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HAMPSHIRE FAMILY C

John CATCHLOVE & Elizabeth CLAY
married 1797 at Portsmouth

Not identified in any other records.
Sarah CATCHLOVE bap. 1797 at Portsea

Not identified in any other records
William CATCHLOVE bap. 1800 at Portsea

William CATCHLOVE & Anne DUNSTON married 1828 at Portsea

Not identified in any other records
 John CATCHLOVE bap.1764
 Sarah CATCHLOVE bap.1700

Not identified in any other records.
 Sarah CATCHLOVE bap.1700

Not identified in any other records.
 Thomas CATCHLOVE bap.1773

Not identified in any other records.
Susannah CATCHLOVE 
bap. 1719 Racton

Not identified in any other records
St Peter Family 1

George CATCHLOVE & Elizabeth  ??
Edmund CATCHLOVE, bap. 1795 at Westbourne, son of Edmund & Ann.

Edmund the Wheelwright (Family 4)
Edmund CATCHLOVE bap. 1807 at Compton, son of Edmund & Mary.

Edmund the Woodman (Family 2)
This section of the website attempts to make sense of the data from the census returns, the BMD Index and the parish records combined.  All census information is Crown Copyright from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/

I used the census data as the basis from which to relate individuals to family groups and then used the BMD Index and  parish records to fill in the gaps and try to explain disappearances.  Families 1-7 are therefore census-based.

Hampshire Families A-E (below) represent those identified solely from the Hampshire Genealogical Society’s Baptism, Marriage & Burial Indexes that I have been unable to cross-match to families identified in the census.  Similarly, Unknown Sussex Families (below) represent those identifiable only through Sussex parish registers.  From the early dates, it is likely that these are the progenitors of the Census families but at present I am unable to make any definite links.

As I was unable to find any of the London-Middlesex Catchloves in any census, these have not been included here, because I am not yet sure how they relate to each other or to the other Catchlove families - they are, however, recorded on their own London-Middlesex Catchloves page.  This is an ongoing project, which I can see becoming a life-time’s work!!
This part of the project began as a spreadsheet, which grew enormously wide and complex as further generations and newly identified families were added, so for ease of presentation I have separated the family groups out and made a separate tree for each, which are now to be found on separate pages.  Records show that the majority of early Catchlove families lived on the borders of Hampshire & Sussex - although there are records of Catchloves in Westminster as early as 1685, having moved there, perhaps, from the Hampshire-Sussex homelands.

So far, I have been able to trace seven distinct families from the census records  (some of which have subsequently proved to be related), which are represented in the whimsical Catchlove Families Tree on the right.  In addition, I have found records for a large number of individual Catchloves whom I have not yet been able to attach to families.

The huge number of individuals, many with the same name, has made it very difficult to keep track of which individuals belong to which families.  Early on, when analysing the census material, it became natural to dub heads of households with the names of their occupations as a kind of shorthand to identify individual families.  Once I began tracking later generations, and trying to determine which family group any given individual had descended from, the occupational names proved a blessing as I am not numerically minded and Family 5 or Family 6 meant little to me, besides seeming a rather cold way to refer to one’s ancestors!  For clarity, and for the benefit of the numerically-minded, I have continued the numbering system - although in my head the families are still identified rather fondly by name.  Thus, we have:
Because they do not appear in the census and are identified only through Hampshire parish registers, these are all very small family trees, none being traceable for more than two generations as it appears that people often moved to other parishes, presumably seeking work.   In addition to these small family groups, I also found two 17th Century burials listed for Havant: an unnamed widow in 1662, and a Thomas CATCHLOVE in 1691.
HAMPSHIRE FAMILY D

John CATCHLOVE & Elizabeth CHARMEN
married 1789 at Warblington

burial Hambledon 1801
Elizabeth CATCHLOVE age 34
Edward CATCHLOVE
bap. 1798 at Hambledon

or does Edward belong to Family C?
HAMPSHIRE FAMILY E

Francis CATCHLOVE & Nancy ?
married ?
Henry CATCHLOVE
bap. 1816 at Portsea

Not identified in any other records in the UK.
HAMPSHIRE FAMILY A

William CATCHLOVE & Betty BROMAN
married 1760 at Havant

William CATCHLOVE buried at Havant 1790

Betty CATCHLOVE, widow, buried at Havant 1799
Eliz. KETCHLOVE bap. 1764 at Havant

Not identified in any other records
Sarah CATCHLOVE bap. 1766 at Havant

Sarah CATCHLOVE buried at Havant 1788
Susannah CATCHLOVE bap. 1769 at Havant, daughter of Wm. & Eliz.

