Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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John BOX (1756-?)

and Martha RENALDS (c1752-1796)


John Box and Martha Renalds married by banns on 29 October 1778 in West Hoathly, Sussex.  They were both then of West Hoathly.  After Martha's death John may have married Mary Balcombe a widow, on 2 January 1799 in West Hoathly, Sussex.  (They were not my direct ancestors.  John was the nephew of my 5x Great Grandfather, John Box.)

John Box was born on 19 September 1756 and baptised on 10 October 1756 in Ardingly, Sussex.  He was the son of George Box (1723-1801) and Judith White (1722-1802).

Martha Renalds date and place of birth/baptism are unknown, to me.  She died aged 44 years and was buried in April 1796 in Ardingly.


John Box and Martha Renalds had 6 known children: 

  1. Richard Box was baptised on 29 August 1779 in West Hoathly.

  2. Judith Box was baptised on 8 July 1781 in West Hoathly.

  3. John Box was baptised on 4 or 12 January 1784 in West Hoathly.

  4. George Box was baptised in September 1786 in West Hoathly.

    George married Jane Ready by licence on 21 June 1808 in East Grinstead.  Their marriage licence was dated 20 June 1808 and records that George was a bachelor aged 21 and upwards, of Ringmer and a Private in H.M. Royal Artillery.  Jane was then a spinster aged 16 and upwards, of East Grinstead and married with the consent of John Ready of East Grinstead.  The sponsors of the licence were George himself and Thomas Chapman a carpenter of Lingfield.

  5. William Box was baptised on 19 April 1789 in West Hoathly.

  6. Peter Box was baptised on 11 March 1792 in West Hoathly and buried there on 22 March 1810 aged 18 years.


Many thanks to Helen Green for additions to this page.