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John Gransden
(Abt 1662-)
Elizabeth Haslen
William Drew
Ann Aylord
Richard Gransden
Anne Drew
Richard Gransden


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1. Mary Sumers

Richard Gransden 329

  • Christened: 20 Jan 1720, St Mary Magdelene, Cobham, Kent, England 377
  • Marriage (1): Mary Sumers on 1 Apr 1751 in Fleet, London, England 540

bullet  General Notes:

In the IGI records as Richard Gransdoune- when reading the original parish records the name is spelt Gransden, but it is at the bottom of the page and difficult to read.


Richard married Mary Sumers on 1 Apr 1751 in Fleet, London, England.540 (Mary Sumers was born about 1729 in Cobham, Kent, England,336 died in May 1770 in Cobham, Kent, England 541 and was buried on 13 May 1770 in St Mary Magdelene, Cobham, Kent, England 377.)

bullet  Marriage Notes:

Ricahrd Gransden and Mary Sumers
Richard's occupation noted as Carpenter.
Marriage performed by Deneuan
Location of Richard noted as Cobham Kent.

In the 1740s, over half of all London weddings were held at the Fleet (over 6500 per year) with a further thousand conducted at the May Fair Chapel. By the late 17th century, provided that a couple exchanged vows and had some proof of this, then a marriage would be considered valid under English Common Law. Marriages by a form of ceremony conducted by an ordained clergyman, but without banns or licence, and generally not in a church or chapel, usually away from the parish of the bride or groom were termed clandestine marriages. Such ceremonies were often shrouded in secrecy as there were a variety of motives for requiring a clandestine marriage, the primary appeal being reasons of cost, while other reasons included the avoidance of the need to obtain parental consent, requiring a back dated ceremony to legitimise offspring or attempts to validate claims upon an inheritance or a Will.

First name(s)Richd.
Last nameGransden
Name note-
Marriage year1751
Marriage date01 Apr 1751
Marriage placeWestminster
Spouse's first name(s)Mary
Spouse's last nameSumers
ResidenceWestminster, Middlesex, England
Record setEngland Marriages 1538-1973
CategoryLife Events (BDMs)
SubcategoryMarriages & divorces
Collections fromUnited Kingdom (Accessed 10 Mar 2017)

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