Ancestors of Mandy Willard

Number of pages

in this site:

2,688

Please bear this in mind when you contact me, as I can not always remember what I've said where.  It would be really helpful if you could tell me the page title or URL you are contacting me about.

 

Links to other pages in this site or other websites are in BLUE or RED.

 

Family History is my hobby.  I am not a professional genealogist.

 

Thank you for taking the time to view my humble effort.  Also, a very BIG THANK YOU to all those who have kindly contributed information.

 

Please check the data for yourself against original sources.

 

Tip:  You may need to hit your F5 key to see any changes to the page since your last visit.

 

 

 

Richard TOWN (1727-?)

and Mary BUSHBY (c1730-?)

 

Richard Town and Mary Bushby married by banns on 22 July 1755 in West Tarring, Sussex.  Richard was then of Upper Beeding and Mary of West Tarring.  The witnesses to their marriage were John Cutler, Robert Bushby and John Russell.  (They were not my direct ancestors.  Richard was the nephew of my 7x great grandmother, Elizabeth Cook.)

Richard Town was baptised on 6 February 1727 in Steyning, Sussex.  He was the son of John Town (1686-?) and Ann Cook (1702-?).

Mary Bushby's date and place of birth/baptism are unknown, to me.  Another Mary Bushby married John Penneycud on 11 April 1755 in Arundel, Sussex, therefore, there may have been 2 Mary's of similar age.  One may have been baptised on 5 July 1727, the daughter of Richard Bushby and Mary Searle, and the other on 3 June 1729, the daughter of Robert Bushby and Elizabeth Field.  Both girls were baptised in Amberley, Sussex.

 

 Richard Town and Mary Bushby had 3 known children:

  1. Charles Town was baptised on 18 May 1756 in Steyning.  He died aged 64 years and was buried on 20 January 1820 in Arundel, Sussex.

    Charles married Sarah Smart by banns on 10 February 1783 in Arundel.  The witnesses to their marriage were Lydia Lear and Robert Blake.

    Sarah may have been baptised on 25 August 1751 in South Stoke, Sussex, and have been the daughter of John Smart and Sarah.  She died aged 61 years and was buried on 15 April 1812 in Arundel.

    On 27 May 1781, Charles and Lydia Lear were witnesses to the marriage of James Baker and Elizabeth Curl in Arundel.

    Charles and Sarah had the following children:

    1. Mary Town was baptised on 13 July 1783 in Arundel.  She had 2 illegitimate sons:

      1. Charles Town was baptised on 2 February 1800 in Arundel.

      2. John Town was baptised on 15 May 1807 in Arundel.

    2. Harriett Town was baptised on 25 September 1785 in Arundel and buried there on 11 December 1785 as an infant.

    3. John Town was baptised on 10 November 1786 in Arundel.  He may have married Frances Harris by licence on 30 January 1822 in Portsea, Hampshire.  He was then of Arundel.

    4. Charles Town was baptised on 1 June 1789 in Arundel.  He died aged 18 years and was buried on 4 November 1807 in Arundel.  The burial register records that he was Charles Town, junior.

    5. Frances Town was baptised on 29 December 1790 in Arundel.

    6. Sophia Town was baptised on 15 September 1793 in Arundel.

    7. Susanna Town was baptised on 13 May 1797 in Arundel and buried there on 11 March 1799.

  2. Elizabeth Town was baptised on 17 June 1759 in Angmering.

  3. John Town was baptised on 16 July 1763 in Angmering.

    John married Mary Broadbridge by licence on 12 April 1782 in Arundel, Sussex.  The witnesses to their marriage were Robert Blake and James Paull.  Their marriage licence was issued on 4 April 1782 by the Archdeaconry of Chichester, and recorded that John was an 18 year old bachelor and carpenter of Arundel and married with the consent of Richard Town a farmer of Angmering.  Mary was a 23 year old spinster.  The sponsors of the licence were Richard Town and James Gardener a cordwainer of Chichester.

    John and Mary had the following children:

    1. Charles Town was baptised on 23 June 1782 in Arundel.

    2. William Town was baptised on 2 May 1784 in Arundel.

      William married Ann Dolton on 28 November 1808 at St. Mary's in Portsea, Hampshire.

      Ann was baptised on 15 July 1787 in Arundel and was the daughter of Daniel Dalton (c1749-?) and Elizabeth Seagrave (1752-1825).

      They had the following children:

      1. Sarah Town was baptised on 4 January 1810 in Littlehampton

      2. William Broadbridge Town was baptised on 12 April 1811 in Littlehampton.  He married twice, firstly to Ann Sheppard by banns on 25 December 1832 in Brighton, at which time he was a bachelor and she a spisnter and they were both of Brighton.  William next married Jane Catherine Wills on 23 October 1840.  She was born about 1820 in Parkstone, Dorset.  Jane died on 29 June 1853.

      3. James Dalton Town was baptised on 21 November 1813 in Littlehampton.  He married Ruth Cosens by banns on 18 September 1837 in Littlehampton.  He was then a 23 year old bachelor and bricklayer.  She was a 20 year old spinster and they were both of Littlehampton.  Their fathers were named as William Town a labourer and John Cosens a yeoman.  The witnesses to their marriage were James Burden and Sarah Burden.

      4. John Town was baptised on 15 September 1816 in Littlehampton.  He may have married Eliza Horne by banns on 10 November 1836 in Littlehampton.  He was then a bachelor and she a spinster.  The witnesses to their marriage were Helen Horne, Charles Horne and Zach Shelley.

      5. Thomas Town was baptised on 8 March 1820 in Littlehampton.

    3. Millicent Town was baptised on 26 August 1787 in Arundel.

    4. Elizabeth Town was baptised on 25 August 1790 in Arundel.  She had an illegitimate daughter:

      1. Anna Maria Town was baptised on 24 July 1814 in Arundel.

    5. Maria Town was baptised on 27 May 1793 in Arundel.

    6. Anne Town was baptised on 2 October 1795 in Arundel.

    7. Mary Town was baptised on 18 June 1798 in Arundel.

    8. Jane Town was baptised on 1 August 1801 in Arundel

 

Many thanks to Les Woodcock for additions to this page.

TOWN