Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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Joseph WILLARD (c1815-?)

and Mary WILLARD (c1815-1899)

 

Joseph Willard and Mary Willard married by banns on 18 December 1836 in Brighton.  He was a bachelor and she a spinster and they were both of Brighton.  (They were not my direct ancestors.)

Joseph Willard was born about 1815 in Beeding, Sussex.  He died after 1881 and possibly before 1891 as his wife was then described as single.  Might his death have been registered as 71 year old John Willard in the third quarter of 1884 in the Brighton registration district, therefore, born about 1813?  (I have not found a John born about 1813 in the 1881 census.)

Mary Willard was born about 1815 in Beeding, Sussex.  She may have died aged 86 years and her death registered in the first quarter of 1899 in the Brighton registration district, therefore, born about 1813.

I am assuming they were cousins and that one was the child of Charles Willard (c1780-1854) and Mary Andrew (1778-1843), whilst the other was the child of James Willard (c1777-1832) and Mary Elliott.  I think it possible they were both baptised in Ifield, Sussex (I have a transcript of the Ifield parish registers at home, but it only goes up to 1812.)

At the time of the 1841 census the couple and 2 children (Henry and Frederick) were living in Devonshire Terrace, Brighton and they were both said to be 25 years old.  Joseph was a carter.  Also with the family was 15 year old carpenter Henry Ticehurst and 20 year old drover William Christmas.

When the 1851 census was recorded the couple and 5 children were living at 36 Devonshire Street, Brighton.  Joseph was then a 36 year old town carter and Mary was a 36 year old domestic.  They both gave their place of birth as Beeding.  Also with the family was 29 year old unmarried sister, Cate Willard, who was a school mistress and had also been born in Beeding.

The couple and their 3 children (Frederick, Alfred and Emily) were still living at 36 Devonshire Street in 1861.  Joseph was then said to be a 47 year old carter and Mary was a 48 year old charwoman, and they again both said they were born in Beeding.

In 1871, Joseph was a 57 year old married carter living at 36 Devonshire Street.  His wife was not at home on census night.  With Joseph was his widower son Alfred, boarder Jane Coppard a 65 year old widow from Tunbridge Wells and the family of John and Louisa Winder.  Mary was then living alone at 7 Lewes Crescent in Brighton and she was a 56 year old charwoman.

The 1881 census records Joseph was a 66 year old married brewer's labourer and living at 36 Devonshire Terrace.  The family of his daughter Louisa were also with him as was 76 year old Jane Coppard.  Mary was then a 67 year old wife of a farm labourer and living with the family of her son Frederick at 62 Hereford Street, Brighton.

When the 1891 census was recorded Mary was a 77 year old and single.  She was lodging at 34 Devonshire Street, Brighton, in the home of 55 year old widow Maria Ann Howley.

 

Joseph Willard and Mary Willard had 6 known children:

  1. Henry Willard was baptised on 29 January 1837 at St. Nicholas, Brighton.  He was 4 years old when the 1841 census was recorded.

  2. Frederick Willard was baptised on 9 August 1840 at St. Nicholas, Brighton.  In 1841 he was a year old.  He was a 12 year old scholar in 1851.  In 1861 he was an unmarried 21 year old coast guard volunteer and he was living with his parents.  In 1901 he was a 60 year old widower and lodging with 52 year old widow Marie Clapshoe at 11 South Street, Brighton.  He was then a road sweeper.

    Frederick married Elizabeth.

    Elizabeth was born about 1846 in Carlisle, Cumberland.

    In 1881 the couple and 7 children were living at 62 Hereford Street, Brighton, a house they were sharing with 62 year old journeyman butcher, Thomas Staples.  Frederick's mother was also living with them.  Frederick was then said to have been a 36 year old carter and Elizabeth was a 35 year old charwoman.

    Frederick and Elizabeth had the following children:

    1. Mary E. S. Willard was born about 1868 in Blackburn, Lancashire.  She was a 13 year old domestic servant in 1881.

    2. Henry Willard was born about 1871 in Blackburn, Lancashire.  He was a 10 year old scholar in 1881.

    3. Frederick A. E. Willard was born about 1873 in Brighton.  He was an 8 year old scholar in 1881.

    4. Ada Willard was born about 1876 in Brighton.  She was a 5 year old scholar in 1881.

    5. Edith E. Willard was born about 1877 in Brighton.  She was a 4 year old scholar in 1881.

    6. Minnie Ethel Willard was baptised on 15 December 1878 at St. Peter's in Brighton.  She was a 2 year old scholar in 1881.

