Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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Thomas HOADLEY (1738-1823)

and Mary MATTHEW (1723-1816)


Thomas Hoadley and Mary Matthew were my 5x Great Grandparents.  (Click here to see their place in my pedigree chart.)  They married on 20 October 1761 at the parish church of St. Peter's in Twineham, Sussex (the Sussex marriage index gives 1762 - I need to double check the original register).  At the time of their marriage he was of Shermanbury she was Mary Knight, widow.  The witnesses to the marriage were John Paine and Nicholas Meads.  Mary had previously married Richard Knight on 27 September 1747 in Albourne, Sussex.  (They have their own page.)

Thomas Hordlee was baptised on 10 September 1738 in Slaugham, Sussex.  He was the third son and fourth child of Richard Hoadley (1706-1742) and Sarah Purvey (1706-1743).  He died aged 84 years and was buried on 26 September 1823 in Henfield, Sussex.  His will was dated 2 July 1823 and proved on 18 October 1823 (I have a copy of this document).  As he was only about 4 years old when he was orphaned, who raised him?

Mary Matthew was baptised on 11 December 1723 in Twineham, Sussex.  She was the second daughter and fifth child of James Matthew (1682-1754) and Mary Woolven (1687-?).  She died aged 92 years and was buried on 4 April 1816 in Woodmancote, Sussex.


Thomas Hoadley and Mary Matthew had 3 known children:

  1. Richard Hoadley, my 4x Great Grandfather, was baptised on 17 February 1762 in Twineham, Sussex.  He married Hannah Snashall in 1788.  (They have their own page.)  Might he have been named after his Grandfather, rather than his mother's first husband?

  2. James Hoadley was baptised on 1 July 1764 in Edburton, Sussex.  He married Mary and/or Sarah.  (They have their own page.)

  3. Sarah Hoadley was baptised on 11 October 1767 in Edburton.  She was mentioned in her fatherís will as the wife of John Kirk, but I have not yet found their marriage.



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