and Elizabeth WOOLVIN (1766-?)
Richard Fairs and Elizabeth Woolvin
married by banns
on 10 April 1788 in West Grinstead, Sussex. The witnesses to their marriage
were William Woolven and William Gratwick.
(They were not my direct ancestors.
Elizabeth was the niece of my 6x Great Grandmother, Elizabeth Steel.)
Richard Fairs date and place of birth/baptism are unknown, to me.
His baptism was not recorded in the West Grinstead or Ashurst parish
registers, unless he was baptised on 6 September 1749 in West Grinstead, the son
of Richard Fairs and
Or might he have been the son of
Richard Fairs and
Ann Peckham who
married in 1761?
Elizabeth Woolven was baptised on
15 October 1766 in West Grinstead. She was the daughter of
and Ann Steel.
Richard Fairs and
Elizabeth Woolvin had 9 known children:
Richard Fairs was baptised on 2 May 1790 in Cowfold. He
married Elizabeth Brown
1816. (They have their own page.)
Ann Fairs was baptised on 12 February 1792 in Cowfold.
She may have married John Batchelor by licence on 12
November 1816 in Brighton. She was a spinster of Brighton and he a
widower of West Grinstead.
Thomas Fairs was baptised on 5 January
1794 in Cowfold, Sussex. He married
Mary Jupp in 1822.
(They have their own page.)
James Fairs was baptised on 20 December 1795 in Cowfold.
John Fairs was baptised on 3 December 1797 in Shermanbury.
He died aged 74 years and was buried on 10 July 1872 in Cowfold.
John married Elizabeth Jupp on 17 April
1827 in Nuthurst, Sussex. He was then of Cowfold and she of
Nuthurst. (Another John Fairs married
Eliza Worsfield on 11 October 1826 in West Grinstead, Sussex.)
Elizabeth was baptised on 15 May 1803 in Nuthurst and
was the daughter of Joseph Jupp and Ann
Lidbetter. She died aged 66 years and was buried on 4 May
1868 in Cowfold.
(John's elder brother, married Elizabeth's
John and Elizabeth had the following children:
Ann Fairs was baptised on 16
March 1828 in Cowfold. She was baptised on the same day as her
Eliza Fairs. She may have died aged 31 years and
have been buried on 3 May 1859 in Cowfold.
Mary Fairs was baptised on 11 October 1829 in
Aaron Fairs was baptised on 12 June 1831 in Cowfold.
Peter Fairs was baptised on 9 September 1832 in
Cowfold. He died aged 48 years at the County Asylum and was
buried on 25 October 1880 in Cowfold.
Edmund Fairs was baptised on 16 February 1834 in
Walter Fairs was baptised on 30 August 1835 in
Cowfold. Walter married Jane Newman on 9
November 1861 in Cowfold. He was a bachelor and labourer, and
Jane was a spinster. Their fathers were named as John
Faires and William Newman who were both
labourers. The witnesses to their marriage were Peter
Faires and Caroline Faires.
Rebecca Fairs was baptised on 17 November 1839 in
Caroline Fairs was baptised on 28 November 1841 in
Cowfold. Caroline married James Parsons on 14
May 1864 in Cowfold. He was a bachelor and labourer and she
was a spinster. Their fathers were named as James
Parsons and John Faires who were both
labourers. The witnesses to their marriage were Walter
Faires and Alfred Sherlock.
Mark Fairs married Rebecka Freeman
on 27 April 1867 in Cowfold. He was a bachelor and labourer
and she was a spinster. Their fathers were named as
John Faires and William Freeman and they
were both labourers. The witnesses to their marriage were
Peter Faires and Caroline Parsons.
Jesse Faires was baptised on 25 July 1847 in
Cowfold. Jesse married Mary Ann Slaughter on
22 October 1869 in Cowfold. He was then a 22 year old bachelor
and labourer and she was a 21 year old spinster. Their fathers
were named as John Faires and George
Slaughter who were both labourers. The witnesses to
their marriage were James Parsons and
Joseph Fairs was baptised on 5 January
1800 in Shermanbury. He married
Philadelphia Richards in 1826.
(They have their own page.)
Jesse Fairs was baptised on 8 April 1804 in Shermanbury.
Elizabeth Fairs was baptised on 23 March 1806 in Shermanbury.
Sarah Fairs was baptised on 15 November 1807 in Shermanbury and
buried there on 1 May 1808.
A Richard Fairs had married Ann Hurst by
banns on 28 June 1787 in West Grinstead. Ann may have been buried on
13 September 1787 and Richard on 2 April 1788, both in West Grinstead.
Unless Ann's widower married Elizabeth Woolvin and the Richard who was buried was
perhaps the father of a younger Richard?
But, Richard Fairs,
bachelor of West Grinstead, married Ann Peckham, spinster
of Ashurst, by banns on 28 December 1761 in Ashurst, and it may have been
they who were buried in 1787 and 1788.
Richard Fairs had married Mary Haybittle on 6 May
1740 in West Grinstead. Might the elder Richard have been baptised as
Richard Fayers on 29 August 1706 in Horsham, Sussex, the
son of Thomas Fayers and Sarah, who had
married as Thomas Faires and Sarah Wood on
19 July 1705 in West Grinstead? And might Thomas have been baptised on
18 January 1679 in Albourne, the son of Thomas Faires and
Mary Fairehall who had married on 13 April 1676 in Cowfold?