Ancestors of Mandy Willard
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and Elizabeth BOTTEN (c1740-?)
and Mary MARKWICK (1738-1802)
and Jemima WALLIS (c1756-1796)
and Kezia SHARPE (1760-?)
married just the once to Mary Markwick on 26 November 1764 in
Wadhurst, Sussex, but he had relationships with at least 3 other women which
resulted in the births illegitimate children. (They were not my direct
ancestors. Thomas was the brother of my 6x great grandmother,
Petit was baptised on 16 January
1736/7 in Wadhurst. He was the only son of
Joseph Petit (c1710-1779) and
Margaret King (c1711-1803). He died aged 65 years and was
buried on 9 September 1802 in Wadhurst as Thomas Pettitt. He
left a will dated 19 November 1798 and proved on 23 December 1802.
Thomas was unable to sign his name and made his X in his Will which was
Charles Moren senior, Charles Moren junior and John Farmer.
Thomas was a farmer. Before his marriage he had a relationship
with Elizabeth Botten. Whilst married, he had a relationship with
Jemima Reed, nee Wallis, and then possibly with Kezia Sharpe.
In June 1793 Thomas sold property to
Elizabeth Botten's date and place of birth/baptism
are unknown, to me. She was the daughter
of Thomas Botten a miller of
Mary Markwick was baptised on 30 November 1738 in Wadhurst.
She was the daughter of James Markwick and possibly Patience,
but only her father's name was recorded against her baptism.
She died aged 67 years and was buried on 9 April 1802 in Wadhurst, as
Mary wife of Thomas Pettit.
Jemima Wallis was born about 1756. I have checked the Wadhurst
baptism register but she doesn't appear to have been baptised there. She was buried on
22 July 1796 in Wadhurst. She first married
Fullagar Reed on 26 September 1771 in Wadhurst and he had been
previously married to Thomas Pettitt's sister Margaret. Jemima then
Thomas Barham in 1792.
Kezia Sharpe was baptised on 22 January 1760 in Lamberhurst, Kent.
She was the daughter of John Sharp and Sarah.
and Elizabeth Botten had 1 known child:
Anne Petit Botting was baptised on 28 January 1759 in Wadhurst. Her father was bound for £50 to
acquit the parish of any charges in a Bastardy Bond dated 12 May 1759.
She was not mentioned in her father's 1798 will.
Thomas Pettitt and Mary
Markwick had 6 known children:
Margaret Petitt was mentioned in her father's will of 1798.
She married George Peckham by banns on 11 December 1789 in
Wadhurst. They were both then of Wadhurst.
was baptised on 8 July 1767 in Wadhurst.
He may have died young as he was not mentioned in his father's will.
Thomas Petitt was born about 1768 in Wadhurst. He died on 9
March 1852 in Wadhurst. Thomas like his father was a farmer. He was mentioned in his father's
1798, at which time he was a yeoman of Wadhurst. He was also named
as the sole executor or his father's will.
Thomas married Susan
Boorman on 23 June 1795 in Wadhurst.
Susan was baptised on 18
February 1770 in Lamberhurst and was the daughter of Matthew Boorman
(1738-1812) and Hannah Sharp (c1746-1818).
At the time of the 1841 census, Thomas was said to be a 70 year old farmer
and he was living at Longham, Wadhurst with 25 year old Mary
Petitt, 20 year old Barnes Usherwood, 26 year
old Henry Midmer and 15 year old Sarah Baker.
When the 1851 census was recorded Thomas was an 83 year old widower and farmer of 30
acres employing 4 at Cliff Buttons in Wadhurst.
Thomas and Susan had
8 known children:
Sophy Pettit was baptised on 5 August 1798 in Wadhurst.
Elizabeth Pettit was baptised on 11 May 1800 in Wadhurst.
Sylvia Pettit was baptised on 30 May 1802 in Wadhurst.
Mary Ann Pettit was baptised on 26 October 1804 in Wadhurst.
Maria Pettit was baptised on 6 June 1806 in Wadhurst.
Thomas Pettit was baptised on 26 May 1808 in Wadhurst.
William Pettit was baptised on 20 May 1810 in Wadhurst.
Samuel Pettit was baptised on 20 May 1810 in Wadhurst.
Elizabeth Petitt was born about 1772. She married
in 1794. (They have their own page.)
was baptised on 15 February 1775 in Wadhurst. He married
Jane Akehurst in 1795.
(They have their own page.)
Daniel Petitt was mentioned in his father's will. He was a
Philadelphia Boorman on 19 November 1799 in Wadhurst.
