William Thorp was baptised on 4 October
1747 in Chiddingly. He died in about 1819, leaving a will. He
was a cordwainer.
William married twice. Firstly to Mary
Funnell by banns on 20 November 1772 in Chiddingly.
baptised on 10 December 1749 in Chalvington, Sussex and was the daughter
of William Funnell (1721-1787) and Mary Muddle. She
died aged 34 years and was buried in Chiddingly on 2 September 1782.
William and Mary had 6 known children:
Mary Thorp was baptised on 17 September 1773 in Chiddingly.
Elizabeth Thorp was baptised on 5 March 1775 in Chiddingly.
She had an illegitimate son:
William Thorpe was born on 10
February and baptised on 10 March 1793 in Chiddingly. According to
the 1851 census he was born in Laughton, Sussex. He married
Elizabeth Coppard by banns on 29 July 1813 in Barcombe, Sussex.
They were both then of Barcombe. Their son William Thorpe
Louisa Sawyers in 1850 and she was the great granddaughter of
Mary Thorpe, who was 1707 Benjamin Thorpe's niece.
William Thorp was baptised on 29 June 1776 in Chiddingly.
Hannah Thorpe was baptised on 19 October 1777 in Chiddingly.
John Thorpe was baptised on 4 July 1779 in Chiddingly.
Jenny Thorpe was baptised on 30 September 1781 in Chiddingly.
William next married
Ann Barrow by
banns on 3 January 1784 in Chiddingly.
baptised on 29 June 1764 in Burwash and was the daughter of
Joseph Barrow (1739-1812) and
Sarah Eastwood (1740-1811).
She was buried on 21 March 1806
in Chiddingly and the burial register records that she was "Mrs. late Ann
Barrow, second wife of William Thorpe".
William and Ann had 8 known
Thomas Thorpe was baptised on 6 July 1785 in Chiddingly.
Ann Thorpe was born on 17 January and baptised on 2 February 1787
Richard Thorpe was born on 11 May and baptised on 1 June 1789 in
Sarah Thorpe was born on 5 March and baptised on 26 March 1781 in
Benjamin Thorpe was born and baptised on 27 June 1793 in
Phillis Thorpe was born on 5 January and baptised on 24 January
1796 in Chiddingly.
George Thorpe was born on 4 October and baptised on 27 November
1797 in Chiddingly.
Sophia Thorpe was born on 28 June and baptised on 7 July 1800 in