My Streeter Ancestors
I have 2 links into the Streeter tree. The first is with my 4x Great
Grandmother Ann Streeter
(1797-1879) and the second with my 6x Great Grandmother
may also have a third link into the tree with an 8x Great Grandmother
Ann Streeter who
married Robert Pleyster in 1664 in Itchingfield, Sussex, that
is providing Robert's surname was miss recorded and should have been Purvey.
First Streeter Line
My 4x Great Grandmother Ann Streeter
(1797-1879) was the daughter of
Ann Alfrey (1777-1843).
They had married in 1797 in Brighton, Sussex and raised
their family there. Ann was born in Henfield, Sussex. James caused
me some grief in trying to identify him, but I was fairly certain he was born
Crawley, Sussex, the son of
James Streeter (1751-1820) and
(1750-1812). Eventually I found burials for James and his parents in
Brighton and as other siblings married and settled in Brighton, I became
convinced I had the right James.
Here is a list of James Streeters born about the same time:
baptised on 29 March 1765 in Shipley, Sussex, the son of
was baptised on 22 July 1770 in Worth, Sussex,
the son of William
was baptised on 27 March 1772 in Horsham, Sussex, the son of
William Streeter (1741-1801)
(1745-?). They had married by banns on 17 August 1766 in Horsham.
William was then a fellmonger and they were both of Horsham. The
witnesses to their marriage were James Aylward and John Vigar.
When the 1851 census was recorded, 78 year old
widower James was living at 59a Waterloo Street in Camberwell, Surrey, along
with his 58 year old widowed daughter-in-law, Mercy Streeter and his 17
year old grandson, Edward Streeter. James then gave his place of
birth as Horsham and he was a bricklayer.
So, presumably James married
and had a son:
A James Streeter married Mercy Markwick by banns on 23 October
1825 at All Saints, in Lewes, Sussex. They were both then of All Saints.
James may have died before the recording of the 1841 census as Mercy would
seem to have been the head of her household in Waterloo Street, Camberwell
with 3 children. Mercy was then a laundress. But, the 3 children
with her were said to have been baptised as the sons of William Streeter
and Mary. (Mercy and Mary may simply have been a transcription
error, but could this mean that the 1825 marriage in Lewes is not the correct
Mercy had 3 known sons:
Joseph Streeter was born on 7 February 1828 in Peckham, London and
baptised on 28 April 1838 at St. Giles, Camberwell, on the same day as his 2
younger brothers. He was 13 years old when the 1841 census was recorded.
Joseph married Louisa Hampton on 17 May 1853 at St. John's parish
church in Waterloo. On their marriage certificate, his father's name was
recorded as William. Joseph and Louisa sailed to Australia on
board the 'Pekin' soon after they married.
John Streeter was born about 1832. He was 9 years old in 1841.
Edward Streeter was born about 1834. He was 7 years old in 1841.
(Many thanks to Val Burge for the details about Mercy and family -
please see her web page for more about
Joseph and Louisa.)
was baptised on 16 December 1777 in Billingshurst,
Sussex, the son of
- I believe he married
(1782-?) in 1814. (Mary Norris was a cousin of
Ann Alfrey (1777-1843)
- Maryís mother was the sister of Annís father.)
was baptised on 4 March 1778 in Battle, Sussex,
the base born son of
Elizabeth had another illegitimate son,
baptised on 12 October 1781 in Battle and buried there on 2 March 1782. I
have checked the Battle burial and marriage registers from 1778 to 1812 and
could not find a burial or marriage for 1778 James. His mother may have been
baptised on 27 April 1760 in Crowhurst as the base born daughter of
Streeter was buried on 8 December 1769
in Crowhurst, but the burial register does not indicate whether it was the
mother or daughter. On 12 April 1797 base born twins
James Hilder Streeter
Elizabeth Hilder Streeter
were baptised in Battle to
If the twinís mother was also the mother of 1778 James, could this mean that
he is eliminated from my list of possible candidates? I have also checked
Crowhurst burial and marriage registers and could not find a burial or
marriage for James.
baptised on 17 April 1778 in Crawley, Sussex, the son of
was baptised on 29 August 1779 in Ninfield, Sussex, the son of
Richard Streeter and
Second Streeter Line
My second line is still a little speculative and I need to spend more time
trying to prove the link.
Elizabeth Streeter (1739-?) married
John Batchelor in 1758 in
Angmering, Sussex. They had 6 children, several of whom seemed to have
moved along the coast to Brighton. Elizabeth's parents were
Streeter (1699-?) of Littlehampton, Sussex and he married
Budd (1711-?) of Broadwater, Sussex. William was the son of
William Streeter and
Mary Cager (1672-?).