Ancestors of Mandy Willard
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and Mary Ann PEARCE (c1778-1863)
were my 4x Great Grandparents. (Click
here to see their place in my pedigree chart.) They married
by banns on 14 July 1805 at the parish church of St. Mary's in Barcombe, Sussex. They were both of Barcombe
and both made their X marks. They were married by the curate
The witnesses their marriage were
(signed). The banns were published in Barcombe on 29 June, 6 and 13 July 1805.
was baptised on 23 February 1783 in
Maresfield, Sussex. He was the son of
Sawyers (1753-1800) and
Wright (1758-?). He was an
agricultural labourer. He died aged 64 years and was buried on 16 March
1848 in Newick, Sussex.
or Mary Ann Pearce
was born about 1778/9 in Fletching,
according to the census, however, I can not find a baptism for her in
Fletching or the surrounding parishes, nor have I found her in the East
Sussex Record Office Baptism Index. She may have been the daughter of
Ann Bennet (1747-1832)
who married in Fletching in 1768 and had 3
children baptised there in 1768, 1774 and 1785. Mary Ann died aged 85 years
at Chailey and was buried on 22 May 1863 in Newick.
When the 1841 census was recorded the couple were living in Fonthill, Newick,
sharing a property with their daughter Hannah. William was then said
to have been a 55 year old agricultural labourer and Mary Ann was 65.
The 1851 census recorded that Mary Ann was a
72 year old widow and living
in Newick with her brother-in-law,
Sawyers and his wife Elizabeth
In 1861 she was an 84
year old widow living with her daughter Hannah in South Common,
Chailey and she was described a former washerwoman.
William Sawyers and Mary
Ann Pearce had 12 known children:
was baptised on 27 October 1805 in Newick.
was baptised on 18 January 1807 in
Newick. He died between 1851 and 1861.
by banns on 3 December 1834 in Newick. They were both of Newick. John
made his X mark whilst Martha signed her name. The witnesses to
their marriage were
who both signed their names.
born and baptised on 19 March 1800 in Ardingly, Sussex, and was the daughter of
Martha died aged 73 and
was buried on 17 December 1872 in
Newick. (Martha's sister
Comber in 1816.)
When the 1841 census was recorded the
couple and their young son were living in Newick Green and John was an
They were still living in Newick in 1851 and
John was a 45 year old farm labourer. Martha was then said to be 51
and born in Ardingly.
In 1861 Martha was a 61 year old widow and former domestic servant and she
was living in Norris's Cottage in Newick. Her son John was with
her and they were sharing the property with the family of
At the time of the 1871 census, Martha was a 71 year old widow and pauper
and she was living alone in the Village of Newick.
John and Martha had the following child:
John Sawyers was born about 1839 in Newick. He was 2 years
old in 1841. In 1851 he was a 12 year old scholar living with his
parents. The 1861 census recorded that he was an unmarried 22 year
old servant and groom.
was baptised on 9 October 1808 in Newick.
He died aged 37 years in the Chailey Union Workhouse and was buried on 25
March 1845 in Newick.
When the 1841 census was recorded he was living at Fonthill, Newick and he
was then an agricultural labourer. His sister Hannah was the head of
the next household on the census enumerators route, and with her were her
3 children, parents William and Mary Ann, and 20 year old Barbara
William married Barbara Pannett in the first quarter of 1842 in the
Lewes registration district.
Barbara was born about 1820 in Chailey
and was the daughter of
Henry Pannett and
was baptised on 14 October 1810 in
Newick. She died between 1861 and 1871.
Elizabeth married Henry Howell by banns on 24 January
1831 in Hamsey, Sussex. They were both then of Hamsey.
Henry was baptised on 5 February 1809 in Hamsey, Sussex and was the son of
William Howell and Sarah Buckwell.
