Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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John WILLARD (1864-1950)

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 Thomas Willard (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 district.

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 Hastings, Sussex.

 

Thomas Turley and Mary Ann Avery may have had 2 children:

  1. 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.

  2. 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:

  1. 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 1911.

    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:

    1. Emily M. Willard was born in 1912.

    2. Charles A. Willard was born in 1920.

    3. William F. Willard was born in 1920.

    4. Winifred D. Willard was born in 1924.

    5. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Elsie May Willard was born about 1906 in Bexhill.  She was 5 years old in 1911 and at school.

  7. Frederick George Willard was born about 1909 in Bexhill.  He was 2 years old at the time of the 1911 census.

 

AVERY          WILLARD

This page was updated on 22 May 2012