The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Descendant's report for Richard Budgen, son of Edward Budgen and Elizabeth Budgen [May]

Richard Budgen was christened at Frant Parish Church on the 29th May 1695, the son of Edward Budgen and Elizabeth nee May. Little is known of his early life other than he was part of a large family of ten children and his ancestry at Frant can be traced back to Thomas and Mary Budgen who married there in 1630.

In 1723 Richard Budgen published 24 maps as loose sheets that had been engraved by John Senex of Shropshire entitled "An Actual Survey of the County of Sussex divided into Rapes Hundreds and Deanryes. In which the exact longitude and atitude of all the remarkable places are determined from observation. Also an accurate deliniation by admeasurement of the sea-coast, roads and the rivers so far as navigable." The background to this remarkable set of maps is not clear but probably had been done by subscriptions from a prospectus. Throughout the period from 1724 to 1730 he produced a number of estate maps including Battle Abbey, Wilmington Manor and the manor of Udimore as well as the "Transcript of The Passage of the Hurricane from the Sea-side at Bexhill in Sussex to Newingden Level 20 May 1729 between nine and ten in the evening"

On 25th April 1727 he married Elizabeth Carpenter at St Michaels Parish Church, Withyham and in 1730 his only son Richard was born and then christened on 5th October at Frant. Within months at the early age of 36, in 1731 Richard Budgen died.

The descendents of Richard Budgen are themselves important cartographers. His son Richard Budgen (1730-1789) was an estate surveyor and produced many plans between 1757 and 1783 including "a sketch of the roads within fourteen miles of Tunbridge Wells" in 1774. His grandsons Thomas Budgen (1766-1832) practised in Lewes as a surveyor and published a plan of Brighthelmstone in 1788; and Charles Budgen (1769-1838) worked for the Ordnance Survey between 1798 and 1824. His great grandson John Budgen (b 1794) after serving in the navy acted as a surveyor from 1826 until 1840 in the Tunbridge Wells area.


Generation No. 1
  1. Richard Budgen was the son of Edward Budgen and Elizabeth Budgen [May]. He was born 1695 at Frant, Sussex; christened 29th May 1695 at St. Alban's Church, Frant, Sussex; died Jul 1731 at Frant, Sussex; buried 28th Jul 1731 at St. Alban's Church, Frant, Sussex
  He married Elizabeth Carpenter on 25th Apr 1727 at St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex. She was born c 1700. They had the following children:
2 iRichard who was born 1730 at Frant, Sussex; christened 5th Oct 1730 St. Alban's Church, Frant, Sussex; died 1789 Frant, Sussex, aged 58 years; buried 2nd Jan 1789 St. Alban's Church, Frant, Sussex
   
Generation No. 2
  2. Richard Budgen was the son of Richard Budgen and Elizabeth Budgen [Carpenter]. He was born 1730 at Frant, Sussex; christened 5th Oct 1730 at St. Alban's Church, Frant, Sussex; died 1789 at Frant, Sussex, aged 58 years; buried 2nd Jan 1789 at St. Alban's Church, Frant, Sussex
  He married Felicia Hickman on 23rd Nov 1753 at Fleet Prison, London. She was born c 1730; died Oct 1790 at Frant, Sussex, spinster; buried 9th Oct 1790 at St. Alban's Church, Frant, Sussex. They had the following children:
  iElizabeth who was born 1757 at Frant, Sussex; christened 23rd Oct 1757 St. Alban's Church, Frant, Sussex
3 iiRichard who was born 1760 at Frant, Sussex; christened 23rd Nov 1760 St. Alban's Church, Frant, Sussex
  iiiThomas who was born 1765 at Frant, Sussex; christened 15th Dec 1765 St. Alban's Church, Frant, Sussex; died 1832 Brighton, Sussex, aged 66 years; buried 7th Jan 1832 St. Alban's Church, Frant, Sussex
  ivCharles who was born 1769 at Frant, Sussex; christened 7th May 1769 St. Alban's Church, Frant, Sussex; died 1838
  vJane who was born 1772 at Frant, Sussex; christened 21st Jun 1772 St. Alban's Church, Frant, Sussex
   
