Ancestors of Mandy Willard
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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
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
In 1841 William and Elizabeth and 3 children
were living at Pythington Cottage, Pulborough.
Willard and Elizabeth Harwood had 8 known children:
Harriet Willard was baptised on 6 December 1815 in Washington.
She married William Coldman on 25 September 1837 in Horsham,
William Willard was baptised on 16 January 1818 in Pulborough.
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:
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,
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.
Ruth Willard was baptised on 23 May 1824 in Pulborough. She
may have married Henry Porter on 29 November 1852 at All Souls,
James Willard was baptised on 8 October
1826 in Pulborough. He died aged 73 years in 1898.
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:
Edward Willard was baptised on 30 March 1856 in Pulborough and
buried there on 8 January 1876.
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:
Annie Amelia Willard was born on 30 June 1897.
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,
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.
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?
Thomas Willard was baptised on 27 February 1831 in Pulborough and
buried there on 31 March 1831.
Jane Willard was baptised on 27 June 1832 in Pulborough.
George Willard was baptised on 24 January 1836 in Pulborough.
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
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
William and Maria had 13 known children:
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.
Sarah Searle was baptised on 19 January 1812 in Amberley.
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.
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.
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.
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
Vise who were my 5x Great Grandparents.
Catherine Searle was baptised on 20 April 1821 in Amberley.
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.
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.
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).
Emily Searle was baptised on 2 January 1831 in Amberley.
James Searle was baptised on 2 November 1834 in Amberley.
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,
This page was updated on 4 July 2014