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William SAWYERS (1783-1848)

and Mary Ann PEARCE (c1778-1863)

 

William Sawyers and Mary Pearce were my 4x Great Grandparents.  (Click here to see their place in my pedigree chart.)  They married by banns on 14 July 1805 at the parish church of St. Mary's in Barcombe, Sussex.  They were both of Barcombe and both made their X marks.  They were married by the curate D. Jenkins.  The witnesses their marriage were William Cook (marked) and Thomas Read (signed).  The banns were published in Barcombe on 29 June, 6 and 13 July 1805.

William Sawyers was baptised on 23 February 1783 in Maresfield, Sussex.  He was the son of 5 149 Walter Sawyers (1753-1800) and 5 149 Ann Wright (1758-?).  He was an agricultural labourer.  He died aged 64 years and was buried on 16 March 1848 in Newick, Sussex.

Mary or Mary Ann Pearce was born about 1778/9 in Fletching, Sussex, according to the census, however, I can not find a baptism for her in Fletching or the surrounding parishes, nor have I found her in the East Sussex Record Office Baptism Index.  She may have been the daughter of Richard Pearce (1740-1796) and Ann Bennet (1747-1832) who married in Fletching in 1768 and had 3 children baptised there in 1768, 1774 and 1785.  Mary Ann died aged 85 years at Chailey and was buried on 22 May 1863 in Newick.

When the 1841 census was recorded the couple were living in Fonthill, Newick, sharing a property with their daughter Hannah.  William was then said to have been a 55 year old agricultural labourer and Mary Ann was 65.

The 1851 census recorded that Mary Ann was a 72 year old widow and living in Newick with her brother-in-law, 5 149 Walter Sawyers and his wife Elizabeth

In 1861 she was an 84 year old widow living with her daughter Hannah in South Common, Chailey and she was described a former washerwoman.

 

William Sawyers and Mary Ann Pearce had 12 known children:

  1. Ann Sawyers was baptised on 27 October 1805 in Newick.

  2. John Sawyers was baptised on 18 January 1807 in Newick.  He died between 1851 and 1861.

    John married Martha Wood by banns on 3 December 1834 in Newick.  They were both of Newick.  John made his X mark whilst Martha signed her name.  The witnesses to their marriage were Elizabeth Woolger and Walter Ware who both signed their names.

    Martha was born and baptised on 19 March 1800 in Ardingly, Sussex, and was the daughter of William Wood (1766-?) and Elizabeth Frances.  Martha died aged 73 and was buried on 17 December 1872 in Newick.  (Martha's sister Sarah Wood married John Comber in 1816.)

    When the 1841 census was recorded the couple and their young son were living in Newick Green and John was an agricultural labourer.

    They were still living in Newick in 1851 and John was a 45 year old farm labourer.  Martha was then said to be 51 and born in Ardingly.

    In 1861 Martha was a 61 year old widow and former domestic servant and she was living in Norris's Cottage in Newick.  Her son John was with her and they were sharing the property with the family of William Moon.

    At the time of the 1871 census, Martha was a 71 year old widow and pauper and she was living alone in the Village of Newick.

    John and Martha had the following child:

    1. John Sawyers was born about 1839 in Newick.  He was 2 years old in 1841.  In 1851 he was a 12 year old scholar living with his parents.  The 1861 census recorded that he was an unmarried 22 year old servant and groom.

  3. William Sawyers was baptised on 9 October 1808 in Newick.  He died aged 37 years in the Chailey Union Workhouse and was buried on 25 March 1845 in Newick.

    When the 1841 census was recorded he was living at Fonthill, Newick and he was then an agricultural labourer.  His sister Hannah was the head of the next household on the census enumerators route, and with her were her 3 children, parents William and Mary Ann, and 20 year old Barbara Pannett.

    William married Barbara Pannett in the first quarter of 1842 in the Lewes registration district.

    Barbara was born about 1820 in Chailey and was the daughter of Henry Pannett and Ann Setford.

  4. Elizabeth Sawyers was baptised on 14 October 1810 in Newick.  She died between 1861 and 1871.

    Elizabeth married Henry Howell by banns on 24 January 1831 in Hamsey, Sussex.  They were both then of Hamsey.

