It has been asserted the Mary daughter of Gabriel Champion de Crespigny is the wife of Oliver Silverthorn..
I have not been able to find any records to support this assertion.
I have found Mary's death in London. She died aged 4. There are, in my opinion, no other possibilities as to who the child who was buried was. That is the only possible Mary Crespigny was the infant baptised four years earlier.
I have also searched for the marriage record of Oliver Silverthorne - there is no possible marriage at Amesbury. Mary Crepigney (sic) was christened 30 March 1688 at St Margaret's Westminster, Middlesex, daughter of Gabriel and Isabella. Mary Crispigny (sic) was buried 22 March 1692 at St Martin in the Fields, Westminster, England. Images of the registers can be retrieved via FindMyPast. I can upload if necessary.
I understand that the various ancestry treees are based on the following research but I have not found any records to support the assertions of the marriage (Gabriel was injured while recruiting in Wigan) :
Brief extract from my work:
Mary's father was Captain Gabriel Champion de Crespigny.Whilst recruiting in Wigan circa. 1710 he was turned upon by an angry mob who stoned him.Surgeons referred him to The Bath in Somerset & Avon to recover from his injuries.It is more than likely that Mary went to visit her father and met Oliver who worked for her family as a groom.They fell in love and eloped, going first to Amesbury in Wiltshire, then on to Andover in Hampshire, where they settled and had their family.She was punished by her family by being disowned -- what she gave up for Oliver was incredible.
The family left England and settled in New Jersey, America.It appears all was well until circa. 1766.Whilst in America one of Mary's sons married an Indian princess -- the daughter of a Chief, and she was my great grandmother, many times removed.I am not positive, but her name could be Rubina Sasseba.I have the names Rubina Cisseba in our family history, it is probably phonetic and handed down through the generations.I believe the Sasseba's were Chippewa chiefs.
In 1766, for some reason, it appears that the family were forced onboard a ship bound for England with no more than they could carry, and very little money.On the journey the Princess died and was buried at sea.After finally reaching England it was not long before Mary also died.
Mary's family, the Champion de Crespigny's were one of the most noble families in France, who could trace their ancestry back to the Crusades.One of their ancestors fought under St. Louis.They were forced, under the Edict of Nantes,to seek refuge in England as they were Huguenots.Mary's grandparents were the Count and Countess de Vierville, whose lands were in Normandy, France.Their pedigree can be found on the Internet.
This is all the information I am prepared to release at the moment as I am still working on the story.