Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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Henry HYLAND (c1779-?)

and Sarah TAYLOR (1780-1802)

and Keturah TOWNSEND (c1786-?)


Henry Hyland may have married twice.  Firstly as Henry Hilands to Sarah Taylor by banns on 28 June 1800 in Laughton, Sussex.  They both made their marks and were both of Laughton.  The witnesses to their marriage were Henry Gurr and John Vine.  He may then as Henry Hylands  have married Keturah Townshend on 5 November 1807 in Wilmington, Sussex.  (They were not my direct ancestors.)

Henry Hyland may have been born about 1779 in East Hoathly, Sussex, as per the 1851 census.  I have checked a transcript of the East Hoathly baptism register, and Henry's name does not appear in 1779 +/- 5 years.  However, there was a Hyland family living in East Hoathly at that time, namely William Hyland and Sarah Hapgood.  Henry died between 1851 and 1861.

Sarah Taylor was born and baptised on 20 April 1780 in Stanmer, Sussex.  She was the daughter of Lewis Taylor (1756-?) and Sarah Stevens.  Sarah may have died in childbirth and was buried on 29 August 1802 in Stanmer.

Keturah Townsend was born about 1786-9 in Ripe, Sussex.  She may have been baptised on 25 March 1781 in Ripe, the daughter of John Townsend and Elizabeth Packham, or on 21 May 1792 in Ripe, the daughter of William Townsend and Elizabeth Boys.

When the 1841 census was recorded, the couple and 4 children were living in Walsend, Pevensey.  Henry was then a 62 year old limeburner, therefore, born about 1779.  Keturah was 52 years old.  The 1851 census records that Henry was a 72 year old limeburner and that he had been born in East Hoathly.  He was then living at ?ewbens Hut in Westham along with his 65 year old wife Catherine who had been born in Ripe, and youngest son, Henry.  By the time of the 1861 census, Keturah was a 75 year old widow and fish hawker and was living the Eastbourne Union Workhouse.


Henry Hyland and Sarah Taylor had 2 known children:

  1. Lewis Hiland was born about 1800/1 in Laughton and baptised on 20 April 1806 in Stanmer.  He died on 11 May 1875.

    Lewis married Sarah.

    Sarah was born in Newton, Montgomeryshire.

    When the 1841 census was recorded the couple and 7 children were living in Stanmer and Lewis was a labourer.  Also with the family on census night was Lewis's 85 year old grandfather, Lewis Taylor, who was also a labourer.

    Lewis and Sarah had the following children:

    1. Sarah Hyland was born on 21 March 1827 and baptised on 15 May 1831 in Stanmer, as per an entry in the IGI, which also gives that Sarah Highlands, daughter of Lewis and Sarah, was baptised on 25 February 1827 in Ludford, Shropshire.  She was 13 years old in 1841.

    2. Lewis Hyland was born on 14 September 1829 and baptised on 15 May 1831 in Stanmer.  He was 11 years old in 1841.

    3. Jesse Hyland was born on 10 August 1832 and baptised on 21 October 1832 in Stanmer.  In 1841 he was 9 years old.

    4. Lucy Hyland was baptised on 28 December 1834 in Stanmer.  In 1841 she was 7 years old.

    5. Catherine Hyland was baptised on 24 July 1836 in Stanmer.  She was 5 years old in 1841.

    6. John Hylands was born on 15 January 1838 and baptised on 4 March 1838 in Stanmer.  He was 3 years old in 1841.

    7. Henry Hylands was baptised on 1 April 1840 in Stanmer.  At the time of the 1841 census he was a year old.

  2. Lucy Hyland was born in 1802 and was buried on 12 September 1802 in Stanmer.


Henry Hyland and Keturah Townsend had 8 known children:

  1. Rebecca Hylands was baptised on 11 September 1808 in Laughton.  Rebecca married Thomas Peirce by banns on 15 January 1827 in Pevensey.  They were both of Pevensey.  The witnesses to their marriage were John Plumley, junior and Mary A. Plumley.

  2. Walter Hylands was baptised on 26 November 1809 in Laughton.  Walter may have married Charlotte Bray by banns on 7 June 1836 in Southwick.  The witnesses to their marriage were Martha Bray and James Bray.

  3. Elizabeth Hyland was probably part of this family.  Before her marriage she had an illegitimate daughter:

    1. Elizabeth Hyland was born about 1831.  She was 10 years old in 1841 and living with her maternal grandparents.  She may have been baptised as Elizabeth Tomlinson Highland on 15 August 1832 in Pevensey, the daughter of Elizabeth Highland.

    Elizabeth married George Miles by banns on 20 December 1834 in Pevensey.  They were both of Pevensey.  The witnesses to their marriage were William Gould and Rebecca Pierce.

  4. Martha Hyland was born about 1813.  In 1841 she was 28 years old and the eldest of her siblings living at home.

  5. Keturah Hyland was baptised on 17 December 1823 in Pevensey, at which time her father was a limeburner.  She died aged 51 years and her death was registered in the fourth quarter of 1872 in the Eastbourne registration district.  In 1841 she was an 18 year old living in the home of Thomas Pierce an innkeeper at Walsend in Pevensey, Sussex.

    Keturah married John Rummery in the third quarter of 1841 in the Lewes registration district.  When the 1861 census was recorded the couple and 5 children were living at Wallsend, Pevensey.  John was then a 47 year old fisherman and had been born in Ashburnham.

    John and Keturah had the following children:

    1. Mary Anne Rummery was born about 1843 in Bexhill and baptised on 23 April 1843 in Pevensey.  She was an 18 year old servant out of place in 1861 and living at home with her parents.

    2. Humphrey S. Rummery was born about 1851 in Eastbourne.  He was a 10 year old scholar in 1861.

    3. Charles S. Rummery was born about 1854 in Pevensey.  He was a 7 year old scholar in 1861.

    4. Louisa E. Rummery was born about 1858 in Pevensey.  She was 3 years old in 1861.

    5. Isabella Rummery was born in 1860 in Pevensey.  At the time of the 1861 census she was 5 months old.

  6. Mary Ann Hyland was baptised on 25 June 1826 in Pevensey, at which time her father was a limeburner.

  7. Sarah Hyland was born about 1829 and  baptised on 31 August 1830 in Pevensey.  She was 12 years old in 1841.

  8. Henry Hyland was baptised on 14 May 1833 in Pevensey.  In 1841 he was 8 years old.  In 1851, he was 18 years old and living at home with his father.  When the 1861 census was recorded he was an unmarried 28 year old lodger in the home of his brother-in-law, John Rummery at Wallsend in Pevensey.  He was then a cordwainer.



Many thanks to Diane Lyddon for additions to this page.

HYLAND          TAYLOR          TOWNSEND

This page was reviewed on 11 April 2012