Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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Richard PELLING (1785-1870)

and Elizabeth CORNFORD (1781-1866)


Richard Pelling and Elizabeth Cornford married by banns on 13 April 1804 in Rottingdean, Sussex.  He was then of Newtimber in Sussex and she was of Rottingdean.  (They were not my direct ancestors.)

Richard Pellen was baptised on 10 April 1785 in Newtimber, Sussex.  He was the son of John Pellin and Susannah TurleRichard Pelling died aged 84 years in the first quarter of 1870 in the Cuckfield registration district.

Elizabeth Cornford was baptised on 18 November 1871 in Rottingdean, Sussex.  She was the daughter of Edward Cornford and Lydia JasperElizabeth Pelling died aged 86 years and her death was registered in the fourth quarter of 1866 in the Steyning registration district.

When the 1841 census was record the couple were both said to be 60 years old and living in Poynings Street, Poynings.  Richard was then an agricultural labourer.  Also with the couple was 3 year old Harriatt Jordon.

The 1851 census recorded that the couple were still living in Poynings Street.  Richard was then a 66 year old agricultural labourer and said he was born in Newtimber.  Elizabeth was 70 and said she was born in Rottingdean.  With the couple on census night was their 13 granddaughter Harriatt Pelling who was a scholar and had been born in Poynings.  Also with them, their 32 year old married daughter Sarah Upton who was a visitor and an agricultural labourer's wife, and her 3 daughters, namely Fanny, Elizabeth and Ellen.

In 1861 the couple were living together in Poynings village.  Richard was a 76 year old gardener and Elizabeth was 80.


Richard Pelling and Elizabeth Cornford had 10 known children:

  1. James Pelling was baptised on 15 June 1806 in Poyings.

  2. Lydia Pelling was baptised on 13 December 1807 in Poynings.

  3. John Pelling was born on 2 June and baptised on 12 July 1809 in Poynings.  He married Mary Ann Silverson in 1830.  (They have their own page.)

  4. Susan Pelling was born on 9 September and baptised on 13 October 1811 in Poynings.

  5. Henry Pelling was baptised on 18 July 1813 in Poynings.

    Henry married Mary Ann Woolgar by banns on 1 February 1835 in Henfield, Sussex.  He was a bachelor and she a spinster and they were both of Henfield.  The witnesses to their marriage were William Pelling and Ellen Woolgar.

    Mary Ann was baptised on 27 October 1811 in Horsham and was the daughter of Stephen Woolgar (1781-1869) and Hannah Stringer (1791-1875).

    In 1851 the couple were living at Saddlescomb Cottages in Newtimber.  Henry Pellen or Pellon was a 36 year old farm labourer and gave his place of birth as Poynings.  Mary Ann was 39 and said she was born in Horsham.  Six of their children were at home on census night.

    Henry and Mary Ann had the following children:

    1. Charles Pellen was born about 1836 in Henfield.  He was a 15 year old labourer in 1851.

    2. Frederick Pellen was born about 1838 in Poynings.  He was a 13 year old carter boy in 1851.

    3. Mary Ann Pellen was born about 1840 in Poynings.  She was an 11 year old scholar in 1851.

    4. Frances E. Pellen was born about 1842 in Poynings.  She was a 9 year old scholar in 1851.

    5. Jane Pellen was born about 1844 in Poynings.  She was a 7 year old scholar in 1851.

    6. Maria Pellen was born about 1847 in Newtimber.  At the time of the 1851 census she was 4 years old.

  6. William Pellings was born on 30 September and baptised on 5 November 1815 in Poynings.

  7. Sarah Pelling was born on 5 April and baptised on 3 May 1818 in Poynings.

    Sarah married Thomas Upton and they had the following known (to me) children:

    1. Ellen Upton was born about 1840 in Balcombe.  She was 11 years old in 1851.

    2. Elizabeth Upton was born about 1848 in Balcombe.  She was 3 years old in 1851.

    3. Fanny Upton was born in 1850 in Balcombe.  She was 7 months old in 1851.

    4. Thirza Upton

    5. Susan J. Upton

    6. Mary A. Upton

  8. Harriet Pelling was born 31 March and baptised on 24 May 1820 in Poynings.

  9. Lucy Pelling was born on 17 March and baptised on 12 May 1822 in Poynings.

  10. Frances Pelling was baptised on 10 October 1824 in Poynings.



This page was last updated on 22 October 2010