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James SETFORD (1834-1910)

and Martha PAGE (c1845-?)

 

James Setford and Martha Page married on 29 January 1865 in the parish church of All Saints in Lewes, Sussex.  The witnesses to their marriage were Josiah Page and Ruth Morris.  (They were not my direct ancestors.  James was the brother of my 2x great grandfather, Thomas Setford.)

James Setford was baptised on 11 May 1834 in Chailey, Sussex.  He was the second son of Henry Setford (c1794-1838) and Hannah Sawyers (1814-1882).  His death was registered in the first quarter of 1910 in the Lewes registration district.  James was a general labourer.  When the 1841 census was recorded he was 7 years old and living at Fonthill, Newick along with his mother, grandparents and siblings.

Martha Page was born about 1845 in Lewes.  She was the daughter of Josiah Page who was a groom.

When the 1871 census was recorded the family were living in South Street, Chailey and James was an agricultural labourer.  They also had a lodger living with them at that time, 86 year old widower James Jenner.

In 1881 the family were living at 1 Boorkins Row, South Street, Chailey and James was then a gas labourer.

The 1891 census records that the family were still living in South Street, Chailey and James was a labourer.  They also then had a lodger living with them, 43 year old William Cruse who was an unmarried general dealer.

They were still living in South Street, Chailey when the 1901 census was recorded and James was a general labourer.  Also with them in 1901 was 53 year old boarder William Cruse, 68 year old visitor and widow Elizabeth Clanton and their widowed daughter Louisa and her son Ernest.

 

James Setford and Martha Page had 9 known children:

  1. William Setford was baptised on 27 April 1865 in Chailey and buried there on 14 may 1865, aged 2 weeks.

  2. Fanny Mary Setford was born about 1866 in Chailey and died in 1958.  She was a 5 year old scholar when the 1871 census was recorded.  In 1881 she was a domestic servant at Woodbrook Farm, Chailey in the household of Richard Pannett.  When the 1891 census was recorded she was an unmarried 25 year old visiting her sister and brother-in-law in Ditchling.

    Fanny married William Frederick Grainger in 1893 in Chailey.

    William Frederick was born in the third quarter of 1864 in the Cuckfield registration district.  He was the son of Henry Grainger and Rebecca Bignell.  He died in 1949.

    When the 1901 census was recorded Fanny and her children were living at 4 Avondale Road in Eastbourne, Sussex.  Frederick was not at home on census night.

    Frederick and Fanny had the following children:

    1. Hubert Grainger (1894-1987).  He was born in Plumpton, Sussex.  In 1901 he was 7 years old.

    2. Kathleen Louise Grainger (1896-1979).  She was born in Plumpton.  In 1901 she was 5 years old.

    3. Frederick James Grainger (1898-1974).  He was born in Eastbourne.  He was 2 years old in 1901.

    4. Elsie Josephine Grainger (1900-1999).  She was born in Eastbourne.  She was 5 months old when the 1901 census was recorded.

    5. Annie Grainger (1902-1987)

    6. Norah Emily Grainger (1906-1990)

    7. Bertha Florence Grainger (1907-1992)

    8. Owen Frank Grainger (1908-1988)

  3. Louisa Hannah Setford was baptised on 8 March 1868 in Chailey.  She was a 3 year old scholar in 1871.  In 1881 she was a domestic nurse living in Station Street, St. John, Lewes, in the household of Peter Hoadley.

    Louisa married George Tourle in 1887.

    George was born about 1860 in Chailey and was the son of William Tourle and Harriett Mitchell.  When the 1861 census was recorded he was a year old and living with his parents at Pigseaster in Chailey.

    In 1891 the family were living on  The Common in Ditchling and George was a road labourer.  His sister-in-law, Fanny was visiting them when the 1891 census was recorded.  By 1901 Louisa was a widow with a young son and they were living with her parents.

