Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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Richard MILLS (1656-?)

and Elizabeth (?-?)


Richard Mills and Elizabeth may have been my 7x Great Grandparents.  (Click here to see their possible place in my pedigree chart.)  They may have married sometime before or about 1683, but no possible marriage has been found for them in the Sussex Family History Group's marriage index.

Richard Mills may have been baptised on 5 May 1656 in Coldwatham, Sussex the son of Henry Mills (1609-?) and Ann Nye.

Elizabeth's date and place of birth/baptism are unknown, to me.


Richard Mills and Elizabeth had 9 known children:

  1. Christoper Mills was baptised on 11 October 1683 in Coldwaltham.  He may have married Ann Miles by licence on 17 December 1717 in Fittleworth, Sussex.  He was then a bachelor or Coldwaltham and she a widow of Fittleworth.  They had the following child:

    1. Christopher Mills was baptised on 3 January 1719/20 in Fittleworth.  He married Sarah Brinknel on 15 May 1744 in Coldwaltham.

  2. Elizabeth Mills was baptised on 12 October 1685 in Coldwaltham.

  3. Thomas Mills was baptised on 25 November 1687 in Coldwaltham and buried there on 4 December 1687.

  4. Thomas Mills was baptised on 3 October 1688 in Coldwaltham.

  5. Ann Mills was baptised on 15 April 1691 in Coldwaltham.

  6. Mary Mills was baptised on 18 June 1695 in Coldwaltham.  She may have married Thomas Mathews on 28 June 1725 in Coldwaltham.

  7. Richard Mills was baptised on 22 February 1697/8 in Coldwaltham.

  8. Francis Mills was baptised on 17 March 1700/1 in Coldwaltham.

  9. John Mills, my possible 6x Great Grandfather, was baptised on 16 July 1704 in Coldwaltham.  He married Sarah Woods in 1734.  (They have their own page.)