Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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John KING (1814-1882)

and Lydia RICHARDSON (1813-1865)


John King and Lydia Richardson married on 12 March 1837 in Hurstpierpoint, Sussex.  He was then of nearby Clayton.  (They were not my direct ancestors.)

John King was baptised on 17 April 1814 in Hurstpierpoint.  He was the son of Joseph King (1789-1873) and Elizabeth Nye (1794-?).  John was buried on 28 March 1882 in Hurstpierpoint.

Lydia Richardson was baptised on 3 October 1813 in Hurstpierpoint.  She was the daughter of John Richardson (1783-1850) and Jane Silverson (1777-1833).  The baptism register records that her father was a labourer.  Lydia was buried on 16 February 1865 in Hurstpierpoint.

At the time of the 1841 census the couple were living in Garden Cottage, Hurstpierpoint.  John was then an agricultural labourer and he and Lydia were both said to be 25 years old.  When the 1851 census was recorded the family were living at Beards Folly in Hurstpierpoint and John was an agricultural labourer.  In 1861 the couple together with 4 children and 6 month old granddaughter, Jane King who had been born in Keymer, were living at Little Danny in Hurstpierpoint.  John was then a carter.


John King and Lydia Richardson had 7 known children:

  1. Sarah King was baptised on 30 July 1837 in Hurstpierpoint.  She was 4 years old in 1841.  The 1851 census records that she was 13 years old and at home.

  2. Elizabeth King was baptised on 25 August 1839 in Hurstpierpoint.  She married James Woolgar in 1858.  (They have their own page.)

  3. Jane King was baptised on 14 February 1841 in Hurstpierpoint.  At the time of the 1841 census she was 4 months old.  In 1851 she was a 10 year old scholar.  When the 1871 census was recorded she was an unmarried 29 year old cook, living at 25 Gloucester Place in Brighton.  Before her marriage she had an illegitimate son:

    1. John King was born about 1867 in Hurstpierpoint.  When the 1871 census was recorded he was 4 years old and living with the family of his Aunt Maria Miller.  In 1881 he was 14 year old John Tullett and he was butcher's boy.

    Jane married William Tullett on 14 July 1872 in Hurstpierpoint.

    William was baptised in February 1846 in Keymer, Sussex and was the son of Edward Tullett (1819-1903) and Susan Anscombe (1821-1883).  In 1881 he gave his place of birth as Clayton, Sussex.  The 1871 census records that he was an unmarried 25 year old carter and agricultural labourer, living with his parents at Oakley New Cottage in Keymer.

    When the 1881 census was recorded the family were living in Newway Lane in Hurstpierpoint and William was a 35 year old farm labourer.  Jane was then 41 years old.

    William and Jane had 3 known children:

    1. Minnie Tullett was baptised on 5 July 1874 in Keymer.  In 1881 she was a 6 year old scholar.

    2. Edward Tullett was baptised on 3 December 1876 in Keymer.

    3. Edith Tullett was born about 1879 in Hurstpierpoint.  At the time of the 1881 census she was 2 years old.

  4. Maria King was baptised on 6 August 1843 in Hurstpierpoint.  She was a 7 year old scholar in 1851.  In 1861 she was 17 years old and the eldest of her siblings living at home.

    Maria married Thomas Miller on 13 July 1867 in Hurstpierpoint.

    Thomas was born about 1836 in Hurstpierpoint and was the son of Henry Miller (c1798-?) and Ann White (c1806-?).

    Thomas and Maria had 4 known children:

    1. Emily Miller

    2. Lydia Miller

    3. Jane Miller

    4. Annie Miller

  5. James King was baptised on 15 June 1845 in Hurstpierpoint.  At the time of the 1851 census he was 5 years old.  In 1861 he was a 15 year old under carter.

  6. Emily King was baptised on 18 August 1850 in Hurstpierpoint.  She was 8 months old when the 1851 census was recorded.  In 1851 she was a 10 year old scholar.

  7. Walter King was baptised on 5 December 1852 in Hurstpierpoint.  At the time of the 1861 census he was an 8 year old scholar.  In 1871 he was an 18 year old agricultural labourer living with the family of his sister Maria Miller.

    Walter married Sarah Anne Taylor by banns on 13 January 1889 in Clayton.  He was a 36 year old bachelor and labourer and she a 38 year old spinster.  Their fathers were named as John King and George Taylor who were both labourers.  The witnesses to their marriage were Edward Taylor and Amy Elizabeth Harper.

    When the 1891 census was recorded the couple and young daughter were living in the home of Sarah Ann's mother at Crossways in Clayton.  Walter was then a 39 year old agricultural labourer and Sarah Annie a 40 year old laundress.

    Walter and Sarah Ann had the following daughter:

    1. Esther Maude King was born in 1890 in Clayton.  She was 8 months old at the time of the 1891 census.



This page was reviewed on 11 April 2012