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John Marchant, farm labourer, son of John Marchant, labourer and Mary Marchant [Pinyon]
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Date
Type
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Source
 
28th Apr 1801
Born
In the Parish of Fletching, Sussex
Fletching Parish Registers
 
8th May 1801
Christened
At St Andrew & St Mary Church in the Parish of Fletching, Sussex; son of John Marchant and Mary Marchant
Fletching Parish Registers
 
25th Dec 1823
Married
Sarah Cheeseman at St Andrew & St Mary Church in the Parish of Fletching, Sussex
Fletching Marriage Registers
 
1824
Birth of a daughter
Frances in the Parish of Fletching, Sussex
Fletching Parish Registers
 
1827
Birth of a daughter
Sarah Ann at Furners Green in the Parish of Fletching, Sussex
Fletching Parish Registers
 
1829
Birth of a son
John at Broadwater Pitt in the Parish of Fletching, Sussex
Fletching Parish Registers
 
1832
Birth of a daughter
Susan at Furners Green in the Parish of Fletching, Sussex
Fletching Parish Registers
 
1834
Birth of a son
William Wells at Broadwater Pitt in the Parish of Fletching, Sussex
Fletching Parish Registers
 
1837
Birth of a daughter
Diana at Broadwater Pitt in the Parish of Fletching, Sussex
Fletching Parish Registers
 
1841
Birth of a daughter
Mary Jane at Furners Green in the Parish of Fletching, Sussex
Fletching Parish Registers
 
6th Jun 1841
Census
At Broadwater Pitt in the Parish of Fletching, Sussex; John Marchant, M, Head, age 35 to 39, born Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
1841 Census
Fletching, Sussex
 
1844
Birth of a daughter
Harriett at Broadwater Pitt in the Parish of Fletching, Sussex
Fletching Parish Registers
 
30th Mar 1851
Census
At Portmansfoord in the Parish of Fletching, Sussex; Head; occupation: farm labourer
1851 Census
Fletching, Sussex
 
1879
Recollections
At Sheffield Arms
Ashdown Forest dispute
 

During The Ashdown Forest Dispute 1876-1882 commoners and land owners were interviewed by the solicitor William Raper. Their comments were recorded in a series of notebooks:

Marchant, John. 77. At Sheffield Arms. Born 28 April 1802 at Fletching and baptised there. I worked about Fletching as a boy till I was 16 and then I went to service with Mr. Beacon at Ketches Farm (Lord Sheffield) as odd man 3' /2 years. He then had litter and turf regularly from Ashdown Forest. During that time I went with Mr. Hobbs of Atheralls Farm his team for turf for his laborers or any cottagers in the street. Hobbs had the ashes afterwards for the trouble. I also went for Elphick at Pound Farm (Lord Sheffield's) with his team to the Forest for litter and turf. Also for his successor Eagles. I have lived near the Pound Farm. He was succeeded by John Kimber and I have worked for him at various times and have fetched litter for him. Paris and then Godly and then Newnham came afterwards. I know they had both litter and turf. I did not work for them but have been close by the farm for many years Newnham left the farm this Michaelmas.

When I was about 18 I went to service with Mr. Beacon at Ketches Farm (Lord Sheffield's) 3 1/2 years as odd man. He had litter and turf off the Forest every year. Sometimes I went for them when I was in his service. After I left his service I went to Mr. John Wheeler 1/2 year at Heaven Farm (now Mr. Hardys), [both] had litter and turf from Ashdown Forest. I then went to Mr. Beacon 1/2 year and then married and continued working for Mr. Beacon for several years, till 42 years ago, and during that time he continued to have litter and turf. I then worked on the roads in the western part of the parish for 40 years and retired 2 years ago.

