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John PERYER (1737-1816)

and Elizabeth SCARDFIELD (c1740-1823)


John Peryer and Elizabeth Scardfield may have been my 5x Great Grandparents.  (Click here to see their place in my pedigree chart.  At one point I was fairly certain they were my ancestors, but after more digging, I'm now not sure they were the Great Grandparents of my 2x Great Grandfather, Edmund Goble.)  John and Elizabeth married by banns on 5 October 1766 in Easebourne, Sussex.  He was a labourer of Heyshott, Sussex and signed his name, whilst Elizabeth was of the tything of Ambersham, Sussex and made her X mark.  The witnesses to their marriage were John Cook (mark) and John Durman (think thatís his surname, he signed his name).  The banns were published at Easebourne on 14, 21 and 28 September 1766.

John Perrier was baptised on 30 December 1737 in Heyshott, Sussex.  He was the son of 5 118 Edward Peryer (c1710-1788) and 5 118 Ann Wakeford.  John was buried on 8 February 1816 in Heyshott.

Elizabeth Scardfieldís date and place of birth/baptism are unknown, to me (see below).  She was buried on 10 August 1823 in Heyshott.


John Peryer and Elizabeth Scardfield had 4 known children:

  1. Hetty Peryer, my possible 4x Great Grandmother, was baptised on 26 July 1767 in Easebourne.  Her motherís name was recorded as Elizabeth.  She married 5 32 James Goble in 1786.  (They have their own page.)

  2. John Perrier was baptised on 2 July 1769 in Heyshott.  His motherís name was recorded as Mary.

  3. Ann Perryer was baptised on 17 May 1772 in Heyshott.  Her motherís name was recorded in the baptism register as Mary.  She died in 1847.

    As Ann Perryer she married Moses Hilton on 2 June 1789 in Heyshott.  Moses was of Woolavington and Ann of Heyshott.  The witnesses to their marriage were John Peryer and Hetty Gobel.  (The Sussex marriage index say they married in Petworth.  I have a copy of the PRTSoc's transcript of the Petworth marriages, and Moses and and Ann's marriage was not included.)

    Moses was baptised on 20 March 1766 in 1768 in Graffham and was the son of John Hilton and Sarah Mullard.  He died in 1842

    Moses and Ann had 4 known children:

    1. Ann Hilton was baptised on 14 March 1790 in Heyshott and probably died as an infant.

    2. Ann Hilton was baptised on 5 February 1792 in Heyshott.  On 24 December 1808, she was most probably a witness to the marriage of her cousin Charlotte Goble.

    3. James Hilton was baptised on 29 January 1798 in Heyshott.  He died in 1877.

      James married Ann Hopkins on 27 April 1819 in Angmering, Sussex.

      James and Ann had 9 known children.

    4. Thomas Hilton was baptised on 22 December 1799 in Heyshott.

    Might Moses and Ann have been the parents of:

    1. Frederick Hilton was baptised on 5 November 1809 in Findon, Sussex.

    2. Sarah Hilton was baptised on 21 January 1812 in Findon.

    3. Mary Anna Hilton was baptised on 19 March 1815 in Angmering.

      As Mary Hylton did she marry married William Philp on 20 April 1835 in Petersfield, Hampshire?  William was born/baptised on 29 November 1812 in Petersfield.  His wife Mary was said to have been born about 1815/6 in Trotton.

      However, on 28 July 1811, Joseph Hilton, son of Thomas Hilton and Susanna was baptised in Trotton, so might they have been Mary's parents?  (The Sussex marriage index notes a Thomas Hilton married Elizabeth Johnson on 22 August 1808 in Trotton.  Joseph married in 1837 to Charlotte Etherington and one of the witnesses to their marriage was Elizabeth Hilton.)

      At the time of the 1841 census the couple, together with 2 children were living in Chapel Street, Petersfield.  They were both said to be 25 years old and William was a carpenter.  Also with them on census night was 15 year old servant Ann Hobbs.

      When the 1851 census was recorded, the couple and 5 children were living at Chapel Green in Petersfield.  William was then a 38 year old carpenter and said he was born in Petersfield.  Mary was then 36 and said she was born in Trotton.  With the family on census night was his 60 year old widowed mother, Sarah Philp, and 7 other men of various ages, occupations and places of birth.

      The couple and 4 children were living in Chapel Street in 1861.  Williams was then a 48 year old joiner and Mary was 47.  This time she said she was born in Chidhurst, Sussex (Chithurst?).

      By 1871 the family had moved to Station Road in Petersfield.  William was a 58 year old carpenter and Mary was 56.  She then said she was born in Trotton.  With the couple on census night were 3 of their children and 9 year old granddaughter, Susannah Philp.

      William and Mary had the following known (to me) children:

      1. Charles Philp was born about 1836 in Petersfield.  In 1841 he was 5 years old.  He was 15 years old in 1851.

      2. Mary Ann Philp was born about 1841 in Petersfield.  In 1841 she was a year old.  She was 10 years old in 1851.  The 1861 census records that she was 20 years old and living with her parents.

      3. Susan Philp was born about 1843 in Petersfield.  She was 7 years old in 1851.  In 1861, Susanna Philip was a 17 year old pupil teacher and living with her parents.

      4. Elizabeth Philp was born about 1846 in Petersfield.  She was 5 years old in 1851.  In 1861 she was a 15 year old scholar.  She was an unmarried 25 year old in 1871 and living with her parents.

      5. Henry Philp was born about 1849 in Petersfield.  He was 2 years old at the time of the 1851 census.  The 1861 census recorded that he was a 12 year old college boy, living at the Churches College in College Street, Petersfield.  In 1871 he was a 22 year old carpenter and living at home with his parents.

      6. William Philp was born about 1854 in Petersfield.  He was a 7 year old scholar in 1861.  In 1871 he was a 17 year old carpenter, living at home with his parents.

    4. Harriot Hilton was baptised on 27 December 1818 in Graffham.

    5. Elizabeth Hilton was baptised on 12 November 1820 in Graffham.

    At the last baptism in 1820 Ann would have been about 48 years old.  Might they have had a son named Moses, born say about 1794 and who also married an Ann, and might they have been the parents of the Graffham children?

  4. Edward Peryer was baptised on 10 July 1773 in Heyshott.  His motherís name was recorded as Elizabeth.





I have a query!  The Heyshott parish register seems to imply that there were 2 Peryer couples, John and Elizabeth, and John and Mary.  So Iím not sure about the above family group.  Or were Elizabeth and Mary one and the same?


An Elizabeth Scardfield was baptised on 23 May 1738 in Funtington, Sussex and was the daughter of John Scardfield (1709-?) and Jane Tupper.  But I think this Elizabeth married Robert Pain by licence on 15 December 1756 in Singleton, Sussex.  Robert and Elizabeth were both of Singleton and both made their X marks.  The witnesses were Calab Chitty (signed) and Mary Dearing (mark). 


In July 2009 I received an email from Steve Philp, regarding the possibility that Moses Hilton and Ann Peryer may have been the parents of Mary Hylton born about 1816 in Trotton, Sussex.  Steve had found an entry at Family Search implying Moses and Ann were Mary's parents, but the entry is/was in a pedigree resource file and a bit vague.  Steve also passed on a link to Petersfield Marriages, which shows the marriage of Mary Hylton to William Philp in 1835.

The following site gives details of Hilton Family events, which mentions Moses and Ann, and their daughter Mary born 1816 in Heyshott.



This page was last updated on 12 July 2009