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The RESTALL Family of Sussex


I don't know if I have a Restall ancestor.

My 3x Great Grandmother, Sarah Baxter, married John Restall in 1833 in Bepton, Sussex.  By 1845 she had settled down with George Goble.  Her son Edmund born about 1841 was my 2x Great Grandfather, but who was his father?  According to the 1851 census he was the son of George and Sarah, but I haven't found a birth certificate nor a baptism for him.  His younger brother James was born in 1843 and his birth certificate records his name as James Restall son of John Restall a horse dealer and Sarah formerly Baxter.  However, when James was baptised only his mother's name was recorded in the baptism register.  Both Edmund and James took the surname Goble.

The 1841 census records that there was a 30 year old John Restall residing in the Easebourne workhouse, but Sarah was not there with him, nor have I found her or her son Edmund in the 1841 census.  George was then most probably a 35 year old seaman living in Portsmouth.

Sarah's John was most probably baptised as John Restall Aylwin in 1807 in Treyford cum Didling, Sussex, the son of Elizabeth Aylwin (1785-1865).  He died in 1845 at the Easebourne workhouse.  Might his father have been John Restall (1779-1852)?  He was the father of another John Restall born in 1812 in Trotton, Sussex, who in 1848 he was described as a horse dealer.


Family Group Pages

John Restall (c1720-1785) and Elizabeth Faichen (c1725-1802)

John Restall (1759-1816) and Jane Jermain (c1760-1780) and Sarah (c1762-1848)

John Restall (1766-1854) and Ann Aldridge (1768-1840)

John Restall (1779-1852) and Sophia Campbell (c1783-1834)

John Restall Aylwin (1807-1845) and Sarah Baxter (1815-1880)

John Restall (1812-?) and Sarah Patient (1812-?)


Miscellaneous Restalls