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Thomas & Jane FRENCH


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HO107 Piece 1652 Folio 38 Page 23
Civil Parish: West Wittering
County: Sussex
Registration District: Westhampnett
Sub-RD: Manhood
Thomas French Head 43 Chief boatman on ---- coast guard ---- Pevensey
Jane Wife 42 Cowes Hants
Eliza Ann dau 19 Selsey
Catherine S dau 15 West Wittering
George H son 13 West Wittering
Thomas A son 10 West Wittering
Charles L son 9 Selsey
Daniel son 6 Selsey

I'd like a look up please for Thomas and spouse Jane in 1861.


Hi Dave,

Civil Parish Portsea
RD Portsea Island
Sub RD Landport

Jane Fench age 53 widow born Cowes
Daniel son age 16 occ seaman -- born Selsey

Class RG9
Piece 640
Folio 190
Page 44
Hi Dave,

A possible death for Thomas French

1852 - Jul/Aug/Sep - Westhampnett

Burial -Thomas French

Burial date 22 July 1852
Burial place Birdham Sussex

Birdham is located on the Manhood Peninsula.
Jane with her son and his family:

Name: Jane French
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1871
Gender: Female
Age: 62
Relationship to Head of Household: Mother
Birthplace: Isle Of Wight, Hampshire
Schedule Type: Household
Registration District: Portsea Island
Sub-District: Landport
Parish: Portsea
County: Hampshire
Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
Charles French Self M 29 Selsey, Sussex
Frances French Wife F 36 Isle Of Wight, Hampshire
Jane French Mother F 62 Isle Of Wight, Hampshire
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With another son:

RG11 Piece 1172 Folio 43 Page 14
Civil Parish: Northwood
County: Hampshire
Registration District: Isle of Wight
Address: Brunswick Place Brunswick Road
Thomas A French Head Mar M 40 Mariner Chichester, Sussex
Sarah French Wife Mar F 38 Lymington, Hampshire
Jane E R French Dau F 11 Scholar Portsmouth, Hampshire
Thomas A J French Son M 8 Scholar West Cowes, Hampshire
Charles D French Son M 5 Scholar West Cowes, Hampshire
Jane French Mother Widow F 71 West Cowes, Hampshire
Probably this one:

Deaths Dec Qtr 1893
French Jane 85 Portsea 2b 2_1

I'd like a look up please for Jane in 1891 and any burial.


Civil Parish: Portsea
Ecclesiastical parish: St Bartholomew
County: Hampshire
RD: Portsea Island
Sub-RD: Landport
ED: 61; Piece: 875; Folio: 123; Page: 18

Frederick Stone 44 [Bristol. Shipwright]
Eliza Stone 38 wife [b. London]
Alfade D Stone 8 son [b. New Brompton]
Jane Franch 82 wid [b. IOW, West Cowes. No Occupation]

No indication how related.

Thanks Geoff.

Can't be this one unless age is way out:

HO107 Piece 1103 Book/Folio 7/8 Page 11
Civil Parish: West Wittering (not East as transcribed)
County: Sussex
Registration District: Westhampnett
Sub-RD: Manhood
Thomas French 30 Coast guard
Jane French 30 not born in county
Eliza 9
Jane 7
Catherine 5
George 3
Albert 1

Thanks Geoff.

Census ref and occupation for 1871 thanks.
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1851 - same RD etc..

Thomas French 43 Chief boatman on something coast guard
Jane French 42
Eliza Ann French 19
Jane French 17
Catherine S French 15
George H French 13
Thomas A French 10
Charles L French 9
Daniel French 6

You have the 1871 census, post #5..

Ref: Piece: 1140; Folio: 14; Page: 21

Occ: Jane = Annuitant, can't read the others..

Edit: Frances could be formerly Hat maker..
The death that Julie found looks good, there is also this [a few trees have this one] :rolleyes:

Deaths Q1 1860
French Thomas
2b 297

These are the occupations, Dave...

Thanks Geoff.

Gunners Mate RN
Formerly Hay Maker ** it looks like Hay :D

Alternative is Stay but no long cross of the 't' as in 'Mate' or 'Annuitant' below.
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Being in the Coast Guard it should be easy to find details for Thomas.

Given where Thomas is in 1841 and 1851 the Westhampnett death is probably the right one.