Ancestors of Mandy Willard
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and Jenny BOTTING (1763-?)
were married by banns on 25
April 1786 in West Grinstead, Sussex. He was then of West Grinstead
and she of Shipley. The witnesses to their marriage were
Elizabeth Botting and Thomas Grant, senior.
(They were not my direct ancestors.) It
would seem the couple began their married life living and working at West's,
later called Gosmarks/Godsmarks, in Ashurst, Sussex (see
notes below), which they
leased for 21 years from 1786.
Grant was born/baptised on 10
December 1758. He was the son of
and Jane Goble.
(The National Archives web site lists the Will of Thomas Grant,
Yeoman of Ashurst, proved on 5 December 1810.)
was baptised on 20 September 1763 in Shipley. She was the
Botting (c1727-1772) and
Millham. She was mentioned in her father's will,
by which she was left a legacy of £100.
Thomas Grant and Jenny
Botting had 8 known children:
Grant was born/baptised on 27 July
Thomas married Ann Baker by licence on 11 May 1813 in
Wiston, Sussex. He was then a bachelor of Ashurst and she a spinster
of Wiston. She was also known as Nanny. Thomas was a
Thomas and Ann had 2 known children:
Thomas Grant was born in 1815. He married Louisa.
They had 2 known children:
Thomas Grant was born/baptised on 9 January 1853 and probably
died later that year.
Thomas James Grant was born in 1856 and died in 1886. He
William Grant was born/baptised on 23 January 1817. He died
on 30 September 1861.
William married Ann Bristowe on 12
October 1847 at Ashurst.
Ann was born in 1820 and was the daughter
of Edward Bristow (1791-1868) and Mary Hammond
William and Ann had 6 known children:
Thomas Grant was born/baptised on 13 September/12 October 1848
and died in 1919. He married Emily Halloway on 19 October
1876 in Shipley. She was born in 1853 and died in 1915.
Emily was the daughter of Richard Halloway (1800-1879) and
Ann Botting (1820-1862).
Edward Grant was born/baptised on 13 November 1850 in Byfleet,
Surrey and died/buried 11 October 1851.
Mary Grant was born/baptised on 11 January 1853 in Byfleet and
died on 19 June 1857.
Ann Grant was born/baptised on 29 November 1854 in Wanborough,
Surrey and died/buried on 22 February 1865 in West Grinstead.
Elizabeth Grant was born/baptised on 27 November 1856 and
died/buried on 9 June 1857.
Jane Mary Grant was born/baptised on 5 February 1858 and
died/buried on 9 April 1858.
When the 1881 census was recorded 60 year old, widow Ann, was a visitor
in the home of Richard Halloway at Goftsland in Shipley.
Richard was the brother of Emily who had married Ann's son Thomas.
Richard born in 1859 and died in 1884. He was the son of
Richard Halloway (1800-1879) and Ann Botting (1820-1862).
Richard married Alice Botting in 1883 and she was baptised on 28
April 1861 in Wisborough Green, Sussex and was the daughter of John
Botting (1816-1876) and Elizabeth Elliott (1821-1876).
Jane Grant was born/baptised on 12 July 1789 and died/buried on 22
Henry Grant was born/baptised on 8 February 1791 and died in 1803.
William Grant was born/baptised on 27
Elizabeth Freeman by licence on 17
July 1824 in Ashurst. He was then a 28 year old bachelor and farmer,
whilst she was a spinster aged 32 years. They were both then of
Ashurst. Their marriage licence was dated 16 July 1824 and was
issued by the Archdeaconry of Chichester.
Elizabeth was baptised
privately on 12 July 1792 in Ashurst and was the daughter of
Freeman (c1749-1819) and
William and Elizabeth had 2 known
Jane Grant was born/baptised on 21 November 1824.
Elizabeth Grant was born/baptised on 4 October 1829.
John Grant was born/baptised on 6 August 1796.
Ann Grant was born/baptised on 17 October 1799.
George Grant was born/baptised on 6 October 1801. He died in
Becky Grant was born/baptised on 7 August 1804 and died/buried on
14 August 1805.
The following is an extract from the A2A web site:
Farm and lands called Gosmarks (later called
Godsmark's) in Ashurst, late West's, consisting of two tenements, barn,
stable, carthouse and several parcels of arable, meadow and pasture land
(35a.; later 33a); until 1868, copyhold of the manor of Sela(h) [sic].
The first document is a bond in £300, 26 Dec. 1734,
from John Gratwicke of Arundel, esq., to Thomas West of
Nuthurst, carpenter, on a surrender of even date (no. WISTON/497). By
1786, the property seems to be owned by John Golds of Ashington,
yeo., who leased it in that year to
Thomas Grant, jnr.,
of West Grinstead, farmer, for 21 years, at the yearly rent of £26 (no.
WISTON/498). From John Golds, the property passed to his widow,
Mary Golds, who, by her will, 3 Sept. 1811, devised it to her son,
Thomas Golds (also called Gold) of Shipley, yeo., who was admitted, 22
Sept. 1815 (no. WISTON/499); by his will, 10 Aug. 1836, the said Thomas
Golds devised the farm to his son, William Golds (no.
WISTON/500), who was admitted, 3 Aug. 1840 (no. WISTON/501), and mortgaged
the property, 1 March 1852, for £800, to Henry Dod and John
Risbridger, both of Betchworth, co. Surrey, gents., with which
mortgage there is a draft conditional surrender, 8 March 1852 (nos.
WISTON/502, 503). The mortgage was repaid, and there is a warrant to enter
satisfaction, 21 April 1862 (no. WISTON/504). Although there is an
agreement for sale of the property, 7 Feb. 1866, from Robert William
Golds of Pulborough, farmer, and William Reeves Keatley of West
Chiltington, farmer (trustees of will of William Golds, dec'd.) to
Henry Sayers of West Grinstead, farmer (no. WISTON/505), it appears
to have come to nothing, and, in March of that year, Keatley, by deed of
disclaimer, released his interest in the property to his co-trustee, and
there is also an abstract of that release (nos. WISTON/506, 507). Golds
was admitted, 26 April 1866 (no. WISTON/508) and received an award of
enfranchisement (with receipt for £299. 0s. 4d.), in February 1868 (nos.
WISTON/509, 510), following which the property was conveyed, 6 April 1868,
to the Rev. John Goring of Wiston, in consideration of £1,525 (no.
WISTON/511); this deed includes a schedule of fields and a plan, at a
scale of 26.6 ins. to 1 mile, of the farm and the area of Bines Green.
Many thanks to
Anthony Grant for details on this page.
This page was reviewed on 10 April 2012