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LEWTON / LEAR puzzle

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Hello,

My g4 grandparents. :D

I would appreciate comments on this. I know it's very long but there is no point leaving stuff out.

No marriage for an Aaron LEWTON to Ann HODGES has yet been found but there is this one:

groom's name: Aaron Lear
groom's birth date:
groom's birthplace:
groom's age:
bride's name: Ann Hodges
bride's birth date:
bride's birthplace:
bride's age:
marriage date: 09 May 1818
marriage place: St. Philip And St. Jacob'S Church, Bristol, Gloucester, England


Possible children:

1. George LEWTON b. abt 1815 Bitton, Gloucester d. 18 Nov 1866 Vic., Aust.

*** Yes, the baptism date is before the listed marriage - hence the 'possible children'. ***

George Lewton - 13th August 1815 at Hanham Abbots
Son of Aaron & Ann of Grimsby Green
Fathers Occupation - Fish Hawker
Reg: 2a Page: 18 No: 114

Marriage about 1837 has not yet been found. Nor has a birth / baptism around 1838 for daughter Elizabeth Ann LEWTON (my GG grandmother who married Stephen ANGEL).

Elizabeth PEACOCK b. abt 1815 Bitton, Gloucester d. 1893 Clifton Hill, Vic. Aust.

Elizabeth PEACOCK - 19th September 1819 at Hanham Abbots
Age - 4 years
Daughter of Daniel & Ann of Kingswood Hill
Fathers Occupation - Hawker


They have not been found in 1841 under LEWTON or LEAR.

1851
George Lewton
Age: 36
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1815
Relation: Head
Spouse's Name: Elizabeth
Gender: Male
Where born: Bitton, Gloucestershire, England
Civil Parish: Devizes St James
County/Island: Wiltshire
Country: England
Street address: nursery
Occupation: coach builder
Registration district: Devizes
Sub registration district: Bishops Cannings
Household schedule number: 125
Household Members: Name Age
George Lewton 36
Elizabeth Lewton 36
Elizabeth Lewton 13

Arrived in Victoria with wife Elizabeth (Betsy) and daughter Elizabeth (Eliza) Jan 1857 on 'Thomas Arbuthnot' from Kingswood, Bristol, Gloucester.
Index to Assisted British Immigration 1839-1871
LEWTON George 48 12 273
LEWTON Elizabeth 42 12 273
LEWTON Elizabeth 17 12 277

Death # 11058/1866 LEWTON George Age 50 - Aaron LEWTON & Ann HODGES

The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848-1954) - Tuesday 20 November 1866 p.8
FUNERAL NOTICE
THE Friends of the late Mr. GEORGE LEWTON, coachbuilder, are respectfully invited to follow his remains to the place of interment, Melbourne General Cemetery.
The funeral will leave the residence of his son-in law, Mr. Stephen Angel, 25 Stanley-street, West Melbourne, THIS DAY, Tuesday, November 20, at 2 o'clock p.m.
HENRY ALLISON, undertaker, Victoria-street, West Melbourne.


Death # 5433/1893 LEWTON Elizabeth Age 79 (Daniel PEACOCK & Ann WILMOTT)

Other children to follow.

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Dave
 
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2. Elizabeth LEWTON b. abt 1820 d. ?

Possible baptism:

name: Elizabeth Lear
event: Christening
event date: 19 Mar 1826
event place: Abbots Leigh (Holy Trinity), Somersetshire, England
gender:
age:
christening date:
marriage date:
marital status:
burial date:
father: Aaron Lear
mother: Ann Lear
spouse:
spouse's marital status:
spouse's father:
spouse's mother:

I'll not try to follow Elizabeth through the census here now.
 
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3. James LEWTON b. abt 1822 Bitton, Gloucester d. 18 May 1902 Waterloo, NSW, Aust.

