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Leonard SHORT (1778-?)

and Ann WILLARD (1776-1863)

 

St. Mary's, West Chiltington, circa 1910 - from http://www.westsussexpast.org.uk/pictures/index.htmlLeonard Short and Ann Willard married on 5 April 1798 at the parish church of St. Mary's in West Chiltington, Sussex.  They were married by the curate, Thomas Evans.  The witnesses to the marriage were Richard Lillywhite and Charlotte Willard who both made their X marks.  (Charlotte was Ann's younger sister.)  (The couple were not my direct ancestors.  Ann was the sister of my 4x Great Grandfather, John Willard.)

Lenoard Short was baptised on 22 February 1778 in Thakeham, Sussex.  He was the son of John Short (1743-?) and Abigail Soutter (1743-?).  He died before the recording of the 1841 census.

Ann Willard was baptised on 10 March 1776 in Pulborough, Sussex.  She was the daughter of Robert Willard (1735-1811) and Mary Wild (c1740-1792).  Her death may have been registered in the second quarter of 1863 in the Thakeham registration district.  When the 1841 census was recorded she was living in West Chiltington with her son William and daughter Sarah.  In 1851 she was living at Great Combers in West Chiltington with her son William and next door to her daughter Sarah.  She was still living with her son William in 1861 at Combers in West Chiltington.

 

Leonard Short and Ann Willard had 6 known children:

  1. James Willard was born on 20 September 1796 and baptised on 8 January 1797 in Pulborough.  He married Mary Briggs in 1818.  (They have their own page.)  A bastardy order/bond was issued by Pulborough parish on 21 January 1797 to Ann Willard of West Chiltington at her brother John Willard's house, in respect of a 4 month old male bastard who was born on 20 September 1796.  Leonard Short was named as the putative father.

  2. Samuel Short was baptised on 13 April 1800 in West Chiltington.  He died before the recording of the 1841 census.

    Samuel married Leah Wadey on 30 April 1827 in West Chiltington.

    Leah was baptised on 16 January 1804 in West Chiltington and was the daughter of James Wadey and Zilpha Bennett.  She was living at Gobles in West Chiltington in 1841 along with 6 of her children.  When the 1851 census was recorded she was a 47 year old widow and charwoman, living at South Gobles in West Chiltington, along with 3 sons.

    Samuel and Leah had 7 known children:

    1. George Short was baptised on 11 November 1827 in West Chiltington.

      George married Eliza Deadman.

      George and Eliza had the following children:

      1. Charlotte Short

      2. Frederic Short

      3. George Short

      4. Fanny Short

      5. James Short

      6. Harriet Short

      7. Maria Short

      8. Edith Short

    2. Walter Short was baptised on 13 May 1832 in West Chiltington.  He died aged 68 years and his death was registered in the third quarter of 1899 in the Thakeham registration district.  In 1851 he was a 19 year old agricultural labourer living with his mother.

      Walter married twice, firstly to Mary Hickox Merritt and then to Sarah Geal in 1873.

      Mary was born about 1836 in Washington, Sussex and was the daughter of Peter Merritt (1807-1875) and Eleanor Hickox (1811-?).

      Sarah may have been baptised on 9 October 1842 in West Chiltington and was the daughter of James Geal and Jane Stepney.

      When the 1881 census was recorded the couple were living at Water Lane Leathern Bottle, Sullington, Sussex and Walter was then a 50 year old agricultural labourer.  With the couple were 3 Geal step children, 3 of their own children and an 84 year old lodger Edmund Hoad.  The 1891 census records that 58 year old Walter and his 3 children, James, Edward and Annie were living in West Chiltington village.  Sarah was then a 46 year old prisoner in Portsea, Hampshire.  In 1901 Sarah was a 60 year old widow and living South Blows, Ashurst, Sussex, the home of Edwin Elliott and his 24 year old wife Annie.  Sarah's relationship to the head of the household was said to be step mother.

