Ancestors of Mandy Willard
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and Sarah ROBERTS (1708-1758)
West and Sarah Roberts were my 6x Great Grandparents.
here to see their place in my pedigree chart.) They married
by banns on 10 April 1729 at the parish church of St. Peter's in Cowfold, Sussex.
He was then of Shermanbury, Sussex.
Nicholas West was baptised on 26 April 1704 in Shermanbury, Sussex.
He was the son of
West (1665-1728) and
Denman (c1675-?). He was buried on 5 March 1786 in Cowfold.
He made a will. (I will eventually order and transcribe this
document.) In 1743 he was a tenant of Walhurst in Cowfold. On 17
July 1765, Nicholas loaned £80 to Joseph Tyrell of Marles Mill in
Lower Beeding, Sussex. On 5 November 1787 his death was recorded in
the Beeding Manorial records which stated that he died in possession of
Freethland in Cowfold (40 acres). Freethland then passed to his
grandson, John West
son of Nicholas's late son
Sarah Roberts was baptised on 28 May 1708 in Cowfold, Sussex.
She was the daughter of
Roberts (c1678-1739) and
Bennet (c1685-1720). She was buried on 16 October 1758 in
Nicholas West and Sarah
Roberts had 5 known children:
West was baptised on 4 June 1730 in Shermanbury and buried there on 20
my 5x Great Grandfather, was baptised on 1 October 1731 in Shermanbury.
in 1760. (They have their own page.)
John West was baptised on 15 July 1739 in Shermanbury.
Sarah West was baptised on 1 March 1744/5 in Cowfold. She may
have inherited Goodyers and Woodland in Cowfold from her Great Uncle
Thomas Roberts, by his will of 1765. In that document he
described Sarah Hale wife of Richard Hale of St. Saviour's in
Southwark, as his niece.
Mary West was baptised on 30 August 1747 in Cowfold. She died
Mary married Thomas Renvill by banns on 12 August
1773 in Cowfold. Thomas was then of Wivelsfield and Mary of Cowfold.
He signed his name and Mary made her X mark.
The witnesses to the marriage were J. Caffin and John West,
who both signed their names.
Thomas was born about 1742 and was the son of Thomas Renvill
(1708-1785) and Jane Exeter (?-1780). He died aged 73 years and
was buried on 7 November 1815 in Bolney, Sussex. He made a will which
was dated 25 April 1815. One of the witnesses to his will was
Edward Dowlen. His grandfather
Thomas Renville (?-1732) and Uncle John Renvill (?-1749)
were wheelwrights and also traded in drapery and grocery items in
Wivelsfield. Thomas married for a second time on 5 May 1796 in
Bolney, to Mary Vine who was a widow of Lindfield, Sussex. She
may have died before Thomas, as she was not mentioned in his will of 1815.
Thomas and his first wife Mary had 4 known children:
Mary Renvill married William Green on 31 December 1793 in
Bolney. He was then of Cuckfield and she of Bolney. She died
before her father. William and Mary had the following children:
Mary Green was mentioned in her grandfather, Thomas Renvill's
will of 1815.
William Green was born on 3 February 1795 and baptised on on 10 May
1795 in Slaugham. He was mentioned in his grandfather's will.
Thomas Green was baptised on 21 May 1797 in Slaugham. He was
mentioned in his grandfather's will.
John Green was baptised on 14 June 1801 in Slaugham. He was
mentioned in his grandfather's will.
Stephen Green was mentioned in his grandfather's will.
Richard Green was mentioned in his grandfather's will.
Thomas Renvill married Jane Stone on 2 June 1800 at St. Anne's
in Lewes, Sussex. They were both then of the parish of St. Anne's.
Thomas was not mentioned in his father's will of 1815.
William Renvill was born about 1778.
He died aged 75 years and was buried on 16 April 1853 in Bolney. He
was an executor of his father's 1815 will and that of the 1821 will of his good friend,
Charles Dowlen (1754-1822) and also of his Uncle Robert Renvill's
made in 1827. On 22 April 1822 William was a
witness to the marriage of Stephen Pierce and Charlotte Starley,
in Bolney. He acted as a witness again on 22 May 1833 in
Bolney, to the marriage of Henry Marchant and Jane Harmes.
William married twice. As a widower he married Catherine
Stevens by banns on 13 September 1834 in Bolney. She was then a
spinster and they were both of Bolney. The witnesses were P.
Storkie and Thomas Attree. Catherine was in Pilton,
Somerset. When the 1851 census was recorded the couple were living at
Malt House in Bolney and William was a farmer of 75 acres and employing 2.
Catherine's age was recorded as 50 years in the 1851 census, but she may
have died aged 88 and have been buried on 25 ? 1867 in Bolney, making her
birth in about 1779.
Jane Renvill married Moses Wells on 5 October 1799 at St.
Anne's in Lewes. They were both then of the parish of St. Anne's.
Moses was an executor of his father-in-law's 1815 will, at which time Moses
was living in Slaugham, Sussex. They had at least 1 child:
Louisa Wells was born between 1800 and
1801 in Slaugham.
Louisa married William Ansell by banns on 18 May 1818 in
Brighton. He was then a bachelor and she a spinster and they were both
of Brighton. William was a miller. The couple had 7 sons and 7
daughters and at least 63 grandchildren. On 3 October 1837 in Cowfold,
William was a witness to the marriage of
Richard Terrell and
Christiana Dowlen. Richard was also a miller. William
and Louisa's son, Peter Ansell, was staying with
Charles Dowlen (brother of Christiana) when the 1861 census was
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