Walter Eldridge Spray

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  • Name Walter Eldridge Spray  [1, 2
    Born 16 Nov 1847  Crowhurst, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • GRO ref Battle 7 272
    Christened 20 Feb 1848  Crowhurst, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Census 30 Mar 1851  Crowhurst, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    England 
    Residence 30 Mar 1851  Crowhurst, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Plough Inn 
    Census 7 Apr 1861  Crowhurst, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    England 
    Occupation 7 Apr 1861  Crowhurst, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Scholar 
    Census 1871  Black Houses, Sidley, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Agricultural Engine Driver
    Census 1881  Sidley, Bexhill, Sussex Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Engine Driver, Sidley, Bexhill, Sussex, England
    Census 1891  Cottage (next to New Inn), Sidley Road, Bexhill, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • General Labourer
    Buried Jun 1891  St Peter, Bexhill, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 14 Jun 1891  Bexhill, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • GRO ref Battle 2b 43 q2 (from free bmd)
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    Person ID I56544  The Williams Family Tree
    Last Modified 10 Apr 2013 

    Mother Fanny Spray
              b. 1824, Crowhurst, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 6 Sep 1900, Catsfield, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Family ID F18238  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth J. Lingham
              b. 1848, Ticehurst, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1922, Bexhill, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 1864  Battle, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Registration Between 1 Jan 1864 and 31 Mar 1864  Battle, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Marriage 
    • Volume 2b, Page 53
    Children 
     1. Jane Elizabeth Spray
              b. 1866, Hastings, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Charles Spray
              b. 1869, Crowhurst, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1935, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     3. Charlotte Spray
              b. 6 Oct 1870, Bexhill, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 26 Feb 1961, Beaconsfield Road, Bexhill, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     4. Phoeba Margery Spray
              b. 17 Nov 1872
              d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Frederick Spray
              b. 21 Oct 1874, Bexhill, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Grace Spray
              b. 13 Aug 1876, Bexhill, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1877, Sidley, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     7. James Henry Spray
              b. 1877, Bexhill, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1965  (Age 88 years)
     8. Frank Edward Spray
              b. 1879, Bexhill, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Jesse Eldride Spray
              b. 1881
              d. 1933, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
     10. Phoebe Spray
              b. 19 Aug 1883, Bexhill, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 14 Jun 1966, Bexhill, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     11. Stephen Spray
              b. 1884
              d. 1947, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     12. Alice Beatrice Spray
              b. 1886, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              bur. Bexhill Cemetery, St Mary's Lane, Bexhill, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     13. Alfred David Spray
              b. 1888, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Yes, date unknown
     14. Arthur Tremnall Spray
              b. 21 May 1890, Sidley, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 24 Feb 1961, 33 Salisbury Road, Bexhill, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2011 
    Family ID F16869  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 Nov 1847 - Crowhurst, Sussex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 20 Feb 1848 - Crowhurst, Sussex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - England - 30 Mar 1851 - Crowhurst, Sussex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Plough Inn - 30 Mar 1851 - Crowhurst, Sussex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - England - 7 Apr 1861 - Crowhurst, Sussex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Scholar - 7 Apr 1861 - Crowhurst, Sussex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1864 - Battle, Sussex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsRegistration - Marriage - Between 1 Jan 1864 and 31 Mar 1864 - Battle, Sussex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 14 Jun 1891 - Bexhill, Sussex, England Link to Google Earth
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  • BMD Certificates
    Marriage Certificate for Albert Edward Ball and Alice Beatrice Spray (16882)
    Marriage Certificate for Albert Edward Ball and Alice Beatrice Spray (16882)
    Courtesy of Rev. Phil Richardson

    Census
    1851: England Census for Crowhurst, Sussex
    1851: England Census for Crowhurst, Sussex
    HO107 Piece 1636 Folio 142 Page 1  

