and Charlotte BOURNE (1813-1893)
Thomas Boorman and Charlotte Bourne were my 3x Great
to see their place in my pedigree chart.) They married by banns on
Tuesday 6 November 1832 at the parish church of St. Bartholomew in Burwash, Sussex. At the time of their
marriage Thomas Boorman was a bachelor and Charlotte Bourne a
spinster and they were both of Burwash. The witnesses to their marriage
Harriet Bourne and Ann Bourne. (Harriet and Ann were
probably Charlotte's sisters and John may have been a friend.)
Thomas Boorman was born on Wednesday 8 August 1810 and baptised on Sunday
2 September 1810 in Burwash. He was the second son of
(1786-1859). He died aged 70 years on 8 March 1881 (ref.
1) and was buried on Saturday 12 March
1881 in Wadhurst, Sussex. At the baptisms of his children from 1833
until 1846 he was described as a labourer of Burwash. Thomas may also
have been a bailiff to M. Courthope, esq.
Charlotte Bourne was born about 1813 and baptised on Tuesday 11 July
Brightling, Sussex, on the same day as a younger sister. She
was the sixth daughter and tenth child of
John Bourne (1770-1855) and
Mary Godfrey Whiteman
(1776-1848). She died aged 80 years in Rotherfield and was buried on
Friday 16 June 1893 in Wadhurst. She was a widow by the time of the 1881
census and living at Whiling Dodge K Cottage in Ticehurst. She was back living in Wadhurst
when the 1891 census was recorded. Also when the 1891 census was
recorded, 2 of Charlotte's widowed sisters were living together in Wadhurst
at Vicarage Green Cottage, namely Ann Maria Newington (1806-1892) and
Elizabeth Frances Piper (1815-1898).
When the 1841 census was recorded the family were living in Burwash and in
1851 they were at Witherden in Burwash. The 1861 census sees the
family at Snipe Hood Stream in Wadhurst and in 1871 at Pell Bridge,
Wadhurst. On all census, Thomas was an agricultural labourer.
Also in the household in 1841 was 20 year old Eliza Sawyer who was a
Sometime between 1846 and 1848 the
family may have become non-conformists as the baptism Frederick in 1846 has
been the last to be found in parish church registers.
Thomas and Charlotte had at least 51
grandchildren born between 1856 and 1900. 30 were born within Thomas's
lifetime and about 42
within Charlotte's lifetime.
Thomas Boorman and Charlotte Bourne had 13 known children:
was baptised on Sunday 5 May 1833 in Burwash. He died aged 66 years in
1899. Thomas was at first a labourer and by 1881 a police sergeant.
In 1851 he was a 17 year old agricultural labourer and living with his
Thomas married Rachel Hole on Monday 26 May 1855 in Burwash.
The witnesses to their marriage were Alfred Dan and Isabella Boorman. All
except Isabella signed their names.
Rachel was born about 1829-31 in
Minehead, Somerset and was the daughter of William Hole.
1861 the family were living in Stream Cottage in Wadhurst and Thomas was an
agricultural labourer. They also had a visitor on census night, 20
year old Elizabeth Hole who was also born in Minehead. The
family moved from Wadhurst to Tunbridge Wells, Kent sometime between 1862
and 1865. When the 1881 census was recorded they were living at 12
Commercial Road in Tonbridge, Kent. Rachel died after 1901.
Thomas and Rachel had 7 known children.
was born about 1856 in Wadhurst.
Clara married Henry Dedman in the fourth quarter of 1884 in the
Tonbridge registration district. He was born in 1846 in Limpsfield,
Surrey and was the son of Mary Dedman.
Henry and Clara had the following children:
was born in 1886 Tunbridge Wells. He was a brewer's clerk.
Hilda Dedman was born in 1887 in Tunbridge
Wells. Hilda married
Percy Bertram Weeks. Percy was born in 1885 in Tunbridge Wells
and was the son of
James Weeks and
was born in 1890 Tunbridge Wells.
was born in 1896 in Tunbridge Wells.
Boorman was born in the third quarter of 1857 in Wadhurst and baptised there on Sunday 16
James married Eleanor Jane Softer in 1886 and they
had 5 known children by 1900.
