Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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Edmund PRONGER (1777-?)

and Sarah WARD (1771-?)

 

Edmund Pronger and Sarah Ward married by banns on 29 January 1799 in Shermanbury, Sussex.  He was then a bachelor of Shermanbury and she was a spinster from Petersfield, Hampshire.  (They were not my direct ancestors.)

Edmund Pronger was baptised on 7 May 1777 in Albourne, Sussex.  He was the son of Edmund Pronger (1753-?) and Susanna Davy (1754-?).  His death may have been registered in the fourth quarter of 1861 in the Cuckfield registration district.

Sarah Ward was baptised on 6 October 1771 in Henfield, Sussex.  She was the daughter of Charles Ward (1744-1811) and Mary Hards (?-1804).  Her death may have been registered in the fourth quarter of 1852 in the Cuckfield registration district.

When the 1841 census was recorded Edmund was a 64 year old farmer, living at Cripps in Cuckfield.  With him was his 69 year old wife and 4 adult children, as well as an unnamed boy aged 7 and an unnamed girl of 5, and 16 year old servant, William Packham.

In 1851 the couple were living at Cripp's in Cuckfield.  Edmund was a 72 year old farmer of 35 acres and employing 2 labourers.  Sarah was 80 years.  He gave his place of birth as Albourne and she as Henfield.  With them were their widowed daughter Harriet, sons William and Henry and grandson Henry Packham.

The 1861 census recorded that Edmund was an 83 year old widower and living in Staplefield, within the parish of Cuckfield.  He was then a retired farmer and his place of birth was given as Clayton.  Also with him was his daughter Harriet, son William and grandson Henry Packham.

 

Edmund Pronger and Sarah Ward had 8 known children:

  1. Peter Prongar was baptised on 8 February 1801 in Clayton.  He died aged 72 years and his death was registered in the first quarter of 1872 in the Cuckfield registration district.

    Peter married Caroline Mitchell in the second quarter of 1838 in the Cuckfield registration district.

    Caroline was baptised on 27 July 1817 in Albourne, Sussex and was the daughter of Thomas Mitchell and Lydia Lander.  She died aged 66 years and her death was registered in the first quarter of 1880 in the Cuckfield registration district.

    When the 1841 census was recorded the couple were living on Ditchling Common.  Peter was a 40 year old agricultural labourer and Caroline was 25.  With them was their young son.

    In 1861 the couple and 5 children (Edmund, Peter, Mary Ann, Alice and Henry) were living in New Church, Pyecombe, Sussex.  Peter was then a 62 year old shepherd and Caroline was 45.  He gave his place of birth as Clayton and she as Albourne.

    Peter and Caroline had the following children:

    1. Edmund Pronger was born in 1841 in Ditchling, Sussex.  He was 3 days old when the 1841 census was recorded.  He was a 19 year old agricultural labourer in 1861.

    2. Peter Pronger was born about 1843 in Pyecombe.  He was a 17 year old agricultural labourer in 1861.

    3. Caroline Pronger was baptised on 2 May 1847 in Pyecombe.

    4. Mariane Pronger was baptised on 30 March 1851 in Pyecombe.  The 1861 census recorded that Mary Ann Pronger was a 10 year old scholar.

    5. Alice Pronger was born in the fourth quarter of 1853 in Pyecombe.  She was a 7 year old scholar in 1861.

    6. Henry Pronger was born in the second quarter of 1857 in Pyecombe.  He was 4 years old in 1861.

  2. Edmund Prongar was baptised on 6 June 1802 in Clayton.

  3. John Prongar was baptised on 1 April 1804 in Clayton.

    John married Mary Packham by banns on 17 November 1827 in Clayton.  He was a bachelor and she a spinster.  The witnesses to their marriage were Harriet Pronger and Stow Herbert Stent.

    On 2 May 1830, John was a witness to the marriage of William Packham and Mary Stoner in Clayton.

    Mary was baptised on 12 March 1809 in Clayton and was the daughter of Henry Peckham and Barbara.

    John and Mary had the following child:

    1. Harriet Pronger was baptised on 13 April 1828 in Clayton.  The baptism register noted that her father was a carpenter from Wickham in Clayton.  She married Frank Street on 12 March 1853 in Brighton.  Frank was born about 1831 in Hurstpierpoint and was the son of Charles Street and Ann Newman.

    2. George Pronger was baptised on 14 June 1829 in Clayton.  The baptism register noted that his father was a carpenter from St. John's Common in Clayton.

    3. James Prongar was baptised on 30 January 1831 in Clayton.  The baptism register noted that his father was a carpenter from St. John's Common.

    4. John Prongar was baptised on 25 August 1833 in Clayton.  The baptism register noted that his father was a carpenter from Gainsford Cottage.

    5. Mary Ann Prongar was baptised on 28 December 1834 in Clayton.  The baptism register noted that her father was a carpenter from St. John's Common.  Mary Ann married Alvin Street on 2 March 1858 at St. Nicholas, Brighton.  He was then 24 and she was 23.  Their fathers were named as Charles Street and John Pronger.  Alvin was baptised on 27 September 1833 in Hurstpierpoint and was the son of Charles Street and Ann Newman.

    6. Frances Pronger was baptised on 4 September 1836 in Clayton.  The baptism register noted that her father was a carpenter from Gainsfords Cottage.

  4. Harriet Prongar was baptised on 29 September 1805 in Clayton.  She was 35 years old in 1841 and living at home.  The 1851 census recorded that she was 45 year old widow, Harriet Packham.  The 1861 census noted that she was a 51 year old widow and housekeeper.

    Harriet had the following son:

    1. Henry Packham was born about 1847 in Cuckfield.  He was 4 years old in 1851.  In 1861 he was a 14 year old scholar.

  5. James Prongar was baptised on 19 June 1808 in Clayton.

    James married Harriet Elsley by banns on 13 September 1834 in Cowfold.  He was then a bachelor from Clayton and she was a spinster from Cowfold.  The witnesses to their marriage were George Elsley and Elizabeth Vinall.

    James and Harriet had the following children:

    1. Mary Ann Pronger was baptised on 8 February 1835 in Cuckfield.

    2. Elizabeth Pronger was baptised on 28 August 1836 in Cuckfield.

    3. Sarah Pronger was baptised on 29 April 1838 in Cuckfield.  Sarah married William Cole on 24 Febraury 1861 at St. Nicholas, Brighton.  He was then 28 and she was 23.  Their fathers were named as Richard Cole and James Pronger.

    4. Emily Pronger was baptised on 16 February 1840 in Cuckfield.

  6. William Pronger was baptised on 25 March 1810 in Clayton.  He was 30 years old in 1841 and living with his parents.  In 1851 he was an unmarried 40 year old farmers son employed on the farm.  In 1861 he was an unmarried 49 year old agricultural labourer.

  7. Henry Pronger was baptised on 22 September 1811 in Clayton.  He was 28 years old in 1841 and living at home.  In 1851 he was a 38 year old unmarried farmers son employed on the farm.

  8. Mary Pronger was baptised on 20 February 1814 in Clayton.  The baptism register noted that her father was a carpenter from Stone Pound in Clayton.  She was 27 years old in 1841 and living at home.

 

PRONGER          WARD

This page was updated on 9 January 2012