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William TULET (1795-1877)

and Mary KNOWLES (1797-1860)

 

William Tullett and Mary Knowles were my 3x Great Grandparents.  (Click here to see their place in my pedigree chart.)  They married by banns on Sunday 1 December 1816 at the parish church of St. Nicholas in Brighton, Sussex.  William was then a bachelor and Mary a spinster.  They were both then said to be of Brighton.  The witnesses to their marriage were Richard Brigden and Thomas Pocock (he was probably a churchwarden).  William made his X mark and Mary attempted a signature.

Whiteman's Green, Cuckfield, circa 1930 - from http://www.westsussexpast.org.uk/pictures/index.htmlWilliam Tulet was baptised on Sunday 13 December 1795 in Cuckfield, Sussex.  He was the second son and fourth child of James Tulet (1764-1841) and Sarah French (1765-1840).  He died on 25 August 1877 at Whiteman's Green in Cuckfield, although I have not found his burial in the Cuckfield burial register.  His death certificate records that he died aged 87 years, which makes his birth about 1790.  The certificate also states that he was a tanner.  His cause of death was pneumonia and was registered by S. Simmons of Whiteman's Green, who was present at the death.  (Might S. Simmonds have been his daughter Sarah?)

All Saints, Lindfield, c1910 - from http://www.westsussexpast.org.uk/pictures/index.htmlMary Knowles was baptised on Sunday 8 January 1797 in Lindfield, Sussex.  She was the second daughter and fourth child of 5 76 John Knowles (1766-1837) and Sarah Box (1765-?).  Mary died aged 63 years on 20 May 1860 at Whiteman's Green and she was then described as the wife of William Tulett a farm labourer.  Her cause of death was ovarian dropsy (12 months) and her death was registered by Elizabeth Gatford of Whiteman's Green who had been in attendance.  Like her husband, her burial was not recorded in the Cuckfield parish registers.  Mary was mentioned in her father's will as the wife of William Tullett.  (There was another Mary Knowles born in 1795 in nearby Cowfold, Sussex.  She was the daughter of John Knowles (1766-?) and Catherine Burrage (c1769-?).)

When the 1841 census was recorded the family were living in Whiteman's Green and William was a farm labourer.  By 1851 they were at Tan Yard Cottage in Cuckfield and William was a tanner.  In 1861 William was a 68 year old agricultural labourer, living with his married daughter Eliza in Whitemans Green.  He was still living with Eliza in 1871 and he was then said to be an unemployed 81 year old tanner.

 

William Tulet and Mary Knowles had 10 known children:

  1. Ann Tullett Knowles was born about 1816 in Cuckfield, before her parents married.  She married Simeon Tullett in 1834.  (They have their own page.)

  2. Sarah Lucy Tullett was baptised on 25 December 1820 in Cuckfield.  Her father was then a labourer of Cuckfield.  I have nothing further on her.  Did she died before 1842, or could she have gone by the name of Lucy?

  3. Eliza J. Tullett was baptised on 22 September 1822 in Cuckfield.  Her father was then a labourer of Cuckfield.  She died aged 83 years and her death was registered in the second quarter of 1906 in the Cuckfield district.

    Eliza married Henry Elsey on 29 November 1846 in Cuckfield.  He was then a bachelor and she a spinster.  They were both of full age and of Cuckfield.  The witnesses to their marriage were George Elsey and Fanny Picknell.  I have not found any children from this marriage.

    Henry was born about 1814-1818 in Cuckfield and was the son of James Elsey (see notes below).  He died aged 61 years in 1875.

    In 1851 the couple were living in Whitemans Green and Henry was a 35 year old agricultural labourer.  He then then gave his place of birth as Cuckfield.  With them on census night were 2 of their nephews, 12 year old George Owins and 3 year old William Picknell, and 20 year old lodger Thomas Faulkner.  Henry and Eliza were still living in Whitemans Green in 1861.  Also with them on census night were Eliza's widower father, her sister Catherine and 10 year old niece Alice Picknell.  Henry was then said to have been 43 years and again gave his place of birth as Cuckfield.  In 1871 they were living in Whitemans Green along with Eliza's father and 9 year old niece Eliza Tulett.  When the 1881 census was recorded Eliza was a laundress and living alone at Knowle, London Road, Cuckfield.

