Ancestors of Mandy Willard
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John SILVERSON (1816-1884)
Rebecca PARSONS (1817-1854)
and Mary MURRELL (1833-1903)
and Rebecca Parsons were the step grandparents of my Great Grandfather William Stillaway, and
may also have been his biological Grandparents and, therefore, they may have
been my 3x Great
(Click here to see their
possible place in my pedigree chart.) They married by banns on 8 February 1839 at the parish
church of St. Bartholomew's in Albourne, Sussex.
At the time John was a bachelor and labourer and was unable to sign his name.
Rebecca was a spinster and signed her name. They were both of full age
and of Albourne. The witnesses to their marriage were George Simons and
Harriet Purkens who both signed their names. After Rebecca's death, John Silverson
married Mary Murrell by banns on 29 July 1860 in Woodmancote, Sussex.
John was a widower and a shepherd. Mary was a spinster. They
were both of full age and of Woodmancote. John made his X mark and Mary
signed her name. The witnesses were George Simmons (signed) and
Harriet Simmons (marked).
was baptised on 10 November 1816 at the parish church of St. Peter's in Twineham, Sussex. He
was the second
son and third child of Richard Silverson (1788-1866) and Mary (c1789-1850).
He was an agricultural labourer and when the 1861 census was recorded he was
a shepherd. John died aged 69 on 17 December and was buried on 23
December 1884 in Woodmancote. On 5 May 1823, John was admitted as a
pupil to the Henfield Free School, at which time his father was a labourer
of Woodmancote. He was discharged from the school on 6 October 1823.
Rebecca Parsons was baptised on 16 February 1817 in Slaugham, Sussex.
She was the
Hannah Thorns (1790-1858). She died
aged 38 years and was buried on 29 March 1854 in Woodmancote.
Mary Murrell was baptised on 26
May 1833 in Shermanbury, Sussex. She was the daughter of Abel
Murrell (1803-?) and Eliza Mitchell (1808-?). Mary died
aged 69 on 10 May in Lower Beeding, Sussex and was buried on 20 May 1903 in
In 1861 the family were living at Bilsborough in Woodmancote.
John and Mary were living at New Cottage at Hundred Steddle in Woodmancote
where John was an agricultural labourer.
Rebecca Parsons had 7 known children:
Harriet Silverson was baptised on 7 June
1840 in Woodmancote. She died aged 44 years in 1884.
Samuel Potter Shoulders by banns on 26 March 1864 in
Henfield. He was then a bachelor and labourer of St. Marylebone in
Middlesex. She was a spinster of Henfield. Samuel was unable to
sign his name, but Harriet could sign her name. The witnesses to the
marriage were William Shoulders (marked) and Mary Ann Silverson
born on 26 February 1839 in Shoreham, Sussex and was baptised on 12 May 1839
in Henfield. He was the son of
Thomas Shoulders (1798-?) and
In 1881 the family
were living at 20 Little North Street in London where Samuel was a coffee
stall owner. By 1901 he was a coppersmith keeper living in Marylebone
along with his son William's family.
Samuel and Harriet
had 5 known children:
William Thomas Shoulders was
baptised on 9 July 1865 in Henfield. He married
Stoner Hole in 1890. Alice was born about 1867 in Patcham,
Sussex and was the daughter of
Anthony Hole (1843-1899) and
Ann Silverson (1845-?). (Ann was a cousin of William's mother.)
In 1901 William was a postman.
Annie Shoulders was born
about 1867 in London.
Albert Potter Shoulders was
born in 1872 in Marylebone, London. He died on 5 August 1908 in
London. Albert married Alice Emma
Styles on 12 April 1896 at St. Marylebone parish church in London.
Alice was born on 13 September 1871 in London. She died on 25
December 1961 in Paddington, London. In 1901 the family were living in Paddington,
London and Albert was a postman.
Frederick Shoulders was born about 1873.
Queenie Shoulders was born about 1875.
William Silverson was baptised
on 25 July 1842 in Woodmancote. He was a twin. In 1861 he was
an agricultural labourer living with his father, step mother and younger
siblings at Bilsborough in Woodmancote. When the 1871 census was
recorded, William and his 24 year old wife Charlotte, were living
in Eckington, Derbyshire, where they were lodging in the home of Samuel
Paulger. William was then a mason's labourer.
was born about 1846/7 in Chatham, Kent.
