Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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Samuel LILLYOT (1748-1817)

and Elizabeth SERGEANT (1748-?)


St. Mary's, Shipley, circa 1910 - from Lilliott and Elizabeth Sergeant were my 5x Great Grandparents.  (Click here to see their place in my pedigree chart.)  They married by banns on 9 December 1770 at the parish church of St. Mary's in Shipley, Sussex.  Samuel was then of Wiston, Sussex and Elizabeth of Shipley.  They both made their X marks.  The witnesses were Sarah Laker (mark), a widow, and Richard Garton (signed).

St. Peter's, Woodmancote, circa 1910 - from Lillyott was baptised on 3 April 1748 at St. Peter's in Woodmancote, Sussex.  He was the son of Thomas Lillyot (c1705-1765) and Bridget Purvey (1709-1778).  He died aged 69 years and was buried on 17 November 1817 at St. Mary's in Wiston, Sussex.  The burial register recorded his name as Samuel Lilliat.  All his grandparents had died by the time he was born.

Elizabeth Sergeant was most probably baptised as Elizabeth Surgeon on 24 April 1748 in Henfield, Sussex.  She was born on 14 April 1748 and was the daughter of Thomas Surgeon (c1715-1785) and Elizabeth Evans (c1720-1780).


Samuel Lillyott and Elizabeth Sergeant had 11 known children:

  1. St. Mary's, Wiston, circa 1910 - from Liliot was baptised on 5 May 1771 at the parish church of St. Mary's in Wiston.  She had an illegitimate daughter:

    1. Leah Liliot was baptised on 26 October 1788 in Wiston.  She married Joseph Sayers in 1810.  (They have their own page.)

    Banns of marriage were published at Ashurst, Sussex on 3, 10 and 17 April 1791, between Thomas Brooker of Ashurst and Elizabeth Lilliott of Steyning, Sussex, but I'm not sure 1771 Elizabeth or another married Thomas.

  2. Mary Leliott was baptised on 20 December 1772 in Wiston.  She married Thomas Merreat in 1795.  (They have their own page.)

  3. Hannah Liliot was baptised on 6 March 1774 in Wiston.  She married James Jackson in 1794.  (They have their own page.)

  4. Lydia Lilliot was baptised on 19 November 1775 in Wiston.  She married Edmund Standen in 1795.  (They have their own page.)

  5. John Leliot was baptised on 27 April 1777 in Wiston and buried there on 18 November 1778.

  6. Ruth Liliot was baptised on 11 June 1780 in Wiston.  She married John Roberts in 1796.  (They have their own page.)

  7. Samuel Liliot was baptised on 3 March 1782 in Wiston.  He married Leah Mitchel in 1804 in Ashington.  (They have their own page.)

  8. Naomi Lelliott, my 4x Great Grandmother, was baptised on 25 April 1784 in Ashington.  She married William Woolgar in 1805.  (They have their own page.)

  9. Peter Liliot was baptised on 23 July 1786 in Wiston.  He married Ann Holloway in 1807.  (They have their own page.)

  10. Moses Liliot was baptised on 6 July 1788 in Wiston.  He married twice, firstly to Frances Holloway in 1810 and then to Elizabeth Divall in 1834.  (They have their own page.)

  11. Aaron Liliot was baptised on 19 June 1791 in Wiston.  He married Ann Barnet in 1814.  (They have their own page.)





Richard Garton was a witness to the 1770 marriage of Samuel Lilliott and Elizabeth Sergeant, but was he a relative or a friend of the couple?

A Richard Garton had married Joan Greenfield by licence on 27 November 1746 in Shipley.  Their marriage licence was issued by the Archdeaconry of Chichester on 27 November 1746 and recorded that he was a blacksmith of Shipley and she, Joanna Greenfield, was also of Shipley.  Surety for the licence was provided by Richard himself and Zephaniah Greenfield a husbandman of Billingshurst.  They had a son, Richard Garton, baptised on 24 June 1750 in Shipley - was he the witness to Samuel and Elizabeth's marriage?  Zephaniah Greenfield of Billingshurst married Ann Greenfield of West Chiltington by banns on 11 May 1743 in Billingshurst.

Sarah Laker, widow, was also witness to Samuel and Elizabeth's 1770 marriage.  As Sarah Penfold might she have married William Laker of West Grinstead by banns on 27 December 1757 in Shipley?  The witnesses to the marriage were John Penfold and William Banfield (he was probably a church warden as he was a witness to many marriages).  Did Sarah then marry John Parsons by banns on 9 October 1771 in Shipley?  At the time they were both of Shipley.  The witnesses to the marriage were John Bristow and James Fillary.


Many thanks to the following for additions to this page:

Richard Ashby          David Lelliott


This page was reviewed on 11 April 2012