Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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Henry HILLS (1797-1858)

and Mary HUMPHREY (1799-1883)

 

Henry Hills and Mary Humphrey married by banns on 2 June 1824 in Slaugham, Sussex.  He was then of Cowfold, Sussex and she of Slaugham.  (They were not my direct ancestors.)

Henry Hills was baptised 17 December 1797 in Cowfold, Sussex.  He was the son of William Hills (c1760-?) and Elizabeth Botting (1763-?).  Henry died aged 60 years and was buried on 25 May 1858 in Cowfold.

Mary Humpherys was baptised on 8 September 1799 in Slaugham, Sussex.  She was the daughter of James Humpherys and Mary Potter.  Mary died aged 83 years and was buried on 26 June 1883 in Cowfold.

On 18 September 1828 in Cowfold, Henry was most probably a witness to the marriage of Henry Hill and Hannah Combes.

The 1841 census recorded that Henry was 45 years old and the parish clerk of Cowfold.  Mary was 40 years old.  They were living at ?? Gate Cottage in Cowfold along with 5 sons.  The next house on the enumerator's route was Hill Farm Cottage, occupied by James Richardson a 55 year old farm labourer, Ann Richardson 52, William Richardson 13, William Richardson a 14 year old shoemaker and Richard Woolven aged 42.

 

Henry Hills and Mary Humphrey had 7 known children:

  1. Eliza Hills was baptised on 23 January 1825 in Cowfold.  The baptism register noted that her father was a labourer.  In 1841 she may have been a 15 year old servant in the home of 20 year old shopkeeper, Ann Rapley, at Partridge Green, Sussex.

  2. George Hill was baptised on 27 January 1828 in Cowfold.  The baptism register noted that his father was the clerk of the parish.  He was 13 years old in 1841.

    George married Mary Parsons by banns on 14 February 1852 in Cowfold.  He was a bachelor and labourer and she was a widow.  Their fathers were named as Henry Hill the parish clerk and Charles Matthews a labourer.  The witnesses to their marriage were Henry Stenning and Eliza Parsons.

  3. James Hill was baptised on 27 June 1830 in Cowfold.  The baptism register noted that his father was the clerk of the parish.  He was 11 years old in 1841.

  4. Henry Hill was baptised on 13 January 1833 in Cowfold.  The baptism register noted that his father was the clerk of the parish.  He died aged 7 years and was buried on 13 July 1840 in Cowfold.

  5. William Hill was born about 1836.  He was 5 years old in 1841.

    William married Ellen Langford on 3 April 1858 in Cowfold.  He was a bachelor and labourer and she was a spinster.  Their fathers were named as Henry Hill and John Langford who were both labourers.  The witnesses to their marriage were Henry Hill and Mercy Maria Tidey.

  6. John Hill was baptised on 11 March 1838 in Cowfold.  The baptism register noted that his father was the clerk of the parish.  He was 3 years old in 1841.

  7. Thomas Hill was baptised on 30 May 1841 in Cowfold.  The baptism register noted that his father was a labourer.  At the time of the 1841 census he was 3 months old.

    Thomas married twice, firstly to Harriett Woolven on 12 June 1869 in Cowfold.  He was a bachelor and labourer and she was a spinster.  Their fathers were named as Henry Hill the parish clerk and Thomas Woolven a labourer.  The witnesses to their marriage were James Woolven  and Mary Woolven.

    Thomas next married Harriet Noldart on 23 December 1875 in Cowfold.  He was a widower and labourer and she was a spinster.  Their fathers were named as Henry Hill and ? Noldart who were both labourers.  The witnesses to their marriage were William Hill and Ann ?.

 

HILLS          HUMPHREY

This page was reviewed on 10 April 2012