and Ann HANNELL (c1803-1868)
Henry Stillaway and Ann Hannell married on
30 June 1831 at the parish church of St.
Peter's in Henfield, Sussex.
At the time Henry was of Ashurst, Sussex. The witnesses to their
William Sturt and Caroline Stillaway.
The Sussex marriage index records her surname as Mannuall.
(They were not my direct ancestors. Henry was most probably the nephew
of my 4x great grandfather, William Stillaway.)
Henry Stillaway was baptised on 19 June 1803 in Shermanbury, Sussex.
He was the second son and child of
Elizabeth Peters (c1783-1863). He died aged 72 years in the
Union Workhouse at Shoreham-by-Sea,
Sussex and was buried on 8 February 1877 in Woodmancote, Sussex.
Ann Hannell was born about 1802-8 in Henfield. She died aged 65
years and was buried
on 31 January 1868 in Woodmancote. I have not found her baptism
recorded in a transcript of the Henfield parish register between 1801-10.
Might she have been the daughter of James Manwell and
Hannah Stringer? They married in nearby West
Grinstead in 1790. An Ann Manaccall was born on 22
June 1808 and baptised on 10 July 1808 in Henfield, the daughter of
William Manaccall and Elizabeth.
At the time of the 1841 census, the Stealaway family were living in
Small Dole in the parish of Upper Beeding and Henry was an agricultural
labourer. Their next door neighbours were then the family of
Nathaniel Nye and his wife
In 1851 the family were living at Toddington Sands in Upper
Beeding and Henry was still an agricultural labourer. He was then said
to be 48 years old and Ann was 42. They both said they were born in
Henfield, whilst their children were all born in Beeding. With them on
census night were 6 of their children (Henry, James, Ann, Esther, Harriet
and William) and 24 year old unmarried lodger
James Bridgewater who was an agricultural labourer from Lurgashall,
When the 1861
census was recorded the couple and their 2 youngest children were living at
Brickyard, Henfield. Henry was yet again an agricultural labourer and
Ann was a 53 year old washerwoman.
Henry Stillaway and Ann Hannell had 7 known children:
Caroline Stillaway was baptised on 5 December 1831 in Henfield.
She died aged 79 years and her death was registered in the first quarter
of 1910 in the Steyning registration district. At the time of the
1841 census she was 9 years old.
Caroline married John Banfield by banns on 10 April 1858 in
Woodmancote. They were both of full age and both of Woodmancote.
John was a bachelor and made his mark, whilst Caroline was a spinster and
signed her name. The witnesses to the marriage were
Brownings (signed) and
Rebecca Banfield (marked).
John was baptised in Woodmancote on 31 December 1832 and was the son of
James Banfield and Lydia Glassbrook. They had married on
2 July 1815 in Shermanbury. (Was Lydia in anyway related to
Louisa Glazebrook who married Nathaniel Nye in 1820?
Lydia may have been the daughter of Thomas and Lydy, whilst Louisa was the
daughter of Leonard and Mary.) John died aged 52 years and his death
was registered in the first quarter of 1885 in the Steyning registration
The 1861 census recorded that the couple were living in Bilsborough,
Woodmancote. John was then a 29 year old carter and Caroline was
28. Also with them on census night was 65 year old widow and
lodger, Mary Cutress. In 1871 the couple were
living in the home of Arthur Smith, a landowner, in
Common Cottages, Henfield. Caroline was then a 39 year old
housekeeper and John a 38 year old groom and gardener.
When the 1881 census was recorded the couple along with her brother
Henry Stealaway were living in Church Street, Henfield. John was
then a domestic groom and gardener. In 1891 Caroline was a 60 year
old widow and living with her brother John and his wife Emma at 6 Butts
Road in Southwick. The 1901 census records that Caroline was a 70
year old widow, boarding at Railway New Ham Road, Shoreham, in the home
of Frederick Japner.
Henry Stillaway was baptised on 8 June 1834 in Henfield. He married
Sarah Ann Courtney in 1855.
(They have their own page.)
John Stillaway was born about
1838 in Upper Beeding. He was 4 years old in 1841. In the 1851
census, his name would seem to have been recorded as 14 year old Jas
Stillaway, and he was then an agricultural labourer. He
died aged 83 years and was buried on 20 May 1921 in Southwick.
Piggott on 3 November 1870 at St. Nicholas in Brighton, Sussex.
