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George WILLARD (1835-1902)

and Mary WEDGE (1840-1911)

 

St. Mary's, Pulborough - from http://www.local-histories.co.uk/index.phpGeorge Willard and Mary Wedge were my 2x Great Grandparents.  (Click here to see their place in my pedigree chart.)  They were married by banns by James Knight on Saturday 29 August 1857 in the parish church of St. Mary in Pulborough, Sussex.  George was a 22 year old bachelor and a labourer.  Mary gave her age as 18 years and she was a spinster.  They were both of Pulborough and both made their X marks.  The witnesses to their marriage were John Wedge (marked) and Jane Coot (signed).  (John was Mary's elder brother and he married Jane on 19 September 1857.)

George Willard was baptised on Monday 20 July 1835 in Pulborough, Sussex.  He was the second child and eldest son of Clement Willard (1813-1895) and Sophia Older (1811-1884).  He was a labourer.  George died on Thursday 18 September 1902 at 25 Shelldale Road, Portslade, Sussex.  According to his death certificate he was 65 years old.  His cause of death was Erysipelas and General Pyemia (cellulitis and septicaemia).  His widow Mary was present at his death and registered the death the next day at which time she made her mark.  In 1851 George was a 15 year old agricultural labourer living at home with his parents and younger siblings.  The family were then living in part of Kings Cottage, Pulborough.

Mary Wedge was born on Sunday 3 May 1840 and baptised on Sunday 31 May 1840 in Pulborough, Sussex.  She was the third child and eldest daughter of William Wedge (1809-1872) and Sarah Mills (1808-1879).  In 1851 she was a scholar, but was later unable to sign her name.  Mary died  aged 71 years in the fourth quarter of 1911 in the Steyning registration district (I do not yet have her death certificate).

As a 63 year old widow Mary married William Thorpe on 8 October 1903 at the parish church of St. Nicolas in Portslade.  William was then a 48 year old bachelor and engine driver.  His father was named as Thomas Thorpe a deceased labourer.  William and Mary were both of 23 Shelldale Road, Portslade and they both made their marks.  The witnesses to their marriage were Alfred Pulling (marked) and Sarah Pulling (signed).  (I have not been able to identify William in the 1901 census.)

The 1911 census records that Mary was 71 years old and an old age pensioner.  She was with her 58 year old husband who was a general labourer.  He gave his place of birth as not known.  The couple were lodging with 68 year old widower William Relf at 1 Buckley Street, Southern Cross, Portslade.

 

George Willard and Mary Wedge had 11 known children:

  1. John Willard was baptised on 18 December 1857 in Pulborough.  In 1871 he was an agricultural labourer.  By 1881 he was the driver of a steam plough and still living with his parents.  When the 1891 census was recorded John was still an engine driver of a steam plough and he was lodging in the home of Johnathon Morriss at 13 Woods Villas in Sutton at Hone, Dartford, Kent.  In 1901 John was a traction engine driver aged 45 and living 38 High Croft Cottages, Farningham, along with his wife Eliza aged 40 and their 3 children:

    1. Louisa Willard was born in the second quarter of 1893 in Longfield, Kent.  She was 8 years old in 1901.

    2. Alice Willard was born in the fourth quarter of 1894 in Longfield.  She was 7 years old in 1901.

    3. John Willard was born in the third quarter of 1897 in Swanley Juntion, Kent.  When 1901 census was recorded he was 4 years old.  In 1911 he was 13 years old and at school.  John married Violet Spice on 12 October 1921 in Crockenhill.

    John married Eliza Searles in the third quarter of 1892 in the West Ham registration district.

    Eliza was born about 1861 in Farningham, Kent, as per the 1901 census, or Sutton at Hone, as per the 1911 census.

    When the 1911 census was recorded the couple and their youngest son were living at 38 High Croft Cottages, Swanley, Kent.  John was then a 53 year old traction engine driver and Eliza was 50.  The census noted they had been married for 18 years.

  2. Thomas Willard was baptised on 6 May 1860 in Pulborough.  He died aged 2 years and was buried on 7 March 1862 in Greatham, Sussex.

  3. Greatham Church, circa 1910 - from http://www.westsussexpast.org.uk/pictures/index.htmlSally Willard was baptised on 8 June 1862 in Greatham.  At the time of her baptism, her father was a labourer of Greatham.

    As Sarah Ann Willard she married Alfred Pullen in the fourth quarter of 1879 in the Steyning registration district.

    Alfred and Sarah were witnesses her mother's second marriage in 1903.

