Ancestors of Mandy Willard
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and Ann SILVERSON (1757-1812)
and Ann Silverson married
on 2 April 1779 in Woodmancote, Sussex. At the time James was
of Seale alias Beeding, Sussex. The witnesses the wedding were
Charles Gregory and William Vinall. Anne made her X mark in
the marriage register. (They were not my direct ancestors.)
James Nye was born on 1 March 1758 and baptised on 17 March 1758 in
Henfield, Sussex. He was the son of
John Nye and
James was buried on 4 April 1828 in Henfield.
Anne Sylvester was baptised 27 November 1757 in Albourne, Sussex.
She was the daughter of
Richard Silverson (1726-1791) and
Tree (1722-1801). Ann was 43 years old when her last known
child was born. She died aged 54 years and was buried on 10 March 1812
Gratwick on 29 July 1776 in West Grinstead, Sussex. They
had a son baptised there in 1777 and then disappeared from the pages of the
West Grinstead parish registers. A James and Ann Nye had children
baptised in Cuckfield, Sussex in 1784, 1786, 1788, 1790, 1792 and 1795.
James Nye and Ann
Silverson had 11 known children:
Ann Nye was baptised
on 3 October 1779 in Henfield.
John Nye was baptised on 2 February 1781 in
Henfield and buried there on 18 September 1781.
George Nye was baptised on 29 November 1782 in
Henfield. He may have died/buried on 1 July 1857.
Richard Nye was baptised on 30 July 1784 in
Henfield. It was noted in the baptism register that his
parents were able to pay the 3d baptism fee. He may have been buried
on 24 June 1794 in Henfield, but the burial register only records his name
and nothing to help identify which Richard was buried.
Thomas Nye was baptised on 26 February 1785 in
Henfield. His parents were able to pay the 3d baptism fee.
may have married Bet Elliot on 11 April 1809 in Henfield, but
Thomas Nye was baptised in Henfield on 19 June 1785, the
son of Mary Nye.
Benjamin Nye was baptised
on 17 February 1788 in Henfield. It was noted that his
parents were paupers and thus exempt from paying the baptism fee.
Phillip Nye was baptised on 21 February 1790 in
Henfield. His parents were unable to pay the baptism fee.
Frances Nye was baptised on 3 June 1792 in
Henfield. It was noted in the baptism register that her
parents were paupers and unable to pay the baptism fee. She may have married James Juniper by
licence on 5 September 1810 in Henfield. He was then a bachelor of
Ditchling and she a spinster of Henfield.
Allickander Nye was baptised on 1 July 1794 in
Henfield. His parents were unable to pay the baptism fee.
William Nye was privately baptised,
as he was ill, on 13 February 1796 in
Henfield. He was received into the church on 21 February
Harriet Nye was
baptised on 7 December 1800 in Henfield.
William Shoulder by banns on 31 December 1821 in Henfield.
They were both then of Henfield and he married with the consent of his
baptised on 11 July 1801 and again on 4 October 1801 in Henfield. He was
the son of Joseph Shoulder and Elizabeth Winton.
When the 1851
census was recorded the couple and 2 of their children were living in Nep
Town, Henfield. William and Harriet were both then said to be 50
years old and he was an agricultural labourer.
Harriet had 9 known children:
Shoulder was baptised on 30 June 1822 in Henfield
Shoulder was baptised on 14 March 1824 in Henfield.
Shoulder was baptised on 28 May 1826 in Henfield.
Shoulder was baptised on 6 April 1828 in Henfield.
Shoulder was baptised on 25 July 1830 in Henfield.
Shoulder was baptised on 22 July 1832 in Henfield. When the
1881 census was recorded he was a railway labourer living at Spring Land
in Henfield, along with wife Louisa and son George Shoulders
an 11 year old scholar who had been born in Patcham, Sussex.
William married Louisa Harriot on 31 December 1854 at St. Michael
in Lewes. She was born about 1830 in Lewes and was the daughter of
Shoulder was baptised on 5 October 1834 in Henfield. She was
16 years old in 1851.
Shoulders was born on 2 October and baptised on 12 November 1837 in
Shoulders was baptised on 10 October 1841 in Henfield. He died
aged 43 years in the fourth quarter of 1884 and his death was registered
in the Cuckfield registration district.
In 1851 he was a 9 year old scholar. The 1861 census records that
he was an unmarried 20 year old railway porter, lodging in London Road,
East Grinstead, in the home of William Argent who was also a
railway porter. In 1871 he was a 29 year old railway porter living
at 4 Railway Row in Haywards Heath, which was then within the parish of
Cuckfield, Sussex, along with his 25 year old wife, Lizzie and
their 2 children. When the 1881 census
was recorded he was a 39 year old railway porter living at 4 Station
Cottage, in Haywards Heath, along with his 35 year old wife Liz,
their son and a 19 year old lodger Joseph Pelling.
Abel may have married Lizzie Harris in the second quarter of 1869
in the Camberwell, Surrey, registration district.
Lizzie was born about 1846 in Maldon, Essex.
Abel and possibly Lizzie had the following known children:
Shoulders was born about 1862 in the parish of St. Wilfrid's in
Haywards Heath, Sussex. She was a 9 year old scholar in 1871.
James Shoulders was baptised on 8 January 1866 in the parish of St.
Wilfrid's in Haywards Heath. His mother's name was recorded as
Elizabeth Ann. He was a 5 year old scholar in 1871 and
his name was recorded in the census as James William Shoulders.
The 1881 census records his name as William Shoulders and he was
then a 15 year old railway clerk.
William married twice, firstly to Eliza Evans in 1889 and then to
Sarah Ann Leggatt in 1899.
Eliza was born about 1865 in Brighton and died there in 1898.
Sarah was born about 1861 in Brighton.
death, Lizzie Shoulders married Frederick Siars Ferguson
in the second quarter of 1889 in the Steyning registration district.
At the time of the 1891 census the couple and presumably his 2 children,
namely 14 year old Alfred Ferguson and 10 year old Caroline
Ferguson, were living at the Burrell Arms Inn in Haywards Heath.
Frederick was then 51 years old and he was a publican and coal merchant
and he gave his place of birth as Godstone, Surrey. Also with the
family on census night was Frances Sayers who was a 16 year old
general servant who had been born in Ardingly. By 1901 the couple,
together with 24 year old Alfred and 20 year old Emily C.
Ferguson, were living at 2 Sydney (looks like Pls or Vls, so could
Place or Villas) in Haywards Heath and Frederick was then just a coal
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