Francis Farrant

b. 5 October 1800, d. 22 March 1853
FatherJohn Farrant b. 28 Jun 1778
MotherElizabeth Smith
     Francis Farrant was baptized on 5 October 1800 at All Saints, Laughton, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of John Farrant and Elizabeth Smith.
Francis Farrant witnessed the marriage of Harriet Farrant and Gideon Gladman on 15 April 1839 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England.2,3
Francis Farrant died on 22 March 1853 at Sussex, England, at age 52.

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S616] Embroidery Sampler made by Harriet Gladman, 1838-1843, now located at The Priest House, West Hoathy, West Sussex, England, (Collection of the Sussex Archaeological Society) "unknown cd."
  3. [S638] Marriage certificate of Gideon Gladman and Harriet Farrant, married 15 Aug 1839 in the Registration District of Brighton, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 07 Page 343).

Francis Farrant

b. 9 October 1746, d. 1807
FatherRobert Farrant d. 1756
MotherAnne Harfield
     Francis Farrant was baptized on 9 October 1746 at St Mary, Barcombe, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Robert Farrant and Anne Harfield.
Francis Farrant married Mary Duffil on 14 May 1770 at Stanmer, Sussex, England, DUFFEL.2
Francis Farrant died in 1807 at Sussex, England.

Family

Mary Duffil
Marriage*
Francis Farrant married Mary Duffil on 14 May 1770 at Stanmer, Sussex, England, DUFFEL.2 
Child

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.

Friend Farrant

b. 14 March 1770, d. 1849
FatherThomas Farrant b. c 1731, d. 1813
MotherElizabeth Smith b. c 1730, d. 1779
     Friend Farrant was baptized on 14 March 1770 at St Thomas, Framfield, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Thomas Farrant and Elizabeth Smith.
Friend Farrant married Anne Thomas on 24 October 1800 at St Thomas, Framfield, Sussex, England.2
Friend Farrant witnessed the marriage of Harriet Farrant and Gideon Gladman on 15 April 1839 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England.3,4
Friend Farrant was a farmer on 15 April 1839.4
Friend Farrant died in 1849 at Framfield, Sussex, England.
Friend Farrant was buried on 4 September 1849 at St Thomas, Framfield, Sussex, England, "age 79 years."5

Family

Anne Thomas b. c 1775
Marriage*
Friend Farrant married Anne Thomas on 24 October 1800 at St Thomas, Framfield, Sussex, England.2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  3. [S616] Embroidery Sampler made by Harriet Gladman, 1838-1843, now located at The Priest House, West Hoathy, West Sussex, England, (Collection of the Sussex Archaeological Society) "unknown cd."
  4. [S638] Marriage certificate of Gideon Gladman and Harriet Farrant, married 15 Aug 1839 in the Registration District of Brighton, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 07 Page 343).
  5. [S25] Index to Sussex Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Harriet Farrant

