DAVID DURRANT 1808-1894
DAVID son of DAVID DURRANT and SARAH SPARKES  was baptised 26th June 1808 Catherington Hampshire died J/1894 Fareham Hampshire
married SARAH MONEY daughter of THOMAS MONEY and MARIA EYLES 16th February 1829 Southwick Hampshire.   
SARAH was baptised 1 September 1811 North Hayling Hampshire died J/1888 Fareham  
SARAH'S sister MARIA (1814-1894) married DAVID'S brother GEORGE (1810-1887)
Children of DAVID and SARAH are: 
i DAVID DURRANT, born 1830 Southwick died D/1900 Portsmouth Hampshire
  married CHARLOTTE GRUBB 1852 Porchester Hampshire married (2) MARIA ANN STEEL 1875 Portsea
ii GEORGE DURRANT, baptised 22 July 1832 Southwick died after 4 June 1841
iii SARAH DURRANT, baptised 18 January 1834 Southwick died after 1 April 1851
iv HENRY DURRANT, born 1835 Southwick died after 4 June 1841
v THOMAS DURRANT, baptised 4 March 1838 Southwick died after 1 April 1871
vi WILLIAM DURRANT, baptised 28 June 1840 Southwick died after 1 April 1851
vii HANNAH DURRANT, born 1843 Hampshire died 1895 Hampshire.
viii JOHN DURRANT, born 6 August baptised 31 August 1845 Portchester died S/1858 Fareham
ix NICHOLAS DURRANT, born 12 November baptised 12 December 1847 Portchester died S/1893 Stoke Damerel Devon
  married SOPHIA KNIGHT J/1870 Stoke Damerel
x JAMES DURRANT, born 14 June baptised 7 July 1850 Portchester died after 1 April 1891
  married MARY ANN CURTAIN S/1872 Portsea
xi AMELIA DURRANT, born 4 August baptised 29 August 1852 Portchester died 10 May 1855 Portchester
xii CHARLES DURRANT, baptised 5 October 1854 Portchester died after 1 April 1881
  I found trying to trace the children of DAVID and SARAH hard to prove as a lot of times in records they are shown as DURANT
  DAVID was well known in the Fareham area as a poacher.
  In 1888 a book was privately printed in Fareham "Life of DAVID DURRANT the Celebrated Poacher" copies of this book were given to David's family
  it is not known how many copies of the book were printed but it is believed that only 3 copies remain
   
                               DAVID DURRANT                                                                                              Convictions against DAVID

 

                                                                                
          30 May 1848                      Assault              2 Months Hard Labour

25 Dec 1848

Breach of Game Act

Fined 2 and costs

31 July 1851

ditto

3 months Hard Labour

13 Oct 1851

ditto

2 months Hard Labour

17 Dec 1855

ditto

2 months Hard Labour

7 Sep 1856

ditto

6 weeks Hard Labour

15 Nov 1858

ditto

3 months Hard Labour

16 May 1859

ditto

3 months Hard Labour

11 Nov 1859

ditto

3 months Hard Labour

11 Nov 1861

ditto

1 months Hard Labour

12 Jan 1863

Night Poaching

2 months Hard Labour

20 Nov 1865

Breach of Game Act

2 months Hard Labour

9 March 1868

ditto

2 months Hard Labour

5 Oct  1868

ditto

14 days Hard Labour

16 Nov 1868

ditto

2 months Hard Labour

13 Dec 1869

Poaching Act

2 months Hard Labour

5 Sep 1870

Breach of Game Act

2 months Hard Labour

22 Dec 1886

Game Trespass

  Fined 2/6 and costs 9/-

 

           

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