Might Elizabeth have been baptised on 22 June 1783 in Henfield, the daughter
of William Peters and
Elizabeth Newman? There was also an Elizabeth Peters
baptised on 20 July 1783 in Horsham, Sussex, the daughter of John
Peters and Elizabeth Porter (married 1775), and
another on 24 October 1788 in Horsham, the daughter of John Peters
and Sarah Bourne (married 1780). John and Sarah also
seem to have a daughter Elizabeth baptised on 24 March 1782 in Steyning,
which borders both Upper Beeding and Henfield. There was also a
William Peters and Mary who had a child
baptised in Upper Beeding in 1776.
William Peters Stillaway was baptised on 30 September 1801 in
Henfield. He died aged 82 years and his death was registered in the
second quarter of 1883 in Brighton.
William married Sarah Tyller by banns on 27 October 1845 in New
Shoreham. He was a 44 year old bachelor and labourer and she was a 40
year old spinster. Their fathers were named as Henry Stillaway
and James Tyller who were both labourers. The
witnesses to their marriage were William Tyller and
Sarah was born about 1805 in New Shoreham, Sussex. She died aged 73
years and her death was registered in the second quarter of 1878 in
In 1851 the couple, together with their daughter, his mother and 2 visitors
were living at 8 Park Place in Brighton. In 1861 the couple and their
daughter were living at 14 Church Street, Brighton and William was an engine
driver in a saw mill. When the 1871 census was recorded, William was a
69 year old engine driver at a sawmill and his was living with his 65 year
old wife at 14 Church Street, Brighton. The 1881 census records that
William was an unmarried 79 year old pauper and he was lodging in the home
of Henry Stenning at 19 William Street, Brighton.
William and Sarah had 1 known daughter:
Emily Stillaway was born about 1835 in New Shoreham. In 1851
she was a 16 year old laundress living with her parents. She was an
unmarried 26 year old laundress in 1861 and still living at home with her
was baptised on 19 June 1803 in Shermanbury, Sussex. He married
in 1831. (They have their own page.)
Mary Esther Stillaway was baptised on 17 March 1805 in Henfield.
She married George Hards on 6 April 1828 in Henfield. The
witnesses to their marriage were Richard Sayers and Sarah Hudson.
George and Mary Esther had 7 known children:
Mary Hards was baptised on 10 May 1829 in Henfield.
Mary married Samuel Woolgar on 3 March 1859 in Henfield. The
witnesses to their marriage were William Standing and Mary
Samuel was baptised on 15 June 1834 in Henfield and was the son of
(1791-?) and Elizabeth White
George Hards was baptised on 10 October 1830 in Henfield.
John Hards was baptised on 10 August 1834 in Henfield.
Esther Hards was baptised on 8 December 1839 in Henfield.
Goerge Hards was baptised on 9 February 1845 in Henfield.
Matilda Hards was baptised on 12 July 1846 in Henfield.
Harriet Hards was baptised on 8 September 1850 in Henfield.
Stillaway was baptised on 2
August 1807 in Henfield.
Caroline married James
Longley by banns on 22 April 1832 in Broadwater, Sussex. They
were both then of Broadwater.
James and Caroline had the following children:
James Longley Stillaway was baptised on 12 June 1831 in Henfield.
On 5 March 1832 a warrent for the putative father was issued as James
Longley had refused to pay. He was required to appear before
the Justices at Steyning on 19 March .
Frances Longley was baptised on 31 March 1833 in
Jane Longley was born on 30 November 1845 and baptised on
4 January 1846 in Broadwater.
Matilda Stilve was born on 29 May 1810 and baptised on 1 July 1810
in Henfield. Her death was registered in the fourth quarter of
1846 in the Steyning registration district as Matilda Foice.
Matilda had 2 illegitimate sons:
William Stillaway was baptised on 18 March 1832 in Henfield. He
died in the second quarter of 1861.
He was 9 years old in 1841. When the 1851 census was recorded he
was a 20 agricultural labourer and he was lodging in the home of
William Kensett at the Lodge in Henfield.
