Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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George MASTERS (1842-1900)

and Susan Jane HENLEY (c1846-?)

 

George Masters and Susannah Jane Henley married in the fourth quarter of 1862 in the Rye registration district.

George Masters was baptised on 6 February 1842 in Udimore and was the son of Benjamin Masters (1808-1886) and Maria Durrant (1810-1882).  He died aged 58 years and his death was registered in the second quarter of 1900 in the Rye registration district.  In 1851 he was 9 years old.  He was a 19 year old carter in 1861 and living at home with is parents.

Susan Jane Henley was born in Northiam, according to the census.  She was the daughter of William Henley (c1821-1845) and Susannah Pankhurst (1827-?).  She was baptised on 7 January 1846 in Beckley.  The baptism register records that she was the posthumous daughter of William Henley a labourer and his wife Susan.  She was 4 years old when the 1851 census was recorded.  In 1861 she was a 15 year old living with her mother and step father.

The 1871 census records that the family were living in Stone Link Cottage in Brede and George was an agricultural labourer.  In 1881 George was still an agricultural labourer and the family were living at 2 Work House in Udimore.  They were back in Brede by the time of the 1891 census, living at Cold Harbour and George was an agricultural labourer.  Jane was a widow by 1901 living at Flemsted by her own means, along with 4 of her children, a granddaughter and a boarder, 20 year old George Brooke.

 

George Masters and Susan Henley may have had 22 children, but only 19 have so far been found:

  1. Spencer William Masters was born in the first quarter of 1864 in Udimore.  In 1871 he was a 7 year old scholar.  In 1881 he was a 17 year old agricultural labourer, living in the home of his uncle Charles Masters at Billingham Cottage in Brede.

  2. James Masters was born about 1865 in Icklesham.  He was a 6 year old scholar in 1871.  In 1881 he was a 16 year old agricultural labourer.

  3. Robert Masters was born about 1866 in Peasmarsh.  He was a 5 year old scholar in 1871.  In 1881 he was a 14 year old agricultural labourer.  He was the eldest of his siblings living at home in 1891 and he was then a single 23 year old agricultural labourer.

  4. Kate Masters was born in the third quarter of 1867 in Brede.  In 1871 she was 4 years old.  She was 13 years old in 1881.

    Kate had an illegitimate daughter:

    1. Alice Masters was baptised on 27 April 1890 in Udimore, at which time her mother was then a single woman of Brede.

  5. William Masters was baptised on 30 May 1869 in Brede.  He was 2 years old in 1871.  In 1881 he was a 12 year old scholar.  He was an unmarried 22 year old agricultural labourer in 1891, living at home.

  6. Rose Edith Masters was baptised on 29 January 1871 in Brede.  Edith Masters was 4 months old when the 1871 census was recorded.  In 1881 Rosa Masters was a 10 year old scholar.

    Rose had an illegitimate daughter:

    1. Lilian Masters was baptised on 27 April 1890 in Udimore, at which time her mother was then of Brede.

  7. John Masters was born about 1872 in Udimore.  In 1881 he was a 9 year old scholar.

  8. Thomas Masters was baptised on 7 September 1873 in Udimore.  He was an 8 year old scholar in 1881.  In 1891 he was an 18 year old agricultural labourer.

  9. George Masters was baptised on 13 June 1875 in Udimore.  He was a 7 year old scholar in 1881.  In 1891 he was a 16 year old agricultural labourer.

  10. Alfred Masters was baptised on 22 October 1876 in Udimore.  In 1881 he was a 5 year old scholar.  He was a 15 year old agricultural labourer in 1891.  In 1901 he was an unmarried 24 year old stone quarryman living with his mother.

  11. Charles Albert Masters was baptised on 18 November 1877 in Udimore.  Albert Masters was a 3 year old scholar in 1881.  His name was again recorded as Albert in the 1891 census and he was a 14 year old agricultural labourer.

  12. Minnie Masters was baptised on 28 July 1879 in Udimore.  She was a year old in 1881.  In 1891 she was a 12 year old scholar.

  13. Florence Masters was baptised on 22 February 1881 in Udimore.  When the 1881 census was recorded she was 3 months old.  She was an 11 year old scholar in 1891.

  14. Frederick Masters was baptised on 22 October 1882 in Udimore.  He was a 9 year old scholar in 1891.

  15. Edward Henry Masters was baptised on 9 March 1884 in Udimore.  He was 6 years old in 1891.  The 1901 census records that he was an 18 year old agricultural labourer living with his mother.

  16. Nellie Masters was baptised on 6 December 1885 in Udimore.  She died aged 2 years in the third quarter of 1888 in the Rye registration district.

  17. Mabel Alice Masters was baptised on 8 May 1887 in Udimore, at which time her father was a labourer of Brede.  She was 5 years old in 1891.  In 1901 she was 11 years old.

  18. Harry Masters was baptised on 29 September 1889 in Udimore, at which time his father was a labourer of Brede.  He was a year old in 1891.

  19. Beatrice Masters was baptised on 25 January 1891 in Udimore.  The baptism register records that she was the daughter of George and Jane, and that her father was a labourer of Brede.  She was 4 months old when the 1891 census was recorded, and the daughter of George and Jane.  The 1901 census records that she was the 10 year old granddaughter of Jane.

 

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