The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Ancestry report for Benjamin Philip Bridger, farm labourer, son of Alfred Bridger, farm labourer and Philadelphia Bridger [Bridger]
Generation No. 1
1. Benjamin Philip Bridger, farm labourer was the son of (2) Alfred Bridger, farm labourer and (3) Philadelphia Bridger [Bridger]. He was born 21st Jan 1845 at Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 6th Apr 1845 at St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
He married Alice Funnell on Apr to June 1885, registered at Tonbridge District, Kent, ref: 1885 Q2 Vol 2a Page 987. She was born 1866 at Southborough, Kent. They had the following children:
iRhoda who was born 1886 Stitches, Eridge Green, Sussex; christened 30th May 1886 Holy Trinity Church, Eridge Green, Sussex, daughter of Philip Benjamin Bridger (journeyman miller) and Alice Bridger
iiFlorence Ella who was born 12th Dec 1887 Jarvis Brook, Sussex; christened 1st Jul 1888 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex, daughter of Philip Bridger (labourer) and Alice Bridger
iiiAlbert who was born 1890 Stone Cross, Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 13th Apr 1890 Crowborough Chapel [a.k.a. All Saints Church], Crowborough, Sussex, son of Philip Bridger (labourer) and Alice Bridger
ivFred who was born 1893 Stone Cross, Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 9th Jul 1893 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex, son of Philip Bridger (labourer) and Alice Bridger; died 18th Dec 1916 Belgium, killed in action aged 24 years; buried after 18th Dec 1916 Ridge Wood Military Cemetery, Belgium
vAlfred who was born 1896 Stone Cross, Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 11th Oct 1896 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex, son of Philip Benjamin Bridger (labourer) and Alice Bridger
viAlice May who was born 1898 Crowborough, Sussex; christened 14th Aug 1898 Crowborough Chapel [a.k.a. All Saints Church], Crowborough, Sussex, daughter of Philip Benjamin Bridger (labourer) and Alice Bridger
viiConstance Winnifred who was born 1900 Crowborough, Sussex
viiiQuintus Roy who was born 1905 Crowborough, Sussex
 
Generation No. 2
2. Alfred Bridger, farm labourer He was born 1814 at Benenden, Kent
He married (1) Philadelphia Bridger on 20th Oct 1836 at St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex. She was the daughter of Benjamin Bridger and Sarah Bridger [Guy]. She was born 26th Mar 1817 at Town Row Green, Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 22nd Jun 1817 at St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex, daughter of Benjamin Bridger (carpenter) and Sarah Bridger; died Nov 1859 at Rotherfield, Sussex, aged 34 years; buried 17th Nov 1859 at St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex. They had the following children:
iHarriet who was born 1837 Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 15th Jan 1837 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
iiAnsley who was born 14th Jun 1839 Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 14th Jul 1839 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
iiiFrederick Nimrod who was born 11th Mar 1842 Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 5th Mar 1843 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
ivBenjamin Philip who was born 21st Jan 1845 Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 6th Apr 1845 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
vGeorge who was born 11th Sep 1847 Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 7th Nov 1847 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
viEllen who was born 1st Aug 1850 Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 1st Sep 1850 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
viiRhoda who was born 1852 Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 5th Dec 1852 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
He married (2) Charlotte ..... on c 1862. She was born 1833 at Westerham, Kent. They had the following children:
iAlfred who was born 1864 Wadhurst, Sussex
iiAlice who was born 1870 Wadhurst, Sussex
iiiNaomi who was born 1875 Wadhurst, Sussex
 
3. Philadelphia Bridger [Bridger] was the daughter of (4) Benjamin Bridger and (5) Sarah Bridger [Guy]. She was born 26th Mar 1817 at Town Row Green, Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 22nd Jun 1817 at St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex, daughter of Benjamin Bridger (carpenter) and Sarah Bridger; died Nov 1859 at Rotherfield, Sussex, aged 34 years; buried 17th Nov 1859 at St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
She married Alfred Bridger on 20th Oct 1836 at St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex. He was born 1814 at Benenden, Kent. They had the following children:
iHarriet who was born 1837 Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 15th Jan 1837 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
iiAnsley who was born 14th Jun 1839 Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 14th Jul 1839 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
iiiFrederick Nimrod who was born 11th Mar 1842 Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 5th Mar 1843 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
ivBenjamin Philip who was born 21st Jan 1845 Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 6th Apr 1845 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
vGeorge who was born 11th Sep 1847 Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 7th Nov 1847 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
viEllen who was born 1st Aug 1850 Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 1st Sep 1850 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
viiRhoda who was born 1852 Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 5th Dec 1852 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
 
