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Re: Cranch, anytime, anywhere
Posted by: Kathryn Barnett (ID *****8326) Date: July 23, 2009 at 08:04:59
In Reply to: Re: Cranch, anytime, anywhere by Andrew Morrell of 16

Hello Andrew,
Good to hear from you again – it’s been a long time!
Thomas Gay CRANCH is a difficult one. And the short answer is ……I don’t know. But from his name alone we can deduce that he is either the son or grand-son of James CRANCH & Mary GAY.
From all census references we can guess that he was born 1804/1805.
In 1841 he was:
At Rickham
Thomas Cranch 37 Ag Lab

In 1851
At Rickham
Thomas Cranch 46 Ag Lab

In 1861
At Rickham
Thomas Cranch 56 Farm Labourer

In 1871
At Rickham
Thomas Cranch 66 Farm Labourer

As you know, James CRANCH m. Mary GAY in 1777
They were both buried in East Portlemouth
1823       22-Jan       CRANCH       James       Portlemouth       80
1823       7-Feb       CRANCH       Mary       Portlemouth       70

Their children recorded in East Portlemouth Parish Records are:
1777       23-Nov       CRANCH       James        James        Mary (Gay)
1780       18-Jan       CRANCH       John        James        Mary
1781       22-Dec       CRANCH       Elizabeth James       Mary
1789       10-Oct       CRANCH       William        James        Mary

If Thomas G was the son of James and Mary – that would make her about 50yrs old at his birth. Not impossible, but unlikely?
He might have been the child of James jnr ( but I have no record of a marriage for James) or he might have been the ‘base-born’ son of Elizabeth. Just the fact that Thomas G didn’t name any male child ‘James’ probably rules out that option.
If you have any ideas, I'd love to hear them.
Email me if you want to discuss further,

Regards

Kathryn


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