This is the main line that I descend through. Thomas "the builder" was born in Framfield on 14 Jan 1840 and was baptised twice in Holy Cross Church, Uckfield. The first time was 29 Aug 1842 and the second time 22 Oct 1843 along with his new sister, Ann b. 1843.
Thomas and his first wife, Sarah Ann BOXALL (1841-1890) had nine children. He remarried Sarah ROUST (1851-1928) in 1894 and had one more child.
Thomas worked his way up from wheelwright, to house painter, to house decorator and finally to house builder under Thomas Dawes & Sons, Brighton. His company built over 100 houses in Brighton.