Ancestors of Mandy Willard
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and Frances CHATFIELD (?-?)
James Stillaway and Frances Chatfield married on
29 September 1817 at Lancing, Sussex.
(They were not my direct ancestors. James was most probably the
brother of my 4x great grandfather, William Stillaway.)
James Stillaway was baptised as James Cobbe on 11 March 1792
in Henfield, Sussex. He was the son
Cobby (1737-1819) and
Mary Ward (1746-?). He died aged
82 years at Shoreham and was buried on 20 January 1877 in Henfield. He
was an agricultural labourer.
Frances Chatfield died before the 1841 census was recorded.
On 18 March 1820 James and Frances were
witnesses to the marriage of
Hards in Henfield (Stephen was the
brother of my 4x Great Grandfather). In 1841 James was living at
Jarvis, Henfield along with his 2 young sons and
aged 65, who was the widow of his elder brother
William Stillaway (1774-1818), and her daughter and granddaughter.
In 1861, James was a 70 year old widower and his was living with his son
When the 1871 census was recorded James was living in The Steyning Union
Workhouse at Shoreham. He was then said to be a 78 year old
agricultural labourer. His brother George was also living in the
James Stillaway and Frances Chatfield had 3 known children:
was baptised on 2 November 1817 in
married Hetty Elliott
in 1842 in Henfield. (They have their own page.)
was baptised on 19 June 1831 in Henfield.
He died aged 62 years and was buried on 6 April 1893 in Henfield. He was 9 years old in 1841.
The 1861 census records that he was an unmarried 29 year old
agricultural labourer and he was living with his brother James.
In 1891 he was an unmarried 59 year old agricultural labourer, living at
the New Inn in Henfield.
was baptised on 26 October 1834 in
Henfield. He died aged 79 years and his death was registered in the
first quarter of 1915 in the Steyning registration district. He was 7 years old when the 1841 census was recorded.
In 1911 he was living at the Steyning Union Workhouse, Upper Shoreham
Road, Kingston-by-Sea and he was then a 78 year old widower and former
labourer, born in Henfield.
Frederick married twice. Firstly as
Frederick Stealaway he married Sarah Miller in the fourth
quarter of 1856 in the Cuckfield registration district.
Sarah died aged 32 years and her death was registered in the
third quarter of 1867 in the Cuckfield registration district.
When the 1871 census was recorded Frederick was a 36 year old widower and
agricultural labourer living at Harlands in Steyning along with his 5
children and Fanny Earl who was his 33 year old married
and Sarah had 6 known daughters:
Harriett Stillaway was born in the first quarter of 1857 in Henfield or
Hurstpierpoint. She died aged 60 years and her death was registered
in the fourth quarter of 1916 in the Brighton registration district. In 1871 she was 14 years old and living at home.
When the 1901 census was recorded she was an unmarried 45 year old
dressmaker living at 23 Somerset Street, Brighton.
Harriet married Mark Shoosmith on 7 September
1879 at St. Peter's in Brighton. He was born about 1859 and was the
son of Levi Shoosmith.
Hannah Stellaway was baptised on 9 January 1859 in Henfield.
She died aged 10 years and was buried on 4 April 1869 in Steyning.
Frances Stillaway was baptised on 10 February 1861 in Henfield and
buried there on 31 March 1861 aged 4 months. The following is an account of her
death as recorded in the Sussex Gazette on 4 April 1861:
"Sudden Death of an Infant - An inquest
was held before R. Blagden Esq., at the George Hotel, on
Thursday last, on the body of Frances Stillaway, an infant, who was
found dead on her mother's breast. It appears that the deceased, who was a
healthy child, was taken to bed by her mother, and laid on her left
breast. About two in the morning the mother awoke and found that the child
was cold, and on raising her head fell back. Mrs. Stillaway awoke her
husband who got out of bed and lighted a candel, when it was found that
the child was dead. The opinion of a surgeon who was called in was to the
effect that the child died purely from natural causes, and the Jury
returned a verdict to that effect."
Eliza Stillaway was baptised on 8 June 1862 in Henfield. She
was 10 years old when the 1871 census was recorded. In 1881 she was
a 19 year old general domestic servant in the home of Joseph William
Hall, an officer of H.M. Inland Revenue at 4 South Down Terrace in
Eliza married Charles Emery in the third quarter of 1882 in the
Steyning registration district.
Charles was baptised on 25 October 1844 in Steyning and he was the
son of William Emery (1806-?) and Sarah Hilton (1818-?).
He died aged 57 years and was buried on 6 April 1898 in Steyning.
