William HICKS
Sarah KEMP
(Abt 1822-1892)


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1. Caroline PEARSON



  • Born: 1843, Ticehurst, Sussex, England
  • Christened: 3 Sep 1843, Ticehurst, Sussex, England 3
  • Married (1): 1863, Tonbridge District, Kent, England 1
  • Married (2): 15 Feb 1873, Brenchley, Kent, England 2
  • Died: 1922, Malling District, Kent, England 4

   Research Notes:

1871 England Census:

Age given: 27 years
Birthplace given: Sussex, England
Dwelling Place: Petteridge, Brenchley, Kent
Occupation: Agricultural Labourer

Present were wife Caroline (24) of Brenchley, children (born in Pembury): George (7), scholar, Frank (5), scholar, Annie (6 weeks/months)


1881 England Census:

Age given: 39 years
Birthplace given: Brenchley, Kent, England [sic]*
Dwelling Place: Spelmonden?, Horsmonden, Kent
Occupation: Agricultural Labourer

* John lived in Brenchley with his first wife but wasn't born there. Many details for this family in this Census were incorrectly given.

Present were [2nd] wife Emily (37)** of Brenchley, children (born in Brenchley): George (17), agr.labourer, Arthur (12), scholar, Louisa (11), scholar, Annie (10), David (4)**, John (4), Charles (2)***, Richard (6 months)

** Emily's age is out by 10 years. Son David's age should be about 7.
*** Caleb rather than Charles


1891 England Census:

Age given: 48 years
Birthplace given: Ticehurst, Sussex, England
Dwelling Place: Old Rye House, Rye Lane, Otford, Kent
Occupation: Farm Labourer

Present were wife Emily (39) of Brenchley, children: Caleb (12) of Brenchley, farm labourer, and born in Horsmonden: Richard (10), Albert (7), Olive (6), George (5) of Goudhurst, Amy (2) of Horsmonden


1901 England Census:

Age given: 58 years
Birthplace given: Tichurst, Kent, England
Dwelling Place: Boarley Farm Cottage, Boxley, Kent
Occupation: Waggoner on Farm

Present were wife Emily (49) of Brenchley, children Annie Bridgland (30) of Brenchley, widow, Olive Hicks (16) of Horsmonden, Amy Hicks (12) of Horsmonden, Matthew Hicks (9) of Dunton Green, William Hicks (7) of Chelsfield, grandson Charles Bridgland (2) of Rainham, granddaughter May Hicks (9) of Tunbridge Wells


In 1911 John Hicks (67) of Ticehurst, waggoner on farm, was living at Hermitage Cottage, Barming Sussex. With him was wife of 37 years Emily (58) of Brenchley Kent.


John Hicks died aged 79 years. 4

   Marriage Information:

John married Caroline PEARSON in 1863 in Tonbridge District, Kent, England 1. (Caroline PEARSON was born in 1845 in Brenchley, Kent, England and was buried on 16 May 1872 in Brenchley, Kent, England 2.)

   Marriage Information:

John also married Emily PERRYMAN, daughter of Richard PERRYMAN and Ellen, on 15 Feb 1873 in Brenchley, Kent, England 2. (Emily PERRYMAN was born about 1852 in Brenchley, Kent, England and died on 6 Mar 1922 in Ditton, Kent, England 5.)

   Marriage Notes:

John and his brother Thomas married sisters.


John Hicks, 30, widowed, son of James Hicks, and Emily Perryman, 21, single, daughter of Richard Perryman


1 England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005, 2nd Quarter, vol. 2a, p. 713.

2 England, Kent, Parish Registers, 1538-1911.

3 (International Genealogical Index (IGI)), Batch # I02331-1.

4 England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007, 1st Quarter, vol. 2a, p. 1189.

5 England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations).

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