and Ann WOOLVEN (c1831-?)
David Fairs and Ann Woolven
on 21 January 1854 in Cowfold, Sussex. He was a bachelor and labourer and
she a spinster. Their fathers were named as Thomas Fairs
and William Woolven who were both labourers. The
witnesses to their marriage were William Woolven and
Harriet Fairs. (They were not my direct ancestors.)
David Fairs was baptised on
17 December 1826 in West Grinstead, Sussex. He was the son of
(1794-1874) and Mary Jupp
(1798-1838). In 1841 he was a 15 year old
agricultural labourer living in the home of William Standford
at Springhead in Parham, Sussex. In 1851 he was an unmarried 25
year old agricultural labourer living with his father. The death
of 79 year old David Fairs was registered in the fourth
quarter of 1909 in the Horsham registration district, therefore, born about
Ann Woolven was born about 1831/2 in Cowfold, as per the census.
She was the
daughter of William Woolven (1807-1841) and
Jane Newman (c1807-?). I have not found her baptism in a
transcript of the Cowfold parish registers, nor those of her younger
siblings, although her elder brother was baptised there in 1828.
At the time of the 1841 census Ann was 10 years old and living with her
34 year old widowed mother and 4 siblings at Hooklands in Cowfold.
When the 1851 census was recorded she was a 19 year old general
servant in the home of Thomas Graveley at Laurel
Cottage in Cowfold. Ann's mother Jane remarried on 24 September
1853 in Cowfold by banns to David White. He was a
widower and labourer. Their fathers were named as Richard
White and William Newman who were both
labourers. The witnesses to their marriage were James
Newman and Rebecca Rhodes.
David Fairs and Ann Woolven
9 known children:
Harriet Fairs was baptised on 18 June 1854 in
Cowfold. She died aged 17 years and was buried on 29 December
1871 in Cowfold.
Ann Fairs was baptised on 16 November 1856 in
Cowfold. She may have died aged 16 years and have been buried
on 20 June 1873 in Cowfold.
George Fairs was born on
28 February 1858 (should this 1859?) and baptised on 27 March 1859
in Cowfold. He married
Ellen Lelliott in 1882.
(They have their own page.)
David Faires was baptised on 17 August 1862 in
Cowfold. David married Susan. Susan was
born about 1857 in Dealwood, Devon. In 1891 the couple were
living in North Mundham Village, next door to his brother George.
David was then a 29 year old gardener and Susan was 34.
William Faires was baptised on 8 May 1864 in
Cowfold. He died aged 32 years and was buried on 12 November
1896 in Cowfold.
Mary Faires was baptised on 3 June 1866 in Cowfold.
Hary Faires was baptised on 29 November 1868 in
Emily Faires was baptised on 16 July 1871 in
Cowfold. She died aged 2 years and was buried on 5 September
1873 in Cowfold.
Catherine Faires was baptised on 29 June 1873 in
Cowfold. She died as an infant and was buried on 2 January
1874 in Cowfold.
This page was reviewed on 10 April 2012