  4. Frances Jane Tullett was baptised on 26 September 1824 in Cuckfield.  Her father was then a labourer of Cuckfield.  She died aged 67 years and her death was registered in the first quarter of 1893 in the Eastbourne registration district.

    Frances had an illegitimate son:

    1. William Spice Tulett was baptised on 5 November 1841 in Cuckfield and buried there on 9 November 1841.  His reputed father was named as William Spice.

    Frances married William Picknell by banns on 11 October 1845 in Cuckfield.  They were both then of full age and of Cuckfield.  He was a bachelor and signed his name, whilst she was a spinster and made her X mark.  The witnesses to their marriage were Thomas Penfold (marked) and Ann Penfold (signed).

    William was baptised on 1 August 1824 in Cuckfield and was the son of Edward Picknell (1781-?) and Ann Betts.  His death was probably registered in the second quarter of 1896 in the Eastbourne district, but his age was then recorded as 74 years, making his birth about 1822.  When the 1841 census was recorded he was a 16 year old servant in the home of Martin Jenner at New Close in Keymer, Sussex.

    In 1851 the family were living at Chounds in Cuckfield.  By 1881, the couple were living in Eastbourne and William was a bricklayer's labourer.

    William and Frances had 5 known children:

    1. William Picknell was born on 28 April 1847 in Cuckfield.  He married Mary Ann Kenyon in 1871 in Brighton.  She was born about 1847 in Eastbourne, Sussex and was the daughter of George Kenyon and Matilda.  William and Mary Ann had 3 known children.  In 1881 William was a luggage porter living at 5 St. Leonards Road, Eastbourne, along with wife Polley Picknell, their 3 children and 70 year old lodger David Dadswell who was a carpenter of Rotherfield, Sussex.

    2. Alice Picknell was born on 2 March 1851 in Cuckfield.  She may have married Benjamin Pattenden in 1873.

    3. Jesse Edward Picknell was born on 3 June 1855 in Cuckfield.  He married Jane in 1872.  She was either Jane Goacher or Jane Martin.  Jesse and Jane had 4 known children.  In 1881 Jesse was a police constable living at 1 Childs Place, London, along with his wife and 2 children.

    4. Elizabeth Eva Picknell was born on 5 July 1857 in Cuckfield

    5. Sarah Jane Picknell was born on 5 August 1860 in Cuckfield.

  5. William Tullett was baptised on 27 May 1827 in Cuckfield.  His father was then a labourer of Cuckfield.  I believe he died aged 45 years in the parish of St. Wilfred, Haywards Heath, Sussex and was buried on 6 February 1872 in Cuckfield.  I do not know if he married, or had any children.

  6. Mary Ann Tullett was baptised on 31 May 1829 in Cuckfield.  Her father was then a labourer of Cuckfield.  She may have been the 12 year old Mary Tulett of Cuckfield, who was buried on 11 July 1841 in Cuckfield.

  7. James Tulet was baptised on 4 March 1832 in Cuckfield.  His father was then a tanner of Cuckfield.

    James married Cecilia Newnham on 19 October 1856 in Cuckfield.  They were both of full age and of Cuckfield.  James was a bachelor and labourer.  Cecilia was a spinster.  The witnesses to their marriage were William Tester and Mary Ann Tester.  (William Tester married Mary Ann Newnham on 19 August 1854 in Balcombe.)

    Cecilia was baptised on 22 April 1832 in Ardingly, Sussex and was the daughter of Thomas Newnham and Sarah Smith.  Cecilia was buried on 1 January 1865 at the Ebenezer Chapel in Cuckfield and was described in the burial register as being of Brook Street, Cuckfield.

    In 1861 the couple and their 2 children were living at Bests Cottage, Cuckfield and James was an agricultural labourer.