In 1881 William may have been the 36 year old
William Sil... who gave his place of birth as Brighton and was at the time
a crew member on board the "Free Trade" moored at St. Andrew,
I am speculating
may have been the father of my Great Grandfather
William Stillaway who was
born in 1866, but I have no proof. William Stillaway was also
a twin. His twin sister and mother were both named Eliza.
John Silverson was baptised on
25 July 1842 in Woodmancote. He was a twin. He married
in 1872. (They have their own page.)
James Silverson was baptised on
22 November 1844 in Woodmancote. He died aged 5 years and was buried
on 16 March 1850 in Woodmancote.
Mary Silverson was born in 1847. She was
living with her parents when the 1851 census was recorded, but not in
was born in 1850. He married my 2x Great Grandmother
Eliza Stillaway in 1874. (They have their own page.)
was born about 1853/4 in Woodmancote. He married
in 1882. (They have their own page.)
and Mary Murrell had 6 known children:
Alfred Silverson was baptised on 4 November
1860 in Woodmancote. He married
in 1886. (They have their own page.)
Herbert Silverson was baptised on 11 January
1863 in Woodmancote.
Herbert married Harriet Pope in the second
quarter of 1897 in the Lewes registration district.
In 1901 Herbert was a
railway goods shunter living
in Newhaven, Sussex, along with his 27 year old wife who had been
born in Burwash, Sussex.
Herbert and Harriet had the following known child:
John Herbert Victor Silverson was baptised on 30 December 1897 in
Richard Silverson was baptised on 28 August 1864 in Woodmancote.
He died aged 64 years and was buried on 2 March 1929 in Shermanbury,
Richard married Emily Rebecca Murrell in the fourth quarter
in the Steyning district.
Emily was baptised on 30 September 1860 in Cowfold and was the daughter of
Thomas Murrall and Elizabeth Newman. Richard and Emily
were cousins as his mother and her father were siblings.
In 1901 the family
were living in Shermanbury, Sussex and Richard was a stockman on a farm.
Richard and Emily had 5 known children:
Bessie Silverson was baptised on 27 March 1889 in
Woodmancote. When the 1901 census was recorded she was staying
with her maternal grandparents.
Bessie married Frederick F.
Strivens in the fourth quarter of 1911 in the Steyning
Frederick and Bessie had the following
Alice Strivens was born in 1912.
Frank Strivens was born in 1915.
Ivy Strivens was born in 1920.
Thomas Silverson was baptised on 12 October
Woodmancote. He married Lilian Batchelor in 1918.
Nellie Silverson was baptised on 16 October
Alice Silverson was baptised on 9 June 1895 in Woodmancote.
Richard Silverson was baptised on 7
November 1897 in
Thomas Silverson was baptised on 14 October
1866 in Woodmancote.
Thomas married Emily Bartley in 1899.
was born about 1873 in Newhaven, Sussex.
In 1901 the were living in
Portsmouth, where Thomas was a railway goods guard.
Thomas and Emily had the
John Henry Silverson was born 1900 in
Southsea, Hampshire. He died on 16 November 1918 when he was a
Private in the Middlesex Regiment. He was buried in the
Littlehampton Cemetery. The CWGC web site records that he was the
son of Mrs. Emily Silverson of 1 Railway Cottages, Terminus Road,
Thomas Silverson was born in 1901. Did he marry
Rose G. W. Legg in the third
quarter of 1924 in the East Preston registration district?
Elizabeth Mary Silverson was born in 1904. Did she marry
Alfred J. Worsfold in the first
quarter of 1927 in the East Preston registration district?
Frederick Silverson was born on 7 December 1905. He death
was registered in May 1993 in the Worthing registration district.
George Silverson was born on 19 March and
baptised on 25 April 1869 in Woodmancote and buried there on 21 June 1870.
Eliza Silverson was
baptised on 25 February 1872 in
Woodmancote. She died on 27 June 1953.
Frederick John Stoner on 12 October 1901 in Lower Beeding, Sussex.
Fredrick was born in 1876 in Ditchling and was the son of John Stoner
(1841-?) and Rhoda Jordan (1838-?).
Fredrick and Eliza had 6 known children:
Frederick Stoner was born in 1902.
Winifred Stoner was born in 1904. She married Sidney Brett.
John Stoner was born in 1905.
Thomas Stoner was born in 1906.
Doris Stoner was born in 1908.
Nellie Stoner was born in 1910.
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