Charles Croucher (1790-1843)

Dates

Birth: 1790 Churt, Surrey, UK
Father: John Croucher 1756-1812
Mother: Ann Morley 1760-1813

Christening: 25 December 1790 St Mary the Virgin, Frensham, Surrey, UK

Marriage: 29 April 1814 St Mary the Virgin, Frensham, Farnham, Surrey, UK
Wife: Harriet (Harriot) Dudman (Deadman) c1798-1830

Marriage: 25 June 1832 St Mary the Virgin, Frensham, Farnham, Surrey, UK
Wife: Charlotte Shrub 1801-1895

Death: 22 December 1843 Churt, Surrey, UK
Buried: 25 December 1843 St Mary the Virgin, Frensham, Surrey, UK

Children

By Harriet
Harriet Croucher [Luff] 1815-1893
Ann Croucher [Luff] 1817-1890
Eliza Croucher 1819-a1837
William Croucher 1822-1826
Charles Croucher 1824-1851/81
Mary Ann Croucher 1827-1907
Elizabeth Croucher (Crowcher) 1830-a1851

By Charlotte
Charlotte Croucher 1833-1907
John Croucher (Crowcher) 1834-1905
Mark Croucher 1837-1837
Stephen Croucher 1837-1914
Frances Croucher 1838-1839
Caroline Croucher 1839-1840
Clara Croucher 1841-a1901
Sarah Croucher 1844-1844

Notes

Entry in West Surrey Family History Society Frensham Baptisms for the christening of Charles Croucher on 25 December 1790, son of John of Churt.

Entry in Ancestry Surrey, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812 for Charles Bowcher (sic) baptised 25 December 1790 at Frensham St Mary, father John Bowcher. ""1790 [...] Charles Son of John Crowcher of Churt Decr 25th"."

Entry in the IGI for the marriage of Charles Croucher and Harriot Dudman on 29 April 1814 in Frensham, Surrey. The same information is in Ancestry England, Select Marriages, 1538-1973. This entry is also in the West Surrey Family History Society West Surrey Marriages adding both were of this parish and it was by banns.

Entry in Ancestry London, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1931 for Charles Croucher and Harriot Deadman on 29 April 1814 in St Mary, the Virgin, Frensham. "Page [blank] Marriages solemnized in the Parifh of Frensham in the County of Surrey in the Year 1814 [...] Charles Croucher of this Parifh Bachelor and Harriot Dudman of this Parifh Spinster were married in this Church by Banns with Confent of [blank] this twenty ninth Day of April in the Year One thoufand eight hundred and fourteen [both made their marks] In the Prefence of Charles Dutton and Sarah Wilsdon. No. 5".

Entry in Ancestry Surrey, England, Church of England Marriages, 1754-1937 for Charles Croucher and Harriot Deadman on 29 April 1814 in Frensham, St Mary. "Page 2 Marriages solemnized in the Parifh of Frensham in the County of Surrey in the Year 1814 [...] Charles Croucher of this Parifh Bachelor and Harriot Dudman of this Parifh Spinster were married in this Church by Banns with Confent of [blank] this twenty ninth Day of April in the Year One thoufand eight hundred and fourteen [both made their marks] In the Prefence of Charles Dutton and Sarah Wilsdon. No. 5".

His employment is stated to be a potter on the West Surrey Family History Society Frensham Baptisms for Eliza (1819), William (1822), Charles (1824), and Elizabeth (1830).

Harriet was buried in 1830 on the same day as Elizabeth was christened.

Entry in the IGI for the marriage of Charles Croucher and Charlotte Shrub on 25 June 1832 in Frensham, Surrey. The same information is in Ancestry England, Select Marriages, 1538–1973. This entry is also in the West Surrey Family History Society West Surrey Marriages but his name is spelt Crowcher. He was of this parish while Charlotte was from Headley, Hampshire, and it was by banns. The Bishops Transcripts (No. 204) has the marriage of Charles Croucher (widower) and Charlotte Shrub (spinster of Headley) married by banns by John Rogers on 25 June 1832, witnessed by Charles Dutton, Ann Vivery? and Harriett Croucher. Charles Croucher made his mark.