Possible baptism:

name: James Lear
event: Christening
event date: 19 Mar 1826
event place: Abbots Leigh (Holy Trinity), Somersetshire, England
gender:
age:
christening date:
marriage date:
marital status:
burial date:
father: Aaron Lear
mother: Ann Lear
spouse:
spouse's marital status:
spouse's father:
spouse's mother:

Marriage 1: ? Ann UNKNOWN - Death certificate says Bristol at age unknown.

1841
HO107 Piece 361 Book/Folio 10 Page 14
Registration District: Keynsham
Sub District: Oldland
Civil Parish: Bitton
Address: Near Hanham, Bitton, Oldland Gloucestershire
LEAR, James M 20 1821 Gloucestershire occ Lab
LEAR, Ann F 20 1821 Gloucestershire

1851
Class H0107 Piece 1944 Folio 331 Page 4
CP Bitton
RD Keynsham
Sub RD Bitton
James Lear age 29 occ cheesemonger
Ann Lear age 25
Alice Lear age 5
Emily Lear age 2
All born Oldland

Alice Ann & Emily c. 6 May 1849 Kingswood Near, Bristol, Gloucester
- parents James & Ann

Births Mar 1860
LEAR Frederick James Keynsham 5c 794

1861
Class RG9 Piece 1700 Folio 93 Page 36
CP Oldland
RD Keynsham
Sub RD Oldland
Kingswood
James Lewton age 39 occ victualler
Ann wife age 35
Alice dau age 15
Emeley dau age 12
Frederick son age 1
Albert Willoughby servant

James arrived in Victoria about 1863.

1871
Civil parish: St George
Ecclesiastical parish: St George
County/Island: Gloucestershire
Country: England
Registration district: Clifton
Sub-registration district: St George
Address: Lyppiat Lane, St George
LEWTON, Ann Deserted Wife F 44 1827 Green Grocer Bitton, Gloucestershire
LEWTON, Fred Son M 11 1860 Bitton, Gloucestershire
LEWTON, Ann Daughter F 8 1863 Bitton, Gloucestershire
DILKS, John Boarder M 35 1836 Sutherland, Scotland

Marriages Jun 1868
Clements Henry Thomas P Bristol 6a 154
Hiscock Ellen Bristol 6a 154
Lear Alice Annie L Bristol 6a 154
Surman Joseph Bristol 6a 154

Marriages Dec 1869
Adlam Edwin Bristol 6a 155
LEAR Emily Lewton Bristol 6a 155


Marriage 2: # 1284/1882 LEWTON JAMES - MCFARLANE MARY ANN - SYDNEY

GROOM: James LEWTON
Status: Widower
Place of Birth: England
Occupation: Dealer
Age: 55
Usual residence: Sydney
Father: Not stated
Occupation: Not stated
Mother: Not stated


Death # 7336/1902 LEWTON JAMES - JOHN [?] - ANN - WATERLOO
LEWTON James Death notice 18MAY1902 Death 80 late of Waterloo SMH 21MAY1902

Name: James LEWTON
Date of Death: 18 May 1902
Place: Murray Street Waterloo, NSW
Occupation: Old Age Pensioner, Retire Produce Dealer
***; male
Age: 80
Conjugal Status:
Place of Birth: Bristol, England
Time in Aust Colonies: 3 years in Victoria, 36 years in NSW

Father: John [?] LEWTON [Aaron]
Occupation: Produce Dealer
Mother: Ann (Surname Unknown)

Place of Marriage: 1. Bristol, England 2. Sydney, NSW
Age at Marriage: 1. Unknown 2. 60
Name of Spouse: 1. Ann (Surname Unknown) 2. Marion McFARLANE
Children of Marriage: 1. Unknown 2. Alma 16, Bessie 13 living; None Deceased

Informant: Marion LEWTON, Widow, Murray Street Waterloo
Cause of Death: Natural Causes, Senile Decay
 
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4. Joseph LEWTON b. abt 1826 Kingswood, Gloucester d. 24 Jun 1898 Redfern, NSW, Aust.

