Ancestors of Mandy Willard
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and Ann WILLIAMS (1776-1847)
James Merrem and Ann Williams married by banns on 18 July 1798
in Wisborough Green, Sussex. He was then a bachelor and she a spinster
and they were both of Wisborough Green. (They were not my direct
ancestors. James was the nephew of my 5x great grandmother, Hannah
James Miriam was baptised on 28 April 1776 in Pulborough, Sussex.
He was the son of
Mark Miriam (1747-1826) and
(1738-1811). He died in 1842.
Ann Williams was born in 1776 and died in 1847.
When the 1841 census was recorded the couple were living in a Cottage at
Harwoods Green in Stopham, Sussex and James Myrem was a tilemaker.
Also with them on census night was 6 year old George Barnard.
James Miriam and Ann Williams had 4 known children:
Rebecca Miriam was born about 1802 in Wisborough Green. She
died on 1 January 1860 of heart disease. Her death was notified on 5
January 1860 by Sophia Harwood who was present at the death and
then made her mark. (As Sophia Slaughter she married John
Harwood on 26 December 1820 in Pulborough. Sophia was baptised
on 18 March 1798 in Pulborough and was the daughter of James Slaughter
Rebecca married James Steer on 2 October 1822 in Wisborough Green.
They both made their marks. The witnesses to their marriage were
William Cooper (signed) and Hannah Tickner (marked).
James was baptised on 2 January 1791 in Wisborough Green and was the son
of George Steer and Mary Pellett. He died on 8
February 1871. An inquest was held on 8 February 1871.
Sad death of an old man by falling downstairs. An inquest was held
Thursday last at the Three Crowns Inn. H. Upton
Deputy Coroner into the death of James Steer aged 80 years.
It appeared from the witness that a neighbour who occasionally washed
for the deceased went into his house and found him lying at the bottom
of the stairs with his feet upwards quite dead. Mr. Boxall
surgeon said he only found a slight bruise of the left leg. His, the
doctors opinion was that the deceased being infirm had been unable to
extricate himself when he fell and was suffocated. The jury
reached the verdict to the effect that the deceased was suffocated by
accidentally falling downstairs.
James and Rebecca had 9 known children:
William Steer was baptised on 6 July 1823 in Wisborough Green.
He died in 1885 in the Guildford district.
William married Ellen Mann on 17 March 1849.
Ellen was baptised on 3 June 1832 in Wisborough Green and was the
daughter of James Mann and Elizabeth. Her father was
Mark Steer was baptised on 24 July 1825 in Wisborough Green.
He died in 1894.
Mark married Eliza Harwood on 9 December 1854 in Wisborough
Eliza was baptised on 14 September 1834 in Wisborough Green and was the
daughter of John Harwood and Sophia Slaughter. She
died after 1910.
Mark and Eliza had 9 known children.
Mary Steer was baptised on 23 December 1827 in Wisborough Green.
She died after 1908.
Mary married Charles Butcher on 7 February 1849 in Rudgwick.
Charles was born in 1823 in Rudgwick and died in Guildford in 1893.
Jane Steer was baptised on 31 January 1830 in Wisborough Green.
Jane married Frederick Puttock on 11 May 1850. Their
marriage was witnessed by Stephen Tickner and Eliza Steer.
Frederick died in 1892. He was a bargeman.
George Steer was baptised on 27 May 1832 in Wisborough Green.
He died in 1901.
George married Fanny Saunders. She was born in 1836 in
James Steer was baptised on 23 November 1834 in Wisborough Green.
Eli Steer was baptised on 27 August 1837 in Wisborough Green.
Eli married Mary A. She was born in 1846 in Colpack,
Ann Steer was baptised on 24 May 1840 in Wisborough Green.
She died in 1845.
Stephen Steer was baptised on 27 November 1842 in Wisborough
Mark Miriam was born about 1802 in Wisborough Green. He died
Mark married Sarah Daughtry on 1 June 1825 in Pulborough.
Sarah was born about 1802 in West Chiltington and died in 1894.
When the 1851 census was recorded the couple were living in Yew Tree
Cottage in Wisborough Green and Mark was then a 49 year old shopkeeper.
Also staying with them in 1851 was his niece, 15 year old Jane Mirriam
who had been born in Pulborough. In 1861 the couple and their 21
year old general servant, Miriam Johnson were living at Yew Tree
House in Billingshurst and Mark Miriam was a farmer of 20 acres
employing 2 men. In 1871, Sarah Miriam was living in a
private room on Bedham Farm in Fittleworth and she was then a retired
grocer. On census night in 1871 she had a visitor staying with her,
35 year old Hannah Daughtry who was a married woman. In 1881,
Sarah Miriam was living alone in an Alms House in Pulborough.
She was still living in the Almshouse in 1891.
Henry Murram was baptised on 7 June 1807
in Pulborough. He died aged 83 years and his death was registered in
the first quarter of 1891 in the Horsham registration district.
