Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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Edward NORRIS (1709-1769)

and Mary SAXBY (1701-1769)


Edward Norris and Mary Saxby married on 10 June 1734 at St. John sub Castro in Lewes, Sussex.  They were both then of Cuckfield.  (They were not my direct ancestors.)

Edward Norris was baptised on 25 November 1709 in Cuckfield, Sussex.  He was the son of Thomas Norris (1665-1731) and Catherine Dawes (1667-?).  Edward was most probably buried on 13 April 1769 in Cuckfield.

Mary Saxby may have been baptised on 22 July 1701 in Newick, Sussex and have been the daughter of William Saxby (c1660-1742) and Elizabeth Wickens (?-1740) or on 17 April 1717 in Horsted Keynes, Sussex and have been the daughter of William Saxby (c1670-?) and Elizabeth Lintot.  (I think it more likely she was born in 1701, as that Mary had an elder sister named Dorothy.)  Mary was buried on 20 April 1769 in Cuckfield and it was noted in the burial register that she was the widow of Edward Norris.


Edward Norris and Mary Saxby had 2 known children:

  1. Dorothy Norris was baptised on 16 March 1734/5 in Cuckfield.

    Dorothy may have married Thomas Ventrice by licence on 16 November 1776 in Cuckfield.  He was the a widower from Chapelry of Horne, Surrey.

  2. Edward Norris was baptised on 19 April 1737 in Cuckfield.  He married Susanna Jenner in 1764.  (They have their own page.)



This page was updated on 17 July 2012