Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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John MANSBRIDGE (1729-1807)

and Ann NEWMAN (1730-1807)


John Mansbridge and Ann Newman were my 5x Great Grandparents.  (Click here to see their place in my pedigree chart.)  They married by banns on 12 October 1756 at the parish church of St. Mary's in Shipley, Sussex.  They were both then of Shipley.  John made his X mark, whilst Ann signed her name.  The witnesses to their marriage were Anthony Mansbridge and William Banfield, who both signed their names.  (Anthony was the son of Roger Mansbridge.)

John Mansbridge was baptised on 9 December 1729 in Cowfold, Sussex.  He was the son of 5 131 John Mansbridge (1698-1742) and 5 131 Mary Ede (c1700-1782).  Another John Mansbridge was baptised in Cowfold on 23 January 1724/5 as the son of 5 132 Roger Mansbridge and 5 132 Mary Phillerry.  John was buried on 6 June 1807 in West Grinstead (his wife had predeceased him).  The other John may have been buried on 12 June 1780 in West Grinstead.  (I'm not 100% certain that 1729 John married Ann, rather than 1725 John.  Does anyone have any proof it was 1729 John?)

Ann Newman was baptised on 20 May 1730 in Shipley.  She was the youngest daughter of Thomas Newman (1668-1744) and Ann Davis (1684-1760).  Ann was buried on 2 February 1807 in West Grinstead and the burial register recorded that she was the wife of John Mansbridge.  Her father was a tailor and she was mentioned in his will.


John Mansbridge and Ann Newman had 5 known children:

  1. Mary Mansbridge was baptised on 15 July 1757 in West Grinstead.

    Mary had an illegitimate son:

    1. Thomas Blake Mansbridge was baptised on 13 January 1782 in Cowfold.

      Thomas married Elizabeth and they had 2 known children:

      1. John Mansbridge was born about 1809.

      2. William Mansbridge was born about 1812.

    Mary married John Standford by licence on 19 July 1786 in Nuthurst, Sussex.  She was then of West Grinstead.

  2. James Mansbridge, my 4x Great Grandfather, was baptised on 15 February 1759 in West Grinstead.  He married Mary Finch in 1788.  (They have their own page.)

  3. Ann Mansbridge was baptised on 9 March 1761 in West Grinstead.

    Anne had an illegitimate son:

    1. Thomas Mansbridge was baptised on 21 July 1783 in Cowfold and buried there on 29 July 1783.

    Ann married William Burrell by licence on 1 March 1786 in Cowfold.  The witnesses to their marriage were William Turner and Richard Baker.  Their marriage licence was issued on 28 February 1786 by the Archdeaconry of Lewes, which recorded that she was a 23 year old spinster of Cowfold, and he a 17 year old bachelor of Cowfold who married with the consent of John Burrell.

  4. John Mansbridge was baptised on 26 June 1763 in West Grinstead.  He married Sarah White in 1788.  (They have their own page.)

  5. Thomas Mansbridge was baptised on 2 June 1765 in West Grinstead.  He may have been buried in West Grinstead on 10 January 1766, but the burial register only give a name and no further identifying details.



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