and Lydia RANDALL (1763-1806)
Pearson and Lydia Randall were my 4x and 5x Great Grandparents.
(To see their places in my pedigree chart, click
here for 4x or
for 5x.) They married
by licence on Sunday 23 November 1783 at the parish church of St. Mary's in Bepton, Sussex. John was then of Bepton and Lydia of Chithurst,
Sussex. They both made their X marks. The witnesses to the
marriage were Daniel Dennett and John Brown. Their
marriage licence was dated 22 November 1783 and stated that John was of
Bepton (12 months) and a 24 year old brickmaker. Lydia was of
Chithurst (1 month) and a 20 year old maiden who married with the consent of
her father John Randal a labourer of Chithurst. Surety was
provided by John himself and Daniel Dennet a farmer of Woolbeding,
Sussex. (I believe Lydia's father's name was incorrectly recorded and
should have read James Randal.)
John Pearson was baptised on Tuesday 25 September 1759 in Woolbeding,
Sussex. He was the son of
Pearson (c1720-1785) and
(1724-1788). John died aged 82 years and was buried as John Piercy
alias Pearson on 9 January 1839 in Bepton.
Lydie Randall was baptised on Sunday 20 November 1763 in Chithurst,
Sussex. She was the daughter of
(1723-1795) and Elizabeth. She was buried on 8 March 1806 in
Bepton and the burial register records that she was the wife of John
John Pearson and Lydia
Randall had 5 known children:
my 4x Great Grandmother, was baptised on 27 June 1784 in Bepton. As
Pearcey she married
Baxter in 1812. (They have their
Jane Pearson was baptised on 10 February 1788 in Bepton.
my 3x Great Grandfather, was baptised privately on 4 July 1790 in Bepton.
in 1814. (They have their own page.)
Sarah Pearson was baptised privately on 14 December 1794 in Bepton.
She may have been the mother of illegitimately born Ann Pearson who
was baptised on 26 November 1815 in Midhurst, Sussex.
James Pearson was baptised privately on 3 September 1797 in Bepton.
He died aged 38 years and was buried on 29 March 1835 in Bepton. The
burial register recorded his name as James Piercy.
Messuage, barn and buildings with 40a. of land called
Heathlands in Bepton. Copyhold of the manor of Bepton
FILE - Lease for term of 99
years - ref. Albery and Lucas/63 - date:
15 November 1808
[from Scope and
Content] (b) John Restall of Trotton, yeo.
[from Scope and
Content] 1 cottage and garden near Heathland
Gate in Bepton Common, formerly in the occupation of John Restall,
sen. but now of John Pearcy, with right to fetch water from spring.
1 cottage and garden in Bepton formerly in the
occupation of Richard Restall, but now of Sarah
Covenant: (b) to maintain property at own cost, £5 fine for committing waste
Cottage and garden and two small closes of land in Bepton at or near Pitsom
Gate. John Restall of Trotton, yeo. COWDRAY/1783 15
Cottage or dwellinghouse and garden near Heathland Gate; and cottage with
the garden or piece of ground adjoining: both in the common of Bepton.
John Restall, as above. COWDRAY/1784 15
Pearson's granddaughter Sarah Baxter married
John Restall in 1833. John was the illegitimate son
of Elizabeth Aylwin and possibly John Restall
This page was reviewed on 9 April 2012