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“The Royal Standard”, Littlehampton

I have been trying to find out whether the Reed/Adams connection may have been earlier than Elizabeth’s marriage to Charles Reed. Both surnames are fairly common in their areas of Hampshire/West Sussex, but they may not even have met until they were both in London and their birthplaces were coincidental or perhaps they knew each other already. Maybe her paternal grandfather was the William Adams born in Aldingbourne in 1766 …. ….


 

The Residents of 1 & 2 Pier Road, LIttlehampton

In the early Spring of 2018, I decided to see if I could find out more about what became of the rest of William Cheesman’s ancestors, his siblings and their descendants. Although not related to me by blood, they were local to me so it wasn’t going to be time wasted and perhaps there may be a connection to the Adams or Reeds to be found.

A “google” search for Pier Road. Littlehampton where William’s brother Benjamin lived from at least between 1861 and his death in 1883, took me to a newly opened cafe/art gallery. I wasn’t sure if it was the same building but promised myself that I would follow it up at some point. I had been looking for one off art workshops which I found they ran, so I signed up for one and Mike, the owner, confirmed that it was the same building which had once been a pub, The Royal Standard. I decided to follow not only Benjamin and his descendants but also other residents of the building.


 

The building today ~ Pier Road Coffee and Art

Pier Road Coffee & Art is an independent gallery based in Littlehampton, West Sussex.

Mike La-Traille (photographer and director) owns the gallery with his partner Lucy Harvey (photographer). The gallery opened in November 2017, and last year won the Arun Business Partnership Award for New Business of the Year.

The unique selling point  is an art gallery which serves Lavazza Coffee and locally homemade cakes as opposed to a cafe exhibiting some art.

The gallery holds new exhibitions every month, meaning it constantly changes. There are resident artists who they always exhibit, but the rest changes. There are over 90 artists that love to make and create. The gallery changes their exhibitions monthly, meaning unlike most galleries that have work for long periods of time, they change frequently. It is also changing throughout with the arrival of new work from artists, if they are changing pieces or replacing sold items.

As well as the amazing artists there are also art courses run throughout the week and weekends.

Pier Road Coffee & Art, Littlehampton on Twitter, YouTube, Facebook & Instagram.


 

Benjamin and Harriet Cheesman

St Mary’s Church, Clymping

Benjamin Cheesman was baptised in Climping, West Sussex on the 30th November 1818 the son of John and Martha Cheesman.

He was their second child and they also had three younger daughters, Amy, Jane and Harriet, Their oldest child was William, born in 1817.

Benjamin married Harriet Till, his first cousin, at St Andrews in Ford on 19 September 1845.

Harriet was the daughter of Richard Till, Martha’s older brother and was baptised in Ford on 11th May 1817.

Benjamin and Harriet had four daughters, Mary, Martha, Jane and Charlotte. Mary was baptised in Ford on 27 June 1847, Martha in Climping on 28 May 1849, Jane in Climping on 14 December 1851 and Charlotte at St Mary’s in Littlehampton on 19 March 1854. None of the girls seem to have had their births registered (this was not compulsory then).

Church of St Andrew by-the-Ford, Ford

In 1851 they were living in Climping Street in Climping. Ellen, Harriet’s younger sister was with them. Benjamin was listed as an agricultural labourer.

In 1861 the family were in Surrey Street in Littlehampton – 14 year old Mary is listed elsewhere in Surrey Street as a house servant at the home of Thomas Blake, butcher. Mary died aged 23 in 1871 before the census which was held on 2nd. April.

In 1866, Benjamin is listed as a beer retailer in the Post Office Directory.

In 1871 and 1881, they were still in Pier Road , Littlehampton. In 1871, they were living at The Royal Standard and in 1881, were listed as living at 2 Pier Road, presumably the same building.

In 1871 they had Chas. Stamp aged 22, a blacksmith born in Chichester (see below) and a George Campbell aged 3 staying with them. George is listed as a nephew born 1868 in Littlehampton. In 1881, a John Campbell, nephew, Blacksmith’s Apprentice aged 12 born in London in 1868 is listed with them. John George Campbell was the son of Harriet’s sister Ellen and a gunner in the Royal Artillery, George Campbell. He was born in the 28th December 1867 and was baptised at St Peter’s in Stepney on the 15th January 1868. Ellen and George were married at St James the Great, Bethnal Green on 10th March in the same year. The marriage, the baptism and her death are recorded in the Army Registers.  In 1871, Ellen was listed as a monthly nurse in Kensington. She died on the 22nd November 1874. I don’t know what became of John/George or his father.

Benjamin died in Littlehampton on 23rd October 1883 and was buried on the 26th in Climping. Administration was granted to Harriet on 12th January 1884, his personal estate being £41 9s. Harriet died in 1889 and was buried on 2nd September 1889 in Climping.

The children of Benjamin and Harriet

Martha married William Norris Peskett of Arundel in Littlehampton on 23rd August 1875. In 1881 and 1891, they were living at 16 Howard Place. He was in the Mariner merchant service. William died on the 3rd April 1892. Martha remarried in 1895 to David Gale, a greengrocer, and in 1901 and 1911 they were living at 15 New Road. She died in 1919. She does not appear to have had any children.

Charlotte, the youngest daughter, married George Robinson in 1879. In 1881, they were living at 32 Arundel Road and in 1891 they were living at 110, Shirley Road, Freemantle, Millbrook in Hampshire. They had had a daughter, Alice, born in 1879 who had died in 1889. George was the captain of the ‘Margaret and John’ and died at sea off Yarmouth on the 26th October 1891. Probate was granted to Charlotte – his estate was valued at £354 5s.

In 1891, Charlotte was in Littlehampton, at 20 New Road and in 1911, she was back in Southampton at 99 Shirley Road. She died at the end of 1923 in the Westhampnett registration district.

