Ancestors of Mandy Willard
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James MARCHANT (1770-1843)
and Sarah RASSTRIGG (1775-1859)
James Marchant and
married by banns on 25 April 1799 in Balcombe,
Sussex. He was then of Ardingly and she of Balcombe. (They were not my direct ancestors.)
was born on 2 November 1770 and baptised on 9 December 1770 in Ardingly,
He was the son
Michael Marchant (1740-1815) and
Elizabeth Jarrett (1742-1824). He died aged 73 years and was buried on
26 December 1843 in Balcombe, on the same day as his brother John.
Sarah Rasstrigg was baptised on 12
February 1775 in Balcombe. She was the daughter of
Goldsmith. In 1851 she was a 73 year old widow and pauper living at
Mates Croft in Balcombe in the home of her youngest son William.
She died aged 84 years and was buried on 3 March 1859 in Balcombe.
and Sarah Rasstrigg had 7 known children:
Mary Marchant was baptised on 5 December 1799 in Balcombe.
James Marchant was baptised on 28 April 1802 in Balcombe and buried
there on 29 June 1828, aged 26 years.
Henry Marchant was baptised on 10 March 1805 in Balcombe. He
married Harriet before or about 1838. She was born about 1813 in
Balcombe. In 1851 the couple together with 7 children were living at
Mates Croft in Balcombe and Henry was an agricultural labourer.
Martha Marchant was baptised on 8 May 1807 in Balcombe. She may
have married Richard Tester on 30 October 1830 in Slaugham, Sussex.
John Marchant was baptised on 19 August 1810 in Balcombe. He
married Theresa Marchant on 1 June 1833 in Balcombe. She was born
about 1814 in Cuckfield. In the 1851 the couple together with 4 children
were living at Parkers in Balcombe and John was a farmer of 20 acres and an
Elizabeth Marchant was baptised on 4 July 1813 in Balcombe.
William Marchant was born about 1817 in Balcombe. He married
Elizabeth Upton on 2 June 1849 in Balcombe. She was born about 1828
in Ardingly. In 1851 the couple together with their daughter, his widow
mother and a lodger 22 year old Frederick Marchant, were living at
Mates Croft in Balcombe and William was an agricultural labourer.