and Elizabeth WOOD (1693-?)
were my 7x Great Grandparents. (Click
see their place in my pedigree chart.) They
married on 11 August 1713 at the parish church of St. Thomas à Becket in Brightling, Sussex. He was then of
John Tompsett was baptised on 8 September 1691 in Burwash. He
was the son of
Tompsett (1662-?) and
Atwood was baptised on 12 March 1692/3 in Burwash. She was the
Bew. Note, she was baptised as Atwood, as were some of her
siblings, but her father was married as Wood.
Tompsett and Elizabeth Wood had 5 known children:
Tompsett, my 6x Great Grandmother, was baptised on 11 July 1714
in Burwash . She married twice, firstly to
Boorman in 1735 and then to
Fleming in 1752. (They have their own page.)
was baptised on 7 October 1716 in Burwash.
Tomsett was baptised on 2 February 1717/8 in Burwash.
was baptised on 11 October 1719 in Burwash.
was baptised on 21 April 1723 in Burwash.
Please note, I can
not be 100% certain that the Elizabeth Atwood baptised in 1693 in
Burwash was the one who married in 1713 in Brightling. Burwash and
Brightling are adjacent to one another. There were several Wood
baptisms in Burwash around about the time I would expect Elizabeth to have
been born, but the Atwood baptism was the only Elizabeth. I have yet
to check the Burwash burials to see if 1693 Elizabeth died as an infant or
child. I have checked the Sussex Family History Group's marriage index
and could not identify a marriage for Elizabeth, other than the 1713 one to
The IGI records
that an Elizabeth Wood was baptised on 28 March 1692 in Ewhurst,
Sussex, the daughter of Elizabeth Wood, and Ewhurst to Burwash is
only a short distance.
17 March 2009