      Walter and Mary had 3 known children:

      1. William Short was born about 1857 in Washington.

      2. Peter Short was born about 1858 in Washington.

      3. Walter Short was born about 1860 in Washington.

      Walter and Sarah had may have had the following children:

      1. Jane Geal was born about 1867 in West Chiltington.  She was a 14 year old scholar in 1881.

      2. Rose Geal was born about 1870 in West Chiltington.  She was an 11 year old scholar in 1881.

      3. Walter Geal was born about 1872 in West Chiltington.  In 1881 he was a 9 year old scholar.

      4. James Short was born about 1876 in Sullington, Sussex.  In 1881 he was 5 years old.  In 1891 he was a 16 year old agricultural labourer.  A transcript of the Sullington register records that James Short was baptised on 30 October 1875 and that he was the son of James Short and Mary.  He married Sarah Jones.  In 1901 James and Sarah A. were both 25 years old and living in Partridge Green, Sussex, where he was a loader.

      5. Edward Short was born about 1878 in Sullington.  In 1881 he was 3 years old.  He was a 14 year old agricultural labourer in 1891.  The Sullington transcript records that an Edward Short was baptised on 13 January 1878, the son of James and Mary.

      6. Anne Short was born about 1880 in Sullington.  At the time of the 1881 census she was a year old.  She was a 12 year old scholar in 1891.  Annie Short was baptised on 28 March 1880 in Sullington and was the daughter of James and Mary.  Annie married Edwin Elliott.  In 1901 they were living at South Blows in Ashurst.  Edwin was then a 34 year old stockman on a farm and Annie was 24.  Also with them were their 3 children, James G. J. Short aged 4, 2 year old Annie E. Elliott and 1 year old Elizabeth R. Elliott.

      7. George Thomas Short was baptised on 16 October 1881 in Sullington, the son of James and Mary.  He died aged 4 years and his death was registered in the second quarter of 1886 in the Thakeham registration district.

    3. Michael Short was baptised on 8 December 1833 in West Chiltington.

    4. Hannah Short was baptised on 15 February 1835 in West Chiltington.

    5. Maurice Short was baptised on 28 February 1836 in West Chiltington.  He was a 14 year old agricultural labourer in 1851.

      As Morris Short he married Frances Lillywhite on 9 June 1862 in Wiston, Sussex.

      Frances was born about 1840/1 in Ashington, Sussex.

      In 1881 the couple together with 6 children were living at Blonks Green, Shipley, where Morris was an agricultural labourer.

      Maurice and Frances had the following children:

      1. Jemima Short was born about 1860 in Ashington.

      2. Maurice Short was born about 1863 in Ashington.

      3. Ellen Short was born about 1867 in Ashington.

      4. Harry Short was born about 1869 in Ashington.

      5. Jane Short was born about 1870 in Ashington.

      6. Ann Short was born about 1871 in Ashington.

      7. Samuel Short was born about 1877 in Washington.

      8. Percy Short was born about 1883 in Henfield.

    6. Peter Short was baptised on 14 May 1837 in West Chiltington.  In 1851 he was a 13 year old agricultural labourer.  He died in 1897.

      Peter married Emily Jackson in 1858 in Thakeham, Sussex.

      Emily was baptised on 2 February 1840 in Thakeham. and was the daughter of Jesse Jackson and Eliza Harding.

      Peter and Emily had the following children:

      1. Henry Short was born about 1859 in Washington.  Henry married Emma Hills in 1895.

      2. Raymond Short was baptised on 14 July 1861 in Warminghurst, Sussex.  Raymond married Sarah Floate in 1885.  She was born about 1865 and was the daughter of Henry Floate and Susannah Hickox.

      3. Harriet Labina Short was baptised on 8 March 1863 in Warminghurst.

      4. George Short was baptised on 23 July 1865 in Warminghurst.  George married Margaret Ansell in 1898.

      5. Jesse Jackson Short was baptised on 29 September 1867 in Warminghurst.  Jesse married Sarah Parsons.

      6. Sydney Walter Short was baptised on 28 March 1869 in Warminghurst.

      7. Allen Short was born about 1872 in Warminghurst.

      8. Augusta Emily Short was born about 1877 in Warminghurst.  Augusta marriad William Jackman in 1896.

      9. Annie Short was born about 1878 in Warminghurst.

      10. Sarah Lilly Short was born about 1880 Washington.

      11. Mary J. Short was born about 1884 in Washington.

    7. Samuel Short was baptised on 2 September 1838 in West Chiltington and buried there on 17 March 1840.

  3. William Short was baptised on 14 February 1802 in West Chiltington.  When the 1851 census was recorded he was an unmarried agricultural labourer living with his widowed mother at Great Combers in West Chiltington, next door to the family of his sister Sarah.

