Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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Edward TULLETT (1736-1803)

and Elizabeth WHITING (1740-1793)


St. Mary's, Slaugham, circa 1910 - from Tullett and Elizabeth Whiting married by banns on 22 July 1760 in the parish church of St. Mary's in Slaugham, Sussex.  Edward signed his name whilst Elizabeth made her X mark.  The witnesses to the marriage were Peter Whiting and William Habe.  The banns were published on 22 and 29 June and 6 July 1760 in Slaugham.  (They were not my direct ancestors.  Edward was the brother of my 5x great grandfather.)

Edward Tullett was baptised on 1 February 1735/6 in Slaugham.  He was the son of Peter Tullet (c1700-1749) and Elizabeth Gratwick (1700-1786).  Only his father's name was recorded in the baptism register.  He was a labourer.  Edward died aged 68 years at Mannings Heath, Sussex and was buried on 17 December 1803 in Slaugham.

St. Andrew's, Nuthurst, circa 1905 - from Whitten was baptised on 10 August 1740 in Slaugham.  She was the daughter of Richard Whitten and Mary White.  Elizabeth died in Nuthurst, Sussex and was buried on 1 September 1793 in Slaugham.

All their children were baptised in the parish church of St. Andrew in Nuthurst, Sussex.


Edward Tullett and Elizabeth Whiting had 13 known children:

  1. Mary Toolett was baptised on 26 October 1760 in Nuthurst and may have died as an infant.

  2. Peter Toolett was baptised on 3 January 1762 in Nuthurst.

  3. Elizabeth Toolett was baptised on 18 March 1764 in Nuthurst.

    As Elizabeth Toolet she may have married James Barnard on 25 January 1780 in Horsham, Sussex.  Or, as Elizabeth Tulett she may have married John Coomber on 26 March 1786 in Cuckfield, Sussex.  She did have a cousin Elizabeth Tullett baptised in1759.  Or given that she had a younger sister named Bett, she may have died as an infant.

  4. Mary Tullet was baptised on 7 May 1766 in Nuthurst.

  5. Richard Tulett was baptised on 14 February 1768 in Nuthurst.

    Richard may have married Elizabeth Davey by licence on 12 June 1792 in Horsham.  The marriage licence was issued by the Archdeaconry of Chichester on 9 June 1792 and recorded that Richard was a 24 year old bachelor and husbandman of Horsham whilst Elizabeth was a 19 year old spinster of Nuthurst who married with consent of David of Cuckfield.

    Richard and Elizabeth had 1 known child:

    1. Peter Tulett was baptised on 9 September 1792 in Nuthurst.  He died aged 66 years and was buried on 16 March 1858 in Nuthurst.

      Peter married Elizabeth Worsfield by banns on 7 November 1815 in West Grinstead.  The witnesses to their marriage were Henry Worsfield and William Neeve.

      Elizabeth was baptised on 28 May 1795 in West Grinstead and was the daughter of Henry Worsfold and Sarah Reynolds.

      When the 1841 census was recorded the couple and 2 children (Caroline and Richard) were living at Monks Gate Common within the parish of Nuthurst.  Peter was then a 45 year old sawyer and Elizabeth was 40.

      In 1851 the couple and 2 children (William and Richard) were living at Monk Common.  Peter was a 58 year old sawyer and said he was born in Horsham.  Elizabeth was 56 and from West Grinstead.

      The 1861 census recorded Elizabeth Tulet was a 67 year old widow and nurse and living in the home of John Henry Cooper in Warnham Street, Warnham.  She then gave her place of birth as West Grinstead.

      In 1871, Elizabeth Tulett was an 80 year old widow and nurse and a visitor in the home of John Callow in Horsham.

      Peter and Elizabeth had the following children:

      1. William Tulett was baptised on 2 December 1821 in Cowfold.  The baptism register noted his father was a labourer.  In 1851 he was an unmarried 29 year old agricultural labourer.

      2. Caroline Tulet was baptised on 13 June 1824 in Cowfold.  The baptism register noted her father was a labourer.  She was 15 years old in 1841.

      3. Richard Tullet was baptised on 21 October 1827 in West Grinstead.  The baptism register noted his father was a labourer.  He married Caroline Hills in 1851.  (They have their own page.)

  6. Bett Tulett was baptised on 24 December 1769 in Nuthurst.

    Bett married Richard Howard by licence on 11 January 1791 in Horsham.  She was then of Nuthurst and he of Horsham.

  7. Edward Tulett was baptised on 8 June 1771 in Nuthurst.

  8. Jenny Tilett was baptised on 22 November 1772 in Nuthurst.

  9. John Tullett was baptised on 15 January 1775 in Nuthurst.  He married Rachel Sayers in 1799.  (They have their own page.)

  10. William Tullett was baptised on 9 March 1777 in Nuthurst.  He did not marry.  He died aged 80 years and was buried on 31 July 1858 in Ditchling, Sussex.  In 1841 he was a 60 year old agricultural labourer and living with the family of his brother James on Ditchling Common.  When the 1851 census was recorded he was living with his brother James in Ditchling and they both gave their place of birth as Horsham.

  11. James Tullett was baptised on 7 February 1799 in Nuthurst.  He married Mary Carpenter in 1812.  (They have their own page.)

  12. Henry Tulett was baptised on 18 March 1781 in Nuthurst.

  13. Samuel Tulett was baptised on 12 January 1783 in Nuthurst.



1841 census - Monks Gate Common, Nuthurst, Sussex (HO107/1097, folio 11, page 14)

Peter Tulett, 45, Sawyer, born in Sussex

Elizabeth Tulett, 40, born in Sussex

Caroline Tulett, 15, born in Sussex

Richard Tulett, 14, born in Sussex



This page was updated on 3 July 2012