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Robert MASTERS (1747-1819)

and Mary HICKS (c1741-1819)

 

Robert Masters and Mary Hicks married by banns on 20 February 1770 at the parish church of All Saints in Icklesham, Sussex.  The banns were published in Icklesham on 3 Sundays, 4, 11 and 18 February 1770.  Robert was then a bachelor and Mary a spinster and they were both of Icklesham.  Robert signed his name whilst Mary made her mark.  The witnesses to their marriage were John Peirce who signed his name and John Masters who made his X mark (ref.1).

Robert Masters was baptised on 20 December 1747 in Icklesham.  He was the son of John Masters (c1715-1763) and Ann Pyle (c1720-1783).  He died aged 74 years and was buried on 1 November 1819 in Icklesham.

Mary Hicks may have been born about 1741.  She died aged 78 years and was buried on 23 October 1819 in Icklesham.  Might she have been baptised on 11 November 1750 in Rye, Sussex and have been the daughter of James Hicks and Susannah?  (James Hicks married Susanna Filmer by banns on 22 April 1744 in Rye.  As a widower James Hicks may have married Mary Goss, widow, on 25 August 1754 in Rye.) 

 

Robert Masters and Mary Hicks had 9 known children:

  1. John Masthouse was baptised on 1 July 1770 in Icklesham.  He married Ruth Eversfield in 1794 in Icklesham.  (They have their own page.)

  2. Robert Masthouse was baptised on 20 October 1771 in Icklesham.  He married twice, firstly to Kezia Burton in 1793 and then to Jane Gutsell in 1836.  (They have their own page.)

  3. William Masters was baptised on 14 March 1773 in Icklesham.  He married Elizabeth Simmons in 1794.  (They have their own page.)

  4. Thomas Masthouse was baptised on 19 February 1775 in Icklesham.  Thomas died aged 63 years at the Rye Union Workhouse and was buried on 17 April 1838 in Icklesham.

    Thomas married twice, firstly to Susan.

    Susannah died aged 32 years and was buried on 9 March 1816 in Icklesham.

    Thomas and Susan had the following child:

    1. Thomas Mastus was baptised on 26 July 1812 in Icklesham.

    As a widower he may have married Mary Honeysett on 20 December 1816 in Rye.

    Mary was born about 1796.  She died aged 39 years and was buried on 26 September 1835 in Icklesham.

    Thomas and Mary had the following children:

    1. Charlotte Mastus was baptised on 5 March 1817 in Icklesham.  She died aged 4 years and was buried on 26 May 1821 in Icklesham.

    2. Levi Mastus was baptised on 15 December 1819 in Icklesham.

    3. Elizabeth Mastus was baptised on 23 August 1822 in Icklesham.

      As Elizabeth Masters she married James Noakes on 20 January 1849 in Rye.  Their fathers were named as James Noakes and Thomas Masters.

    4. Caroline Mastus was baptised on 7 January 1825 in Icklesham.

      Caroline may have had 2 illegitmate sons (I haven't been able to find her or her sons in the 1851 census):

      1. Samuel Masters was baptised on 5 December 1845 in Rye.

      2. Stephen Masters was baptised on 15 June 1849 in Rye.

    5. Mary Mastus was baptised on 3 October 1827 in Icklesham.  She died aged 1 year and was buried on 29 August 1828 in Icklesham.

    6. Samuel Mastus was baptised on 8 January 1830 in Icklesham

    7. Edmund Mastus was baptised on 4 June 1832 in Icklesham.  He died aged 1 year and was buried on 4 July 1833 in Icklesham.

  5. Ann Masthouse was baptised on 20 April 1777 in Icklesham.  She was a witness to the marriage of her brother Robert in 1793.

    Ann married John Carey by banns on 28 July 1794 in Icklesham.  The banns were published without impediment on 18 and 25 May and 1 June 1794.  John was then a labourer and Ann a spinster and they were both of Icklesham.  They both signed their names.  The witnesses to their marriage were Robert Masters and Ann Cloack who also both signed their names (ref.1).

