Bridford

These entries are divided into:

Linked families - where it has been possible to make up family trees

Isolated families

Isolated individuals

This page is based largely on the parish records and census returns.

 

Entries 1-35 represent my direct family tree and are available with added detail elsewhere on the site

 

Linked families

1  George Wills - married Sarah Holman at Bridford 5/8/1730

Children:

2  John Wills baptised 22/1/1730

3  Mary Wills baptised 3/11/1735 - possibly buried 31/12/1741

4  George Wills - baptised 8/1/1739

5  Robert Wills - baptised 18/2/1741

6  Mary Wills - baptised 1/11/1744

 

2  John Wills - wife Elizabeth

Children:

7  George Wills baptised 20/12/1752.  Married Mary Mortimore 12/11/1776

8  Robert Wills - baptised 22/12/1754.   Moved to Moretonhampstead and married Jane Langbridge

9  Joseph Wills - baptised 19/2/1757

10  William Wills - baptised 16/10/1759

 

9  Joseph Wills - married Sarah Diamond 10/6/1781

Children:

11  Mary Wills baptised 25/12/1782.  Buried 3/10/1792

12  Joseph Wills - baptised 2/1/1785

13  William Wills - baptised 4/4/1787

14  Robert Wills - baptised 18/4/1790.  Wife believed to be Sarah

15  Sally Wills - baptised 5/10/1794

16  Maria Wills - baptised 20/1/1799

 

13  William Wills - wife Sarah

Children:

17  Mary Ann Wills baptised 1817.  Buried 1891

18  Betsy Wills - baptised 1819.  Married Joseph Browning.

19  Maria Wills baptised 1822.  Married John Chown

20  Eliza Wills baptised 19/9/1824.  Buried 8/4/1904

21  Joseph Wills - baptised 21/1/1827

22  William Wills - baptised 17/1/1830.  Buried 16/6/1858

23  Miriam Wills - baptised 18/12/1832.  Buried 9/6/1838

24  Emma Wills - baptised 18/12/1836

25  Richard Wills - baptised 18/12/1836.  Buried 21/6/1848

26  Helen Wills - baptised 24/3/1843

 

21  Joseph Wills - married Ruth Yendall c 1855; married Priscilla Scanes c. 1870

Children:

27  William Wills baptised 14/1/1856.  Buried 13/7/1867

28  Caroline Wills - baptised 7/4/1857

29  Joseph Wills - baptised 19/12/1858.  Buried 19/9/1875

30  Ellen Mary Wills - baptised 14/10/1860.  Buried 1895.

31  Albert Wills - baptised 3/8/1862

32  Hannah Wills - baptised 23/8/1864

33  Philip Henry Wills - baptised 1866

34  Sarah Julia Wills - baptised 1874.   In 1901 Census an Asylum Nurse

35  Eva Wills - baptised 1876

4  George Wills - wife Susannah (probably Susannah Pitman 22/4/1761

Children:

36  George Wills - baptised 1763

37  Sarah Wills - baptised 1766

38  Mary Wills - baptised 1768.  Buried 22/5/1779

39  William Wills - baptised 1772

40  Betty Wills - baptised 1775 - married John Bolley 23/9/1800

41  John Wills - baptised 1780.  Buried 1797

5  Robert Wills - married Phoebe Sawdy 1/1/1765

Children:

42  Joanne Wills - baptised 1766

43  William Wills - baptised 1767.  Buried 1783

44  Elizabeth Wills - baptised 1769

45  Phoebe Wills - baptised 1771

46  Robert Wills - baptised 1772

47  George Wills - baptised 1774.  Buried 1776

48  Sarah Wills - baptised 1775.  Buried 1777

49  Joseph Wills - baptised 1778

50  Willam Wills - baptised 1772

 

50  William Wills - wife Ann (from Moretonhampstead)

Children:

51  Elizabeth Wills - baptised 1799

52  John Wills - baptised 1800

53  Joseph Wills - baptised 1802.  Buried 1802

 

52  John Wills - wife Mary

Children:

54  James Wills - baptised 1829

55  John Wills - baptised 1832

56  Maria Wills - baptised 1837.  Married John Eaton 17/7/1869

57  Mary Ann Wills - baptised 1839.  Married Samuel Youlden 15/3/1860

58  William Wills - baptised 1843

 

55  John Wills - married Mary Hall 1/7/1859

56  John Wills - married Mary Tingcombe 3/6/1782

Children:

57  William Wills - baptised 1783

58  Mary Wills - baptised 1784

59  John Wills - baptised 1787

60  Anne Wills - baptised 1789.  Daughter Anne born in 1810, married George Gibson in 1828 in Doddiscombsleigh.  Anne, the mother, married Richard Caseley.

61  Joseph Wills - baptised 1792

62  Samuel Wills - baptised 1792

63  Betty Wills - baptised 1795

64  Jenney Wills - baptised 1798

 

57  William Wills - wife Elizabeth.  Married Maria c 1825

Children:

65  John Wills - baptised 1809

66  William Wills - baptised 1812.  Buried 1812

67  Sarah Wills - baptised 1813

68  Joseph Wills - baptised 1816.  Buried 1818

69  William Wills - baptised 1819

 

65  John Wills - married Mary Lee in Moretonhampstead 10/9/1832

Children: (born in Moretonhampstead)

70  William Wills - baptised 30/8/1835

71  George Wills - baptised 29/4/1838

72  Sarah Wills - baptised 10/4/1842

73  Mary Ann Wills - baptised 25/5/1845

74  Susan Wills - baptised 11/1/1846.  Buried 4/2/1846

75  Miriam Wills - baptised 6/2/1848

69  William Wills - married Ann Wills 11/2/1844

 

61  Joseph Wills - wife Joanna

Children:

76  Martha Wills - baptised 1816

77  Mary Wills - baptised 1818.  Married William Sercombe 5/11/1837

78  John Wills - baptised 1822

79  Anne Wills - baptised 1823.  Married William Wills (69 above)

80  William Wills - baptised 1827

81  Joseph Wills - baptised 1831

82  George Wills - baptised 1833

83  James Wills - baptised 1837

 

78  John Wills - married Joanna Knapman of South Tawton 3/4/1845

Children:

84  Mary Ann Wills - baptised 1846 - buried 1862

85  Maria Wills - baptised 1848 - buried 1862

86  George Wills - baptised 1850

87  Hannah Wills - baptised 1853 - buried 1861

88  Joseph Wills - baptised 1855 - buried 1862

89  James Wills - baptised 1857 - married Ann (surname unknown) of Ipplepen.  

90  Louisa Wills - baptised 1859 - married Thomas Fursdon of Exwick 10 Jun 1883

91  Mark Wills - baptised 1864.  In 1901 Census a Police Constable in Bovey Tracey

80  William Wills - married Eliza of Dunsford

Children:

92  Mary Ann Wills - baptised 1850

93  James Wills - baptised 1852.  Buried 1852

94  Anna Marie Wills - baptised 1853

95  George Wills - baptised 1854

96  Elizabeth Wills - baptised 1856

97  William Wills - baptised 1858

98  John Wills - baptised 1866

99  Eliza M Wills - baptised 1875

 

95  George Wills - married Jessie Jane Puddicombe of Christow at Moretonhampstead 22/7/1877

Children:

100  Evelina Wills - baptised 1878

101  William James Wills - baptised 11/3/1880 at Moretonhampstead

81  Joseph Wills - married Elizabeth Knapman of Dunsford 18/10/1855

Children:

102  John Wills - baptised 1858.  In 1901 Census an agricultural labourer in Ide

103  Frank Wills - baptised 1861.  Married Thirza Saunders 6/10/1889.  In 1901 Census a Waggoner for a Coal Merchant in Exeter

104  Walter Wills - baptised 1861.  Married Sarah Saunders 6/4/1889.  In 1901 Census a Coachman (non-domestic) in Dunchideock

105  Louisa Wills - baptised 1871

106  Henry Wills - baptised 1873.   In 1901 Census a Bank Messenger in Walthamstow

82  George Wills - married Mary Georgina Tavener 25/6/1861.  This may be the George - an agricultural labourer - who, as a widower, was living at Higher Slocombe, Moretonhampstead in 1891.

