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William PANKHURST (1795-1872)

and Martha KING (1799-1887)

 

William Pankhurst and Martha King married by banns on 4 December 1816 in Burwash, Sussex.  They were both of Burwash and both made their X marks.  The witnesses to their marriage were Edmund King (mark), Elizabeth Perry (mark) and Benjamin Wood (signed).  (They were not my direct ancestors.)

William Pankhurst was baptised on 15 November 1795 in Burwash.  He was the son of Thomas Pankhurst and Ann Parrot.  William died aged 78 years in Burwash and was buried there on 28 August 1872.  He was an agricultural labourer.

Martha King was baptised 20 January 1799 in Burwash.  She was the daughter of Thomas King (1749-1843) and Mary Stoneham (1756-?).  Martha died aged 89 years on 17 May 1887 in Bermondsey.

When the 1841 census was recorded, William and Martha were living No. 7 Wist?? Farm in Ticehurst, along with their 8 children and a daughter-in-law.   In 1851 the couple and 2 children were living at Pump Court, Burwash.  William was then a 55 year old agricultural labourer.  Also with them on census night was an unmarried 25 year old lodger, William Trig, who was a rail labourer from Guildford, Surrey.  In 1861, the couple and their daughter Frances were living on the main street in Burwash.  William was then a 65 year old agricultural labourer and Martha was 63.  The 1871 census records that the couple were living in Burwash village along with their daughter Frances and her husband and child.

 

William Pankhurst and Martha King had 9 known children:

  1. William Pankhurst was baptised on 14 April 1819 in Burwash.

    William married Frances Croft on 18 May 1841 in Etchingham.

    At the time of the 1841 census the couple were living with his parents.

  2. Thomas Pankhurst was baptised on 15 November 1821 in Burwash, at which time his father was a labourer of Burwash.  In 1841 he was 19 years old and living at home with his parents.

    Thomas married twice.  Firstly to Emily Brabourne on 13 November 1846 in All Saints in Lewes, Sussex.  His second marriage was to Ann Baker on 14 February 1867 in Burwash.  He was then a widower, a brickmaker and the son of William Pankhurst a labourer.  Ann was a spinster and the daughter of Samuel Baker a labourer.  Thomas and Ann were both of full age and both of Burwash.  The witnesses to the marriage were John Mitten and Mary Morris who both signed their names.

    Thomas and his first wife had 8 children and there probably only 2 from the second marriage.

  3. Mary Pankhurst was baptised 29 March 1824 in Burwash.  She died aged 75 years in the fourth quarter of 1889 in the Tonbridge registration district.  In 1841 she was 17 years old and living at home.

    Mary married Stephen Coppard on 8 July 1842 in Burwash.

    Stephen was baptised on 29 March 1818 in Dallington, Sussex, and was the son of Stephen Coppard and Elizabeth (possibly Elizabeth Cruttenden who had married Stephen Coppard on 7 June 1802 in Brightling.)

    When the 1851 census was recorded the couple and their 2 sons were living in Ham Lane in the village of Burwash.  Stephen was then a 32 year old agricultural labourer.  Also with them on census night were 2 lodgers, namely Richard Clark and Charles Norris who were both unmarried 27 year old railway labourers.

    Stephen and Mary had the following children:

    1. John Coppard was born about 1844 in Burwash.  He was a 7 year old scholar in 1851.

    2. William Coppard was born about 1849 in Burwash.  At the time of the 1851 census he was 2 years old.

    3. Elizabeth Ann Coppard was baptised on 23 January 1853 in Burwash.  She married Thomas Vidler.

  4. Ann Pankhurst was baptised on 30 December 1827 in Burwash.  She was 14 years old at the time of the 1841 census.

    Anne married Henry Head on 29 March 1845 in Burwash.

