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John TREE (1759-1824)

and Sarah SCUTT (1761-1847)

 

John Tree and Sarah Scutt married by banns on 2 February 1786 in Pulborough, Sussex.  He was then a bachelor and she a spinster and they were both of Pulborough.  The witnesses to their marriage were Daniel Searle and Arthur Redman.  The banns were published in Pulborough on 8, 15 and 22 January 1786.  (They were not my direct ancestors.  Sarah was the sister of my 4x great grandmother, Hannah Scutt.)

John Tree was baptised on 21 January 1759 in West Chiltington, Sussex.  He was the son of James Tree and Ann Wood.  John died aged 64 years and was buried on 2 December 1824 in Pulborough.

Sarah Scutt was baptised on 22 November 1761 in West Chiltington, Sussex.  She was the daughter of 5 146 Thomas Scutt (1726-?) and 5 146 Hannah Miriam (1734-1817).  Sarah died aged 88 (as per the burial register) and was buried on 19 January 1847 in Pulborough.

When the 1841 census was recorded, Sarah was said to be 75 years old and born in Sussex.  She was living in the home of 45 year old William Tree and his family at Hill in Pulborough.  (See further down this page for details about William's family.)

 

John Tree and Sarah Scutt had 4 known children:

  1. Milline Tree (daughter) was baptised on 27 April 1788 in Pulborough.  (The IGI also records that a son William was baptised on the same day, but in the parish register he is shown to be the son of John Redman and his wife Mary.)

    As Mille Attree she married William Hamshire by banns on 26 April 1809 in Pulborough.  The witnesses to their marriage were Renne Attree and James Collins.

  2. Raney Tree (daughter) was baptised on 20 June 1790 in Pulborough.  She died aged 79 years and was buried on 7 March 1870 in Coldwaltham.  The burial register noted she was from Arundel.

    As Rheney Tree she married William Smith by banns on 17 October 1811 in Pulborough.  He was from Coldwaltham.  The witnesses to their marriage were James Hills and James Smith.

    William may have been baptised on 21 March 1781 in Coldwaltham and have been the son of John Smith and Sarah.  Or on 31 January 1790 in Coldwaltham, the son of Thomas Smith and Sarah.  A William Smith died aged 49 years and was buried on 19 June 1839 in Coldwaltham.  (I think Rheney's husband was more likely to have been born in 1790 and died in 1839.)

    The 1841 census recorded that Rayney Smith was 50 years old and living alone in Coldwaltham village.  Her occupation was then given as Independent.  Although she was alone in her household, she may have been sharing a property with other families as there is only 1 stroke between her name and that of others and usually the enumerator would make 2 strokes to signify different properties.

    In 1851, Rainey Smith was a 62 year old widow and farmer, who had been born Pulborough.  She was living on or off Coldwaltham Street, Coldwaltham.  Also with her was 20 year old farm servant, Richard Smith, who had been born in Hardham.

    By 1861, Reny Smith was a 73 year old widow and housekeeper living with 70 year widower and farmer, James Smith, at the Mill in Coldwaltham.  They both gave their places of birth as Pulborough, and the census noted there was "no relation" between them.

    William and Rheney had the following children:

    1. William Smith was baptised on 3 May 1812 in Coldwaltham.  The baptism register spelt his mother's name as Phency.  In 1841 he may have been a 28 year old bargeman living in Watersfield village along with 20 year old Ann Smith.

    2. Thomas Smith was baptised on 14 June 1814 in Coldwaltham.  The baptism register noted his father was a labourer and spelt his mother's name as Rhency.  In 1841 he may have been a 25 year old servant in the home of 50 year old James Smith, a farmer, at Church Hill, Coldwaltham.

    3. James Smith was baptised on 15 December 1816 in Coldwaltham.  The baptism register noted his father was a labourer and his mother's name was spelt as Pheney.

    4. Charles Smyth was baptised on 4 April 1819 in Coldwaltham.  The baptism register noted his father was a labourer and spelt his mother's name as Reney.  In 141 he may have been a 22 year old bargeman living at Church Hill in Coldwaltham, along with 19 year old Maria Smith and 1 year old Maria Smith.

    5. Jane Smith was baptised on 11 June 1821 in Coldwaltham.  The baptism register noted her father was a bargeman and her mother's name was spelt as Reney.

    6. Clement Smith was baptised on 6 July 1823 in Coldwaltham.  The baptism register noted his father was a bargeman and his mother's name was spelt as Beney.

      (Please note, I have taken details from a transcript of the Coldwaltham registers, so the spelling of Rheney's name may be a best guess.)

  3. Thomas Tree was baptised on 10 November 1793 in Pulborough

  4. Mary Tree was baptised on 15 May 1796 in Pulborough.  She may have married William Souter by banns on 16 April 1827 in Pulborough.  The witnesses to their marriage were Mary Ann Agate and Thomas Child.  However, there was a younger Mary Tree baptised in Pulborough in 1810.

 

William Tree married Sarah Holden by banns on 10 October 1809 in Pulborough.  The witnesses to their marriage were John Holden and James Collins.

