Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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Luke WADY (1703-1782)

and Mary CLEMENT (?-?)


Luke Wady and Mary Clement married by certificate on 4 May 1727 in Wiggonholt, Sussex.  They were both then said to have been of Pulborough, Sussex.  (They were not my direct ancestors.)

Luke Wady was baptised on 2 March 1702/3 in Billingshurst, Sussex.  He was the son of Thomas Wady (1669-1744) and Elizabeth Greenfield (?-1744).  The baptism register noted that his father was a weaver.  A Luke Wady was buried on 1 October 1782 in Pulborough and unfortunately no further information was recorded in the burial register.  I think his son Luke was buried in 1775, as his wife Priscilla had an illegitimate child in 1777.  Luke junior and wife Pricilla also had a son Luke born in 1760 and he would seem to have married in 1789.  Therefore, I think the 1782 burial is that of Luke born in 1703.

Mary Clement's date and place of birth/baptism are unknown, to me.  Presumably she died after 1733.  I have not found a possible burial for her in the Pulborough burial register.


Luke Wady and Mary Clement had 3 known children:

  1. Hannah Wady was baptised on 14 January 1727/8 in Pulborough.

  2. Mary Wady was baptised on 13 September 1730 in Pulborough.  She may have been buried on 3 January 1758 in Pulborough.  The burial register noted that she was the wife of Richard Comper.  However, she did have a cousin Mary Wady baptised in nearby Billingshurst in 1721.

    Mary may have married Richard Comper on 4 January 1753 in Pulborough.  Richard next married Elizabeth Steer on 5 November 1758 in Pulborough.

    Richard and Mary had the following children:

    1. Mary Comper was buried on 26 August 1753 in Pulborough.  Only her father's name was noted in the burial register.

    2. Henry Comper was baptised on 23 February 1755 in Pulborough.  Only his father's name was noted in the baptism register.

  3. Luke Wady was baptised on 7 December 1733 in Pulborough.  He married Priscilla Hayler in 1759.  (They have their own page.)



This page was updated on 24 June 2012