Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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William WILLARD (1757-1831)

and Leah JAY (1761-1817)

 

William Wellard and Leah Jay married by banns on 12 May 1783 in Rudgwick, Sussex.  He was a bachelor and she a spinster.  The witnesses to their marriage were Peter Parsons and William Steere.  (They were not my direct ancestors.)

William Willard was baptised on 11 April 1757 in Warnham, Sussex.  He was the son of John Willard (c1720-1801) and Jane Kewell (1723-1798).  William died aged 75 years and was buried on 29 July 1831 in Warnham.

Leah Jays was baptised on 18 May 1761 in Rudgwick, Sussex.  She was the daughter of Thomas Jay (c1718-1797).  Leah died aged 56 years and was buried on 4 July 1817 in Warnham.

 

William Willard and Leah had 8 or 9 known children:

  1. William Willard was baptised 19 October 1783 in Warnham and buried there as a child on 23 December 1784.

  2. James Willard was baptised on 13 March 1785 in Warnham.  He died aged 73 years and was buried on 11 November 1856 in Warnham.

    James married Jane Woolven by banns on 6 September 1808 in West Grinstead, Sussex.  The witnesses to their marriage were Susanna Stringer and William Gratwick.

    Jane was baptised on 4 November 1782 in West Grinstead and was the daughter of John Woolven (c1752-1815) and Sarah Lelliott (1755-1823).  She died aged 84 years and was buried on 26 January 1866 in Warnham.  The burial register noted that she was from the Horsham workhouse.

    When the 1841 census was recorded James and Jane were both said to be 55 years old and living alone in Roberts Lane, Warnham.  James was an agricultural labourer.

    In 1851, 67 year old James and his 56 year old wife Jane were still living in Roberts Lane, along with 20 year old unmarried lodger, Ellen Booker.  James's place of birth was then given as Warnham and Jane as West Grinstead.

  3. William Willard was most probably part of this family.  He was buried as a child on 7 April 1787 in Warnham.

  4. Leah Willard was baptised on 12 May 1788 in Warnham.  She died aged 68 years and was buried on 27 July 1866 in Warnham.  The burial register noted that she was from Kingsfold.

    Leah married Thomas Redford on 7 September 1806 in Warnham.  The witnesses to their marriage were Sarah Redford and William Greenfield.

    Thomas was baptised on 8 April 1781 in Warnham and was the son of William Redford and Sarah.  He died aged 75 years and was buried on 20 May 1855 in Warnham.  The burial register noted that he was from Warnham.

    When the 1851 census was recorded the couple were living alone in Kingsfold, Warnham.  Thomas was a 72 year old retired blacksmith and Leah was 62.  They both gave their place of birth as Warnham.

    Thomas and Leah had the following children:

    1. James Redford was baptised on 28 October 1806 in Warnham.

    2. William Redford was baptised on 16 October 1808 in Warnham.

    3. Harriett Redford was baptised on 9 February 1812 in Warnham.  She died aged 25 years and was buried on 20 October 1837 in Warnham.  The burial register noted that she was from Kingsfold.

      Harriet married Stephen Stone by banns on 28 January 1834 in Warnham.  He was a bachelor and she a spinster.  The witnesses to their marriage were John Redford and Mary Stone.

      Stephen and Harriet had 1 known child:

      1. Stephen Stone was baptised on 10 May 1835 in Warnham.  The baptism register noted that his father was a labourer from Kingsfold.

    4. Jane Redford was baptised on 13 February 1820 in Warnham.  The baptism register noted that her father was a blacksmith.

  5. Jenny Willard was baptised on 23 January 1791 in Warnham.  She may have been buried as Jane Willard on 28 March 1812 in Warnham.

  6. Jemima Willard was baptised on 11 August 1793 in Warnham.

    Jemima married John Killick by banns on 12 May 1813 in Warnham and she did so with the consent of her parents.  John was a bachelor and Jemima a spinster.  The witnesses to their marriage were Joshua Moore and Hannah Newman.

    The 1841 census recorded that John and Jemima were living alone at Ridge in Capel, Surrey.  John was a 50 year old farmer and Jemima was 40.  The next property on the census enumerators route was Little Gages, where Jemima's sister Sarah was living.

  7. Kittey Willard was baptised on 15 May 1796 in Warnham.

  8. Sarah Willard was baptised on 27 January 1799 in Warnham.  She died aged 42 years and was buried on 26 September 1841 in Warnham.  The burial register noted that she was Capel in Surrey.  At the time of the 1841 census she was said to have been 30 years old and a servant in the home of 40 year old Daniel Charman at Little Gages in Capel.

  9. Mary Willard was baptised on 23 August 1801 in Warnham.

 

JAYS          WILLARD

This page was reviewed on 9 April 2012