and Hetty ELLIOTT (1820-1899)
James Stillaway and Hetty Elliott married by banns on
18 December 1843 in Henfield, Sussex.
He was a bachelor and labourer and she was a spinster. Their fathers
were named as James Stillaway and George Elliott,
who were both labourers.
The witnesses to the marriage were William Emsley and Sarah
Elliott. (Marriage details have come from a transcript of the
Henfield registers. I am not sure if her father was George or
Charles.) (They were not my direct ancestors. James was most
probably the nephew of my 4x great grandfather, William Stillaway.)
James Stillaway was baptised on 2 November 1817 in Pyecombe, Sussex.
He was the son of James Stillaway (1792-1877) and
Chatfield. James died aged 68 years and was buried on 9 August
1885 in Henfield.
Hetty Elliott was baptised on 7
January 1821 in Ashurst, Sussex, the daughter of Charles
Elliott and Sarah Matthews. (Baptism date and the names of
her parents have come from a transcript of the Ashurst baptism register.) She
died aged 78 years and was buried on 6 February 1899 in Henfield. The
burial register noted that she was from Bottings in Henfield. When the
1841 census was recorded, Hetty was said to be 25 years old and living at
Parish Cottage in Ashurst with 62 year old John Elliott, a
huckster and 65 year old Elizabeth Elliott.
When the 1851 census was recorded the couple and their 4 children (Fanny,
Caroline, William and Harriet) were
living with James's widower father at Godstone in Henfield. James was
then a 33 year old agricultural labourer and Hetty was 30. He gave his
place of birth as Henfield and she as Ashurst.
and 5 children were still at Godstone in 1861, along with his 70 year old
widower father and 29 year old brother, Edward. By 1871 the family had
moved to Kidders in Henfield. James was then a 54 year old
agricultural labourer. In 1881 James and Hetty together with 2 sons
were still at Kidders. In 1891, Hetty was a 71 year old widow and
living with the family of her son William at Bottings in Henfield.
James Stillaway and Hetty Elliott had 9 known children:
Frances Stillaway was born in April 1844 and baptised as Fanny
Stillaway on 14 July 1844 in Henfield. She was a 6 year old
scholar in 1851.
Fanny married William Sayers in the fourth quarter of
1863 in the Cuckfield registration district.
William was baptised on 10 September 1843 in Twineham, Sussex and was the
son of Lazarus Sayers (1803-?) and Amelia
When the 1871 census was recorded the couple and 3 children (William,
Ernest and Fanny) were living at 4 St. James Gardens in Brighton.
William was then a 27 year old plasterer's labourer and Fanny was 26.
William and Fanny had the following children:
William Sayers was born about 1866 in Twineham.
In 1871 he was a 5 year old scholar.
Ernest Sayers was born about 1868 in Brighton. In
1871 he was 3 years old.
Fanny Sayers was born about 1870 in Brighton. At
the time of the 1871 census she was a year old.
Caroline Stillaway was born on 9
April 1846 and baptised on 14 June 1846 in Henfield. In 1851 she was
4 years old.
James Henry Graimes on 13 November 1880 at St. Peter's in
James Henry was baptised on 3 January 1841 in Woodmancote, Sussex and was
the son of
John Graimes (1813-1885) and
Barbara Lelliott (1812-?).
William Stillaway was born on 5 August 1848 and baptised on 8
October 1848 in Henfield. He married
Ellen Foice in 1870.
(They have their own page.)
Harriet Stillaway was born on 3 January 1851 and baptised on 9
March 1851 in Henfield. When the 1851 census was recorded she was 2
months old. In 1861 she was a 9 year old scholar and the eldest of
her siblings living at home.
George Stillaway was baptised on 11 December 1853 in Henfield.
He was 7 years old in 1861.
In 1871 he was a 17 year old farm servant living in the home of the family
of John Bristow at Claylands in Ashurst. In 1881, he was an
unmarried 27 year old agricultural labourer living with his parents.
Sarah Stillaway was born about 1855 in Henfield. She was 4
yeas old in 1861.
Ann Stellaway was baptised on 13 June 1858 in Henfield. In
1861 she was 3 years old. The 1871 census records that she was 13
years old and the eldest of her siblings at home.
As Annie Stillaway she married Thomas Goss
in the third quarter of 1895 in the Brighton registration district.
Thomas was born about 1843 in Exeter, Devon.
When the 1901 census was recorded the couple were living at 7 Cambridge
Terrace in Brighton. Thomas was then a 58 year old house painter
and Annie was 43 years old.
James Stillaway was baptised on 14 October 1860 in Henfield.
When the 1861 census was recorded he was 7 months old. In 1871 he
was a 10 year old carter boy and in 1881 a 20 year old agricultural
James married Kate Caroline Slaughter by banns on 5 April
1890 in Henfield. He was a 28 year old bachelor and labourer and
she an 18 year old spinster. Their fathers were named as
James Stillaway and William Slaughter who were
both labourers. The witnesses to their marriage were
William Slaughter and
Kate Caroline was baptised on 14 April 1872 in Upper Beeding and was the daughter of
William Slaughter (c1846-?) and Mary Ann Comber
(c1846-?). The baptism register noted her father was a labourer. Her birth was registered in the first
quarter of 1872 in the Steyning registration district. In 1881 she
was a 9 year old scholar and living with her parents at Clayland Cottage
In 1901 the family were living in Partridge Green and James was a 40 year
old general labourer. Kate was then 29 years old.
James and Kate had the following known child:
Gilbert James Stillaway was born in the third quarter
of 1891 in Shermanbury and baptised on 13 September 1891 in Henfield.
The baptism register noted that his father was a labourer from
Shermanbury. He died aged 76 years and his death was
registered in the fourth quarter of 1967 in the Worthing registration
district. He was 9 years old at the time of the 1901
Gilbert married Dorothy Stenning in the fourth quarter
of 1911 in the Thakeham registration district.
Dorothy was born on 23 August 1891. She died aged 78 years and her
death was registered as Dorothy Stillaway in the second
quarter of 1970 in the Worthing registration district.
They had the following child:
Doris M. Stillaway was born in the
second quarter of 1913.
Doris married William E. Dean in
the fourth quarter of 1938 in the Chanctonbury registration
Charlotte Stillaway was baptised on 11 March 1866 in Henfield.
She was 5 years old in 1871.
This page was updated on 21 April 2012