Richard & Mary Winchester of Horne & Bletchingley

Richard Winchester, a son of Richard and Sarah, was probably born in Horne around 1723.

Richard and his first wife Mary had one child baptised:

Richard

6 Dec 1746

Horne

However Mary died and was buried, aged 24, in Horne on 21 October 1747.

Richard married Mary Bishop in Horne on 28 March 1749 and they had the following children baptised:

Mary

17 Feb 1749/50

Horne

Sarah

7 Jun 1752

Horne (bur. 27 Dec 1758)

Jane

18 Aug 1754

Horne

Kezia

7 Jan 1757

Horne

Elizabeth

28 May 1759

Horne

Winifred

28 Oct 1761

Bletchingley

Katherine

?? ca. 1763

Bletchingley

Sarah

16 Jan 1765

Bletchingley (born 4 Jan)

Susannah

11 Oct 1767

Bletchingley (born 1 Oct)

Johanna

10 Jul 1770

Bletchingley

Richard was buried in Horne on 6 December 1801 and Mary on 16 December 1803.

Richard’s will, made in 1792, made bequests to his wife, Mary, and his children; Richard, Mary, Jane, Kezia, Elizabeth, Katherine, Susanna and Joanna. Half of Jane’s share was to go to her son Thomas. Richard’s deceased daughter Sarah’s share was to go to her three children; Richard, Sarah and James Miles.

Of Richard’s children:

  • Richard married Ann Rose of Godstone in Bletchingley on 18 Jun 1771 and they had at least 6 children baptised:

    John

    5 Dec 1771

    Godstone

    Richard

    16 May 1773

    Godstone

    William

    21 Feb 1775

    Godstone

    :

    Sally

    1781

    Godstone

    Ann

    23 Apr 1783

    Godstone

    Jane

    9 May 1784

    Godstone

    Richard was buried in Godstone on 29 April 1789 and Ann in 1812.

  • Jane had an illegitimate son, Thomas, in 1776.

  • Kezia married Benjamin Wicks in Bletchingley on 5 May 1773 and they had nine children baptised:

    Benjamin

    25 Jul 1773

    Bletchingley

    William

    22 Jun 1777

    Bletchingley

    Stephen

    2 Sep 1781

    Bletchingley

    Richard

    16 Nov 1786

    Horley

    Kesiah

    25 Jan 1789

    Horley

    Susannah

    26 Feb 1794

    Horley

    Sarah

    12 Jun 1796

    Horley

    Edward

    Feb 1798

    Horley

    Catherine

    25 Oct 1800

    Horley

  • Sarah’s married name was Miles and she is known to have had three children:

    Richard Miles

    Sarah Miles

    James Miles

    The children were mentioned in Richard Winchester’s will, dated 7 Jan 1792, by which time Sarah had died.