If you are still using GenForum, fingers crossed, we can probably help each other with the SALE, JUDGE, BRISSENDEN, FEVER and SMALE family tree in Sussex, as we are connected via Thomas & Mary FEVER nee TYHURST.
Their daughter, Mercy FEVER (Mrs. John BRISSENDEN), is the niece of my 7x Gt-Grandfather, John FEVER. John and his brother Thomas were the sons of Charles FEVER and Mercy nee SMALE, who married in Wadhurst, Sussex, on 15 April, 1689.
Charles and Mercy FEVER's children were:-
John FEVER was baptised on 15 Dec 1689 at Wadhurst, Sussex
James FEVER, who was buried on 22 Sep 1691 in Wadhurst
Elizabeth, who was bapt. on 25 Nov 1694, also at Wadhurst.
[I have not yet established if Elizabeth survived childhood and went on to marry and have a family of her own.]
Thomas FEVER was baptised on 13 Nov 1700, at Ticehurst, Sussex.
This shows the family moved from Wadhurst after late Nov 1694 and arrived in Ticehurst by mid-Nov 1700.
The 6 year gap between Elizabeth and Thomas can be explained by them having another 1 or 2 children in another parish, or by Mercy suffering some miscarriages or still-births, or through Charles, or Mercy, being absent or ill.
I am hoping to learn more about Charles FEVER's life and his place of origin, parents' names and father's occupation, through parish registers, manorial documents, legal or military papers and other resources of the era.
Charles was buried at Ticehurst on 16 Sep, 1701, aged about 35.
Mercy re-married to Thomas GREENWOOD on 31 Dec 1702 at Ticehurst, and had at least four more children with Thomas.
Mercy GREENWOOD, bapt. 17 Apr, 1703 at Ticehurst, Sussex
Henry GREENWOOD, bapt. 21 Jan 1704/05 at Ticehurst, Sussex
Dorothy GREENWOOD, bapt. 16 Feb 1708/09, as above
Edward GREENWOOD, bapt. 14 May 1712, ditto
Of those children, I know Dorothy had an illegitimate female baby, who was buried on 9 Mar 1728 at Wadhurst, Sussex.
Dorothy subsequently married Richard FIELD in 1731 at Withyam, Sussex, and they had a son, Richard, bapt. 13 Jul, 1732, at Frant, Sussex.
If Dorothy and Richard had any other children and perhaps grandchildren &c, I don't currently know about them.
The majority of the information I've gathered on my Sussex ancestral and collateral lines has been taken from FamilySearch, The Weald, and a few other sites dedicated to recording information on Kent-Sussex border families and villages. I need to go to the UK to search a range of material (that hasn't been filmed by the LDS) in the East Sussex Record Office.
In the meantime, the Kent lines keep me very busy; almost all the Kent FEAVER and FEVER people are related, either through Charles and Mercy's son John, or through Mary FEVER nee TYHURST, the widow of John FEVER's brother Thomas, who had a son, William FEVER with the local (married) squire [and cad], Joseph NEWINGTON, in 1743.
I've been conducting a One Name Study into the FEAVER and FEVER (and many more variants) names for 33 years now, and have a wealth of information on families of, or connected to, those names, particularly for those of Kent, Sussex, London/Surrey, London and Middlesex, but also further afield.
A surprisingly large number of the family migrated to New Zealand and/or Australia from the 1790s through to the post-War (WW2) period. The name has survived well in New Zealand, in several forms, but is increasingly rare in Australia due to a lack of male FEAVERs having sons and grandsons from those sons. (The water here must be good for producing girls.)
A few Kent FEAVERs migrated to the USA or Canada. They have been harder to trace, due to the USA Census records not requiring details of the individuals' places of birth until more recent years. Several of the migrants to the USA/Canada were women, who married in their new country. Unless their marriage records and/or death records can be traced, it is difficult to identify the married women in the Census returns. I hope more of the family in the USA will come forward in the near future.
The Somerset/Dorset FEAVER/FEVER clan mostly moved to the USA, although some branches migrated to New Zealand. The majority of the modern USA FEAVER surname people can be linked to the Somerset FEAVER line.
The FEAVER forum in GenForum is very active, with several modern descendants of Charles and Mercy FEVER contributing information to the pages. I recommend a visit to the page and if you wish you can add some information on the SALE - JUDGE family and their connection to the FEVER clan.
Hoping this is of interest and help to you (any anyone else reading it), and I will be cross-posting the message to the FEAVER Forum so fellow Sussex-Kent FEVER or FEAVER researchers can link up with your research.
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