Genealogy in Mayfield Sussex England

Mayfield lies 3 miles SE. of  Rotherfield & 3 miles N. of Heathfield in East Sussex.

Mayfield became a Vicarage in 1260. The Parish Register dates from 1570  (LDS film #1067249)

Mayfield is essentially not in IGI, though some baptisms are in IGI batch C148162
Civil registration from 1837 is in the Uckfield District.


7XG grandfather John BONES b.c.1655 married Sarah abt. 1690, Children: John 1692, Simon, William, Thomas, Joseph, Benjamin.

                                                                                                            John 1692 married Parnell TOMSET at Rotherfield in 1719

6XG grandfather Joseph BONES bap. 1701 at Mayfield, married Elizabeth GILES at Heathfield in 1723.

5XG grandfather John BONES bap. 1734 at Mayfield, married Sarah MUDDLE at Mayfield in 1762 (copy of PR entries)

4XG grandfather John BONES bap. 1766 at Mayfield, married Jane DUNK at Wadhurst in 1788 (copy of PR entries)

3XG grandmother Rebecka was born 1793 at Whatlington, married Charles STAPLEY at Hollington in 1812.

STAPLEY cousins ex Brightling

3C3R Jeremiah STAPLEY 1825-1893, married Mary Ann SAUNDERS in 1846 at Mayfield. 5 children baptised at Mayfield

Horace born 1846 at Mayfield, brick labourer, never married by 1901.

Frances 1849, Ann 1852,

James 1855-1930+ married Frances PARKS in 1877 at Mayfield, six children. MI @ Heathfield

Frank born 1865 at Mayfield, married Alice HEMSLEY in 1890, 4 sons born 1891-1899 at Mayfield & Buxted

3C3R Henry (Tilden) STAPLEY 1834-1902, married Frances [Fanny] POLLINGTON in 1858 at Mayfield. 7 children 1859-79, 4 at Mayfield

Henry moved around- Burwash, North Chapel, Framfield, Forest Row, and died at Brighton

"Rotherfield" STAPLEY branch- Some of this is confusing. It seems that many Rotherfield STAPLEYs used Mayfield as an "alternative venue". I haven't included daughters marriages.

Thomas STAPLEY 1544 Rotherfield, married Ann LUCKE in 1572 at Mayfield (SFHG marr. index)

John STAPLEY 1726 s/o John & Mary (WIGGINS), bap. at Mayfield

Edward STAPLEY 1734 of Rotherfield, married Susanna ELDRIDGE in 1763 at Mayfield. Attended Mayfield Charity School

Bartholemew STAPLEY (parents unknown) married Mary APPS in 1776 at Mayfield

Nicholas STAPLEY 1740 of Rotherfield, baptised six children at Mayfield, and died there 1800.

John STAPLEY 1782 married Philadelphia BAYLEY in 1823 at Mayfield. (BVRI) 3 , , 3 grandchildren, + ggch. Died 1838 Mayfield ex Five Ashes.
            Widow "Philly"
pauper with daughters Caroline, Harriot, Matilda survived 1841 & 1851 census, died 1858

John* STAPLEY bap. 1784/5 Rotherfield, married Mary DIGGINS in 1824 at Mayfield, farming at New Pinn Farm (1851 census), died 1869.  1851 census children Nicholas, Mary, Elizabeth, Esther.   1871 his widow Mary [70] and daughter Ann at Mayfield.

Robert STAPLEY (parents unknown) married Susanna SAUNDERS in 1824 at Mayfield

Robert STAPLEY c.1800 (parents unknown) married Elizabeth ROBERTS in 1835 at Mayfield, daughter Sarah 1843 (IGI)

John STAPLEY bap. 1793 at Rotherfield, married (2) Ann STANDEN, farming 30 acres at Mayfield Little Crabb (Kelly's 1867 Directory, 1871 census)

Nicholas STAPLEY bap. 1826 Mayfield s/o John & Mary, married Dinah TOOTH in 1863 at Mayfield, farming 90 acres at Mayfield New Pin (Kelly's 1867, 1871 census) 2 children*

Alvis STAPLEY born 1843 stated in 1881 & 1891 census that he was born in Mayfield ( his grandfr was John* 1784 & Mary as per 1851 census)