Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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Richard SILVERSTONE (1795-?)

and Caroline Louisa OLIVER (c1801-1873)


Richard Silverston and Caroline Louisa Oliver were married on 4 February 1822 in Brighton, Sussex.  (They were not my direct ancestors.)

Richard Silverstone was baptised on 22 March 1795 in Patcham, Sussex.  He was the son of John Silverston (1752-1813) and Elizabeth Friend (c1761-1837).

Caroline Louisa Oliver was born about 1801 in Sunbury-on-Thames in Surrey.  She may have died aged 72 years and her death registered as Caroline Silverstone in the second quarter of 1873 in the Lewisham registration district.

When the 1841 census was recorded the family were living in Denton, Sussex and Richard was an agricultural labourer.  By 1851 Caroline Silvester and her 2 sons were living at Church Hill in Woolwich and she was then a 52 year old housekeeper.  Caroline was then said to be married although Richard was not at home on census night.  He was most probably the 56 year old Richard Silvester who was then an inmate in the Greenwich Union Workhouse.


Richard Silverstone and Caroline Louisa Oliver had 7 known children:

  1. John Silverston was baptised on 21 July 1822 in Patcham, at which time his father was a labourer of Patcham.  He was an agricultural labourer in 1841 and living at home.  In 1851, John Silvester was an unmarried 28 year old labourer living with his mother and younger brother.

  2. Rhoda Silverstone may have been born about 1824-6.  In 1841 she was 15 years old.  Rhoda died aged 25 years and was buried on 20 January 1850.

    Rhoda married Henry Holder by banns on 8 October 1844 at St. Nicholas in Brighton.

    Henry was baptised on 8 October 1816 in South Heighton, Sussex and was the son of William Holder and Elizabeth possibly Elizabeth Coates.  After Rhoda's death he married Matilda Gower on 25 September 1850 in Newhaven.

    When the 1851 census was recorded Henry together with his wife Matilda, 3 sons and 2 servants were living in Newhaven.  He was then an Oyster Merchant.

    Henry and Rhoda had 3 known children:

    1. Henry Holder was born and died in 1845.

    2. Joseph Holder was born in 1846 in Newhaven.  In 1851 he was 4 years old.

    3. Daniel Holder was born in the first quarter of 1848 and baptised on 19 March 1849 in Newhaven, Sussex.  He was 3 years old in 1851.

  3. Charles Silverston may have been born about 1827.  In 1841 he was a 14 year old agricultural labourer.

  4. Joseph Silverston may have been born about 1829.  He was a 12 year old agricultural labourer.

  5. Nathan Thomas Silverston was born about 1831 in Denton.  He married Jane Ann East in 1855.  (They have their own page.)

  6. Richard Silverston was born about 1836.  He was 5 years old in 1841.  In 1851, Richard Silvester was a 16 year old labourer living with his mother and elder brother.

  7. Thomas Silverston was born about 1836.  He was 5 years old in 1841.


Many thanks to Marilyn Holder for additions to this page.