    Alfred was baptised on 4 March 1855 in Pyecombe, Sussex and was the son of Moses Pulling (c1807-?) and Emma Adset (c1821-?).  When the 1861 census was recorded he was 6 years old and living with his parents in Poynings village.

    The 1901 census records that the couple and their children were living at 7 Wolseley Road in Portslade and Alfred was a farm labourer.  Their surname was then spelt Pulling.  The 1911 census also records their surname as Pulling and the family were living at 23 Shelldale Road, Southern Cross, Portslade.  Alfred was then a 58 year old carter and Sarah was 48.  They had 4 of their children living at home on census night.

    Alfred and Sarah had the following children:

    1. Alfred Pullen was born in the second quarter of 1880 in Portslade.  He was an unmarried 21 year old farm labourer in 1901 and the eldest of his siblings living at home.  In 1911 he was a single 32 year old general labourer and living with his parents.

    2. Edmund John Pulling was born in the first quarter of 1882 in Portslade.  He was a 19 year old farm labourer in 1901.

    3. Eleanor Pulling was born in the second quarter of 1884 in Portslade.  In 1901 she was a 16 year old laundress.

    4. Charles Pulling was born in the second quarter of 1886 in Portslade.  He was a 14 year farm carter boy in 1901.

    5. Daisy Louise Pulling was born in the first quarter of 1889 in Portslade.  In 1901 she was 12 years old.

    6. William Pulling was born in the first quarter of 1891 in Portslade.  In 1901 he was 10 years old.  He was a 20 year old market gardener's assistant in 1911 and living with his parents.

    7. Winifred Alice Pulling was born was born in the second quarter of 1893 in Portslade.  She was 7 years old in 1901.

    8. Lilian Pulling was born about 1896 in Portslade.  In 1901 she was 6 years old.

    9. Elizabeth Jane Pulling was born in the second quarter of 1898 in Portslade.  She was 2 years old in 1901.  In 1911 she was 12 years old and at school.

    10. Elsie Annie Pulling was born in the fourth quarter of 1899 in Portslade.  When the 1901 census was recorded she was a year old.  In 1911 she was 11 years old and at school.

  4. Felix Willard was baptised on 19 June 1864 in Greatham.  At the time his father was a labourer of Greatham.  He married Isabella Mitchell in 1885 and then Esther Wyatt in 1908.  (They have their own page.)

  5. William Charles Willard, my Great Grandfather, was born on 7 June 1866 in Portslade.  He married Annie Back (1871-1935) in 1891.  (They have their own page.)

  6. Henry Willard was baptised on 25 December 1868 in Portslade.  He was also known as Harry Willard.  According to the 1891 and 1901 census Henry was a general labourer.  He was still living with his parents in 1891.  He may have died aged 85 years and his death death registered in the third quarter of 1953 in the Lewes registration district.

    Henry married Ann before 1901.

    Ann was born about 1869/70 in Brighton, Sussex.  She died aged 72 years and her death was registered as Annie Willard in the fourth quarter of 1941.  She had a son John born in about 1889, who in the 1901 census was recorded as John Willard, step son of Henry.

    The 1911 census records that Harry was a 43 year old general labourer, living with his 41 years old wife Annie, at 57 Abinger Road, Portslade.  Also with them on census night were 3 lodgers, namely William Lane Barber, Emma Barber and Annie Sudhall.

  7. Fanny Willard was baptised on 22 June 1870 in Portslade and buried there on 18 October 1870, aged 4 months.

  8. Ellen Willard was baptised on 4 January 1874 in Portslade although her birth may have been registered in the fourth quarter of 1872.  I am told that Ellen was much liked by my grandfather (her nephew).  In 1891 she was a domestic servant in the home of John B. Blaker at Beaconsfield House in Portslade.

    Ellen married Charles Richard Cheesman in the third quarter of 1893 in the Steyning registration district.

    Charles was baptised on 22 March 1863 in Brighton and was the son of Samuel Charles Smart Cheesman and Elizabeth Shrivell.

    When the 1901 census was recorded the family were living at 64 George Street, Hove and Charles was then a clothier.  In 1911 the couple and 6 of their children and 8 year old neice Mabel Stewart were living at 4 Bampfield Street, Southern Cross, Portslade.  Charles was then a 48 year old commission agen and Ellen was 38.  The census noted that they had been married 18 years.

    Charles and Ellen had the following known children:

    1. Reginald Cheesman was born in the first quarter of 1895 in Sussex.  The 1901 census recorded that he was 6 year old Reggy Cheesman.  In 1911 he was a 16 year old tailor's apprentice.

