The Penfold family of Slinfold

Henry Penfold = Elizabeth Furlonger

      |        

Elizabeth Penfold = Richard Bourn

      |         other children

Susanna Bourn = James Pollard

      |         other children

William Pollard = Lucy Binns

      |         other children

Francis Edward Pollard = Mary Spence Watson

J7. ELIZABETH BOARN/BOURN born PENFOLD

Elizabeth Penfold was baptised on the 21st February 1756 at Slinfold, Sussex.1

She married [J2] Richard Bourn on the 8th May 1781, at Slinfold parish church, by licence. Their children were: James (17831789), Sarah (17851861), Ann (17871787), Richard (17881810), and [J1] Susanna (cal 1791 1856). All were probably born at Warnham, and the births of most were registered at Horsham General Baptist church.2

It was probably this Elizabeth Bourn, of Warnham, who died on the 28th May 1811, and was buried at Horsham General Baptist church on the 31st May.3

Elizabeth Penfold was the daughter of [J8] Henry and [J9] Elizabeth Penfold.4


1 TNA: RG 4/2729; West Sussex Record Office PR 176/1/1/4

2 1851 census; East Sussex Record Office baptism index; RG 4/2729; Leonard J. Maguire (1891) Records of the General Baptist Meeting House (now Unitarian), Horsham, Sussex. Vol. I., privately published

3 RG 4/2729

4 WSRO PR 176/1/1/4


J8. HENRY PENFOLD

Henry Penfold was born around 1704/1707.1

On the 26th April 1742, a labourer of Slingfold, Surrey, he was party to a marriage bond and allegation, licensing him to marry Joan Ireland (1703 before 1754, b. Slinfold, Sussex, d. of John and Mary Ireland) at Chiddenfold, Thirsley, or Witley, Surrey. Both of Slingfold, Sussex, they married at St Mary's, Chiddingfold, on the 28th April 1742.2

Joan, his first wife, died before 1754. On the 26th September 1754, described as a yeoman of Slinfold, he married [J9] Elizabeth Furlonger at Wisborough Green, Sussex, by licence from the Archdeaconry of Chichester. Their only known child was [J7] Elizabeth (17561811), baptised at Slinfold.3

The body of Henry Penfold was buried at Slinfold on the 15th May 1782.4


 

1 London and Surrey marriage bonds and allegations says he was aged "thirty eight years and upwards" in 1742; Surrey Marriage Index. There are two possible baptisms: 4th May 1701 at Rudgwick, son of Thomas Penfold of Ewhurst; or 19th March 1699/1700 at Alford, Surrey, son of Henry and Elizabeth Penfold. Although the former is slightly more likely, the latter can't be ruled out.

2 London and Surrey marriage bonds and allegations; parish register; "England Births and Christenings, 15381975," database, FamilySearch: 11 February 2018, Joane Ireland, 02 Dec 1703, citing index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, FHL microfilm 918,464, 416,749

3 TNA: RG 4/2729; Surrey Marriage Index; West Sussex RO PR 176/1/1/4

4 parish register; bishop's transcript


J9. ELIZABETH PENFOLD born FURLONGER

Elizabeth Furlonger was born in 1712, and baptised at Billingshurst, Sussex, on the 9th December that year.1

On the 26th September 1754, a spinster of Wisborough Green, she married [J8] Henry Penfold there, by licence from the Archdeaconry of Chichester. Their only known child was [J7] Elizabeth (17561811), baptised at Slinfold.2

It was probably this Elizabeth Penfold, a widow of Slinfold, who died on the 8th January 1798 and was buried on the 12th January at Horsham General Baptist church.3

Elizabeth Furlonger was the daughter of [J10] John and [J11] Elizabeth Furlonger.4

 


1 TNA: RG 4/2729; Surrey Marriage Index; parish register

2 West Sussex RO PR 176/1/1/4

3 RG 4/2729; Leonard J. Maguire: Records of the General Baptist Meeting House (now Unitarian), Horsham, Sussex. Vol. I. 1981, privately published

4 parish register


J10. JOHN FURLONGER

John Furlonger was baptised at Billingshurst, Sussex, on the 27th February 1684/5.1

John Furlonger of Billingshurst, Sussex, married [J14] Elizabeth Butcher, of Rudgwick, Sussex, on the 4th November 1710, in Itchingfield, Sussex.2

His body was buried at Billingshurst on the 7th July 1722.3

John Furlonger was the eldest child of [J11] William Furlonger.4

 

1 parish register

2 parish register

3 parish register

4 parish register; FamilySearch

 


J11. WILLIAM FURLONGER

William Furlonger was born at Wisborough Green, Sussex, on the 29th December 1654.1

It was probably this William Furlonger who married Susana Pinion at Petworth, Sussex, on the 22nd November 1682.2

William Furlonger had five known children, all baptised at Billingshurst: [J10] John (1684/51722), Elizabeth (1686 ?), Mary (1690 ?), Susanna (1692 ?), and Sarah (1695 ?).3

The body of William Furlonger, yeoman, was buried in woollen at Billingshurst on the 27th July 1695.4

William Furlonger was the son of John and Mabell Furlonger.5

 

1 parish register (NB born, not baptised)

2 parish register

3 FamilySearch

4 parish register

5 parish register

 


J12. JOHN FURLONGER

John Furlonger married [J13] Mabell ____. Their known children were: Joseph (1649 ?), Alicea (1649 ?), John (16511654), and [J11] William (16541695, the only one whose mother was named), all baptised (or in John's case born) at Wisborough Green, Sussex.1

Yeoman, of Loxwood, he died on the 9th March 1704/5 and was buried at Wisborough Green on the 13th.2

 

 

12 parish register

 


J13. MABELL FURLONGER born ____

Mabell ____ married [J12] John Furlonger. Their known children were: Joseph (1649 ?), Alicea (1649 ?), John (16511654), and [J11] William (16541695, the only one whose mother was named), all baptised (or in John's case born) at Wisborough Green, Sussex.1

Yeoman, of Loxwood, he died on the 9th March 1704/5 and was buried at Wisborough Green on the 13th.2

 

 

12 parish register

 


J14. ELIZABETH FURLONGER born BUTCHER

Elizabeth Butcher, of Rudgwick, Sussex, married [J10] John Furlonger of Billingshurst, Sussex, on the 4th November 1710, in Itchingfield, Sussex.1

The body of Elizabeth Furlonger, widow, was buried at Billingshurst on the 20th May 1743.2

 

1 parish register; FamilySearch shows two possible Elizabeth Butcher baptisms in Rudgwick, in 1683 and 1691

2 parish register

 


Suggestions for further research

The birth/baptism and parentage of [J8] Henry Penfold need to be clarified before the Penfold line can be taken further. At present we can't be sure which of two possible baptisms is correct. Possibly probate records may determine this.

The line from [J12] John Furlonger may be traceable, but birth/baptism, parentage, and marriage details all remain to be located; a search in the marriage register of Wisborough Green suggests he didn't marry there.

In a few instances on this page I have said 'probably.' I think checking these would be worthwhile, but am reasonably confident that better possibilities are unlikely to be found.


 


 

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