William Allfrey

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Born: 5th July 1845 Died: 25 Sep 1907 Married: Charlotte Nash Mother: Audrey Vincent Father: William Allfrey Descendant: Ernest Allfrey
Census 1841 1851 1861 1871 1881 1891 1901 1911 1921

William Allfrey was born on the 5th July 1845 in Clayton in Sussex, his father was also called William Allfrey and his mother was Audrey Vincent


William's birth certificate says that he was born on the 5th July 1845 at Clayton. His father was William Allfrey and his mother was Audry Vincent. His father was a bricklayer. His birth was registered by his mother on the Twentieth of July 1845.

In 1851 he was 5 years old and living with his widowed father at the house of his grandparents Thomas Allfrey and Catherine Allfrey in Keymer in Sussex.

In 1861 he was 15 years old, and living in West Street, Clayton in Sussex with his father and his step-mother Sarah (born circa 1832 in Chorley, Sussex). William was a brick labourer (his father was a brick layer).

On the 3rd October 1864 he married Charlotte Sarah Nash in Brighton, Sussex.


On the 3rd October 1864 William Allfrey (father William Allfrey) married Charlotte Sarah Nash, 23, (father William Nash) at St Nicholas, Brighton, Sussex.

1864. Marriage solemnized at St Nicholas Church in the Parish of Brighton in the County of Sussex
When Married. Name and Surname. Age Condition. Rank or Profession Residence at the Time of Marriage Father's Name and Surname Rank or Profession of Father

October 3rd 1864

William Allfrey 21 Bachelor Bricklayer 10 Gloster St. William Allfrey Bricklayer
Charlotte Sarah Nash 23 Spinster --------- 10 Gloster St. William Nash Saddler
Married in the Parish Church according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the Established Church, after banns by me, Edward V. Hall, Curate
This marriage was solemnized between us William Allfrey In the Presence of us William Nash (his mark)
Charlotte Sarah Nash Mary Ann Post


Charlotte had many children with William:

  • Ann/Annie Martha Allfrey (Clayton, Sussex, ~1866)
  • William Henry Allfrey (Clayton, Sussex, ~1867)
  • Catherine Mary Allfrey (Clayton, Sussex, ~1869, married Hodges)
  • Minnie Caroline Allfrey (Clayton, Sussex, ~1870)
  • Philip J. Allfrey (Clayton, Sussex, ~1872)
  • Ernest Frank Allfrey (Clayton, Sussex, ~1873)
  • Alfred John Allfrey (Clayton, Sussex, ~1875)
  • Fanny Charlotte Allfrey (Brighton, Sussex, c. 2 Jan 1876, St Nicolas, Brighton, married Plenderleith)
  • Charles Edward. Allfrey (Brighton, Sussex, ~1878)
  • Lilian (Lily) E. Allfrey (Brighton, Sussex, ~1880)
  • Harold (Harry) A. Allfrey (Brighton, Sussex, ~1885)

In 1871 he was 25 years old and living with his wife Charlotte at No. 2 Prospect Cottages in Clayton. He was a bricklayer, and plasterer (and possibly something else, maybe a cow keeper? as the census is unclear). By this time they had four children, Ann Martha, William Henry, Catherine Mary, and Minnie Caroline.

He moved from Clayton to Brighton in around 1876, and by 1881 William was living at 36 Russell St in Brighton, and he was still was a bricklayer, but now he had nine children, Annie, William, Catherine, Philip, Ernest, Alfred, Fanny, Charles and Lilian.

By 1891 William had taken his family away from Brighton, and was living at Manor Farm, Poyning. He is a builder, and employer of other people. His place of birth has changed from Clayton, to Burgess Hill (they are about 4 miles apart).

In 1901 William was living with his family in Oakmere, Albourne in Sussex. He is listed as a housebuilder.


William Allfrey died on the 25th September 1907, aged 63 in Henfield, Susse., and is buried at the Allfrey family plot, along with his wife and son, at Brighton and Preston cemetery.

The left hand side of the family gravestone reads:

William Allfrey
25 Sep 1907 Aged 63
His Wife
Charlotte Sarah Allfrey
23 June 1918 Aged 77

The right hand side reads:

Ernest Frank Allfrey
3 March 1901 Aged 28
Charles Edward Allfrey
13 Aug 1954 Aged 76
And His Wife
Emily Alice Ethel
26 Apr 1972 Aged 80

Other Records

BMD:B: William Allfrey, 1845, Jul-Aug-Sep, District: Cuckfield, Sussex. Vol: 7, Page: 313 BMD:M: William Allfrey, 1864 Q4, District: Brighton, Sussex. Volume: 2b. Page: 310