Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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John HAMES (1615-1679)

and Phillippa TULLY (1627-?)


John Hames and Phillippa Tully married on 21 December 1647 in Wivelsfield, Sussex.  She was then of Ardingly, Sussex.  A marriage licence was issued on 29 September 1642 by the Archdeaconry of Lewes, to John Hams a yeoman of Lindfield and Mary Wheeler a spinster of Ardingly.

John Hames was baptised on 24 September 1615 in Cuckfield, Sussex.  He was the son of Richard Hames (c1586-?) and Joan Funnell (1590-1625).  He was buried on 31 December 1679 in West Hoathly, Sussex.

Phillippa Tully was baptised on 29 April 1627 in Ardingly.  She was the daughter of Thomas Tully (1585-1634) and Dorothy Dumbrell (?-1634).  After John's death did she, or perhaps a daughter, marry Nicholas Butcher on 15 April 1684 in Worth, Sussex?  Or did she die before John and perhaps he remarried to Ann?


John Hames and Phillippa Tully may have had the following children:

  1. John Hames may have been born about 1654.  He married Elizabeth Payne in 1681 in West Hoathly.  (They have their own page.)

  2. Ann Hames may have been born about 1659.

    Ann married William Durrant on 7 April 1680 in Barcombe, Sussex.  She was then a spinster and he a husbandman, and they were both of Barcomeb.

    They had the following son:

    1. William Durrant was baptised on 2 February 1681/2 in Barcombe.

  3. Sarah Hames may have been part of this family.

    Sarah married Richard Dobson on 19 June 1687 in Barcombe.

    Richard was baptised in April 1657 in Barcombe and was the son of Robert Dobson and ? Stapley.

    They had the following son:

    1. Richard Dobson was baptised on 16 June 1687 in Barcombe.  He married Sarah Wimpsett on 13 June 1714 in Fletching.

  4. Elizabeth Hames was baptised on 5 August 1664 in East Grinstead.

  5. George Hames was baptised on 7 May 1667 in East Grinstead.  He parents were named as John and Phillip.

  6. William Hams was baptised on 15 February 1669/70 in West Hoathly.  His parents names were recorded as John and Ann.


A William Hams was buried on 9 May 1692 in Lindfield.