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James WOOLGAR (c1833-?)

and Elizabeth KING (1839-?)

 

James Woolgar and Elizabeth King married on 12 December 1858 in Henfield, Sussex.  (They were not my direct ancestors.)

James Woolgar was born about 1833 in Steyning, Sussex.  He was the son of James Woolgar (1802-1880) and Esther Etherington (c1804-1878).  When the 1841 census was recorded he was 8 years old and living with his parents in Steyning.  In 1851 he was an 18 year old farm labourer, living in the High Street, Steyning, with his parents.  He was also then the eldest of his siblings living at home.

Elizabeth King was baptised on 25 August 1839 in Hurstpierpoint, Sussex.  She was the daughter of John King (1814-1882) and Lydia Richardson (1813-1865).  In 1841 she was 3 years old.  She was an 11 year old scholar in 1851.

When the 1861 census was recorded the couple and 2 children were living at 3 Park Cottages in Hurstpierpoint.  James was then a 28 year old labourer and Elizabeth was 21.  In 1871, the family were living at 11 Charlton Street in Steyning and James was earning his living as an engine driver.  By 1881 the family had moved to 7 St. James Square in Portslade, Sussex and James was a labourer.  In 1891 the family were living at 6 St. James Square and James was an agricultural labourer.  They were still at the same address in 1901 and James was a 68 year old jobbing gardener.

 

James Woolgar and Elizabeth King had 15 known children:

  1. Alice Woolgar was born about 1859 in Hurstpierpoint.  She was a year old in 1861.  In 1871 she was an 11 year old scholar.

  2. Arthur Woolgar was born in 1861 in Hurstpierpoint.  At the time of the 1861 census he was 3 months old.

  3. Charles Harry Woolgar was born in the second quarter of 1863 in Steyning.  He was an 8 year old scholar in 1871.  In 1881 he was a 17 year old labourer and the eldest of his siblings living at home.  In 1891 he was an unmarried 27 year old gas labourer living with his parents.  He was a single 38 year old cabman/groom in 1901 and living with his parents.

  4. Herbert John Woolgar was born in the first quarter of 1865 in Steyning.  He died aged 42 years and his death was registered in the third quarter of 1906 in the Brighton registration district.  He was a 6 year old scholar in 1871.  In 1881 he was a 16 year old labourer.

    Herbert married Edith Matilda Lassetter in the fourth quarter of 1890 in the Steyning registration district.

    Edith was born about 1871 in Portslade or Steyning and was the daughter of George Lassetter (1824-1877) and Elizabeth Brown (1828-1908).  As a widow she married Edward Clements in the third quarter of 1908 in the Steyning registration district.

    When the 1901 census was recorded the family were living at 15 East Street, Portslade, although on census night Herbert was not at home.

    Herbert and Edith had the following children:

    1. James George Woolgar was born in 1892 in Portslade.  At the time of the 1901 census he was 9 years old.  He died in 1940.  James married Caroline Upperton in the third quarter of 1918.  Caroline was born in 1892 in Southwick and was the daughter of John Upperton (1855-1941) and Alice Peacock (1865-?).

    2. Frederick Woolgar was born in 1895 in Portslade.  In 1901 he was 6 years old.  He married Florence Parker.

    3. Edith Woolgar was born in 1898 in Portslade.  In 1901 she was 3 years old.  She married Roland Upperton.

    4. Ernest Woolgar was born in 1900 in Portslade.  In 1901 he was a year old.  He married Elsie Smith.

    5. Alice Florence Alexandra Woolgar was born in 1904.  She married Robert James Smith.

    6. Ena May Woolgar was born in the second quarter of 1906.  She married Patrick Braizer.

    7. Henry Woolgar married Florence.

  5. Jane Woolgar was born about 1867 in Steyning.  In 1871 she was a 4 year old scholar.  She was an unmarried 24 years old laundress in 1891 and living at home with her parents.

  6. George M. Woolgar was born about 1868/9 in Steyning.  He was 2 years old in 1871.  In 1881 he was a 13 year old labourer.

  7. Bessie Woolgar was born in the third quarter of 1870 in Steyning.  She died in 1892.  At the time of the 1871 census she was 7 months old.  She was 10 years old in 1881.  Bessie married Frederick Lassetter.  He was born in 1868 and was the son of George Lassetter (1824-1877) and Elizabeth Brown (1828-1908).

  8. Maria Woolgar was born about 1873 in Steyning.  She was an 8 year old scholar in 1881.  In 1891 she was a 19 year old general domestic servant living at home.  In 1901 she was a 30 year old widow and domestic cook living with her parents.

    Maria married James Dartnell in the fourth quarter of 1894 in the Steyning registration district.

    James and Maria had 1 known son.

    1. James Dartnell was born about 1896 in Portslade.  He was 5 years old in 1901 and living with his mother and grandparents.

  9. Samuel Woolgar was born about 1875 in Steyning.  In 1881 he was a 6 year old scholar.  He was a 16 year old agricultural labourer in 1891.

  10. James Woolgar was born about 1876 in Steyning.  He was a 5 year old scholar.

  11. Edith N. Woolgar was born about 1878 in Steyning.  In 1881 she was a 3 year old scholar.

  12. Annie Woolgar was born about 1879 in Steyning.  She was 2 years old in 1881.  In 1891 she was a 12 year old scholar.

  13. Charlotte Woolgar was born in 1880 in Steyning.  At the time of the 1881 she was 8 months old.  The 1891 census records that she was 10 year old Lottie Woolgar and she was a scholar.  In 1901, Lottie was a 20 year old laundreymaid and living at home.

  14. William Woolgar was born about 1883 in Steyning, as per the 1891 census, which notes that he was an 8 year old scholar.  The 1901 census records that 18 year old William was the nephew of James and Elizabeth.  The 1891 census does say he and Robert were sons of James and Elizabeth.

  15. Robert Woolgar was born about 1885 in Portslade.  He was a 6 year old scholar in 1891.

 

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