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Thomas & Ann Colbran of Arlington

Thomas Colbran was born around 1768 but his baptism has not been confirmed.

Ann Hoade was probably born around 1770.

Thomas married Ann Hoade in Arlington on 9 April 1792.  They had 11 children baptised in Arlington:

Mary 2 Sep 1792 bur. 10 Jun 1800?
William 16 Mar 1794  
John 8 Nov 1795
Barbara 19 Nov 1797
Susanna 14 Jul 1799 twin
Sarah 14 Jul 1799 twin
Elizabeth 9 Aug 1801
Thomas 2 Oct 1803 bur. 10 May 1807?
Henry 18 Aug 1805
James 7 Jun 1807
George 3 May 1812

Mary was buried in Arlington on 10 February 1833 and Thomas on 17 September 1837.

Of their children:

  • William married Harriet Radford at Chiddingly on 2 April 1816 and they are believed to have had the following children:
    George ca. 1817  
    Mary ca. 1821  
    Lucy Ann ca. 1824
    Eli bap. 29 Aug 1830 Arlington
  • John married Ruth Russell in Hellingly on 19 March 1822 and they had 8 children baptised:
    Jane 2 Jun 1822 Hellingly
    Walter 11 Jun 1824 Hellingly bur. 20 Jun 1824
    Thomas 31 Jul 1825 Hellingly
    Ann 2 Mar 1828 Arlington
    Ruth 11 Dec 1831 Arlington
    Naomi 19 Jan 1834 Arlington
    Orpah 9 Dec 1836 Arlington bur. 18 Dec 1836
    Rebecca 27 Mar 1838 Arlington
  • Barbara married William Frost in Chiddingly on 4 February 1817 and they are believed to have had the following children:
    Henry 8 Jun 1817 ??
    William 14 Feb 1819 Heathfield Ind           b. 4 Jan
    Mary Ann 4 Feb 1821 Heathfield Ind           b. 3 Jan
    John 23 Mar 1823 Heathfield Ind        b. 15 Feb
    Barbara 15 May 1825 Heathfield Ind        b. 15 Apr
    James 17 Jun 1827 Mayfield
    George 28 Jun 1829 Mayfield
    Sarah 10 Oct 1830 Mayfield
    Benjamin ca. 1832
    Samuel ca. 1834
    Frederick ca. 1836
    Eli Q3 1840
    Susan Q4 1843
    In 1841 the family were living in Framfield, where William worked as an agricultural labourer. Barbara was buried in Framfield on 31 August 1843.
  • Susanna married John Richardson in Chiddingly on 27 February 1816 and had 9 children:
    Thomas 27 Apr 1817 Chiddingly
    Ann 24 Sep 1820 Chiddingly b. 26 Aug
    Mary 9 Mar 1823 Chiddingly b. 21 Jan
    Phillis 4 Apr 1824 Chiddingly b. 9 Mar
    John 28 Jan 1827 Chiddingly
    William 21 Jun 1829 Chiddingly
    Henry 4 Sep 1831 Chiddingly
    Naomi 16 Sep 1838 Chiddingly
    George 26 Nov 1843 Chiddingly
    John and Susanna lived in Chiddingly.
  • Sarah married John Funnell and lived in Chiddingly and Ringmer.
  • Henry married Lucy Prior in Arlington on 25 April 1835 and they are thought to have had 10 children:
    James ca. 1834 buried 3 Mar 1844 Arlington
    Hannah Jane ca. 1836 Wilmington
    Owen 7 Apr 1839 Arlington
    George 19 Apr 1842 Arlington
    Charles Edgar 10 May 1845 Arlington
    Francis 25 Jul 1847 Arlington    bur. 20 Mar 1848
    Miriam 16 Sep 1849 Upper Dicker      bur. 18 Nov
    Horace 29 Dec 1850 Upper Dicker
    Lucy Ann 13 Aug 1854 West Dean
    Rhoda ca. 1857 Eastbourne
    John was an agricultural labourer and lived most of his life in Arlington, although in 1861 the family were living at Hill Cottages in Eastbourne.  In 1871 he was back in Arlington and he died in 1876 aged 70.
  • James married Elizabeth Hilton in Arlington on 21 June 1828 where they had 4 children:
    David 12 Oct 1828 Arlington
    Caroline 10 Oct 1830 Arlington
    John 10 Mar 1833 Arlington
    George ca. 1835
    James was an agricultural labourer and they were living in Wilmington in 1841 with all their children and Elizabeth’s mother, Emma Hilton. In 1861 James and Elizabeth were living with their married daughter, Caroline Fears, in Brighton. James was still lodging in Brighton in 1871 and died there in 1885, aged 77.     
  • George was staying with his married sister, Barbara Frost in Framfield in 1841.  He married Caroline Barnes in Hailsham on 13 April 1844 and they are known to have had 4 children:
    Barbara 2 Jun 1844 Upper Dicker
    William ca. 1846 Heighton
    Mary Ann 1848 Heighton
    George ca. 1850 Heighton
    George was a carter and in 1851 they were all living in South Heighton which is near Newhaven. By 1861 they had moved back to Arlington where they lived in Wick Street. George was still in Wick Street in 1871 but by 1881 he was living with his married niece, Mary Wooller, the daughter of his brother William, at Dicker Road, Arlington. George died in 1887 aged 75.

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