Jane, the third daughter married Charles Pile, a painter, in 1874 and they went on to have two sons and three daughters. I 1881, they were living at 39 Duke Street, Littlehampton. In 1891 they were at 13 Howard Place, in 1901 they were at 32 Gloucester Place. Charles died in 1910 and in 1911, Jane was living in Chichester at 37 Adelaide Road with her oldest son Charles, his wife and family and her daughter Charlotte. Daughter Lilian had married Ernest North, an accountant born in Stratford, Essex, and they were living in Cricklewood.

Jane’s daughter Clara was in Horsmonden, Kent in 1911, she was a teacher. Later, she emigrated to New Zealand where she married William Evans. Her sister Charlotte had married Walter Doughty Bond in 1912 and they had already emigrated in 1914. They are listed as having travelled to Sydney, Australia in 1914 but their daughter Irene is born in New Zealand in 1915. Walter enlists in New Zealand in 1916. By 1928 he is the lighthouse keeper at Farewell Spitt Lighthouse in Motueka, Tasman, New Zealand. From 1938 they were in Palmerston where they died, Walter in 1956 and Charlotte in 1973.

Jane’s youngest child, William was in Henfield in 1911 listed as a chauffeur.

Charles, Jane’s oldest child had married Fanny Kneller in 1904 in Stockbridge, Hants and they had one son, Charles William Leslie Pile who married Rosa May Peskett in 1931 in Chichester. Jane’s grandson, Charles died in 1994 and Rose in 2004. They have living descendants.

Charles Stamp was born in Chichester in late 1844. His father was Walter James Stamp, a painter journeyman, was born 1820 in Chichester and his mother name was Hopestill  Ide, daughter of Thomas Ide, born 1817 in Bosham and baptised along with her siblings in South Bersted in 1821. They were married at St Mary’s, Portsea in 1841.

Charles was baptised on the 3rd November 1844 at St Andrew’s, Chichester. His parents were living in Baffins Lane.
In 1851 they were in Orchard Street, Chichester and in 1861 West Pallant, Chichester, when he was listed as a Brazier.
/in 1871 he was with the Cheesemans at the Royal Standard, Pier Road listed as a Blacksmith.
On the 31st March 1872, Charles married Fanny Richardson at St John’s, Littlehampton and they were living at 4 East Court, Littlehampton in 1881. He was a shoeing smith.

He married his second wife, Emma Southgate nee Harding, a widow, on 22nd September 1888 in Broadwater.
In 1891 and 1901 they were living at South Marshes, Arundel. He is listed as a blacksmith/labourer and in 1911 they were back in Littlehampton living at  56a East St Littlehampton, when he was listed a Farrier.

Charles’s death was registered in September 1926 in the East Preston Registration area.


 

A ghostly connection?

The building gets a mention in “Littlehampton Ghost Tour: A self-guided walk around Littlehampton town and harbour“, published in June 2018. It seems that there was an unlucky chair in the cellar and there were reports of an angry man on the cellar stairs who may have been the ghost of either the owner of the dairy who surprised his wife with a sea captain or maybe the sea captain himself. Remembering that Benjamin’s daughters had married sea captains, I decided to investigate.

Martha Cheesman’s first husband, William Norris Peskett, was in the Mariner merchant service and died in Littlehampton in April 1892. His cause of death as stated on his death certificate was valvular heart disease and exhaustion. The place of death was 16 Howard Street and the informant was his brother-in-law, Charles Pile, Jane’s husband. so not impossible for him to be the source of the ghostly tale if he rushed home which is not far away and had a heart attack there. As George Robinson died at sea, it is less likely that it was him, but not impossible! I guess it depends whether a ghost will only haunt his place of death, who knows!

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The Royal Standard was situated at 2 Pier Road. Present by 1866, this pub closed in 1907. Latterly known as The Standard. Source: Brian Haines.

Royal Standard, 2 Pier Road, Littlehampton (Littlehampton pub history index)

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“The Royal Standard”, Littlehampton

I have been trying to find out whether the Reed/Adams connection may have been earlier than Elizabeth’s marriage to Charles Reed. Both surnames are fairly common in their areas of Hampshire/West Sussex, but they may not even have met until they were both in London and...

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From St Pancras, Chichester to St Pancras, London

Reed, Adams, Budden, Cheeseman, Folkit and variants.   Amy Elizabeth Reed married James Austin Lewcock, son of George and Lucy, in 1896. Although her parents married in Hoxton and she was born in Pancras in London, Amy’s roots were mainly in Hampshire and Sussex....

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John Reed (1811-1884)

John Reed (1811-1884)

Oldest child of John Reed and Ann FalkitJohn Reed was born in 1811 in Chichester, Sussex. He married Frances IFIELD on 1 January 1843 in Chichester. Frances, daughter of Charles IFIELD, was born in 1813 in Chichester. She died in 1867 in Chichester. John died in the...

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Reeds of Chichester

Amy's paternal great grandfather, John Reed, was born c1762. He married Mary Wilson by licence on the 27th July 1783 at St Andrew, Chichester, Sussex. The Deanery of Chichester Marriage Licence from 24 July 1783 states that John had been resident in the parish for...

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Frederick Reed ~ Hairdresser (1816-1896)

Second son of John REED and Ann FALKITFrederick REED, son of John REED and Ann FALKIT, was baptised on the 27th November 1816 in Chichester.He married Harriett who was born in 1816 (approx.). She died in 1877 in Chichester.Frederick was a hairdresser, and later a...

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Dawson “Foakett” (1753-1837)

Amy’s paternal great grandfather This surname is very difficult to research. I have kept the spelling of names as given in the parish registers and other sources.  According to his age at his death, Dawson was born in 1753. He married Mary Atkinson on 8th October 1783...