  5. John Pankhurst was baptised on 9 April 1833 in Burwash.  He was 8 years old in 1841.

  6. James Pankhurst was baptised on 11 June 1835 in Burwash.  He was 6 years old in 1841.

  7. Edmund Pankhurst was baptised on 13 July 1837 in Burwash.  He died in the fourth quarter of 1914 and his death was registered in the Dartford registration district.  He may have died in Slades Green.  In 1841 he was 4 years old.  At the time of the 1851 census he was a 13 year old scholar living at home.

    Edmund married Eliza Fabling on 6 October 1859 at St. Marys in Newington, London.

    Edmund and Eliza had the following son:

    1. William Pankhurst married Emma Joanes in 1886 in Newington.  They had the following daughter:

      1. Minnie Helena Pankhurst married Edwin Relf in 1929.

  8. Edwin Pankhurst was baptised on 8 November 1840 in the parish church of Stonegate, Sussex, at which time his father was a labourer of Battenhurst.  He died aged 3 years in Burwash and was buried there on 4 June 1844.  When the 1841 census was recorded he was a year old.

  9. Frances Pankhurst was baptised on 3 June 1843 in Burwash.  She died aged 65 years and her death was registered as Frances Keeley in the first quarter of 1909 in the Camberwell registration district.  The 1851 census records that she was a 7 year old scholar.  In 1861 she was a 17 year old needlewoman and the only one of her siblings living at home.

    Frances married William Keeley on 5 October 1867 in Burwash.  He was then 23 years old and she was 22.  Their fathers were named as George Keeley and William Pankhurst.

    William was baptised on 30 March 1844 in Etchingham, and was the son of George Keeley and Sophia Rummery.

    In 1871 the couple and their daughter were living in Burwash village in the home of Frances's parents.  William was then a 27 year old agricultural labourer.

    William and Frances had 1 known daughter:

    1. Martha Matilda Keeley was baptised on 5 December 1869 in Burwash.  She was a year old in 1871.  The 1881 census records that she was 12 year old Matilda Brown and she was a scholar.

      Martha married Frederick Henry Dentith in the second quarter of 1888 in the Camberwell registration district.

      The 1891 census records that the couple were living at 53 Dawlish Street in Lambeth.  Her name was then recorded as 21 year old Matilda Dentith.  Frederick was a 25 year old corn merchant and gave his place of birth as Bowick, Manchester.  The couple and their 6 year old daughter, Frances M. Dentith, were at the same address in 1901 and Frederick was then a carman.

    By 1881 Frances was said to be the wife of Charles Brown and they were living at 5 Claud Road in Camberwell, Surrey.  Charles was then a 45 year old excavator.  With them on census night were their 2 children, 84 year old widow and grandmother, Martha Pankhurst and 2 lodgers, namely 40 year old lodger, Frank Hodinot who was an unmarried excavator and 23 year old George Smith who was an unmarried plumber.

    When the 1891 census was recorded, 46 year old Fanny Keeley was a widow and charwoman living at 87 Albert Road, Camberwell.  With her was her son and 51 year old boarder, Frank Hodinot.  In 1901, 57 year old Frances Keeley was still the head of her household at 5 Ellery Street in Camberwell (off Gordon Road which leads into Nunhead Lane) and she was again earning her living as a charwoman.  Her son was living with her in 1901, as was 62 year old boarder Francis Hoddinott who was a general labourer.

    Francis Hoddinott died aged 79 years and his death was registered in the first quarter of 1919 in the Camberwell registration district.  He had been born in Somerset.

    Frances had an illegitimate son:

    1. Albert Keeley was born on 31 December 1879 in Peckham, Surrey.  The 1881 census records that he was 1 year old Albert Brown.  In 1891 he was 11 year old Albert Keeley and he was a scholar living with his mother.  He may have died aged 26 years with his death being registered in the first quarter of 1906 in the Camberwell registration district as Albert Keeley.  Or he may have married Charlotte E. King in 1914 in the Islington registration district.

 

Many thanks to Margaret Blanchard for additions to this page.

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