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.
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.
Sarah was the daughter of William Taphouse of Farnham.
Her grandfather William was a hop grower and publican.
A quick query of my family tree software shows me that of those who have an occupation entered, I have 32 smiths or related occupations of whom 8 are blacksmiths, 2 gunsmiths, 3 silversmiths, and 4 whitesmiths and also some charcoal burners.
Of those, 4 of the blacksmiths, and one gunsmith, are my direct ancestors from the Hampshire/Surrey/Sussex border, more or less following the route north along today’s A3 and A31 from Westbourne near Havant via Bramshott to Farnham and south from near Odiham to Farnham.
When I saw this prompt, I immediately thought of Jessie Ann Lewcock, who baptised and buried five babies, three of them called Seth, their father’s name. Only her two oldest children survived to adulthood, a daughter, Grace Agnes, and Lewis named for her brother. Her...
Researching our family history depends on careful research over time, but is often progressed by a large slice of luck! I have had two major ones - both when I was looking for something else, one for my paternal line and one on the maternal. Maternal lucky find My...
Samuel Lewcock, son of Richard Lewcock ( -1783) and Sarah Harmsworth (c1745-1786) was baptised on the 1st of April 1772 in Odiham. He married Sarah (Sally) Taphouse on 28 November 1793 in Farnham, Surrey and was buried on 27th December 1836 in Farnham.Sarah (Sally)...
Katie and I met up with Peter in Farnham on a cold, wet day in September 2009. We had a quick look around in Farnham and then set off across the Hampshire border to explore some of the villages with Lewcock connections.
Samuel Lewcock was baptised on the 1st April 1772 in Odiham, Hampshire, the son of Richard and Sarah Lewcock. Richard Lewcock had married Sarah Harmsworth in Up Nately on 15th September 1762. His parents were George and Barbara. George Leeucock had married...
George Albert Lewcock was born in 1841 in Farnham in Surrey, the son of James who was a baker and confectioner, continuing the family business started by his father Samuel.James died in 1848, leaving a young family and his wife, Jessamine remarried the following year...
When I registered for the 1911 census, I was really only expecting to confirm what I already knew, to see if some of my ancestors were still alive to narrow down dates for searching for their deaths and perhaps bring some of the distant twigs up to date. What I didn’t...
A cause of curiosity to all and horror to some, I have a battered glass case in my living room containing a stuffed sparrow hawk with her bullfinch prey. This is a macabre memorial to the collecting activities of the Lewcocks.
The following is from the website of the Hastings and St Leonard's Chess Club Author: Brian Denman Ernest Arthur Lewcock was a native of London who came to Hastings at about the beginning of the twentieth century. He opened a small cafe in Pelham Street and by means...