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Harry WOOLVEN (1748-?)

and Sarah BOTTING (1755-?)

 

Harry Woolven and Sarah Botting married by licence on 17 April 1777 in West Grinstead, Sussex.  They were both then of West Grinstead.  The witnesses were Harry Botting and Edward Botting.  (The were not my direct ancestors.  Harry was the brother of my 5x Great Grandmother, Ann Woolven.)

Harry Woolvin was baptised on 3 June 1748 in Ashurst, Sussex, although his baptism was recorded in the West Grinstead register.  He was the son of Thomas Woolven (1719-1757) and Mary Neeve (1719-1782).  There was a Henry Woolvin baptised on 10 June 1750 in Cowfold, Sussex, the son of John Woolvin and Susanna Tirrell.  But he probably married Elizabeth Burrage on 6 October 1780 in Horsham, as at that time he was described as a farmer of Cowfold.  Harry was a shopkeeper of West Grinstead.  He died after 1806 and possibly in 1831.

Sarah Botting was baptised on 19 January 1755 in Shipley, Sussex.  She was the daughter of Edward Botting (1729-1804) and Sarah Grinstead (1735-1814).  Sarah was mentioned in her paternal grandfather's 1784 will as the daughter of his son Edward, and the wife of Harry Woollven.  Her grandfather left her a legacy of 10.

 

Harry Woolven and Sarah Botting had 12 known children:

  1. Sarah Woolven was baptised on 29 January 1778 in West Grinstead.

  2. Henry Woolven was baptised on 9 June 1779 in West Grinstead and buried there on 2 May 1781.  The burial register recorded that he was the son of Henry and Sarah.

  3. Thomas Woolven was baptised on 29 November 1780 in West Grinstead.

  4. John Woolven was baptised on 8 June 1782 in West Grinstead.

  5. Richard Woolven was baptised on 5 February 1784 in West Grinstead.  (The IGI says 1783, but a transcript of the West Grinstead registers says 1784.)

  6. Mary Woolven was baptised on 24 November 1785 in West Grinstead.  She married James Watts by licence on 7 October 1806 in West Grinstead.  The licence was issued by the Archdeaconry of Chichester on 6 October 1806 and recorded that James was a 21 year old bachelor and linen draper of Maidstone, Kent (4 weeks) and that Mary Woollven was a minor of West Grinstead (4 weeks) and married with the consent of Harry Woollven a shopkeeper of West Grinstead.

  7. Charles Woolven was baptised on 13 September 1787 in West Grinstead.   He died aged 78 years and his death was registered in the first quarter of 1866 in the Maidstone registration district.

    Charles married Sarah Dudeney by licence on 23 November 1819 in West Grinstead.  The witnesses to the marriage were Henry Bristow and Emily Bristow.  Their licence was issued on 22 November 1819 by the Archdeaconry of Chichester, which recorded that Charles was a bachelor and shopkeeper of Maidstone aged 21 years and upwards, whilst Sarah was a spinster of West Grinstead, also aged 21 years and upwards.  Surety for the licence was provided by Charles himself and Thomas Ratley.

    Sarah was born about 1787 in Westmeston, Sussex, as per the 1851 census.  Might she have been baptised on 1 February 1789 in Shermanbury, Sussex, the daughter of John Dudeney and Ann Richardson who had married in Hurstpierpoint, Sussex in 1787.

    When the 1841 census was recorded the family were living in Wall Pond House in Goudhurst, Kent and Charles was a grocer and draper.  Also with them on census night was 23 year old servant Sarah Morris.  In 1851 the family were living in Bower Lane, Maidstone and Charles was a porter on the S.E. Railway.  Also with them were 2 lodgers, 10 year old Robert Througood and 9 year old Frederick Througood who were both scholars and had been born in Goudhurst.  By the time of the 1861 census Charles was a 73 year old widower and he was working as a porter at the savings bank.  He was living with his son John at Middle Row in Maidstone.  Charles and Sarah had the following known children:

    1. John Woollven was born about 1822 in Maidstone Kent.  He was 19 years old when the 1841 census was recorded and living with his parents.  He was an unmarried 39 year old in 1861 and like his father he was working as a porter at the savings bank.

    2. William Woollven was born about 1826.  He was 15 years old in 1841 and living at home.

  8. Elizabeth Woolven was baptised on 28 May 1790 in West Grinstead

  9. Ann Woolven was baptised on 28 May 1790 in West Grinstead.

  10. William Woolven was baptised on 13 and or 19 June 1792 in West Grinstead.

  11. Emily Woolven was baptised on 8 April 1794 in West Grinstead.

    Emily married Henry Bristow by licence on 9 April 1817 in West Grinstead.  The witnesses to the marriage were William Grist and Sarah Dudeney.  Their marriage licence was issued by the Archdeaconry of Chichester on 5 April 1817.  It recorded that Henry was a bachelor and farmer aged 22 years and upwards.  Sarah was a spinster aged 21 years and upwards, and they were both of West Grinstead for at least 4 weeks.

    Henry was born about 1793 in Shipley, Sussex.

    When the 1851 census was recorded the family were living on Furnace Farm in Worth, Sussex and Henry was a farmer of 256 acres, employing 3 labourers.  Also with the family at that time were 3 servants, namely:  Thomas Botting a 21 year old agricultural labourer who had been born in Crawley, Sussex; Ann Tullett a 12 year old house servant, born in Ifield, Sussex; and 16 year old John Tullett, an agricultural labourer, born Worth.  (John and Ann were the children of John Tullett and Mary Snelling who had married in Crawley in 1824.)

    Henry and Emily had the following known children:

    1. William Bristow was baptised on 1 October 1821 in Shipley.

    2. George Bristow was baptised on 11 January 1824 in Shipley.

    3. Emily Bristow was baptised on 1 March 1829 in Shipley.  She was an unmarried 22 year old living at home in 1851.

    4. Mary Bristow was baptised on 28 August 1830 in Worth and buried there on 3 September 1830.

    5. Edward Bristow was baptised on 8 January 1832 in Worth.  He was 19 years old in 1851 and living with his parents.

    6. John Bristow was baptised on 1 June 1834 in Worth.

  12. Frances Woolven was baptised on 7 August 1797 in West Grinstead.

 

BOTTING          WOOLVEN