Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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Henry SETFORD (c1788-?)

and Ann STEPHENSON (c1781-?)


Henry Setford and Ann Stephenson married by banns on 26 October 1803 in Maresfield, Sussex.  He was then of Fletching, Sussex and she of Maresfield.  A witness to the marriage was Mary Setford.  (They were not my direct ancestors, but Henry was about 6 years older than my ancestor Henry Setford, and neither appear to have been baptised.)

Henry Setford was born about 1788 in Horsted Keynes, Sussex.  He was the miller at Nutley Windmill from at least about 1838.  He died before 1861 as his wife was then recorded as a widow in the census.

It is unlikely he was the son of Henry Setford (c1750-1826) and Elizabeth Peckham (1747-1824), as they had a son named Henry born in 1773 who would seem to have died aged 72 years in 1845.  Might he have been the son of John Setford (1745-?) and Ann, who had 9 known children baptised in Horsted Keynes between 1771 and 1793?  Or, could he have been the son of William Setford (1754-?) and Elizabeth Marden (1759-?) who had 6 children baptised in Horsted Keynes between 1777 and 1788?

Ann Stephenson was born about 1781 in Maresfield.  She may have died before or about 1871.

When the 1841 census was recorded the couple were living at Bay House, Fords Green, Nutley in the parish of Maresfield.  Also with them at that time were 13 year old Hannah Setford and 11 year old Alfred Setford.  The couple were still living in Nutley when the 1851 census was recorded.


Henry Setford and Ann Stephenson had 2 known children:

  1. William Setford was baptised on 22 July 1804 in Maresfield.  He married Ann Wood in 1827.  (They have their own page.)

  2. Clara Setford was born about 1810 in Maresfield.