JOSEPHCROMEY wrote:I am researching the Pettitts family tree. Jeremiah Pettitt was my great great grandfather and he married a Frances Ellen Cousins in 1873. They had 9 children, one of which (Clara) was my great grand-mother. Jeremiah and his family moved from Mount Bures to London where my great grandmother married her husband in 1899.
Jeremiahs parents I believe were George and Sarah. Can anyone please assist me with any information regarding this family. Were any parish records available or were any buried in the churchyard.
I would be grateful for any assistance anyone could give
Joseph Cromey - Cockermouth, Cumbria
Hopefully you responded to my posting Pettitt Family 1841
I visited the Parish Church of John the Baptist Mount Bures to look for family gravestones.
There is a gravestone George Pettitt died Jan 4th 1880 aged 68yrs, also his wife Sarah who died Sept 14th 1908 in her 91st. year.
In the 1841 census It shows George married to Sarah (George was 29yrs and Sarah was 22yrs)
As far as we know they had four sons that survived and six daughters, one of these sons was Elijah who was a brother to I think your Jeremiah. Elijah was my great grandfather who married Hannah my Gt. Grandmother and they had several children, one of which was my Grandmother Beatrice Maud Pettitt. She married a Samuel Layzell and they had one child Joan Beatice Ethel Layzell my mother who died in 2005.
I went to Cockermouth Grammar school would you believe, spent most of my married life in Essex till we went to live in Armathwaite Nr.Carlisle nearly 6 yrs ago. We then decided to move back to Essex in October this year.
Gillian Strudwick - Wivenhoe