Ancestors of Mandy Willard
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and Elizabeth SMITH (1766-1815)
were my 5x Great Grandparents. (Click
here to see their place in my pedigree chart.)
They married by banns on 31 October 1790 in Wadhurst, Sussex. They
were both of Wadhurst and signed their names. The witnesses were
The banns were published at Wadhurst on 10, 17 and 24 October 1790. Charles Moren may have been William’s brother or father, and Thomas Cooper was
probably a Church Warden. At the time of their marriage William was aged
about 27-29 and Elizabeth about 24.
may have been born about 1761-3. He was
probably the son of
Wells (c1738-1815). He died aged 69
years in Wadhurst and was buried on 26 May 1831 in Wadhurst. He was a
labourer and a farmer. His will was dated 2 May 1829 and proved on 12 September 1831
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to read my transcript of his will. At the time he made his will he was
living at Wickhurst Farm in Wadhurst, which is north of the village and near
the border with Lamberhurst parish.
cricket match was played in Wadhurst on 9 June 1788 - I wonder if
William played or went along to watch?
was baptised on 24 August 1766 in Wadhurst.
She was the daughter of
Smith (1742-1827) and
Hill (c1745-1793). She died aged 48 years in
Wadhurst and was buried on 7 January 1815 in Wadhurst. The burial register
records that she was the wife of William Moren.
Did William or his brother
Charles Moren, father a daughter by
Mary Moren Avard was baptised on 17 March 1782 in Wadhurst.
Charles named a daughter Mary in 1793. Mary Avard was baptised
in January 1760 in Wadhurst and was the daughter of
Edward Avard and
Mary Smith. Mary Smith was the sister of Thomas
Smith who was the father of Elizabeth Smith married to William
Moren. Therefore, Mary Avard and Elizabeth Smith
William Moren and
Elizabeth Smith had 6 known children:
Elizabeth Moren, my 4x Great
Grandmother, was baptised on 16 January 1791 in Wadhurst. She
in 1808. (They have their own
was born on 19 March and baptised on 14
April 1793 in Wadhurst.
by banns on 14 October 1810 in Wadhurst.
They were both of Wadhurst and Evenden signed his name whilst Fanny made
her X mark. The witnesses to the marriage were
who both signed their names. Charles’s signature looks pretty much like
that of the
Charles Moren who married
on 19 August 1810 in Wadhurst, and this
Charles was the son of
therefore, he and Fanny may have been cousins.
Evenden was baptised
on 7 September 1782 in Salehurst, Sussex and was the son of Joshua
Hiscock (1735-?) and Ann Noakes (1744-?). He died aged 91
years and was buried on 20 January 1874 in Wadhurst.
When the 1841
census was recorded Evenden and Fanny were living at White Gates in
Wadhurst along with 2 servants:
Albert Kitchenham and Elizabeth Pack who were both said to
be 15 years old, but there ages had probably been rounded down.
Evenden was then a farmer. By the time of the 1851 census the couple
were living at Sparrows Green in Wadhurst and he was a yeoman. They
were living in Sparrows Green Road by the time of the 1861 census and Evenden was a
was born on 30 June and baptised on 28
July 1799 in Wadhurst. When the 1851 census was recorded he was a 51
year old farmer of 250 acres living at Wickhurst in Wadhurst (where his
father had been living in 1829) along with wife Mary. Their
surname was recorded as Moun in the 1851 census index.
He then employed 14 people and living with couple were Ruth Kemp a 16 year
old house servant, Samuel Kemp a 19 year old carter and Henry
Hall a 16 year old carter's mate - all 3 were single. In
1841 a William Moren aged 40
was living with Mary Moren aged 30 at Cade Street, Heathfield.
He may have died aged 66 years at Penshurst and
have been buried on 14 October 1865 in Wadhurst. He may have married
by banns on 15 May 1823 in
Wadhurst, but he also had a cousin
born in 1799. At the time of William and
Sophia’s marriage they were both of Wadhurst, he signed his name whilst
Sophia made her X mark. The witnesses were
was born on 18 March baptised on 24 March
1802 in Wadhurst. As John Moren he married
by banns on 29 June 1823 in Wadhurst.
They were both of Wadhurst. John was a bachelor and signed his name and
Mary was a spinster and made her X mark. The witnesses were
who both signed their names. Mary may
have died aged 62 years in Edenbridge, Kent and have been buried on 10 January
1863 in Wadhurst.
was baptised on 28 December 1805 in
on 28 February 1829 at St. Luke's in Chelsea, London.
He was then described as a bachelor of Wadhurst and she a spinster of the
parish of St. Luke.
Joseph and Ann had 3 known children:
was baptised on 11 March 1832 in
Ticehurst, Sussex. He died aged 7 months and was buried on 7
September 1832 in Wadhurst.
was baptised on 11 August 1833 in
was baptised on 16 January 1836 in
Ruth Moren was baptised on 23
January 1812 in Wadhurst.