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kathsgirl.48
10-05-16, 22:56
1841 Census: Transcribed as Pacey
Joseph Pearcy, age 34, Labourer. Yes
Catherine Pearcy, age 36, Housekeeper. No
John Pearcy, age 7, Yes
Jane Pearcy age 4, Yes
Charles Pearcy, age 1, Yes

Charles Pearcy’s birth certificate shows he was born on 12 Sep 1839, at Church Lane, Mitcham and that his mother Catherine’s maiden name was Danton.

1851 Census: Surname Transcribed as PEACY
Joseph Pearcy, age 45, Brick Labourer, born c.1806, Mitcham.
Catherine Pearcy, Wife, age 49, born c.1802, Margate Kent.
Charles Pearcy, son, age 11, 1840, Church Lane, Mitcham
Harriet Pearcy, dau, age 7, born c.1844, Mitcham (born 20 Sep 1843 Birth Cert)
Jane Pearcy, dau, age13, born c.1838, Mitcham
Joseph Pearcy, son, age 9, born c.1842, Mitcham


1861 Census: The family were now living in Church Place in Mitcham, Surrey.
Surname Transcribed as Peacey
Joseph Pearcy, age 54, Brick Labourer, born c.1807, Mitcham.
Catherine Pearcy, Wife, age 57, born c.1804, Margate Kent.
Charles Pearcy, son, age 21, born c. 1840, Mitcham.(DOB 12/09/1839)
Harriet Pearcy, dau, age 17, born c.1844, Mitcham. (DOB 20/09/1843)
Joseph Pearcy, son, age 20, born c.1841, Mitcham

1871 Census: Living at Church Place, Mitcham, Surrey.
Joseph Pearcy, Age: 65, Head, born c.1806, Mitcham. Painter.
Catherine Pearcy, Age 65, Wife, born c.1802, Margate, Kent. Laundress

1881 Census: Living at 17 Ch Pl, Mitcham, Surrey.
Joseph Pearcy, Age: 72, Head, born Mitcham, Surrey. Labourer
Catherine Pearcy, Age 73, Wife, born, Margate, Kent. Seamstress.

I have both Joseph and Catherine's Death Certificates and Joseph's surname is spelt Piercy! Catherine died 1888 and Joseph died 1889


My hubby is a direct descendant of Joseph Pearcy Jnr who married Eliza Rollins in 1865 in Battersea.

My problem is....I can't find a likely birth registration for him and I can't find a marriage for his parents Joseph Pearcy & Catherine Danton. No trace of a marriage in London so I'm guessing they married in Kent.


So..anyone up for a challenge????

Val wish Id never started
10-05-16, 23:54
maybe his birth

Joseph
Pacey
Birth year 1841
Birth quarter 3
District Croydon
County Surrey
Volume 4
Page 96

Val wish Id never started
11-05-16, 00:39
dont know if you have Catharines Birth ? but this may be it

Catharine Dixon Danton
Birth date 18 Jan 1802
Baptism year 1802
Baptism date 18 Apr 1802
Place St John in Thanet (Margate), St John the Baptist
Father's first name(s) Thomas
Mother's first name(s) Jane
County Kent
Country England

ooh ignore this dont think it is her

kathsgirl.48
11-05-16, 16:54
maybe his birth

Joseph
Pacey
Birth year 1841
Birth quarter 3
District Croydon
County Surrey
Volume 4
Page 96

I had dismissed that one because I was looking for a Birth Registered in Mitcham. Had a look at Croydon Reg Districts see below.

CROYDON REGISTRATION DISTRICT
• Registration County : Surrey (1837-1965), Greater London (from 1965).
• Created : 1.7.1837.
• Sub-districts : Coulsdon, Croydon, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Croydon South, Mayday, Mitcham, North Croydon, Penge, South Croydon, West Croydon
• GRO volumes : IV (1837-51), 2a (1852-1946), 5G (1946-65), 5A (1965-74), 11 (1974-92).

Am I reading this correctly that Volume no. 4 (IV) includes Mitcham for an 1841 Birth?

AntonyM
11-05-16, 17:09
Mitcham was a sub-district of Croydon, not a district of its own. You could contact Croydon registrars and ask them to check the sub-district for you before issuing the certificate.

Val wish Id never started
11-05-16, 17:24
on the birth certs for Joseph junrs siblings you have what district does it say

Val wish Id never started
11-05-16, 17:29
Harriet registered in Croydon

Harriet
Pearcy
Birth year 1843
Birth quarter 4
District Croydon
County Surrey
Country England
Volume 4
Page 98

Val wish Id never started
11-05-16, 17:31
and Charles


Charles Pearcy
Birth year 1839
Birth quarter 3
District Croydon
County Surrey
Volume 4
Page 92

Val wish Id never started
11-05-16, 22:13
have pmd you but just in case
Catharine Dixon Danton
Gender: Female
Baptism Date: 18 Apr 1802
Baptism Place: St. John, Margate, Kent, England
Father: Thomas Danton
Mother: Jane
FHL Film Number: 1737004
Reference ID: it 1 1

kathsgirl.48
20-05-16, 14:54
maybe his birth

Joseph
Pacey
Birth year 1841
Birth quarter 3
District Croydon
County Surrey
Volume 4
Page 96


BINGO! Yes that is Joseph Pearcy after all. Same father and mother as his siblings!


Thank you so much for pointing me in the right direction. :clap:

Val wish Id never started
20-05-16, 16:17
ooh got worried there thought it might not have been him so pleased for you:)

Val wish Id never started
20-05-16, 16:23
meant to ask do you think that is your Catharine ?

Janet in Yorkshire
20-05-16, 17:04
Well done, Val.

Jay

kathsgirl.48
20-05-16, 20:30
ooh got worried there thought it might not have been him so pleased for you:)

I've purchased hundreds of certificates over the years and only got a handful wrong, so I thought is was worth the risk!

kathsgirl.48
20-05-16, 20:34
meant to ask do you think that is your Catharine ?

It could well be her..nothing else comes up, but saying that I still can't find a marriage for Joseph Pearcy & Catherine Danton. Maybe they never married!!!
There are quite a few Danton's on the 1841 Census just a pity I don't know for sure who her parents were.

Val wish Id never started
20-05-16, 21:03
I wondered whether she had married under the Dixon bit?I had a good look but could not find a thing

kathsgirl.48
20-05-16, 22:54
I wondered whether she had married under the Dixon bit?I had a good look but could not find a thing

Glad to know it's not just me then! I was beginning to think I had last my marbles at some point..I'm not getting any younger that's for sure.

Elaine
26-05-16, 22:34
Went back to the Dixon part and Thomas and Jane and looking at baptisms and where the Danton's might be, there's a Thomas and Jane in Margate with son John.

https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MQ27-2CP

John Darby Dixon Danton
Gender Male
Christening Date 25 Dec 1800
Christening Place St. John the Baptist, Margate, Kent, England

Just looking to see if it turns anything up

Elaine
26-05-16, 23:12
Found a marriage for a marriage so far

First name(s) Catharine Dixon
Last name Danton
Marriage year 1826
Marriage date 16 Oct 1826
Place Canterbury, St Margaret
Spouse's first name(s) William
Spouse's last name Stroud
Groom's parish St Margaret
Bride's parish St Margaret
County Kent
Country England
Archive Canterbury Cathedral Archives

Elaine
26-05-16, 23:49
There's a baptism for a daughter of William and Catherine but I can't see them again.

Don't know if it helps at all:question: