Ancestors of Mandy Willard
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and Sarah TAYLOR (1780-1802)
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
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:
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
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.
Lewis Hyland was born on 14 September 1829 and baptised
on 15 May 1831 in Stanmer. He was 11 years old in 1841.
Jesse Hyland was born on 10 August 1832 and baptised on
21 October 1832 in Stanmer. In 1841 he was 9 years old.
Lucy Hyland was baptised on 28 December 1834 in
Stanmer. In 1841 she was 7 years old.
Catherine Hyland was baptised on 24 July 1836 in
Stanmer. She was 5 years old in 1841.
John Hylands was born on 15 January 1838 and baptised
on 4 March 1838 in Stanmer. He was 3 years
old in 1841.
Henry Hylands was baptised on 1 April 1840 in Stanmer. At the time of
the 1841 census he was a year old.
Lucy Hyland was born in 1802 and was buried on 12
September 1802 in Stanmer.
Henry Hyland and Keturah Townsend had
8 known children:
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.
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.
Elizabeth Hyland was probably part of this family.
Before her marriage she had an illegitimate daughter:
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
Martha Hyland was born about 1813. In 1841 she
was 28 years old and the eldest of her siblings living at home.
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:
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.
Humphrey S. Rummery was born about
1851 in Eastbourne. He was a 10 year old scholar in 1861.
Charles S. Rummery was born about
1854 in Pevensey. He was a 7 year old scholar in 1861.
Louisa E. Rummery was born about
1858 in Pevensey. She was 3 years old in 1861.
Isabella Rummery was born in 1860 in Pevensey.
At the time of the 1861 census she was 5 months old.
Mary Ann Hyland was baptised on 25 June 1826 in
Pevensey, at which time her father was a limeburner.
Sarah Hyland was born about 1829 and baptised on
31 August 1830 in Pevensey. She was 12 years old in 1841.
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.
This page was reviewed on 11 April 2012