When the 1841 census was recorded the couple and 5 children were living at
Groveland in Cowfold. John was then a 40 year old farm labourer and
Sarah was said to be 45.
James Stoner was baptised on 2 July 1820 in
Cowfold. He died aged 67 years and was buried on 1 February
1888 in Cowfold. He was 20 years old in 1841 and living with his
born in 1813. Did the elder James die young? If so was 1820
James the son of the elder or younger John and Sarah?
Ellen Stoner was baptised on 5 April 1823 in
Nuthurst. (The elder John and Sarah had a son baptised on 3
William Stoner was baptised on 19 September 1824 in
Nuthurst. (Given that Ellen was baptised in Nuthurst, I am
assuming William was her brother.)
George Stoner was baptised on 4 February 1827 in
Cowfold. (I think the elder couple had a daughter baptised on 4
November 1827.) In 1851, there was a 24 year old George
Stoner living in the home of John Trusler at
Fryland Farm in Shermanbury. George was then unmarried and a farm
servant who said he was born in Cowfold.
Rebecca Stoner was baptised on 18 January 1829 in
Cowfold. In 1841 she was 12 years old and living at home.
When the 1851 census was recorded she was an unmarried 22 year old
visitor in the home of 36 year old Henry Richardson and
his 33 year old wife Ann (nee Roberts)
at Potters in Cowfold. Rebecca was then a domestic servant.
Caroline Stoner was baptised on 9 January 1831 in Cowfold.
In 1841 she was 10 years old.
twice, firstly to Edward Hillman on 18 July 1847 in
West Grinstead. He was a 21 year old bachelor and labourer,
whilst she was an 18 year old spinster. Their fathers were
named as Edward Hillman and John Stoner
who were both labourers. The witnesses to their marriage were
Charles Newnham and Mary Hillman.
She then married Thomas Holland on 27 November 1859 in
Edward was baptised on 9 March 1828 in West Grinstead and was the son of
Edward Hillman and Mary Hammond.
He died aged 30 years in Cuckfield and was buried on 11 March 1855 in
When the 1851 census was recorded, Edward was a 27 year old agricultural
labourer and Caroline was 20. With on census night were their 2
Edward and Caroline had the following children:
Eliza Hillman was baptised on 17 December 1848 in
West Grinstead. She was 2 years old in 1851.
George Hillman was baptised on 25 May 1851 in West
Grinstead. He was 2 weeks old in 1851.
Marianna Hillman was baptised on 2 October 1853 in
Patience Stoner was baptised on 24 March 1833 in
Cowfold. She died aged 16 years in the Cuckfield Union workhouse
and was buried on 27 April 1849 in Cowfold. In 1841 she was 8
John Stoner was baptised on 30 April 1834 in Cowfold.
He died aged 6 months and was buried on 5 November 1834 in Cowfold.
Sophy Stoner was baptised on 28 August 1835 in Cowfold.
Stephen Stoner was baptised on 25 June 1837 in Cowfold.
He died aged 9 months and was buried on 14 January 1838 in Cowfold.
Emily Stoner was baptised on 21 April 1840 in Cowfold.
She died aged 9 years in the Cuckfield Union workhouse and was buried on
27 April 1849 in Cowfold. When the 1841 census was recorded she
was a year old.