'Scrase1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Scrase of Annington, Scrase of Bletchington (West Blatchington), Scrase of Withdean

Commoners reports that "The family of Scrase, originally of Danish extraction, held lands in Sussex before and at the period of the Norman conquest, as appears in the general survey." Descended from Sheriff Nicholas Scras (a 1281) was ...
Richard Scras of Hambletonm Sussex (bur 1499, "Valet to the Crown")
BLG1952 shows Richard as father of Richard (d 1576) father of the Richard who m. Julian Tuppin. We follow Commoners & Berry in inserting an additional generation as such seems more likely given the dates.
1. Richard Scras of Bletchington or West Blatchington, Sussex (d 1519)
  A. Edward Scrase of Bletchington or West Blatchington (d 1579)
  i. Richard Scrase of West Blatchington (bur 21.06.1625) the first mentioned by the Visitations
  m. Juliana Tuppin (bur 03.07.1620, dau of John Tuppin or Tuppyn of Brighton)
  a. Tuppin Scrase of Bletchington (West Blatchington) & the Inner Temple (bur 09.12.1633)
  m. Susan Hay (bur 12.06.1641, dau/coheir of William Hay or Hayes of Hurstmonceaux)
  (1) Richard Scrase of West Blatchington
  m. (after 1633) ??
  (A) William Scrase of Sussex
Commoners & Berry show 2 generations of Williamses: son of Richard was William "of the county of Sussex" father of William of Stanmer (d 1725) father of Charles. Provisionally we follow BLG1952 which inserts an additional generation.
  (i) William Scrase
  (a) William Scrase of Stanmer, Sussex (d 1726)
  ((1)) Charles Scrase of Bighton (d 13.01.1792)
  m. _ Turnour
  ((A)) Sally Scrase
  m. Anthony Dickins (bpt 06.10.1734)
  ((B)) Elizabeth Scrase (dsp)
  m. William Smith of London
  ((2))+ other issue
  (B) John Scrase of West Blatchington (d 1716) mentioned by BLG1952 but not by Commoners or Berry
  (C) Richard Scrase of Pangdean then Husterpierpoint
  (i) Anne Scrase
m. ??
  (D) Charles Scrase
  (i) daughter
  m. John Hampshire
  (E) Henry Scrase mentioned by Commoners & Berry but not by BLG1952
  Commoners reports that Henry "left several children" including John of Patcham & Richard of Whitdean. Provisionally, we assume that this was either the father of or the same person as the Henry Scrase of Whitdean (d before 03.11.1728) who is shown by MGH (NS1, vol 3 (1880), p56) as father of Richard by ...
m. (1706) Mary Hamshar (b c1687, bur 18.12.1749, dau of Richard Hamshar of E. Preston)
  (i) Richard Scrase of Withdean (b 1714, d 02.11.21790)
  m1. (1746) Anna Kemp
  (a)+ issue
  m2. (1758) Susannah Webb (b c1728, d 08.12.1805, dau of Richard Webb)
  (b) Thomas Scrase of Patcham (b c1772, d 18.09.1855)
m. Philadelphia Farncombe (b 1775-6, d 01.04.1811, dau of Harry Scrase Farncombe by Philadelphia Hamshar)
  ((1)) Philadelphia Scrase
  m. William Tanner of Patcham (b 1791-2, d 23.04.1870)
  (c)+ other issue (all married) - John, William, Edward, Katherine, Isabella, Sarah
  We speculate that either the above William was the following William or that one of the sons was father of ...
  ((1)) William Scrase of Withdean
  ((A)) Sarah Louisa Scrase
  m. (21.05.1825) Harry Colvill Bridger of Buckingham House (b 1799)
  (ii)+ other issue including John of Patcham
(2) William Scrase of Annington (Anington), Sussex (bpt 26.03.1620, d 23.09.1683)
  Commoners and Berry, which do not identify his wife, both shows William as 'of Steyning' and as father rather than grandfather of the Elizabeth who m. Nathaniel Tredcroft. We follow BLG1952, supported by Visitation (1662), which inserts an additional generation as shown.
  m. Frances Valiant (bur 03.11.1681, dau/heir of Joseph Valiant of London & Annington)
  (A) William Scrase of Annington (b c1654, bur 12.02.1713-4)
  m. (c12.1684) Mary Lintott (b 1665-6, d 27.07.1391, dau of Henry Lintott of Bolney, widow of Edward Goring)
  (i) Elizabeth Scrase
  m. Nathaniel Tredcroft of Horsham (d 27.10.1720)
  (B) Elizabeth Scrase
  m. Henry Byne (d before 01.10.1688)
  (C) Frances Scrase
  m. Thomas Simmons of New Shoreham
  (D) Mary Scrase
  m. (c02.1678-9) John Humphrey of Brighton
  (E) Susan Scrase
m. (c10.1687) William Chate of Henfield
  (F)+ other issue - Richard (bpt 1655, bur 1675), Barbara
  (3) Henry Scrase of Shoreham, Sussex (dsp before 14.03.1681-2)
  m1. Barbara Goring (dau of Henry Goring of Hyde, widow of Thomas Cowper of Slinfold and Nicholas Monke of Hurston)
  m2. Susanna (relict of _ Willingham)
  (4) Susan Scrase
  m1. Edward Blaker
  m2. Rev. Edward Burton
  (5) Mary Scrase
  m. Richard Rand or Randes (parson of Hartfield)
  (6) Edith Scrase
  m. George Bedford of London
  (7) Dorothy Scrase
  b.+ "other sons and daughters"

Main source(s): BLG1952 (Scrase-Dickins of Coolhurst), Commoners (vol 4, 'Scrase-Dickins of Sussex', p279+), CountyGen (Sussex, Berry, p366+) with support/input from Visitation (Sussex, 1634, Scrase), Visitation (Sussex, 2++3, Scrase of Annington and Shoreham)
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