Ancestors of Mandy Willard

Number of pages

in this site:


Please bear this in mind when you contact me, as I can not always remember what I've said where.  It would be really helpful if you could tell me the page title or URL you are contacting me about.


Links to other pages in this site or other websites are in BLUE or RED.


Family History is my hobby.  I am not a professional genealogist.


Thank you for taking the time to view my humble effort.  Also, a very BIG THANK YOU to all those who have kindly contributed information.


Please check the data for yourself against original sources.


Tip:  You may need to hit your F5 key to see any changes to the page since your last visit.




William STICKLAND (1657-1694)

and Ann ESTMOND (1660-?)


William Stickland and Ann Estmond were my 8x Great Grandparents.  (Click here to see their place in my pedigree chart.)  They married on 8 September 1681 at the parish church of St. Peter and St. Paul in Wadhurst, Sussex.

William Stickland was baptised on 18 November 1657 in Frant, Sussex.  He was the son of 5 282 William Stickland (1618-1670) and 5 282 Elizabeth Cripse (1626-1697).  He was buried on 14 June 1694 in Frant and his was the only burial in Frant that month.  He left a will dated 9 June 1694 and proved on 17 January 1695 (click here to read my transcript), in which he mentioned his sons Estmond, William, John and Robert and daughters Elizabeth and Anne.  He also named “brothers” John Barham and Alexander Elliott as executors of his will.  He was only about 36 or 37 years old when he died, and his will was probably made either the day he died or a couple of day before.  I wonder if he died as a result of an accident or an illness?  As his wife had predeceased him, their 6 children aged between 2 and 11 where orphaned.  I wonder who looked after them and whether they were split up between the families of their Aunts and Uncles?  William was left a legacy of £300 by his father.

Ann Estmond was baptised on 11 December 1660 in Westham, Sussex.  She was the daughter of 5 285 George Estmond (1623-1667) and 5 285 Mary Pitfield.  She probaby died before her husband, as she was not mentioned in her husband’s will.  I have checked the Frant burial register between March 1692 and June 1694 and can not find a burial for her.  Ann was mentioned in her father's 1667 will by which she was to receive a legacy of £200 on the day of her marriage or her 21st birthday, which ever came first.


William Stickland and Ann Estmond had 6 known children: 5 202

  1. Elizabeth Stickland was baptised on 4 October 1682 in Frant and buried there on 30 November 1728.

  2. Estmond Stickland, my 7x Great Grandfather, was baptised 15 November 1683 in Frant.  He married Mary Small in 1717.  (They have their own page.)

  3. Anne Stickland was baptised on 24 September 1685 in Frant.

  4. William Stickland was baptised on 4 October 1687 in Frant.  He was buried on 11 June 1747 in Wadhurst.

    William married Mary Wheeler in 1711 in Shipbourne, Kent.  Mary was executrix to her husband’s will.

  5. John Stickland was baptised on 4 March 1689/90 in Frant.  He married Elizabeth Austen in 1713.  (They have their own page.)

  6. Robert Stickland was baptised on 20 March 1691/2 in Frant.  He died before 13 December 1729, as Letters of Administration were granted on that date.  He inherited the property Lightlands in Frant from his father.

    Robert married Mary Burtt on 5 May 1715 in Lewes, Sussex.  

    Robert and Mary had 6 known children:

    1. William Strickland (1716-?)

    2. Ann Strickland (1717-?)

    3. Mary Strickland (1718-?)

    4. Robert Strickland (1721-?)

    5. Ann Strickland (1723-?)

    6. John Strickland (1725-?)