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.