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St.Mary's, Newington, c.1824
 

Newington Church, Surrey c.1824

 
   
 

PART 1
WILLIAM GANDER
1773 - 1825


1.1 M
ARRIAGE
IN
NEWINGTON AND WORK IN WANDSWORTH


illiam Gander, a hoopbender by trade, was born in 1773. Apart from this, the first definite record we have of him is on 19th January 1812 when as a 39 year old bachelor he married Ann Susan Parr, a 30 year old spinster at the church of St. Mary's in Newington, then part of the old County of Surrey but now in Southwark, South London.The register of marriages records them both as 'of this parish' but the relative absence of these surnames in other church records makes it unlikely they had been living in the parish long. Also as Ann Susan was about six months pregnant at the time, they may have arranged to marry out of their home area to save further embarrassment.

 
   
 

Newington is only about six miles away from Wandsworth where we next trace William and Ann Susan a few months later.

William and Ann Susan's first child, James, was born on 2nd April 1812. Although the records don't show where, it's probable that it was in the area where he was baptised: in All Saint's, the parish church of Wandsworth on 26th July 1812. Again, Wandsworth was then in Surrey, though now in London. James may have been named after his uncle (see Part 1.7
) or indeed after a as yet unknown grandfather as was sometimes the custom.

A second son, a Thomas William was born c.1813 or 1814 probably in Wandsworth too. We can't be certain as there is only record of his burial at All Saints, Wandsworth, as 'an infant' on 20th March 1814 . This record was only in the 'Bishops Transcripts' - copies of the entries from the parish registers which were forwarded to the Bishop at regular intervals. (The original entry couldn't be located in the parish register).

 
   
 
 

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