and Sophia HOLDER (1811-1884)
Willard and Sophia Older were my 3x Great Grandparents.
to see their place in my pedigree chart.) They were married by banns on
September 1832 at St. Mary's parish church in Pulborough, Sussex. They
were both then of Pulborough. The witnesses to their marriage were William Herbert
and Frances Herbert, who were Sophia's sister and
Clement Willard was baptised on Sunday 14 March 1813 in Pulborough. He
was the fifth son and tenth child of
(1774-1850). He died aged 82 years on Thursday 11 July 1895 in the Union
Workhouse in Thakeham, Sussex. His cause of death was senile decay and
his death was registered by James Parrish, Master of the Workhouse.
He was buried in Pulborough on Monday 15 July 1895.
Clement was a farm labourer. On 12 September 1831 he was a witness to
the marriage of
and Ruth Netley, in Pulborough. In 1871 Clement was earning his
living as a gardener and he was lodging in the home of Mary Ager, a
74 year old widow, at 46 Albert Road in Willesden, Middlesex.
Sophia Holder was born about September 1811 and baptised on Sunday 15
November 1818 in Pulborough along with 2 siblings. She was the sixth daughter and eighth
(1775-1862). She died aged 72 years and 10 months on Monday 28 July 1884 in Pulborough
and was buried there on Thursday 31 July 1884. Her cause of death was Nephritis (chronic) Anasarca
- inflammation of the kidney.
Her death was registered by Clement Willard, widower, who was present
at the death. Sophia was a witness to the marriage of William Knight
and Ruth Collins on 12 May 1845 in Pulborough. When the 1871
census was recorded she was lodging with the family of her daughter Harriet
in Greatham, Sussex.
Clement and Sophia were witnesses to the marriage of her nephew John
Older to Harriet Whittington on 6 June 1844 in Pulborough.
When the 1851 census was recorded the couple and 5 children were living in
part of Kings Cottage in Pulborough. Clement was then a 41 year old
agricultural labourer and Sophia was 40.
It would seem from the census that Clement and Sophia parted sometime
between 1861 and 1871, although as has been noted, Clement was the informant
on Sophia's death certificate.
and Sophia Holder had 8 known children:
Gainey Older Willard was baptised on 24 February 1833 in Pulborough.
She married Clement Smith
in 1854. (They have their own page.)
George Willard, my 2x Great Grandfather,
was baptised on 20 July 1835 in Pulborough. He married
(1840-?) in 1857. (They have their own page.)
Clement Willard was baptised on 1 April 1838 in Pulborough and
buried there on 1 December 1863, aged 26½
years. This would mean he was born about June 1837. The birth
of a Clement Willard was registered in the first quarter of 1838 in
the Thakeham registration district, which includes Pulborough. I
think it probable that his age was wrongly recorded in the burial
register. In 1851 he was a 13 year old agricultural labourer living
Ellen Willard was baptised on 18 April 1841 in Pulborough.
She was 2 months old when the 1841 census was recorded. In 1851 she
was an 11 year old scholar.
Ellen had 2
Eliza Willard was baptised on 24 June 1866 in Pulborough.
In 1871 she was 4 years old and living with the family of her aunt
Harriet. When the 1881 census was recorded she was a 14 year old domestic nurse at
16 and 18 Montague Street, Broadwater, in the household of Alfred
Ann Turner Willard was baptised on 24 May 1868 in Pulborough.
In 1871 she was 3 years old and living with family of her aunt Gainey.
At the time of the 1881 census she was a 12 year old domestic servant in
the household of James Hart at Redfold in Pulborough.
Allen Willard was baptised on 24 September 1843 in Pulborough and
buried there on 11 September 1845, aged 2 years.
Harriet Willard was baptised on 31 May 1846 in Pulborough.
She married George Greenfield
in 1865. (They have their own page.)
John Willard was baptised on 4 March 1849 in Pulborough and
buried there on 31 July 1857, aged 8 years. He was 2 years old
when the 1851 census was recorded.
Sarah Willard was baptised on 14 September 1851 in Pulborough.
She married John Blunden
in 1871. (They have their own page.)
Census Details for the above family:
1841 Upper Street, Martins Lane,
Pulborough, Clement and Sophia with children George, Gainey, Clement and
1851 Part of Kings Cottage,
Pulborough, Clement and Sophia with children George, Clement, Ellen,
Harriott and John.
1861 Mare Hill, Pulborough,
Clement and Sophia alone.
Willesden, Middlesex, Clement. Greatham, Sussex, Sophia.
1881 Clement was at 46 Albert
Road, Middlesex, where his occupation was given as Mangling (Wash & Serv)
to the head of the household 70 year old widow
born in Pulborough. Sophia was in Mare
Hill Common and she was a Nurse with a 78 year old lodger
who was a widower and an Ag Lab.
1891 Workhouse, Thakeham, Clement,
Edward Pledge and Ruth Netley
married by banns on 12 September 1831 in Pulborough. They were both
of Pulborough. The witnesses were Clement Willard and
Edward Pledge was baptised on 30 July 1809 in Pulborough and was
the son of Peter Pledge and Elizabeth Mercer, who had
married on 25 January 1806 in Pulborough.
Ruth Netley was baptised on 13 March 1814 in Pulborough and was the
Luke Netley and Elizabeth Gouldsmith, who had
married on 18 March 1805 in Pulborough.
- Part of Kings Cottage, Pulborough, Sussex (HO107/1650, folio 47, page 11)
Willard, Head, Mar, 41, Ag Lab, born Sussex, Pulborough
Willard, Wife, Mar, 40, born Sussex, Pulborough
Willard, Son, U, 15, Ag Lab, born Sussex, Pulborough
Willard, Son, U, 13, Ag Lab, born Sussex, Pulborough
Willard, Daur, U, 11, Scholar, born Sussex, Pulborough
Willard, Daur, U, 5, Scholar, born Sussex, Pulborough
Willard, Son, U, 2, born Sussex, Pulborough
- 46 Albert Road, Willesden, Middlesex (RG10/1329, folio 100, page 48)
Head, W, 74, Laundress, born Ireland
Willard, Lodger, Mar, 58, Gardener, born Sussex Polboro
- Old Farm House, Greatham, Sussex (RG10/1104, folio 122, page 11)
Greenfield, Head, Mar, 28, Ag Lab, born Billingshurst, Sussex
Greenfield, Wife, Mar, born Pulborough, Sussex
Greenfield, Son, 4, born Pulborough, Sussex
Greenfield, Daur, 2, born Greatham, Sussex
William, Niece, 4, born Pulborough, Sussex
Willard, Lodger, Mar, 60, born Pulborough, Sussex
property on the census enumerators route...
Smith, Head, Mar, 41, Ag Lab, born Rackham, Sussex
Smith, Wife, Mar, 39, born Pulborough, Sussex
Smith, Son, 14, born Rackham, Sussex
Daur, 11, Scholar, born Rackham, Sussex
Smith, Daur, 9, Scholar, born Rackham, Sussex
Smith, Daur, 3, born Greatham, Sussex
Willard, Niece, 3, born Pulborough, Sussex
Gatton, Lodger, Widr, 70, Ag Lab, born Ashington, Sussex
This page was reviewed on 9 April 2012