Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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The THORPE Family of Sussex


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My Thorpe Ancestors

I join the Thorpe tree with a 6x Great Grandmother Mary Thorpe who was born in 1734 in Maresfield, Sussex.  She married Walter Sawyers (1726-1780) in 1751 also in Maresfield, which is where they raised their family.

Mary's father Thomas Thorpe (1711-1794) was also born in Maresfield.  He married Elizabeth Duffield (1707-1793), who was from nearby Isfield.  His father Richard Thorpe (1670-1742) had been born in Buxted, but had settled in Maresfield by the time his first child was baptised there in January 1697.  He is said to have married Elizabeth Clark in 1694 in Old Windsor, Berkshire, but I don't know where this data comes from.  Richard was a Labourer.

Richard was the son of Benedict Thorpe (1634-1697) and Susanna Browne (c1638-1692).  Benedict was born in Ifield, Sussex, up on the Sussex/Surrey border.  He may have been born at a time when the family fortunes were on the decline.  His father John Thorpe (c1608-1659) had been described as a Gent, and his Grandfather, another John Thorpe (c1534-1607) had been a very wealthy Iron Master.  In  between the 2 Johns came Giles Thorpe (1577-1632).  He was baptised in East Grinstead, but may have been born in Worth.


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Benedict Thorpe (1634-1697) and Susannah Browne (c1638-1692)

Benjamin Thorpe (1707-1781) and Anna Sansum (1707-1778)

Giles Thorpe (1577-1632) and Rachell Parker (c1581-1643)

John Thorpe (c1488-?)

John Thorpe (1534-1607) and Alice Bowett (1538-1594)

John Thorpe (c1608-1659) and Joan (c1612-c1642)

John Thorpe (1779-1848) and Philly Tugwell (1775-?)

Nicholas Thorpe (1704-1742) and Susanna Hames (1695-1734) and Elizabeth Arnold (1705-1791)

Richard Thorpe (1670-1742) and Elizabeth Clark (1674-1761)

Stephen de Thorpe (c1180-c1199)

Stephen de Thorpe (c1198-c1249) and Matilda

Stephen de Thorpe (c1230-c1296) and Agnes St. Quinton

Stephen de Thorpe (c1260-c1310) and Alice de Wellwyk and Isolda de Driffield

Stephen de Thorpe (c1290-1343)

Stephen de Thorpe (c1313-1349) and Agnes de Bilton

Stephen de Thorpe (c1347-?) and Elizabeth

Stephen de Thorpe (c1375-1428) and Elizabeth Constable

Stephen de Thorpe (c1398-c1442) and Isabella de Plumpton

Stephen de Thorpe (c1425-c1475) and Joan Eyre

Stephen de Thorpe (c1450-1503) and Dyonis Eland and Isabel Constable (c1450-1505)

Thomas Thorpe (c1506-?)

Thomas Thorpe (1711-1794) and Elizabeth Duffield (1707-1793)

William Thorpe (1747-1819) and Mary Funnell (1749-1782) and Ann Barrow (1764-1806)

John Lillyot (1737-?) and Ann Thorpe (c1740-?)

Richard Tugwell (1690-1768) and Judith Thorpe (1696-1777)

Thomas Gadsby (c1680-?) and Mary Thorpe (c1685-?)

Walter Sawyers (1726-1780) and Mary Thorpe (1734-?)



Thorpe Wills

Gyles Thorpp (1577-1632)



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