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