Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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The MARCHANT Family of Sussex


So far I have no known Marchant ancestors, but a few convoluted links.



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Two siblings of my direct ancestors married into the same Marchant tree.

Edward Marchant (1696-1761) married Sarah Simmonds (1700-1774) in 1728 in Lindfield, Sussex.  They had 8 known children.  Their eldest son was John Marchant (1728-1801) and he married Dorcas Alfrey (1738-1822) in 1758 in Shermanbury, Sussex.

Sarah Simmonds was the sister of my 6x Great Grandmother Ann Simmonds (1703-?) and they were the daughters of Thomas Simmonds (c1666-1748) and Sarah Burley (c1672-1754).

Dorcas Alfrey was the sister of my 7x Great Grandfather John Alfrey (1727-1814) and they were the children of John Alfrey (1691-?) and Elizabeth Davis.


My thanks to Don Marchant for his help in unravelling the above families.



Richard Marchant (c1590-1667) married Mary Elliott (1597) in 1616 in Rotherfield, Sussex.  Mary was the sister of my 10x Great Grandfather Alexander Elliott (1584-?), and they were the children of John Elliott (1545-1632).



I am also interested in the James Marchant who married Ann Knowles on 12 April 1796 in East Grinstead, Sussex.  Ann may have been born in 1772 in Balcombe, Sussex and have been the sister of my 4x Great Grandfather John Knowles (1766-1837).  John and Ann were the children of Richard Knowles (c1740-1788) and Frances Brooker (c1744-1826).



Another of interest is William Marchant who married Amelia Setford in 1798 in Chailey, Sussex.  In 1851 Amelia was a 72 year old widow living with her 50 year old widowered son William Marchant.  She had been born in 1779 in Horsted Keynes, Sussex and was the daughter of Charles Setford and Hannah.  I am not knowingly connected to this family, and am interested in them simply because I have ground to a halt with my Setford ancestors and am trying to piece together other Setfords, in the hope that I may be able to extend my own line.



William Tullett (1846-?) - nephew of my 2x Great Grandmother, Catherine Tulet (1836-1924) - married Kate Maria Marchant in 1876.  She was born 1855 in Balcombe and was the daughter of Thomas Marchant (1833-?) and Maria Pickard (c1833-?).  Thomas had been baptised as Tom Potter Marchant in 1833 in Balcombe and was the son of Joseph Marchant (1799-1860) and Sarah Stenning, widow (1793-1833).



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Edward Marchant (1696-1761) and Sarah Simmonds (1700-1774)

Henry Marchant (1689-1756) and Mary Harlin (1696-?)

Hugh Marchant (1738-1814) and Sarah Streeter (1743-1803)

James Marchant (1770-1843) and Sarah Rasstrigg (1775-1859)

James Marchant (c1770-?) and Ann Knowles (c1770-?)

John Marchant (1728-1801) and Dorcas Alfrey (1738-1822)

John Marchant (1769-1843) and Martha Layard (?-1800) and Frances Steele (c1778-1861)

Luke Marchant (1629-1678) and Elizabeth Bodle (c1639-?)

Michael Marchant (1740-1815) and Elizabeth Snelling (?-?) and Elizabeth Jarrett (1742-1824)

Nathaniel Marchant (1675-?) and Mary Elliott (1678-?)

Rychard Marchant (c1555-1587) and Johan Moncke (1561-?)

Richard Marchant (c1590-1667) and Mary Elliott (1597-?)

Richard Marchant (1661-1702) and Ursula Read (c1665-?)

Thomas Marchant (c1620-?) and Mary Heade (?-?)

Thomas Marchant (1664-?) and Ann Jarrett (1670-?)

Thomas Marchant (c1670-?) and Ann Apps (c1676-?)

Thomas Marchant (?-?) and Mary Kempe (?-1744) - married 1719

Thomas Marchant (?-1758) and Elizabeth Sevenoake (?-1734) and Elizabeth Smith (?-?)

Thomas Marchant (1724-?) and Mary Nokes (?-?)

Thomas Marchant (1726-1793) and Mary Wenham (?-?)

William Marchant (?-?) and Elizabeth Humphrey (?-?) - married 1691

Anthony Patching (1754-1839) and Mary Marchant (1763-1841)



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This page was updated on 25 April 2012