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From: "Deborah Montgomerie" <>
Subject: Re: [SFHG] Another brick wall
Date: Sat, 29 Dec 2007 20:01:40 -0800
I am guessing that George & Sophia married in Hollington because St Mary
Magdalen was a Catholic Parish and it appears that they were not Catholic.
And also it's a really pretty church :-)
I took a look in several sources for you. In the 1841 census there is a
Henry Brazier also born in Bexhill in 1802 - perhaps a twin? Also living in
Hastings is a Thomas Brazier b. 1793 in Bexhill.
Your Abbet name probably is Abbott with variations of Abbett/& Abbitt, I
found all of them various Sussex sources and Stuberfield appears to be
Stubberfield. The Stubberfield families also lived in Bexhill.
You might also want to contact Ian Brazier who has a site with his father
who is doing a one name study of Brazier,
In www.parishthethought.us/bexBur1.doc there is a list of Burials in Bexhill
from 1799-1837. A number of Braziers are amongst them and also
I did look in Pigots 1840 Directory and still living in Hastings were:
Cornelius & John Elphick, Bakers, Robert Brazier a cowkeeper and diaryman,
James Brasier (note the spelling) a Grocer & Cheesemonger, a Sophia Abbott
tea dealer, in in St Leonards a Stephen Stubberfield under grocers & Dealers
in Sundries (& Cheesemaker).
In 1867 Kelly's Directory a Frerick Brazier in Bexhill is shown as a farmer.
If you have Ancestry try searching sometimes on a family name only and a
county and you might pull up others born in the same time period and place,
that is how I found Henry.
I think with some work looking at the sources I have provided you can
probably limit down to a couple of names as to who the father of George was
and his siblings.
And lastly I wondered if you are a member of the Hastings and Rother FHS?
It appears that they have a good library of info.
Wishing you good luck and a Happy New Year also,
----- Original Message -----
From: "Richard Crittenden" <>
To: "SFHG" <>
Sent: Saturday, December 29, 2007 6:50 AM
Subject: [SFHG] Another brick wall
>I am hoping someone maybe able to help me trace the parents, siblings etc
>of my 3 x great grandparents. They were George Brazier b 1802 in Bexhill on
>Sea, Sussex and Sophia Elphick b 1798 in Hastings, Sussex. They were
>married in "Hollington Church in the Wood" on 13/09/1820 , witnessed by
>Thomas Abbet and Mary Stuberfield. The parish for both George & Sophia had
>the entry "St Mary Magdalen" Unfortunately no father's names were given
>for either of them. On the census reports George is down as being born in
>Bexhill and Sophia in Hastings.
> Happy New Year to everyone.
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