As Henry Myram he married
Sarah Scutt by banns on 21 October 1834 in Pulborough. They
were both of Pulborough. The witnesses were Sarah Myram and
James Overington. The banns were
published in Pulborough on 28 September, 5 and 12 October 1834.
Sarah was baptised on 24 October 1813 in Pulborough and was the daughter
Robert Scutt (1774-1838) and
Boxhall (c1772-1822). (Robert Scutt was the son of
Thomas Scutt and Hannah Miriam. Henry and Sarah shared
Miriam great grandparents.)
When the 1841 census was recorded the family were living at what looks
like Ropus in Pulborough and Henry was an agricultural labourer.
They had moved to Pratts in Billingshurst by the time of the 1851 census
and Henry was a farmer of 60 acres. Only the first initial of their
children's names were recorded in the 1851 census. In 1871 the
family were living at Lower Lodge in Slinfold, Sussex and Henry was a 64
year old farmer of 130 acres. Also with them in 1871 were their 7
year old granddaughter Jane Gibbs and 2 servants, 14 year old
Harriet Ireland and 18 year old Alfred Wilson.
Henry and Sarah had 9 known children:
Jane Miriam was born about 1836 in Pulborough. When was 5
years old when the 1841 census was recorded. In 1851 she was 15
years old and living with her uncle Mark.
Francis Myram was baptised on 27 May 1838 in Pulborough, at
which time his father was a labourer. He was 3 years old in
1841. The 1851 census records F. Myram was 13
Emily Myham was baptised on 16 August 1840 in Pulborough, at
which time her father was a labourer. She was a year old in 1841.
In 1851 E. was 11 years old.
Emily married Levi Slater on 16 November 1862 in Hove, Sussex.
Levi was born about 1834 in Ditchling, Sussex and was the son of
When the 1881 census was recorded the family were living in West Street,
Ditchling and Levi was then a carter and farmer of 14 acres.
Levi and Emily had 7 known children.
Robert Myrum was baptised on 5 November 1843 in Pulborough, at
which time his father was a labourer. In 1851 R. was 8
Robert married Lucy Luxford on 26 April 1868 in Horsham,
Lucy was born about 1844/5 in Horsham.
When the 1881 census was recorded the family were living at Hadfold in
Billingshurst and Robert was a farmer of 130 acres employing 3 men and
1 boy. At that time, there were 7 children in the household,
Robert's widower father and 2 servants. The family were still
living at Hadfold Farm in 1891 and they had 1 servant with them, 14
year old Percy J. Charman.
Robert and Lucy had the following children:
Robert Myram was born about 1869 in Billingshurst. In
1891 he was an unmarried 22 year old farmer in 1891. Robert
married Elizabeth. She was born about 1870 in Shipley.
Alfred Myram was born about 1871 in Billingshurst. He was
a 20 year old farmer's son in 1891.
George Myram was born about 1872.
William Myram was born about 1875 in Billingshurst. He
was 16 years old in 1891.
Lucy Myram was baptised on 23 September 1877 in Billingshurst.
In 1891 she was a 13 year old mother's help.
Kate Myram was baptised on 25 May 1879 in Billingshurst.
In 1891 she was a 12 year old scholar.
Sarah Ann Myram was born in the fourth quarter of 1881 in
Billingshurst. In 1891 she was a 9 year old scholar. She
probably married Caleb Edward Shipman in the third quarter of
1901 in the Horsham registration district. Caleb was born in
1870 in Northampton, Northamptonshire and when the census was recorded
in 1901 he was a Chemist living in Billingshurst.
Sophia Myram was baptised on 27 May 1888 in Billingshurst.
She was 3 years old when the 1891 census was recorded.
Mark Myram was baptised on 13 September 1846 in Pulborough, at
which time his father was a labourer. In 1851 M. was 5
years old. In 1871 he was an unmarried 24 year old agricultural
labourer living with his parents. His name was recorded as
Mark Myram in the 1871 census.
William Myram was born about 1849 in Billingshurst. In
1851 W. was 2 years old.
William married Eliza Whittington on 11 October 1870 in
Eliza was born about 1851 in Petworth, Sussex.
When the 1871 census was recorded the couple and their infant daughter
were living in Keeper's House, Stopham and William was a gamekeeper.
The family had moved to Lower Beeding, Sussex by 1881 and they were
living in Keeper's Cottage. William was still a gamekeeper.
In 1891 the family were living in numbers 1 and 2 Tythye House in
Lindfield, Sussex and William was a farmer. They had moved yet
again by 1901 and were then living at Leigh Farm in Hurstpierpoint.
William was then a farmer.
William and Eliza had had 9 known children:
Jane Miriam was baptised on 19 February 1871 in Stopham.
She was 3 months old when the 1871 census was recorded. In
1881 she was a 10 year old scholar.
Henry Miram was baptised on 11 May 1873 in Stopham. He
was a 7 year old scholar in 1881. In 1891 he was an 18 year
Mary Ann Miram was born about 1875 in Stopham. She was
a 6 year old scholar in 1881.
