Hemsley ~ Second Generation

    Issue of William Hemsley and Elizabeth  
1.   Henry HEMSLEY
Bap 7 Mar 1803 at Slaugham, Sussex, England (ref IGI).
No relevant census records found.
There is another Henry Hemsley bap 23 Oct 1803 at Rotherfield, Sussex, son of Thomas Hemsley and Sarah Shoesmith, who went on to marry Sarah Botting and have 10 daughters.
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2.   Fanny HEMSLEY
Bap 13 May 1804 at Slaugham, Sussex, England (ref IGI).

1841 census not found.

Ref 1851 census. Kent, England. Parish of Speldhurst. Town of Tunbridge Wells. Address: London House, near Parade, Tunbridge Wells. Business of 26 people.
Fanny Hemsley. Asst. Un. Age 38. Assistant Saleswoman. Born Sussex, Slaugham.
Fanny Hemsley. App. Un. Age 13. App to Milliner. Born Kent, Blackheath.
[both incorrectly indexed as Hamsley]
(the elder Fanny was actually 47, the younger one her niece.)
[Together with other relatives working in the business as follows from the Edwards family (see Edwards tree):
Charles Edwards, Charles Lapworth, Jane Lapworth.]

Ref 1861 census. Kent, England. Parish of Frant. Town of Tunbridge Wells. Address: No 2 Birling Place, Frant.
Residing with John and Ann Hollamby:
Fanny Hemsley. Lodger. Un. Age 55. Milliner. Born Sussex, Slaugham.
[name incorrectly indexed as Hunsley, and town as Haugham]

Ref 1871 census. Kent, England. Civil Parish of Tonbridge. Town of Tunbridge Wells. Address: 60 Goods Station Rd, Tunbridge Wells.
Residing with Alfred and Julia Morgan and family:
Fanny Hemsley. Lodger. Unm. Age 60. Milliner. Born Sussex [crossed out], Kent, Langton.

No further census records found for Fanny. There is a death reg Jun qtr 1871 of Fanny Hemsley age 65 at Tunbridge, Kent (ref FreeBMD).
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3.   William HEMSLEY
Bap 10 Oct 1805 at Slaugham, Sussex, England (ref IGI).

Marr 6 Oct 1828 at Saint Thomas, Lewes, Sussex to Eliza WELLER (ref IGI and fmp). Eliza's surname appears in each of the registered births of the children. Eliza was born c1810 at Maresfield, Sussex (ref 1851 census).

Ref 1841 census. Sussex, England. Parish of St John Under the Castle. Borough of Lewes. Address: Green Wall, Lewes.
Together with children Fanny (12), Charles (8), Mary (6), Ellen (4), Louisa (2):
William Hemsley. Age 35. Labourer. Born in Sussex.
Eliza Hemsley. Age 30. Born in Sussex.

Death reg of William Hemsley Jun qtr 1848 at Lewes etc district age 42 (ref GRO Index). No probate found. The last child, Alice, was illegitimate.

Ref 1851 census. Sussex, England. Parish of St John Under the Castle, Lewes. Address: Spring Gardens, Lewes.
Together with children Charles (18), Mary (16), Ellen (14), Louisa (12), Maria (9), Caroline (4), Harriett (2):
Eliza Hemsley. Head. Widow. Age 41. Widow of a late Bargemaster. Born Sussex, Maresfield.

Ref 1861 census. Sussex, England. Civil Parish of Lewes St John Under The Castle. Address: Spring Gardens, Lewes.
Together with children Ellen (24), Caroline (14), Harriett (12), Alice (10):
Eliza Hemsley. Head. W. Age 52. Dress Maker. Born Sussex, Maresfield.

Ref 1871 census. Sussex, England. Civil Parish of St John Under the Castle. Town of Lewes. Address: 16 North St, Lewes.
Eliza Hemsley. Head. W. Age 63. Dress Maker. Born Sussex, Maresfield.
Harriett Hemsley. Daur. Unm. Age 22. Dress Maker. Born Sussex, Lewes.

Ref 1881 census. London, England. Civil Parish of St George. Address: 20t Peabody B, London.
Annie M. Clegg. Head. Widow. Age 38. Army Tailoress. Born Sussex, Lewes.
Florance G. Clegg. Dau. Age 2. Born Middlesex.
Eliza Hemsley. Mother. Widow. Age 71. Housekeeper. Born Sussex, Mansfield.
(This is her child number 7.)

