Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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William WILLARD (1787-1860)

and Charlotte COLLINS (1788-1862)

 

William Willard and Charlotte Collins married by licence on 14 January 1812 in Aldingbourne, Sussex.  Their marriage licence was issued on 7 January 1812 by the Archdeaconry of Chichester and recorded that he was a 21 year old bachelor and yeoman of Aldingbourne several years.  Charlotte was a 21 year old spinster of the same place.  The sponsors of their licence were William Collins and Charles Collins yeomen of Aldingbourne.  (They were not my direct ancestors.)

William Willard was baptised on 7 December 1787 in Aldingbourne.  He was the son of William Willard (c1746-1828) and Rosemary Ewens (c1753-1834).  He died aged 72 years in Norton and was buried on 16 February 1860 in Aldingbourne.

Charlotte Collins was born on 1 September 1788 and baptised on 3 April 1789 in Aldingbourne.  She was the daughter of Charles Collins and Elizabeth Randall.  She died aged 73 years in Norton and was buried on 28 February 1862 in Aldingbourne.

When the 1841 census was recorded, the couple and 5 of their children were living in Aldingbourne and William was a bailiff.

 

William Willard and Charlotte Collins had the following children:

  1. Harriet Willard was baptised on 12 June 1812 in Aldingbourne.

    Harriet married Thomas Shepherd by banns on 26 November 1835 in Aldingbourne.  They both married with the consent of their parents.  The witnesses to their marriage were Eleanor Willard, Edmund Collins and William Brown.

  2. Eleanor Willard was baptised on 24 July 1814 in Aldingbourne, at which time her father was a farmer.  She had an illegitimate daughter:

    1. Lucy Collins Willard was baptised on 14 September 1837 in Aldingbourne, at which time her mother was from Westergate.

  3. Charles Willard was baptised on 18 November 1816 in Aldingbourne, at which time his father was said to be a butcher.  He died aged 47 years in Poling and was buried on 16 May 1863 in Aldingbourne.

  4. William Willard was baptised on 26 March 1819 in Aldingbourne, at which time his father was a butcher.  In 1841 he was a 20 year old agricultural labourer, living in the home of John Morton in Aldingbourne.

    William married Jane Hersee by banns on 8 October 1841 in Aldingbourne.  He was then a 22 year old bachelor and labourer.  She was a 23 year old widow from Westergate.  Their fathers were named as William Willard a bailiff and James Moody a gardener.  The witnesses to their marriage were Charlotte Boniface and William Brown.

    Jane may have died aged 47 years in Norton and have been buried on 19 September 1865 in Aldingbourne.

  5. Charlotte Willard was baptised on 8 July 1821 in Aldingbourne, at which time her father was a butcher from Westergate.  The 1841 census records that she was 15 years old and the eldest of her siblings living at home.

    Charlotte married James Maidlow by banns on 28 December 1843 in Aldingbourne.  He was then a 33 year old bachelor and blacksmith, whilst she was a 23 year old spinter.  There were both from Westergate.  Their fathers were named as Jonathan Maidlow a blacksmith and William Willard a bailiff.  The witnesses to their marriage were Jane Grant, John Grant and William Brown.

    As a 28 year old widow, Charlotte Maidlow married John Reeves by banns on 24 December 1850 in Aldingbourne.  He was then a 24 year old bachelor and wheelwright from Walberton.  Their fathers were named as John Reeves a farmer and William Willard a farm bailiff.  The witnesses to their marriage were John Reeves, Jane Willard and William Brown.

  6. John Willard was baptised on 12 October 1823 in Aldingbourne, at which time his father was a butcher from Westergate.  He died aged 33 years in Westergate and was buried on 18 March 1856 Aldingbourne.  He was said to be 15 years old when the 1841 census was recorded.

  7. Betsey Willard was baptised on 7 December 1825 in Aldingbourne, at which time her father was a butcher from Westergate.  She was 15 years old in 1841.

  8. Sarah Ann Willard was baptised on 2 March 1828 in Aldingbourne, at which time her father was a butcher form Westergate.  The 1841 census records that she was 13 year old Sarah Willard.

  9. Edmund Collins Willard was baptised on 13 February 1832 in Aldingbourne, at which time his father was a farmer from Westergate.  He was 9 years old in 1841 and the census recorded his name as Edmund Willard.  He died aged 29 years and was buried on 27 July 1861 in Aldingbourne.

    As Edmund Collins Willard he married Mary Harvey by banns on 21 April 1855 in Aldingbourne.  He was then a 23 year old bachelor and labourer, and she was a 20 year old spinster.  Their fathers were named as William Willard and Henry Harvey who were both labourers.  The witnesses to their marriage were William Willard and Jane Willard.

    Edmund was a witness to the marriage of John Phillips and Jane Lee on 2 July 1859 in Aldingbourne.

 

COLLINS          WILLARD

This page was reviewed on 9 April 2012