(?) Marchant

b. 21 February 1657/58
FatherRichard Marchant b. c 1630
MotherKatherine Mathew b. c 1630
     (?) Marchant was baptized on 21 February 1657/58 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England, twins, name and sex indecipherable.1 He was the son of Richard Marchant and Katherine Mathew.
(?) Marchant was buried on 17 January 1658/59 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England, a child (twine) of Richard Merchant.2

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S25] Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "a child (twin) of Richard Merchant."

(?) Marchant

b. 21 February 1657/58
FatherRichard Marchant b. c 1630
MotherKatherine Mathew b. c 1630
     (?) Marchant was baptized on 21 February 1657/58 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England, twins, name and sex indecipherable.1 He was the son of Richard Marchant and Katherine Mathew.
(?) Marchant was buried on 8 March 1658/59 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England, the other twine of Richard.2

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S25] Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "the other twine of Richard."

Mary (?)

     Mary (?) married Richard Marchant circa 1659.
As of circa 1659, her married name was Marchant.
Two burial records exist for a Mary Marchant (widow) - 3 Jan 1720 and 11 Mar 1720). There is also another possibility - a widow Merchant was buried 7 Mar 1704. A burial for husband Richard has not been found.1

Family

Richard Marchant b. c 1630
Marriage*
Mary (?) married Richard Marchant circa 1659. 
Children

Citations

  1. [S25] Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

John Marchant

b. 22 May 1659
FatherRichard Marchant b. c 1630
MotherMary (?)
     John Marchant was baptized on 22 May 1659 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Richard Marchant and Mary (?)

Citations

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

(?) Marchant

b. 13 October 1661
FatherRichard Marchant b. c 1630
MotherMary (?)
     (?) Marchant was baptized on 13 October 1661 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England, mother not named on baptism entry - assumed to be Mary.1 He was the son of Richard Marchant and Mary (?)

Citations

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

Robert Marchant

b. 6 October 1667
FatherRichard Marchant b. c 1630
MotherMary (?)
     Robert Marchant was baptized on 6 October 1667 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England, mother not named on baptism entry - assumed to be Mary.1 He was the son of Richard Marchant and Mary (?)

Citations

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

(?) Marchant

b. circa 1665
FatherRichard Marchant b. c 1630
MotherMary (?)
     (?) Marchant was born circa 1665; No baptism entry has been found, just an infant burial. He was the son of Richard Marchant and Mary (?)
(?) Marchant was buried on 12 March 1665 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England, "an infant child of Richard and Mary Merchant".1

Citations

  1. [S25] Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "an infant child of Richard and Mary Merchant."

William Gunn

b. 11 April 1658
FatherRichard Gunn b. c 1635
MotherJoan Estward b. 12 Nov 1626
     William Gunn was baptized on 11 April 1658 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England, It becomes difficult placing people in families from these records, as there are a number of Richard Gunns, and it appears there was significant movement between Patcham, Iford, Lewes and Brighton. There is definitely a clan of Gunns who are yeoman in Patcham/Iford.1 He was the son of Richard Gunn and Joan Estward.
Another possible marriage is William Gunn married Ann Curde 10 Nov 1684 at Lewes St John sub Castro. However, there is nothng to indicate where they lived. Th marriage to Ann Friend at least says that William is from Bri'helmston.2
William Gunn and Ann Friend obtained a marriage licence on 18 December 1684 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Sussex, England, William is "of Brightelmston" and Ann is a maiden of the same parish. Surname spelt FREIND.2

Family

Ann Friend
Marriage License*
William Gunn and Ann Friend obtained a marriage licence on 18 December 1684 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Sussex, England, William is "of Brightelmston" and Ann is a maiden of the same parish. Surname spelt FREIND.2 
Children

Citations

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

Ann Friend

     Ann Friend and William Gunn obtained a marriage licence on 18 December 1684 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Sussex, England, William is "of Brightelmston" and Ann is a maiden of the same parish. Surname spelt FREIND.1
As of 18 December 1684, her married name was Gunn.

Family

William Gunn b. 11 Apr 1658
Marriage License*
Ann Friend and William Gunn obtained a marriage licence on 18 December 1684 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Sussex, England, William is "of Brightelmston" and Ann is a maiden of the same parish. Surname spelt FREIND.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.

Ann Gunn

b. 16 August 1685
FatherWilliam Gunn b. 11 Apr 1658
MotherAnn Friend
     Ann Gunn was baptized on 16 August 1685 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of William Gunn and Ann Friend.

Citations

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

William Gunn

b. 27 September 1691
FatherWilliam Gunn b. 11 Apr 1658
MotherAnn Friend
     William Gunn was baptized on 27 September 1691 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of William Gunn and Ann Friend.

Citations

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

Mary Gunn

b. 30 July 1693
FatherWilliam Gunn b. 11 Apr 1658
MotherAnn Friend
     Mary Gunn was baptized on 30 July 1693 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of William Gunn and Ann Friend.

