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Richard SILVERSON (1813-1893)

and Caroline MOBSBY (c1822-1891)

 

Richard Silverson and Caroline Mobsby married by banns on 2 February 1850 at St. Nicholas in Brighton, Sussex.  He was then a bachelor and labourer of 11 Hereford Street, Brighton and made his X mark.  She was a spinster of 9 Crown Street, Brighton and signed her name.  Their fathers were named as Richard Silverson and William Mobsby.  The witnesses to the marriage were John Furness (signed) and Mary Furness (marked).  Richard and Caroline were married by the Curate, Thomas Coombe.

Richard Silverson was baptised on 31 October 1813 in Hurstpierpoint, Sussex.  He was the son of Richard Silverson (1788-1866) and Mary (c1789-1850).  He died aged 80 years in Henfield, Sussex and was buried on 29 May 1893 in Woodmancote, Sussex.  The 1891 census records that he was born in Twineham.

Caroline Mobsby was baptised on 20 February 1825 in Henfield, Sussex.  She was the daughter of William Mobsby (1786-1866) and Hannah Cherryman (c1784-1854).  She died aged 69 years and was buried on 2 November 1891 in Woodmancote, which would mean she was born about 1822.

In 1891 the couple were living in Tolegate House in Henfield, along with their 2 youngest children.  Richard was then 77 years old and Caroline 68.

 

Richard Silverson and Caroline Mobsby had 6 known children:

  1. Ellen Silverson was baptised on 26 October 1851 in Woodmancote.  She died in 1914.

    Ellen married Henry Buckman on 30 November 1872 in Henfield.  He was then a 28 year old bachelor and labourer of Woodmancote.  She was a 21 year old spinster of Henfield.  They both signed their names.  The witnesses to the marriage were Richard Silverson (marked) and Sarah Ann Silverson (signed).

    On 2 July 1870 in Woodmancote, Henry and Ellen were witnesses to the marriage of his sister Sarah Buckman to William Stillaway.

    Henry was born about 1845 in Henfield and died aged 52 years in 1897.  He was the son of Thomas Buckman.  The 1851 census records that the family of Thomas Buckman aged 33 and his wife 31 year old Elizabeth were living in Maresfield, Sussex.  Their children were Henry aged 6 born Hartfield, Sussex, Jane 4 born Framfield, Sussex and Sarah 9 months born Maresfield.  Thomas Buckman had married Elizabeth Sippets in 1842 in Hartfield.

    Henry and Ellen had 5 known children:

    1. Thomas George Buckman was baptised on 27 August 1876 in Woodmancote.  His father was then a labourer.  He married Adelaide Nellie Banfield in 1900.  On 9 July 1910 in Woodmancote he was a witness to the marriage of his sister Ellen.

    2. Anne Ada Buckman was baptised on 29 December 1878 in Woodmancote.  Her father was then a farm labourer.  Her name was recorded as Annie Ada Buckman aged 2 years in the 1881 census.  Also as Annie Ada she married Samuel Jacob Stenning in 1900.  Her name was recorded as Ada Stenning in the 1901 census, when she and Samuel were living in Brighton, where he was a Brewery Cellarman.  Samuel was born about 1878 in Findon or Steyning and was the son of James Stenning (c1846-?) and Ann Hards (c1844-?).  (1844 Ann's sister, Emma Hards, married William Stillaway in 1870.)

    3. Caroline Elizabeth Buckman was born after the recording of the 1881 census and was baptised on 29 May 1881 in Woodmancote.  Her father was then a labourer.  She may have married in 1907.

    4. Ellen Buckman was born about 1885 in Woodmancote.  She married John Silverson in 1910.  He was the son of Henry Silverson (1850-1935) and Eliza Stillaway (1846-1908).

    5. Henry B. Buckman was born about 1890 in Woodmancote.

  2. Sarah Ann Silverson was baptised on 31 July 1853 in Woodmancote.  Her father was then a labourer of Woodmancote.  She was a witness to her sister Ellen's marriage in1872.

    Sarah Ann married George White in 1873.  He was born about 1841 in Arundel and may have been baptised there on 3 September 1843, the son of George Boxall White and Maria.  When the 1881 census was recorded the family were living at 37 Islingwood Road in Brighton and George was a Hackney carriage driver.

    George and Sarah Ann had 2 known daughters:

    1. Fanny Florence White was born in the third quarter of 1876 in Brighton.

    2. Daisy A. White was born about 1880 in Brighton.

  3. George Silverson was born about 1855 in Henfield.  He died between 1891 and 1901.  The death of a George Silverson aged 38 years was registered in the second quarter of 1892 in the St.Olave registration district.  George married Charlotte Wickham in 1882.  She was born about 1846 in Albourne.

    George and Charlotte had 2 known children:

    1. Charlotte Silverson was baptised on 26 October 1884 at St. John the Baptist or St. Michael's in Lewes.  The 1901 census records that Lottie Silverson was blind and residing at the Hospital in Marylebone.

    2. William George Silverson was baptised on 29 August 1886 at St. Michael's in Lewes.  He married Elizabeth V. B. W. Andrews in the third quarter of 1914 in the Steyning registration district.

  4. William Silverson was baptised on 7 November 1856 in Henfield.  He mainly went by the surname of Silvester.

    William Silvester married Seela Brooker in the second quarter of 1878 in the Islington registration district.

    Seela or Seecla Brooker was born in the third quarter of 1850 in Woodford, Essex.  When the 1861 census was recorded her name was recorded as Leela and she was living with her parents Henry Brooker and Elizabeth in Bermondsey, Surrey.

    William and Seela had 6 known children:

    1. William Henry Silvester was born in the second quarter of 1879 in Hove and baptised there on 29 June 1879.  In 1901 he was an ironer's assistant.

    2. Ellen Celia Silverson was baptised on 25 September 1881 in Woodmancote, when her father was described as a gardener of Hove.

    3. Edward Silvester was born about 1882 in Hove.  In 1901 he was a porter in a paper warehouse.

    4. Caroline Elizabeth Silvester was born in the second quarter of 1884 in Hove.

    5. James G. Silvester was born about 1889 in Hove.

    6. George Silvester was 10 days old when the 1891 census was recorded, but he was not with his parents at the time of the 1901 census.  His birth was probably registered in the second quarter of 1891 as George Silvester and the death of a 7 year old George Silvester was registered in the second quarter of 1898, both in the Steyning registration district.

    When the 1881 census was recorded the family were living at Manor House, Gardeners Cottage in Hove, where William was a domestic gardener.  By 1891 they were at 19 Montgomery Street in Hove and William was still a gardener.  In 1901 they were still in Hove, and George a gardener not domestic, whilst his wife was a coffee house shopkeeper.  In 1881 her name was recorded as Sula, as Seela in 1891 and Selia in 1901.

  5. John Silverston was baptised on 11 November 1860 in Henfield.  His birth was registered as John Silversone.  In 1891 he was an unmarried 29 year old market gardener, living with his parents.  The 1901 census records that he was a single, 35 year old market gardener boarding in the home of John Holder at Eastout in Henfield.

  6. Fanny Silverson was baptised on 31 July 1864 in Woodmancote, at which time her father was a labourer of Henfield.  In 1891 she was an unmarried 26 year old general servant, living at home with her parents.

 

Many thanks to John Silverson for additions to this page.

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