Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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Thomas KING (1669-1718)

and Jane BURCHELL (1677-?)


St. Mary's, Billingshurst, from: King and Jane Burchell were my 7x Great Grandparents.  (Click here to see their place in my pedigree chart.)  They married on 11 May 1701 at the parish church of St. Marys in Billingshurst, Sussex.  They were both then said to be of Billingshurst.

Thomas King may have been baptised on 29 January 1668/9 in Billingshurst, and have been the son of Thomas King (?-1687) who was a smith and Joane (?-1678), possibly Joan Lock.  He may have been buried on 22 April 1718 in Billingshurst.  The burial register noted that he was a labourer.

Jane Burchell was baptised on 24 January 1676/7 in Billingshurst.  She the daughter of William Burchall (c1645-?) and possibly Jane Mitchell (c1650-?).  Her burial does not seem to appear in the Billinghurst registers.  Might she have remarried?  The Sussex marriage index doesn't record a possible marriage for her.  The Pulborough burial register records that a widow King, who was a traveller, was buried on 8 May 1723.  Could that have been Jane's burial?


Thomas King and Jane Burchell had 3 known children:

  1. Jane King was baptised on 18 May 1703 in Billingshurst.  The baptism register only recorded her father's name and he was then a husbandman.

  2. Thomas King was baptised on 24 September 1706 in Billingshurst.  Only his father's name was recorded in the baptism register.  He may have been buried on 31 October 1719 in Billingshurst.  The burial register only records his name and no other helpful information.

  3. Sarah King, my 6x Great Grandmother, was baptised on 4 March 1712/3 in Billingshurst.  She married John Finch in 1732.  (They have their own page.)



This page was reviewed on 11 April 2012