Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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Thomas WOOLVEN (1758-1819)

and Mary CARTER (1761-1821)


Thomas Woolven and Mary Carter married by licence on 22 July 1781 in Ashurst, Sussex.  Their marriage licence was issued on 21 July 1781 by the Archdeaconry of Chichester which stated that Thomas was a 22 year old bachelor and husbandman of Ashurst.  Mary was a spinster under 21 years and married with the consent of John Carter a farmer.  (They were not my direct ancestors.)  On 4 November 1779 a Thomas Woolven married Ann Elliott by licence in Ashurst.  Their licence recorded that Thomas was bachelor and Husbandman of Henfield, aged 21 years, which means there were 2 Thomas Woolven's of about the same age.  Ann was then a spinster of Ashurst aged 21 years.

Thomas Woolven may have been born/baptised on 9 November 1758 and he may have been the son of Thomas Woolven (1716-1789) and Jane Holden (?-1791).  But the 1758 birth could be that of the Thomas who married Ann Elliott.  He died or was buried on 12 April 1819.

Mary Carter may have been born in 1761.  She was the daughter of John Carter and Mary Lelliott (1738-1817).


Thomas Woolven and Mary Carter had 15 known children:

  1. Jane Woolven was born in 1782.

  2. Elizabeth Woollvin was baptised on 12 September 1784 in Wiston.

  3. Ann Woolven was born in 1786.

  4. Sarah Wolvin was baptised on 7 September 1787 in Wiston.

  5. Thomas Woollvin was baptised on 6 January 1789 in Wiston.

  6. Richard Woolven was baptised on 21 January 1791 in Wiston.

  7. Mary Woolven

  8. Rebecca Woollvin was baptised on 8 June 1792 in Wiston.

  9. John Woollvin was baptised on 17 October 1793 in Wiston.

  10. William Woolven was born in 1795.

  11. Peter Woollvin was baptised on 11 September 1798 in Wiston.

  12. Charlotte Woollvin was baptised on 17 October 1800 in Wiston.

  13. Henry Woolven was baptised on 25 April 1802 in Wiston.

  14. Agnes Woolven was baptised on 31 March 1805 in Wiston.  She died on 23 February 1864.

    Agnes married Henry Botting by banns on 29 October 1832 in Brighton.  She was then a spinster of Brighton, whilst Henry was a bachelor of Cowfold.

    Henry was baptised on 26 March 1806 in Cowfold and was the son of William Botting and Hannah Billingsgate.  Henry died on 20 January 1878.

    Henry and Agnes had 5 known children:

    1. John Botting was baptised on 22 September 1833 in Cowfold, at which time his father was a labourer.

    2. Henry Botting was baptised on 20 September 1835 in Cowfold, at which time his father was a labourer.

    3. Mary Botting was baptised on 22 October 1837 in Cowfold, at which time her father was a labourer.

    4. Jane Botting was baptised on 3 November 1839 in Cowfold, at which time her father was a labourer.

    5. Agnes Botting was baptised on 26 February 1842 in Cowfold, at which time her father was a labourer.  Agnes married Peter Cooper on 26 January 1860 in Slaugham, Sussex.  He was born in 1840 and was the son of Henry Cooper and Sarah.

  15. Frances Woolven was baptised on 30 November 1806 in Wiston.