Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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John RESTALL (1812-?)

and Sarah PATIENT (1812-?)


John Restall and Sarah Patient married on 16 February 1841 at Old Church in St. Pancras, London.  (They were not my direct ancestors.)

John Restall was born on 24 May 1812 and baptised on 22 June 1812 in Trotton, Sussex.  He was the son of John Restall (1779-1852) and Sophia Campbell (c1783-1854).  John died between 1861 and 1871.

Sarah Patient was baptised on 18 October 1812 in Roxwell, Essex.  She was the daughter of Thomas Patient and Anna.  She was a widow by 1871 and she was living in Mid Lavant, Sussex as a housekeeper/charwoman in the home of William Challen.  The death of Sarah Restall aged 62 years was registered in the fourth quarter of 1876 in the Westhampnett registration district.

When the 1841 census was recorded John Restall, junior was living at Comb Lodge in Rogate, Sussex and he was a 28 year old dealer.  The head of the household was 60 year old John Restall.

The 1851 census records that John Restall and his wife Sarah were living in Comb, Rogate, Sussex.  John was then a 38 year old cattle dealer and gave his place of birth as Trotton, Sussex.  His wife was 36 years old and had been born in Thaxted in Essex.  Also with them were 3 children, Edward Restall aged 9, John Restall aged 3 and 8 month old Frances Restall.

In 1861 Sarah was said to have been born in Great Easton, Essex and then in 1871 in Tanyted, Essex.


John Restall and Sarah Patient had 5 known children:

  1. Robert Edward John Restall was born on 11 May 1843 in Middlesex and baptised on 10 April 1843 at Old Church in St Pancras, London.  He was 9 year old Edward Restall when the 1851 census was recorded.  When the 1881 census was recorded, 38 year old Edward was living at 110 Cleveland Street in London along with wife Jane age 34 who had been born in Brighton, Sussex and 64 year old widower Henry Giggs from Middlesex.  Edward was then a stableman and gave his place of birth as Sussex.

  2. George Frederick Restall was born in about 1846.  He was baptised on 2 April 1848 in Rogate.  He died aged 3 years and was buried on 6 February 1849 in Rogate.  He would seem to have been the only Restall buried in Rogate.

  3. John Albert Restall was born about 1848 and baptised on 2 April 1848 in Rogate.  His father was then described as a horse dealer in the baptism register.  He was baptised on the same day as his brother George, but John's baptism was recorded first.  John was 3 years old when the 1851 census was recorded.  In 1861 he was a 13 year old scholar.

  4. Frances Victoria Restall was born in 1850 and baptised on 6 January 1852 in Rogate. Her father was then described as a dealer.  She was 8 months old at the time of the 1851 census.  In 1861 she was a 10 year old scholar.

  5. Emily Harriet Restall was baptised on 5 June 1853 in Rogate.  Her father was then described as a dealer.  She was an 8 year old scholar in 1861.



1841 census - Comb Lodge, Rogate, Sussex (HO107/1101/5, folio 11, page 15)

John Restall, 60 Ind, born in Sussex

John Restall, jun, 28, Dealer, born in Sussex

Jane Restall, 23, born in Sussex

Sophia Restall, 25, born in Sussex

Sarah Restall, 20, born in Sussex

Georgina Restall, 4 months, born in Sussex

William Roggers, 20, born in Sussex