    Henry was baptised on 5 February 1809 in Hamsey, Sussex and was the son of William Howell and Sarah Buckwell.

    At the time of the 1841 census the couple and 3 children were living at Brick Yard in New Close, Keymer, Sussex.  They were both said to be 30 years old and Henry was a brickmaker.  Also with the family was 15 year old brickmaker William England.

    When the 1851 census was recorded the couple and 3 children were living at Mount Pleasant Terrace in Ore, Sussex.  Henry was then a 42 year old rail labourer and gave his place of birth as Hamsey.  Elizabeth was then 41 and said she was born in Newick.

    In 1861 the couple and their daughter Ellen were living in Friday Street, Westham, Sussex.  Henry was a 52 year old railway labourer and Elizabeth was 51.  He gave his place of birth as Hamsey and she as Newick.

    At the time of the 1871 census, Henry was a 63 year old widower and farm labourer and he was living the the family of his daughter Julia.

    Henry and Elizabeth had the following children:

    1. Thomas Howell was born about 1832 in East Chiltington, Sussex.  He was 9 years old in 1841  In 1851 he was a 19 year year old rail labourer and living at home.

    2. Julianna Howell was born about 1834 in East Hoathly, Sussex.  She was 7 years old in 1841.  She died in 1912.

      Juliana married Thomas Burt in the fourth quarter of 1855 in the Hastings registration district.

      Thomas was born about 1832 in Hastings.

      The 1861 census recorded that the couple and 2 children were living at 23 Lennox Street, Halton, Hastings, Sussex.  Thomas was then a 29 year old labourer who said he was born in Hastings and Julia was a 24 year old from East Hoathly.

      Thomas and Julia had the following children:

      1. Thomas Burt was born about 1859 in Hastings.  In 1861 he was said to be a 2 year old scholar.  In 1871 he was a 12 year old assistant in a laundry and living with his mother and step father.  He was an unmarried 22 year old bricklayer in 1881 and living with his mother and step father.

      2. Mark Burt was born in 1860 in Hastings.  At the time of the 1861 census he was 9 months old.

      As Juliana Burt she married William Stroud in the fourth quarter of 1862 in the Hastings registration district.

      William was born in 1839 in Elham, Kent and was the son of William Stroud and Jane (c1819-?).  In 1841 he was 2 years old and living with his parents at Tilbury in Elham.  The 1851 census recorded that he was an 11 year old scholar and living with his widowed mother at 1 Kennel Houses, Elham.  In 1861 he was an unmarried 20 year old agricultural labourer and lodger living in the home of Stephen Forman at 2 Broadmead Cottage in Folkestone.

      When the 1871 census was recorded the couple were living at 2 Palmeston Cottage in Folkestone.  William was a 30 year old bricklayer's labourer and Julia was said to have been 32 years old.  Also with them were their young son William, 12 year old son-in-law Thomas Burt and Julia's father.

      In 1881 William and Julia were living at 6 Bradstone Road, Folkestone.  He was 40 year old bricklayer and she was 42.  He gave his place of birth as Elham and she as Chaley, Sussex.  Also with them were their son Thomas and Julia's son Thomas, and 53 year old lodger Elisha A. Gadd who was a widower and decorator from Nottingham.

      The 1891 census recorded the couple were living at 17 New Street, Folkestone.  William was a 50 year old bricklayer and Julia was 55.  Also with them was 21 year old lodger Lewis Walters.  The previous property on the enumerators route was number 15 and it was occupied by unmarried 23 year old George Stroud who was described as son, although he was the only occupant.  George was a printer/compositor and had been born in Canterbury, Kent.

      By 1901, Julianna was said to have been a 62 year old widow and living on her own means at 17 New Street.

      William and Julia had the following son:

      1. William C. F. Stroud was born about 1869 in Folkestone.  He was 2 years old in 1871.  In 1881 he was a 12 year old scholar.  He married Laura.  In 1901 the couple were living at 2 New Street, Folkestone.  William was then a 32 year old carpenter and joiner and Laura was 30 years old.

    3. Henry Howell was born about 1841 in Keymer, Sussex.  At the time of the 1841 census he was 10 months old.  He was 10 years old in 1851.

    4. Ellen Howell was born about 1834 in Folkestone, Kent.  She was 7 years old in 1851.  In 1861 she was a 17 year old general servant and the only one of her siblings living at home.

