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John FRENCH (1589-1630)

and Anne SACKVILLE (c1600-?)

 

John French and Anne Sackville married on 12 September 1620.

John French was born on 7 September 1589 in Chiddingly, Sussex.  He was the son of Stephen French (c1555-1606) and Barbara Fowle (c1560-?).  John died on 13 January 1630/1.  He was 17 years, 5 months and 14 days old when an inquisition post mortem was undertaken on 21 January 1607 as to the lands and property held by his father.  He was a gent of Stream House in Chiddingly and of Estons in Framfield.  He left a will dated 23 December 1630, which was proved on 29 January 1630/1 (ref Lewes A28, 137).  An inquisition post mortem was undertaken in June 1631.

Ann Sackville's date and place of birth/baptism are unknown, to me.  She was the daughter of John Sackville of Sedlescombe and Jane Downton.  The will of a John Sackville of Chiddingly was proved on 9 May 1593 (PROB 11/81).  Ann married for a second time to Sir Robert Forster of Battle and Egham on 22 September 1631 by licence.

 

John French and Anne Sackville had 3 known children:

  1. Stephen French was baptised on 7 May 1623 in Chiddingly.  He died on 23 June 1666 in his 44th year and was buried in the Chancel of Chiddingly church.  His will was proved on 16 July 1666, in which he was described as a gentleman of Chiddingly (PROB 11/321).  He was aged 7 years and 8 months at the time of his father's inquisition post mortem.  Stephen was an iron master.

    Stephen married Susanna Foster.

    Susanna was baptised on 10 December 1618 in Eastbourne and was the daughter of Sir Robert Foster, the Lord Chief Justice of England and Elizabeth daughter of Sir Edward Burton.  Susan died aged 76 years on 10 March 1695 and was buried in the Chancel of Chiddingly church.

    Stephen and Susan had the following children:

    1. John French was of Wadham College, Oxford.  He died there as a student in 1667 and was buried in the College Chapel.  John was named in his father's will.

    2. Anne French was named on her father's monument inscription.  She died on 19 January 1697 and was buried in the Chancel of Chiddingly church.  Anne married Thomas Broomfield, Esq., of Lewes.  He died aged 73 years on 21 January 1710 and was buried in the Chancel of Chiddingly church.  They had the following child:

      1. French Bromfield was the eldest son of Thomas and Anne.  He died aged 52 years on 11 November 1719 and was buried in Chiddingly church.

    3. Elizabeth French was born in 1646.  She died unmarried aged 72 years on 10 September 1718 and was buried in Chiddingly church.

    4. Mary French was named on her father's monument inscription.  She died unmarried on 10 March 1695/6 and was buried in Chiddingly.

    5. Susan French died aged 56 years on 21 June 1709.

    6. Charity French died aged 40 years on 13 January and was buried on 23 January 1696/7 in the parish of St. Anne's in Lewes.  She married Thomas Newdigate, Esq., of Lewes and Hawton, Nottinghamshire, as his first wife.  He died in 1722/3.

    7. Katherine French died without issue before her father and was buried in Chiddingly.

  2. John French was baptised on 30 April 1626 in Chiddingly.  He died in 1648.  His will was proved on 23 November 1648, in which he was described as a gentleman of Chiddingly (PROB 11/206).

  3. Thomas French was baptised on 23 March 1627 in Chiddingly.

    Thomas married married Elizabeth Woode on 28 March 1654 in Chiddingly.

    Thomas and Elizabeth had 2 known children:

    1. Thomas French was baptised on 8 April 1655 in Chiddingly.

    2. Elizabeth French was baptised on 13 October 1657 in Chiddingly.

 

Many thanks to Michele Ranger for additions to this page.

Please see the following web site for details about the family of Stephen and Susanna:  http://www.chiddinglychurch.org.uk/nadfas2.htm

FRENCH          SACKVILLE

This page was reviewed on 10 April 2012