and Mary LYLLIATT (c1710-?)
Gratwick and Mary Lylliatt married on 7 May 1734
in West Grinstead, Sussex. (They were not my direct ancestors.
William was the brother of my 6x great grandmother.) I have taken
their marriage date from the Comber genealogies, Horsham centre. I
have not found it in the Sussex marriage index, nor the Parish Register
Transcript Society's transcript of the West Grinstead parish registers.
Gratwick was baptised on 5 November 1708 in West Grinstead.
He was the son of Joseph
Gratwick (1669-1748) and
Mary Arnold (1675-1735).
Lylliatt's date and place of birth are unknown, to me. Given
that her last child was born in 1754, I would think Mary was born not
earlier than about 1710.
Neither William and
Mary appear to have been buried in West Grinstead, nor Cowfold, Ashurst or
Shipley, as per transcripts of those parish registers.
On 21 April 1761,
William or his son, was a witness to the marriage of William
Mansbridge and Elizabeth Goacher. The other
witness was James Stiles who was possibly a churchwarden as
he witnessed several marriages.
Gratwick and Mary Lylliatt had 8 known children:
Mary Grattwick was baptised on 27 April 1736 in West
Grinstead. She was buried on 18 March 1776 in West Grinstead.
The burial register noted that she was the wife of John Cook.
Mary married John Cook by banns on 29 April
1764 in West Grinstead. The witnesses to their marriage were
Richard Stiles and James Stiles.
John and Mary had the following child:
William Cook was baptised on 14 September 1765 in
Elizabeth Gratwick was privately baptised on 10 April
1738 and admitted to the church on 30 April 1738. She was buried
on 27 June 1738 in West Grinstead.
Sarah Gratwick was baptised on 23 May 1739 in West
Grinstead and buried there on 21 March 1739/40.
was privately baptised on 15 November 1741 in West Grinstead and
received into the church on 15 March 1741/2. He married
Sarah Noldret in
1767. (They have their own page.)
Jane Gratwick was baptised on 9 June 1745 in West
Jane may have married Thomas Gratwick on 10 January
1764/5 in West Grinstead. She was then of West Grinstead and he
was from Cowfold.
John Grattwick was privately baptised on 23 June 1746
in West Grinstead and received into the church on 8 April 1746.
George Gratwick was baptised on 16 May 1749 in West
Grinstead and buried there on 27 December 1751.
Ann Gratwick was baptised on 6 August 1754 in West
Ann married James Nye by banns on 20 July 1776 in West
Grinstead. The witnesses to their marriage were John Cook
and James Stiles.
Another James Nye
(1757-1812) in 1779 in Woodmancote, Sussex. They would seem to
have raised their family in Henfield, Sussex.
Yet another James Nye married Martha Freeman
by banns on 10 November 1765 in Horsham, Sussex. He was then a
husbandman of West Grinstead and she of Horsham. They had a
daughter baptised in West Grinstead in 1766.
A James and Ann Nye had children baptised in Cuckfield, Sussex in 1784,
1786, 1788, 1790, 1792 and 1795.
James and Ann had the following child:
James Nye was baptised on 23 March 1777 in West
This page was reviewed on 10 April 2012