and Sarah BROOKS (1771-1854)
married on 4 September 1794 in Pulborough,
Sussex. James was a bachelor and Sarah a spinster. They were
both of Pulborough and both made their X marks. The witnesses were
Richard Brooks and
(Nicholas was a witness to many marriages in Pulborough.) (James and
Sarah were not my direct ancestors.)
may have been baptised on 10 April
1768 in Pulborough and have been the son of Edward Slater and
Sarah Wares. He may have died aged 78 years and have been buried
on 11 September 1847. However, there was another James Slater
who died aged 88 years and was buried on 6 January 1849 in Pulborough, he
was, therefore, born about 1761. The elder James Slater may
have first married Jane Standen by banns on 14 October 1783 in
Wisborough Green, Sussex, at which time he was of Pulborough and she of
Wisborough Green. Jane was buried on 29 May 1790 in Pulborough.
Then as a widower he may have married Mary Green, a widow, by banns
on 22 April 1796 in Pulborough.
may have been baptised on 29 September 1771
in Billingshurst, and have been the daughter of
Henry Brooks (1746-?)
Sarah Mills (1747-?). She died aged 81 years and was buried
on 12 January 1854 in Pulborough, therefore, she was born about 1773.
There was a
Sarah Brooks baptised in 1775 in Pulborough, who I believe married
When the 1841 census was recorded James and Sarah were both said to be 60
years old. He was then a farmer and they were living at North Heath in
Pulborough, next door to their son James and his family. Also with the
couple in 1841 were 40 year old Samuel Slater, 40 year old Ester
Slater, 18 year old Ann Strudwick, 9 year old Charlotte
Strudwick and 55 year old William Brooks.
James Slater and Sarah
Brooks had 7 known children:
was baptised on 29 December 1796 in
Pulborough. James married Elizabeth Burchill by banns on 27
October 1823 in Pulborough. The witnesses to the marriage were
Samuel Slater and Charlotte Slater.
was baptised on 21 September 1800 in
Pulborough. She died aged 16 years and was buried on 8 March 1816 in
Samuel Slater may have been born about 1802 in Pulborough.
The 1841 census records his age as 40 years, whilst the 1851 says he was
was baptised on 27 May 1804 in Pulborough
and may have died as an infant.
was baptised on 29 March 1807 in
Pulborough. He married Mary Rapley on 16 May 1829 in
Pulborough. The couple had 1 known son:
Harvey Slater was baptised on 8 July 1838 in Pulborough.
was baptised on 9 April 1811 in
Charlotte married James Streeter on
31 December 1831 in Pulborough. The witnesses to the marriage were
James Slater and Avice Ayling.
James was baptised on 28 April 1811 in Pulborough and was
the son of Thomas Streeter and Martha Briggs.
James and Charlotte had 1 known son:
Samuel Streeter was baptised on 12 August 1832 in Wisborough
Green, Sussex. When the 1841 census was recorded, 9 year old
Samuel was living in the Wisborough Green Workhouse, without his
was baptised on 12 September 1813 in
Pulborough. He died age 20 years and was buried on 2 February 1833
Richard Brooks was the witness to the marriage
of James Slater
and was probably the brother of the Sarah
born in 1775, therefore, was Sarah Slater, nee Brookes, the one baptised in Pulborough in 1775? But, in 1841 Richard was living with the family of
who was the daughter of the
Just to add to the confusion an
was a witness to the marriage of
- who was H.?
I havenít yet checked the 1851 census for
aged about 78 - was she born in
Pulborough or Billingshurst?