Lucy Myram was baptised on 20 May 1877 in Lower Beeding.
In 1881 she was 3 years old. She was 13 years old in 1891.
Kate Myram was baptised on 25 May 1879 in Lower Beeding.
In 1881 she was 2 years old. She was 12 years old in 1891.
William Myram was born about 1882 in Lower Beeding. He
was 9 years old in 1891.
Lilian Myram was baptised on 18 July 1886 in Lower Beeding.
In 1891 she was 4 years old. She was 14 years old in 1901 and
the eldest of her siblings living at home.
Maurice Myram was born in 1890 in Lindfield. He was 9
months old when the 1891 census was recorded. In 1901 he was
10 years old.
Robert Myram was born about 1893 in Hurstpierpoint. He
was 8 years old in 1901.
Sarah Ann Myram was born on 6 March 1851 and baptised on 11
July 1853 in Billingshurst. In 1851 S. was 1 month old.
When the 1871 census was recorded she was said to be 22 years old and
unmarried and living at Maplehurst Cottage, Roughy Corner in Horsham,
where she was a general servant in the home of Charles Frederick
Courthope, a retired civil engineer. Sarah Ann married Thomas
Loose on 29 May 1871 in Horsham.
Caroline Myram was baptised on 11 July 1853 in Billingshurst.
Maurice Myram was born about 1855 in Billingshurst. In
1871 he was 16 years old and living with his parents.
Parnell Murrum was baptised on 3 April 1814 in Pulborough, at which
time her father was a labourer.
Parnell married Richard Barnard by banns on 29 November 1832 in
Pulborough. They were both of Pulborough. The witnesses to the
marriage were Jane Marsh and Thomas Child.
Richard was baptised on 28 August 1809 in Pulborough and was the son of
Richard Barnard and Ann Heather.
Richard and Parnell had the following children:
Anna Maria Barnard was baptised on 31 March 1833 in Pulborough,
at which time her father was a bargeman.
George Barnard was baptised on 2 November 1834 in Pulborough, at
which time his father was a publican.
William Barnard was baptised on 8 January 1836 in Pulborough, at
which time his father was a publican.
Henry Barnard was born about 1840 in Fittleworth. In 1851
he was an 11 year old bricklayer's labourer living with his mother in
the home of her brother William
Emily Barnard was baptised on 23 August 1844 in Pulborough, at
which time her father was a labourer.
Jane Barnard was born about 1846 in Pulborough. She was a 5
year old scholar in 1851, living with her mother in the home of her
Ann Murrum was baptised on 15 August 1816 in Pulborough, at which
time her father was a labourer of North Heath.
William Murrum was baptised on 25 April 1819 in Pulborough, at
which time his father was a labourer of North Heath.
William married twice. Firstly to Ann Adams on 21 February
1843 in Stopham. He then married Frances Adams on 17 March
1853 in Stopham.
Ann died in 1847.
The 1851 census records that William was a widower and journeyman
bricklayer. He was then living at Daltons in Stopham along with his
wife's illegitimate son, his 2 sons, sister Parnel and her 2
Frances was born about 1825 in Tunbridge Wells, Kent.
When the 1861 census was recorded the family were living in Stopham and
William was a bricklayer. In 1871 William and Frances were living in
a cottage in Stopham along with 2 of their sons. William was then a
52 year old bricklayer.
William and Ann had the following children:
William Miram was born about 1842 in Stopham. The 1851
census records that he was 9 year old William Adams, the natural
son of Ann Adams In 1861 he was an 18 year old bricklayer
living with his father and step mother.
Henry Miriam, a twin, was baptised on 4 October 1844. In
1851 he was a 6 year old scholar living with his father. He
married Frances/Fanny. She was born in 1849 in
James Miriam, a twin, was baptised on 5 October 1844. He
was a 6 year old scholar in 1851 and his name was record in the census
before that of his twin brother Henry. He married Ann Dean
in 1870. She was born about 1846 in Slaugham.
Mark Miram was baptised on 13 December 1846 in Stopham. He
was a 14 year old agricultural labourer in 1861.
William and Frances had the following children:
Fanny Miriam was baptised on 12 January 1856 in Stopham. In
1861 she was a 5 year old scholar. Fanny had an illegitimate
Emily Miriam was baptised on 14 December 1873 in Stopham.
George Miriam was baptised on 30 May 1858 in Stopham. He
was 2 years old in 1861. In 1871 he was a 12 year old scholar.
George married Emily Ayling in June 1881. The
couple did not have any children of their own, but they did raise
Emily's nephew Edward Ayling who was the son of
Emily Ann Ayling, nee King. She had had
11 children and died aged 37 years in child bed. (Thanks to
Sue Cowper for the extra details about George and his
Mary Ann Miriam was baptised on 29 July 1860 in Stopham.
She was 8 months old when the 1861 census was recorded.
John Miriam was baptised on 17 April 1864 in Stopham. He
was a 7 year old scholar in 1871.
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