Ancestors of Mandy Willard
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and Sarah BUCKMAN (1849-1889)
William Stillaway and Sarah Buckman married by banns on 2 July 1870 in Woodmancote,
Sussex. They were both of full age and of Woodmancote, and both
signed their names. The witnesses to their marriage were
Henry Buckman and
Ellen Silverson who also both signed their names. (Henry was
Sarah's brother.) (They were not my direct ancestors.)
William Stillaway was was baptised
on 4 November 1849 in Upper Beeding, Sussex. He was the son of
Stillaway (1803-1877) and
(c1803-1868). William died in January 1892, having
committed suicide by hanging himself in a barn at Ashurst. He was
buried on 11 January 1892 in Ashurst and the burial register noted that
he was from Heene, Worthing. When
the 1851 census was recorded he was a year old and living with his
parents at Toddington Sands in Upper Beeding. In 1861 he was an 11
year old scholar and living with his parents at Brickyard in Henfield,
Sarah Buckman was born about 1849 in Maresfield or East Grinstead, Sussex.
She was the daughter of Thomas Buckman (c1818-?) and
Elizabeth Sippets (c1820-?).
Sarah died before the recording of the 1891 census. The death of a 39
year old Sarah Stillaway was registered in the first
quarter of 1889 in the Horsham registration district. When the
1851 census was recorded she was 9 months old and living with her
parents in Maresfield, Sussex.
When the 1871 census was recorded, William and Sarah were living in Back
Street, Petworth, Sussex and he was a police constable. He was still
a police constable in 1881 and the family were then living in Spring
Gardens, Storrington, Sussex. The 1891 census records that William
was a 40 year old widower and police sergeant living at 13 Milson Street in Heene, Sussex, along
with 4 children (Caroline, Elizabeth, Richard and Jessie).
William Stillaway and Sarah Buckman had 6 known children:
Caroline Stillaway was baptised on 31 March 1872 in Midhurst, Sussex.
The baptism register noted that her father was in the police. She was a 9 year old scholar in 1881. In
1891 she was an unmarried 19 year old housekeeper living with her father
and younger siblings. She died unmarried aged 27 years and her
death was registered in the first quarter of 1900 in the East Preston
Mary Jane Stillaway was baptised on 12 July 1874 in Rogate.
The baptism register noted that her father was a policeman.
In 1881 she was a 6 year old scholar.
Sarah Ann Stillaway was baptised on 8 August 1875 in
Rogate. The baptism register noted that her father was a
policeman. She died aged 11 months and was buried on 21 May 1876
Elizabeth Stillaway was baptised on 16 June 1878 in Storrington.
The baptism register noted that her father was a policeman. She
was 2 years old in 1881. She was a 12 year old scholar in 1891.
At the time of the 1901 census, Elizabeth was an unmarried 22 year old
teacher in an elementary school. She was living at 41 Cobden Road
in Worthing and she was the head of her household.
Elizabeth married John Mackender in the third
quarter of 1905 in the East Preston registration district.
John was born in the third quarter of 1883 in Worthing and was the son
of Henry Mackender (c1852-?) and Eliza Bourne
(c1848-?). In 1891 he was a 7 year old scholar and living with his
parents at 1 Portland Mews, Worthing. When the 1901 census was
recorded he was a 17 year old carpenter and living with his parents at 6
Portland Road, Worthing.
In 1911 the couple and daughter Constance were living at 5 Charles
Street, Pheasant Hill, Mansfield. John was then a 27 year old
agent for a photographic publisher and Elizabeth was 32. He gave
his place of birth as Worthing and she as Storrington.
John and Elizabeth had the following known daughter:
Constance Elizabeth Mackender was born about 1906/7
in Southsea, Hampshire. She was 4 years old in 1911.
Richard Henry Stillaway was baptised on 7 April 1882 in
Storrington. The baptism register noted that his father was a
police constable. Richard died aged 76 years and his death was
registered in the second quarter of 1958 in the Portsmouth, Hampshire
registration district. He was a 9 year old scholar in 1891. In 1901 he was a
19 year old boat builder in a shipyard and living with his sister
Richard Henry married Ellen Mackender in third quarter
of 1905 in the East Preston registration district.
Ellen was born in 1881 in West Hoathly, Sussex and was the daughter of
Henry Mackender (c1852-?) and Eliza Bourne
(c1848-?). She died aged 83 years in the first quarter of of 1965
in the Portsmouth registration district. At the time of the 1881
census she was 11 days old and living with her parents in Rates or Raks
Cottage in West Hoathly. In 1891 she was a 10 year old scholar and
living with her parents and siblings at 1 Portland Mews, Worthing.
When the 1901 census was recorded she was a 20 year old grocer's cashier
and living with her parents at 6 Portland Road, Worthing.
At the time of the 1911 census the couple and their daughter Dorothy
Ellen were living at 8 New Road, Shoreham, Sussex. Richard Henry
was the a 29 year shipwright in the yacht building industry and Ellen
was 30. He gave his place of birth as Storrington and she as West
Richard and Ellen had the following known daughter:
Dorothy Ellen Stillaway was born in the third
quarter of 1906 in Shoreham. When the 1911 census was recorded
she was 4 years old.
Dorothy married Bernard G. Hack in
the third quarter of 1944 in the Gosport, Hampshire registration
Jessie Stillaway was born in the second quarter of 1886 in Storrington. She was
a 4 year old scholar in 1891. In 1901 she was a 14 year old pupil
teacher in an elementary school and living with her sister Elizabeth.
Jessie may have married Charles Baldock in the third
quarter of 1912 in the Portsmouth, Hampshire registration district.
This page was updated on 22 April 2013