Ancestors of Mandy Willard
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and Sarah BOTTEN (?-?)
Henry Groves and Sarah Botten married by banns on 3 April 1793 in Henfield,
The witnesses were Edmund Peter and William Vinall.
(They were not my direct ancestors.)
Henry Groves was baptised on 17 April 1770 in Woodmancote, Sussex.
He was the son of Richard
Groves (1742-1784) and
died aged 76 years and was buried on 29 October 1845 in Woodmancote.
Sarah Botten's date and place of birth/baptism are
unknown, to me - I've not looked for her yet.
Henry Groves and Sarah Botten had 7
Henry Groves was baptised on 29 September 1793 in Woodmancote.
The Woodmancote burial register records that infant Henry Groves
was buried on 3 May 1796.
Philip Groves was privately baptised on 4 December 1794 in
Woodmancote and received into the Church on 18 January 1795.
married twice, firstly to Martha Phillipps by banns on 4 November 1815 in Albourne,
Sussex. He was then a bachelor and she a spinster and they were both
Martha may have been baptised on 3 April 1796 in Keymer,
Sussex and have been the daughter of Thomas Philips and Mary
Philip next married
Jane Harris by banns on 28 June
1824 in Brighton, at which time he was a widower and she a widow.
They were both of Brighton.
James Groves was baptised on 27 March 1796 in Woodmancote.
Peter Groves was baptised on 2 July 1797 in Woodmancote. He
died aged 56 (according to the burial register) and was buried on 25 March
1856 in Woodmancote.
Sarah Thompsett by banns
on 15 April 1821 in Woodmancote. He was then a bachelor and she a
spinster and they were both of Woodmancote. The witnesses were Luke Glazebrook and
Sarah was baptised
on 6 October 1802 in Woodmancote and was the daughter of Joseph Tomsett
and Jane White. She may have died
aged 46 years and have been buried on 22 August 1847 in Woodmancote.
Peter and Sarah had 9 known children:
Ann Groves was baptised on 5 December 1822 in
Henry Groves was baptised on 1 May 1825 in
Woodmancote and buried there on 19 September 1825.
James Groves was baptised on 20 August 1826 in
James married Frances Boniface by banns on 11
November 1848 in Upper Beeding, Sussex. He was then a bachelor
and labourer from Steyning. Frances was a 20 year old
spinster. Their fathers were named as Peter Groves
a labourer and John Boniface a woodman. The
witnesses to their marriage were John Boniface and
James and Frances were witnesses to the marriage of William
Farley and Frances Boniface on 14 October
1854 in Upper Beeding.
Frances was baptised on 25 July 1828 in Upper Beeding and was the
daughter of George Boniface and Sarah
When the 1861 census was recorded the couple and 4 children were
living at Burrell Ham House in Upper Beeding. James was then
said to be a 32 year old agricultural labourer and Frances was 31.
Also with them on census night was James's younger brother Philip.
James and Frances had 4 known children:
Emily Groves was baptised on 7 October 1849 in
Upper Beeding. She was an 11 year old scholar in 1861.
William Groves was baptised on 2 November 1851
in Upper Beeding, at which time his father was a labourer from
Horton. He was a 9 year old scholar in 1861.
James Groves was
baptised on 2 April 1854 in Upper Beeding. He was a 7 year
old scholar in 1861.
Ganey Elizabeth Batup on 27 April 1880 in Hove,
Sussex. They were both then aged
26 years and their fathers were named as James Groves
and John Batup.
Ganey was baptised on 26 February 1854 in Bolney and was the
Alice Groves was baptised on 3 July 1859 in
Upper Beeding, at which time her father was a labourer from
Small Dole. At the time of the 1861 census she was a year
George Groves was baptised on 1 February 1829 in
Sarah Groves was baptised on 10 December 1831 in
Peter Groves was baptised on 15 June 1834 in
William Groves was baptised on 21 March 1836 in
Ellen Groves was baptised on 10 September 1843 in
Woodmancote and buried there on 4 September 1847.
Philip Groves was baptised on 19 April 1846 in
Woodmancote. He was a 15 year old agricultural labourer in
1861 and living with the family of his brother James.
Ann Groves was baptised on 23 December 1798 in Woodmancote.
Sarah Groves was baptised on 6 December 1801 in Woodmancote.
Henry Fowler by banns on 23 July 1825 in Woodmancote.
He was then a bachelor and she a spinster and they were both of
Woodmancote. The witnesses were Richard Fowler and Barbara
Henry was probably baptised on 16 November 1800 in Shermanbury, the son of
Richard Fowler and Elizabeth Gillham.
Richard Groves was baptised on 5 October 1806 in Woodmancote.
This page was reviewed on 10 April 2012