Ancestors of Mandy Willard
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and Agnes (?-1612)
and Agnes married before 1550. (It would seem unlikely they
were my ancestors.)
Willard was buried on 31 August 1600 in Ifield, Sussex. I am
guessing he was born in about the 1520's.
Willard, widow was buried on 2 March 1612 in Ifield.
Willard, Rafe, of
Ifield, co. Sussex, yeoman ; will, 8th August, 1599 ; proved 1600 : " To
Edward, my sonne, sev^en score £ ; to Basel, my sonne, ; to Tymothie W., the
daughter of Basell, my sonne, ; to Dorothy W., daughter of the same, ; to
Jane, daughter of the same, . To every one of my servants, whether
men-servants or mayd-servants, xiid. a-piece. Residue to Agnes, my wife, and
Ralfe W., my second sonne. Overseer vSir Walter Covert, knight, and he to
have six angels, and his good lady six angels more. Signed in the presence
of Sir Benjamin Browne."
Rafe Willard and
Agnes had 3 known children:
may have been born in the 1540's. He was of Ifield. His will
was proved on 20 March 1605, which described him as a Yeoman of Slaugham,
Sussex. In his will he mentioned his mother Agnes Wyllard
and brother Raph Willard. It would seem
Edward had no children.
may have been born in the 1540's. He was buried on 22 August 1617 in
Ifield. He was of Ifield. He left a will dated 18 June 1617
and proved at Lewes on 20 November 1617.
WiLLARD, Rafe, of Ifeild, yeoman (son of the preceding) ; will, 18th
June, 1617; proved Nov. 20, 1617: '" My body to be buried in the Church
of Ifeild.' To the poor of the parish of Ifield (or Ifeild), £5 ; to
Dorothy Lambert, 3 score £ ; to Jane, daur. of Basill Wyllarde, £160 ;
to Joseph Browne and William Waler, students of Sydney Colledge in
Cambridge, unto each of them forty shillings a-piece ; to Edward Mills,
of Rusper, my kyns- man, £50 ; to Thomas Wyllard, my kynsman, £50 ; to
Tymothy Bechylye, daur. of Basyll Wyllard, threescore £ ; to Katheryne
Mills, my kynswoman, £40 ; to Ketheryne, wife of John Alye, £30. Many
other legacies to persons of the several names of Dench, Turke, and
Small. To several godchildren 20s. a-piece ; to others, 10s. a-piece.
William Mascall, £10; Thomas Stevens, my servant, £6. 13s. 4d. 'Item, I
give unto Mr. Fettyplace, unto Michael Roberts, unto William Kempfall,
unto William Gatfar, unto Richarde White, unto Tiiomas Bastian, unto
Samuel Bens, unto John White, unto William the Cooke, unto Harry Post,
unto James lorden, unto Leonard the huntsman, unto Christopher the
footman, and to old Richard Davye the porter, to each of them ten
shillings a-piece.' Residue to Basill Wyl- lard, my brother and
executor. ' I do intreate the Right Wor- shippfull Sir Walter Covert,
Knight, ... in whom I doe repose gi'eate trust, to see this my last will
duly and truly performed," and give him ' ten angells of gould, and to
my very good lady, his wyfe, ten angells of gould likewise.' " Proved
20th November, 1617, by Basil Wyllard, aforesaid, ix"- Ixi^- xvi«.
iiijc?. (i.e. £96L 16s. 4d.).*
may have had the following child:
was baptised on 4 June 1570 in Ifield. As he was not mention in
the 1617 will, I assume he either died beforehand, or was not the son of
Ralfe who died in 1617.
was born about 1550. He was of Ifield. Bassell Willard
a householder was buried on 28 April 1629 in Horsham.
Basil married Elizabeth Mate in 1588. A marriage
licence was issued to them on 20 September 1588 by the Archdeaconry of
Chichester which noted she was a spinster of Slaham (should that be
Slaugham?). The sponsors of the licence were Basil himself
and Edward Burgess a yeoman of Slaham.
