Ancestors of Mandy Willard
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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
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
William Willard and
Philadelphia Kidd had 7 known children:
Hannah Willard was baptised on 20 October 1783 in Poling, Sussex.
Anne Willard was baptised in September 1785 in West Chiltington.
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
Thomas and Jane had 9 known children:
William Pledge was baptised on 8 July 1810 in Pulborough.
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.
Henry Pledge was baptised on 18 July 1813 in Pulborough.
Lucy Pledge was baptised on 9 July 1815 in Pulborough.
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.
Charles Pledge was baptised on 25 May 1817 in Pulborough.
may have married Mary Ann Dinnage on 16 September 1855 in Nuthurst,
George Pledge was baptised on 9 January 1820 in Pulborough.
George may have married Harriett Barnett on 15 October 1843 at St.
Jane Pledge was baptised on 27 January 1822 in Pulborough.
John Pledge was baptised on 8 February 1824 in Pulborough.
married Barbara Pain on 30 August 1846 at St. Nicholas, Brighton.
Barbara was born about 1826 and was the daughter of John Pain.
James Pledge was baptised on 23 January 1823 in Pulborough.
James married Maria Hills on 10 February 1848 at St. Nicholas,
Maria was born about 1828 and was the daughter of William
Thomas Pledge was baptised on 16 May 1830 in Pulborough.
Lucy Willard was baptised on 24 May 1790 in West Chiltington.
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
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
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:
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
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:
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.
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.
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
Mary Willard, a twin, was baptised on 24 June 1825 in
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.
Philadelphia Willard was baptised on 31 May 1795 in West
Chiltington. She married
Henry Cooper on
in 1814. (They have their own page.)
Sarah Willard was baptised on 8 September 1799 in West Chiltington.
Many thanks to
Robert Hammond for additions to this page.
This page was reviewed on 9 April 2012