Family History


My gt-gt-gt grandmother was Elizabeth Challen born in Terwick who married Moses Bennett butcher in Midhurst. So far here are her parents and siblings. This is not complete. If you have any amendments or additions please e-mail Martis1@hotmail.co.uk

HENRY CHALLEN

Buried: 24/5/1795. Occupation: labourer or 16/9/1815 aged 78 (born abt 1737)

Married 12/10/1769 Terwick

Spouse: Martha Upfold

Buried: 29/7/1830 Terwick aged 82 from Rogate (born 1748)

Children: Martha Challen b. 1770 Terwick

Henry Challen b 1773 Terwick

William Challen b 1775 Terwick

John Challen b 1778 Terwick

Stephen Challen b 1780 Terwick

Robert Challen b 1782 Terwick

Elizabeth Challen b 1784 terwick

George Challen b 1787 Terwick

Peter Challen b 1790 Terwick

Mary Challen b 1795 Terwick

Note: three possible births for Henry - Henry Challen 25/6/1737 Stedham Henry & Mary, 3/5/1740 Stedham John & Mary, 19/6/1741 Easebourne Eli} I/8/1772 Martha Challen witnessed marriage of John Challen to Ann Grant in Terwick. However I can find no Challen parents who had sons Henry and John

MARTHA CHALLEN

Born: 1770 Terwick

Father: Henry Challen

Mother: Martha Upfill

Baptised; 18/11/1770 Terwick

HENRY CHALLEN

Born: 1773 Terwick

Father: Henry Challen

Mother: Martha Upfill

Baptised: 4/4/1773 Terwick

WILLIAM CHALLEN

Born: 1775 Terwick

Father: Henry Challen

Mother: Martha Upfill

Baptised: 14/5/1775 Terwick

Married: 1/10/1795 Iping (see Note 1)

Spouse; Sarah Randal

Baptised: Possibly 15/2/1778 Chithurst daughter of John & Hannah

Died : 1852 Farnborough district

Children: Mary Challen b 26/4/1800 Iping bapt 25/5/1800

William Challen b 23/3/1802 Iping bapt 4/4/1802

Martha Challen b 8/3/1808 Iping bapt 20/3/1808

Mary Ann Challen b 1813 Iping (bapt 29/8/1813) (see Note 2)

1841 census: lodging with daughter & son-in-law James Lane, Headley, Hants

1851 census: lodging with daughter & son-in-law James James, farmer, Headley, Hants

Note 1: Witnessed by Ann Randall and William Collins

Note 2: Mary Ann Challen m 11/2/1834 Iping James Jones born 1808 Lurgashall.. Children: David Jones b 1838 Hedley, Jane Jones b 1840 hedley, Sarah Jones b 1842

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JOHN CHALLEN

Born: 1778 Terwick

Father: Henry Challen

Mother: Martha Upfill

Baptised: 29/3/1778 Terwick

Married: Possibly 26/12/1811 Midhurst Mary Chorley. He from Cocking. Witnessed A Chorley, Mary banks

STEPHEN CHALLEN

Born: 1780 Terwick

Father: Henry Challen

Mother: Martha Upfill

Baptised; 16/4/1780 Terwick

Buried: 12/2/1806 Terwick aged 25

ROBERT CHALLEN

Born; 1782 Terwick

Father: Henry Challen

Mother: Martha Upfill

Baptised: 5/5/1782 Terwick

ELIZABETH CHALLEN

Born: 1784 Terwick

Father: Henry Challen

Mother: Martha Upfill(

Baptised: 26/12/1784 ) Terwick

Married: Midhurst

Spouse: Moses Bennett

GEORGE CHALLEN

Born: 1787 Terwick

Father: Henry Challen

Mother: Martha Upfill

Baptised: 8/7/1787

Married: 30/5/1808 Trotton

Spouse: Frances Ayling

Children: Mary Challen bapt 23/6/1811 Rogate

William bapt 4/5/1817 Rogate

PETER CHALLEN

Born; 1790 Terwick

Father: Henry Challen

Mother; Martha Upfill

Baptised; 25/4/1790 Terwick

MARY CHALLEN

Born: 1795 Terwick

Father: Henry Challen

Mother: Martha Upfill

Baptised; 8/11/1795 Terwick

Married; Probably 24/8/1816 Midhurst Henry Simmonds witnessed William Timberley, William Hounsome

