Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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George VIRGO (1709-1780)

and Mary SIMMONDS (c1720-1787)

 

George Virgoe and Mary Simmonds married by banns on 18 October 1748 in Twineham, Sussex.  He was then of Ditchling, Sussex and she of Twineham.  (They were not my direct ancestors.)

George Virgo was baptised on 17 April 1709 in Ditchling.  He was the son of Gorge Virgo and Mary Lambert.  He was buried on 18 March 1780 in Twineham.

Mary Simmonds's date and place of birth/baptism are unknown, to me.  She was buried on 12 May 1787 in Twineham.

 

George Virgo and Mary Simmonds had 5 known children:

  1. David Virgo was baptised on 25 February 1749 in Twineham.  He was buried on 23 November 1808 in Twineham.

    David married twice.  Firstly to Amy Martin by banns on 29 August 1774 in Hurstpierpoint, Sussex.  He was then of Clayton, Sussex and she of Hurstpierpoint.  She may have been baptised on 21 June 1744 in Newtimber, Sussex and have been the daughter of Thomas Martin and Elizabeth Page.  Amy was buried on 20 April 1789 in Twineham.

    David and Amy had 6 known children:

    1. Thomas Virgo was baptised on 5 January 1775 and buried on 4 May 1849.  He married Frances Juniper on 3 December 1804 in Keymer, Sussex.  They had the following children:

      1. Stephen Virgo was born in 1813 in Twineham.  When the 1881 census was recorded he was inmate at the Cuckfield Union Workhouse and he was then an unmarried 69 year old agricultural labourer.

      2. James Virgo was baptised on 6 September 1814.  He died on 14 February 1899 in New Glenelg, South Australia.  He married twice.  Firstly to Lucy Luxford by banns on 26 June 1837 in Brighton, Sussex.  He was then a bachelor and she a spinster and they were both of Brighton.  She was born on 12 February 1812 and died of Peritonitis on 8 November 1863.  James and Lucy emigrated to Australia on board the ship "Resource".  They arrived in Port Adelaide on 23 January 1839 and settled in North Adelaide where James was a storekeeper and postmaster.  They were Methodists.  James then married Catherine Simcock on 25 August 1868.

      3. David Virgo was baptised on 11 May 1817.  He died on 30 April 1887.  David married Ann Boniface on 6 July 1845 in Slaugham, Sussex.  She may have been baptised on 21 October 1821 in Slaugham and have been the daughter of Richard Boniface and Sarah Clifton.  They emigrated to Australia on board the ship "Royal Charlie" in 1854 and settled in Yahl Paddocks near Mount Gambier

      4. William Virgo was born in 1819 in Twineham.  When the 1881 census was recorded he was a 62 year old schoolmaster living at Holme Endowt School in Tonbridge, Kent, along with his 35 year old wife Martha and 11 year old son Eustace Virgo.

      5. Samuel Virgo was born in 1821.

      6. Mary or Ann Virgo was born in 1823.

      7. Henry Virgo was born in 1827.

    2. Amy Virgo was baptised on 5 October 1777.

    3. David Virgo was baptised no 4 July 1779.

    4. George Virgo was baptised on 3 March 1782 in Albourne, Sussex.

    5. Elizabeth Virgo was baptised on 9 May 1784 and buried on 22 July 1788.

    6. John Virgo was baptised on 18 November 1787 and buried on 17 March 1790.

    As a widower, David married Ann Solsey, a widow, by banns on 2 February 1792 in Twineham.  They were both then of Twineham.

  2. George Virgo was born in 1753 in Twineham.  He may have been buried on 5 October 1806 in Twineham.

  3. Lydia Virgo was born in 1755 in Twineham.  She married John Still on 30 May 1784 in Hurstpierpoint.  They had 2 known children:

    1. Mary Still was baptised on 14 February 1790 in Hurstpierpoint.

    2. John Still was baptised on 20 January 1792 in Hurstpierpoint.

  4. Charity Virgo was born in 1757 in Twineham.  She was buried on 24 June 1794.

    Charity married Richard Knight by banns on 25 August 1776 in Twineham.  They were both then of Twineham.

    Richard may have been baptised on 7 July 1751 in Twineham and have been the son of Richard Knight (c1719-1757) and Mary Matthew (1723-1816).  However, Mary married again and had another son named Richard by her second husband.

    Richard and Charity had 6 known children:

    1. Richard Knight was baptised on 2 November 1777 in Twineham.  He was buried on 8 April 1825.

      Richard married Ann Hobden on 11 October 1802 in Woodmancote, Sussex.  Richard was then of Hurstpierpoint and Ann was a spinster.

      Ann was baptised on 15 April 1781 in Henfield, Sussex and was the daughter of Thomas Hobden and Susanna Rickels.  (Or, was she baptised in June 1780 in East Chiltington, the daughter of Samuel Hobden of Falmer and Mary Skinner of East Chiltington?)

      Richard and Ann had the following children:

      1. Ann Knight was baptised on 4 September 1803 in Twineham.

      2. Richard Knight was born about 1805/6 and died in June 1834 in Twineham.

      3. George Knight was baptised on 13 March 1808 in Twineham.

      4. Susanna Knight was baptised on 10 September 1809 in Twineham.  She died in May 1834.

        Susanna had 2 illegitimate sons:

        1. William Knight

        2. George Knight

      5. Henry Knight was baptised on 17 May 1812 in Twineham.

      6. Jane Knight was baptised on 4 September 1814 in Twineham.

      7. James Knight was baptised on 15 September 1816 in Twineham.

      8. Robert Knight was baptised on 17 January 1819 in Twineham.

      9. Elizabeth Knight was baptised on 3 June 1820 in Twineham.

      10. Peter Knight was baptised on 7 September 1823 in Twineham.

    2. Mary Knight was baptised on 14 February 1779 in Twineham.

    3. George Knight was baptised on 29 October 1780 in Twineham.

    4. Sarah Knight was baptised on 2 December 1782 in Twineham.

    5. Charity Knight was baptised on 28 March 1783 in Twineham.

      Charity married John Knapp by licence on 5 November 1805 in Brighton, Sussex.  Their marriage licence was issued by the Archdeaconry of Lewes on 31 October 1805.  It recorded that she was a spinster of Brighton aged 23 years and upwards and he a bachelor of Brighton aged 21 years and upwards.

    6. James Knight was baptised on 12 August 1787 in Twineham.

  5. Phoebe Virgo was born in 1760 in Twineham.  She married William Tullett in 1779.  (They have their own page.)

 

Many thanks to Leanne, Graham, Gai and Judith for details on this page.

Leanne and Graham descend from James Virgo (1814-1899) and Lucy Luxford (1812-1863).

Gai descends from David Virgo (1817-1887) and Ann Boniface.

Judith descends from William Knight great grandson of Charity Virgo (1757-1794)

SIMMONDS          VIRGO