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Charles WARD (1785-1863)

and Mahala VINALL (1780-1860)

 

CharlesWard and Mahala Vinall married by licence on 21 November 1804 in Henfield, Sussex.  He was then a bachelor and minor and married with the consent of Henry Ward.  She was then a spinster and they were both of Henfield.  (They were not my direct ancestors.  Charles was the nephew of my possible 5x Great Grandmother, Mary Ward.)

Charles Ward was baptised on 30 January 1785 in Henfield.  He was the son of Henry Ward (1754-?) and Mary Geere.  His parents paid the 3 pence fee to have him baptised.  Charles died aged 80 years (according to the burial register) and was buried on 25 January 1863 in Henfield.

Mahala Vinall was baptised on 25 June 1780 in Henfield.  She was the daughter of George Vinall, the younger and Ann.  Her father was a mason.  Mahala's death was registered in the fourth quarter of 1860 in the Steyning registration district.

When the 1841 census was recorded the couple and their son Alfred were living at Terry's Lodge in Henfield and Charles was a bricklayer.  In 1851 the couple were living alone at Hope Cottage in Henfield.  Charles was then a 65 year old bricklayer and Mahala was 70.  In 1861, Charles was said to be a 79 year old widower and he was living with the family of his son Charles at 77 Hanover Street in Brighton.

 

Charles Ward and Mahala Vinall had 9 known children:

  1. Anne Ward was baptised on 5 May 1805 in Henfield.

  2. Mary Ann Ward was baptised on 26 April 1807 in Henfield.

    Mary Ann may have married William Tozer by banns on 13 March 1830 in Brighton.  He was then a bachelor and she a spinster, and they were both of Brighton.  However, there was a Mary Ann Ward baptised on 18 September 1803 at St. Nicholas in Brighton, the daughter of Thomas Ward and Mary Daws who had married in 1799.  But when the 1881 census was recorded 74 year old William, who had been born in London and was a boot and shoemaker, and 73 year old Mary A., were living at 161 North Street, Brighton, along with 2 servants.

  3. Jane Elizabeth Ward was born on 1 October and baptised on 29 October 1809 in Henfield.

    Elizabeth married Henry Edwards on 13 November 1830 in Henfield.  He was then a bachelor and she a spinster and they were both of Henfield.  The witnesses to the marriage were Harriet Brown Freeman and William Tozer.

  4. Sarah Mahala Ward was baptised on 16 February 1812 in Henfield.

    Sarah married Henry Herriott on 27 February 1839 at St. Nicholas, Brighton.

  5. Samuel Ward was baptised on 8 May 1814 in Henfield.  His father was then a bricklayer of Henfield.  Samuel died in 1836.

  6. Stephen Ward was born on 2 August 1816 in Henfield and baptised on 26 September 1819 at the Countess of Huntingdon's Chapel in Shoreham.

    Stephen married Ann Trelfer on 20 January 1840 at St. Nicholas in Brighton.

    Ann was born in Lewes on 23 February 1816 and baptised on 27 May 1816 in the Independent Chapel at Cliffe.  She was the daughter of David Trefler and Ann Elliot.

    Stephen and Ann had 7 known children:

    1. Ruth Ward was born in 1841 in Brighton.

    2. Ann Ward was born in 1843 in Henfield.

    3. Jane Ward was born on 26 July and baptised on 12 October 1845 in Henfield.  She married Thomas Humphrey on 27 March 1875 at St. Peter's in Brighton.  He was born about 1843 in East Grinstead, Sussex.

      When the 1881 census was recorded the family were living at 23 Cambridge Street in Brighton.  Thomas was then a shoeing smith and Jane a dressmaker.  Also with the family at that time were 2 lodgers:  Richard Gander (29) and John Gander (24) who were both agricultural labourers who had been born in Henfield.  (Richard and John were the sons of Thomas Gander and Ann Martin who had married on 31 July 1833 in Henfield.)

      Thomas and Jane had at least 2 daughters:

      1. Jane Humphrey was baptised on 27 February 1876 at St. Peter's in Brighton.  She was 5 years old when the 1881 census was recorded.  Jane married John Albert Stuckey on 21 December 1902 at St. Nicholas in Brighton.

