A labourer and the child of James Spratt and Sarah Impett, William Spratt, the 3 times great-grandfather of Nigel Horne, was born in Margate, Kent, England on 14 May 17891,2,3, was baptised there at St John the Baptist Church on 31 May 1789 and married Mary Hughes (with whom he had 7 children: James, Sarah, Matilda, Henry, Harriet, Mary and Esther) in St Nicholas-at-Wade, Kent, England on 8 Oct 18155.
During his life, he was living in Kent on 8 Mar 1815; at The Street, St Nicholas-at-Wade on 6 Jun 1841, less than a mile from his son James Spratt who was living at Crump's Farm, St Nicholas-at-Wade, Kent, England,; in St Nicholas-at-Wade in 1851 and at The Street, St Nicholas-at-Wade on 7 Apr 1861.
He died on 6 Mar 1862 in St Nicholas-at-Wade4 (inflammation of the lungs) and was buried there on 13 Mar 1862 (aged 72yrs. Verified at Margate library 24 Mar 2010.)6.
A tithe award was awarded to him by James White on 10/10/1839 (www.kentarchaeology.org.uk).
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