and Esther LEASHER (c1825-1892)
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.
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
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
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.
Silverson and Esther Leasher had 7 known children:
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
Silverson was born about 1860 in Edburton. In 1871 she was 11
years old and living at home.