Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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Richard WILLERD (c1545-1587)

and Margaret INFELD (?-?)

 

Richard Willerd and Margaret Infeld married on 25 January 1572/3 in Ardingly, Sussex.

Richard Willerd was buried on 27 January 1586/7 in Ardingly.  The burial register noted he was of Stodgat.  I am guessing he was born in the 1540's.

 

Richard Willerd and Margaret Infeld had the following known children:

  1. William Willerd was baptised on 4 October 1573 in Ardingly.  Only his father's name was recorded in the baptism register and he was then of Studgat.

  2. Ann Willard was baptised on 18 April 1574 in Ardingly.  Only her father's name was recorded.

  3. Margaret Willerd was baptised on 5 February 1575/6 in Ardingly.  Only her father's name was recorded.

  4. Ales Willerd was baptised on 30 February 1576/7 in Ardingly.  Only her father's name was recorded and he was of Studgat.

  5. George Willerd was baptised on 24 February 1577/8 in Ardingly.  Only his father's name was recorded.

  6. Ann Willerd was baptised on 13 February 1579/80 in Ardingly.  Only her father's name was recorded.

  7. John Willerd was baptised at home by the midwife on 31 March 1582 in Ardingly.  Only his father's name was recorded.  He was buried on 31 March 1582 in Ardingly and the burial register noted he was the son of Richard.

  8. Samuel Willerd was baptised on 3 March 1582/3 in Ardingly.  Only his father's name was recorded and he was of Strudgat.

 

In 1598, Rafe Willard of East Grinstead mentioned his kinswomen Alice Willard, Margaret Willard and Martha Willard, as well as kinsman Edward Willard of Old Waltham (I think this could be Coldwaltham).  Were Alice and Margaret the daughters of Richard, or were they also from somewhere nearer to Coldwaltham?

 

A Margaret Willard, widow, married John Hamling on 1 February 1584/5 in Lindfield, Sussex.

A Richard Willard was a church warden of Ardingly in 1613.

Did Richard have 2 brothers John Willerd and George Willerd, and a sister Marye Willerd?

Did he also have a descendant, Richard Willard who married in Ardingly in 1674?

In the 1540's Thomas Wyllard had children baptised in the neighbouring parish of Balcombe.  Could the Balcombe and Ardingly Willards be related?

 

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 family tree.

 

INFIELD          WILLARD

This page was created on 30 May 2014