and Mary BOTTING (1797-?)
Thomas Sherlock and Mary Botting married
by banns on 9 April 1823 in Horsted Keynes, Sussex. They were both
of Horsted Keynes. (They were not my direct ancestors.)
Thomas Sherlock was born about 1799 in Horsted Keynes,
Sussex, although his baptism does not appear in the Horsted Keynes
baptism register. He may have been the son of George
Sherlock and Ann Bone who married in 1798 in
Mary Botting was baptised on 24 May 1797 in Shipley,
Sussex. She was the daughter of Henry Botting
(c1760-?) and Ann Waller (1777-?).
At the time of the 1841 census the family were living in a cottage on
Horsted Keynes Green. Thomas and Mary were both said to be 40
years old and he was a labourer. Six of their children were with
them along with 75 year old George Sherlock a labourer
and 35 year old Allexander Sherlock who was a
When the 1851 census was recorded the couple and 4 children were living in
Horsted Keynes village. Thomas was a 52 year old agricultural
labourer and said he was born in Horsted Keynes. Mary was 53 and
said she was born in Shipley. Also with the family was Thomas's 40
year old unmarried brother Allexander Sherlock who was
a bricklayer and also said he was born in Horsted Keynes.
In 1861 the couple and youngest daughter, Ann, were living in Horsted
Green, Horsted Keynes. Thomas was a 62 year old agricultural
labourer and Mary was 63.
The 1871 census recorded that the couple were living at Horsted Green,
Horsted Keynes. Thomas a 72 year old labourer and Mary was 73.
Also with them was 22 year old unmarried lodger, George Carter
who was a farm labourer and their unmarried 21 year old grandson and
lodger Thomas Sherlock, junior.
Before Mary's marriage she may have had the following son:
Botting was baptised on 9 January 1820 in Horsted Keynes.
in 1848. (They have their own page.)
Thomas Sherlock and Mary Botting had 10 known children:
Thomas Sherlock was baptised on 2 November 1823 in
Horsted Keynes. The 1841 census recored that he was 15 years old.
Mary Ann Sherlock was baptised on 26 Mach 1826 in
Henry Sherlock was baptised on 6 April 1828 in Horsted
Keynes. In 1851 he was an unmarried 22 year old farm servant
living in the home of 75 year old Edward Page at
Masketts Farm in Maresfield, Sussex.
Frances Sherlock was baptised on 10 January 1830 in
Horsted Keynes. She was 11 years old in 1841. In 1851 she
was an unmarried 21 year old kitchen maid living in the home of a
retired clergyman at Malling House in South Malling, Sussex.
George Sherlock was
baptised on 22 January 1832 in Horsted Keynes. In 1841 he was 9
years old. He was a 19 year old agricultural labourer in 1851 and
the eldest of his siblings living at home.
George married Anna Sherlock.
George and Anna had the following son:
Owen Sherlock was baptised on 7 July 1867 in Horsted
Martha Smith Barham in the second quarter of 1902.
Martha was born in 1868 in Wadhurst and was the daughter of
William Barham (1841-1892) and
Laura Smith (c1842-1924).
Owen and Martha had 1 daughter:
Edith Olive May Sherlock was born on 25 April 1903 in the Cuckfield,
Sussex registration district.
Owen and Martha later adopted a girl of French origin.
Charlotte Sherlock, a twin, was baptised on 9 February
1834 in Horsted Keynes. In 1841 she was 7 years old. She was
a 17 year old house servant in 1851 and living with her parents.
Sarah Sherlock, a twin, was baptised on 9 February 1834
in Horsted Keynes. She died aged 1 week and was buried on 18
February 1834 in Horsted Keynes.
James Sherlock was baptised on 1 May 1836 in Horsted
Keynes. He was 5 years old in 1841.
Edward Sherlock was born about 1838/9 in Horsted
Keynes. In 1841 he was 2 years old. He was a 12 year old
scholar in 1851.
Ann Sherlock was born about 1843 in Horsted Keynes.
She was an 8 year old scholar in 1851. In 1861 she was 18 years
old and the only one of her siblings living at home.
This page was reviewed on 8 April 2012