Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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John MARCHANT (1769-1843)

and Martha LAYARD (c1775-1800)

and Frances STEELE (c1778-1861)

 

John Marchant and Martha Layard married on 8 October 1791 in Cuckfield, Sussex.  As widower John Marchant married Frances Steele on 26 October 1803 in Nuthurst, Sussex.  (They were not my direct ancestors.)

John Marchant was born on 11 March 1769 and baptised on 28 March 1769 in Ardingly, Sussex.  He was the son Michael Marchant (1740-1815) and Elizabeth Jarrett (1742-1824).  He died aged 74 years and was buried on 26 December 1843 in Balcombe, on the same day as his brother James.

Martha Layard's date and place of birth/baptism are unknown, to me.  She was buried on 2 April 1800 in Balcombe.

Frances Steele was born about 1778 in Slaugham, Sussex.  She died aged 83 years in the St. Peter's area of Brighton, Sussex and was buried on 3 June 1861 in Balcombe.  When the 1851 census was recorded she was a 73 year old widow living with the family of her daughter Jemima.

 

John Marchant and Martha Layard had 4 known children:

  1. 5 89 James Marchant was baptised on 9 March 1794 in Balcombe.  He died aged 69 years and was buried on 20 June 1863 in Balcombe.

    James married Charlotte Stedman by banns on 11 April 1822 in Balcombe.  The witnesses to the marriage were Joseph Marchant and Elizabeth Bishop.

    Charlotte was born about 1789 in Balcombe.  She died aged 78 and was buried on 13 January in Worth.

    In 1851 the couple were living at Little Cooper's Corner in Balcombe and James was a farmer of 10 acres.

  2. Martha Marchant was baptised on 26 January 1796 in Balcombe and buried there on 28 January 1796.

  3. William Marchant was baptised on 19 February 1797 in Balcombe.  He died aged 72 years and was buried on 15 December 1869 in Balcombe.

    William married Ann Ball on 8 April 1824 in Balcombe.

    Ann was baptised on 5 June 1791 in Slaugham, Sussex and was the daughter of Gabriel Ball and Jane.

    In 1851 the couple, together with their 19 year old daughter Phebe Marchant and 17 year old servant Jack Marchant, were living at Gelletts in Balcombe and William was a baker and farmer of 13 acres employing 1.

  4. Joseph Marchant was baptised on 24 March 1799 in Balcombe.  He died aged 62 years and was buried 12 October 1860 in Balcombe.

    Joseph married Sarah Stenning, widow, on 20 January 1827 in Balcombe.  The witnesses were James Downer and Mary Steele.

    Sarah was born about 1793 in Balcombe and died in 1883.

    In 1851 the couple, together with their 17 year old son Thomas Marchant, were living at Rocks in Balcombe and Joseph was an agricultural labourer.

    Joseph and Sarah had 3 known children:

    1. Selah Marchant was baptised on 26 June 1831 in Balcombe.

    2. Elizabeth Mildred Marchant was baptised on 25 December 1831 in Balcombe.  She married Stephen Sadler on 13 June 1849 in Balcombe.  The witnesses were James Pope and Sarah Marchant.

    3. Tom Potter Marchant was baptised on 5 April 1833 in Balcombe.  He died before the 1881 census was recorded.  As Thomas Marchant he married Maria Pickard on 6 November 1854 in Balcombe.  The witnesses were Sarah Marchant and Jonathan Pickard.  She was born about 1833 in Twineham.  In 1881 she was a dressmaker.

      Tom and Maria had 4 known children:

      1. Kate Maria Marchant was baptised on 8 August 1855 in Balcombe.  She married William Tullett (1846-?) in 1876.  He was the son of Simeon Tullett (1809-1891) and Ann Tullet Knowles (c1816-1884).

      2. Agnes Marchant was baptised on 7 November 1858 in Balcombe.

      3. Arthur William Marchant was baptised on 5 May 1861 in Balcombe.  In 1881 he was a railway clerk living with his widowed mother at 5 Sydney Road in Croydon, Surrey.

