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James SILVERSON (1819-1896)

and Rebecca STONER (1818-1870)

 

James Silverson and Rebecca Stoner married on by banns on 14 August 1841 in Cowfold, Sussex.  James was a bachelor and labourer of Woodmancote and Rebecca was a spinster of Cowfold.  Rebecca was able to sign her name but James made his X mark.  Their fathers were named as Richard Silverson and Charles Stoner who were both labourers.  The witnesses to their marriage were Richard Silverson and Charlotte Stoner who both made their marks.  The banns were published in Woodmancote on 25 July, 1 and 8 August 1841.  (They were not my direct ancestors.)

James Silverson was baptised on 26 September 1819 in Woodmancote, Sussex.  He was the son of Richard Silverson (1788-1866) and Mary (c1789-1850).  He died aged 77 years and his death was registered in the second quarter of 1896 in the Steyning registration district.

Rebecca Stoner was baptised on 20 September 1818 in Cowfold.  She was the daughter of Charles Stoner (1785-1845) and Charlotte Newman.  Rebecca died aged 51 years and was buried in Woodmancote on 28 February 1870.  When the 1841 census was recorded she was 20 years old and the eldest of her siblings living at home with her parents at Potters Cottage in Cowfold.

When the 1851 census was recorded the family were living at Shaw in Woodmancote.  In 1861 they were at Shaw House in Woodmancote and also with them was James's widower father Richard Silverson who was then aged 77 years.  The family were also at Shaw House in 1871 and James was then a widower.

 

James Silverson and Rebecca Stoner had 9 known children:

  1. Charlotte Silverson was baptised on 26 September 1841 in Woodmancote.  Her father was then a labourer of Woodmancote.  She was 9 years old when the 1851 census was recorded.  She was not in her parents home when the 1861 census was recorded.  Charlotte died aged 49 years and she was buried on 13 June 1891 in Coombes, Sussex.

    Charlotte married David Burtenshaw on 21 May 1866 in Coombes.  David was then a widower and a shepherd. Charlotte was a spinster and a housekeeper.  They were both of full age and of Coombes.  David made his X mark and Charlotte signed her name.  The witnesses to the marriage were Charles Denyer and Rebecca Silverson who both signed their names.

    David was baptised on 21 September 1828 in Coombes and was the son of Richard Burtenshaw and Mary Grover.  He had first married Harriet Finley in 1854 by who he had 2 daughters:  Ellen in 1855 and Emma in 1861.  David died aged 64 years and was buried on 1 July 1893 in Coombes.

    When the 1881 census was recorded the family were living in Coombes and David was then a shepherd.

    David and Charlotte had 4 known children:

    1. Annie Maria Burtenshaw was baptised on 28 October 1866 in Coombes.  She was a 15 year old school teacher when the 1881 census was recorded.

    2. Harriet Mary Burtenshaw was baptised on 23 January 1870 in Coombes.

    3. John William Burtenshaw was baptised on 17 November 1872 in Coombes.

    4. Alice Charlotte Burtenshaw was born in the fourth quarter of 1875 in Coombes.  Alice married Albert Cutler.

  2. Caroline Silverson was baptised on 9 June 1844 in Woodmancote.  Her father was then a labourer of Henfield.  She died aged 9 weeks and was buried on 3 July 1844 in Woodmancote.

  3. Ann Silverson was baptised on 2 October 1845 in Woodmancote.  Her father was then a labourer of Henfield.  She was 5 years old at the time of 1851 census.  She was not living in her parents home when the 1861 census was recorded.

    Ann married Anthony Hole in 1866.  He was baptised on 18 November 1843 in Henfield and was the son of Anthony Hole (c1816-1886) and Mary Stillaway (1818-1854).

  4. Rebecca Silverson was baptised on 16 January 1848 in Woodmancote, at which time her father was then a labourer of Woodmancote.  In 1851 she was 3 years old.  At the time of the 1861 census she was a 13 year old scholar.

    Rebecca married Charles Denyer by banns on 25 February 1868 in Woodmancote.  They were married by the Rector, R. C. Hales.  The banns were published in Woodmancote on 2, 9 and 16 February 1868.  Charles was a bachelor and mate of full age from New Shoreham and Rebecca was a 20 year old spinster from Woodmancote.  Their fathers were named as Henry Denyer and James Silverson who were both labourers.  The witnesses to their marriage were Thomas James Sourn(?) and Annie Denyer.  The bride, groom and witnesses all signed their names.