Emma Jane was baptised at the Chapel Royal in Brighton on 30 May 1838 and
was the daughter of Stephen Piggott and Emma Crunden.
Emma died aged 70 years and was buried on 17 November 1908 in Southwick.
When the 1871 census was recorded Emma Jane was living with the family of
John's brother Henry in Commercial Terrace in New Shoreham. John was
then a mariner. In 1891 John was still a mariner and the couple were
living at 6 Bath Road in Southwick. Also with them in 1891 was his
widowed sister, Caroline Banfield. The 1901 census records
that Emma was married but living alone at 12 Lock Road in Southwick,
Sussex. In 1911 John was a 73 year widower and old age pensioner
living at 12 Lock Road.
John and Emma Jane may have had the following children:
Kate Stillaway was baptised on 7 January 1872 in New Shoreham.
Only her mother's name, Emma Jane Stillaway, was
mentioned in the baptism register. As Kate Piggot Stillaway
she married in the fourth quarter of 1891 in
the Steyning registration district to either Charles William Elphick
or Charles Edward Wheatland.
Maria Stillaway was born on 5 April 1874 in Southwick and buried
there on 25 October 1877.
Sarah Ann Stilaway was baptised on 1 March 1840 in Upper
Beeding. Her name was recorded as Ann Stillaway in both the
1841 census, when she was a year old and in the 1851 census when she was
12 years old.
As Sarah Anne Stillaway she married Joseph White by
banns on 5 February 1869 in Woodmancote. They were both then of full
age and both signed their names (she as Sarah Ann). Joseph was a
bachelor and gardener of New Shoreham and Sarah Ann a spinster of
Woodmancote. The witnesses to the marriage were John Banfield
and Caroline Banfield.
Joseph was born about 1837 in Shoreham and was the son of John White
who was a labourer.
When the 1881 census was recorded the couple and their 2 young daughters
were living in Gardener Cottage, St. Michaels, Felpham Road, South
Bersted, Sussex and Joseph was a 44 year old gardener.
John and Sarah Ann had 2 known children:
Esther Ann White was born about 1876 in Henfield. She was a
5 year old scholar in 1881.
Kate White was born about 1877 in Henfield. She was 3 years
old when the 1881 census was recorded.
Esther Stillaway was baptised on 23 July 1843 in Upper Beeding. In
1851 she was 7 years old. The 1861 census records that she was a 17
year old servant living in the home of James William Frost a
grocer, in the High Street, Henfield.
Esther married Henry Clifton
Joy on 27 July 1867 in Old Shoreham, Sussex.
Henry was baptised on
4 May 1845 in Shirley near Southampton, Hampshire and was the son of
Lot Clifton Joy and Eliza.
Harriet Stillaway was baptised on 9 March 1847 in Upper Beeding. She
was 4 years old in 1851. In 1861 she was a 14 year old servant.
Harriet married James Chatfield on 21 May 1871 at St. Nicholas in
James was born about 1847 and was the son of John
William Stillaway was was baptised
on 4 November 1849 in Upper Beeding. He married
Sarah Buckman in 1870.
(They have their own page.)
Emma Jane Piggott (as mentioned
above) was baptised at the Chapel Royal in Brighton on 30 May 1838 and was
the daughter of Stephen Piggott and Emma Crunden. Emma
died aged 70 years and was buried on 17 November 1908 in Southwick.
John Stillaway on 3 November 1870 at St. Nicholas in
Stephen Piggott was baptised on 27 January 1813 in Farnham, Surrey
and was the son of Stephen Piggott and Mary Hawkes. He
married Emma Crunden on 16 October 1837 at All Saints in Lewes,
Sussex. Emma was baptised on 9 March 1817 at St. Nicholas in Brighton,
Sussex and was the daughter of George Crunden and Harriet who
had married sometime before or about 1810. Stephen and Emma had 4
other daughters: Clara Frances Piggott (1841-?), Rosaline
Piggott (1846-?) and Marion Harriett Piggett (1851-?) and
Ellen Crunden Piggott (1853-?).
Stephen Piggott, senior, married Mary Hawkes on 31 August 1812
in Farnham. She was baptised on 25 August 1783 in Farnham and was the
daughter of David Hawkes and Martha Cole, who had married on
21 April 1783. David and Martha had 9 children in all.