      2. Anne Humphrey was baptised on 25 August 1878 at St. Peter's in Brighton.  She was 2 years old at the time of the 1881 census.

    4. Alfred Ward was born on 1 April and baptised on 14 May 1848 in Henfield.  When the 1881 census was recorded he was a timber merchant's labourer living at 64 Coleman Street in Brighton, along with wife Jane (30) and 2 children, Alfred (4) and Jane (2).  [Note, one of my Great Grandmothers, Annie Back, was born at 87 Coleman Street in 1871.]  Alfred married Jane Allen on 29 August 1875 at St. Peter's in Brighton.

    5. Arthur Ward was born in 1850 in Henfield.

    6. Ellen Ward was born in 1852 in Henfield.  Did she marry James Lower on 6 January 1877 at St. Peter's in Brighton?  In 1881 both James and Ellen were aged 28 years and they were living at 25 Jersey Street, Brighton, along with daughter Ellen (2) and lodger George Brownings (21) who was a bricklayer born in Henfield.  James was then a police constable and had been born in Piddinghoe, Sussex.  Ellen then gave her place of birth as Brighton.

    7. Harriet Ward was born in 1855 in Henfield.  Did she marry Abel Shoulder on 30 July 1876 at St. Peter's in Brighton?  When the 1881 census was recorded they were both aged 26 years and were living at 6 Newark Place in Brighton, along with daughter Harriet (2).  Abel was then a bricklayer's labourer and had been born in Lewes.  Harriet was then a dressmaker and gave her place of birth as Brighton.

  7. John Ward was baptised on 7 March 1819 at the Countess of Huntington's Chapel in Shoreham, Sussex.

  8. Alfred Ward was baptised on 14 October 1821 in Henfield.  At the time his father was a bricklayer of Henfield Common.  Alfred was buried in Henfield on 4 December 1841.

  9. Charles Ward was baptised on 29 May 1824 in Henfield.

    Charles married Ann Brittin on 22 June 1846 at St. Nicholas in Brighton, Sussex.

    Ann was born about 1827/8 in Islington, London.

    In 1851 the couple and their 2 young sons were living at 33 Frederick Place, Brighton.  Charles was a 26 year old labourer to a bricklayer and Ann was 24. When the 1861 census was recorded the couple together with their 6 children and Charles's father, were living at 77 Hanover Street, Brighton.  Charles was then a 36 year old shoemaker and Ann was 33.  In 1871 the family were living at 24 Scotland Street, Brighton.  Charles was then earning his living as a rat catcher and he was 45 years old.  Ann was then 43 years old.

    Charles and Ann had the following children:

    1. Charles Ward was born in the second quarter of 1846 in Brighton.  He was a 4 year old scholar in 1851.  In 1861 he was a 14 year old shoemaker.

      Charles married twice, firstly to Harriet Goddard in the third quarter of 1868 in Brighton.  He then married Elizabeth Mary Webber on 12 July 1875 at St. Peter's in Brighton.  He was then a 28 year old widower and she was a 26 year old spinster.  Their fathers were named as Charles Ward and Joseph Webber.

      Harriet was baptised on 21 May 1848 at St. Peter's in Brighton and was the daughter of Thomas Johnson Goddard and Caroline Christine Cooper.  She died aged 25 years and her death was registered in the fourth quarter 1873 in the Brighton registration district.

      In 1871 the couple and young son were living at 32 Stanley Street, Brighton.  Charles was a 24 painter and Harriet was a 23 year old charwoman.

      Charles and Harriet had the following child:

      1. Charles William Ward was born in the fourth quarter of 1869 in Brighton.  He was a year old at the time of the 1871 census.

    2. Samuel Ward was born about 1849 in Brighton.  In 1851 he was 2 years old.  He was 12 years old in 1861.

      Samuel married Harriet Horscroft.

      Harriet was born about 1849-51 in Brighton.

      When the 1871 census was recorded the couple and their young daughter were living at 32 Scotland Street, Brighton.  Samuel was a 22 year old bricklayer and Harriet was a 20 year old laundress.  When the 1881 census was recorded, Harriet was a 32 year old married washerwoman and the head of her household at 61 Southampton Street, Brighton.  With her were 3 of her children and her brother-in-law Thomas Ward.

