In 1851, the couple and their 5 children were living at Fords Green in
Maresfield. William was then a 46 year old agricultural labourer and
Ann was 45. Also with the family was 28 year visitor Henry
At the time of the 1861 census, William was said to be a 46 year old widower
and parish roadman. He was then living at Fords Green, Maresfield,
along with his daughter Eliza. Also with them was 47 year old married
lodger Elizabeth Wood who was a shoemaker's wife, and her 5
children, namely Eliza A. Wood aged 25,
Mary A. Wood aged 21, 14 year old
Alice Wood, Albert Wood aged 11 and 6 year old
Valance Wood. William and Elizabeth's grandson,
Herbert H. W. Wood was
also with them and he was 2 weeks old.
Anna Setford was born about 1827. Her name was recorded as 13
year old Hannah Setford in the 1841 census and she was then living
with her paternal grandparents.
Anna married Joseph Stevenson on 12 November 1843 in
Maresfield. He was then a bachelor and labourer of full age. She
was a spinster and a minor. They were both of Maresfield. The
witnesses to the marriage were James Ridley and Eliza Ridley.
The bride, groom and witnesses all made their X marks.
Joseph was born/baptised on 12 November 1843 in Maresfield. He
was the son of Richard Stevenson and Mary (either Mary Ann
Bennett or Mary Wright.)
Alfred Setford was baptised on 17 January 1830 in Maresfield.
He was an 11 year old in 1841, living with his paternal grandparents.
Alfred married Mercy Pattenden on 14 April 1854 at St. Peter,
Southborough in Tunbridge Wells, Kent.
Mercy was baptised on 10 August
1823 in East Peckham, Kent. She was the daughter of Thomas Pattenden
(1789-?) and Mercy Rolfe (1791-?).
Alfred and Mercy had 1
Louisa Setford was baptised on 13 May 1855 in Hounslow, London.
She married Peter Samuels on 21 December 1889 at All Saints in
Mary Jane Setford was baptised on 12 February 1832 in Maresfield.
She was living with her parents when the 1841, aged 9, and 1851, aged 20, census were
Mary Jane married Henry Botting on 31 May 1852 in Danehill,
When the 1851 census was recorded, 28 year old Henry
Botten was a visitor in the Setford household. He was
also said to have been born in Maresfield.
Harriet Setford was baptised on 7 September 1834 in Maresfield.
She died in the first quarter of 1897 in the Lewisham district.
She was 6 years old in 1841 and living with her parents.
Harriet had an illegitimate
Mary Ann Lois Setford was baptised on 9 June 1861 in Withyham,
Sussex. Her birth was registered as Mary Ann Roder Sitford
in the second quarter of 1860.
Mary Ann married Alfred James
Adams on 17 March 1879 at St. John's in Crowborough, Sussex.
Alfred James was baptised on 4 April 1858 in Withyham, Sussex and was the son of
Alfred Adams (c1823-?) and Jane.
Alfred and Mary had
the following children:
Mary Jane Adams was born in the third quarter of 1879 in
the East Grinstead registration district.
Harriet Alice Adams was born on 26 August and baptised on 30
October 1881 in Withyham.
Albert Adams was baptised on 28 October 1883 in Withyham.
Elizabeth Amelia Adams was baptised on 4 January 1885 in Withyham.
Lilian Daisy Adams was baptised on 31 October 1886 in Withyham.
Harriet married Noah Roder on 24 June 1865 at Michael's in
Withyham. He was the son of Abel Roder.
was baptised on 11 June 1837 in Maresfield. He married Jane
Stevenson in 1867.
(They have their own page.)
Henry Setford was baptised on 24 November 1839 in Maresfield.
When the 1841 census was recorded he was a year old and living with his
parents. In 1851 he was 11 years old.
He married Mary Ann
Wood. (They have their own page.)
Eliza Emma Setford was baptised on 19 March 1843 in Maresfield.
In 1851 she was 8 years old.
At the time of the 1861 census she was the only one of her siblings
living at home. She was then 18 years old and housekeeper to her
Eliza married Joseph Izzard on 18 August 1866 at St. Michaels in
When the 1881 census was recorded the couple were living
in Crowborough and Joseph was then a 42 year old agricultural labourer.
