Ancestors of Mandy Willard
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and Audrey VINCENT (c1817-1848)
and Sarah COLES (1825-1852)
and Sarah DALE (c1832-1866)
Allfrey married three times.
Firstly to Audrey Sheppard, widow, on
27 August 1841 at the parish church of St. Michael's in Lewes, Sussex.
Their fathers were named as Thomas Allfrey and Hugh Vincent.
As Audrey Vincent, she had previously married William Shepherd
by banns on 17 November 1836 in Clayton, Sussex. They were both then
William then married Sarah Coles by
banns on 19 October 1851 at the parish church of Hurstpierpoint, Sussex.
They were married by the rector. He was then a 30 year old widower and
bricklayer of Keymer. She was a 26 year old spinster of
Hurstpierpoint, Sussex. Their fathers were named as Thomas Allfrey
a bricklayer and John Coles a labourer. The witness to their
marriage were John Coles, Jane Allfrey and Elizabeth Coles.
They all signed their names.
William's third marriage was to Sarah
Dale on 24 April 1856 at the parish church in Keymer. They were
married by the curate. William was then a 34 year old widower and
builder of Keymer. Sarah was a 24 year old spinster and servant also
of Keymer. Their fathers were named as Thomas Allfrey a builder
and John Dale and a labourer. The witnesses to their marriage
were Thomas Allfrey and Jane Redman. All except Sarah
signed their names.
(They were not my direct ancestors. William was the nephew of my 5x
Great Grandmother, Ann Alfrey. Sarah Coles was the 2x
Great Granddaughter of my 6x Great Grandparents, Thomas Lillyot and
William Allfrey was born about
1821 in Clayton. He was the son of
Catherine Picknell (c1801-1856). William died aged 70 years on
27 July 1892 at West Street, Clayton. He was then a retired builder.
His cause of death was 'cerebral embolism, hemiplegia
3½ months' and
was registered by his son George.
In 1851 William was a 29 year old widower living with his parents in Keymer.
He was then a bricklayer's labourer.
Audrey Vincent was born about 1816/7.
She was the daughter of Hugh Vincent and Mary.
She died aged 31 years on 26 December 1848, from 'natural cause unknown'.
Her death certificate records that she was the wife of William Allfrey
a journeyman bricklayer, and her death was registered by Francis Harding
Gill. When the 1841 census was recorded she was 24 years old and
living with 75 year old Mary Vinson (I assume Vincent) next
door to the family of her soon to be second husband.
Sarah Coles was baptised on 3 January 1825 in Newtimber, Sussex.
She was the daughter of
John Coles (c1795-1852) and
Catherine Groves (c1800-1855). She died on 6 October 1852 and
her death certificate records that she was the wife of William Allfrey
a bricklayer. Her cause of death was phthisis (i.e. tuberculosis) 8
months, and was registered by Catherine Cole who was present at the
death and who made her mark.
Sarah Dale was born about 1832 in
Chailey, Sussex. (I have checked a transcript of the Chailey baptism
register and could not find Sarah's baptism.) She was the daughter of
John Dale and Jane Harland. Sarah died aged 34 years
and her death was registered as Sarah Allfrey in the third quarter of
1866 in Cuckfield registration district. At the time of the 1841
census she was 9 years old and living with her parents at Scotches in
Clayton. Her father was then an agricultural labourer. In 1851
she was a 19 year old general servant in the home of Joseph Glazebrook
In 1861, the family were living in West Street, Clayton and William was a
bricklayer. The 1871 census records that the family were living in 2
Alma Cottages in Keymer and William was a 49 year old widower and builder.
Also with them was 62 year old widow and housekeeper, Barbara Coffin.
When the 1881 census was recorded the family were living in West Street,
Clayton and William was a bricklayer employing 5 men. Also in the
household was 73 year old housekeeper and widow, Barbara Coffin who
had been born in Cowfold, Sussex. (I have checked a transcript of the
Cowfold baptism register and there were no Barbara's baptised there between
1806-1810.) In 1891 William was living in Alma Villa, Clayton along
with his son Gideon and Barbara Coffin who was then 83 years
old. William was then a bricklayer. (Might Barbara's surname
have been Coppin?)
William Allfrey and Audrey
Vincent had 2 known children:
Mary Allfrey was born about 1842 in Clayton. She was a 9 year
old scholar in 1851 and living in her paternal grandparents home.
William Allfrey was born on 5 July 1845 in Clayton. He died
on 25 September 1907 in Albourne, Sussex. At the time of the 1851
census he was a 5 year old scholar living in the home of his paternal
grandparents. In 1861 he was a 15 year old bricklayer's labourer,
living with his father and step mother. Like his father he was a
builder and had a house, Oakmere, built at Albourne where he and his wife
lived until their deaths.
William married Charlotte Sarah Nash on 3 October 1864 at St.
