Family History


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DEBORAH BENNETT

Born: 1762 Binsted

Married: 1791 Lancing Thomas Winton

Died: 1845 Lancing

 

Jane was baptised:7/9/1762 Binsted near Arundel the daughter of Thomas Bennett and Jane Allen.. I have no conclusive evidence that the Deborah who married Thomas Winton was the same Deborah born to Thomas and Jane Bennett. Searches made of neighbouring parish registers have thrown up no other Deborah, which was quite an unusual name for the time. The date of Deborahís baptism in Binsted corresponds with the age given for Deborah when she died. Thomas and Janeís son Thomas marries in nearby Steyning in 1798 and is given as a servingman from Tortington, which is the neighbouring village from Binsted, and there was considerable movement between the two. Did Deborah or Thomas move along the coast first?

At her marriage on 6 March 1791 in St James the Less Lancing both she and Thomas. Winton made their marks. It was witnessed by John Loughton and James Hollingdale. Hollingdales became a long standing Lancing family. This might have been the James Hollingdale who married Ann Burchell in 1776 and had nine children.

Deborah appears in her own right in the parishís poor relief accounts in 1826. On 20 February she received 4 weeks pay totalling 8s, and the same amount 20 march. However a week later she receives 2s relief, and 8s relief for the month of April.

20/3/1826 4 weeks pay 8s, however in may to September when it ends this is described as pay again. I am not sure if this was just relief, perhaps Thomas was working away? Or whether Deborah was employed as was sometimes the custom before the poor law reform of 1834, possibly for knitting or nursing.

A Welsh connection! Mary Annís husband who she married in New Shoreham on 17 February 1809 was from Llanidloes in Montgomeryshire. Was he in the army or militia stationed on the Sussex coast and did Mary Ann go back to Wales with him?

Deborah died on 1 May 1845 cause of death decay of nature, not certified.. . She was buried 05 May 1845, Saint James The Less Church, Lancing, Sussex. The next entry on the burial register after Deborahís is for Frances Dorothea Carr, connected to the Carr-Lloyds who became Lords of the Manor of Lancing and lived some of the time in Lancing Manor. In death the poor and rich rub shoulders. And wealth was no guarantee of a long life, Frances was 63 and Deborah 82.

A Welsh connection! Mary Annís husband who she married in New Shoreham on 17 February 1809 was from Llanidloes in Montgomeryshire. Was he in the army or militia stationed on the Sussex coast and did Mary Ann go back to Wales with him?

 

Children: Mary Ann Winton born 1791 Lancing married 1809 Price (Pryce) Edwards

Jane Winton born 1793 died 1819 married 1814 Peter Nottingham