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The surnames in the first list are mostly from the Midhurst area of West Sussex, the second list of sunames are from the Henfield area of West Sussex, Seaford area of East Sussex and a few from London. If you are interested in a name located within these areas, we would be pleased to hear from you.
Allen, Baker, Bettesworth, Boniface, Bonney, Broadhurst, Bridger, Burt, Collins, Cort, Dobson, Dummer, Elliot, Ginner, Gold, Holder, Howard, Howick, Lawrence, Lodon, Loten, Longley, Mann, Martin, Mellersh, Nalder, Parker, Soane, Soen, Sone, Sowter, Stacey, Talbot, Terrey, Tiller, Titcomb, Wakeford, Wolstenholme.
Allen, Banks, Bannister, Barnard, Blackman, Bodle, Burtenshaw, Charlton, Creswell, Duly, Earl, Elsey, Gibbs, Goacher, Green, Gutsell, Harding, Hards, Hayler, Hendson, Herbert, Hill, Holney, Humpherey, Jordon, Lee, Leister, Lister, Lulham, Lutter,Mansfield, Marten, Mills, Mitchell, Mitten, Norman, Page, Payne, Pick, Piper, Pollard, Pratt, Prior, Riddel, Saunders, Savage, Seare, Shield, Stanbrook, Stemp, Stenning, Towner, Traveller, Vinall, Watts, Wheeler, Willer, Winter, Withers, Wood, Woolgar.
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Agnes Allen married Edward Bonniface on the 31st March 1755 at Treyford cum Diddling, West Sussex.
Mary Baker married John Ginner on the 6th April 1778 in Cocking, West Sussex. Witnesses to the marriage were Thomas Hewitt and Richard Luff. John and Mary had three children. Mary died on the 15th March 1834.
Elizabeth Bettesworth was born 1777 in Easebourne, West Sussex. She married William Tiller on the 29th May 1798 and the marriage was witnessed by James Harris and John Dummer. Elizabeth and William had six children. Elizabeth died in 1819 and was buried 12th March 1819 in St James' Churchyard, Heyshott, West Sussex.
This name and Boniface are one and the same. They appear to frequently interchange.
Mary Bridger married Thomas Wakeford 22nd June 1691 in Heyshott, West Sussex. They had four children.
We also have a Fanny Bridger and George Bridger who married into the Holder line. Jane Bridger who married Nicholas Hill and a Jone Bridger who married Thomas Woolgar (Jone was buried 22nd April 1610).
Thomas Burt married Hannah Stacey in Easebourne, West Sussex on the 18th September 1783. They had 8 children. Thomas died and was buried on the 20th June 1831 aged 70 years at Ambersham, Hampshire. His wife died just before him, on the 6th August 1829 aged 68. She was also buried in Ambersham. We are descended from their son Edward who married Elizabeth Lawrence on the 2nd March 1818 in Midhurst, West Sussex, by licence. The marriage was witnessed by James Rice and ? Ayling.
In about 1796 James Collins was born in Terwick, West Sussex and he married Elizabeth Bonney in St. Mary's Church at Bepton on 28th May 1817 The marriage was witnessed by Sarah Miles and Isaac Miles. James Collins and his wife had 7 children namely George, James, Thomas, Jane, Mary, Martha and Charles between 1825 and 1837and we descend from the first child George Collins. James was an Agricultural Labourer and he died in December 1872 aged 76.
Joan Cort married John Older 23rd April 1690 at Fernhurst, West Sussex. They had 8 children namely John, Henry, Joseph (from whom we descend), James, George, Mary, Ann and Jane. At the moment we know nothing more about the Cort family.
Charles Dobson baptised c1719 in Hungerford, Berkshire, married Elizabeth Nalder on the 3rd June 1744 in Hungerford. They had 3 children between 1745 and 1750 namely, Ann (from whom we descend), Thomas and Mary. We have no more information on the Dobson family at this time.
