Heslington Genealogy


Edward Austin Smithers [Parents] was born Oct - Nov 1878 in Battersea, Surrey, England. He married Gertrude Eliza Coleman Jul - Aug 1908 in Lambeth, London, England.

GRO Births Dec 1878 Smithers Edward Austin Wandsworth 1d 691
1881 Census: 169 New Road, Battersea, London: 'Edwin' 2 year old son of a Carpenter, born Battersea. GRO Film RG 11/653
1901 Census: Salisbury Hotel, St Brides, Farringdon, London; 22 year old unmarried Plateman born Battersea, London.
GRO Marriage 3q 1908 Lambeth 1d 843

Gertrude Eliza Coleman [Parents] was born in 1875 in Ryde, Isle of Wight, England. She married Edward Austin Smithers Jul - Aug 1908 in Lambeth, London, England.

1881 Census: 111 Arthur Street, Ryde.( Six year old daughter).
1891 Census: Arthur Street, Ryde.(19 year old Nursemaid). Age discrepancy. The rest of her family had returned to live in London.
1901 Census: 14A Winford Road, Clapham, London. 26 year old daughter, a waitress.
GRO Marriages Sep 1908 COLEMAN Gertrude Eliza Lambeth 1d 843 SMITHERS Edward Austin Lambeth 1d 843


Herbert James Morley Pulleyn [Parents] was born on 24 Feb 1869 in St. Pancras,Middlesex,England. He died on 2 Aug 1964 in London,Middlesex,England. He married Naomi Maud Manning on 13 May 1888 in Parish Church,Pancras,England.

Address at birth: 139 Gower Street
Occupation: Compositor

Naomi Maud Manning was christened on 30 Jan 1871 in Old Church, St Pancras, London, England. She married Herbert James Morley Pulleyn on 13 May 1888 in Parish Church,Pancras,England.

Parents: William and Sarah Manning


Frederick William Coleman [Parents] was born Oct - Nov 1859 in Newington, London, England. He married Mary Ann Goodchild Oct - Nov 1877 in Eastry, Kent, England.

Births Dec 1859 COLEMAN Frederick William Newington 1d 180
1861 Census: 15 Falcon Street, Southwark: 1 year old son born Newington.
1871 Census: 16 Hill Street, Ryde: 11 year old son born Newington, London.
Possible Marriage: Dec 1877 COLEMAN Frederick William, Eastry 2a 1592 and Goodchild Mary Ann, Eastry 2a 1592
1881 Census: 23 New Church St ,Bermondsey, Surrey, England:Fredk. COLEMAN Head Married, a 22 year old, born Bermondsey, Surrey, England, (sic) a Leather Dresser
1891 Census: 41 The Grange, Bermondsey: 32 year old married Head of Household, a Tanner's Labourer born Bermondsey. (sic)

Mary Ann Goodchild was born in 1860 in Bermondsey, Surrey, England. She married Frederick William Coleman Oct - Nov 1877 in Eastry, Kent, England.

1881 Census: 23 New Church St Bermondsey, Surrey, England: Mary Ann COLEMAN, a Wife, 21 years old born Bermondsey, Surrey, England, a Book Folder
1891 Census: 41 The Grange, Bermondsey: 31 year old wife of a Tanner's Labourer born Bermondsey. A Book Folder.

They had the following children:

  F i Sarah Jane Coleman was born Oct - Nov 1878 in Bermondsey, Surrey, England.

GRO Births Dec 1878 Coleman Sarah Jane St. Olave 1d 218
1881 Census: 23 New Church St, Bermondsey, Surrey, England: Sarah Jane COLEMAN a daughter, 2 years old, born Bermondsey, Surrey, England
1891 Census: 41 The Grange, Bermondsey: 12 year old daughter of a Tanner's Labourer born Bermondsey. A Scholar.
  F ii Mary Ann Coleman was born Jan - Feb 1883 in Bermondsey, London, England.

GRO Births COLEMAN, Mary Ann March 1883 St Olave Southwark 1d 229
1891 Census: 41 The Grange, Bermondsey: 8 year old daughter of a Tanner's Labourer born Bermondsey. A Scholar.
  M iii Albert John Coleman was born Jan - Feb 1886 in Bermondsey, London, England.

GRO Births: Albert John Coleman 1q 1886 St Olave, Southwark
1891 Census: 41 The Grange, Bermondsey: 5 year old son of a Tanner's Labourer born Bermondsey. A Scholar.
  F iv Jane Elizabeth Coleman was born Oct - Nov 1888 in Bermondsey, London, England.

Births Dec 1888 COLEMAN Jane Elizabeth St. Olave 1d 221
1891 Census: 41 The Grange, Bermondsey: 2 year old daughter of a Tanner's Labourer born Bermondsey.
  F v Elizabeth Annie Coleman was born Jan - Feb 1891 in Bermondsey, London, England.

GRO Coleman, Elizabeth Annie March 1891 St Olave Southwark 1d 224
1891 Census: 41 The Grange, Bermondsey: 4 month old daughter of a Tanner's Labourer born Bermondsey.

Field. married Phoebe Pratt.

