Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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John FRENCH (1693-1771)

and Ann BRAND (1700-1774)

 

John French and Ann Brand may have been my 7x Great Grandparents.  (Click here to see their place in my pedigree chart.)  They married on 20 April 1721 in Bodiam, Sussex.  They were both then of Warbleton, Sussex.  Her surname was then recorded as Brann.

John French was baptised on 15 January 1692/3 in Warbleton.  He was the son of Samuel French (1665-1747) and Mary Baldock (c1670-1712).  He was buried on 5 September 1771 in Warbleton.

Ann Brand was baptised on 14 April 1700 in Salehurst, Sussex.  She was the daughter of Richard Brand and Alice Baker.  Ann was buried in Warbleton on 22 September 1774 as widow French.

 

John French and Ann Brand had 10 known children:

  1. Sarah French, my possible 6x Great Grandmother, was baptised on 25 February 1721/2 in Warbleton.  She may have married Thomas Bourne in 1744.  (They have their own page.)

  2. Mary French was baptised on 28 July 1723 in Warbleton.

  3. Samuel French was baptised on 17 October 1725 in Warbleton.  He died in 1807.

    Samuel married Sarah Tutt by banns on 31 August 1761 in Willingdon, Sussex.  They were both then of Willingdon.  The witnesses to the marriage were John Alwork and George Markwick.

    Sarah was baptised on 19 June 1736 in Warbleton and was the daughter of John Tutt (1697-?) and Elizabeth Baker.

    Samuel and Sarah had 6 known children:

    1. John French was baptised on 24 December 1761 in Willmingdon.  He died aged 84 years on 1 June 1844 in Wartling.  John married Mary Gasden by banns on 2 November 1786 in Herstmonceux, Sussex.  He was then of Wartling and she of Herstmonceux.  Mary was baptised on 17 November 1763 in East Dean, East Sussex and was the daughter of John Gosden and Mary Clarke.  Mary died in 1837.

    2. Samuel French

    3. William French

    4. William French

    5. Mary French

    6. Sarah French

  4. John French was baptised on 1 January 1727/8 in Warbleton and buried there on 29 December 1743.  It was noted in the burial register that he was the son of John and Ann French.

  5. Thomas French was baptised on 27 January 1729/30 in Warbleton.

    Thomas married Lydia Balbranks by banns on 25 December 1758 in Bexhill, Sussex.  He was then a bachelor of Etchingham and she was a spinster of Bexhill.  (There was another Thomas French baptised on 28 July 1734 in Salehurst, the son of Robert French and Mary.)

    Thomas and Lydia had the following children:

    1. Lydia French was baptised on 27 March 1760 in Etchingham.

    2. Lydia French was baptised on 2 July 1769 in Etchingham.

    3. Ann French was baptised on 4 October 1772 in Etchingham.

  6. Ann French was baptised on 16 April 1732 in Warbleton.

  7. William French was baptised on 1 January 1734/5 in Warbleton and buried there on 13 July 1768.  It was noted in the burial register that he was the son of John and Ann French.

  8. Henry French was baptised on 13 November 1737 in Warbleton and buried there on 6 September 1765.  It was noted in the burial register that he was the son of John and Ann French.

  9. George French was baptised on 30 March 1740 in Warbleton and buried there on 31 July 1762.  It was noted in the burial register that he was the son of John and Ann French.

  10. Lucy French

 

Many thanks to Michele Ranger for additions to this page.

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This page was reviewed on 10 April 2012