Child:

107 Georgina Wills - baptised 1864

83  James Wills - married Mary Ann Knapman 11/10/1860

Children:

108  William Wills - baptised 1864

109  John Wills - baptised 1870.   In 1901 Census a Postman in Exeter

110  Florence Mary - baptised 1876

111  Alice Louisa - baptised 1878

62  Samuel Wills - married Charity Wannell in Lustleigh 

Children:

112  Anne Wills - baptised 1816

113  Sam Wills - baptised 1818.  Buried 1820

114  Samuel Wills - baptised 1820

115  John Wills - baptised 1823

116  William Wills- baptised 1826

117  James Wills - baptised 1828

118  Thomas Wills - baptised 1831

119  Charlotte Wills - baptised 1833.  Buried 1834

120  Charlotte Wills - baptised 1835.  Married William Milton 27/3/1855

121  Charles Wills - baptised 1835

122  Charity Wills - baptised 1837.  Married William Yeoman 6/4/1858

123  Joseph Wills - baptised 1839.  Married Elizabeth (surname unknown).

 

114  Samuel Wills - married Ann from North Bovey  In 1901 Census a retired Road Contractor

Children:

124  Abraham Wills - baptised 1845 - North Bovey

125  William Wills - baptised 1848 - Lustleigh

126  Thomas Wills - baptised 1850 - Hennock?

127  WJ Wills - baptised 1867 - Hennock?

 

124  Abraham Wills - married Mary Ann from Throwleigh.  In 1891 he was an agricultural labourer in Moretonhampstead, living at Meacombe Cottage with his family 

Children:

Elizabeth Wills - born c1869 - Lustleigh

Samuel B Wills - born c1871 - South Bovey, (Royal Marine)

Bessie Wills - born c1882 - Lustleigh

George Wills - born c1884 - Lustleigh

115  John Wills - married Ann from Paignton 

 

116  William Wills - married Elizabeth from Abbotskerswell 

Children: (born at Ipplepen)

128  William Wills - baptised 1851

129  Elizabeth Wills - baptised 1857

130  John T Wills - baptised 1865

131  George Wills - baptised 1867

132  Mary Wills - baptised 1869

117  James Wills - married Emma Cooper of Dunsford  8/2/1863. 

Child:

133  Thomas - baptised 1865 - Christow?

118  Thomas Wills - married Emma (surname unknown) 

Children:

134  Frederick - baptised 1872

135  Alice - baptised 1875

136  Arthur - baptised 1877.   In 1901 Census a House Painter in Exeter

137  Emma - baptised 1879

138  Thomas Wills - wife Susannah (from Spreyton).  Moved from Chagford with son William (born 1815)

Children:

139  Thomas Wills - baptised 1818

140  George Wills - baptised 1825.  Buried 1825

141  Henry Wills - baptised 1828

142  Richard Wills - baptised 1828

143  Susan Wills - baptised 1831

 

139  Thomas Wills - married Susan of North Bovey

Children:

144  Fanny Thirza Wills - baptised 1860 - married William Dodd of Bovey Tracey 16/5/1889

145  John H R Wills - baptised 1863

146  Thomas Wills - baptised 1866

147  Susanna Wills - baptised 1868

148  Annie Wills - baptised 1870

149  Ada Wills - baptised 1873

150  Lucy Wills - baptised 1875

 

Isolated families

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Isolated individuals

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