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Charles MOREN (c1725-1802)

and Anne WELLS (c1738-1815)

 

Charles Moren and Anne Wells may have been my 6x Great Grandparents.  (Click here to see their place in my pedigree chart.)  They married by banns on 26 October 1761 in Wadhurst, Sussex.  They were both of Wadhurst.  The witnesses to the marriage were Will Gurr and George Chapman.  They all signed their names.  The banns were published at Wadhurst on ? September and 4 and 11 October 1761.  I don’t know if Will Gurr was a relative or friend, but George Chapman was possibly a Church Warden as his name appears against several marriage entries.  At the time of their marriage Charles was aged about 36 and Ann about 23.

Charles Moren was born about 1725.  He would seem to be the first Moren in the Wadhurst area.  He died aged 77 years and was buried on 31 May 1802 in Wadhurst.  He was a farmer.  I have checked the East Sussex Baptism Index and Charles does not seem to have been baptised in East Sussex.  Charles and his son Charles were witnesses to Thomas Petitt's (1736-1802) will dated 19 November 1798.

Ann Wells was born about 1738.  She died a widow aged 77 years in Wadhurst and was buried there on 18 February 1815.

 

Charles Moren and Anne Wells had 7 known children:

  1. Charles Moren was baptised on 19 March 1762 in Wadhurst.  He died aged 65 years on 10 March 1826 and was buried on 13 March 1826 in Wadhurst.  He was a Farmer.

    Charles married Mary Kennard by banns on 5 October 1788 in Wadhurst.  They were both of Wadhurst.  He signed his name whilst Mary made her X mark.  The witnesses were ? Wood and Thomas Cooper.  The banns were published in Wadhurst on 31 August, 7 and 14 September 1788.

    Mary died aged 62 years and was buried on 6 February 1826 in Wadhurst.

    Charles and Mary had 10 known children:

    1. Charles Moren was baptised on 26 December 1788 in Wadhurst.  He died aged 80 years and was buried on 10 November 1869 in Wadhurst.

      Charles married Harriet Hunt on 19 August 1810 in Wadhurst.  At the time they were both of Wadhurst and both signed their names.  The witnesses were [can not make out the name] and John Cooper who both signed.  The banns were published in Wadhurst on 29 July, 5 and 12 August 1810.

      Harriet was born about 1790 in Wadhurst.

      The 1841 census records that the couple and 7 children were living at Little ?? Farm in Mayfield.  Also with them on census night was 40 year old servant John Hunt.  In 1851 the couple were living at Sprats Reed in Mayfield, Sussex and Charles was then a Farmer of 25 acres employing 1.

      Charles and Harriet had 11 known children:

      1. Charles Moren was baptised on 17 March 1811 in Wadhurst.  He died on 20 August 1846 in Hawley, Hampshire.  Charles married Mary Ann Gregory on 8 April 1833 in Hawley.  Mary Ann was born about 1816.  The couple had 7 known children.

      2. Elizabeth Moren was baptised on 2 January 1814 in Wadhurst and buried there on 26 September 1815.  She died aged 2 years in Salehurst, Sussex.

      3. William Moren was baptised on 18 January 1816 in Wadhurst.

      4. Ann Moren was born on 17 March 1818 and baptised in Wadhurst on 25 December 1818.  She was 23 years old when the 1841 census was recorded and the eldest of her siblings living at home.

      5. Harriet Moren was born on 22 April 1820 and baptised on 20 June 1820 in Wadhurst.  She died about 1896 in Kent County, Michigan, USA.  In 1841 she was 21 years old and living at home.  Harriet married James Tompsett in 1844.  James was born on 21 January 1820 and was the son of Jess Thompsett (1789-?) and Elizabeth Field.

      6. Thomas Moren was baptised on 1 December 1822 in Wadhurst.  The 1841 census records that he was 15 years old and living at home.

      7. John Moren was baptised on 1 May 1825 in Wadhurst.  In 1841 he was said to be 15 years old.  John married Mary Ann Hayward on 30 May 1847 in Frant, Sussex.

      8. James Moren was born on 25 June 1827 and baptised on 12 August 1827 in Wadhurst.  He died before 1901.  In 1841 he was 13 years and living at home.  James married Emma before 1861.  She was born about 1825 in Deal, Kent.

      9. George Moren was baptised on 12 February 1831 in Wadhurst.  He died in 1895.  In 1841 he was 9 years old.

      10. Jane Moren was born on 5 September 1834 and baptised on 9 December 1834 in Wadhurst.

      11. George Moren was born about 1835.  He was 6 years old in 1841.

    2. James Moren was baptised on 31 January 1790 in Wadhurst and buried there on 8 February 1793.

    3. Philadelphia Moren was baptised on 28 August 1791 in Wadhurst.  She had an illegitimate daughter:

      1. Eliza Moren was baptised on 11 October 1812 in Wadhurst.

      Philadelphia married James Gadd by banns on 26 May 1815 in Wadhurst.  They were both then of Wadhurst and both made their X marks.  The witnesses were Charles Moren and John Cooper who both signed their names.

    4. Ann Moren was born on 5 December 1792 and baptised on 14 January 1793 in Wadhurst.

    5. Mary Moren was baptised on 21 April 1793 in Wadhurst.

      Mary married Thomas Baldock on 19 August 1810 in Wadhurst.  They were both of Wadhurst.  Thomas signed his name whilst Mary made her X mark.  The witnesses were Samuel Waghorne and John Cooper who both signed their names.  The banns were published in Wadhurst on 29 July, 5 and 12 August 1810.

