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
Richard Willard was baptised on 15 April 1715 in West Chiltington,
Sussex. He was the son of
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:
Maurice Willard was baptised on 8 April 1737 in West Chiltington
and buried there on 4 April 1772.
Ann Willard was baptised on 16 November 1739 in West Chiltington.
Elizabeth Willard was baptised on 28 March 1743 in West
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:
William Child was baptised on 24 August 1766 in Pulborough
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.
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,
Richard Willard and Jane
Steer had 3 known children:
Sarah Willard was baptised on 22 June 1754 in Storrington.
It would seem unlikely that she was the
Bridger Champion in 1774.
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.)
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?
This page was reviewed on 9 April 2012