Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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Samuel WOOLGAR (1755-1839)

and Mary MITCHELL (c1759-1841)

 

Samuel Woolgar and Mary Mitchell were my 5x Great Grandparents.  (Click here to see their place in my pedigree chart.)  They married by banns on 3 February 1780 in Henfield, Sussex.  Samuel was a bachelor of West Grinstead and Mary a spinster of Henfield.  They both made their X marks.  The witnesses to their marriage were John Ratley and William Stanford, who both signed their names.

Samuel Woolgar was born on 14 July and baptised on 15 July 1755 in Henfield.  He was the son of 5 135 Stephen Woolgar (1712-1791) and 5 135 Mary Elsey (1716-1788).  He was an agricultural labourer.  He died aged 83 years on 1 March 1839 in Henfield.  His cause of death was Old Age, and his death was registered by his wife who was in attendance.  He was buried on 4 March 1839 in Henfield.

Mary Mitchell may have been born between April 1759 and March 1760.  She died aged 81 years on 11 March 1841 in Henfield.  Her cause of death was Decay of Nature and her death was registered by Sarah Woolgar who was present at the death.  She was buried on 15 March 1841 in Henfield.  She may have been baptised on 21 November 1759 in Bolney, Sussex, the daughter of Francis Mitchell and Ann.

 

Samuel Woolgar and Mary Mitchell had 9 known children:

  1. William Woolgar, my 4x Great Grandfather, was baptised on 11 June 1780 in Henfield.  He married Naomi Lelliott in 1805.  (They have their own page.)

  2. John Woolgar was baptised privately as he was in peril of death on 12 November 1781 in Henfield and received into the church on 19 December 1781.  He was buried in Henfield on 16 February 1784.

  3. Mary Woolgar was privately baptised on 18 January 1784 in Henfield and received into the church on 7 May 1784.

  4. Sarah Woolgar was baptised on 20 September 1786 in Henfield and buried there on 24 September 1786.  At her baptism her parents were described as poor.

  5. John Woolgar was baptised on 9 September 1787 in Henfield.  He was an agricultural labourer.  He died aged 90 years and was buried on 24 December 1877 in Henfield.

    John married Martha Parker by banns on 7 April 1821 in Shipley, Sussex.  John was of Twineham, Sussex and Martha of Shipley.  They both made their X marks.  The witnesses to their marriage were Philip Parker and John Tomson, who both signed their names.

    Martha was born about 1800 in Edburton.  She died in Shoreham-by-Sea and was buried on 7 November 1877 in Henfield.

    John and Martha had 11 known children.  In 1851 the family were living at Shiprods Cottages, Henfield.

  6. Samuel Woolgar was baptised on 8 May 1791 in Henfield.  He married Elizabeth White in 1825.  (They have their own page.)

  7. Sarah Woolgar was baptised on 7 April 1793 in Henfield.

  8. Catherine Woolgar was baptised on 9 August 1795 in Henfield.  She was buried on 13 October 1875 in Henfield.

    Catherine married James Lelliott by banns on 17 November 1816 in Henfield.  James was a bachelor and Catherine a spinster and they were both of Henfield.  James signed his name whilst Catherine made her X mark.  The witnesses to their marriage were James Cain and George Vinall.

    James may have been baptised on baptised on 11 January 1789 in Henfield, the son of William Lelliott (1751-1825 and Jenny Wood (1761-1841) or on 8 February 1789 in Henfield, the son of James Goble (1760-1843) and Mary Goble (c1766-?).  He was buried on 29 September 1823 in Henfield.  He was a bargeman.

    James and Catherine had son:

    1. James Lelliott Woolgar was baptised on 3 August 1817 in Henfield, but only his motherís name was given in the baptism register.  Had James senior left his wife?  In 1841 a 20 year old James Lelliott was living with the family of Samuel Woolgar (Catherine's elder brother) and he was a bargeman.

  9. Stephen Woolgar was baptised on 1 October 1797 in Henfield.  He married Sarah Hards in 1820.  (They have their own page.)

 

MITCHELL          WOOLGAR

This page was updated on 7 December 2012