Ancestors of Mandy Willard
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and Sarah WALDER (1799-1878)
married by banns on 27 May 1817 in the parish church of St. Mary
Magdalene in Bolney, Sussex. At the time
they were both of Bolney. He was a bachelor and she a spinster.
The witnesses were John Edwards and John Taylor. (His
William Mansbridge born 1794, married
Sarah Neeve in February 1817, and it is a little difficult to work out
which children belonged to which family.) (William and Sarah were not
my direct ancestors.)
Mansbridge was baptised on 10
June 1792 in Cowfold, Sussex. He was the son of
Mary Finch (1768-1837). He died aged 82 years in 1874.
was baptised on 28 May 1799 in
Bolney. She was the daughter of John Walder (1771-1854)
and Sarah Standen (1768-1853). She died aged 79 years and her
death was registered in the second quarter of 1878 in the Cuckfield
When the 1841 census was recorded the family were living in Bee House,
Bolney. They were still at Bee House in 1851 and William was on both
occasions an agricultural labourer. In 1861 the couple and their
Grandson, 5 year old James Mansbridge were living at Chatfields in
Bolney and William was a farmer of 3 acres. Next door at that time was
their (probable) son, Henry Mansbridge and his family.
and Sarah Walder had 10 children:
Mansbridge was baptised on 1 March 1818 in Bolney.
Thomas Mansbridge was born on 8 April
1820 in Bolney and baptised on 14 September 1826 at
the Ebenezer Chapel in Union Street, Brighton. He died aged
56 years in the first quarter of 1878 in the Cuckfield registration
district. When the 1841 census was recorded he was probably the 20
year old, agricultural labourer, Thomas Mansbridge, living in the
household of William Gander at Chatsgrove Farm (I think that's what
it says), in Bolney. By 1851 he was then 30 year old
Thomas Mansbridge who was still an agricultural labourer, living at Welches in Cowfold, along with wife Ann and 2 sons.
married Ann Heasman by banns on 16 October 1841 in Bolney. He
was then a bachelor and labourer and she was a spinster from Cowfold.
Their fathers were named as William Mansbridge a
labourer and Joseph Heasman a farmer.
witnesses to the marriage were Charles Heasman and Eliza Gander.
born in Cowfold and baptised on 17 September 1820 in Bolney.
She was the daughter of
Joseph Heasman (1791-?) and
Ann Dowlen (1784-1851).
Thomas and Ann had 3 known (to me) children:
Mansbridge was born about 1844 in Cowfold. When the 1881
census was recorded he was an unmarried 38 year old general labourer
lodging in the home of David Clarke in Camdens Cottages in Frant,
William Mansbridge was born about 1847 in Cowfold (first quarter).
He may have died aged 36 years in the third quarter of 1884 in the
Sevenoaks registration district. He married Mary Ann Morley
in 1876. She was born about 1856 in Redhill, Surrey. When
the 1881 census was recorded the couple and 3 children were living in
Crouch Lane, Edenbridge, Kent, where Thomas was a labourer. The
couple had 3 known children:
Mansbridge was born about 1876 in Godstone, Surrey (first
quarter). She may have married in the fourth quarter of 1899 in
the Sevenoaks district.
Mansbridge was born about 1879 in Godstone.
Mansbridge was born about 1880 in Edenbridge. He was 9
months old when the 1881 census was recorded.
Mansbridge was born on 10 December 1858 in Effingham, Surrey. She
married James Gravett on 6 January 1877 in Bolney. He was
born on 19 November 1856 at 72 Edward Street in Stepney, London, and
was the son of Thomas Gravett (1831-?) and Sarah Ann
Traveller (c1830-?). When the 1881 census was
recorded the couple together with 3 children were living at 50 Station
Street, Broadwater, Sussex, where James was a bottler/manufacturer of
mineral water. By 1901 the family were living in Camberwell and
James was a mineral water maker. They may have had the following
Florence Gravett was born in 1877 in
Bolney (first quarter). She was a 4 year old scholar in 1881.
In 1901 she was a 25 year old mineral water worker living in Camberwell.
She married Henry Scutt in the fourth quarter of 1901 in the
Camberwell district. He was born on 11 December 1874 in Shipley,
Sussex, and was the son of
Charles Willard Scutt (1845-?) and Sarah Elizabeth Newman
(1856-1926). When the 1901 census was recorded he was probably
living in Chiswick, Middlesex where he was a 28 year old milkman who
gave his place of birth as Itchingfield, Sussex. Flo and Harry
also lived in Steyning and he would feed tame robins by hand.
Gravett was born in 1879 in Worthing (first quarter).
Gravett was 10 months old when the 1881 census was recorded.