William married Sarah Grevatt on 23 May 1858 in
Sarah was born about 1832 in Worthing and was the daughter of Mary
Grevatt (1812-1896). Sarah also married John Head
on 3 February 1863.
When the 1861 census was recorded the couple were living at 9 Marine Place
in Broadwater, Sussex. William was then a 30 year old agricultural
labourer and Sarah was 28. He gave his place of birth as Henfield
and she as Worthing.
William and Sarah had the following child:
James George Stillaway was baptised on 22 April 1860 at
Charles Stillway was baptised on 8 April 1838 in Henfield. In
1841 he was 3 years old.
When the 1841 census was recorded, Matilda Stillaway and her 2 sons
were living in Nep Town, Henfield, in the home of Richard Foice
and his 4 children (Mary 12, Caroline 9, James 7 and John 4). Richard was then an agricultural labourer.
Matilda married Richard Foice on 3 August 1841 in Henfield.
He was then a widower. The witnesses to their marriage were
Samuel Venn and Caroline Venn. (Samuel Venn and
Caroline Goacher married in 1838.)
Richard was privately baptised on 3 May 1795 in Henfield and was the son of
Catherine Sargeant. He was received into the church
on 12 July 1795. He first married Lucy Terry by
banns on 8 September 1823 in Henfield. He was a bachelor and she a
spinster and they were both of Henfield. The witnesses to their
marriage were Thomas Geer and Ann Kinsett.
When the 1851 census was recorded, Richard was a 55 year old widower and
he was living on Oreham Common in Henfield along with his 3 children
(John 13, Elizabeth 8 and Hannah 7)
Richard and Matilda had 2 known daughter:
Elizabeth Foice was born about 1843 in Henfield.
She was an 8 year old scholar in 1851.
Hannah Foice was baptised on 14 April 1844 in Henfield. She
was a 7 year old scholar in 1851.
Levi Stillaway was baptised on 25 April 1813 in Henfield, at which
time his father was a labourer. He did not marry. Levi died
aged 73 (as per a transcript of the Henfield registers) and was
buried on 22 February 1890 in Henfield. He was described in the
burial register as an agricultural labourer.
Elizabeth Ann Stilaway was
baptised on 11 January 1815 in Henfield, at which time her father was a
Capeling on 25 December 1843 at St. Nicholas in Brighton, Sussex.
Their fathers were named as Daniel Capeling and
John was baptised on 9 November 1817 in Henfield and was the son of
and Ann Holder.
Stillaway was baptised on 8 June
1817 in Henfield.
was baptised on 24 March 1820 in Henfield and died before
Frances had 3 illegitimate daughters:
Esther Stillaway was born on 11 March and baptised privately on 15
March 1841 in Henfield. She was received into the church on 9 May
1841. When the census was recorded she was 3 months old.
Caroline Stillaway was born on 26 February and baptised on 10 March
1847 in Henfield.
Eliza Stillaway was born about 1851 in Henfield.
William Walker in the fourth quarter of 1871 in the Reigate
When the 1841 census was recorded Fanny Stillaway and her 3 month
old daughter were living with her uncle
and she was then a housekeeper.
Frances married Philip Vinall on 23 June 1852 in Henfield. He
was then a widower. The witnesses to their marriage were Richard
Vinall and Mary Vinall.
Philip was born about 1788 in Henfield and was the son of William
Vinall. He was a tailor. He had first married
Sarah Cook on 13 May 1808 in Henfield and they had 7 known children.
Stillaway was baptised on 2 March
1823 in Henfield.
Harriet Stillaway was baptised on 18 June 1826 in Henfield.
She was 15 years old when the 1841 census was recorded and living with
her mother in the home of Philip Vinal.
Harriet married before the 1861 census was recorded to George,
George James or George Gaines, but I can not quite make out
his surname. The couple were then living in Small Dole and George
was a 31 year brick maker who had been born in Fairlight, Sussex.