Eleanor was born about 1858 in Tunbridge
When the 1901 census was recorded the family were living
in Tunbridge Wells and James was a plumber.
Boorman was baptised on Sunday 16 October 1859 in Wadhurst.
was born about 1862 in Wadhurst.
was born in the first quarter of 1865 in Tunbridge Wells and died in 1894.
Boorman was born in the third quarter of 1869 in Tunbridge Wells.
Boorman was born in the third quarter of 1872 in Tunbridge Wells. He died on Sunday
12 May 1957.
Albert married Harriet Peavey on Thursday 12 May 1892
in Tunbridge Wells.
Harriet was born on Tuesday 24 January 1871 in
Tunbridge Wells and was the daughter of Henry Peavey (1838-?) and
Ann (c1844-1894). She died on Tuesday 7 June 1938.
and Harriet had 8 known children.
was baptised on Sunday 14 June 1835 in Burwash and buried there on Monday 24
April 1837, aged 2 years.
was baptised on Sunday 19 February 1837 in Burwash and buried there on
Saturday 26 April 1845, aged 8 years.
was baptised on Sunday 20 January 1839 in Burwash. She married
in 1857. (They have their own page.)
was born on 15 September 1840 (ref.
1) baptised on Sunday 11 October 1840 in Burwash. He passed away
peacefully on Tuesday 11 December 1923 at about 10 o'clock, aged 83 years (ref.
1). When the 1851 census was recorded he was a 10 year old
Charles Bowman was a 20 year old servant and footman, and
he was living at 111 Lansdowne Place in Hove, Sussex. Charles was the
only male in a household of 13 females, headed by Emma Matthew
an unmarried 62 year old proprietor of a school. Another of the
residents was unmarried Catherine Munroe who was a 26 year
old lady's maid who had been born in Ross, Scotland.
Catherine had the following daughter:
Catherine M. Bowman was born in 1865 in Elgin,
Scotland. When she married, her father was named on her marriage
certificate as Charles Bowman a farmer. She also
visited her father in Frant. By 1891 she was married and living in
Birmingham. Her mother died either in childbirth or soon after.
She was brought up by relatives in what seemed like a reasonably well
off family as she went to school in a pony and trap and had visits to
her home of gentry such as the Duke of Argyll. When the 1881
census was recorded she was a 16 year old boarder and domestic servant
living in Inverness. Also part of the household was 48 year old
Jessie Munroe who was also a boarder and domestic servant, and
had been born in Dingwall, Rossshire. (ref.
Charles married Mercy
Hephzibah Hill in the
fourth quarter of 1876 in the Steyning registration district.
Mercy Hephzibah was
born in the fourth quarter of 1845 in Henfield, Sussex and died on 9 February 1930. She
was the daughter of Henry Hill (c1820-?) and Rebecca Muzzle
(1822-?). She may have been 78 years old on 14(?) September 1922 (ref.
1), but I would think she was 77 in 1922. Her paternal
grandparents were Henry Hills and Elizabeth Parker.
Her maternal grandparents were Jesse Muzzall (1786-1875) and
Lucy Brooks (1792-1857). (I can trace Jesse's ancestry back to
William Muzzall born in the 1590's and Lucy's ancestry back to Moses
Brooks born about 1600. Eventually I will add family group pages
for Jesse and Lucy's ancestors.) When the 1861 census was recorded
Mercy was a 15 year old servant living at home with her parents and siblings
in Henfield. Her father was then a groom.
were both buried in Frant, Sussex.
The 1871 census records that both Charles and Mercy were servants in the
home of James Vallance at Kings Land in Hurstpierpoint, Sussex.
Charles was an unmarried 30 year old man servant and Mercy an unmarried 25
year old domestic servant. In 1881 the family were living at Rowden Farm,
Frant. The 1901 census records that Charles was a farmer
living in Frant.
Charles and Mercy had 4 known children:
Boorman was born on Friday 9 July 1880 in Frant (ref.
3). He died on
Tuesday 3 May 1960 (ref. 3) and was buried in
Frant. He farmed at Petcocks Gate
in Frant. Charles married Ada Annie, who was a widow (ref.
3). They had no
children of their own, but Ada had a daughter from a previous marriage.
Ada was born about 1888 and died aged 94 years on 29 September 1982 (ref.
