Ancestors of Mandy Willard
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and Mary (c1655-1740)
Richard Willard and Mary may have been my 8x Great
Grandparents. There was a marriage on 19 February 1673/4 in Ardingly,
Sussex, between Richard Willard and Mary Reed, but they
seem to have settled in Lindfield, Sussex and that Richard may have been
buried there in 1695.
Richard Willard's date and place of birth/baptism are unknown, to me.
He may have been buried on 7 February 1725/6 in West Chiltington, but the
burial register only records that Richard Willard was buried, so the
entry could possibly refer to his son. Might he have been the
Willard of who was living in Pulborough, Sussex in the
Mary's date and place of birth/baptism are unknown, to me.
A Mary Willard late of Pulborough was buried on 23 March 1739/40 in
Richard Willard and Mary had 6 known children and possibly more:
Willard was baptised on 2 September 1676 in West
Chiltington. He married
Lawdens in 1707. (They have their own page.)
Ann Willard married Edward Withered (1671-?) on 2
April 1699 in Amberley, Sussex. However, of their 2 known
children, the second was baptised in Petworth, so Ann may have been
a descendant of the Petworth Willards. Might she have been
born in 1678?
my 7x Great Grandfather, who
(1680-1752) in 1707.
(They have their own page.) Might he have been born in 1680?
William and Sarah's known children were named Robert, Daniel, Sarah and
my possible 7x Great Grandmother, married Richard
Overington on 12 February 1701/2 in West Chiltington,
John Cobby on 10 June 1711 in Fittleworth, Sussex.
Might she have been born in 1682?
William's grandson, Robert Willard born in 1735,
married Mary Wild, and she may have been a granddaughter of
Edmund Willard was baptised on 17 January 1683/4 in West Chiltington. He was buried on 5 November 1730 in Bury, Sussex.
(I need to check at the West Sussex Record Office, ref. O 82, 1734,
administration of Edmond Willard of Bury.)
Edmund married Joan Standige on 24 November 1715 in Bury.
Joan may have been buried on 11 December 1770 in Bury. The burial
register recorded her name as Joan Willard alias Cousins.
Edmund and Joan had 2 known children:
was baptised on 2 March 1716/7 in
Bury and buried there on 5 March 1716/7.
was baptised on 21 June 1724 in
was baptised on 19 May 1687 in West
Chiltington. A Jane Willard was buried on 1
February 1736/7 in Billingshurst.
was baptised on 2 March 1689/90
in West Chiltington.
Thomas Willard's baptism has not so far been found. He was
buried on 20 June 1696 in West Chiltington. The burial
register recorded that he was the son of Richard.
was baptised on 13 September
1696 in West Chiltington.
John Willard from Storrington, married Grace
Druge from Petworth, on 5 March 1716 in Tillington.
This page was updated on 29 May 2014