Citations

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

Richard Gunn

b. circa 1635
     Richard Gunn was born circa 1635 at Sussex, England.
Richard's baptism has not been found but it appears that there is a link to the GUNNs in Patcham, a family of yeomen. The records are quite sparse and are either incomplete, or baptisms were never carried out.
There is another family, also a Richard and Joan GUNN, who were having children before Richard and Joan ESTWARD married in 1656/57. This could is likely Richard GUNN, yeoman from Iford who married Joan GOODWIN of Ringmer on 6 Feb 1636/37 by licence at Lewes All Saints.1
Richard Gunn married Joan Estward, daughter of Nicholas Estward and Joan Burges, on 13 January 1656/57 at Patcham, Sussex, England, both of Brighton. Richard is a shoemaker. Surname spelt GUNNE.1

Family

Joan Estward b. 12 Nov 1626
Marriage*
Richard Gunn married Joan Estward, daughter of Nicholas Estward and Joan Burges, on 13 January 1656/57 at Patcham, Sussex, England, both of Brighton. Richard is a shoemaker. Surname spelt GUNNE.1 
Children

Citations

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

Joan Estward

b. 12 November 1626
FatherNicholas Estward b. c 1595
MotherJoan Burges b. c 1595, d. 1635
     Joan Estward was born in 1626 at Brighton, Sussex, England.
Joan Estward was baptized on 12 November 1626 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of Nicholas Estward and Joan Burges.
Joan Estward married Richard Gunn on 13 January 1656/57 at Patcham, Sussex, England, both of Brighton. Richard is a shoemaker. Surname spelt GUNNE.2
As of 13 January 1656/57, her married name was Gunn.

Family

Richard Gunn b. c 1635
Marriage*
Joan Estward married Richard Gunn on 13 January 1656/57 at Patcham, Sussex, England, both of Brighton. Richard is a shoemaker. Surname spelt GUNNE.2 
Children

Citations

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

Mary Gunn

b. 12 November 1665
FatherRichard Gunn b. c 1635
MotherJoan Estward b. 12 Nov 1626
     Mary Gunn was baptized on 12 November 1665 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of Richard Gunn and Joan Estward.

Citations

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

Elizabeth Gunn

b. 30 June 1699
FatherWilliam Gunn b. 11 Apr 1658
MotherAnn Friend
     Elizabeth Gunn was baptized on 30 June 1699 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England, Mother's name not given.1 She was the daughter of William Gunn and Ann Friend.

Citations

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

Elizabeth Bradford

b. 1 April 1677
FatherNathaniel Bradford b. c 1640
MotherElizabeth Lock b. c 1645, d. c 1721
     Elizabeth Bradford was born in 1677 at Brighton, Sussex, England.
Elizabeth Bradford was baptized on 1 April 1677 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of Nathaniel Bradford and Elizabeth Lock.
Elizabeth Bradford married Stephen Gunn, son of Richard Gunn and Joan Estward, on 21 November 1693 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England.2
As of 21 November 1693, her married name was Gunn.
Elizabeth Bradford married Stephen Gunn, son of Richard Gunn and Joan Estward, on 23 November 1693 at Stanmer, Sussex, England, both of Brighton.2

Family

Stephen Gunn b. 14 Aug 1657
Marriage*
Elizabeth Bradford married Stephen Gunn, son of Richard Gunn and Joan Estward, on 21 November 1693 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England.2 
Marriage
Elizabeth Bradford married Stephen Gunn, son of Richard Gunn and Joan Estward, on 23 November 1693 at Stanmer, Sussex, England, both of Brighton.2 
Children

Citations

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

Nathaniel Gunn

b. 2 June 1700, d. 1763
FatherStephen Gunn b. 14 Aug 1657
MotherElizabeth Bradford b. 1 Apr 1677
     Nathaniel Gunn was baptized on 2 June 1700 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Stephen Gunn and Elizabeth Bradford.
Nathaniel Gunn married Abigail Brapple on 18 October 1724 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England, both of Brighton. Surname spelt BRAPPELL.2
Nathaniel Gunn died in 1763 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England.
Nathaniel Gunn was buried on 10 October 1763 at St Nicholas, Brighton, Sussex, England, "senior."3

Family

Abigail Brapple
Marriage*
Nathaniel Gunn married Abigail Brapple on 18 October 1724 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England, both of Brighton. Surname spelt BRAPPELL.2 
Children

Citations

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

Stephen Gunn

b. 12 August 1694
FatherStephen Gunn b. 14 Aug 1657
MotherElizabeth Bradford b. 1 Apr 1677
     Stephen Gunn was born in 1694 at Brighton, Sussex, England.
Stephen Gunn was baptized on 12 August 1694 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England, Stephen's baptims only shows the father's name. It is assumed that Elizabeth is his mother, as it is the name shown on Nathaniel's baptism in 1700.1 He was the son of Stephen Gunn and Elizabeth Bradford.

