and Charlotte DENYER (1793-1852)
Pearson and Charlotte Denyer were my 3x Great Grandparents.
here to see their place in my pedigree chart.) They married
by banns on 19 August 1814 at the parish church of All Hallows in Woolbeding, Sussex. His name was then
recorded in the marriage register as John Pearcy. John was a
bachelor and Charlotte a spinster and they were both of Woolbeding.
The witnesses to the marriage were John Knight, Anne Denyer
and Richard Stempson.
Pearson was baptised on 4 July 1790 in Bepton, Sussex. He was the
Pearson (1759-1839) and
(1763-1806). He was a brickmaker on Bepton Common. John died
aged 62 years and was buried on 26 November 1852 in Bepton by the name of
Charlotte Denyer was baptised on 1 December 1793 in Woolbeding, at
which time her parents were described as paupers. She was the daughter
Denyer (c1749-1820) and
Bull (c1750-1828). Charlotte died aged 59 years and was buried
on 30 May 1852 in Bepton.
When the 1841 census was recorded on 6 June the couple and 5 children were living on Bepton Common. John was then said to be a 50 year old brickburner and
Charlotte's age was recorded as 45 years. In 1851, 60 year old John Pearson was living
on Bepton Common as a retired brickmaker along with his wife and youngest
two children. The family then also had two unmarried lodgers,
namely George Collins and James Collins who were both aged 26
years and both agricultural labourers, born in Bepton. George
Collins married Lucy Holder on 11 September 1852 in Bepton and
Lucy was the sister of Prudence Holder who is mentioned below.
John Pearson and
Charlotte Denyer had 8 known children:
John Pearcey was baptised on 12 March 1815 in Bepton. Like his
father he was also a brickmaker, and he was also at times a farmer. In
1841 he was living at home with his parents and he was a 25 year old farmer.
John married Eliza Lloyd on 4 June 1845 in Bepton. His name was
then recorded in marriage register as John Pearson a 30 year old
bachelor and brickmaker of Bepton. Eliza was a 21 year old spinster of
Bepton. The witnesses to the marriage were A. Lloyd and
Eliza Lloyd was born about 1824 in Horsham, Sussex and was the
daughter of John Lloyd and possibly Mary Steyning who had
married in Horsham on 30 November 1819.
When the 1851 census was recorded the family were living on Bepton Common
and John employed 2 brickmakers and 2 farm labourers. They family were
still on Bepton Common when the 1861 census was recorded and John was
described as a farmer and brickmaker. I have not found John and Eliza
in the 1881 census, nor have I found their deaths registered in FreeBMD.
John and Eliza had 2 known children:
John Pearson was baptised on 26 April 1846 in Bepton and buried there
on 29 May 1859, aged 13 years.
Mary Pearson was baptised on 19 February 1864 in Bepton and buried
there on 21 July 1867, aged 3 years and 4 months.
Edward Pearcey was baptised on 8 September 1816 in Bepton. He
died aged 20 years and was buried on 17 October 1836 in Bepton, by the name
of Edward Piercey.
James Percy was baptised on 19 March 1820 in Bepton. He was a
20 year old tile maker when the 1841 census was recorded and living with his
parents. In 1851 he
was unmarried and living with his brother John.
Prudence Holder on 7 October 1855 in Bepton. They were both of
full age and of Bepton. He was then a bachelor and labourer and she a
spinster. The witnesses were Mark Pearson and Elizabeth
Prudence Holder was baptised on 14 December 1828 in Easebourne,
Sussex. She was the daughter of William Holder (c1789-?) and Lucy
Titcombe (c1801-?). When the 1851 census was recorded she was an
unmarried 24 year old living with her parents on Bepton Common. Her
father was then a gather of ashes.
I have not found James and Prudence in the 1881 census.
James and Prudence had 5 known children:
was baptised on 24 February 1856 in
was baptised on 22 July 1860 in Cocking,
was baptised on 27 October 1862 in
Mary Ann Pearson
was baptised on 23 September 1863
was baptised on 23 September 1863 in
Peter Percy was baptised on 26 May 1822 in Bepton. He died
aged 6 years and was buried on 21 December 1828 in Bepton.
Mark Percy was baptised on 25 July 1824 in Bepton. The 1841
census records that he was a 15 year old tile maker. In 1851
he was unmarried and living with his brother John.
