Ancestors of Mandy Willard
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John STONER (1781-1859)
and Sarah GIBSON (1787-1829)
John Stoner and Sarah Gibson married by banns on 25 May 1804 in Slaugham,
Sussex. He was
then of Cowfold and she of Slaugham. The witnesses to their
marriage were Thomas Stoner and Frances Stoner.
(Thomas and Frances were most probably John's brother and sister.)
(They were not my direct ancestors.)
John Stoner was baptised on 4 June 1781 in Cowfold, Sussex. He
was the son of Henry Stoner
Phoebe Roberts (1750-1825). John died aged 76 years and
was buried on 12 January 1859 in Lower Beeding.
Sarah Gibson was baptised on 4 March 1787 in Cuckfield,
Sussex. She was the daughter of
William Gibson and
Elizabeth Stoner. She died aged 41 years in Beeding
and was buried on 18 January 1829 in Cowfold.
John and Sarah may have been cousins, as I think John's father and Sarah's
mother were brother and sister.
When the 1841 census was recorded, John was a 60 year old labourer and he
was living at Sandygate in Lower Beeding, along with Thomas, Matilda,
Caroline, Amos, 10 month old Mary Stoner, and the family of
his daughter Susan. The 1851 census recorded that John was a 70 year
old widower and agricultural labourer, and his place of birth was recorded
as Nuthurst. He was then living with the family of his daughter Eliza
Another John Stoner
(c1798-1856) married Sarah
King (c1798-?) in 1820. They also had children baptised
in Cowfold making it difficult to sort out which children born between 1820
and 1829, belonged to which family.
John Stoner and Sarah
Gibson may have had 14 children:
Sarah Stoner was baptised on 9 December 1804 in
Cowfold. She died before 1811 and may have been buried on 20
February 1808 in Cowfold, although the baptism register described
Sarah Stoner as an infant.
Phoebe Stoner was baptised on 5 January 1806 in Cowfold.
William Stoner was baptised 10 April 1808 in
Cowfold. He died aged 25 years in Beeding and was buried on 20
October 1833 in Cowfold.
Ann Stoner was baptised on 16 July 1809 in Nuthurst, at
which time her parents were of Beeding.
Sarah Stoner was baptised on 20 January 1811 in
James Stoner was baptised on 31 January 1813 in
Upper Beeding, at which time his parents were said to have been from
Lower or North Beeding. He may have died aged 74 years and
have been buried
on 2 March 1887 in Cowfold. However, when the 1881 census was
recorded a 66 year old
was living in Cowfold and he gave his place of birth as Slaugham.
That James was baptised in Slaugham on 3 April 1814, the son of
Edward Stoner and Lucy. Might the 1887
burial have been of Slaugham James rather than Nuthurst James? In
which case, did 1813 James die young? And was the
James Stoner born in 1820 the son of the younger or elder
John and Sarah?
Susan Stoner was baptised on 11 September 1814 in
Susanna married Henry Oram by banns on 13 July 1831 in
Upper Beeding. The witnesses to their marriage were James
Stoner and James Edwards.
Henry was baptised on 8 March 1807 in Cuckfield, and was the son of
Thomas Oram and Eliza.
At the time of the 1841 census the couple and 6 children were living
with her father in Sandygate, Lower Beeding. Henry was then said
to be a 35 year old labourer and Susan's age was recorded as 26.
In 1851, Henry was a 44 year old agricultural labourer and Susannah was
37. They were living in Upper Staplefield, Cuckfield along with 5
of their children.
Henry and Susan had the following children:
John Oram was born about 1833. He was 8 years
old in 1841.
Louisa Oram was born about 1835 in Brighton and
baptised on 14 February 1836 at St. Nicholas, Brighton. She
was 6 years old in 1841 and 16 years old in 1851.
Amelia Oram was born about 1836 in Brighton and
probably baptised as Emma Oram on 14 February 1836
at St. Nicholas, Brighton. She was 5 year old Amelia in 1841
and the 1851 census also recorded her name as Amelia and she was
then 15 years old.
Emily Oram was born in Keymer and baptised on 28
May 1837 in Cuckfield. She was 4 years old in 1841. In
1851 she was a 13 year old scholar.
Elizabeth Oram was baptised on 7 April 1839 in
Hurstpierpoint. At the time of the 1841 census she was 2 years
old. In 1851 she was a 12 year old scholar.
Elizabeth married Alfred Pelling on 10 November
1860 in Itchingfield. Alfred was the son of William
Peter Oram was born in 1841 in Brighton. He
was 5 months old when the 1841 census was recorded. In 1851 he
was a 10 year old scholar.
Peter married Esther Harding on 25 July 1863 in
Itchingfield, Sussex. Esther was the daughter of John
Eliza Stoner was baptised on 24
December 1815 in Cowfold. She married
John Harding in 1838.
(They have their own page.)
Emily Stoner was baptised on 24
August 1817 in Cowfold.
