Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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Benjamin THORPE (1707-1781)

and Anna SANSUM (1707-1778)


Benjamin Thorpe and Anna Sansum married by licence on 6 September 1731 at St. Clements in Hastings, Sussex.  They were both then of Chiddingly, Sussex.  (They were not my direct ancestors.  Benjamin was the brother of my 7x great grandfather, Thomas Thorpe.)

Benjamin Thorpe was baptised on 7 November 1707 in Maresfield, Sussex.  He was the son of Richard Thorpe (1670-1742) and Elizabeth Clark (c1674-1761).  He died of Small Pox and was buried on 23 July 1781 in Chiddingly.

Anna Sansum was baptised on 16 September 1707 in Arlington, Sussex.  She was the daughter of William Sansum and Susanna Marchant.  She died and was buried in Chiddingly in 1778.


Benjamin Thorpe and Ann Sansum had 8 known children:

  1. John Tharp was baptised privately on 19 April 1732 in Chiddingly.

  2. William Thorp was baptised on 8 April 1725 in Chiddingly and buried there on 19 February 1735/6.

  3. Elizabeth Thorp was baptised on 2 March 1737/8 in Chiddingly.

  4. Benjamin Thorp was baptised on 27 Mary 1740 in Chiddingly.  He was buried there on 28 March 1771 and the burial register records that he was the son of Benjamin Thorp.

  5. Jane Thorp was baptised on 16 May 1744 in Chiddingly and buried there on 23 August 1767.

  6. Mary Thorp was baptised on 7 March 1745/6 in Chiddingly and buried there on 16 April 1746.

  7. William Thorp was baptised on 4 October 1747 in Chiddingly.  He married twice, firstly to Mary Funnell in 1772 and then to Ann Barrow in 1784.  (They have their own page.)

  8. Thomas Thorp was baptised on 12 January 1749/50 in Chiddingly and buried there on 11 August 1751.



This page was last updated on 11 July 2009