'of all the Surrey industries
the most enduring is brewing..... during the 19th century every
large town such as Kingston, Guildford, Leatherhead and Farnham
had two or three breweries and there were others in small villages
like Cranleigh, Shelford, Bramley, Egham and Albury'.
There are indications from the parish registers that this family
or grouping of Ganders were 'poor', certainly by the 1790's.
Unfortunately the Parish Overseers of the Poor Accounts Books, which
may have shed more light on this, do not seem to have survived.
It is also possible this William Gander was also the same man who
married a Hannah Fuller in 1800 in Dorking, less than 6 miles away.
If so, this is definitely not the right William as our man's
marriage entry of 1812 in Newington states he was a bachelor.
The other link to Surrey must be William's friendship with the
Wesson's who originated from Dorking but possibly the Gander's
met up with this family when moving, or returning to, Wandsworth.