Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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Richard SILVERSON (1749-1823)

and Sarah HARLAND (c1751-1827)


Richard Sylverson and Sarah Harland were my step 5x Great Grandparents.  (Click here to see their place in my pedigree chart.)  They married on 7 April 1776 in Hurstpierpoint, Sussex.  His name was then recorded as Richard Selverson.

Richard Silverstone was baptised on 14 January 1749/50 in Albourne, Sussex.  He was the eldest child and son of Richard Silverson (1726-1791) and Ann Tree (1722-1801).  He died aged 74 years was buried on 25 January 1823 in Woodmancote, Sussex

Sarah Harland died aged 76 years in Brighton, Sussex and was buried on 29 July 1827 in Woodmancote, therefore, she was born about 1751.  A Sarah Harland was baptised on 4 December 1748 in Hurstpierpoint, the daughter of Richard Harland and Ann Juniper.  However, a Sarah Harland married William Currenden on 15 April 1777 in Hurstpierpoint.  So which Sarah was baptised in 1748?  A Henry Harland and Elizabeth Gander married on 5 February 1750/1 in Hurstpierpoint - might they have had a daughter Sarah?


Richard Silverson and Sarah Harland had 7 known children:

  1. Jane Silverston was baptised on 20 July 1777 in Albourne.  She married John Richardson in 1807.  (They have their own page.)

  2. Elizabeth Silverstone was baptised on 21 May 1780 in Albourne.

  3. Henry Silverstone was baptised on 24 August 1783 in Albourne.

    Henry married Anne Sayers by banns on 4 June 1805 at St. Andrews in Edburton, Sussex.  He was then a bachelor (surname spelt Silverstone) and she a spinster.  They were both of Edburton and both made their X marks.  The witnesses were Jane Silverstone (marked) and John Parsons (signed).

    Henry and Anne had 1 known son:

    1. Richard Sylvester was baptised on 6 November 1808 in Edburton and buried there on 26 March 1809 aged 4 months.  He was baptised and buried as Sylvester.  There is a headstone marking his grave in the churchyard which notes that he died aged 19 weeks on 20 March 1809, and his name was recorded there as Richard Silvester.

  4. Lydia Silverstone was baptised on 3 September 1786 in Albourne.  She was buried in Woodmancote on 2 March 1806, as Lydia Silverson.

  5. Richard Silverson, my step 4x great grandfather, was baptised on 3 August 1788 in Woodmancote.  He married twice.  Firstly to Sarah Wood in 1807 and then to Mary sometime before or about 1811.  (They have their own page.)

  6. John Silverston was baptised on 23 January 1791 in Woodmancote.  He died aged 60 years in New Shoreham, Sussex and was buried on 20 June 1851 in Woodmancote as John Silversone.  When the 1851 census was recorded he was a pauper resident at the New Shoreham Workhouse.  He was then said to have been married, but there were no female Silversons in the workhouse at that time, nor have I found a possible marriage for John.

  7. Sarah Silverson was baptised on 7 June 1795 in Woodmancote as Sarah Silverson.