Mary Dummer born 1785 in Ambersham, Hampshire, married Stephen Talbot (son of Ann Dobson and John Talbot) of Hungerford on the 24 August 1817 at Easebourne, West Sussex. Mary Dummer was Stephen's 2nd wife. The witnesses to the marriage were William Wingham and Elizabeth Hounsome. The 1851 census gives Mary's birthplace as Easebourne, West Sussex. It has been suggested that along with the Dummers of Easebourne she may have been a Roman Catholic. Mary and Stephen had 8 children between 1818 and 1835 namely Martha, John, Sarah (from whom we descend), Henry, Charles, George, Jane and Charlotte. Mary died in 1862 and was buried 1st May 1862 in Easebourne.
Elizabeth Elliot married Edward Boniface on the 25th June 1723 at Treyford cum Didling, West Sussex. This is a new line for us and we have not yet done any research to try to find where Elizabeth came from.
John Ginner born c1753 married Mary Baker on 6th April 1778 in Cocking, West Sussex. The marriage was witnessed by Thomas Hewitt and Richard Luff. John and Mary had 3 children between 1779 and 1789 namely Mary, William, and Sarah. John Ginner died 3rd January 1821.
We descend from the 3rd child Sarah Ginner born 1789 who married Thomas Sone on the 1st May 1810 at Cocking, West Sussex. The marriage was witnessed by Mary Dear and Charles Woolgar. This was the first document that we had found that included names from both our (Allan and Dorothy's) ancestors. Sarah and Thomas had 11 children namely Mary, Martha, Charlotte (from whom we descend), James, Henry, Anne, George, Harriet, Edward, Francis and Jane. Sarah died in 1866 aged 76.
John Gold married Mary Lotten (Loden) on 21st December 1708 in Easebourne, West Sussex. They had 7 children between 1709 and 1720 namely Mary, Betty, Jeane, John, Peter, Ann and James.
We descend from their daughter Ann Gold (born c 1718 in Easebourne) who married Joseph Older on the 18 August 1746 in Fernhurst, West Sussex.
Ths name interchanges (even within siblings) with Older. This has been well documented.
We descend from William Holder born 1795 in Pulborough, West Sussex, son of James Older. William married Lucy Titcom on the 30 June 1817 in Fernhurst, West Sussex. The marriage was witnessed by John Older and Ann Older. William and Lucy had 4 children between 1820 and 1832 namely William Stephen Holder, Edward Older, Prudence Holder and Lucy Holder (from whom we descend).
Mary Howard married John Soan on 7th February 1759 in Terwick, West Sussex. At the moment we know nothing more about Mary Howard.
Ann Howick married Joseph Older on the 1st April 1719 at Fernhurst, West Sussex. At the moment we know nothing more of Ann Howick.
Elizabeth Lawrence born c 1796 in Ambersham, Hampshire, married Edward Burt on the 2nd March 1818 at Midhurst, West Sussex. Elizabeth was "of the Parish of Midhurst" at the time of her marriage, which was by licence and witnessed by James Rice and ? Ayling. Edward and Elizabeth had 9 children between 1821 and 1841, namely Edward (from whom we are descended), Ellen, Elizabeth, Mary, Charles, Caroline, George and Henry. There is also a Thomas born 1819 but we have not verified that he is part of this family. This family resided at Todham Lane. We know nothing more of the Lawrence family as yet.
Loten : Lodon :
Mary Loten or Lodon married John Gold on the 21st December 1708 in Easebourne, West Sussex and they had seven children.
Mary Longley married Richard Soane on the 11th October 1769 at Easebourne, West Sussex. At the time of her marriage her address was given as "from Easebourne Parish". The marriage was witnessed by John Hounsome and Charles Sanders. Richard and Mary had 4 children between 1772 and 1782. At the moment we have no idea where Mary came from.
