Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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William BUCKWELL (?-?)

and Alice JARVIS (1753-1797)


William Buckwell and Alice Jarvis married by banns on 30 June 1778 in Chailey, Sussex.  They were both then of Chailey.  The witnesses to their marriage were Samuel Whapham and John Baker.  (They were not my direct ancestors.)

William Buckwell's date and place of birth/baptism are unknown, to me.  Might he have been baptised on 11 January 1744/5 in Hurstpierpoint, Sussex, the son of George Buckwell and Mary Smith?

Alice Javis was baptised on 12 August 1753 in Chailey, Sussex.  She was the daughter of John Jarvis (c1710-1779) and Mary Verral (c1715-1783).  She was buried on 18 September 1797 in Chailey and it was noted in the burial register that she was the wife of William Buckwell. 


William Buckwell and Alice Jarvis had 7 known children:

  1. Mary Buckwell was buried on 21 February 1779 in Chailey.  It was noted in the burial register that she was the daughter of William and Alles.

  2. Elizabeth Buckwell was baptised on 13 February 1780 in Chailey.  She died aged 97 years and her death was registered in the first quarter of 1876 in the Horsham registration district.

    Elizabeth married James Pronger on 28 July 1801 in Chailey.  She was then of Chailey and he was from Nuthurst.  The witnesses to their marriage were William Buckwell and Ann Buckwell.

    James was baptised on 30 March 1777 in Nuthurst and was the son of Richard Pronger (1749-1821) and Ann Mose.

    When the 1841 census was recorded, Elizabeth may have been the 60 year old Elizabeth Pronger living in St. Leonard's Village within the parish of Lower Beeding, with 25 year old Edmund Pronger who was a sawyer.

    In 1851, Elizabeth was a 74 year old widow and annuitant.  She was the head of her household and living at Crab Tree in Lower Beeding.  With her was 25 year old lodger, John Ridley, an agricultural labourer from Maresfield.  Elizabeth was still living at Crab Tree when the 1861 census was recorded and she was then said to be an 86 year old independent annuitant.  By 1871 she had moved to Shelly Plane in Crawley and was then 93 yeas old and living alone.

    James and Elizabeth may have had the following children:

    1. John Jarvis Buckwell was baptised on 29 July 1801 in Chailey, the illegitimate son of Elizabeth Buckwell.  John may have married Emily Comber, nee Millyard in 1823.  (They have their own page.)

    2. Sarah Pronyer was baptised on 28 August 1814 at St. Nicholas in Brighton, at which time her father was a sawyer of Nelsons Row.

  3. John Buckwell was baptised on 9 June 1782 in Chailey and buried there on 21 November 1784.

  4. Ann Buckwell was baptised on 19 September 1784 in Chailey.

  5. Mary Buckwell was baptised on 7 January 1787 in Chailey.

  6. Sarah Buckwell was baptised on 31 May 1789 in Chailey.

  7. William Buckwell was baptised in September 1791 in Chailey.

    William may have married Amelia Langridge by banns on 26 December 1818 in Chailey.  The witnesses to their marriage were Thomas Bassett and John Brooks.

    William and Amelia had the following son:

    1. William Buckwell left a will dated 12 July 1842, by which he bequeathed property at South Common, Chailey, to John Jarvis Buckwell saddler of Lewes, as trustee for sale subject to a year's right of occupancy by William's wife Hannah.  William died on 14 March 1844 and John Jarvis Buckwell on 28 April 1844, without having been admitted.  His mother Amelia who had proved his will and obtained letters of adminstration with the will annexed of William Buckwell, was admitted to the property on 1 February 1845 and immediately surrendered it to John George Blencowe.



This page was reviewed on 9 April 2012