William Briant and Ann Green

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Parents  :   William's parents not known.      James and Mary Green

William Briant  (b 1716, m Ann Green 1744 Ashwell, d 1784 Ashwell)
Ann Green (b 1716 Biggleswade Bedfordshired 1782 Ashwell)
    James Briant (b 1745 Ashwell, m Elizabeth Rouse 1771 Ashwell, d 1819 Ashwell)
         Paul Briant (b 1775 Ashwell, m Mary Bailey 1795, d 1851 Ashwell)
             Jame Briant (b 1799 Ashwell, m Phyllis Picking 1823 Ashwell, d Tewin)
                George Briant (b1824 Ashwell, m Emma Pateman 1851 Ashwell, d 1900 Ballarat)
                     Louisa Jane Briant (b 1861 Ballarat, m Edwin Farr 1884 Presb Manse Ballarat, d 1945 Northcote)
                         Winifred Emma Farr (b 1890 Northcote, m Norman Thompson 1918 , d 1994 Preston)
    William Briant  (b 1745 Ashwell, m Ann Stanton 1771 Hinkxworth Herts)
    Mary Briant  (b 1751, m Simon Lincon 1773 Potton, Beds., d 1794 Ashwell)
                                       m Thomas Austen 1788 Ashwell
    Thomas Briant  (b 1754, d 1757 Ashwell)

Research Notes

LDS has marriage and children. Not sure how we link Ann as the daughter of James and Mary. LDS only seems to have James and Mary having another daughter Sarah in 1721. Though there are no other Greens being  christened in Ashwell. Several correspondents have supplied the family and the link between Ann and her parents.
Looking in LDS for William Briant christening in 1716, the only one in Hertford about that time is in Hemel Hempstead, about 20 miles SW of Ashwell. The family is
:   Luke and Elizabeth.
Their children were: 
christening: 14 Nov 1708 Hemel Hempstead  (married Susannah Dean on 28 Dec.1739 Hemel Hempstead),
    Mary b.1710,
christening: 01 Jan 1712 Hemel Hempstead  (married John Bazely on 28 Sep 1738 Hemel Hempstead),
christening: 19 Apr 1716 Hemel Hempstead 
christening: 06 Dec 1717 Hemel Hempstead..
I have an email  from  Jeanette Ellis pointing out  the above  family. She  has no hard evidence, but the fit is excellent, and there are no other candidates in LDS. Only doubts are the twenty mile move, and the fact that records that early have lots of gaps.


1779 William BRIANT Will (Scanned version)


Thanks to Gwen and Harry Smalley, Glenis Crocker, Kel Ellis, Elinor Moore, Valerie Woodgate and Patricia Hone for their contributions to this part of our tree
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