Sarah Mann married John Older on the 10th October 1781 at Pulborough, West Sussex. The marriage was witnessed by John Older and Ann Older. We have not been able to research for the Mann family at this time.
Gowen Mellersh was born in 1663 (we don't know where) and with his wife Mary (? surname) they had 6 children. Ann 1692 (from whom we are descended), John 1693, Jane 1696, Mary 1698, Gowen 1710 and Jone 1712.
Ann Mellersh was baptised in Heyshott, West Sussex. She married William Terry in Heyshott on 26th April 1716. William and Ann had 2 children.
William Nalder and his wife Sarah had a daughter Elizabeth Nalder who was bapt. 15 August 1718 at Hungerford, Berkshire, and married Charles Dobson on the 3rd June 1744 also in Hungerford. Refer to Dobson.
Soane : Soen :Sone : Soan:
NB The above spellings have all been used by the same family!
The furthest we go back on this line is to Henry Soen who was from Chiddingfold, Surrey at the time of his marriage to Winny Wakeford on 23rd April 1731 in Midhurst, West Sussex. They had 5 children, namely Mary Sone 1731, Mary Soan 1732, John Soan 1734, Richard Soane 1737 and Henry Soan 1744. We are descended from both John (1) and Richard (2).
(1) John Soan 1734 married Mary Howard in 1759 (see Howard). We know they had 2 children, and believe from a will that they had more children. We are descended from their daughter Mary Soane bapt. 4th November 1761.
(2) Richard Soane 1737 married Mary Longley in Easebourne on 11th October 1769. They had 4 children, Thomas Sone 1772 (from whom we descend), Mary Soane 1776, Richard Soane 1780 and Sarah Soane 1782.
Richard Soane's son Thomas Sone 1772 married Sarah Ginner and they had 11 children namely Mary, Martha, Charlotte Soane who married Thomas Tiller (from whom we descend), James, Henry, Anne, George, Harriet, Edward, Francis and Jane.
As you can see, this family name proves most confusing!
Ann Sowter married Thomas Boniface on 18th December 1780 at Woolavington, West Sussex. This is a new line for us and we have not yet tried to find where Ann came from.
Hannah Stacey born c1761 married Thomas Burt on the 18th September 1783 in Easebourne, West Sussex. They had 8 children. Hannah was buried on the 6th August 1829 at Ambersham, Hampshire.
John Talbot - parents could be William and Elizabeth Talbot of Lambourne, or George and Mary Talbot of Burghfield, or Richard and Mary Talbot of Pangbourne. We feel the last couple are the most unlikely.
John Talbot married Ann Dobson in Hungerford Berkshire on the 19th October 1766. They had 10 children. We descend from the last child, Stephen who was born in 1786 in Hungerford. Stephen had two wives and 12 children and lived to be 83.
William Terrey born c1689 married Ann Mellersh in Heyshott in 1716. William and Ann had 2 children, namely Elizabeth and William who were both baptised on the 22nd May 1723 in Heyshott, West Sussex. They were possibly twins. William died in December 1723 and was buried 31st December in Heyshott. Elizabeth married Thomas Tiller in 1745 at Petworth.
Frustratingly, the furthest we have gone back on this line so far is to a Henry Titcomb bapt, 29th August 1762 at Iping, Midhurst, West Sussex and the record just referred to "Henry Titcomb son of Titcomb and his wife"!
Henry Titcomb married Sarah Boniface on the 1st November 1784 at Treyford cum Didling, West Sussex. They had 2 children, Lucy Titcomb 1795 (from whom we descend) and James Titcombe 1798.
John Wakeford c1639 married Amy Crane in 1663 at Heyshott, West Sussex. They had 4 children and we descend from the second child - Thomas Wakeford 1668.
Thomas Wakeford 1668 (a Farmer) married Mary Bridger in 1691. We descend from their 4th child, Winny Wakeford. Winny married Henry Soen.
