The Family of Elizabeth Peacock formerly Kerton (1766 – 1840) of Kirkby Malzeard

Elizabeth Kerton was baptised 2 February 1766 at Kirkby Malzeard (daughter of Richard Kerton, of Kirkby).


She had a son, John (illegitimate son of Elizabeth, of Kirkby), baptised 2 June 1794 at Kirkby Malzeard.


She married John Peacock 17 January 1803 at Kirkby Malzeard, after banns.  John was a widower and Elizabeth was a spinster.  They were both of the parish.  The witnesses were Peter Young, Margaret Musgrave and Robert Horner.  There are apparently no baptisms of children of this couple at Kirkby Malzeard.


Elizabeth was buried 11 August 1840 aged 74 at Kirkby Malzeard. 


John Peacock was buried 4 May 1849 at Kirkby Malzeard aged 89.


Elizabeth’s son was:

John Kerton (1794 – 1845), baptised 2 June 1794 at Kirkby Malzeard (illegitimate son of Elizabeth, of Kirkby).

He married Sarah.

In 1841 at Kirkby Malzeard (in the previous house to Richard Kearton, John Kearton, a schoolmaster, was aged 45-49.  With him was Sarah aged 50-54, a female servant.  They were in the household of John Peacock a farmer aged 80 and with Abraham Pratt aged 12.  All were born in the county.

John, of Kirkby Malzeard, may have voted in the 1835 Pateley Bridge election.  He voted for the Hon. John Stuart Wortley (Tory)

John was buried 2 May 1845 at Kirkby Malzeard aged 51.

In 1851 (index), at Kirkby Mazread, Sarah was aged 64.

She was buried 26 November 1864 at Kirkby Malzeard aged 78.

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Posted February 2017