Possible baptism:

name: Joseph Lear
event: Christening
event date: 19 Mar 1826
event place: Abbots Leigh (Holy Trinity), Somersetshire, England
gender:
age:
christening date:
marriage date:
marital status:
burial date:
father: Aaron Lear
mother: Ann Lear
spouse:
spouse's marital status:
spouse's father:
spouse's mother:

Marriage 1: 25 Dec 1847 St Mary's Bitton, Gloucester
Mary PEACOCK & Joseph LEAR

Mary PEACOCK b. abt 1827 Oldland, Gloucester d. 11 Jan 1885 Goulburn, NSW, Aust.

name: Mary Peacock
gender: Female
baptism/christening date: 13 Jul 1827
baptism/christening place: Oldland, Gloucester, England
birth date:
birthplace:
death date:
name note:
race:
father's name: Daniel Peacock
father's birthplace:
father's age:
mother's name: Ann

They have not been found in 1841 under LEWTON or LEAR.

1851 Wales Census
Civil Parish: Swansea
Registration District: Swansea
County: Glamorganshire
Address: - Street
LEWTON, Joseph Head Married M 25 1826 Cheese Factor (Hawking Cheese) Kingswood Gloucestershire
LEWTON, Mary Wife Married F 1828 Kingswood Gloucestershire

They arrived in Victoria in Dec 1857.

Railway Employment Records
Surname FirstName First Position Listed Date of First Position Listed Page Item Remarks
LEWTON Joseph Inspector 5/08/1858 125 [R297]

Death # 6840/1885 LEWTON MARY - DANIEL - ANNE - GOULBURN

Name: Mary LEWTON
Date of Death: 11 Jan 1885
Place: Sloane street Goulburn, NSW
Occupation:
***: Female
Age: 58
Place of Birth: England
Time in Aust Colonies: 29 years

Father: Daniel PEACOCK
Occupation: Fishmonger
Mother: Anne WILMOT

Place of Marriage: England
Age at Marriage: 21
Name of Spouse; Joseph LEWTON
Children of Marriage: 1 female deceased

Informant: J LEWTON, Husband, Goulburn
Cause of Death: Haemorrhage of ...?

Goulburn Old General Cemetery
140 LEWTON Mary WM60 11 January 1885, 58y.
 
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Marriage 2: # 3830/1885 LEAR JOSEPH - PALMER ALICE M - ARGYLE

The Sydney Morning Herald - Friday 4 July 1890 p.1
PUBLIC NOTICE.-I will not be responsible for any Debts contracted by my wife, ALICE MAUD LEWTON LEAR after this date, July 3, 1890.
JOSEPH LEWTON LEAR, late of Leichhardt.

Death # 6982/1898 LEWTON JOSEPH - AARON - ANN - REDFERN

Name: Joseph LEWTON
Date of Death: 24 Jun 1898
Place: No 15 Young street Redfern, NSW
Occupation: Formerly Railway Inspector, Late NSW Government Pensioner
***: Male
Age: 72
Place of Birth: Bristol, England
Time in Aust Colonies: 40 years in NSW

Father: Aaron LEWTON
Occupation: Dealer
Mother: Ann HODGES

Place of Marriage: 1. Bristol, England 2. Goulburn, NSW
Age at Marriage: 1. 25 2. 60
Name of Spouse: 1. Mary PEACOCK 2. Alice PALMER
Children of Marriage: No Issue

Informant: (Signed) James LEWTON, Brother, 1 Taylor street Waterloo
Cause of Death: Heart failure, Chronic Alcoholism

The Sydney Morning Herald - Saturday 25 June 1898 p.16
FUNERALS
LEWTON.–The Friends of Mr. JAMES LEWTON are kindly invited to attend the Funeral of his late beloved BROTHER, Joseph, to move from his late residence, 15 Young street, Redfern, THIS (Saturday) AFTERNOON, at half-past 1 o'clock, to Rookwood Cemetery.
CHARLES KINSELA, 61 Oxford-st, Pad., and Rockdale.
 
