and Catherine HOAD (1824-1898)
Thomas Willard and Catherine Hoad married in the second
quarter of 1847 in the Cranbrook, Kent registration district. (They
were not my direct ancestors.)
Thomas Wellard was baptised on 15 January 1825 in Benenden,
Kent. He was the son
William Willard (1790-1840) and
Mary Coleman (1793-?). When the 1841 census was
recorded he was most probably the 15 year old Thomas Willard
a servant in the home of 60 year old Mary Hayward in
Sandhurst. The death of 75 year old Thomas Willard
was registered in the third quarter of 1897 in the Cranbrook registration
Catherine Hoad was baptised on 26 December 1824 in
Salehurst, Sussex. She was the daughter of
(1804-?) and granddaughter of
and Lilly Clark. The 1841 census may have recorded her as 20 year old
Catherine Hoad living with the family of Francis
and Ann Curtess in Lion Street, Rye. The death of 77
year old Catherine Willard was registered in the fourth
quarter of 1898 in the Cranbrook registration district.
When the 1851 census was recorded the couple and 2 children were living at
Sandhurst Cross in Sandhurst. They were both aged 26 years and Thomas
was an agricultural labourer. His place of birth was given as Benenden
and hers as Salehurst. Also with the family was his 25 year old sister
and house servant, Eliza Willard.
In 1861 the couple and 3 children were living in The Cross Cottages in
Sandhurst. They were both 37 years old and Thomas was an agricultural
The 1871 census records the couple and 5 of their sons were living at The
Cross in Sandhurst. They were both said to be 48 years old and he was
an agricultural labourer.
At the time of the 1881 census Thomas and Kate were both 57 years old and
living at Sandhurst Cross. Thomas was an agricultural labouer.
With them were 2 of their sons, John and Stephen.
In 1891 the couple were living at The Cross and they were both 68 years old.
He was still earning his living as an agricultural labourer. With them
on census night was their 6 year old grandson Llewellyn Willard
who was a scholar and had been born in Sandhurst, and 88 year old widow and
mother-in-law, Mary Roberson, who had been born in
Salehurst and was said to have heart disease.
Thomas Willard and
Catherine Hoad had 8 known children:
Eliza Willard was born in the second quarter of 1847 in
Sandhurst, Sussex. She was 3 years old in 1851.
Tabitha Willard was born in the second quarter of 1850
in Sandhurst. At the time of the 1851 census she was 11 months
Richard Willard was born in the fourth quarter of 1852
in Sandhurst. In 1861 he was an 8 year old scholar and the eldest
of his siblings living at home. He was an 18 year old agricultural
labourer in 1871.
Richard married Mary Jane Sivyer in the third quarter
Mary Jane was born about 1857 in Sandhurst and was the daughter of
William Sivyer and Sarah Moore.
When the 1881 census was recorded the couple and 2 children were living
at Reynolds in Sandhurst. Richard was then a 28 year old
agricultural labourer and Mary Jane was 24.
By 1891 the family had move to Neals in Bodiam, Sussex. Richard
was then 38 year old farm labourer and Mary J. was 34. With the
couple on census night were 3 of their sons and 5 year old niece
Delpha M. Willard.
The 1901 census records the family were living in a cottage in Bodiam.
Richard was a 48 year old agricultural labourer and Mary was 44.
Four of their children were with them on census night.
Richard and Mary Jane had the following children:
Albert E. Willard was born about
1877 in Sandhurst. He was 4 years old in 1881. In 1891
he was 14 years old and a farm worker living at home with his
parents. In 1901 he was an unmarried 24 year old agricultural
labourer living at home.
Richard Willard was born about 1880 in Sandhurst.
He was a year old when the 1881 census was recorded. In 1891
he was an 11 year old scholar.
William J. Willard was born about
1884 in Sandhurst. He was a 7 year old scholar in 1891.
In 1901 he was a 17 year old agricultural labourer and living at
Frederick Willard was born about 1893 in Bodiam.
He was an 8 year old school boy in 1901.
Catherine Willard was born about 1895 in Bodiam.
She was a 6 year old school girl in 1901.
William Willard was born about 1855 in Sandhurst.
He was a 6 year old scholar in 1861. In 1871 he was a 16 year old
Philadelphia Willard was born in the fourth quarter of
1859 in Sandhurst. She was a year old in 1861.
Thomas Willard was born in the fourth quarter of 1861
in Sandhurst. He was a 9 year old scholar in 1871.
was born in the first quarter of 1864 in Sandhurst. He married
Mary Ann Turley
in 1887. (They have their own page.)
Stephen Charles Willard was born in second quarter of
1866 in Sandhurst. The 1871 census records that Charles
Willard was a 5 year old scholar. In 1881,
Stephen Willard was a 14 year old agricultural labourer.
This page was reviewed on 9 April 2012