BURGESS, Charles Smart & Hannah (Funnell)

Cliff McCarthy, 2017

Charles Smart Burgess was the son of Robert and Mary (Smart) Burgess, born at East Hoathly and christened there on 13 April 1783. He married Hannah (or Anna) Funnell on 7 April 1806 at Lewes, Sussex. She was born in nearby Laughton, Sussex in 1785.

For his entire adult life, Charles was a blacksmith and wheelwright in the small village of Isfield, Sussex. The census records for England show that he employed a couple of men. Charles and Hannah raised eight children.

Hannah died prior to the 1861 census, but Charles lived into his 90th year, passing away on 26 February 1873. He left a will which was probated on 31 March of that year.

Map of Isfield, Sussex, showing location of the “Smithy”


Children of Charles Smart & Hannah (Funnell) BURGESS

CHARLES SMART BURGESS was born 1783 in East Hoathly, Sussex, England, and died 26 February 1873 in Isfield, Sussex, England.  He married HANNAH “ANN” FUNNELL 7 April 1806 in St. Peter & St. Mary Church, Lewes, Sussex, England.  She was born 1785 in Laughton, Sussex, England, and died Bef. 1861. The Children of CHARLES BURGESS and HANNAH FUNNELL are:

i.    ANN BURGESS, b. September 1806, East Hoathly, Sussex, England; d. 1845, Brighton District, Sussex, England.
ii.    HENRY BURGESS, b. 28 January 1809, East Hoathly, Sussex, England.
iii.    ELIZABETH BURGESS, b. 3 July 1811, Isfield, Sussex, England.
iv.    MARY BURGESS, b. 15 September 1813, Isfield, Sussex, England.
v.    FRANCES BURGESS, b. 20 November 1815, Isfield, Sussex, England; d. Aft. 1901; m. DAVID MARTIN, September 1839, Lewes, Sussex, England; b. 1816, Eastbourne, Sussex, England; d. 3 February 1895.
vi.    REBECCA BURGESS, b. 6 February 1818, Isfield, Sussex, England; d. 1872, Brighton District, Sussex, England.
vii.    HANNAH BURGESS, b. 18 April 1820, Isfield, Sussex, England.
viii.    JOHN BURGESS, b. 29 August 1822, Isfield, Sussex, England.



  • 1841 English Census for Charles Burgess, (Isfield, Sussex, England).
  • 1851 English Census for Charles Burgess, (Isfield, Sussex, England).
  • 1861 English Census for Charles Burgess, (Isfield, Sussex, England).
  • 1871 English Census for Charles Burgess, (Isfield, Sussex, England).
  • England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1837-1915, (as published at http://www.Ancestry.com, 2017), “Electronic.”
  • England Marriages, 1538-1973, (as reproduced at http://www.FamilySearch.org), “Electronic.”
  • The Weald of Kent, Surrey & Sussex, online database, at http://theweald.org.

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