Ancestors of Mandy Willard
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and Sarah DOWLEN (1789-1863)
married on 15 November 1813 in Brighton, Sussex. (They were not
my direct ancestors. Sarah was the sister of my 3x Great Grandfather,
Peter Peacock was baptised on 8
November 1789 in Woodmancote, Sussex. He was the son of Thomas Peacock
and Catherine Dunstall (1752-?). He died aged 93 years on
2 September 1883 in Cowfold and was buried on 7 September 1883 in
Sarah Dowlen was baptised on 2 June 1789 in Cowfold. She
was the daughter of
Dowlen (1754-1822) and
died aged 73 years on 8 March 1863 in Cowfold and was buried on 12
March 1863 in Woodmancote. She was mentioned in her
father's 1821 will.
In 1841 the family were living at Kings Farm, Cowfold. When the 1881
census was recorded he was living with his son Joseph and his family.
Peter was a farmer.
Peter Peacock and Sarah
Dowlen had 10 known children:
John Peacock was baptised on 29 May 1814 in Cowfold. He
was buried on 16 May 1902.
John married Selina
Gander by banns on 9 January 1836 in Brighton. At the time
he was a bachelor of Hove and she a spinster of Brighton.
was baptised on 1 August 1813 in Bolney and was the daughter of
Henry Gander and Jane Burtenshaw. She died in 1896 in
Woodmancote, although her burial was not recorded in the Woodmancote
The couple had 7 known children, all of whom married and had families
of their own.
(John and Selina will have their own page.)
Anna Peacock was baptised on 2 June 1815 in Cowfold. She
died in 1885. She died aged 69 years in about August 1885.
Her death was registered in the Cuckfield registration district.
Anna married Thomas Lewry by banns on 17 September 1836 in Bolney.
She was then a spinster and he a bachelor. The witnesses to
their marriage were James Sherlock and Ann Heasman.
Thomas was born about 1813/4 in Cowfold. He died aged 65 years
in about May 1879 and his death was registered in the Cuckfield
The 1841 census records that the family were living at Spankett Wood,
Bolney, and Thomas was a shoemaker.
In 1851 the family were still living at Spankett Wood and Thomas was a poulterer.
They were still there in 1861. By 1871 they had moved to
Mallions Farm House in Cuckfield. In 1881 Anna was a widow and
living at Millfield, Cuckfield, where she farmed 15 acres.
Thomas and Anna had the following children:
Alfred Lewry was born about 1836/7 in Cowfold. He was 14
years old when the 1851 census was recorded.
John Lewry was born about 1838/9 in Bolney. He was 12 years
old in 1851.
John married Annie Mitchell in about May 1866.
Annie was born about 1842/3 in Woodmancote, Sussex.
The couple had 5 known children.
Edwin Lewry was born about 1840/1 in Bolney. In 1851 he was
a 10 year old scholar.
Edwin married Hephzibah Sayers in about November 1861.
Hephzihab was born about 1838/9 in Cuckfield.
The couple had 6 known children.
Joseph Lewry was born about 1843 in Bolney. In 1851 he
was an 8 year old scholar.
Jesse Lewry was born about 1844 in
Bolney. He was a 7 year old scholar in 1851.
Sarah Jane Vincent in the third quarter of 1868 in the
Cuckfield registration district.
Sarah Jane was born about 1844/5 in Dewlish, Dorset.
The couple had 5 known children, 1 of whom was Arthur Lewry,
Elizabeth Stredwick in 1903.
Arthur Lewry was born about 1848 in Bolney. He was 3
years old in 1851.
Mary Ann Lewry was born about 1849 in Bolney. At the time
of the 1851 census she was a year old.
Walter Lewry was born about February 1852 in Bolney.
James Lewry was born about February 1855 in Bolney.
James married Sarah Ann Frost in about August 1875 in the
Loddon, Norfolk registration district.
Sarah Ann was born about 1846/7 in Thurlton, Norfolk.
The couple had 6 known children.
