and Mary Ann AVERY (1864-?)
John Willard and Mary Ann Turley married in the third quarter
of 1887 in the Cranbrook, Kent registration district. Previously as
Mary Ann Avery she had married Thomas Turley
in the first quarter of 1884 in the Cranbrook registration district.
(They were not my direct ancestors.)
John Willard was born in the first quarter of 1864 in
Sandhurst, Kent. He was the son of
(1825-1897) and Catherine Hoad (1824-1898).
John died aged 86 years and was his death was registered in the second
quarter of 1950 in the Hailsham registration district. When the 1871
census was recorded he was a 7 year old scholar and living with his parents
at The Cross in Sandhurst. His father was then an agricultural
labourer. In 1881 he was a 17 year old agricultural labourer and
living with his parents at Sandhurst Corss.
Mary Ann Avery was born in the fourth quarter of 1864 in
Rolvenden, Kent. She was the daughter of Ann Avery
(c1847-?) and granddaughter of George Avery (c1823-?) and
Caroline Brown (c1820-?). Her mother married
Mark Pope in 1867. The 1871 census records that she was 5
years old and living with her maternal grandparents at Pookwell in Rolvenden.
Her grandfather was then said to be a 46 year old agricultural labourer and
her grandmother was 54. In 1881 she was 15 years old and living with
her mother and step father at Spunden in Sandhurst.
Thomas Turley died aged 24 years and his death was
registered in the second quarter of 1887 in the Cranbrook registration
When the 1891 census was recorded John and Mary Ann, together with 4
children were living at Gotham in Bexhill. John was then said to be a
27 year old farm labourer (milkman) and Mary Ann was either 25 or 28.
He then gave his place of birth as Sandhurst and she as Rolvenden.
The 1901 census records the couple and 7 children were living at 53 Sidley
Street in Bexhill. John was then a 37 year old railway clerk and Mary
was a 34 year old laundress. Also with the family was unmarried 38
year old boarder George Willard was a carter on a farm and
gave his place of birth as Ashburnham, Sussex.
When the 1911 census was recorded the couple and 7 children (Thomas Henry,
Alice Allen, William, Kate Elizabeth, Stephen Charles, Elsie May and
Frederick George) were living at 53 Sidley Street, Sidley, Bexhill.
John was then a 49 year old gardening carman and Mary Ann was 47. The
said they had been married for 23 years and had had 7 children, all of whom
were still living. Also with the family was unmarried 23 year old
Charles Colbran who was also a carman and had been born in
Thomas Turley and
Mary Ann Avery may have had 2 children:
Thomas Henry Avery was born in the fourth quarter of
1883 in Sandhurst, Kent. He was a 7 year old scholar in 1891 and
living with his mother and step father. The census recorded his
name as Thomas H. Avery. In 1901
he was 16 year old Thomas Willard and he was a
brickmaker living at home. In 1911, Thomas Henry Avery
was an unmarried 26 year old platelayer on the railway.
Alice Ellen Turley was born the third
quarter of 1885 in Hawkhurst. She was a 5 year old scholar in 1891
and the census recorded her name as Alice A.
Turley. In 1901 she was 15 year old Alice Willard
and living at home. In 1911, Alice Allen Turley
was an unmarried 24 year old laundry worker.
John Willard and
Mary Ann Avery had 7 known children:
Frank Willard was born in the second quarter of 1888 in
Sandhurst. He died aged 80 years and his death was registered in
the first quarter of 1969 in the Hailsham registration district. In 1891 he was 3 years old. He was a 14 year old
carter boy in 1901 and living at home.
Frank married Ellen Huggett in the first quarter of
Ellen was born about 1890 in Lewes, Sussex and was the daughter of
William Huggett (1855-?) and Harriet Tuppen
(1858-?). She died aged 75 years and her death was registered in
the third quarter of 1965 in the Battle registration district.
When the 1911 census was recorded Frank and Nellie were living at 6
Brickyard Cottages in Bexhill, Sussex. He was then a 22 year old
carter and she was 21.
Frank and Ellen had 5 known children:
Emily M. Willard was born in 1912.
Charles A. Willard was born in
William F. Willard was born in
Winifred D. Willard was born in
Ronald Ernest Willard was born on 13 August 1926.
He died in February 1997.
Ronald married Queenie Elsie May Barker in the
fourth quarter of 1945 in the Battle, Sussex registration district.
Queen was born in 1928 and was the daughter of Reginald
Clement Barker (1898-1937) and Rose Elizabeth Errey
(1898-?). Queenie died on 30 November 2007.
Hubert John Willard was born in the second quarter of 1890 in
Bexhill, Sussex. At the time of the 1891 census he was 11 months
old. The 1901 census recorded that he was 12 years old.
Kate Elizabeth Willard was born in the fourth quarter of 1892
in Bexhill. She was 8 years old in 1901. In 1911 she was an
18 year old laundry worker.
William James Willard was born in the fourth quarter of 1892 in
Bexhill. He was 8 years old in 1901. In 1911 he was an 18
year old carter on a farm.
Stephen Charles Willard was born in the first quarter of 1896
in Bexhill. He was 5 years old in 1901. In 1911 he was a 15
year old carter boy.
Elsie May Willard was born about 1906 in Bexhill. She was
5 years old in 1911 and at school.
Frederick George Willard was born about 1909 in Bexhill.
He was 2 years old at the time of the 1911 census.
This page was updated on 22 May 2012