Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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Stephen WOOLGAR (1741-1821)

and Hannah EVANS (1743-1819)


Stephen Woolgar and Hannah Evans married on 17 December 1761 in Bramber, Sussex.  (They were not my direct ancestors.  Stephen was the brother of my 5x great grandfather, Samuel Woolgar.)

Stephen Woolgar was born on 12 September and baptised on 25 September 1741 in Henfield, Sussex.  He was the son of Stephen Woolgar (1712-1791) and Mary Elsey (1716-1788).  He died aged 80 years on 1 October 1821 and was buried on 7 October 812 in Bramber.  He was a labourer.  Stephen left a will which was dated 3 March 1815.

Hannah Evans was baptised on 10 January 1742/3 in Ashurst, Sussex.  She died aged 77 years on 27 November 1819 and was buried on 2 December 1819 in Bramber.


Stephen Woolgar and Hannah Evans had 7 known children:

  1. Samuel Woolgar was baptised on 25 July 1762 in Henfield.  He died aged 81 years on 3 October and was buried on 8 October 1843 in Steyning.

    Samuel married Theodosia Best on 6 February 1786 in Steyning, Sussex.

    Theodosia was baptised on 24 October 1757 in Bramber and was the daughter of Charles Best (c1730-1797) and Theodosia Stammer (c1735-1780).  When her father died, the Bramber burial register recorded that he had been the clerk of the parish.  Theodosia died aged 50 years on 20 March and was buried on 25 March 1808 in Steyning.  Before her marriage she had an illegitimate daughter:

    1. Elizabeth Best was baptised on 3 October 1773 in Bramber.  She may have married Thomas Bennet by licence on 12 May 1798 in Steyning.  Their marriage licence was issued on 26 April 1798 by the Archdeaconry of Chichester and recorded that he was a 30 year old bachelor and serving man of Tortington, Sussex, and she was a 24 year old spinster of Steyning.

  2. William Woolgar was baptised on 18 November 1764 in Henfield.  He married Elizabeth Frangmer or Trangmer in 1787.  (They have their own page.)

  3. John Woolgar was baptised on 14 December 1766 in Henfield.  He was buried on 4 February 1790 in Henfield.

  4. Stephen Woolgar was baptised on 7 March 1771 in Bramber.  He died before 1815.

  5. Thomas Woolgar was baptised on 31 October 1773 in Bramber.  He married Sarah Greenfield in 1800.  (They will have their own page.)

  6. James Woolgar was baptised on 15 December 1776 in Bramber.  He died aged 77 years and was buried on 9 April 1854.

    James married Mary Gallop on 18 June 1798 in Southwick, Sussex.

    Mary was born about 1779.  She died aged 83 years and was buried on 4 February 1863 in Bramber.

    James and Mary had the following children:

    1. James Wolgar was baptised on 30 June 1803 in Bramber.

    2. Edward Wolgar was baptised on 22 June 1804 in Bramber.

    3. Jane Wolgar was baptised on 10 September 1807 in Bramber.

    4. Henry Wolgar was baptised on 12 August 1810 in Bramber.

    5. Stephen Woolgar was baptised on 22 November 1812 in Bramber.

  7. Bridger Woolgar was baptised on 28 November 1779 in Bramber.  He died aged 91 years on 20 January and was buried on 27 January 1870 in Bramber.  He was a carpenter and wheelwright.

    Bridger married Amy Glasby on 5 February 1805 in Washington, Sussex.

    Amy was baptised 29 November 1762 in Washington.  Amy died aged 72 years on 11 January and was buried on 17 January 1853 in Bramber.  She had an illegitimate daughter:

    1. Sarah Glasby/Wolgar was baptised on 10 March 1805 in Bramber.  The baptism register records that she was the base born daughter of Amy Glasby now the wife of Bridger Wolgar.

    Bridger and Amy had the following children:

    1. Ann Wolgar was baptised on 25 December 1806 in Bramber.

    2. Hannah Wolgar was baptised on 4 December 1808 in Bramber.

    3. Maria Wolgar was baptised on 3 July 1810 in Bramber.

    4. Bridger Wolgar was baptised on 28 June 1812 in Bramber.


Many thanks to the following for additions to this page:

Marion Woolgar