James Wolstenholme (Paper Stainer) married Isabella (? surname - possibly Curtis). They had 2 children, John Curtis Wolstenholme 1818 and Ann Priscilla Wolstenholme 1826 both baptized in St. Luke's Parish Church, Chelsea, London.
John married Eliza Beagley in Kensington, London and they had 2 children.
Ann (from whom we descend) married James Parker on the 3rd April 1854 at Battersea, Surrey. They had 5 children, namely James W. Parker 1855, Henry (Harry) Parker 1860, Ann Parker 1862, Emily Charlotte Parker 1864 (from whom we descend) and Thomas E. Parker 1871. (Refer to Parker)
We are researching the Banks family from Wilmington, East Sussex. Our line takes us back to William Banks who was buried in Wilmington on 24th January 1735. He and his wife Elizabeth (who was buried on the 26th February 1730) had 6 children and we descend from their son Offington Banks born 1707.
Bannister, Banister, Banester,
This family line takes us back to John Banester (whose father died in 1573). John died in 1568 - 5 years before his father.
John and his wife Emlyn had 5 children between 1559 and 1566 and we descend from their daughter Catherine Bannister who was bapt. 20th May 1563 in Eastbourne, East Sussex. Catherine married Thomas Woolgar in 1566 at Eastbourne, East Sussex.
Mary Barnard married Daniel Goacher on the 5th May 1751 at Pulborough, West Sussex. They had 4 children and Mary was still alive in 1767. Nothing more is known about her.
John Blackman born 1685 and buried in Coldwaltham, West Sussex in 1769, married Jane Pratt on the 16th April 1711 in Fittleworth, West Sussex. John and Jane had 2 children and we descend from their son John Blackman bapt. 1715 in Coldwaltham, who died in Amberley, West Sussex in 1778.
Our family remain in the Amberley area until William Blackman and Mary Ann Traveller marry in Upper Beeding, West Sussex in 1853 and have children there, including a daughter Harriet Blackman from whom we descend. Harriet married Levi Hards in 1883 at Bramber, West Sussex.
We have not researched the Bodle name yet. We do know that Ann Bodle married Offington Banks on the 10th February 1734 at St. Michael's Church, Lewes, East Sussex. Ann was from Arlington, East Sussex, at the time of her marriage. Ann and Offington had 6 children. Ann was buried on the 2nd April 1762 in Wilmington, East Sussex.
Thomas Burtenshaw and his wife Margerye had 6 children who were all "under age" when their father made his will in February 1559. The will was subsequently proved in April 1559 and the overseers were Nyman Chaloner and Nyman Stanbrydge. Thomas Burtenshaw was buried in Cuckfield, West Sussex. The property left was Suels (or Snels). The children were Thomas (from whom we descend), Richard, Edmond, William, Doryte and Amys. In their father's will, all the children except for Thomas were left 4 marks and one cow upon attaining the age of 21.
The son, Thomas Burtenshaw, married Alice (surname unknown) and had 4 children, namely Richard (from whom we descend), John, Thomas and Susan. Richard Burtenshaw married Alice (surname unknown) and amongst other children had a son John Burtenshaw in 1577 who married twice. We descend from a daughter of his second marriage to Mary Wheeler - Mary Burtenshaw born 1622 in Cuckfield, West Sussex.
Jane Charlton, born during 1874 in Whitehaven, Cumberland is our link here. Although she was born in Cumberland her mother and siblings John Charlton 1870, Joseph Charlton 1872, Amy Charlton 1876 and Elizabeth or Lizzie Charlton moved around to places like Cardiff, Ruabon Denbighshire, Liverpool and Biirmingham, as well of course Whitehaven.
