Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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Fletching, Sussex


My Fletching connections

A 4x Great Grandmother, Mary Ann Pearce was said to have been born in Fletching in about 1778/9, although her baptism has not been found in the baptism register.  She married William Sawyers in Barcombe in 1805 and they raised their family in Newick.  William was born in Maresfield in 1783.  Mary Ann died in Chailey aged 85 years in 1863 and was buried in Newick.  William and Mary Ann had 12 children baptised between 1805 and 1828, which would have made Mary Ann about 50 when she had her last child, therefore, her age at death and in the census may have been incorrect.

Mary Ann may have been the daughter of Richard Pierce and Ann Bennett who married in Fletching in 1768 and had 3 of their children baptised there in 1768, 1774 and 1785.  Two of their other known children were baptised in Horsted Keynes in 1772 and 1780.

Richard was baptised in Fletching in 1740 and was the son of Stephen Pearce and Mary Langridge.  Stephen and Mary married in Fletching in 1719 and had 7 children baptised there between 1720 and 1740.


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