Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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James MOORE (1762-1843)

and Mary DALE (c1765-1811)


James Moore and Mary Dale married by licence on 28 May 1789 at the parish church of St. Giles in Shermanbury, Sussex.  He was then a bachelor of Twineham and she a spinster of Shermanbury. Their marriage licence was issued the previous day by the Archdeaconry of Lewes, which also recorded James was a husbandman and that they were both aged 21 years and upwards.  Surety for the licence was provided by James himself and Samuel Walder a farmer of Shermanbury.  (They were not my direct ancestors.  James was the Grand Nephew of 2 of my 6x Great Grandmothers.)

James Moore was baptised on 11 July 1762 in Cowfold, Sussex.  He was the son of Thomas Moor (1729-1809) and Mary Voice (c1731-1815).  He died aged 83 years (as per the burial register) and was buried on 26 October 1843 in Cowfold.  

Mary Dale's date and place of birth/baptism are unknown, to me.  She was buried on 17 October 1811 in Cowfold.  Might she have been baptised on 15 June 1766 in Cuckfield, Sussex, the daughter of Henry Dale and Sarah Lindfield, or on 9 October 1767 in Ashington, Sussex, the daugther of John Dale and Sarah Roads.

At the time of the 1841 census, James was said to be 80 years old and living with 40 year old Charles Moore an


James Moore and Mary Dale had 9 known children:

  1. Lucy Moore was baptised on 13 September 1789 in Cowfold.  She married Hezekiah Sharpe in 1814.  (They have their own page.)

  2. John Moore was baptised on 1 May 1791 in Cowfold.  He married Charlotte Greenfield in 1824.  (They have their own page.)

  3. Ann Moore was baptised on 26 December 1792 in Cowfold.

  4. James Moore was baptised on 23 October 1796 in Cowfold.

  5. Thomas Moore was baptised on 20 January 1799 in Cowfold.

  6. Charles Moore was born about 1801 in Cowfold.

    Charles may have married Elizabeth Wheeler by banns on 20 February 1830 in Horsted Keynes, Sussex.  The witnesses to their marriage were Jasper Wheeler and Amelia Wheeler.

    When the 1841 census was recorded, Charles was 40 years old and living in a cottage in Cowfold.  He was then a farm labourer.  Also with him was 35 year old Elizabeth Moore, 11 year old Mary Moore, 3 year old George Moore, 80 year old James Moore and 60 year old Caleb Akehurst.

    In 1851 the couple and daughter Harriett were living in Gratwick Cottage in Cowfold.  Charles was a 50 year old agricultural labourer from Cowfold and Elizabeth was a 46 and from East Hothly.  Also with them was 20 year old married visitor Mary Cripps who was the wife of an agricultural labourer.

    Charles had the following children:

    1. Mary Moore was baptised on 20 June 1830 in Cowfold.  Only her father's name was recorded in the baptism register and he was a labourer.

    2. George Moore was baptised on 12 November 1837 in Cowfold.  The baptism register recorded his parents as Charles and Elizabeth and his father was a labourer.  In 1851 he was a 13 year old farm servant living in the home of Benjamin Waller at Godshill in Cowfold.

    3. Harriet Moore was born about 1845 in Cowfold.  She was a 6 year old scholar in 1851.

  7. Mary Moore was baptised on 17 April 1803 in Cowfold.

  8. Frances Moore was baptised on 27 June 1805 in Cowfold and buried there on 15 September 1805.

  9. Maria Moore was baptised on 18 September 1808 in Cowfold.


DALE          MOORE 

This page was updated on 25 November 2012