Clayton Headstones – John Small

Here is the first of the random pictures I took of Headstones in Clayton Parish Church. The headstone is that of John Small, his wife Ann and their son John.
Small Family Gravestone Clayton
Transcription

In loving memory of

John Small
For many years clerk of this parish and of Keymer who died through an accident Nov 7th 1860 aged 46 years

Also of Ann his beloved wife
Died Dec 13th 1886 Aged 76 Years

John their son died
April 30th 1842 Aged 2 years

Jesus said I am the resurrection and the life
(Followed by Bible reference)

********* *** *** their children

Other information

John Small was born about 1814 in Clayton Sussex where he was the parish clerk.
He was married to Ann born about 1810 in Sussex.
Their children were
Jane born 1836
Ann born 1838
John born 1840
William born 1842 in Keymer
Bartholomew born 1845 in Clayton
Stephen born 1847 in Clayton

They lived in Keymer in 1841 and in Clayton in 1851.
Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

Clayton War Memorial

Clayton Parish ChurchI was visiting my mum’s grave in Clayton over the Christmas Period and happened to have a digital camera on me. So I thought I would take a few random photographs of Headstones and the memorial on the way out of the church.
The war memorial is under the Lychgate and contains names of soldiers killed during the second world war and the Falklands war.
Memorial
Transcription as follows
Clayton War Memorial Transcription
December 2008 by S Webb

1939-1945
Robert Sidney Bennett – Royal Air Force

John Harry Downer – Royal Corp of Signals

Christopher St George Sundius Hill – Royal Marines

Thomas William Janman – Royal Artillery

Peter Key – Royal Corps of Signals

Peter Walter Lynn – Royal Army Ordnance Corps

Alistair Iain McLean – Royal Air Force

Gordon Francis Medhurst – Royal Air Force

Robert Charles Francis Norman – Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve

Reginald Arthur Pithers – Royal Navy

Arthur Douglas Bell – Royal Engineers

1982
Falkland Islands
Richard William Middlewick
Army Catering Corps

Feel free to use the photographs, all I ask is a link or recognition of the fact that you got them from this site.

A Webb family in Westfield

I am trying to tie in this family with my ancestral family, any comments would be gratefully received.

William Webb [14] was born about 1760 in Sussex, England.
General Notes: Perhaps son of Isaac Webb
William married Philadelphia Tayler [15]1 [MRIN: 5] on 18 Jan 1786 in Ewhurst, Sussex, England. Philadelphia was born about 1760 in Ewhurst, Sussex, England. They had two children: Joseph and Mary.
Joseph Webb [9] was born in 1790 in Salehurst, Sussex, England and was christened on 10 Aug 1790in Salehurst, Sussex, England.1
Noted events in his life were:
• He had a residence in 1841 in Battle, Sussex, England.2
• He had a residence in 1851 in Battle, Sussex, England.3

Joseph married Sarah Veness [10] [MRIN: 3] on 29 May 1815 in Battle, Sussex, England. Sarah was born about 1791 in Battle, Sussex, England and died in 1843 in Battle, Sussex, England 4 aged about 52. They had three children: Philadelphia, Maria and William.
Noted events in her life were:
• She had a residence in 1841 in Battle, Sussex, England.2

Philadelphia Webb [8] was born in 1817 in Sedlescombe, Sussex, England and was christened on 12 Oct 1817 in Westfield, Sussex, England.
Noted events in her life were:
• She had a residence in 1841 in Battle, Sussex, England.5
• She had a residence in 1851 in Battle, Sussex, England.3
• She resided at Hollington Road in 1861 in Hastings, Sussex, England. 6
• She had a residence in 1871 in Hastings, Sussex, England.7
• She resided at 3 Ashdown Cottages in 1881 in Hastings, Sussex, England. 8

Philadelphia married James Streeter [11] [MRIN: 4] in 1839 in Battle, Sussex, England. James was born in 1818 in Peasmarsh, Sussex, England. They had six children: Albert, William, John, Caroline, Eliza and Delphia.
Noted events in his life were:
• He had a residence in 1841 in Battle, Sussex, England.9
• He had a residence in 1851 in Battle, Sussex, England.10
• He resided at Hollington Road in 1861 in Hastings, Sussex, England. 6
• He had a residence in 1871 in Hastings, Sussex, England.7
• He resided at 3 Ashdown Cottages in 1881 in Hastings, Sussex, England.8

Albert Streeter [17] was born in 1840 in Battle, Sussex, England.
Noted events in his life were:
• He had a residence in 1841 in Battle, Sussex, England.9
• He had a residence in 1851 in Battle, Sussex, England.10

William Streeter [18] was born in 1842 in Battle, Sussex, England.
Noted events in his life were:
• He had a residence in 1851 in Battle, Sussex, England.10
• He resided at Hollington Road in 1861 in Hastings, Sussex, England. 6

John Streeter [19] was born in 1844 in Battle, Sussex, England.
Noted events in his life were:
• He had a residence in 1851 in Battle, Sussex, England.10
• He resided at Hollington Road in 1861 in Hastings, Sussex, England. 6

Caroline Streeter [20] was born in 1846 in Battle, Sussex, England.
Noted events in her life were:
• She had a residence in 1851 in Battle, Sussex, England.10

Eliza Streeter [21] was born in 1849 in Battle, Sussex, England.
Noted events in her life were:
• She had a residence in 1851 in Battle, Sussex, England.10
• She resided at Hollington Road in 1861 in Hastings, Sussex, England. 6