b. 22 January 1812, d. 18 December 1844
FatherFriend Farrant b. 14 Mar 1770, d. 1849
MotherAnne Thomas b. c 1775
Emboidered bed cover made c1838-41 by Harriet Gladman (nee Farrant) on display at The Priest House in West Hoathly, West Sussex, England.
     Harriet Farrant was born on 22 January 1812 at Framfield, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of Friend Farrant and Anne Thomas.
There is a piece of embroidery (a young child's bed cover) sewn by Harriet on display in the The Priest House, North Lane, West Hoathly, West Sussex. Harriet records her birth on her embroidery: "I Harriet Farrant was born January the 22th [sic] in the year of our Lord 1812 Aged 26 years 1838". The fact that she gives her age as 26 years in 1838 suggests that she started it before she was married in 1839. She would appear to have finished it in 1841 as it records an event in that year but none after.1
Harriet Farrant was baptized on 26 May 1812 at St Thomas, Framfield, Sussex, England.2
Harriet Farrant married Gideon Gladman, son of Gideon Gladman and Mary Elliot, on 15 April 1839 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England.3,4
Harriet was a first cousin once removed to her husband, Gideon Gladman. Gideon's mother, Mary, was her first cousin.
Harriet recorded their wedding on her embroidery:
"I Harriet Farrant was united to Gideon Gladman at Brighton Church Monday April the 15th in the year of our Lord 1839".
"O Lord grant that we together may sweetly live
And when it shall please thee to call us to die
Grant we may each a starry crown receive
And reign above the sky.1
"
Harriet's embroidery records the birth of their first child, daughter Harriet Farrant Gladman:
"Harriet Farrant Gladman daughter of Gideon and Harriet Gladman was born Monday November the 16th in the after noon at four oclock in the year of Our Lord 1840"
Sadly, it also records her death just 9 weeks and 3 days later:
"Harriet Farrant Gladman daughter of Gideon and Harriet Gladman died Thursday night at half past ten oclock January the 21 in the year of Our Lord 1841 aged 9 weeks and 3 days".1
On 7 June 1841 Harriet Farrant and Gideon Gladman lived at Terrible Down, Laughton, Sussex, England.5
The 1841 census mistakenly records Harriet's name as Charlott [sic]. Gideon, occupation farmer, is 28 years old and Charlott (Harriet) is 29 years. The place Terrible Down (more often called Tarble Down in legal and manorial documents) does not, as the legends would say, have its origin as the place of slaughter of remnants of the Battle of Lewes in 1264, or alternatively, a place where Alfred the Great fought the Vikings. The true origin is considerably less glamorous, with the authoritative "The Place Names of Sussex" by Mawer and Stenton stating that it probably evolved from "Tordehelle" meaning a dung hill (there was a Robert atte Tordehelle, 1296) and morphed into other variants such as Torble, Tarble and Terrible to hide its unpleasant associations.6
Harriet Farrant died on 18 December 1844 at Laughton, Sussex, England, at age 32. She died of "cerebral disease".7
Note that Harriet's husband remarried on 10 Feb 1846 as a widower, implying that Harriet died before this.
Note also that this death is easily confused with the death and burial of Harriet Gladman (nee Hockham), wife of Henry Gladman, who died 10 Nov 1843 at Laughton age 32 years. The death certificate and burial record for Harriet Gladman (nee Farrant) has not been found yet.
The fact that Harriet's mother-in-law Mary Gladman (nee Elliot) was also Harriet's first cousin was probably a factor in the survival of the embroidered bed cover and she is probably responsible for it being taken to West Sussex where it ultimately ended up in West Hoathly. The 1851 census records show Mary living with Gideon and the children after the death of Harriet in 1844 and Caroline in 1848, so she must have always been there to help Gideon as required. Mary would have valued the bed cover and probably stored it with her possessions at one point, perhaps after the children grew too big for it (if it indeed was used as a bed cover). Mary subsequently moved to Horsted Keynes to live with her daughter Mary Taylor's family, where she was living at the time of the 1861 census. She died there in 1870, age 91 years. Mary's personal possessions probably went to her daughter Mary Taylor who died in 1883 in a carriage accident at the age of 70 years (along with her husband's sister). Alternatively, if the embroidery was kept by Gideon as a reminder of his first wife, then his personal effects would have probably been left to his last (third) wife Mary Ann who died in 1918 at the Sackville College alms-house at East Grinstead, and whose executor was Mary Taylor's grandson, Charles Taylor of Horsted Keynes, according to probate records. So either way, there is a good chance that the embroidery ended up with the Taylor family in Horsted Keynes.
It is not known how the bed cover ended up at The Priest House in West Hoathly, but Horsted Keynes is only four miles away. Hopefully further investigation will reveal when and how it was acquired by the Sussex Archaeological Society (owners of The Priest House).
An article on Harriet Gladman's embroidery was published by the Sussex Archaeological Society in their magazine "Sussex Past & Present", December 2017 (issue no. 143).

Family

Gideon Gladman b. 1 May 1814, d. 1894
Marriage*
Harriet Farrant married Gideon Gladman, son of Gideon Gladman and Mary Elliot, on 15 April 1839 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England.3,4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S616] Embroidery Sampler made by Harriet Gladman, 1838-1843, now located at The Priest House, West Hoathy, West Sussex, England, (Collection of the Sussex Archaeological Society) "Sighted 13 September 2016 (GGB)."
  2. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  3. [S616] Embroidery Sampler made by Harriet Gladman, 1838-1843, now located at The Priest House, West Hoathy, West Sussex, England, (Collection of the Sussex Archaeological Society) "unknown cd."
  4. [S638] Marriage certificate of Gideon Gladman and Harriet Farrant, married 15 Aug 1839 in the Registration District of Brighton, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 07 Page 343).
  5. [S67] 1841 Census for England "Class: HO107; Piece: 1118; Book: 7; Civil Parish: Laughton; County: Sussex; Enumeration District: 2; Folio: 22; Page: 7; Line: 1; GSU roll: 464163."
  6. [S636] A. Mawer and F.M. Stenton, "The Place Names of Sussex, Part II: The Rapes of Lewes, Pevensey and Hastings. English Place-Name Society Vol VII.", Cambridge University Press, unknown edition (1930) "p403."
  7. [S652] Death certificate of Harriet Gladman, died 18 Dec 1844, registered 19 Dec 1844 in the Registration District of Hailsham, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 7 Page 270).

