Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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Stephen SETFORD (1790-?)

and Elizabeth WARREN (c1795-?)


Stephen Setford and Elizabeth Warren were married by banns on 31 May 1818 in Horsted Keynes, Sussex.  They were both then of Horsted Keynes.  The witnesses to their marriage were James Wellfare and Ann Setford.  (They were not my direct ancestors.)

Stephen Setford was baptised on 28 March 1790 in Horsted Keynes.  He was the son of John Setford and Ann.  In 1851 he was a 61 year old widower and agricultural labourer, living with his married daughter Emma in Godstone, Surrey.  Another Stephen Setford was born in 1785 in Chailey, Sussex, the son of Henry Setford and Elizabeth PeckhamI believe the 2 Stephens were cousins and that Chailey Stephen remained single.

Elizabeth Warren's date and place of birth/baptism are unknown, to me.  She died before 1841.  Her death may have been registered in the fourth quarter of 1837 in the Godstone registration district.

When the 1841 census was recorded, Stephen was said to be a 45 year old agricultural labourer and constable, living at Whitewood in Horne, Surrey.  The census notes he was not born in Surrey.  Also with him on census night were 3 of his children, 50 year old housekeeper Mary Setford and 50 year old Jane Botley, neither of whom were born in Surrey.


Stephen Setford and Elizabeth Warren had 6 known children:

  1. Stephen Setford was born on 10 January 1821 in Horsted Keynes and baptised on 18 February 1821 at the Independent Chapel in Lindfield, Sussex.

  2. Mary Ann Setford was baptised on 16 May 1824 in Horsted Keynes.

  3. Emma Sitford was baptised on 11 June 1826 in Horsted Keynes.

    Emma married George Charman on 4 December 1847 in Worth, Sussex.

    When the 1851 census was recorded the couple were living in Godstone, Surrey along with their young daughter and Emma's father, Stephen.  George was then a 26 year old agricultural labourer.

    George and Emma had the following known daughter:

    1. Ann Charman was born about 1849 in Home, Surrey.  She was 2 years old in 1851.

  4. Henry Sitford was baptised on 12 April 1829 in Horsted Keynes.  In 1841 he was 10 years old and the eldest of his siblings living at home with his father.

  5. George Ireland Setford was baptised on 6 November 1831 in Horsted Keynes.  In 1841, George was 8 years old.

    George married Ursula Wood in the first quarter of 1854 in the Godstone registration district.

    Ursula died aged 59 years in the fourth quarter of 1894.

    When the 1881 census was recorded the family were living at 9 Block Cottages in Godstone and George was a general labourer.  Also living within the household at that time were 2 nephews, William Wood aged 24 and Robert Wood aged 22, who were both single and farm labourers.  By the time of 1901 census George was still living in Godstone where he was a roadman.

    George and Ursula had at least 6 children:

    1. George Ireland Sitford was born about 1859 in Godstone, Surrey.

      George married Maria Payne in the fourth quarter of 1880 in the Godstone district.

      Maria was born about 1861 in Godstone.

      When the 1901 census was recorded the family were living in Godstone and George was a bricklayer.

      They had the following known children:

      1. Florence Sitford was born in the fourth quarter of 1881 in Godstone.  She was a 19 year old domestic in 1901.

      2. Anny Sitford was born about 1886 in Godstone.

      3. Maria Sitford was born about 1889 in Godstone.

    2. Jane Sitford was born about 1861 in Godstone.  In 1881 she was the eldest of her siblings at home and she was an unmarried 20 year old domestic servant.

    3. Sarah Sitford was born about 1863 in Godstone.  She was an 18 year old domestic servant in 1881.

    4. Clara Sitford was born about 1867 in Godstone.  She was a 14 year old somestic servant in 1881.  She died aged 21 years in the first quarter of 1881 in the Godstone registration district.

    5. Louisa Sitford was born about 1869 in Godstone.  She was a 12 year old scholar in 1881.

    6. John Sitford was born in the first quarter of 1872 in Godstone.  In 1881 he was a 9 year old scholar.

  6. Frances Setford was born about 1836 in Surrey.  She was 5 years old in 1841.  Did she marry Amos Tidy on 11 July 1857 in Cowfold, Sussex?