Peter Brown Family History

Edward Tidey (c1650) & Elizabeth Merchant

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General History

Edward Tidey & Elizabeth Merchant were not one of my direct ancestors but they are related to me as later indirect generations of a direct ancestor.

Key Dates:

Edward Tidey birth details are unknown but he was possibly born around 1650, possibly in the Lingfield area. He possibly married Elizabeth Merchant on 5th December 1672 in Wadhurst, Sussex (shown as Tidie). Edward left a 'Will' dated 15th March 1686 and he was buried on 4th June 1686 in Lingfield, Surrey (shown as 'Tydee').
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Elizabeth Merchant's birth details are unknown. She was mentioned in her husband's 'Will' of 1686 as Executor.
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Edward & Elizabeth had five known children

Edward John William Robert Ann
  1. Edward Tidey was born around 1673 possibly in Lingfield area. He was buried on 9th June 1683 in Lingfield, Surrey (' son of Edward Tydie')
  2. John Tidey (Tyddee) was baptised on 12th June 1674 in Withyham, Sussex (son of Edward & Elizabeth Tyddee). He was mentioned in his father's will of 1686 as under 21. He was buried on 18th November 1692 in Lingfield, Surrey (shown as 'Tydee').
  3. William Tidey (Tydee) was baptised on 22nd November 1676 in Withyham, Sussex (son of Edward & Elizabeth Tydee). He was mentioned in his father's will of 1686 as under 21. He married Elizabeth.
    1. Robert Tidey was baptised on 23rd November 1718 in Crowhurst, Surrey (son of William & Elizabeth). He married Jane. Robert & Jane had seven known children.
      1. William Tidey (Tidy) was baptised on 1st August 1742 in Titsey, Surrey.
      2. Robert Tidey (Tidy) was baptised on 1st April 1744 in Titsey, Surrey.
      3. Mary Tidey (Tidy) was baptised on 3rd November 1746 in Titsey, Surrey. She possibly had a child, baseborn.
        1. Jane Tidey (Tidy) was baptised on 11th November 1764 in Titsey, Surrey. She was possibly buried there on 3rd January 1805.
      4. John Tidey (Tidy) was baptised on 26th January 1748 in Titsey, Surrey.
      5. Thomas Tidey (Tidy) was baptised on 23rd August 1752 in Titsey, Surrey.
      6. Ralph Tidey (Tidy) was baptised on 16th May 1755 in Titsey, Surrey. He married Sarah Saxby on 7th October 1776 in Oxted, Surrey (marriage record shows her as 'Sally', and Ralph as 'Tydee'). Ralph was buried on 10th April 1811 in Limpsfield, Surrey ('aged 59'). Sarah was buried on 30th November 1825 in Limpsfield, Surrey (' aged 71-wife of Ralph Tiday). Ralph & Sarah had nine known children (and Ralph being shown as a pauper in most records).
        1. Mary Tidey was born on 3rd January and was baptised on 5th January 1777 in Limpsfield, Surrey. She was buried there on 30th January 1781 ('daughter of Ralph & Sarah aged 4').
        2. John Tidey was born on 24th September and was baptised on 27th September 1778 in Limpsfield, Surrey.
        3. William Tidey was born on 20th November and was baptised on 26th November 1780 in Limpsfield, Surrey.
        4. Sarah Tidey was born on 9th February and was baptised on 16th February 1783 in Limpsfield, Surrey.
        5. Elizabeth Tidey was born on 11th January and was baptised on 22nd January 1786 in Limpsfield, Surrey.
        6. James Tidey was born on 18th May and was baptised on 1st June 1788 in Limpsfield, Surrey.
        7. Michael Tidey was born on 2nd December and was baptised on 12th December 1790 in Limpsfield, Surrey.
        8. Thomas Tidey was born on 10th April and was baptised on 27th April 1794 in Limpsfield, Surrey. He was buried there on 13th May 1795 ('son of Ralph, aged 17 days).
        9. Ann Tidey was born on 6th September and was baptised on 30th September 1798 in Limpsfield, Surrey.
      7. Elizabeth Tidey (Tidy) was baptised on 27th January 1760 in Titsey, Surrey. She was probably buried there on 13th August 1780 ('daughter of Robert Tidy').
    2. Michael Tidey was possibly born in about 1720 possibly in Crowhurst, Surrey (derived as no birth records found and may not be son of William). He married Sarah and they possibly had four children.
      1. John Tidey was baptised on 22nd July 1750 in Limpsfield, Surrey.
      2. Michael Tidey was baptised on 19th January 1752 in Limpsfield, Surrey. Possibly married Sarah and had one child
        1. James Tidey was born on 4th December and was baptised on 12th December 1779 in Limpsfield, Surrey.
      3. Ano Tidey was buried on 13th December 1754 in Limpsfield, Surrey ('child of Michael Tyde').
      4. Sarah Tidey was baptised on 17th October 1756 in Limpsfield, Surrey.
  4. Robert Tidey (Tydee) was baptised on 11th May 1679 in Withyham, Sussex (son of Edward & Elizabeth Tydee). He was mentioned in his father's will of 1686 as under 21. He married Elizabeth. Robert & Elizabeth had three known children. Robert was buried on 14th April 1765 in Lingfield, Surrey (shown as 'Tyde'). Elizabeth was buried on 28th December 1764 in Lingfield, Surrey (shown as 'Tyde')
    1. Ann Tidey was baptised on 16th November 1718 in Lingfield, Surrey and she was buried there on 28th March 1720 ('daughter of Robert Tidye').
    2. Edward Tidey was baptised on 19th March 1720 in Lingfield, Surrey.
    3. Susanna Tidey was baptised on 1st July 1725 in Lingfield, Surrey.
  5. Ann Tidey was probably born around 1681 possibly in Kent or Lingfield area. She was mentioned in her father's will of 1686 as under 21.

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Edward was a Tailor

Verification & Concerns Returns to 'Top of Page'

  1. There were numerous differant spellings of "Tidey" in the parish registers eg Tidy,Tidye, Tide, Tieday, Tyddye, Tyde, Tydey, Tydie, Tydy, Tydye,Tyday, Tydee.
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Wills

  1. Edward Tidey (family ref top) left a 'Will' dated 15th March 1686 which was proved on 9th August 1686 (ref LMA-DW/PA/ 05/1686/088). The link is to a copy of the 'Will'. The 'Will' mentions his wife Elizabeth (executor) ; his sons John, William, Robert ( all under 21) ; his daughter Anne (under 21). Witnesses were John Constable, George Saxby, Elizabeth Humphrey (or Plawe ?)
Sources Returns to 'Top of Page'
  1. Surrey Parish Records - Crowhurst, Limpsfield, Lingfield, Oxted, Titsey
  2. Sussex Parish Records - Crawley, Worth
  3. Surrey Marriage Index CD
  4. Surrey Burial Index CD
  5. Sussex Marriage Index CD
  6. Sussex Family History Group - Baptism & Burial records
  7. IGI (International Genealogical Index: Latter-day Saints) - batches of parish records: see LINKS-Research Web sites