Ancestors of Mandy Willard
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and Mary CAPLIN (1714-1755)
were possibly my 6x Great
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They married on 14 May 1740 at the parish church of St. Peter and St.
Paul in Ashington, Sussex. He was then of Henfield, Sussex and she of
was born on 28 May and baptised on 6 June 1716 in Henfield, Sussex.
He was the third son and fourth child of
Joseph Ward (c1685-1723) and
Mary Vinnall (c1685-1733). He died aged about 67 years and was buried
on 24 August 1783 in Henfield, as Thomas Ward the elder.
Mary Caplin was baptised on 14 September 1717 in Ashington, Sussex.
She was the third daughter and sixth child of
Caplin (c1680-1732) and Sarah (c1680-1739). She was
buried on 5 January 1755 in Henfield.
Thomas Ward and Mary
Caplin had 6 known children:
was born on 5 February and baptised on 20 February 1740/1 in Henfield.
He may have been buried in Henfield on 24 August 1783 or 15 December 1802.
Thomas married Elizabeth Nicholson on 23 April 1764 in Sompting,
Sussex (or 1 April 1764 in Henfield). He was then a bachelor of Henfield and she a
spinster of Sompting. The witnesses to the marriage were Edward Campion
and Edward Grover.
An Elizabeth Ward was buried on 17 September 1781 and another on 17
April 1804 and yet another died aged 72 years and was buried on 30 June
1810, all in Henfield.
Thomas and Elizabeth had
2 known children:
was baptised on 3 March 1765 in Henfield. He died aged 58 years
and was buried on 10 October 1823 in Henfield.
Sarah Matthews by licence on 22 September 1791 in Shermanbury, Sussex.
He was a bachelor of Henfield and she a spinster of Shermanbury.
He signed his name and Sarah made her mark. The witnesses to the
marriage were William Stanford (signed) and Abigail Woolven
(marked). (Abigail may have been the wife of
Sarah was baptised on 30 September 1768 in Shermanbury and was the
John Matthews (1725-1798) and
Jane Worsfold (c1730-1807).
Thomas and Sarah had the following children:
Ward was privately baptised on 25 March 1792 in Henfield. Her
parents were described as paupers and exempt from paying the baptism
fee. She was received into the church on 12 June 1792.
Ward was baptised on 12 December 1797 in Henfield
was baptised on 3 May 1801 in Henfield.
(daughter) was baptised on 7 August 1803 in Henfield. She may have
been buried as Jane Ward on 29 January 1805 in Henfield.
was baptised on 26 October 1806 in Henfield.
was privately baptised on 21 September 1766 in Henfield. She was
buried there as an infant on 4 October 1766.
was born on 3 March and baptised on 16 March 1743/4 in Henfield. He
may have married Sarah Tate on 7 May 1768, and/or Mary Jay
on 30 January 1770. Both marriages were in Sompting.
Ward, my possible 5x Great Grandmother, was born on 1 December and baptised on 14 December 1746 in Henfield. She married
William Stilve in 1773. (They have their own page.)
was born on 12 February and baptised on 26 February 1748/9 in Henfield.
Joseph married Martha Bawcomb on 11 February 1777 in Steyning, Sussex.
Martha was baptised on 8 April 1749 in Steyning and was the daughter of
Thomas Bawcomb and Susanna.
Joseph and Martha had 1 known
was baptised on 5 September 1784 in Steyning. She may have had an
Ward was baptised on 25 December 1803 in Henfield. He may
have been buried on 5 October 1805, but the burial may also refer to the
William Ward who was born 1718, or the William Ward born
in 1805, as mentioned below.
was born on 3 February and baptised on 17 February 1750/1 in Henfield.
He was buried on 24 November 1808 in Henfield.
Edward married Mary Bawcomb on 10 August 1774 in Steyning.
was baptised on 30 March 1752 in Steyning and was the daughter of
Thomas Bawcomb and Susanna. Mary may have died aged 66
and have been buried on 6 April 1808 in Henfield.
Edward and Mary had the following children:
Susan Ward was baptised on 28 February
1777 in Henfield. She may have married William Ridge on 30
September 1798 in Woodmancote, Sussex. He was then a bachelor of
Henfield and she a spinster. They were married by the rector,
John Rideout. The witnesses to the marriage were Nicholas
Burtenshaw and John Evans.
George Ward was baptised on 24 June 1787
in Henfield. His parents paid the 3 pence baptism fee.
George married Christain Goddard by banns on 27 --- 1816 in
Henfield (June to October). He was then a bachelor and she a widow
and they were both of Henfield. She signed her name as Christiana
Selby. A witness to the marriage was Hannah Filling.
As Christian Goddard she had previously married Joseph Selby
by banns on 20 January 1812 in Henfield. He was a bachelor and she a
spinster and they were both of Henfield.
When the 1841 census was recorded the family were living in Nep Town,
Henfield and George was a bricklayer.
George and Christian had the following known children:
Edward Ward was baptised on 20 September 1817 in Henfield, at which
time his father was a bricklayer. He married Elizabeth Robinson
Peters by banns on 24 February 1837 in Albourne, Sussex. He was
then a bachelor of Henfield and she a spinster of Albourne. In 1841
the couple were living in Nep Town, Henfield in the home his parents, and
Edward was then a plasterer.
Anne Ward was baptised on 29 August 1820 in Henfield, at which time
her father was a bricklayer and the family were living in Church Street,
Henfield. She was living at home in 1841.
Mary Ward was baptised on 13 July 1823 in Henfield. Her
father was a bricklayer at the time of his baptism.
Harriet Ward was baptised on 4 February 1827 in Henfield. She
was 14 years old in 1841.
Ellen Ward was baptised on 7 March 1830 in Henfield. She was
11 years old in 1841.
Jane Ward was baptised on 2 September 1832 in Henfield. She was 8
years old in 1841.
Ann Ward was privately baptised, as she was
ill, on 10 June 1791 in Henfield. She was received into the church
on 19 June 1791. Her parents paid the 3 pence baptism fee. She
may have been buried on 20 April 1800 in Henfield, but the burial may also
refer to the
who was born in 1748 or the
who was born in 1783.
was born on 3 August and baptised on 11 August 1754 in Henfield. He
married Mary Geere
in 1780 in Henfield. (They have their own page.)