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 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.

    Mary was 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:

    1. Mary Thorp was baptised on 17 September 1773 in Chiddingly.

    2. Elizabeth Thorp was baptised on 5 March 1775 in Chiddingly.  She had an illegitimate son:

      1. 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 married Louisa Sawyers in 1850 and she was the great granddaughter of Mary Thorpe, who was 1707 Benjamin Thorpe's niece.

    3. William Thorp was baptised on 29 June 1776 in Chiddingly.

    4. Hannah Thorpe was baptised on 19 October 1777 in Chiddingly.

    5. John Thorpe was baptised on 4 July 1779 in Chiddingly.

    6. Jenny Thorpe was baptised on 30 September 1781 in Chiddingly.

    William next married Ann Barrow by banns on 3 January 1784 in Chiddingly.

    Ann was 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 children:

    1. Thomas Thorpe was baptised on 6 July 1785 in Chiddingly.

    2. Ann Thorpe was born on 17 January and baptised on 2 February 1787 in Chiddingly.

    3. Richard Thorpe was born on 11 May and baptised on 1 June 1789 in Chiddingly.

    4. Sarah Thorpe was born on 5 March and baptised on 26 March 1781 in Chiddingly.

    5. Benjamin Thorpe was born and baptised on 27 June 1793 in Chiddingly.

    6. Phillis Thorpe was born on 5 January and baptised on 24 January 1796 in Chiddingly.

    7. George Thorpe was born on 4 October and baptised on 27 November 1797 in Chiddingly.

    8. Sophia Thorpe was born on 28 June and baptised on 7 July 1800 in Chiddingly.

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

 

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