Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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Nicholas GODSMARK (c1540-1608)

and Beatrice WELLER (c1548-?)


Nicholas Godsmark and Beatrice Weller may have been my 11x Great Grandparents.  They married on 20 October 1566 in West Grinstead, Sussex.

Nicholas Godsmark's date and place of birth/baptism are unknown, to me.  He was the son of Richard Godsmark and Elizabeth.  He was buried on 2 February 1607/8 in West Grinstead.  His Will was made in 1601.

Beatrice Weller's date and place of birth/baptism are unknown, to me.


Nicholas Godsmark and Beatrice Weller had 9 known children:

  1. Mary Godsmark was baptised in January 1568 in West Grinstead.  She married Thomas Burkyn on 22 June 1586 at All Saints in Chichester.

  2. Nicholas Godsmark, my possible 10x Great Grandfather, was baptised on 19 January 1570 in West Grinstead.  He married Elizabeth.  (They have their own page.)

  3. Edward Godsmarke was baptised on 6 December 1573 in West Grinstead.  He married twice, firstly to Mary Juden on 31 October 1598 in Steyning, Sussex.  He was then a Bachelor and she a Spinster and they were both of Steyning.  She was buried on 23 February 1603/4 in Steyning.  Edward and Mary had 2 known children:

    1. Edward Godsmark was baptised on 16 August 1602 in Henfield, Sussex.  He was buried on 9 April 1664 in Steyning.  Edward married Barbara Parsons on 21 November 1638 in West Grinstead.  She was buried in West Grinstead on 8 March 1642/3.  The couple had 1 known son:

      1. Nicholas Godsmark was baptised on 8 March 1639/40 in Ashurst and buried there on 2 February 1643/4.

    2. John Godsmark was baptised on 15 January 1603/4 in Steyning and buried on 23 May 1605 in West Grinstead.

    Edward then married Joanna Adames, a widow on 10 October 1605 in West Grinstead.

  4. Beatrice Godsmark was baptised on 10 June 1577 in West Grinstead.  She married John Gratwick on 16 November 1596 in West Grinstead.

  5. Dorothy Godsmark was baptised in March 1579 in West Grinstead.

  6. Agnis Godsmarke was baptised and buried on 2 February 1581/2 in West Grinstead.

  7. William Godsmark was baptised in March 1585/6 in West Grinstead.  He was buried on 17 December 1615 in Henfield.  William married Ann Dunstall on 11 October 1608 in Henfield.

  8. Henry Godsmark was baptised on 1 February 1590/1 in West Grinstead and buried there on 28 May 1604.

  9. Marjory Godsmark was baptised on 14 September 1595 in West Grinstead.


Sometime back I picked up the above from a web site, but I can't find it now and can't remember who was the researcher.  Also please note that I am not certain of my Godsmark connection and have yet to do some research of my own.