Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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David SETFORD (1774-1851)

and Jane HASTINGS (c1779-1826)

and Henrietta KEMP (c1788-?)


David Setford and Jane Hastings married on 18 October 1803 in Capel, Surrey.  (The Surrey marriage index records her surname as Hopkins.)

David then married Henrietta Kemp by banns on 2 September 1827 in Lindfield, Sussex.  He was then said to be a bachelor and she a spinster, and they were both of Lindfield.  The witnesses to the marriage were M. Marchant and  Sarah Marchant.  (David's sister Amelia had married William Marchant in 1798.)

David Setford was baptised on 28 August 1774 in Horsted Keynes, Sussex.  He was the son of Charles Setford (c1745-1808) and Hannah.  He died aged 75 years in Buxted, Sussex and was buried on 27 April 1851 in Maresfield, Sussex.

Jane Hastings was born about 1779 and was buried on 4 June 1826 in Maresfield, Sussex.

Henrietta Kemp was born about 1788 in Heathfield, Sussex (as per the 1851 census transcript).  A Hariot Kemp was born on 26 August 1790 and baptised on 22 October 1790 at the Independent Chapel in Heathfield.

In 1841 David and Harriet were living at Batts Hill in Maresfield and he was a farm labourer.  By 1851 the couple were living in Five Ash Down in Buxted, Sussex and he was still a farm labourer.  When the 1861 census was recorded, 77 year old widow Henrietta Setford was living alone, near School Hill in Heathfield.  Living next door to her at that time was John Gorringe and his wife and niece.


David Setford and Jane Hastings may have had the following children:

  1. Charles Setford was baptised on 20 May 1804 in Capel, Surrey.  He married Harriet Heasman in 1826.  (They have their own page.)

  2. Milly Setford, a twin, was baptised on 14 August 1809 in Rusper, Sussex.  Her mother's name was then recorded as Jenny.  She died in 1847 in the Eltham registration district.

  3. Mary Setford, a twin, was baptised on 14 August 1809 in Rusper.  Her mother's name was then recorded as Jenny.  Mary may have been buried on 12 November 1836 in Waldron, Sussex.  The burial register noted that she was 27 years old, from Maresfield and died in the Waldron Workhouse.

    Mary may have had the following sons:

    1. Henry Setford was baptised on 20 July 1834 in Maresfield.

    2. Charles Setford was baptised on 7 September 1836 in Waldron.  The baptism register noted that his mother was a spinster from Maresfield.

  4. Jane Setford may have been a daughter of Charles and Hannah.  She may have married George Gates on 10 October 1837 in Brighton, Sussex - at some point I will check this marriage at the East Sussex Record Office.

  5. Henry Setford was baptised on 20 September 1812 in Rusper.  He married Emma Shorter in 1846.  (They have their own page.)

  6. John Setford was born in 1815 at Edenbridge, Kent.  He married Mary.  (They have their own page.)

  7. David Setford was born in November 1816 at Maresfield.  In the 1861 census for Lewisham he was unmarried and living with his brother Henry and his family.

  8. Samuel Setford was baptised on 11 April 1819 in Maresfield.  He married twice.  Firstly to Mary Ann Ball in 1843 and then Annesley.  (They have their own page.)


Many thanks to Graeme Setford for additions to this page. 

HASTING          KEMP          SETFORD

This page was updated on 19 May 2012