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Sussex Marriage Index lookup, please: John Blunden to Martha, c.1765
« on: Sunday 20 November 05 02:11 GMT (UK) »
Hello:
I'm trying to find out more about our 4XGr-grandfather John Blunden.  He seems to have moved between parishes, showing up at Coombes in by the 1760s.  He married a woman named Martha, family name unknown.  Could someone look for this marriage, or possible candidates, in the SMI, please?  I'm hoping to find out where the marriage took place and Martha's surname.  Their first child, James, was born in 1768.
Many thanks, in advance, for any assistance offered.
Regards,
Alison Causton
Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia
London/Croydon: Causton. Steyning, Coombes & Piddinghoe, Sussex: Lamport. Bournemouth/Croydon: Dunford. Bristol/Croydon: Wawman, Hurford. Long Crichel, Dorset: Loader. Wivelsfield, Sussex: Miles. Kilrea, Co L'Derry: Kilpatrick, M'Kay. Caledon & Dungannon, Co Tyrone: Huggins, Kennedy, Thompson. Co Kerry: Burke. Corbrackey, Co Armagh: Flavell, Jones. DruminallyDuff, Co Armagh: Gilmore.

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Re: Sussex Marriage Index lookup, please: John Blunden to Martha, c.1765
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 20 November 05 10:23 GMT (UK) »
Hi Alison,

Hope that this is what you are looking for:

Archdeaconery of Chichester Marriage Licence
20.1.1766
John Blunden  aged 23 bachelor of Arundel
Martha Furlonger aged 24 spinster of Burpham
sponsors: John Blunden and Thomas Bonus

Marriage:
21.1.1766
Arundel
John Blunden
Martha Furlonger  (both as above)
Witnesses: Thomas Bonus and John Lucas

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Re: Sussex Marriage Index lookup, please: John Blunden to Martha, c.1765
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 20 November 05 15:00 GMT (UK) »
Thank you very much for this, Lesley ... opens up two avenues of research now, Arundel and Burpham!
All the best,
Alison
London/Croydon: Causton. Steyning, Coombes & Piddinghoe, Sussex: Lamport. Bournemouth/Croydon: Dunford. Bristol/Croydon: Wawman, Hurford. Long Crichel, Dorset: Loader. Wivelsfield, Sussex: Miles. Kilrea, Co L'Derry: Kilpatrick, M'Kay. Caledon & Dungannon, Co Tyrone: Huggins, Kennedy, Thompson. Co Kerry: Burke. Corbrackey, Co Armagh: Flavell, Jones. DruminallyDuff, Co Armagh: Gilmore.


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Re: Sussex Marriage Index lookup, please: John Blunden to Martha, c.1765
« Reply #3 on: Monday 21 November 05 19:28 GMT (UK) »
Hi Alison

The Saxons set up a fortified township here. It was thought to have been set up by Alfred the Great to ward off attacks by the Danes. Today, it is a charming village on the banks of the River Arun, near Arundel. A small village just three miles North East of Arundel

The church in Burpham was built up of various periods of time. Parts of the church date back from the 12th and 13th century. Although people were worshipping on this site before the Normans came and the Domesday Book mentions a church on this site.


And here are some great pics of St Marys Church
http://saxon.sussexchurches.co.uk/images/burpham/index.htm
Enjoy....

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Re: Sussex Marriage Index lookup, please: John Blunden to Martha, c.1765
« Reply #4 on: Monday 21 November 05 19:50 GMT (UK) »
Thank you, Suey, for the local perspective ;-).  These are fine photos and really do show up the different eras of construction.
The first pic shows a footpath to the church.  Do you call that a witten?  That's what I heard said when I visited Steyning two years ago.
Well done to Martin Snow!
Regards,
Alison
London/Croydon: Causton. Steyning, Coombes & Piddinghoe, Sussex: Lamport. Bournemouth/Croydon: Dunford. Bristol/Croydon: Wawman, Hurford. Long Crichel, Dorset: Loader. Wivelsfield, Sussex: Miles. Kilrea, Co L'Derry: Kilpatrick, M'Kay. Caledon & Dungannon, Co Tyrone: Huggins, Kennedy, Thompson. Co Kerry: Burke. Corbrackey, Co Armagh: Flavell, Jones. DruminallyDuff, Co Armagh: Gilmore.

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Re: Sussex Marriage Index lookup, please: John Blunden to Martha, c.1765
« Reply #5 on: Monday 21 November 05 22:15 GMT (UK) »


I think it's nice to be able to see pictures of places that your ancestors may have known, glad you liked them.

 ;D - it's a twitten in Sussex.  Don't know if I'm right but I always thought it a corruption of betwixt and between.

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All census lookups are Crown Copyright from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
Sussex - Knapp. Nailard. Potten. Coleman. Pomfrey. Carter. Picknell
Greenwich/Woolwich. - Clowting. Davis. Kitts. Ferguson. Lowther. Carvalho. Pressman. Redknap. Argent.
Hertfordshire - Sturgeon. Bird. Rule. Claxton. Taylor. Braggins

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Re: Sussex Marriage Index lookup, please: John Blunden to Martha, c.1765
« Reply #6 on: Monday 21 November 05 22:26 GMT (UK) »
Oh dear, I meant to write "twitten" ::).
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London/Croydon: Causton. Steyning, Coombes & Piddinghoe, Sussex: Lamport. Bournemouth/Croydon: Dunford. Bristol/Croydon: Wawman, Hurford. Long Crichel, Dorset: Loader. Wivelsfield, Sussex: Miles. Kilrea, Co L'Derry: Kilpatrick, M'Kay. Caledon & Dungannon, Co Tyrone: Huggins, Kennedy, Thompson. Co Kerry: Burke. Corbrackey, Co Armagh: Flavell, Jones. DruminallyDuff, Co Armagh: Gilmore.

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Re: Sussex Marriage Index lookup, please: John Blunden to Martha, c.1765
« Reply #7 on: Monday 21 November 05 22:47 GMT (UK) »


lol - I blame the keyboard when that happens  ;D
All census lookups are Crown Copyright from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
Sussex - Knapp. Nailard. Potten. Coleman. Pomfrey. Carter. Picknell
Greenwich/Woolwich. - Clowting. Davis. Kitts. Ferguson. Lowther. Carvalho. Pressman. Redknap. Argent.
Hertfordshire - Sturgeon. Bird. Rule. Claxton. Taylor. Braggins

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Re: Sussex Marriage Index lookup, please: John Blunden to Martha, c.1765
« Reply #8 on: Monday 21 November 05 23:04 GMT (UK) »
... and I could have signed off,
Yours twittingly,
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London/Croydon: Causton. Steyning, Coombes & Piddinghoe, Sussex: Lamport. Bournemouth/Croydon: Dunford. Bristol/Croydon: Wawman, Hurford. Long Crichel, Dorset: Loader. Wivelsfield, Sussex: Miles. Kilrea, Co L'Derry: Kilpatrick, M'Kay. Caledon & Dungannon, Co Tyrone: Huggins, Kennedy, Thompson. Co Kerry: Burke. Corbrackey, Co Armagh: Flavell, Jones. DruminallyDuff, Co Armagh: Gilmore.