Ancestors of Mandy Willard
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and Anne PEARCEY (1784-1852)
John Baxter and Anne Pearcey were my 4x Great
here to see their place in my pedigree chart.) They married by banns on
Tuesday 24 November
1812 at the parish church of St. Mary's in Bepton, Sussex. He was then a bachelor of Woolbeding, Sussex
and she a spinster of Bepton. The witnesses to their marriage were William Baigent
and John Pearcey.
John Baxter was probably baptised on
27 June 1790 in Cocking, Sussex as John Siferse Baxter, the son of
Mary Baxter (1768-?). He died aged 25 years (according to the
burial register) and was buried
on 1 January 1818 in Bepton. A warrant was issued by the Cocking parish
overseers on 22 April 1790 naming William Sawyer as the father of
Mary Baxter's unborn child.
Anne Pearcey was baptised as
Ann Pearson on 27 June 1784 in Bepton, Sussex. She was the eldest
Pearson (1759-1839) and
Randal (1763-1805). Her death may have been registered in the
first quarter of 1852 in the Shoreham, Kent registration district.
1841 census was recorded on 6 June, 55 year old Ann was the only Baxter living in
Street, Bepton. Also part of her household was 25 year old
Elizabeth West and possibly Elizabeth's 4 children aged between 4 months
and 5 years. In 1851 Ann was most probably visiting her son John
and his family in Shoreham, Kent.
Ann Pearcy had an illegitimate son:
George Pearcy was born on 27 October 1807 and baptised
on 22 November 1807 in Midhurst. He married
Jane Carter in
1835. They have their own page.)
John Baxter and Anne
Pearcey had 3 known children:
John Baxter was baptised on 18 July 1813 in Woolbeding, Sussex.
John married Susan Steele on 5 June 1832 at Stoke next to Guildford
Susannah was baptised on 6 May 1798 in Trotton, Sussex and was the daughter
of James Steel and Sarah Piper. The 1851 census records her
age as 47 years.
At the time of the 1841 census the couple and their 3 children were living
in Shoreham Street, Shoreham, Kent. John was then a servant.
When the 1851 census was recorded the family were living at Timber Garden
Farm in Mill Lane, Shoreham and John was then a farmer of 171 acres
employing 13 labourers. Also visiting them on census night was
Ann Baxter who was then said to be a widow aged 73 years and had been
born in Bepton. Two servants were also living with the family in
1851, 27 year old Thomas Adams and 18 year old Richard Mills.
In 1861 the couple together with their son, granddaughter Annie S.
Lane and 14 year old servant Rosanna Wackling were living at
Oxbourne Farm in Shoreham, Kent and John was a farmer of 200 acres
employing 7 boys.
John and Susanna had 3 known children:
Susanna Baxter was baptised on 7 July 1833 at St. Mary's in
Guildford, Surrey. In 1841 she was 7 years old. She was a 17 year old farmer's daughter in 1851.
Susanna married Edwin Lane in the first quarter of 1856 in the
Sevenoaks registration district.
They had the following daughter:
Annie S. Lane was born about 1857 in Eltham, Kent. She
was 4 years old in 1861 and living with her maternal grandparents.
John Baxter was baptised on 30 August 1835 at St. Mary's in
Guildford. In 1841 he was 4 years old. He was a 15 year old farmer's son in 1851. In 1861
he was an unmarried 25 year old farmer's son.
Ann Baxter was born about 1837 in Kent. She was 4
years old when the 1841 census was recorded.
my 3x Great Grandmother, was baptised on 13 August 1815 in Bepton, at
which time her father was a labourer of Bepton. She first married
Restall in 1833 and then settled down with
Goble by 1845. (They have their own page.)
Edmund Baxter was baptised on 17 May 1818 in Bepton, at which time
his father was a labourer of Bepton. He may
have been named after his father's possible Uncle
John West and Elizabeth Golf married on 10 February 1834 in
Treyfold cum Didling, Sussex. Elizabeth and children were living with
Ann Baxter in 1841.
This page was reviewed on 9 April 2012