    7. Lily Willard was born in 1881 in Brighton.  At the time of the 1881 census she was 2 months old.

  3. Alfred Willard was born on 10 March 1842 in Brighton and baptised there on 27 July 1842 and 6 April 1845 at St. Nicholas, Brighton.  He was a 9 year old scholar in 1851.  In 1861 he was a 19 year old frame worker.  In 1871, he was a 28 year old widower and sawyer, and living with his father.

    Alfred married Ellen Bushby on 1 February 1864 in Brighton.  He was 22 years old and she was 25.  Their fathers were named as Joseph Willard and Levi Bushby.

  4. Henry Willard was born on 16 January in Brighton and baptised there on 6 April 1845 at St. Nicholas.  He was a 7 year old scholar in 1851.

  5. Louisa Kate Willard was born about 1846 in Brighton and baptised there on 21 April 1850 at St. Nicholas.  She was a 5 year old scholar in 1851.

    Louisa married John Winder on 1 January 1865 in Brighton.  He was 20 years old and she was 21.  Their fathers were named as Thomas Winder and Joseph Willard.

    When the 1871 census was recorded the couple and 2 daughters were living with Louisa father at 36 Devonshire Street, Brighton.  John was a 24 year old carter and Louisa was also 24.  They both said they were born in Brighton.

    In 1881 the couple and 6 children were living with her father at 36 Devonshire Street.  John was a 34 year old labourer and Louisa a 34 year old charwoman.

    In 1891 the couple and 6 children were living at 36 Devonshire Street.  John was a 43 year old road labourer and Louisa Kate was a 44 year old charwoman.  Also with them was 84 or 87 year old widow Jane Coppard.

    John and Louisa had the following children:

    1. Louisa Winder was born about 1868 in Brighton.  She was 3 years old in 1871.

    2. Eliza Winder was born about 1870 in Brighton.  She was a year old in 1871.  The 1881 census records that she was 11 year old Elizabeth Winder and she was a scholar.

    3. Emily Jane Winder was born about 1872 in Brighton.  She was a 9 year old scholar in 1881.  In 1891 she was a 19 year old domestic general servant and the eldest of her siblings living at home.

    4. John Thomas Winder was born about 1874 in Brighton.  He was a 7 year old scholar in 1881.  In 1891 he was a 17 bootmaker's porter.

    5. Alice Winder was born about 1877 in Brighton.  She was a 4 year old scholar in 1881.

    6. Mary Winder was born about 1879 in Brighton.  She was a 2 year old scholar in 1881.  In 1891 she was a 12 year old scholar.

    7. Lizzie Winder was born in 1881 in Brighton.  At the time of the 1881 census she was 3 months old.  The 1891 census recorded that she was 10 year old Elizabeth A. Willard and she was a scholar.

    8. Jane Winder was born about 1883 in Brighton.  In 1891 she was an 8 year old scholar.

    9. George Charles Winder was born about 1885 in Brighton.  In 1891 he was a 6 year old scholar.

  6. Emily Mary Willard was baptised on 21 April 1850 at St. Nicholas, Brighton.  At the time of the 1851 census she was 1 year old.  In 1861 she was a 12 year old scholar.

 

Might Joseph and Mary have had the following siblings:

Robert Willard (1810-1884) married Eliza Bowers (c1814-1885) on 26 March 1832 in St. Saviours, Southwark, Surrey.  He was most probably the son of Charles Willard and Mary Andrew.

Ann Willard born about 1815 in Horsham or about 1817 in Ifield (as mentioned above, as being part of the same household as Kate in 1851 and living next door to Robert and Eliza in 1881).  In 1841 she may have been living with Charles Willard in Guildford, Surrey.

Charles Willard (c1815-1848) married Sarah Berwick (c1814-1898) by banns on 9 July 1839 in Albury, Surrey.  They named a daughter Kate Clara in 1840 and a daughter Emily in 1845.

 

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