Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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James MANSBRIDGE (1759-1830)

and Mary FINCH (1768-1837)


James Mansbridge and Mary Finch were my 4x Great Grandparents.  (Click here to see their place in my pedigree chart.)  They married by banns on 12 October 1788 at the parish church in Cowfold, Sussex.  The witnesses to their marriage were John Mansbridge and Walter Hills.

James Mansbridge was baptised on 15 February 1759 in West Grinstead, Sussex.  He was the second child and eldest son of John Mansbridge (1729-1807) and Ann Newman (1730-1807).  He died aged 71 years and was buried on 28 March 1830 in Cowfold.

Mary Finch was baptised on 10 July 1768 in Slaugham, Sussex.  She was the second child and daughter of William Finch (1740-1821) and Sarah Stedman (1739-1803).  She died aged 68 years was buried on 7 February 1837 in Cowfold.


James Mansbridge and Mary Finch had 10 known children:

  1. James Mansbridge was baptised on 23 January 1789 in Cowfold and buried there on 18 February 1789.  He was a twin.

  2. John Mansbridge was baptised on 23 January 1789 in Cowfold and buried there on 18 February 1789.  He was a twin.

  3. Mary Mansbridge was baptised on 17 April 1790 in Cowfold.  She married Thomas Lewry in 1809.  (They have their own page.)

  1. William Mansbridge was baptised on 10 June 1792 in Cowfold.  He married Sarah Walder in 1817.  (They have their own page.)

  2. James Mansbridge was baptised on 17 July 1796 in Cowfold.  He died in 1870.

    James married Sarah Bartley on 7 October 1839 at St. Nicholas, Brighton.  Their fathers were named as James Mansbridge and Charles Bartley.

    James and Sarah had 1 known son:

    1. Frederick Mansbridge was baptised on 24 April 1844 at the Chapel Royal in Brighton.

  3. Thomas Mansbridge was baptised on 20 April 1799 in Cowfold.  He married Eliza Anscombe in 1832 in Bolney.  (They have their own page.)

  4. Stephen Mansbridge was baptised on 20 June 1802 in Bolney.  He married Ann Baker in 1824.  (They have their own page.)

  5. Michael William Mansbridge was born about 1804.  He married twice, firstly to Lucy Louisa Ward and then married Elizabeth McCormick in 1848.

  6. Henry Mansbridge was born on 7 November 1806 and baptised on 7 December 1806 in Bolney.  His parents were then named as James and Sarah, although I think his mother's name was wrongly recorded.  He married Jane Mitchell in 1831.  (They have their own page.)

  7. Elizabeth Mansbridge, my 3x Great Grandmother, was born on 27 November 1808 and baptised on 18 February 1810 in Bolney.  She married John Dowlen (1802-1875) in 1826.  (They have their own page.)


Many thanks to the following for additions to this page:

Gerry Apperly     Pam Harris     Gary King     David Lewry     Maureen Lewry     Drummond Mansbridge


This page was updated on 21 July 2012