    2. Larance Cheesman was born about 1897 in Sussex.  He was 4 year old Laurie Cheesman in the 1901 census.  In 1911, he was a 14 year old post office telegraph boy

    3. Beatrice Cheesman was born in the first quarter of 1901 and died in third quarter of 1901 in Sussex.  She was 5 weeks old when the 1901 census was recorded.

    4. Gladys Elizabeth Cheesman was born in the second quarter of 1902 in Hove.  She was 9 years old in 1911.

    5. Iris Cheesman was born in the third quarter of 1906 in Crawley.  She was 4 years old in 1911.

    6. Victor Cheesman was born about 1908 in Hove, possibly in the second quarter of 1908 as Victor Vivian Cheesman.  In 1911 he was 3 years old.

    7. Blodwen A. V. Cheesman was born in the fourth quarter of 1910 in Portslade.  At the time of the 1911 census she was 6 months old.

    8. Cecil A. N. Cheesman was born in the third quarter of 1913 in the Steyning registration district.

  9. Clement Willard was born in the third quarter of 1875 in Portslade.  In 1901 he was a labourer in a timber field and living at 35 Abbey Grove in Plumstead, London along with his 25 year old wife Emma J.

    Clement married Emma Judith Everett in the fourth quarter of 1899 in the Steyning registration district.  He may also have married Edith M. E. Martin in the fourth quarter of 1919 in the Greenwich registration district.

    Emma was the daughter of John Everett (c1838-?).  She may have died aged 46 years and her death registered as Emma J. Willard in the third quarter of 1919 in the Woolwich registration district.

    The 1911 census records that the couple and their 2 children were living at 111 Church Street, Deptford, Kent.  Clement was then a 35 year old general labourer and Emma was was 36.

    Clement and Emma had the following children:

    1. Emma Winifred Willard was born about 1903 in Plumstead, Kent and baptised on 2 November 1904 at St. Paul's, Deptford.  She was 8 yeas old in 1911 at at school.

    2. John William Clement Willard was born in the fourth quarter of 1905 in Deptford, Kent and baptised there at St. Paul's on 27 December 1905.  In 1911 he as 5 years old and at school.

  10. George Willard was born in the third quarter of 1877 in Portslade.  He may have died aged 21 years in the fourth quarter of 1899.

  11. Alice Willard was baptised on 5 September 1880 at St. Andrews in Portslade-by-Sea.

    Alice may have married Alfred John Steward in the first quarter of 1901 in the Steyning registration district.

    When the 1901 census was recorded, Alfred and Alice were living in Chelsea, London and he was a coachman (not domestic).

    Alfred and Alice had the following child:

    1. Florence Dorothy Stewart was born about 1901 in Portslade-by-Sea.  She was 10 years old in 1911 and living with her parents.

    2. Mabel Stewart was born about 1903 in London.  She was 8 years old in 1911 and living with her uncle Charles Cheesman.

 

 

Many thanks to Bill Willard and his daughter Rebecca for additions to this page.

 

 

1871 Census - 2 Red House Cottage, Portslade, Sussex, (RG 10/1093, folio 40, page 23)

George Willard, Head, Mar, 34, Ag Lab, born Sussex Pulborough

Mary Willard, Wife, Mar, 33, born Sussex, Pulborough

John Willard, Son, Unm, 13, born Sussex, Pulborough

continued on the next page (RG10/1093, folio 40, page 24)

Sally Willard, Daur, 8, born Sussex, Gritham

Felix Willard, Son, 6, born Sussex, Gritham

William Willard, Son, 4, born Sussex, Portslade

Harry Willard, Son, 3, born Sussex, Portslade

 

1881 Census - Sea View Terrace, Portslade, Sussex (RG12/1103, folio 80, page 84)

George Willard, Head, Mar, 43, Farm Labourer, born Sussex, Pulborough

Mary Willard, Wife, Mar, 40, born Sussex, Pulborough

John Willard, Son, Unm, 23, Driver of Steam Plough, born Sussex, Pulborough

Sarah Willard, Daur, Mar, 19, born Sussex, Gredham

Felix Willard, Son, Unm, 16, Labourer, born Sussex, Gredham

William Willard, Son, 14, Ag Labourer, born Sussex, Portslade

continued on next page (RG12/1103, folio 81, page 85)

Henry Willard, Son, 12, born Sussex, Portslade

Ellen Willard, Daur, 7, Scholar, born Sussex, Portslade

Clement Willard, Son, 5, Scholar, born Sussex, Portslade

George Willard, Son, 4, Scholar, born Sussex, Portslade

Alice Willard, Daur, 9 months, born Sussex, Portslade

 