Elizabeth Willard, widow was buried on 9 February 1636/7 in
and Elizabeth had the following children:
Tymothie Willard married Bechylye.
Willard married John Lambert in October 1614
in Shipley, Sussex. She married as Dorothy Willeard.
Willard may have married James Lintall by
licence on 23 September 1617 at St. Peter the Great in Chichester.
She was then of Shipley and he of Horsham. Their marriage licence
was issued on the same day by the Deanery of Chichester, which gave his
name as John Lyntott.
Thomas Willard married Agnes Bennett on 2 February 1602/3 in
Ifield. The 1617 will of Rafe Willard mentions his
kinsman, Thomas Willard, which to me implies Thomas may
have been a cousin, or perhaps the son of a cousin.
Willard, wife of Thomas Willard was buried on 17
June 1606 in Ifield.
Willard was baptised on 4 December 1603 in Ifield, the daughter
of Thomas Willard.
Willard married John Aley on 23 September 1605 in
A John Aley
was buried on 4 August 1624 in Ifield.
Aley was baptised on 10 August 1606 in Ifield.
Aley was baptised on 1 May 1608 in Ifield.
Aley was baptised on 28 October 1610 in Ifield.
Aley was baptised n 2 May 1613 in Ifield.
Aley was baptised on 10 February 1615/6 in Ifield.
Aley was baptised on 2 March 1622/3 in Ifield.
Elizabeth Aly was buried in June 1635 in Ifield. The
burial register noted she was the daughter of John and Katherine.
Only the father's
name of John was shown against the 6 baptisms.
I am assuming
Katherine was born in the 1580's. She was the kinswoman of Rafe who
died in 1617, so not his daughter, and probably not the daughter of his
brother Basil. So was she the daughter of a cousin to Rafe? Was
she the sister or daughter of Rafe's kinsman Thomas?
WiLLARD of Ifield
(see the same will on p. 35), Ralph Willard, of Ifield, yeoman or
gentleman ; will dated 1599, proved 1600. Married Agnes . Of their children,
Edward was living in 1599; Ralph of Ifield, yeoman or gentleman, died in
1617; Basil married, and had daughters, Timothea, who married Bechylye ;
Dorothy, who married Lambert ; and Jane. These three daughters of Basil were
living in 1599.
Willard, Raphe, of
East Grinstead, co. Sussex, armorer ; will dated 11th September, 1598, 40
Elizabeth ; proved 4th August, 1599: "To the poor of East Grinstead, 16
dozen loaves of bread at my funeral ; to Alexander Heeley, a poor man, 20s.
; to Sibell Allen, widow, another poor body, 20s. ; and many other similar
bequests. To Thomas Mantell, jun.,* of Lewes, my best wearing apparel ; to
NichoU of the Greene, of East Grin- stead, my two surgei-y books, entitled
'The Englisheman's Treasure,' and 'The Tresure of Health;' to Edward Edgei--
ton, of Dorking, my herball. To my kinsman, Edward Willard, of Old Waltham,
20 markes ; Alice, Margaret, and Martha Willard, my relatives ; Mary Cassley,
my kinswoman, daughter of Thomas Cassley, of Cralesdowne, co. Sussex. Thomas
Mantell, of Lewes, my brother-in-law, executor."
servant to Rafe Willard was buried on 27 March 1597 in
My Willard ancestry
ends with William Willard born about 1680 who married in
Pulborough, Sussex in 1707. His wife was born in 1680. I think
it possible William was the son of Richard Willard.
Richard had children baptised in the neighbouring parish of West Chiltington
in 1676, 1684, 1687, 1690 and 1696. I am further guessing that Richard
was born about 1650 and that he may have been the son of a Richard
Willard who had a daughter baptised in Pulborough in 1646.
There are many missing pieces in my early Willard ancestry, so I am trying
to piece together other Willard families in an effort to eliminate them my
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