Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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Richard WELLER (1799-1842)

and Mary HUNT (1803-?)

 

Richard Weller and Mary Hunt married by banns on 19 August 1821 in Nuthurst, Sussex.  They were both then of Nuthurst.  (They were not my direct ancestors.)

Richard Weller was baptised on 6 October 1799 in Henfield, Sussex.  He was the son of Henry Weller and Charlotte Shoulder  He died between 1841 and 1851, possibly in the second quarter of 1842 in Brighton.  The 1841 census records that he was 40 years old and had been born in Sussex.  He and his wife and children were then sharing a house at 21 Western Street in Brighton, Sussex, and Richard was a flyman.

Mary Hunt was baptised on 13 February 1803 in East Grinstead, Sussex.  She was the daughter of Richard Hunt and Elizabeth Rice.  Mary was a 47 year old widow when the 1851 census recorded and she and her children were living at 13 New Dorset Street in Brighton.  She was then earning her living as a washerwoman.  By 1861 Mary was living at 5 North Place in Brighton and she was still a washerwoman.  Also with her in 1861 was her son Frederick, daughter Maria and grandsons Henry Weller and James Trigwell aged 12 years.  She was still at 5 North Place in 1871 and she was a laundress.  By 1881 Mary was living with the family of her daughter Maria at 96 Goldstone Road, Hove.

 

Richard Weller and Mary Hunt had 9 known children:

  1. Ann Weller was baptised on 9 June 1822 in Horsham, Sussex.  The 1841 census records her ahead of her siblings, but says she ws 10 years old.  Ann had an illegitimate daughter:

    1. Eliza Jane Weller was baptised on 1 February 1846 at St. Nicholas in Brighton.  She 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.

      Eliza married Edwin Tomsett in 1868.

    Ann married Charles Trigwell on 10 February 1850.  (They have their own page.)

  2. Mary Weller was baptised on 16 May 1824 in Slaugham, Sussex.  Her age was recorded as 28 years in the 1841 census and she was the second child in the listing.

  3. Sarah Weller was baptised on 10 June 1827 in Slaugham.  She was not living with her parents and siblings when the 1841 census was recorded.

  4. James Weller was baptised on 19 July 1829 in Slaugham.  The 1841 census records that he was 10 years old.  In 1851 he was an unmarried 21 year old brickmaker and the eldest of his siblings living at home.  His place of birth was then given as Tinckers Hatch in Sussex.

  5. Charles Weller was baptised on 24 June 1832 in Slaugham and buried there on 28 July 1832.

  6. Frederick Weller was baptised on 28 July 1833 in Slaugham.  He was said to be 5 years old when the 1841 census was recorded.  In 1851 he was a 17 year old ?cane fender?/agricultural labourer.  The 1861 census records that he was an unmarried 26 year old ?scrot? living with his mother.

  7. Elizabeth Weller was baptised on 27 November 1836 in East Grinstead.  She was said to be 3 years old when the 1841 census was recorded.  In 1851 she was a 14 year old needleworker.

  8. John Weller was baptised on 29 September 1839 at St. Nicholas in Brighton.  The 1841 census records that he was a year old.  He was an 11 year old shipper's boy in 1851.

  9. Maria Jane Weller was baptised on 24 July 1842 at St. Nicholas in Brighton.  She was an 8 year old scholar in 1851.  In 1861 she was an unmarried 20 year old ironer.  Maria had an illegitimate son:

    1. Henry Weller was baptised on 1 July 1860 at St. Nicholas, Brighton.  He was 10 months when the 1861 census was recorded and living with his mother and maternal grandmother.

    Maria married three times.  Firstly to William Trigwell on 3 September 1864 in Hove.  Their fathers were named as Thomas Trigwell and Richard Weller.

    William was born about 1844 in Brighton and was the son of Thomas Trigwell (1804-?) and Elizabeth Weller (1804-?).  In 1851 he was a 7 year old scholar living with his parents at Park Farm in Warnford, Hampshire.  His father was then a shepherd.  In 1861 he was a 17 year old carter and living with his parents at Park in Upper Beeding.  By 1871 he was a labourer and the census records he and his family were living at 5 North Place in Brighton (same property as Maria's mother, plus there was a single man and a couple named Edwin Tomsett and Eliza A. Tomsett - see further above).

    William and Maria Jane had the following children:

    1. Ellen Eliza Trigwell was baptised on 8 January 1865 in Hove.  She was a 6 year old scholar in 1871.  She was 16 year old Ellen Tridwill in the 1881 census.

    2. William John Trigwell was baptised on 1 September 1867 in Hove.  He was a 3 year old scholar in 1871.  He was not living with his mother and step father when the 1881 census was recorded.

    3. George Edward Trigwell was baptised on 27 February 1870 in Hove.  In 1871 he was a year old.  The 1881 census records that he was 11 year old George Tridwill.

    4. Thomas Richard Trigwell was baptised on 17 December 1871 in Hove.  He was 9 year old James Tridwill in 1881.

    5. Frederick James Trigwell was baptised on 28 June 1874 in Hove.  In 1881 he was 6 year old Frederick Tridwill.

    Maria next married James Hill in the third quarter of 1877 in the Brighton registration district.

    James was baptised on 27 June 1830 in Cowfold, Sussex and was the son of Henry Hill and Mary Humphrey.  He died aged 54 years and his death was registered in the first quarter of 1885 in the Steyning registration district.

    When the 1881 census was recorded the family were living at 96 Goldstone Road, Hove.  James was then a general labourer and Maria a laundress.  Maria's mother was also with them in 1881.

    Maria then married Edward Huntley in the first quarter of 1894 in the Steyning registration district.

 

Many thanks to John Silverson and Wenda Mintrum for additions to this page.

HUNT          WELLER

This page was reviewed on 9 April 2012