Ancestors of Mandy Willard
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Richard MILLS (1749-?)
Richard Mills and Susanna Sears were my 5x Great Grandparents.
to see their place in my pedigree chart.) They married by banns on 13
November 1774 in the parish church of St. Mary's, Fittleworth, Sussex. They were both said to be of
Coldwaltham, Sussex and both made their X marks. The witnesses to the
marriage were Ann Ayling (mark) and
(signed.) As a widower Richard Mills married Elizabeth
Hoskins by banns on 20 July 1812 in Pulborough. She was a
spinster. The witnesses to the marriage were Hannah Tapley and
Richard Mills may have been baptised on 8 July 1749 in Coldwaltham,
Sussex and have been the son of
(1704-?) and Sarah
Woods (c1710-?). But, there was also a Richard Mills of
Coldwaltham who married Jane Lee by banns on 26 November 1770 in
Fittleworth. Richard and Jane had 3 children baptised in 1773, 1775 and 1778.
Susanna Sears or Susannah Sayers, I believe, was baptised on
24 May 1745 in Pulborough, Sussex and was the daughter of
(c1720-?). Susan was buried on 20 May 1810 in Pulborough, Sussex and
unfortunately the burial register does not record her age. Sometime
back I came upon an Ancestral File in the Family Search web site that had
1745 Susanna married to Thomas Gravat (1741-?) in 1760. But
that would have made her about 15 going on 16 years old. I think that
Thomas married the Susannah Saires who was baptised in 1734 in Ashington,
Sussex the daughter of Francis Sayers and Mary. There
was also a Susanna Sayers baptised in Billingshurst, Sussex in 1734,
the daughter of Richard Sayers (1708-1781) and Susan Haylor
Elizabeth Hoskins's date and place of birth/baptism are unknown, to
me. Neither Elizabeth or Richard appear to have been buried in
Richard Mills and Susanna
Sears had 5 known children:
was baptised on 6 August 1775 in
Richard Mills was baptised on 12 January 1777 in Pulborough.
He married Phebe White in
1798. (They have their own page.)
my 4x Great Grandfather, was born on 22 March 1779 in Wiggonholt. He
Charlotte Brooks in 1801. (They have their own page.)
Susan Mills was baptised on 11 November 1781 in Pulborough.
Susan married Henry Etherton by banns on 20 October 1803 in Pulborough. At the time of their marriage, Henry was of Wiggonholt
and Susannah of Pulborough. He signed his name, whilst she made her
X mark. The witnesses to the marriage were Mary Saunders and
James Collins, who both signed their names.
In 1841, the couple were living in Southwick, Sussex, together with
Clement and his wife and son, and 15 year old John Evans.
Henry was then an agricultural labourer. At the time of the 1851
census the couple were living on the Green in Southwick. Henry was
then 74 years old and gave his place of birth as Newhaven, Sussex.
Susanna was 70 years old. Also with them on census night was their
6 year old grandson, William, and 66 year old lodger Henry Bray.
Henry Etherton was baptised on 24 October 1780 in
Newhaven, Sussex and was the son of John Etherton and
Henry and Susan had the following children:
Esther Etherington was
born about 1804 in Bury, Sussex. She married
in 1826. (They have their own page.)
Clement Etherton was born about 1810 in West Burton,
Sussex. He was an agricultural labourer in 1841.
As Clement Etherington he married Mary
Etherington on 28 March 1840 in Southwick. Their fathers
were named as Henry Etherington and William
Mary was born about 1820 in Worthing, Sussex.
In 1851 the couple and 2 sons were living in Portslade. At the
time of the 1861 census the couple, 4 sons and a 66 year old lodger,
Richard Tester, were living in Portslade Street,
Clement and Mary had the following children:
Henry Etherigton was baptised on 30 August 1840 in
Southwick. At the time of the 1841 census he was 10 months
old. He was 10 years old in 1851. In 1861 he was a 20
year old agricultural labourer.
Susanna Etherington was baptised on 27 March 1842
William Hethrington was baptised on 9 June 1844 in
Southwick. He was 6 years old in 1851 and with his paternal
grandparents on census night. In 1861 he was a 16 year
shepherd living at home.
Thomas Ethrington was baptised on 4 October 1846 in
Southwick. He was 4 years old in 1851. In 1861 he was a
14 year old shepherd.
Clement Etherington was baptised on 27 March 1859
in Portslade. In 1861 he was 2 years old.
Ann Mills was baptised on 25 July 1790 in Pulborough.
The IGI records that a Mary Mills was
baptised on 11 November 1781 in Pulborough, the daughter of Richard and
Susan, BUT I have checked the Pulborough parish registers on microfiche and
can not find this entry, Susan is there, but not Mary.
Thomas Munfield was a witness to the 1774 marriage of Richard and Susanna.
He was probably baptised on 18 December 1742 in Fittleworth, the son of
Thomas Munfield and Mary Sturt, who had married on 9 April 1741
in Fittleworth. Thomas senior was a Tailor, and he was probably
baptised on 2 April 1712 also in Fittleworth. His parents were
Isaac Munfield and Elizabeth. Isaac was baptised on 22
September 1681 in Graffham, Sussex, and was the son of Thomas Munfield
and Ann Philp who married on 25 May 1665 in Graffham. Thomas
was then described as junior. His parents were probably Thomas
Mundfield and Mary Stowre who married on 26 June 1603 in Cocking,
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