Nicholas parish church in Brighton, Sussex.
Charlotte was born on 3 November 1840 in Capel, Surrey and was the
daughter of William Nash (c1804-?) and Ann Penfold
(c1806-?). Her father had been born in Storrington, Sussex and he
was a saddler and harness maker. Her mother was born in Horsham,
Sussex. They had married on 1 August 1825 at St. James in
Westminster, London. Charlotte died on 23 June 1918 in Albourne.
When the 1841 census was recorded she was 7 months old and living with her
parents and elder siblings in Capel village. In 1851 she was a 10
year old scholar living with her parents in Capel Street. In 1861
she was probably a 20 year old domestic servant in the home of George
Jenings a stock broker, at 1 Colchester Villas in the St. Paul's
district of Deptford, Kent.
When the 1871 census was recorded the family were living in 2 Prospect
Cottage in Clayton. William was then a bricklayer and plasterer and
what looks like an innkeeper, but the writing is difficult to read.
Also with them on census night were 4 visitors, 39 year old Jane Bates,
Egbert Bates aged 8, Harriette Bates aged 3 and 11 month old
Archibald Bates. In 1881 the family were living at 36 Russell
Street, Brighton and William was a bricklayer. They also had 2
lodgers living with them in 1881, 30 year old widow Mary Norton and
her 1 year old daughter Edith Norton. By 1891 the family had
moved to Manor Farm in Poynings, Sussex and William was a builder.
Also with them were their 2 year old granddaughter Emily E. C.
Hodges and 23 year old visitor, Edith M. Burton.
In 1901 the family were living at Oakmere in Albourne and William was a
house builder. They also had 4 grandchildren in their household in
1901, namely, 13 year old Anne E. Eves, 3 year old Victor
A. Allfrey, 3 year old Dorothy F. C. Leith
and 1 year old Winifred C. S. Leith.
William and Charlotte had 11 known children:
Anne Martha Allfrey, known as Annie, was born on 17 August
1865 at Prospect Cottages, Clayton, Burgess Hill, Sussex. She died
on 6 May 1929 at 250 Elm Grove, Brighton, although her death certificate
records that her residence was 1 Natal Road. Her cause of death
was myocardial degeneration and her husband reported the death, and he
was also of 1 Natal Road. In 1871 she was 5 years old. The
1881 census records that she was 15 years old.
Annie married Herbert Francis Eves on 27 December 1885 at St.
Paul's in Brighton.
Herbert was born on 15 November 1856 at West Street in Brighton and was
the son of William Henry Eves (c1812-?) and Harriet Harrison.
Herbert and his father were a shoemakers. He died on 15 February
1934 at 44 The Crescent, Southwick, Sussex. When the 1861 census
was recorded he was 4 years old and living with his parents and siblings
at 18 West Street, Brighton.
When the 1901 census was recorded the couple and 6 children were living
at 10 Boyces Street, Brighton and Herbert was a bootmaker.
Herbert and Annie had 9 children, 8 of whom were:
Audry Mary Eves was born on 18 November
1886 in Brighton. In 1901 she was a 14 year old dressmaker, living
at home with her parents.
Arthur George Ridpath on 24 June 1915 in Albourne, Sussex.
Arthur was born on 12 June 1888 in Hove, Sussex and was the son of
Thomas James Ridpath (1851-1920) and
Rhoda Burchell (1856-1891).
William Henry Eves was born in the first quarter 1890 in
Brighton. He was 11 years old in 1901. Bill married Marie
Herbert Francis Eves was born and died in 1892 in Brighton.
Minnie Marguerite Eves was born in the third quarter of 1892 in
Brighton. She died in 1975. She was 8 years old in 1901.
Minnie married Harold Cooke.
Dorothy Charlotte Eves, known as Lot, was born in the
first quarter of 1896 in Brighton. She died in 1972. She was
5 years old in 1901.
Dorothy married George Goldring. They lived at 1 Natal Road.
The property was demolished in the 1960's and buildings on the land are
now possibly part of the University of Brighton. George was an
automobile engineer from the very earliest days of motoring and had a
substantial workshop at the back of their house. The house was
reputed to have been haunted, and was the sort of house a film producer
would have loved for a ghost film. George and Lot's daughter,
Joan emigrated to Canada with her family in the 1950's and it thanks
to her and David Ridpath for details about the family and
ancestors of Annie Allfrey - thank you both.
Charles Edward Eves was born in the first quarter of 1897 in
Brighton. He died in 1975. He was 4 years old in 1901.
Charles married May Dunn.
Alfred John Eves was born in the first quarter of 1899 in
Brighton. He died in 1970. Alfred married Anita Williams.