For at least part of this time they were with Janes aunt Elizabeth Charlton and cousins Henrietta Charlton 1863, Amy Charlton 1865 and Margaret Charlton 1867 who were also very mobile
Janes parents were John Chalton who was a Stonemason born in Newcastle in 1836 and Mary Ann Phillispon who was born in Hexham Northumberland during 1838
Samuel Creswell (Coal Merchant) and his wife had a daughter Sarah Creswell in 1812 at Little Eaton, Derbyshire. Sarah Creswell married John William Willer (Coal Merchant) on the 30th June 1842 at Claremont Chapel, St. James, Clerkenwell. Witnesses to the marriage were Robert (surname illegible) and Ann Creswell. At the time of her marriage, Sarah was living at Bagnigge Wells Road, Clerkenwell, Middlesex.
Ann Duly was born in 1769 at Alciston, East Sussex and died in 1855. Ann married Daniel Gibbs on the 15th November 1791 at Wilmington, East Sussex. They had 9 children.
John Earl from Friston married Sarah Banks in 1770 at Seaford, East Sussex. They had six children, namely Lydia (from whom we descend), John Earl, Offington Banks Earle, Elizabeth Banks Earl, Charles Earl and Samuel Earl.
Lydia Earl was born in 1770 and died in 1811. She married James Winter in 1788 at St. Leonard's Church, Seaford, East Sussex.
John Elsey and his wife Mary Burtenshaw were married on the 27th April 1641 at Ardingly, Sussex. John Elsey died in 1673 (the entry in the burial register states that he died "an ancient marryed man" !) John and Mary had 5 children, namely George (from whom we descend), Marie, Elizabeth, Agnes and Susan.
George Elsey bapt. 1642 at Ardingly married Mary Norman on the 7th October 1675 also in Ardingly. They had two children, John Elsey (from whom we descend) and Mary Elsey.
John Gibbs and Sarah are the parents of 5 children namely Elizabeth born 1766, Daniel 1767, Sarah 1770, Hannah 1773 and Martha 1776. We descend from the first son Daniel who was baptised 25th November 1767 at Bishopstone, Seaford, East Sussex and who married Ann Duly on the 15th November 1791 at Wilmington, East Sussex. Daniel and Ann had 9 children and we descend from their 3rd child William Gibbs bapt. 29th January 1797 at Wilmington. William married Elizabeth Gutsell in 1825 also at Wilmington. William and Elizabeth had 5 children and we descend from their youngest daughter Louisa Gibbs.
Our earliest Goacher is Daniel Goacher who married Mary Barnard on the 5th May 1751 in Pulborough, West Sussex. They had 4 children, one of whom was George Gocher (note variation in spelling) bapt. November 1756 at Amberley, West Sussex. On the 1st February 1781 he married Hannah Withers at Bignor, West Sussex, when his name was given as Goatcher. We descend from George and Hannah's daughter Maria Goacher who married William Hards.
We hold a lot of information on the Gutsell family, gained with an enourmous amount of help from our very dear and sadly now departed friend, Bert.
We descend from John Gutsell born c1691 in Ewhurst, East Sussex, who married Ann Lulham on the 2nd July 1719 at Seddlescombe, East Sussex. They had 4 children namely, Samuel, Mary, John and William Gutsell - from whom we descend. William married Ann Saunders in 1753 at Brede, East Sussex. William and Ann had 8 children between 1753 and 1766, John, John, William, Samuel, George, Levi, Lydia and Richard. We descend from Richard Gutsell.
We have yet to research this line, but we do know that our Mary Harding married John Towner on the 13th July 1686 in Newhaven, East Sussex.
Hards : (We have two distinct lines that we follow)
1. John Hards and Mary had a daughter Sarah Hards in 1796 at Edburton, West Sussex. Sarah married Stephen Woolgar on the 18th March 1820 in Henfield, West Sussex.
2. William Hards born 1787 at East Grinstead, West Sussex and bapt. 27th July 1788 at Amberley, West Sussex, married Maria Goacher on the 11th June 1809 in Amberley. William was of the Parish of Steyning, West Sussex at the time of his marriage which was witnessed by George Goacher and Robert Braby (Churchwarden). William and Maria had 10 children. We descend from the 2nd child, William Goacher bapt. 1812 at Steyning and who married Elizabeth Payne on the 11th September 1842 also at Steyning.