      4. Albert Edwin Marchant was baptised on 28 January 1867 in Balcombe.

 

John Marchant and Frances Steele had 6 known children:

  1. Jesse Marchant was baptised on 10 February 1805 in Balcombe.  He died aged 73 and was buried on 17 December 1877 in Balcombe.  He married twice.  Firstly to Harriet Downer by Banns on 23 July 1831 in Balcombe.  At the time they were both of Balcombe.  She was born on 19 February 1811 and baptised on 24 March 1811 in Ardingly and was the daughter of William Downer and Elizabeth Ridley.  Harriet died aged 24 years and was buried on 4 May 1835 in Balcombe.  Jesse and Harriet had 2 known children:

    1. Lucy Marchant was baptised on 29 July 1832 in Balcombe and buried there on 2 June 1835.

    2. Jack Marchant baptised on 6 April 1834 in Balcombe.  In 1851 he was living with his Uncle William Marchant (see above).  Jack married twice.  Firstly to Jane Kent (c1839-1861) on 17 November 1860 in Ardingly, and then to Elizabeth Bourne on 26 December 1862 in Balcombe.

    Jesse Marchant then married Mary Barrett Steele on 5 September 1846 in Balcombe.  She was born about 1809 in Balcombe.  They had 1 known son:

    1. James Marchant was born about 1850 in Balcombe and died in 1915.

  2. Jeremiah Marchant was baptised on 7 July 1806 in Balcombe and buried there on 14 October 1831, aged 25 years.

  3. Job Marchant was baptised on 8 May 1808 in Balcombe.  He died on 23 July 1891 in the Cuckfield Union Workhouse and was buried on 27 July 1891.

    Job married Sarah Ann Harding on 17 September 1828 in Slaugham.

    Sarah Ann was baptised on 21 May 1809 in Slaugham and was the daughter of James Harding and Sarah.  Sarah Anne died aged 52 years and was buried on 12 May 1861 in Balcombe.

    In 1851 the couple together with 8 children were living in Balcombe Lane, Balcombe and Job was a farm labourer.  They had 12 known children.

  4. Jemima Marchant was baptised on 19 May 1811 in Balcombe.

    Jemima married William Henry Nyren in the second quarter of 1842 in the Brighton registration district.  William Henry had previously married Louisa Farncombe by banns on 4 June 1832 in Brighton.  He was then a bachelor and she a spinster and they were both of Brighton.

    William Henry Nyren was baptised on 10 January 1806 in West Dean, near Chichester, Sussex, and was the son of Thomas Nyren and Frances Read.

    When the 1851 census was recorded the couple were living at 30 Tidy Street in Brighton, along with 2 children from William's first marriage, 5 children by Jemima, her widowed mother and 23 year old boarder, William Clark.

    William Henry and Jemima had the following known children:

    1. William Nyren was born about 1843 in Brighton.  He was an 8 year old scholar in 1851.

    2. Jemima Nyren was born about 1845 in Brighton.  In 1851 she was a 6 year old scholar.

    3. Ellen Nyren was born about 1847 in Brighton.  She was 4 years old in 1851.

    4. Eliza Nyren was born about 1848 in Brighton.  She was 3 years old in 1851.

    5. Jane Nyren was born about 1850 in Brighton.  In 1851 she was a year old.

  5. Josiah Marchant was baptised on 4 July 1813 in Balcombe.

    Josiah married Sarah Ann, who was born about 1815 in Ardingly.

    Sarah Ann died aged 39 years and was buried on 2 February 1855 in Balcombe. 

  6. Joel Marchant was born 1816 in Balcombe.

 

 

1851 census - 30 Tidy Street, Brighton, Sussex (HO107/1645, folio 847, page 41)

William H Nyren, Head, Mar, 45, Plumber, born Sussex, Westdean

Jemima Nyren, Wife, Mar, 39, born Sussex, Balcombe

John Nyren, Son, Un, 18, Painter, born Sussex, Brighton

Louisa Nyren, Dau, Un, 12, born Sussex, Brighton

William Nyren, Son, 8, Scholar, born Sussex, Brighton

Jemima Nyren, Dau, 6, Scholar, born Sussex, Brighton

Ellen Nyren, Dau, 4, born Sussex, Brighton

Eliza Nyren, Dau, 3, born Sussex, Brighton

Jane Nyren, Dau, 1, born Sussex, Brighton

Frances B Marchant, Wifes Mother, W, 73, born Sussex, Slaugham

William Clark Boarder, Un, 23, Porter, born Middlesex

 

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