Ancestors of Mandy Willard

Number of pages

in this site:


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.




Nicholas GODSMARK (1570-1635)

and Elizabeth (?-1612)


Nicholas Godsmark and Elizabeth may have been my 10x Great Grandparents.  (Click here to see their possibly place in my pedigree chart.)  No possible marriage has been recorded in the Sussex Family History Group's marriage index.

Nicholas Godsmark was baptised on 19 January 1570 in West Grinstead, Sussex.  He was the son of Nicholas Godsmark (c1540-1608) and Beatrice Weller.  He died in 1635 in West Grinstead.  His Will was dated 17 November 1635 and proved on 29 January 1635/6.

Elizabeth's date and place of birth/baptism are unknown, to me.  She was buried on 4 October 1612 in West Grinstead, and the burial register recorded that she was Elizabeth wife of Nicholas Godsmark


Nicholas Godsmark and Elizabeth had 9 known children:

  1. Nicholas Godsmark, my possible 9x Great Grandfather, was born in 1597.  He married Elizabeth Slater in 1628.  (They have their own page.)

  2. Thomas Godsmark was baptised on 27 December 1599 in Ashurst and buried there on 19 October 1617.

  3. Jane Godsmark was baptised on 11 March 1602/3 in Ashurst.  She married John Sole on 10 April 1624 in Henfield.

  4. Elizabeth Godsmark was baptised on 29 February 1603/4 in Ashurst and buried there on 19 February 1617/8.

  5. Mary Godsmark was baptised on 7 April 1605 in Ashurst.

  6. Dorothy Godsmark was baptised on 13 April 1606 in West Grinstead.  She was buried on 21 October 1663 in Ashrust.  Dorothy married Richard Godsmark 23 July 1627 at St. Peter the Great in Chichester, Sussex.

  7. Sarah Godsmark was baptised on 9 March 1606/7 in Ashurst.  She married Thomas Saunders on 20 October 1633 in Ashurst.

  8. William Godsmark was born in about 1607 in West Grinstead.

  9. Edward Godsmark was buried on 28 February 1645/6 in West Grinstead.  He married Susan Chapman on 30 May 1630 in Washington, Sussex.  They had 1 known daughter:

    1. Susan Godsmark was baptised on 18 July 1641 in Steyning and buried there on 21 October 1641.


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.