Hi Charlie, re:the roots of Edwin Diplock (a painter) and Eliza Longley. here we go ... by the way ,they are my great,great ,grandparents. Eliza's parents were a Charles Longley,baptised 9th.August 1816,and Eliza Mepham bapt.4th.Sept 1825.They were married at Battle, Sussex, England on 18th.July 1845.
By the way , this info comes from the Lewes Public Records Office , in Sussex, courtesy of a friend doing research on our behalf.
The witnesses at their wedding were a Sophia Mepham and a Henry Longley.
This Charles Longley was a hairdresser and his saloon was at 58 High Street, Battle, Sussex.He was definitely at this address in 1855,and still there in 1879...but by 1887, the saloon was being run by a William Longley. Going back to Eliza Longley again...she had at least two siblings,ie; Richard c.1850, and Helen c.1851. There probably were several more. (I have info on siblings of Charles Longley and of Eliza Mepham)
Now , here are the parents of Charles Longley! A Thomas Longley and a Sarah Gur,they were married in Battle on 1st. Feb. 1884.
Eliza Mepham's parents were a Richard Mepham c.1792 and a Sarah ? Richard was an agriculteral labourer.