Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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William WILLARD (1757-?)

and Philadelphia KIDD (1757-?)

 

William Willard and Philadelphia Kidd married by banns on 16 June 1782 in Bramber, Sussex.  He was then a Bramber and she of Steyning.  (They were not my direct ancestors.)

William Willard may have been baptised on 15 October 1757 in West Chiltington, Sussex.  If so then he was the son of Richard Willard (1715-?) and Jane Steer.

Philadelphia Kidd was baptised on 18 April 1757 in Bramber.  She was the daughter of William Kidd and Anne.

Presumably, they both died after the 1799 when their last known child was baptised and before the recording of the 1841 census, possibly in West Chiltington.

 

William Willard and Philadelphia Kidd had 7 known children:

  1. Hannah Willard was baptised on 20 October 1783 in Poling, Sussex.

  2. Anne Willard was baptised in September 1785 in West Chiltington.

  3. Jane Willard was baptised on 16 September 1787 in West Chiltington.

    Jane married Thomas Pledge by banns on 19 November 1809 in West Chiltington.  He was then a bachelor and she a spinster and they were both of West Chiltington.  The witnesses to the marriage were James Martin and Catherine Pledge.

    Thomas was baptised on 13 April 1788 in Pulborough and was the son of Henry Pledge and Sarah Greenfield.

    Thomas and Jane had 9 known children:

    1. William Pledge was baptised on 8 July 1810 in Pulborough.

      William may have married Prudence Pledge by banns on 9 October 1830 in Pulborough.  They were both then of Pulborough.  The witnesses to the marriage were Adam Parker and James Overington.

      Prudence may have been baptised on 1 October 1815 in Cuckfield and have been the daughter of William Pledge and Elizabeth Paine who had married on 19 May 1814 in Cuckfield.

    2. Henry Pledge was baptised on 18 July 1813 in Pulborough.

    3. Lucy Pledge was baptised on 9 July 1815 in Pulborough.

      Lucy may have married William Ramsden Mollinson by banns on 16 January 1832 at Brighton.  He was then a bachelor and she a spinster and they were both of Brighton.

    4. Charles Pledge was baptised on 25 May 1817 in Pulborough.

      Charles may have married Mary Ann Dinnage on 16 September 1855 in Nuthurst, Sussex.

    5. George Pledge was baptised on 9 January 1820 in Pulborough.

      George may have married Harriett Barnett on 15 October 1843 at St. Nicholas, Brighton.

    6. Jane Pledge was baptised on 27 January 1822 in Pulborough.

    7. John Pledge was baptised on 8 February 1824 in Pulborough.

      John married Barbara Pain on 30 August 1846 at St. Nicholas, Brighton.

      Barbara was born about 1826 and was the daughter of John Pain.

    8. James Pledge was baptised on 23 January 1823 in Pulborough.

      James married Maria Hills on 10 February 1848 at St. Nicholas, Brighton.

      Maria was born about 1828 and was the daughter of William Hills.

    9. Thomas Pledge was baptised on 16 May 1830 in Pulborough.

  4. Lucy Willard was baptised on 24 May 1790 in West Chiltington.

  5. William Willard was baptised on 3 June 1792 in West Chiltington.  He may have been buried on 22 January 1860 in Storrington, although the burial register noted that he was 66 years old, therefore, born about 1793/4.

    William probably married Susan Burchett on 26 December 1818 in Sullington, Sussex.  She was then a widow.  The witnesses to their marriage were Richard Butcher and Sarah Thompson.  As Susan Hoad she had married William Burchett on 16 April 1807 in Sullington.

    Susan may have been baptised on 16 October 1785 in Thakeham, Sussex and have been the daughter of John Hoad and Mary Mears.  Her death may have been registered in the second quarter of 1861 in the Steyning registration district.  I have not been able to identify her in the 1861 census.

    When the 1841 census was recorded the family were living in Storrington.  William was then a 48 year old labourer and Susan was said to be 50 years old.  The 1851 census records that the couple and their youngest son were living on Bog Common in Storrington.  William was then a 56 year old sawyer and Susan was 67 years old.

