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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.

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