Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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Thomas STONER (1821-?)

and Mary Ann COLLINS (1822-?)


Thomas Stoner and Mary Ann Collins married by banns on 25 December 1841 in Petworth, Sussex.  He was a 20 year old labourer of River Common in Tillington and she was then a 19 year old spinster from Hollands Square.  His father was named as Thomas Stoner a drainer, but Mary Ann's father was not named.  The witnesses to their marriage were Abraham Wadey and Thomas Kinggett.

Thomas Stoner was baptised on 27 October 1821 in Tillington, Sussex.  He was the son of Thomas Stoner and Hannah Potter.  The baptism register noted that his parents were from Upperton.

Mary Anne Collins was baptised on 13 March 1822 in Petworth, Sussex.  She was the daughter of Ann Collins who married Abraham Wady in 1824.  The 1841 census records that she was 15 year old Mary Wadey.

When the 1851 census was recorded the couple were living in North Street, Petworth, next door to Mary Ann's mother.  They were both then 29 years old and Thomas was was a stone digging labourer and Mary Ann was a washerwoman.  With them on census night were 4 of their children.


Thomas Stoner and Mary Ann Collins had 5 known children:

  1. William Stoner was baptised on 27 October 1843 in Petworth.  He was a 7 year old scholar in 1851.

  2. Thomas Stoner was baptised on 15 March 1846 in Petworth.  He was a 5 year old scholar in 1851.

  3. Mary Ann Stoner was born about 1847 in Tillington.  She was 3 years old in 1851.

  4. Henry Iliff Stoner was baptised on 18 March 1848 in Petworth.  At the time of the 1851 census he was 2 years old.

  5. Sarah Collings Stoner was baptised on 6 February 1852 in Petworth.