Harry Leonard Eves was born in 1905 in Brighton. He died in
1971. Harry married Marqurite Doel.
William Henry Allfrey was born in the first quarter of 1867 in
Clayton. He was 4 years old in 1871. In 1881 he was a 14
year old errand boy. The 1891 census records that he was an
unmarried 23 year old builder's assistant and he was living with his
parents and younger siblings.
Catherine Mary Allfrey was born in the first quarter of 1869 in
Clayton. In 1871 he was 2 years old. She was a 12 year old
scholar in 1881. In 1891 she was an unmarried 21 year old, living
at home with her parents.
Minnie Caroline Allfrey was born in the second quarter of 1870 in
Clayton. She was 10 months old when the 1871 census was recorded.
She died aged 2 years and her death was registered in the third quarter
of 1872 in the Cuckfield registration district.
Phillip James Allfrey was born in the fourth quarter of
1871 in Clayton or Burgess Hill. He was a 9 year old scholar in
1881. In 1891 he was lodging at 36 Russell Street in Brighton and
he was then a 19 year old bricklayer's labourer. (36 Russell
Street was his parents home in 1881.)
Ernest Frank Allfrey was born in the second quarter of
1873 in Clayton. In 1881 he was an 8 year old scholar. He
was an 18 year old painter in 1891 and he was lodging with his brother
Philip at 36 Russell Street. He died aged 27 years and his death
was registered in the first quarter of 1901 in the Brighton registration
Alfred John Allfrey was born in the fourth quarter of 1874
in Clayton. He was a 6 year old scholar in 1881. In 1891 he
was a 16 year old builder's assistant living at home.
Fanny Charlotte Allfrey was born in the fourth quarter of 1875 in
Brighton. She was a 5 year old scholar in 1881. In 1891 she
was 15 years old. When the 1901 census was recorded she was living
with her parents and she was 25 year old Fanny Leith. She
probably married Alexander Plenderleith in the fourth quarter of
1896 in the Cuckfield registration district.
Charles Edward Allfrey was born in the first quarter of 1878 in
Brighton. In 1881 he was 3 years old. He was a 13 year old
builder's assistant in 1891.
Lilian Emma Allfrey was born in the fourth quarter of 1879 in
Brighton. She was a year old when the 1881 census was recorded.
In 1891 she was an 11 year old scholar. She was an unmarried 21
year old housekeeper living at home with her parents in 1901.
Harold Arthur Allfrey was born in fourth quarter of 1882
in Brighton. In 1891 he was a 9 year old scholar.
William Allfrey and Sarah Dale had 5 known
George Allfrey was born in the first quarter of 1857 in Clayton.
He was 4 years old in 1861. In 1871 he was a 14 year old Chemist's
Frank Allfrey was born was born in the third quarter of 1858 in
Clayton. He was 2 years old in 1861. In 1871 he was a 12 year
Alfred Thomas Allfrey was born in the first quarter of 1860 in
Clayton. In 1871 he was a 9 year old scholar.
Alfred married Laura Bailey in 1880. She was born about 1860
in Reigate, Surrey. In 1881 the couple were living at 12 Cromwell
Road, Clayton, and Alfred was then a builder. Also with them on
census night were Laura's brother and sister (probably sister-in-law),
Thomas Bailey aged 23 and a butcher born in Reigate and Hannah
Bailey aged 19 and born in Clayton.
Thomas Allfrey was born in the first quarter of 1864 in Clayton.
In 1871 he was a 7 year old scholar. He was a bricklayer's labourer
in 1881 and living with his father.
Gideon Allfrey was born in the second quarter of 1866 in Clayton.
In 1871 he was 4 years old. He was a pupil teacher at the National
School in 1881 and living with his father. He was still living with
his father in 1891 and he was then an unmarried 24 year old assistant
schoolmaster. He was most probably named after his mother's brother,
Many thanks to Dr. David Ridpath and Lesley Smith for additions to this page.
and Sarah Holland married on 1 May 1803 in Storrington, Sussex.
He was a bachelor and she a widow.
An Ann Penfold
was baptised on 25 November 1804 in Horsham, the daughter of William
Penfold and Sarah.
Penfold was baptised on 4 August 1805 in Horsham, the daughter of
Henry Penfold and Hannah. Henry Penfold married
Hannah Edwards by banns on 20 July 1801 in Horsham. He was a
bachelor and she a spinster and they were both of Horsham.
When the 1851
census was recorded there was a Barbara Coppin, aged 42 and a widow,
born in Cowfold, living in the Liberty of the Rolls, St. Thomas, Finsbury,
Middlesex, where she was a laundress. Also with her was her 18 year
old son William Coppin who was a smith. The 1841 census also
recorded her name as Barbara Coppin and she was then living at Serles
Place in the Liberty of the Rolls, along with William Coppin a 35
year old painter. (I have not found a marriage for William and Barbara
in the IGI, as either Coffin or Coppin.)