Stephen Neves
Henry Daw of Warbleton
Elizabeth Walter
Stephen Neve of Heathfield
Jane Daw
Mary Jane Neve


Family Links

1. Stephen Billenness

  • Frank Billenness
  • Sidney Billenness
  • Ebenezer Thomas Billenness
  • Grace Hilda Billenness
2. Joseph Elijah Baker of Hailsham
  • Ethel Doris Baker

Mary Jane Neve

  • Born: 1857, Warbleton, Sussex, England 1
  • Married (1): 1882, Hailsham District, Sussex, England 2
  • Married (2): 1898, Hailsham District, Sussex, England 3
  • Died: 20 Jan 1928, 110 South Rd., Hailsham, Sussex, England 4

  Research Notes:

At the time of the 1881 England Census Mary J Neve, aged 24, born in Warbleton Sussex, dressmaker, was with her parents in Rehoboth Cottage, Warbleton.

At the time of the 1891 England Census Mary J Billenness, aged 34, born in Warbleton Sussex, widow, needlewoman, was living at 26 Commercial Rd., Eastbourne Sussex. With her were son Ebenezer T Billenness (4) and brother James H Neve (23) of Warbleton, painter.

At the time of the 1901 England Census Mary J Baker, aged 44, born in Warbleton Sussex, and [2nd] husband Joseph E Baker, aged 37, born in Hailsham, twine maker, were living at 52 South Rd., Hailsham St. Mary, Sussex. With them were children Sidney Billenness (16) of Eastbourne, Ebenezer T Billenness (14) of Eastbourne, Grace H Billenness (10) of Eastbourne, and (born in Hailsham): Charles D Baker (10), Florrie Baker (6), Annie C Baker (4), Ethel D Baker (1 mo), and Mary's mother Jane Neve (75) of Warbleton, widow.

At the time of the 1911 England Census Mary Jane Baker, aged 54, born in Warbleton Sussex (mother of 1 child*), and husband of 12 years Joseph Elijah Baker, aged 46, born in Hailsham, twine maker, were living at 52 South Rd., Hailsham Sussex. With them were Chas. David Baker (20), twine maker, Annie Caroline Baker (14), Ethel Doris Baker (10) and Ebenezer Thos. Billenness (24) of Eastbourne, clerk, twine & brush making.




A member of a well-known Hailsham family, Mrs. Mary Jane Baker, wife of Mr. Joseph Elijah Baker, of 110, South-road, passed away on Friday. Mrs. Baker, who was 71 years of age, had been ill for about 15 weeks. Two sons and two daughters are also bereaved. Born at Warbleton, Mrs. Baker came to Hailsham from Eastbourne about thirty years ago. A large number of friends attended the Cemetery on Wednesday afternoon. The service was conducted by Mr. E. M. G. Mockford (Hailsham Baptist pastor), who gave a sympathetic address.

The mourners were Mr. J. E. Baker (widower), Mr. F. Billenness of Eastbourne and Mr. S. Billenness of Tunbridge Wells (sons), Miss E. Baker and Mrs. F. Baker (daughters), Mr. C. Baker (step-son), Mrs. Barber (step-daughter), Mr. and Mrs. H. Neve, of Heathfield, and Mr. and Mrs. F. Neve, of Heathfield (brothers and sisters-in-law), Mr. and Mrs. E. Mockford, of Heathfield (brother-in-law and sister), Mr. F. Baker (son-in-law), Mrs. F. Billenness, of Eastbourne, and Mrs. E. Billeness (daughters-in-law), Mr. and Mrs. A. Cornford, of Hellingly, Mr. and Mrs. F. Billenness, of East Hoathly, and Mr. and Mrs. A. Fox (brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law), Mr. J. Billenness, of Eastbourne (brother-in-law), Mr. W. Green, of Haywards Heath (uncle), Mrs. W. Crowhurst, of Upper Dicker (aunt), Mrs. Malpass, of Heathfield (niece), Miss Hobbs and Mrs. Hobbs, of Catsfield, Mr. G. Vine, Miss H. Vine and Mrs. Colwell (cousins)....

Sussex Express, Friday, 27 Jan 1928, p. 6

  Marriage Information:

Mary married Stephen Billenness, son of George Billenness and Lucy Jane Mitting, in 1862 in the Hailsham District, Sussex, England. (Stephen Billenness was born about 1856 in Warbleton, Sussex, England, died 15 Dec 1890 and was buried in Heathfield, Sussex, England.)

  Marriage Information:

Mary also married Joseph Elijah Baker, son of Elijah Baker and Mary Ann Vine, in 1898 in the Hailsham District, Sussex, England. (Joseph Elijah Baker was in 1864 in Hailsham, Sussex, England and died on 2 Jan 1933 in 110 South Rd., Hailsham, Sussex, England, aged 68 years.)


1 England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008, Hailsham district, 1st Quarter, vol. 2b, p. 67.

2 England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005, Hailsham district, 2nd Quarter, vol. 2b, p. 166.

3 England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005, Eastbourne district, 3rd Quarter, vol. 2b, p. 162.

4 England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007, Hailsham district, 1st Quarter, vol. 2b, p. 152.

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