  4. Leonard Short was baptised on 22 April 1804 in Pulborough.  He married Elizabeth Scutt in 1821.  (They have their own page.)

  5. Mary Ann Short was baptised on 30 March 1806 in Pulborough.

    Mary Ann married James Netley by banns on 16 April 1827 in Pulborough.  The witnesses to the marriage were Leah Wadey and Samuel Short.

    James and Mary Ann had 1 known daughter:

    1. Emma Netley was baptised on 21 October 1827 in Pulborough, at which time her father was a labourer.  On 16 November 1844 in Pulborough, Emma was a witness to the marriage of her cousin Emma/Emily Willard to James Penfold.

      Emma married George Harding on 12 December 1847 in Lancing, Sussex.

      When the 1851 census was recorded the couple were living in Pulborough along with Emma's mother who was said to be married, but James was not at the same address.  In 1851 George was a farm labourer and Emma a school mistress.  They were living next door to the family of Thomas Willard and he was a cousin of Emma's mother.

  6. Sarah Short was baptised on 6 October 1811 in Ashington.

    Sarah married Charles Snachell by banns on 18 July 1829 in Pulborough.  The witnesses to the marriage were James Netley and Mary Ann Netley.

    Their surname was spelt Snashfold in the 1851 census.  Sarah then gave her place of birth as Shipley, Sussex.  Charles was an agricultural labourer.

    Charles and Sarah had the following children:

    1. Mary Ann Snashfold was born about 1830 in West Chiltington.

    2. Ellen Snashfold was baptised on 18 September 1831 in West Chiltington.

    3. Maurice Snashfold was baptised on 16 July 1833 in West Chiltington.

 

 

William Short was baptised on 17 January 1800 in Goring, Sussex.  He was the son of Richard Short and Lucy White.

William married twice, firstly to Jane Harwood by banns on 3 June 1823 in West Chiltington.  He was then a bachelor and she a spinster and they were both of West Chiltington.

Jane was baptised on 20 February 1803 in West Chiltington and was the daughter of Henry Harwood and Sarah Austen.

William and Jane had the following children:

  1. Peter Short was born on 10 December 1825 and baptised on 16 January 1825 in West Chiltington.

  2. Caroline Short was baptised on 18 March 1827 in West Chiltington.

  3. Harriet Short was baptised on 5 July 1829 in West Chiltington.

  4. Elizabeth Short was baptised on 30 January 1831 in West Chiltington.

  5. Maurice Short was baptised on 17 February 1833 in West Grinstead.  The IGI records that he died on 19 October 1834, but he seems to have been alive and well when the 1851 census was recorded.

  6. Lucy Short was baptised on 21 June 1835 in West Chiltington.

William next married Sarah Tuden on 24 November 1849 in West Chiltington.  When the 1851 census was recorded the family were living at Gayshouse in West Grinstead and William was a labourer.  Sarah was born about 1794 in Pulborough.

 

To whom do the following belong:

  1. Edith Short was born in 1888 in West Hoathly, Sussex.

  2. Emily Short was born in 1890 in West Hoathly.

  3. Walter Short was born in 1892 in West Hoathly.

  4. William Short was born in 1894 in Henfield.

  5. Ellen Short was born in 1895 in Henfield.

  6. Harry Short was born in 1897 in Henfield. He died in 1973.  Harry married Charlotte Green.

  7. Jesse Short was born in 1899 in Henfield.

  8. Amy Short was born in 1902 in Henfield.

  9. Alfred Short was born in 1903 in Henfield.  He married Evelyn Moss.

  10. Peter Short was born in 1905 in Henfield

 

Many thanks to Mark Short for additions to this page.

SHORT          WILLARD