Emily had 4 illegitimate children, most probably by William
William Stoner was born about 1838/9 in Beeding.
The death of 79 year old William S. Murrell
was registered in the first quarter of 1917 in the Eastbourne
registration district. In 1841 he was 3 years
old. He was 12 year old William Murrell in
1851 and living with his parents.
As William Stoner Murrell he married Mary
Bates in the second quarter of 1867 in the St. George
Hanover Square registration district.
Mary was born about 1834 in Dallington, Sussex and was the daughter
of Simon Bates as per the 1871 census. Might
she have been baptised on 31 October 1824
in Dallington, the daughter of Simon Bates and
Dorothy Duly? The death of 69 year old
Mary Stoner Murrell was registered in the second
quarter of 1897 in the Eastbourne registration district.
When the 1871 census was recorded the couple were living at the
Horse and Groom in East Street, Horsham. William S.
Murrell was then a 35 year old innkeeper and Mary
was said to be 37. Also with the couple on census night was
his sister Elizabeth and Mary's 80 year old widower father,
Simon Bates. In 1881 the couple were living in
Crawley Road, Horsham. William was then said to be a 41 year
old butcher and Mary's age was recorded as 50. In 1891, Mary
was said to be a 60 year old married, servant and marton in a girls
school in Cliff Road, Eastbourne. William would then seem to
have been a 44 year old married window cleaner living at 85 Pevensey
Road, Eastbourne. In 1901, William was a 65 old widower and
bath chair man, boarding at 85 Pevensey Road.
Mary Ann Stoner was born on 10 April 1840 and
baptised on 17 May 1840 in Horsham. In 1841, Mary
Stoner was a year old. The 1851 census recorded
that she was 11 year old Mary A. Murrell
and she was then a scholar. In 1861 she was an unmarried 21
year old and living at home with her parents.
Harriet Stoner was baptised on 20 March 1844 in
Horsham. In 1851 she was 7 year old Harriet Murrell
and she was a scholar. She was 17 years old in 1861 and living
with her parents.
Henry Stoner was baptised on 4 April 1847 in
Horsham. In 1851 he was 4 year old Henry Murrell.
He was a 15 year old scholar in 1861 and living with his parents.
As Henry Murrell he married Ellen Budgen by banns on 7 August
1870 in Horsham. He was a 23 year old bachelor and bricklayer
and she was a 22 year old spinster. Henry's father was named
as William Murrell a sawyer. Ellen's father
was not named. The witnesses to their marriage were
William Murrell and Caroline Murrell.
Henry and Ellen had the following child:
Kate Amelia Murrell was baptised on 31 December
1871 in Horsham, at which time her father was a bricklayer.
She died aged 2 years and was buried on 21 July 1874 in Horsham.
George Alfred Murrell was baptised on 13 April
1873 in Horsham.
Ada Ellen Murrell was baptised on 23 May 1875
Alice Murrell was baptised on 24 June 1877 in
William Henry Murrell was baptised on 14 April
1878 in Horsham.
When the 1841 census was recorded, Emily was 23 years old and living
with her 2 children in New Street, Horsham.
Emily married William Murrell in the fourth quarter of
1848 in the Horsham registration district.
William was baptised on 22 October 1815 in Horsham and was the son of
William Murrell and Hannah. His
father was a butcher at the time of his baptism. He died aged 78 years and was buried on 26
November 1893 in Horsham. When the 1841 census was recorded he was
said to be a 20 year old sawyer and he was living with his parents and
younger siblings in North Parade, Horsham. His father was then a
When the 1851 census was recorded, 35 year old William and 33 year old
Emily were living in East Street, Horsham, with 5 children. He was
a sawyer and gave his place of birth as Horsham. Emily was said to
have been born in Beeding.
In 1861, the couple and 8 Murrell children were living in East Parade,
Horsham. William was a 45 year old sawyer and Emily was 42.
The family also had 12 lodgers with them on census night.
The 1871 census records that the couple and 3 children (although 1 of
those was a granddaughter) were still living in East Parade.
William was a 55 year old sawyer and Emily was 54. They were
living next door to the family of 22 year old
William and Emily had the following children:
Caroline Murrell was baptised on 25 February 1849
in Horsham. The baptism register recorded that her father was
a sawyer. She died aged 44 years and was buried as
Caroline Murrell on 29 April 1894 in Horsham.
In 1851 she was 2 years. She was a 12 year old
scholar in 1861.
Caroline had the following children:
Alice Elizabeth Murrell was baptised on 12
March 1871 in Horsham and buried there on 15 September 1871 as
an infant. She was 3 months old when the 1871 census was
recorded and living with her maternal grandparents.
Edith Annie Murrell was baptised on 17 October
1875 in Horsham.
