Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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Charles TRIGWELL (1817-1901)

and Sophia SAUNDERS (c1814-?)

and Sarah SHELLEY (?-1848)

and Ann WELLER (1822-1909)

 

Charles Trigwell and Ann Weller married on 10 February 1850 in Brighton.  This was his third marriage.  He had first married Sophia Saunders in the third quarter of 1838 in the Newhaven registration district.  His second marriage was to Sarah Shelley on 24 August 1845 in Southwick, Sussex.  (They were not my direct ancestors.)

Charles Trigwell was born on 31 October 1817 and baptised on 28 December 1817 in Patcham, Sussex.  He was the son of William Trigwell (c1774-1850) and Catherine Sturt (c1777-1849).  At the time of his baptism his father was a labourer from Moulscombe.  When the 1841 census was recorded, he was a 25 year old agricultural labourer, living at Rookery in Hangleton, along with 15 year old James Saunders who was also an agricultural labourer.  Charles died aged 83 years and his death was registered in the second quarter of 1901 in the Steyning registration district.

Sophia Saunders was born about 1814.  When the 1841 census was recorded she was 27 year old and living with parents-in-law in Moulscombe, along with her young son.

Sarah Shelley died in the fourth quarter of 1848.

Ann Weller was born in Slaugham, as per the 1851 census and baptised on 9 June 1822 in Horsham, Sussex.  She was the daughter of Richard Weller and Mary Hunt.  The 1841 census records her ahead of her younger siblings, but says she was 10 years old.  Ann died aged 87 years and her death was registered in the second quarter of 1909 in the Steyning registration district.

Before her marriage, Ann had an illegitimate daughter:

  1. Eliza Jane Weller was baptised on 1 February 1846 at St. Nicholas in Brighton.  Her father may have been Charles Trigwell although he was then married to someone else.  Eliza was a 5 year old scholar when the 1851 census was recorded and living with her maternal grandmother, although Eliza was then said to be the daughter of Mary.  The 1861 census records her name as Eliza Trigwell and she was then a 15 year old servant living with her parents in Southwick.

    Eliza married Edwin Tomsett in 1868.

When the 1851 census was recorded Charles and Ann together with their young son and a lodger, unmarried 30 year old Edward Thornton, were living at Goldstone Bottom in Hove.  Charles was then a 33 year old shepherd and Ann was 30.  In 1861 the family were living in Garden Cottages, Southwick and Charles was a 42 year old shepherd.  Ann was then 40 years old.  By 1871 the family had moved to Fridays in Slaugham.  Charles was still earning his living as a shepperd and he was said to be 53 years old whilst Ann was 50.  Also with them on census night were 6 of their children and 73 year old uncle Daniel Weller who was a widower.

 

Charles Trigwell and Sophia Saunders had 1 known son:

  1. George Trigwell was privately baptised on 16 October 1839 in Patcham.  The baptism register records that his father was a shepherd.  He was a year old in 1841 and living with his mother and paternal grandparents.

 

Charles Trigwell and Ann Weller had 7 known children:

  1. James Robert Trigwell Weller was born in August 1848 in Brighton, before his parents married.  In 1851 he was 2 years old and living with his parents.  In 1861 he was living with his maternal grandmother and he was then a 12 year old shepherd.

    James married Mary Jane Tulley on 16 November 1867 in Slaugham.

    James and Mary had the following children:

    1. James F. Trigwell was born about 1871.

    2. Harriet Trigwell was born about 1873.

    3. Eliza Trigwell was born about 1874.

    4. Lucy Ann Trigwell was born on 19 April 1876.

    5. Charles H. Trigwell was born about 1878.

    6. Annie C. Trigwell was born about 1881.

  2. Charles Richard J. Trigwell was born about 1851 in Hove.  He was 10 years old in 1861.  In 1871 he was a 20 year old agricultural labourer and the eldest of his siblings living at home.

    Charles married Ann.

    Ann was born about 1854 in Worth, Sussex.

    Charles and Ann had the following children:

    1. Charles W. Trigwell was born about 1878.

    2. Richard J. Trigwell was born about 1880.

    3. Kate Trigwell was born about 1882.

    4. Annie Trigwell was born about 1884.

    5. Willie Trigwell was born about 1887.

    6. Elizabeth A. Trigwell was born about 1891.

    7. Hilda Trigwell was born about 1893.

    8. Flo Trigwell was born about 1895.

    9. Eric Trigwell was born about 1895.

  3. Caroline Lucy Trigwell was born in Hove, as per the 1861 census, and baptised on 3 July 1853 at St. Nicholas, Brighton.  She was 8 years old in 1861.  In 1871 she was 18 years old and living at home.

  4. Richard Jonathan Trigwell was born in Hove, as per the 1861 census, and baptised on 20 May 1855 at St. Nicholas, Brighton.  In 1861 he was 6 years old.  He was a 16 year old agricultural labourer in 1871.

    Richard married Ellen.

    Ellen was born about 1856 in East Lulworth, Dorset.

    Richard and Ellen had the following children:

    1. George Trigwell was born about 1883.

    2. James C. Trigwell was born about 1885.

    3. Ellen Trigwell was born about 1888.

    4. Bessie Trigwell was born about 1890.

  5. William Trigwell was born in the first quarter of 1858 in Hove.  He was 3 years old in 1861.  In 1871 he was a 13 year old shepperd boy.

    William married Kate Underhill in 1882.

    Kate was born about 1860 in Cuckfield, Sussex.

    William and Kate had the following children:

    1. Alice C. Trigwell was born about 1885.

    2. Elizabeth Trigwell was born about 1887.

    3. William R. Trigwell was born about 1890.

    4. Annie Trigwell was born about 1892.

    5. Kathleen M. Trigwell was born about 1894.

    6. Henrietta D. Trigwell was  born about 1900.

  6. Lucy Trigwell was born on 9 February 1860 in Rottingdean, Sussex and baptised on 18 March 1860 in Hove.  She married Arthur Silverson in 1882.  (They have their own page.)  Lucy was a year old when the 1861 census was recorded.  In 1871 she was an 11  year old scholar.

  7. John Frederick Henry Trigwell was baptised on 12 November 1865 in Hove.  He was a 5 year old scholar in 1871.

 

Many thanks to John Silverson for additions to this page.

 

 

1851 census - Goldstone Bottom, Hove, Sussex (HO107/1647, folio 101, page 1)

Charles Trigwell, Head, Mar, 33, Shepherd, born Sussex, Patcham

Ann Trigwell, Wife, Mar, 30, born Sussex, Slaugham

James R Trigwell, Son, 2, born Sussex, Brighton

Edward Thornton, Lodger, U, 30, Shepherd, born Sussex, Lewes