Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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William SETFORD (c1815-1884)

and Elizabeth Ann LONGHURST (1821-?)

 

William Setford and Elizabeth Ann Longhurst married sometime before or about 1850.  (They were not my direct ancestors.)

William Setford was born about 1815 in Cowden, Kent.  He may have died aged 70 years in the first quarter of 1884 in the Ticehurst registration district.  When the 1841 census was recorded he was most probably living in the home of Richard Burfoot a 42 year old farmer at Bassetts in Hartfield.  The census records that William was a 21 year old male servant and that he was not born in Sussex.

Elizabeth Ann Longhurst was baptised on 18 March 1821 in West Hoathly, Sussex.  She was the daughter of Thomas Longhurst (1796-?)and Elizabeth Stenning (c1798-?).  Her paternal grandparents were Charles Longhurst (1759-?) and Mary Dale.

At the time of the 1851 census the couple were living at Shewmay (that's what it looks like) Cottage in Hartfield.  William was then a 35 year old agricultural labourer and Elizabeth was 30 years old.  Also with them on census night was their young son George and 5 year old niece Elizabeth A. Budgen, who was a scholar and had been born in Hartfield. The family were living at Holty in Hartfield in 1852 and 1854 and William was a labourer.

When the 1861 census was recorded the family were living at Owls Croft (or Cross) in Hartfield and William was an agricultural labourer.  Also with the family at that time were 4 lodgers, Thomas Longhurst a widower aged 66 who was formerly an agricultural labourer and partially blind and deaf, Thomas Longhurst junior aged 27 who was also partially blind and deaf, and insane and of no occupation, 25 year old Lucy Longhurst who was unmarried and 57 year old John Montague who was an unmarried agricultural labourer.  The family also had a 2 year old boarder with them, namely Richard Coombs.  At the time of the 1851 census, 55 year old Thomas Longhurst was living at Laywoods in Hartfield along with his 53 year old wife Elizabeth, 16 year old son Thomas who was a deaf idiot, 13 year old daughter Lucy who was said to be deaf and 45 year old lodger John Montague.

In 1871 the couple and their youngest son Albert were living at Little Leywoods in Hartfield.  William was then a 55 year old farm labourer and Elizabeth was 50 years old.

By the time of the 1881 census the couple were living at Payne Farm in Frant and William was a milkman.

 

William Setford and Elizabeth Ann Longhurst had 4 known children:

  1. George Setford was baptised aged 2 years on 20 June 1852 in Hartfield, Sussex.  When the 1851 census was recorded he was a year old and living with his parents.  He was an 11 year old scholar when the 1861 census was recorded.

    George married Emily Ward in the fourth quarter of 1873 in the Lambeth registration district.

    Emily was baptised on 1 May 1853 in Worth, Sussex and was the daughter of Jeremiah Ward and Mary Goring.

    When the 1881 census was recorded the family were living in West Hoathly, Sussex and George was a House Decorator.

    They had 3 known children by the time of the 1881 census:

    1. Emily Rose Setford was born in the third quarter of 1874 in Poplar, London.  She was a 6 year old scholar in 1881.

    2. Albert George Setford was born in the fourth quarter of 1876 in Bromley, London (Kent?).  He was a 4 year old scholar in 1881.

    3. Elizabeth Ann Setford was born in the third quarter of 1879 in West Hoathly.  She was a year old when the 1881 census was recorded.  She may have married in the third quarter of 1902.

  2. Alfred Setford was baptised aged 9 months on 20 June 1852 in Hartfield.  He was a 9 year old scholar in 1861.

    When the 1871 census was recorded he, or the Alfred Setford born in about 1849, may have been a convict held in the Chatham prison, awaiting exile to Australia.  One of the 2 Alfreds made their way to New Zealand by about 1876 and married Emily Rich there in 1877.  (Alfred Setford and Emily Rich have their own page.)

  3. Rose Setford was baptised on 24 September 1854 in Hartfield.  She was a 6 year old scholar in 1861.  When the 1881 census was recorded she was an unmarried 26 year old Ladiesmaid living at 2 Garden Road in Tonbridge, Kent, in the home of Fuliver Skipwith.  She married in fourth quarter of 1882 in the Tunbridge district.

  4. Albert Stenning Setford was born on 11 March 1863 in Hartfield.  He died on 13 December 1920 in Kings, New York.  When the 1861 census was recorded he was an 8 year old scholar living at home with his parents.

    Albert served in the British army in the medical corps, and was posted to Gibraltar for a large part of his 12 year stint.  There he met and married Eliza Davis.

    Eliza was born about 1868 in Kings Chapel, Gibraltar.  She died on 12 January 1942 in Queens, New York.

    In 1906 Albert embarked at Southampton on the ship, Saint Paul, bound for New York, USA, arriving at Ellis Island, New York on 5 November 1906.  His wife and children emigrated the following year and arrived in New York on 10 October 1907, on board the Teutonic.

    Albert and Eliza had 7 known children:

    1. Albert William Setford was born on 15 April 1885 in Rosia, Gibraltar and probably died young.

    2. George Stenning Setford was born on 22 October 1886 in Horsham, Sussex.

    3. Alfred Setford was born on 23 April 1894 in Rosia, Gibraltar.

    4. Rose Setford was born about 1897 in Rosia, Gibraltar.

    5. William Setford was born about 1900 in Rosia, Gibraltar.

    6. Albert Setford was bron about 1904 in Cuckfield, Sussex.

    7. Emily Setford was born about 1908 in Queens, New York.

 

Elizabeth Ann Budgen was baptised on 10 August 1845 in Hartfield.  She was the daughter of Richard Budgen and Harriet Longhurst who had married on 28 April 1845 in Hartfield.  Harriet was baptised on 15 June 1823 in West Hoathly, and was the daughter of Thomas Longhurst and Elizabeth Stenning.  When the 1841 census was recorded, Harriet was 18 years old and living with her parents at Laywoods in Hartfield, along with her younger siblings, namely 9 year old Hester Longhurst, 6 year old Thomas Longhurst and 4 year old Lucy Longhurst.

 

Many thanks to Graeme Setford for the details about Albert Stenning Setford and his his family.

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