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Elizabeth Fry [f.2.4]

Elizabeth Fry was the fourth child of John Fry & Caroline Stephens christened December 27th, 1816 at East Grinstead, Sussex.

At the time of the 1841 census Elizabeth was at home at Bower Farm, Hammerwood. In July-September 1841 Elizabeth married James Quickenden at East Grinstead. James was born February 18th, & christened March 17th, 1805 at Horne, Surrey, the son of Robert & Elizabeth Quickenden. In 1842 Elizabeth was a witness at the wedding of her brother Samuel Fry & Sarah Smeed at St Swithin's Church, East Grinstead.

In 1851 the family were living at Clay Pits, Forest Row & father James was a farmer.  James & Elizabeth had 5 children by this time – John (9), James (7), George (6), Esther (listed as Elizabeth) (4) & William (1).  They also had 2 house servants.

By 1861 Elizabeth & James had moved to Mudbrook Farm, Forest Row & James was now a farmer of 145 acres.  With them were children John & George, both labourers, Esther,  William,  Robert & Charles.

Elizabeth died in April-June 1862, her death being registered at East Grinstead, presumably just after giving birth to daughter Alice.

In the 1867 Post Office directory James, a farmer, was recorded as living at Mudbrook Farm, Forest Row, East Grinstead.

Daughter Esther married Thomas Jesse Smallpiece in Jan-March 1870 at Westminster St Margaret, London.   Sadly Esther died in 1887, aged 40, & Thomas was to marry Alice Sarah Fry [f.2.6.9], Esther’s cousin, the following year.

James was still at Mudbrook Farm with the 4 youngest children & oldest son John in 1871. The Post Office directory again noted James as farmer at Mudbrook in 1874.

In 1881 James was living with his sister, Mary Leigh (born Burstow, Surrey in 1817), a farmer of 8 acres at Lintotts, Eden Bridge, Sevenoaks, Kent. James was 76 years old and described as a retired farmer.

James (indexed as Tuickenden) was lodging at North Lane, West Hoathly, East Grinstead in 1891 & listed as a retired farmer

In Jan-March 1896 James died at Horsham, Sussex aged 91.

The children of Elizabeth Fry & James Quickenden were:

f.2.4.1 John Quickenden born c1842 at Ardingly

f.2.4.2James Quickenden christened May 14th, 1843 at Ardingly, Sussex

f.2.4.3 George Quickenden christened February 23rd, 1845 at Ardingly, Sussex

f.2.4.4 Esther (Elizabeth) Quickenden born 1846 at & christened December 27th, 1846 at St Peter’s, Ardingly; died Jan-March 1887 at Sevenoaks, Kent

f.2.4.5 William Quickenden born 1849 at East Grinstead and christened August 12th, 1849 at St. Swithin’s Parish Church, East Grinstead.

f.2.4.6 Robert Quickenden born at Forest Row & christened October 19th, 1851 at Holy Trinity, East Grinstead

f.2.4.7 Thomas Quickenden born at Forest Row & christened July 2nd, 1854 at Holy Trinity, East Grinstead

f.2.4.8 Charles Quickenden born at Forest Row & christened May 9th, 1858 at Holy Trinity, East Grinstead

f.2.4.9 Alice Quickenden born at Forest Row & christened June 29th, 1862, at Holy Trinity, East Grinstead


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