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William MARCHANT

Male 1781 - Bef 1844  (~ 68 years)


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  • Name William MARCHANT 
    Born Between 1776 and 1781  Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Bricklayer 
    Will 21 Sep 1829  Sevenoaks, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died Bef 2 Oct 1844  Sevenoaks, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Probate 2 Oct 1844  Prerogative Court of Canterbury, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • (1) A household headed by William MARCHANT is listed in the 1841 census of Sevenoaks, Kent, England.

      William is listed in the 1841 census as a person who was then 60 years of age. However, because of the way ages were rounded in the 1841 census, he could have then been as old as 65 years of age. There is no indication in the 1841 census as to whether he was then engaged in any profession, employment or employment, or as to whether he was then of independent means. According to the 1841 census, he was born in Kent, England.

      Listed with William is his wife, Ann, who was then 60 years of age. However, because of the way ages were rounded in the 1841 census, she could have then been as old as 65 years of age. There is no indication in the 1841 census as to whether she was then engaged in any profession, employment or employment, or as to whether she was then of independent means. According to the 1841 census, she was born in Kent, England.

      Also listed with William is William WHEELER, a bricklayer who was then 30 years of age. However, because of the way ages were rounded in the 1841 census, he could have then been as old as 35 years of age. According to the 1841 census, he was born in Kent, England. The relationship between William MARCHANT and William WHEELER is not listed in the 1841 census.

      Also listed with William is Harriet WHEELER, who was then 30 years of age. However, because of the way ages were rounded in the 1841 census, she could have then been as old as 35 years of age. There is no indication in the 1841 census as to whether she was then engaged in any profession, employment or employment, or as to whether she was then of independent means. According to the 1841 census, she was born in Kent, England. The relationship between William MARCHANT and Harriet WHEELER is not listed in the 1841 census.

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      The 1841 Census for England was taken on the night of 6 June 1841. The following information was requested:

      • Name of street, avenue, road, etc.
      • House name or number
      • Surname of head of household
      • Name of persons who had spent the night in the household
      • Age*
      • Sex
      • Person's occupation
      • Where born**

      *The ages of people over 15 years old were usually rounded down to the nearest 5 years. For example, someone who was actually 24 years would have their age listed as 20, and someone who was actually 27 years old would have their age listed as 25.

      **The "Where Born" column only asked two questions - 1) whether born in same county, and 2) whether born in Scotland, Ireland, or Foreign Parts. Possible answers and abbreviations to question #1 include: Yes (Y), No, (N), or Not Known (NK). For question #2, the following abbreviations were used: Scotland (S), Ireland (I), and Foreign Parts (F).

      Enumeration forms were distributed to all households a couple of days before census night and the household members were required to complete the forms themselves. The next day, the enumerators collected the completed forms. All responses were to reflect the individual's status as of 6 June 1841 for all individuals who had spent the night in the house. People who were traveling or living abroad were enumerated at the location where they spent the night on census night. All of the details from the individual forms were later sorted and copied into enumerators' books, which are the records we can view images of today. The original householders schedules from 1841 to 1901 were destroyed.

      The clerks who compiled and reviewed the census data made a variety of marks on the returns. Unfortunately, many of these tally marks were written over personal information and some fields, such as ages, can be difficult to read as a result. More useful marks include a single slash between households within a building and a double slash separating households in separate buildings.

      A major problem with the 1841 census is that it was written in pencil rather than pen. This has resulted in many faded pages which have proved unreadable on microfilm.

      (2) http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk:

      Will of William Marchant, Bricklayer of Sevenoaks, Kent

      Reference: PROB 11/2006/170
      Description: Will of William Marchant, Bricklayer of Sevenoaks, Kent
      Date [proved]: 02 October 1844
      Held by: The National Archives, Kew
      Legal Status: Public Record

      This is the last Will and Testiment of mr William Marchant Bricklayer of the parish of Sevenoaks in the County of Kent dated this twenty first day of September one thousand eight hundred and twenty nine ffirst I desire that all my just debts funeral expenses and the prooving of this my last will and testiment should be fully paid and satisfyed and I revoke all other wills heretofore by me made declaring this to be my last as aforesaid I give unto my beloved wife Ann Marchant all the remaindure of my property I may be possessed of such as ready money bonds notes at hand and all other _____ for money together with moneys in the present funds household furniture plate with books and _____ and all other my effects to her heirs and assigns for ever and appoint my wife Ann Marchant to be my Executrix and Thomas Parker Bricklayer of Sevenoaks Kent to be Executor to this my last will and testiment-William Marchant-(Seal)-Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of the Testator who at his request and in his presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our hands as witnesses - William Matthews - William Parker.

      PROVED at London the 2nd Oct 1844 before the Worshipful John Danberry Doctor of Laws and surrogate by the oath of Ann Marchant widow the Relict one of the Executors to whom Administration was granted having been first sworn duly to administer Power reserved of making the like grant to Thomas Parker the other Executor when he shall apply for the same.
    Person ID I18085  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 25 Nov 2018 

    Family Ann (MARCHANT),   b. Abt 1774, Sevenoaks, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 20 May 1852, Sevenoaks, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years) 
    Last Modified 25 Nov 2018 10:18:54 
    Family ID F8093  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart