Ancestors of Mandy Willard
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and Mary COPPER (c1665-1748)
Mary Copper were my 7x Great Grandparents. (Click
to see their place in my pedigree chart.) They married on 4
May 1688 in Shermanbury, Sussex.
William Lilliot's date and place of
birth/baptism are unknown, to me. I believe he was the son of
(c1635-1681) and Mary. He was a yeoman. He was buried on
29 January 1635/6 in Shermanbury. William left a will dated 7 May 1734
which was proved on 6 November 1736. At the time he made his will he
was in good health and did so knowing that it was the lot of man to die.
Mary Copper's date and place of
unknown, to me. Mary Lilliot, widow was buried in
Shermanbury on 13 January 1747/8. Might she have been baptised as
Mary Cowper in September 1669 in Henfield, the daughter of
John Cowper and Mary? Or maybe on
December 1659 in Cuckfield, the daughter of Thomas Cooper
and Anne Hoad, or 4 March 1660 in Cowfold,
the daughter of Thomas Cowper? However, another
Mary Copper married in nearby Bolney in 1687, and a
Mary Cooper married in Cuckfield in 1678.
William Lilliot and Mary
Copper had 9 known children:
on 2 September 1688 in Shermanbury, the son of William and Mary.
of Henfield did he marry
Mary Hoad in
1724 in Woodmancote? (They have their own page.) He
would have been about 36 at marriage and 57 at the birth of his last known
William Lelliot was baptised on 13 August 1691 in Shermanbury, the
twin son of William and Mary. He was received into the church on
14 October 1691. He may have been buried on 17 February 1730/1 in
Shermanbury. The burial notes that William Lilliot
ye younger and that 6 shillings and 8 pence was received as he was a
stranger and no parishioner for breach of ground.
Henry Lelliot was baptised on 13 August 1691 in Shermanbury, the
twin son of William and Mary. He was
buried in Shermanbury on 19 August 1691.
Mary Lelliot was baptised on 25 March 1696 in Shermanbury, the
daughter of William and Mary. In
her father's will she was named as Mary Geer wife of Elias Geer.
A marriage licence was issued to them on 24 September 1718 by the
Archdeaconry of Lewes, which stated that Ellis Geere was a yeoman
of Henfield and Mary Lillyatt a spinster of Albourne.
was baptised on 2 December 1698 in Shermanbury, the son of William and
Mary. He married twice. Firstly to
in 1723 and then to
in 1734. (They have their own page.)
Peter Lelliot was baptised on 19
January 1700/1 in Shermanbury, the son of William and Mary. He left a will dated 3 August 1772
and proved on 17 September 1772, at which time he was of Ashington, Sussex
(click here to
read my transcript of his will).
As Peter Lilliot he married Elizabeth Westover on 30 April
1734 in Hurstpierpoint, Sussex.
His wife died aged 77 years, possibly on 17 June 17??. She was
buried with her husband and their headstone reads "a Loyal subject in
his life / A loving husband to his wife / and likewise to his religion /
of the best of neighbours / right welcome Death by the hope to gain /
One earth which ..... and pain / I hope to find a place of rest / Christ
who calls Oh come ye blessed".
and Elizabeth had 3 known daughters:
Catherine Lelliot was baptised on 9 March 1734 in Hurstpierpoint.
Catherine married John Summersell on 10 May 1758 in Shipley, Sussex.
They had the following known daughters who were mentioned in Catherine's
Elizabeth Lelliot was baptised on 5 December 1736 in
Hurstpierpoint. She probably died young as she was not mentioned
in her father's will.
Mary Lelliot was baptised on 25 June 1738 in Hurstpierpoint.
She died aged 78 years and was buried on 2 May 1817 in Ashurst.
Mary married John Carter by banns on 1 November 1759 in Shipley.
They were both then of Shipley.
They were both mentioned in her
father's will at which time they were of Ashurst. John was
appointed the sole executor of his father-in-law's will.
John may have been baptised on 20 June 1734 in West Grinstead, the son
of John Carter and Hannah. He
or his son may have been buried on 7 December 1812 in Ashurst.
John and Mary had the following children:
James Carter was baptised on 27 July 1760 in Shipley.
married Frances Soane on 1 January 1786 in Washington.
She was then of Sullington.
Frances, wife of James, was buried on
4 March 1802 in Ashurst.
As a widower, James married Mary
Cheesman by banns on 15 September 1802 in Ashurst. She
was a widower and they were both of Ashurst.
Mary, wife of James,
was buried on 6 July 1805 in Ashurst.
John Carter was baptised on 11 March 1762 in Shipely. He
married Elizabeth Turner by licence on 25 August 1785
in Ashurst. He was a bachelor of Ashurst and she a spinster of
Henfield. Elizabeth was buried on 7 September 1790 in Ashurst and
it was noted in the burial register that she was the wife of
John Carter, junior.
Mary Carter may
have been born about 1761. She married
in 1781. (They have their own page.)
Peter Carter may have been born in 1769, as a Peter
Carter died aged 62 years and was buried on 4 December 1831 in
Sarah Carter was baptised on 21 October 1777 in Ashurst.
Anne Carter was baptised on 15 March 1781 in Ashurst.
Richard Lelliot was baptised on 28 December 1703 in Shermanbury,
the son of William and Mary.
As Richard Lilliot he married Mary Cook on 2 May 1726 in Woodmancote,
Sussex. He was then of Hurstpierpoint.
Richard and Mary had
3 known children:
Richard Lelliott was baptised on 30 July 1727 in Hurstpierpoint.
James Lelliott was baptised on 5 February 1729/30 in
Mary Lelliott was baptised on 30 October 1734 in Hurstpierpoint.
Mary married John Jupp, widower on 15 October 1754 in
John was baptised on 17 May 1730 in Hurstpierpoint
and was the son of Samuel Jupp (1698-1741) and Sarah Mitchell.
John was buried on 6 March 1793 in Hurstpierpoint.
Thomas Lillyot, my 6x Great Grandfather,
may have been born about 1705. He married
(1709-1778) in 1733. (They have their own page.)
Sarah Lelliot may have been born about 1707. As a widow she
was buried on 5 June 1790 in Cowfold. She was named in her father's
will as Sarah Smith wife of Samuel Smith. They married
on 22 June 1731 in Shermanbury. He was then of Cowfold and Sarah
Lilliot of Shermanbury. Samuel was buried on 6 January 1777 in
Samuel and Sarah had 7 known children:
Richard Smith was baptised on 22 August 1732 in Cowfold. He
may have been buried on 4 January 1801 in Cowfold.
Sarah Smith was baptised on 4 May 1735 in Cowfold.
Mary Smith was baptised on 29 May 1737 in Cowfold.
Anne Smith was baptised on 29 May 1737 in Cowfold. She
married Thomas Pollard of Shipley on 29 July 1759 in Cowfold.
The witnesses were Samuel Smith and Henry Wady.
John Smith was baptised on 20 May 1739 in Cowfold and buried
there on 22 September 1762.
Thomas Smith was baptised on 20 November 1743 in Cowfold
Philly Smith was baptised on 20 April 1746 in Cowfold.
Banns of marriage between John Holden and Philly Smith was
published in Cowfold on 13, 20 and 27 April 1766. They married on
1 May 1766 in Cuckfield, Sussex.
Samuel Smith was a witness to the marriage of Edward Bennett
of Nuthurst and Elizabeth Peters of Cowfold on 11 May 1766.
This page was reviewed on 11 April 2012