and Hannah SAWYERS (1814-1882)
Henry Setford and Hannah Sawyers were my 3x Great
to see their place in my pedigree chart.) They married by banns on 14
February 1832 in Chailey, Sussex. They were both then of Chailey.
The witnesses to their marriage were Simeon Moon and Mary Ann
Sawyers. (Simeon Moon was the father of Frances Moon
who married Henry Cronk in 1871 in Brighton.)
Henry Setford was born about 1794. He was a labourer.
Might he have been the son of
Setford who was born in 1773? Henry died aged 44 years
and was buried on 5 May 1838 in Newick, Sussex. There was another
born about 1788 in Horsted Keynes, who like 1794 Henry, does not appear to
have been baptised.
It would seem highly unlikely that Henry was the son of
Barbara Hollingdale, as they had a daughter born on 19 April 1794
and possibly sons in 1793 and 1795, neither of whom were named Henry.
Unless Henry and Barbara were twins.
Hannah Sawyers was baptised on 3 July 1814 in Newick, Sussex.
She was the daughter of
Mary Ann Pearce
(c1778-1863). She died aged 69 years and was buried on 8 April 1882 in
Chailey. In 1841, Hannah was a charwoman living at Fonthill in Newick
with her 3 sons, her parents and 20 year old
(Barbara was the granddaughter of Joseph Setford and
After Henry's death Hannah Setford, widow of Newick, married
William Sturt on 5 November 1845 in Newick. He was a bachelor and
labourer of Newick. His father's name was not recorded on the marriage
certificate. They were both of full age and both made their X marks.
The witnesses to the marriage were ??, Charlotte Sawyers (signed) and
Walter Sawyers (marked).
William Sturt was most probably baptised on 20 October 1811 in West
Grinstead, Sussex, the son of Mary Sturt.
He died aged 80 years and was buried on 13 February 1892 in Chailey.
William was an agricultural labourer.
When the 1851 census was recorded the couple were both aged 38 years and living in Tut's Cottage, Chailey.
William was then an agricultural labourer. Hannah's 3 sons were living
with them and their surnames were recorded as Sturt rather than Setford.
When the 1861 census was recorded the couple were both aged 47 years and
living on South Common, Chailey. William then gave his place of birth
as East Grinstead, Sussex and Hannah as Newick. Also with the couple
was Hannah's 84 year old widowed mother.
The 1871 census records William was 57 and born in West Grinstead and Hannah
was 56. They were living in Chailey and William was an agricultural
labourer. Also with them were 2 lodgers, namely unmarried 58 year old
Thomas Nye and 69 year old widower Thomas Allcorn.
the couple were both aged 67 years and living at 1 Turners Cottage, South
Street, Chailey. William then gave his place of birth as West
Grinstead. Also living with them was 3? year old
who had been born in Chailey and was an agricultural labourer.
When the 1891 census was recorded William was an 80 year old labourer and
living alone in South Street, Chailey. He then gave his place of birth
as Lindfield, Sussex. He was living next door to the family of his
step son James Setford.
Setford and Hannah Sawyers had 4 known children:
William Setford was baptised on 24 June 1832 in Chailey. He
died aged 75 years and his death was registered in the second quarter of
1907 in the Lewisham registration district. He was 9 years old in
1841. The 1851 census recorded that he was 18 year old William
S. Sturt and he was an agricultural labourer.
In 1861 he was a lodger at Fonthill, Newick.
William married Harriet Muddle on 4 September 1864 in Newick.
He was then a bachelor and gardener of Newick. She was a spinster of
the parish of St. Pauls in Canterbury, Kent. They both signed their
names. The witnesses to the marriage were Francis Lindall and
Harriet was baptised on 17 July 1836 in Uckfield, Sussex. She
was the daughter of Joseph Mudle and Ann. She died aged
61 years and her death was registered in the first quarter of 1897 in the
Lewisham registration district.
In 1881 the family were living in Lewisham, Kent.
William and Harriet had 2 known children:
Annie Margaret Setford was baptised on 9 March 1865 in Newick and
buried there on 21 March 1865, aged 1 month.
Walter Setford was born about 1868 in Hampstead, Middlesex.
was baptised on 11 May 1834 in Chailey. He married
in 1865. (They have their own page.)
Harry Setford was baptised on 7 August 1836 in Chailey and buried
there on 24 March 1837, aged 9 months.
my 2x Great Grandfather, was born on 22 January 1838 in Chailey. He
in 1862. (They have their own page.)
