My Boorman Ancestors
My Great Grandmother
Boorman (1868-1952) was born in Wadhurst, Sussex. She married
Edward Warman (1872-1918) in 1896 in Oxford. He was born in
Beenham, Berkshire. Their first child was born in Newbury, Berkshire,
the second in Southampton, Hampshire, the third in Brighton, Sussex and the
fourth and final child in Portslade, Sussex, which is where the family
settled. When the 1891 census was recorded Flora was a School Teacher
in Wadhurst, but when she married 5 years later she was a Domestic Servant
Boorman (1846-1884) was born in Burwash and he was a Bricklayer and
Builder. He married
Frances Barham (1836-1917) in 1866 Wadhurst,
which was where they raised their family and were buried. I haven't made a
mistake with their dates of birth. Frances was 10 years older than her
husband and still out-lived him by nearly 33 years.
Frederick was the son of
Boorman (1810-1881) a Labourer. He was born and married in
Burwash and all bar one of his 13 children were also born in Burwash.
He married Charlotte Bourne (1813-1893) in 1832. The family
moved to Wadhurst sometime between 1854 and 1857. Both Thomas and
Charlotte were buried in Wadhurst.
Thomas was the son of
(1784-1858) a Labourer and then a Farm Bailiff. He was born in
Salehurst, married in Etchingham and buried in Burwash. He married
(1786-1859) in 1807 and they had at least 2 children, possibly a third and
Edward was the son of
Boorman (1740-1821) who was born in Wadhurst, although his elder
siblings were born in Burwash and he was eventually buried in Burwash.
He married Mary Jones (1742-1820) in 1770 Salehurst, where their 6
children were baptised between 1771 and 1784. The family may have
moved to Burwash by 1795 when a daughter married there.
James was the son of
(?-1742) who was said to have been of Rye when he married
(1714-1785) in 1735 Burwash. Also in 1735, a Removal Order was issued
returning James and Naomi to Rye from Wadhurst, but they were back in
Wadhurst by 1739 and James was buried there in 1742.
But who were James's parents? The
East Sussex Record Office baptism index (1700-1812) has just one candidate
- James Boorman baptised 29 August 1709 in Salehurst, the son of
and Ann. James did name his first 2 sons William - could this
have been after his father? Naomi's parents were
Wood, and James and Naomi had 2 daughters named Elizabeth
and Ann - so could they have been named after their respective grandmothers?
William may have been born 1684 in Burwash and buried there in 1718.
William's father may have been
James Boorman who
married Elizabeth before 1673, and their children were baptised in
Burwash between 1673 and 1684. There was another
James Boorman who
married Elizabeth Quittenden in 1673 Mountfield, Sussex and they had
4 children baptised in Mountfield between 1674 and 1682.
My guess would be that both James's were
born around about 1650.