    John was born/baptised on 23 June 1771 and was the son of Thomas Carey and Sarah Wicks.

    John and Ann had the following children:

    1. John Carey was baptised on 30 November 1794 in Icklesham.

    2. Robert Carey was born in 1796 in Ninfield.  He was buried on 25 February 1829 in Bexhill.

      Robert married Mary Longhurst by banns on 4 February 1819 in Hollington, Sussex.  He was a bachelor and she a spinster and they were both of Hollington.

      Robert and Mary had the following children:

      1. Richard Carey was baptised on 28 December 1817 in Bexhill.  He died in 1867 in Hampstead, Middlesex.  Richard married Jane Dart.

      2. John Carey was baptised on 1 April 1821 in Bexhill.

      3. Job Carey was baptised on 7 September 1823 in Bexhill.  He died in 1880 in Hendon, Middlesex.  Job married Sarah Anne Bevis.

      4. Eliza Carey was baptised on 29 May 1825 in Bexhill and buried there on 4 November 1828.

      5. Mary Anne Carey was baptised on 23 March 1828 in Bexhill.

    3. William Carey was born on 9 December 1797 and baptised on 21 January 1798 in Ninfield, Sussex.

      William married his cousin Mary Masters on 9 January 1819 in Ewhurst.

      Mary was baptised on 19 November 1797 in Icklesham and was the daughter of John Masters and Ruth Eversfield.

    4. Mary Carey was born/baptised on 18 August 1799 in Hooe, Sussex

    5. Anne Carey was born/baptised on 13 March 1801 in Hooe.

    6. James Carey was born/baptised on 4 January 1803 in Hooe.

    7. George Carey was born/baptised on 30 December 1805 in Hooe.

    8. Caroline Carey was born/baptised on 13 February 1810.

  6. George Masthouse was baptised on Sunday 16 May 1779 at All Saints in Icklesham.  He married Sarah Foster in 1802.  (They have their own page.)

  7. Benjamin Masthouse was baptised on 9 December 1781 in Icklesham.

    As Benjamin Mastus he married Ann Stephens by banns on 6 December 1801 in Winchelsea.  He was then of Icklesham and she of Winchelsea.  The banns were published in Winchelsea on 22 and 29 November and 6 December 1801.

  8. Joseph Masthouse was baptised on Sunday 1 August 1784 in Icklesham.  He married twice, firstly to Alice Bates in 1807 and then to Elizabeth Bates in 1815.  (They have their own page.)

  9. Samuel Masthouse was baptised on 6 January 1788 in Icklesham.  He died aged 29 years and was buried on 3 July 1817 in Icklesham.  The burial register records that he was the son of Robert and Mary Mastus

    Samuel married Philadelphia Selmes by banns on 11 January 1807 in Icklesham.  The banns were published without impediment on 11, 18 and 25 February 1807 in Icklesham.  Samuel was a bachelor and Philadelphia a spinster, and they were both of Icklesham.  They both made their X marks.  The witnesses to their marriage were James Homeword and Elizabeth Butchers who also both made their marks (ref.1).

    Philadelphia was buried on 22 January 1811 in Brede.

    Samuel and Phillis had 1 known daughter:

    1. Phillis Masthouse was baptised on 27 September 1807 in Winchelsea.

    As a widower, Samuel married Lucy Philpott, spinster, by licence on 19 January 1813 in Icklesham.  They were both of Icklesham and both made their X marks.  Lucy was a minor and married with the concent of her mother.  The witnesses to their marriage were John ?ulvey and Crispin Jesson.

    As a widow Lucy Masters married John Ladd, bachelor on 20 October 1819 in Icklesham.  They were both then of Icklesham and both made their X marks.  The witnesses to their marriage were Thomas Potter who signed his name and Mary Butchers who made her X mark (ref.2).

    John and Lucy were witnesses to the marriage of James Sargent and Ann Masters on 10 April 1829 in Icklesham.

 

 

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

Ref. 2 - ESRO XA 30/78, PAR 401/1/3/1

 

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