Arthur French 1717 - ????

Arthur French
1717 - ????



ARTHUR FRENCH
Baptised: 10 December 1717
Place : Townstal, Dartmouth, Devon, England
Died : Unknown
Place : Unknown
Father : Emanuell French
Mother : Rachell Preste

Married : 1 May 1739
Place : Townstal, Dartmouth, Devon, England
JUDITH PALMER
Baptised: Unknown
Place : Unknown
Died : Unknown
Place : Unknown
Father : Unknown
Mother : Unknown

Children of ARTHUR FRENCH and JUDITH PALMER are :

i MARY FRENCH
Baptised: 17 March 1739
Place : St Petrox, Dartmouth, Devonshire, England
Died : 25 September 1823
Place : Unknown

Married : 27 November 1761
Place : Saint Saviour, Dartmouth, Devon, England
HENRY DUNCAN
Born : 24 January 1739
Place : Dundee, Angus, Scotland
Died : 7 October 1814
Place : Mt Pleasant, Devon, England
Father : Alexander Duncan
Mother : Isobel Crawford
ii ARTHUR FRENCH
Baptised: 11 November 1747
Place : St Saviour, Dartmouth, Devonshire, England
Died : Unknown
Place : Unknown

Married : Unknown
Place : Unknown
MARGARET FOSS SPARKE
Born : Unknown
Place : Unknown
Died : Unknown
Place : Unknown
Father : Unknown
Mother : Unknown
iii JUDITH FRENCH
Baptised: 10 April 1759
Place : St Saviour, Dartmouth, Devonshire, England
Died : Unknown
Place : Unknown

Married : Unknown
Place : Unknown
UNKNOWN BROWN
Born : Unknown
Place : Unknown
Died : Unknown
Place : Unknown
Father : Unknown
Mother : Unknown

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Information from the following book provided by Tim Powys-Lybbe
If your interests are in the Twisden/Twysden family then please contact Tim (tim@southfrm.demon.co.uk) or visit his page at http://powys.org
"The Family of Twysden and Twisden" by Sir John Ramskill Twisden, bart, and completed by C H Dudley Ward, DSO, MC; pub by John Murray in 1939.
Page 316 -
"But as will be seen, Thomas was the most important of Dame Mary's sons. He had a short but distinguished career in the Royal Navy. In 1793 he married Isabella, the daughter of Henry Duncan, Commissioner of the navy. The marriage established the connection of the Twisden famly with Devonshire.
"Henry Duncan had married Mary, the daughter of Captain French, a Devonshire man who made a fortune by privateering - he also traded with Newfoundland, but this was not so profitable. He was a careful man and did not dissipate his profits but invested them in land at Dartmouth, and other places in South Devon. He had two daughters, both married, Judith Brown and Mary Duncan, and he left his fortune to be divided between them. Judith Brown had no children and left her share to her sister, Mary Duncan. And when, in the course of time, Henry and Mary Duncan died they left their fortune to be divided between their two daughters, Isabella Twysden and Mrs Myers: Mrs Myers had no children and willed her share to her sister, Isabella Twysden, so all the French property found its way into the Twysden family.
"But Thomas Twysden, at the time of his marriage, did not know he was marrying an heiress, as Captain French was still alive."