    Charles was baptised on 1 October 1843 in Fittleworth, Sussex and was the son of Henry Denyer (1806-1880) and Rhoda Chalcroft (1810-1864).  He died aged 69 years and his death was registered in the second quarter of 1913 in the Steyning registration district.  When the 1851 census was recorded he was a 7 year old scholar and he was living with his parents in Edburton village.  His father was then an agricultural labourer.  Both his parents were born in Tillington, Sussex.

    At the time of the 1871 census, Rebecca was a married 23 year old sailor's wife and she was living in the home of her father at Shaw House in Woodmancote, along with her 2 young sons.  Her husband was not at home on census night.  When the 1881 census was recorded the family were living in Brunswick Road, New Shoreham and Charles was a master mariner.  The couple were still living in Brunswick Road in 1891, along with their 2 sons.  Charles was then a 49 year old traveller in the coal business and Rebecca was 43.  In 1901 Rebecca was a 53 year old married lodging house keeper living at 2 Brunswick Road.  Charles was not at home on census night, nor have I found him in the 1901 census.

    Charles and Rebecca had 2 known sons:

    1. Charles Henry Denyer was born about 1870 in New Shoreham.  He was a year old at the time of the 1871 census.  In 1881 he was an 11 year old scholar and living with his parents.  In 1891 he was an unmarried 21 year old ship's carpenter and living with his parents.

      Charles Henry married Caroline Harriett S. White in the fourth quarter of 1893 in the Steyning registration district.

      When the 1901 census was recorded the couple were living in the parish of St. Paul's in Deptford, London, and Charles was then a wagon Maker.  Caroline was born in 1871 in Shoreham and was the daughter of William Nathaniel White and Caroline.

    2. James Denyer was born in the first quarter of 1871 in New Shoreham.  He was 3 months old when the 1871 census was recorded.  In 1881 he was a 10 year old scholar.  He was an unmarried 20 year old ship's carpenter in 1891 and living with his parents.

      James married Annie Miller in the fourth quarter of 1895 in the Portsea Island registration district.

      Annie was born about 1872 in Lower Beeding, Sussex and was the daughter of Philip Miller (c1846-?) and Elizabeth Muzzell (1842-?).  When the 1881 census was recorded Anne was a 9 year old scholar and living with her parents and younger siblings at Perching Sands in Edburton, Sussex.  Her father was then an agricultural labourer and gave his place of birth as Bexhill, Sussex.  Her mother was born in Ashurst, Sussex and was the daughter of William Muzzle (1817-?) and Sarah Naldret (1818-?).  Elizabeth's grandparents were Moses Muzzle (1789-1843) and Mary Ann Carter (1793-1874), and James Naldret and Mary Nye (widow).

      When the 1901 census was recorded the couple were living at 76 Malins Road, Portsmouth.  James was then a 30 year old shipwright and Annie was 29.  Her place of birth was recorded as Beeding, Sussex.  Also with the couple on census night was unmarried 27 year old shipwright, George Paige, who had been born in Shoreham, Sussex.  In 1911 the couple and their 2 children were living at 45 Nelson Avenue, North End, Portsmouth.  James was a 40 year old shipwright and Annie was 39.  His place of birth was given as Shoreham and her's as Lower Beeding.

      James and Annie had the following children:

      1. Daisy Denyer was born in the third quarter of 1903 in the Portsmouth.  She was 7 years old in 1911.

      2. Philip Charles J. Denyer was born in the fourth quarter of 1907 in Portsmouth.  He was 3 years old in 1911.

  5. Amos Silverson was baptised on 7 July 1850 in Woodmancote.  His father was then a labourer of Woodmancote.  He was 10 months old when the 1851 census was recorded.  In 1861 he was a 10 year old scholar.

    Amos married Mary Jane Cozens on 14 June 1886 in Edburton.  He was then aged 35 years, a bachelor and a labourer of Worthing.  She was aged 26 years and a spinster of Edburton.  The witnesses to the marriage were Thomas ? Cozens and Emily Cozens.  The bride, groom and witnesses all signed their names.