1891 Census - 8 Sheldale Road, Portslade, Sussex (RG12/823, folio 4, page 2)

George Willard, Head, M, 53, General Labourer, born Sussex, Pulborough

Mary Willard, Wife, M, 51, born Sussex, Pulborough

Henry Willard, Son, S, 23, General Labourer, born Sussex Portslade

Clement Willard, Son, S, 15, General Labourer, born Sussex Portslade

George Willard junr, Son, S, 13, General Labourer, born Sussex Portslade

Alice Willard, Daur, S, 11, Scholar, born Sussex Portslade

Walter Chandler, Boarder, S, 19, General Labourer, born London

Alfred Freeman, Boarder, S, 25, General Labourer, born Sussex Southwick

 

1901 Census - 25 Sheldale Road, Portslade by Sea, Sussex (RG13/943, folio 28, page 3)

George Willard, Head, M, 63, Labourer, born Sussex

Mary Willard, Wife, M, 62, born Sussex

Harry Willard, Head, M, 52, General Labourer, born Sussex

Ann Willard, Wife, M, 31, born Sussex

John Willard, Stepson, 12, born Sussex

 

1901 Census - 38 High Croft Cottages, Farningham, Kent (RG13/709, folio 27, page 15)

John Willard, Head, M, Traction Engine Driver, born Sussex Portslade

Eliza Willard, Wife, M, 40, born Kent Farningham

Louisa Willard, Daur, S, 8, born Kent Longfield

Alice Willard, Daur, S, 7, born Kent Longfield

John Willard, Son, S, 4, born Kent Swanley Junction

 

1901 Census - 7 Wolseley Road, Portslade-by-Sea, Sussex (RG13/943, folio 9, page 9)

Alfred Pulling, Head, M, 46, Farm Labourer, Worker, born Sussex, Pyecombe

Sarah Pulling, Wife, M, 39, born Sussex, Pulborough

Alfred Pulling, Son, S, 21, Farm Labourer, Worker, born Sussex, Portslade

Edmund Pulling, Son, S, 19, Farm Labourer, Worker, born Sussex, Portslade

Eleanor Pulling, Daur, S, 16, Laundress, Worker, born Sussex, Portslade

Charles Pulling, Son, S, 14, Farm Carter, Worker, born Sussex, Portslade

Daisy Pulling, Daur, 12, born, Sussex, Portslade

William Pulling, Son, 10, born Sussex,Portslade

Winifred A. Pulling, Daur, 7, born Sussex, Portslade

Lilian Pulling, Daur, 6, born Sussex, Portslade

Elizabeth J. Pulling, Daur, 2, born Sussex, Portslade

Elsie A. Pulling, Daur, 1, born Sussex, Portslade

 

1901 Census - 9 Bampfield Street, Portslade-by-Sea, Sussex (RG13/943, folio 40, page 27)

Felix Willard, Head, M, 37, Labourer, Worker, born Pulborough, Sussex

Isabella Willard, Head, M, 40, born Brighton, Sussex

Daisy Willard, Daur, S, 16, Laundress, born Portslade, Sussex

George Willard, Son, 13, born Portslade, Sussex

John Willard, Son, 10, born Portslade, Sussex

Albert Willard, Son, 8, born Portslade, Sussex

Mary Willard, Daur, 6, born Portslade, Sussex

Ethel Willard, Daur, 4, born Portslade, Sussex

Archie Willard, Son, 2, born Portslade, Sussex

 

1901 Census - 78 Tisbury Road, Hove, Sussex (RG13/936, folio 83, page 21)

Edward Wyndham, Head, M, 54, Living on own means, born Devonshire, Torquay

Aylward Wyndham, Son, 13, born London, Paddington

Eveleigh Wyndham, Son, 12, born London, Paddington

Emily Lovesey, Serv, S, 50, Housekeeper domestic, born Oxon, Filkins

Alice Willard, Serv, S, 14, Housemaid domestic, born Sussex Hove

 

1901 Census - 64 George Street, Hove, Sussex (RG13/937, folio 86, page 20)

Charles R. Cheesman, Head, M, 38, Clothier, own account at home, born Sussex

Ellen Cheesman, Wife, 27, born Sussex

Reggy Cheesman, Son, 6, born Sussex

Larrie Cheesman, Son, 4, born Sussex

Beatrice Cheesman, Daur, 5 weeks, born Sussex

 

1901 Census - 35 Abbey Grove, Plumstead, London (RG13/577, folio 69, page 43)

Clement Willard, Head, M, 24, Labourer in timber field, worker, born Sussex, Portslade

