Ancestors of Mandy Willard
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and Mary GROVER (?-1762)
married by banns on 9 May 1699 in
West Grinstead, Sussex. At the time they were both of West Grinstead.
(They were not my direct ancestors.)
Woolven was baptised on 4
March 1674/5 in West Grinstead. He was the son
Ann Cripps (c1650-1707). He was buried on 18 December 1742 in Henfield.
He was mentioned in his uncle
John Cripps's will of 1675 by which he
was to receive a legacy of five pounds when he reached the age of 21 years.
Mary Groversís date and place of
birth/baptism are unknown, to me. She was buried on 15 February 1762
in Henfield. Might she have been born on 31 May and baptised on 1 July
1688 at St. Thomas in the Cliff, Lewes, the daughter of John Grover
and Ann (either Rawlingson or Robinson)?
Richard Woolven and Mary
Grover had 5 known children:
James Woolvin was baptised on 3
March 1699/1700 in Henfield, Sussex.
Richard Woolvin was baptised on 3 March 1702/3 in Henfield.
He was buried there on 18 January 1783. A reference in "The History
of Henfield", states that Richard Woolven was the contractor for
the building of the Workhouse in about 1736. The Workhouse opened on
27 December 1742 and closed in 1837. It was in Nep Town and known as
the Old Workhouse when later divided into cottages.
Mary Hill by licence on 11 May 1738 in Woodmancote, Sussex.
He was then of Henfield. Mary was baptised on 16 January 1700/1 in
Woodmancote and was the daughter of John Hill and Mary Yalden.
Mary was buried in Woodmancote on 18 October 1755.
John Woolvin was born on 10 September and baptised on 20 September
1704 in Henfield.
John married Ann Patching by licence on 3
December 1728 at St. Michaels in Lewes, Sussex. Their marriage
licence was issued on 2 December 1728 by the Archdeaconry of Lewes, which
stated that John as a Yeoman of Henfield and Ann was of Steyning.
Mary Woolvin was baptised on 2 March 1706/7 in Henfield.
Thomas Woolvin was born on 6 June
and baptised on 13 June 1716 in Henfield. He was buried there on 26
Thomas married Jane Holden on 7 February 1756 in
They had at least 1 known child:
Thomas Woolven was born/baptised on 9 November 1758. He may
have married Ann Elliott on 4 November 1779 or
on 22 July 1781. Both marriages took place in Ashurst, Sussex and
were both by licence. The 1779 marriage recorded that Thomas was a
21 year old bachelor and Husbandman of Henfield, whilst the Thomas who
married in 1781 was a 22 year old bachelor and Husbandman of Ashurst.