    Mary Jane was born in 1861 and was the daughter of James Cozens a labourer.  She died aged 32 years in the fourth quarter of 1894.

    Amos and Mary Jane had 1 known son:

    1. Edward Albert Silverson was born in 1887 in Fulking, Sussex and baptised on 8 January 1888 in Edburton.  His father was then a labourer of Fulking.  As Albert E. Silverson he married Annie L. Ponsford in 1913.

  6. James Silverson was baptised on 16 January 1853 in Woodmancote.  His father was then a labourer of Woodmancote.  He was an 8 year old scholar in 1861.  He died aged 25 years and was buried on 14 November 1878 in Woodmancote. 

  7. Jane Silverson was baptised on 20 December 1855 in Woodmancote.  Her father was then a labourer of Woodmancote.  She died aged 40 (possibly in child birth) and her death was registered in the second quarter of 1897 in the Steyning district.  She was 5 years old in 1861.  In 1871 she was 15 years old and living at home.

    Jane had an illegitimate son: 

    1. James Henry Silverson was baptised on 29 April 1877 in Woodmancote, at which time his mother was of Blackstone and his father's name, George, had been crossed out.  When the 1881 census was recorded he was living in the home of his maternal grandfather.  He may have died aged 45 years in the third quarter of 1922 in the Hailsham registration district.

    Jane married George Gander by banns on 10 December 1879 in Woodmancote.  He was then a bachelor and mariner, whilst Jane was a spinster.  They were both of full age and of Woodmancote, and were able to sign their names.  The witnesses to the marriage were Charles Denyer and Rebecca Denyer who both signed their names.

    George was baptised on 17 August 1851 in Woodmancote and was the son of Henry Gander (1808-1891) a labourer and Mary Holder.  (George's sister Maria Gander (1848-?) married William Cooper (1846-?) in 1870, and they were the parents of Bessie Charlotte M. Cooper (1880-1985) who married Arthur Silverson (1879-1955) in 1904.)

    The 1901 census index records that George and his 3 youngest children were living in Kingston-by-Sea, Sussex and he was a labourer.

    George and Jane had 7 known children:

    1. Agnes Florence Gander was baptised on 20 March 1880 in Woodmancote.  Her father was then a seaman and the family were living in Blackstone.

    2. Alice Beatrice Gander was baptised on 26 November 1882 in Woodmancote.  Her father was then a sailor and the family were living in Blackstone Lane.  When the 1901 census was recorded she was a 19 year old domestic servant in Hertingfordbury, Hertfordshire.

    3. Edith Emma Gander was baptised on 14 June 1885 in Henfield.

    4. George Albert Gander was born about 1887.

    5. Arthur Edward Gander was born about 1890 in Woodmancote.  When the 1901 census was recorded he was 10 years old.

    6. Ethel Jane Gander was born in the second quarter of 1893 in Woodmancote.  She was 8 years old at the time of the 1901 census.

    7. Ernest Gander was born about 1897 in Portslade.  He was 4 years old when the 1901 census was recorded.

  8. Emma Silverson was baptised on 16 March 1862 in Woodmancote.  Her father was then a labourer of Woodmancote.  She was a 9 year old scholar in 1871.  When the 1881 census was recorded she may have been the unemployed domestic servant, unmarried 22 year old Emma Silverson, born Woodmancote, who was lodging in the home of Frederick Brook and his wife Susannah at 95 Cambridge Terrace, London

  9. Agnes Silverson was baptised on 26 March 1865 in Woodmancote.  Her father was then a labourer of Woodmancote.  She was a 5 year old scholar when the 1871 census was recorded.

    Agnes married Frederick Banfield by banns on 30 January 1886 in Woodmancote.  He was then a bachelor and labourer whilst she was a spinster.  They were both of full age and of Woodmancote.  Frederick made his X mark and Agnes signed her name.  The witnesses were George Banfield (marked) and Ellen Banfield (signed).

    Frederick was baptised on 20 July 1862 in Woodmancote and was the son of James Banfield (c1815-?) a labourer and Ann Hills.

    Frederick and Agnes had 2 known children:

    1. Ernest Banfield was born about 1887 in Woodmancote.

    2. Alice Banfield was born about 1891 in Woodmancote.

 

Many thanks to John Silverson and Sue Webber for additions to this page.

SILVERSON          STONER

This page was last updated on 21 June 2009