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Amy’s Maternal Roots

Amy’s mother, Elizabeth Adams, was the daughter of John Adams (1800-1885) and Anne Budden (1803-1878).Elizabeth was baptised on the 25th October 1829 in Chalton where her family was living in 1841, but her place of birth is given as Horndean in 1851, Blendworth in...

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Amy Elizabeth Reed married James Austin Lewcock, son of George and Lucy, in 1896.

Although her parents married in Hoxton and she was born in Pancras in London, Amy’s roots were mainly in Hampshire and Sussex.

Amy was the daughter of Charles Reed, tobacconist. On her father’s side, her great grandfather Dawson was a soldier in the 15th regiment of Light Dragoons, possibly born in Suffolk, and married a Yorkshire born girl in York. Her grandmother, Ann, was born in Norfolk where he was stationed and the family settled in Chichester when Dawson came out of the army.

Ann married John Reed, a tailor, in Chichester where Amy’s father, Charles was born. Amy’s mother Elizabeth’s family originated in West Sussex, west of Chichester. Her parents had settled just over the border in Hampshire where Elizabeth was born. Her first husband, William Cheesman, died of typhus six months after their marriage and is buried in Climping near Arundel where his family originated.

Her mother Elizabeth Adam’s family originated in West Sussex, west of Chichester. Elizabeth’s parents settled just over the border in Hampshire where she was born.


Amy’s parents ~ Charles Reed and Elizabeth Adams

Elizabeth married Charles Reed on the 31st May 1857 at Holy Trinity, Hoxton.  Her address was 51 Wenlock Street, his was 9 Witchampton Street. His occupation was warehouseman. The witnesses were Henry Barton and Sarah Adams (Elizabeth’s sister?).

Charles REED was the son of John REED (1784-1846) and Ann FALKIT (1784-1856) and was born in 1833 in Chichester, Sussex.  He was baptised on the 7th January 1834 at St Peter the Great in Chichester.

He appeared in the census on 6th June 1841 living in West Street, Chichester. His father, a tailor, died in 1846. On the 30 March 1851, Charles was living in North Street, Chichester with his widowed mother. He was working then as a grocer’s assistant. His mother died in July 1856 and presumably he left for London soon after she died.

Whether they met in Middlesex or locally in Sussex, Aldingbourne being only about five miles east of Chichester, or through Cheesman family connections, is of course a matter of conjecture.  NOTE: Probably not relevant, but the registrar who registered the death of John Reed in Chichester was a James Cheesman. He was living in St Martin Street, Chichester in 1841.

When their oldest child, Charles, was born they were living in Cripplegate. By the time Annie Louisa was born, the family had moved from Cripplegate to 9 Arthur Street, where they stayed at least until April 1891. All the children were then baptised at Holy Trinity, Greys Inn Road.

Until Harry’s baptism in 1867, Charles’s occupation was given as a warehouseman, after this he described himself at the children’s baptisms as a cigar merchant. In the 1861 census, he was described as a warehouseman (Cigar warehouse) in 1871 he was a licensed victualler tobacconist and in 1881 he was described as a tobacconist. Charles was made bankrupt in December 1883.

Charles died at home in Arthur Street on the 30th December, aged 56, of chronic bronchitis (2 years) and heart failure. Charles Frederick, who was living at 61 Stanley Buildings, Pancras Road, reported the death the following day. His will was probated on the 9th January. Elizabeth was his sole executrix and his estate was  £292 5s.

Elizabeth was living on her own means, still in Arthur Street, on 5 April 1891. Her unmarried children were living there as were her sister-in-law, Eliza Reed and her six year old granddaughter Adela (daughter of Frederick and Alice). She must have kept in touch with her first husband’s sister, Jane, who was staying with Elizabeth’s daughter Annie in Hammersmith.

On 31 March 1901 she was staying with her daughter, Annie Louisa Woods, at 15 Lime Grove, Shepherd’s Bush, Hammersmith, Middlesex. In 1911 she was with her daughter Amy, James Lewcock and their children Edna and Francis at 48 Stanhope Gardens, Haringey.

Elizabeth died aged 83, at 119 Tower Gardens Road, Lordship Lane, Tottenham, of a rupture of a blood vessel in the lung, tuberculosis, natural causes, on the 8th April.  Presumably she died suddenly, as there was a was a post mortem, an inquest was held on the 10th April 1913 and the certificate was received from SMM Forbes, Coroner for East Middlesex.

 


Charles and Elizabeth had the following children:

Charles Frederick REED was born on 5 November 1859 and was baptised on 4 December 1859 in Cripplegate. He was a Coppersmith.  He married Charlotte WRIGHT on 4 October 1878 in Camden Town, London. Witnesses were Annie Louisa Reed, George Salome.  Charlotte WRIGHT was born in 1857 in Burnett, Hertfordshire.  Charlotte and Charles Frederick REED had the following children:

i. Charles Frederick REED (1879- )
ii. Percy REED (1885- )
Annie Louisa REED was born on 27 October 1861 and was baptised on 8 December 1861 in Camden. She married James Daniel WOODS on 4 June 1881 in St Pancras, Middlesex. Witnesses: Charles Reed, Bertha Riches.  James Daniel WOODS was born in 1859 in St Ives, Huntingdonshire. He and Annie Louisa REED had the following children:
i. David Henry Middleton WOODS (1883- ) He married Blanche Ruth E HARBERT in 1906 in Hendon, Middlesex.  Blanche Ruth E HARBERT was born in 1880 in St Pancras, Middlesex.
ii. Frank Middleton WOODS (1887- ) was born in 1887 in Shepherd’s Bush, Hammersmith, Middlesex.  He married Iris Sylvia Walsh ROBINSON on 4 April 1916 in Wandsworth. DHM Woods was a witness.
iii. Edward James Middleton WOODS (1889- ). Edward was born on 27 December 1889 in Hammersmith, London. He was baptised on 23 February 1890 in Camden.

