Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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Rychard MARCHANT (c1555-1587)

and Johan MONCKE (1561-?)


Rychard Marchant and Johan Moncke married on 3 December 1581 in Mayfield, Sussex.  The marriage register described him as Richard Marchant, the younger of this parish.  (They were not my direct ancestors.)

Richard Marchant's date and place of birth/baptism are unknown, to me, but presumably he was the son of Richard Marchant.  An Agnes wife of Rychard Marchant was buried on 19 January 1580/1 in Mayfield - might she have been Richard junior's mother or a previous wife?  A Rychard Marchant of this parish was buried on 6 June 1587 in Mayfield.  This may have been Richard junior, as his wife Joan Marchante widow may have married John Coe on 29 November 1587 in Buxted.  However, a Joan Moushurste had married Thomas Marchante in nearby Rotherfield on 3 April 1573 and for the moment I don't know what became of Thomas, so don't know for certain which Joan may have married John Coe.

Joan Moncke was baptised on 1 December 1561 in Worth, Sussex.  She was the daughter of John Moncke and Alice Nicholas.


Rychard Marchant and Johan Moncke had 3 known children:

  1. Thomas Marchant was baptised on 4 November 1582 in Mayfield.  The baptism register noted that his father was Rychard Marchant the younger.

  2. John Marchant was baptised on 19 May 1584 in Mayfield.  The baptism register noted that he was the son of Richard Marchant ye younger.

  3. Anthonye Marchant was baptised on 17 July 1586 in Mayfield.  The baptism register noted that his father was Richard Marchant the younger.  He was buried in Rotherfield, Sussex on 6 November 1637.  At the East Grinstead Assizes of 7 March 1625 he was described as a yeoman of Rotherfield.

    Anthony married twice, firstly to Marye Danyell 28 December 1606 in Mayfield.

    Mary wife of Anthony Marchant was buried on 24 October 1608 in Mayfield.

    Anthony then married Mildred Selwyne on 25 July 1611 in Chiddingly, Sussex.

    Anthony and Mildred had 4 known children:

    1. Margaret Marchant was baptised on 5 November 1615 in Mayfield.  Margaret may have married Joseph Moone on 7 October 1634 in Mayfield.

    2. Joan Merchant was baptised on 22 September 1622 in Mayfield and buried there on 24 September 1622.

    3. Anthony Marchant was baptised on 29 February 1623/4 in Mayfield and probably buried there on 4 March 1624/5, however, the burial register says Thomas son of Anthony was buried, but Thomas was crossed out and Anthony inserted.

    4. Elizabeth Marchant was baptised on 1 May 1625 in Mayfield.


There would seem to have been another Anthony Marchant who had the following children:

  1. John Marchant was baptised on 30 August 1612 in Hurstpierpoint.

  2. Robert Marchant was baptised on 6 July 1617 in Hurstpierpoint.

  3. Thomas Marchant was baptised on 20 October 1622 in Hurstpierpoint.

  4. Ann Marchant was baptised on 15 October 1626 in Hurstpierpoint and buried there on 3 April 1628.