Ancestors of Mandy Willard
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and Jane WOOLVEN (1681-1742)
married on 9
June 1715 in Slaugham, Sussex. At the time they were both said to be
of West Grinstead, Sussex.
James Botting may have been baptised
on 16 October 1679 in West Grinstead, and have have been the son of
Botting and Mary (possibly Mary Gray). He may
have been buried on 19 January 1733/4 in West Grinstead, but the burial
register only records that James Botting was buried. There was
another James Botting baptised on 17 April 1688 in Nuthurst, Sussex,
the son of John Botting and Sarah, but I think he may have
married Elizabeth Ockenden on 23 April 1717 in Upper Beeding, Sussex.
may have been baptised on 14 February 1680/1 in West Grinstead, and
have been the daughter of
Woolven (1651-1710) and
Cripps (c1650-1707). She was buried on 19 November 1742 in
West Grinstead. The burial register records that Jane Botting,
widow, was buried.
and Jane Woolven had 3 known children:
James Botting was baptised on 20 April 1716 in West Grinstead and may have
died before 1789. He probably married Elizabeth Dennet by
licence on 30 April 1747 in Newtimber, Sussex. He was then of West
Grinstead and she of Patcham.
I have a copy of the will of Elizabeth Botting widow of Henfield,
which was dated 10 January 1789 and proved on 2 August 1792 (eventually I'll
transcribe and include it in this site). I had hoped it might mention
Mary (nee Botting) wife of Philip Alfrey, but no. Instead she mentions kinsman Thomas
Dennet of Washington, her late brothers Thomas Dennet and John
Dennet, kinsman Thomas Beckett (executor of her will) of Henfield, Mary Woolven daughter of Thomas Woolven of Oram in
Henfield, goddaughter Catherine Beckett one of the daughters of ?
Beckett, godson John ? and brother-in-law John Botting. The
witnesses to the will were Mary Gates John Lanaway
J. Gates. From her will it would appear there were no surviving children from this
I'm not too sure how Thomas Beckett was Elizabeth's kinsman, unless
he was a son of John Beckett and Mary Dennett, who married on
10 October 1723 in Woodmancote, and perhaps Mary and Elizabeth were sisters.
Mary was the daughter of Mr. Thomas Dennett of Blackstone in
Mary Botting was baptised on 15 June 1717 in West Grinstead.
She may have been buried on 19 December 1723 in West Grinstead, but the
burial register only records that Mary Botting was buried.
was baptised on 5 September 1721 in West Grinstead. He probably married
in 1753. (They have
their own page.)