Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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Clement SMITH (1830-?)

and Gainey Older WILLARD (1833-?)


St. Mary's, Pulborough, 1906 - from Smith and Gainey Willard married on Saturday 10 June 1854 at St. Mary's parish church in Pulborough.  He was then a 24 year old bachelor and labourer and she was a 22 year old spinster.  Their fathers were named as Thomas Smith a gardener and Clement Willard a labourer.  The witnesses to their marriage were Isaac Elliott and Jesse Greenfield.

Clement Smith was baptised on 23 May 1830 in Amberley and was the son of Thomas Smith (1804-?) and Mary Reeves (1805-?).

Gainey Older Willard was baptised on Sunday 24 February 1833 in Pulborough.  She was the daughter of Clement Willard (1813-1895) and Sophia Older (1811-1884).  She was also known as Jane.  When the 1851 census was recorded she was living at 2 Fightingcocks, Amberley, Sussex in the household of John Luff, where she was a 19 year old servant.

At the time of the 1861 census the couple and 2 children were living in a Cottage in Amberley and Clement was an agricultural labourer.  In 1871 the couple were living at No. 1 Ham Cottage in Greatham and Clement was an agricultural labourer.  Also with them on census night were their 4 children, 3 year old niece Annie T. Willard and 70 year old lodger and widower Michael Gatton.  By 1881, Clement and Jane were living in Broadwater, Sussex.  They were also living in Broadwater at the time of the 1891 census, along with their nephew, Walter Greenfield And they were still there when the 1901 census was recorded.  Clement was still an agricultural labourer and Jane, a laundress.


Clement Smith and Gainey Willard had 5 known children:

  1. Eliza Smith was baptised on 31 December 1854 in Amberley.  She was not living with her parents when the 1861 census was recorded.

  2. Allen Smith was baptised on 12 April 1857 in Amberley.  His name was recorded as Arthur Smith in the census for 1861 aged 4, 1871 aged 14 and 1881 aged 24.  In 1881 he was living with his parents and he was a carter/agricultural labourer.

  3. Emma Smith was baptised on 4 September 1859 in Amberley.  She was a year old when the 1861 census was recorded.  In 1871 she was an 11 year old scholar.

  4. Ellen Louisa Smith was baptised on 23 June 1861 in Amberley.  In 1871 she was a 9 year old scholar.  When the 1881 census was recorded she was probably a 19 year old domestic servant living at Manor Farm House in Heene, Sussex, the home of Edmund Lephard, but she gave her place of birth as Greatham.

    Ellen married George Richard Cutler in the second quarter of 1888 in the East Preston registration district.

    By 1901 the couple were living in Cuckfield, Sussex along with their 2 children.  George was then a farmer.

    George was baptised on 6 January 1861 in South Stoke, Sussex and was the son of George Cutler and Mary Hollands.  The 1881 census records that George was an unmarried 26 year old bricklayer's labourer, visiting the home of William Toms in The Village, Portslade, Sussex.

    George and Ellen had 2 known children:

    1. Harry Cutler was born about 1889 in Worthing, Sussex

    2. Mary Cutler was born about 1892 in Portslade, Sussex.

  5. Mary T. Smith was born about 1868 in Greatham, Sussex.  In 1871 she was 3 years old.  She was a 13 year old scholar when the 1881 census was recorded.




1871 census - Old Farm House, Greatham, Sussex (RG10/1104, folio 122, page 11)

George Greenfield, Head, Mar, 28, Ag Lab, born Billingshurst, Sussex

Harriet Greenfield, Wife, Mar, born Pulborough, Sussex

Walter Greenfield, Son, 4, born Pulborough, Sussex

Edith J. Greenfield, Daur, 2, born Greatham, Sussex

Eliza William, Niece, 4, born Pulborough, Sussex

Sophia Willard, Lodger, Mar, 60, born Pulborough, Sussex

next property on the census enumerators route...

Ham Cottage No. 1

Clement Smith, Head, Mar, 41, Ag Lab, born Rackham, Sussex

Ganay Smith, Wife, Mar, 39, born Pulborough, Sussex

Arthur A Smith, Son, 14, born Rackham, Sussex

Emma Smith, Daur, 11, Scholar, born Rackham, Sussex

Ellen L. Smith, Daur, 9, Scholar, born Rackham, Sussex

Mary J. Smith, Daur, 3, born Greatham, Sussex

Annie T. Willard, Niece, 3, born Pulborough, Sussex

Micahel Gatton, Lodger, Widr, 70, Ag Lab, born Ashington, Sussex