Joshua Jelliff 1757 - 1844

Joshua was the second of 7 children of James & Mary Jelly baptised at Appledram between 1755 and 1770. He was baptised on 24 July 1757.

He was the first to marry. Pagham Parish Records show that:

On 8 Dec 1778 the marriage took place at Pagham of Joshua Jelliff & Mary Warnett, both of this parish, by Banns, in the presence of Miriam Godman. Both signed the Register.

Mary Warnett's parents were Hyde & Ann Warnett, married at Bosham in 1738, who lived in Little London, Chichester in 1739 & 1741/2 when their first 2 children John & Joseph were baptised at Chichester Presbyterian & Unitarian Church. By 1746/7 they were at Pagham and Hyde was baptised at Pagham Parish Church. They remained at Pagham but the last 3 babies were baptised at Chichester Presbyterian & Unitarian Church, Mary being the last on 10 Feb 1755/6.

Their first child Joshua was baptised at Pagham 13 Jun 1779, but he only lived 3 years and was buried at New Fishbourne on 8 Feb 1783.

The family were living at New Fishbourne by 1782 . In 1793, the Marriage Licence of his youngest brother Thomas shows Joshua as “Joshua Jelleff of New Fishbourne, miller “.

Six of their remaining children were baptised at New Fishbourne:

Mary baptised 10 Nov/15 Dec 1782 , died Q2 1855 Chichester RD?

Joshua baptised 15 May 1785, died Q4 1857 Chichester RD
Lucy baptised 15 Sep 1787, m 1823, died Q4 1876 Westhampnett RD

James
born 1790/1 does not appear in Baptism Register, married 1825, died 1838.

Elizabeth baptised 9 Jun 1794

Fanny baptised 21 May 1797

Joseph baptised 2 May 1800

In 1803 Joshua Jelliffe (or Jelloffe) was Churchwarden at New Fishbourne.

Recorded marriages of the children of Joshua & Mary:

A marriage was planned between Richard Butler & Elizabeth Jelleff. Card index of Marriage Licences, Dean of Chichester Peculiar: 22 Sep 1818 Richard Butler (over 21) B, Cabinet Maker, Chichester St Olave, & Elizabeth Jelleff (over 21) S. St Peter the Great .

No marriage has been found in records of either Parish

19 Jun 1823 The marriage took place at Chichester St Olave of Thomas Ladkin of this parish & Lucy Jelleff of Chichester Subdeanery, by Licence, in the presence of Joshua Jelleff, Fanny Jelleff.

Chichester Card Index of Marriage Licences records that, Dean of Chichester Peculiar: 17 Jun 1823 Thomas Ladkin, B, Labourer & Lucy Jelleff, S, over 21.

12 Oct 1825 The marriage took place at Selsey of James Jelleff of this parish & Jane Boniface.

1841 Census: at West street, Chichester shows Joshua 55, Labourer, Mary 55, Thirza 25, female servant, Joshua 80 Independent.

So by 1841, Joshua was a widower, living in West Street, Chichester with his two eldest children. He died in Q3 1844.

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