Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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Robert PURVEY (1629-1680)

and Anne STREETER (c1640-?)


Robert Purvey and Anne were my 8x Great Grandparents twice over.  (Click here to see their place in my pedigree chart.)  I believe they married as Robert Pleyster and Ann Streeter on 18 October 1664 in Itchingfield, Sussex.  No children for Robert and Ann were baptised in Itchingfield.  The data has come from the Sussex marriage index.  At some point I will check the original register.

Robert Purvey may have been baptised on 1 March 1628/9 in Hurstpierpoint, Sussex, and have been the son of Richard Purvey (1596-1640) and Margaret Newname.  He was buried on 30 April 1680 in Slaugham, Sussex and his name was recorded in the burial register as Robert Purvy.

Anne Streeter's date and place of birth/baptism are unknown, to me.

When the 1662 Hearth Tax assessment was made, Robert Pervy was living in Beeding alias Seale in Sussex and he had 1 fireplace.


Robert Purvey and Anne Streeter had 3 known children:

  1. Henry Purvey, my 7x Great Grandfather, was baptised on 16 May 1665 in Slaugham, Sussex.  Both the names of his parents were recorded in the baptism register.  He married Bridget Sherly in 1691.  (They have their own page.)  They settled in Bolney.

  2. Edward Purvey was baptised on 14 November 1670 in Slaugham.  Both his parents names were recorded against his baptism.

    As Edward Purfoy he married Elizabeth Hockham on 11 May 1701 in Twineham, Sussex.  He was then of Cuckfield.

    Edward and Elizabeth had the following known children:

    1. Elizabeth Purvey was born on 22 February 1701/2 and baptised on 19 March 1701/2 in Cuckfield, at which time her father was a day labourer.  Both her parents were named in the baptism register.

    2. Ann Purvey was baptised on 31 May 1704 in Cuckfield.

    3. Edward Pervey was baptised on 10 April 1706 in Cuckfield.

    4. Roase Purvey was baptised on 9 March 1716/7 in Cuckfield.  She married Daniel Leury on 2 October 1736 at the Fleet Prison in London.  She was then a spinster and he a bachelor and carpenter.  They were both of Itchingfield, Sussex.

  3. John Purvey was baptised on 7 January 1673/4 in Slaugham.  Both his parents names were recorded in the baptism register.

  4. Richard Purvey may have been part of this family, although I think it more likely he was a nephew of Robert rather than son.

    A settlement certificate was issued on 28 November 1695 by the overseers of Nuthurst to those of Cowfold in respect of Richard Purvey, a married blacksmith of Nuthurst with children.

    Richard married and had the following known children:

    1. Frances Purvy was baptised on 6 October 1689 in Slaugham.

    2. Thomas Purvy was baptised on 31 May 1697 in Cowfold.

    3. John Purvy was baptised on 24 April 1701 in Cowfold.

  5. Barbara Purvey married Edward Haslegrove on 5 April 1713 in Slaugham.  They were both then of Cuckfield.  Given that Robert died in 1680, Barbara would have had to have been born before then, therefore, I think it more likely she was not part of this family although she may have been a niece.