Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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William GRATWICK (c1773-1839)

and Elizabeth LINFIELD (1782-1866)

 

William Gratwick and Elizabeth Linfield married by banns on 27 October 1800 in West Grinstead, Sussex.  They were both of West Grinstead.  The witnesses to their marriage were John Stringer and William Gratwick (William the witness was a churchwarden, but was he also the father of the groom?).  (They were not my direct ancestors.)

William Gratwick's date and place of birth/baptism are unknown, to me.  He may have died aged 66 years and have been buried on 14 November 1839 in West Grinstead, therefore, born about 1773.  He may have been baptised on 1 March 1768 in West Grinstead, the son of William Gratwick (1741-1811) and Sarah Noldret (1745-1809).

Elizabeth Lindfield was baptised on 14 July 1782 in Ashurst, Sussex.  She was the daughter of Richard Lindfield and Elizabeth Steere.  Elizabeth died aged 83 years and was buried on 3 May 1866 in West Grinstead.  The burial registered noted that she was from Nuthurst.

In 1841 Elizabeth was said to be 60 years old and she was living with her son Jesse in Butchers Row, West Grinstead.

The 1851 census recorded that Elizabeth was a 68 year old widow, born in Ashurst, and living at Butchers Row in West Grinstead, along with her son Jesse.  Elizabeth was then described as a pauper.

By the time of the 1861 census Elizabeth was living in Maplehurst within the parish of Nuthurst, with her son Edward and his wife.  Elizabeth was then a 78 year old widow and almswoman from Ashurst.

 

William Gratwick and Elizabeth Linfield had 7 known children:

  1. William Gratwick was baptised on 29 January 1801 in West Grinstead.

  2. John Gratwick was baptised on 5 February 1804 in West Grinstead.  He married Elizabeth Stringer in 1837.  (They have their own page.)

  3. Edward Gratwick was baptised on 23 March 1806 in West Grinstead.  (Might he have been named after his father's possible younger brother?)

    Edward married Mary Johnson by banns on 24 April 1832 in West Chiltington, Sussex.  He was then a bachelor from West Grinstead and she was a spinster of West Chiltington.

    In 1861 the couple were living in Maplehurst, Nuthurst.  Edward was a 54 year old agricultural labourer and Mary was 47.  His place of birth was given as West Grinsteand and her's as Shipley.  Also with them was Edward's widowed mother.

    Edward and Mary had the following known child:

    1. Mary Gratwick was baptised on 3 November 1833 in West Grinstead.  The baptism register noted that her father was a labourer.  She died aged 6 years in Nuthurst and was buried on 26 December 1839 in West Grinstead.

  4. Amy Gratwick was baptised on 23 October 1808 in West Grinstead.

  5. Jesse Gratwick was baptised on 24 March 1811 in West Grinstead.  He died aged 45 years and was buried on 6 July 1856 in West Grinstead.  He was a 30 year old agricultural labourer in 1841 and living with his mother.  In 1851 he was an unmarried 40 year old agricultural labourer and living with his mother.

  6. Mary Gratwick was baptised on 3 April 1814 in West Grinstead.  The baptism register noted that her father was a labourer.  She died aged 4 years and was buried on 22 September 1818 in West Grinstead.

  7. Thomas Gratwicke was baptised on 3 November 1822 in West Grinstead.  The baptism register noted that his father was a labourer.  He died aged 11 years and was buried on 24 October 1834 in West Grinstead.

 

Need to check if the William Gratwick who died in 1811, left a will - if so, this could be held in the East Sussex record office, otherwise it would be at the West Sussex record office.

 

GRATWICK          LINDFIELD

This page was reviewed on 10 April 2012