William Tree was born about, but most probably before, 1796 in Sussex.  Was he the son of John Tree and Sarah Scutt or William Tree and Ann Wady or another couple?  He may have died aged 61 years and have been buried on 8 May 1847 in Pulborough, therefore, born about 1786.  (John and Sarah married in 1786, whilst William and Ann didn't marry until 1793.)

A Sarah Tree died aged 53 years and was buried on 29 May 1845 in Pulborough, therefore, born about 1792.  She may have been baptised as Sarah Holding on 14 March 1792 in Pulborough and have been the daughter of John Holden and Olive Holder.

At the time of the 1841 census the couple and 4 children (James, Esther, William and George) were living at Hill in Pulborough.  They were both said to be 45 years old and born in Sussex.  No occupation was recorded for either of them or their children.  Also with the family was 75 year old Sarah Tree.  (Was Sarah William's mother or aunt or no relation?  Mother would seem most likely, but I haven't found a baptism for a William Tree circa 1786, nor for a William Scutt, son of Sarah - I'm thinking he may have been born before his parents married.)

William and Sarah had the following children:

  1. Mary Tree was baptised on 29 April 1810 in Pulborough.

  2. Bertha Tree was baptised on 4 October 1812 in Pulborough and buried there as an infant on 16 February 1813.  The burial register noted she was from North Heath in Pulborough.

  3. Sarah Attree was baptised on 10 April 1814 in Pulborough.  The baptism register noted her father was a labourer.

  4. James Tree was born about 1821.  He was 20 years old in 1841.

  5. John Tree was baptised on 16 February 1817 in Pulborough.  The baptism register noted his father was a labourer.  John married Susan Wilmer by banns on 28 March 1842 in Pulborough.  He was a 26 year old bachelor and cordwainer and she a 19 year old spinster and servant.  Their fathers were named as William Tree and Thomas Wilmer who were both labourers.  The witnesses to their marriage were Hester Tree and James Overington.

  6. Charlotte Tree was baptised on 24 October 1819 in Pulborough.  The baptism register noted her father was a labourer.

  7. Hester Tree was baptised on 12 August 1821 in Pulborough.  The baptism register noted her father was a labourer.  She was 20 year old Esther Tree in 1841.  Hester married Thomas Blackman by banns on 28 October 1843 in Pulborough.  He was a 32 year old bachelor and cordwainer from Coldwaltham and she a 22 year old spinster.  Their fathers were named as William Blackman and William Tree who were both labourers.  The witnesses to their marriage were Josiah Henly and Charlotte Tree.

  8. Caroline Tree was baptised on 6 April 1823 in Pulborough.  The baptism register noted her father was a labourer.  Caroline married George Comper by banns on 20 February 1844 in Pulborough.  He was a 21 year old bachelor and labourer and she a 20 year old spinster and servant.  Their fathers were named as George Comper and William Tree who were both labourers.  The witnesses to their marriage were Charles Hunt and Emma Tree.

  9. Emma Tree was baptised on 6 February 1825 in Pulborough.  The baptism register noted her father was a labourer.

  10. William Tree was baptised on 24 June 1827 in Pulborough.  The baptism register noted his father was a labourer.  He was 15 years old in 1841.  William married Sarah Mulford by banns on 30 November 1847 in Pulborough.  He was a 21 year old bachelor and labourer and she an 18 year old spinster.  Their fathers were named as William Tree and David Mulford who were both labourers.  The witnesses to their marriage were William Manfield and Miriam Manfield. When the 1851 census was recorded the couple were living at Great Hill in Pulborough.  He was a 25 year old stone cutter employing 1 labourer and Walford (that's what her name looks like) was 20.  His place of birth was given as Pulborough and hers as Billingshurst.  Also with the couple was William's 15 year old brother and stone cutter, George Tree.

  11. George Tree was baptised on 1 February 1835 in Pulborough.  The baptism register noted his father was a labourer.  He was 7 years old in 1841.

 

William Tree and Ann Wady married on 31 October 1793 in Pulborough.  He was a bachelor and she a spinster and they were both of Pulborough.  The witnesses to their marriage were Nicholas Warner and Thomas Ayling.

William and Ann  had the following children:

  1. Eleanor Tree was baptised on 9 March 1794 in Pulborough.  She may have been buried as Ellen Tree on 28 May 1800 in Pulborough.

  2. Sarah Tree was baptised on 26 June 1796 in Pulborough.

  3. Ann Tree was baptised on 17 March 1799 in Pulborough.

  4. Charlotte Attree was baptised on 4 October 1801 in Pulborough.  She died aged 18 years and was buried on 10 November 1819 in Pulborough, by the name of Charlotte Tree.

  5. Avice Attree was baptised on 15 January 1804 in Pulborough.

 

James Attree was buried on 14 December 1801 in Pulborough.

Thomas Attree was buried on 30 April 1803 in Pulborough.

William Attree was buried on 8 October 1804 in Pulborough.

Ann Tree was buried on 13 September 1809 in Pulborough.

 

SCUTT          TREE

This page was updated on 30 November 2012