Entry in Ancestry London, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1931 for Charles Crowcher and Charlotte Shrub on 25 June 1832 at St Mary the Virgin, Frensham. "Page [blank] Marriages in the Parifh of Frensham in the County of Surrey in the Year 1832 [...] Charles Crowcher of this Parifh Widower and Charlotte Shrub of Headley, Spinster were married in this Church by Banns with Confent of [blank] this twenty fifth Day of June in the Year One thoufand eight hundred and thitty two [he made his mark, she signed her name] In the Prefence of Charles Dutton, ? and Harriott Croucher. No. 204.

Entry in Ancestry Surrey, England, Church of England Marriages, 1754-1937 for Charles Crowcher and Charlotte Shrub on 25 June 1832 at Frensham, St Mary. "Page 68 Marriages in the Parifh of Frensham in the County of Surrey in the Year 1832 [...] Charles Crowcher of this Parifh Widower and Charlotte Shrub of Headley, Spinster were married in this Church in this Church by Banns with Confent of [blank] this twenty fifth Day of June in the Year One thoufand eight hundred and thitty two [he made his mark, she signed her name] In the Prefence of Charles Dutton, ? and Harriott Croucher. No. 204.

His employment is stated to be a potter on the West Surrey Family History Society Frensham Baptisms for Frances (1839).

In the 1841 census as Charles Croucher aged 45 (rounded down to a multiple of 5), born in Surrey, employed as a potter, and living with Charlotte (wife?), and Charles, Charlotte, Elizabeth, John, Mary and Stephen (children?) in Lower Churt, Surrey. His daughter Ann Luff and her family were living at the same address.

Death in West Surrey Family History Society West Surrey Burials in 1843 aged 52 at Frensham. There are two possible entries for death in FreeBMD in Farnham - October-December 1843 (4-114) or January-March 1844 (4-111). The name is spelt Charlee on the typed original of the first entry. I suspect both are for the same person. On a copy made on 1 November 2005 of the Entry of Death number 4 in 1844 in Farnham Charles Croucher died on 22 December 1843 at Churt. He was 52 years old, employed as a potter, and died of Apolexy (12 hours). This death was registered by Charles Woods, the Godalming Coroner on 1 January 1844. I assume the other entry was registered by his family prior to the end of 1843.

Entry in Ancestry London, England, Church of England Deaths and Burials, 1813-2003 for Charles Croucher buried on 25 December 1843 at St Mary the Virgin, Frensham, Surrey. "Page [blank] Burials in the Parish of Frensham in the County of Surrey in the Year 1843 [...] Charles Croucher No. [blank] of Frensham Dec 25 aged 52".

Entry in Ancestry Surrey, England, Church of England Burials, 1813-1987 for Charles Croucher buried on 25 December 1843 at Frensham, St Mary. "Page 84 Burials in the Parish of Frensham in the County of Surrey in the Year 1843 [...] Charles Croucher No. 667. of Frensham Dec 25th aged 52".

My father's records state he was a potter and smallholder, but no doubt his biggest income came from trade with smugglers. He went down to the south coast for brandy. In later life he lived at Squirrels, Hale House, Churt where they had a small shop (I doubt if this is correct as in 1841 he was in Lower Churt and I assume his second wife moved to the shop at Squirrels after his death).

My father's records from Frensham Parish Registry does not give birth, but gives marriage years. He states 7 children from first marriage - Eliza and Elizabeth are not in the IGI, but only lists three children with Charlotte - John, Stephen and Clara.

An email from Darren Laurie

There are some thirty entries in Ancestry Public Member Trees with combinations of the above, but several give his birth in 1796.

Relationship

Charles Croucher was my second great grandfather.

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