Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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William FINCH (1740-1821)

and Sarah STEDMAN (1739-1803)


William Finch and Sarah Stedman were my 5x Great Grandparents.  (Click here to see their place in my pedigree chart.)  They married by banns on 29 September 1765 in Slaugham, Sussex.  They were both of Slaugham and both made their X marks.  The witnesses were Charles Jenner and William Habe, who both signed their names.  The banns were published on 8, 15 and 22 September 1765 in Slaugham.

William Finch was baptised in January 1740/1 in Slinfold, Sussex.  He was the son of 5 136 John Finch (1712-1795) and 5 136 Sarah King (1713-1753).  He died aged 80 and was buried on 8 October 1821 in Slaugham.

Sarah Stedman was baptised on 30 September 1739 in Slaugham.  She was the daughter of 5 137 Richard Stedman and Ann Tasker (?-1747).  She died in Warninglid aged 62 years and was buried on 30 July 1803 in Slaugham. 


William Finch and Sarah Stedman had 7 known children:

  1. Sarah Finch was baptised on 22 December 1765 in Slaugham.

    Sarah married Thomas How by banns on 29 May 1787 in Slaugham.  They were both then of Slaugham.  The witnesses to their marriage were Richard Rapley and John Lindfield.

  2. Mary Finch, my 4x Great Grandmother, was baptised on 10 July 1768 in Slaugham.  She married 5 82 James Mansbridge in 1788.  (They have a page of their own.)

  3. Elizabeth Finch was baptised on 14 January 1771 in Slaugham.

    Elizabeth may have married David Coles by banns on 20 May 1791 in Wiston, Sussex.  He was then of Steyning and she of Wiston.  A witness to their marriage was John Finch.

  4. Nanny Finch was baptised in January 1774 in Slaugham.

  5. William Finch was baptised on 8 December 1776 in Slaugham.

  6. Martha Finch was baptised on 6 June 1779 in Slaugham.

    Martha may have married James Blackmoor by banns on 30 January 1802 in Findon, Sussex.  She was a spinster of Findon and he was a bachelor or Washington.

  7. Jenny Finch was baptised on 13 January 1782 in Slaugham.  She may have died aged 25 years in Warninglid and have been buried on  18 November 1807 in Slaugham by the name of Jane Finch.



This page was updated on 3 July 2012