Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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Edward BOORMAN (1784-1858)

and Charlotte KING (1786-1859)


Edward Boorman and Charlotte King were my 4x Great Grandparents.  (Click here to see their place in my pedigree chart.)  They married by banns on 30 March 1807 at the parish church of The Assumption of Blessed Mary and St. Nicholas in Etchingham, Sussex.  He was then of Burwash and she of Etchingham.  Edward signed his name and Charlotte made her X mark.  The witnesses were Suz Apps and Jas Simmons.  (I don't know if Suz and Jas were relations or friends.)  Edward and Charlotte had 19 known grandchildren, all of whom were born within the couple's life time.

Edward Boorman was born in December 1784 and baptised on 16 January 1785 at the parish church of St. Mary the Virgin in Salehurst, Sussex, aged 34 days.  He was the youngest son of James Boorman (1740-1821) and Mary Jones (1742-1820).  He died aged 76 years and was buried on 22 March 1858 in Burwash, Sussex.

Charlotte King may have been born about 1786 in Burwash, and have been the daughter of Thomas King (1749-1843) and Mary Stoneham (1756-?).  I have been unable to find her baptism.  She died in Wadhurst, Sussex aged 73 years and was buried on 12 December 1859 in Burwash.  A Charlotte King was baptised on 16 November 1787 in Salehurst, Sussex, the daughter of James King and Sarah Avard.  Another Charlotte King, the base born daughter of Frances Roots was baptised on 18 January 1789 in Burwash.

When the Poor Law Rates were assessed in 1827, Edward was living at Barn House, Burwash, and was recorded as "poor", assessed at £1 and 5 shillings and was not required to contribute.  In 1841 he and Charlotte were living in Burwash village along with Thomas King.  In 1851 Edward was a farm bailiff of 57 acres employing 1 man, and the couple were living alone at Daws Farm House in Burwash.


Edward Boorman and Charlotte King had 2 or 3 known children:

  1. Edgar Boorman was born on 13 April 1808 and baptised on 15 May 1808 in Burwash.  He married Diana Bailey in 1830.  (They have their own page.)

  2. Thomas Boorman, my 3x Great Grandfather, was born on 8 August and baptised on 2 September 1810 in Burwash.  He married Charlotte Bourne (1813-1893) in 1832.  (They have their own page.)

  3. Charlotte Boorman was born about 1816 and may have been a daughter of Edward and Charlotte.  She died aged 33 and was buried on 7 May 1849 in Burwash.

    Charlotte married Stephen Manwaring on 20 August 1836 in Burwash.  Stephen was a bachelor and Charlotte a spinster and they were then both of Burwash.  The witnesses were Reuben Edwards and Benjamin Wood, and all were able to sign their names.  On the same day Reuben Edwards married Ann Sellings.  He was a bachelor and she a spinster.  The witnesses were Stephen Manwaring and Benjamin Wood.  (Benjamin was the parish clerk.)

    In 1841 Stephen and Charlotte were living alone in Burwash village.  Stephen was a carrier.  I have not found Charlotte’s baptism, nor do Stephen and Charlotte appear to have had any children.

    Stephen was the seventh son of William Manwaring (1779-1837) and Ann.  The Manwarings were shopkeepers in Burwash from at least 1804.  Stephen died aged 36 years and was buried on 14 July 1851 in Burwash.



This page was reviewed on 9 April 2012