Frederick John REED  was born on 21 September 1863 in St Pancras. He was baptised on 18 October 1863 in Camden. Father: warehouseman. He was a Hackney carriage driver in1901. He married Alice Matilda CHORLEY on 23 December 1883 in St Pancras, London.  Alice Matilda CHORLEY was born in 1865 in Holborn, London. They lived at Little Albany 8 Street. She and Frederick John REED had the following children:

i. Adela Alice REED was baptised on 15 April 1898 in Camden.  She married Arthur CLIFFE in 1909 in St Pancras. Arthur CLIFFE was born in 1883 in St Pancras. He and Adela Alice REED had the following children:
Olive A CLIFFE (1910-2003)
ii. Raleigh Frederick Charles REED, was baptised on 15 April 1898 in Camden. He married Catherine ROBINS in Pancras in 1914. Catherine ROBINS and Raleigh Frederick Charles REED had the following children:
Gladys C REED (1914- ) was born in 1914 in West Ham, Essex.
Frederick REED (1919- )
Ernest REED (1921- ) was born in 1921 in West Ham.
William REED (1923- ) was born in 1923.
Edna Reed (1928- ) was born in 1928.
iii. Amy Elizabeth REED (1891- ) was baptised on 23 February 1898 in Camden.
iv. Frederick Charles REED (1892-1892) was born and died in 1892 in Islington, Middlesex.
v. Albert Fred REED (1902- ) was born on 28 July 1902 and was baptised on 26 April 1903 in Camden.

Harry William REED was born on 29 December 1866 and was baptised on 3 February 1867 in Camden.  He was a Tennis marker; wholesale haberdasher.  He married Annie FRIER in June 1891 in Birmingham, Warwickshire. Annie FRIER was born in 1859 in Inkberrow, Worcestershire.  She and Harry William REED had the following children:

i. Henry William B REED (1894- ) was born in 1894 in Kings Norton, Worcestershire.
ii. Elsie M P REED (1904- ) was born in 1904.

Amy Elizabeth REED was born on 23 January 1871 and was baptised on 19 February 1871 in Camden. Father: Cigar merchant. She was a music teacher. She married James Austin Lewcock on 12 October 1896 in St Pancras. The witnesses were Elizabeth Huggett?, Lucy Lewcock and Frances George Saunders. She died on 17th May 1935 in Leeds, Yorkshire West Riding.  James Austin Lewcock, son of George Albert Lewcock  and Lucy Usher was born on 27th September 1866 in Islington. James died on 28 March 1946 in Leeds.

James and Amy Elizabeth Lewcock had the following children:

i. Francis James Lewcock (1897-1949) was born on 17 July 1897 in Pancras.  Francis married Alice Mary Bradley by Licence on 9 October 1920 in Islington, London. Witnesses: J A Lewcock, Edna C Lewcock, N Bradley, D C Bradley. He died on 6 January 1949 in New Malden, Surrey.  Alice Mary Bradley, daughter of William Eli Bradley  and Catherine Gray Simpson, was born on 10th February 1900 in Walthamstow, Essex.  She died on 2 August 1993 in Hove, Sussex.  She and Francis James Lewcock 5 children:
James “Alan” Murray LEWCOCK (1921-2018 ), Peter Frank LEWCOCK (1922-1944), 2 more sons and a daughter

ii. Edna Constance LEWCOCK (1901- ) was born in 1901 in Edmonton, Middlesex. Edna married Brian YOUATT Q3 1922 in Liverpool, Lancashire. Brian YOUATT was born in 1898.  He died in 1983.  He and Edna Constance LEWCOCK had 3 children

 

Arthur Raleigh REED was born on 19 March 1873 and was baptised on 13 April 1873 in Camden.  In 1901 he was a commercial traveller. He married Minnie Selina USHER on 24 June 1893 in Camden. Witnesses: Amy Elizabeth Reed, Ellen Smith.  Minnie Selina USHER, daughter of John USHER (1847-bef1891) and Selina HAYHURST (1851- ), was born in 1872 in Holborn.  She and Arthur Raleigh REED had the following children:

i. Gladys REED (1895- ).   Gladys was born in 1895 in St Pancras.
ii. Arthur REED (1898- ).   Arthur was born in 1898 in St Pancras.
iii. Elsie REED (1900- ).   Elsie was born in 1900 in Islington.

“The Royal Standard”, Littlehampton

I have been trying to find out whether the Reed/Adams connection may have been earlier than Elizabeth’s marriage to Charles Reed. Both surnames are fairly common in their areas of Hampshire/West Sussex, but they may not even have met until they were both in London and...

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From St Pancras, Chichester to St Pancras, London

Reed, Adams, Budden, Cheeseman, Folkit and variants.   Amy Elizabeth Reed married James Austin Lewcock, son of George and Lucy, in 1896. Although her parents married in Hoxton and she was born in Pancras in London, Amy’s roots were mainly in Hampshire and Sussex....

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John Reed (1811-1884)

John Reed (1811-1884)

Oldest child of John Reed and Ann FalkitJohn Reed was born in 1811 in Chichester, Sussex. He married Frances IFIELD on 1 January 1843 in Chichester. Frances, daughter of Charles IFIELD, was born in 1813 in Chichester. She died in 1867 in Chichester. John died in the...

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Reeds of Chichester

Amy's paternal great grandfather, John Reed, was born c1762. He married Mary Wilson by licence on the 27th July 1783 at St Andrew, Chichester, Sussex. The Deanery of Chichester Marriage Licence from 24 July 1783 states that John had been resident in the parish for...

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Frederick Reed ~ Hairdresser (1816-1896)

Second son of John REED and Ann FALKITFrederick REED, son of John REED and Ann FALKIT, was baptised on the 27th November 1816 in Chichester.He married Harriett who was born in 1816 (approx.). She died in 1877 in Chichester.Frederick was a hairdresser, and later a...

