Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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William HOLNEY (1615-1689)

and Mary WOODYER (c1620-?)


William Holney and Mary Woodyer married on 2 July 1640 in Hunston, Sussex.

William Holney may have been baptised on 13 October 1615 in South Bersted, Sussex, the son of William Holney and Alice Trenchmore.  He was buried on 26 September 1689 in Henfield.  He left a will.

Mary Woodyer's date and place of birth/baptism are unknown, to me.


William Holney and Mary Woodyer had 9 known children:

  1. Jane Holney married John Alchorne on 13 May 1665 in Henfield.  He was then of Alciston, Sussex.

    John and Jane had the following children:

    1. John Alchorne

    2. Mary Alchorne was baptised on 4 June 1667 in Alciston, Sussex.

    3. Jane Alchorne was baptised on 12 October 1673 in Glynde, Sussex.

    4. William Alchorne was baptised on 1 July 1675 in Glynde.

  2. William Holney was baptised on 8 November 1642 in Henfield and buried there on 24 February 1643/4.

  3. Mary Holney was baptised on 5 May 1644 in Henfield.

    Mary married John Gratwick on 5 October 1665 in Henfield.  She was then of Henfield and he was of Cowfold or Cuckfield.

    John was of Jarvis in Cuckfield.

    John and Mary had the following children:

    1. Elizabeth Gratwick

    2. Mary Gratwick

    3. John Gratwick

  4. Barbara Holney was born on 9 January 1646/7 and baptised on 13 January 1646/7 in Henfield.  She died on 5 September 1647 and was buried in Henfield on 7 September 1647.

  5. Ann Holney was baptised on 24 November 1647 in Shermanbury, Sussex.

    Ann married John Gratwick on 9 November 1671 in Shermanbury.  They were both of Henfield.

    John was of Shermanbury.

    John and Ann had the following children:

    1. Ann Gratwick

    2. Mary Gratwick

  6. Eleanor Holney was born on 17 August 1649 and baptised on 23 August 1649 in Henfield.  She died on 1 September 1727 and was buried on 6 September 1727 in Rusper, Sussex.

    Eleanor married John Stone on 16 November 1676 in Henfield.  She was of Henfield and he of Rusper.

    John and Eleanor had the following children:

    1. Elizabeth Stone was born in 1679 and died in 1757.  Elizabeth married Thomas Marchant.

    2. Mary Stone was born in 1680 and died in 1716.

    3. John Stone was born in 1682.

    4. Henry Stone was born in 1684.

    5. William Stone was born in 1685 and died in 1699.

  7. Sarah Holney was born on 20 July 1651 and baptised on 28 July 1651 in Henfield.  Sarah married Philip Cheale on 13 October 1681 in Henfield.  Philip was born in 1657 and died in 1714.  Philip and Sarah had the following child:

    1. Mary Cheale

  8. Elizabeth Holney was born on 21 April 1655 and baptised on 27 April 1655 in Henfield.  She was buried there on 9 May 1655.

  9. Susan Holney was born on 2 December 1656 and baptised on 11 December 1656 in Henfield.  She may have died young.



This page was reviewed on 11 April 2012