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Hello,

Looking at George we have nothing that mentions LEAR. Pity they can't be found in 1841. Would be interesting if they were there as LEAR.

Age in the shipping record could be an error. Everything else points to a birth around 1815 and that is before the 1818 marriage. Also there is no matching baptism for George on 19 Mar 1826 at Holy Trinity Abbots Leigh.

No doubt about his parents from his death registration. The daughter's marriage to Stephen ANGEL and the mention in the funeral notice of his occupation matches that in the 1851 census.

I have only one question: How sure can we be that the baptism on 13 Aug 1815 at Hanham is the right one?

Spouse Elizabeth was baptised at Hanham as were her parents Daniel PEACOCK and Ann WILMOT. I have copies of the death certificates for Daniel and Ann.

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Hello Dave,
I have the 1826 baptism as taking place at Hanham, not Abbots Leigh:

Joseph, James and Elizabeth Lear – 19th March 1826 at Hanham Abbots
Children of Aaron & Ann of Grimsbury
Fathers Occupation – Carrier.
Source: Bristol and Avon FHS Bristol Dioceses Baptismal Register CD 1813-1837

I also noticed
James Lear, son of Aaron and Ann – Private Baptism, Oldland - 15th Jan 1821. Father Huckster, residence near Kingswood Hill.

Sarah Luton aged 1 year, daughter of Joseph and Mary - 25th July 1819 at Hanham Abbots . Father Carrier, residence Grimsbury.

I think that Grimsby on the 1815 baptism is a misspelling of Grimsbury.
A 1842 map of Bitton shows Grimsbury Farm and coal pit as being near Kingswood Hill and **** Road. Grimsbury looks like small area, so given that this family interchange the surnames LEAR and LEWTON, I would guess that Aaron and Ann Lewton on the 1815 baptism are the same people as Aaron and Ann Lear on the 1826 baptisms.
 

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Hello Tcraig,

welcome You made it on to the site.

I fear this puzzle is too difficult and long for others to even consider looking at. :eek:

George Lewton - 13th August 1815 at Hanham Abbots
Son of Aaron & Ann of Grimsby Green
Fathers Occupation - Fish Hawker
Reg: 2a Page: 18 No: 114

I have not looked to see if I can find Grimsby Green.

Looking at the records of Hanham Abbots and Abbots Leigh I know even senior researchers confuse the two. However, I'm puzzled because the three baptisms I've listed for 19 Mar 1826 show as Holy Trinity on the new FamilySearch site. I find it hard to believe that they got the transcription so wrong. I can't see a corresponding set of three records on the site for Hanham.

So, do we simply say it's an error, 3x over?

I think there is no doubt that James and Joseph are brothers and the two who were baptised on 19 Mar 1826. It looks as though it would have been the first baptism for Joseph and possibly a second one for Elizabeth and James.

Do you accept George is an older brother despite the date of his baptism?

I feel as though I'm writing a novel. End of Ch 1. :2fun:

Regards,

Dave
 

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Hi Dave,
I would go with George being from the same family as there was a lot of illegitimacy in the Kingswood area at this time. An alternative 1841 census record for James (any possibly George and Elizabeth too) is at Wamley Hill:
HODGES, George M 25 1816
HODGES, Elizabeth F 25 1816
HODGES, George M 6 1835
HODGES, Elizabeth F 3 1838
LEAR, Elizabeth F 20 1821 Shoemaker
NIPKIN, - M 25 1816
LEAR, James M 20 1821 Agricultural labourer

George HODGES could be a cousin or possibly George LEWTON.
 

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Hi Dave,
Sorry I forgot to add the census reference to my previous post.

1841
HO107
Piece 361
Book/Folio 27
Page 14
Registration District: Keynsham
Sub District: Oldland
Civil Parish: Bitton
Address: Warmley Hill Bitton Oldland.

