Ancestors of Mandy Willard

Number of pages

in this site:


Please bear this in mind when you contact me, as I can not always remember what I've said where.  It would be really helpful if you could tell me the page title or URL you are contacting me about.


Links to other pages in this site or other websites are in BLUE or RED.


Family History is my hobby.  I am not a professional genealogist.


Thank you for taking the time to view my humble effort.  Also, a very BIG THANK YOU to all those who have kindly contributed information.


Please check the data for yourself against original sources.


Tip:  You may need to hit your F5 key to see any changes to the page since your last visit.




William GUMBRIL (1755-?)

and Dinah JEAL (c1751-1829)


William Gumbril and Dinah Jeal married by banns on 27 December 1777 in West Chiltington, Sussex.  He was then of West Chiltington and she was from Shipley, Sussex.  The witnesses to their marriage were Edmund Greenfield and John Adams.  (They were not my direct ancestors.)

William Gumbril was baptised on 28 December 1755 in Billingshurst, Sussex.  He was the son of William Gumbril (1726-1793) and Hannah Wilner (?-1792).

Dinah Jeal's date and place of birth/baptism are unknown, to me.  Dinah died aged 78 years and was buried on 24 October 1829 in Billingshurst, therefore, she was born about 1751.  Might she have been baptised on 24 April 1748 in Slinfold, Sussex, the daughter of Thomas Geale and Betty Brooker?


William Gumbril and Dinah Jeal had 9 known children:

  1. Stephen Gumbrell was baptised on 21 May 1778 in Billingshurst.  On 7 October 1791 he was apprenticed to Luke Lathy in Billingshurst.

    Stephen married Susan.

    Stephen and Susan may have had the following children:

    1. William Gumbrill was baptised on 11 July 1802 in Billingshurst.

    2. Stephen Gumbrell may have been part of this family.  He died aged 22 years and was buried on 6 October 1829 in Billingshurst, therefore, he was born about 1807.

    3. James Gumbrell was born about 1817.  He married Jane Holden by banns on 3 August 1839 in Pulborough.  He was a 22 year old bachelor and labourer and she was a 21 year old spinster and servant.  Their fathers were named as Stephen Gumbrell and Thomas Holden who were both labourers.  The witnesses to their marriage were James Overington and Alfred Gumbrell.

  2. William Gumbrel was baptised on 26 December 1779 in Billingshurst.  He died aged 42 years and was buried on 26 February 1822 in Billingshurst.  He may have been apprenticed to George Balchin of Billingshurst on 8 October 1791.

    William married Sarah Comper by banns on 4 July 1802 in Billingshurst.  The witnesses to their marriage were Richard Semman and James Champion.

  3. Elizabeth Gumbrell was baptised on 21 October 1781 in Billingshurst.

  4. Thomas Gumbrell was baptised on 30 March 1783 in Billingshurst.

  5. Abraham Gumbrell was baptised on 20 June 1784 in Billingshurst.

  6. Hannah Gumbrell was baptised on 9 October 1785 in Billingshurst.  She may have died aged 72 years and have been buried on 9 February 1855 in Pulborough.

    A bastardy order was issued on 10 June 1815, naming Richard Wells a wheelwright as the putative father of Hannah's daughter who was born at the house of William Bridgewater in Wisborough Green.

    Hannah had the following child:

    1. Louis Wells Gumbull was born on 22 February 1815 and baptised on 14 May 1815 in Billinghurst.

      She had the following son:

      1. George Ayling Gunbrill was baptised on 3 September 1848 in Pulborough.  The baptism register recorded his mother's name as Lois Gunbrill, a single woman.

    Hannah married William Ayling by banns on 21 July 1819 in Pulborough.  He was a bachelor and she a spinster.  The witnesses to their marriage were Hannah Jay and James Overington.

    William may have been baptised on 13 November 1796 in Pulborough and have been the son of Thomas Ayling and Sarah Muggridge.  He died aged 63 years and was buried on 1 October 1860 in Pulborough.  The burial register noted that he was from Brosbury in Pulborough.

    When the 1851 census was recorded William and Hannah were living at Brooksbury in Pulborough.  He was a 55 year year old farmer of 24 acres, employing 1 labourer.  She was 64 years old.  Also with them was 35 year old unmarried daughter-in-law Lois Wells Gumbrill, 2 year old George Gumbrill and 18 year old farm labourer, George Parker.

  7. Dinah Gumbrell was baptised on 18 March 1787 in Billingshurst.  A removal order was issued on 26 November 1806 by the overseers of Shipley parish, returning her to Billingshurst.

    Diana had the following child:

    1. Samuel Gumbrel was baptised on 26 March 1809 in Shipley, Sussex.

    Dinah married Luke Roberson on 16 October 1811 in Billingshurst.  The witnesses to their marriage were Leah Herrington and James Champion.

    Luke and Dinah had the following child:

    1. Thomas Roberson was baptised on 17 May 1812 in Billingshurst.

  8. Nathaniel Gumbrel was baptised on 17 March 1789 in Billingshurst and buried there as an infant and pauper on 21 March 1789.



This page was reviewed on 8 April 2012