Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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Thomas GRANT (c1650-1686)

and Jane GRATWYCK (c1655-1715)


Thomas Grant and Jane Gratwicke were married on 13 February 1676/7 in Ashurst, Sussex.  He was then of Steyning, Sussex and she of Henfield, Sussex.  (They were not my direct ancestors.)

Thomas Grantís date and place of birth/baptism are unknown, to me.  He died in 1686 or maybe on 27 December 1690.    Might he have been a son of Thomas Grant and Joan Penfold who married on 23 May 1644, or the son of William Grant and Elizabeth Hilton who married on 21 April 1645, both marriages took place in West Grinstead, Sussex.  Thomas was of Stoning and of the Bell Frame.

Jane Gratwyckís date and place of birth/baptism are unknown, to me.  She was buried on 30 May 1715.  She may have been the daughter of Major John Gratwick.  Her mother may have been Mildred Milner who married John Gratwick on 7 May 1655 at St. Gregory by St. Paul in London.  At the time John was of Shermanbury, Sussex and Mildred of the parish of St. Gregory.


Thomas Grant and Jane Gratwyck had 5 known children:

  1. Thomas Grant was baptised on 23 November 1677 and was buried on 25 August 1680.

  2. John Grant was born in 1679.

  3. Thomas Grant was baptised on 1 May 1681.  He married Jane.  They had 1 known son:

    1. Thomas Grant was born about 1720.  He married Jane Goble in 1753.  (They have their own page.)

  4. Mary Grant was born in 1682.

    Mary may have married Henry Denman by licence on 16 December 1716 in Henfield, but there was another Mary Grant born in 1688.  Their marriage licence was issued on 15 December 1712 by the Archdeaconry of Lewes, which recorded that Mary was a spinster of Henfield and Henry of Shermanbury.

    Henry was baptised on 12 January 1679/80 in Shermanbury and was the son William Denman (1636-?) and Susan Godsmark (1640-?).  Henry may have previously married Mary Woolvin by licence dated 4 June 1706.

  5. Jane Grant was born in 1684.


Many thanks to Anthony Grant for details on this page.


This page was reviewed on 10 April 2012