Ancestors of Mandy Willard
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and Sarah WELLS
may have been my 10x Great Grandparents. (Click
see their place in my pedigree chart.) They married on 30 November
1609 at the parish church of St. Mary's in Billingshurst, Sussex.
date and place of birth/baptism are unknown, to me. He was
buried on 22 May 1652 in Pulborough, Sussex. Might he have been the son of
Edmund left a
will dated 15 June 1648 and proved on 3 August 1652. He
appoint his son, Edmund, as sole executor and his friends Francis Wells
of Arundel and Thomas Sayers of Pulborough as overseers of
his will. (A Francis Wells married Mary
Hartfield on 10 July 1620 in Arundel. Might Francis have been
Sarah's brother, or some other relative?)
date and place of birth/baptism are unknown, to me. She most probably
died before 1648 as she was not mentioned in her husband's will. The Pulborough burial register records that Mary wife of
Edmund Sayers was buried on 16 August 1647 in Pulborough.
Was either of their names wrongly recorded? Should Mary have been
Sarah, or Edmund, John, as a John Sayers married
Mary Wells in 1604.
Edmund Sayers and Sarah
had 6 known children:
Agnes Sayers was baptised in March 1613/4 in Pulborough.
Only her father's name was recorded in the baptism register. She
was named as Ann, the eldest daughter in her father's
will, by which she received a legacy of 5 shillings.
Agnes married Thomas Norman on 1 November 1640 in West
Thomas and Agnes had at least 1 known child:
Thomas Norman was left a legacy of 40 shillings by his
maternal grandfather. Did he marry Elizabeth Wilson
in September 1668 in West Chiltington?
Mary Norman may have been part of this family.
She married George Pallmer by licence on 14 September
1671 in West Chiltington. Their licence was issued on 13 September
1671 by the Archdeaconry of Chichester, which recorded that Mary was a
spinster of Chiltington whilst George Palmer was a
cordwainer of the same place.
Edmund Norman may have been part of this family.
He married Elizabeth Pelham on 23 April 1682 in West
John Norman may have been part of this family. He
married Mary Gardiner on 2 June 1687 in West
Elizabeth Sayres was baptised on 17 May 1618 in
Pulborough and buried there on 23 April 1629. The baptism and
burial registers only recorded her father's name.
Mildred Sayres was baptised on 15 October 1620 in
Pulborough. The baptism register only recorded her father's name.
She was left a legacy of 5 shillings by her father.
Mildred married [-?-] Brooker before
1648. (A Joan Sayers married Thomas
Brooker on 6 October 1640 in West Chiltington. They had 2
daughters baptised in Storrington, Jane in 1642 and Mary in 1648.)
They had the following son:
John Brooker was left a legacy of 40 shillings by his
my 9x Great Grandfather, was baptised on 4 July 1624 in Pulborough.
He married Agnes Pannet in 1654. (They have their
John Sayers was buried on 8 March 1626/7 in Pulborough.
Only his father's name was recorded in the burial register.
Mary Sayers was baptised on 11 January 1628/9 in
Pulborough. Only her father's name was recorded in the baptism
register. She was mentioned in her father's will as the youngest
daughter, and he left her a legacy of £50.