Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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Richard GODSMARK (c1500-1549)

and Elizabeth (c1500-1564)


Richard Godsmark and Elizabeth may have been my 12x Great Grandparents.

Richard Godsmark's date and place of birth/baptism are unknown, to me.  He died in 1549 in West Grinstead, Sussex.

Elizabeth's date and place of birth/baptism are unknown, to me.  She was buried on 4 January 1564 in West Grinstead, Sussex.


Richard Godsmark and Elizabeth had 6 known children:

  1. John Godsmark was buried on 6 May 1577 in Ashurst, Sussex.  John married Joan and they had 3 known children:

    1. Joan Godsmark married Michael Slater on 14 June 1579 in Ashurst.

    2. John Godsmark died on 5 September and was buried on 5/6 September 1611 in Ashurst.  His will was dated 4 September 1611.  John married Alice Parson on 12 December 1583 in Ashurst.  She was buried on 17 September 1618 in Ashurst.  John and Alice had the following known children:

      1. Mary Godsmark was born in 1583 in Ashurst.  She died in 1648 in Steyning, Sussex.  Mary married Thomas Blaker in 1618 in Steyning.

      2. John Godsmark was born in 1589 in Ashurst and buried there in 1590.

      3. Elizabeth Godsmark was born in 1590 in Ashurst.

      4. John Godsmark was born in 1592 in Ashurst and buried there in October 1608.

      5. Joan Godsmark was born in 1598 in Ashurst.  Joan married Phillip Bennett in 1621 in Steyning.

      6. Michael Godsmark was born in 1601 in Ashurst.  Michael may have married Mary Brytt in 1619 at St. Martins in Chichester, Sussex.

      7. Richard Godsmark was born in 1605 in Ashurst.  He was buried there on 21 October 1663.  Richard married Dorothy Godsmark on 23 July 1627 at St. Peter the Great in Chichester.  Dorothy was the daughter of Nicholas Godsmark and Elizabeth.

    3. An infant was buried on 4 July 1566 in Ashurst.

  2. Nicholas Godsmark, my possible 11x Great Grandfather, married Beatrice Weller in 1566.  (They have their own page.)

  3. Michael Godsmark

  4. Richard Godsmark

  5. James Godsmark

  6. Agatha Godsmark


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.


This page was reviewed on 10 April 2012