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Robert STONYER (c1730-?)

and Mary (?-?)

 

Robert Stonyer and Mary Baldwin married by banns on 1 April 1755 in Nuthurst, Sussex.  He was then said to be a husbandman and she was a widow.  They were both of Nuthurst.  (They were not my direct ancestors.)

Robert Stonyer's date and place of birth/baptism are unknown, to me.  He may have been buried on 21 April 1785 in Nuthurst, however another couple named Robert Stoner and Mary were also said to have settled in Nuthurst sometime after 1784.  Might Robert have been a son of William Stoner (1690-1767) and Anne Gratwick (c1695-1773)?

Mary's date and place of birth/baptism are unknown, to me.  She may have been buried as Mary wife of Robert Stoner on 31 January 1785 in Nuthurst.

 

Robert Stonyer and Mary had 4 known children:

  1. Stephen Stonyer was baptised on 14 March 1756 in Nuthurst.  He died before 1800.

    As Stephen Stoner he married Ann Marchant on 27 April 1784 by licence in Shermanbury, Sussex.  Their marriage licence was issued on the same day by the Archdeaconry of Chichester which noted that he was a bachelor and labourer of Hurstpierpoint and she was a spinster of Shermanbury.  The sponsors of the licence were Stephen himself and William Bowell a farmer of Shermanbury.

    Ann was baptised on 17 October 1762 in Shermanbury and was the daughter of John Marchant (1728-1801) and Dorcas Alfrey (1738-1822).  (Ann was the niece of my 7x Great Grandfather, John Alfrey.)

    Stephen and Ann had the following children:

    1. Ann Stoner was baptised on 4 December 1785 in Horsham.  It was noted in the baptism register that her parents were from Nuthurst.

    2. James Stoner was baptised on 17 February 1788 in Horsham.  He may have married Susanna Jenner in 1815.  (They have their own page.)

  2. Phoebe Stonyer was baptised on 14 May 1758 in Nuthurst.

    As Phoebe Stoner she married John Snashall by licence on 7 January 1779 in Slaugham, Sussex.  She was then a spinster and he a bachelor and they were both of Nuthurst.  The witnesses to their marriage were Robert Stoner and Charles Colven.

    John was probably baptised on 22 January 1756 in Slaugham, the son of John Snashall and Mary Izard.

  3. Hannah Stonyer was baptised on 20 April 1760 in Nuthurst.  She died aged 59 years and was buried on 6 June 1819 in West Grinstead, as Hannah wife of Philip Cooper.

    Hannah married Philip Cooper by banns on 13 April 1784 in Twineham, Sussex.  They were both then of Twineham.  The witnesses to their marriage were William Fowler and Richard Gearen.  (Another Philip Cooper, bachelor of Warminghurst, married Hannah Huelet on 4 January 1788 in Ashington, Sussex.)

    Philip died aged 83 years and was buried on 27 December 1825 in West Grinstead, therefore, he was born about 1742.  He may have previously married Maria Hussey by banns on 1769 in West Grinstead, at which time he was of Shipley.

    Philip and Hannah had the following children:

    1. Philip Cooper was baptised on 10 December 1786 in West Grinstead, the 16 year old son of Philip and Hannah.  I think he was more likely to have been the son of Philip and his first wife Maria.

      Philip married Mary Fist on 26 December 1793 in Shipley and they had children baptised in West Grinstead in 1794, 1795, 1797, 1798, 1801, 1803, 1805, 1808 and 1811.

      Mary wife of Philip Cooper died aged 46 years and was buried on 6 July 1819 in West Grinstead.

      As a widower, Philip married Jane Lemm, widow, by banns on 27 June 1826 in Brighton.

    2. Hannah Cooper was baptised on 10 December 1786 in West Grinstead.

    3. Ann Cooper was baptised on 26 December 1788 in West Grinsteaad.

    4. Mary Cooper was baptised on 8 August 1790 in West Grinstead.  She may have had the following daughter:

      1. Mary Cooper was baptised on 31 March 1811 in West Grinstead.

    5. Jemima Cooper was baptised on 6 June 1796 in West Grinstead.  She died aged 50 years and was buried on 25 September 1846 in Shipley.

      Jemima had the following daughter:

      1. Harriet Cooper was baptised on 2 February 1823 in West Grinstead.  It was noted in the baptism register that her mother was a pauper.  She died aged 7 years and was buried on 14 January 1830 in West Grinstead.

      Jemima married James Heasman by licence on 4 November 1832 in West Grinstead.  The witnesses to their marriage were John Summersell and John Jupp.  Their marriage licence was issued on the same day by the Archdeaconry of Chichester which noted that she was of West Grinstead and he was a widower from Shipley.

      When the 1841 census was recorded, James was a 45 year old agricultural labourer and Jemima was 45.  The were living at Worleys in Shipley along with 12 year old George Heasman.

      As a widower, James married Eliza Merrat by banns on 4 October 1848 in Shipley.  She was a spinster and he a labourer.  Their fathers were named as William Heasman and Benjamin Merrat who were both labourers.  The witnesses to their marriage were Henry Merrat and Esther Harbour.

      James died aged 77 years and was buried on 7 May 1876 in Shipley.

  4. Sarah Stonyar was baptised on 18 September 1763 in Nuthurst.

    Might she have married:

    Thomas Dinnage by banns on 27 September 1785 in Horsham.  He was a labourer and she a spinster.  The witnesses to the marriage were William Read and Sarah Read.  Thomas may have died aged 81 years and have been buried on 3 March 1836 in Horsham.  Sarah may have died aged 81 years and have been buried on 7 March 1843 in Horsham.  However, Thomas Dinnage married Grace Lindfield on 30 November 1778 in Horsham.  Thomas and Sarah had the following children:

    1. Jemima Dinnage was baptised on 14 October 1792 in Horsham.

    2. Mary Dinnage was baptised on 16 April 1797 in Horsham.

    3. Thomas Dinnage was baptised on 25 July 1802 in Horsham.

    Or William Westgate by banns on 6 November 1789 in Slaugham?  The witnesses to the marriage were Thomas Stoner and John Lindfield.

    Or John Purvey by licence on 3 August 1791 in Cowfold?  She was of Cowfold and he was from Fletching.  The witnesses to the marriage were Edmund Mitchell and Edward Mitchell.

    A Sarah Stoner was born in 1769 in Cuckfield.

 

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