Not identified in any other records
Willm. CATCHLOVE bap. 1761 at Havant

Not identified in any other records
HAMPSHIRE FAMILY B

William CATCHLOVE & Elizabeth SMITH
married 1788 at Portsea

Not identified in any other records
Portsea is on the western side of Portsmouth where the Historic Dockyard now is.
is this the same William?
Stoughton Family 2

Matthew CATCHLOVE & Mary ??

Mary  CATCHLOVE bp.1723

Not identified in any other records

Edmund  CATCHLOVE bap.1727

Not identified in any other records

Francis CATCHLOVE bap.1730.

Not identified in any other records
Stoughton Family 1

William CATCHLOVE & Judith ??

William CATCHLOVE bap.1679.

Not identified in any other records
Stoughton Family 3

Edmund CATCHLOVE & Elizabeth ??

Edmund CATCHLOVE bap. 1787.

Not identified in any other records
Stoughton Family 4

Mary CATCHLOVE

Elizabeth CATCHLOVE bap. 1802, dau of Mary,
father not named.

Not identified in any other records
PARISH OF STOUGHTON
Westbourne Family 3

John CATCHLOVE & Sarah PALMER m. 1760
John CATCHLOVE bap.1792, son of John & Elizabeth

Not identified in any other records.
Westbourne Family 1

Nathaniel CATCHLOVE & Sarah ??:
Westbourne Family 6

William CATCHLOVE & Mary PENNIKET from Stoughton m. 1826.

Not identified in any other records.
Westbourne
Family 2

Matthew CATCHLOVE & Mary BENSON m.1722.

Not identified in any other records.
Westbourne Family 4

Matthew CATCHLOVE & Mary ??
Westbourne Family 5

Martha CATCHLOVE
Hannah CATCHLOVE bap.1806, dau of Martha CATCHLOVE, father not named.

Not identified in any other records.
PARISH OF WESTBOURNE
Again, these are small trees because they are identifiable only through the Sussex parish registers and I have not been able to link them to the census families.
Racton Family 1

William KETCHLOVE & Elizabeth?
Racton Family 2

Henry CATCHLOVE & Sarah ??
Ann CATCHLOVE
bap. 1734 Racton

Not identified in any other records
Racton Family 3

Edmund CATCHLOVE & Nanny ?? (Nanny is generally considered a diminutive of Anne).
Nanny CATCHLOVE
bap. 1765 Racton

Not identified in any other records
PARISH OF RACTION
St Peter Family 2

Edwin CATCHLOVE (carpenter) & Sally ??:
William CATCHLOVE bap.1837.

Not identified in any other records..
PARISH OF ST. PETER THE GREAT, CHICHESTER

It is surprising that so few Catchloves have been found in the parish records for St Peter the Great,  as it was the largest parish in Chichester, covering around a third of the city.  The church building was not constructed until around 1850, so at the time of these baptisms the cathedral served as the parish church (www.sussexparishchurches.org).
The church is now deconsecrated and in use as a bar-restaurant (formerly an antiques market); it is directly opposite the cathedral’s bell tower on West Street.
Martha CATCHLOVE bap.1801.

