Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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Josiah WARMAN (1830-1915)

and Sarah HOLLOWAY (1834-1884)


Joshia Warman and Sarah Holloway were the 2x Great Grandparents of Mark Warman.  They married in the fourth quarter of 1856 in the Bradfield registration district.

Josiah Warman was born on Tuesday 16 November 1830 in Beenham and baptised on Sunday 6 March 1831 into the faith of the Reading, Berkshire Primitive Methodists.  He was the second son of George Warman (1804-1883) and Martha Bosher (1802-1878).  He died on 19 January 1915 aged 89 years and was buried in Beenham.  There is a headstone for Josiah in the extended churchyard, outside the Lych-gate, opposite the church, which reads:

In Loving Memory of Josiah Warman

who died Jan. 19th 1915 aged 89 years

Rest in Peace

Josiah left a Will dated 1 January 1909, which was proved on 12 August 1915.  The executors were his son John Warman and daughter Sarah Ann Buckland.  His will also mentioned son William Warman, daughter Lily Phillips and granddaughter Kathleen Winifred Burgess (she may have been born in the third quarter of 1899 in the Guildford registration district).

Sarah Holloway was baptised on Sunday 30 March 1834 in Bucklebury, Berkshire and was the daughter of William Holloway and Sarah Hickson.  She died aged 50 years and was buried on Thursday 26 June 1884 in Beenham. 

In 1861, 1871, 1881 and 1891 the family were of The Stocks, Beenham, and Josiah was a Baker and Grocer.  Next door was the Post Office.  In 1901 Josiah aged 70 was living on his own means in Beenham.


Josiah Warman and Sarah Holloway had 7 known children:

  1. George Holloway Warman was born in 1857 in Beenham (second quarter).  He died aged 24 years and was buried on Thursday 23 February 1882 in Beenham.

  2. Sarah Ann Warman was born in 1859 in Beenham (second quarter).  She married Ephraim George Buckland in the first quarter of 1883 in the Bradfield Registration District.  He was born about 1852 in Cumnor, Berkshire, and was the son of George Buckland (c1827-?).  In 1901 the family were living in Englefield, where (Ephraim) George was a Game Keeper - he seems to have dropped Ephraim from his name.  Ephraim and Sarah had 3 known children:

    1. Alfred George Buckland was born 1883 in Theale, Berkshire (fourth quarter).  In 1901 he was a Joiner and Carpenter.

    2. Edward Warman Buckland was born about 1885 in Theale (first quarter).  In 1901 he was a Game Keeper.

    3. Edith A Buckland was born about 1889 in Theale.

  3. William Warman was born 1861 in Beenham.  In 1881 he was a Baker and Grocer and living with his parents.  He married Jane about or before 1885.  Jane was also born about 1861 in Beenham.  From at least 1892 until at least 1903, William was a Butcher in Beenham.  The couple 11 known children:

    1. Florence Emily Warman was baptised on Sunday 18 October 1885 in Theale.  Her father was then a Labourer.  The death of a Florence Emily Warman aged 0 was registered in the fourth quarter of 1885 in the Bradfield registration district.

    2. Gertrude Annie Warman was born in 1886 in Theale (third quarter).

    3. Nellie Warman was born about 1889 in Beenham.

    4. Kate Warman was born in 1890 in Beenham (fourth quarter).

    5. George Warman was born 1892 in Beenham (second quarter).  He was baptised on Sunday 5 June 1892 in Beenham.  His nickname was 'Hoppy'.

    6. Charles Warman was born on Saturday 23 September 1893 in Beenham and baptised there on Sunday 3 December 1893.   He was killed in action during WW1 on Wednesday 1 August 1917 in Belgium.  He was then of the 46th Company Machine Gun Corps.  His name has been recorded on the Beenham War Memorial, and on the Wantage War Memorial, and also on the Menin Gate in Ypres.  Between 1915-1916 he was a Policeman in Wantage.

    7. Lily Warman was born in 1896 in Beenham (first quarter) and baptised there on Sunday 3 May 1896.

    8. Edith Warman was born in 1898 in Beenham (first quarter) and baptised there on Sunday 6 February 1898.

    9. Frederick Warman was born in 1899 in Beenham (third quarter) and baptised there on Sunday 3 September 1899.

    10. Albert Warman was born in 1900 in Beenham (third quarter) and baptised there on Sunday 19 August 1900.

    11. Alfred Warman was born on Wednesday 6 August 1902 and baptised on Sunday 25 October 1903 in Beenham.  He was a Police Officer.

  4. Annie Warman was born about 1865 in Beenham.  She died aged 16 and was buried on Wednesday 18 May 1881 in Beenham.  There is a memorial in Beenham churchyard, which reads:

    In Loving Remembrance of Annie

    Second daughter of Josiah & Sarah Warman

    who died May 15th 1881 aged 16 years

    My Soul Doth Magnify the Lord

  5. John Warman was born about 1868 in Beenham.

  6. Lily Warman was born about 1870 in Beenham.  In 1891 she was living at home with her widower father and younger sister Kate.  She married George Winter Phillips in 1893 (third quarter).  In 1901 the couple were living in Walthamstow, Essex and George was a Police Constable.  He was born about 1866 in Wiveliscombe, Somerset.

  7. Kate Warman was born 1873 in Beenham (fourth quarter).  She was not mentioned in her father's 1909 will.  She may have married George Webb in 1897 (fourth quarter).  In 1901 George was a 36 year old Butcher living in the St. Mary's district of Reading.



Page Revised 12 March 2008