1849.  He was buried on Friday 16 March 1849.

    2. George Masters was born about 1850.  He was buried on Friday 20 October 1854.

    3. Harriet Masters was born about 1853.

    4. Charles Masters was born about 1855.

  3. Sarah Masters was baptised on Sunday 2 March 1823 at St. Mary's Udimore.  She emigrated to Australia on board the Augusta Jessie, which departed from Portsmouth on 13 June 1837 and arrived in Sydney on Wednesday 11 October 1837.  She was 14 years old when she left and England and she travelled out with the family of her elder sister Eliza.

 

 

Ref. 1 - ESRO XA 30/77, PAR 401/1/1/4

Ref. 2 - Winston Masters

 

FOSTER          MASTERS