Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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Robert PURVEY (1701-?)

and Ann POTTER (1699-1730)

and Mary TUPPEN (?-1750)


Robert Purvey and Ann Potter married by licence on 9 June 1723 in East Grinstead, Sussex.  Their marriage licence was issued the day before by the Archdeaconry of Lewes, which recorded that he was then a husbandman of Horsted Keynes and she a spinster.  As Robert Purry he married for a second time to Mary Tuppen on 21 September 1730 in Beddingham, Sussex.  He was then said to be of Keymer and she of Beddingham.  (They were not my direct ancestors.  Three of Robert's sisters were possibly my ancestors.)

Robart Purve was baptised on 5 November 1701 in Bolney, Sussex.  He was the son of Henry Purvey (1665-1711) and Bridget Sherley (1668-1745).  He or his son was buried as Robert Purvey on 7 March 1786 in Keymer.

Ann Potter was baptised on 2 February 1698/9 in Cuckfield, Sussex.  She was the daughter of John Potter and Elizabeth Bryant.  She was buried on 4 February 1729/30 in Keymer as Anne Purvy.

Mary Tuppen's date and place of birth/baptism are unknown, to me.  As Mary wife of Robert Purvey she was buried on 30 November 1750 in Keymer.


Robert Purvey and Ann Potter had 5 known children:

  1. Robert Purvy was baptised on 29 March 1724 in Keymer, Sussex.

    Robert married Elizabeth Tullett of Keymer on 26 May 1751 in Ditchling, Sussex.

    Robert and Elizabeth had the following children:

    1. Henry Purvy was baptised on 15 March 1752 in Keymer.

    2. Ann Purvy was baptised on 15 March 1752 in Keymer.

    3. Sarah Purfey was baptised on 16 December 1753 in Keymer.

    4. Jane Purfey was baptised on 3 August 1755 in Keymer.

    5. John Purfey was baptised on 16 September 1757 in Keymer.

  2. Elizabeth Purvy was baptised on 10 October 1725 in Keymer.

  3. Sarah Purvy was baptised on 11 June 1727 in Keymer and buried there on 1 March 1729/30.

  4. Anne Purvy was baptised on 23 March 1728/9 in Keymer and buried there on 9 April 1729.

  5. Richard Purvy was baptised on 31 January 1729/30 in Keymer and buried there on 4 February 1729/30, along with his mother.


Robert Purvey and Mary Tuppen had 1 known child:

  1. Richard Purvy was baptised on 7 November 1731 in Keymer.


POTTER          PURVEY          TUPPEN

This page was updated on 22 July 2012