Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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Henry MANSBRIDGE (1806-?)

and Jane MITCHELL (c1804-?)


Henry Mansbridge and Jane Mitchell married by banns on 4 June 1831 in Worth, Sussex.  He was then a bachelor and she a spinster and they were both of Worth.  The witnesses to their marriage were William Howard and Elizabeth Howard.  (They were not my direct ancestors.  Henry was the brother of my 3x Great Grandmother, Elizabeth Mansbridge.)

Henry Mansbridge was born on 7 November 1806 and baptised on 7 December 1806 in Bolney, Sussex.  He was the son of James Mansbridge (1759-1830) and Mary Finch (1768-1837).  The baptism register named his parents as James and Sarah, although I think his mother's name was wrongly recorded.  On 26 March 1826 in Bolney, he was most probably the Henry Mansbridge who witnessed the marriage of his sister Elizabeth Mansbridge.

Jane Mitchell was born about 1804 in Bolney, Sussex.

When the 1851 census was recorded the couple and 2 children (Peter and Ann) were living on the Common in Epsom, Surrey.  Henry was a 43 year old cow man and Jane was 47.  They both gave their places of birth as Bolney.  Also with the family was unmarried 27 year old William Thornton.


Henry Mansbridge and Jane Mitchell had 5 known children:

  1. George Mansbridge was baptised on 24 September 1831 in Cowfold.

  2. Peter Mansbridge was born on 9 December 1833 and baptised on 9 February 1834 in Henfield.  He died aged 54 years in the first quarter of 1889 in the Dewsbury registration district.  In 1851 he was a 17 year old agricultural labourer.

    Peter married Ann Williams on 12 July 1857 at Old Church, St. Pancras, London.

    Ann was born about 1832 in Watford, Hertfordshire.  Ann may have died aged 78 years in the second quarter of 1908 in the Dewsbury district.

    When the 1871 census was recored the family were living in South Mimms, Middlesex and Peter was a signalman.  By the time of the 1881 census the family were living in Leeds Road in Gomersal, Yorkshire, where Peter was the station master.

    Peter and Ann couple had 6 known children:

    1. George Henry Mansbridge was baptised on 30 January 1859 in Bushey, Hertfordshire.  He was 12 years old when the 1871 census was recorded.

      George married Eliza White in the third quarter of 1885 in the Horncastle registration district.

      George and Eliza had 3 daughters baptised in Bardney, Lincolnshire:

      1. Martha Mansbridge (1885-1886)

      2. Mary Mansbridge (1885-?) who was living with her Uncle Frederick in 1891 and 1901

      3. Annie Mansbridge (1887-1888)

    2. Frederick Mansbridge was baptised on 6 January 1861 in Little Wymondley, Hertfordshire.  His birth was registered in the fourth quarter of 1860.  He was a 10 year old in 1871.

      Frederick married Sarah Gardner on 6 April 1886 in Bushey, Hertfordshire.

      Sarah was baptised on 29 October 1854 in Chorley Wood, Hertfordshire and was the daughter of Charles Gardner and Ann Stevens.  Sarah died in 1898 in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire.

      When the 1891 census was recorded the couple together with their 11 month old daughter Annie Mansbridge (born Boxmoor, Hertfordshire) and 5 year old niece Mary Mansbridge (born Bardney, Lincolnshire) were living in Hemel Hempstead, where Frederick was a baker.  Frederick was still a Baker when the 1901 census was recorded and living in Hemel Hempsted with his 10 year old daughter and 15 year old niece.

    3. Horace Mansbridge was baptised on 14 June 1863 in Little Wymondley.  He was an 18 year old plater layer living with his parents when the 1881 census was recorded.

      Horace married Mary Ann Hall in the second quarter of 1896 in the Dewsbury district.

      Mary Ann was born about 1869 in Batley, Yorkshire.

      When the 1901 census was recorded the couple were living in Drighlington, Yorkshire and Horace was a railway plate layer.  By 1901 they had 4 children: 

      1. Horace Mansbridge was born about 1894.  He was 7 in 1901.

      2. Percy Mansbridge was born about 1896.  He was 5 in 1901.

      3. Ann Mansbridge was born about 1897.  She was 4 in 1901.

      4. Clarence Mansbridge was born about 1899.  He was 2 in 1901.

    4. Fanny Mansbridge was baptised on 12 March 1865 in Little Wymondley.  She was a 16 year old Worsted Weaver in 1881 and her name was then recorded in the census as Jenny Mansbridge.

    5. Mark Anthony Mansbridge was born about 1867 in Middlesex.  He was working as a 14 year old factory hand when the 1881 census was recorded.

    6. Frank Mansbridge was born about 1871 in Middlesex.  In 1881 he was a 10 year old scholar.

  3. Harriet Mansbridge was baptised on 23 July 1837 in Slaugham, Sussex.

  4. Walter Mansbridge was baptised on 20 October 1839 in Slaugham.

  5. Ann Mansbridge was born about 1842 in Epsom, Surrey.  She was 9 years old in 1851.



This page was updated on 21 July 2012