Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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Thomas WILLARD (1825-1897)

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 district.

Catherine Hoad was baptised on 26 December 1824 in Salehurst, Sussex.  She was the daughter of Mary Hoad (1804-?) and granddaughter of William Hoad 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 labourer.

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:

  1. Eliza Willard was born in the second quarter of 1847 in Sandhurst, Sussex.  She was 3 years old in 1851.

  2. Tabitha Willard was born in the second quarter of 1850 in Sandhurst.  At the time of the 1851 census she was 11 months old.

  3. 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 of 1876.

    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:

    1. 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.

    2. 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.

    3. 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 home.

    4. Frederick Willard was born about 1893 in Bodiam.  He was an 8 year old school boy in 1901.

    5. Catherine Willard was born about 1895 in Bodiam.  She was a 6 year old school girl in 1901.

  4. 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 bricklayer's labourer.

  5. Philadelphia Willard was born in the fourth quarter of 1859 in Sandhurst.  She was a year old in 1861.

  6. Thomas Willard was born in the fourth quarter of 1861 in Sandhurst.  He was a 9 year old scholar in 1871.

  7. John Willard was born in the first quarter of 1864 in Sandhurst.  He married Mary Ann Turley in 1887.  (They have their own page.)

  8. 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.

 

HOAD          WILLARD

This page was reviewed on 9 April 2012