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WILLIAM CHALLEN

Born: 1775 Terwick

Father: Henry Challen

Mother: Martha Upfill

Baptised: 14/5/1775 Terwick

Married: 1/10/1795 Iping (see Note 1)

Spouse; Sarah Randal

Baptised: Possibly 15/2/1778 Chithurst daughter of John & Hannah

Died : 1852 Farnborough district

Children: Mary Challen b 26/4/1800 Iping bapt 25/5/1800

William Challen b 23/3/1802 Iping bapt 4/4/1802

Martha Challen b 8/3/1808 Iping bapt 20/3/1808

Mary Ann Challen b 1813 Iping (bapt 29/8/1813) (see Note 2)

1841 census: lodging with daughter & son-in-law James James, Headley, Hants

1851 census: lodging with daughter & son-in-law James James, farmer, Headley, Hants

Note 1: Witnessed by Ann Randall and William Collins

Note 2: Mary Ann Challen m 11/2/1834 Iping James Jamesborn 1808 Lurgashall.. Children: David Jones b 1838 Hedley, Jane Jones b 1840 hedley, Sarah Jones b 1842

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MARY CHALLEN

Born: 26/4/1800 Iping

Father: William Challen

Mother: : Sarah Randall

Baptised: 25/5/1800

WILLIAM CHALLEN

Born: 23/3/1802 Iping

Father: William Challen

Mother: Sarah Randall

Baptised: 4/4/1802 Iping

1841 census: Possibly living MidLavent with wife Jane aged 50. Occupation: carpenter

MARTHA CHALLEN

BOEN: 8/3/1808 Iping

Father: William Challen

Mother: Sarah randall

Baptised: 20/3/1808

MARY ANN CHALLEN

Born: 1813 Iping

Father: William Challen

Mother: Sarah Randall

Died: 1875

Married: 11/12/1834 Iping

Spouse: James James

Baptised: 10/4/1807 Lurgasall

Parents: Edmund & Sarah James

Died: 1865 Fareham district

Married: 1871

Spouse; Andrew Snelling

Born: 1838

Children: David James b 1838 Hedley (see Note 1)

Jane James b 1840 Hedley (see Note 2)

Sarah james b 1842 Hedley (see Note 3)

Hannah James b 1853 Hedley (see Note 4)

James James b 1855 Hedley (see Note 5)

Elizabeth James b 1860 Thursley, Surrey (see Note 6)

1861 census: Highfield House, Thursley, Surrey. James a farmer of 105 acres employing one man. With them Mary keen, 15, nurse and Arthur Snelling 17 and William Snelling 15 carters

1871 census: Mary and Andrew Snelling living Hockham, Thursley. Andrew a labourer

Note 1: David james died 1911 Petersfield district 1861 census: at home, farmer¡¯s son

1871 census: lodging with the Cooper family Greatham, Hants. Occupation labourer

1881 census: lodging with Noah & Mary Adams, greatham, Hants

1891 census: Lodiging with Joseph Cooper. Sandpit Cottages, Greatham

1901 census: lodging with mary Cooper widow, Sandpit Cottages, greatham

Note 2: Jane James died 1877 m 1864 Charles Keen. Children: Edwin Keen, Mary Keen

1881 census: Edwin Keen living with grandparents John & Elizabeth Keen and Mary Keen 5

1891 Edward Keen Shottermill, Frensham

1901 Ridgeway, Elstead, Surrey with father and stepmother Susannah 60 and Mary A Keen sister. Charles a farmer, Edwin a coach painter

Note 3: Sarah James

1871 census: Residing Amberley Farm, Witley, Surrey with aunt and uncle William & Ann Chalcroft

1881 census. Residing Amberley Farm, Witley, Surrey. Housekeeper to aunt and uncle William & Ann Chaldcroft

1891 census: living with Hannah Booker, living off own means

1901 census: living with sister Elizabeth Ruddle, living off own means

Note 4: Hannah James m 1878 Harry A Booker b 1833 Frensham. Children: Evelyn Booker b 1886 Frensham, Ethel Booker b 1888 Frensham, Alice Booker b 1890 Frensham

