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William TERRY (c1700-1761)

and Sarah WORSFIELD (c1705-1757)

 

William Terry and Sarah Worsfield were, I believe, my 7x Great Grandparents.  (Click here to see their place in my pedigree chart.)  They married on 24 October 1728 in Shipley, Sussex.  He was then from Woodmancote, Sussex.

William Terryís date and place of birth/baptism are unknown, to me.  He was buried on 16 January 1761 in Woodmancote, Sussex.  Might he have been a son of Thomas Terry and Frances Burcher who married on 30 October 1692 in Woodmancote?  Or might he have been baptised in November 1689 and again on 10 December 1689 in Shipley, the son of William Terry and Ann Reynolds?

Sarah Worsfieldís date and place of birth/baptism are unknown, to me.  She was buried on 10 July 1757 in Woodmancote.

 

William Terry and Sarah Worsfield had 2 known children:

  1. Mary Terry was baptised on 20 October 1729 in Woodmancote.  She was buried on 28 March 1796 in Hurstpierpoint, Sussex.

    Mary married Samuel Geer on 23 July 1754 in Hurstpierpoint.

    Samuel was baptised on 19 May 1719 in Pyecombe, Sussex and was the son of Richard Geere and Grace Paine.  He was buried on 9 June 1795 in Hurstpierpoint.  Samuel was a husbandman.

    Samuel and Mary had 9 known children:

    1. James Gear was baptised on 11 December 1754 in Hurstpierpoint, but it is believed his name should have been recorded as William Gear.  He was of South Malling and died in 1836.

    2. John Geer was baptised on 19 September 1756 in Hurstpierpoint.  He died in 1834.

      John married Lydia Gearen by banns on 18 April 1781 in Bolney, Sussex.  At that time they were both of Bolney.  Lydia was baptised on 12 July 1753 in Bolney and was the daughter of Richard Geering and Ann Mantle.

      John and Lydia had 5 known children:

      1. Thomas Geere was baptised on 26 August 1781 in Bolney.

      2. John Gear was baptised on 9 November 1783 in Bolney.  As John Geere he may have married Sarah Newham on 24 June 1808 in Hurstpierpoint.  At the time John was of Keymer.

      3. Samuel Gear was baptised on 25 November 1790 in Hurstpierpoint.  As Samuel Geere he may have married Mary Waller by banns on 18 September 1809 at St. John sub Castro in Lewes, Sussex.  Samuel was then of the parish of St. John sub Castro and Mary of Albourne.  The witnesses to the marriage were John Burtenshaw and Andrew Knight.

      4. Richard Gear was baptised on 9 March 1794 in Hurstpierpoint.

      5. Mary Gear was baptised on 9 October 1796 in Hurstpierpoint.

    3. Mary Geer was baptised on 18 October 1758 in Hurstpierpoint.  She may have married Henry Ward in 1780.  (They have their own page.)

    4. Thomas Geer was baptised on 18 August 1762 in Hurstpierpoint.

    5. James Gear was baptised on 16 December 1764 in Hurstpierpoint.

    6. Elizabeth Gear was baptised on 6 September 1767 in Hurstpierpoint.  She may have been buried in Hurstpierpoint on 28 April 1770 or she may have married Richard Lapper of Friston on 8 May 1791 in South Malling, Sussex.

    7. Samuel Gear was baptised on 29 July 1770 in Hurstpierpoint.  He died in 1804.  Samuel married Sarah Pockney on 30 November 1790 in Hurstpierpoint.  They had 1 known son:

      1. Thomas Geer was baptised on 21 March 1791 in Hurstpierpoint.

    8. James Geer was baptised on 12 September 1772 in Hurstpierpoint, but it is believed his name should have been Henry Geer.  He died in 1856.  Henry married twice, firstly to Frances Langridge on 4 April 1797 in Hurstpierpoint.  They had 2 known children:

      1. Jesse Geer was baptised on 27 April 1800 in Hurstpierpoint.

      2. Henry Geer was born on 30 July and baptised on 29 August 1802 in Hurstpierpoint.

      As a widower of Hurstpierpoint, Henry then married Jane Ockenden on 17 April 1810 in Hurstpierpoint.

    9. James Geer was baptised on 12 August 1773 in Hurstpierpoint.  He died in 1831.

      James married Lydia Alfrey on 15 August 1796 in Hurstpierpoint.  Lydy was baptised on 1 April 1769 in Shermanbury and was the daughter of Sarah Alfrey (1739-?).

      James and Lydia had 6 known children:

      1. Lydia Geer was baptised on 9 February 1798 in Hurstpierpoint.  As Lydia Geere she may have married Thomas Riddles by licence on 24 December 1819 in Clayton, Sussex.  At the time she was of Albourne and he of Clayton.

      2. Ann Geer was born on 4 April and baptised on 22 May 1801 in Hurstpierpoint.

      3. Sarah Geer was born on 22 February and baptised on 2 April 1804 in Hurstpierpoint.  As Sarah Geere she may have married John Talmay on 11 June 1825 in Hurstpierpoint.

      4. Elizabeth Geere was born on 2 November and baptised on 21 December 1806 in Hurstpierpoint.

      5. Mary Geer was born on 13 November 1808 and baptised on 1 January 1809 in Hurstpierpoint.

      6. William Geer was born on 16 September and baptised on 20 October 1811 in Hurstpierpoint.

  2. William Terry, my 6x Great Grandfather, was baptised on 8 April 1731 in Woodmancote.  He married my 6x Great Grandmother 5 310 Elizabeth Steel in 1755.  (They have their own page.)

 

 

Possible baptisms for Sarah Worsfield:

  1. Sarah Worsfold was baptised on 24 April 1695 in Billingshurst, Sussex.  She was the daughter of Robert Worsfold.  Robert had married Jane King on 18 May 1693 in Itchingfield, Sussex.  He was then of Horsham and she of Billingshurst.

  2. Sarah Worsfold was baptised on 5 February 1695/6 in Horsham, Sussex.  She was the daughter of John Worsfold and Elizabeth.  John had married Elizabeth Edes on 28 April 1691 in Horsham.

  3. Sarah Worsfold was baptised on 10 November 1702 in Horsham.  She was the daughter of William Worsfold and Sarah.  William had married Sarah Taner on 18 april 1694 in Horsham.  She was then a spinster.

  4. Sarah Worsfold was baptised on 13 September 1705 in West Chiltington, Sussex.  She was the daughter of John Worsfold.

 

Sarah Worsfold/Worsfield marriages:

  1. Sarah Worsful married John Dendy on 4 June 1728 in Itchingfield, Sussex.  They were both then of Itchingfield.

 

Other possible parents of Sarah:

  1. Henry Worsfold and Jane Terry married on 4 April 1689 in Horsham.  He was then of Horsham and she a widow of Cowfold.

  2. Richard Worstfeild and Jane Alcock married on 2 June 1695 in Woodmancote.

  3. Thomas Worsfeild and Mary Vinall married on 28 April 1698 in Shermanbury, Sussex.

  4. George Worsfold and Mary Boarer married on 16 June 1698 in Nuthurst, Sussex.

  5. Thomas Worsfeld and Martha Benet married on 6 May 1700 in Capel, Surrey.  He was then of Horsham and she of Capel.

 

Many thanks to Jeremy Geere for addtions to this page.

TERRY          WORSFIELD

This page was reviewed on 8 April 2012