Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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Mark MIRIAM (1747-1826)

and Parnel HUMPHREY (1738-1811)


Mark Miriam and Parnel Humphrey married by banns on 17 April 1770 in Pulborough, Sussex.  They were both of Pulborough and both made their X marks.  The witnesses were Daniel Searle and William Braby.  The banns were published on 1, 8 and 15 April 1770 in Pulborough.  (They were not my direct ancestors.  Mark was the brother of my 5x great grandmother, Hannah Miriam.)

Mark Miriam was baptised on 10 May 1747 in Rusper, Sussex.  He was the son of William Miram (c1692-1747) and Hannah Harrison (1711-?).  He died aged 79 years and was buried on 6 April 1826 in Pulborough, Sussex.  His name was recorded as Mark Miram in the burial register.

Parnel Humphrey was baptised on 2 July 1738 in Pulborough and was the daughter of Thomas Humphrey.  As Parnel Murrum she was buried on 7 March 1811 in Pulborough.


Mark Miriam and Parnel Humphrey had 4 known children:

  1. Mary Miriam was baptised on 13 October 1771 in Pulborough.  She married twice, firstly James Burchell in 1790 and then to Bray Williams in 1809.  (They have their own page.)

  2. William Miriam was baptised on 14 December 1773 in Pulborough.  He married Sarah Carter in 1794.  (They have their own page.)

  3. James Miriam was baptised on 28 April 1776 in Pulborough.  He married Ann Williams in 1798.  (They have their own page.)

  4. Hannah Miriam was baptised on 1 January 1779 in Pulborough.

    As Hannah Muriam she married Thomas Harwood by banns on 10 April 1799 in Pulborough.  They were both then of Pulborough and the witnesses to the marriage were John Wakeford and George Hunt.

    Thomas was baptised on 5 March 1769 in Amberley, Sussex and was the son of Edmund Harwood (1730-?) and Elizabeth Lee.

    Thomas and Hannah had 9 known children:

    1. Thomas Harwood was baptised on 26 May 1799 in Pulborough.  He died aged 29 years and was buried on 25 November 1828 in Greatham, Sussex.

    2. Harriet Harwood was baptised on 25 October 1801 in Pulborough.

      Harriet married James Leggett on 12 May 1821 in Wiggonholt cum Greatham, Sussex.

      When the 1861 census was recorded Harriet was a 60 year old laundress and the head of her household at 8 New Town in Broadwater.  With her on census night was 61 year old widower, John Batchelor.  By 1871 Harriet had moved to 15 Clifton Road in Broadwater and 70 year old John was still lodging with her.  Also with them in 1871 was 20 year old Harriot Harwood who was a general servant and 2 year old "love child", Thomas Harwood.  Harriet's husband was then living next door at 17 Clifton Road, in the home of their daughter Jane.

      James and Harriet had at least 1 child:

      1. Jane Leggatt was born about 1838 in Bury Sussex.

        Jane married William Smith before or about 1857.

        William was born about 1833 in Clapham, Sussex.

        The couple and 4 children were living at 17 Clifton Road in 1871 and William was a 38 year year old labourer and Jane was 33.

        William and Jane had the following known children:

        1. William C. Smith was born about 1857 in Patching.  He was a 14 year old labourer in 1871.

        2. Emily Smith was born about 1863 in Patching.  She was an 8 year old scholar in 1871.

        3. Alice F. Smith was born about 1866 in Patching.  In 1871 she was a 5 year old scholar.

        4. Walter H. Smith was born about 1869 in Patching.  The 1871 census records that he was a 2 year old scholar.

    3. Hannah Harwood was baptised on 4 March 1804 in Pulborough.  She died aged 44 years died on 21 November 1847 in Cootham and was buried on 28 November 1847 in Storrington.  Hannah married John Batchelor on 10 October 1821 in Greatham.  A witness to the marriage was Thomas Harwood.  John was baptised on 26 October 1800 in Storrington and was the son of Charles Batchelor (1765-1848) and Abigail Weller (c1768-1843).

    4. Edmund Harwood was baptised on 29 March 1807 in Pulborough.  He married Ruth.

    5. William Harwood was baptised on 11 February 1810 in Pulborough.  He married Sarah Sargent on 24 June 1833 in Pulborough.  She was born about 1813 in Billingshurst.  The couple had 14 known children.

    6. Jane Harwood was baptised on 25 April 1813 in Pulborough.  She married George Sargent on 16 November 1831 in Greatham.

    7. Ann Harwood was probably baptised on 20 July 1816 in Greatham, but the entry was recorded as Thomas Harwood in the baptism register.  She died before 1873.  She married James March in 1838 in Bury, Sussex.  He was born about 1813 in Bury and may have been the son of William March and Elizabeth Wood.  On 9 March 1873 James married Mary Ann Parsons in Hove.

    8. Charles Harwood was baptised on 17 September 1820 in Greatham.  He married Mary Ann Wood on 30 September 1846 in Wiggonholt.  The couple had 6 known children.

    9. Charlotte Harwood was baptised on 28 March 1824 in Greatham.  She married Thomas Wood on 24 February 1852 in Arundel, Sussex.  He was the son of James Wood (1791-?) and Elizabeth Scutt (1797-?).


Many thanks to Susan Martin for additions to this page.


This page was updated on 31 May 2012