Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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Henry SILVERSON (1823-1859)

and Esther LEASHER (c1825-1892)

 

Henry Silverson and Esther Leasher married by banns on 6 January 1844 at the parish church in Woodmancote, Sussex.  Henry was then a 21 year old bachelor and labourer.  Esther was a 19 year old spinster.  They were both of Woodmancote and both made their marks.  Esther's father's name was omitted from the marriage certificate.  The witnesses to their marriage were Rebecca Silverson (signed) and Richard Silverson (marked).  They were married by the rector H. Wellesley.

Henry Silverson was baptised on 29 June 1823 in Woodmancote.  He was the son of Richard Silverson (1788-1866) and Mary (c1789-1850).  Henry died aged 36 years and was buried on 23 November 1859 in Woodmancote.

Esther Leasher was born about 1824-6 in Sompting, Sussex.  She died aged 66 years and her death was registered in the third quarter of 1892 in the Brighton registration district as Esther Eaton.  The 1841 census records that she was 15 year old Esther Lisher and she was then a servant in the home of James Hills at Holmbush in Woodmancote.

When the 1851 census was recorded the family were living at ?thorn Sands in Edburton and Henry was an agricultural labourer.  Henry's widower father was also living with them at that time.  The 1861 census records that 38 year old Esther Silvester and her children were living at 9 Ivory Buildings in Brighton and she was earning her living as a charwoman.  They also had a lodger living with them, 65 year old widow, Elizabeth Thomas who was also a charwoman.  By 1871 Esther had married George Silvester and the family were living at 63 Hereford Street in Brighton.

As Esther Silvester she married Alfred Eaton in the fourth quarter of 1876 in Brighton.  At the time of the 1881 census the couple were living at 8 Hereford Street, Brighton, along with 2 boarders, 9 year old Alfred Baldwin and 4 year old Edward Baldwin.  Esther was then an ironer.  In 1891 the couple were alone and still living at 8 Hereford Street.  Alfred was then a builder's labourer and Esther a charwoman.

George Silvester was born about 1829 in Brighton.  In 1871 he was a 42 year old general labourer.

Alfred Eaton was born about 1842 in Mayfield, Sussex.  In 1881 he was a 39 year old excavation navvy.

 

Henry Silverson and Esther Leasher had 7 known children:

  1. Richard Silverson was baptised on 16 June 1844 in Woodmancote, at which time his father was a labourer of Woodmancote.  In 1851 he was 7 year old scholar.  When the 1861 census was recorded he was a 17 year old agricultural labourer, lodging in the home of his uncle John Silverson at Builsborough in Woodmancote.

  2. Emily Silverson was baptised on 25 July 1847 in Woodmancote, at which time her father was a labourer of Edburton.  She was 3 years old when the 1851 census was recorded.

    As Emily Silvester she married Richard Edward Stubberfield on 23 July 1865 at St. Nicholas in Brighton.  She was then 18 years old and he was 23.  Their fathers were named as William Stubberfield and Henry Silvester.

  3. Alfred Silverson was baptised on 20 May 1849 in Woodmancote, at which time his father was a labourer of Edburton.  He was a year old in 1851.  In 1861 he was a 12 year old scholar.  In 1871 he was an unmarried 23 year old bricklayer's labourer living with his mother and step father.

    As Alfred Silvester he married Mary Ann Morley on 27 January 1872 at St. Nicholas in Brighton.  He was then 23 years old and she was 21.  Their fathers were named as Henry Silvester and William Morley.

  4. John Silverson was baptised on 25 May 1851 in Woodmancote, at which time his father was a labourer of Woodmancote.  He was a 10 year old scholar in 1861.

  5. Harry Silverson was born about 1855 in Beeding, Sussex.  He was a 6 year old scholar in 1861.  In 1871, 17 year old Henry Silvester was living at home.

  6. Caroline Silverson was baptised on 3 May 1857 in Woodmancote, at which time her father was a labourer of Henfield.  She was 4 years old in 1861.

    As Caroline Silvester she married Charles Humphrey on 30 January 1876 at St. Peter in Brighton.  She was then 19 years old and he was 20.  Their fathers were named as George Humphrey and Henry Silvester.

  7. Harriett Silverson was born about 1860 in Edburton.  In 1871 she was 11 years old and living at home.

 

Many thanks to John Silverson for additions to this page.

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