Emma J. Willard, Wife, M, 25, born Kent, Plumstead

 

1911 Census - 1 Buckley Street, Southern Cross, Portslade, Sussex (RG14PN5206 RG78PN230 RD80 SD3 ED3 SN334) Enumeration District 3 (transcript)

William Relf, Head, Widow, M, 68, Blacksmith Assistant, born Hurst, Sussex

Gladys Relf, Daughter, F, 13, School, born Portslade, Sussex

William Thorpe, Lodgers, Married, M, 58, General Labourer, born NK

Mary Thorpe, Lodgers, Married, years married 8, F, 71, Old Age Pensioner, born Pulborough, Sussex

 

1911 Census - 38 High Croft Cottages, Swanley, J, Kent (RG14PN3802 RG78PN144 RD43 SD 4 ED9 SN72) Enumeration district 9 (transcript)

John Willard, Head, Married, M, 53, Traction Engine Driver, born Maryhill, Sussex

Eliza Willard, Wife, Married, years married, 18, F, 50, born Sutton at Hone, Kent

John Willard, Son, M, 13, or School, born Sutton at Hone, Kent

 

1911 Census - 23 Shelldale Road, Southern Cross, Portslade (RG14PN5206 RG78PN230 RD80 SD3 ED3 SN158) Enumeration district 3 (transcript)

Alfred Pulling, Head, Married, M, 58, Carter, born Portslade, Sussex

Sarah Pulling, Wife, Married, years married 32, F, born Pulborough, Sussex

Alfred Pulling, Son, Single, M, 31, Labourer General, born Portslade, Sussex

William Pulling, Son, Single, M, 20, Market Gardeners Assistant, born Portslade, Sussex

Elizabeth Jane Pulling, Daughter, F, 12, School, born Portslade, Sussex

Elsie Annie Pulling, Daughter, F, 11 School, born Portslade, Sussex

 

1911 Census - 57 Abinger Road, Southern Cross, Portslade, Sussex (RG14PN5206 RG78PN230 RD80 SD3 ED3 SN242) Enumeration 3 (transcript)

Harry Willard, Head, Married, M, 43, General Labourer, born Portslade, Sussex

Annie Willard, Married, years married 18, F, 41, Ironer, born Brighton, Sussex

William Lane Barber, Lodger, Married, M, 80, House Painter Old Age Pensioner, born Brighton, Sussex

Emma Barber, Lodger, Married, years married 12, F, 60, Old Age Pensioner, born Islington, London

Annie Sudhall, Lodger, Widow, F, 80, Old Age Pensioner, born NK

 

1911 Census - 4 Bampfield Street, Southern Cross, Portslade, Sussex (RG14PN5206 RG78PN230 RD80 SD3 SN302) Enumeration District 3 (transcript)

Charles Cheesman, Head, Married, M, 48, Agent Commission, born Brighton, Sussex

Ellen Cheesman, Wife, Married, year married 18, F, 37, born Portslade, Sussex

Reginald Cheesman, Son, M, 16, Tailor Apprentice maker, born Portslade, Sussex

Corrie Cheesman, Son, M, 14, Post Office Telegraph Coy, born Brighton, Sussex.

Gladys Cheesman, Daughter, F, 9, born Hove, Sussex

Iris Cheesman, Daughter, F, 4, born Crawley, Sussex

Victor Cheesman, Son, M, 3, born Hove, Sussex

Bledwen Cheesman, Daughter, F, 6 months, born Portslade, Sussex

Mabel Stewart, Neice, F, 8, born London

 

1911 Census - 111 Church Street, Deptford, Greenwich, London (RG14PN2626 RG78PN89 RD28 SD2 ED3 SN360) Enumeration District 3 (transcript)

Clement Willard, Head, Married, M, 35, General Labourer, born Portslade, Sussex

Emma Judith Willard, Wife, Married, years married 11, F, 36, born Deptford, Kent

Emma Winifred Willard, Daughter, F, 8, School, born Plumstead, Kent

John William Clement Willard, Son, M, 5, School, born Deptford, Kent

 

1901 Census - High Barn, Munstead, Godalming Rural, Surrey (RG14PN3095 RG78PN111 RD33 SD33 ED5 SN103) Enumeration District 8 (transcript)

Alfred John Stewart, Head, Married, M, 37, Coachman Domestic, born Topperfield, Essex

Alice Stewart, Wife, Married, years married 11, F, 31, born Portslade by Sea, Sussex

Florence Dorothy Stewart, Daughter, F, 10, born Portslade-by-Sea, Sussex

 

WEDGE          WILLARD

This page was updated on 23 April 2013