Ancestors of Mandy Willard
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and Ann DOWLEN (1784-1851)
Joseph Heasman married Ann Hues, widow
by banns on 13 May
1818 in Cowfold, Sussex. He was a bachelor and they were both of Cowfold.
Ann signed her name and Joseph made his X mark. The witnesses were
Peter Peacock (marked) and William Hills (signed). As
Ann Dowlen she had previously married James Hues
Joseph Heasman was baptised on 10 April 1791 in Bolney,
Sussex. He was the son of Richard Heasman (1752-?) and Elizabeth
He was a yeoman.
was baptised on 21 March 1784 in Cowfold. She was the daughter of
Ann West (1760-1825). Ann was mentioned in her
father's 1821 will. Ann died aged 67 years and was buried on 5
December 1851 in Cowfold.
In 1841, Joseph, Ann and family were living at Welches, Cowfold, next door
to the family of
Thomas Mansbridge and
Eliza Anscombe. They were still living at Welches in
1851. Joseph was then a 60 year old farmer of 130 acres, employing
3 labourers and a boy. Ann was then said to be 67 years old.
Also with them on census night were their 3 sons, a daughter-in-law,
Joseph's unmarried 68 year old brother Charles Heasman 2
granddaughters, 60 year old unmarried brother-in-law Edward Dowling,
visitor 31 year old William Tidy, 19 year old general
servant Mary Saunders and 12 year old
Heasman and Ann
Dowlen had 4 known children:
Joseph Heasman was baptised on 5 December 1818 in Cowfold, at which
time his father was a farmer of Cowfold. He
died aged 72 years in the second quarter of 1890 in the Brighton
registration district. In 1851 he was an unmarried 32 year old
gamekeeper, living at home with his parents. I have not been able to identify him in the
Ann Heasman was born in Cowfold and baptised on 17 September 1820 in
Thomas Mansbridge on 16 October 1841 in Bolney. The
witnesses to the marriage were Charles Heasman and Eliza Gander.
Thomas was born on 8 April 1820 in Bolney and was the son of
William Mansbridge (1792-1874) and
Sarah Walder (1799-1878).
Charles Heasman was baptised on 4 August 1822 in Cowfold,
at which time his father was a labourer of Cowfold.
by banns on 29 July 1848 in Cowfold. He was then a bachelor and farmer
of Cowfold and she a spinster. Charles signed his name whilst Ann made
her X mark. Their fathers were named as Joseph Heasman
a farmer and Thomas Fairs a labourer.
The witnesses to the marriage were Thomas Mansbridge
and Ann Mansbridge who both signed their names.
was baptised on 14 September 1828 in West Grinstead, Sussex, and was the
Thomas Fairs (1794-1874) and
(c1797-1838). She died before 1857. (Another Ann
Fairs was baptised on 16 March 1828 in Cowfold, the daughter of John
Fairs and Elizabeth.)
When the 1851 census was recorded the couple and their 2 young daughters
were living with his parents. Charles was then a 28 year old
agricultural labourer. Ann was 23 years old and her place of birth was
recorded as West Grinstead.
Charles and Ann had 2 known children:
Jane Heasman was baptised on 24 September 1848 in Cowfold. She
was 2 years old in 1851. In 1861 she was 12 years old and living
with her father and step mother.
Mary Heasman was baptised on 28 July 1850 in Cowfold. At
the time of the 1851 census she was 9 months old. She was 10 years
old in 1861.
Charles also married
Harriet Sophia Bassett in the fourth quarter of 1857 in the Lewes
Harriet was born about 1820 in West Grinstead.
At the time of the 1861 census, Charles and Harriet were living in Balcombe,
Sussex and Charles was a farmer of 70 acres. By 1871 the family had
moved to the Sportsmans Arms, Mogadon in Banstead, Surrey. Charles
was a beer house keeper and an agricultural labourer. In
1881, Charles and Harriet were living in Mogadon, Banstead, along with 6
children. Charles was then just a beer house keeper.
Charles and Harriet had the following children:
Betsey M. Heasman was born about 1858
in Balcombe. She was 3 years old in 1861. In 1871 she was a
12 year old scholar and the eldest of her siblings living at home.
Charles Heasman was baptised on 1 April 1860 in Balcombe.
He was a year old in 1861.
Kate Heasman was baptised on 27 October 1861 in
Balcombe. She was a 9 year old scholar in 1871.
Louisa Heasman was born in the first quarter of
1864 in Dorking, Surrey and baptised on 13 March 1864 in Holmwood,
Surrey. In 1871 she was a 7 year old scholar.
Olive Heaman was born in the fourth quarter of 1865
in Dorking (as per the 1871 census) or Banstead (as per the 1881
census), and baptised on 13 January 1866 in Holmwood. She was
a 4 year old scholar at the time of the 1871 census. In 1881
she was a 15 year old nurse
Joseph Heasman was born in the fourth quarter of
1867 in Dorking or Banstead, and baptised on 9 February 1868 in
Holmwood. He was a 3 year old scholar in 1871. In 1881
he was a 13 year old scholar.
Ellen Heasman was born in the third quarter of 1870
in Dorking or Banstead. When the 1871 census was recorded she
was a year old. In 1881 she was a 10 year old scholar.
Ellen married John Edwin Price.
Bertha Heasman was born was born in the second
quarter of 1872 in Banstead and baptised on 17 August 1873 at St.
Andrews in Kingswood by Reigate, Surrey. In 1881 she was an 8
year old scholar.
Benjamin Richard Heasman was born in Banstead and
baptised on 4 May 1875 and/or on 16 July 1876 at St. Andrews in
Kingswood by Reigate. He was a 5 year old scholar in 1881.
Agnes Heasman was born in the first quarter of 1878
in Banstead. At the time of the 1881 census she was a 3 year
Richard Heasman was baptised on 15 February 1824 in Cowfold, at which
time his father was a labourer of Cowfold. The 1851 census records
that he was an unmarried 26 year old agricultural labourer living with his
1881 he was boarding in the home of William Boorn at Watford Farm
Cottage in Stoke, Surrey. Richard was then an unmarried 58 year old
This page was reviewed on 10 April 2012