1871 census: servant to Alfred Langdale retired stockbroker, Frensham, Surrey

1881census: Lion Street, frensham. Harry a coach wheelwright. An apprentice living with them

1891 census; Lyons Green, frensham, occupation carriage builder. Also living with them sisters Sarah & Elizabeth and Edward Keen, apprentice aged 19, nephew

Note 5: James James .1871 census: an apprentice wheelwright, Eresidint with mother and stepfather

Note 6: Elizabeth m 1893 Hambledon George Ruddle b 1853 Kingsden, Hants

1901 sister Sarah living with them and neice Ethel Booker. 26 Brighton Rd, Horsham

1911 census: Residing 21 St Leonards Rd, Horsham. Occupation: South African merchant, retired. Neice Alice Marguerite Booker with them

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PETER CHALLEN

Born; b 1790 Terwick

Father: Henry Challen

Mother: Martha Upfill

Died: Possibly 1881 not buried Lurgasall

Baptised: 25/4/1790

Married: 28/9/1814 Rogate

Spouse: Elizabeth Aubery (see Note 1)

Baptised: 5/10/1794 Trotton

Buried: 22/8/1822 Terwick aged 27

Father: James Aubery

Married: 19/10/1824 Midhurst

Spouse: Elizabeth Cobby not married Lurgasall

Born: 1788 Sidlesham.

Baptised: 25/9/1788Sidlesham

Parents: Antony & Grace Cobby

Died: possibly 1874).

Children: Elizabeth Challen b 1827 Rogate

1841 census: Residing Rogate. Occupation: agricultural labourer. Elizabeth Mills 75 pauper living with them

1851 census: residing Rogate. Occupation: thatcher

1861 census: Residing Rogate. Occupation: thatcher

1871 living with daughter Elizabeth Jenner.

Occupation: thatcher

Note 1: Witnessed by Moses Bennett, Eliza Putnam

ELIZABETH CHALLEN

Born: 1827 Rogate

Father: Peter Challen

Mother: Elizabeth Cobby

Died: 1888 Hambledon district

Married: 9/7/1849 in Rogate

Spouse: William Jenner

Born: 1822 Farnhurst.

Baptised: 15/12/1822 Lurgashall

Parents: Thomas & Sarah Jenner

Children: William Jenner b 1851 Lurgasall

David Jenner b 1860

Mary jenner b 1861

Eliza Jenner b 1863

Jmses Jenner b 1872

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1851 census: Residing Upper Coxes, Lurgasall. Occupation: agricultural labourer

1861 residence: FitzHale, Iping. William a labourer in coppice

1871 dealer in underwood. Residence: Iping

1881 Roundhead Farm, Lurgshill. Farmer of 94 acres emplying one man and one boy.

Grandson William Jenner b 1876 London living with them 1881

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STEPHEN CHALLEN

Born: 1828 Rogate

Father: Peter Challen

Mother: Elizabeth Cobby

Died: 1902 Midhurst district

Baptised; 17/2/1828 Rogate

Married: 18/5/1854 in Trotton

Spouse: Charlotte Etherington

Born: 1830 Linchmere

Died: 1908 Midhurst district

Baptised: 17/4/1831 in Tuxlith or Millard

Parents: James & Charlotte Etherington

Children: Charlotte Challen b 1857 Rogate (see Note 1)

Stephen Challen b 1858 Rogate (see Note 2)

Martha Challen b 1860 Rogate (see Note 3)

Rebecca Challen b 1863 Challen (see Note 4)

Emily Challen b 1864 Rogate (see Note 5)

Emma Anker Challen b 1866 Rogate (see Note 6)

Mary Jane Challen b 1868 Rogate (see Note 7)

Dora Challen b 1870 Rogate (see Note 8)

Eunice Challen b 1872 Rogate (see Note 9)

Kate Challen b 1875 Rogate (see Note 10)

John Challen b 1877 Rogate (ss Note 11)

1851 occupation: thatcher, residence: Chapel House, Rogate

1861 wood dealer & grocer, Iping

1871 grocer & general dealer Iping

1881 brother to father-in-law James Mornington also living with them. Farmer 250 acres employing 7 men and 3 boys

1891, 1901 farmer Chithurst, Sussex. Residence: Manor Farm

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Note 1: Charlotte Challen bapt 5/4/1857 Rogate.