Edith Annie married Harry James Collins by
banns on 22 July 1899 in Horsham. He was a 27 year old
bachelor and scaffolder from 46 East Parade and she was a 23
year old spinster from 32 East Parade. Their fathers were
named as Robert Collins a coachman and
John Murrell a deceased gardener. The witnesses
to their marriage were Hubert Baker and
Bessie Caroline Murrell was baptised on 26
April 1880 in Horsham and buried there on 4 December 1891, aged
George Alfred Murrell was baptised on 23 November
1851 in Horsham. He died aged 2 years and was buried on 12
February 1854 in Horsham.
Emily Murrell was baptised on 22 January 1854 in
Horsham. She was an 8 year old scholar in 1861.
Emily married Thomas Smith by banns on 25 December
1875 in Horsham. He was a 24 year old bachelor and drayman and
she was a 20 year old spinster. Their fathers were named as
Thomas Smith a labourer and William Murrell
a sawyer. The witnesses to their marriage were W.
J. Murrell and Ellen
Elizabeth Hannah Murrell was baptised on 17
February 1856 in Horsham. In 1861 she was 6 years old.
In 1871, she was a 15 year old barmaid and living with her brother
William at the Horse and Groom, East Street, Horsham.
John Murrell was baptised on 30 January 1858 in
Horsham. He was 4 years old in 1861. In 1871 he was 14
years old and the eldest of his siblings living at home.
John married Charlotte.
Charlotte died aged 42 years and was buried on 21 March 1898 in
John and Charlotte had the following child:
Kate Murrell was baptised on 21 December 1879
in Horsham, at which time his father was a bricklayer.
John Alfred Murrell was baptised on 12 December
1880 in Horsham.
Frederick Murrell was baptised on 19 March 1882
Ellen Murrell was baptised on 23 September 1883
William Ernest Murrell was baptised on 11
September 1887 in Horsham, at which time his parents were of 6
Park Terrace East, Horsham.
Alfred Henry Murrell was baptised on 27 April
1890 in Horsham.
Frances Murrell was baptised on 8 January 1860 in
Horsham. She died aged 40 years and was buried on 28 April
1900, as Frances Murrell. In 1861 she was 2
years old. She was 12 year old Fanny Murrell
Edward Stoner was baptised on 18 July 1819 in
Caroline Jupp by banns on 13
November 1841 in Horsham. He was a bachelor and labourer and
she was a spinster. Their fathers were named as John
Stoner and Joseph Jupp who were both
labourers. The witnesses to their marriage were R.
Collins and Mary Tidy.
Caroline was baptised on 14 September 1823 in Horsham and was the
daughter of Joseph Jupp and Sarah Tyler.
At the time of her baptism her father was a labourer.
When the 1851 census was recorded the couple were living at Sandygate in
Lower Beeding, next door to the family of his sister Eliza. Edward
was then a 31 year old labourer and Caroline was 27.
Henry Stoner was baptised on 10 February 1822 in
Cowfold. He died aged 19 years and was buried on 18 May 1841
in Upper Beeding. The burial register noted that he was from
Sandygate, Plummers Plain.
Thomas Stoner was baptised on 3 August 1823 in
Cowfold. The 1841 census records that he was a 15 year old
labourer living with his father.
Matilda Stoner was baptised on 7 August 1825 in
Nuthurst. When the 1841 census was recorded she was 15 years
old an living with her father.
Before her marriage Matilda had an illegitimate son:
Edward Stoner was baptised on 30 March 1841 in
Lower Beeding. He may have been buried as 2 month old
Edmund Stoner from Plummers Plain on 6 April 1841 in Lower
Edward Highgate by banns on 15 October 1845
in Lower Beeding. He was then a bachelor and labourer and she
was a spinster. Their fathers were named as John Highgate
and John Stoner who were both labourers. The
witnesses to their marriage were William Kemp and
Edward was born about 1824 in Beeding.
He may have been baptised as Edward Higate on 6 January
1825 in Horsham and have been the son of John Higate
Edward and Matilda had the following children:
Thomas Highgate was born about 1843 in Beeding.
Elizabeth Highgate was baptised on 19 July 1846 in
Lower Beeding, at which time her parents were from Plummers Plain.
John Hygate was baptised on 11 Febrary 1849 in
Lower Beeding, at which time his parents were from Horsham.
Fanny Hygate was baptised on 11 Febrary 1849 in
Lower Beeding, at which time her parents were from Horsham.
Edward Hygate was baptised on 9 February 1851 in
Frances Stoner was baptised on 4 November 1827 in
Cowfold. When the 1841 census was recorded she may have been
13 year old Caroline Stoner, who was living in the
home of 60 year old John Stoner.
Another Caroline Stoner was born in Beeding and
baptised on 6 June 1824 in Cowfold, the daughter of Sarah
When the 1851 census was recorded, there was an unmarried 29 year
old Caroline Stoner, who was a cook and gave her
place of birth as Horsham. She was a servant in the home of
John Jeffree a general practitioner at 54 Paradise
Street in parish of St. Mary, Lambeth.
One of them may have had the following illegitimate son:
John Stoner was born in the Horsham Union
workhouse and baptised on 27 November 1846 in Horsham. He
died in the workhouse and was buried on 28 January 1847.