Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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Stephen WOOLGAR (1712-1791)

and Mary ELSEY (1716-1788)


Stephen Woolgar and Mary Elsey were my 6x Great Grandparents.  (Click here to see their place in my pedigree chart.)  They married on 27 December 1738 in Horsham, Sussex.

Stephen Woolgar was born on 29 April and baptised on 28 May 1712 in Henfield, Sussex.  He was the son of 5 221 William Woolgar (1671-1745) and 5 221 Sarah Hill (1676-1750).  He was buried on 26 September 1791 in Henfield.

The signature of Stephen Woolgar (1712-91) as it appears on a Streatham Manorial document dated 10 October 1768.

Mary Ellsey was baptised on 26 February 1715/6 in Ardingly, Sussex.  She was the daughter of 5 222 John Elsey (1683-1762) and 5 222 Mary Pick (1684-1731).  She was buried 12 October 1788 in Henfield.


Stephen Woolgar and Mary Elsey had 7 known children:

  1. John Woolgar was born 15 March and baptised on 28 March 1739/40 in Henfield.  John married twice.  Firstly to Sarah Muzzall in 1760 and then to Elizabeth Walder in 1772.  (They have their own page.)

  2. Stephen Woolgar was born on 12 September and baptised on 25 September 1741 in Henfield.  He married Hannah Evans in 1761.  (They have their own page.)

  3. Sarah Woolgar was baptised on 30 November 1743 in Woodmancote, Sussex.  She had an illegitimate daughter:

    1. Susan Woolgar was baptised on 27 April 1766 in Henfield.

    Sarah may have married William Chate by banns on 28 July 1766 in Henfield.  William was a widower and Sarah a spinster and they were both of Henfield.  William signed his name whilst Sarah made her X mark.  The witnesses were William Gander and William Vinall.

  4. William Woolgar was baptised on 7 January 1745/6 in Woodmancote.  He married Jane Nye in 1774.  (They have their own page.)

  5. Mary Woolgar was born on 25 February and baptised on 1 March 1748/9 in Henfield.

  6. Samuel Woolgar was born 15 August and baptised on 2 September 1752 in Henfield.  He was buried on 3 March 1753 in Henfield.

  7. Samuel Woolgar, my 5x Great Grandfather, was born on 14 July and baptised on 15 July 1755 in Henfield.  He married 5 134 Mary Mitchell in 1780.  (They have their own page.)


Many thanks to the following for additions to this page:

Bob Hyslop          Marion Woolgar