Francis Croucher (c1733-b1819)


Birth: Circa 1733 Midhurst?, Sussex, UK
Father: Francis Croucher 1709-a1736
Mother: Mary Kirkwood (Richwood, Rickwood) b1717-a1736

Christening: Unknown

Marriage: 19 August 1799 Midhurst, Sussex, UK
Wife: Mary Damer c1756-a1819

Death: Before 1819


Believed none


There are four submitted entries in the IGI for the birth of Francis Croucher in 1732, two of which give his marriage to Mary Damer born in 1756. His parents are a guess.

There is an entry in the Ancestral File for Francis Croucher born in 1774 in Midhurst, Sussex, and his marriage to Mary Damer on 18 August 1799.

There is an entry in the IGI for the marriage of Francis Croucher and Mary Damer on 19 August 1799 in Midhurst, Sussex.

There is an entry in the Sussex Family History Group Sussex Marriage Index for an Archdeaconry of Chichester Marriage Licence dated 18 August 1799 for Francis Croucher, a bachelor of Midhurst aged 67 and Mary Damer a spinster of the same parish aged 43. There is another entry for the marriage of Francis Croucher, a bachelor, and Mary Damer, a maiden, both of this parish in Midhurst on 19 August 1799 by licence.

There is an entry in the National Archives for "Assignment of residue of term of 40 year lease granted by the Vicars Choral of Chichester on 29 January 1799 - ref. Add Mss 47536 - date: 16 July 1819 From (a) Mary Croucher of Easebourne, widow and William Andrew Damer of Easebourne yeo., exors. of the late Francis Croucher of Midhurst, mercer, dec'd., at the direction of (b) James Wolferstan of Chichester, jeweller, to (c) Richard Dally of Chichester, gent". This is connected with "Title deed of property at Stubbers Garden in the parish of St. Peter the Great Chichester, on which an Iron Foundry has been built " 1819 presented by Mrs. K. Tomlinson of Paignton, Devon, January 1994.

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