Generation No. 3
  3. Richard Budgen was the son of Richard Budgen and Felicia Budgen [Hickman]. He was born 1760 at Frant, Sussex; christened 23rd Nov 1760 at St. Alban's Church, Frant, Sussex
  He married Maria Watkins on 8th Jan 1787 at St. Thomas à Becket's Church, Framfield, Sussex. She was born c 1765. They had the following children:
  iMaria who was born c May 1787 at Frant, Sussex; christened 29th May 1787 St. Alban's Church, Frant, Sussex
  iiRichard who was born 1789 at Frant, Sussex; christened 1st Jun 1789 St. Alban's Church, Frant, Sussex
4 iiiWilliam who was born 3rd May 1790 at Frant, Sussex; christened 25th May 1790 St. Alban's Church, Frant, Sussex
5 ivRichard who was born 1792 at Frant, Sussex; christened 4th Sep 1792 St. Alban's Church, Frant, Sussex; died 23rd Mar 1870 31 Ball's Pond Road, Middlesex; buried after 23rd Mar 1870 Highgate Cemetery, Woolwich, Kent
  vJohn who was born 1794 at Frant, Sussex; christened 17th Feb 1794 St. Alban's Church, Frant, Sussex
  viThomas who was born 1798 at Buxted, Sussex; christened 16th Sep 1798 St. Margaret's Church, Buxted, Sussex
   
Generation No. 4
  4. William Budgen was the son of Richard Budgen and Maria Budgen [Watkins]. He was born 3rd May 1790 at Frant, Sussex; christened 25th May 1790 at St. Alban's Church, Frant, Sussex
  He married Sarah ..... on c 1815. She was born c 1795. They had the following children:
  iWilliam Henry who was born 1817 at Frant, Sussex; christened 28th Apr 1817 St. Alban's Church, Frant, Sussex
   
  5. Richard Budgen, Commander in the Royal Navy was the son of Richard Budgen and Maria Budgen [Watkins]. He was born 1792 at Frant, Sussex; christened 4th Sep 1792 at St. Alban's Church, Frant, Sussex; died 23rd Mar 1870 at 31 Ball's Pond Road, Middlesex; buried after 23rd Mar 1870 at Highgate Cemetery, Woolwich, Kent
  He married Mary Scarth on 13th Nov 1812 at St Mary Magdalene, Woolwich, Kent. She was born 1798 at Yorkshire, Daughter of William Scarth and Jane nee Gibbon; christened 1st Jul 1798 at Guisborough, Yorkshire. They had the following children:
  iMaria Julia who was born 1818 at Frant, Sussex; christened 26th Jul 1818 St. Alban's Church, Frant, Sussex
6 iiRichard who was born 1819 at At Sea; christened 28th Nov 1819 St. Alban's Church, Frant, Sussex; died 21st Jan 1882
7 iiiHarriett Mary who was born 16th Feb 1822 at North Fleet, Kent; christened 12th Jun 1822 Charterhouse Chapel, Findsbury, London; died 27th Jun 1905
  ivUnnamed male who was born c 1825
8 vJohn Thomas who was born 1826 at Newport, Isle of Wight; christened 20th Aug 1826 Kessingland, Suffolk; died 27th Jan 1855 Surrey
  viClara who was born 1830 at Woolwich, Kent
  viiJane Ann who was born 24th Oct 1833 at Thomas Street, Woolwich, Kent; christened 17th Nov 1833 St Mary Magdalene, Woolwich, Kent
9 viiiFelicia Elizabeth who was born 8th Mar 1836 at St Mary Street, Woolwich, Kent; christened 30th Mar 1836 St Mary Magdalene, Woolwich, Kent
  ixCharles who was born 6th Dec 1837 at St Mary Street, Woolwich, Kent; christened 3rd Jan 1838 St Mary Magdalene, Woolwich, Kent
  xEdward who was born 18th Mar 1840 at St Mary Street, Woolwich, Kent; christened 15th Apr 1840 St Mary Magdalene, Woolwich, Kent
   
Generation No. 5
  6. Richard Budgen was the son of Richard Budgen, Commander in the Royal Navy and Mary Budgen [Scarth]. He was born 1819 at At Sea; christened 28th Nov 1819 at St. Alban's Church, Frant, Sussex; died 21st Jan 1882
  He married (1) Clara Beasant on 27th Oct 1841. She was born c 1820
  He married (2) Frances Perchard on 25th Mar 1879. She was born c 1820
   
  7. Harriett Mary Jessup [Budgen] was the daughter of Richard Budgen, Commander in the Royal Navy and Mary Budgen [Scarth]. She was born 16th Feb 1822 at North Fleet, Kent; christened 12th Jun 1822 at Charterhouse Chapel, Findsbury, London; died 27th Jun 1905
  She married William John Jessup on 1st Dec 1866. He was born c 1820
   
