and Mary MATTHEWS
Charles Parsons and Mary Matthews married by banns on 18 September 1830 in
Cowfold, Sussex. He was then a bachelor and she a spinster and they were
both of Cowfold. The witnesses to their marriage were Thomas
Attree and Henry Hill. The banns were
published in Cowfold on 29 August, 5 and 12 September 1830. Thomas may
have been Mary's half brother. (They were
not my direct ancestors.) Another Charles Parsons
married Mary Ann Newnham on 28 May 1833 in Cowfold.
That Charles was from Henfield.
Charles Parsons was baptised on 4 September 1808 in Cowfold.
He was the son of
William Parsons (1766-1842) and
(1770-1845). Charles died aged 35 years and was buried on 30 June
1844 in Cowfold.
Mary Matthews was baptised on 14 January 1810 in Cowfold.
She was the daughter of
Charles Matthews and
Elizabeth Brown (?-1828). Mary died aged 70
years and was buried on 29 October 1880 in Cowfold. The burial
register recorded her name as Mary Hill.
When the 1841 census was recorded the couple and their 6 children were
living at Chatfields in Cowfold. Charles was then a farm labourer.
In 1851 Mary was a 41 year old widow and still living at Chatfields along
with 3 of her children.
As Mary Parsons, widow, she married George Hill
by banns on 14 February 1852 in Cowfold. He was a bachelor and
labourer. Their fathers were named as Henry Hill the
parish clerk and Charles Matthews a labourer. The
witnesses to their marriage were Henry Stenning and
George Hill was baptised on 27 January 1828 in Cowfold.
The baptism register noted that his father was the Clerk of the Parish.
He was the son of Henry Hill and Mary.
When the 1861 census was recorded, Mary was a 51 year old cook and living
with her 33 year old husband George at Potters House in Cowfold. Also
with them was their 6 year old son John. The census recorded their
surname as Hills. Their next door neighbours at Potters House were the
and Mary Matthews
had 7 known children:
William Matthews was baptised on 12 April 1829 in Cowfold.
Only his mother's name was recorded in the baptism register. The
1841 census recorded that he was 12 year old William Parsons.
Ann Parsons was baptised on 24 December 1830 in Cowfold, at which
time her father was a labourer. She died aged 3 days and was
buried on 30 December 1830 in Cowfold. The burial register noted
that she was the daughter of Charles and Mary.
Eliza Parsons was baptised on 8 January 1832 in Cowfold.
The baptism register noted that her father was a labourer. She was
10 years old in 1841. In 1851 she may have been an unmarried 21 year
old general servant living in the home of John Jenkyn a
61 year old clergyman at West Lane in West Grinstead.
Ellen Parsons was baptised on 19
January 1834 in Cowfold. The baptism register noted that her father
was a labourer. She married
in 1851. (They have their own page.)
Henry Parsons was baptised on 19 June 1836 in Cowfold, at which
time his father was a labourer. He was
5 years old at the time of the 1841 census. In 1851 he was a 14 year
old butcher's boy living at home with his mother.
Mary Parsons was baptised on 6 May 1838 in Cowfold, at which time
her father was a labourer. In 1841
she was 3 years old. She was 12 yeas old in 1851.
Mary married Henry Richard Burgess on 14 March 1864 in
Cowfold. He was a bachelor and miller from Clayton. She was
a spinster. Their fathers were named as James Burgess
a miller and Charles Parsons a labourer. The
witnesses to their marriage were Henry Parsons and
Emily Parsons was baptised on 29 November 1840 in Cowfold.
The baptism register noted that her father was a labourer.
She was 7 months old when the 1841 census was recorded. In 1851 she
was a 10 year old scholar.
Emily married George Laker on 15 January 1870 in
Cowfold. He was a bachelor and drayman from Brighton and Hove.
She was a spinster. Their fathers were named as Peter
Laker and Charles Parsons. The witnesses
to their marriage were Benjamin Mathews, Susan
Harrison, Caroline Kettle, George
Vinall, E. Wells and
George Hill and Mary Matthews had 1 known child:
John Hill was baptised on 22 October 1854 in Cowfold.
The baptism register noted that his father was a labourer.
- Chatfields, Cowfold, Sussex (HO107/1098, folio 21, page 11)
Parsons, 30, Farm Labr, born in Sussex
Parsons, 30, born in Sussex
Parsons, 12, born in Sussex
Parsons, 10, born in Sussex
Parsons, 7, born in Sussex
Parsons, 5, born in Sussex
on next page....
Parsons, 3, born in Sussex
Parsons, 7 months, born in Sussex
- Chatfields, Cowfold, Sussex (HO107/1642, folio 372, page 16)
Parsons, Head, W, 41, Charwoman, born Cowfold, Sussex
Parsons, Son, 14, Butcher's Boy, born Cowfold, Sussex
on next page....
Parsons, Daur, 12, born Cowfold, Sussex
Parsons, Daur, 10, Scholar, born Cowfold, Sussex
- Potters House, Cowfold, Sussex (RG9/582, folio 114, page 32)
Hills, Head, 33, Ag Lab, born Sussex Cowfold
Wife, 51, Cook, born Sussex Cowfold
Son, 6, Scholar, born Sussex Cowfold
This page was updated on 8 September