William Clinch

Male 1664 - 1744


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  • Name William Clinch 
    Died From 15 Nov 1644 to 31 Dec 1744  Bicknor, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 1 May 1664  Otterden, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Person ID I3894  Petersen-de Lanskoy
    Last Modified 11 Aug 2015 

    Father Solomon Clinch,   c. 10 Jul 1631, Otterden, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 28 Oct 1690, Otterden, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 59 years) 
    Mother Frances,   b. Bef 1643, of Otterden, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 10 Feb 1682, St. John the Baptist, Doddington, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 39 years) 
    Married Bef 1662  of Otterden, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1079  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Dancy,   b. Bef 1676, , Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 1716, Bicknor, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 40 years) 
    Married 30 Apr 1695  Doddington, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Frances Clinch,   b. Abt 1698, of Bicknor, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Anna Clinch,   c. 24 Nov 1700, Bicknor, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    +3. William Clinch,   c. 3 Jan 1703/1704, Bicknor, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 9 Feb 1769, Stockbury, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years)
     4. James Clinch,   c. 4 Mar 1707/1708, Bicknor, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2015 
    Family ID F809  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • RESEARCH_NOTES:
      1. I reviewed the Doddington parish records from 1665 to 1710 [large gap from 1640 to 1665] and there are no other entries for the names Clinch or Dancy in this parish. The marriage entry is transcribed below and makes no mention of either of the two belonging to another parish. The script in the marriage entry is extremely legible and there is no chance of a misinterpretation of the spelling. Elizabeth Dancy's origins remain a mystery.

      2. Worldconnect 30 Jun 2007 database ":charliegibson" :
      A. William Clinch (1675-1744) was born in Deans Bottom, Kent, England. William Clinch occupation is listed as a yeoman farmer. His Will left the farm to William Clinch Jnr. B. Birth: Film 183588, ref 4580, p131; Film 184324, p38, ref 838; Film 452782, ref 59241. C. Marriage: Film: 457318-457322; Film: 471424. 13 Apr 1695 in Doddington, Kent.

      3. LDS Ordinance Index has several children listed to William and Elizabeth Clinch of Bicknor, Kent, England that were christened in the early 1700s. The images of Bicknor Parish are available online at Family Search. A look at the actual images show that there were two similarly named couples have children at the same time: William and Elizabeth Clinch and William and Elizabeth Winch. The record keeper is very careful to clearly differentiate the surname spellings. Using the actual records we can correctly assign the christenings as follows:
      William and Elizabeth Clinch: [Note: no Frances is shown in the Bicknor record; also note of these children show up as child burials.]
      - Anna, 24 Nov 1700
      - Will., 16 Jan 1703/4
      - James, 4 Mar 1707/8
      William and Elizabeth Winch: [Note: none of these children show up as child burials.]
      - Wm., 2 Feb 1709
      - Elizabeth, 28 Dec 1712
      - Anne, 9 Oct 1715
      - John, 18 May 1718
      - Mary, 23 Apr 1721
      - Richard, 26 May 1723
      William Winch may have remarried or this is his son's marriage to "Anne" since there is also a chr. shown to him and Anne his wife:
      - Anne, 20 Jan 1739
      There has always been a problem in identifying which Elizabeth Clinch was buried 21 Apr 1716 with some assuming it was the Elizabeth Clinch (now Winch) chr. 28 Dec 1712 or Elizabeth Dancy who was William Clinch's wife. Burials are missing for the years; however, we do have the following:
      - "Elizabeth Clinch was buried Apr: 21st 1716."
      - "February 2d 1736 Elizabeth Winch was Buried."
      - "1744. Dec: 31st William Clinch."
      - "Nomr. 15th 1744 Buried Wm. Clinch."
      Considering the spelling and that Elizabeth Clinch no longer had children after 1708, the 1716 burial appears to be hers. The recorder did make an error in regards to the 1744 entries of the two William Clinches with one certainly William Winch; however, which is which is undetermined.
      No marriage for Clinches or Winches were found from 1690 to 1745 in the parish.

      MARRIAGE:
      1. FHL FILM 1751815 item 4, Archdeacon's Transcript for Doddington Parish: "William Clinch was marryed to Elizabeth Dancy on ye thirtyeth day of Aprill 1695."

      SOURCES_MISC:
      1. Worldconnect 17 Jun 2007 database ":2637493" of Mike Herod .