Mary Sumers
(Abt 1729-1770)


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1. Richard Gransden

Mary Sumers 329

  • Born: Abt 1729, Cobham, Kent, England 336
  • Marriage (1): Richard Gransden on 1 Apr 1751 in Fleet, London, England 540
  • Died: May 1770, Cobham, Kent, England aged about 41 541
  • Buried: 13 May 1770, St Mary Magdelene, Cobham, Kent, England 377

bullet  General Notes:

Although it is likely that Mary Sumers is from somewhere in Kent considering that the marriage of Richard and Mary took place at the Fleet and her county of origin were not included in the record Mary could come from anywhere. However as the Fleet St marriage was probably because she was already pregnant the most likely place for Mary to come from is Cobham. In which case it is possible that Mary is;
Name: Mary Summers
Gender: Female
Baptism/Christening Date: 1731
Baptism/Christening Place: COBHAM, KENT, ENGLAND
Father's Name: Henry Summers
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C16611-3
System Origin: England-VR
Source Film Number: 1473678
Reference Number: p2
IGI online index
(Accessed 11th April 2011)


Mary married Richard Gransden, son of Richard Gransden and Anne Drew, on 1 Apr 1751 in Fleet, London, England.540 (Richard Gransden was christened on 20 Jan 1720 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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