Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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Thomas MARCHANT (?-?)

and Mary KEMPE (?-1744)


Thomas Marchant and Mary Kemp married on 9 April 1719 in Ticehurst, Sussex.  (They were not my direct ancestors.)

Thomas Marchant's date and place of birth are uncertain - see below.  He may have been baptised on 7 April 1698 in Mayfield and have been the son of Thomas Marchant (c1670-?) and Ann Apps (c1676-?).

Mary Kempe's date and place of birth are unknown.  She was buried on 23 March 1744 in Ticehurst, when she was described as the wife of Thomas Merchant a Labourer.


Thomas Marchant and Mary Kemp had 6 known children:

  1. 5 89 Mary Marchant was baptised on 3 April 1720 in Ticehurst.

  2. Elizabeth Marchant was baptised on 22 Jul 1722 in Ticehurst.

  3. Thomas Marchant (1724-?) married Mary Nokes in 1748.  (They have their own page.)

  4. John Marchant was baptised in February 1727/8 in Ticehurst.

  5. James Marchant was baptised on 23 February 1731/2 in Ticehurst.

    James married Elizabeth Mepham.  Another James of similar age married Sarah Piper by banns on 3 November 1757 in Alfriston, Sussex.

  6. Hannah Marchant was baptised on 19 October 1735 in Ticehurst.


As Thomas Marchant married in 1719, he must have been born before 1701, and there are the following possible baptisms:


15 January 1691/2 to Thomas Marchant and Ann Jarrett in Cuckfield


19 April 1694 to Richard Marchant and Ursula Read in Mayfield


6 March 1695 to William Marchant and Elizabeth Humphrey in Horsted Keynes


7 April 1698 to Thomas Marchant and Ann Apps in Mayfield


Another Thomas Marchant married Elizabeth Sevenoake in 31 May 1726 in Rotherfield.