Citations

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

Stephen Gunn1

b. 14 August 1657
FatherRichard Gunn1 b. c 1635
MotherJoan Estward1 b. 12 Nov 1626
     Stephen Gunn was born on 14 August 1657 at Patcham, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Richard Gunn and Joan Estward.1
Stephen Gunn was baptized on 28 August 1657 at Patcham, Sussex, England.1
Stephen Gunn married Elizabeth Bradford, daughter of Nathaniel Bradford and Elizabeth Lock, on 21 November 1693 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England.2
Stephen Gunn married Elizabeth Bradford, daughter of Nathaniel Bradford and Elizabeth Lock, on 23 November 1693 at Stanmer, Sussex, England, both of Brighton.2

Family

Elizabeth Bradford b. 1 Apr 1677
Marriage*
Stephen Gunn married Elizabeth Bradford, daughter of Nathaniel Bradford and Elizabeth Lock, on 21 November 1693 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England.2 
Marriage
Stephen Gunn married Elizabeth Bradford, daughter of Nathaniel Bradford and Elizabeth Lock, on 23 November 1693 at Stanmer, Sussex, England, both of Brighton.2 
Children

Citations

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

Abigail Brapple

      It is reported that Brapple is still the name of an underground stream that runs from Pyecombe to Patcham, going past Brakepool park in the process. Brakepool is also thought to be a derivative of the Brapple name.
There is a Braypool lane near Patcham.
Unfortunately, by the 19th century, the Brapples seemed to be producing more daughters than sons and that local name has now been lost.
Abigail Brapple married Nathaniel Gunn, son of Stephen Gunn and Elizabeth Bradford, on 18 October 1724 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England, both of Brighton. Surname spelt BRAPPELL.1
As of 18 October 1724, her married name was Gunn.

Family

Nathaniel Gunn b. 2 Jun 1700, d. 1763
Marriage*
Abigail Brapple married Nathaniel Gunn, son of Stephen Gunn and Elizabeth Bradford, on 18 October 1724 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England, both of Brighton. Surname spelt BRAPPELL.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.

Nicholas Estward

b. circa 1595
     Nicholas Estward was born circa 1595 at Sussex, England.
The records become very sparse at this time and the baptism of Nicholas has not been found. However, there is a highly probable connection to some burials in Brighton in the late 1500s. The spelling of the surname as ESTWARD is quite unique, and is only found in Brighton.
The earliest burials at Brighton St Nicholas prior to 1600:
28 May 1588, William Estward, a householder
29 Apr 1595, Joan Estward, widow
suggesting that William and Joan may have been the parents of Nicholas.
The earliest baptism is 1620, suggesting that many records may be missing.
Nicholas Estward married Joan Burges on 15 May 1620 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England.1
Nicholas Eastward : 1625 Brighton Fishermen List - Sussex Genealogist and Local Historian June 1985 (Vol. 7, No. 1, pp4-6.)2
Nicholas Estward married Elizabeth Buckrell on 18 January 1635/36 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England, Elizabeth is a widow, although Nicholas should have been indicated a widower but wasn't. Nicholas' first wife, Joan, died in August 1635.1

Family 1

Joan Burges b. c 1595, d. 1635
Marriage*
Nicholas Estward married Joan Burges on 15 May 1620 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England.1 
Children

Family 2

Elizabeth Buckrell
Marriage*
Nicholas Estward married Elizabeth Buckrell on 18 January 1635/36 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England, Elizabeth is a widow, although Nicholas should have been indicated a widower but wasn't. Nicholas' first wife, Joan, died in August 1635.1 
Child

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  2. [S266] Index to People, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "Entry 21577, Source 4."

Joan Burges

b. circa 1595, d. 1635
     Joan Burges was born circa 1595 at Sussex, England.
Joan Burges married Nicholas Estward on 15 May 1620 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England.1
As of 15 May 1620, her married name was Estward.
Joan Burges died in 1635 at Brighton, Sussex, England.
Joan Burges was buried on 9 August 1635 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England, "wife of Nichollas."2

Family

Nicholas Estward b. c 1595
Marriage*
Joan Burges married Nicholas Estward on 15 May 1620 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England.1 
Children

Citations

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

Jane Estward

b. 8 September 1622
FatherNicholas Estward b. c 1595
MotherJoan Burges b. c 1595, d. 1635
     Jane Estward was born in 1622 at Brighton, Sussex, England.
Jane Estward was baptized on 8 September 1622 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of Nicholas Estward and Joan Burges.
Jane Estward married Richard Lane on 21 July 1652 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England, both of Brighton.2
As of 21 July 1652, her married name was Lane.

Family

Richard Lane
Marriage*
Jane Estward married Richard Lane on 21 July 1652 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England, both of Brighton.2 

Citations

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