Generation No. 3
4. Benjamin Bridger, carpenter was the son of (6) John Bridger and (7) Mary Bridger [Brooker]. He was born 1766 at Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 24th Jan 1766 at St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex; died Jan 1847 at Rotherfield, Sussex, aged 82 years; buried 24th Jan 1847 at St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
He married (1) Sarah Rochester on 25th Nov 1788 at St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex. She was born c 1765; died Feb 1795 at Rotherfield, Sussex, wife of Benjamin; buried 16th Feb 1795 at St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex. They had the following children:
iMary who was born 1789 Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 11th Oct 1789 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex, daughter of Benjamin Bridger and Sarah Bridger
iiMartha who was born 1791 Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 13th Feb 1791 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex, daughter of Benjamin Bridger and Sarah Bridger
iiiJohn who was born 1793 Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 31st Mar 1793 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex, son of Benjamin Bridger and Sarah Bridger
He married (2) Sarah Guy on 26th Dec 1796 at St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex. She was born 1776; died Mar 1827 at Rotherfield, Sussex, aged 51 years, wife of Benjamin; buried 4th Mar 1827 at St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex. They had the following children:
iSarah who was born 1798 Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 11th Feb 1798 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex, daughter of Benjamin Bridger and Sarah Bridger
iiAnn who was born 1799 Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 29th Dec 1799 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex, daughter of Benjamin Bridger and Sarah Bridger
iiiBenjamin who was born 1802 Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 18th Jul 1802 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex, son of Benjamin Bridger and Sarah Bridger
ivSophia who was born 1805 Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 3rd Mar 1805 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex, daughter of Benjamin Bridger and Sarah Bridger
vAnnesey who was born 1807 Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 25th Dec 1807 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex, daughter of Benjamin Bridger and Sarah Bridger
viGeorge who was born 20th Dec 1809 Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 13th May 1810 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex, son of Benjamin Bridger and Sarah Bridger
viiMaria who was born 27th May 1812 Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 19th Jul 1812 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex, daughter of Benjamin Bridger and Sarah Bridger
viiiHarriet who was born 12th Oct 1814 Town Row Green, Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 20th Nov 1814 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex, daughter of Benjamin Bridger (carpenter) and Sarah Bridger
ixPhiladelphia who was born 26th Mar 1817 Town Row Green, Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 22nd Jun 1817 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex, daughter of Benjamin Bridger (carpenter) and Sarah Bridger; died Nov 1859 Rotherfield, Sussex, aged 34 years; buried 17th Nov 1859 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
 
5. Sarah Bridger [Guy] She was born 1776; died Mar 1827 at Rotherfield, Sussex, aged 51 years, wife of Benjamin; buried 4th Mar 1827 at St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
She married Benjamin Bridger on 26th Dec 1796 at St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex. He was the son of John Bridger and Mary Bridger [Brooker]. He was born 1766 at Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 24th Jan 1766 at St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex; died Jan 1847 at Rotherfield, Sussex, aged 82 years; buried 24th Jan 1847 at St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex. They had the following children:
iSarah who was born 1798 Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 11th Feb 1798 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex, daughter of Benjamin Bridger and Sarah Bridger
iiAnn who was born 1799 Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 29th Dec 1799 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex, daughter of Benjamin Bridger and Sarah Bridger
iiiBenjamin who was born 1802 Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 18th Jul 1802 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex, son of Benjamin Bridger and Sarah Bridger
ivSophia who was born 1805 Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 3rd Mar 1805 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex, daughter of Benjamin Bridger and Sarah Bridger
vAnnesey who was born 1807 Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 25th Dec 1807 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex, daughter of Benjamin Bridger and Sarah Bridger
viGeorge who was born 20th Dec 1809 Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 13th May 1810 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex, son of Benjamin Bridger and Sarah Bridger
viiMaria who was born 27th May 1812 Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 19th Jul 1812 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex, daughter of Benjamin Bridger and Sarah Bridger
viiiHarriet who was born 12th Oct 1814 Town Row Green, Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 20th Nov 1814 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex, daughter of Benjamin Bridger (carpenter) and Sarah Bridger
ixPhiladelphia who was born 26th Mar 1817 Town Row Green, Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 22nd Jun 1817 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex, daughter of Benjamin Bridger (carpenter) and Sarah Bridger; died Nov 1859 Rotherfield, Sussex, aged 34 years; buried 17th Nov 1859 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
 