Ref 1891 census. London, England. Civil Parish of Hackney. Address: 61 Harrowgate Rd, Hackney, London.
Edward G Snare. Head. M. Age 40. General Agent. Born Suffolk, Brandon.
Caroline Snare. Wife. M. Age 45. Schoolmistress. Born Sussex, Lewes.
Eliza Hemsley. Mother. Widow. Age 81. Born Sussex, Maresfield.
(This is her child number 8.)

Eliza's death reg Mar qtr 1895 at Wandsworth dist aged 85 (ref FreeBMD).
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    Children of William and Eliza:  
  1. Fanny HEMSLEY born c1829 at Forest Row, Sussex  
  2. Eliza HEMSLEY bap 1831 at East Grinstead, Sussex  
  3. Charles William HEMSLEY bap 1832 at East Grinstead, Sussex  
  4. Mary HEMSLEY bap 1835 at Ringmer, Sussex  
  5. Ellen HEMSLEY bap 1836 at Ringmer, Sussex  
  6. Louisa HEMSLEY born 1838 at Ringmer, Sussex  
  7. Sarah Ann HEMSLEY born 1840 at Ringmer, Sussex  
  8. Anna Maria HEMSLEY born 1842 at Lewes, Sussex  
  9. Agnes HEMSLEY born 1844 at Lewes, Sussex  
  10. Caroline HEMSLEY born 1846 at Lewes, Sussex  
  11. Harriett HEMSLEY born 1848 at Lewes, Sussex  
    Child of Eliza and unknown:  
  12. Alice Isabel HEMSLEY born 1851 at Lewes, Sussex
 
4.   Elizabeth HEMSLEY
Bap 9 Oct 1807 at Slaugham, Sussex, England (ref IGI).

Following reference presumed to apply although the age is wrong:
Ref 1841 census. Sussex, England. Parish of East Grinstead. Address: Forest Row Green, East Grinstead.
Together with her mother, and brothers Joseph and Thomas:
Elizabeth Hemsly. Age 22. Born Sussex.

Ref 1851 census.Sussex, England. Parish of East Grinstead. Ecclesiastical district of Forest Row. Address: Lewes Road, East Grinstead.
Together with her mother, and brothers Joseph and Thomas:
Elizabeth Hemsly. Dau. U. Age 38. House Servant. Born Sussex, Slaugham.
[incorrectly indexed as Hanghan]

Ref 1861 census. Sussex, England. Civil Parish of and Ecclesiastical District of East Grinstead. Address: Cuttons Hill, East Grinstead.
Together with her brother Thomas:
Elizabeth Hemsley. Sister. Un. Age 51. House Keeper. Born Sussex, Slaugham.

Ref 1871 census. Sussex, England. Civil Parish of East Grinstead. Ecclesiastical District of Forest Row. Address: Bower, East Grinstead.
Together with her brother Thomas and his family:
Elizabeth Hemsley. Sister. Age 63. Born Sussex, Slaugham.
[all incorrectly indexed as Homsley]

Not found in later census records.
Possible death reg Mar qtr 1876 at East Grinstead dist aged 75 (ref FreeBMD).
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5.   Mary HEMSLEY
Bap 26 Nov 1809 at Slaugham, Sussex, England (ref IGI).
Not found in census records.
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6.   Rebecca HEMSLEY
Bap of Rebekah [sic] Hemsley 1 Mar 1812 at Slaugham, Sussex, England, dau of William & Elizabeth (ref IGI & Ancestry).
In other documents her name was spelt Rebecca, the more usual way.

Marr (1) 19 Oct 1835 at St Michael, Lewes, Sussex to John WOODHAMS (ref fmp Parish Marriages and Ancestry Select Marriages).
There is a death register of John Woodhams Dec qtr 1840 at East Grinstead dist age 33 (ref GRO with incorrect district of Eastbourne; it is East Grinstead in FreeBMD). Presumably this was a late registration of his death; his burial is not found.

Marr (2) Sep qtr 1840 at East Grinstead, Sussex of Rebecca Woodhams to John SPENCER (ref FreeBMD); the marriage was 12 Aug 1840 at East Grinstead; Rebecca was daughter of William Hemsley (ref Ancestry Select Marriages). John was born c1814 (ref death).

Ref 1841 census. Sussex, England. Parish of East Grinstead. Address: Forest Row Green. (Next door to her mother and siblings.)
John Spencer. Age 25. Shoemaker. Born in Sussex.
Rebecca Spencer. Age 20 [sic]. Born in Sussex.

