Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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William WILLARD (c1786-1860)

and Elizabeth HARWOOD (c1795-1849)

 

William Willard and Elizabeth Harwood married on 20 March 1814 in Washington, Sussex.  (They were not my direct ancestors.  William was the nephew of my 4x Great Grandfather and Grandson of my 5x Great Grandfather.)

William Willard was baptised on 15 February 1789 in Pulborough, Sussex.  He was the illegitimate son of Elizabeth Willard (1766-?).  In a bastardy examination of 1788, Elizabeth named Richard Braby as William's father (see notes below).  William died aged 74 years and was buried on 15 December 1860 in Pulborough, at which time he was described as a labourer of Oak House in Pulborough.

Elizabeth Harwood's date and place of birth/baptism are unknown, to me.  She died aged 54 years and was buried on 19 May 1849 in Pulborough.

In 1841 William and Elizabeth and 3 children were living at Pythington Cottage, Pulborough. 

 

William Willard and Elizabeth Harwood had 8 known children:

  1. Harriet Willard was baptised on 6 December 1815 in Washington.  She married William Coldman on 25 September 1837 in Horsham, Sussex.

  2. William Willard was baptised on 16 January 1818 in Pulborough.

  3. Charles Willard was baptised on 9 July 1821 in Pulborough.  (There was another Charles Willard born in 1821.)

    Charles may have been the father of an illegitimate son by Mary Scutt:

    1. Charles Willard Scutt was born on 11 September and baptised on 26 October 1845 in West Chiltington, Sussex.  He married Sarah Elizabeth Newman on 21 June 1873 in Shipley, Sussex.  She was born on 27 December 1856 and baptised on 25 January 1857 in Shipley and was the daughter of William Newman and Sarah.  When the 1881 census was recorded the family were living in Coolham and Charles was a farm labourer.  By 1901 they were living in Henfield, Sussex.

    Mary Scutt was baptised on 7 May 1826 in West Chiltington and was the daughter of William Scutt and Elizabeth (possibly Lucas).  She had previously had a relationship with Walter Hoven by whom she had a son, John Scutt who was baptised on 8 March 1843 in West Chiltington.  He married Mary Jane Woods on 18 June 1876 in Warminghurst.  Mary married James Evans on 9 June 1850 in West Chiltington.

  4. Ruth Willard was baptised on 23 May 1824 in Pulborough.  She may have married Henry Porter on 29 November 1852 at All Souls, Marylebone, London.

  5. James Willard was baptised on 8 October 1826 in Pulborough.  He died aged 73 years in 1898.

    James married Eliza Puttock on 5 May 1855 in Pulborough.  The witnesses to the marriage were James Puttock and Jesse Greenfield.  He was then a 28 year old bachelor and she a 27 year old spinster, and was the daughter of Edward Puttock.

    Eliza was born about 1828 in Fittleworth and died aged 82 years in 1909.

    James and Eliza had 4 known children:

    1. Edward Willard was baptised on 30 March 1856 in Pulborough and buried there on 8 January 1876.

    2. William Willard was born on 7 August and baptised on 29 August 1858 in Pulborough.  He died aged 67 years and his death was registered in the first quarter of 1925 in the Steyning registration district.

      William married Mary Ann Hooker on 6 February 1897 as the parish church of All Staints, The Dive, Hove, Sussex.

      Mary Ann was born about 1872 in Hove and was the daughter of Joseph Hooker (1838-?) and Emma Whittington (c1849-?).

      William and Mary Ann had 3 known children:

      1. Annie Amelia Willard was born on 30 June 1897.

      2. William Willard was born on 3 October 1898.  He married Mary Jane Laycock in 1924 in Hove.  William and Mary Jane at 7 children, 6 sons and 1 daughter.  They lived at 106 Shirley Street, Hove.

      3. George Willard was born on 28 August 1903.  He died in his sleep when he was aged about 20-25.  At the time he was living with his brother and sister-in-law, and it was she who found him when she took him up a morning cup of tea.  The GRO index records a George E. Willard born about 1904, died in the first quarter of 1931 in the Steyning registration district.

  6. Sarah Willard was baptised on 12 October 1828 in Pulborough and buried there on 15 May 1849.  She was buried 4 days before her mother, so might there have been illness in the family?