James Farrant

b. 18 March 1810
FatherFriend Farrant b. 14 Mar 1770, d. 1849
MotherAnne Thomas b. c 1775
     James Farrant was baptized on 18 March 1810 at St Thomas, Framfield, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Friend Farrant and Anne Thomas.
James Farrant married Caroline Weller, daughter of Thomas Weller and Mary Turner, on 14 May 1833 at Lewes, Sussex, England, both of this parish.2
James Farrant was a shoemaker on 3 July 1836.1

Family

Caroline Weller b. 11 Dec 1813
Marriage*
James Farrant married Caroline Weller, daughter of Thomas Weller and Mary Turner, on 14 May 1833 at Lewes, Sussex, England, both of this parish.2 
Child

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.

Jethro Farrant

b. 13 June 1766
FatherThomas Farrant b. c 1731, d. 1813
MotherElizabeth Smith b. c 1730, d. 1779
     Jethro Farrant was baptized on 13 June 1766 at St Thomas, Framfield, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Thomas Farrant and Elizabeth Smith.
Jethro Farrant married Frances Tester on 25 September 1789 at St Anne, Lewes, Sussex, England, Jethro of Ringmer; Frances of this parish.2

Family

Frances Tester
Marriage*
Jethro Farrant married Frances Tester on 25 September 1789 at St Anne, Lewes, Sussex, England, Jethro of Ringmer; Frances of this parish.2 

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.

John Farrant

b. 26 May 1758
FatherThomas Farrant b. c 1731, d. 1813
MotherElizabeth Smith b. c 1730, d. 1779
     John Farrant was baptized on 26 May 1758 at St Thomas a Becket, Framfield, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Thomas Farrant and Elizabeth Smith.

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

John Farrant

b. 28 June 1778
FatherFrancis Farrant b. 9 Oct 1746, d. 1807
MotherMary Duffil
     John Farrant was baptized on 28 June 1778 at St Peter, Hamsey, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Francis Farrant and Mary Duffil.
John Farrant married Elizabeth Smith on 5 November 1798 at Hamsey, Sussex, England, both of this parish.2

Family

Elizabeth Smith
Marriage
John Farrant married Elizabeth Smith on 5 November 1798 at Hamsey, Sussex, England, both of this parish.2 
Child

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.

Mary Farrant

b. 29 April 1751, d. 1793
FatherThomas Farrant b. c 1731, d. 1813
MotherElizabeth Smith b. c 1730, d. 1779
     Mary Farrant was baptized on 29 April 1751 at Framfield, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of Thomas Farrant and Elizabeth Smith.
Mary Farrant married John Elliot on 9 September 1771 at Waldron, Sussex, England.2
Mary Farrant died in 1793 at Waldron, Sussex, England.
Mary Farrant was buried on 29 September 1793 at All Saints & St Bartholomew, Waldron, Sussex, England, "wife of John."3

Family

John Elliot b. c 1746, d. 1793
Marriage*
Mary Farrant married John Elliot on 9 September 1771 at Waldron, Sussex, England.2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  3. [S25] Index to Sussex Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Mary Farrant

b. 4 May 1756
FatherThomas Farrant b. c 1731, d. 1813
MotherElizabeth Smith b. c 1730, d. 1779
     Mary Farrant was baptized on 4 May 1756 at St Thomas, Framfield, Sussex, England. She was the daughter of Thomas Farrant and Elizabeth Smith.

Mary Farrant

b. 13 October 1787
FatherThomas Farrant b. 17 Nov 1752, d. 1827
MotherMary Collins b. c 1758, d. 1788
     Mary Farrant was baptized on 13 October 1787 at St Thomas, Framfield, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of Thomas Farrant and Mary Collins.

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Robert Farrant

d. 1756
     Robert Farrant married Anne Harfield on 5 June 1734 at Fleet Prison, London, England, Robert a labourer of Barcombe; Ann of Fletching.1
Robert Farrant died in 1756 at Barcombe, Sussex, England.
Robert Farrant was buried on 22 October 1756 at St Mary, Barcombe, Sussex, England.2

Family

Anne Harfield
Marriage*
Robert Farrant married Anne Harfield on 5 June 1734 at Fleet Prison, London, England, Robert a labourer of Barcombe; Ann of Fletching.1 
Child

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  2. [S25] Index to Sussex Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Sarah Farrant

b. 9 December 1781, d. 1842
FatherThomas Farrant b. 17 Nov 1752, d. 1827
MotherMary Collins b. c 1758, d. 1788
     Sarah Farrant was baptized on 9 December 1781 at St Thomas, Framfield, Sussex, England, baptised under the name Sally Farrant.1 She was the daughter of Thomas Farrant and Mary Collins.
Sarah Farrant was also known as Sally.
Sarah Farrant married Samuel Ellis on 4 July 1802 at Framfield, Sussex, England, married under the name Sarah, not Sally.2
Sarah Farrant died in 1842 at Laughton, Sussex, England.
Sarah Farrant was buried on 30 January 1842 at All Saints, Laughton, Sussex, England, "60 years old."3

