Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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Henry BAXTER (1698-1766)

and Constance HALL (1702-?)


Henry Baxter and Constance Goodyer were my 7x Great Grandparents.  (Click here to see their place in my pedigree chart.)  They married by licence on 21 July 1730 in Cocking, Sussex.  She was then a widow.  As Constance Hall she had married William Goodyer by banns on 21 July 1728 in Cocking.

Henry Baxter was baptised on 15 June 1698 in Dunsfold, Surrey.  He was the son of Peter Baxter (1649-1707).  He was most probably buried in Cocking on 21 January 1766.

Constance Hall was baptised on 20 December 1702 in Woolavington, Sussex.  She was the daughter of William Hall and Margaret.  (William married Mary Bridger in 1699 in Woolavington - might Margaret and Mary have been one and the same?)  I have a copy of W. H. Challen's transcript of the Cocking parish registers, 1558-1837, and Constance's burial does not seem to have been recorded in that parish.

William Goodyer may have been baptised on 17 April 1706 in Cocking and have been the son of Francis Goodyer and Mary.  He was buried on 23 February 1728/9 in Cocking.


William Goodyer and Constance Hall had 1 known son:

  1. William Goodyer was baptised on 2 July 1729 in Cocking and buried there on 3 July 1729.  The baptism and burial registers noted that his father was deceased. 


Henry Baxter and Constance Hall had 8 known children:

  1. Henry Baxter was baptised on 24 May 1731 in Cocking.

  2. Mary Baxter was baptised on 16 May 1733 in Cocking.  She married Thomas Tregose by licence on 28 November 1758 in Bepton, Sussex.  The witnesses to the marriage were John Andrew and John Limster.  Their marriage licence was issued on 27 November 1758 by the Archdeaconry of Chichester.  It recorded that Mary was a 25 year old spinster of Bepton, whilst Thomas was a 26 year old butcher of Havant, Hampshire.

  3. John Baxter was baptised on 8 March 1735 in Cocking.

  4. William Baxter was baptised on 15 August 1736 in Cocking.  He may have married Margaret Luff in 1760, or Mary Newell in 1765.  Both marriages took place in Cocking.  (Each couple have their own page.)  William married to Margaret signed his name, whilst William married to Mary made his X mark.  I think this William (1736) married Mary, and they were my 6x Great Grandparents.

  5. Peter Baxter was baptised on 21 November 1738 in Cocking.  On 23 October 1768 he was most probably a witness to the marriage of his sister Sarah.

  6. Robert Baxter was baptised on 21 March 1741 in Cocking.

  7. Thomas Baxter was baptised on 21 February 1744 in Cocking.  He died aged 86 years and was buried on 31 January 1829 in Cocking.  He married Frances Martin by licence on 5 October 1781 in Cocking.  He was a bachelor and they were both of Cocking.  They both made their X marks.  The witnesses to the marriage were Benjamin Ellis and Stephen Challen, who both signed their names.  They may have had the following children:

    1. Thomas Baxter was born illegitimate and baptised on 2 October 1781 in Cocking.  Neither of his parents names were recorded in the baptism register so I don't know for certain that he was part of this family.

    2. Ann Baxter was baptised on 4 April 1785 in Cocking.  She may have been buried there on 5 April 1786.  The entry in the burial register records that Ann Baxtor was a pauper.

  8. Sarah Baxter was baptised on 10 April 1747 in Cocking.  She married Joseph Rishman by banns on 23 October 1767 in Cocking.  She was a spinster of Cocking and he a bachelor of Hampnett (Westhampnett).  The witnesses to the marriage were Peter Baxter and William Gill.  The bride, groom and witnesses all made their X marks.


BAXTER          HALL

This page was reviewed on 9 April 2012