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And yes, these are all from my family. Huge thanks to Bob in Canada! A connection to the Gants from Barking in Suffolk now seems unlikely, but I’m more than happy to have gone back another generation on my hard to find family.

It’s been pointed out to me that I’m lucky to be here…. my GG Grandfather William Gant b 1801 in Little Blakenham was the 14th child of William Gant and Sarah Fairs. All but one of their previous 13 children had died either in infancy or in early childhood. These are the records for 10 out of the total of 15 children born to William and Sarah┬áduring the years 1781 to 1803. Out of those 15 children, only 2 survived infancy.

Sarah dau. of William and Sarah Gant was bapt. Sept. 18, 1781.
Sarah Gant was buried Jan. 29, 1782.

William son of William and Sarah Gant was bapt. July 21, 1782.
William Gant, infant was buried Sept. 1782.

Sarah dau. of William and Sarah Gant was bapt. Dec. 7, 1783.

Hannah dau. of William and Sarah Gant was born Mar. 18, 1785, bapt. Mar. 27, 1785.
Hannah dau. of William and Sarah was buried June 9, 1785.

Lucy dau. of William Gant and wife Sarah, born Dec. 16, 1791 bapt. Dec. 18, 1791.
Lucy Gant, infant was buried March 4, 1791.

Mary dau. of William Gant and wife Sarah was born Jan. 9, 1792 bapt. Jan. 13, 1792.
(Mary survived and went on to marry James Ribbans in 1813 in Little Blakenham)

Uney dau. of William Gant his wife Sarah, Late Fairs, born June 8, 1794 bapt. June 15.
Uney Gant buried Sept. 28, 1794.

William son of William Gant, his wife Sarah,Late Fairs was born Feb. 22, 1795 bapt. March 11, 1795.
William son of William Gant and wife Sarah buried March 18, 1795.

Samuel son of William Gant and Sarah, Late Fairs was born August 2, 1799 bapt. August 4, 1799.
Samuel son of William Gant and his wife Sarah was buried Sept. 22, 1799.

William son of William and Sarah was born Feb. 26, 1801 bapt. Mar. 8,1801.
(My great great grandfather, child 14 of 15)

Marriage fiche 3:

William Gant, otp and Sarah Fayers, parish of Combs, banns Oct. 5, Oct. 12. Oct. 19. 1777. fiche 3, entry 16, page 4.

Burial fiche 5: Willam Gant March 16, 1823 age 73. entry# 65, page 9.

Sarah Gant age 66, April 29, 1823. entry# 66, page 9.

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Thanks to Liz who has helped me so much in the past, it seems like I’m finally getting somewhere with my own Gant family. From the Suffolk Burials CD:

Little Blakenham burials
Sarah Gant 27 Jan 1782
William Gant 1 Sep 1782 inf
Hannah Gant 9 Jun 1785 Da of William & Sarah late Fairs
Lucy Gant 11 Mar 1792 inf
Uney Gant 28 Sep 1794
William Gant 18 Mar 1798 so William & Sarah
Samuel Gant 22 Sep 1799 so William & Sarah
James Gant 29 Jan 1804 inf so William & Sarah
William Gant aged 73 buried at Lt Blakenham on 16 Mar 1823 abode Lt Blakenham
Sarah Gant aged 66 buried at Lt Blakenham on 29 April 1823, wid of William abode Lt Blakenham
William Gant aged 52 buried at Barham on 25 April 1852 died Barham UH, “late Blakenham Parva”.
Samuel Gant aged 70 buried on 11 May 1835 at Barham died Barham UH, “late Barking”
Elizabeth Gant aged 67 buried on 5 May 1836 at Barham died Barham UH, “late Barking”

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