When the 1851 census was recorded, Charles was a 6 year old scholar and he
was living with his parents and siblings in the High Street, Steyning.
His father was then a shoemaker. In 1881 he was an unmarried 34
bricklayer's labourer, lodging in the home of George J. Sim
in Charlton Street, Steyning.
When the 1891 census was recorded the couple and their 5 children were
living at 36 Charlton Street in Steyning. Charles was then a 46 year
old general labourer. Eliza was a 40 year old widow and charwoman
when the 1901 census was recorded. She and her 8 children were still
living at 36 Charlton Street.
Charles and Eliza had the following known children:
Eliza Fanny Emery was baptised on 18 March 1883 in Steyning. She was 8 years
old when the 1891 census was recorded.
Charles Emery was baptised on 18 August 1884 in Steyning.
He was 7 years old in 1891. In 1901 he was a 16 year old cow boy on
the farm and the eldest of his siblings living at home.
Edward Emery was baptised on 3 February 1886 in Steyning.
Annie Emery was born in the fourth quarter of 1886 in Steyning and
baptised there on 16 January 1887.
She was 4 years old in 1891 and 14 in 1901.
Cornelius Frederick Emery was baptised on 19 August 1888 in Steyning. In 1891 he was 3 year old Cornelius and in 1901 he
was 12 year old Frederick.
William Thomas Emery was baptised on 17 November 1889 in Steyning. He was a year
old at the time of the 1891 census. In 1901 he was 10 years old.
Franklin Emery was baptised on 9 August 1891 in Steyning. In 1901 he was 9
Arthur Emery was baptised on 9 April 1893 in Steyning.
He was 8 years old in 1901.
Stanley Emery was baptised on 11 August 1895 in Steyning.
In 1901 he was 5 years old in 1901.
Thomas Edward Emery was baptised on 10 July 1898 in Steyning.
The baptism register noted that his father was deceased The 1901 census records that he was 2 years old.
Sarah Grace Stillaway was born in the third quarter of 1864 in Pyecombe. She died
aged 22 years and was buried on 15 June 1887 in Pyecombe. She was 8
years old when the 1871 census was recorded. In 1881
she was a 16 year old domestic servant in the home of Richard Godley
Fanny Stillaway was baptised on 26 May 1867 in Pyecombe, Sussex.
She died as an infant and was buried on 18 July 1867 in Pyecombe.
Frederick next married Fanny Earl
by banns on 28
November 1875 in Steyening, Sussex. He was a widower and labourer
and she a spinster. Their fathers were named as James
Stillaway a labourer and Thomas Earl a carter.
The witnesses to their marriage were John Ellis and
Fanny was born about 1838 in
When the 1881 census was recorded Fred, Fanny and children were living in
Charlton Street, Steyning and he was then an agricultural labourer.
He was still an agricultural labourer when the 1891 census was recorded
and the couple were then living alone at 5 Charlton Street, Steyning.
Frederick and Fanny had the
Frederick Stillaway Earl was born in the first quarter of 1869 and baptised on 9 May 1869 in Henfield.
The 1871 census records that he was 2 year old Frederick Stillaway Earl.
He was a 12 year old agricultural labourer living at home in 1881.
Mary Ann Stillaway Earl was born in the first quarter of 1871 in Steyning.
She was 7 weeks old when the 1871 census was recorded. She was
baptised on 7 May 1871 in Steyning as Mary Ann Earle.
She died aged 10 years and was buried on 17 February 1880 in Steyning as
Mary Ann Stillaway.
George Stillaway Earl was born in the second quarter of 1872 in
Steyning. He was baptised on 18 March 1883 in Steyning. He was
an 8 year old scholar in 1881. He died aged 11 years and was buried
on 19 February 1884 in Steyning as George Stillaway.
Edward Earl was born in the first quarter of 1874 in Steyning. He was a 7
year old scholar in 1881. He died aged 13 years and was buried on 10
October 1887 in Steyning as Edward Stillaway.
Fanny Stillaway was baptised on 7 May 1876 in Steyning, at which
time her father was a labourer. She was a 5 year old scholar in
1881. She died aged 9 years and was buried on 29 January 1884 in
Nelly Stillaway was baptised on 28 June 1877 in Steyning and buried
there on 6 July 1877, aged 24 days.
James Stillaway was baptised on 15 December 1878 in Steyning.
He was 2 years old when the 1881 census was recorded. He died aged
3 years and was buried on 3 November 1882 in Steyning.
George Stillaway was baptised on 18 March 1883 in
This page was updated on 20 May 2012