William French was probably born in about 1780 in Dorset. He probably worked as a shoemaker and died in Dorset.

Frederick French, son of William French, was born in Dorchester, Dorset, in about 1810. He married Sarah Elizabeth Bull, daughter of John Bull and Sarah Jobber of London. Frederick French was a shoemaker. He died in Mile End, London, in 1877.

Frederick French, son of Frederick and Sarah French, was born in Limehouse in 1847. He married Emily Hindley, daughter of William Hindley and Mary Affleck, in 1867. Frederick French was a shoemaker. He died in Camberwell, Surrey, in 1917.

Mary French, daughter of Frederick and Emily French, was born in Stepney in 1873. She married George Webb, son of George Webb and Elizabeth Ann Knight, in 1897. Mary Webb née French died in East Ham, London.