Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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Thomas WOOD (1659-1713)

and Mary BOWYER (c1660-?)


Thomas Wood and Mary Bowyer married on 2 May 1682 in Burwash, Sussex.  She was from Mayfield.  Another Thomas Wood married Elizabeth Bew in 1687 in Burwash.

Thomas Wood may have been baptised on 15 December 1659 in Burwash, the son of Thomas Wood or on 1 December 1660 in Burwash, the son of Laurence Wood.  Thomas was buried on 6 July 1713 in Burwash.  He left a will in which he was described as a carpenter of Burwash.  In his will he mentioned his wife Mary who was appointed sole executrix and his children:  youngest son Michael, two eldest sons Thomas and Joseph, sons William, John, Herbert, daughters Catherine, Mary and Ann, grandson William Garrett son of William Garrett of Aylsford, Kent husbandman.

Mary Bowyer's date and place of birth/baptism are unknown, to me.


Thomas Wood and Mary Bowyer had 9 known children:

  1. Catharina Wood was baptised on 23 November 1684 in Burwash.  She married William Garrett.

  2. Mary Wood was baptised on 26 February 1688 in Burwash.

  3. Thomas Wood was baptised on 1 June 1690 in Burwash.  He may have married Mary Hyland on 18 February 1717/8 in Burwash, but there was also a Thomas Atwood alias Wood was baptised on 12 February 1687/8 in Burwash.

  4. Joseph Wood was baptised on 28 August 1692 in Burwash.  He may have married Ann Lowle on 20 April 1726 in Burwash.

  5. William Wood was baptised on 25 December 1694 in Burwash.

  6. John Wood was baptised on 27 June 1697 in Burwash.

  7. Herbert Wood was baptised on 16 March 1700 in Burwash.  He married Arabella Jeffries on 29 April 1727 in Burwash.

  8. Ann Wood was baptised on 25 April 1703 in Burwash.

  9. Michael Wood was baptised on 4 August 1705 in Burwash.