      In 1891, Samuel was a 46 year old bricklayer living at 38 Richardoon Street, Bermondsey.  With him was his 34 year old wife Sarah and his 3 children by his first wife.

      Samuel and Harriet had the following children:

      1. Lizzie Ward was baptised on 24 January 1870 at St. Nicholas in Brighton.  At the time of the 1871 census she was 15 months old.

      2. Ellen Jane Ward was baptised on 1 May 1872 at St. Nicholas in Brighton.  She was 9 years old in 1881.  In 1891 she was 18 years old and living with her father and step mother.

      3. Harry Ward was born in the second quarter of 1874 in Brighton.  He was 7 years old in 1881.  In 1891 he was 16 years old.

      4. Benjamin Ward was born in the fourth quarter of 1875 in Brighton.  He was 5 years old in 1881.  In 1891 he was a 15 year old scholar.

    3. William Ward was born about 1851 in Brighton.  In 1861 he was 10 years old.  He was a 20 year old bricklayer's labourer in 1871 and the eldest of his siblings living at home.

    4. Henry Ward was born about 1853 in Brighton.  In 1861 he was 8 years old.  He was an 18 year old bricklayer's labourer in 1871.

    5. Benjamin Ward was born about 1856 in Brighton.  He was 5 years old in 1861.  In 1871 he was a 15 year old bricklayer's labourer.

      Benjamin married Emma Paskins in the second quarter of 1877 in Brighton.

      When the 1881 census was record the couple were living at 55 Southampton Street, Brighton.  They were both then aged 24 years.  Benjamin was a bricklayer's labourer and Emma an ironer.  Also with them on census night were their 2 young sons and Emma's parents, James Paskins a 64 year old farm labourer and 61 year old Elizabeth.  In 1891 Benjamin was still a bricklayer's labourer and Emma an ironer.  They were both said to be 36 years old.  With them on census night were 6 of their children.  The family had moved to 8 Sussex Terrace, Brighton by 1901.  Benjamin was yet again a bricklayer's labourer and Emma was still ironing.  He was then 44 years old and she was 43.  They then had 8 children living at home.

      Benjamin and Emma had the following children:

      1. Charles Henry Ward was born in the third quarter of 1877 in Brighton.  He was a 3 year old when the 1881 census was recorded.  In 1891 he was a 13 year old port errand boy.  The 1901 census records that he was an unmarried 23 year and his occupation looks like lather.

      2. William Thomas Ward was  born in the third quarter of 1879 in Brighton.  In 1881 he was 2 years old.  He was an 11 year old scholar in 1891.  In 1901 he was an unmarried 21 year old builder's labourer.

      3. Elizabeth Ann Ward was born in the first quarter of 1882 in Brighton.  She was a 9 year old scholar in 1891.  In 1901 she was a 19 year old ironer.

      4. Benjamin Albert Ward was born in the third quarter of 1884 in Brighton.  He was a 6 year old scholar in 1891.  In 1901 he was a 16 year old builder's labourer.

      5. George Alfred Ward was born in the fourth quarter of 1886 in Brighton.  In 1891 he was a 4 year old scholar.  He was a 14 year old shop boy in 1901.

      6. Alfred John Ward was born in the first quarter of 1889 in Brighton.  He was 2 years old at the time of the 1891 census.  In 1901 he was 12 years old.

      7. Samuel Ward was born about 1892 in Brighton.  He was 9 years old in 1901.

      8. Harry Ward was born in the second quarter of 1894 in Brighton.  At the time of the 1901 census he was 7 years old,

    6. Anne Elizabeth Ward was born in the second quarter of 1859 in Brighton.  When the 1861 census was recorded she was 2 years old.  She was a 12 year old scholar in 1871.

    7. James Ward was born in the fourth quarter of 1861 in Brighton.  In 1871 he was a 10 year old scholar.

    8. Thomas Ward was born about 1863 in Brighton.  At the time of the 1871 census he was an 8 year old scholar.  In 1881 he was an 18 year old general labourer, lodging in the home of his sister-in-law Harriet Ward at 61 Southampton Street, Brighton.

 

VINALL          WARD