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Richard Willings

Richard Willings

Male Abt 1690 - 1766  (~ 76 years)

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  • Name Richard Willings 
    Born Abt 1690 
    Gender Male 
    Bequest 1718  [1
    In his grandfather, Edward Willings' will 
    • He was left property in Withersfield on the death of his father, John on condition that he paid his mother, Mary £4 a year as long as she remained a widow.
    Buried 25 Sep 1766  Horseheath, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I20  Main Tree
    Last Modified 2 Jan 2018 

    Father John Willings,   c. 22 Jun 1666, Horseheath, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 20 Sep 1720, Horseheath, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 54 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Mary,   bur. 21 Nov 1738, Horseheath, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F8  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Hatley,   b. Abt 1693,   bur. 8 Aug 1771, Horseheath, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years) 
    Married 10 Nov 1713  Horseheath, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
    +1. Richard Willings,   c. 20 Jul 1714, Horseheath, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 6 Feb 1785, Horseheath, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years)  [natural]
     2. John Willings,   c. 9 Feb 1715/16, Horseheath, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    +3. Elizabeth Willings,   c. 13 Apr 1718, Horseheath, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 26 Oct 1797, Horseheath, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years)  [natural]
     4. Mary Willings,   c. 16 Feb 1719/20, Horseheath, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 25 Jan 1784, West Wickham, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years)  [natural]
     5. Edward Willings,   c. 15 Apr 1722, Horseheath, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     6. Susanna Willings,   c. 4 Oct 1724, Horseheath, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     7. Lydia Willings,   c. 12 Mar 1726/27, Horseheath, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 25 Oct 1728, Horseheath, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 1 years)  [natural]
     8. Lydia Willings,   c. 18 May 1730, Horseheath, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 8 Dec 1803, Horseheath, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 2 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F10  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • There are a number of candidates for the Richard Willings who married Elizabeth Hatley in Horseheath in 1713. I have concluded it is most likely that the Richard, son of John and Mary, is the correct match. Two of their four eldest children are also named John and Mary - hardly conclusive as they are very common names, but suggesting a match to Richard's parents' names. Although no baptism has been found for Richard, son of John and Mary, he is likely to have been born in the early 1690s given the baptism dates of his siblings. His existence is evidenced by his grandfather, Edward Willings' will. This birthdate is in keeping with the age of 76 given to Richard Willings, parish clerk who was buried in Horseheath in 1766.

  • Sources 
    1. [S426] Will, Edward Willings, (written on 12 November 1714 and proved on 6 May 1718;), PROB 11/564.

    2. [S211] Great Queenslanders: The Story of George & Rachel Williams, their ancestors and descendants, Pam Cooper.