and Mary REED (c1655-?)
Richard Willard and Mary Reed married on 19 February 1673/4 in
Richard Willard's date and place of birth/baptism are unknown, to me.
He may have been buried on 2 March 1694/5 in Lindfield, Sussex. Might
he have been a descendant of 1 of 3 possible brothers who were probably born
in the 1550's and living in Ardingly in the 1570's and 1580's, namely
John Willerd or
George Willerd? Richard may have had a sister named
Elizabeth Willard who married William Streeter on 26 September
1677 in Ardingly.
Mary Reed may have been baptised as Mary Reade on 1 January
1653/4 in Barcombe, Sussex, the daughter of John Reade, or as Mary
Read on 21 September 1656 in Hamsey, Sussex the daughter of John Read
and Sarah Marks.
Richard Willard and Mary
Reed had 1 known child:
Sarah Willard was baptised on 25 April 1675 in Lindfield, Sussex.
She married Joseph Virrall on 2 May 1699 in Lindfield.
On the A2A web site
there is a note that in 1686 the Overseers of Lindfield issued a receipt for
a fine paid by Richard Willard.
Willard was a church warden of Ardingly in 1613.
Probate (PCC) of
the will (8 Jun 1695) and codicil (22 Apr 1697) of William Board the elder
of Boardhill in Cuckfield, esq AMS 1867 5 Jul 1697
Confirms his wife Joan Board's life estate in a messuage and farm called
Sugworths (100a in Cuckfield, with 20a in Lindfield and 4a in Ardingly),
occupied by John Sturt; messuage called Lullings and The Gores (30a) and the
North Part of Handly in Cuckfield, occupied by Richard Willard,
messuage and 80a called Handly with 30a called Sugworths in Cuckfield,
occupied by Robert Chatfield, with the tithes
This page was reviewed on 9 April 2012