Ancestors of Mandy Willard

Number of pages

in this site:

2,688

Please bear this in mind when you contact me, as I can not always remember what I've said where.  It would be really helpful if you could tell me the page title or URL you are contacting me about.

 

Links to other pages in this site or other websites are in BLUE or RED.

 

Family History is my hobby.  I am not a professional genealogist.

 

Thank you for taking the time to view my humble effort.  Also, a very BIG THANK YOU to all those who have kindly contributed information.

 

Please check the data for yourself against original sources.

 

Tip:  You may need to hit your F5 key to see any changes to the page since your last visit.

 

 

 

William BROWNING (1777-1859)

and Anne FREEMAN (1781-1873)

 

William Browning and Anne Freeman married by banns on 22 July 1802 in Ashurst, Sussex.  William was a bachelor and Anne a spinster.  They were both of Ashurst and both made their X marks.  The witnesses were Richard Freeman and James Botting who both signed their names.  (They were not my direct ancestors.  Anne was the sister of my 4x Great Grandmother, Mary Freeman.)

William Browning was baptised on 20 July 1777 in Henfield, Sussex and was the son of Henry Browning (1748-1832) and Ann Horley (1748-1831).  He died aged 82 years and was buried on 13 October 1859 in Henfield.

Anne Freeman was baptised privately on 20 February 1781 in Ashurst.  She was the third child and eldest daughter of 5 93 John Freeman (c1749-1819) and Ann Woolven (1753-1831).  She died aged 92 years and was buried on 24 November 1873 in Henfield.

In 1841 the family were living at Wantley House, Henfield, and William was an agricultural labourer.  The couple were still living at Wantley in 1851, along with 3 grandchildren, William Brownings, Alfred Brownings and Mary Ann Browning, and their nephew, Henry Freeman.

When the 1861 census was recorded Ann was an 80 year old widow and living with her son James at Ferrys Lodge in Henfield.

 

William Browning and Anne Freeman had 9 known children:

  1. Mary Ann Browning was born in 1802 and died aged 70 years in 1873.

    Mary Ann married Daniel Tourle on 1 November 1828 in Henfield.  He was then a bachelor of West Grinstead and Mary Ann Brownings a spinster of Henfield.  The witnesses to the marriage were Charles Tourle and Sarah Tourle.

    Daniel was born about 1806 in Steyning, Sussex and died aged 91 years in 1897.

  2. William Brownings was baptised on 27 September 1807 in Twineham.

    William married Ann Kinsett on 7 April 1830 in Henfield.  He was then a bachelor of Ashurst and she a spinster of Henfield.

  3. Henry Browning was born about 1808 in Twineham.  He died in 1893.

    Henry married twice.  Firstly to Mary Ann Shoulder on 23 August 1834 in Hove, Sussex.  He was then a bachelor and she a spinster and they were both of Hove.  Mary Ann was born about 1803.  She died aged 44 years on 25 March 1847 in Henfield.  The couple had 9 known children.

    Henry then married Emily Fenden on 6 May 1850 in Hove.

  4. Peter Brownings was baptised on 24 December 1809 in Twineham.  He died aged 71 years in 1881.

    Peter married twice.  Firstly to Jemima Tidy by banns on 13 October 1832 in Henfield.  He was then a bachelor and she a spinster and they were both of Henfield.

    Jemima was baptised on 22 May 1814 in Cowfold, Sussex and was the daughter of William Tidy and Hannah Knapp.  She died aged 25 years and was buried on 8 June 1839 in Henfield.

    Peter next married Elizabeth Sharp on 29 September 1839 in Henfield.  He was then described as a widower and labourer, and the son of William Brownings a labourer.  Elizabeth was a spinster and the daughter of Thomas Sharp a tailor.  They were both of Henfield.

  5. Edward Brownings was born on 11 June and baptised on 19 July 1812 in Henfield.

    Edward married Zilpah Duffield on 3 June 1832 in Warnham, Sussex.  He was then a bachelor and she a spinster and they were both of Warnham.

    Zilpah was buried in Henfield on 3 November 1863.

  6. Thomas Browning was baptised on 12 February 1815 in Henfield.  He died aged 39 years and was buried on 21 September 1854 in Henfield.

    Thomas married Elizabeth Haybittle on 12 April 1842 in Henfield.

    Thomas and Elizabeth had 6 known children:

    1. Jane Browning

    2. William Browning

    3. Henry Browning was born on 18 June and baptised on 28 June 1847 in Henfield.

      Henry married Mary Ann Peters in 1869.  She died before the recording of the 1881 census.  At that time Henry and his 4 children were living in Abinger Road, Portslade and he was then a labourer.

      Henry and Mary Ann had the following children:

      1. Mary Ann Browning was baptised on 26 March 1870 in Portslade.  She married Edmund Goble in 1891.  (They have their own page.)

      2. Frederick H. Browning

      3. Kate Browning

      4. Georgina Browning

    4. Elizabeth Browning

    5. James Browning

    6. Thomas Browning

  7. Louisa Browning was baptised on 2 January 1820 in Henfield.  She died aged 79 years and her death was registered in the first quarter of 1899 in the Horsham registration district.

    Louisa married William Hoadley on 10 November 1841 in Henfield.  William's sister Eliza Hoadley was a witness to the marriage.

    William was baptised on 23 July 1815 in Henfield and was the son of James Hoadley (1764-1844) and Sarah (c1774-1844).  He died aged 76 year and his death was registered in the first quarter of 1892 in the East Preston registration district.

  8. John Browning was baptised on 12 May 1822 in Henfield.  John was a publican.

    John married Sarah Kensett on 24 December 1847 in Henfield.

    Sarah was born about 1823.  She died aged 63 years and was buried on 26 April 1886 in Henfield.

  9. James Brownings was baptised on 26 June 1825 in Henfield.  He died aged 66 years and was buried on 3 November 1890 in Henfield.

    James married Rebecca Banfield on 6 August 1860 in Henfield.

    Rebecca was baptised on 21 October 1827 in Woodmancote and was the daughter of James Banfield and Lydia Glassbrook.  Rebecca died aged 59 years and was buried on 27 March 1887 in Henfield.

    On 10 April 1858 in Woodmancote, James and Rebecca were witnesses to the marriage of her brother John Banfield to Caroline Stillaway.

    When the 1861 census was recorded, 35 year old James and 33 year old Rebecca, were living at Ferrys Lodge in Henfield.  James was then an agricultural labourer.  Also with the couple on census night was 12 year old daughter Ellen Banfield a scholar, and 80 year old mother and widow Ann Brownings.

 

BROWNING          FREEMAN

This page was reviewed on 9 April 2012