Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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George BACK (1820-1900)

and Sarah Ann SHERLOCK (1823-1864)

and Sarah HOLLINGSBURY (1821-?)

 

George Back married twice, firstly to Sarah Shearlock on 8 November 1841 at St. Nicholas, Brighton.  He was then a 21 year old bachelor and a labourer of 3 Steal's Cottages, Brighton.  Sarah was a 19 year old spinster of 30 Western Road, Hove.  The witnesses to their marriage were William Palmer and Ann Back.  George next married Sarah Bricknell, widow on 8 October 1865 at St. Nicholas, Brighton.  He was then a 45 year old widower and labourer of 3 Brunswick Court.  She was also 45 years old and of the same address.  The witnesses to their marriage were Thomas Merser and Sarah Merser (George's daughter and son-in-law).  As Sarah Hollingsberry she had previously married Thomas Bricknell on 25 April 1841 in Brighton.  (They were not my direct ancestors.  George was the brother of my 3x Great Grandmother, Ann Back.)

George Back was baptised on 24 September 1820 at St. Nicholas, Brighton.  At that time his parents were of Church Street and his father was a labourer.  He was the son of George Back (1797-?) and Ann Streeter (1797-1879).  George died aged 79 years in the third quarter of 1900 in Brighton.  When the 1841 census was recorded he may have been 22 year old George Back, a labourer, living with the family of 60 year old John Bamfield in Stanmer, Sussex.

Sarah Ann Sherlock was baptised on 22 January 1823 at St. Nicholas, Brighton.  She was the daughter of William Sherlock and Catherine Plummer.  Sarah died in 1864.

Sarah Hollingsbury was baptised on 21 October 1821 at St. Nicholas, Brighton.  She was the daughter of James Hollingsbury, a labourer, and Grace Martin.

In 1851 the couple together with 2 of their children and Sarah's brother, 17 year old John Shearlock, a tailor, were living at 12 Gloucester Lane, Brighton.  George was then a 30 year old bricklayer's labourer and Sarah was a 28 year old charwoman.

The family were living at 11 Gloucester Street, Brighton when the 1861 census was recorded.  In 1881 George and Sarah were both aged 60 and living at 35 Cambridge Street, Brighton.  He was then a general labourer and she a washerwoman.

 

George Back and Sarah Ann Sherlock had 6 known children:

  1. Sarah Back was baptised on 20 November 1842 at St. Nicholas, Brighton.  At the time the family were living in Still's Buildings and her father was a labourer.  In 1851 she was an 8 year old scholar.

    Sarah married Thomas Mercer on 25 December 1862 at St. Nicholas Brighton.  He was then a 32 year old bachelor and a labourer of 15 Oxford Street, Brighton.  Sarah was a 21 year old spinster of 10 Gloucester Street, Brighton.  The witnesses were Thomas Burtenshaw and Sarah Burtenshaw.

    Thomas was baptised on 20 October 1833 at St. Nicholas, Brighton and was the son of William Mercer, a labourer, and Barbara Bartley (c1795-1887).

    When the 1881 census was recorded the couple were living at 16 Oxford Street, Brighton, along with his widowed 86 year old mother.  Thomas was then a general labourer.

  2. George Back was baptised on 25 February 1849 at St. Nicholas, Brighton.  He died in 1869.  In 1851 he was 2 years old.  He was a 12 year old when the 1861 census was recorded and living with his parents.

  3. Mary Back was born about 1851 in Brighton.  She was 10 years old at the time of the 1861 census.

  4. Henry Back was baptised on 19 March 1854 at St. Nicholas, Brighton.  He was 7 year old Harry Back in 1861.

  5. Emma Back was born on 1 November and baptised on 16 November 1856 in Brighton.  In 1861 she was a 5 year old.

    Emma married Clifford Harding on 25 December 1880 at St. Nicholas, Brighton.

    Clifford was born about 1855/5 in Romford, Essex and was the son of William Harding.

    When the 1881 census was recorded the couple were living at 29 Stanley Road, Preston, Sussex and Clifford was a bricklayer.

  6. Susan Back was born on 29 January 1860 at 11 Gloucester Street in Brighton and baptised on 11 March 1860 at St. Nicholas, Brighton.  She married Isaac West in 1880.  (They have their own page.)

 

Many thanks to the following for additions to this page:

Bill and Peggy Mowat          June

BACK          HOLLINGSBURY          SHERLOCK

This page was reviewed on 8 April 2012