Nicholas & Amy Wratten of Herstmonceux
Nicholas Wratten, son of Thomas and Sarah was baptised in Herstmonceux on 27th June 1735.
Amy Edwards, youngest daughter of Henry and Catherine was baptised in Herstmonceux on 28th May 1742.
On 30th April 1761 Nicholas Wratten married Amy Edwards in Herstmonceux, witnessed by James Dan, Nicholas’ brother-in-law, and Richard Gibbs. They had the following children baptised:
16 Mar 1762
26 Jun 1767
3 Mar 1769
Ninfield - bur. 22 Jun 1769
10 May 1770
23 Jun 1772
18 Mar 1774
19 Dec 1775
19 Dec 1777
7 Sep 1783
In the Ninfield registers Amy is recorded as Emma.
Nicholas was buried in Herstmonceux on 30th January 1802 and Emma, aged 77, on 16th May 1820.
Of their children:
Thomas was buried in Herstmonceux, aged 76, on 29th March 1837.
Nicholas is likely to be one of their children although a baptism has not been found. He married Sarah Richardson in Herstmonceux on 7th December 1789 and they had the following children baptised:
4 Dec 1791
20 Dec 1794
21 Mar 1802
3 Sep 1806
Nicholas died in 1839.
Sarah married Richard Elphick and lived in Wartling
Joseph married Caroline Wood in Herstmonceux on 14 May 1829. Their children were:
29 Aug 1830
21 Aug 1831
21 Apr 1833
5 Jul 1835
19 Nov 1837
In 1841 Joseph was living in St Leonards-on-Sea with his wife and children and was recorded as an Army Pensioner. In 1851 Joseph and Caroline were in a cottage at the rear of 2 Shepherd Street, St Leonards, which at that time was a beer house, but has since been re-built as a private dwelling. Joseph was buried in St Leonards, aged 80, on 28th April 1855.
Edward married Mary Smith in Hellingly on 21st October 1806 and although no baptisms have been found, they are believed to have had at least 3 children:
Edward was buried in Hellingly, aged 58, on 27th November 1835. Mary was with her daughter Naomi in 1851.