Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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John HOWELL (1751-?)

and Sybil WESTMORE (c1751-1814)

 

John Howell and Sibilla Westmore were my 5x Great Grandparents.  (Click here to see their place in my pedigree chart.)  They married by banns on 11 September 1776 at St. Nicholas, Brighton, Sussex.  They were both of Brighton.  John signed his name and Sibb made her X mark.  The witnesses were Mary Williams, Thomas Bridger, Richard Jeffery, John Paine and James Paine.  The banns were published at St. Nicholas on 11, 18 and 25 August 1776.

John Howell may have been baptised on 28 July 1751 in Brighton and have been the son of Thomas Howell (1711-?) and Martha Noble (1714-?).

Sybil Westmore was born about 1751.  She may have been the daughter of William Westmore (1713-?) and Mary Spicer (1706-1800).  She died aged 63 years at Union Street and was buried on 2 March 1814 in Brighton as Sibb Howell.

 

John Howell and Sybil Westmore had 8 known children:

  1. Sibylla Howell was baptised on 15 June 1777 in Brighton.

  2. Martha Howell, my 4x Great Grandmother, was baptised on 28 November 1778 in Brighton.  She married 5 87 Richard Spicer in 1802.  (They have their own page).

  3. John Howell was baptised on 22 September 1780 in Brighton, and buried there on 27 October 1780.

  4. Hannah Howell was baptised on 13 January 1782 in Brighton.

    Hannah may have married John Howell by licence on 28 August 1802 in Brighton.  John was a bachelor and Hannah a spinster.  They were both of Brighton and both signed their names.  The witnesses were George Howell and someone whose name I canít read.  John died in 1823 and left a will, in which he mentioned his wife Hannah, sister Ann Mockford, brother William Howell and late brother George Howell.  John was then an innkeeper at the New Ship Inn in Brighton.  BUT, she did have a cousin by the name of Hannah Howell who was born in 1775.  Also the Hannah married to John may have died aged 59 in 1829, therefore, born about 1770.

  5. John Howell was baptised on 17 November 1784 in Brighton.  He may have died aged 46 years and have been buried on 18 October 1829 at St. Nicholas, Brighton.

    John may have married 5 305 Sarah Spicer by banns on 14 August 1805 at St. Nicholas, Brighton.  John was a bachelor and Sarah a spinster and they were both of Brighton and both signed their names.  The witnesses were Richard Harman (signed), William Breen (signed) and Sarah Howell (mark).

    But a John Howell, bachelor married Sarah Jones, spinster by banns on 24 July 1808 in Brighton, and yet another John Howell, bachelor married Sarah Grinyer, spinster by banns on 25 July 1809 in Brighton.

    Sarah Spicer was baptised on 5 October 1786 in Brighton and was the daughter of 5 305 Richard Spicer (1751-1811) and 5 305 Ann Terry (1753-1830).  Sarah Spicer may have been the sister of Richard Spicer, my 4x Great Grandfather, who married Martha Howell.  Did brother and sister marry a brother and sister?  Then to add to the confusion, a John Howell, bachelor married Jane Goldsmith, spinster on 27 April 1806 and another John Howell, bachelor married Lydia Shirley, spinster on 18 January 1809.  Again both marriages in Brighton.  Therefore, there were at least 5 John Howell's in Brighton at the same time of a similar age.

  6. Thomas Howell was baptised on 19 April 1787 in Brighton.

  7. Sarah Howell was baptised on 10 September 1788 in Brighton.

    Sarah may have married Robert Shrivell by banns on 9 April 1807 in Brighton.  He was then a bachelor and she a spinster and they were both of Brighton.

    Robert and Sarah had 4 known children:

    1. Martha Shrivell was baptised on 9 October 1808 at St. Nicholas, Brighton.

    2. Sarah Shrivel was baptised on 24 March 1811 at St. Nicholas, Brighton.

    3. Robert Shrivell was baptised on 14 February 1813 at St. Nicholas, Brighton.

    4. Richard Shrivell was baptised on 25 May 1817 at St. Nicholas, Brighton.

    They may also have been the parents of the following children, but a Robert Shrivell, bachelor married Sarah Roffe, spinster on 24 August 1818 in Brighton.

    1. Thomas Shrivell was baptised on 27 December 1818 at St. Nicholas, Brighton.

    2. Elizabeth Shrivell was baptised on 9 April 1820 at St. Nicholas, Brighton.

    3. Mary Shrivell was baptised on 14 April 1822 at St. Nicholas, Brighton.

  8. Mary Howell was baptised on 29 April 1792 in Brighton.

    Mary may have married 5 305 George Spicer by banns on 30 December 1812 in Brighton.  He was then a bachelor and she a spinster who were both of Brighton.

    George was baptised on 21 October 1790 in Brighton and was the son of 5 305 Richard Spicer (1751-1811) and 5 305 Ann Terry (1753-1830).

 

HOWELL          WESTMORE

This page was updated on 19 May 2012