Thomas Peacock was baptised on 14 September 1818 in Cowfold.
Mary Peacock was baptised on 15 April 1821 in Cowfold.
She was Mary Knight, widow, by 1881 and living with her brother
Stephen, where she was a housekeeper. The census also
records that she was born in Warnham, Sussex.
Peter Peacock was baptised on 28 March 1823 in Cowfold.
Martha Peacock was born on 1 April 1825 and baptised on 8 May
1825 at the Providence Independent Chapel in Cuckfield, Sussex.
James Peacock was born on 13 November 1827 and baptised on 16
December 1827 at the Providence Independent Chapel in Cuckfield.
James married Eliza Davey on 1 November 1866 at St. Nicholas in
Eliza was baptised on 31 December 1826 in Brighton and
was the daughter of Thomas Davy and Elizabeth
1881 census was recorded the family were living at 46 Surry Street,
Brighton, and James was a coachman. Next door at number 45 was
the family of
Adolphus Stoner. (Adolphus's great grandmother and
James's grandfather were siblings.)
The couple had 1 known son:
James West Peacock was born about 1862 in Brighton and his birth
was registered in the first quarter of that year. In 1881 he
was a watchmakers apprentice living with his parents. He was still
single in 1891 and boarding in the home of William Hibbert in
Church Road, Stoke (near Guildford), Surrey, and he was a watchmaker.
Stephen Peacock was born about 1829 in Woodmancote, Sussex.
When the 1881 census was recorded he was a widower living at Moore
House, Oakwood Hill, Abinger, Surrey, where he was a retired farmer.
Also living with him was his widowed sister Mary Knight.
the fourth quarter of 1884 Stephen married Ellen Hoad in the
Dorking registration district.
Ellen was baptised on 11 April 1841
in Wisborough Green, Sussex, and was the daughter of Richard Stemp
and Jane Smart. As Ellen Stemp she had previously
married Clement Hoad on 14 December 1861 in Rudgwick, Sussex.
He died aged 40 years in 1879. In 1881, Ellen was a widow living
with her 4 children at Barracks Oakwood Hill in Abinger. By 1891,
Stephen and Ellen were living at Ives Farm, Abinger and he was a farmer.
Also with them were their 2 young children and 2 of Ellen's children.
Stephen and Ellen's children were:
Winifred Peacock was born in the second quarter of 1885 in Ockley, Surrey. She may have married Stephen Warren in the second
quarter of 1910 in the Dorking registration district.
Stephen Peacock was born in the first quarter of 1887 in Abinger, Surrey.
Joseph Peacock was baptised on 12 August 1832 at the Independent
Chapel in Henfield.
Joseph married Ellen Newman on 19 March
1859 in Nuthurst, Sussex.
Ellen was born about 1841 in West
The couple had 3 known children:
Thomas Peacock was baptised on 25 September 1859 in Cowfold.
Thomas married Elizabeth Ann Braisyer in 1883.
Elizabeth was baptised
on 4 January 1857 in Hurstpierpoint and was the daughter of Thomas
Braizier and Sarah Taylor.
When the 1891 census
was recorded the couple and 2 children were living at North End Farm in
Hurstpierpoint and Thomas was a farmer.
Stephen Peacock was baptised on 3 November 1861 in Cowfold.
When the 1881 census was recorded he was a Lodger in the home of
James Palenie, a walking stick maker, in Woodland Cottage, Chiddingfold, Surrey. Stephen was then a
walking stick dresser.
Kate Peacock was born about 1867 in Cowfold.
When the 1881 census was recorded the family were living at Kings Farm
House in Cowfold, along with Joseph's 91 year widower father, 2 indoor
farm servants, David Pannell a 14 year old born in Rye, Sussex
and 13 year old Charles Woolven born in West Grinstead, and a
Ruth Wallen a 6 year old visitor who had been born in Rudgwick,
Elizabeth Peacock was born on 26 December 1833 and her birth was
registered at the Independent Chapel in Henfield.