Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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Henry STONER (1733-?)

and Elizabeth STONE (?-?)


Henry Stoner and Elizabeth Stone married on 8 April 1761 in Upper Beeding, Sussex.  (They were not my direct ancestors.)

Harry Stoner was baptised on 12 April 1733 in Cowfold, Sussex.  He was the son of William Stoner (1690-1767) and Anne Gratwick (c1695-1773).

Elizabeth Stone's date and place of birth/baptism are unknown, to me.  Might she have been baptised on 26 October 1736 in Nuthurst, Sussex and have been the daughter of John Stone and Ann?


Henry Stoner and Elizabeth Stone had 3 known children:

  1. William Stoner was baptised on 3 September 1763 in Cowfold and buried there on 4 September 1763.  The burial register noted that he was the son of Henry and Elizabeth.

  2. Elizabeth Stoner was baptised on 16 March 1766 in Cowfold.  She may have been buried on 9 April 1795 in Shermanbury as Elizabeth wife of Benjamin Terry.

    Elizabeth may have married Benjamin Terry on 24 February 1791 in Shermanbury, Sussex.  Benjamin was a bachelor of Twineham and Elizabeth was a spinster of Shermanbury.

    Another Elizabeth Stoner was born in 1763 in Cowfold, but I think she married William Gibson in 1785.

    Benjamin and Elizabeth had 2 known children:

    1. James Terry was baptised on 7 August 1791 in Shermanbury.  The baptism register noted that his parents paid the 3d. baptism fee.

    2. Sarah Terry was baptised on 30 March 1794 in Shermanbury.  The baptism register noted that her parents paid the 3d. baptism fee.

    As a widower, Benjamin Terry married widow Ann Lelliett by banns on 14 April 1805 in Shermanbury.  They were both of Shermanbury and both made their marks in the register.  The witnesses to their marriage were James Hards and Thomas Jupp.  Previously as Ann Penfold she had married Richard Lilliot on 8 April 1777 in Ashurst, Sussex.

  3. Hannah Stoner was baptised on 22 November 1767 in Cowfold.


Did Henry and Elizabeth also have a son named Thomas Stoner who married Barbara Buckwell in 1796?  Thomas was born about 1769/70.