Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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The HARLAND Family of Sussex


My Possible Harland Ancestors

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My Possible Harland Ancestors

A 5x Great Grandmother may have been Sarah Harland.  But, and this is a big but, it depends on who was the father of my illegitimately born Great Grandfather William Stillaway (1866-1939).

William Stillaway's mother was Eliza Stillaway (1846-1908) and in 1874 she married Henry Silverson (1850-?).  I think that she had previously had a relationship with Henry's elder brother William Silverson (1842-?).  My reasons being that Eliza gave birth to illegitimate twins named William and Eliza - named after herself and possibly their father?  William Silverson was himself a twin and although he was in the area (Henfield and Woodmancote) when the 1861 census was recorded, he wasn't there in 1871 and by 1881 he may have been a sailor on board a ship moored down in Plymouth.  So did he do a runner after the twins were born?

However, even if William Silverson was not my direct ancestor, his brother was my step ancestor, making Sarah Harland a step 5x Great Grandmother.  Sarah may have been the daughter of Richard Harland and Ann Juniper, or Henry Harland and Elizabeth Gander who married in Hurstpierpoint in 1751.



Family Group Pages

Richard Harland (1711-?) and Ann Juniper (?-?)

John Holman (1718-1797) and Sarah Harland (1731-1806)

Richard Silverson (1749-1823) and Sarah Harland (c1751-1827)



My possible line of descent


Sarah Harland



Richard Silverson



John Silverson



William Silverson



Henry Silverson



William Stillaway



Annie Elsie Stillaway (1898-1985)


Eileen Isabel Tullett


Mandy Willard


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This page was reviewed on 10 April 2012