Delphia Streeter [22] was born in 1860 in Hollington, Sussex, England.
Noted events in her life were:
• She resided at Hollington Road in 1861 in Hastings, Sussex, England. 6
• She had a residence in 1871 in Hastings, Sussex, England.7
• She resided at 3 Ashdown Cottages in 1881 in Hastings, Sussex, England. 8

Maria Webb [12] was born in 1824 in Battle, Sussex, England.
Noted events in her life were:
• She had a residence in 1841 in Battle, Sussex, England.2
• She had a residence in 1851 in Battle, Sussex, England.3

William Webb [13] was born in 1831 in Battle, Sussex, England.
Noted events in his life were:
• He had a residence in 1841 in Battle, Sussex, England.11
• He had a residence in 1851 in Battle, Sussex, England.3

Mary Webb [16] was born in 1787 in Salehurst, Sussex, England and was christened on 25 May 1788
in Salehurst, Sussex, England.1

Webbs in Burwash

I have tried for a long time to connect up the Webbs I have as relatives in Catsfield with those that I have found through the IGI in Burwash to no avail. Below is a detailed look at the descendancy tree of John Webb the eldest of those in Burwash, if you have any information you can add then please feel free to post a comment. I will also make a GED file available in the post if you want to download it.

Descendant Report for Webb, John

Generation 1
1. Webb, John. John was born about 1644 in Burwash, Sussex, England. He married Cogger, Elizabeth on 19 April 1664 in Brede, Sussex, England.
Cogger, Elizabeth was born in 1644 in Brede, Sussex, England. Elizabeth is the daughter of Cogger, William and Farnden, Elizabeth.

Children of Cogger, Elizabeth and Webb, John
i. Webb, John [11]. He was born in 1666 in Burwash, Sussex, England.
ii. Webb, Peter [12]. He was born in 1668 in Burwash, Sussex, England.
iii. Webb, Elizabeth [13]. She was born in 1670 in Burwash, Sussex, England. She died on 2 September 1671 in St Bartholomew, Burwash, Sussex, England.
iv. Webb, Anthony [14]. He was born in 1671 in Burwash, Sussex, England.
v. Webb, William [15]. He was born in 1673 in Burwash, Sussex, England.
vi. Webb, Anne [16]. She was born in 1674 in Burwash, Sussex, England.
vii. Webb, Mary [17]. She was born in 1676 in Burwash, Sussex, England.
viii. Webb, Elizabeth [18]. She was born in 1677 in Burwash, Sussex, England.
ix. Webb, William [19]. He was born in 1679 in Burwash, Sussex, England.
x. Webb, Martha [1A]. She was born in 1680 in Burwash, Sussex, England.
xi. Webb, Catherine [1B]. She was born in 1683 in Burwash, Sussex, England.
Continue reading Webbs in Burwash

A Sussex Life

I am always on the look out for books which have something to do with the places that my ancestors lived. My hope is that somewhere in them I might find that bit of buried treasure that will allow me to solve some problems with my family tree and also to add something than just a date of birth to a person. I managed to buy a book from Bibliobooks which didn’t have anything really about my family but did allow me to read about life in Catsfield in the early 1900s.
A Sussex Life – The Memories of Gilbert Sargent – Countryman is mainly to do with the authors ‘Dave Arthur’ conversations with Gilbert Sargent who was born in Catsfield in 1889 and lived there during his early life. It also includes extra bits of information for example snippets from Catsfield School’s Day Book and local poems. There are also some great pictures in the centre of the book of Catsfield and various people who lived there.
I thoroughly recommend this book to anyone who has ancestors in Catsfield during the early 1900s, it is quite possible you may find mention of them. I will at some point put up an index of surnames that are found in the book.
The ISBN of the book is 0-7126-2037-0.

Next Project

Just started on transcribing the 1859 Post Office Directory for the Hastings area as I did for the 1820 Poll. This contains a lot more information so will be slower going but you will be able to see your ancestors employment and work address. At the moment I have completed Ashburnham and Battle, I will try for one place a night and might get it finished by March.

Sussex Poll 1820 – Hastings Rape Completed

Hurrah !
With aching hands I managed to put in the final data today. There are 833 records of people living in the Hastings Rape in 1820 just waiting to be searched.
The Hastings Rape covers the following:
Ashburnham, Battle, Beckley, Bodiam, Brede, Burwash, Bexhill, Brightling, Crowhurst, Castle (St Mary), Catsfield, Dallington, Ewehurst, East Guildford, Etchingham, Fairlight, Guestling, Goldspur, Hollington, Herstmonceux, Heathfield, Hooe, Hastings, Icklesham, Iden, Mountfield, Northiam, Ninfield, Ore, Pett, Penhurst, Peasmarsh, Playden, Robertsbridge, Rye, Sedlescombe, Salehurst, St Leonard’s, Ticehurst, Udimore, Whatlington, Westfield, Wartling, Warbleton and Winchelsea.

Just about ready to go

Okay, the bare bones of the site are operational. You have the direct line ancestry of the Webb side of the family, a description of Catsfield and a searchable database of the Sussex 1820 Poll. The database is still being filled up, this will take time but I am most of the way through the Hastings area at the moment. If you have any corrections to make or comments then please contact me through the contact form which I will make available soon.