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Dawson “Foakett” (1753-1837)

Amy’s paternal great grandfather This surname is very difficult to research. I have kept the spelling of names as given in the parish registers and other sources.  According to his age at his death, Dawson was born in 1753. He married Mary Atkinson on 8th October 1783...

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Amy’s Maternal Roots

Amy’s mother, Elizabeth Adams, was the daughter of John Adams (1800-1885) and Anne Budden (1803-1878).Elizabeth was baptised on the 25th October 1829 in Chalton where her family was living in 1841, but her place of birth is given as Horndean in 1851, Blendworth in...

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John Reed (1811-1884)

John Reed (1811-1884)

Oldest child of John Reed and Ann Falkit

John Reed was born in 1811 in Chichester, Sussex. He married Frances IFIELD on 1 January 1843 in Chichester. Frances, daughter of Charles IFIELD, was born in 1813 in Chichester. She died in 1867 in Chichester. John died in the spring of 1884 in Chichester. He was a journeyman like his father.

Frances and John REED had the following children:

William REED was baptised on 27 October 1844 in Chichester. He married Susannah MARTELL, daughter of Margaret UNKNOWN (1806- ), who was born in 1845 in Southampton, Hampshire. She died before 1911.  William was a grocer. Susannah MARTELL and William REED had the following children:

i. Horace William REED was born in 1876 in Portsea, Hampshire. He married Elizabeth WREN in 1900 in Southampton, Hampshire. Elizabeth WREN, daughter of Caroline UNKNOWN (1840- ), died before March 1901.
Elizabeth and Horace William REED had the following child:
a. Elizabeth A REED (1901- was born in 1901 in Southampton.
ii. Herbert Martell REED was born in 1878 in Portsea. He married Lilia May [Unknown] in 1906. Lilia May was born in 1882 in Southampton.
iii. Ernest J REED was born in 1880 in Portsea.
iv. Ethel M REED (1882- ) was born in 1882 in Landport, Hampshire.
v. Isabel Fanny REED (1884- ) was born in 1884 in Landport.

Charles John REED (1846-1846) was born in 1846 in Chichester.  He was buried on 3 May 1846 in Chichester.

George REED (1847- ) was baptised on 12 November 1847 in Chichester.

Sarah Fanny REED was baptised on 16 February 1851 in Chichester. Sarah was a schoolteacher. In 1871, she is at Training College, Ditchling Road in Steyning. By 1881, she is living at 15 North “Road” with her father and described as a schoolmistress. In 1891, she is living at North Road and described as a Headmistress of Public School. In 1901, she is living at 17 Northgate described as Schoolmistress. n 1909, she appears in Kelly’s Directory: Central, Northgate (infants), built in 1837, for 157 children; average attendance, about 147; Miss Sarah Fanny Reed, mistress. In 1911, she is living at 17 Orchard Street Chichester and described as Head Teacher for the County Council.

NOTE: The Central Girls’ School and Central Boys’ School were founded in 1812. The original boys’ school was in New Park Road and the girls’ school in Chapel Street. Today the Central CE Junior School (Aided), is at 7-11, Orchard Street where it has been since 1968.

Eliza and Louisa Reed. Louisa was and a milliner. She was in Chichester in 1851 and then appears in 1881 living at Brooks Cottage in Westbourne, Sussex on the same page as her older sister Eliza.

“The Royal Standard”, Littlehampton

I have been trying to find out whether the Reed/Adams connection may have been earlier than Elizabeth’s marriage to Charles Reed. Both surnames are fairly common in their areas of Hampshire/West Sussex, but they may not even have met until they were both in London and...

read more

From St Pancras, Chichester to St Pancras, London

Reed, Adams, Budden, Cheeseman, Folkit and variants.   Amy Elizabeth Reed married James Austin Lewcock, son of George and Lucy, in 1896. Although her parents married in Hoxton and she was born in Pancras in London, Amy’s roots were mainly in Hampshire and Sussex....

read more
John Reed (1811-1884)

John Reed (1811-1884)

Oldest child of John Reed and Ann FalkitJohn Reed was born in 1811 in Chichester, Sussex. He married Frances IFIELD on 1 January 1843 in Chichester. Frances, daughter of Charles IFIELD, was born in 1813 in Chichester. She died in 1867 in Chichester. John died in the...

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Reeds of Chichester

Amy's paternal great grandfather, John Reed, was born c1762. He married Mary Wilson by licence on the 27th July 1783 at St Andrew, Chichester, Sussex. The Deanery of Chichester Marriage Licence from 24 July 1783 states that John had been resident in the parish for...

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Frederick Reed ~ Hairdresser (1816-1896)

Second son of John REED and Ann FALKITFrederick REED, son of John REED and Ann FALKIT, was baptised on the 27th November 1816 in Chichester.He married Harriett who was born in 1816 (approx.). She died in 1877 in Chichester.Frederick was a hairdresser, and later a...

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Dawson “Foakett” (1753-1837)

Amy’s paternal great grandfather This surname is very difficult to research. I have kept the spelling of names as given in the parish registers and other sources.  According to his age at his death, Dawson was born in 1753. He married Mary Atkinson on 8th October 1783...

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Amy’s Maternal Roots

Amy’s mother, Elizabeth Adams, was the daughter of John Adams (1800-1885) and Anne Budden (1803-1878).Elizabeth was baptised on the 25th October 1829 in Chalton where her family was living in 1841, but her place of birth is given as Horndean in 1851, Blendworth in...

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Reeds of Chichester

St Andrew’s Oxmarket, Chichester

Amy’s paternal great grandfather, John Reed, was born c1762. He married Mary Wilson by licence on the 27th July 1783 at St Andrew, Chichester, Sussex.

