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Thomas CHATFIELD

Male 1845 - 1899  (~ 53 years)


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  • Name Thomas CHATFIELD 
    Born Mar 1845  Lewes, Sussex Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    _UID 3BA491773D3E4608B119F804FF93F5EEEB77 
    Died 1 Jan 1899  'Corsica', Montefiore Road, Brighton, Sussex Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Notes 
    • 1881 census: at 118 High Street, St Ann, Lewes, Sussex, (all CHATFIELD and all born Lewes), Thomas (36, Capt. HMVA, timber merchant), Elizabeth Smith (28), Edward George (4), Charles Montague (3), Alfred Ernest (2) and Leslie (10 months) plus 4 servants.

      1891 census: in King Henry's Road, St John, Lewes, Sussex, Thomas CHATFIELD (head, 46, married, colonel 1st SAVED Royal Art. also timber merchant, born Lewes, Sussex) Irene E L CHATFIELD (daughter, 6, born Lewes, Sussex), Olive M CHATFIELD (daughter, 3, born Lewes, Sussex) plus 3 servants.
      Thomas's wife Elizabeth S CHATFIELD (married, 36 or 38, born Lewes) was in High Street, St Anns, Lewes with her father George BUSHBY (66), his (second) wife Agnes A BUSHBY (59), her two unmarried sisters, Mary R BUSHBY (34) and Ethel A BUSHBY (19), an unmarried brother, Arthur BUSHBY (28) and her son Leslie CHATFIELD (10, born Lewes).
      Edward CHATFIELD (14), Montague CHATFIELD (13) and Alfred CHATFIELD (11), all born Lewes, were scholars at a school in Montpelier Crescent, Brighton, Sussex.

      Thomas CHATFIELD may have died in 1899: aged 53 Q1 1899 Steyning 2b/192. It's unclear what happened to his wife, not found in 1901 or 1911.

      1901 census:
      Edward G CHATFIELD (24, shipping clerk, born Lewes) was boarding at 48 Sandbourne Road, St Paul Deptford, London. Head of the household was Sarah A JOHNSON (34, teacher, born Rotherhithe).
      Montague CHATFIELD (23, no occupation) and Ernest CHATFIELD (22, clerk to timber merchant), both born Lewes, were boarders at 'Wellington Villa', Cooks bridge, Hamsey, Sussex.
      Leslie CHATFIELD (20, bank clerk, born Lewes) was a visitor at 23 Mount Street, St George Hanover Square.
      Irene CHATFIELD (16) and Olive CHATFIELD (13), both born Lewes, Sussex, were pupils at a school at 9 Argyle Road, Southborough, Kent.

      1911 census:
      Edward George CHATFIELD (34, single, merchants clerk, born Lewes) was a boarder at 39 Eastdown Park, Lewisham, London.
      Charles Montague CHATFIELD - not found.
      Alfred Ernest CHATFIELD (32, married, yard manager (timber yard) lived at 51 Clare Road, Maidenhead, Berks (6 rooms) with wife Florence (27, married 4 years, 3 children all living, born Brighton, Sussex) and children Montague Gerald (3, born Beverly, Mass., USA (British subject by parentage), George Donald (2, born Brighton, Sussex) and Olive Rene (1 month, born Maidenhead, Berks).
      Leslie CHATFIELD (32, private means, born Lewes, Sussex) and wife Jose (22, married 1 year, no children, born London, Middlesex) lived at 9 Maddox Street, St George Hanover Square (7 rooms).
      Olive Mary CHATFIELD (23, single, born Lewes) was a nurse at a nursing home at 10 Rosslyn Hill, Hampstead, London.

      October 2015: email contact from Donald (Don) Howell. Thomas's daughter Irene Elizabeth Lash CHATFIELD was Don's maternal grandfather's sister. Don said:
      "... Thomas Chatfield died in 1/1/1899 at "Corsica" Montefiore Road Brighton and her mother Elizabeth Smith Bushby died on 12/4/1935 in Hove Sussex.".

      In a later email, Don says, of Thomas & Elizabeth's sons:
      "There were four boys Edward George (b1876), Charles Montague (b1877) Alfred Ernest (my grandfather b 1878) and Leslie (b1880). The three older boys all came to Australia and died here in the 1950s. Leslie did a lot of travel but finished up in England. He married twice once to Josephine Collins the actress* and after separation married May Jeffrey died in 1950s. Edward never married, Charles married in Australia and Alfred married my grandmother (Florence Pope) in 1906 in Brighton. "
      * Known as Jose Collins - see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jose_Collins.
    Person ID I1202  Folkestone, Kent
    Last Modified 2 Nov 2015 

    Father Edward CHATFIELD,   b. Abt 1815, Lewes, Sussex Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Apr 1885, Lewes, Sussex Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth LASH,   b. Abt 1820, South Town, Suffolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Jun 1844  Mutford (Suffolk) RD Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Family ID F566  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Smith BUSHBY,   b. Mar 1853, Lewes, Sussex Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Apr 1935, Hove, Sussex Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 82 years) 
    Married 29 Apr 1875  St Anne's Church, Lewes, Sussex Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5
    Children 
     1. Edward George CHATFIELD,   b. Jun 1876, Lewes RD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Charles Montague CHATFIELD,   b. Sep 1877, Lewes RD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Alfred Ernest CHATFIELD,   b. Sep 1878, Lewes RD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Leslie CHATFIELD,   b. Jun 1880, Lewes RD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1954, Exmoor RD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years)
     5. Irene Elizabeth Lash CHATFIELD,   b. 6 Jul 1884, Lewes, Sussex Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 1978, Hove, Sussex Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)
     6. Olive Mary CHATFIELD,   b. Jun 1888, Lewes RD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 21 Oct 2015 
    Family ID F412  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
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  • Photos
    Thomas Chatfield born about 1845
    Thomas Chatfield born about 1845
    Thomas and his wife Elizabeth Smith nee Bushby had 4 sons and 2 daughters. They are all shown here. The elder of the two girls is Irene born 1884, the younger girl is Olive born 1888. The boys are Edward (1876), Charles (1877), Alfred (1878) and Leslie (1880) but their positions in the photo can only be guessed at.
    Thomas Chatfield born about 1845
    Thomas Chatfield born about 1845
    Thomas and his wife Elizabeth Smith nee Bushby had 4 sons and 2 daughters. They are all shown here. The elder of the two girls is Irene born 1884, the younger girl (front centre) is Olive born 1888. The boys are believed to be: standing at the back, left Leslie (1880), right Charles Montague (1877); seated left Edward George (1876), right Alfred Ernest (1878).
    Thomas Chatfield born 1845, Lewes, Sussex
    Thomas Chatfield born 1845, Lewes, Sussex

  • Sources 
    1. [S36] BMD index, Q1 1845 Lewes 7/419. (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S36] BMD index, aged 53, Q1 1899 Steyning 2b/192. (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S220] Don Howell, email, October 2015.

    4. [S36] BMD index, Q2 1844 Mutford 13/727. (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S36] BMD index, Q2 1875 Lewes 2b/245. (Reliability: 3).