Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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Thomas DENYER (c1749-1820)

and Sarah BULL (c1750-1828)


Thomas Denyer and Sarah Bull were my 4x Great Grandparents.  (Click here to see their place in my pedigree chart.)  They married on 26 November 1777 at the parish church of St. Margaret's in Fernhurst, Sussex.  Thomas was then a servant of Woolbeding and Sarah of Fernhurst.  The witnesses to their marriage were Richard Denyer and Richard Roly.  The banns were published at Woolbeding parish church on 9, 16 and 23 November 1777.

Thomas Denyer, was I believe, baptised on 1 April 1754 in Lurgashall, Sussex, the son of William Denyer (1713-?) and Mary Wild (1716-?).  He died aged 71 years and was buried on 16 October 1820 in Woolbedding, therefore, born about 1749.  Might he have been baptised on 13 January 1750 in Godalming, Surrey, the son of George Denyer and Ann.

Sarah Bull’s date and place of birth/baptism are unknown, to me.  A Sarah Bull was baptised on 21 October 1753 in Petworth, the daughter of Thomas Bull and Sarah Barber.  But I think she married James Hurst on 5 November 1777 in Petworth.  She died aged 78 years and was buried on 19 November 1828 in Woolbeding.  The burial register noted that she was from Minsted.


Thomas Denyer and Sarah Bull had 7 or 8 known children:

  1. Thomas Denyer was baptised privately on 13 June 1783 in Woolbeding.

  2. Elizabeth Denyer was baptised on 29 September 1785 in Midhurst and it was noted in the baptism register that her parents were paupers from Woolavington.  Was this the same Elizabeth who was baptised in 1789 aged 3 years?

  3. Elizabeth Denyer was born about 1786 and baptised on 1 March 1789 in Woolbeding.  A note in the parish register records "This infant was privately baptised 3 years before but not registered".  Did she marry James Hersey on 1 August 1815 in Easebourne, Sussex, or William Caplen (born 1792 Lurgashall) on 10 October 1815 in Lurgashall, Sussex?

  4. Hannah Denyer was baptised privately on 21 October 1787 in Woolbeding and buried there on 28 November 1787.  Her parents were described as paupers at her baptism.

  5. Sarah Denyer was baptised privately on 17 November 1788 in Woolbeding.  Her parents were then described as paupers.

  6. Ann Denyer was baptised on 29 April 1791 in Woolbeding.  She was a witness to her sister Charlotte’s marriage on 9 August 1814, when she was still single.

    Ann married Richard Burns on 25 March 1815 in Woolbeding.

    Richard was born baptised on 18 September 1791 in Stedham and was the son of Moses Burne and Ann Elliot.

    When the 1851 census was recorded the couple were living in a house in Stedham village and Richard was an agricultural labourer.  Also with them on census night was the family of their son Moses.

    Richard and Ann had the following children:

    1. Moses Burns was born about 1816 in Woolbeding.  He married Mary before or about 1843.  In 1851 he was a 35 year old agricultural labourer.

      Mary's name was recorded as Ann in the 1851 census and she was born about 1816 in Easebourne.  In 1851 she was a labourer at a paper factory.

      Moses and Mary had the following children:

      1. Moses Burns was born about 1843 in Sufling, Suffolk.  In 1851 he was an 8 year old scholar.

      2. Charlotte Burns was baptised on 26 January 1845 in Stedham.  She was a 6 year old scholar in 1851.

      3. Aaron Burns was baptised on 29 May 1846 in Stedham.  In 1851 he was a 4 year old scholar.

      4. Noah Burns was baptised on 7 April 1848 in Stedham.  He was 3 years old in 1851.

    2. Job Burns was baptised on 29 January 1829 in Stedham.

  7. Charlotte Denyer, my 3x Great Grandparents, was baptised on 1 December 1793 in Woolbeding.  She married John Pearson in 1814.  (They have their own page.)

  8. Robert Denyer was baptised privately on 5 August 1795 in Woolbeding.  He married Charlotte Boxall in 1819.  (They have their own page.)


BULL          DENYER

This page was reviewed on 9 April 2012