Ancestors of Mandy Willard
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and Jane SILVERSON (1777-1833)
John Richardson and Jane
Silverson married on 6 April 1807 in Woodmancote,
He was then a bachelor of Henfield and she a spinster. The witnesses
to their marriage
were Thomas Piper and Ann Silverson. They were married
by the Rector, J. Rideout. (They were not my direct
John Richardson was baptised on 12 December 1783 in Hurstpierpoint,
Sussex. He was the son of
Francis Richardson and
Sarah Jenner. He died aged 68
years and was buried on 24 March 1850 in Hurstpierpoint. When the
1841 census was recorded he was said to have been a 60 year old agricultural
labourer living in Sandf??d Cottage, Hurstpeirpoint along with his
children Richard, Daniel and Sarah and 75 year old Sarah
Jane Silverston was
baptised on 20 July 1777 in
Albourne, Sussex. She was the daughter of
(c1751-1827). She died aged 55 years and was buried on 14 March
1833 in Hurstpierpoint. On 4 June 1805 she was a witness
to the marriage of her brother Henry, at which time she made her X mark.
John Richardson and Jane
Silverson had 5
Francis Richardson was born on 22 June and baptised on 12 July 1810
in Hurstpierpoint. He may have died in 1865. When the 1851
census was recorded he may have been 42 year old widower and general
labourer, Frank Richardson, lodging in the home of
John Gander at Park Cottage in Hurstpierpoint. In
1861, 52 year old widower, Francis Richardson was
lodging in the home of Joseph Miller at Bear ??akes in
Mercy Gorringe by banns on 28 March 1839 in
Hurstpierpoint. He was then of full age and bachelor of
Hurstpierpoint. She was a minor and spinster of Hurstpierpoint.
Their fathers were named as John Richardson and George Gorringe
who were both labourers. Francis and Mary both signed their names.
The witnesses to their marriage were George Gorringe (marked) and Jane White (signed).
Mercy died aged 20 and was buried on 7 October 1841 in Hurstpierpoint.
At the time of the 1841 census the couple and their son were living in
the home of 50 year old William Simmons at Spring
Gardens in Hurtspierpoint. Also with them on census night was 12
year old Amelia Gorringe.
Francis and Mercy had 1 known son:
George Richardson was baptised on 28 April 1839 in Hurstpierpoint.
In 1841 he was 2 years old.
When the 1851 census was recorded he was a 12 year old farm labourer
living with his maternal grandparents in the High Street, Hurstpierpoint.
By 1881 he was an unmarried 42 year old agricultural labourer lodging at
Clayton Wood Cottage, the home of William Brooker and his wife Mary.
Richard Richardson was born on 8 January and baptised on 20 January
1812 in Hurstpierpoint. He died aged 70 years at the Cuckfield Union
Workhouse and was buried on 6 June 1881 in Hurstpierpoint. The 1841
census recorded that he was 25 years old and living with his father. When the
1851 census was recorded he was an unmarried 41 year old farm labourer
living in the home of his sister Sarah and her family at 4 Ribbits
Rebecca Oakes by banns on 5 February 1871 at St.
Nicholas in Brighton, Sussex. He was then a 60 year old bachelor and
labourer of Hurstpierpoint. She was a 47 year old spinster of 3
Ivory Place, Brighton. Their fathers were named as John
Richardson a deceased labourer and Henry Oakes a painter.
Richard and Rebecca both made their marks. The witnesses to their
marriage were William Fleming and Caroline Fleming who also
both made their marks.
When the 1881 census was recorded the couple were inmates of the Cuckfield
Union Workhouse and he was described as a 70 year old agricultural
Lydia Richardson was baptised on 3 October 1813 in Hurstpierpoint.
She married John King
in 1837. (They have their own page.)
Daniel Richardson was baptised on 13 August 1815 in Hurstpierpoint.
He died age 67 years and was buried on 7 March 1884 in Hurstpierpoint.
The 1841 census recorded that he was 25 years old and living with his
Martha Hobden by banns on 5 April 1846 in
Hurstpierpoint. Daniel was a 30 year old bachelor and labourer of
Clayton. Martha was a 23 year old spinster of Hurstpierpoint.
He made his mark and she signed her name. Their fathers were named
as John Richardson and Thomas Hobden who were both
labourers. The witnesses to their marriage were John King and
Sarah Hobden who both signed their names.
