Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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Richard MILLS (1777-1854)

and Phoebe WHITE (1778-1849)

 

Richard Mills and Phebe White married by banns on 11 October 1798 in Pulborough.  The witnesses to their marriage were Mary Saunders and John ?inch.  (They were not my direct ancestors.  Richard was the brother of my 4x Great Grandfather James Mills.)

Richard Mills was baptised on 12 January 1777 in Pulborough.  He was the son of 5 74 Richard Mills (1740-?) and 5 74 Susanna Sears (1745-1810).  Richard died aged 77 years in West Chiltington and was buried on 21 January 1854 in Pulborough.

Phebe White was baptised on 29 November 1778 in Pulborough.  She the daughter of Hugh White (1731-1808) and Christiana Booker (c1738-1822).  Phoebe died aged 71 years and was buried on 21 September 1849 in Pulborough.

When the 1841 census was recorded the couple and their youngest daughter were living in Pulborough and Richard was an agricultural labourer.  In 1851 Richard was living with the family of his youngest daughter, Ellen, and he was a pauper/agricultural labourer.

 

Richard Mills and Phebe White had 5 known children:

  1. James Mills was baptised on 30 December 1798 in Pulborough.  He died aged 24 years and was buried in Pulborough on 14 November 1823.

    James married Jane Hilman by banns on 30 January 1821 in Pulborough.  The witnesses to their marriage were James Whitington and James Overington.

    James and Jane had 1 known son:

    1. Charles Mills was baptised on 19 May 1822 in Pulborough.

    Jane may have married Robert Billingshurst by banns on 14 February 1825 in Pulborough.  The witnesses tot he marriage were Ann Weeden and Sarah Mills.  However, there was another Jane Mills in Pulborough at that time.

    Robert and Jane had the following children:

    1. Robert Billinghurst was baptised on 30 October 1825 in Steyning, Sussex.  The baptism register noted that his father was a glover.  In 1841 he was probably a 14 year old agricultural labourer living in Lansdowne Place, Hove.

      Robert married Ann Goldsmith in fourth quarter of 1844 in the Steyning registration district.

      Ann was baptised on 20 January 1822 in Brighton and was the daughter of Thomas Goldsmith and Letitia.

      In 1851 the couple and young son were living in Victoria Cottages in Hove.  Robert was a 25 year old brickmaker and Ann was 29.  He gave his place of birth as Steyning and she as Brighton.

      Robert and Ann had the following son:

      1. Robert Billinghurst was born about 1848 in Brockham, Surrey.  He was 3 years old in 1851.

    2. Amos Billinghurst was baptised on 20 April 1838 in Steyning.  The baptism register noted that his father was a glover.

    A Jane Billingshurst, widow, married John Laycock by banns on 2 March 1835 in Brighton.  They were both then of Brighton and he was a widower.

    In 1851 the couple were living in Turnpike Road, Hove.  John was a 49 year old general labourer and Jane was a 46 year old domestic.  He gave his place of birth as Brighton and she as Petworth.  With them were their 2 children, namely 11 year old Alfred Laycock and 9 year old Anne Laycock who were both scholars.

  2. William Mills was baptised on 2 November 1800 in Pulborough.  According to the burial register he died aged 55 years and was buried on 14 April 1857.

    William married Mary Barnes on 28 August 1831 in Storrington, Sussex.

    Mary was baptised on 16 January 1804 in Coldwaltham and was the daughter of John Barnes (1763-1838) and Elizabeth Harwood (1765-1837).

    In 1851, 49 year old William was a married man and lodging with Richard Lillywhite and his wife Mary (nee Doick) in the High Street, Arundel, along with his son Bridger.  They were both then drivers of cattle.

    William and Mary had 6 known children:

    1. George Mills was baptised on 4 March 1832 in Pulborough.

    2. Alfred Mills was baptised on 14 July 1833 in Pulborough.

    3. Rose Mills was baptised on 12 March 1835 in Pulborough.

    4. Bridger Mills was baptised on 19 February 1837 in Pulborough.  He was said to have been 12 years old in 1851.

    5. Morris Mills was baptised on 13 January 1839 in Pulborough.

    6. Alice Blanch Mills was baptised on 17 November 1844 in Pulborough.  She married Charles Charman on 30 April 1865 at St. Nicholas in Brighton, Sussex.

  3. Esther Mills was baptised on 13 April 1808 in Billingshurst.  She married William Holder in 1829.  (They have their own page.)

  4. Harriet Mills was baptised on 13 April 1817 in Pulborough.

  5. Ellen Mills was baptised on 10 February 1822 in Pulborough.  When the 1841 census was recorded she was living with her parents in Pulborough.

    Ellen married James Willmer by banns on 13 September 1847 in Pulborough.  He was then a 23 year old bachelor and labourer.  Ellen was a 25 year old spinster.  Their fathers were named as William Willmer and Richard Mills who were both labourers.  The witnesses to their marriage were Emily Willmer and James Overington.

    As James Wilmer he was baptised on 27 June 1824 in Pulborough and was the son of William Wilmore and Mary Slaughter.

    At the time of the 1851 census the family and Ellen's father were living in Pulborough and James was an agricultural labourer.  Ellen was a 38 year old widow by the time of the 1861 census and living in Broadwater Street, Broadwater, Sussex along with her 3 young children.

    James and Ellen had 5 known children:

    1. James Willmer was baptised on 2 April 1848 in Pulborough, at which time his father was a labourer.  He was 3 years old in 1851.

    2. Ellen Willmer was baptised on 18 May 1851 in Pulborough, at which time her father was a labourer.  She was one month old when the 1851 census was recorded.  In the 1871 census she was probably recorded as 18 year old Elizabeth Wilmer, an agricultural labourer, lodging in the home of Edward Newman and his wife Harriet in Broadwater Street, along with her younger brother.

    3. Albert Wilmer was baptised on 13 November 1853 in Pulborough, at which time his father was a labourer.  He was a 7 year old scholar in 1861.

    4. Alfred Willmer was baptised on 6 July 1856 in Broadwater.  In 1861 he was a 5 year old scholar.  He was a 14 year old agricultural labourer in 1871, living with his elder sister.  In 1881 he was an unmarried 24 year old grocer's porter lodging at 25 London Road, Broadwater.

    5. Dinah Willmer was baptised on 6 March 1859 in Broadwater.  She was 2 years old in 1861.  When the 1871 census was recorded she was a 12 year old visitor in the home of Hezekiah West  and his wife Elizabeth, in Broadwater.  In 1881 she was a 22 year old general domestic servant in the home of Francis Stevens and his wife Jane at Cawdor in Shelley Road, Broadwater.

 

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This page was last updated on 3 November 2010