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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:

William 5 Feb 1792 Wartling
Richard 31 Mar 1793 Wartling
David 1 Feb 1794 Wartling
Richard 8 May 1796 Wartling
Jane 15 Apr 1798 Wartling
Walker 7 Jun 1801 Wartling
Edward 2 Oct 1803 Wartling
Emmy 10 Feb 1805 Wartling
Sarah 23 Nov 1806 Wartling

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:
    Alfred 8 Aug 1813 Herstmonceux
    David 16 Jul 1815 Herstmonceux
    George 16 Jan 1818 Herstmonceux
    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.
  • 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:
    Jane 24 Oct 1819  
    James 14 Jan 1821  
    Eliza 1 Dec 1822  
    Elizabeth Elphick 13 Mar 1825  
    John Edward 24 Feb 1828  
    Hannah 14 April 1831  
    Zilpah 20 Jul 1834  
    Charles Jonathan 9 Jul 1837
    Esther 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:
    William Heber 2 Apr 1826  
    Emma Elizabeth 10 Aug 1828  
    Jesse 21 Nov 1830  
    Thirza 11 Feb 1838  

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