Generation No. 4
6. John Bridger He was born 1738 at Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 24th Feb 1738 at St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex; died Jun 1780 at Rotherfield, Sussex, of Town Row Green; buried 26th Jun 1780 at St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
He married Mary Brooker on 10th Mar 1763 at St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex. She was born c 1740; died Apr 1805 at Rotherfield, Sussex, wife of Robert; buried 8th Apr 1805 at St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex. They had the following children:
iJoseph who was born 1764 Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 26th Jun 1764 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex; died 25th Oct 1792 Rotherfield, Sussex, of Town Row Green; buried 30th Oct 1792 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
iiBenjamin who was born 1766 Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 24th Jan 1766 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex; died Jan 1847 Rotherfield, Sussex, aged 82 years; buried 24th Jan 1847 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
iiiEdward who was born 1767 Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 16th Aug 1767 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
ivBarbara who was born 1768 Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 2nd Feb 1768 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
vSarah who was born 1769 Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 30th Nov 1769 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
viMichael who was born 1772 Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 3rd Sep 1772 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
viiElizabeth who was born 1774 Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 5th Nov 1774 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
viiiAnnesley who was born 1777 Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 12th Jul 1777 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
ixWilliam who was born 1780 Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 22nd Jul 1780 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
 
7. Mary Bridger [Brooker] She was born c 1740; died Apr 1805 at Rotherfield, Sussex, wife of Robert; buried 8th Apr 1805 at St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
She married (1) John Bridger on 10th Mar 1763 at St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex. He was born 1738 at Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 24th Feb 1738 at St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex; died Jun 1780 at Rotherfield, Sussex, of Town Row Green; buried 26th Jun 1780 at St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex. They had the following children:
iJoseph who was born 1764 Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 26th Jun 1764 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex; died 25th Oct 1792 Rotherfield, Sussex, of Town Row Green; buried 30th Oct 1792 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
iiBenjamin who was born 1766 Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 24th Jan 1766 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex; died Jan 1847 Rotherfield, Sussex, aged 82 years; buried 24th Jan 1847 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
iiiEdward who was born 1767 Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 16th Aug 1767 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
ivBarbara who was born 1768 Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 2nd Feb 1768 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
vSarah who was born 1769 Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 30th Nov 1769 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
viMichael who was born 1772 Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 3rd Sep 1772 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
viiElizabeth who was born 1774 Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 5th Nov 1774 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
viiiAnnesley who was born 1777 Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 12th Jul 1777 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
ixWilliam who was born 1780 Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 22nd Jul 1780 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
She married (2) Robert Dadswell on 16th Jan 1782 at St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex. He was the son of Nicholas Dadswell and Anne Dadswell [Luxford]. He was born 1742 at Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 25th Apr 1742 at St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex, son of Nicholas Dadswell and Anne Dadswell. They had the following children:
iMary who was born 1782 Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 21st Apr 1782 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex, daughter of Robert Dadswell and Mary Dadswell
iiRobert who was born 1784 Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 8th Aug 1784 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex, son of Robert Dadswell and Mary Dadswell; died Nov 1852 Wadhurst, Sussex, aged 68 years; buried 19th Nov 1852 St. Peter and St. Paul Parish Church, Wadhurst, Sussex
iiiJames who was born 1787 Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 23rd Jan 1787 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex, son of Robert Dadswell and Mary Dadswell
ivAnn who was born 1790 Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 8th Aug 1790 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex, daughter of Robert Dadswell and Mary Dadswell
 

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