Elizabeth Madgwick on 31 July 1851 in Bepton. They were both
of full age and of Bepton. He was then a bachelor and labourer and
she a spinster. The witnesses were Matthew Pearson and
Elizabeth Madgewick was baptised on 16 September 1827 in
Midhurst, Sussex. She was the daughter of Richard Madgewick
and Ann Goodyer.
When the 1871 census was recorded the couple and 4 sons were living in
Bepton Lane, Bepton. Mark was a 46 year old labourer and Elizabeth
In 1881 the family were living at Poling Potteries in Poling, Sussex and
Mark was an agricultural labourer.
Mark and Elizabeth had 7 known children:
Matthew Pearson was baptised on 7 August 1853 in Bepton. He
was an 18 year old labourer in 1871 and living at home.
married Charlotte Marsh in the third quarter of 1879 in the East
Preston registration district.
Charlotte was baptised on 25 January 1857 in Pulborough, Sussex and died before the recording of the 1901 census.
She was the daughter of Edward Marsh and Anne
Doick (1816-?). Her father was a labourer when she was
The couple had 2 known children:
Ellen Pearson was born about 1880 in Poling.
Alice Pearson was born about 1884 in Poling.
Ellen Pearson was baptised on 11 April 1855 in Bepton and
buried there on 15 April 1855, aged 2 days.
Mark Pearson was baptised on 23 July 1857 in Bepton. He
was a 13 year old scholar in 1871.
married Elizabeth Daniels in 1879.
Elizabeth was baptised on 30
May 1858 in Midhurst and was the daughter of James Daniels and
The couple had 2 known children:
Elizabeth M. Pearson was born about 1880 in Midhurst.
Daisy Pearson was born about 1896 in Poling.
John Pearson was baptised on 18 March 1860 in Bepton. He
was an 11 year old scholar in 1871.
married Mary before 1893.
Mary was born about 1862 in Slindon, Sussex.
The couple had 3 known children:
John Pearson was born about 1893 in Warningcamp, Sussex.
Daniel Pearson was born in the first quarter of 1894 in Poling.
Minnie Pearson was born in the first quarter of 1901 in Poling.
Richard Pearson was baptised on 30 October 1862 in Bepton.
In 1871, Dick Pearson was an 8 year old scholar.
Elizabeth Pearson was baptised on 4 February 1866 in Bepton and
buried there on 1 May 1867, aged 17 months.
Edward Pearson was baptised on 6 July 1873 in Bepton.
married Lilian Kate Thain in 1898.
Lilian was born about
1868 in Lyminster, Sussex.
The couple had 1 known son:
George Pearson was born in the fourth quarter of 1900 in Rustington, Sussex.
Luke Pearcey was baptised on 8 October 1826 in Woolbeding.
He died aged 10 years and was buried on 22 September 1836 in Bepton,
by the name of Luke Piercy.
Matthew Walter Percy was baptised on 26 October 1834 in Bepton.
He was said to be 5 years old when the 1841 census was recorded.
In 1851 he was living with his parents on Bepton Common and he was a
Matthew married Isabella Osborn on 8 May 1858
in Bepton. They were both of full aged and of Bepton. He
was a bachelor and a brickmaker and she was a spinster. The
witnesses were Mark Pearson and Elizabeth Pearson.
Isabella Osborn was baptised on 14 April 1840 in Heyshott,
Sussex. She was the daughter of George Osborn and
In 1861 the family were living on Bepton Common and Matthew was a
brickmaker. I have not found Matthew and Isabella in the 1871 or 1881
census, nor have I found their deaths registered in FreeBMD. Did
Matthew and Isabella had 4 known children:
was baptised on 26 September 1858 in
Bepton. She may have died aged 17 years and have been buried on 22
December 1875 in Midhurst.
was baptised on 18 November 1860
was baptised on 17 January 1864 in
Mary Ann Elizabeth
Pearson was baptised on 4 March
1866 in Bepton.
Charlotte Pearson, my 2x Great Grandmother, was baptised
privately on 6 March 1837 in Bepton. She married
Goble in about 1861. (They have their own page.)
1841 Census - Bepton Common,
Bepton, Sussex (HO 107/1102/1 folio 6, page 6)
John Pearson, 50, Brick Burner,
Charlotte Pearson, 45, born Sussex
John Pearson, 20, Farmer, born
James Pearson, 20 Tile Maker, born
Mark Pearson, 15, born Sussex
Matthew Pearson, 5, born Sussex
Lydia Pearson, 4, born Sussex
This page was updated on 20 May 2012