Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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The WOOLVEN Family of Sussex


My Woolven Ancestors

Family Group Pages

Woolven Wills

Other Web Sites








My Woolven Ancestors

I may have 3 links into the Woolven or Woolvin tree.

The first is with a 5x Great Grandmother, Ann Woolven who married John Freeman in 1776 in Ashurst, Sussex.  She was born in 1753 and was the daughter of Thomas Woolven and Mary Neeve.

A 6x Great Grandmother was Mary Woolven who married James Matthew in 1709 in Twineham, Sussex.  She was born there in 1687 and was the daughter of Henry Woolven and Mary Jupp who married in 1686 in Shipley, Sussex.

And a 9x Great Grandmother may have been Mary Woolvin who married Richard Norman in 1633.

I still have a long way to go in trying to sort through the various Woolven families, so please don't take what I have said as gospel.  Much has been cobbled together from various sources and I have yet to find and read Wills, and perhaps there are details Manorial Records.  Also, I have generally called them Woolven, and eventually I will try and include in these pages the spelling of their surname at the various events.



My first line

of descent


John Woolvin



Richard Woolven



Thomas Woolven



Thomas Woolven



Ann Woolven



Mary Freeman



My second line

of descent


George Woolven



Henry Woolven



Henry Woolven



Mary Woolven



Mary Matthew



Richard Hoadley



My fourth line

of descent


Mary Woolvin



William Norman



John Norman



John Norman



Ann Norman



Hannah Snashall



William Wedge



Mary Wedge



William Charles Willard



William Charles Willard



Jesse Willard


John Hoadley



Susan Hoadley



Lily Dowlen



Annie Elsie Stillaway



Eileen Isabel Tullett


Mandy Willard


(click on a name to go to their family group page)



Family Group Pages

George Woolven (c1595-1641) and Rebecca Richardson (c1595-1631)

Harry Woolven (1748-?) and Sarah Botting (c1755-?)

Henry Woolven (1622-?) and Elizabeth (?-?)

Henry Woolven (1655-1720) and Mary Jupp (c1660-1731)

John Wolvine (c1550-1615) and Mary Homfrie (c1555-1612)

John Woolvin (c1618-1658) and Leah Lancaster (c1620-?)

John Woolven (1725-?) and Mary Comber (?-?)

John Woolven (c1752-?) and Sarah Lelliott (1755-?)

John Woolven (1827-?) and Ann Fairs (1834-?)

Ralph Woolvin (1599-1667) and Mary Whitington (c1600-1668)

Richard Woolven (1651-1710) and Ann Cripps (c1650-1707)

Richard Woolven (1675-1742) and Mary Grover (?-1762)

Thomas Woolven (1686-1757) and Ann Mitchell (c1690-?)

Thomas Woolven (1719-1757) and Mary Neeve (1719-?)

Thomas Woolven (1758-1819) and Mary Carter (1761-1821)

William Woolven (1697-?) and Susanna Symonds (1703-?)

William Woolven (c1735-?) and Ann Steel (1737-?)

John Freeman (c1749-?) and Ann Woolven (1753-1831)

James Richardson (1783-1855) and Ann Woolven (1789-1880)

Henry Holder (1832-1915) and Ann Woolven (1829-1865) and Mary Ann Peters (1837-1909)

David Fairs (1826-?) and Ann Woolven (c1831-?)

James Botting (1679-?) and Jane Woolven (1681-?)

Richard Norman (1611-?) and Mary Woolvin (c1610-?) and Dorothy (c1615-?)

James Matthew (1682-1754) and Mary Woolven (1687-?)

William Freeman (c1750-1820) and Mary Woolven (1751-?) and Elizabeth Neeve (c1760-1833)


Woolven Wills

Mary Woolven (1719-1782), widow of West Grinstead

Ralph Woolvin (1631-1684), yeoman of West Grinstead



Other Web Sites


None for the moment.