    George and Louisa had at least 2 children:

    1. Nellie Tourle was born in Ditchling and her birth was registered in the first quarter of 1891.  She was 4 months old when the 1891 census was recorded.

    2. Ernest Albert Tourle was born in the second quarter of 1899 in Plumpton.

    3. Arthur Thomas W. Tourle was born in the fourth quarter of 1903 and his birth was registered in the Lewes registration district.

    Louisa married Alfred White in the third quarter of 1906 in the Colchester, Essex registration district.

  4. Harry Setford was baptised on 10 April 1870 in Chailey and buried there on 7 May 1871, aged 1 year.  He was a year old when the 1871 census was recorded.

  5. Frank James Setford was baptised on 10 March 1872 in Chailey and buried there on 14 December 1873.

  6. Owen Page Setford was born and died in the second quarter of 1874.

  7. Annie Eliza Setford was baptised on 11 February 1877 in Chailey.  She was 4 years old when the 1881 census was recorded and the eldest child in the parental home.  In 1891 she was a 14 year old general servant living at home.  On 28 November 1917, Annie and brother Albert were beneficiaries under the will of William Cruse.  She received a cottage to the east of Backs Lane in Chailey and was at that time able to pay off 50 from a mortgage.

    Annie Eliza married Martin Frank Berry in 1902.

    Martin was born in 1879 in East Hoathly and was the son of Boaz Berry (c1841-?) and Esther Funnell (c1841-?)

  8. Albert Setford was baptised on 22 June 1879 in East Chiltington.  He was a year old in 1881 and living with his parents.  In 1891 he was an 11 year old scholar.  Albert received land to the west of Backs Lane in Chailey under the terms of William Cruse's will.

    Albert married Ellen Cottington in 1901.

    Ellen was born about 1878 in East Chiltington.

    The couple were living in Chailey when the 1901 census was recorded and Albert was a grocer's assistant.

  9. James Setford was born about 1882.  He was buried on 10 May 1884 in Horsted Keynes, Sussex.

 

 

William Cruse (c1843-c1917)

Under the terms of his will, William Cruse left land and property to Annie Eliza Berry and her brother Albert Setford, but why?  Was there some sort of family connection?  In 1881 he was an unmarried 38 year old lodging with Annie and Albert's grandmother.  Might William Cruse, who was born about 1843 in Chailey, have been an illegitimate son of Hannah Sturt, formerly Setford, nee Sawyers?  She was widowed in 1838 and didn't remarry until 1845.

The following has been copied from the A2A web site:

Deeds of Setfords Fields, South Common, Chailey
On 25 March 1889 William Alcorn, now described as a poultry-dealer, mortgaged the property to William Cruse of South Street in Chailey, carrier, for 350 at 5%; Cruse bought the property from Alcorn, then described as a carrier, for 600 on 17 May 1898; a revised plan appears on the reverse of the deed (24, 25)

On 18 May 1898 Cruse borrowed 200 on mortgage from Ruth Morris, spinster, who assigned to James Aylwin of Offham, farmer, Selina Aylwin of Offham, spinster and Henry Sidney Woollard of Haywards Heath, company director on 11 November 1902. On 26 February 1904 Selina assigned her interest to her fellow mortgagees and notified William Cruse accordingly (26)

On 28 November 1917 the estate was partitioned between Albert Setford and [his sister] Annie Eliza Berry, the beneficiaries under the will of William Cruse. Setford received the land west of Back Lane and Mrs Berry the cottage on the east; she paid off 50 from the mortgage at the same time (25)
 

Richard Cruse and Mary Mitchell married by banns on 13 June 1816 in Fletching, Sussex.  He was then a bachelor of Chailey and she a spinster of Fletching.

Richard and Mary had the following children:

  1. Henry Cruse was baptised on 11 July 1819 in Chailey.  His father was then a labourer of Chailey.  He was a 20 year old agricultural labourer in 1841 and living in the home of Richard Pointing in Chailey.

