Ancestors of Mandy Willard
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and Mary EDE (c1700-1782)
were my 6x Great Grandparents. (Click
here to see their place in my pedigree chart.) They married
on 9 April 1724 in Cowfold, Sussex.
was baptised on 8 April 1698 in West
Wittering, Sussex. He was the son of
Roger Mansbridge was
baptised in 1698 in West Grinstead, Sussex, the son of
John Mansbridge.) John was buried on 22
April 1742 in Cowfold.
date and place of birth/baptism are unknown, to me.
She was buried on 7 February 1782 in Cowfold.
Might Mary have been baptised as
on 8 May 1700 in Shipley, Sussex, and have been the daughter of
Or was she baptised as Mary Eed on 26 October 1703 in Ashington,
Sussex, the daughter of
and Mary Ede had 4 known
was baptised on 26 October 1726 in Cowfold.
Mary married Thomas
Bassford on 4 February 1747/8 in Cowfold.
Thomas was buried on 29
March 1751 in Cowfold. (Thomas may have had a sister named
Bassford who had a relationship with
Roberts.) There was a Thomas Basford
who was baptised on 28 April 1719 in Sompting, Sussex the son of
Simon Basford and Mary Dedmond, but he was
buried on 14 March 1720 in Sompting.
Thomas and Mary had 1 known daughter:
Bassford was baptised on 27 October 1751 in Cowfold.
As a widow,
Mary Bashford married Thomas Guildford, a bachelor, by banns
on 14 April 1758 in Brighton, Sussex. They were both then of
and Mary had the following child:
Guildford was baptised on 3 April 1760 in Brighton.
may have been my 5x Great Grandfather. He was baptised on 9
December 1729 in Cowfold. John married
Newman in 1756. (They have their own page.)
Mansbridge was baptised on 11 May 1735 in Cowfold. He died age
80 years and was buried on 21 July 1816 in West Grinstead, Sussex.
Ann Matthews by licence on 25 September 1760 in
Nuthurst. He was then a husbandman and they were both of
not sure why I think this William married Ann Matthews. On 21
April 1761 a William Mansbridge married
Elizabeth Goacher by banns in West Grinstead. So far I've
not found any children for William and Elizabeth. Elizabeth wife
of William was buried on 20 May 1783 in West Grinstead. William
may have been buried there on 19 May 1785. Then on 28 July 1803,
Mary wife of William was buried in West Grinstead. Was this the
William who died aged 80 in 1816? If so was he the one who was
born in 1735 and married a Mary rather than Ann Matthews? Or was
Mary wrongly recorded for Ann?)
Ann was baptised on 29 July 1739 in Nuthurst and was the
daughter of Samuel Matthew
(1717-?) and Sarah
William and Ann had 5 known children:
Mansbridge was baptised on 12 February 1761 in Cowfold.
Mansbridge was baptised on 26 December 1761 in Cowfold and buried
there on 27 January 1762.
Mansbridge was baptised on 31 October 1762 in Cowfold.
have married Sarah Clear by licence on 14 July 1792 in Wiston,
Sussex. Their marriage licence was dated 13 July 1792 and issued
by the Archdeaconry of Chichester. It stated that William was 25
years and upwards and a bachelor of Washington. Sarah was aged 29
and upwards and a spinster of Wiston. Surety for the licence was
provided by William himself and John Baker a farmer of Wiston.
William and Sarah had the following children:
Matthew Mansbridge was baptised on 20 October 1793 in West
Mark Mansbridge was baptised on 11 September 1796 in West
Luke Mansbridge was baptised on 17 June 1798 in West
William Mansbridge was baptised on 1 June 1800 in West
Mansbridge was baptised on 3 June 1764 in Cowfold.
James Martin by banns on 28 April 1791 in Cowfold. He was a
bachelor and she a spinster. The witnesses to their marriage were
Sarah Savage and Walter Hills.
Mansbridge was baptised on 22 February 1767 in Cowfold.
married John Laker by banns on 9 April 1793 in West Grinstead. She
was then a spinster and he a widower. They were both then of West
Grinstead. The witnesses to their marriage were James
Coates and William Gratwick.
John may have previously married Sarah Illman by
banns on 27 December 1783 in West Grinstead. The witnesses to
their marriage were William Laker and Richard
was baptised on 9 September 1739 in
Cowfold. Ann was a witness to the marriage of Edward Brooker
and Elizabeth Brooks on 16 May 1764 in West Grinstead.
Ann married James Coates by banns on 11 April 1765
in West Grinstead. She was then a spinster and he a bachelor and
they were both of West Grinstead. The witnesses to their marriage
were Edward Coates and James Stiles.
James and Ann had the following child:
Coates was baptised on 6 March 1768 in West Grinstead.
This page was updated on 18 July 2012