  5. Mary Ann Sawyers was baptised on 9 December 1812 in Newick.

  6. 5 71 Hannah Sawyers, my 3x Great Grandmother, was baptised on 3 July 1814 in Newick.  She married 5 71 Henry Setford in 1832.  (They have there own page.)

  7. Walter Sawyers was baptised on 27 October 1816 in Newick.

    Walter married Ellen Cook in the third quarter of 1853 in the Tonbridge registration district.

    Ellen was born about 1826 in Tonbridge, Kent.

    In 1861 the couple and 2 daughters were living at Botany Bay, Tonbridge.  He was a 43 year old fellmonger's labourer and she was 36.  Ellen's father Samuel Cook was also living with them and he was a 73 year old widower and shoemaker from Penshurst, Kent.

    When the 1871 census was recorded the couple and 2 children were still living at Botany Bay.  Walter was a 54 year old labourer and Ellen was 45.  Also with the family was Ellen's 82 year old widower father, Samuel Cook who was a shoemaker.

    Walter and Ellen had the following daughters:

    1. Mary Ann Sawyers was born about 1856 in Tonbridge.  In 1861 she was a 5 year old scholar.  She was 15 years old in 1871.

    2. Charlotte Sawyers was born about 1859 in Tonbridge.  At the the time of the 1861 census she was a year old.  She was 12 years old in 1871.

  8. Eleanor Sawyers was baptised on 7 March 1819 in Newick.

    When the 1871 census was recorded, Eleanor was an unmarried 52 year old servant and wholesaler druggist living in the home of 64 year old widow Eleanor Weston at 66 Acacia Road, Marylebone, London.

  9. Richard Sawyers was baptised on 9 April 1821 in Newick and buried there on 17 July 1821.

  10. Charlotte Sawyers was baptised on 16 August 1822 in Newick.  She died aged 39 years at Chailey and was buried on 21 June 1862 in Newick.

    When the 1841 census was recorded she was a 15 year old servant living in Newick Green, along with her sister Louisa.  Another member of the household at that time was 60 year old Henry Setford.  The head of the household was 41 year old John Weston who was an innkeeper.

    Charlotte was a witness to the second marriage of her sister Hannah on 5 November 1845 in Newick.

    At the time of the 1851 census Charlotte was an unmarried 28 year old house servant, living in the home of Henry Weston and his wife Eleanor.  Henry was born about 1807 in Chailey and was a warehouseman.  Eleanor was born about 1809 in London.  (Henry Weston and Eleanor Wetherill married on 3 April 1832 at St. Giles, Camberwell, Surrey.

    In 1861 Charlotte was an unmarried 38 year house servant in the home of 53 year old widow and fund holder Eleanor Weston in Nether Street, Finchley, London.

  11. Barbara Sawyers was baptised on 9 October 1825 in Newick and buried there on 4 June 1826.

  12. Louisa Sawyers was baptised on 6 July 1828 in Newick.  In 1841 she was a 12 year old servant.

    Louisa married William Thorpe in the third quarter of 1850 in the Lewes registration district.

    William was born about 1830 in Newick and was the son of William Thorpe (1793-?) and Elizabeth Coppard, who had married on 29 July 1813 in Barcombe.

    When the 1851 census was recorded the couple were living in Newick along with his 12 year old brother, George Thorpe, 58 year old widower father William Thorpe and 78 year old widowed grandmother Elizabeth Coppard.  Father and sons were all then agricultural labourers.

 

 

Census Transcripts

1841 - Fonthill, Newick, Sussex (HO107/1110/3, folio 11, page 14)

Charles Harton, 39, Ag Lab, born in Sussex

Phoebe Harton, 37, born in Sussex

James Harton, 11, born in Sussex

William Sawyers, 35, Ag Lab, born in Sussex

next household at Fonthill

Hannah Setford, 25, Charwoman, born in Sussex

William Setford, 9, born in Sussex

James Setford, 7, born in Sussex

Thomas Setford, 3, born in Sussex

William Sawyers, 55, Ag Lab, born in Sussex

Mary Ann Sawyers, 65, born in Sussex

Barbara Pannett, 20, Dressm., born in Sussex

 

PEARCE          SAWYERS

This page was updated on 20 May 2012