    Henry married Charlotte Solomon in the third quarter of 1841 in the Lewes registration district.

    Charlotte was born about 1817 in Southease.  Might she have been the daughter of Joseph Solomon and Mary Elliott who had married on 11 April 1815 in Rodmell, Sussex?  Joseph was then a bachelor of Southease and Mary of Rodmell.

    When the 1851 census was recorded the couple and 4 of their children were living at Rowheath in Chailey.  Henry was then a 31 year old agricultural labourer and Charlotte was 34.  The 1861 census records the family were living in Lodge to the Cottage in Chailey.  Henry was then a 41 year old domestic gardner and Charlotte was 44 years old.  With them on census night were 3 of their children.

    Henry and Charlotte had the following children:

    1. Solomon Cruse was born about 1842 in Chailey.  He was a 9 year old scholar in 1851.

    2. Ann Cruse was born about 1846 in Chailey.  She was a 5 year old scholar in 1851.  In 1861 she was 15 years old and living at home.

    3. Eliza Cruse was born about 1848 in Chailey.  In 1851 she was 3 years old.

    4. John W. Cruse was born in 1850 in Chailey.  At the time of the 1851 census he was 10 months old.  He was a 10 year old scholar in 1861.

    5. Lucy J. Cruse was born about 1856 in Chailey.  She was 5 years old in 1861.

  2. Thomas Crues was baptised on 18 August 1822 in Chailey.  His father was then a labourer of Chailey.

  3. Maria Cruse was baptised on 27 July 1828 in Chailey, at which time her father was a labourer of Chailey.

 

 

1861 census - Pigseaster, Chailey, Sussex (RG9/585, folio 10, page 14)

William Tourle, Head, Mar, 40, Laborer in Brickyd, born Sussex Chailey

Harriett Tourle, Wife, Mar, 32, born Sussex Chailey

William Chatfield, Step Son, 12, Agricul Laborer, born Sussex Chailey

Agnes Chatfield, Step Daur, 9, Scholar, born Sussex Chailey

James Tourle, Son, 6, Scholar, born Sussex Chailey

Ellen Tourle, Daur, 4, born Sussex Chailey

John Tourle, Son, 3, born Sussex Chailey

George Tourle, Son, 1, born Sussex

 

1851 census - St. Johns Comn, Barrack House (HO107/1642, folio 517, page 19)

Richard Chatfield, Head, Mar, Sawyer, born Sussex Chailey

Harriett Chatfield, Wife, Mar, 23, born Sussex Cuckfield

William Chatfield, Son, 2, born Sussex Cuckfield

Harriett Chatfield, Son, 10m, born Sussex Cuckfield

 

Richard Chatfield and Harriett Mitchell were married in the fourth quarter of 1848 in the Cuckfield registration district.

 

1891 - South Street, Chailey, Sussex (RG12/796, folio 4, page 1)

William Cruse, Head, M, 65, Bricklayer, born Sussex, Chailey

Eliza Cruse, Wife, M, 63, born Sussex, Chailey

Esther Cruse, Daur, S, 24, born Sussex, Chailey

Alfred Cruse, Son, S, 20, Bricklayers labourer, born Sussex, Chailey

William Cruse, Grandson, 12, Scholar, born Sussex, Barcombe

next household...

James Setford, Head, M, 56, Labourer, born Sussex, Chailey

Martha Setford, Wife, M, 46, born Sussex, Lewes

Annie Eliza Setford, Daur, S, 14, General Serv, born Sussex, Chailey

Albert Setford, Son, 11, Scholar, born Sussex, East Chiltington

William Cruse, Boarder, S, 43, General Dealer, born Sussex, Chailey

next household...

William Sturt, Head, Widr, 80, Labourer, born Sussex, Lindfield

 

 

Many thanks to Mavis for additions to this page.

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This page was updated on 9 January 2011