In 1901 she was living in Camberwell where she was a mineral water
Gravett was born in 1884 in Worthing (fourth quarter). In 1901
he was a van guard.
Gravett was born about 1887 in Worthing.
Gravett was born about 1889 in Worthing.
Gravett was born in 1891 in Worthing.
Gravett was born about 1892 in Worthing.
Evelyn May Gravett was born
on 15 October 1895 at 2 Beyley Place in Peckham, London. She died
in 1970. Evelyn married Frederick George Willis on 25
September 1918 in Church of All Saints at Strood, Kent. He was
born on 13 May 1875 in Preston, Faversham, Kent, and died in about 1946.
He was the son of Alice Maria Willis (1855-1944). In
1901 he was a cement works labourer living at 18 Gladstone Road, Folkstone, Kent.
was born about 1899 in Peckham.
Mansbridge was born on 29 March 1824 in Bolney and baptised on 14
September 1826 at the Ebenezer Chapel in Union Street, Brighton. He
died aged 41 years and was buried on 23 April 1866 in Bolney.
When the 1851 census was recorded he was an unmarried 27 year old
agricultural labourer, living in the home of his Uncle John Walder,
an 80 year retired and blind farmer at Bee House, Bolney. (In 1841
John Walder was living next door to the family of William
Mansbridge and Sarah Walder.)
Mary Gillam on 12 July 1851 in Bolney. He was then a labourer of
Bee Houses and she was a domestic servant of Cowfold. The witnesses
to the marriage were Ann Mansbridge and Thomas Mansbridge.
Mary was born about 1826
in Bolney and was the daughter of John Gillam. She may have died aged 48 years in the fourth quarter of
1874 in Horsham registration district. In 1861 the family were living at Chatfields in Bolney,
where Henry was a farmer of 3 acres.
Henry and Mary had 5 or 6 known
Mansbridge was born about 1853 in Bolney. He was 8 years old in
1861. When the 1871 census was recorded he may have been lodging at
Scamps(?) Farm, the home of Phillip Tully and family, where he was
a 16 year old hoop shaver, or, he may have been lodging at the Eight Bells
Inn, the home of Christopher Kenwood and family, where he was a 19
year old labourer.
Mansbridge was born about 1854 in Bolney. She was 7 years old in
Mary Mansbridge was born about 1856 in Bolney. She was 5 years
old in 1861.
Mansbridge was born about 1859 in Bolney. He was 2 years old in
1861. In 1881 he was an unmarried 22 year old boarding in the home
of Russell Streeter at 3 Bishopric in Horsham. His occupation
was then given in the census as "mineral water".
Mansbridge was born about 1860 in Bolney. He was 6 months old in
1861. When the 1891 census was recorded he was possibly living at 37
West Hill Street in Brighton, along with wife Eliza aged 29 and 10
month old son Henry J Mansbridge. Henry was then a railway
engine driver. Also in his household at that time were: 28 year old
brother Jesse Mansbridge who was a steam engine maker/fitter; 22
year old cousin
Harry Scutt; and 34 year old lodger John Greenyer who had
been born in Lancing and was a railway signalman.
Mansbridge was born about 1863 in Bolney. I don't know for
certain he was a son of Henry and Mary.
Mansbridge was born on 11 December 1826 at Bees Cottage in Bolney and
baptised there on 13 April 1827 and recorded in the Ebenezer Chapel
register. He emigrated to
Australia in 1853. William died on 16 October 1912 in Australia.
When the 1841 census was recorded he may have been the 14 year old living
at Wallhurst in Cowfold. One other member of the household was
Edward Dowlen (Edward's brother John, married William's Aunt
Mansbridge was born about 1830/1 in Bolney. He died aged 46
years and was buried on 5 July 1876 at St. John sub Castro in Lewes.
The burial register noted he was of the parish of All Saints, Lewes. In 1841 he was an 11
year old living with his parents and siblings. He was still with his
parents in 1851 and was then an agricultural labourer.
Thorpe in the second quarter of 1855 in the Hailsham
Ruth was baptised on 16 November 1834 in Chiddingly, Sussex and was the
daughter of William Thorpe (1793-1867) and Mary
Holman (c1801-1850). The baptism register noted her
father was a farmer. In 1851 she was a 16 year old housekeeper and
living with her widower father at Broad Oak in Chiddingly. She
died aged 67 years and her death was registered as Ruth
Mansbridge in the first quarter of 1901 in the East Preston
the 1871 census was recorded Michael was a Sergeant of Police and living
with his wife and children at the Police Station in East Street, Lewes.
Ruth was then a dressmaker.
