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There were other William Gander's born in the early 1770's. We know of William son of yet another Thomas Gander and a Mary Gander who was baptised on 6 Sep 1772 at Woodmancote near Hurstpierpoint, in Sussex. There was also William son of Henry and Elizabeth Gander baptised on 25 Mar 1770 at Hurstpierpoint, Sussex. Both are 'possibles' although the dates are such as to make them suspect. The journey from Sussex to London in the late 18th or early 19th century also seems unlikely for a single man unless he had definite work to go to.

Further research is still needed to be sure but the probability is that our William Gander, hoopbender, was baptised in the City of London.

   
 

PART 2
JAMES GANDER 1812 - 1883


2.1 W
ORK OUTSIDE THE PARISH AND MARRIAGE TO LUCY STRATTON


ames Gander followed his father into the trade and may have already been working with him for Eades and Young when William died in 1825. Alternatively, he may have been taken on by them after this under the guidance of some of his father's former colleagues.

It is 1833 before we next hear of James when the banns of his proposed marriage to Lucy Stratton are recorded on the 10th, 17th and 24th February at St. Katherine Cree, Leadenhall Street. For some reason, possibly work, the marriage was postponed until 13th December 1833 after the banns were read again on November 24th, December 1st and 8th. James was aged 21 and Lucy who came from Mickleham, Surrey was about 6 years older
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* Lucy was baptised on 13 Jan 1805 and the Mickleham parish register lists her surname as 'Strutton'. Her parents were Thomas and Elizabeth.

 
   
 
St.Catherine Cree, Leadenhall Street c. early 1820's
 
 

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