Ancestors of Mandy Willard
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Families of Sussex
Frances Baldock married my 4x Great
(1784-1852), as his first wife, on 10 October 1802 in Rotherfield, Sussex. She
was buried on 2 March 1808 in Rotherfield, but unfortunately her age at
death was not recorded. When and where was she
The East Sussex Baptism Index records the following:
1773/4, Fanny, daughter of William Baldock and Agnes Holmes
in Mayfield, Sussex.
1776, Frances daughter of Robert Baldock and Sarah Carrack.
She would seem to be the most likely.
16 April 1775, Frances daughter of Catherine
Baldock, in Frant, Sussex. No possible marriage found for Catherine.
A Frances Baldock married Thomas Young on 19 October 1796 in
21 May 1776, Frances daughter of Mr. Thomas
Baldock and Frances, in Burwash, Sussex (presumably she died as an
infant). Thomas Baldock married Frances Hawes on 19
April 1774 in Burwash.
22 October 1779, Frances daughter of Thomas
Baldock, gent and Frances, in Burwash. A Frances Baldock
married Stephen Eastwood of Tonbridge on 13 April 1811 in Burwash.
May 1788, Frances daughter of
(a Blacksmith) and
Avard, in Wadhurst, Sussex (she was probably to young
to have been the wife of Robert Dadswell, unless she was born at
least 2 years before her baptism and that would seem unlikely as a brother
was baptised in 1786 and a sister before that in 1784).
In early December 2003 I received an
email from Denise about Sarah Mabb who married Thomas Baldock
on 2 April 1761 in Wadhurst - they were her 5x Great Grandparents. (Also see my
MABB section.) They had
1 known son:
John Baldock was born 1762. He married Lydia Sale on 11 November 1783 in
Lydia Sales may have been baptised on 21 March 1762 in Lamberhurst,
Kent and have been the daughter of Benjamin Sales and Lydia Latter
who married on 11 April 1757 in Lamberhurst. John and Lydia's eldest child was:
Joseph Baldock was born in 1784. He married Hannah Chantler
on 13 April 1806 in Wadhurst.
Thomas Baldock may have been buried on 2 May 1778 or 31 October 1788.
The Thomas who was buried in 1788 was a Cordwainer and a married man.
Tucked away in my database I had a note
Thomas Baldock, Blacksmith, had been named as the father of
Mary Avard's (1760-?) illegitimate daughter, Ann Baldock Avard
who was baptised in August 1784, Wadhurst. Mary Avard was the
daughter of Edward Avard and Mary Smith (1734-?) and she was
the sister of my 6x Great Grandfather,
Thomas Smith (1742-1827).
Thomas Balduck and Mary Avard married on 24 September 1785 in
Wadhurst and they were both then of Wadhurst.
So what you may ask! (Also see my
Mary Avard had another
illegitimate daughter, Mary Moren Avard, who was baptised on 17 March
1782 in Wadhurst. Presumably her father was a Moren, and there were 2
possible candidates around:
(1762-1826) and his
William Moren (1763-1831). William Moren was my
5x Great Grandfather who married
Elizabeth Smith (1766-1815) in
1790 and she was the cousin of Mary Smith married to Edward Avard
(as mentioned above).
Charles Moren (1762-1826)
had a daughter
Mary Moren (1793-?) who on 19 August 1810 in Wadhurst,
At some point I may try and sort out the
Baldock's in this muddle, but they are not my direct ancestors so it may
take me awhile to get around to them.
The East Sussex Baptism Index
(1700-1789) lists the following:
2 January 1705, Thomas son of
Thomas Balduck and Elizabeth, in Wadhurst. A Thomas
Bolduck of Wadhurst married Elizabeth Loofe of Ticehurst by Banns
on 5 May 1702 in Ticehurst.
27 February 1732, Thomas son of
John Bauldock (a Husbandman) and Anne, in Wadhurst. A
John Bauldock married Ann Swatlen by Banns on 29 December 1728 in
1 December 1734, Thomas son of
Thomas Balduck and Sarah, in Wadhurst. A Thomas Baldock
married Sarah Asby, widow, on 26 December 1733 in Wadhurst. As
Sarah Chapman she previously married Richard Ashby on
28 May 1719 in Wadhurst. Richard was baptised on 1 December 1695 in
Mayfield and died there in 1723.
16 March 1744, Thomas son of
Edward Balduck and Jane, in Wadhurst. An Edward Bauldock
married Jane Whatman by Banns on 20 February 1731/2 in Wadhurst.
5 February 1745, Thomas son of
Elias Baldock and Mary, in Mayfield. An Elias Baldock
married Mary Taylor of Mayfield, by Licence on 20 January 1740/1 in
1 May 1760, Thomas son of
Henry Balduck and Emi, in Wadhurst. A Henry Baldock
married Emma Peavy on 7 February 1755 in Wadhurst.
29 March 1782, Thomas son of
William Balduck and Elizabeth in Wadhurst. A William
Baldock of Leigh in Kent, married Elizabeth Hopkins on 11 January
1782 in Frant. The witnesses were William Wicker and
11 July 1784, Thomas baseborn son
of Mercy Balduck, in Ticehurst.
16 May 1786, Thomas son of
Thomas Baldock and Jane, in Burwash. A Thomas Baldock,
a widower of Burwash, married Jane Vine, a Spinster of Brenchley by
Licence on 21 October 1783 in Brenchley, Kent.
1 October 1786, Thomas son of
Thomas Balduck and Mary, in Wadhurst.
29 March 1789, Thomas West son of
Ann Baldock by Thomas West, in Wadhurst
Which, if any, of the above married
Sarah Mabb in 1761? Could it have been either 1732 or 1734 Thomas?
Who was Blacksmith Thomas who
fathered an illegitimate daughter in 1784? Might he have been the one
baptised in 1760? And did he marry Mary Avard?
(Blacksmith Thomas and Mary were the parents of Francis born 1788 - see
Which, if any, of the above married
Mary Moren in 1810? Could it have been either 1786 or 1789 Thomas?
William Baldock married Caroline
sometime before or about 1830. Presumably as a widow, she married
Weeks (1804-1879) sometime before or about 1847. William's son
(from his first marriage)
Weeks (1834-?) married
Isabella Boorman (1839-1902) in 1857
and she was the sister of my 2x Great Grandfather,
Frederick Edward Boorman (1846-1884). So my Baldock link here is
very distant, but I will eventually include the family details of William
Baldock and Caroline.
Incidentally, William Weeks and Caroline's
son Reuben Weeks married Ruth Mabb in 1868. I wonder if
Ruth was in some way related to the Sarah Mabb who married Thomas
Baldock in 1761 (see my convoluted link number
Was the following William Baldock related to
the William Baldock who married Caroline?
Palmers Cottage S Lane, Dallington, Sx. Folio 478
William Baldock age 60 Ag Lab born Wadhurst,
Frances Baldock age 57 born Ticehurst, Sx.
Mary Jane Baldock age 16 b. Dallington, Sx.
Elizabeth Baldock G daughter age 10 Scholar born London, Middlesex
Harriet Baldock G daughter age 2 b Dallington, Sx.
William and Frances also had sons: William
1816, Benjamin 1818, John 1822 and George 1826.
Their granddaughter Harriet married George Gosling.
(Have picked up the details about William and Frances from a message on the
Sussex-Plus emailing list, posted by Barbara on 2 January 2004.)
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This page was reviewed on 8 April 2012