Ancestors of Mandy Willard

Number of pages

in this site:


Please bear this in mind when you contact me, as I can not always remember what I've said where.  It would be really helpful if you could tell me the page title or URL you are contacting me about.


Links to other pages in this site or other websites are in BLUE or RED.


Family History is my hobby.  I am not a professional genealogist.


Thank you for taking the time to view my humble effort.  Also, a very BIG THANK YOU to all those who have kindly contributed information.


Please check the data for yourself against original sources.


Tip:  You may need to hit your F5 key to see any changes to the page since your last visit.




Richard WILLARD (1715-?)

and Ann DANIELS (?-1750)

and Jane STEER (?-?)


Richard Willard first married Ann Daniels on 16 June 1736 in the Fleet Prison in London.  He was then described as a blacksmith and she a spinster.  They were both of Chiltington, Sussex.  Richard next married Jane Brinkwell by licence on 31 May 1754 in Storrington, Sussex.  Their marriage licence was issued on 11 June 1754 (yes that's what the marriage index says) by the Archdeaconry of Chichester, which stated that Richard was a widower of Storrington and Jane a widow.  Surety for the licence was provided by Richard himself and Jo. Blunden a carpenter of Storrington.  The entry in the marriage register states that Richard was of Chiltington.  (They were not my direct ancestors.)

Richard Willard was baptised on 15 April 1715 in West Chiltington, Sussex.  He was the son of Richard Willard (1676-?) and Dorothy Lawdens (?-1777).

Ann Daniel's date and place of birth/baptism are unknown, to me.  She was buried in January 1749/50 in West Chiltington.

Jane Steer's date and place of birth/baptism are unknown, to me.  As Jane Steer, she had previously married William Brinkwell on 16 September 1743 in Chichster, Sussex.


Richard Willard and Ann Daniels had 5 known children:

  1. Maurice Willard was baptised on 8 April 1737 in West Chiltington and buried there on 4 April 1772.

  2. Ann Willard was baptised on 16 November 1739 in West Chiltington.

  3. Elizabeth Willard was baptised on 28 March 1743 in West Chiltington.

  4. Gulielma Maria Willard was baptised on 11 October 1745 in West Chiltington.  She was buried on 5 January 1772 in Pulborough.

    As Guly Willard, spinster, she married William Childs, bachelor, by banns on 13 October 1765 in Pulborough, Sussex.  They were both then of Pulborough. The witnesses to their marriage were Robert Greenfield and Daniel Searle.

    William and Guly had 2 known children:

    1. William Child was baptised on 24 August 1766 in Pulborough

    2. Sarah Childs was baptised on 19 March 1769 in Pulborough.  She may have been buried on 22 June 1773 in Pulborough, but the burial register only records that Sarah Child was buried.

    William married for a second time to Mary White by banns on 23 July 1775 in Pulborough.  He was then a widower and she a spinster.  The witnesses to the marriage were Daniel Searle and Thomas White.

  5. Richard Willard was baptised on 19 February 1748/9 in West Chiltington.  On 8 September 1758, he may have been the Richard Willard of West Chiltington who was apprenticed to James Rowland, farmer.


Richard Willard and Jane Steer had 3 known children:

  1. Sarah Willard was baptised on 22 June 1754 in Storrington.  It would seem unlikely that she was the Sarah Willard who married Bridger Champion in 1774.

  2. William Willard was baptised on 15 October 1757 in West Chiltington.  He may have married Philadelphia Kidd on 16 June 1782 in Bramber, Sussex.  (They have their own page.)

  3. James Willard was baptised on 8 April 1765 in West Chiltington.  A James Willard died aged 18 years by drowning in the River Arun and was buried on 1 October 1783 in Arundel.


I am a little uncertain of the above.  When Sarah Willard married in 1774, her father was said to have been Jo. Willard a farmer of Storrington.  A Sarah was baptised in Storrington to Richard and Jane, and when Richard previously married, he was said to have been a blacksmith of Chiltington.  Therefore, a bit more checking is required!

Another little query ... Sarah Willard, was aged 20 in 1774 when she married and settled in Findon.  On 3 November 1791 in Findon a Mary Willard, spinster, married William Wild, widower.  As a bachelor, William Wild married Sarah Beddell on 27 April 1778 in Findon.  Who was Mary Willard, and when and where was she born/baptised?  Could she have been an illegitimate daughter of Sarah?


DANIELS          STEER          WILLARD

This page was reviewed on 9 April 2012