Philadelphia was baptised on 23 November 1777 in Lamberhurst and was the
daughter of Matthew Boorman (1738-1812) and Hannah Sharp
(c1746-1818). She died in about 1860.
Daniel and Philadelphia
had 5 known children:
Mary Pettet was born on 2 March and baptised on 23 March 1800 in
Wadhurst. Might she have married Thomas Barton by
banns on 12 November 1819, or George Sivyer by banns on
24 August 1823? Both marriages took place in Wadhurst and they
were all of the parish. When the 1851 census was recorded, both
Mary Barton wife of Thomas and Mary Sivyer
wife of George were 51 years old and gave their place of birth as
Wadhurst. Mary did have a cousin
who was also born in 1800.
Hannah Pettitt was born on 12 June and baptised on 2 August 1801 in Wadhurst.
The baptism register noted her father was a farmer.
Charity Pettit was baptised on 19 December 1802 in Wadhurst.
Philadelphia Pettit was baptised on 13 May 1804 in Wadhurst.
Harriet Pettit was baptised on 13 January 1807 in Wadhurst.
Thomas Pettitt and Jemima
Wallis had 4 known children:
Charlotte Reed was baptised in January 1778 in Wadhurst. A
Bastardy Bond was issued on 14 February 1778 requiring that her father be
bound for the sum of £200 to acquit the parish for any charges that arise.
She was mentioned in her father's 1798 will was to left a legacy of £40.
by banns on 11 February 1801 in
Wadhurst. They were both then of Wadhurst. George was a
George was baptised on 1 June 1779 in Wadhurst and was the son of
George and Charlotte had 2 known daughters:
Philadelphia Wisdom was born on 11 January 1801 and baptised the
next day in Wadhurst.
Might she have married Edward Porter on 9 January 1832 in
Hellingly, Sussex? The death of 78 year old Philadelphia
Porter was registered in the second quarter of 1879 in the
Battle registration district.
When the 1851 census was recorded, 50 year old Philadelphia Porter
who gave her place of birth as Wadhurst, was living with her 39 year old
husband Edward Porter in Brightling Road, Dallington,
Sussex. Edward was then an agricultural labourer and said he was
born in Brightling. Also with the couple were their 2 sons,
namely, Edwin Porter aged 14 and 9 year old
Samuel Porter, who were both born in Dallington.
In 1841, the couple were living at Down Gates in Dallington. He was
then a 33 year old agricultural labourer and she was 38. Also with
them were 4 children, namely, Charlotte aged 9, Frances aged 8, Hannah
aged 6 and 3 year old Edwin.
The 1861 census records that 62 year old Philadelphia Porter,
from Wadhurst, was an agricultural labourer's widow and she was boarding
in the home of 27 year old widow Elizabeth Sweatman and
her 2 children, at Staces in Dallington.
Marianne Wisdom was born on 22 December 1801 in Wadhurst.
As Mary Ann Wisdom did
she marry James Ellis on 24 May 1825
When the 1851 census was recorded, 49 year old Mary Ann Ellis
was living with her 48 year old husband James Ellis at
Benover in Yalding, Kent. James was an agricultural bailiff and
said he was born in Burwash, Sussex, whilst Mary Ann said she was born
in Wadhurst. With them on census night were 6 of their children,
namely, Edwin aged 17, 12 year old Emily, 10 year old Jane, Jemima aged
8, Robert aged 5 and their 25 year old married daughter
In 1841 the Ellis family were living at Broadreed Farm in Mayfield,
Sussex. James and Mary Ann were both aged 39 years and he was a
farmer. With them were 9 children, namely, Charlotte 15, George
13, James, 11, Mary Ann 9, Edwin 7, Samuel 5, Elizabeth 3, Emmily 2 and
10 month old Jane, and 2 servants, 19 year old Levi Homewood
and 19 year old Mary Saunders.
William Read was baptised on 2 February 1781 in Wadhurst. A
Bastardy Bond was issued on 5 May 1781 requiring his father to be bound
for the sum of £150. He was mentioned in his father's will and
received a legacy of £20.
James Reed was baptised on 13 February 1783 in Wadhurst. He
was mentioned in his father's will and received a legacy
Philadelphia Read was born on 11 January 1786 and baptised on 3
March 1786 in Wadhurst. A Bastardy Bond was issued on 14 April 1786
requiring her father to be bound for £100. She was mentioned in his
father's will and received a Legacy of £20.
Thomas Pettitt and Kezia
Sharpe had 1 known child:
Kezia Sharpe was baptised on 10 August 1794 in Lamberhurst.
She received a £20 legacy under the terms of her father's will.
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