Richard & Sarah Elphick of Wartling
Richard, the second son of Samuel and Mary, was baptised in Pevensey on 1 July 1763.
Sarah Wratten, a daughter of Nicholas and Amy (Emma), was baptised in Ninfield on 10 May 1770.
Richard Elphick married Sarah Wratten in Wartling on 30 November 1791 and they are known to have had the following children baptised in Wartling:
5 Feb 1792
31 Mar 1793
1 Feb 1794
8 May 1796
15 Apr 1798
7 Jun 1801
2 Oct 1803
10 Feb 1805
23 Nov 1806
In 1841 Richard and Sarah were living at Boreham Street, Wartling, and Richard was listed as an agricultural labourer. Sarah was buried in Wartling on 12 March 1846 aged 75 and Richard was buried there on 3 June 1849 aged 86.
Of their children:
William married Mary Johnson in Herstmonceux on 27 July 1812 where they had at least 3 children:
8 Aug 1813
16 Jul 1815
16 Jan 1818
William was a gardener and nurseryman and they lived in Gardner Street, now the main part of the village of Herstmonceux. At all of the census dates from 1851 they had one or more of their son David’s children living with them. From 1861 Mary was shown as blind. Mary died in 1881 at the age of 90 and William was buried in Herstmonceux on 16 January 1886 aged 93.
Alfred married Mary Ann Smith in Hellingly in 1837 where they are known to have had 9 children. He was a gardener and in the 1860 he moved to Reigate but by 1901 he had retired and they were living in East Hoathly.
David married Ann Butler in Chiddingly in 1834 and they are known to have had 9 children in Herstmonceux where he worked as a gardener. David died in 1872.
David married Mary Barnes and lived in Westham
Jane married John Sargent in Wartling on 23 May 1819 and they had 9 children baptised in Wartling:
24 Oct 1819
14 Jan 1821
1 Dec 1822
13 Mar 1825
24 Feb 1828
14 April 1831
20 Jul 1834
9 Jul 1837
22 Dec 1839
In 1841 the family were living at Boreham Street in Wartling but I have not traced them after that.
Emma married William Harmer in Wartling on 11 November 1824 and they are known to have had 4 children baptised in Warbleton:
2 Apr 1826
10 Aug 1828
21 Nov 1830
11 Feb 1838