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
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.
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.
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:
William Setford was baptised on 27 April 1865 in Chailey and buried
there on 14 may 1865, aged 2 weeks.
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
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
Frederick and Fanny had the following children:
Hubert Grainger (1894-1987). He was born in Plumpton, Sussex.
In 1901 he was 7 years old.
Kathleen Louise Grainger (1896-1979). She was born in
Plumpton. In 1901 she was 5 years old.
Frederick James Grainger (1898-1974). He was born in
Eastbourne. He was 2 years old in 1901.
Elsie Josephine Grainger (1900-1999). She was born in
Eastbourne. She was 5 months old when the 1901 census was recorded.
Annie Grainger (1902-1987)
Norah Emily Grainger (1906-1990)
Bertha Florence Grainger (1907-1992)
Owen Frank Grainger (1908-1988)
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.
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:
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.
Ernest Albert Tourle
was born in the second quarter of 1899 in Plumpton.
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.
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.
James Setford was baptised on 10 March 1872 in Chailey and
buried there on 14 December 1873.
Page Setford was born and died in the second quarter of
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
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-?)
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.
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.
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
The following has been copied from the A2A web site:
Deeds of Setfords Fields, South
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
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:
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:
Solomon Cruse was born about 1842 in Chailey.
He was a 9 year old scholar in 1851.
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.
Eliza Cruse was born about 1848 in Chailey.
In 1851 she was 3 years old.
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.
Lucy J. Cruse was born about 1856
in Chailey. She was 5 years old in 1861.
Thomas Crues was baptised on 18 August 1822 in Chailey.
His father was then a labourer of Chailey.
Maria Cruse was baptised on 27 July 1828 in Chailey, at
which time her father was a labourer of Chailey.
- Pigseaster, Chailey, Sussex (RG9/585, folio 10, page 14)
Tourle, Head, Mar, 40, Laborer in Brickyd, born Sussex Chailey
Tourle, Wife, Mar, 32, born Sussex Chailey
Chatfield, Step Son, 12, Agricul Laborer, born Sussex Chailey
Chatfield, Step Daur, 9, Scholar, born Sussex Chailey
Tourle, Son, 6, Scholar, born Sussex Chailey
Tourle, Daur, 4, born Sussex Chailey
Son, 3, born Sussex Chailey
Tourle, Son, 1, born Sussex
- St. Johns Comn, Barrack House (HO107/1642, folio 517, page 19)
Chatfield, Head, Mar, Sawyer, born Sussex Chailey
Chatfield, Wife, Mar, 23, born Sussex Cuckfield
Chatfield, Son, 2, born Sussex Cuckfield
Chatfield, Son, 10m, born Sussex Cuckfield
Chatfield and Harriett Mitchell were married in the fourth
quarter of 1848 in the Cuckfield registration district.
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