Boorman was born on Tuesday 25 April 1882 (ref.
3) in Frant and died on Tuesday
31 October 1950 (ref. 3). He was a Baptist Minister in Taunton, Somerset for 21
years and later moved to Bratton, near Westbury, Wiltshire (ref.
Peggie on 22 September 1920 (ref.
1). The GRO index records that her name was Elsie Thornhill
and that they married in Calne.
They had 3 children born in Taunton:
Boorman was born on 16 September 1922 (ref.
1) and (ref. 3).
She was a school teacher (ref.
James Boorman, a twin, was born on 18 February 1926 (ref.
3). He married and they had 6 children (ref.
Charles Boorman, a twin, was born on 18 February 1926 (ref.
3). He married twice and emigrated to Adelaide, South Australia (ref.
Boorman was born about 1883 in Frant. He died on Saturday 10
December 1955 and was buried in Frant (ref.
3). He remained single and worked
on the farm with his brother Charles.
Boorman was born about 1886 and died on Friday 7 February 1958 (ref.
She did not marry and looked after her brother Arthur.
Boorman was baptised on Sunday 7 August 1842 in Burwash and buried there
on Friday 16 August 1844, aged 2 years.
was baptised on Wednesday 17 July 1844 in Burwash and buried there on
Thursday 24 February 1848 in Burwash, aged 3 years.
Boorman, my 2x Great Grandfather, was born on Friday 20 March 1846
in Burwash. He married
in 1866. (They have their own page.)
Boorman was born about 1848 in Burwash. She married twice,
Miles in 1868 and then to
Hoadley in 1878. (They have their own page.)
Boorman was born in the first quarter of 1850 in Burwash. The 1851
census recorded that she was a year old. When the
1861 census was recorded she was an 11 year old scholar living at home.
She or sister Emma may have had an illegitimate
daughter, Flora Boorman, born in about 1870 (see
Charlotte married Edward Marsh in
the second quarter of 1877 in the Hastings registration district.
Edward was born about 1853/4
in Folkestone, Kent as per the 1881 census, but in Liverpool, Lancashire,
according to the 1891 and 1901 census. He was the son of David
Marsh and Caroline Ransley.
When the 1881 census was recorded the family were
living at 21 Priory Road, Hastings, Sussex and Edward was a carman. In
1891 Edward was a married carter and he was living with his children and
mother, Caroline Marsh, a 57 year old widow and charwoman, at 27
Church Street, Ore, Sussex. Charlotte was not with them on census
night, nor have been able to find her elsewhere in the 1891 census, nor have
I found her death registered between the second quarter of 1888 and the
first quarter of 1891. Edward was a married corporation carter in
1901 and he was then living at Pump House in the St. Helen's district of
Hastings along with his mother and 2 youngest children.
Edward and Charlotte had
5 known children:
Emma Louisa Marsh (or Louise) was born in the first quarter of 1878 in Hastings.
She was 3 years old in 1881. In 1891 she was a 13 year old scholar.
Thomas Edward Marsh was born in the first quarter of 1880 in Hastings.
He was a year old when the 1881 census was recorded. In 1891,
Edward Marsh was an 11 year old scholar.
Emily Elizabeth C. Marsh was born in the first quarter of
1883 in Ore. She was an 8 year old scholar in 1891. In 1901
she was an 18 year old domestic servant living at The Elms in the parish
of Holy Trinity in Hastings, in the home of George Mills and his
wife Georgina. She probably married in the fourth
quarter of 1910 in Hastings.
Susannah Charlotte Marsh was born in the first quarter of 1884 in
Hastings. In 1891, Susie Marsh was a 7 year old scholar.
She was a 17 year old ironer in 1901.
Frederick Henry Marsh was born in the second quarter of 1888 in
Hastings. He was a 3 year old nurse child when the 1891 census was
recorded and his was then living at 62 Priory Road in the St. Clements
district of Hastings, the home of Frederick Payne and his wife
Emily. In 1901 he was 12 years old.
Emma Boorman was born in June 1852 (ref.
1) in Burwash. She was a 9 year
old scholar in 1861.
As Emma Bowman she married Frederick George Durnford in the
first quarter of 1883 in Highworth, Wiltshire.
Fred was born on 10 August 1854 (ref.
