Susannah Burroughs

b. 23 September 1660, d. 1730
FatherRalph Burroughs
MotherMargaret (?)
     Susannah Burroughs was born in 1660 at East Blatchington, Sussex, England.
Susannah Burroughs was baptized on 23 September 1660 at East Blatchington, Sussex, England. She was the daughter of Ralph Burroughs and Margaret (?).
Susannah Burroughs married Thomas Alce on 2 June 1678 at East Blatchington, Sussex, England.
There were two Thomas and Susanna ALCE families in East Blatchington at this time and it is impossible to differentiate them using just the parish register. The fact that two baptisms occur just a few months apart in both 1688 and 1694 indicates separate families rather than a remarriage. However, a will was proved on 7 March 1718 for Thomas ALCE which lists his children including Abraham. This enables the two families to be differentiated and proves the ALCE/BURROUGHS marriage as ours. It would appear that the other family left East Blatchington about 1694 to 1700 although one of their children (Elizabeth) is married there in 1711.1
The baptisms and marriages for the two Thomas and Susanna Alce's in East Blatchington are given below. Note that the parish clerk used their occupations to differentiate some of the entries. The Thomas ALCE in our family is a farmer as indicated by the above will.
Thomas Alce and Susanna Burroughs (married 2.6.1678):
13.3.1679 bap. Jane dau. of Thomas and Susanna Alce.
27.3.1681 bap. Thomas Alce, son of Thomas Alce.
7.6.1685 bap. Susana dau. of Thomas and Susana Alce.
9.9.1688 bap. Mary dau. Thomas Alce and Susan.
14.4.1691 bap. Abraham and Sarah, the son and daughter of Thomas and Susan Alce.
9.9.1694 bap. Margaret, dau. Thomas Alce, farmer, and Susan his wife.
18.4.1703 bap. John, son of Thomas Alce, farmer and Susanna his wife.
16.5.1706 buried Sarah Alce, dau. Thomas Alce.

Thomas Alce and Susanna Glidd (married 9.2.1687):
14.11.1688 bap. Robert son of Thomas and Susanna Alce.
17.6.1694 bap. Elizabeth dau. Thomas Alce, smith, and Susan his wife.

Miscellaneous (East Blatchington):
1684 bur. Elizabeth, widow Robert Alce.
22.5.1711 married William Munster of Lavington(?) and Elizabeth Alce.
1713 buried Thomas Alce.
5.2.1718 buried Thomas Alce.
27.5.1725 buried Robert Alce. (will 24.5.1725)
5.3.1728 buried John Alce.
6.3.1729 buried Margaret Alce.
11.11.1730 buried Susanna Alce, widow.
7.11.1731 married Abraham Alce and Ann Ince.
Susannah Burroughs witnessed the will of Thomas Alce dated 31 December 1718 at East Blatchington, Sussex, England.1
It is interesting to note the property which came to Thomas Alce via his wife Susanna Burroughs. She was probably the only surviving child in her parent's family as all the others discovered so far have died in childhood.
Susannah Burroughs died in 1730 at East Blatchington, Sussex, England.
Susannah Burroughs was buried on 11 November 1730 at East Blatchington, Sussex, England.
Note that the marriage of Thomas ALCE (smith) disagrees with that listed in the IGI. The IGI records the marriage as Thomas Alce and Susanna CHILDE, 1687 but the parish register clearly reads GLIDD.
There are a number of mistakes in the IGI listing of Alce's in Sussex. Firstly, the baptism of Margaret Alce, daughter of Thomas Alce and Susanna Childe (Glidd) has an incorrect date of 1695 (should be 9.9.1694). Secondly, the baptism of Thomas Alce, son of Robert Alce also has an incorrect date of 10.8.1649 (should be 19.8.1649). The correct entries for these are already in the IGI as separate listings anyway.

The following information may be useful for further research on Thomas ALCE:
5.4.1613 Richard ALCE m. Alce FEEVENS at Newtimber.
5.3.1615 bap. Alce ALSE dau. Isack ALSE at Ticehurst.
14.1.1616 Thomas ALSE m. Mary RELFE at Denton (8631733 59)
26.11.1616 George BEARD m. Agnes ALCE at Beddingham.
1621 Richard CAMBER m. Mary ALCE at E. Blatchington.
13.8.1627 John READ m. Elizabeth ALCE at Beddingham.
19.8.1637 John ALCE m. Anne CARPENTER at Alciston.
26.10.1640 Robert ALCE m. Elizabeth BEAN at E. Blatchington.
25.7.1654 Thomas ALSE m. Mary CARTER at Chiddingly.
3.10.1680 bap. William Alce, son of Thomas at Willingdon.
7.3.1682 bur. William Alice of Morning Mill in Willingdon at Jevington.

From the Glynde Parish Register (Vol 30 Sussex Record Soc.):
Baptisms are recorded in Glynde to Henry Alse & Anne (1661  1663), Henry Alce & Judith (1699  1701), Joseph Alce & Susan (1699  1709), William Als & Mary (1743  1754). Also,
1.6.1617 Thomas Alice junior of Beddingham and Jeane Peirce of Glinde were married.
20.2.1657 bap. Joseph son of Henry Alice of Ringmer & Anne
29.12.1661 bap. John son of Henry Alse & Anne
12.1.1664 bap. Henry son of Henry Alse & Anne
18.2.1662 Thomas Alse buried in Glynde.
4.4.1681 Henry Alce buried in Glynde.

The following information comes from the Beddingham parish:
10.11.1631 Robert ALSE married Joan HOWELL
23.8.1638 bap. Thomas, son of Robert/Jane
23.8.1638 bur. Joane, wife of Robert Alse
7.10.1638 bur. Thomas, son of Robert Alse
This may be the Robert ALCE that married Elizabeth BEAN at E. Blatchington in 1640.


Thomas Alce d. 1719
Susannah Burroughs married Thomas Alce on 2 June 1678 at East Blatchington, Sussex, England


  1. [S245] Will of Thomas Alce of Blatchington, Sussex, England, 31 Dec 1718, proved 7 Mar 1718/19 (East Sussex County Record Office, PBT 1/1/50/80C).