At the moment we have not found a link between these two family lines.
The Hards Society can be found at HARDS
John Hayler, the son of John Hayler, was bapt. 19th May 1730 at Pulborough, West Sussex. We do not know who he married but they had a daughter Hannah Hayler who was bapt. on the 22nd January 1758 at Pulborough. Hannah married George Payne on the 10th October 1778 at Pulborough.
This is another name we have not yet pursued, but we think that Katherine Hendson (who died in 1553) married a Mr. Banister and had 6 children (all Banester). We descend from their son John Banester who with his wife Emlyn had a daughter Catherine Bannister bapt. 1563 in Eastbourne, East Sussex. Catherine was baptised Katherine!
Thomas Herbert, Tobaconnist, and Julia Willer had a son George Herbert Willer on the 6th February 1870 at 8 Brompton Crescent, Kensington, London. We believe they had previously had a daughter, Elizabeth Herbert Willer in 1867 at Feltham, Middlesex.
John Hill married Sarah Wood on
the 15th May 1589 at Woodmancote, West Sussex. They had 2
children - Edward and John Hill. John Hill (senior) was buried on
the 12th June 1605 at Woodmancote. Of their 2 children:
Edward married Jane Goffe on the 11th February 1615 and had 7 children (all using the surname Hills). and
John Hill married Damaris and had 9 children - we descend from their son William Hill**.
**William Hill (bapt. 27 Apr 1638)
married Joan Piper on the 1st September 1671 at Henfield, West
Sussex. They had 5 children, one of whom was Sarah Hill (bapt.
1676) who married William Woolgar on the 23rd September 1692 at
West Grinstead, Sussex.
William Holney (born 1540) married Elizabeth and had 6 children, namely Elizabeth, Jone, Agnes, Katherine, Richard and Jane Holney. We descend from Jane. Jane married Stephen Woolgar 30th September 1593. Jane was buried in Henfield in 1601.
Mary Humpherey married John Pain in 1796 at Pulborough, West Sussex.
Ann Jordon (born c1772 in Sussex) married Harry Green (bapt. Henry Green) in 1791 at East Blatchington, East Sussex. They had 14 children. Ann died "of natural decay" on the 8th November 1843 at Seaford, East Sussex aged 71.
Anne Lee married Steven Pratt on the 13th February 1671 at Greatham, West Sussex. They had 4 children. Anne was buried on the 17th December 1680 in Greatham.
Leister : Lister :
Stephen Lister (Blacksmith) and Susan Mansfield had a son Joseph Lister in 1845 at St. Ives, Huntingdon. Joseph was born Lister, married as Lester and his death was registered as Leister! His 8 children (all born in the Ringmer area of Sussex) all used the spelling Leister. The third child was Mary Ann Leister (bapt. 1 June 1873) and she married Charles Green in 1895 at Eastbourne, Sussex. Their marriage was witnessed by Ernest Osbere (?) and Eliza Leister.
Ann Lulham married John Gutsell on the 2nd July 1719 at Seddlescombe, East Sussex. She and John had 4 children. Ann was buried on the 11th January 1729 at Seddlescombe.
Elizabeth Lutter married Anthony Pratt on the 30th March 1635 at Climping, West Sussex. They had a son, Steven Pratt.
Susan Mansfield married Stephen Lister and had a son Joseph Lister in 1845. We think Susan could have been born in Needingworth, Huntingdon.
Elnor Marten married John Page on the 16th April 1605 at Little Horsted, East Sussex. They had 4 children.
Richard Mills married Sarah Mitchell on the 14th May 1793 at Angmering, West Sussex. They had a daughter Sarah Mills (bapt. 10th October 1799 at Angmering). Sarah Mills married Henry Blackman on the 20th June 1817 at Amberley, West Sussex and they had 8 children. Sarah died in Amberley in 1867.
