and Elizabeth CORNFORD (1781-1866)
Richard Pelling and Elizabeth Cornford
married by banns
on 13 April 1804 in Rottingdean, Sussex. He was then of Newtimber in
Sussex and she was of Rottingdean. (They were not my direct
Richard Pellen was baptised on 10 April 1785 in Newtimber,
Sussex. He was the son of John Pellin and
Susannah Turle. Richard Pelling died aged 84
years in the first quarter of 1870
in the Cuckfield registration district.
Elizabeth Cornford was baptised on 18 November 1871 in
Rottingdean, Sussex. She was the daughter of Edward Cornford
and Lydia Jasper. Elizabeth Pelling
died aged 86 years and her death was registered in the fourth quarter of
1866 in the Steyning registration district.
When the 1841 census was record the couple were both said to be 60 years old
and living in Poynings Street, Poynings. Richard was then an
agricultural labourer. Also with the couple was 3 year old
The 1851 census recorded that the couple were still living in Poynings
Street. Richard was then a 66 year old agricultural labourer and said
he was born in Newtimber. Elizabeth was 70 and said she was born in
Rottingdean. With the couple on census night was their 13
granddaughter Harriatt Pelling who was a scholar and had
been born in Poynings. Also with them, their 32 year old married
daughter Sarah Upton who was a visitor and an agricultural
labourer's wife, and her 3 daughters, namely Fanny, Elizabeth and Ellen.
In 1861 the couple were living together in Poynings village. Richard
was a 76 year old gardener and Elizabeth was 80.
Richard Pelling and
Elizabeth Cornford had 10 known children:
Pelling was baptised on 15 June 1806 in Poyings.
Pelling was baptised on 13 December 1807 in Poynings.
Pelling was born on 2 June and baptised on 12 July 1809 in
Poynings. He married
Mary Ann Silverson
in 1830. (They have their own page.)
Susan Pelling was born on 9
September and baptised on 13 October 1811 in Poynings.
Henry Pelling was baptised on 18
July 1813 in Poynings.
Ann Woolgar by banns on 1 February 1835 in Henfield,
Sussex. He was a bachelor and she a spinster and they were both of
Henfield. The witnesses to their marriage were William
Pelling and Ellen Woolgar.
Mary Ann was baptised on 27 October 1811 in
Horsham and was the daughter of
Stephen Woolgar (1781-1869) and
In 1851 the couple were living at Saddlescomb
Cottages in Newtimber. Henry Pellen or
Pellon was a 36 year old farm labourer and gave his place of
birth as Poynings. Mary Ann was 39 and said she was born in
Horsham. Six of their children were at home on census night.
Henry and Mary Ann had the following children:
Charles Pellen was born about
1836 in Henfield. He was a 15 year old labourer in 1851.
Frederick Pellen was born about
1838 in Poynings. He was a 13 year old carter boy in 1851.
Mary Ann Pellen was born about
1840 in Poynings. She was an 11 year old scholar in 1851.
Frances E. Pellen
was born about 1842 in Poynings. She was a 9 year old scholar
Jane Pellen was born about 1844
in Poynings. She was a 7 year old scholar in 1851.
Maria Pellen was born about 1847 in Newtimber. At the
time of the 1851 census she was 4 years old.
William Pellings was born on 30
September and baptised on 5 November 1815 in Poynings.
Sarah Pelling was born on 5 April
and baptised on 3 May 1818 in Poynings.
Sarah married Thomas Upton and they had the following known (to me) children:
Ellen Upton was born about 1840
in Balcombe. She was 11 years old in 1851.
Elizabeth Upton was born about
1848 in Balcombe. She was 3 years old in 1851.
Fanny Upton was born in 1850 in
Balcombe. She was 7 months old in 1851.
Susan J. Upton
Mary A. Upton
Harriet Pelling was born 31 March
and baptised on 24 May 1820 in Poynings.
Lucy Pelling was born on 17 March
and baptised on 12 May 1822 in Poynings.
Frances Pelling was baptised on 10
October 1824 in Poynings.
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