Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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Abraham WADY (1801-1891)

and Ann COLLINS (1805-1872)

 

Abraham Wady and Ann Collins married on 12 May 1824 in Petworth, Sussex.  He was a bachelor and she a spinster.  The witnesses to their marriage were William Wady and Sarah Bishop.  (They were not my direct ancestors.)  (A Sarah Collins had married Edward Bishopp on 16 October 1822 in Petworth.  Sarah was most probably born in Petworth in 1801, and the daughter of John Collins and Sarah Sayers who had married in 1797.)

Abraham Wady was born on 16 December 1801 and baptised on 3 January 1802 in Petworth, Sussex.  He was the son of Luke Wady (1760-1816) and Elizabeth Hailer.  He died aged 90 years and his death was registered in the first quarter of 1891 in the Petworth registration district.

Ann Collins was born on 19 October 1805 and baptised on 13 April 1806 in Petworth, Sussex.  She was the daughter of Edward Collins (c1761-1837).  A transcript of the Petworth baptisms notes that her mother's name was Mary, but against that of a possible sibling, Edward's wife's name was Sarah.  Ann died aged 70 years and was buried on 20 February 1872 in Petworth.

Before her marriage Ann gave birth to twins:

  1. Mary Anne Collins was baptised on 13 March 1822 in Petworth.  The 1841 census records that she was 15 year old Mary Wadey.  Mary Ann married Thomas Stoner in 1841.  (They have their own page.)

  2. Henry Collins was baptised on 13 March 1822 in Petworth.  He died aged 3 months and was buried on 17 June 1822 in Petworth.

 

When the 1841 census was recorded Abraham aged 40 was a labourer and living with his 35 year old wife Ann in Hollands Buildings, Petworth.  With them were 5 children.

In 1851 the couple and 8 children were living in North Street, Petworth.  Abraham was then a 50 year old labourer and Ann was 48.

The family were still living in North Street in 1861 and Abraham was then a 59 year old labourer and Ann was said to be 58.  Four of their children were at home with them on census night.

In 1871, Abraham aged 70 and Anne aged 68 were living in North Street along with their daughter Emma.  Abraham was then a domestic servant (coal wheeler).

In 1881 Abraham was an 81 year old widower and annuitant living alone in the Almshouses in North Street, Petworth.

 

Abraham Wady and Ann Collins had 11 known children:

  1. Harriet Wadey was baptised on 2 June 1828 in Petworth.  The baptism register noted that her father was a labourer.  She died aged 3 months and was buried on 21 August 1828 in Petworth.

  2. James Wadey was baptised on 24 May 1830 in Petworth.  (He was not with his parents in 1841.)

  3. William Wadey was baptised on 4 December 1831 in Petworth.  He died aged 3 years and was buried on 1 January 1835 in Petworth.

  4. Hannah Wadey was baptised on 2 May 1834 in Petworth.  She married Charles Belton in 1854.  (They have their own page.)  She was 6 years old in 1841 and living with her parents.  In 1851 she was 17 years old and the eldest of her siblings living at home.

  5. Elizabeth Wadey was baptised on 24 January 1836 in Petworth.  She was 5 years old in 1841 and 15 in 1851.

  6. Edward Wadey was baptised on 27 January 1839 in Petworth.  He was 3 years old in 1841.  In 1851 he was a 13 year old scholar.

  7. Thomas Wadey was baptised on 4 July 1841 in Petworth.  When the 1841 census was recorded he was a month old.  He was a 10 year old scholar in 1851.  In 1861 he was 20 years old and the eldest of his siblings living at home.

  8. Charles Wadey was baptised on 11 June 1843 in Petworth.  He was an 8 year old scholar in 1851.

  9. Emily Wadey was baptised on 15 August 1845 in Petworth.  In 1851 she was 6 years and the census gives her occupation as Sunday scholar.  She was 16 years old in 1861 and living at home.

  10. Ann Wadey was baptised on 1 August 1847 in Petworth.  In 1851 she was 4 years old.  She was 14 years old in 1861.

    Ann married Henry Bundle by banns on 26 December 1868 in Petworth.  She was then a 21 year old spinster and he was a 26 year old bachelor and miller from Carshalton, Surrey.  Their fathers were named as William Bundle a gamekeeper and Abraham Wadey a labourer.  The witnesses to their marriage were Ambrose Upfold and Emma Wadey.

  11. Emma Wadey was baptised on 23 August 1847 in Petworth.  The 1851 census records that she was 1 year and 8 months old.  In 1861 she was a 12 year old scholar.  She was an unmarried 22 year old dressmaker in 1871 and the only one of her siblings living at home.

 

COLLINS          WADEY

This page was updated on 24 June 2012