Family History

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Born: 1720/1721 Lancing

Married:    1739 Sompting John Goble

Married:     1776 Sompting Edward Tig

Died:   1781 Sompting




Born:             28 January 1720/1721 Lancing

Parents:        John & Elizabeth Legat

Buried:          9/6/1781

Married:        2/9/1739 Sompting

Spouse:        John Goble

Buried:          1/5/1770 Sompting

Married:        25/1/1777 Sompting

Spouse:        Edward Figg

Buried:          8./5/1781 Sompting

Children:     George Goble b 1743 Sompting

                     William Goble b 1745

                     Fanny Goble b 1749 Sompting

                     Hannah Goble b 1751 Sompting

                     Hannah Goble b 1753 Sompting

                     James Goble b 1761 Sompting

                     Peter Goble b 1763  Sompting


Banns were published between Edward Figg widower and Mary Goble widow both of the parish of Sompting on Sundays 22nd Dec, 29th Dec 1776 and 5th Jan 1777.


Deed to lead to uses of a fine Add Mss 3485 13 August 1747

These documents are held at West Sussex Record Office

1. Benjamin Vaughan of Broadwater, husbandman, and Mary his wife, John Tilley of Ferring, blacksmith, and Sarah his wife (née Palmer), and John Goble of Sompting, husbandman, and Mary his wife
2. Margaret Burry of Broadwater, widow
3. Thomas Peryer of Broadwater, cordwainer
In consideration of £40 paid by Peryer to Vaughan, the parties of the first part will assure by fine to Mrs. Burry
A house in Goring occupied by Robert Harris, to be for the use of Tilley, subject to a mortgage to Mrs. Burry (cf. 3474)
A house and 1a. called Gonim in Sompting, occupied by Goble, to the use of Goble, subject to mortgage to Mrs. Burry, 10 Dec. 1745
A house, garden plot and backside in Broadwater, occupied by Vaughan, to the use of Peryer

Abstract of a fine on the morrow of All Souls, 21 George II 1747 Add Mss 3486 1747

27 Oct. 1786
Margaret Burry, demandant, v. Benjamin and Mary Vaughan, John and Sarah Tilley, and John and Mary Goble, def'ts
2 messuages, 1 cottage, 3 gardens, 3 orchards, and 2a. of land in Broadwater, Goring and Sompting


It would seem that Edward Figg was first married to a Mary and had

              Fan Fig baptised  27 Jan 1771 Sompting

              Ann Fig baptised 12 Dec 1777  Sompting

             Edward Fig 18 June 1780 daughter of Edward and Mary


Edward Figg, widower, fisherman of Sompting aged 21 and above, married Martha Grover, spinster of Lancing aged above 21.  The marriage was by licence, dated  24 June 1783, (Archdeaconry of Chichester); the signatories were Edward Figg and Richard Carver, farmer of Lancing. The marriage took place on 25th June 1783 at Lancing. Martha Figg buried 10 Sep 1788 at Sompting; Edward Figg buried 17 Nov 1791 at Sompting

Children:  James Fig  bp 1784 son of Edward and Martha.


Frances Figg buried 18 May 1790 at Sompting


Ann  Figg had (this Ann had two illegitimate children, Sarah in 1797 and William in 1804)