The Winney Family

Copyright Carol Baxter 2012
Prepared for Jeanette Bradley (nee Winney)

Generation 2: James Winney and Olympia Sidwell

In September and October 1763, banns were called in Wantage and Letcombe Regis parishes for the marriage of James Winney and Olympia Sidwell. They were married on 16 October 1763 at St Peter's Church of England, Wantage.[1]

St Peter and St Paul, Wantage.  Copyright Michael Ford

St Peter and St Paul, Wantage.
Copyright Michael Ford

Olympia Sidwell was baptised on 19 Dec 1740 in Letcombe Regis, Berkshire, the daughter of John Sidwell and his wife Olympia Goodlake (six generations of Olympia Sidwell's ancestors have also been traced).[1a] The couple settled in Letcombe Regis parish where they had eleven known children (adjacent). James died on 14 August 1795 and was buried two days later at Letcombe Regis. Olympia, also known as Limpey, was a widow residing at "Ginge in this County" when she died on 18 December 1808 and was buried four days later at Letcombe Regis.[2]

St Andrew's Church, Letcombe Regis.  Copyright David Nash Ford

St Andrew's Church, Letcombe Regis.
Copyright David Nash Ford

G2. Family of James Winney and Olympia Sidwell[3]

1. James Winney (unnamed at baptism)
- Born 27 Jun 1764; baptised Jun-Sep 1764, Letcombe Regis
- Died 29 Aug 1805; buried 1 Sep 1805, Letcombe Regis
- Occupation: labourer
- Married: Priscilla [?]
- Issue: George (1796), Prescilla (1797-1797), Mary (1799), Martha (1802), Richard (1804)

2. George Winney
- Born 2 Feb 1766; baptised 9 Feb 1766, Letcombe Regis

3. Olympia Winney
- Born 24 Feb 1769; baptised 12 Mar 1769, Letcombe Regis

4. Barbra Winney
- Born 10 Jan 1771; baptised 13 Jan 1771, Letcombe Regis
- Married 29 Sep 1792 at Letcombe Regis to John Mulford of West Hendred

5. Grace Winney
- Born 15 Nov 1772; baptised 29 Nov 1772, Letcombe Regis

6. Richard Winney (see below Generation 3)
- Born 15 Feb 1775; baptised 1 Mar 1775, Letcombe Regis
- Married Martha [?].
- Died Oct 1857; buried 25 Oct 1857, Ipsden, Oxfordshire

7. Mary Winney
- Born 27 Jan 1777; baptised 28 Jan 1777, Letcombe Regis
- Died 13 Jun 1777; buried 15 Jun 1777, Letcombe Regis

8. Thomas Winney
- Born 12 Apr 1778; baptised 26 Apr 1778, Letcombe Regis
- Died 4 Sep 1778; buried 7 Sep 1778, Letcombe Regis

9. Thomas Winney
- Born 4 Aug 1780; baptised 13 Aug 1780, Letcombe Regis
- Died 9 Feb 1781; buried 11 Feb 1781, Letcombe Regis

10. Hanah Winney
- Born 4 Mar 1782; baptised 4 Mar 1782, Letcombe Regis

11. William Winney
- Born c1784.
- Died 9 Jan 1784; buried 11 Jan 1784, Letcombe Regis