and Ann DENYER (1724-1788)
Richard Pearson and Ann Denyer were my 5x and 6x Great Grandparents.
(To see their places in my pedigree chart, click here
for 5x or
for 6x.) They married by licence on
30 July 1743 in Woolbeding, Sussex. Their marriage licence recorded
that Richard was a bachelor and brickburner, whilst Ann was a spinster of
Woolbeding. Their licence was sponsored by Richard himself and
Thomas Denyer a brickburner of Woolbeding.
Richard Pearson's date and place of birth/baptism are unknown, to me.
He was the son of
Poole (c1680-1743). He was a brickmaker. Richard was
buried on 27 August 1785 in Bepton, Sussex and the burial register records
that he was a pauper. He was mentioned in his father's
which he received his father's brickyard in Wooldbeding.
Ann Denyer was baptised on 26 February 1723/4 in Woolbeding.
She was the daughter of
Denyer (c1700-?) and
Austin (1703-?). She was buried on 22 March 1788 in Bepton
and was described in the burial register as the widow of Richard Pearson.
Richard Pearson and Ann
Denyer had 2 known children:
Richard Pearson was born before 1748. He was named in his
my 4x and 5x Great Grandfather, was baptised on 25 September 1759 in Woolbeding.
Both his parent's were named in the baptism register.
He married my 4x Great Grandmother
in 1783. (They have their own page.)
Richard Pierson married Mary Purser by licence on 6 March
1753 in Burton cum Coates, Sussex. Their licence was issued on 4
March 1753 by the Archdeaconry of Chichester, which recorded that Richard
was a bachelor and brickmaker, and Mary was a spinster. They were
both of Petworth. Sponsors to the licence were Richard himself and
Thomas Pierson a Husbandman of Petworth. Richard may have
been born on 4 February and baptised on 19 February 1730 in Petworth and
have been the son of William Person and Elizabeth.
The following was found on the
Estate Papers, Manorial Title Deeds, Manor
of West Preston.
FILE - Attested copy of Conveyance (Lease
and Release) to declare the uses of a Recovery - ref. GOODWOOD/E496, 497 -
date: 10, 11 March 1780
…. newly erected barn, with gateroom, land and part of a fish pond adjoining
called North Lands (in all 15a.) in Woolbeding, late in occ. of
Richard Pearson and now of
Christopher Croucher ….
in Sussex" mentions that Christopher Croucher paid tax on brick kilns
in respect of land near Tyeland Farm on the edge of Bepton Common.
Before him the brickyard was occupied by Robert Denyer died in 1657,
Robert Denyer died in 1684, William Denyer was the owner of
the freehold in 1724, Thomas Denyer died in 1730 and William
Denyer in 1743.
The book also mentions that Richard Pearson
was in occupation of the brickyard on Bepton Common east of Serverals
Road in 1751. He was followed by John
Pearson who was there in 1783, John
Percy/Pearson was the tenant in 1838,
John Pearson in 1860, Peter Pearson
from 1874 to 1878 and Mrs Fanny
Pearson in 1882.
This page was updated on 2 June 2012