Family History


Harriet Stenning was the cousin of my great-great-grandmother. This is what I know of her family. For any corrections or additions I would love to hear from you.



Born:       1829 Wisborough Green

Father:     Stephen Stenning

Mother:     Leah Botting

Died:         1911 Steyning district

Baptised:  17/5/1829 Wisborough Green

Married:    1/11/1856 Wisborough Green

Spouse:    James Voice

Baptised:  21/4/1833 Wisborough Green

Buried:      25/3/1876 Wisborough Green

Children:  Alfred Voice born 1857 Wisborough Green

                 George Voice born 1859 Wisborough Green

                 Susan Voice born 1870 Wisborough Green


1861 census: Residing Wisborough Green. Occupation: agricultural labourer

1871 census: Residing Cottage, Wisborough Green. Occupation: James a sawyer. Mother-in-law Sarah Man living with them aged 76

1881 census: Harriett a widow living 21 Ellen St, Hove. Occupation: monthly nurse. Living with Alfred & his wife, George, Susan and Edward Bookeham aged 22, lodger

1891 census:  living with Alfred Mutton, engineer working for him as monthly nurse, 72 Goldstone Villa, Hove

1901 cenusu: Residing 10 Ellen Street, Hove occupation : monthly nurse. With her daughter Annie S, a launderess and grandaugher Lilian E Voice, 3.


Children of Harriet and James Voice



Born:      1857 Wisborough Green

Father:     James Voice

Mother:   Harriet Stenning

Died:       1904 Hove

Baptised: 26/4/1857 Wisborough Green

Married:  25/12/1880 Hove

Spouse:   Annie (Ann) Davey

Born:        about 1859 Henfield

Parents:   John & Sarah Davey

Died:        1930 Hove

Children:  Annie Voice born 1881 Hove

                Harriot Voice born 1884 Hove

               Rose Voice b 1886 Hove

                Laura Voice born 1889 Hove

                Alfred Voice b 1891 Hove

                 Ernest Voice b 1892 Hove

                Harold Voice b 1895 Hove

                Percy Voice b 1897 Hove

               Winifred Voice b 1899 Hove


1881 census: Residing with mother 21 Ellen St. Occupation: labourer

1901 residence 12 Ellen St, Brighton. Occupation: carpenter. Visting them Elizabeth Neal, widow 54 from Stevenage, a cook

1911 census: Widow Annie residing 12 Ellen St. Occupation: laundress. Son Alfred a green grocer, Harold a shop porter hosier



Born:    1859 Wisborough Green

Father:  James Voice

Mother:  Harriet Steyning

Baptised: 15/5/1859 Wisborough Green

Died:     1923 Steyning district

Married:  1/3/1884 Hove

Spouse:  Harriet Davey

Born:       17/2/1861 Henfield

Died:       1887 Hove

Married:  16/4/1890 Cliftonville Congregational Church, Hove

Spouse:   Sarah Davey

Born:      1868 Shere, Surrey

Died:      1930 Steyning district

Parents:  John & Sarah Davey

Children:   Frederick Voice born 1884 Hove

                  George Voice b 1885 Hove

                  Alfred Voice b 1891 Hove

                   Albert Voice b 1893 Hove

                  Ada Voice b 1894 Hove

                Frederick J Voice b 1896 Hove

                 Stanley R Voice b 1900 Hove


1891 living 7 Ellen St, Shoreham occupation carter

1901 20 Ellen St, Hove. Occupation cemetery gravedigger. Son George working at bakers

1911 census: Residing 18 Ellen St, Hove. Occupation: grave digger. Alfred a groom; Alber a cellar man brewery; Fred housepainter



Born:      1870 Wisborough Green

Father:    James Voice

Mother:    Harriet Stenning

Died:      possibly 1930 Lewes district

Children:  Lilian Edith B  Voice born 1897 Hove



1891 census: Residing with mother.

1901 census: Residing with mother. Occupation: laundress

1911 census: Residing 16 Kendal Rd Hove. Occupation: laundry worker ironer