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LEAR family

Hi Dave

Found a Thomas & Sarah HORWOOD in Somerset.

Civil parish: Yeovil
Hundred: Stone
County/Island: Somerset
Country: England
Registration district: Yeovil
Sub-registration district: Yeovil
Address: Registration district: Yeovil
Sub-registration district: Yeovil

HORWOOD, Thomas M 50 1791 Bricklayer Somerset
HORWOOD, Sarah F 50 1791 Somerset
HORWOOD, Charles M 21 1820 Bricklayer Somerset
HORWOOD, Caroline F 17 1824 Somerset
HORWOOD, George M 10 1831 Somerset

Hello cp,


There is room for Martha between 1820 & 1824 and for Ann between 1824 & 1831. ;)

Yeah I know. I have to prove it. :2fun:


Hello cp,

Elizabeth LEAR

married 14 Sep 1859 Abbots Leigh (Holy Trinity), Somerset


I don't know which Elizabeth and which Joseph so I won't give year of birth. I can add that both were born / baptised in Gloucester or Somerset. It may not be the Joseph in my tree. If it is it's a late marriage or a 2nd marriage. It will be interesting to see what the census listing says.

Please see if you can find them in 1861. Thanks.



Hi Dave

Not sure, have listed all Joseph's with Elizabeth. Will list the one born in Gloucestershire. Could this be Joseph's 2nd marriage. ?

Joseph Peacock Elizabeth abt 1794 Soham, Cambridgeshire, England Head Soham, Cambridgeshire
Joseph Peacock Eliza abt 1805 Bolton, Lancashire, England Head Withnell, Lancashire
Joseph B Peacock Elizabeth abt 1812 St Pancras, Middlesex, England Head Lambeth, Surrey
Joseph Peacock Elizabeth abt 1821 Bitton, Gloucestershire, England Head Frome, Somerset
Joseph Peacock Elizebeth abt 1827 Raunds, Northamptonshire, England Head Raunds, Northamptonshire

Civil parish: Frome
Ecclesiastical parish: St John
Town: Frome
County/Island: Somerset
Country: England
Registration district: Frome
Sub-registration district: Frome
Address: Pilly Vale, Frome

PEACOCK, Joseph Head Married M 40 1821 Railway Contractor
Bitton Gloucestershire
PEACOCK, Elizabeth Wife Married F 41 1820 Railway Contractors Wife Bitton Gloucestershire
PEACOCK, James Son Unmarried M 18 1843 Engineer Fitter Apprentice Gloucestershire
PEACOCK, Joseph Son Unmarried M 15 1846 Saddler Apprentice
Swansea Wales
PEACOCK, Elizabeth Ame Daughter Unmarried F 7 1854
Frome Somerset
PEACOCK, Anne Daughter Unmarried F 6 1855 Frome Somerset
PEACOCK, Mary Jane Daughter Unmarried F 3 1858 Frome

Hello cp,

Thank you very much.

Very interesting. Joseph's brother Aaron also worked on the railways and was also in Wales, with one child born in Swansea in 1851. They were back in Oldland in 1861.

Too much of a coincidence. ;)

name: Joseph Peacock
event: Marriage
event date: 14 Sep 1859
event place: Abbots Leigh (Holy Trinity), Somersetshire, England
gender: Male
christening date:
marriage date:
marital status: Single
burial date:
father: Daniel Peacock
spouse: Elizabeth Lear
spouse's marital status: Single
spouse's father: Aaron Lear
spouse's mother:

The father of my Joseph and Aaron is Daniel PEACOCK, the fish monger.

The father of my 3 (or is it 4 ? - still to sort that one out) LEWTON / LEARs is Aaron.

Marriages Dec 1842
Green John Keynsham 11 127
Leacy Mary Keynsham 11 127
PEACOCK Joseph Keynsham 11 127
PRESTON Eliza Keynsham 11 127
PRESTON Elizabeth Keynsham 11 127


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