1) or in 1855 at The Green Southbroom (ref.
2). He "died in about half an hour after taken worse" on
Saturday 21 February 1925 at 11.30pm (ref.
1). He died in Bath (ref.
2). Fred was the son of Thomas Durnford (1805-?) and
Harriet Lowick (1810-1883) (ref.
2 and ref. 3).
When the 1901 census was recorded the couple and 4 children were living at
59 Goddard Avenue, Swindon, Wiltshire and Fred was an engine fitter.
Fred and Emma had 5 known children:
Frederica Durnford was born in 1884 in Highworth (ref.
2) Swindon. In 1901 she was a 16 year old school teacher. She married in 1908 in Swindon (ref.
2). The GRO index records that she married Herbert Lyle Urch
in the fourth quarter of 1908. They had the following children:
Reginald Urch, known as Reggie, was born in March 1910 (ref.
1). The GRO death index records that he was born on 6 March 1910
and died aged 74 years in July 194 in the Stratford on Avon registration
Herbert G. Urch, known as Gerald was born on 8
November 1913 (ref. 1).
Joyce Urch was born on 8 November 1920 (ref.
A cousin Daisy Urch was mentioned in the diary of Violet Boorman
Ethel Durnford was born and died in 1885 in Highworth (ref.
Hugh Graham Durnford was born 1887 in Highworth (ref.
2) Swindon. In 1901 he was a 14 year old railway clerk. He died in 1952 in Swindon (ref.
Hugh married on 20 September 1913 (ref.
1). The GRO index records that he married Alice Griffith
in the Swindon registration district. They had 2 children:
Doreen Margaret Durnford was born on 14 September 1918 (ref.
Cyril Donald Durnford was born on 19 June 1922 (ref.
1). He died in January 2002. He married ? Haines in 1853
in Swindon (ref. 2).
Grace Durnford was born in 1888 in Highworth (ref.
2) Swindon. She was 12 years old in 1901. She died in 1952 in Taunton (ref.
May Durnford was born about 1895 in Swindon. She was 6 years
old in 1901.
Henry Boorman was born on 11 August 1854
(ref. 1) in Burwash. He married twice, firstly to
Nancy Miles in 1876
and then to Hephzibah Emma Wood
in 1889. (They have their own page.)
Susanna Bourne Boorman was born in the second quarter of 1857 in
Wadhurst. She was 4 years old when the 1861 census was recorded.
Thomas Miles in the second quarter
1880 in the Uckfield registration district (not Rotherfield or St. John,
Withyham, might be non-conformist).
In 1881 Thomas and Susanna were living
at Green Hill, Rotherfield and Thomas was a gardener. In 1901 Thomas aged
45 and born in Rotherfield and Susanna
aged 43 and born in Wadhurst were living in Rye Foreign, Sussex.
and Susanna had 9 known children:
Walter James Miles
was born in the fourth quarter of 1883 East Guldeford,
Sussex. When the 1901 census was recorded he was not in the family
home, but at Rye, where he was a 17 year old sailmaker.
Frederick Thomas Miles
was born in the second quarter of 1885 East Guldeford.
Nelson Henry Miles
was born in the fourth quarter of 1888 in Rye.
Sarah Elsie Miles
was born in the fourth quarter of 1890 in Rye.
Luther Thomas Miles
was born in the first quarter of 1893 in Rye.
Sydney George Miles
was born in the fourth quarter of 1894 in Rye.
Miles was born in the second quarter of 1896 in Rye.
Wallace Gordon Miles
was born in the third quarter of 1898 in Rye.
Dora Grace Miles
was born in the second quarter of 1900 in Rye.
The 1871 census records that Flora Boorman aged
1 was living with her grandparents Thomas and Charlotte, but who were her
parents? She was also living with her grandmother Charlotte when the
1881 and 1891 census were recorded. She died aged 21 in 1892. I
think she may have been the illegitimate daughter of either
(1850-?) or Emma Boorman
(1852-?). Her birth may have been registered in the first quarter of
1870 in the Ticehurst registration district.
