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Wives of Odiham

Samuel Lewcock was baptised on the 1st April 1772 in Odiham, Hampshire, the son of Richard and Sarah Lewcock.

Odiham parish church

Richard Lewcock had married Sarah Harmsworth in Up Nately on 15th September 1762. His parents were George and Barbara. George Leeucock had married Barbara Hare in Odiham on 28th January 1727 and Richard was baptised there on 9th September 1728.

A Richard Lucock married Rachell Lane in South Warnborough on the 28th February 1688. I have found a baptism for a son, Richard, in South Warnborough in 1689 and a burial for a son, James, in Odiham in 1707. I have not found baptisms for other children as yet.

UPDATE: A trip to Winchester to look at their fiches (which are a little more legible than my copies) has given us the baptism of George in Odiham on the 14th July 1700.

I do have the relevant microfiches for Odiham at this time, but they are illegible in parts and very difficult to read in others, so I have to keep going back to them to see if they appear!! There are no others in the fiches for either South Warnborough or Up Nately.

Descendants of Unknown Lucock/Lewcock

“Extra Lewcocks”

There are three Lewcock men in this area whose baptisms have not been tracked down and we are therefore unsure where they fit.

Rather then lose sight of them and their descendants while the research continues, they have been temporarily attached as follows:

John who died in Sherfield Upon Lodden c1700-1773 who has been attached as a son of Richard and Rachell.

William (no dates), whose son James was baptised in Odiham in 1779, and John c1736-1813, who settled in Rotherwick, have been attached as sons of George and Barbara. Samuel Hare did not mention them in his will unlike Barbara’s other children, though this may not be relevant.

A Bararath Lewcock had an illegitmate son, Richard, baptised in Rotherwick in 1695. She has been attached as a possible sibling of Richard Lucock.


Richard Lewcock, son of Barbara and George Leeucock, married Sarah Harmsworth in Up Nately.

There is a family of Harmsworths recorded in Odiham, who appear to have orginated in Tadley, Hampshire where it is possble that Sarah was baptised. If this is so, she is the daughter of a Richard Harmsworth.

A Richard Harmsworth who died in Odiham in 1742, the son of Ralph Harmsworth of Baughurst, is reputed to be the direct ancestor of Alfred Charles William Harmsworth, 1st and last Viscount Northcliffe. More research into this family is in progress!!


Barbara Hare

Barbara Hare married George Leeucock in Odiham, Hampshire. She was the daughter of Richard Hare, a tanner, whose family were tanners in Odiham, Hampshire for six generations, and Anne.

The Descendants of William Hare

If it were not for the discovery of her unmarried brother Samuel’s will, the Lewcock tree would have remained firmly stuck in Farnham!

The Missing Link


Rachell Lane

The marriage of Rachell Lane and Richard Lewcock, possible parents of George Leeucock, is recorded in the parish register of South Warnborough on 28th February 1688.

They both appear to be of the parish at the time, but so far no trace of a baptism for either of them in this parish, or anywhere else, has been found.

Week 15: From Fire to Form

Week 15: From Fire to Form

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.

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Week 6: Same Name

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...

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Week 11: Serendipity

Week 11: Serendipity

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...

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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...

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Baker of Farnham

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)...

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Expedition to NE Hampshire

Expedition to NE Hampshire

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.

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Printer and entomologist

Printer and entomologist

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...

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Skeleton by marriage?

Skeleton by marriage?

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...

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Of Sparrow Hawk and Ladybirds

Of Sparrow Hawk and Ladybirds

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.

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Chess Player of Hastings

Chess Player of Hastings

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...

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