Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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John FINCH (1653-1709)

and Sarah RICHARDSON (c1655-1725)


John Finch and Sarah Richardson were my 8x Great Grandparents.  (Click here to see their place in my pedigree chart.)  They married on 5 June 1681 in Wisborough Green, Sussex.  They were both then of Slinfold, Sussex.

John Finch was born on 5 October 1653 and baptised on 16 October 1653 in Rusper, Sussex.  The baptism register recorded that his father was of Horsham, Sussex.  He was the son of John Finch (1616-1673) and Mary Bishop (?-1670).  He was buried on 2 October 1709 in Slinfold and it was noted in the burial register that he was a carpenter.  John was also described as a carpenter in the burial register when his son was buried in 1685.

Sarah Richardsonís date and place of birth/baptism are unknown, to me.  Might she have been baptised on 27 February 1654/5 in Lyminster, Sussex, the daughter of Thomas Richardson and Sarah?  She was buried on 20 June 1725 in Slinfold and the burial register noted that she was a widow.


John Finch and Sarah Richardson had 5 known children:

  1. Sarah Finch was baptised on 27 January 1681/2 in Slinfold.

  2. John Finch was baptised on 23 May 1683 in Slinfold and buried there on 29 November 1685.  The burial register noted that he was the son of John, a carpenter.

  3. William Finch, my 7x Great Grandfather, was baptised on 3 April 1685 in Slinfold.  He married Elizabeth Puttock in 1710.  (They have their own page.)

  4. Thomas Finch was baptised privately as soon as he was born, as he was in great danger of death, on 12 October 1686 in Slinfold.  He was taken to the church on 6 November 1686 and had the rest of churches rights performed.  He may have been buried on 27 May 1755 in Slinfold.

    A marriage licence was issued on 12 October 1714 by the Archdeaconry of Chichester in the names of Thomas Finch a bachelor of Slinfold and Elizabeth Greenfield a spinster of West Chiltington.  Surety for the licence was provided by Thomas himself and Thomas Penfold a husbandman of Selsey.  On 6 October 1709 a Thomas Finch married Elizabeth Daughtry in Yapton, Sussex.

    Elizabeth wife of Thomas Finch, carpenter, was buried on 11 August 1715 in Slinfold.

    Thomas had the following son:

    1. Thomas Finch was buried on 8 June 1716 in Slinfold.  The burial register noted that he was the son of Thomas, a carpenter.

    Thomas may also have married Mary Hobs on 15 October 1717 in Itchingfield, Sussex.  Mary was then of Slinfold.

    Mary wife of Thomas Finch was buried on 26 September 1754 in Slinfold.

  5. John Finch was baptised on 28 July 1689 in Slinfold.  He may have been buried on 10 January 1737 in Slinfold.


John Finch, a child, was buried on 14 July 1689 in Slinfold.

Richard Finch, a labourer, was buried on 23 July 1708 in Slinfold.



This page was updated on 6 July 2012