Australian Wills Families
William Hulme Wills and
the Wills family Bible

In September 2008 Dale McDonell wrote of her research into the life of William Hulme Wills in reply to a posting on the
The Australian Wills Families Index Message Board.
These pages record the entries in the William Hulme Wills family bible.
Page 1.

1814 - Mary Wills [indecipherable pencil] Daughter of John and Mary Wills born about five o'clock in the morning of Monday the 14th day of February 1814 Christened at Christ Church in the County of Surry on Saturday the 9th day April 1814 --Sponsors the Father and Mother and Mrs. Wills Mother.

1815 - John Wills Son of the said John and Mary Wills Born about ten o'clock at Night of Saturday the 30th day September 1815 Christened at Christ Church aforesaid on Wednesday the 18th day November 1815- Born with a curl ? which is inclosed in a Parchment cover --Sponsors the Father and Mother and William Hulme.

1817 - Joseph Son of the said John and Mary Wills Born about a quarter Before five o'clock in the morning of Wednesday the twenty sixth day of March 1817 Christened at Christ Church aforesaid on Wednesday the 16th day of April following . Sponsors the Father , William Brown Hulme and Mrs. Mary Hoffman [ Wife of John Hoffman ] his aunt .

1819 - Elizabeth Daughter of the said John and Mary Wills Born in Surry Square Kent Road in the parish of Saint Mary Newington in the County of Surry at about half past Nine o'clock in the morning of Tuesday the second day of March 1819 ----Christened at Home as above by the Reverend Mr. Onslow Rector of the said Parish on the Tuesday the thirtieth day of said Month of March --- Sponsors her Uncle William Wills, her Aunt Elizabeth Wills Spinster and Beatrice Kay Widow -- Christening Time of Birth Registered in the Register Book of the said Parish of Saint Mary Newington -- JW

1820 - William Hulme son of the said John and Mary Wills Born in Surry Square aforesaid about a quarter after Eight o'clock in the Evening of Wednesday the 3rd day of May 1820 half Baptized on the 31st day of the said Month and Whole Baptized at Home on Thursday the 22nd day of June following Sponsors Miss Mary Ann Elliot, his Uncle John Hoffman Esquire of Reading and his Uncle William Hulme Esq. Captain in 1st Foot or Royal Scots. Christening with time of Birth Registered in the Register Book of the said Parish of Saint Mary Newington

1821 - Margaret Daughter of John and Mary Wills Born in Surry Square aforesaid at about quarter before five in the Morning of Saturday the 15th day of December 1821- Christened at Church by the Reverend Mr. Onslow Rector of Newington on Wednesday the 27th day of February 1822 --- Sponsors her Grandmother Mary Wills Widow, Elizabeth Gaffs ? [Wife of George Gaffs] and the said George Gaffs -- Christening and Birth Registered as aforesaid .

1823 - Charles Francis Son of John and Mary Wills Born in Surry Square Kent Road in the County of Surry about ten minutes after seven o'clock in the Morning of Monday the 23rd day of June 1823. Christened at Newington Church by the Reverend A. C . Onslow Rector of Newington Surry on Wednesday 23rd July 1823--Sponsors his Uncle Francis Legge Esq. John Wisker Esq. and Ann Wisker [Wife of the said John Wisker ] Registered at Newington Church

1824 - Sarah Daughter of John and Mary Wills Born in Grosvernor Place Camberwell in the Parish of Saint Mary Newington in the County of Surry about five o'clock in the afternoon of Sunday the tenth day of October 1824 half Baptized on Friday the twelfth of November following and Christened on Wednesday the twenty third day of February 1825 at Newington Church . Sponsors Captain William John Jones -- Wilson , Elizabeth Wilson [Wife of the said Capt. W Wilson ] and Emily Oxley Spinster --- Registered in St. Mary Church Newington [Born with a Curl ]

1826 - George Son of John and Mary Wills Born in Grosvernor Place Camberwell in the Parish of Saint Mary Newington in the County of Surry about one o'clock in the Morning of Sunday the thirtieth day of April 1826 half Baptized by the Rev. G Elliot on Friday the Second day of June following and Christened on Wednesday the thirtieth day of August 1826at Saint Peters Church Newington. Sponsors his Grandmother Mary Wills Widow, Richard Brewridge Esq. and William Thomas Walker Esq. -- Registered at Saint Peters aforesaid by [in pencil Mr. Haddlesey ] who officiated for Rev. W. Elliot who was in the Country.

1827 - Frederick Son of John and Mary Wills Born in Grosverner Place Camberwell in the Parish of Saint Mary Newington in the County of Surry about a quarter before Six o'clock in the Morning of Saturday the eighth day of December 1827 Baptized at Saint Peters Church Walworth in the said Parish on Wednesday the Nineteenth day of March 1828by the Rev.d Mr. Drought who officiated for the Rev.d Mr. Elliot Minister of the said Church. Sponsors Elizabeth Wills [Wife of his Uncle William Wills ] his said Uncle and his Father John Wills.

1829 - Jane Daughter of John and Mary Wills born in Grosverner Place Camberwell in the Parish of Saint Mary Newington in the County of Surry about ten minutes after Nine o'clock in the Morning of Sunday the Seventeenth day of May 1829. Baptized at Saint Peters Church Walworth in the said Parish on Friday the twelfth day of June 1829 by the Reverend Mr. Drought who officiated for the Rev.d Mr. Elliot the Minister of the Said Church . Sponsors Louisa Cartwright [Wife of Samuel Cartwright ] and her Father and Mother

1832 - [ BLANK] Daughter of John and Mary Wills born in Grosvernor Place aforesaid a little before eight o'clock in the evening of Thursday the sixteenth day of February 1832 Died unbaptized about half past seven o'clock in the Morning of Monday the twenty seventh day of the said Month of February and buried under Saint Peters Church Walworth on Friday the Second day of March following She is buried in lead with an outside Coffin covered with White and is placed in a Vault to the Right of the Altar as you face the same amongst a number of other childrens Coffins ##J.W.

1845 - I John Wills [the Son ] do hereby Certify that the aforegoing Entries are in the Handwriting of my Father the before named John Wills , now deceased . John Wills .[signed] Chatham Place Walworth Road 23rd March 1845