Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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Samuel BALDWIN (c1768-?)

and Elizabeth PETTITT (c1772-1858)


Samuel Baldwin and Elizabeth Pettitt married by licence on 12 June 1794 in Wadhurst, Sussex.  Their marriage licence was dated 7 June 1794 and was issued by the Archdeaconry of Lewes.  It recorded that Samuel was a bachelor aged 26 years and upwards and Elizabeth a spinster of 22 years and upwards.  They were both then of Wadhurst.  (They were not my direct ancestors.  Elizabeth was the niece of my 6x great grandmother, Elizabeth Pettitt.)

Samuel Baldwin may have been born about 1768 in Wadhurst, and he may have been the son of William Baldwin (c1736-?) and Elizabeth Ashby (1743-?).  He was described as victualler in his father-in-law's will of 1798, but a farmer against the baptism of his daughter Charity.  He died before the recording of the 1851 census as Elizabeth was then a 77 year old widow living in Wadhurst Town with her married daughter Charity.

Elizabeth Petitt may have been born about 1772 in Wadhurst.  She was the daughter of Thomas Pettitt (1736-1802) and Mary Markwick (1738-1802).  She was mentioned in her father's will.  She may have died in 1858.


Samuel Baldwin and Elizabeth Pettitt had 13 known children:

  1. Samuel Baldwin was born/baptised on 31 August 1794 in Tidebrook.  He died in 1877.

  2. William Baldwin was born/baptised on 1 February 1796 in Tidebrook.  He died in 1876.  He married Harriet Chainey.

  3. Thomas Baldwin was born on 9 November 1797 and baptised on 19 April 1798 in Wadhurst.  He married Sarah Ann Stevenson in 1834.  (They have their own page.)

  4. Charity Baldwin was born on 19 October 1799 and baptised on 11 June 1800 in Wadhurst.  She may have died in 1873.

    Charity married William Noakes by banns on 13 April 1826 in Wadhurst.  He was then a widower and they were both of Wadhurst.

    William was born about 1791 in Wadhurst and was a master tailor.

    When the 1851 census was recorded the family were living in Wadhurst Town and William employed 1 person.

    William and Charity had at least 3 known children:

    1. D.J. Noakes (daughter) was born about 1829 in Wadhurst.  In 1851 she was an unmarried 22 year old living at home.

    2. Henry Noakes was born about 1838 in Wadhurst.  He was a 13 year old agricultural labourer in 1851.

    3. Elizabeth Noakes was born about 1841 in Wadhurst.  She was a 10 year old scholar in 1851.

  5. James Baldwin was baptised on 19 January 1803 in Wadhurst.  He may have died in 1871.

  6. Sophia Baldwin was baptised on 30 November 1803 in Wadhurst.  She may have died in 1866.

    Sophia may have married James Dadswell by licence on 28 November 1826 in Wadhurst.  Their marriage licence was issued on 16 November 1826 by the Archdeaconry of Lewes.  It recorded that she was a spinster and he a bachelor and they were both aged 21 years and upwards, and they were both of Wadhurst.  Or, she may have married Edward Bean by banns on 1 July 1827 in Wadhurst.  They were both of Wadhurst.

  7. George Baldwin was baptised on 23 May 1805 in Wadhurst.  He may have died in 1895.

  8. Henry Baldwin was baptised on 10 August 1806 in Washurst and buried there in 1807.

  9. Charles Baldwin was baptised on 31 August 1808 in Wadhurst.  He may have died in 1808.

  10. Amelia Baldwin was baptised on 20 December 1811 in Wadhurst.  She may have died in 1901

  11. Alfred Baldwin was  born in 1813.

  12. Edmund Baldwin was born in 1815 and died in 1897.

  13. Horace Baldwin was born in 1817 and died in 1857.



This page was reviewed on 8 April 2012