In 1881, Ruth was a 46 year old widow and living at 17 East Street,
Lewes, within the parish of All Saints. Also with her was her son
Frank and 5 year old boarder Alfred A. Pike
from Blackheath, Kent.
They had at least 4 children:
Mansbridge was born about 1855 in Chiddingly. She was a 15 year
old scholar in 1871.
Mansbridge was baptised on 8 January 1860 in Chailey, Sussex.
The baptism register noted her father was Policeman. She was an 11
year old scholar in 1871.
Mansbridge was baptised on 26 November 1865 in Ore, Sussex. The
baptism register noted his father was a Sergeant of Police. In
1871 he was a 5 year old scholar and said to have been born in Hailsham,
Mansbridge was baptised on 30 June 1867 in Ore. The baptism
register noted his father was Sergeant of Police. In 1871 he was a
4 year old scholar and said to have been born in Hailsham. He was
14 year old Frank Mansbridge in 1881 and his place of
birth was given as Ore.
Mansbridge was born about 1832/3 in Bolney. In 1841 she was an 8
year old living with her parents and siblings. In 1851 she was a 19
year old general servant in the home of Thomas Arnold a grocer and
draper in Bolney.
Sarah married Alfred Hodges on 18 June 1865
in Hove, Sussex.
Alfred was born about 1835 in Chailey, Sussex and
was the son of Henry Hodges. When the 1881 census was
recorded the couple were living at Furze Hill Villa in Hove, where Alfred
was a gardener and Sarah a housekeeper.
Mansbridge was born about 1834/5 in Bolney. She married
in 1854 in Bolney. (They have their own page.)
Peter Mansbridge was born about 1837 in
Bolney. He was a 4 year old in 1841 living with his parents and
siblings. By 1851 he was a 12 year old carter boy living in the home
Joseph Heasman at Welches in Cowfold. (Joseph Heasman
had married Ann Hughes, nee Dowlen in 1818 and Ann was the sister
Dowlen who married Peter's Aunt
Elizabeth Mansbridge. Joseph and Ann's daughter, Ann, married
Peter's (probable) brother, Thomas, as mentioned above.)
Elizabeth Ann Hedges on 3 March 1872 in Horsham. She was born
about 1828 in Deptford, Kent. In 1881 the couple were living in
Bolney along with 2 stepsons, Henry T. Hedges (26), Thomas
Hedges (25), who were both hoopmakers, and 6 year old niece
Mary Coomber. Peter was then a
Mansbridge was born about 1840 in Bolney. He died aged 52 years
and his death was registered in the second quarter of 1893 in the Horsham
registration district. In 1841 he was a
year old living with his parents. He was still with his parents in
1851 and he was then a scholar. He died aged 52 years in 1893.
He married Ann Pickett on 3 May 1863 in Horsham. She was born
there in about 1844. When the 1881 census was recorded the family
were living at 87 New Street, Horsham and Nathan was then a wholesale
The couple had 8 known children:
Nathan Mansbridge was born about 1864 in Horsham (first quarter).
He married in the second quarter of 1888 in the Horsham district.
Mansbridge was born about 1867 in Horsham. When the 1881
census was recorded she was a 14 year old general servant living in the
home of George Robinson in Howard Road, Dorking, Surrey.
Annie married Edwin Peskett in the second quarter of 1892 in the
Horsham registration district. At the time of the 1901 census the
couple were living within the parish of St. John in Lewes, Sussex, where
Edwin was a blacksmith. Edwin's birth was registered in the first
quarter of 1867 and he was born in Itchingfield,
Sussex, the son of John Peskett (c1830-1889) and Maria Knight
(1835-1907). Edwin and Annie had 3 known children:
Peskett was born in the fourth quarter of 1892 in Lewes.
Peskett was born in the fourth quarter of 1894 in Lewes.
Alfred Peskett was born in the third quarter of 1901 in Lewes.
Mansbridge's birth was registered in the first quarter of 1868 in
Mary Mansbridge was baptised on 11 February 1872 in Horsham.
She married in the third quarter of 1894 in the Horsham district.
Mansbridge was born about 1874 in Horsham. He married in the
third quarter of 1895 in the Horsham district.
Elizabeth Mansbridge's birth was registered in the first quarter of 1876 in Horsham.
Mansbridge was born about 1880 in Horsham.
Mansbridge was born about 1881 in Horsham.
Mansbridge was born about 1843 in Bolney. She married
Coomber in 1864. (They have their own page.)
Many thanks to
the following for additions and corrections to this page:
Andrew Helen Bradley David Dell Brian Mansbridge
Drummond Mansbridge Jimmy Scutt David and Cherril Stratton-Thomsett
This page was updated on 20 July 2012