and Joan KIDDER (c1640-1670)
and Mary REED (c1655-?)
Richard Willard may have married twice, firstly to Joan
Kidder on 1 June 1658 in Maresfield, Sussex. He may next have
married Mary Reed on 19 February 1673/4 in Ardingly, Sussex.
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.
Joan Kidder's date and place of birth/baptism are unknown
to me. She was most probably buried on 29 August 1670 at All Saints,
Linfield. The burial register did not give her first name and only
stated the wife of Richard Willard was buried.
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.
and Joan Kidder may have had the following children:
Willard was baptised on 2 September 1659 at St. Giles in
Horsted Keynes, Sussex. Only her father's name was mentioned in
the baptism register. An Anne Willard was buried
on 15 January 1726 at All Saints, Lindfield. No further details
are given in the burial register as to whether Anne was a spinster, wife
Willard was baptised on 15 December 1661 at St. Giles in
Horsted Keynes. Only his father's name was mentioned in the
have married Mary Burtenshaw on 29 November 1689 in
Mary had the following children:
Elizabeth Willard was buried on 26 April 1694 in Cuckfield.
The burial register noted she was the daughter of Richard
Willard a yeoman of Lullings.
Richard Willard was buried on 17 December 1696 in Cuckfield.
The burial register noted he was a the son of Richard
Willard a farmer.
Willard was baptised on 22 December 1664 at All Saints in
Lindfield, Sussex. Only his father's name was mentioned in the
Might John have
married Mary Bennet on 18 May 1692 in Balcombe, Sussex?
Richard Willard and Mary
Reed had 1 known child:
Sarah Willard was baptised on 25 April 1675 in Lindfield, Sussex.
Both her parents were named in the baptism register.
Sarah 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 updated on 7 August 2013