Fonthill, Newick, Sussex (HO107/1110/3, folio 11, page 14)
Charles Harton, 39, Ag Lab, born in Sussex
Phoebe Harton, 37, born in Sussex
James Harton, 11, born in Sussex
William Sawyers, 35, Ag Lab, born in Sussex
household at Fonthill
Hannah Setford, 25, Charwoman, born in Sussex
William Setford, 9, born in Sussex
James Setford, 7, born in Sussex
Thomas Setford, 3, born in Sussex
William Sawyers, 55, Ag Lab, born in Sussex
Ann Sawyers, 65, born in Sussex
Barbara Pannett, 20, Dressm., born in Sussex
Tut's Cottage, Chailey, Sussex (HO107/1643, folio 162, page 15)
Sturt, Head, Mar, 38, Ag Labourer, born Sussex, West Grinstead
Sturt, Wife, Mar, 38, born Sussex, Newick
S. Sturt, Son, U, 18, Ag Labourer, born Sussex, Chailey
Sturt, Son, U,16 Ag Labourer, born Sussex, Chailey
Sturt, Son, U, 13, Ag Labourer, born Sussex, Chailey
South Common, Chailey, Sussex (RG9/585, folio 8, page 9)
Sturt, Head, Mar, 47, Ag Labourer, born Sussex, East Grinstead
Sturt, Wife, Mar, 47, born Sussex, Newick
Sawyers, Mother in Law, W, 84, Formerly Washerwoman, born Sussex, Fletching
Chailey, Sussex (RG10/1066, folio 8, page 10)
Sturt, Head, Mar, 57, Ag Lab, born Sussex, West Grinstead
Sturt, Wife, Mar, 56, born Sussex, Newick
Nye, Lodger, Unm 58, Ag Lab, born Sussex, Hamsey
Allcorn, Lodger, Widr, 69, Ag Lab, born Sussex, Hamsey
Turners Cottage, South Street, Chailey, Sussex (RG11/1068, folio 7, page 6)
Sturt, Head, 67, Ag Lab, born Sussex, West Grinstead
Sturt, Wife, 67, born Sussex, Newick
Cruse, Lodger, Unm, 3?, Ag Lab, born Sussex, Chailey
South Street, Chailey, Sussex (RG12/796, folio 4, page 1)
Cruse, Head, M, 65, Bricklayer, born Sussex, Chailey
Cruse, Wife, M, 63, born Sussex, Chailey
Cruse, Daur, S, 24, born Sussex, Chailey
Cruse, Son, S, 20, Bricklayers labourer, born Sussex, Chailey
Cruse, Grandson, 12, Scholar, born Sussex, Barcombe
Setford, Head, M, 56, Labourer, born Sussex, Chailey
Setford, Wife, M, 46, born Sussex, Lewes
Eliza Setford, Daur, S, 14, General Serv, born Sussex, Chailey
Setford, Son, 11, Scholar, born Sussex, East Chiltington
Cruse, Boarder, S, 43, General Dealer, born Sussex, Chailey
Sturt, Head, Widr, 80, Labourer, born Sussex, Lindfield
William Sturt was baptised on 8 April 1809 in Arundel, Sussex to
James Sturt and Elizabeth Weare.
William Sturt was born about 1810 in Ashurst, Sussex. He was
the father of Harriet Sturt born 1848, who in 1868 married
George Dumbrell born 1844 in Ashurst. Harriet's birth
certificate names her mother as Susan Gates and records her
father's occupation as Blacksmith.
William Sturt, bachelor married Susan Frances, spinster by
banns on 14 September 1833 in Ashurst. At the time they were both of
QUESTION: Could Susan Frances and Susan Gates
be one and the same?
William Sturt was baptised on 7/17 February 1811 in Shermanbury.
He was the son of Henry Sturt and Jane Burtenshaw who had
married by licence on 11 February 1793 in Shermanbury. In 1851 widow
Jane Sturt aged 75 and born in Shermanbury, was living in
Ditchling, Sussex along with 2 unmarried sons, John Sturt born
about 1803 and Samuel Sturt born about 1820.
William Sturt, bachelor married Charlotte Smart, spinster by
banns on 17 July 1833 in New Shoreham, Sussex. At the time they were
both of New Shoreham.
QUESTION: Could 1811 Shermanbury William be the one who
married in 1833?
William Sturt was baptised on 20 October 1811 in West
Grinstead. He was the son of Mary Sturt.
William Sturt was baptised on 13 March 1814 in Rudgwick, Sussex.
He was the son of Thomas Sturt and Elizabeth Field. In
1851 he was an unmarried 34 year old servant living in Albury, Surrey.
William Sturt was baptised on 4 October 1782 in West Grinstead.
He was the son of
Henry Sturt (1754-1829) and
Ann Trower (1753-1828).
married Elizabeth Faulconer by licence dated 7 December 1813, which
stated he was a yeoman of Street and she a spinster of Plumpton.
They were both over 21 years of age.
As a widower and gentleman of
Street he married Susannah Hollingdale by licence on 25 May 1842 in
Little Horsted, Sussex. She was then a spinster of Little Horsted.
They were both of full age and were married by Joseph Simpson,
Rector. Their fathers were named as Henry Sturt, farmer and
Henry Hollingdale, farmer. The witnesses to the marriage were
William Sturt, junior and Harriet Faulconer.
William and Susanna were living at Streat Place, where William was a
farmer of 1000 acres employing 17. Susanna's place of birth was then
given as Plumpton.
William died on 6 July 1852. The IGI also
records he married Susan Scrase in about 1842.
QUESTION: Was witness William Sturt, junior the son of
William Sturt, senior? If so what became of him?