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Hello Tracey,

Thank you very much. What an interesting suggestion. I've not been able to find George, spouse Elizabeth or daughter Elizabeth born abt 1838 anywhere in 1841 as LUTON / LEWTON or LEAR. I had no idea they might have had a son George too. If you don't look at the HODGES it certainly fits. The clincher would be if it had George's occupation as coach builder. James would then have to change from being an agricultural labourer to cheesemonger.

1841
HO107 Piece 361 Book/Folio 27 Page 14
Registration District: Keynsham
Sub District: Oldland
Civil Parish: Bitton
Address: Warmley Hill Bitton Oldland
HODGES, George M 25 1816
HODGES, Elizabeth F 25 1816
HODGES, George M 6 1835
HODGES, Elizabeth F 3 1838
LEAR, Elizabeth F 20 1821 Shoemaker
NIPKIN, - M 25 1816
LEAR, James M 20 1821 Agricultural labourer
That would mean the following is a different James LEAR.

1841
HO107 Piece 361 Book/Folio 10 Page 14
Registration District: Keynsham
Sub District: Oldland
Civil Parish: Bitton
Address: Near Hanham, Bitton, Oldland Gloucestershire
LEAR, James M 20 1821 Gloucestershire occ Lab
LEAR, Ann F 20 1821 Gloucestershire
That would leave open this marriage for our James:

Marriages Dec 1840
HORWOOD Ann Keynsham 11 134
LEAR James Keynsham 11 134

I have the marriage cetrificate of James Lear to Ann HorWood on 28th Dec 1840 - It gives his father's name as Thomas (not Aaron) Do you have any idea why this is? - Let me know if this certificate is of any use to you and I could scan it in and send it to you.
I'd appreciate a copy. Thanks.

Re the father being listed as Thomas and not Aaron I think the answer is at the bottom of the next post. Prove that Martha's maiden name is HORWOOD.


Regards,

Dave
 
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Hello Tracey,

Following on the census with spouse Ann (nee HORWOOD):

Marriages Dec 1869
Adlam Edwin Bristol 6a 155
LEAR Emily Lewton Bristol 6a 155

1871
Civil parish: St Paul
County/Island: Gloucestershire
Country: England
Registration district: Bristol
Sub-registration district: St Paul
Address: Bristol, St Philip
ADLAM, Edwin Head M 21 1850 Bristol, St Philip, Gloucestershire
ADLAM, Emily Wife F 20 1851 Bitton, Gloucestershire
1871
Civil parish: St George
Ecclesiastical parish: St George
County/Island: Gloucestershire
Country: England
Registration district: Clifton
Sub-registration district: St George
Address: Lyppiat Lane, St George
LEWTON, Ann Deserted Wife F 44 1827 Green Grocer Bitton, Gloucestershire
LEWTON, Fred Son M 11 1860 Bitton, Gloucestershire
LEWTON, Ann Daughter F 8 1863 Bitton, Gloucestershire
DILKS, John Boarder M 35 1836 Sutherland, Scotland
1881
Civil parish: Bristol St George
County/Island: Gloucestershire
Country: England
Registration district: Barton Regis
Sub-registration district: St George
Street Address: Worsley St, St George
LEWTON, Ann Head Married F 55 1826 Kingswood Gloucestershire
LEWTON, Frederick J Son Single M 21 1860 Fitters Assistant (E & M) Kingswood Gloucestershire
LEWTON, Annie Daughter Single F 18 1863 Work At Cocoa Factory Kingswood Gloucestershire
WATSON, Tom Lodger Single M 18 1863 Chemist Assistant Bristol Gloucestershire
1891
Civil parish: St George
Ecclesiastical parish: St Matthew
Town: St George
County/Island: Gloucestershire
Country: England
Registration district: Barton Regis
Sub-registration district: St George
Address: 14, Worsley Street, St George
LEATON, Ann Head Widow F 65 1826 Living On Her Means
Bitton, Gloucestershire
1901
Civil parish: Bristol
Ecclesiastical parish: Moorfields St Matthew
County/Island: Gloucestershire
Country: England
Registration district: Bristol
Sub-registration district: St George
Address: 19, Worsley Street, Bristol
LEWTON, Ann Head Widow F 77 1824 Living On Own Means Kingswood Gloucestershire
BEVAN, Martha Sister Widow F 80 1821 Living On Own Means Kingswood Gloucestershire
Deaths Dec 1901
Lewton Ann 78 Bristol 6a 108