Not identified in any other records..
Could this George & Elizabeth
be George CATCHLOVE & Elizabeth NEWELL, who married at St Pancras, Chichester in 1794?  The two parishes are only a five-minute walk apart and the dates would fit..
Family 2 - from Compton, Sussex

Edmund the Woodman (bap. 1787)
Family 1 - from Compton, Sussex

Thomas the Shoemaker (bap. 1767) - my own family line
Family 7 - from Aldsworth, Sussex
John the Gamekeeper (bap. 1827)
- this branch appears to have died out

Family 5 - from Stoughton, Sussex
James the Grocer (bap. 1818)
- this branch emigrated to Australia
& John the Gardener (b. approx. 1818)
Family 6 - from Havant, Hampshire

Poor Edward of the Workhouse (bap. 1826) - who disappeared
& Matthew the Labourer (bap. 1822)
Family 4 - from Westbourne, Sussex
Edmund the Wheelwright (bap. 1795)
- this branch appears to have died out
& William the Chairmaker (bap. 1803)
For further details of each of these families, click on the links to see their family trees.

Catchloves found in the Hampshire & Sussex parish registers but not in the census are listed below.

For other Catchloves, whom I have not been able to fit in to any of the known families, see Who Do You Think They Are? and
London & Middlesex Catchloves
Family 2 & Family 4 United

Matthew CATCHLOVE & Ann SIMMS, who married in Chichester in 1747 are the parents of Francis CATCHLOVE bap. 1750 (the grandfather of Edmund the Woodman), and of Edmund CATCHLOVE bap. 1769 (the  father of Edmund the Wheelwright and William the Chairmaker).
Edmund CATCHLOVE, son of Matthew & Ann bap.1769 at Westbourne.

1792 marriage of Edmund CATCHLOVE
& Ann SPRIGGS at Westbourne
William CATCHLOVE, bap. 1803 at Westbourne, son of Edmund & Ann.

William the Chairmaker (Family 4)
Westbourne 1750 baptism of Francis CATCHLOVE, son of Matthew & Ann.

Compton 1775 marriage of Francis CATCHLOVE
& Elizabeth (Eliza) SHEPHERD
Edmund CATCHLOVE bap.1787 at Compton

1806 marriage of Edmund CATCHLOVE
& Mary Ann JENKINS at Portsea
1747 marriage of Matthew CATCHLOVE & Ann SIMMS at St Peter the Great, Chichester
Family 3 & Family 5 United

John CATCHLOVE (bap. 1776 at Stoughton) was married to a woman called Mary who gave birth to Edward CATCHLOVE about 1801 in Stoughton.  After Mary died, John married Mary BATMAN in her home parish of Houghton and they had seven more children, including James (bap.1811) & John (bap. 1816).
John CATCHLOVE
bap. 1776 Stoughton
Mary (surname unknown)
Stoughton 1802 burial Mary CATCHLOVE age 19
Mary BATMAN

Houghton 1805 marr of John CATCHLOVE & Mary BATMAN
m.
m.
Edward CATCHLOVE bap. 1801 Stoughton

Edward the Blacksmith (Family 3)
Sarah CATCHLOVE bap. 1806 Houghton
Mary CATCHLOVE bap. 1808 Houghton
James CATCHLOVE bap. 1811 Stoughton
James the Grocer (Family 5)
Ruth CATCHLOVE bap. 1811 Stoughton
Emma CATCHLOVE bap. 1812 Stoughton
John CATCHLOVE bap. 1816 Stoughton
John the Gardener (Family 5)
Jane CATCHLOVE bap. 1824 Stoughton
I hope one day to go back far enough to see how the different families are related by common descent and have so far managed to do this three times: Edmund the Wheelwright & William the Chair-maker turned out to be brothers, James the Grocer and John the Gardener also proved to be brothers, as did Poor Edward of the Workhouse and Matthew the Labourer.  I also identified William the Chair-maker’s grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins - lots of redrafting involved, but well worth the effort!  It was even more exciting when I realised that the Francis CATCHLOVE who married Elizabeth SHEPHERD at Compton in 1775 (Family 2) is most likely the son of Matthew CATCHLOVE & Ann SIMMS who married in Chichester in 1747 (Family 4), which means that Family 2 and Family 4 are actually branches of the same family.

More recently, MARY KELL, a descendant of James the Grocer (Family 5) proved the link between his family and that of Edward the Blacksmith (Family 3) - see below.  Edward was shown to be the elder half-brother of James the Grocer and John the Gardener.  When Edwards’ mother died, his father remarried and had a second family.  So Family 3 and Family 5 are branches of the same family.