Searching for the parents/ancestry of George Langridge b.1795 who married Elizabeth Breach on 2 Nov 1817 at Saint John The Baptist, Lewes.

I am researching my family history and have reached an impasse with the parents of my great, great, great grandfather who was married in Lewes in 1817 to Elizabeth Breach and later lived there with his wife and family. I have so far been unable to identify the parents of this George Langridge. Census records from 1851 and 1861 show this George to be born about 1795 and give Chailey as his place of birth. I have found no birth or christening records that match and a wider search seems to indicate that there were (at least) two possible matches for a George born in or around 1795.

  1. George Langridge born 1795 (christened at St Giles, Horsted Keynes on 27th December 1795, son of George Langridge (b.1765) and Sarah Holford (b.1774).
  2. George Langridge born 1796 (christened at St Swithin’s, East Grinstead on 21st February 1796, son of Thomas Langridge (b.1763) and Philadelphia.

I had been thinking that number 1 was a good bet because of the existence of an 1841 census record (HO107 Piece 1114 Book 7 Folio 21 Page 8) showing a 45 year old George living in Horsted Keynes. Other evidence indicates that this George is probably the son of George and Sarah with a clear ancestry back many generations.

Unfortunately a change of search engine has revealed another 1841 Census result (HO107 Piece 1120 Book 6 Folio 10 Page 13) which shows that my George was definitely living in Lewes with his wife and son in 1841.

My George’s wife, Elizbeth Breach, comes from Barcombe so it is possible that George either met her in or moved to the Lewes area.

If anyone has any ideas as to the parentage of my George or tell me where best to search I would love to hear from you