      Thomas was baptised on 1 October 1786 in Wadhurst and was the son of Thomas Baldock and Mary Avard.

    6. Margaret Moren was born on 9 April and baptised on 16 May 1797 in Wadhurst.

    7. William Moren was born 1 October and baptised on 17 November 1799 in Wadhurst.  He may have died aged 66 years at Penshurst and have been buried on 14 October 1865 in Wadhurst.

      William may have married Sophia Sheather by banns on 15 May 1823 in Wadhurst, but he also had a cousin William Moren born in 1799.  At the time of William and Sophia’s marriage they were both of Wadhurst, he signed his name whilst Sophia made her X mark.  The witnesses were Charles Moren (signed) and Sarah Sheather (mark).

    8. Thomas Moren was baptised on 21 March 1802 in Wadhurst and buried there on 17 October 1802.

    9. Harriet Moren was baptised on 11 March 1804 in Wadhurst.

      Harriet married James Burt by banns on 7 August 1822 in Wadhurst.  They were both of Wadhurst.  James signed his name whilst Harriet made her X mark.  The witnesses were James Dadswell and Elizabeth Vigor who both signed their names.

    10. Susanna Moren was baptised on 13 August 1809 in Wadhurst.

    Did Charles or his brother William  father a daughter by Mary Avard (1760-?)?

  2. William Moren, my 5x Great Grandfather, may have been born about 1763, but I have been unable to find his baptism and, therefore, can not be certain that he was a son of Charles and Anne, but they were the only Moren's in Wadhurst at that time.  William married Elizabeth Smith in 1790.  (They have their own page.)

  3. John Moren was baptised on 28 February 1765 in Wadhurst.

    John may have married twice.  Firstly to Ann before or about 1800.

    John and Ann had 1 known son:

    1. Thomas Moren was baptised on 3 November 1800 in Wadhurst.

    John may then have married Mary before or about 1808, or Ann and Mary maybe one and the same.

    John and Mary had 1 known daughter:

    1. Ann Moren was baptised on 19 June 1808 in Wadhurst.

  4. Mary Moren was baptised on 28 February 1765 in Wadhurst.

  5. Thomas Moren may not have been baptised before his death.  He was buried on 13 December 1769 in Wadhurst.

  6. Anne Moren was baptised on 20 May 1770 in Wadhurst.

  7. Richard Mooring was baptised on 5 July 1776 in Wadhurst.

 

 

Notes

The IGI records the following family:

Charles Moren and Elizabeth married sometime before or about 1715.  They may have married as Charles Moren and Eliz Long on 10 December 1715 at St. Anne and St. Agnes in Aldersgate, London.

Charles and Elizabeth may have had the following children:

  1. Mary Moren was baptised on 9 December 1715 in Maidstone, Kent.  She may have married Robert Masters on 4 June 1733 at Strood near Rochester, Kent.

  2. Ann Morren was baptised on 1 June 1719 in Maidstone.  As Ann Morran might she have married Martin Young on 17 Juen 1746 in Westminster, London?

  3. Catherine Morren was baptised on 22 July 1721 in Maidstone.

  4. Elizabeth Moren was baptised on 22 September 1722 in Maidstone.  As Elizabeth Morran might she have married Richard Griffin on 10 September 1739 at St. Dunstan in the East, London?

  5. Carolina Moren was baptised on 30 November 1723 in Maidstone.

  6. Margaret Moren was born on 28 October 1730 and baptised on 3 November 1730 at St. Nicholas in Rochester, Kent.  Might she have married Henry Galloway on 24 April 1747 in Westminster, London?

Might they have had a son named Charles born in about 1725?  And might he have first married Dorothy Jacks on 3 January 1744/5 at St. Anne and St. Agnes in Aldersgate?

 

A Charles Moren mercer, of the parish of St. Paul Covent Garden, London, left a will dated 17 September 1728 and proved on 25 March 1733/4.  He appointed his wife Elizabeth Moren as executrix and left the bulk of his estate to his brother Dominic Moren.  Dominic made his will on 24 July 1748 and appointed his wife Ann Moren as executrix.  His will was proved on 1 September 1748.  Neither Charles nor Dominic seem to have had any children.

 

A Charles Mooren was born and baptised on 7 October 1697 at St. Faith under St. Paul, London, the son of William Mooren and Ann.

 

The IGI records the following baptisms:

  1. Ann Wells was baptised on 3 May 1737 in Leigh, Kent, the daughter of Thomas Wells.

  2. Ann Wells was baptised on 22 May/November 1737 in Charing, Kent, the daughter of John Wells and Elizabeth Clackett.

  3. Ann Wells was baptised on 17 November 1737 in Hadlow, Kent, the daughter of John Wells.

  4. Ann Wells was baptised on 23 December 1737 in Brenchley, Kent, the daughter of Matthew Wells.  Matthew married Mary Crayford on 30 March 1727 in Pembury, Kent.

  5. Ann Wells was baptised on 20 January 1737/8 in Staplehurst, Kent, the daughter of John Wells and Elizabeth Kingsnorth.

  6. Ann Wells was baptised on 13 September 1739 in Chiddingstone, Kent, the daughter of Thomas Wells and Susanna.

Did any of the above parents leave a will?

 

MOREN          WELLS

This page was last updated on 5 November 2009