Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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James MATTHEW (1626-?)

and Mary ROBERTS (1630-?)


James Matthew and Mary Roberts were my 8x Great Grandparents.  They married on 3 March 1655/6 in Cowfold, Sussex.  He was then a Yeoman of Hurstpierpoint and she a Spinster of Cowfold.  The witnesses were John Roberts the younger of Cowfold, Thomas Roberts of Cowfold, and Thomas Gravely of Bolney.

James Matthew was baptised on 23 April 1626 in Hurstpierpoint.  He was the son of James Matthew (1594-?) and Mary.

Mary Roberts was baptised on 5 September 1630 in Cowfold.  She was the daughter of 5 218 John Roberts (1594-1658) and 5 218 Ann. 


James Matthew and Mary Roberts had 3 known children:

  1. James Matthew was baptised on 16 November 1654 in Hurstpierpoint, and probably died soon after.

  2. Jane Matthew was baptised on 23 June 1657 in Hurstpierpoint.  As Jane Mathewe she married James Boniface by Licence on 16 January 1682/3 in Hurstpierpoint.  Their marriage licence was issued on 1 January 1682/3 in the Archdeaconry of Lewes.  He was then of Henfield and she of Hurstpierpoint.

  3. James Matthew, my 7x Great Grandfather, was baptised in March 1658/9 in Hurstpierpoint.  He married Joan Mitchell in 1680.  (They have their own page.)


On 6 June 1664 a James Mathew of Hurstpierpoint, married Mary Pease a widow of East Smithfield, in London.  They were Quakers.