The Deanery of Chichester Marriage Licence from 24 July 1783 states that John had been resident in the parish for several months and Mary for several years. Their ages were both given as 21 years. The sponsors were “JR & Samuel W of Chich, cutler” John’s occupation was given as a plumber and glazier.

John was buried on the 4th October 1799 at St Andrew, Chichester, Sussex.

John and Mary had the following children:

John Reed was baptised on the 17th November 1784 at St Andrew, Chichester, Sussex

Sarah  was baptised 23rd May 1788 at Saint Andrew, Chichester, Sussex.

James was baptised 6th April 1790 at St Andrew, Chichester, Sussex. He married Sarah Smith on the 2nd March 1813 at St Peter the Great, Chichester, Sussex. They had a son, Charles Reed who was born in 1816. He married Rhoda Johnson on the 18th July 1839 at St Martin, Chichester, Sussex. He died in 1842 in Chichester, Sussex.

Harriet  was baptised on the 8th June 1792 at St Andrew, Chichester, Sussex. She married William Cade. They had a daughter, Kate.

Charles was baptised on the 18h April 1794 at Saint Andrew, Chichester, Sussex. He married Ann Greenfield on the 28th September 1818 at Saint Peter the Great or Subdeanery of Chichester. They had a son, Edwin Charles, who was baptised on the 2nd February 1819, Chichester, Sussex when they were living in Tower Street at Greenpiers.

Mary  was baptised 27th January 1797, St Andrew, Chichester, Sussex.


Tailor’s Workshop van Brekelenkam c1660 Wikimedia Commons

John Reed (1784-1846)

Oldest son of John Reed and Mary Wilson and Amy’s paternal grandfather.
He married Ann Falkitt on 16 June 1810 at St Pancras, Chichester, Sussex. Ann was the eldest child of Dawson “Foakett” and Mary Atkinson.

John died of pulmonary consumption, certified, on 2nd October 1846 in Chichester and was buried on 6th October 1846 at St Peter’s in Chichester, Sussex. John was a journeyman tailor. He was living in West Street when he died.

Ann died of apoplexy paralysis, certified, and a second attack of apoplexy on 29th July 1856 in Chichester. Frederick Reed, her son, was present at the death. Ann was buried on 3rd August 1856 in St Bartholomew, Chichester, Sussex. She was a monthly nurse living in Westgate when she died.

Ann and John Reed had the following children:

John Reed ~ Tailor (1811-1884) was born in 1811 in Chichester, Sussex. 

Mary Reed (1813- )

Emma Reed (1815-1835)

Westgate, Chichester

Frederick Reed ~ Hairdresser (1816-1896)

Eliza Reed was baptised on 6th January 1819 in Chichester.

Julia Reed was baptised on 6th December 1820 in Chichester. Julia had a  baseborn child, William Cooper Reed, who was baptised on 31 January 1851.

Louisa Reed was baptised on 2nd March 1825 in Chichester. Louisa was a milliner. She was in Chichester in 1851 and then appears in 1881 living at Brooks Cottage in Westbourne, Sussex on the same page as her older sister Eliza.

Ann Reed was baptised on 8th December 1829 in Chichester.

William Reed (1823-1825)

Charles Reed (1833-1889) married Elizabeth Adams. They were the parents of Amy Elizabeth Reed.

 

 

“The Royal Standard”, Littlehampton

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John Reed (1811-1884)

John Reed (1811-1884)

Oldest child of John Reed and Ann FalkitJohn Reed was born in 1811 in Chichester, Sussex. He married Frances IFIELD on 1 January 1843 in Chichester. Frances, daughter of Charles IFIELD, was born in 1813 in Chichester. She died in 1867 in Chichester. John died in the...

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Reeds of Chichester

Amy's paternal great grandfather, John Reed, was born c1762. He married Mary Wilson by licence on the 27th July 1783 at St Andrew, Chichester, Sussex. The Deanery of Chichester Marriage Licence from 24 July 1783 states that John had been resident in the parish for...

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Frederick Reed ~ Hairdresser (1816-1896)

Second son of John REED and Ann FALKITFrederick REED, son of John REED and Ann FALKIT, was baptised on the 27th November 1816 in Chichester.He married Harriett who was born in 1816 (approx.). She died in 1877 in Chichester.Frederick was a hairdresser, and later a...

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Dawson “Foakett” (1753-1837)

Amy’s paternal great grandfather This surname is very difficult to research. I have kept the spelling of names as given in the parish registers and other sources.  According to his age at his death, Dawson was born in 1753. He married Mary Atkinson on 8th October 1783...

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Amy’s Maternal Roots

Amy’s mother, Elizabeth Adams, was the daughter of John Adams (1800-1885) and Anne Budden (1803-1878).Elizabeth was baptised on the 25th October 1829 in Chalton where her family was living in 1841, but her place of birth is given as Horndean in 1851, Blendworth in...

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Frederick Reed ~ Hairdresser (1816-1896)

St Richard of Chichester ~ Chichester Cathedral

Second son of John REED and Ann FALKIT

Frederick REED, son of John REED and Ann FALKIT, was baptised on the 27th November 1816 in Chichester.

He married Harriett who was born in 1816 (approx.). She died in 1877 in Chichester.

Frederick was a hairdresser, and later a tobacconist. It looks as though he may have moved to London after his wife died, to work with his younger brother, Charles.

In 1841 and 1851, he was living in West Street and by 1861 he was in South Street (West side). In 1871 he was still in South Street.

In 1881, he was with his brother Charles in St Pancras (London). In 1891, he was in a lodging house in Islington described as a retired tobacconist and his death was registered in 1896 in that area of London.

Harriett and Frederick REED had the following children:

Frederick REED was born in 1844 in Chichester. He was a draper’s assistant, living in Chichester in 1871 and Plumstead in 1881.

