Ancestors of Mandy Willard
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and Maria BARNARD (c1814-1875)
Barnard married by banns on 7 November 1840 in Sullington, Sussex.
He was then a bachelor and husbandman from Henfield and she was a spinster
and servant. Their fathers were named as James Hoadley
a farmer and James Barnard a labourer. The witnesses
to their marriage were William Hoadley and Eliza
Hoadley. (They were not my direct ancestors. James was
the nephew of my 4x Great Grandfather, Richard Hoadley.)
Hoadley was born on 27 August 1811
and baptised the next day in Henfield. He was the son of
(1764-1844) and Sarah (c1775-1844). James
died aged 47 years and was
buried on 19 August 1858 in West Grinstead.
Maria Barnard was born about 1814 in either Storrington
or Sullington, although her baptism does not appear in the transcripts of
either parish. She was most probably the daughter of James
Barnard (c1786-?) and Leah Richardson
(c1788-1867). Maria died aged 61 years and was
buried on 8 December 1875 in West Grinstead.
When the 1841 census was recorded the family were
living at Cuckholds Green in Woodmancote and James was an agricultural
In 1851 the couple and 4 children were
living in Henfield. James was then a 39 year old farmer of 15
acres and gave his place of birth as Henfield. Maria was 36 years
old and said she was born in Storrington. Also with them on census
night was 27 year old married lodger, Harriet Peper,
who was a groom's wife.
The 1861 census records that Maria was a 46 year old widow and she again
said she was born in Storrington. She was then a farmer of 170
acres employing 3 labourers and 1 boy at Thistleworth in West Grinstead.
She was the head of her household comprising of 4 of her children, 2
visitors, namely 74 year old labourer's widow Leah Barnard
born in Shipley and unmarried 27 year old Mary Barnard
a house maid who was born in Sullington, and 14 year old servant
Walter Worsfold who was an under carter.
Maria was still at Thistleworth in 1871 when she was a 56 year old widow
and farmer of 160 acres employing 1 man and 1 boy. Her children
Alfred and Sarah were also with her, along with 1 year old grandson
John J. Hoadley who had been born in
East Grinstead and 3 servants, namely 16 year old general servant
Ann Freeman, 17 year old William Hillman
and 12 year old Frederick Funell who were both farm
James Hoadley and
Maria Barnard had 8 known children:
James Hoadley was baptised on 14 March 1841 in Henfield. He
was 3 months old when the 1841 census was recorded. In 1851 he was
a 10 year old scholar. In 1861 he was a 20 year old farmer's son
and he was living with his mother.
Charlotte was born about 1845 in Ditchling, Sussex.
When the 1881 census was recorded the couple together with 8 year old
niece Mary C. Dale (born Twineham) were living at Wood Place,
Warbleton, Sussex and James was then a farm bailiff. In 1891 the
couple were living alone in Warbleton. By 1901 the couple were
living in Little Barford in Bedfordshire and James was a land agent.
Alfred Hoadley was baptised on 20 March 1842 in Woodmancote.
He was a 9 year old scholar in 1851. In 1861 he was a 19 year old
farmer's son and he was living at home. The 1871 census records
that he was an unmarried 29 year old farmer's son and he was living with
In 1881 he was described as married, but his wife was not at the same
address. He was then living at Thistledown Farm in West Grinstead,
Sussex where he was a farmer of 160 acres employing 1 man and 2 boys.
Also in his household at that time was his unmarried sister Sarah A. Hoadley and 3 young servants, namely
Annie Fairs (15, born
Shipley), Henry Cherryman (17, born West Grinstead) and George
Clear (14, born Ashington, Sussex). By 1901 he and sister
Sarah were living in Leigh, Surrey where he was a farm bailiff and she a
Henry Hoadley was baptised on 12 November 1843 in Henfield.
He was a 7 year old scholar in 1851.
When the 1881 census was recorded he was living at 3 Derby Terrace,
Derby Road, Croydon, Surrey, where he was a commercial traveller dealing
in books. Also with him was wife Fanny who had been born
about 1833 in Hailsham, Sussex and 4 children. Fanny died before
1898 as in that year Henry married Constance Jane Engleheart in
Hastings, Sussex. By the time the 1901 census was recorded, Henry
and Constance were living in Ottery St. Mary in Devon and they were
living on their own means. Constance was born about 1861 in
Maria Hoadley was baptised on 17 January 1845 in Henfield and
buried there on 28 November 1850, aged 6 years.
Walter Hoadley was baptised on 13 September 1846 in Henfield and
buried there on 24 December 1846, aged 5 months.
Sarah Ann Hoadley was baptised on 14 November 1847 in Henfield.
At the time of the 1851 census she was 3 years old. In 1861 she
was a 13 year old farmer's daughter.
William Hoadley was baptised on 26 August 1848 in Henfield and
buried there on 14 September 1848, aged 2 weeks.
Arthur Hoadley was baptised on 10 July 1853 in Cowfold, at which
time his father was a farmer. He
was a 7 year old scholar in 1861.
This page was reviewed on 10 April 2012