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John SHORT (1743-?)

and Abigail SOUTTER (1743-?)

 

John Short and Abigail Souther married by banns on 1 December 1765 in Thakeham, Sussex.  He was then a bachelor and she a spinster and they were both of Thakeham.  (They were not my direct ancestors.  One of their sons married the sister of my direct ancestor.)

John Short was baptised on 30 April 1743 in Thakeham.  He was the son of Henry Short and Sarah Harris.

Abigail Souter was baptised on 4 November 1743 in Thakeham.  She was the daughter of Leonard Souter and Abigail Skinner.

 

John Short and Abigail Soutter had 7 known children:

  1. Anne Short was baptised on 30 October 1768 in Thakeham.

    Ann may have married John Kensett by licence on 6 October 1792 in Shipley.  He was then from Thakeham and she of Shipley.  The witnesses to their marriage were John Botting and William Killick.

    John and Ann had the following child:

    1. Sarah Kensett was baptised on 3 February 1793 in Shipley.

  2. Thomas Short was baptised in November 1770 in Thakeham.

    Thomas married Ann Sayers by banns on 25 May 1806 in Shipley, Sussex.  The witnesses to their marriage were John Killick and Sarah Killick.  Thomas may have previously married married Sarah Siney by licence on 9 October 1792 in Thakeham.  He was then of Warminghurst and she of Thakeham.

    John and Ann had the following children:

    1. John Short was baptised on 19 October 1806 in Shipley.

      John married Jemima Matthews by banns on 20 July 1830 in Thakeham.  He was then a bachelor from Washington and she a spinster of Thakeham.

      When the 1841 census was recorded the couple were living in Washington along with their 3 children and 3 servants, namely Christopher Potter aged 31, John Parsons aged 19 and 16 year old Mary Osborn.  John was then a 34 year old butcher and Jemima was 30.

      John and Jemima had the following known children:

      1. Emily Short was baptised on 11 September 1831 in Ashington.

      2. Ellen Short was born about 1833.  She was 8 years old in 1841.

      3. Charlotte Short was born about 1835 in Washington.  She was 6 years old in 1841.  When the 1851 census was recorded she was a 15 year old dressmaker and the head of her household.  Charlotte together with her sister and brother, 36 year old visitor Sarah Short and 2 servants, 21 year old William Daughtry and 14 year old John Short, were living in Providence House, Washington.

      4. William Short was born in 1840.  At the time of the 1841 census he was 6 months old.

      5. Sarah Short was baptised on 27 August 1843 in Ashington.  She was 7 years old in 1851.

      6. Albert Short was baptised on 11 May 1845 in Warminghurst.  He was 5 years old in 1851.

    2. Solomon Short was baptised on 23 July 1809 in Shipley.

      Solomon married Mary Ann Ramsey by banns on 20 December 1840 in Littlehampton, Sussex.  He was then a 31 year old bachelor and miller at the mill adjoining Littlehampton and she was a 31 year old spinster from London.  Their fathers were named as Thomas Short a carter and Joseph Ramsey a deceased labourer.

      When the 1851 census was recorded the couple and young son were living at Mill House, Green, Walberton, Sussex.  Solomon was then a 40 year old miller and baker and Mary Ann was 42.  She then gave her place of birth as Stapleford Abbott, Essex.  With the family on census night was 16 year old miller's apprentice Thomas Borham Borrow and 14 year old house servant Mary Ann Barnes.

      Solomon and Mary had the following known, to me, son:

      1. Solomon Short was born about 1849 in Walberton.  He was 2 years old at the time of the 1851 census.

    3. Henry Short was baptised on 24 November 1811 in Shipley.

    4. Sarah Short was baptised on 15 January 1815 in Shipley.  The baptism register noted that her father was a labourer.  In 1851 she was an unmarried 36 year old visitor in the home of her 15 year old niece.

    5. Stephen Short was baptised on 6 April 1817 in Shipley.  The baptism register noted that his father was a labourer.

    6. William Short was baptised on 12 November 1820 in Shipley.  The baptism register noted that his father was a labourer.  He died aged 3 months and was buried on 19 January 1821 in Shipley.

  3. A son was baptised on 4 April 1773 in Thakeham.

  4. Samuel Short was baptised on 24 September 1775 in Thakeham.  He may have died aged 63, as per the burial register, and have been buried on 30 May 1836 in Shipley, i.e. born about 1773.  The burial register noted that he died of "old age".

