Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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Richard NYE (c1710-?)

and Mary BROOMHAM (1716-?)


Richard Nye and Mary Broomham married on 5 October 1735 in Henfield, Sussex.  (They were not my direct ancestors.)

Richard Nye's date and place of birth/baptism are unknown, to me.  Might he have been baptised on 12 December 1714 in Shipley, Sussex and have been the son of Thomas Nye and Sarah Jupp?   The Henfield burial register records that a Richard Nye was buried on 24 June 1794, but only the name was recorded and nothing helpful to identify which Richard was buried.

Mary Broomham may have been baptised on 2 May 1716 in Henfield and have been the daughter of Thomas Broomham and Elizabeth Grombridge.  The Henfield burial register records that a Mary Nye was buried on 8 March 1762, but again only the name was recorded.


Richard Nye and Mary Broomham had 4 known children:

  1. Thomas Nye was born 6 September 1736 and baptised on 19 September 1736 in Henfield.

  2. John Nye was born on 31 July 1739 and baptised on 24 August 1739 in Henfield.  He most probably married Ann Ridge in 1759.  (They share a page with another couple named John and Ann.)

  3. William Nye was born on 17 October 1744 and baptised on 1 November 1744 in Henfield.

  4. Richard Nye was born on 19 June 1748 and baptised on 3 July 1748 in Henfield.  He married Elizabeth Boniface in 1776.  (They have their own page.)



This page was reviewed on 9 April 2012