and Charlotte (c1840-?)
Francis Willard and Charlotte
married before or about 1867. (They were not my direct
Francis Willard was born about 1835/6 in Guestling,
Sussex. He was the son of Batchelor Willard
(1792-1844) and Elizabeth Stone (c1790-?).
Charlotte was born about 1839-42 in Cork, Ireland.
When the 1871 census was recorded, Francis was a 35 year old married
fisherman on board the Happy Return, crewed by other Sussex men.
They were included in the census for Sutton Pool, Plymouth, Devon.
I have not found Charlotte and their children in the 1871 census.
At the time of the 1881 census the family were living at 10 Hill
Street, Hastings. Francis was a 45 year old gas labourer and
Charlotte was 39. Six of their children were with them on
In 1891 the family were living at 1 Brook Cottages in Hastings.
Francis was then a 55 year old gas works fitter and Charlotte was
52. Four of their children were at home on census night, as
well as 4 year old granddaughter Ellen Willard,
born in Hastings, and 20 year old boarder and hawker James
When the 1901 census was recorded the couple were living at 36 St.
Mary's Road in Hastings. Francis was a 66 year old resort
house fitter and Charlotte was 60. With them on census night
was their married daughter Frances and her infant granddaughter, and
their 14 granddaughter Helen Willard.
Francis Willard and
Charlotte had 7 known children:
Eliza Ellen Willard was baptised on 3 November 1867
in Iden, Sussex. In 1881 she was a 13 year old scholar.
She was an unmarried 23 year old in 1891 and living with her
Batchelor James Willard was born in the third
quarter of 1869 in Hastings. He was an 11 year old scholar in
Francis Henry Willard was born in
the third quarter of 1873 in Hastings. In 1881 he was a 7 year
old scholar. He was an 18 year old grocer's assistant in 1891.
Charlotte Willard was baptised on 9 June 1875 at
All Saints in Hastings. She was a 5 year old scholar in 1881.
Frances Elizabeth Willard was baptised on 13 May
1877 at All Saints in Hastings. She was a 4 year old scholar
in 1881. In 1891 she was 14 years old and living with her
Frances married Frederick Bounds in the third
quarter of 1900 in the Hastings registration district.
When the 1901 census was recorded Frances and her infant daughter
were living with her parents. The census noted her as 24 year
old married Frances Bounds.
Frederick and Frances had the following known child:
A daughter was born in March 1901 in Hastings. She was
under a month old when the 1901 census was recorded and unnamed.
The birth of Frances McElligot L.
Bounds was registered in the second quarter of 1901 in
the Hastings registration district.
Philadelphia Willard was baptised on 23 April 1879
at All Saints, Hastings. Her death was registered in the
fourth quarter of 1879 in Hastings.
Stephen Willard was born in the first quarter of
1881 in Hastings. At the time of the 1881 census he was a
month old. He was an 11 year old scholar in 1891.
This page was updated on 9 April 2012