Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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Richard STEDMAN (c1665-?)

and Jane WARD (1661-?)


Richard Stedman and Jane Ward married on 26 October 1690 in Slaugham, Sussex.  He was then of Cuckfield and she of Horsham.

Richard Stedman's date and place of birth/baptism are unknown, to me.  A Richard Steadman of Cuckfield was buried on 26 April 1708 in Slaugham.

Jane Ward may have been baptised on 25 April 1661 in Cuckfield, Sussex and have been the daughter of George Ward.


Richard Stedman and Ward Jane may have had the following children:

  1. Ann Stedman was baptised in March 1691/2 in Slaugham.  Only her father's name was recorded in the baptism register and it was noted that he was of Cuckfield.

  2. Richard Steadman was baptised on 23 October 1698 in Slaugham.  Both his parents were named in the baptism register and it was noted that his mother was of Cuckfield.  Did he marry Ann Tasker by licence on 24 June 1728 at St. Annes, Lewes?  Their marriage licence was issued on the same day by the Archdeaconry of Lewes and noted that Richard was a carpenter of Cuckfield and Ann was a spinster of Barcombe.  Or did he marry Ann Simmonds on 2 February 1732/3 in Ardingly, Sussex?  At the time of their marriage Richard was of Slaugham and Ann of Ardingly.

    Richard and Ann, nee Tasker named their children:  Ann, Richard, John, Sarah and William.

    Richard and Ann, nee Simmonds named their children:  Ann, Richard, Thomas and Martha.