Person:George Chaffer (2)

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George Chaffer
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Name George Chaffer
Alt Name George Grant
Gender Male
Christening[1] 3 Dec 1815 Sidlesham, Sussex, England
Census[2] 6 Jun 1841 Sidlesham, Sussex, EnglandMill
Census[3] 30 Mar 1851 Sidlesham, Sussex, EnglandLate Ransoms
Marriage 20 Sep 1851 Sidlesham, Sussex, Englandto Elizabeth Eliza Churcher
Census[4] 7 Apr 1861 Sidlesham, Sussex, EnglandMill
Census[5] 2 Apr 1871 Aldingbourne, Sussex, England
Burial[6] 28 Oct 1876 Sidlesham, Sussex, England

George Chaffer was baptised on 3rd December 1815 at Sidlesham in Sussex, son of an unmarried 18 year old called Mary Chaffer. When George was married in 1851 he gave his father's name as Michael Crees, publican. When George was about four years old his mother married a Charles Grant, after which George sometimes took his stepfather's surname.

George appears in the 1851 census living with his mother and stepfather at Sidlesham. At that time he was unmarried and working as a miller. He was married on 20th September 1851, aged 35 (although claiming to be 20), to an Elizabeth Chandler or Churcher. They appear to have had five children together. They appear in the 1861 census living at Mill in Sidlesham, and by 1871 were living at Aldingbourne.

George appears to have died in 1876, aged 60. At the time of his death he was living at North Bersted, but he was buried back in his native Sidlesham on 28th October 1876.

References
  1. Sidlesham (St Mary) baptisms, in Sussex, England. Online Parish Clerks.

    No. 130
    When baptised: 3 Dec 1815
    Name: George
    Parents: Mary
    Surname: Chaffer
    Abode: Ham
    Quality, Trade, or Profession: Pauper
    By whom the Ceremony was performed: William Marler

  2. England. General Register Office. The National Archives (abbreviated TNA): 1841 Census Schedules for England and Wales, Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. (Kew, Richmond, Greater London TW9 4DU, United Kingdom)
    Class HO107; Piece 1103; Book 5; Folio 8; Page 9, 6 Jun 1841.

    Address: Mill, Sidlesham, Sussex
    George Lander, male, 30 [1806-11], Miller J, born in county
    Sarah Lander, female, 35 [1801-6], born in county
    Sarah Lander, female, 11 [1829/30], born in county
    Amelia Lander, female, 9 [1831/2], born in county
    George Lander, male, 5 [1835/6], born in county
    James Lander, male, 2 [1838/9], born in county
    George Chaffer, male, 25 [1811-6], Miller J, born in county

  3. General Register Office. The National Archives (abbreviated TNA). England and Wales. 1851 Census Schedules. (Kew, Richmond, Greater London TW9 4DU, United Kingdom)
    Class HO107; Piece 1652; Folio 87; Page 16, 30 Mar 1851.

    Address: Late Ransoms, Sidlesham, Sussex
    Charles Grant, head, married, male, 61 [1789/90], Fisherman, b. Pagham, Sussex
    Mary Grant, wife, married, female, 56 [1794/5], b. Sidlesham, Sussex
    George Grant, son, unmarried, male, 36 [1814/5], Journeyman Miller, b. Sidlesham, Sussex
    Mark Grant, son, unmarried, male, 18 [1832/3], Fisherman, b. Sidlesham, Sussex
    Edmund Grant, son, unmarried, male, 15 [1835/6], Fisherman, b. Sidlesham, Sussex
    Thomas Grant, son, unmarried, male, 13 [1837/8], Fisherman, b. Sidlesham, Sussex
    Fanny Grant, daughter, unmarried, female, 10 [1840/1], At Home, b. Sidlesham, Sussex

  4. General Register Office. The National Archives (abbreviated TNA). 1861 Census Schedules for England and Wales, Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. (Kew, Richmond, Greater London TW9 4DU, United Kingdom)
    Class RG9; Piece 617; Folio 66; Page 6, 7 Apr 1861.

    Address: Mill, Sidlesham, Sussex
    George Chaffer, head, married, male, 41 [1819/20], Miller, b. Sidlesham, Sussex
    Elizabeth Chaffer, wife, married, female, 31 [1829/30], b. Portsmouth, Hampshire
    Ellen Chaffer, daughter, female, 9 [1851/2], Scholar, b. Sidlesham, Sussex
    Henry Chaffer, son, male, 6 [1854/5], Scholar, b. Sidlesham, Sussex
    Caroline Chaffer, daughter, female, 3 [1857/8], b. Sidlesham, Sussex
    Jane Chaffer, daughter, female, 3m [1860/1], b. Sidlesham, Sussex

  5. General Register Office. The National Archives (abbreviated TNA). England and Wales. 1871 Census Schedules. (Kew, Richmond, Greater London TW9 4DU, United Kingdom)
    Class RG10; Piece 1115; Folio 7; Page 8, 2 Apr 1871.

    Address: Aldingbourne, Sussex
    George Grant, head, married, male, 50 [1820/1], Carter, b. Sidlesham, Sussex
    Eliza Eliz[abe]th Grant, wife, married, female, 38 [1832/3], b. Hardway, Hampshire
    Henry Grant, son, single, male, 15 [1855/6], b. Sidlesham, Sussex
    Caroline E. Grant, daughter, single, female, 12 [1858/9], b. Sidlesham, Sussex
    Emma Jane Grant, daughter, single, female, 12 [1858/9], b. Sidlesham, Sussex
    Fanny Grant, daughter, single, female, 8 [1862/3], b. Sidlesham, Sussex

  6. Sidlesham (St Mary) burials, in Sussex, England. Online Parish Clerks.

    No. 995
    Name: George Chaffer
    Abode: North Bersted
    When buried: 28 Oct 1876
    Age: 60 [1815/6]
    By whom the Ceremony was performed: William Bruton