Burials at St. Alphege
1599 July 16 - William, s. of George Marable
1602 July 13 - Mathewe, s. of George Marables
1603 May 23 - Peter s. of George Marable
1628 Oct 23 - George Marable
1633 Mar 5 - Rachell, d. of John Marable (sic) of All Stes. (All Saints)
1639 Mar 11 - Thomas s. of William Marrable
1663 Jan 29 - Old
1665 Mar 15 - Anne, wife of James Marrable
1672 May 21 - Pridcilla Marable, widow
1673 May 7 - James, s. of Valentine and Elizabeth Marable
1676 Aug 13 - Mary, d. of James and Mary Marable
1680 Sept 21 - James Marable
Married at St. Alphege
Marriage 1626 Oct 30. John Marable, Junior,
and Priscilla Halsowde both of this parishe
Marriage 1630 April 10. Valantyne Marable of
this parishe of St. Alphege and Ruthe Mounte of the parishe of St.
Marriage 1639 May 6. William Marrable and Avis
Kinsey (no other information)
St. George's, Canterbury
Marriage. November 17, 1650 - Richard Marable & Mildred Miria
St. Peter's Canterbury
1613 - A Richard Marable noted as churchwarden
1612 Feb 25 George Marable, s. of Richard Marable
1615 April 6 Sara Marable, d. of Richard Marable
1617 Aug 14 Siluester Marable, s. of Richard Marable
1619 Aug 8 Elizabeth Marable, d. of Richard Marable
1764 Aug 12 Valentine, s. of Valentine & Mary Marable
1678 Mar. 16 George Coneere and Hester Marable
1612 April 8 Stephen Marable, so. of Richard Marable
1618 Aug 16 Sara Marable, d. of Richard Marable
*A Richard Marable of the city of Canterbury,
brazier (bond)- noted in a entry for Marriage Licences for Matthew
Legerton (Aug 1, 1631)
The Roll of the freemen of the city of Canterbury
John Sawkins, victualler married Thomasine, d. of Richard Marrable,
Thomas Marrable, bricklayer, app. to his father, Richard Marrable.
Paul Wiggens, bricklayer, app. to James Marrable. 1674
Obituary, March 19th - Sir Thomas Marrable. At his official residence
in St. James's Palace, aged 63, Sir Thomas Marrable, Knt. Secretary
of the Board of Green Cloth. He was the second son of Mr. John Marrable,
a bookseller and wine merchant in Canterbury, and was formerly in
the privy purse and private secretary's department under the patronage
of Sir John McMahon, private secretary and keeper of the privy purse
to the Prince Regent. Sir John at his death in 1817, not only bequeathed
to him as "a dear and esteemed friend" the sum of 2000£,
but added the following words - "And, with my last prayers for
the glory and happiness of the best-hearted man in the world, the
Prince Regent, I bequeath him the said Thomas Marrable as an invaluable
servant.... He married, in 1817, the daughter of William Breach, esq.
of Sloane street" (received his knighthood in 1840 after thirty-four
years service at the court.) The Gentlemen's
Another firm of repute was that of William and John Flacton. They
were the sons of John Flacton, bricklyer, and took up their freedom
by "birth," that is as the sons of a freeman, William in
1730 and John in 1738. Their place of business was in the parish of
St. Alphege. Seymour's Survey of Kent, printed in 1776, was published
by them. They were also publishers of music, William Flacton being
an amateur musician and composer of considerable ability. At one time
he was organist of Faversham and in 1742 wrote a musical setting to
Somervile's The Chace. The firm also held book auctions from time
to time. Before the close of the century the firm consisted of the
Flactons, James Claris and John Marrable. The date of John Flacton's
death is unknown but William died in January 1798, aged 88, and was
buried in St. Dunstan's churchyard on January 12th.
In 1812 John Marrable**, bookseller and
wine merchant, an interesting survival of the old alliance between
wine and books, who had dissolved partnership with John Claris in
1804, was succeeded by his son-in-law, William Flood*,
who set up as a printer in Mercery Lane and announced his intention
of issuing a Sunday morning paper, but whether he ever did so is unknown.
**this implies that John is still
alive. In fact he died in 1798. His wife Mary Ann seems to have kept
things going with James Claris until 1804 when they dissolved the
partnership and she transferred the lease of the shop to Claris.
*Marriage of a Mary Ann Marrable
December 25, 1810 to William Henry Flood at St. Andrews
There is a reference to a John Marrable who was apprenticed to William
Flackton - a bookseller and wine merchant in the eighteenth century.
His son became Sir Thomas Smith Marrable who died in 1850.
*John Marrable bookbinder and stationer
- freeman of the City of Canterbury 1774 (apprenticed to William Flackton)
We are looking for
John Marrable's parents.
John married Mary
Ann Gore in 1781 when he was about 28 which means he was born about
1753 - however we can find no matching Marrable marriages or births
around this time. It is believed his grandparents may have been a
John and Christian Marrable who had a son John Read Marrable in 1726.
1781, Jan 16 - the marriage at St.
Alphage of John Marrable and Maryann Gore (by Licence), with witnesses,
John Reader, Israel Gore, William Garner, John Gore
There was a George and Mary Marrable
christening children around (1750's) at St. Alphage but I don't see
a son John.
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