    James and Cecilia had 2 known children:

    1. Mary A. Tullett was born about 1855 in Cuckfield.

    2. Thomas William Tullett was born in the second quarter of 1857 in Cuckfield.

    James may have married for a second time to Adeline Smith on 22 August 1867 at St. Nicholas in Brighton.  He was then said to be the son of William Tullet.  She was born about 1833 in Arlington, Sussex, and was the daughter of Thomas Smith.  But in the 1881 census James married to Adeline gave his place of birth as Brighton.

  8. Thomas Tulett was baptised on 19 January 1834 in Cuckfield.  His father was then a labourer of Cuckfield.  Thomas was buried in Cuckfield on 1 November 1835.

  9. Catherine Tulett, my 2x Great Grandmother, was baptised on 13 May 1836 in Cuckfield.  Her father was then a tanner of Cuckfield.  She married Thomas Setford in 1862.  (They have their own page.)

  10. Sarah Tullett was born on 13 February 1842 and baptised on 28 March 1842 in Cuckfield.  Her father was then a labourer of Cuckfield.  (I have a copy of her birth certificate.)

    Sarah had an illegitimate daughter:

    1. Eliza Mary Tulett was baptised on 6 April 1862 in Cuckfield.  In 1871 she was living with her Aunt Eliza.

      Eliza Mary married George Murrell on 3 December 1882 in Cuckfield.

      George Francis Murrell was born about 1857 and baptised on 28 August 1859 in Ardingly, Sussex.  He was the son of James Murrell and Kitty Steffel.  In 1881 he was living at Highlands, Cuckfield, along with his widowed mother, Kate Murrell, and younger brother, William Murrell.

      When the 1891 census was recorded the couple were living with Eliza's Aunt Eliza in London Road, Cuckfield.  Eliza, junior, was then said to be the daughter of Eliza, senior.

      George and Eliza had 5 known children:

      1. Eliza Mary Murrell was born in the first quarter of 1883 in Cuckfield.

      2. James Willie Murrell was born in the second quarter of 1884 in Cuckfield.  In 1901 he was a Postman.

      3. Mabel Fanny Murrell was born in the third quarter of 1885 in Cuckfield.

      4. George Henry Murrell was born in the second quarter of 1886 in Cuckfield.

      5. Bertie T. Murrell was born about 1889 in Cuckfield.

    Might Sarah have married Daniel Sayers in the third quarter of 1862 in the Cuckfield registration district?

    When the 1871 census was recorded Daniel and Sarah were living at Pickhams in Hurstpierpoint.  They were both said to be 30 years old and he was an agricultural labourer.  Daniel gave his place of birth as Hurstpierpoint and Sarah as Cuckfield.  With them on census night were 4 children (Emma M., Ada E., Daniel and Sarah L.) and his 60 year old widower father William Sayers who was an agricultural labourer.

    Daniel and Sarah had the following children:

    1. Emma M. Sayers was born about 1864 in Hurstpierpoint.  She was a 7 year old scholar in 1871.

    2. Ada E. Sayers was born about 1866 in Hurstpierpoint.  She was a 5 year old scholar in 1871.

    3. Daniel Sayers was born about 1868 in Hurstpierpoint.  He was a 3 year old scholar in 1871.

    4. Sarah L. Sayers was born about 1870 in Hurstpierpoint.  He was  a year old at the time of the 1871 census.


 

Notes

Henry Elsey

A Henry Elsey was baptised on 26 February 1815 in Balcombe, Sussex.  He was the son of James Elsey and Sarah Tester.  Did he marry Eliza J. Tullett in 1846 in Cuckfield, as above, or did he marry Louisa Card on 28 October 1848 in Ardingly?  Or was the Henry who married Louisa, baptised on 9 April 1826 in Ardingly the son of William Elsey and Phebe White?  (Need to check the 1848 marriage for the name of Henry's father.)  The 1851 census records that 25 year old Henry Ellsey who was born in Ardingly was living with his 21 year old wife, Louisa, and she was born in Hartfield, Sussex.

 

KNOWLES          TULLETT

This page was reviewed on 10 April 2012