The Ketch Family
The KETCH family of Warmington
In some early sources the name was occasionally spelt Catch, Katch or Keache. The family name is found in Warmington records from the 1670s to the 1870s. Because of deficiencies in the parish register around the 1730s, the family line cannot be traced through this period with certainty.
*MI – Memorial Inscription
1. William bapt. 1671, married 1696 Elianor GRANT of Hanwell
2. John 1673-1742, weaver, churchwarden, parish clerk married Mary GASCOIGNE died 1753. They had issue:
i. John 1700-1703
ii. Elizabeth baptised 1702
iii. Ann 1704-29 MI
iv. Mary 1707-29 MI
v. Richard 1709-1775, a labourer who married Anne and had one child and heir Elizabeth, 1757-1810. She marriedJohn MITCHELL (c1751-1841) labourer of Hook Norton in 1777. They had six children.
vi. Jane 1712-29 MI
vii. Marke 1717-1782 married Mary and had five children:
Richard baptised 1761
William died 1767
Phebe baptised 1771. Had daughter Jane KETCH 1795-95.
Richard & Elizabeth, baptised 1680
Thomas baptised 1682, who married first Hannah WILKINS(1713), second Elizabeth TOMSON (1727), died 1733 and third Ann PARISH (1734)
John KETCH married Mary, c1739-1816 who had one child James 1774-1826 who married Elizabeth and had issue:
1. Phebe baptised 1802
2. Richard, labourer, 1804-52, married 1830 Anne GARDNER 1804-70. They had issue:
i. Emma, baptised 1830
ii. Harriette, 1832-51 of Warwick
iii. Eliza 1834-34
iv. James, carter, 1835-64
v. William baptised 1837, marr. Charlotte, born in Mollington in 1844. They had five children:
James F born 1865
Ada A born 1867
George William born 1869
Emma baptised 1873
Elizabeth baptised 1875
vi. Elizabeth baptised 1840
vii. Thomas 1842-43
viii. Emmanuel baptised 1844
ix. Alice baptised 1847. She had a daughter Sarah baptised 1869
x. Hester baptised 1850
3. Hannah 1807-07
Where did the KETCH family live?
The second John KETCH in the family tree married, around 1700, Mary GASCOIGNE one of the daughters of Richard and Mary GASCOIGNE. The GASCOIGNEs were a long-established Warmington family, one branch of which lived for several generations on the corner of what we today call Middle Street and School Lane. In a document of 15 July 1707, Richard GASCOIGNE settled his family home, today called Sunnyside, on his daughter Mary, her husband John KETCH and their children.
In due course, Sunnyside descended to their son Richard, whose only child Elizabeth KETCH married John MITCHELL. The MITCHELLs lived at Sunnyside until 1783 when they sold the property and moved elsewhere in the village.
In this instance, information from property deeds helps to clarify and confirm relationships within a family.