1881, 1891 census: housekeeper to brother Stephen

1901 census: occupation: draper & outfitter residence: High Street, East Grinstead. Living with her was sister Mary, also a draper, also living with them Susannah Smith draper¡¯s assistant, lodger William Kay aged 19 from Scotland and visitor Charles Kay aged 59 from Scotland

1911 census: Living n55 & 57 High Street East Grinstead. Occupation: baby lines dealer. With sister Mary

Note 2: Stephen bapt 6/2/1859 Rogate m 1893 Clara Bushby b 1860 North lancing.

Children: Frederick b 1894, Winifred b 1895, Dorothy b 1898, Arthur Bushby b 1899 died 1900

1881 census: Residence: Fryring Farm, Rogate. Occupation: farmer. Sister Charlotte housekeeper.

1891 census: Residing Fyning Farm Roagate. Occupation: farmer. Sisters Rebecca and Eunice with them

1901 census: Residing Fyning Manor Farm Rogate. Occupation: farmer. Governess with them

1911 census: Residing Fyning Farm Rogate. Occupation: farmer

Note 3: Martha Challen bapt 6/1/1861 1901 census: still at home and single

1911 census: Residing Fyning Common Rogate with sister Rebecca and brother John

Note 4: Rebecca Challen bapt 01/02/1863 Rogate as Rebekah Stocker Challen

1881 census: living with brother Stephen 1891 census: living with brother, occupation draper

1901 census: Living with brother Stephen. Occupation: draper

1911 census:: Living with sister Martha. Occupation:parish nurse

Note 5: Emily Challen bapt 28/8/1864 Rogate.

1881 census: a draper lodging with Richard Sherman, draper, West St, Midhurst and other staff of the shop

1891 census: visisting Walter Duffett watchmaker & jeweller & Maud Duffett in Petersfield. She was a milliner/dressmaker

1901census: : with sister Eunice jointly running school Knockhundred Rd, Midhurst. She was the needlework governess. Other staff were Alice Mackinder and Isabel Jeffrey teaching English. 12 female pupils 11-16.Edna V Morte 17 from Chichester was visiting

1911 census: Croft Rd, Chithurst. Occupation: lodging house keeper

Note 6: Emma Anker Challen 1901census: single, living with parents

1911 census: Residing The Cottage South Harting. No occupation. With Adeline Fearon dressmaker and Cecilia Fearon

Note 7: Mary Jane Challen bapt 12/7/1868 Rogate

1881 census: living with brother

1901 census: with sister Charlotte

1911 census: with sister Charlotte in East Grinstead

Note 8: Dora Challen bapt 8/5/1870 Rogate m 1896 Benjamin William Brown b 1870, Dulwich. Children: Dora Brown b 1896 Lewes, Thomas W Brown b 1899 Tunbridge Wells, Harold E Brown b 1900 Tunbridge Wells; Marjorie Brown born 1904 Tunbridge Wells

1881 census: living with brother Stephen

1901 census: living 27 Princes St, Tunbridge Wells. Benjamin a commercial traveller

1911 census: 16 Vale Rd, Southborough Kent. Occupation: commercial traveller

Note 9: Eunice Challen bapt 14/2/1872) Rogate

1881 living with brother Stephen.

1891 recorded as living with both parents and brother

1901 running school with sister Emily. She was )music governess.[in kelly¡¯s trade Directory 1905 E Challen (Miss) Lyondale School}

1911 census: Residing Croft Rd Chithurst. Occupation: nursery governess

Note 10: Kate Bessie Challen m 1904 Horace Brown

1881 living with brother Stephen

1901 living at home, a kindergarten governess

Note 11: John Challen 1901 census: living with parents, farmer¡¯s son

1911 census: Residing Rogate with sister Martha

PETER CHALLEN

Born: 1831 Rogate

Father: Peter Challen

Mother: Elizabeth Cobby

Died; 1870 Midhurst district

Baptised: 29/3/1831 Church of Christ-Independent, Petersfield)

Married: Bedhampton, Hants

Spouse; Ann White (see Note 1)

Born: 1835 or 1837 Harting.

