John Smith 'the Elder' of Bexhill
Nicholas Sinnock of Bexhill
Sarah Jenner
John Smith 'the Younger' of Bexhill
Mercy Sinnock
Sarah Smith


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  • Mary Smith als. Stunt
1. John Crowhurst of Bexhill

Sarah Smith

  • Christened: 27 Jul 1771, St. Peter, Bexhill, Sussex, England 1
  • Married: 9 May 1802, St. Peter's Church, Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex, England 2
  • Buried: 14 Jun 1824, St. Peter's Churchyard, Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex, England 3

  Research Notes:

In 1792 Sarah Smith was bequeathed £50 from the Will of her late uncle William Sinnock of Bexhill, yeoman.

In 1802 Sarah Smith, spinster, and her natural-born daughter Mary Smith otherwise Stunt*, were beneficiaries of the Will of Sarah's late brother John Smith of Bexhill, yeoman.

* Mary was born 3 Jun 1800 in Bexhill and christened on 29 September following. She married land surveyor Henry Muzzell on 24 Aug 1827 in Hurstpierpoint, Sussex, England, and was buried on 8 Jan 1845 in Woodford, Essex, England, aged 44 years. Henry and Mary do not appear to have had any children.

Writing his Will in Aug 1819 Smith Crouch* of Hastings, gentleman, made bequests to 'all and every the children and child of John Crowhurst of Bexhill ... carpenter by his present wife who before her marriage was Sarah Smith spinster and Mary Smith otherwise Stunt a natural daughter of the said Sarah Crowhurst...'

* Smith Crouch (b. 1778 in Hastings) was Sarah's first cousin, the son of Lovell Crouch and Sarah's aunt Sarah Crouch (née Smith).


Sarah Crowhurst of Bexhill died aged 52 years (burial record).


On 13 Apr 1825 Administration to the effects of Sarah Crowhurst late of Bexhill intestate deceased was granted to John Crowhurst her lawful husband. Personal effects sworn under £450. 4

  Marriage Information:

Sarah married John Crowhurst on 9 May 1802 in St. Peter's Church, Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex, England. (John Crowhurst was born about 1771, died on 13 Jun 1845 in Bexhill, Sussex, England, and was buried on 18 Jun 1845 in St. Peter's Churchyard, Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex, England, aged 74 years.)

  Marriage Notes:

John Crowhurst of this parish, widower, and Sarah Smith of this parish, spinster

Married by Licence

Witnesses: Wm Relf, Maria Cumphrey


1 Bexhill St. Peter Parish Registers, Baptisms.

2 Ibid., Marriages, p. 86, no. 333.

3 Ibid., Burials, p. 49, no. 392.

4 Wills and Administrations preserved in the District Probate Court of Lewes, ESRO Reference: PBT/1/3/22/24C.

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