Ancestors of Mandy Willard
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and Catherine LAVENDER (1759-1833)
married by banns on 11 July 1783 in Mayfield, Sussex. They were both
of Mayfield. (They were not my direct ancestors.)
French may have been born in or near Chiddingly, Sussex in about
Did he die aged 83 years in 1838 in Littlington, Sussex?
A John French was baptised on 7 September 1755 in Ticehurst,
Sussex, the son of
John French and Elizabeth Apps.
On 6 March 1756, a settlement certificate was issued to John French,
his wife Elizabeth and 6 month old son John,
by the overseers of Wadhurst to Ticehurst, or vice versa. A
John French, cordwainer of Ticehurst left a will proved on
29 December 1803, and yet another John French cordwainer of
Ticehurst left a will proved on 12 February 1818. Could they have been
the one born there in 1755 and his father?
Catherine Lavender may have been baptised on 11 March 1759
in Heathfield, Sussex, and have been the daughter of John Lavender
and Susanna Bellchamber. Did she die aged 75 in 1833
John French and Catherine
Lavender had 9 known children:
Philadelphia French was baptised on 15 February 1784 in
Catherine French was baptised on 29 May 1785 in Mayfield.
William French was born on 18 January 1787 and baptised
on 25 March 1787 in Chiddingly. He may have died in 1846 in
Hailsham. William married Lucy Baulcombe on 7
October 1806 in Wilmington.
Samuel French was born on 8 May 1789 and baptised on 18
June 1789 in Chiddingly. He may have died in 1851. Samuel
married Harriet Levett by banns on 20 May 1811 in
Westham, Sussex. Samuel was then of Alfriston and Harriet of
Westham. The witnesses to their marriage were Thomas
Comstick and John Christian.
Thomas French was born on 9
August 1791 and baptised on 19 February 1792 in Chiddingly. Thomas
may have died in 1858 in Alfriston.
Thomas married twice, firstly married Charlotte Levette
on 16 April 1814 in Wilmington, Sussex.
Charlotte was born about 1792 in Wilmington and buried there in 1815.
As a widower from Tarring Neville, Thomas married
Caroline Trigwell by licence on 30
June 1827 in Ringmer. Their marriage licence was issued the day
before by the Archdeaconry of Lewes, which recorded that she was a
spinster of Ringmer and married with consent.
Caroline was baptised on 23 October 1808 in Ringmer,
Sussex and was the daughter of
John French was born on 16 February 1794 and baptised on
19 July 1794 in Chiddingly.
Elizabeth French was born on 18 August 1796 and baptised
on 2 November 1796 in Chiddingly.
Henry French was born on 25 May 1798 and baptised on 11
January 1801 in Chiddingly.
Ann French was baptised in May 1802 in Chiddingly.
This page was reviewed on 10 April 2012