Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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Leonard SHORT (1804-1883)

and Elizabeth SCUTT (c1792-1867)


Leonard Short and Elizabeth Scutt married by banns on 9 October 1821 in Petworth, Sussex.  He was a bachelor and she a spinster from Shipley, Sussex.  The witnesses to their marriage were William Gadd and Thomas Kinggett.  (They were not my direct ancestors.  Leonard was the nephew of my 4x Great Grandfather, John Willard.)

Leonard Short was baptised on 22 April 1804 in Pulborough, Sussex.  He was the son of Leonard Short (1778-?) and Ann Willard (1776-1863).  He died aged 80 years in the fourth quarter of 1883.  At the time of the 1871 census he was a 66 year old widower and he was lodging with 22 year old Henry Harding and his 19 year old wife Harriet and their year old son.  Also part of the household was Henry's 9 year old brother William and 80 year old John Wheatland.  All 3 men were agricultural labourers.  When the 1881 census was recorded Leonard was a farm servant living at Kings Farm in West Chiltington.  He was then a widower.

Elizabeth Scutt was born about 1796 in West Chiltington, as per the 1851 census or about 1801 in Earnley, as per the 1861 census.  She died aged 75 years and her death was registered in the first quarter of 1867 in the Thakeham registration district (i.e. born about 1792).

When the 1851 census was recorded the family were living at Coneyhurst Cottage in West Chiltington.  Leonard was a 48 year old waggoner and Elizabeth was 56.  They were still at Coneyhurst in 1861 and Leonard was then a carter.  Also living with them on census night was their 9 year old granddaughter Harriett Thomas and 73 year old lodger John Wheatland who was a widower and agricultural labourer.  Leonard was then said to be 50 years old and Elizabeth was 60.


Leonard Short and Elizabeth Scutt had 8 known children:

  1. William Short was baptised on 23 December 1821 in Pulborough.

    William married Hannah Scutt on 5 February 1848 in West Chiltington.  The witnesses to their marriage were Samuel King and Charlotte King.

    Hannah was baptised on 22 January 1832 in Pulborough and was the daughter of Samuel Scutt (1804-?) and Jane Hayler Scutt (1812-?).

  2. Ann Short was baptised on 18 April 1824 in Pulborough.

  3. Charlotte Short was baptised on 29 January 1826 in West Chiltington.

  4. Emily Short was baptised on 27 April 1828 in West Chiltington.  She married Joseph Bristow on 8 April 1847 in Pulborough.

  5. Solomon Short was baptised on 2 May 1830 in West Chiltington.

  6. George Short was baptised on 19 February 1832 in West Chiltington.  He was an 18 year old agricultural labourer in 1851.

  7. Harriet Short was baptised on 1 June 1834 in West Chiltington.

    Harriet married James Thomas on 2 June 1849 in West Chiltington.

    James and Harriet had the following child:

    1. Harriet Thomas was born about 1852 in West Chiltington.  She married Henry Harding.  Henry and Harriet had the following child:

      1. George Harding was born about 1870 in West Chiltington.  He was a year old when the 1871 census was recorded.

  8. Henry Short was baptised on 14 February 1837 in West Chiltington.  He was a 13 year old ploughboy in 1851.


SCUTT          SHORT

This page was last updated on 18 July 2009