  7. Thomas Willard was baptised on 27 February 1831 in Pulborough and buried there on 31 March 1831.

  8. Jane Willard was baptised on 27 June 1832 in Pulborough.

  9. George Willard was baptised on 24 January 1836 in Pulborough.

     

 

Notes

Richard Braby was baptised on 6 March 1768 in Pulborough, Sussex and was the son of William Braby and Elizabeth Lynseer, who had married on 20 May 1762 in Ashurst, Sussex, when he was a bachelor of Pulborough and she a spinster of Ashurst.  Richard may have married Jane and they may have been the parents of Maria Braby who was baptised on 17 January 1790 in Amberley, Sussex.  The Sussex Family History Group's marriage index lists no possible marriage for Richard and Jane, and Maria would seem to be their only child listed in the IGI.

Maria Braby married William Searle on 22 May 1809 in Burpham, Sussex, at which time she was of Burpham and he of Amberley.  (William and Maria are mentioned elsewhere in these pages.)  William may have been baptised on 5 November 1780 in Amberley and have been the son of Edward Searle and Sarah Pullen.

William and Maria had 13 known children:

  1. Charles Searle was baptised on 6 May 1810 in Amberley.  He married Drusilla Penfold by banns on 9 June 1838 in Pulborough.  He was then a 27 year old bachelor and labourer of Amberley.  She was a 20 year old servant of Pulborough.  The witnesses to the marriage were William Searle and Katherine Searle.  Drusilla was baptised on 12 July 1818 in Pulborough and was the daughter of James Penfold and Sarah Collins.

  2. Sarah Searle was baptised on 19 January 1812 in Amberley.

  3. Rhoda Searle was baptised on 11 July 1813 in Amberley.  She died aged 77 years in the second quarter of 1891.  She married James Carpenter on 26 December 1835 in Amberley, at which time he was a bachelor and she a spinster who were both of Amberley.  James was baptised on 30 March 1814 in Amberley and was the son of William Carpenter and Frances Greenfield.  James died aged 59 years in 1873 (fourth quarter).  From at least the time of the 1861 census, James and Rhoda had had their nephew William Huggins living with them.  He was born in 1855 in Holloway, London.  William was still living with his Aunt Rhoda when the 1891 census was recorded.

  4. William Searle was baptised on 11 June 1815 in Amberley.  He married Mary Binstead on 4 May 1839 in Amberley.  He was then a bachelor and she a spinster and they were both of Amberley.  The witnesses were George Binstead and Sarah Humphrey.

  5. George Searle was baptised on 25 May 1817 in Amberley.  He married Eliza Binstead on 8 November 1845 in Amberley.  In 1861 the couple were living in Amberley and George was a farmer and living with them were their nieces, 14 year old Emily Searle and 11 year old Maria Huggins and 8 year old nephew John Huggins.

  6. Sophia Searle was baptised on 13 June 1819 in Amberley.  She married Boaz Huggins by licence on 6 June 1848 in the Parish Church of Marylebone, Middlesex.  Boaz was the son of John Huggins and Phillis Bosher and grandson of William Bosher and Phillis Vise who were my 5x Great Grandparents.

  7. Catherine Searle was baptised on 20 April 1821 in Amberley.

  8. Charlotte Searle was baptised on 1 June 1823 in Amberley.  She died after 1901.  She married William Ruff on 25 September 1849 in Amberley.  He was baptised on 13 October 1822 in Amberley and was the son of William Ruff (c1795-1881) and Jane Stayley (1803-1884).  He died before 1901.  When the 1861 census was recorded the family had Charlotte's sister Sophia and her husband and children, living with them.  In 1881 the couple, together with 2 children and a granddaughter were living at Fowlers in Coldwaltham, Sussex, where William was a dealer.

  9. Hester Searle was baptised on 18 September 1825 in Amberley.  She was still single in 1881.  When the 1861, 1871 and 1881 census were recorded she was housekeeper for her brother Henry.  She may have died before the 1901 census was recorded.

  10. Rebecca Searle was baptised on 27 April 1828 in Amberley.  She died after 1901.  She married George Ruff on 28 March 1853 in Amberley.  He was baptised on 6 August 1826 in Amberley and was the son of William Ruff (c1795-1881) and Jane Stayley (1803-1884).  George died aged 69 years in 1895 (fourth quarter).

  11. Emily Searle was baptised on 2 January 1831 in Amberley.

  12. James Searle was baptised on 2 November 1834 in Amberley.

  13. Henry Searle was baptised on 11 June 1837 in Amberley.  He was still single in 1881 and the farmer of 40 acres living at 13 North Road, Amberley.

 

HARWOOD          WILLARD

This page was updated on 4 July 2014