Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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The SHORT Family of Sussex


I have no known direct line Short ancestors.  My interest in the family stems mainly from the marriage of Ann Willard to Leonard Short in 1798 in West Chiltington, Sussex.  Ann was the sister of my 4x Great Grandfather, John Willard.  Before her marriage, Ann had an illegitimate son, James Willard and one his sons married Jane Short, who was the daughter of Samuel Short and Lucy Harding.  I also have other very convoluted links into the Short family via my Brooks and Lelliott ancestors.


My thanks to Mark Short, a descendant of Leonard and Ann, for providing information and for spurring me on to find out more about the Short families.


Family Group Pages

John Short (1743-?) and Abigail Soutter (1743-?)

Leonard Short (1778-?) and Ann Willard (1776-1863)

Leonard Scutt (1804-1883) and Elizabeth Scutt (c1792-1867)

Thomas Town (1737-?) and Sarah Short (c1740-?)



Short Families of West Chiltington in the 1841-1901 census