Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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John WEST (1762-1830)

and Phoebe TULET (1784-1874)


John West and Phoebe Tulet married by banns on 27 December 1804 in the parish church of St. Peter's in Cowfold, Sussex.  They were both then of Cowfold.  The witnesses were William Richardson and William Hills.  (They were not my direct ancestors.  John was the brother of my 4x Great Grandmother, Ann West.)

John West was baptised on 5 August 1762 in Cowfold.  He was the son of William West (1731-1762) and Mary Richardson (1740-?).  He died in 1830.

Phoebe Tulet was baptised on 8 August 1784 in Shermanbury, Sussex.  She was the daughter of William Tullett (1757-1817) and Phoebe Virgo (c1760-1836).  She died aged 89 years in 1874.  In 1841 Phoebe was described as a yeoman of Frith Knowle, Cowfold.  By 1851 she was a farmer of 36 acres employing 2 labourers, at South Firle Knole.

John and Phoebe are buried together in Cowfold and their monument inscription reads:

St. Peter's, February 1884 - from

St. Peter's, Cowfold


loving memory of


who died Dec 31 1830

also of PHOEBE

wife of the above

who died Feb 13 1874

aged 89 years

also of ANN

daughter of the above

who died Dec 31 1835

aged 17 years

Blessed are the ---


John West and Phoebe Tulet had 9 known children:

  1. John West was baptised on 27 October 1805 in Cowfold.

  2. William West was born about 1806 in Cowfold.  He died in 1875 and was buried in Cowfold.

    William married Louisa Matthews by banns on 6 May 1835 in Cowfold.  He was then a bachelor and she a spinster and they were both of Cowfold.

    Louisa was baptised on 16 September 1810 in Shermanbury and was the daughter of James Matthews and Elizabeth Dewdney.  She died in 1894 and was buried in Cowfold.

    In 1851 the family were living at Hookland in Cowfold, where William was an agricultural labourer.  By 1861 they were living at Crabtree Gate in Cowfold.  In 1881, Louisa was living at Frithe Knowle in Cowfold where she was described as an annuitant and the head of the household.

    William and Louisa's monument inscriptions read:


    loving memory of


    who died Nov 22nd 1875

    aged 68 years

    The Lord is Righteous in all his

    ways, and Holy in all his works


    loving memory of


    wife of WILLIAM WEST

    who died May 1st 1894

    aged 83 years

    Until the daybreak, and the

    shaddows fled away


    William and Louisa had 7 known children:

    1. Ann West was baptised on 26 July 1835 in Cowfold.

    2. Frederick West was baptised on 1 August 1837 in Cowfold and buried there on 6 August 1837.

    3. Emma West was baptised on 16 September 1838 in Cowfold.  She married Thomas Churchill in 1874.  He was a bootmaker.  Emma was staying with her mother when the 1881 census was recorded.

    4. William West was baptised on 31 July 1842 in Cowfold.

    5. Sarah West was baptised on 15 June 1845 in Clayton, Sussex.

    6. Mary West was baptised on 29 October 1848 in Cowfold.  In 1881 she was 32 years old, single and unemployed and living with her mother.

    7. Albert West was baptised on 1 June 1851 in Cowfold.

  3. Henry West was baptised on 23 October 1808 in Cowfold.  In 1881 he was a 72 year old unmarried agricultural labourer living with his sister-in-law, Louisa West.  He died in 1888 and was buried in Cowfold.  His monument inscription reads:


    memory of HENRY WEST

    who died

    February 28th 1888

    aged 79 years

    God is love...


  4. Sarah West was baptised on 18 March 1811 in Cowfold.  She married William Hollamby on 10 May 1836 in Hurstpierpoint, Sussex.  He was then of Street, Sussex.  Sarah was a widow by the time of the 1881 census and living with her sister-in-law, Louisa West.

  5. Nicholas West was baptised on 21 February 1813 in Cowfold.  He died in 1897.  He was a widower by 1881 living with his son John and his family.

    Nicholas married Mary Smith by banns on 9 April 1842 in Horsham.  He was a bachelor and labourer and she a spinster.  Their fathers were named as John West a farmer and Thomas Smith a labourer.  The witnesses to their marriage were James Kempshall and Eliza Smith.

    Mary was baptised on 7 March 1813 in Ashurst and was the daughter of Thomas Smith and Lucy Stringer.

    In 1851 the couple and 3 children (Ann, Mary and John) were living in Ockley Cottage in Keymer.  Nicholas and Mary were both 38 years old and he was an agricultural labourer.  He gave his place of birth as Cowfold and she as Ashurst.

    When the 1871 census was recorded the couple were living in the home of William Rawley at Hassocks Farm in Keymer.  They were both 57 years old.  Nicholas was a farm servant from Cowfold and Mary a housekeeper from Ashurst.  Also part of the household was 18 year old Esther Taylor.

    Nicholas and Mary had the following children:

    1. Ann West was baptised on 6 April 1845 in Wivelsfield, Sussex.  She was a 6 year old scholar in 1851.

    2. Mary West was baptised on 1 November 1846 in Wivelsfield.  She was a 4 year old scholar in 1851.

    3. John West was born in 1850 in Keymer, Sussex.  At the time of the 1851 census he was 11 months old.

      John married Emily Golds on 16 April 1876 in Hurstpierpoint.

      Emily was baptised on 4 November 1849 in Hurstpierpoint and was the daughter of Job Golds (1820-1888) and Ann King (c1828-1897).

      In 1881 they were living in the High Street, Hurstpierpoint and John was a journeyman blacksmith.  Also with them then were 2 children, 4 year old Harry A. West and 3 year old George F. West.

  6. James West was baptised on 9 October 1814 in Cowfold.

  7. Mary West was baptised on 6/27 October 1816 in Cowfold.

  8. Ann West was baptised on 3 January 1819 in Cowfold.  She died in 1835.

  9. David West was baptised on 14 October 1821 in Cowfold.  He died in 1900.  David married Jane Luck in 1819.



This page was updated on 21 December 2011