Ref 1851 census. Sussex, England. Parish of East Grinstead. Registration dist of East Grinstead. Address: Forest Row Green.
John Spenser [sic]. Head. Mar. Age 36. Cordwainer. Born Sussex East Grinstead.
Rebecca Spenser [sic]. Mar. Age 38. Born Sussex Ringmer.

Death reg of John Spencer Sep qtr 1859 at East Grinstead dist, Sussex age 45 (ref GRO Index).

Ref 1861 census. Sussex, England. Civil Parish of East Grinstead. Registration dist of East Grinstead. Address: Forest Row Green.
Rebecca Spencer. Head. Wid. Age 40. Shoe Binder. Born Sussex Slaugham.

Death reg of Rebecca Spencer Mar qtr 1867 at East Grinstead dist age 56 (ref FreeBMD).
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    Child of Rebecca and John Spencer:  
  1. Charles SPENCER born 1842 at East Grinstead, Sussex
 
7.   Charles HEMSLEY
Bap 23 Jan 1814 at Slaugham, Sussex, England (ref IGI).

Charles had an aunt Fanny HEMSLEY born in Sussex (ref 1841 and 1851 census).

Married 28 Jun 1836 in St Brides, Fleet Street, London, to Charlotte EDWARDS (ref IGI). Charles was a bachelor of the parish and Charlotte was a spinster of the parish; witnesses were James E Good and Sarah Good (ref Ancestry London Marriages). Charlotte was born 21 Dec 1805; bap 3 Feb 1806 at St George Hanover Square, Westminster, Charlotte, dau of William & Maria Edwards (ref Ancestry London BMB 1538-1812).

See EDWARDS family tree for further information.

Ref 1841 census. Kent, England. Borough of Greenwich. Address: Blackheath Hill, Greenwich.
Charles Hemsley. Age 37. Grocer. Not born in Kent. [His age was about 27 based on baptism.]
Charlotte Hemsley. Age 30. Not born in Kent.
Fanny Hemsley. Age 4. Born in Kent.
Charles Hemsley. Age 3. Born in Kent.
William Hemsley. Age 1. Born in Kent.
Fanny Hemsley. Age 64. Ind. Not born in Kent.

Charles died 2 Aug 1843 at Blackheath Hill, Greenwich, England, aged 29 (ref death cert).

Ref 1851 census. Kent, England. Parish of Greenwich. Address: 15 Blackheath Hill, Greenwich.
Together with children Charles (12), Charlotte H (9), aunt Fanny Hemsley (73), and 2 servants:
Charlotte Hemsley. Head. Widow. Age 44. Grocer & Cheesemonger. Born Middlesex, London.

Charlotte died 26 Aug 1857 at Blackheath Hill, Greenwich, England, aged 52 years (ref death cert).
Emily Edwards (her sister in law, wife of brother Henry) was present at her death, living at 24 George Street Greenwich.

FROM WHOM ELIZABETH SHADE NEE GRIERSON IS DESCENDED.
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    Children:  
  1. Fanny HEMSLEY bap 1837 at Greenwich, Kent  
  2. Charles HEMSLEY bap 1838 at Greenwich, Kent  
  3. William Frederick HEMSLEY born 1840 at Greenwich, Kent  
  4. Charlotte Helen HEMSLEY born 1841 at Greenwich, Kent  
  5. Henry HEMSLEY born 1843 at Greenwich, Kent
 
8.   John HEMSLEY
Bap 5 Nov 1815 at Slaugham, Sussex, England (ref IGI).

Marr reg Mar qtr 1849 at E. Grinstead district, Sussex, between John Hemsley and Jane JEAL (ref FreeBMD). She was dau of John Jeal and Elizabeth, bap 14 Aug 1814 at Worth, Sussex (ref IGI).

Ref 1851 census. Sussex, England. Parish of East Grinstead. Ecclesiastical district of Forest Row. Address: East Grinstead.
Together with dau Frances (1 mo):
John Hemsley. Head. Mar. Age 36. Game Keeper. Born Sussex, Slaugham.
Jane Hemsley. Wife. Mar. Age 37. Born Sussex, Worth.
[All incorrectly indexed as Hansey]
[Next door to his mother Elizabeth]


Ref 1861 census. Sussex, England. Civil Parish of East Grinstead. Ecclesiastical Parish of Forest Row. Address: Cottages, East Grinstead.
Together with children Jane (10), John (8) and a boarder:
John Hemsley. Head. Age 46. Game Keeper. Born Sussex, Slaugham.
Jane Hemsley. Wife. Age 46. Born Sussex, Worth.

Jane presumably died between 1861 and 1871.