At the time of the 1841 census the couple and 3 children were living at
Brick Yard in New Close, Keymer, Sussex. They were both said to be
30 years old and Henry was a brickmaker. Also with the family was
15 year old brickmaker William England.
When the 1851 census was recorded the couple and 3 children were living at
Mount Pleasant Terrace in Ore, Sussex. Henry was then a 42 year
old rail labourer and gave his place of birth as Hamsey. Elizabeth
was then 41 and said she was born in Newick.
In 1861 the couple and their daughter Ellen were living in Friday Street,
Westham, Sussex. Henry was a 52 year old railway labourer and
Elizabeth was 51. He gave his place of birth as Hamsey and she as
At the time of the 1871 census, Henry was a 63 year old widower and farm
labourer and he was living the the family of his daughter Julia.
Henry and Elizabeth had the following children:
Thomas Howell was born about 1832 in East Chiltington,
Sussex. He was 9 years old in 1841 In 1851 he was a 19 year
year old rail labourer and living at home.
Julianna Howell was born about 1834 in East Hoathly,
Sussex. She was 7 years old in 1841. She died in 1912.
Juliana married Thomas Burt in the fourth quarter of
1855 in the Hastings registration district.
Thomas was born about 1832 in Hastings.
The 1861 census recorded that the couple and 2 children were living at
23 Lennox Street, Halton, Hastings, Sussex. Thomas was then a 29
year old labourer who said he was born in Hastings and Julia was a 24
year old from East Hoathly.
Thomas and Julia had the following children:
Thomas Burt was born about 1859 in Hastings.
In 1861 he was said to be a 2 year old scholar. In 1871 he was
a 12 year old assistant in a laundry and living with his mother and
step father. He was an unmarried 22 year old bricklayer in
1881 and living with his mother and step father.
Mark Burt was born in 1860 in Hastings. At
the time of the 1861 census he was 9 months old.
As Juliana Burt she married
William Stroud in the fourth quarter of 1862 in the Hastings
William was born in 1839 in Elham, Kent and was the son of
William Stroud and Jane (c1819-?). In
1841 he was 2 years old and living with his parents at Tilbury in Elham.
The 1851 census recorded that he was an 11 year old scholar and living
with his widowed mother at 1 Kennel Houses, Elham. In 1861 he was
an unmarried 20 year old agricultural labourer and lodger living in the
home of Stephen Forman at 2 Broadmead Cottage in
When the 1871 census was recorded the couple were living at 2 Palmeston
Cottage in Folkestone. William was a 30 year old bricklayer's
labourer and Julia was said to have been 32 years old. Also with
them were their young son William, 12 year old son-in-law Thomas
Burt and Julia's father.
In 1881 William and Julia were living at 6 Bradstone Road, Folkestone.
He was 40 year old bricklayer and she was 42. He gave his place of
birth as Elham and she as Chaley, Sussex. Also with them were
their son Thomas and Julia's son Thomas, and 53 year old lodger
Elisha A. Gadd who was a widower and decorator
The 1891 census recorded the couple were living at 17 New Street,
Folkestone. William was a 50 year old bricklayer and Julia was 55.
Also with them was 21 year old lodger Lewis Walters.
The previous property on the enumerators route was number 15 and it was
occupied by unmarried 23 year old George Stroud who was
described as son, although he was the only occupant. George was a
printer/compositor and had been born in Canterbury, Kent.
By 1901, Julianna was said to have been a 62 year old widow and living
on her own means at 17 New Street.
William and Julia had the following son:
William C. F. Stroud
was born about 1869 in Folkestone. He was 2 years old in 1871.
In 1881 he was a 12 year old scholar. He married Laura.
In 1901 the couple were living at 2 New Street, Folkestone.
William was then a 32 year old carpenter and joiner and Laura was 30
Henry Howell was born about 1841 in Keymer, Sussex.
At the time of the 1841 census he was 10 months old. He was 10
years old in 1851.
Ellen Howell was born about 1834 in Folkestone, Kent.
