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William BECK (1765-1844)

and Ann BATCHELOR (1767-1846)

 

William Beck and Ann Batchelor were my 5 x Great Grandparents.  (Click here to see their place in my pedigree chart.)  They married by banns on 26 November 1786 in the parish church of St. Nicholas, Brighton, Sussex.  They were both then of Brighton.  William was a bachelor and made his X mark.  Ann was a spinster and signed her name.  The witnesses were Abraham Dear and Mary Johnson.

William Beck was baptised on 19 May 1765 in Kingston, near Lewes, Sussex.  He was the son of John Beck (1725-?) and Ann Hyland (1724-1779).  He died aged 81 years at Great Weston Street in Brighton and was buried on 21 February 1844 at St. Nicholas, Brighton.

Ann Batchelor may have been baptised on 26 December 1767 in Angmering, Sussex and have been the daughter of John Batchelor and Elizabeth Streeter (1739-?).  Ann died aged 84 years at Jubilee Street, Brighton and was buried on 10 May 1846 at St. Nicholas, Brighton.  This puts her date of birth at about 1762.  The informant on her death certificate was named as Ann Hammond, who was most probably her granddaughter.

When the 1841 census was recorded, 73 year old William Beck and his 72 year old wife Ann Beck were living at 23 Western Street, Brighton.  William was then a labourer.  Also part of their household were 43 year old Susan Smith, 20 year old Jane Bartlett a charwoman and 15 year old Thomas Bartlett who was a bricklayer.  They were sharing the property the family of James Moon and his wife Lucy and 3 children.

 

William Beck and Ann Batchelor had 13 known children:

  1. Anne Beck was baptised on 18 November 1787 at St. Nicholas, Brighton.  She married Richard Sayers in 1807.  (They have their own page.)

  2. Elizabeth Beck was baptised on 30 November 1788 at St. Nicholas, Brighton and buried there on 28 January 1790.

  3. Sarah Beck was baptised on 5 March 1790 at St. Nicholas, Brighton.

  4. Mary Beck was baptised on 4 July 1791 at St. Nicholas, Brighton.  She may have married Richard Martin by banns on 13 January 1813 in Brighton.  Richard was a bachelor and Mary a spinster and they were both of Brighton.  The witnesses were William Fairhall and John Pocock.

  5. Absalom Beck was baptised on 15 July 1792 in Brighton.  He was probably buried on 10 September 1792 in Brighton as Abraham Beck.

  6. John Beck was baptised on 15 July 1792 in Brighton.

  7. William Back was baptised on 18 March 1795 at St. Nicholas, Brighton.  In 1850 he was described as a Shoemaker.  He died on 13 October 1869 in Brighton.

    William married Sarah Ann Taylor by banns on the 13 April 1815 in Brighton.  At the time of their marriage William was a bachelor and Sarah Ann a spinster and they were both of Brighton.  The witnesses were Samuel Hider and Sarah Hider.

    Sarah Ann was born about 1795.

    William and Sarah Ann had 8 known children: 

    1. William Back was born about 1815 and died in 1839.

      William married Ann King by banns on 31 July 1831 in Brighton.  He was a bachelor and she was a spinster and they were both of Brighton.

      They had 2 known children:

      1. Jane Back

      2. William Back

    2. Sarah Ann Back was baptised on 23 February 1816 in Brighton, at which time the family were living in Great Russell Street.

    3. Jane Back was baptised on 24 May 1818 in Brighton.

      Jane married Henry Moon on 7 April 1850 in Brighton.  They were both then of full age and of 37 Borough Street, Brighton.  The witnesses were Alfred Emery and Ellen Moon.

      Henry was the son of George Moon.

    4. Harriet Back was baptised on 21 May 1821 and/or 4 July 1824 in Brighton.

    5. Mary Back was baptised on 4 July 1824 in Brighton.

    6. Lucy Back was baptised on 12 November 1828 in Brighton, at which time the family were of Crescent Cottages, Brighton.  She was buried in Brighton on 27 December 1828.

    7. Ann Back was born about 1831.

    8. John Back was baptised on 5 October 1834 in Brighton.

  8. Daniel Back was born on 23 August and baptised on 25 August 1796 in Brighton.  He died as an infant and was buried on 6 September 1796 in Brighton.

  9. George Beck, my 4x Great Grandfather, was born and baptised on 6 September 1797 in Brighton.  He married 5 5 Ann Streeter (1797-1879) in 1817.  (They have their own page.)

  10. Barbara Beck was born and baptised on 1 September 1799 in Brighton.

  11. Lucy Beck was born on 2 September and baptised on 5 September 1801 at St. Nicholas, Brighton.

  12. Jane Beck was baptised on 14 August 1802 at St. Nicholas, Brighton, and buried there on 12 December 1814.  She died aged 12 years at Crescent Buildings.

  13. Barbara Beck was baptised on 5 November 1807 at St. Nicholas, Brighton.

 

 

Could the following related to Richard Sayers the shoemaker:

Charles Sayers a shoemaker and his wife Sarah were living in Kings Street in 1826 and Upper Russell Street in 1828, 1832 and 1836.  A Charles Sayers married Sarah Wright by banns on 14 May 1810 in West Grinstead, Sussex, at which time they were both of that parish.  Another Charles Sayers married Sarah Durrent by banns on 14 June 1812 in Broadwater, Sussex and they were both then of Broadwater.  The witnesses to their marriage were Hannah Marley and Edward Smart.  A Charles Sayers was baptised on 18 September 1785 in Steyning, Sussex, the son of James Sayers and Mary

Charles Sayers a shoemaker and his wife Eliza were living in North Lane in 1837.  A Charles Sayers married Elizabeth Ball by banns on 10 May 1835 in Brighton.  He was a bachelor and she a spinster.

George Sayers a shoemaker and his wife Elizabeth Sarah were living in Richmond Place in 1836.  A George Sayers was baptised at St. Nicholas, Brighton on 21 September 1806, the son of George Sayers and Dedimia.

Thomas Sayers a shoemaker and his wife Mary were living in Old Steine Street in 1829.  A Thomas Sayers married Mary Penfold by banns on 23 July 1814 in Cuckfield, Sussex.  He was then a bachelor and she a spinster and they were both of Cuckfield.  The witnesses to their marriage were Allen Mitchell and Hannah Rowland.  In 1851, 49 year old Thomas was living at 5 Old Steine Street along with his 54 year old wife Mary Ann and 21 year old daughter, Emma Sayers.  Thomas was then a boot and shoemaker and gave his place of birth as Storrington, Sussex.  He was baptised on 2 December 1801 in Storrington, and was the son of James Sayers and Elizabeth.

William Sayers a shoemaker and his wife Mary were living in Spring Gardens in 1817 and in Pimlico in 1826.  A William Sayers married Mary Hopkins by banns on 30 December 1811 in Brighton.  He was a bachelor and she a spinster and they were both of Brighton.

William Sayers a shoemaker and his wife Susan were living in Pimlico in 1824. 

 

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