    Samuel may have married Hannah Hamilton by banns on 13 May 1803 in Pulborough, Sussex at which time Samuel was of Chiltington and Hannah of Pulborough.  But there was another Samuel Short baptised on 9 November 1783 in Thakeham, the son of James Short and Catherine Soutter.

  5. Leonard Short was baptised on 22 February 1778 in Thakeham.  He married Ann Willard in 1798.  (They have their own page.)

  6. Abigail Short was baptised on 20 May 1780 in Thakeham.  She died aged 59 years and was buried on 24 November 1839 in Shipley.  The burial register recorded her name as Abigail Tilley.

    Abigail had the following daughter:

    1. Mary Short was baptised on 6 June 1802 in Shipley.

    Abigail married Michael Tilly by banns on 23 October 1806 in Thakeham.  He was a bachelor and she a spinster and they were both of Thakeham.

  7. William Short was baptised on 3 April 1785 in Warminghurst, Sussex.

 

 

The 1851 census records there was a 61 year old Samuel Short living in Coldwaltham with his 63 year old wife, Hannah.  They probably married as Samuel Short and Hannah Sowter on 20 October 1812 in Amberley, Sussex, at which time they were both of Amberley.  Samuel gave his place of birth as Rackham in the 1851 census and Hannah as Bury.

Yet another, possibly slightly younger, Samuel Short married Lucy Harding on 5 February 1814 in West Chiltington.  That Samuel was then a bachelor of Shipley and Lucy a spinster of West Chiltington.  Lucy was born about 1796 in Pulborough was probably a widow by the time of the 1841 census.

 

Samuel Short and Hannah Hamilton had the following children:

  1. Sarah Short was baptised on 8 April 1804 in Pulborough.

  2. Mary Short was baptised on 1 June 1806 in Pulborough.

  3. William Short was baptised on 30 April 1809 in Pulborough.

  4. Stephen Short was baptised on 25 October 1814 in West Grinstead.  The baptism register noted that his father was a labourer from Shipley.  In 1851 he was an unmarried 36 year agricultural labourer, lodging in the home of Richard Mitchell in Lancing, Sussex.

  5. Henry Short was baptised on 23 January 1820 in Shipley.  The baptism register noted that his father was a labourer.

 

Samuel Short and Hannah Sowter had the following children:

  1. John Short was baptised on 11 May 1817 in Coldwaltham.

  2. Henry Short was baptised on 17 September 1820 in Coldwaltham.  Henry married Clara Brooks in the third quarter of 1848 in the Chichester registration district.

  3. Hannah Short was baptised on 2 June 1822 in Coldwaltham.

  4. William Short was baptised on 27 August 1826 in Coldwaltham.

  5. Sarah Short was baptised on 11 January 1829 in Coldwaltham.

 

Isaac Short married Catherine Mulford by banns on 7 May 1770 in Shipley.  He was then from Warnham.  The witnesses to their marriage were Edmund Mulford and William Phillips.

 

James Short married Elizabeth Scutt by banns on 1 January 1823 in Shipley.  The witnesses to their marriage were Hannah Scutt and Joseph Peirce.

 

William Short married Elizabeth Harden by banns on 7 April 1831 in Shipley.  He was then a bachelor and she a widow, as per the Sussex marriage, but a transcript of the Shipley marriage index gives that Elizabeth Harder was a spinster.

William and Elizabeth had the following child:

  1. James Short was baptised on 6 June 1831 in Shipley.  The baptism register noted that his father was a labourer.

 

James Short married Sarah Tully by banns on 25 May 1849 in Shipley.  He was then a bachelor and labourer from Ashurst and she a spinster.  Their fathers were named as James Short and Charles Tully who were both labourers.  The witnesses to their marriage were Charles Tully and Mary Tully.

 

Albert Short married Jane Summersell by banns on 8 October 1868 in Shipley.  He was then a bachelor and farmer and she a spinster.  Their fathers were named as John Short a farmer and Harry Summersell a builder.  The witnesses to their marriage were George Hard and Frances Botting.

 

William Short was buried in Shipley on 12 January 1747/8.

Mary Short, widow, was buried on 19 September 1754 in Shipley.

 

Many thanks to Mark Short and Martin Short for additions to this page.

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This page was last updated on 17 August 2009