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GEORGE & MARY  SON  ROBERT. TREE  8/1

 

ROBERT WHEN HE ATTAINED MANHOOD BECAME A FARMER, AND HE WAS FARMING AT MARK HOUSE EAST GRINSTEAD. HE MARRIED ANN ABOUT 1745 AND THEIR FIRST CHILD A GIRL IN 1746 NAMED ANN AFTER HER MOTHER.

ROBERT & ANN HAD NINE CHILDREN. TWO OF THE NINE BEING TWIN GIRLS, SARAH  & ELIZABETH, BORN IN 1748. UNFORTUNATELY WITHIN 16 DAYS ONE TWIN DIED FOLLOWED BY THE OTHER TWIN DYING 20 DAYS AFTER THE FIRST OF THE TWINS DEATH.

 

THE FOLLOWING YEAR 1749 A BOY ROBERT WAS BORN IN 1749 BUT HE TO LIVED A SHORT SPAN OF LIFE BEING BORN IN OCTOBER AND BURIED ON CHRISTMAS EVE 1749.

 

IN 1750 TWIN BOYS. NICHOLAS  & EBBS, THEN A WILLIAM IN 1755,

ANOTHER BOY AGAIN NAMED ROBERT BORN IN 1757 BUT AS A YOUNG MAN HE WAS BURIED IN 1779 HAVING LIVED FOR 22 YEARS ONLY.

LASTLY JOHN 1759.

FIVE OF THE NINE CHILDREN MARRIED THEY WERE AS FOLLOWS.

 

FIRSTLY EBBS MARRIED MARY DAWES ON THE 19TH OF OCTOBER 1768 HE HAD THREE CHILDREN FROM THIS MARRIAGE , MARY REBECCA, AND HANNAH WHO MARRIED A JOHN SKINNER IN 1798 ON 14TH NOVEMBER.

 

MARY EBBS WIFE DIED 14 AUG 1783 AT THE AGE OF 33. THEIR CHILDREN WERE STILL YOUNG. EBBS REMARRIED IN 1787 FIVE YEARS AFTER THE DEATH OF MARY.

EBBS SECOND WIFE WAS ELIZABETH GIBBS A WIDOW, AND THEY MARRIED ON THE 25TH FEBRUARY 1787 AT EAST GRINSTEAD. THERE WERE NO CHILDREN FROM THIS MARRIAGE. EBBS DIED ON THE 14 AUG 1783 AT THE AGE OF 57 HIS SECOND WIFE DIED & BURIED   10 MAY 1809 AGE 59.

 

THE DAUGHTER ANN OF ROBERT AND ANN MARRIED HER COUSIN WILLIAM RALPH ON THE 28TH JANUARY 1777.

 

WILLIAM THE SON MARRIED SARAH ELIZABETH WEAVER A WIDOW ON THE 3RD MARCH 1779. THEY HAD TWO CHILDREN BOTH BOYS ROBERT NAMED AFTER HIS GRAND DAD AND DAVID. UNFORTUNATELY THE SON ROBERT DIED THE FOLLOWING YEAR OF HIS BIRTH AT THE AGE OF 6 MONTHS.

 

NICHOLAS HAD TWO SONS JOHN BORN 1790 & DAVID  1795, WE DO NOT KNOW HIS WIFE'S NAME FOR THE PARISH RECORDS AT THAT PARTICULAR TIME DID NOT GIVE THE WIVES NAMES. THIS BY THE WAY WAS NOT UNCOMMON

 

THIS SON OF ROBERT& ANN LIVED TO THE RIPE OLD OF AGE 79  AND DIED AND WAS BURIED AT EAST GRINSTEAD ON THE 12 NOV 1829

 

HIS OTHER SON JOHN MARRIED SARAH GROVE THIS ON FAMILY TREE SHT- 8/1A

 

ROBERT'S WIFE ANN DIED AGE 66 AND WAS BURIED ON 2nd MARCH 1787 LEAVING ROBERT A WIDOWER. ROBERT HAD A MEMORIAL GRAVESTONE ERECTED IN MEMORY OF HIS WIFE. FIVE YEARS AFTER HER DEATH ROBERT HIMSELF DIED AGE 68 AND WAS BURIED WITH ANN ON THE 2nd JULY 1792 AT EAST Grinstead.

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