Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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Thomas MARCHANT (1726-1793)

and Mary WENHAM (?-?)

 

Thomas Marchant and Mary Wenham married by Banns on 1 May 1758 in Rotherfield, Sussex.  (They were not my direct ancestors.)

Thomas Marchant was baptised on 4 December 1726 in Rotherfield.  He was the son of Thomas Marchant (?-1758) and Elizabeth Sevenoake.  He was a Cordwainer.  He left a Will dated 3 August 1793 which was proved on 12 October 1793.  In his Will he mentioned wife Mary and children Thomas, John and Elizabeth.  He named his brother John Marchant and James Izzard as executors and the witnesses to the Will were John Hider, John Neve and Edward Okill Dadswell.  (Edward (1750-?) was the brother of my 5x Great Grandfather Robert Dadswell (1757-1830).)

Mary Wenham's date and place of birth are unknown.  She died after 3 June 1794 as she was named in her brother-in-law's Will, which was proved on 5 September 1794.

 

Thomas Marchant and Mary Wenham had 6 known children:

  1. 5 89 Thomas Marchant was baptised on 23 April 1761 in Rotherfield.  He married Elizabeth Goodman by Banns on 20 May 1793 in Rotherfield, at which time they were both of Rotherfield.

  2. John Marchant was baptised on 23 May 1763 in Rotherfield.  He married Jane Taylor on 26 April 1791 in Rotherfield, at which time they were both of Rotherfield.  (Edward Okill Dadswell who was a witness to John's father's Will, married Elizabeth Taylor on 16 July 1786 in Rotherfield, but as yet I don't know if Jane and Elizabeth were related.)

  3. Edward Marchant was baptised on 23 April 1766 in Rotherfield.  He may have died young as he was not mentioned in his father's 1793 Will.  (Might he have been named after his father's possible Uncle Edward Marchant (1696-1761)?)

  4. William Marchant was baptised on 30 July 1768 in Rotherfield.  He may have died young as he was not mentioned in his father's 1793 Will.

  5. Mary Marchant was baptised on 22 March 1771 in Rotherfield.  She may have died young as she was not mentioned in her father's 1793 Will.

  6. Elizabeth Marchant was baptised on 28 December 1773 in Rotherfield.  Under the terms of her Uncle John Marchant's Will, she received 500 pounds and a further 50 pounds on the deaths of her mother and John's housekeeper.  She was unmarried when her Uncle made his Will on 3 June 1794.

 

MARCHANT          WENHAM