    William and Susan had the following known children:

    1. Henry Willard was baptised on 16 September 1821 in Sullington, at which time his father was described as a labourer.  At the time of the 1841 census he was a 19 year old labourer living at home with his parents.  He died aged 32 years and was buried on 20 August 1854 in Storrington.  The burial register noted that he was from Buck Common.

    2. William Willard was baptised on 13 July 1823 in Sullington, at which time his father was a labourer from Hardbarrow.  He died aged 80 years at the New Shoreham Workhouse and was buried on 25 August 1904 in Southwick.

      William married twice.  Firstly to Caroline Cooper on 3 March 1851 in West Chiltington.

      Caroline was born about 1823 in Storrington.

      When the 1861 census was recorded the family were living in Church Lane, Washington and William was a sawyer.  Also with the family at that time were William's brother Jesse Willard and 27 year old, unmarried, boarder, William Jupp, who was also a sawyer and had been born in Nuthurst.

      William and Caroline had 2 known children:

      1. William Raymond Willard was baptised on 24 January 1854 in Storrington, Sussex, at which time his father was a sawyer.  He died aged 47 years in Fishersgate and was buried on 25 September 1901 in Southwick.  When the 1861 census was recorded he was a 7 year old scholar living with his parents.  William was a Sawyer.  He married Elizabeth Godfrey in 1883.  She was baptised on 31 March 1861 in Hunsdon, Hertfordshire and was the daughter of Charles Godfrey and Elizabeth Sharpe.  Elizabeth died aged 51 years at 6 Laylands Road, Fishersgate and was buried on 21 December 1912 in Southwick.  The couple had 9 known children.

      2. Eva Willard was baptised on 6 July 1856 in Storrington.  She married George Henry Skinner in the fourth quarter of 1880 in the Thakeham district.  At that time of the 1881 census, they were living at 27 Hanover Street, Portsea, Hampshire and George was a journeyman butcher.  He was born about 1859 in Steyning.

      William then married Mary Ann Jupp on 2 March 1874 at St. Peter's in Brighton, Sussex.  As Mary Ann Boswell she had married John Jupp on 21 June 1851 in Littlehampton, and they had 6 known children.  She was baptised on 6 July 1826 in South Bersted, Sussex and was the daughter of Henry Boswell and Mary Ann Tomsett.

      When the 1881 census was recorded William, wife Mary Ann, his son William and her 3 children were living at 35 Fishersgate Terrace, Southwick, and both William and his son were timber dividers.  The couple were still at 35 Fishersgate Terrace in 1891 along with their 7 year old grandson Thomas W Mills.

    3. Susan Willard, a twin, was baptised on 24 June 1825 in Sullington, at which time her father was a sawyer from Hardbarrow.  The 1841 census records that she was a 15 year old DM (could that be dressmaker?).

    4. Mary Willard, a twin, was baptised on 24 June 1825 in Sullington.

    5. Jesse Willard was baptised on 31 December 1826 in Sullington, at which time his father was a labourer from Hardbarrow.  He died aged 62 years and his death was registered in the fourth quarter of 1888 in the Thakeham registration district.  In 1841 he was 14 years old and living with his parents and elder siblings.  In 1851 he was an unmarried 24 year old living with his parents.  The 1851 census also records that he was an idiot.  When the 1861 census was recorded he was an unmarried 34 year old painter living with his brother William.  In 1881 he may have been an inmate at the Thakeham Union Workhouse, where he was said to be an unmarried 55 year old sawyer.

  6. Philadelphia Willard was baptised on 31 May 1795 in West Chiltington.  She married Henry Cooper on in 1814.  (They have their own page.)

  7. Sarah Willard was baptised on 8 September 1799 in West Chiltington.

 

Many thanks to Robert Hammond for additions to this page.

KIDD          WILLARD

This page was reviewed on 9 April 2012