Ref 1871 census. Sussex, England. Civil Parish of East Grinstead. Town of Forest Row. Address: Forest Row St, East Grinstead.
John Hemsley. Head. Widr. Age 56. Domestic Servant. Born Sussex.

Ref 1881 census. Sussex, England. Civil Parish of East Grinstead. Registration district of East Grinstead. Address: Well's Cottages, East Grinstead.
John Hemsley. Widd. Age 67. Gardener. Born Sussex, Slapham.

John's death reg Dec qtr 1890 at E. Grinstead dist aged 76 (ref FreeBMD).

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    Children:  
  1. Frances Jane HEMSLEY born 1850 at East Grinstead, Sussex  
  2. John HEMSLEY born c1853 at East Grinstead, Sussex
 
9.   Sarah HEMSLEY
Bap 28 Jun 1818 at Ringmer, Sussex, England (ref IGI).
No definite information found.
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10.   George HEMSLEY
Bap 29 Mar 1820 at Ringmer, Sussex, England (ref IGI).
Census records not found.
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11.   Joseph HEMSLEY
Bap 7 Apr 1822 at Ringmer, Sussex, England (ref IGI).

Ref 1841 census. Sussex, England. Parish of East Grinstead. Address: Forest Row Green, East Grinstead.
Together with his mother and siblings Elizabeth and Thomas:
Joseph Hemsly. Age 19. Born Sussex.
[index incorrectly has 12.]

Ref 1851 census.Sussex, England. Parish of East Grinstead. Ecclesiastical district of Forest Row. Address: Lewes Road, East Grinstead.
Together with his mother and siblings Elizabeth and Thomas:
Joseph Hemsly. Son. U. Age 28. Game Keeper. Born Sussex, Ringmer.

Married Elizabeth, surname unknown. She was born c1826 at Crickfield, Sussex (ref census).

Ref 1861 census. Sussex, England. Civil Parish of East Grinstead. Ecclesiastical District of Forest Row. Address: Forest Row St, East Grinstead.
Together with children William (4), Elizabeth (2), Fanny (6 mo):
Joseph Hemsley. Head. Mar. Age 38. Gardener. Born Sussex, Ringmer.
Elizabeth Hemsley. Wife. Marr. Age 36. Born Sussex, Crickfield.

Ref 1871 census. Sussex, England. Civil Parish of East Grinstead. Ecclesiastical District of Forest Row. Address: Hammerwood New Cottage, East Grinstead.
Together with children William (14), Fanny (10), Eliza (6), Thomas (5):
Joseph Hemsley. Head. Mar. Age 49. Game Keeper. Born Sussex, Ringmer.
Elizabeth Hemsley. Wife. Mar. Age 40. Born Sussex, Crickfield.

Ref 1881 census. Sussex, England. Civil Parish of East Grinstead. Address: Bramblehurst Keepers Cottage, Wall Hill, East Grinstead.
Together with children Elizabeth (22), Fanny (20), Thomas (16):
Joseph Hemsley. Head. Mar. Age 60. Game Keeper. Born Ringmer, Sussex.
Elizabeth Hemsley. Wife. Mar. Age 55. Born Handcross, Sussex.
Fredrick Hemsley. Grandson. 11 months. Born Groombridge, Kent. [actually in East Sussex]. [his parents not identified yet]
His birth probably the one reg Jun qtr 1880 at Uckfield dist (ref FreeBMD).

Ref 1891 census. Sussex, England. Civil Parish of East Grinstead. Ecclesiastical parish of Forest Row. Address: Yewhurst Cottage.
Joseph Hemsley. Head. M. Age 71. Gamekeeper. Born Sussex, Ringmer.
Elizabeth Hemsley. Wife. M. Age 65. Born Sussex, Cuckfield.
Fredrick Hemsley. Grandson. S. Age 10. Born Sussex, Groombridge. [his parents not identified yet]
[incorrectly indexed as Hunsley]

Ref 1901 census. Sussex, England. Civil parish of Forest Row. Registration District of East Grinstead. Address: 2 Tanyard Hills Cottages, Ashurstwood, Forest Row.
Elizabeth Hemsley. Head. Widow. Age 75. Born Cuckfield, Sussex.
Frederick Hemsley. Grand Son. Age 20. Tin Plate Worker. Born Groombridge Sussex. [his parents not identified yet]