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Ancestor's report
Descendent's report
Marchant, Marchante, Marchaunt, Marchand, Merchant family records
The ancestral pedigree of John Marchant, farm labourer
  
 John Marchant
labourer
m: 17th Oct 1796 St Andrew & St Mary Church, Fletching, SussexMary Pinyon 
 b: c 1775  b: c 1775
  
          
Ann  Mary Edmund Diana Susanna Thomas Frances Naomi 
b: 1799 Fletching, Sussex
ch: 3rd Mar 1799 St Andrew & St Mary Church, daughter of John Marchant and Mary Marchant
  b: 1803 Fletching, Sussex
ch: 1st May 1803 St Andrew & St Mary Church, daughter of John Marchant and Mary Marchant
 b: 1804 Fletching, Sussex
ch: 28th Oct 1804 St Andrew & St Mary Church, son of John Marchant and Mary Marchant
d: November 1881 Fletching, Sussex, aged 76 years
bur: 14th Nov 1881 St Andrew & St Mary Church, Fletching, Sussex
 b: 1806 Fletching, Sussex
ch: 31st Aug 1806 St Andrew & St Mary Church, daughter of John Marchant and Mary Marchant
 b: 1808 Fletching, Sussex
ch: 9th Oct 1808 St Andrew & St Mary Church, daughter of John Marchant and Mary Marchant
 b: 1810 Fletching, Sussex
ch: 21st Oct 1810 St Andrew & St Mary Church, son of John Marchant and Mary Marchant
 b: 1812 Fletching, Sussex
ch: 22nd Nov 1812 St Andrew & St Mary Church, daughter of John Marchant and Mary Marchant
d: September 1813 Fletching, Sussex, aged 11 months
bur: 1st Sep 1813 St Andrew & St Mary Church, Fletching, Sussex
 b: 6th Sep 1814 Fletching, Sussex
ch: 18th Sep 1814 St Andrew & St Mary Church, daughter of John Marchant (labourer) and Mary Marchant
 
  John                
  b: 28th Apr 1801 Fletching, Sussex
ch: 8th May 1801 St Andrew & St Mary Church, son of John Marchant and Mary Marchant
                
                   
Parental
record
   
   
   
 John Marchant
farm labourer
m: 25th Dec 1823 St Andrew & St Mary Church, Fletching, SussexSarah Cheeseman 
 b: 28th Apr 1801 Fletching, Sussex
ch: 8th May 1801 St Andrew & St Mary Church, son of John Marchant and Mary Marchant
  b: 1802 Fletching, Sussex
  
         
Frances Sarah Ann John Susan William Wells Diana Mary Jane Harriett 
b: 1824 Fletching, Sussex
ch: 20th Jun 1824 St Andrew & St Mary Church, daughter of John Marchant (labourer) and Sarah Marchant
 b: 1827 Furners Green, Fletching, Sussex
ch: 5th Aug 1827 St Andrew & St Mary Church, daughter of John Marchant (labourer) and Sarah Marchant
d: December 1867 Danehill, Sussex, aged 40 years
bur: 29th Dec 1867 All Saints (als Holy Trinity Chapel), Danehill, Sussex
 b: 1829 Broadwater Pitt, Fletching, Sussex
ch: 6th Dec 1829 St Andrew & St Mary Church, son of John Marchant (labourer) and Sarah Marchant
 b: 1832 Furners Green, Fletching, Sussex
ch: 22nd Jul 1832 St Andrew & St Mary Church, daughter of John Marchant (labourer) and Sarah Marchant
 b: 1834 Broadwater Pitt, Fletching, Sussex
ch: 1st Jun 1837 St Andrew & St Mary Church, age 2 1/2 years, son of John Marchant (labourer) and Sarah Marchant
 b: 1837 Broadwater Pitt, Fletching, Sussex
ch: 16th Jul 1837 St Andrew & St Mary Church, daughter of John Marchant (labourer) and Sarah Marchant
 b: 1841 Furners Green, Fletching, Sussex
ch: 31st Jan 1841 St Andrew & St Mary Church, daughter of John Marchant (labourer) and Sarah Marchant
 b: 1844 Broadwater Pitt, Fletching, Sussex
ch: 27th Oct 1844 St Andrew & St Mary Church, daughter of John Marchant (labourer) and Sarah Marchant
 
                  
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