Ancestors of Mandy Willard
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and Sarah BOTTING (1755-?)
married by licence on 17 April 1777 in West Grinstead, Sussex.
They were both then of West Grinstead. The witnesses were Harry
Botting and Edward Botting. (The were not my direct
ancestors. Harry was the brother of my 5x Great Grandmother, Ann
Harry Woolvin was baptised on 3 June 1748 in Ashurst, Sussex,
although his baptism was recorded in the West Grinstead register.
He was the son of
(1719-1757) and Mary
Neeve (1719-1782). There was a Henry Woolvin baptised on
10 June 1750 in Cowfold, Sussex, the son of John Woolvin and
Susanna Tirrell. But he probably married Elizabeth Burrage
on 6 October 1780 in Horsham, as at that time he was described as a farmer of
Cowfold. Harry was a shopkeeper of West Grinstead. He died
after 1806 and possibly in 1831.
Sarah Botting was baptised on 19
January 1755 in Shipley, Sussex. She was the daughter of
Botting (1729-1804) and
Sarah Grinstead (1735-1814).
Sarah was mentioned in her paternal grandfather's 1784 will as the daughter
of his son Edward, and the wife of Harry Woollven.
Her grandfather left her a legacy of £10.
Woolven and Sarah
Botting had 12 known children:
Sarah Woolven was baptised on 29 January 1778 in West Grinstead.
Henry Woolven was baptised on 9 June 1779 in West Grinstead and
buried there on 2 May 1781. The burial register recorded that he was
the son of Henry and Sarah.
Thomas Woolven was baptised on 29 November 1780 in West Grinstead.
John Woolven was baptised on 8 June
1782 in West Grinstead.
Richard Woolven was baptised on 5 February 1784 in West Grinstead.
(The IGI says 1783, but a transcript of the West Grinstead registers says
Mary Woolven was baptised on 24 November 1785 in West Grinstead.
She married James Watts by licence on 7 October 1806 in West
Grinstead. The licence was issued by the Archdeaconry of Chichester
on 6 October 1806 and recorded that James was a 21 year old bachelor and
linen draper of Maidstone, Kent (4 weeks) and that Mary Woollven
was a minor of West Grinstead (4 weeks) and married with the consent of
Harry Woollven a shopkeeper of West Grinstead.
Charles Woolven was baptised on 13 September 1787 in West
Grinstead. He died aged 78 years and his death was registered
in the first quarter of 1866 in the Maidstone registration district.
Charles married Sarah Dudeney by licence on 23
November 1819 in West Grinstead. The witnesses to the marriage were
Henry Bristow and Emily Bristow. Their licence was
issued on 22 November 1819 by the Archdeaconry of Chichester, which
recorded that Charles was a bachelor and shopkeeper of Maidstone aged 21
years and upwards, whilst Sarah was a spinster of West Grinstead, also
aged 21 years and upwards. Surety for the
licence was provided by Charles himself and Thomas Ratley.
Sarah was born about 1787 in Westmeston, Sussex, as per the 1851 census.
Might she have been baptised on 1 February 1789 in Shermanbury, Sussex,
the daughter of John Dudeney and Ann Richardson who had
married in Hurstpierpoint, Sussex in 1787.
When the 1841 census was recorded the family were living in Wall Pond
House in Goudhurst, Kent and Charles was a grocer and draper. Also
with them on census night was 23 year old servant Sarah Morris.
In 1851 the family were living in Bower Lane, Maidstone and Charles was a
porter on the S.E. Railway. Also with them were 2 lodgers, 10 year
old Robert Througood and 9 year old Frederick Througood who
were both scholars and had been born in Goudhurst. By the
time of the 1861 census Charles was a 73 year old widower and he was
working as a porter at the savings bank. He was living with his son
John at Middle Row in Maidstone. Charles and Sarah had the
following known children:
John Woollven was born about 1822 in Maidstone Kent. He was
19 years old when the 1841 census was recorded and living with his
parents. He was an unmarried 39 year old in 1861 and like his father
he was working as a porter at the savings bank.
William Woollven was born about 1826. He was 15 years old in
1841 and living at home.
Elizabeth Woolven was baptised on 28 May 1790 in West Grinstead
Ann Woolven was baptised on 28 May 1790 in West Grinstead.
William Woolven was baptised on 13 and or 19 June 1792 in West
Emily Woolven was baptised on 8 April 1794 in West Grinstead.
Emily married Henry Bristow by licence on 9 April 1817 in West
Grinstead. The witnesses to the marriage were William Grist
and Sarah Dudeney. Their marriage licence was issued by the
Archdeaconry of Chichester on 5 April 1817. It recorded that Henry
was a bachelor and farmer aged 22 years and upwards. Sarah was a
spinster aged 21 years and upwards, and they were both of West Grinstead
for at least 4 weeks.
Henry was born about 1793 in Shipley, Sussex.
When the 1851 census was recorded the family were living on Furnace Farm
in Worth, Sussex and Henry was a farmer of 256 acres, employing 3
labourers. Also with the family at that time were 3 servants,
namely: Thomas Botting a 21 year old agricultural labourer
who had been born in Crawley, Sussex; Ann Tullett a 12 year old
house servant, born in Ifield, Sussex; and 16 year old John Tullett,
an agricultural labourer, born Worth. (John and Ann were the
children of John Tullett and Mary Snelling who had married
in Crawley in 1824.)
Henry and Emily had the following known children:
William Bristow was baptised on 1 October 1821 in Shipley.
George Bristow was baptised on 11 January 1824 in Shipley.
Emily Bristow was baptised on 1 March 1829 in Shipley. She
was an unmarried 22 year old living at home in 1851.
Mary Bristow was baptised on 28 August 1830 in Worth and buried
there on 3 September 1830.
Edward Bristow was baptised on 8 January 1832 in Worth. He
was 19 years old in 1851 and living with his parents.
John Bristow was baptised on 1 June 1834 in Worth.
Frances Woolven was baptised on 7 August 1797 in West Grinstead.
Revised 12 March 2008