Wives of Odiham
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 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.
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 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 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.
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