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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.

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