Samuel & Mary Elphick of Pevensey

Samuel Elphick was probably born around 1725 but no baptism has been found.

Mary Wenham, daughter of William and Mary, was baptised in Pevensey on 6 October 1737.

On 20 May 1760 Samuel Elphick married Mary Wenham in Pevensey where they had the following children baptised:

John

2 Aug 1761

born 19 July – buried 6 Jan 1771

Richard

1 Jul 1763

born 7 June

Samuel

4 Nov 1765

born 8 October

Mary

8 Oct 1767

born 19 September

Ann

28 Dec 1769

born 28 December

William

5 Jul 1772

born 21 June

Elizabeth

1 Jan 1775

born 5 Nov 1774

Edward

1 Jan 1779

Samuel was buried in Pevensey on 1 August 1784, aged 59.

Mary was buried in Pevensey on 24 December 1803, aged 65.

Of their children:

  • Richard married Sarah Wratten and lived in Wartling.

  • Samuel married Elizabeth Ticehurst in Wartling on 7 June 1796 and the ceremony was witnessed by a William Elphick, probably his brother. Samuel and Elizabeth had two children baptised in Wartling:

    Samuel

    15 Jun 1799

    Edward

    8 Jul 1803

    It is possible that they moved to Herstmonceux, although no further children appear there, as a Samuel of Herstmonceux aged 68 was buried in Wartling on 28 November 1832. Elizabeth, aged 67, was buried in Wartling on 30 October 1833.

  • William married Elizabeth Walters in Wartling on 10 December 1792 and the marriage was witnessed by William's brother Richard. William and Elizabeth had a number of children, mostly baptised in Wartling, where he worked as a farmer:

    Samuel

    17 Mar 1793

    Mary

    16 Aug 1795

    Elizabeth

    21 Jan 1798

    Sarah

    8 May 1803

    Edward

    1 Dec 1805

    Walter

    15 May 1814

    George

    ca. 1820?

    James

    ca. 1825?

    The Sussex Poll Book for 1837 shows William at Marsh Foot and Tindal's Marsh. In 1841 William and Elizabeth were at Marsh Foot with Edward, George and James. Marsh Foot Farm still exists.

    Elizabeth was buried in Wartling on 8 November 1846 and William on 11 December 1849.

  • Edward and his wife, Sarah, had 5 children baptised in East Grinstead:

    Jane Austin

    2 May 1819

    Louisa Maria

    6 May 1821

    Walter

    8 Dec 1822

    Charlotte

    5 Dec 1824

    Edward Henry

    8 Jul 1827

    In 1851 Edward was a butcher living in High Street, East Grinstead, with Sarah, daughter Louisa Simes, son Edward and 2-year-old grandson Austin Channing.

    Edward was buried in Ditchling, aged 81, on 27 January 1860.

    In 1861 Sarah was a ‘fancy shop keeper’ in Ditchling. She was buried in Hurstpierpoint, where her daughter Jane Channing lived, on 30 August 1870 aged 76.