Ancestors of Mandy Willard
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and Mary GREENFIELD (c1760-?)
Daniel Gumbrel and Mary Greenfield
married by banns on 6 October
1782 in Shipley, Sussex. He was then from Billingshurst and she
was of Shipley. The witnesses to their marriage were
Elizabeth Grinstead and James Fillary.
Daniel Gumbril was baptised on 26 May 1754 in
Billingshurst, Sussex. He was the son of
(1714-1791) and Alice (?-1767). Daniel died aged
73 years and was buried on 18 September 1827 in Billingshurst.
Mary Greenfield's date and place of birth/baptism are
unknown, to me. Her last known child was born in 1792. Might
she have been buried on 2 November 1794 in Billingshurst?
On 12 February 1790 a settlement certificate was issued by the overseers
of Billingshurst parish to allow Daniel Gumbrill and
his wife Mary to settle in Pulborough. Also named in the document
were their children: Hannah aged 7, James aged 4, Daniel aged 3 and
6 month old Luke. However, on the same day a settlement order was
issued by Pulborough overseers allowing the family to settle in
Daniel Gumbrel and
Mary Greenfield had 5 known children:
Hannah Gumbrel was baptised on 26 January 1783 in
James Gumbrel was baptised on 1 March 1785 in
Billingshurst. He may have died aged 75 years and have been
buried on 9 October 1859 in Billingshurst. The burial register
noted he was from Rosar Gate.
Daniel Gumbrel was baptised on 13 May 1787 in
Billingshurst. He died aged 35 years and was buried on 21
November 1822 in Billingshurst.
Luke Gumbrel was
baptised on 19 July 1789 in Billingshurst. He died aged 81
years and was buried on 20 September 1870 in Billingshurst.
Luke married Frances Harraden by
banns on 15 September 1822 in Billingshurst. He was a bachelor
and she a spinster who married with the consent of her parents.
The witnesses to their marriage were Joseph Clear
and James Champion.
Frances died aged 81 years and was buried on 19 September 1881 in
When the 1841 census was recorded the couple and 5 children were
living at Simonds Lodge in Billingshurst. Luke was a 49 year
old agricultural labourer and Fanny was 45.
In 1851, the couple along with 2 of their children and 1 year old
granddaughter Jane Gumbrell were living at Rosier
Gate in Billingshurst. Luke was then a 62 year old
agricultural labourer, born in Pulborough, and Frances was 58 and
born in Brighton.
The couple were still at Rosier Gate in 1861. Luke was then a 72
year old agricultural labourer and Frances was 67. With them were
the family of their son Mark, and 11 year old granddaughter Jane.
When the 1871 census was recorded, Frances said she was a 77 year old
widow of an agricultural labourer. She was living at Rosier Gate
and said she was born in Arundel.
In 1881 Frances was said to be 80 years old and born in Billingshurst.
She was living alone in the High Street, Billingshurst.
Luke and Frances had the following children:
Rhoda Gumbrell was baptised on 5 January 1823 in
Billingshurst and the baptism register noted that her father was a
labourer. She died aged 17 years and was buried on 25 August
1840 in Billingshurst. The burial register noted that she died
from a tumour on the neck.
Lois Gumbrell was baptised on 24 October 1824 in
Billingshurst and her father was then a labourers.
Lois married Thomas Dormer on 9 February 1839 in
Putney. (Many thanks to Ken Belbin for
this information. Thomas and Lois were his ancestors.)
Daniel Gumbrell was baptised on 16 July 1826 in
Billingshurst, at which time his father was a labourer.
Emily Gumbril was baptised on 19 October 1828 in
Billingshurst, at which time her father was a labourer. She
was 11 years old in 1841. In 1851 she was probably 21 year
old E. Gumbrell who was a general
house servant employed in the home of Allen Mitchell
at Upper Wood House in Billingshurst.
Emily had the following children:
Jane Gumbrill was baptised on 5 August 1849 in
Billingshurst. The baptism register noted that her mother
was a servant. In 1851 she was a year old and living with
her grandparents. When the 1861 census was recorded she
was an 11 year old scholar and living with her grandparents.
Ellen Gumbrell was baptised on 16 November
1851 in Petworth, Sussex. The baptism register noted
that she was born in the Petworth workhouse and her mother
was from Billingshurst.
Jane Gumbrell was baptised on 12 June 1857
in Petworth. The baptism register noted that she was
born in the Petworth Union. (Given that Emily had
an elder daughter named Jane who was alive in 1861, was this
baptism of the same Jane born in 1849, or of another mother and
James Gumbrill was baptised on 4 December 1831 in
Billingshurst, at which time his father was a labourer. He
was 9 years old in 1841.
Mark Gumbrill was baptised on 24 August 1834 in Billingshurst,
at which time his father was a labourer. He was 7 years old in 1841. In 1851
he was a 17 year old farm servant living in the home of Thomas Ireland at High Fuer in Billingshurst.
Sarah Waller by banns on 19 April
1858 in Rudgwick, Sussex. He was a bachelor and labourer
and she was a spinster. They were both 25 years old and
from Haven. Their fathers were named as Luke
Gumbrell and Peter Waller who were
both labourers. The witnesses to their marriage were
James Woods and Fanny Woods.
was born about 1834. She was the
daughter of Peter Waller and Hannah
In 1861 the couple and 2 children were living with Mark's parents at
Rosier Gate in Billingshurst. He was a 25 year old
agricultural labourer and she was 26 and gave her place of birth as
Mark and Sarah had the following children:
William Gumbrell was born about 1858 in
Rudgwick. He was 3 years old in 1861.
James Gumbrell was born about 1860 in Dunsfold,
Surrey. He was a year old in 1861.
Rosa Alice Gumbrell
Arthur Herbert Gumbrell
George Edwin Gumbrell
Frances Gumbrell was baptised on 7 May 1837 in
Billingshurst, at which time her father was a labourer. Fanny
was 3 years old in 1841. In 1851 she was a 13 year old
Fanny had the following child:
James Woods Gumbrell was baptised on 27
August 1856 in Petworth. The baptism register noted
that he was born in the Petworth Union.
Frances married James Woods by banns on 18 October
1856 in Billingshurst. He was a 23 year old bachelor and
labourer and she a 19 year old spinster. There fathers were
named as Henry Woods and Luke Gumbrell
who were both labourers. The witnesses to their marriage were
John Voice and Lucy Etheridge.
Mary Gumbrell was baptised on 13 September 1840 in
Billingshurst, at which time her father was a labourer. She
was a year old in 1841. In 1851 she was a 10 year old
Mary married Michael Peckham on 13 July 1861 by
banns in Billingshurst. He was a 26 year old bachelor and
labourer from Bletchingly and she was a 21 year old spinster.
Their fathers were named as William Peckham and
Luke Gumbrell who were both labourers. The
witnesses to their marriage were George Peckham and
Mary Gumbrell was baptised on 8 July 1792 in
This page was updated on 8 April 2012