Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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Thomas FAIRS (1794-1874)

and Mary JUPP (1798-1838)


Thomas Fairs and Mary Jupp married by banns on 10 February 1822 in Shermanbury, Sussex.  He was then said to be of Cowfold.  (They were not my direct ancestors.)  (Another Thomas Fairs married Mary Roberts in 1824 and both couples had children baptised in West Grinstead, Sussex at the same time.  Unfortunately the baptism register makes no distinction between the couples.)

Thomas Fairs was baptised on 5 January 1794 in Cowfold, Sussex.  He was the son of Richard Fairs and Elizabeth Woolven (1766-?).  Thomas died aged 81 years at Brighton Hospital and was buried on 9 June 1874 in Cowfold.

Mary Jupp was most likely to have been baptised on 13 May 1798 in Nuthurst, Sussex, the daughter of Joseph Jupp and Ann Lidbetter.  She died aged 41 years and was buried on 19 November 1838 in West Grinstead.

In 1841 Thomas and his 6 children were living at Springhead in Parham, Sussex.  His 2 elder sons were then living next door.  When the 1851 census was recorded Thomas was a 57 year old widower living at Brook Cottage in Cowfold.  He was then an agricultural labourer.  With him on census night were 3 of his children and 9 year old grandson, John Faires who had been born in Cuckfield and was a scholar.  Thomas was still at Brook Cottage in 1861, this time with his daughter Harriett.  In 1871 Thomas was lodging in the home of George Parsons and his wife Mary at Little Brook in Cowfold.


Thomas Fairs and Mary Jupp 8 known children:

  1. Eliza Fairs was baptised on 21 July 1822 in Cowfold.  She died aged 21 years and was buried on 25 June 1843 in Cowfold.  In 1841 she was living with her father and younger siblings in Parham, Sussex.

  2. George Fairs was baptised on 8 August 1824 in Cowfold, at which time his father was a labourer.  In 1841 he was a 15 year old agricultural labourer living in the home of William Standford at Springhead in Parham - his father and younger siblings were living in the next property on the census enumerators route.

    Note, we can't be certain George was part of this family, but as he was with David in 1841, we are assuming they were brothers, and we know that David was the son of Thomas and Mary (nee Jupp).  The other Thomas and Mary (nee Roberts) most probably had sons James in 1824 and Charles in 1825.

  3. David Fairs was baptised on 17 December 1826 in West Grinstead.  He married Ann Woolven in 1854.  (They have their own page.)

  4. Anne Fairs was baptised on 14 September 1828 in West Grinstead.  She was 13 years old in 1841 and living with her father.

    Ann married Charles Heasman by banns on 29 July 1848 in Cowfold.

    Charles was baptised on 4 August 1822 in Cowfold and was the son of Joseph Heasman (1791-?) and Ann Dowlen (1784-1851).

  5. Thomas Fairs was baptised on 28 November 1830 and it would seem again on 31 January 1831 in West Grinstead.  He was 11 years old in 1841.

    Thomas married Eliza Fairs on 1 August 1857 in Cowfold.  He was a bachelor and labourer and she a spinster.  Their fathers were named as Thomas Fairs and Joseph Fairs and they were both labourers.  The witnesses to their marriage were George Faiers and Ann Parsons.

    When the 1861 census was recorded the couple were living at Grubbs in Cowfold along with 3 children.  Thomas was then 30 and Eliza was 33 years old.

    Thomas and Eliza had the following children:

    1. Fanny Fairs was baptised on 13 December 1857 in Cowfold.  She was 3 years old in 1861.

    2. Henry Fairs was baptised on 27 February 1859 in Cowfold.  He was 2 years old in 1861.

    3. Sarah Fairs was baptised on 20 January 1861 in Cowfold.  The 1861 census records that she was 3 month old Saly Fairs.

    4. Thomas Fairs was baptised on 17 July 1864 in Cowfold.

    5. Mary Faires was bapitsed on 8 October 1865 in Cowfold.

    6. James Fairs was baptised on 2 June 1867 in Cowfold.

    7. Fred Faires was baptised on 11 December 1870 in Cowfold.

    8. Annie Fairs was baptised on 26 April 1874 in Cowfold.  She may have died aged 15 years and have been buried on 5 December 1878 in Cowfold, as Anne Faires.

  6. William Fairs was baptised on 6 January 1833 in West Grinstead.  In 1841 he was 9 years old.  At the time of the 1851 census he was a 19 year old agricultural labourer living with his father.  He died aged 24 years and was buried on 6 January 1857 in Cowfold.

  7. Mary Fairs was baptised on 21 September 1834 in West Grinstead.  She was 7 years old in 1841.  The 1851 census may have recorded her name as 17 year old Amy Fairs who was a housekeeper to her father.

    Mary may have married William Tidey by banns on 2 January 1852 in Cowfold.  Their fathers were named as Thomas Tidey and Thomas Fairs who were both labourers.  The witnesses to their marriage were George Faiers and Lydia Tidey.

  8. Harriett Fairs was baptised on 20 August 1837 in West Grinstead.  She was 5 years old in 1841.  In 1861 she was an unmarried 24 year housekeeper living with her father.


Many thanks to Melanie Hopkins for additions to this page.

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This page was reviewed on 10 April 2012