1. Mary Mitchell born c1760 married Samuel Woolgar on the 3rd February 1780 in Henfield, West Sussex. They had 12 children and we descend from the 9th child, Stephen Woolgar. Mary died on the 11th March 1841 at 2 Mill, Henfield, West Sussex, at the age of 81. At present we know nothing more of Mary Mitchell or her ancestors.
2. Sarah Mitchell married Richard Mills on the 14th May 1793 at Angmering, West Sussex. They had a daughter Sarah Mills bapt. 10th October 1799 at Angmering. At present we know nothing more of Sarah Mitchell or her ancestors.
Briget Mitten (widow) married Richard Norman on the 23rd January 1609 in Cuckfield, West Sussex. They had 2 children. Obviously Briget was not baptised Mitten and therefore we would like to find her maiden name.
Richard Norman and his wife Joan had a son Richard Norman who married the "Widow Mitten" in 1609. They had 2 children, Richard and James. We descend from Richard who was bapt, 26 May 1611 in Cuckfield, West Sussex, and married Dorothy (surname unknown). They had a daughter Mary Norman bapt.1644 - from whom we descend - and a son Richard Norman bapt.1634.
We descend from John Page who was
born c1566 and who was Yeoman of South Malling, living at
Stoneham, South Malling, Sussex. He had a brother Richard and a
sister Mary. John first married Elnor Marten on the 16th April
1605 at Little Horsted, East Sussex. They had 4 children (Mary,
John, Ann and Thomas) between 1605 and 1617. We descend from Mary
who in 1622 married into the Woolgar line.
John Page married again on the 21st July 1620 to Elizabeth Hardinge and they had 4 children (John, Elizabeth, Judith and Susann).
Payne : Pain:
George Pain and his wife Elizabeth had 3 children, Elizabeth Pain 1712, John Pain 1719 and William Pain 1723. We descend from John Pain who married Mary Humpherey in 1739 and they had 4 children, John Pain 1742, William Pain 1744, Anne Pain 1746 and George Payne 1748 from whom we descend. George Payne married Hannah Hayler in 1778 at Pulborough, West Sussex and they had 7 children. We descend from their son David Payne bapt. 1789 at Findon, West Sussex.
Henry Pick and his wife Mary had a daughter Mary Pick bapt. 1st June 1684 at East Grinstead, West Sussex. Mary married John Elsey on the 11th January 1710 at Ardingly, West Sussex. Mary died in 1731.
Joan Piper is thought to have married a Mr. Butcher and had a daughter Jane Butcher, then she married William Hill on the 1st September 1671 at Henfield, West Sussex. They had 5 children and we descend from their daughter Sarah Hill bapt. 28 November 1676 who married into the Woolgar line.
We know nothing about our possible Pollard line, except for the fact that we have a Tom Pollard Woolgar born 1883 (mother Louisa Woolgar) and his birth certificate does not give details of his father. As it was quite usual for a woman to give a child the father's surname as a "middle name" we can only assume that this is the way forward to continue our search for our ancestors. Family legend has it that Tom Pollard's father was the son of a family living in the the 2nd house in Broomfield Road, Henfield (but we don't know which side or which end of the road!) and this person went into the forces? We can find no Pollard's there in the 1881 census.
Anthony Pratt married Elizabeth Lutter in 1635 at Climping, West Sussex and they had a son Steven Pratt who was bapt. 26th August 1638, also at Climping. Steven married Anne Lee on the 13th February 1671 at Greatham, West Sussex. They had 4 children including Jane Pratt bapt. 21st April 1678 from whom we descend.
Mary Prior bapt. 1750 in Parham, West Sussex, married John Blackman on the 29th May 1768 at Amberley, West Sussex. The marriage was witnessed by Edmund Searle and Mary Searle. Mary Blackman (nee Prior) died in 1820 in Amberley.