She was 7 years old in 1851. In 1861 she was a 17 year old general
servant and the only one of her siblings living at home.
Mary Ann Sawyers
was baptised on 9 December 1812 in
Sawyers, my 3x Great
Grandmother, was baptised on 3 July 1814 in Newick. She married
in 1832. (They have there own
was baptised on 27 October 1816 in
Walter married Ellen Cook in the third quarter of 1853 in
the Tonbridge registration district.
Ellen was born about 1826 in Tonbridge, Kent.
In 1861 the couple and 2 daughters were living at Botany Bay, Tonbridge.
He was a 43 year old fellmonger's labourer and she was 36. Ellen's
father Samuel Cook was also living with them and he was
a 73 year old widower and shoemaker from Penshurst, Kent.
When the 1871 census was recorded the couple and 2 children were still
living at Botany Bay. Walter was a 54 year old labourer and Ellen
was 45. Also with the family was Ellen's 82 year old widower
father, Samuel Cook who was a shoemaker.
Walter and Ellen had the following daughters:
Mary Ann Sawyers was born about 1856 in Tonbridge.
In 1861 she was a 5 year old scholar. She was 15 years old in
Charlotte Sawyers was born about 1859 in Tonbridge.
At the the time of the 1861 census she was a year old. She was 12
years old in 1871.
was baptised on 7 March 1819 in Newick.
When the 1871 census was recorded, Eleanor was an unmarried 52 year old
servant and wholesaler druggist living in the home of 64 year old widow
Eleanor Weston at 66 Acacia Road, Marylebone, London.
was baptised on 9 April 1821 in Newick and
buried there on 17 July 1821.
was baptised on 16 August 1822 in
Newick. She died aged 39 years at Chailey and was buried on 21 June 1862
When the 1841 census was recorded she was a 15 year old
servant living in Newick Green, along with her sister Louisa.
Another member of the household at that time was 60 year old
Henry Setford. The head of the household was 41 year old
John Weston who was an innkeeper.
Charlotte was a witness to the second
marriage of her sister
Hannah on 5 November 1845 in Newick.
At the time of the 1851 census Charlotte
was an unmarried 28 year old house servant, living in the home of
Henry Weston and his wife Eleanor. Henry
was born about 1807 in Chailey and was a warehouseman. Eleanor was
born about 1809 in London. (Henry Weston and
Eleanor Wetherill married on 3 April 1832 at St. Giles,
In 1861 Charlotte was an unmarried 38 year
house servant in the home of 53 year old widow and fund holder
Eleanor Weston in Nether Street, Finchley, London.
was baptised on 9 October 1825 in Newick
and buried there on 4 June 1826.
was baptised on 6 July 1828 in
Newick. In 1841 she was a 12 year old servant.
Louisa married William Thorpe in
the third quarter of 1850 in the Lewes registration district.
William was born about 1830 in Newick and was the son of
Elizabeth Coppard, who had married on 29 July 1813 in Barcombe.
When the 1851 census was recorded the couple were living in Newick along
with his 12 year old brother, George Thorpe, 58 year old widower
father William Thorpe and 78 year old widowed grandmother
Elizabeth Coppard. Father and sons were all then agricultural
Fonthill, Newick, Sussex (HO107/1110/3, folio 11, page 14)
Charles Harton, 39, Ag Lab, born in Sussex
Phoebe Harton, 37, born in Sussex
James Harton, 11, born in Sussex
William Sawyers, 35, Ag Lab, born in Sussex
household at Fonthill
Hannah Setford, 25, Charwoman, born in Sussex
William Setford, 9, born in Sussex
James Setford, 7, born in Sussex
Thomas Setford, 3, born in Sussex
William Sawyers, 55, Ag Lab, born in Sussex
Ann Sawyers, 65, born in Sussex
Barbara Pannett, 20, Dressm., born in Sussex
This page was updated on 20 May 2012