and Ann MANN (1778-1836)
and Elizabeth (c1801-1881)
Moses Masters and Ann Bolkham married by banns on 30 July 1815
in Bexhill, Sussex. (This date is from the Sussex marriage index and
doesn't give any further details.)
Previously as Ann Mann she had married Edward Balkham on 28
February 1804 at St. Clements, Hastings, Sussex and he was buried on 12 June
1812 at St. Clements. Moses married for a second time in the second
quarter of 1838 in the Hastings registration district, to either
Elizabeth Lock or Elizabeth Quintin.
Moses Masthouse was baptised on 1 January 1792 in Winchelsea, Sussex.
He was the fourth child and third son of
Sarah (c1765-1810). On 21 December 1792 a settlement certificate
was issued to his parents and Moses was then a year old. The National
Burial Index records that a 65 year old Moses Masters was buried on
29 August 1854 at St. Mary in the Castle or St. Mary Magdalen in Hastings,
i.e. born about 1789.
Ann Mann was baptised 6 December 1778 at St. Clements and was the
daughter of John Mann and Elizabeth Fautley. She died
aged 57 years and was buried on 9 April 1836 at St. Mary in the Castle, i.e.
born about 1779.
Elizabeth was born about 1800-1802 in Hastings. She died aged
81 years and her death was registered in the fourth quarter of 1881 in the
Rye registration district. When the 1881 census was recorded she was
80 years old and living with the family of her son Alfred.
When the 1851 census was recorded, 59 year old Moses Master was
living at 2 Spring Terrace within the parish of St. Mary in Castle,
Hastings. He was then a shipwright. Also with him was his 49
year old wife, Eliza, who like Moses gave her place of birth as
Hastings. Their son Alfred was also with them and 4 lodgers,
namely, John Alcroft, William Tookey and his wife Mary Ann
and their son George. In 1861, Elizabeth Masters was a
59 year old widow and she was living at 12 White Rock Place in Hastings,
where she was a lodging house keeper. Also with her on census night
was her son and 22 year old housemaid, Emma Saunders who had been
born in Rye.
Moses Masters and Ann Mann
had 3 known children:
Henry Masters was baptised on 28 August 1818 at St. Clements in
Hastings. He died aged 3 years and was buried on 17 January 1822 at
John Moses Masters was baptised on 28 April 1820 at St. Clements in
Hastings. He died aged 2 years and was buried on 17 January 1822 at
Matilda Masters was baptised on 8 August 1823 at St. Clements in
Hastings. She died aged 11 years and was buried on 10 November 1834
at St. Mary in the Castle, Hastings.
Moses Masters and Elizabeth may have had the following children:
Alfred Woodland Masters was born in the first quarter of 1839 in
Hastings. He was a 12 year old scholar in 1851.
Alfred married Charlotte Pattenden Fellows in the third quarter of
Charlotte was born about 1840 in Ore (as per the 1851 census) or Fairlight
(as per the 1881 census), Sussex. She was the daughter of William
Fellows and Mary Ann Pattenden. In 1851 she was an 11
year old scholar and living with her parents and younger siblings in
Guestling Road, Guestling. Her father was then an agricultural
The 1881 census records that the couple were living at 5 Elizabeth Place
in Rye and Alfred was a 42 year old blacksmith. Also with them at
the time were their 3 children and his widowed mother.
Alfred and Charlotte had 7 known children:
William Alfred Woodland Masters was born in 1865 in Fairlight.
In 1881 he was 15 years old.
Frederick Masters was born on 30 June 1869 and baptised on 5
September 1869 in Rye. His death was registered in the fourth
quarter of 1869 in the Rye registration district.
Emily Elizabeth Masters was born on 23 November 1870 and baptised
on 5 February 1871 in Rye. She was a 10 year old scholar in 1881.
Alice Eliza Masters was born on 9 December 1873 and baptised on 1
March 1874 in Rye. She died aged 2 years and her death was
registered in the first quarter of 1876 in the Rye registration
Ernest Albert Masters was born in 1879 in Rye. In 1881 he
was 2 years old.
Ernest married Nellie Barden in the first quarter of 1901 in Rye.
Nellie was born in the second quarter of 1878 in Peasmarsh and was the
daughter of Francis Barden and Emily E. Barnes.
When the 1881 census was recorded she was 2 years old and living
with her parents in Ferry Road, Rye and her father was then a gardener.
In 1891 she was a 12 year old scholar and living with her parents at 24
Edward John Masters was born in 1883 in Rye.
Ann Masters may have been part of this family. She died aged
6 months and was buried on 19 November 1849 at St. Mary in the Castle
Frances Masters may have been part of this family. She died
aged 15 weeks and was buried on 4 December 1851 at St. Mary in the Castle.