Louisa REED was baptised on 19 April 1846 in Chichester. She married James Fuller GAMMON in June 1871 in Chichester. She died in 1886 in Guildford, Surrey. James Fuller GAMMON was born in 1842 in Petersfield, Hampshire. Following the death of Louisa, he married Laura Teresa [Unknown] in 1888 (calculated). In 1881, they were living at No 54 & 55 North Street in Guildford. He was a draper. He died in June 1916 in Guildford. James Gammon and Louisa REED had the following children:

i. Alice Louisa GAMMON was born in 1872 in Reigate, Surrey.
ii. Nellie GAMMON was born in 1873 in Petersfield, Hampshire. She married Unknown MCCONNELL in 1904 and they had the   following children:

Alice Freda MCCONNELL (1906- ) was born in 1906 in Bedford.
Kathleen MCCONNELL (1908- ) was born in 1908 in Bedford.

iii. Annie GAMMON (1874- ) was born in 1874 in Petersfield.
iv. Harold GAMMON (1876- ) was born in 1876 in Petersfield.
v. Alfred GAMMON (1877- ) was born in 1877 in Petersfield.
vi. Frederick J GAMMON (1879- ) was born in 1879 in Petersfield.
vii. Arthur GAMMON (1880- ) was born in 1880 in Guildford.
viii. William GAMMON (1882- ) was born in 1882 in Guildford.
ix.  Elsie GAMMON (1886- ) was born in June 1886 in Guildford.

Emma REED was born in 1848 in Chichester. She was baptised on 7 May 1848 in Chichester. She married Robert Joslin BURTON who was born in 1845 in Dunmow, Essex. Robert was a grocer. Robert and Emma REED had the following children:

i. Edith Emma BURTON was born in 1873.
ii. Clara Maud BURTON was born in 1878 in Plumstead, Kent.
iii. Nellie Reed BURTON was born in 1880 in Plumstead, Kent.
iv. Charles R BURTON was born in 1882 in Plumstead. He married Martha who was born in 1886 in Greenwich, Kent. Martha and Charles R BURTON had the following children:

Lily BURTON (1910- ).  Lily was born in 1910 in Plumstead.

v. Sydney W BURTON was born in 1885 in Plumstead, Kent.
vi. Lily Emily BURTON was born in 1890 in Plumstead, Kent.
vii. Elsie Alice BURTON was born in 1891 in Plumstead, Kent.

Ellen REED was baptised on 15 June 1851 in Chichester.

Charles REED was baptised on 20 June 1858 in Chichester. He was a hosier and hatter (Gents) living in Plumstead in 1901.

“The Royal Standard”, Littlehampton

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John Reed (1811-1884)

John Reed (1811-1884)

Oldest child of John Reed and Ann FalkitJohn Reed was born in 1811 in Chichester, Sussex. He married Frances IFIELD on 1 January 1843 in Chichester. Frances, daughter of Charles IFIELD, was born in 1813 in Chichester. She died in 1867 in Chichester. John died in the...

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Frederick Reed ~ Hairdresser (1816-1896)

Second son of John REED and Ann FALKITFrederick REED, son of John REED and Ann FALKIT, was baptised on the 27th November 1816 in Chichester.He married Harriett who was born in 1816 (approx.). She died in 1877 in Chichester.Frederick was a hairdresser, and later a...

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Dawson “Foakett” (1753-1837)

Amy’s paternal great grandfather This surname is very difficult to research. I have kept the spelling of names as given in the parish registers and other sources.  According to his age at his death, Dawson was born in 1753. He married Mary Atkinson on 8th October 1783...

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Amy’s Maternal Roots

Amy’s mother, Elizabeth Adams, was the daughter of John Adams (1800-1885) and Anne Budden (1803-1878).Elizabeth was baptised on the 25th October 1829 in Chalton where her family was living in 1841, but her place of birth is given as Horndean in 1851, Blendworth in...

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Dawson “Foakett” (1753-1837)

Amy’s paternal great grandfather

This surname is very difficult to research. I have kept the spelling of names as given in the parish registers and other sources. 

According to his age at his death, Dawson was born in 1753. He married Mary Atkinson on 8th October 1783 in Holy Trinity, King’s Court, York, when his occupation was stated as a soldier in the 15th Regiment of Light Dragoons.

Mary was the daughter of William Atkinson, translator, and Mary Browne and was baptised on 14 January 1768 in Holy Trinity, King’s Court in York. Her parents had married on the 25th January 1767 in the same church.

Another descendant of Dawson has told me that he served in the regiment from 1770 to 1789.

With the way in which the regiment travelled around the country so much, it may be impossible to ever find out where Dawson came from, and moreover what the original surname was, without a trip to the National Archives to study the surviving documents for the regiment.

Tracking where the regiment went is partly possible through using old newspapers. From these, it appears that the regiment was in the Wimbledon area during 1770, after which they were sent to York, so he may have enlisted in either place. Not long after they married, the regiment must have set off for Norfolk.

On the 1st of November 1783, the Norfolk Chronicle reported that “On Monday a troop of the 15th regt. of Light Dragoons, commanded by Gen. ELLIOTT, marched into Lynn, for winter quarters, in order to assist the Revenue Officers against the smugglers, who are arrived to the most daring height ever remembered.

St Nicholas Blakeney FTF Places of Worship © tasdev

And on November 15th 1783, the Chronicle reported that “On Saturday night last the Excise Officers from Lynn, assisted by a party of Gen. ELLIOTT’s Light Dragoons, seized at Thornham 89 half-ankers of rum, geneva, and brandy, which they conveyed to the Excise Office there on Sunday morning. And on Wednesday evening the Excise Officers, assisted by the Dragoons as above, carried to the Excise Office there, 36 half-ankers of geneva which they seized the preceding night at Hunstanton.”

