French  genealogy

24 April 2012

 

Dr. Geoffrey Mann

FRENCH family tree

FRENCH ancestor chart

geoff.mann@btinternet.com
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FRENCH Family Summary

17-18C Gt Yeldham, Essex

 

 

 

9 Thomas FRENCH c1685-1755

   m Ann KIDDY 1707 Sible Hedingham

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8 Ann FRENCH 1711-1793

   m John SPEAKMAN 1737 Toppesfield

 

 

Thomas FRENCH was a yeoman of Gt.Yeldham, probably born about 1685.  His origins are unknown though he may have come from nearby Gt.Maplestead.  Thomas died in 1755 owning various properties, including the White Hart in Gt Yeldham.

 

Thomas' first wife died a year after marriage, but he had several children by his second wife.  One of these was Ann FRENCH who married John SPEAKMAN at Toppesfield in 1737.  She moved to Terling where she died in 1793

 

 

 

INDEX OF MARRIAGES ON THE FRENCH FAMILY TREE

 

 

SURNAME           DATE/PLACE MARRIAGE    TREE  MARRIED TO:

AMES Elizabeth              1May1705 Gt.Yeldham ESS              FrenT0  FRENCH Thomas

CHOATE ?                       c1730 ?                           FrenT0  FRENCH Mary

KIDDY Ann                  19Jun1707 Sible Hedingham ESS         FrenT0  FRENCH Thomas

PIPER Sarah                11Feb1742 Lt.Waltham ESS              FrenT0  FRENCH John

SPEAKMAN Jane              14Nov1793 Fairsted ESS                FrenT0  FRENCH Edward

SPEAKMAN John              13Sep1737 Toppesfield ESS             FrenT0  FRENCH Ann

SPEAKMAN Mary              30Oct1770 Gt.Yeldham ESS              FrenT0  FRENCH Thomas

 

 

OUTSTANDING QUESTIONS

 

1)       B9.  Origin of Thomas FRENCH probably born about 1685.  Was he the son of John FRENCH & Susan BRUER m 1683 Easthorpe?