He was born in Rotherfield, Sussex.
Joseph and Eliza had the following children:
Ellen Izzard was born about 1867 in Withyham and baptised there at
St. Michael's on 24 March 1867. She was a 14 year old at the time of
the 1881 census.
Joseph Izzard was born in 1869 in Withyham and baptised on 4 April
1859 at St. John's in Crowborough. He was 12 years old in 1881.
Mary Izzard was born about 1875 in Withyham and baptised on 28
February 1875 at St. John's in Crowborough. She was 6 years old in
Harriet Izzard was born about 1880 in Withyham. She was a
year old in 1881.
Abraham Setford was baptised on 23 March 1846 in Maresfield.
His birth was registered as Abraham Sitford in the fourth quarter
of 1846. He was 6 years old when the 1851 census was recorded. In 1881 he was an unmarried 35 year old agricultural
labourer boarding in the home of his brother John. He was
still and agricultural labourer in 1901, and then aged 52 and living in
Ruth Sitford was born in the third quarter of 1849 in Maresfield,
although the 1901 census records she was born in Nutley. She died
aged 73 years and her death was registered in the first quarter of 1921
in the Uckfield registration district, by the name of Ruth
Staplehurst. At the time of the 1851 census she was a
married Henry Stapley in the first quarter of 1868 in the Uckfield
Henry was born about 1842 in Fletching (as per 1851 and 1881 census) or
Maresfield (as per 1871 census) and was the son of John
Staplehurst and Frances Ridley. His
birth may have been registered in the second quarter of 1842 in the
Uckfield registration district as Henry Staplehurst.
When the 1851 census was recorded, 9 year old Henry Staplehurst
was living with his parents and siblings at Clapwater in Fletching.
His father was then a 52 year old farm labourer.
When the 1871 census was recorded the Stapley family were living in Cackel
Street, Maresfield. Henry was then a 28 year old farm labourer and
Ruth was 21. Also with them were 2 of their children. By
1881, the Staplehurst family were living at Horsted Pond in Little
Horsted. Henry was then a 40 year old agricultural labourer and
Ruth was 32. With them were 5 children. The 1891 census
records that the Staplehursts were living at Peckham Farm in Framfield
and Henry was a 49 year old farm labourer and Ruth was 41. Six of
their children were with them on census night. In 1901 the couple
were living at Arches Farm in Framfield along with 5 of their sons.
Henry was then said to be 53 whilst Ruth was 49.
Henry and Ruth had the following children:
Frank Abraham Staplehurst was born in the third quarter
of 1868 in Maresfield. He was 2 years old in 1871. In 1881
he was a 13 year old scholar.
Mary Staplehurst was born in the fourth quarter of 1870
in Buxted. She was 5 months when the 1871 census was recorded.
In 1881 she was a 10 year old scholar.
Ann Staplehurst was born in the third quarter of 1873
in Maresfield. In 1881 she was an 8 year old scholar.
John Staplehurst was born in first quarter of 1876 in
Maresfield. He was a 5 year old scholar in 1881. In 1891 he
was a 15 year old farm labourer and the eldest of his siblings living at
Henry Staplehurst was born about 1879 in Little Horsted.
At the time of the 1881 census he was 2 years old. In 1891 he was
a 12 year old farm labourer and living at home. The 1901 census
records that he was 22 year old, unmarried Harry Staplehurst
and he was chicken (?crammer?). He was also the eldest of his
siblings living at home.
Alfred Staplehurst was born about 1882 in Little
Horsted. He was a 9 year old scholar in 1891. In 1901 he was
a 19 year old chicken (?crammer?).
William Staplehurst was born in the fourth quarter of
1884 in Framfield. In 1891 he was a 6 year old scholar. He
was a 16 year old higgler in 1901 and his place of birth was recorded as
Ernest Staplehurst was born about 1888 in Laughton.
He was a 3 year old scholar in 1891.
Albert Staplehurst was born in the fourth quarter of
1890 in Framfield (as per 1891 census) or Peckham Farm (1901). At
the time of the 1891 census he was 7 months old. In 1901 he was 11
Frederick Staplehurst was born about 1896 at Peckham
Farm in Framfields. He was 5 years old in 1901.