Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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Bepton, Sussex


St. Mary's, Bepton, photo from: ancestral connection to Bepton:

Lydia Charlotte Pearson, 2x Great Grandmother baptised 6 May 1837

Sarah Baxter, 3x Great Grandmother baptised 13 August 1815

John Baxter, 3x Great Grandfather baptised 4 July 1790

Ann Pearson, 4x Great Grandmother baptised 27 June 1784


John Pearson, 3x Great Grandfather buried 26 November 1852

Charlotte Pearson, nee Denyer, 3x Great Grandmother buried 30 May 1852 

John Pearson, 4x and 5x Great Grandfather buried 9 January 1839

John Baxter, 4x Great Grandfather buried 1 January 1818

Lydia Pearson, nee Randall, 4x and 5x Great Grandmother buried 8 March 1806 


Sarah Baxter married 1st husband John Restall 24 May 1833 

John Baxter and Ann Pearson, married 24 November 1812 

John Pearson and Lydia Randall, married 23 November 1783 


The 1841 census was taken in Bepton on 6 June and there were 207 people in the parish in 43 households (108 males and 99 females).  Four of  my direct ancestors were living in the parish on census night:  55 year old Ann Baxter, nee Pearson, 50 year old John Pearson and his 45 year old wife Charlotte Pearson, nee Denyer, and their daughter 4 year old daughter Lydia Pearson.

Lydia Charlotte Pearson married Edmund Goble and he was the son of Sarah Baxter, therefore, Lydia's Grandparents and Edmund's Great Grandparents were the same couple.

Ann Baxter, nee Pearson had an illegitimate son, George Pearson who was born in Midhurst in 1807.  In 1841 he together with his wife and 2 children were living on Bepton Common, near his Uncle John Pearson.  John was then a brick burner and George a brick maker.


The parish church of Bepton is dedicated to St. Mary.