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Thomas MOOR (1779-1856)

and Phoebe THOMSETT (c1777-1863)

 

Thomas Moore and Phoebe Thomsett married by banns on 13 May 1799 in Cowfold, Sussex.  They were both from Cowfold.  The witnesses to their marriage were Thomas Steele and Elizabeth Moore.  (They were not my direct ancestors.)

Thomas Moor was baptised on 14 March 1779 in Cowfold, Sussex.  He was the son of Thomas Moore (1755-1835) and Elizabeth Hoad.  Thomas died aged 78 years and was buried on 17 August 1856 in Cowfold.

Phoebe Thomsett was born about 1777 and possibly in Slaugham, Sussex.  She died aged 86 years and was buried on 15 November 1863 in Cowfold.  Might she have been the daughter of William Tomsett and Mary Groves who married on 9 April 1771 in Slaugham?

When the 1841 census was recorded the couple were living at Patches Cottage in Cowfold.  They were both said to be 60 years old and Thomas was a farm labourer.  Also with them was 7 year old Jerm Moore (he was most probably their grandson Jeremiah, who was the son of their son Henry.)

The 1851 census recorded the couple were living with Thomas's brother Charles at Dudneys Cottage in Cowfold.  They were both said to be 73 years old.  Thomas was an agricultural labourer and gave his place of birth as Cowfold and Phoebe as Slaugham.

In 1861, Phoebe was an 83 year old widow and lodging in the home of Jesse Tourle in Vincents Lane, Cowfold.

 

Thomas Moore and Phoebe Thomsett had 8 known children:

  1. James Moore was baptised on 8 June 1800 in Cowfold.  He died aged 75 years in the Cuckfield Union workhouse and was buried on 7 November 1875 in Cowfold.

    James married Ann Stevens by banns on 13 October 1827 in East Chiltington, Sussex.  He was then a bachelor from Cowfold and she was a spinster of East Chiltington.

    Ann died aged 55 years and was buried on 16 January 1854 in Bolney.

    When the 1851 census was recorded the couple and 3 children (Sarah, Mary and Kezia) were living in Nyes Hill, Bolney, Sussex.  James was a 52 year old agricultural labourer from Cowfold and Ann was 54 and from Fletching, Sussex.

    By 1861 James was a 61 year old widower, servant and agricultural labourer.  He was living in the home of Ann Anscombe at Coopers Farm in Cowfold.

    James and Ann had the following children:

    1. Sarah Moore was born born on 15 November 1830 and baptised on 12 December 1830 in Bolney.  The baptism register noted her father was a labourer.  She was 20 years old in 1851.

      Sarah had the following child:

      1. Thomas Lelliot Moore was baptised on 10 November 1850 in Bolney.  The baptism register noted his mother was a single woman from Nye's Hill.  He was buried as an infant on 15 December 1850 in Bolney, by the name of Thomas Sellers Moore.  (I have taken his baptism and burial from a transcript.)

      Sarah married John Davey by banns on 13 November 1852 in Bolney.  He was a labourer and she a domestic servant.  They were both from Nye's Hill.  Their fathers were named as John Davey and James Moore who were both labourers.  The witnesses to their marriage were George Glasebrook and Kezia Moore.

    2. Mary Moore was born on 17 July 1833 and baptised on 4 August 1833 in Bolney.  The baptism register noted her father was a labourer.  She was 17 years old in 1851.

      Mary married William Weller by banns on 28 March 1853 in Bolney.  He was a labourer and she a domestic servant.  Their fathers were named as Thomas Weller and James Moore who were both labourers.  The witnesses to their marriage were James Weller and Harriet Hoad.

    3. Kesiah Moore was born 23 December 1836 and baptised on 26 February 1837 in Bolney.  The baptism register noted her father was a labourer.  She was 14 years old in 1851.

      Kesiah married Peter Thompson by banns on 30 October 1859 in Horsham, Sussex.  He was a 22 year old bachelor and shoemaker and she a 23 year old spinster.  Their fathers were named as Peter Thompson and James Moore who were both labourers.  The witnesses to their marriage were Mary Thompson and Henry Bonniface.

      When the 1861 census was recorded the couple and young son Amos were living in Nuthurst.  Peter was a 23 year old shoemaker and Kezia was 24.  He gave his place of birth as Nuthurst and she as Bolney.  Also with them was 6 year old cousin, Albert Laker who was a scholar from Cowfold.  (Albert was baptised on 29 October 1854 in West Grinstead and was the son of George Laker and Caroline Goldsmith.)

      Peter and and Kezia had the following child by the time of the 1861 census:

      1. Amos Thompson was born about 1860 in Horsham.  He was a year old when the 1861 census was recorded.

  2. Mary Moore was baptised aged 1 year on 20 November 1803 in Cowfold.

  3. Henry Moore was baptised on 12 May 1805 in Cowfold.  He married Mary Ann Smith in 1827.  (They have their own page.)

  4. Joseph Moore was baptised on 1 November 1807 in Cowfold.

  5. Caroline Moore was baptised on 25 March 1810 in Cowfold.

    Caroline have married William Brown by banns on 26 December 1827 in Cowfold.  The witnesses to their marriage were James Morris and Henry Hill.

    When the 1851 census was recorded the couple and 5 children (Thomas, Henry, John, Elizabeth and Deborah) were living at Hookland in Shipley.  William was a 45 year old bailiff of 400 acres employing 7 men and 3 boys.  Caroline was 41.  He gave his place of birth as Shipley and she as Cowfold.  Also with the family were 2 servants, namely, 18 year old Harriet Laker a general servant from West Grinstead and 24 year old George Golds who was an agricultural labourer from Washington.  (Harriet was baptised on 3 March 1833 in West Grinstead and was the daughter of James Laker and Ruth Merit.)

    William and Caroline had the following children:

    1. Thomas Browne was born about 1835 in West Grinstead.  He was a 16 year old agricultural labourer in 1851.

    2. Henry Browne was born about 1839 in Shipley.  He was a 12 year old agricultural labourer in 1851.

    3. John Browne was born about 1842 in Shipley.  He was a 9 year old scholar in 1851.

    4. Elizabeth Browne was born about 1845 in Shipley.  She was a 6 year old scholar in 1851.

    5. Deborah Browne was born about 1847 in Shipley.  She was a 4 year old scholar in 1851.

  6. Sarah Moore was baptised on 18 October 1812 in Cowfold.  She died aged 13 years and was buried on 28 November 1826 in Cowfold.  The burial register noted she was the daughter of Thomas and Phoebe.

  7. Thomas Moore was baptised on 7 December 1814 in Cowfold.  The baptism register noted his father was a labourer.

  8. Elizabeth Moore was baptised on 2 July 1820 in Cowfold.  The baptism register noted her father was a labourer.

 

 

William Tomsett and Mary Groves had the following known children:

  1. William Tomsett was baptised on 19 April 1772 in Slaugham.

  2. Mary Thomsett was baptised on 23 April 1775 in Slaugham.

  3. Amelia Tompsett was baptised on 19 September 1784 in Slaugham.

 

MOORE          TOMPSETT

This page was updated on 25 November 2012