Richard & Mary/Lucy Douch of Westham
Richard Douch, son of William and Ann, was baptised in Wartling on 25 November 1770.
Mary Marchant, daughter of Joseph and Susannah and sometimes known as Lucy, was baptised in Pevensey on 26 December 1772.
Richard married Mary in Westham on 20 April 1797 where they are believed to have had the following children:
|Samuel||29 Jun 1798||bapt. 26 Aug 1798|
|Naomi||25 Jan 1803||bapt. 6 Feb 1803|
|Mary||29 Oct 1804||bapt. 13 Jan 1805|
By 1841 Richard and Lucy were living on the Eastern outskirts of Eastbourne, in an area known as Seaside. Lucy died in 1842 and Richard in 1846.
Of their children:
- Samuel married Catherine Smith in Willingdon on 18 October 1823. Samuel and Kate or Kitty, as she was known lived in Arlington until about 1832 when they moved to Hellingly. Their children were:
Samuel ca. 1823 Alfriston Naomi 18 Mar 1827 Alfriston Eliza 25 May 1828 Alfriston Caroline 22 Nov 1829 Alfriston Richard 9 Oct 1831 Alfriston Mary 21 Apr 1834 Hellingly Ruth 21 Feb 1836 Hellingly Jesse 10 Jun 1838 Hellingly (died 1838) Benjamin Q1 1841 Hellingly Charles Q3 1845 Hellingly
- Gad served in the Royal Artillery and married Mary Couley (born Berwick on Tweed ca.1808) in 1838 (registered in Lewisham). They only appear to have had two children:
Esther Q1 1839 Greenwich (died 1841) Richard Q1 1841 Devonport
- Ebenezer married Jane Anne Terry in Willingdon on 25 May 1833 (born Willingdon ca. 1811) and they are known to have had eight children:
Sarah ca. 1833 Elizabeth ca. 1836 Esther Q4 1840 James ca. 1842 Ebenezer Q4 1844 Daniel Q4 1846 Gad Q2 1848 Anna Q4 1856
- Jonathan married Mary Catt in 1834 and lived in Westham.
- Joseph married Elizabeth Terry (born Willingdon ca. 1818) in Lewes on 5 January 1839 and they are known to have had the following children:
Lucy 17 Mar 1839 Westham Mary Ann Q4 1840 Westham Mercy Q1 1842 Westham Frances Q1 1845 Westham Ellen Q1 1847 Westham Mark Q2 1849 Westham Charles Q2 1851 Westham Alfred 6 Jan 1853 Westham Joseph Q3 1855 Westham Elizabeth Q1 1858 Westham Ezekiel Q3 1860 Westham Ruth Q4 1863 Westham Cornelius Q2 1867 Westham