John Croucher (1752-1812)

Dates

Birth: 1752 Frensham, Surrey, UK
Father: Samuel Croucher 1718-a1761
Mother: Olive Budd 1731-a1761

Christening: 27 March 1752 St. Mary the Virgin, Frensham, Surrey, UK

Marriage: 24 September 1782 St Bartholomew, Haslemere, Surrey, UK
Wife: Ann Morley 1760-1813

Death: March 1812 Frensham, Surrey, UK
Buried: 22 March 1812 St Mary the Virgin, Frensham, Surrey, UK

Children

By Ann
William Croucher 1783
Ann Croucher 1784
Mary Croucher 1787
John Croucher 1789
Charles Croucher 1790-1843

Notes

Entry in West Surrey Family History Society Frensham Baptisms for John Croucher, son of Samuel on 27 March 1752.

Entry in Ancestry Surrey, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812 for John Crowcher (sic) baptised 27 March 1752 at Frensham St Mary, Surrey, father Saml Crowcher. "1752 John Son of Saml Croucher Bapt: March 27th".

Entry in Ancestry London and Surrey, England, Marriage Bonds and Allegations, 1597-1921 for John Croucher of Frensham St Mary and Ann Morley of Haslemere, St Bartholomew on 24 September 1782. "Commiffary of Surrey} Appeared perfonally John Croucher and made oath, that he is of Frensham in the County of Surrey & Diocese of Winchester of the age of twenty one years & upwards and intendeth to marry with Ann Morley of the parish of Haslemere in the said County of Surrey & Diocese of Winchester Spinster of the Age of twenty one years & upwards and that he knoweth of no lawful Impediment, by reafon of any Pre-Contract, Affinity, or any other lawful Means whatfoever, to hinder the faid intended Marriage, and prayed a Licence to folemnize the fame in the Parish Church of Haslemere aforesaid and further made Oath, that the ufual Place of Abode of him the said John Croucher hath been in the faid Parifh of Frensham for the Space of four weeks paft. Sworn before me [...] Sep 24 1782 [He made his mark]."

There is a much longer version at Ancestry London and Surrey, England, Marriage Bonds and Allegations, 1597-1921 for John Croucher and Ann Morley at Frensham St Mary. "Know all Men by thefe Prefents, That We John Croucher of the Parish of Frensham in the County of Surrey Potter & Jon Doe aforesaid are holden and firmly bound to the Right Rev. Father in God Brownlea by Divine Permiffon, Bifhop of Winten [Winton was in the Deanery of Bournemouth] in the Sum of two Hundred Pounds of lawful Money of Great Britain [...] Dated the twenty fourth Day of September in the Year of our Lord, one Thoufand Seven Humdred and Eighty one [...] the above bounds John Croucher Batchelor & Ann Morley Spinster [he made his mark].

Marriage of John Croucher and Ann Morley in the IGI on 24 September 1782 in Haslemere, Surrey. The same information is in Ancestry England, Select Marriages, 1538–1973.

The same information is in the West Surrey Family History Society Surrey Marriage Index adding it was by license, and John was of Frensham.

Entry in Ancestry Surrey, England, Extracted Church of England Parish Records "154 24 Sep 1782 L. John Croucher + of Frensham & Ann Morley +." in Banns. (Bann) Surrey: Haslemere - Parish Registers, 1573-1812.

Lived in Churt according to the baptism entries of some of his children but no mother's name given.

Entry in Ancestry Surrey, England, Land Tax Records, 1780-1832 for John Croucher occupier, Willm Woods Esquire Owner of Farnham, Churt-Pitfold in 1787. "County of Surrey to Witt for the Tithing of Churt [...] Proprietor Willm Wood Esq Occupier John Croucher Sum Assesed 1.0.0 to Pay 0.4.5". Note Pitfold is just north of Shottermill, but was in the parish of Frensham.

Burial of John Croucher on 22 March 1812 aged 56 in West Surrey Family History Society West Surrey Burials and West Surrey Family History Society Frensham Burials.

Entry in Ancestry Surrey, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812 for John Croucher buried on 22 March 1812 aged 56 at Frensham, St Mary. "The Register Book of Baptisms & Burials for the Parish of Frensham Surrey 1811 Burials in 1871 [...] Burials in 1872 [...] John Croucher aged 56 years March y 22".

Another John and family were also living in Frensham and was born about the same time - his children have the parents John and Mary and I suspect lived on the Farnham side of Frensham.

There are fortyseven entries in Ancestry Public Member Trees for John Croucher.

Relationship

John Croucher was my third great grandfather.

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