Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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Richard LINDFIELD (c1750-1791)

and Elizabeth STEERE (?-?)


Richard Linfield and Elizabeth Steere married by licence on 22 October 1777 in Ashurst, Sussex.  He was a bachelor and she a spinster and they were both of Ashurst.  The witnesses to their marriage were James Hoper and Thomas Muzzall.  (They were not my direct ancestors.)

Richard Lindfield's date and place of birth/baptism are unknown, to me.  He may have been buried on 1 March 1791 in Ashurst.  The burial register noted that he was a pauper.

Elizabeth Steere's date and place of birth/baptism are unknown, to me.  As The Widow Lindfield she may have been buried on 16 April 1811 in West Grinstead, Sussex.


Richard Lindfield and Elizabeth Steere had 7 known children:

  1. Leah Lindfield was baptised on 19 September 1779 in Ashurst.  Banns of marriage were published in Ashurst in December 1802 between Leah Linfield and John Stedman of Henfield.

  2. William Lindfield was baptised on 16 July 1781 in Ashurst and buried there on 2 August 1781.

  3. Elizabeth Lindfield was baptised on 14 July 1782 in Ashurst.  She married William Gratwick in 1800.  (They have their own page.)

  4. Lucy Lindfield was baptised on 13 June 1784 in Ashurst.  Lucy may have been buried on 25 April 1803 in West Grinstead, or she may have married James Mitchell on 28 April 1807 in West Grinstead, or John Sheppard on 14 October 1808 in Shipley.

  5. Richard Linfield was baptised on 30 July 1786 in Ashurst.  He died aged 72 years in Shipley and was buried on 18 January 1859 in West Grinstead.

    Richard married Sarah Grant by banns on 25 June 1815 in West Grinstead.  The witnesses to their marriage were Henry Grant and William Neeve.

    Sarah may have died aged 51 years in Shipley and have been buried on 24 February 1839 in West Grinstead, therefore, born about 1788.  Might she have been baptised on 17 September 1786 in Shermanbury, Sussex, and have been the daughter of Thomas Grant and Maria Thorpe.

    Richard and Sarah had the following known children:

    1. John Lindfield was born about 1818 in Shipley.

      John married Elizabeth Agate by banns on 23 January 1843 in Horsham, Sussex.  He was a bachelor and labourer from Shipley and she a spinster.  Their fathers were named as Richard Lindfield and Peter Agate who were both labourers.  The witnesses to their marriage were Hannah ?? and John Agate.

      Elizabeth Gates was baptised on 19 August 1821 in West Grinstead and was the daughter of Peter Agate and Sarah Langford.

      When the 1851 census was recorded John and Elizabeth were living at Buckbarn in Shipley.  He was a 33 year old agricultural labourer, born in Shipley and she was 29 and from West Grinstead.  Also with them were 2 of their children and John's father Richard.

      John and Elizabeth had the following known children:

      1. Sarah Lindfield was born about 1847 in Shipley.  She was 4 years old in 1851.

      2. Peter Lindfield was born about 1850 in Shipley.  At the time of the 1851 census he was a year old.

    2. Sarah Lindfield was baptised on 2 December 1827 in West Grinstead.

    3. Harriet Lindfield was baptised on 22 November 1829 in West Grinstead.

  6. Sarah Linfield was baptised on 1 February 1789 in Ashurst. 

  7. John Lindfield was baptised on 4 March 1791 in Ashurst.  The baptism register noted that his parents were paupers.



This page was reviewed on 11 April 2012