Ancestors of Mandy Willard
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and Mary LAURENCE (c1714-1745)
and Mary BREEDON (c1715-?)
Robert Willard and Mary Larence were my 6x Great Grandparents.
to see their place in my pedigree chart.) They married on 8 May 1735
at the parish church of St. Mary's
in Pulborough, Sussex. After Mary's death, Robert married Mary
Breedon on 26 or 28 December 1745 in Pulborough.
Robert Willard was baptised on 27 July 1709 in Pulborough. He
was the son of
(1680-1752). Only his father's name was recorded in the Pulborough
baptism register. He does not seem to have been buried in Pulborough,
nor in Storrington or Billingshurst - I need to check West Chiltington,
although there is nothing in the transcript of the parish burial registers.
Mary Laurence may have been baptised on 15 December 1706 in
Wisborough Green, the daughter of Edward Lawrence and
Mary Collens. Or on 27 April 1708 in Coldwaltham,
the daughter of John Lawrence and Ann. Or
on 15 January 1713 in Fittleworth, Sussex, the daughter of Thomas Laurence and
Mary. Or she may have been baptised on 8 October 1715 in
Stopham, Sussex, the daughter of
John Laurence and
Mary was buried on 13 May 1745 in Pulborough.
Mary Breaden's date and place of birth/baptism are unknown, to me.
There were a few possibilities:
12 March 1712 in Pulborough, the daughter of
Edmund Breden and Katherine Harwood. She or a younger Mary may have married
Thomas Mellish on 6 June 1734 in Pulborough. Thomas and Mary named
a son Edmund in 1740. Thomas may have been buried on 28 October 1792
20 December 1713 in Pulborough, the daughter of
Robert Breaden and Ann Greenfield.
9 April 1714 in Storrington, Sussex, the daughter of
She may have married George Sperry on 21 February 1736/7 in Parham,
16 August 1724 in Storrington, the daughter of
James Breadon (?-1730)
and Margaret Roots (?-1728), but she was buried in Storrington on 29
Robert Willard and
Mary Laurence had 4 known children:
my 5x Great Grandfather, was baptised on 7 September 1735 in Pulborough.
in 1762. (They have their own page.)
Mary Willard was baptised on 2 September 1738 in Pulborough.
She was buried on 21 October 1777 in West Chiltington, Sussex.
Mary married William Penfold by banns on 12 May 1760 in
Pulborough. He was then a bachelor and she a maiden. They
were both of Pulborough and both made their X marks. The witnesses
to the marriage were Daniel Searle and John Hues.
The banns were published in Pulborough on 27 April, 4 and 11 May 1760.
William was probably baptised on 10 April 1733 in West Chiltington and
have been the son of George Penfold (1693-?) and Susan Lyfford
William and Mary had 5 known children:
Susan Penfold was baptised on 19 May 1760 in West Chiltington and
buried there on 20 May 1760.
Parnel Penfold was baptised on 13 February 1763 in West
Parnell married John Collens on 13 October 1785 in
Coldwaltham, Sussex. They were both of Hardham. He was a
bachelor and made his X mark. She was a spinster and signed her
name. The witnesses were Daniel ? (marked) and Thomas
John was born about 1755. He died aged
79 years and was buried on 16 January 1834 in Hardham.
John and Parnel had 3 known children:
Sarah Collins was baptised on 31 August 1788 in Pulborough.
She died as an infant and was buried on 2 February 1789 in Hardham.
George Collins was baptised on 9 December 1792 in Hardham.
John Collins was baptised on 1 November 1795 in Hardham.
Sarah Penfold was baptised on 22 December 1765 in West
Susanna Penfold was baptised on 13 March 1768 in West
Mary Penfold was baptised on 23 August 1772 in West Chiltington.
Sarah Willard was baptised on 11 February 1740/1 in Pulborough.
Elizabeth Willard was baptised on 8 May 1743 in Pulborough and
buried there on 23 December 1743.
Robert Willard and
Mary Breedon had 1 known child:
James Willard was baptised on 16 July 1746 in Pulborough and buried
there on 15 July 1752.
Only Robert's name was recorded against the baptisms of his
This page was updated on 30 May 2014