  8. John Thomas Budgen, solicitor's clerk was the son of Richard Budgen, Commander in the Royal Navy and Mary Budgen [Scarth]. He was born 1826 at Newport, Isle of Wight; christened 20th Aug 1826 at Kessingland, Suffolk; emigrated 1853 to Adelaide, South Australia; died 27th Jan 1855 at Surrey
  He married Eliza Rose Mary Simpson on 3rd Feb 1847. She was born 1826 at Aldborough, Suffolk; emigrated 1853 to Adelaide, South Australia. They had the following children:
  iRoza Maria who was born 1848 at St. Andrews, Holborn, London; died 1870
  iiHarriett Mary who was born 2nd Nov 1849 at 21 Foley Place, Marylebone, London; christened 20th Jan 1850 Marylebone, London
  iiiJohn Thomas who was born 14th Sep 1851 at 44 Wells Street, Marylebone, London; christened 31st Jul 1851 Marylebone, London; died Feb 1852 Marylebone, London, aged 6 months; buried 7th Feb 1852 Marylebone, London
10 ivJohn Frederick who was born 1st Nov 1852 at North Street, Manchester Square, Marylebone, London; christened 21st Nov 1852 Marylebone, London; died 1947
  vRichard John who was born 9th Jun 1855 at South Australia
   
  9. Felicia Elizabeth Rowe [Budgen] was the daughter of Richard Budgen, Commander in the Royal Navy and Mary Budgen [Scarth]. She was born 8th Mar 1836 at St Mary Street, Woolwich, Kent; christened 30th Mar 1836 at St Mary Magdalene, Woolwich, Kent
  She married William Frederick Rowe on c 1862. He was born c 1835
   
Generation No. 6
  10. John Frederick Budgen was the son of John Thomas Budgen, solicitor's clerk and Eliza Rose Mary Budgen [Simpson]. He was born 1st Nov 1852 at North Street, Manchester Square, Marylebone, London; christened 21st Nov 1852 at Marylebone, London; emigrated 1853 to Adelaide, South Australia; died 1947
  He married Emma Wilhemina Lellmann. She was born 18th Dec 1859. They had the following children:
  iRosa May who was born 11th Sep 1877 at South Australia
  iiFraser Simpson who was born 3rd Jan 1879 at South Australia; died 1958
11 iiiFrederick William Crispin who was born 28th Aug 1880 at South Australia; died 1964
  ivAlbert Bertram who was born 8th Apr 1882 at South Australia; died 1939
  vFaith Lilian who was born 25th Jul 1883 at South Australia; died 1931
  viElla Blanche who was born 25th May 1887 at South Australia; died c 1900
  viiWinifred Clara who was born 17th Aug 1889 at South Australia
  viiiVenus Maud who was born 19th Aug 1891 at South Australia; died 4th Apr 1935
  ixFelicia Pauline who was born 24th May 1901 at South Australia; died 24th Apr 1937
   
Generation No. 7
  11. Frederick William Crispin Budgen was the son of John Frederick Budgen and Emma Wilhemina Budgen [Lellmann]. He was born 28th Aug 1880 at South Australia; died 1964
  He married (1) Louisa Suzanna Chalmers. They had the following children:
  iBlanche Louisa who was born 1907 at South Australia; died 1963
  iiNorman Frederick at South Australia
  iiiWinifred Emma at South Australia
12 ivSeth Chalmers who was born 1912 at South Australia; died 1998
  He married (2) Louie May Day. They had the following children:
  iTrevor John at South Australia
  iiEssie Margaret at South Australia
  iiiYvonne Maise at South Australia
   
Generation No. 8
  12. Seth Chalmers Budgen was the son of Frederick William Crispin Budgen and Louisa Suzanna Budgen [Chalmers]. He was born 1912 at South Australia; died 1998
  He married Derender Edith Daisy Fuller. She was born 1916. They had the following children:
13 iBrian John who was born 19th Sep 1946 at South Australia
   
Generation No. 9
  13. Brian John Budgen was the son of Seth Chalmers Budgen and Derender Edith Daisy Budgen [Fuller]. He was born 19th Sep 1946 at South Australia
  He married Diane Margaret Lovell. They had the following children:
  iRachel Margaret who was born 6th Dec 1970 at South Australia
  iiAdam Brian who was born 21st Jul 1972 at South Australia
  iiiNaomi Patricia who was born 29th Sep 1974 at South Australia
  ivMicaela Mary Renae who was born 20th Jul 1976 at South Australia
  vBrianna Elisabeth who was born 11th Feb 1979 at South Australia
  viLuke Lovell Seth who was born 14th Jan 1982 at South Australia
   

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