Baptised: Possibly 16/12/1835 daughter of James & Ann

Children: Peter Challen b 1854 Bedhampton (possibly died 1864)

Ann Challen b 1856 Rogate (see Note 2)

Elizabeth Challen b 1859 Rogate (chr 6/11/1859)

Ellen Challen b 1864 Rogate (see Note 3)

Clara Naomi Challen b 1867 Rogate (see Note 4)

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1851: lodging with Elizabeth & Thomas Smith Rogate

1861: Bedhampton, Hants

1871: Anne widow living Slade Rogate, working as dairywoman. Also living with her 1871 was nephew William Jenner 19 hoop maker

1881: Frederick Blunden builder employing two men and farmer of 20 acres

1891: Frederick widower living with Naomi as housekeeper & Bertha

Note 1: Ann White She remarried Frederick Blunden.b 1832 Rogate. He died 1892. They had Bertha Mary Blunden b 1875 Rogate m 1898 William Pell b Swayfield, Lincolnshire Children: Bertha Pell b 1900 Lincoln

1901: residence 40 Alfred Street, Lincoln. Occupation: William labourer in iron factory.

Note 2: Ann Challen m 1887 Sidney Stone b 1848 Newhaven. Children: Percy Stone b 1887, Sidney Stone b 1888, Beatrice Stone b 1890, Olive Stone b 1891

1891 Bakers Shop, Chapel St, Newhaven. Occupation:baker

1901 11 Meeking? Rd, Newhaven occupation: gent for prudential Assurance

1911 census: Residing 11 Meeting Houe, Newhaven. Occupation: assurance agent. Percy an assistant steward

Note 3: Ellen Challen bapt 1/1/1865 Rogate.

1881: occupation servant to Elizabeth Curtis House, High St, Harting

Note 4: Clara Naomi bapt 3/3/1867 Rogate m 1891 Henry White b Chailey

Known as Naomi. Children: Mary White b 1892 Chailey

1901 residence: rooms over omnibus stables, Hastings. Occupation: Henry a bus driver

1911 census: Residing Hollybank Cottages, Triangle Rd, Haywards Heath. Occupation: coachman.

Bertha Mary Blunden b 1875 Rogate m 1898 William Pell b Swayfield, Lincolnshire

Children: Bertha Pell b 1900 Lincoln; Frederick William Pell born 1901; Joyce Edward Pell born 1903 Lincoln

1901: residence 40 Alfred Street, Lincoln. Occupation: William labourer in iron factory.

1911 census: Residing 40 Alfred Street Lincoln. Occupation; machine worker in iron factory

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Challens ¨C popilar Sussex names. Some challens were quite wealthy ¨C Oving, Bosham area also Lurgashill, Wisborough green area

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Challen, Elizabeth bur 9/3/1845 aged 70

1841 laubdree North St Midhurst wigth daugh Elizabeth 34. 1851 living Midhurst with daughter Mary b Easebourne and her hyusband georg Alder b Tisted, hantas

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Miss Challen¡¯s school

1901 the occupants of this school were

Alice mackinder 27 English teacher, born Peterborough 9daughter of a vet)

Isabel Jeffery aged 21 English teacher born Bosham

Edith M Jeffery 16 student, born Bosham

Other pupils

Beatrice D Fry aged 14, Portsmouth

Kathleen Huxtable aged 13 (1891 father clerk cornoers office, living Croydon)

Eliza HUmphry 12 (Portsmouth)

Eva mant 12 Emsworth (father a butcher)

Dorothy Carter 12 Portsmouth (father a grocer)

Elizabeth Tulley 12 Warnford 9father grocer, draper, postman)

Frances gall 14, Elizabeth gall 11, Rosa Gall 6 botn Bognor

Ivy L B West 9father licensed vixtualler, Lambeth)

Wlsie Durrant 9 Fittleworth

Edna Moree visitor (Chichester)

Harriet Wiltshire servant 23 Terwick

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