Elizabeth Riddel (or Riddal) of Hardham, West Sussex and bapt. there in 1714, married John Blackman on the 12th April 1739 at Amberley, West Sussex.
Ann Saunders (Sanders) married William Gutsell on the 26th April 1753 at Brede, Rye, East Sussex. They had 8 children. Ann Gutsell (nee Saunders) died 11th December 1783 in Arlington, East Sussex.
William Savage (Wheelwright) and his wife Mary had a daughter Mary Ann Savage in 1813, together with three other children, namely Sarah, Thomas and Elizabeth. Mary Ann Savage married Stephen Green in 1836 at Seaford, East Sussex.
John Seare (or Geare - we are not certain which) is apparently the father of Mary Ann Traveller born c1830 in Brighton, Sussex. Her mother is unknown to us. Mary Ann Traveller married William Blackman in 1853 at Upper Beeding, West Sussex.
Mary ann Phillipson was born in Hexham, Northumberland during 1838 and died 90 years later in Newhaven, Sussex. Between these two dates she married John Charlton in 1860 at Hexham and had 5 children
Henry Stanbrook (Jobbing Labourer) and his wife Martha (nee Watts) had a daughter Jane Stanbrook in Paddington, London in 1868. Jane married George William Allen on the 11th June 1888 in Kilburn, London. They had 6 children.
Maria Stemp (of this parish and married by banns) married James Stenning on the 31st May 1804 at Wisborough Green, West Sussex. The marriage was witnessed by James Kingshott and Arthur Stemp.
We have not yet done any research into the Stemp line.
details to follow
With the help of Reg Towner, we
have taken our Towner line back to Peter Towner (Tradesman) who
with his wife had 4 sons, Peter, John (possibly infant death),
John and William. We descend from John Towner born 1659 in
Newhaven, East Sussex and who died in 1722. John married Mary
Harding in 1686 at Newhaven. They had 7 children, one of whom was
William born 1700.
William Towner and his wife Hannah were married in 1725 at Newhaven and had 8 children. We descend from their daughter Hannah.
John Seare (or Geare - we are not certain which) is apparently the father of Mary Ann Traveller born c1830 in Brighton, Sussex. Her mother is unknown to us. Mary Ann Traveller married William Blackman in 1853 at Upper Beeding, West Sussex.
William Vinall (Bricklayer) married Louisa Stenning by banns on the 27th June 1831 at Henfield, West Sussex. The marriage was witnessed by Edward Stenning and Jane Stenning (nee Searle). William and Louisa had 5 children, Samuel, Ellen, Harriet, Eliza and Louisa between 1834 and 1851. We descend from their daughter Ellen who was bapt. 17th July 1836 in Henfield. Ellen married James Woolgar on the 26th January 1862 at Henfield.
Martha Watts married Henry Stanbrook and had a daughter Jane Stanbrook in Paddington, London in 1868. Jane married George William Allen on the 11th June 1888 in Kilburn, London. They had 6 children.
Mary Wheeler married John Burtenshaw on the 20th November 1615 in Cuckfield, West Sussex. We have not yet looked into this line so have no idea from where she came.
James Winter (born c1766), a Shepherd, married Lydia Earl on the 3rd November 1788 at Seaford, East Sussex. They had 11 children. James died in 1824 aged 58. We descend from their daughter Mary Ann Winter bapt. 8th February 1799 at Seaford. Mary Ann married Stephen Green on the 2nd January 1817 at Seaford.
Hannah Withers was "Spinster of Bignor" at the time of her marriage to George Gocher on the 1st February 1781 at Bignor, West Sussex. The marriage was witnessed by Jos Pullin and Richard Withers.
We have not yet done any research into the Withers line.
Sarah Wood married John Hill on the 15th May 1589 at Woodmancote, West Sussex. We have not yet looked into this line so have no idea from where she came.
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