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Farnham families

When I first started my research into the Lewcocks, the furthest back I could get was to the marriage of Samuel Lewcock to Sarah Taphouse in Farnham, Surrey on the IGI. Since then I have uncovered more….

If it were not for the discovery of Barbara Hare’s unmarried brother Samuel’s will, [see The Missing Link],  the Lewcock “tree” would have remained firmly stuck in Farnham!

 


Jessamine Hart, wife of James Lewcock, and mother of George Albert Lewcock.

Jessamine Hart was the daughter of Joseph Hart, coachman, of Farnham and Molly Elkins who was the only daughter of Charles Elkins, gunsmith, of Farnham in Surrey.

47 Castle Street

The families’ properties, and those of their descendants, are documented in “Farnham Buildings and People” by Nigel Temple.

The picture right is of 47 Castle Street, Farnham. This house was owned by Samuel Hare until his death and was willed to his nephews, Richard and George Lewcock sons of George Lewcock and Barbara Hare of Odiham, in 1758.

Jessamine’s father-in-law, Samuel, was the son of Richard. Samuel’s son, James was living there in 1841 and Jessamine lived there in 1861.

 

See also Expedition to NE Hampshire.


 

Sarah *Sally” Taphouse, was the wife of Samuel Lewcock and mother of James.

Hopkilns

 

Sarah was the daughter of William Taphouse of Farnham.

Her grandfather William was a hop grower and publican.

 

 

 

 

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