Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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Barcombe, Sussex


The Barcombe parish registers begin in 1581 and the parish church is dedicated to St. Mary.


My earliest known connection to the parish is with my Bokes/Box ancestors, possibly back into the 15th Century up to the 1640's.  My most recent link is with my Setford ancestors who lived in the parish from about 1878 until at least 1905.


2x Great Grandfather Thomas Setford was buried in Barcombe on 17 May 1905.  He died on 15 May at the East Chiltington Workhouse and his death certificate noted that his home address was (I think) Satchel Cottage or could have been Thatchers Cottage in Barcombe.  He was born in Chailey in 1838 and married in Ditching in 1862.  He and his wife had 8 children, of which only the last child was born in Barcombe in 1878.

4x Great Grandparents William Sawyers and Mary Pearce where both of Barcombe when they married there on 14 July 1805.  He was born in Maresfield and she in Fletching.  They raised their family in Newick.

7x Great Grandfather William Boxe was baptised on 1 January 1647/8 in Barcombe.  He moved away and settled in Ardingly, Sussex.  William was the son of George Boxe and Jane Longley.

8x Great Grandfather George Boxe was baptised on 16 April 1615 in Barcombe and buried there on 2 September 1648.  He was the son of William Bokes and Susanna Beard.

9x Great Grandfather William Bokes was probably born before the commencement of the parish registers in 1581.  He was buried in Barcombe on 11 July 1620.  He was most probably the son of John Bokes.

10x Great Grandfather John Bokes was buried in Barcombe on 12 January 1605/6.  He left a will which stated he was a yeoman of the neighbouring parish of Hamsey, although wished to be buried in Barcombe.



Please visit the Barcombe and Hamsey Past website.