Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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Charles FRENCH (1730-1767)

and Lucy GADSBY (c1737-1804)

 

Charles French and Lucy Gadsby were my 5x Great Grandparents.   5 138 (Click here to see their place in my pedigree chart.)  They married on 19 February 1764 at St. John, Southover, near Lewes, Sussex.  Charles was then of Portslade, Sussex, and made his X mark.  Lucy was of Southover and made her X mark.  The witnesses were Thomas ?nery and William Croucher who both signed their names.

Charles French was baptised on 24 January 1729/30 in Cuckfield, Sussex.  He was the illegitimate son of Mary French (1702-?) and grandson of Frederick French (1667-1708) and Mary.  Charles was buried on 21 August 1767 in Patcham, Sussex.

Lucy Gadsby was born about 1737 and baptised aged 16 years on 24 April 1753 in Ringmer, Sussex.  Unfortunately the baptism register did not record the names of her parents.  However, she was most probably the daughter of George Gadsby (1683-1746) and Elizabeth (?-1775).  She most probably died aged 65 years, as per the burial register, and was buried on 8 March 1804 in Patcham, Sussex, therefore, born about 1738/9.  The burial register noted that she was the wife of Thomas Vinall.

Lucy French married Richard Johns by banns on 9 August 1792 at Patcham.  The register records that they were both of Patcham and that Richard signed his name, whilst Lucy made her X mark.  The witnesses to their marriage were James Lee and Henry Lidbetter who both signed their names.

Richard Johns died aged 79 years and was buried on 23 May 1801 in Patcham, therefore, born about 1722.  His first wife, Anne Johns, was buried on 27 April 1784 in Patcham.

Lucy Johns, widow, married Thomas Vinall, widower, by banns on 21 October 1802 at Patcham.  They were both of Patcham and Thomas signed his name, whilst Lucy made her X mark.  The witnesses were Samuel Baker (signed his name) and Elizabeth Baker (made her X mark).  Thomas may have first married Elizabeth Baker by banns on 7 April 1761 in Patcham.  They were both then of Patcham.

Thomas Vinall died aged 78 years and was buried on 19 March 1804 in Patcham, therefore, born about 1726.  His first wife Elizabeth died aged 69 years and was buried on 20 January 1800 in Patcham, therefore, born about 1731.

 

Charles French and Lucy Gadsby had 2 known children:

  1. Sarah French, my 4x Great Grandmother, was baptised on 20 January 1765 in Patcham.  She married 5 43 James Tulet in 1787.  (They have their own page.)

  2. Fanny French was baptised on 8 February 1767 in Patcham and buried there on 11 May 1767.

 

Henry Baker and Lucy French, nee Gadsby had 1 known child:

  1. Fanny Baker French was baptised on 3 June 1770 in Patcham.  She may have been buried on 23 February 1784 in Patcham.

 

FRENCH          GADSBY

This page was updated on 20 May 2012