John was a witness to Thomas and Charlotte's 1832 marriage. When the
1841 census was recorded, John was a 35 year old Publican at the Bear Inn in
Burwash, along with 25 year old wife Sarah and 2 children, 4 year old
Elizabeth Maynard and 4 month old Martha Maynard. Also
with the family were Ann Maynard (75), William Maynard (20),
George Ellis (45), Sarah Ellis (40), John Vigor (25),
George Heasman (20), Thomas Cornford (15) and Elizabeth
Sinden (20). John Maynard may have married Sarah Wallis
by Banns on 15 February 1836 in Hove, Sussex. He was then a Bachelor
and she a Spinster and they were both of Hove.
- Witherden, Burwash, Sussex (HO107/16
Boorman, Head, Mar, 40, Ag Lab, born Sussex, Burwash
Boorman, Wife, Mar, 38, born Sussex, Brightling
Boorman, Son, 17, Ag Lab, born Sussex, Burwash
Boorman, Daur, 12, born Sussex, Burwash
Boorman, Son, 10, Scholar, born Sussex, Burwash
Boorman, Son, 5, born Sussex, Burwash
Boorman, Daur, 3, born Sussex, Burwash
Boorman, Daur, 1, born Sussex, Burwash
- Snapehood Stream, Wadhurst, Sussex (RG9/572, folio 76, page 8)
Boorman, Head, Mar, 50, Ag Lab, born Sussex, Burwash
Boorman, Wife, Mar, 47, born Sussex, Brightling
Boorman, Son, 15 Bricklayers Labourer, born Sussex, Burwash
Boorman, Daur, 13, Scholar, born Sussex, Burwash
Boorman, Daur, 11, Scholar, born Sussex, Burwash
Boorman, Daur, 9, Scholar, born Sussex, Burwash
Boorman, Son, 7, Scholar, born Sussex, Burwash
Boorman, Daur, 4, born Sussex, Wadhurst
- Cold Harbour, Frittenden, Kent (RG12/694, folio 120, page 13)
Borman, Head, Mar, 36, Farmer, born Sussex Burwash
Borman, Wife, Mar, 32, born Middlesex, All Hallows
Borman, Daur, 12, Scholar, born Kent, Tunbridge Wells
- 59 Goddard Avenue, Swindon, Wiltshire (RG13/1910, folio 58, page 28)
Durnford, Head, M, 46, Engine Fitter, Worker, born Wilts, Devizes
Durnford, Wife, M, 48, born Sussex, Ticehurst
on next page.......
Durnford, Daur, S, 16, School Teacher, born Wilts, Swindon
Durnford, Son, S, 14, Railway Clerk, born Wilts, Swindon
Durnford, Daur, S, 12, born Wilts, Swindon
Durnford, Daur, S, 6, born Wilts, Swindon
- Cold Harbour, Frittenden, Kent (RG13/775, folio 43, page 13)
Boorman, Head, M, 46, Farmer, Employer, born Sussex, Wadhurst
Boorman, Wife, 42, born Middlesex, Allhallows
Boorman, Daur, 9, born Kent, Frittenden
Boorman, Son, 8, born Kent, Frittenden
Boorman, Son, 7, born Kent, Frittenden
Boorman, Son, 5, born Kent, Frittenden
Boorman, Daur, 2, born Kent, Frittenden
- ?rad Mill, Rye Foreign, Sussex (RG13/860, folio 6, page 4)
Miles, Head, M, 45, Journyman Miller, born Sussex, Rotherfield
B. Miles, Wife, M, 43, born Sussex, Wadhurst
Frederick T. Miles, Son, S, 16, born Sussex, East Guldeford
Nelson H. Miles, Son, S, 12, born Sussex, Rye
Miles, Daur, S, 10, born Sussex, Rye
Luther T. Miles, Son, S, 8, born Sussex, Rye
Sidney G. Miles, Son, S, 6, born Sussex, Rye
D. Miles, Son, S, 4, born Sussex, Rye
G. Miles, Son, S, 2, born Sussex, Rye
Dora G. Miles, Daur, 10 months, born Sussex Rye Foreign
Ref. 1 - Violet Boorman's diary
Ref. 2 -
http://www.durnfords.co.uk/newpage3.htm , the web site of Donald
Ref. 3 -
http://myhome.ispdr.net.au/~nigelm/boofrant.htm , the web site of
Ref. 4 - Adrian Taylor
Ref. 5 - Selwyn Bullock