    Dwelling Plough Inn 
    Location Crowhurst, Sussex, England 
    Source HO107 Piece 1636 Folio 142 Page 1 
    Note  
    Surname Forename(s) Relationship Marriage Age Sex Occupation Birthplace 
    SPRAY William Head 62 Blacksmith and Inn Keeper Ninfield, Sussex 
    SPRAY Deley Wife 43  Crowhurst, Sussex 
    SPRAY Fanny Daughter 25 Blacksmith's Daughter Crowhurst, Sussex 
    SPRAY Seth Son 24 Blacksmith's Son Crowhurst, Sussex 
    SPRAY William Son 22 Blacksmith's Son Crowhurst, Sussex 
    SPRAY Emily Daughter 12 Blacksmith's Daughter Crowhurst, Sussex 
    SPRAY James Son  10 Blacksmith's Son Crowhurst, Sussex 
    SPRAY Sarah Daughter  Blacksmith's Daughter Crowhurst, Sussex 
    BROCK Samuel Servant 30 Blacksmith's Servant Hooe, Sussex 
    ELDRIDGE Walter Grandson  Blacksmith's Grandson Crowhurst, Sussex 
    1861: England Census for Crowhurst, Sussex
    1861: England Census for Crowhurst, Sussex
    RG9 Piece 563 Folio 82 Page 1  

    Dwelling  
    Location Crowhurst, Sussex, England 
    Source RG9 Piece 563 Folio 82 Page 1 
    Note  
    Surname Forename(s) Relationship Marriage Age Sex Occupation Birthplace 
    SPRAY William Head 72 Blacksmith & Inn Keeper Master Employing 2 Men Ninfield, Sussex 
    SPRAY Deliah Wife 55  Crowhurst, Sussex 
    SPRAY William Son 32 Blacksmith Crowhurst, Sussex 
    SPRAY Sarah Daughter 18 Barmaid Crowhurst, Sussex 
    SPRAY Walter E. Grandson   Crowhurst, Sussex 

  • Notes 
    • I'm in two minds as to whether this is right or not ...

      From the 1851 England Census for Crowhurst, Sussex (HO107 Piece 1636 Folio 142 Page 1) Walter, 3, born Crowhurst, Sussex, was with his grandparents William Spray, 62, Blacksmith & Inn Keeper from Ninfield, Sussex, and Deley, 43, from Crowhurst, Sussex, at the Plough Inn, Crowhurst, Sussex, England. With him were his aunt Fanny, 25, uncle Seth, 24, uncle William, 22, aunt Emily, 12, uncle James, 10, and aunt Sarah, 7. All the children were recorded as having been born in Crowhurst, Sussex. Also present was Samuel Brock, 30, servant born Hooe, Sussex,.

      From the 1861 England Census for Crowhurst, Sussex (RG9 Piece 563 Folio 82 Page 1) Walter E., 14, Scholar born Crowhurst, Sussex, was with his grandparents William, 72, Blacksmith & Inn Keeper Master employing 2 men and from Ninfield, Sussex, and Deliah, 55, from Crowhurst, Sussex, in Crowhurst, Sussex, England. With him were his uncle William, 32, Blacksmith born Crowhurst, Sussex, and aunt Sarah, 18, Barmaid born Crowhurst, Sussex.




      Banns in Hastings Union Marriage Notice Book

      listed on 1851 census as grandson of William Spray

  • Sources 
    1. [S4517] Mike Harris (Reliability: 3), 13 Apr 2011.

    2. [S6200] Marriage Certificate for Albert Edward Ball and Alice Beatrice Spray (16882) (Reliability: 3), 13 Apr 2011.

    3. [S5657] LDS IGI, LDS IGI, C040912 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S5814] New Family Search, (https://www.familysearch.org) (Reliability: 3), 9 Nov 2010.
      Extracted from the beta familysearch website 9/11/2010:

      England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
      for Walter Eldridge Spray

      Name: Walter Eldridge Spray
      Gender: Male
      Baptism/Christening Date: 20 Feb 1848
      Baptism/Christening Place: CROWHURST,SUSSEX,ENGLAND
      Birth Date:
      Birthplace:
      Death Date:
      Name Note:
      Race:
      Father's Name:
      Father's Birthplace:
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      Mother's Name: Frances Spray
      Mother's Birthplace:
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      Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C04091-2
      System Origin: England-ODM
      Source Film Number: 1067147
      Reference Number:


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    5. [S6202] HO107 Piece 1636 Folio 142 Page 1, HO107 Piece 1636 Folio 142 Page 1 (Reliability: 3), 14 Apr 2011.

    6. [S6203] RG9 Piece 563 Folio 82 Page 1, RG9 Piece 563 Folio 82 Page 1 (Reliability: 3), 14 Apr 2011.

    7. [S6119] Rev Phil Richardson (Reliability: 3), 19 Mar 2011.

    8. [S1854] Registration of Marriages, (Ancestry.co.uk), Mar 1864, Battle, Sussex, Volume 2b, Page 53 (Reliability: 3), 19 Mar 2011.
      Walter SPRAY + Elizabeth LINGHAM