Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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William HOLDER (1767-1850)

and Susanna WHITE (1770-1861)


William Holden and Susanna White were married on 10 May 1791 at the parish church of St. George in West Grinstead, Sussex.  He was then a bachelor from Henfield and she a spinster of West Grinstead.  The witnesses to their marriage were John Cook and William Gratwick.  The Sussex marriage index and a transcript of the West Grinstead marriage register records his surname as Holden rather than Holder.  (They were not my direct ancestors).

William Older was baptised on 24 May 1767 in Woodmancote, Sussex.  He was the son of Richard Older (1730-?) and Elizabeth Langley (c1730-1798).  He died aged 83 years and was buried on 7 April 1850 in Woodmancote.

Susanna White was baptised on 4 March 1770 in Henfield, Sussex.  She was the daughter of Hugh White and Sarah.  Susan died aged 91 years in Blackstone and was buried on 1 December 1861 in Woodmancote.

In 1851, Suzana Holder was an 82 year old widow and the head of her household at Cuckholds Green in Woodmancote.  She then gave her place of birth as Henfield.  With her on census night was 32 year old lodger Henry Batchelor, an agricultural labourer and his 25 year old wife Suzana and their 3 children


William Holder and Susanna White had 7 known children:

  1. Elizabeth Holder was baptised on 2 March 1794 in Woodmancote.

  2. Charlotte Holder was baptised on 17 July 1796 in Woodmancote.

    Charlotte married John Pelling by banns on 24 February 1816 in Woodmancote.  He was then a bachelor and she a spinster and they were both of Woodmancote.

  3. William Holder was baptised on 8 December 1799 in Woodmancote.  He married Mary Ann Sayers in 1820.  (They have their own page.)

  4. Ralph Holder was baptised on 17 March 1802 in Woodmancote.  He died aged 72 years in the Shoreham Union Workhouse and was buried on 19 November 1873 in Woodmancote.

    Ralph may have married Sarah Hodgkins by banns on 7 August 1824 in Brighton, Sussex.  He was the a bachelor and she a widow and they were both of Brighton.

    At the time of the 1851 census Ralf was a 50 year old widower and agricultural labourer and he was living in Blackstone, Woodmancote.  Also with him was 55 year old widow Mary Jenden and her 5 children aged between 10 and 25.

  5. Ann Holder was baptised on 20 May 1804 in Woodmancote.

  6. Susan Holder was baptised on 30 November 1806 in Woodmancote and buried there as an infant on 18 January 1807.

  7. Richard Holder was baptised on 6 December 1807 in Woodmancote.  He died aged 92 years and was buried on 28 December 1899 in Woodmancote.

    Richard married Eliza Chambers in the fourth quarter of 1849 in the Brighton registration district.

    Eliza was baptised on 7 April 1825 in Patcham, Sussex, and was the daughter of William Chambers and Jane Collins Steins.

    When the 1851 census was recorded the couple and their young son were living at Swains in Woodmancote.  Richard was then a 43 year old gardener and Eliza was 26.

    Richard and Eliza had the following children:

    1. George Holder was baptised on 29 September 1850 in Woodmancote.  He died aged 2 years and 8 months and was buried on 12 May 1853 in Woodmancote.  He was 6 months old when the 1851 census was recorded.

    2. Mary Holder was baptised on 13 March 1853 in Woodmancote.



This page was reviewed on 10 April 2012