Family

Samuel Ellis b. c 1781, d. 1843
Marriage*
Sarah Farrant married Samuel Ellis on 4 July 1802 at Framfield, Sussex, England, married under the name Sarah, not Sally.2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  3. [S25] Index to Sussex Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Thomas Farrant

b. circa 1731, d. 1813
     Thomas Farrant was born circa 1731 at Sussex, England.
Thomas Farrant married Elizabeth Smith on 29 November 1750 at Framfield, Sussex, England, both of this parish.1
Thomas Farrant died in 1813 at Framfield, Sussex, England.
Thomas Farrant was buried on 27 December 1813 at Framfield, Sussex, England, "widower, 82 years old."2

Family

Elizabeth Smith b. c 1730, d. 1779
Marriage*
Thomas Farrant married Elizabeth Smith on 29 November 1750 at Framfield, Sussex, England, both of this parish.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  2. [S25] Index to Sussex Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Thomas Farrant

b. 17 November 1752, d. 1827
FatherThomas Farrant b. c 1731, d. 1813
MotherElizabeth Smith b. c 1730, d. 1779
     Thomas Farrant was baptized on 17 November 1752 at St Thomas, Framfield, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Thomas Farrant and Elizabeth Smith.
Thomas Farrant married Mary Collins on 20 April 1778 at Laughton, Sussex, England, Thomas of Framfield. Witnesses: John AKEHURST; John VINE.2
As a John Akehurst was one of the witnesses to the marriage, it is worth noting that a John Akehurst married Elizabeth Collins at Hellingly on 26 Dec 1776. Where Elizabeth and Mary sisters?
Thomas Farrant married Ann Page on 14 April 1789 at Framfield, Sussex, England.2
Thomas Farrant died in 1827 at Framfield, Sussex, England.
Thomas Farrant was buried on 27 April 1827 at Framfield, Sussex, England, "widower, 74 years old."3

Family 1

Mary Collins b. c 1758, d. 1788
Marriage*
Thomas Farrant married Mary Collins on 20 April 1778 at Laughton, Sussex, England, Thomas of Framfield. Witnesses: John AKEHURST; John VINE.2 
Children

Family 2

Ann Page b. c 1755, d. 1824
Marriage*
Thomas Farrant married Ann Page on 14 April 1789 at Framfield, Sussex, England.2 
Child

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  3. [S25] Index to Sussex Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Thomas Farrant

b. 25 July 1779
FatherThomas Farrant b. 17 Nov 1752, d. 1827
MotherMary Collins b. c 1758, d. 1788
     Thomas Farrant was baptized on 25 July 1779 at St Thomas, Framfield, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Thomas Farrant and Mary Collins.

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

William Farrant

b. 30 March 1754
FatherThomas Farrant b. c 1731, d. 1813
MotherElizabeth Smith b. c 1730, d. 1779
     William Farrant was baptized on 30 March 1754 at St Thomas, Framfield, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Thomas Farrant and Elizabeth Smith.

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Ralph William Farrington

b. 15 August 1923, d. 2014
     Ralph William Farrington was born on 15 August 1923 at Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia.
Ralph William Farrington married Joyce Emma Clegg, daughter of Francis Josiah Clegg and Olive Myers, in 1945 at Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia.
Ralph William Farrington died in 2014 at South Australia, Australia.

Family

Joyce Emma Clegg b. 19 Jul 1923, d. 5 Nov 2016
Marriage*
Ralph William Farrington married Joyce Emma Clegg, daughter of Francis Josiah Clegg and Olive Myers, in 1945 at Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia

Emma Fathers

b. 31 October 1819, d. 18 February 1870
     Emma Fathers was baptized on 31 October 1819 at Hethe, Oxfordshire, England.
Emma Fathers married Samuel Knibbs, son of Henry Knibbs and Elizabeth Bett Lines, on 17 May 1842 at Independent Chapel, Bicester, Oxfordshire, England.
Emma Fathers died on 18 February 1870 at Bicester, Oxfordshire, England, at age 50.
Emma Fathers was buried on 21 February 1870 at Fringford, Oxfordshire, England.

Family

Samuel Knibbs b. 18 Jul 1819, d. 21 Jan 1907
Marriage*
Emma Fathers married Samuel Knibbs, son of Henry Knibbs and Elizabeth Bett Lines, on 17 May 1842 at Independent Chapel, Bicester, Oxfordshire, England

Henry Faulconer

     Henry Faulconer married Mary Marchant, daughter of William Marchant and Mary Chatfield, on 5 June 1711 at Balcombe, Sussex, England.
Henry Faulconer was buried on 16 March 1727/28 at Balcombe, Sussex, England.

Family

Mary Marchant b. 2 Feb 1682/83
Marriage*
Henry Faulconer married Mary Marchant, daughter of William Marchant and Mary Chatfield, on 5 June 1711 at Balcombe, Sussex, England