Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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Richard PRONGER (1749-1821)

and Ann MOSE (c1750-?)

 

Richard Pronger and Ann Mose married by banns on 5 June 1775 in Nuthurst, Sussex.  They were both of Nuthurst.  (They were not my direct ancestors.)

Richard Pronger was baptised on 7 May 1749 in Nuthurst, Sussex.  He was the son of Thomas Pronger (1722-1767) and Mary Peters (c1720-1805).  Richard died aged 72 years and was buried on 26 August 1821 in Nuthurst.  On 17 December 1775, Richard was a witness to the marriage of William Jupp, a husbandman from Beeding alias Seale, and Mary Moase, spinster, in Horsham.

Ann Mose's date and place of birth/baptism are unknown, to me.  Might she have been the daughter of Henry Mose and Sarah Weller who married in Horsham, Sussex in 1741?  An Ann Pronger died aged 77 years and was buried on 9 November 1827 in Nuthurst, therefore, she was born about 1750.  Another Ann Pronger died aged 90 years at Copsale and was buried on 3 October 1838 in Nuthurst, therefore, born about 1748.  However, there was another Ann Pronger possibly of similar age who was married to John Pronger (1745-1827).

 

Richard Pronger and Ann Mose had 5 known children:

  1. Henry Pronger was baptised on 10 September 1775 in Nuthurst.  He married Charlotte White in 1797.  (They have their own page.)

  2. James Pronger was baptised on 30 March 1777 in Nuthurst.  A James Pronger was a witness to the marriage of Edward Mills and Ann Reynolds on 26 December 1797 in Horsham.

    James may have married Elizabeth Buckwell on 28 July 1801 in Chailey, Sussex.

    Elizabeth was the daughter of William Buckwell and Alice Jarvis (1753-1797).

  3. Jane Pronger was baptised on 19 December 1779 in Nuthurst.

    Jane married Richard Mills by licence on 9 June 1801 in Nuthurst.  Their marriage lience was issued on 6 June 1801 by the Deanery of Chichester, which recorded that she was a 21 year old spinster of Nuthurst and he was a 31 year old bachelor and farmer of Nuthurst.

  4. Richard Pronger was baptised on 21 April 1782 in Nuthurst.  He died aged 32 years and was buried on 9 September 1814 in Nuthurst.

  5. Thomas Pronger was baptised on 5 September 1784 in Nuthurst.  He may have died between 1829 and 1831.

    Thomas may have married Jane Symonds on 28 June 1819 in Nuthurst.  They were both then of Nuthurst.

    As a widow, Jane may have married James Baker by banns on 2 October 1831 in Crawley.  He was a bachelor and they were both of Crawley.  The witnesses to their marriage were Thomas Baker and Sarah Baker.

    When the 1841 census was recorded James Baker was a 33 year old farmer and living with his 44 year old wife Jane at Andrews Farm in Horsham.  With the couple were 8 children, the eldest 3 (Mary, Thomas and John) were recorded as Baker, but were more likely to have been Pronger.  The 5 other children were Jane (8), Emily (6), Eliza (4), Ann (2) and James (1).

    In 1851, 43 year old James was living near the Cock Inn, Southwater, Horsham, along with his 32 year old wife Emma, and 6 children, Eliza (14), Ann (12), James (10), Benjamin (6), ?? (2) and Mary (9 months).  Also with the family was 22 year old John Pronger.

    James married Emma Botting by banns on 23 September 1844 in Horsham.  He was a widower and farmer, and she was a spinster.  Their fathers were named as Philip Baker a labourer and Benjamin Botting a farmer.  The witnesses to their marriage were Thomas Botting and Maria Mills.

    Thomas and Jane had the following children:

    1. Peter Pronger was born about 1820/1 in Nuthurst.  He died aged 47 years and was buried on 13 August 1867 in Horsham.  In 1841 he was a 20 year old agricultural labourer, living in the home of William Smart at Coltstaple in Horsham.

      Peter married Hannah Lucas by banns on 15 July 1843 in Shipley.  He was then a bachelor and labourer from Horsham.  She was a spinster and minor.  Their fathers were named as Thomas Pronger a farmer and James Lucas a labourer.  Both their fathers were deceased.  The witnesses to their marriage were Michael Dean and Michael Peirce.

      Hannah was baptised on 3 August 1823 in Shipley and was the daughter of James Lucas and  Sarah.

      The 1851 census recorded that the couple and 3 children (Peter, Jane and Thomas) were living in Brighton Road, Horsham.  Peter was a 31 year old agricultural labourer and Hannah a 27 year old schoolmistress.  He gave his place of birth as Nuthurst and she as Shipley.

      Peter and Hannah had the following children:

      1. Peter Pronger was baptised on 25 May 1845 in Horsham.  He was a 6 year old scholar at home in 1851.

      2. Jane Pronger was baptised on 31 January 1847 in Horsham.  She died aged 20 years and was buried on 24 March 1867 in Horsham.  In 1851 she was a 4 year old scholar at home.

      3. Thomas Pronger was baptised on 27 May 1849 in Horsham.  At the time of the 1851 census he was 2 years old.

        Thomas married Mary Slater on 27 February 1869 in West Grinstead.  He was then a 20 year old bachelor and labourer and she was a 29 year old widow.  Their fathers were named as Peter Pronger and James Tullett who were both labourers.  The witnesses to their marriage were Alfred Tullett and Fanny Moore.

      4. John Pronger was baptised on 21 September 1851 in Horsham.

      5. Mary Ann Pronger was baptised on 16 April 1854 in Horsham.

      6. Alfred Pronger was baptised on 15 January 1857 in Nuthurst.

      7. James Pronger was baptised on 5 December 1857 in Nuthurst.

      8. Henry Pronger was baptised on 5 December 1857 in Nuthurst.

    2. Mary Pronger was born about 1823.  The 1841 census records that she was 18 year old Mary Baker and she was living with her mother and step father.

    3. Thomas Pronger was born about 1827.  The 1841 census records that he was 14 year old Thomas Baker.

    4. John Pronger was born on 22 June 1829 and baptised on 30 August 1829 at the Independent chapel in Horsham.  The 1841 census records that he was 12 year old John Baker.  When the 1851 census was recorded he was 22 year old John Pronger and he was an unmarried agricultural labourer, living in the home of step father.

 

MOSE          PRONGER

This page was updated on 9 January 2012