Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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Michael MARCHANT (1740-1815)

and Elizabeth SNELLING (?-?)

and Elizabeth JARRETT (1742-1824)


Michael Marchant first married Elizabeth Snelling on 26 August 1762 in Worth, Sussex.  At the time Michael was of Godstone, Surrey and a witnesses to the marriage was James Marchant.  Michael then married Elizabeth Jarrett married on 19 September 1768 in Balcombe, Sussex.  (They were not my direct ancestors.)

Michael Marchant was born on 28 November 1740 and baptised on 21 December 1740 in Ardingly, Sussex.  He was the eighth child and fourth son of Edward Marchant (1696-1761) and Sarah Simmonds (1700-1774).  He died aged 74 years and was buried on 5 August 1815 in Balcombe.

Elizabeth Snelling's date and place of birth are unknown.  There were no known children from her marriage to Michael.

Elizabeth Jarret was baptised on 27 August 1742 in Bolney.  She was the daughter of Thomas Jarret and Jane Pain.  She died aged 83 years and buried on 7 November 1824 in Balcombe.  Michael's Grandmother was Ann Jarrett (1670-?), might Ann and Elizabeth have shared a common ancestor?


Michael Marchant and Elizabeth Jarrett had 5 known children:

  1. 5 89 John Marchant (1769-1843) married Martha Layard in 1791 and Frances Steele in 1803.  (They have their own page.)

  2. James Marchant (1770-1843) married Sarah Rasstrigg in 1799.  (They have their own page.)

  3. William Marchant was born on 10 June 1775 and baptised on 25 June 1775 in Ardingly.  He married twice.  Firstly to Elizabeth Cripps on 4 May 1797 in Ardingly who died within a month of their marriage.  She was born on 28 April 1773 and baptised on 15 May 1773 in Ardingly, and was the daughter of John Crips and Ann Hall.  Elizabeth was buried on 30 May 1797 in Ardingly.  William then married Mildred sometime before or about 1799.  They had at least 1 known daughter.

  4. Edward Marchant was born on 26 September 1778 and baptised on 11 October 1778 in Ardingly.  He married Sarah Butcher on 12 August 1797 in Cuckfield.

  5. Jane Marchant was born on 4 February 1782 and baptised on 23 February 1782 in Ardingly.