Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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Andrew GODWIN (1745-1812)

and Hannah HENRY (1750-1778)

and Anne HARDEN (1755-1829)


Pulborough Church circa 1791 - from Godwin and Hannah Henry were my 5x Great Grandparents.  (Click here to see their place in my pedigree chart.)  They married by banns on 16 October 1770 at the parish church of St. Mary's in Pulborough, Sussex.  He was a bachelor and she a maiden.  They were both of Pulborough and both made their X marks.  The witnesses to their marriage were Daniel Searle (signed) and John Moore (mark).  The banns were published on 9, 16 and 23 September 1770 in Pulborough.  (An Elizabeth Henry married John Moore in 1739 and Elizabeth was probably Hannah’s Aunt.)

As Andrew Godwin he married for a second time to Anne Harden by banns on 1 April 1784 in Pulborough.  He was described a widower and made his mark.  Anne was a single woman and also made her mark.  They were both of Pulborough.  The witnesses to their marriage were Daniel Searle (signed) and John Wilmer (mark).  The banns were published on 15, 22 and 29 February 1784 in Pulborough.

Andrew Goddin was baptised on 5 May 1745 in Pulborough, Sussex.  He was the son of 5 126 Andrew Godden (c1710-1787) and 5 126 Maria Knight (1712-?).  In 1793 he gave his consent to his daughter Jane’s marriage.  He was buried on 1 December 1812 in Pulborough and his name was recorded in the burial register as Andrew Godwin.

Hannah Henry was baptised as Hannah Freeharry on 11 March 1749/50 in Sutton, Sussex.  She was the daughter of 5 351 Joseph Henry (1715-1785) and 5 351 Mary Heath (1721-1796).  Hannah was buried on 19 June 1778 in Pulborough. 

Anne Harden may have been baptised on 14 September 1755 in Stopham, Sussex, and have been the daughter of Thomas Hardin and Leah.  She died aged 73 years and was buried on 2 April 1829 in Pulborough.  Her name was recorded as Ann Goding in the burial register.


Andrew Godwin and Hannah Henry had 3 known children:

  1. William Godwin was buried as an infant on 17 February 1771 in Pulborough.  I am assuming he was a son of Andrew and Hannah, but the burial register does not name his parents.

  2. Thomas Godwin was baptised on 6 December 1772 in Pulborough.

  3. Jane Godwin, my 4x Great Grandmother, was baptised on 15 May 1774 in Pulborough.  As Jane Godding she married 5 56 John Willard in 1793.  (They have their own page.)


Ann Harden had 2 known sons:

  1. William Harding was baptised on 9 August 1778 in Pulborough.

  2. James Harden was baptised on 1 April 1784 in Pulborough (the same day his mother married) as the illegitimate son of Ann Harden.


Andrew Godden and Ann Harden may have had the following child:

  1. John Godwin was buried as an infant on 12 July 1785 in Pulborough.


GODDEN          HARDEN          HENRY

This page was reviewed on 10 April 2012