Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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James VIGOR (1820-1908)

and Sarah Elizabeth HUNTLEY (1823-1852)

and Frances ELLIS (c1836-1914)


James Vigor and Sarah Elizabeth Huntly married.  James next married Frances Ellis on 7 August 1859 in Burwash.  (They were not my direct ancestors.  James was the  Great Grand Nephew of my 6x Great Grandmother, Frances Monk.)

James Vigor was baptised on 7 August 1820 in Burwash, Sussex.  He was the son of John Vigor (1789-1875) and Hannah Maria Cruttenden (1790-1865).  He died aged 87 years and his death was registered in the second quarter of 1821 in the Ticehurst registration district.

Sarah Elizabeth Huntley was baptised on 14 March 1823 in Ticehurst, Sussex.  She was the daughter of John Huntly and Sarah.  (A John Huntley married Sarah Shadwell on 4 August 1822 in Brighton, at which time he was a bachelor and she a spinster and they were both of Brighton.)  Sarah was buried on 3 February 1852 in Burwash.

Frances Ellis was baptised on 8 May 1836 in Hellingly, Sussex.  She was the daugher of Samuel Noakes Ellis and Frances Onions.  She died aged 78 years and her death was registered in the second quarter of 1914.


James Vigor and Sarah Elizabeth Huntly had 5 known children:

  1. Anne Elizabeth Vigor was baptised on 10 August 1845 in Burwash.

  2. John Vigor was born on 24 December 1846 and baptised on 7 February 1847 in Burwash.  He married Harriet Barden in 1869.  (They have their own page.)

  3. Jane Vigor was baptised on 4 November 1849 in Burwash.

  4. Sally Vigor was baptised on 31 January 1852 in Burwash.

  5. Thomas James Vigor was baptised on 24 July 1853 in Burwash.



1851 census - Village Old Row, Burwash, Sussex (HO107/1639, folio 21, page 34)

James Vigor, Head, Mar, 30, Butcher Journeyman, born Sussex, Burwash

Sarah Vigor, Wife, Mar, 28, born Sussex, Burwash

Ann E Vigor, Daur, 5, born Sussex, Burwash

John Vigor, Son, 4, born Sussex, Burwash

Jane Vigor, Daur, 1 born Sussex, Burwash


1861 census - Village, Burwash, Sussex (RG9/570, folio 92, page 18)

James Vigor, Head, Mar, 41, Butcher, born Sussex, Burwash

Frances, Vigor, Wife, Mar, 25, born Sussex, Hellingly

Ann Vigor, Daur, Un, 16, born Sussex, Burwash

John Vigor, Son, 13, Scholar, born Susesx, Burwash

Jane Vigor, Daur, 10, Scholar, born Sussex, Burwash.


1871 census - 138 Up???? Road, Brighton, Sussex (RG10/1080, folio 80, page 38)

James Viger, Head, Mar, 48, Carpenter, born Sussex, Burwash

Sarah Viger, Wife, Mar, 46, born Kent, Hawkhurst

Thomas J. Viger, Son, Unm, 17, Carpenter, born Sussex, Burwash

William A. Viger, Son, 9, Scholar, born Sussex Brighton

Eliza Nicholson, Mother, Mar, 31, Dressmaker, born Sussex, Fishersgate

Albert Nicholson, Son, 8, Scholar, born Sussex Hangleton


Many thanks to the following for additions to this page:

Dez Eldridge          Julie Vigor          Nigel Wood

Please visit the Aussie Genes web site as there much there about the Vigor families.