Miscellaneous  

More names I am researching

The details of some (or possibly all) of these may appear on this site in due course.

BODY Ellen BODY married one of my grandfather's brothers, Albert Edward PLANK, at Brighton in 1911.  Less than 2 months later she was a widow.  The story of his premature death and his funeral can be found here.  So far I have traced Ellen's line back to a Richard BODY (b c1749) who married Jane SHARROD at Hailsham in 1774.  In the early 1800s the BODYs settled in Ringmer (near Lewes) before moving to Brighton & Eastbourne.  In the 19th century many of the BODYs were carpenters.
   
DELVES/DELLS Maria DELVES married my maternal great-grandfather, Benjamin BARTON, at Brighton in 1866.  Maria was born at Framfield (Sussex) which is where her family appear to have been farm labourers back into the 18th century.
   
GENT This name comes into my ancestry through the marriage of Harry Joseph LLOYD to Elsie Nellie BARTON (one of my mother’s sisters) at Brighton in 1931.  Harry was born Harry Joseph GENT at Kidderminster (Worcestershire) in 1909.  His father died when he was a boy and his mother then married Edward LLOYD.  Going back a century the GENTs were all miners in Staffordshire or Derbyshire.
   
OLDING/OLDEN Two sisters, Lucy and Sarah Ann OLDING, left Berkley (near Frome in Somerset) for Brighton.  Lucy arrived in the 1860s and married Edmund FOGDEN (my maternal great-great-grandfather) in 1870.  Edmund was 20 years older than Lucy and she was his second wife.  Sarah Ann followed in her elder sister's footsteps in the 1870s.  In 1878 she married William Edward FOGDEN, Edmund's son from his first marriage.  So the sisters married father and son.  The OLDINGs were agricultural labourers at Berkley back to the middle of the 18th century.
   
PESCOD Maria PESCOD married William CLARK (my great-great grandfather) at Camberwell, Surrey, in 1856.  Although both her parents (Joseph James PESCOD & Mary JOHNSON) were from Newington, Surrey, there must have been a connection with Sussex as three of their ten children were baptised at Lewes.  Maria was one of them.  Joseph was a rope maker or twine spinner.  With his wife he moved to Brighton in the middle of the 19th century, possibly to be near his oldest daughter.
   
TRIGWELL This name comes into my ancestry through the marriage of Annie Mary TRIGWELL to Arthur PLANK (one of my great-uncles) at Brighton in 1936.  Annie was 37 and Arthur 43.  This is another Sussex name and is not common.  So far I have traced Annie's ancestry back to the marriage of William TRIGWELL to Catherine STURT at Beddingham (Sussex) in 1798.  Other Trigwell researchers have taken this line back to a Joseph TRIGWELL (b 1695) who married Elizabeth CORNWALL at Laughton (Sussex) in 1723.
   
WARD This name comes into my ancestry through the marriage of William WARD to Queenie May BARTON (one of my mother’s sisters) at Brighton in 1940.  The WARDs moved to Brighton from Henfield (about 12 miles NW of Brighton) in the first half of the 19th century.  They were at Henfield throughout the 18th century.  The Henfield branch was started by Joseph WARD, a carpenter, who married Mary VENNAL at Lewes in 1709/10.  All their children were baptised at Henfield.  Joseph was born at Ashurst (near Henfield) in 1685.  His parents were John WARD & Ann STAMP who married at Boxgrove (near Chichester) in 1679/80 and settled at Ashurst.