Ref 1911 census. Sussex, England. Parish of East Grinstead. Registration district of East Grinstead. Address: 16 Wellington Town Road E Grinstead.
Elizabeth Hemsley. Head. Widow. Age 85. Occupation none. Born Cuckfield, Sussex. Married 59 years. Children 5 born 5 alive none dead.
Fanny Hemsley. Dau. Age 50. Cook Domestic. Born Forest Row Sussex.
Fredrick Hemsley. Grandson. Age 30. Gas Fitter. Born Groombridge Sussex. [his parents not identified yet]

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    Children:  
  1. William HEMSLEY born 1857 at Forest Row, Sussex  
  2. Elizabeth HEMSLEY born 1858 at Forest Row, Sussex  
  3. Fanny HEMSLEY born 1860 at Forest Row, Sussex  
  4. Eliza HEMSLEY born 1864 at Forest Row, Sussex  
  5. Thomas HEMSLEY born 1866 at Forest Row, Sussex
 
12.   Maria HEMSLEY
Bap 14 Mar 1824 at Ringmer, Sussex, England (ref IGI).
Census records not found.
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13.   Thomas HEMSLEY
Bap 8 Feb 1827 at Ringmer, Sussex, England (ref IGI).

Ref 1841 census. Sussex, England. Parish of East Grinstead. Address: Forest Row Green, East Grinstead.
Together with his mother and siblings Elizabeth and Joseph:
Thomas Hemsly. Age 14. Born Sussex.

Ref 1851 census.Sussex, England. Parish of East Grinstead. Ecclesiastical district of Forest Row. Address: Lewes Road, East Grinstead.
Together with his mother and siblings Elizabeth and Joseph:
Thomas Hemsly. Son. U. Age 24. Game Keeper. Born Sussex, Ringmer.

Ref 1861 census. Sussex, England. Civil Parish of and Ecclesiastical District of East Grinstead. Address: Cuttons Hill, East Grinstead.
Together with his sister Elizabeth:
Thomas Hemsley. Head. Un. Age 32. Gardener, Domestic Servant. Born Sussex, Ringmer.

Married Jun qtr 1866 at East Grinstead dist to Mary Ann Elizabeth HALLIDAY (ref FreeBMD which has Mary A E Holliday with incorrect reference (2b 187instead of 2b 197). Her birth reg as Mary Ann Elizabeth Halliday Jun qtr 1842 at Upton upon Severn dist which includes Powick, Worcestershire (ref FreeBMD).

Ref 1871 census. Sussex, England. Civil Parish of East Grinstead. Ecclesiastical District of Forest Row. Address: Bower, East Grinstead.
Together with children George (4), Henry (2) and sister Elizabeth (63):
Thomas Hemsley. Head. Mar. Age 44. Gardener. Born Sussex, Ringmer.
Mary Hemsley. Wife. Mar. Age 29. Born Worcester.
[all incorrectly indexed as Homsley]

Ref 1881 census. Sussex, England. Civil Parish of East Grinstead. Address: Chapel Lane, East Grinstead.
Together with sons Henry (12), William (9), Frank (5), Frederick (3), Edward (1):
Thomas Hemsley. Head. Mar. Age 56. General Labourer. Born Sussex, Ringmer.
Mary Ann Hemsley. Wife. Mar. Age 38. Born Worcestershire, Berwick.

Thomas died between 1881 and 1891.

Ref 1891 census. Sussex, England. Civil Parish of East Grinstead. Address: Tomsetts Bank, East Grinstead.
Together with sons Henry (22), William (19), Frank (15), Fredrick (13), Edward (11), Ernest (9):
Mary Hemsley. Head. Widow. Age 48. Born Broick, Worcestershire.

Ref 1901 census. Sussex, England. Civil parish of Forest Row. Address: Tomsetts Bank, Forest Row.
Together with sons Henry (32), Frederick (23), Edward (21):
Mary Hemsley. Head. Wid. Age 58. Born Worchestershire, Powick.

Mary's death reg Jun qtr 1909 at E. Grinstead dist aged 67 (ref FreeBMD).

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    Children:  
  1. George HEMSLEY born 1867 at Forest Row, Sussex  
  2. Henry HEMSLEY born 1868 at Forest Row, Sussex  
  3. Jane Elizabeth HEMSLEY born 1870 at Forest Row, Sussex  
  4. William Edward HEMSLEY born 1872 at Forest Row, Sussex  
  5. Alfred HEMSLEY born 1873 at Forest Row, Sussex  
  6. Frank HEMSLEY born 1875 at Forest Row, Sussex  
  7. Frederick HEMSLEY born 1877 at Forest Row, Sussex  
  8. Edward HEMSLEY born 1879 at Forest Row, Sussex  
  9. Ernest HEMSLEY born 1882 at Forest Row, Sussex  



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