On December 13th 1783, “On Sunday last the Excise Officers, assisted by a party of Gen. ELLIOTT’s Light Dragoons, quartered in Lynn, seized at Hunstanton, 109 tubs of geneva, etc. which was secreted in the sands. They conveyed it safe to the Excise Office the same evening. And on Monday a party of the same regiment brought to the Excise Office there a cart and two horses with a small quantity of tea.”

The dragoons were active along the Norfolk coast between 1783 and 1785: “During this period, the regiment frequently furnished a number of detached parties along the coasts, to aid the officers of the revenue in the prevention of smuggling, which proved a particularly harassing service.“ Historical record of the fifteenth, or the king’s regiment of light dragoons. By Richard Cannon.

For more information on where the regiment were during Dawson’s time with them, see “On the trail of the regiment” (to come later) .

Extract from the parish register of St Nicholas, Blakeney for 1784.

Dawson and Mary’s first child was baptised Ann Folgate on the 31st of August, 1784 at St. Nicholas’s church in  Blakeney, Norfolk.

“Lord Harcourt’s Dragoons have the Sussex duty. Chichester is to be their headquarters.”
World – June 1789.

Dawson and Mary settled in Chichester where all their other children were baptised.

All Saints, Chichester

Louisa FALKITT (1790- ) was baptised on 26 October 1790 in All Saints, Chichester, Sussex. Her daughter was baptised as Julianna FAUCKETT on the 19th September 1808 at Saint Pancras, Chichester. She married James Hope BRUNTON on 14 June 1813 in Chichester by Licence. The witnesses were John and Ann Reed.

William FALGATE (1793- ) was baptised on 5 June 1793 in All Saints.

Samuel FOLKETT (1795-1879) was baptised on 14 June 1795 in All Saints. He was variously a constable, house agent and shoemaker. Samuel married Frances Ancell of Lavant on the 26th October 1812 at Saint Mary’s, Portsea and they had 12 children. Their eldest son, John was baptised in Chichester in 1815.

Samuel appeared in the census in 1841 in St Pancras, Chichester with his family.  He appeared in the census in 1851 lodging in High Street, Winchester, Hampshire listed as a married constable while Frances was in St Pancras. He was presumably only there for a short time, as the West Sussex Record Office lists a Letter from the Duke of Richmond’s tenants living in St. Pancras, Chichester, complaining about Samuel Folkett, dated 28th February 1852. In 1861 and 1871, he was still in St Pancras, though his children had mostly left the city by 1871. He was buried on 27 December 1879 in Chichester.

John FOLKET (1801-1804) was baptised on 29 July 1801 at St Peter the Great and was buried on 31 May 1804 in Chichester.

Robert FOLKET (1802- ) was baptised on 18 April 1804 at St Peter the Great, father transcribed as Tounsom Folket.

Infant FOLKET ( -1806) died in 1806.  He/she was buried on 31 December 1806 in Chichester.

Mary was buried on 2 February 1826 at St Peter the Great  and Dawson FORGET married Katherine FITZPATRICK on 20 April 1829 in the same church.

Dawson and Catherine had one child:

Edward FOCKITT (1828- ) was baptised on 2 September 1828 in St Peter the Great. His parents were living in Somerstown and Dawson was a labourer.

The workhouse chapel, Broyle Road

Dawson FOLGAT died of decay of nature on 22 September 1837 in Chichester, Sussex. The informant was John Reed, tailor, son-in-law, of West Street. The Registrar was James CHEESMAN. His occupation then was given as a publican. He was buried on 27 September 1837 from the Poor House, according to the parish register for St Peter the Great.

Edward was living opposite the barracks next to Summersdale in Chichester with his mother and her new husband, John Eames, on the 6th June 1841. The next building listed is Old Broyle Farm. Catherine and John had been married on the 9th May 1841 at St Marys, Portsea. Catherine and John were living at New Broyle, Chichester in 1851, but Edward does not appear there with them.

An Emma FALKETT born in 1780 was buried at St Pancras in Chichester on 20th January 1822. I have found no connection with the rest of the family …… of course, she could even be a child by a former marriage.

A Mary FALKETT (-1797) was buried on 5 December 1797 at All Saints, Chichester. No age is given. I haven’t found any references yet for her baptism, so where she was born is a mystery, maybe in the 6 year gap between Ann being baptised in Norfolk and Louisa in Chichester – if of course she is actually one of their children!!

Their oldest daughter, Ann, married John Reed in Chichester.  See John Reed (1762-1799).

 

“The Royal Standard”, Littlehampton

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John Reed (1811-1884)

John Reed (1811-1884)

Oldest child of John Reed and Ann FalkitJohn Reed was born in 1811 in Chichester, Sussex. He married Frances IFIELD on 1 January 1843 in Chichester. Frances, daughter of Charles IFIELD, was born in 1813 in Chichester. She died in 1867 in Chichester. John died in the...

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Frederick Reed ~ Hairdresser (1816-1896)

Second son of John REED and Ann FALKITFrederick REED, son of John REED and Ann FALKIT, was baptised on the 27th November 1816 in Chichester.He married Harriett who was born in 1816 (approx.). She died in 1877 in Chichester.Frederick was a hairdresser, and later a...

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Dawson “Foakett” (1753-1837)

Amy’s paternal great grandfather This surname is very difficult to research. I have kept the spelling of names as given in the parish registers and other sources.  According to his age at his death, Dawson was born in 1753. He married Mary Atkinson on 8th October 1783...

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Amy’s Maternal Roots

Amy’s mother, Elizabeth Adams, was the daughter of John Adams (1800-1885) and Anne Budden (1803-1878).Elizabeth was baptised on the 25th October 1829 in Chalton where her family was living in 1841, but her place of birth is given as Horndean in 1851, Blendworth in...

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