Phoebe Pratt [Parents] was born on 1 Dec 1845 in Ragged Dog, Rotherfield, Sussex, England. She was christened on 1 Feb 1846 in Rotherfield, East Sussex, England. She married Field.

Other marriages:
Brooman, George

Christening extracted to IGI

They had the following children:

  F i Elizabeth Field was born in 1867 in Rotherfield, Sussex, England.

Thomas Turnis.Thomas married Mary.

Mary.Mary married Thomas Turnis.

They had the following children:

  F i Anne Turnis was christened on 8 Nov 1704. She was buried on 5 Aug 1780.

James Hillyer.James married Sarah.

Sarah.Sarah married James Hillyer.

They had the following children:

  F i Sarah Hillyer was christened on 6 Aug 1769.

Stephen Chandler [Parents] was christened on 14 Jun 1816 in Burwash, Sussex, England. He died in 1877 in Preston, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. He married Ann Watts on 30 Dec 1835 in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland.

Stephen went to Australia in 1849
Marriage extracted to IGI.

Ann Watts was born on 15 Feb 1807 in Hawkhurst, Kent, England. She died in 1852 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. She married Stephen Chandler on 30 Dec 1835 in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland.

Stephen and Ann went to Australia in 1849
Marriage extracted to IGI.

They had the following children:

  F i Phebe Chandler was born on 17 Jul 1841. She died in 1917.

Sarah Ashby [Parents] was born in 1829 in Rotherfield, East Sussex, England.

1851Census: North Street, Rotherfield, unmarried.

She had the following children:

  M i James Ashby was born in 1847.

James Pratt was christened on 22 Jul 1787 in St Denys, Rotherfield, Sussex, England. He died on 2 Nov 1865 in Rotherfield, East Sussex, England. He was buried on 7 Nov 1865 in St Denys, Rotherfield, Sussex, England. He married Catherine or Kitty Ashby on 17 Oct 1810 in Rotherfield, East Sussex, England.

Marriage recorded in Vital Records
Farmer, small holder at Crowborough, Sexton at Rotherfield Church.
1851 Census he was living at Little Luxford Farm with wife Catherine, daughter Phoebe and grandchildren: Emily M aged 4, George aged 8, Mark E aged 1 all born at Rotherfield - Emily and George were Phoebe's illegimate children.

Catherine or Kitty Ashby [Parents] was christened on 27 Sep 1789 in Rotherfield, East Sussex, England. She died on 21 Feb 1871 in Rotherfield, East Sussex, England. She married James Pratt on 17 Oct 1810 in Rotherfield, East Sussex, England.

Christening extracted to IGI but only the ordinance of baptism completed.
Marriage recorded in Vital Records

They had the following children:

  M i James Pratt was born on 16 Apr 1811 in Rotherfield, East Sussex, England. He was christened on 12 May 1811 in Rotherfield, East Sussex, England.

According to his brother Richard in his book The Wilderness Journey (page 33) - James went to America.
  M ii George Pratt was born on 19 Feb 1813. He died in 1888.
  M iii David Pratt was born on 21 Dec 1814. He was buried on 1 Dec 1901.
  M iv Richard Pratt was born on 7 Oct 1816. He died on 7 Sep 1895.
  M v John Higgs Pratt was born on 8 Nov 1818 in Rotherfield, East Sussex, England. He was christened on 29 Nov 1818 in Rotherfield, East Sussex, England. He was buried on 27 Sep 1835 in Rotherfield, East Sussex, England.
  M vi Thomas Pratt was born on 22 Mar 1821. He died in Dec 1908.
  F vii Sarah Ann Pratt was christened on 1 Jun 1823.
  F viii Eliza Pratt was born on 12 Dec 1825.
  F ix Phoebe Pratt was born on 7 Jul 1828. She died on 21 Dec 1913.
  F x Jesse Pratt was christened on 15 Jan 1832 in Rotherfield, East Sussex, England.

Levi Mepham was born in 1820 in Burwash, Sussex, England. He married Charlotte Hider Taylor on 27 May 1844.

Son of Joseph Mepham and Ann
Marriage extracted to IGI
1851 Census: Holmeshurst House: farmer of 181 acres, employing 8
1881 Census: Village, Rotherfield: 60 year old widower living as a Boarder with David W Edwards and his wife Caroline.

Charlotte Hider Taylor [Parents] was christened on 2 Apr 1826 in Rotherfield, East Sussex, England. She died before 1881. She married Levi Mepham on 27 May 1844.

Christening extracted to IGI. marriage extracted to IGI, aged 18 years at marriage.

They had the following children:

  F i Charlotte A Mepham was born in 1847 in Burwash, Sussex, England.

Christening submitted to IGI by Alice Wickham Gillman.
Charlotte married John HOBBS Dissident Minister. John and Charlotte had the following children:
i. Martha E A HOBBS was born in 1869 in Norfolk. On the 1881 census Martha is aged 12 working as a general domestic servant for Sarah J Taylor (aged 58 unmarried - annuitant) at High Street, Mayfield, Sussex, Martha's grandmother was Charlotte Taylor this Sarah is very possibly her unmarried sister, or cousin.

ii. John HOBBS was born in 1870 in Norfolk.
  F ii Eliza M Mepham was born in 1850 in Burwash, Sussex, England.

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