Martha was baptised on 11 May 1828 in Ditchling, Sussex and was the
daughter of Thomas Hobden and Elizabeth Miles. Her
father was a thatcher when she was born. She died aged 56 years and
was buried on 28 February 1878 in Hurstpierpoint.
Daniel and Martha had 10 known children:
Emily Richardson was baptised on 7 March 1847 in Hurstpierpoint.
She may have married Wallace Goble on 2 November 1867 in
Ellen Richardson was baptised on 1 October 1848 in Hurstpierpoint.
Fanny Richardson was baptised on 19 May 1850 in Hurstpierpoint.
The baptism register recorded the names of her God parents, who were Richard Richardson,
Sophia Turner and Mrs. Jonathan Sayers.
Jesse Richardson was baptised on 7 March 1852 in Hurstpierpoint.
His God parents were Henry Richardson, William Benfield and
someone whose name I can not make out. When the 1881 census was
recorded he was an unmarried 28 year old gardener living with his father
and sister in Newway Lane Hurstpierpoint.
Clara Richardson was baptised on 2 July 1854 in Hurstpierpoint.
Her God parents were Mrs. John King, Mrs. Sayers and Richard Richardson.
Clara married Alfred Harmes on 24 April 1880 by
banns at the parish church of Albourne, Sussex. He was a 29
year old bachelor and labourer of Albourne and she was a 25 year old
spinster of Hurstpierpoint. Their fathers were named as
Michael Harmes and Daniel Richardson
who were both labourers. The witnesses to their marriage were
John Richardson and Rhoda Henty.
(My thanks to Susan for a copy of their
marriage certificate. Previously I had muddled this Clara with
Richardson baptised in 1856.)
Walter Richardson was baptised on 6 July 1856 in Hurstpierpoint.
When the 1881 census was recorded he may have been an unmarried 24 year
old general labourer lodging in the home of James Steer at 37 Elder
Street in Brighton, but Walter then gave his place of birth as Clayton.
John Richardson was baptised on 3 July 1859 in Hurstpierpoint.
His Godparents were Francis Richardson, Mrs. William Richardson
and Richard Richardson.
Kate Richardson was baptised on 1 December 1861 in Hurstpierpoint.
Elizabeth Richardson was baptised on 3 April 1864 in
Hurstpierpoint. When the 1881 census was recorded she was a 17 year
old housekeeper to her father and brother Jesse.
Lydia Richardson was baptised on 5 August 1866 in Hurstpierpoint.
When the 1881 census was recorded she was a 14 year old general servant in
the household of David Josiah Parker a master painter at 14 Viaduct
Road, Brighton. She married John Moon in 1888.
Sarah Richardson was baptised on 4 April 1817 in Hurstpierpoint.
The 1841 census recorded that she was 20 years old and living with her
father and elder brothers.
Jonathan Sayers by banns on 20 November 1841 in
Hurstpierpoint. He was then a 27 year old bachelor and labourer of
Hurstpierpoint. She was a 24 year old spinster also of
Hurstpierpoint. Jonathan made his mark but Sarah signed her name.
Their fathers were named as William Sayers and John Richardson
who were both labourers. The witnesses to their marriage were Henry
Richardson (marked) and Richard Davey (signed).
Jonathan was baptised on 30 May 1813 in Hurstpierpoint and was the son of
William Sayers and Elizabeth Shirley.
Jonathan and Sarah had 6 known children:
Ellen Sayers was baptised on 13 July 1842 in Hurstpierpoint.
She died aged 61 years and her death was registered in the fourth quarter
of 1902 in the Brighton registration district. She married John
Scrase on 4 December 1863 in Brighton. He was born about 1840 in
Ditchling and died before the recording of the 1901 census.
Ann Sayers was baptised on 2 March 1845 in Hurstpierpoint.
She may have died young as she was not with her parents when the 1851
census was recorded.
George Sayers was baptised on 30 April 1848 in Hurstpierpoint.
William Sayers was baptised on 1 December 1850 in Hurstpierpoint.
Sarah Sayers was baptised on 21 August 1853 in Hurstpierpoint.
Jane Sayers was baptised on 6 September 1857 in Hurstpierpoint.
This page was updated on 7 January 2012