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Parents and family
SULLINGS is a relatively rare name with a search on an 1851 Census
index returning only 90 individuals in the whole of Essex with surnames
starting 'sullin'. From the probability that Thomas died around 1840
and his profession of Sawyer, it is circumstantially likely that he is
the Thomas SULLINGS christened by Samuel SULLINGS, sawyer in
Rochford and that his mother was Susannah GARNISH. Their family is shown on the Rochford, Essex page
Childhood and education
Unknown before marriage.
There are several individuals shown as born in Rochford on the 1851
Census who may represent his children.
Samuel SULLINGS, aged born about 1829 and with an occupation of
Sawyer. The 1841 Census suggests he was the son of another
aged 42 and also a sawyer, who was born around 1809 and whose eldest
son is listed in 1851 as Thomas E. Therefore Samuel was
not a child of Thomas but his father might prove to be Thomas' brother.
- a Thomas SULLINGS, aged 23 (born about 1828) and a
carpenters apprentice to William PAYNE in Horndon on the Hill, Essex.
- a Sarah SULLINGS, aged 21 (born about 1830), house
servant to Thomas MARSH, in Great Stambridge. On 6 Feb 1831 there was a
Sarah Ann SULLINGS christened in Rochford to Samuel SULLINGS. However
that Sarah and her sisters, daughters of Samuel SULLINGS, are
listed on the 1841 Census at Halstead.
- a Eliza SULLINGS, aged 17 (born about 1834), servant to
Richard STEVENS of 12 Upper Seymour St, Marylebone, St Pancras.
- a Martha SULLINGS, aged 15 (born about 1836), housemaid to
David and Sarah CORBET at Barretts, Orsett, Essex
Harriet SULLINGS aged 17 (born about 1834), General Servant to Sarah
HARVEY in North Street, Rochford, Essex. From, what appears to be, her
marriage certificate Harriet can be ruled out as the daughter
On the 1841 Census there are individuals
corresponding to the above Sarah, Eliza and Martha in the Orsett Union
Workhouse, listed on the same age sorted page and aged 5, 7 and
10 respectively, together with a Henry SULLINGS, aged 12, on a
previous page. Henry seems to have dissapeared by 1851 but a
Thomas SULLINGS the same age as him and also born in Rochford
seems to have appeared as a carpenter's apprentice.
About about 1822-23 Thomas' daughter Susan SULLINGS was born in
On 25 Sep 1842 the marriage certificate of his daughter Susan
referred to him as Thomas SULLINGE, Sawer.
Last Will and Testament
The marriage of Martha SULLINGS to Henry LEWIS in 1857
gives her father's name as Thomas SULLINGS and states that he was dead.
Henry was Susan SULLINGS' brother in law as his son is
as her nephew. Martha was in the Orsett Union Workhouse in 1841 and
there is no sign of Thomas. From the presence of, what appear
to be, two of Thomas' other children in
the Orsett Union Workhouse in 1841 it is probable that he died between
1836 and 1841. There was a Thomas SULLINGS death registered in
Rochford, Essex in 1840. However, registration only started in
1838 and the parish registers have still to be checked for earlier
Descendants and notable relations
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