When the 1841 census was recorded the couple and 6 children were living at
Morleys in Shermanbury. Richard was then a 50 year old
agricultural labourer. In 1851 the family were living at Green???
in Shermanbury. Richard's age was then recorded as 62 years and
Elizabeth as 51. With them on census night were 3 children.
The couple were still living in Shermanbury in 1861 and Richard was a 72
year old agricultural labourer and Elizabeth was 62. Also with
them were 2 sons. In 1871 the couple were living alone in
Shermanbury. Richard at the age of 82 was still earning his living
as an agricultural labourer.
Elizabeth Fairs was baptised on 6 July 1817 in
Cowfold, at which time her father was a labourer.
John Fairs was baptised on 23 August 1818 in
Mary Fairs was baptised on 25 June 1820 in Cowfold.
Richard Fairs was baptised on 12 May 1822 in
Shermanbury. Richard married Christian South
on 23 April 1848 at St. Nicholas in Brighton, Sussex. Their
fathers were named as Richard Fairs and Samuel South.
Ann Fairs was baptised on 6 June 1824 in
Frances Fairs was baptised on 19 February 1826 in
Cowfold, at which time her parents were from Shermanbury.
Sarah Ann Fairs was baptised on 30 September 1827
Thomas Fairs was baptised on 14 June 1829 in
Shermanbury. He was 12 year old in 1841 and the eldest of his
siblings living at home.
James Fairs was baptised on 25 September 1831 in
Shermanbury. In 1841 he was 10 years old.
Henry Fairs was baptised on 12 May 1833 in
Shermanbury. He was 8 years old in 1841. In 1861 he was
an unmarried 28 year old agricultural labourer, living at home with his
parents. Henry married Caroline Parsons
on 27 April 1861 in Shermanbury. Caroline was baptised on 11
February 1844 in Shermanbury and was the daughter of William
Parsons and Jane.
Jane Fairs was baptised on 15 March 1835 in
Shermanbury. She was 6 years old in 1841.
Eliza Fairs was baptised on 26 February 1837 in
Shermanbury. In 1841 she was 4 years old.
William Fairs was baptised on 15 December 1839 in
Shermanbury. At the time of the 1841 census he was a year old.
He was an 11 year old scholar in 1851 and the eldest of his siblings
living at home.
George Fairs was baptised on 3 October 1841 in
Shermanbury. He was a 9 year old scholar in 1851. In
1861 he was a 19 year old agricultural labourer and visitor in the home
of Thomas Knapp at Granary Cottage in Shermanbury.
Alfred Fairs was baptised on 17 September 1848 in
Shermanbury. He was 2 years old when the 1851 census was recorded.
In 1861 he was a 12 year old agricultural labourer.