Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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Thomas MARCHANT (1664-?)

and Ann JARRETT (1670-?)


Thomas Merchant and Ann Jarat married on 26 April 1688 in Cuckfield, Sussex.  (They were not my direct ancestors.)

Thomas Marchant was baptised on 8 January 1664/5 in Ardingly, Sussex.  He was the son of Thomas Marchant (c1620-?) and Mary Heade.

Ann Jarrett was baptised on 17 November 1670 in Cuckfield.  She was the daughter of Richard Jarrett and Mary.


Thomas Marchant and Ann Jarrett had 7 known children:

  1. Henry Marchant was baptised on 28 December 1689 in Cuckfield.  He married Mary Harlin (1696-?) in 1720.  (They have their own page.)

  2. Thomas Marchant was baptised on 15 January 1691/2 in Cuckfield.  Was he a cordwainer?  And did he marry Elizabeth Sevenoake in 1726 in Rotherfield, Sussex?  If so, then he died in 1758 in Crowborough, Sussex.  His younger son settled in Cuckfield.

  3. John Marchant was baptised on 27 December 1693 in Cuckfield.

  4. Edward Marchant was born on 17 March 1695/6 and baptised on 13 April 1796 in Cuckfield, Sussex.  He married Sarah Simmonds (1700-1774) in 1728.  (They have their own page.)

  5. Samuel Marchant was baptised on 21 August 1698 in Cuckfield.

  6. Elizabeth Marchant was baptised on 7 February 1699/1700 in Cuckfield.

  7. James Marchant was baptised on 3 March 1703/4 in Cuckfield.


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