So far I have not been able to prove Martha BEVAN is nee HORWOOD and sister of Ann. That would strengthen the case that we have the right Ann from 1851 onwards.

Regards,

Dave
 

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Hello Tracey,

Finding that marriage is a blow. For a minute there I thought you had found my GG grandmother, Elizabeth b. abt 1838.

I can't prove Martha's maiden name is HORWOOD, only that it seems to be HOWES.

There is a baptism record for a Martha HORWOOD with parents Thomas and Sarah but I can't find one for Ann.

I agree there is a problem in that the marriage certificate has Thomas and not Aaron as the father of James. I'm working on the information from the death certificate that says James married an Ann in Bristol. The 1871 census lists Ann as a deserted wife and that fits with James arriving in Victoria about 1863.

Regards,

Dave
 

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name: Joseph Peacock
gender: Male
baptism/christening date: 13 Jul 1827
baptism/christening place: Oldland, Gloucester, England
birth date:
birthplace:
death date:
name note:
race:
father's name: Daniel Peacock
father's birthplace:
father's age:
mother's name: Ann
mother's birthplace:
mother's age:

1851
Class H0107 Piece 2466 Folio 370 Page 55
CP: Swansea
Joseph Peacock head age 31 occ
Elizabeth wife age 32
James Peacock male age 8
Joseph Peacock male age 5
Jane Peacock age 1
No places of birth given nor occupation for Joseph.
Births Mar 1851
PEACOCK Jane Keynsham 11 130

I know this marriage is after that but it's very interesting:

Marriages Sep 1859
Lear Elizabeth Bristol 6a 82
Peacock Joseph Bristol 6a 82

name: Joseph Peacock
event: Marriage
event date: 14 Sep 1859
event place: Abbots Leigh (Holy Trinity), Somersetshire, England
gender: Male
age:
christening date:
marriage date:
marital status: Single
burial date:
father: Daniel Peacock
mother:
spouse: Elizabeth Lear
spouse's marital status: Single
spouse's father: Aaron Lear
spouse's mother:
film number: 4225628
digital folder number: 4225628
image number: 00202

1861
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 U F 7 1854 Frome Somerset
PEACOCK, Anne Daughter U F 6 1855 Frome Somerset
PEACOCK, Mary Jane Daughter U F 3 1858 Frome Somerset
1871 ?
 

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Marriages Dec 1873
Mason Henry Bath 5c 1143
PEACOCK Elizabeth Ann Bath 5c 1143

1881
RG11 Piece / Folio 2401 / 76 Page Number 8
Family History Library Film 1341578
Census Place Frome, Somerset, England
Dwelling Broadway 53
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Age Birthplace Occupation Disability
Joseph PEACOCK Head M Male 60 Bristol Contractor
Elizabeth PEACOCK Wife M Female 61 Bristol
William J. MASON Grand Son Male 6 Frome, Somerset, England
1891
Civil parish: Frome
Ecclesiastical parish: Holy Trinity
Town: Frome
County/Island: Somerset
Country: England
Registration district: Frome
Sub-registration district: Frome
Address: 54, Broadway, Frome
PEACOCK, Joseph Head Married M 70 1821 Living On His Own Means Kingswood Gloucestershire
PEACOCK, Elizabeth Wife Married F 71 1820 Kingswood Gloucestershire
MASON, William Jos Grandson Single M 16 1875 Brewers Clerk Frome Somersetshire
1901
Civil parish: Frome
Ecclesiastical parish: Holy Trinity
Town: Frome
County/Island: Somerset
Country: England
Registration district: Frome
Sub-registration district: Frome
Address: 54, Broadway, Frome
PEACOCK, Joseph Head Married M 80 1821 Living On Own Means Bitton Gloucestershire
PEACOCK, Elizabeth Wife Married F 81 1820 Bitton Gloucestershire
Deaths Mar 1905
Peacock Joseph 83 Frome 5c 339

