Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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John LILLIOT (1764-1850)

and Zilpha DUMBRILL (1771-?)


John Lilliot and Zilpha Dumbrill married on 11 September 1793 in Ashurst, Sussex.  At the time he was a bachelor and she a spinster, who were both of Ashurst.  The witnesses to their marriage were Richard Lilliott and James Botting.   (They were not my direct ancestors.)

John Lilliot may have been baptised on 15 March 1764, the son of Peter Lilliot (1732-?) and Queen Stringer (1737-1828), or on 16 December 1764, the son of Henry Lilliot (1735-?) and Mary Curtis (1727-?).  Both baptisms were in Ashurst.    John died aged 88 years in Portslade, Sussex (as per the burial register) and was buried on 23 May 1850 in Ashurst, therefore, born about 1762.  When the 1841 census was recorded he was a 78 year old agricultural labourer and he was living with his married daughter Harriet Godley.

Zilpha Dumbrill was baptised on 19 May 1771 in Ashurst.  She was the daughter of James Dumbrill (1743-1828) and Zilpha Martin (1750-?).  She most probably died before the recording of the 1841 census.


John Lilliot and Zilpha Dumbrill had 4 known children:

  1. Harriet Lilliott was baptised on 15 December 1793 in Ashurst.  She died between 1841 and 1851.

    Harriet married William Godley by banns on 15 May 1826 in Portslade.  He was then a bachelor and she a spinster.

    William was baptised on 27 July 1800 in Portslade and was the son of William Godley and Elizabeth Carter.

    When the 1841 census was recorded the couple together with 3 children and Harriet's father were living in Robins Row, Portslade and William was an agricultural labourer.  William was a 50 year old agricultural labourer in 1851 and living in Portslade with his daughter Jane, 20 year old servant Jane Jupp and 30 year old lodger John Cherriman.  By 1861,  60 year old William was living in Robins Row along with his 50 year old wife Charlotte.

    William and Harriet had the following known children:

    1. George Godley was baptised on 21 October 1827 in Portslade.  He was a 13 year old agricultural labourer in 1841 and living at home with his parents.

    2. Zilpah Godley was baptised on 2 May 1830 in Portslade and buried there on 6 August 1834.

    3. James Godley was baptised on 3 May 1835 in Portslade.  He was 6 years old in 1841.

    4. Jane Godley was baptised on 29 October 1837 in Portslade.  She was 3 years old in 1841.  In 1851 she was 13 years old.

  2. Rhoda Lelliott was baptised on 18 December 1796 in Ashurst.

    Rhoda married George Jupp on 17 September 1821 in Steyning.

    George and Rhoda had at least 5 known children:

    1. George Jupp was baptised on 10 March 1822 in Steyning

    2. Jane Jupp was baptised on 6 February 1831 in Steyning.  When the 1851 census was recorded she was a 20 year old servant in the home of her uncle William Godley.

    3. Harriet Jupp was baptised on 24 July 1833 in Steyning.

    4. Caroline Jupp was baptised on 29 June 1836 in Steyning.

    5. Ann Jupp was baptised on 5 March 1843 in Steyning.

    There was another Rhoda Lelliott baptised on 10 April 1796 in Ashurst, but she married Benjamin Marner on 31 October 1817 in Thakeham.  When the 1861 census was recorded, widow Rhoda Mancer was living with her unmarried 63 year old sister Rebecca Lelliott.  The sisters were the daughters of Peter Lelliott and Mary Ozzever.  The 2 Rhoda's were cousins.

  3. Peter Lilliott was baptised on 6 January 1799 in Ashurst.  He married Elizabeth Martin in 1823.  (They have their own page.)

  4. Henry Lilliot was baptised on 1 November 1801 in Ashurst.  He married Hannah Hillman in 1828.  (They have their own page.)



This page was reviewed on 11 April 2012