Ancestors of Mandy Willard
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and Mary KNIGHT (1777-1859)
and Mary Knight married
by banns on 1 January 1801 in Tillington, Sussex. He was a bachelor
and she a spinster. The witnesses to their marriage were
William Bridger and Jean Stoner.
(They were not my direct ancestors.)
was born about 1777/8 in Wisborough Green, Sussex. He died aged 77
years in the Tillington Alms Houses and was buried on 18 March 1855 in
Tillington. On 4 April 1814, George together with William
Bridger were witnesses to the marriage of John Bentley
and Sarah Austin in Tillington. Might he have been
the son of Henry Denyer and Mary Wheeler
who married on 7 July 1776 in Northchapel, Sussex. Henry was then of
Mary Knight was most probably baptised on 12 October 1777
in Tillington, the daughter of William Knight and
Mary Hall (c1744-1823) (married 1769). However, another
Mary Knight was baptised in Tillington on 9 January 1781, the
daughter of William Knight (c1755-?) and Ann Palmer
(c1754-?) (married 1778). She died aged 81 years in Petworth and was
buried on 24 January 1859 in Tillington.
At the time of the 1841 census, George and Mary were living in Fittleworth.
In 1851 the couple were living in Upperton, Tillington. They were both
aged 73 years and he was a pauper agricultural labourer. George's
place of birth was recorded as Wisborough Green and Mary's as Tillington.
George Denyer and Mary
Knight had 4 known children:
James Denyer was born on 7 July 1801 and baptised on 26
July 1801 in Tillington.
George Denyer was born on 25 September 1803 and
baptised on 9 October 1803 in Tillington.
Henry Denyer was born on 8
February 1806 and baptised on 9 March 1806 in Tillington.
Henry married Rhoda Chalcraft by banns on 26 September
1835 in Tillington. He was a bachelor and she a spinster.
The witnesses to their marriage were James Denyer and
Rhoda was born on 6 December 1810 and baptised on 3 February 1811 in
Tillington. She was the daughter of George Chalcraft
(1772-1844) and Sarah Jenman (c1769-1841), although a
transcript of the baptism register notes that her mother's name was
When the 1851 census was recorded the couple and 6 children were living
in Edburton village, Sussex. Henry was then a 44 year old
agricultural labourer and Rhoda was 39. They were both said to
have been born in Tillington.
Henry and Rhoda had the following children:
Charlotte Denyer was baptised on 11 September 1836
George Denyer was born about 1838 in Tillington, as
per the 1851 census, and baptised on 8 April 1838 in Fittleworth,
Sussex. In 1851 he was a 13 year old agricultural labourer and
living with his parents.
William Denyer was born about 1840 in Fittleworth.
He was an 11 year old agricultural labourer in 1851 and living with
James Denyer was baptised on 17 October 1841 in
Fittleworth. He was a 9 year old scholar in 1851.
Charles Denyer was
baptised on 1 October 1843 in Fittleworth. He was a 7 year old
scholar in 1851.
Rebecca Silverson by banns by the
Rector, R. C. Hales,
on 25 February 1868 in Woodmancote. The banns were published
in Woodmancote on 2, 9 and 16 February 1868. Charles was a
bachelor and mate of full age from New Shoreham and Rebecca was a 20
year old spinster from Woodmancote. Their fathers were named
as Henry Denyer and James Silverson
who were both labourers. The witnesses to their marriage were
Thomas James Sourn(?) and
Annie Denyer. The bride, groom and witnesses
all signed their names.
Mary Denyer was born about 1847 in Edburton.
She was 4 years old in 1851.
Anna Denyer was born about 1850 in Edburton.
She was a year old when the 1851 census was recorded.
Caroline Denyer was baptised on 5 February 1854 in
Charlotte Denyer was born on 2 March 1811 and baptised
on 17 March 1811 in Tillington. Charlotte died aged 59 years and
was buried on 5 January 1871 in Petworth.
Charlotte married Joseph Cragg by banns on 4 June 1831
in Fernhurst. They were both then of Fernhurst.
Joseph was born on 12 March 1807 and baptised on 30 March 1807 in
Petworth. He was the son of Joseph Cragg
(c1777-1861) and Nancy Neal (c1780-1859). He
died aged 33 years and was buried on 13 July 1840 in Petworth.
When the 1851 census was recorded, 40 year old Charlotte Cragg
was a widow living in Parsonage Cottage, Petworth, along with her 18
year old son George Cragg and 26 year old Mary
Foice who was a single dressmaker. Charlotte's place of
birth was then given as Tillington.
Joseph and Charlotte had the following children:
George Cragg was baptised on 13 September 1832 in
Petworth, at which time his father was a painter.
George married Emma Joyes by banns on 17 April 1866
in Petworth. He was a bachelor and painter, whilst she was a
spinster. Their fathers were named as Joseph Craggs
and William Joyes who were both deceased. The
witnesses to their marriage were William A.
Lewis and Mary Smith (?) Morgan.
William Cragg was baptised on 21 September 1834 in
Petworth, at which time his father was a painter.
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