England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations),1861-1941
Name: Joseph Peacock
Probate Date: 10 Mar 1905
Death Date: 13 Feb 1905
Death Place: Somerset, England
Registry: Wells

PEACOCK Joseph of 8 Lansdowne-place Frome Somersetshire retired contractor died 13 February 1905 Probate Wells 10 March to Elizabeth Peacock widow Effects £2615 6s. 7d.


Deaths Dec 1913
Peacock Elizabeth 95 Frome 5c 482

England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations),1861-1941
Name: Elizabeth Peacock
Probate Date: 19 Nov 1913
Death Date: 30 Oct 1913
Death Place: Somerset, England
Registry: Wells

PEACOCK Elizabeth of 361 Oakfield-road Frome Somersetshire widow died 30 October 1913 Probate Wells 19 November to James Lear Peacock retired licensed victualler and Joseph Lear Peacock iron moulder and Edwin John Jelly accountant. Effects £821 11s. 4d.
 

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Hello Dave,
Could the 1832 HODGES/WILMOT marriage be the marriage of your 3 x great grand parents? Many people in the family married using their mothers maiden name and WILMOT is the maiden name of Elizabeth PEACOCK(c1815).
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Hello,
A possible baptism for George Hodges c1835 is 15/10/1837 at Oldland
GEORGE son of GEORGE and ELIZABETH HODGES of CADBURY HEATH, fathers occupation:WHEELWRIGHT.

I've just checked this census record and the address is Warmley Hill

1851
Class H0107 Piece 1944 Folio 331 Page 4
CP Bitton
RD Keynsham
Sub RD Bitton
James Lear age 29 occ cheesemonger
Ann Lear age 25
Alice Lear age 5
Emily Lear age 2
All born Oldland


Which matches with the address of this record in 1841

HODGES, George M 25 1816
HODGES, Elizabeth F 25 1816
HODGES, George M 6 1835
HODGES, Elizabeth F 3 1838
LEAR, Elizabeth F 20 1821 Shoemaker
NIPKIN, - M 25 1816
LEAR, James M 20 1821 Agricultural labourer

I'm fairly certain that it's the same family.

Tracey
 

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Hello Tracey,

Thank you very much. How bizarre but how correct it would be. :D

William LEWTON married Ann LEAR on 8 August 1784 at Bitton. Son Aaron was baptised at Hanham on 24 April 1799 aged 15 years. Aaron married Ann HODGES as Aaron LEAR so he was using his mother's name suggesting he was actually born before his parents married. Hence the children called themselves LEAR when they were young and later in life reverted to LEWTON.

George was born about 1815 and his father Aaron LEAR married Ann HODGES on 9 May 1818. So George initially took the name HODGES. He married with that name and was listed in 1841 census with that name. He had changed to LEWTON by the 1851 census.

Elizabeth PEACOCK was born about 1815 and her parents Daniel PEACOCK and Ann WILMOT married on 10 Nov 1820. So Elizabeth took the name WILMOT.

When George married Elizabeth the marriage is HODGES + WILMOT. :D :D

George HODGES and Elizabeth WILMOT 6 Dec 1832 at Bitton.

Two generations on one side and one generation on the other. I'm not claiming any record. :2fun: :rolleyes:

Regards,

Dave
 
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