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Family of Henry Spearpoint PETTIT and Annie HALL

Husband: Henry Spearpoint PETTIT (1831-1915)
Wife: Annie HALL (1846- )
Marriage 1889 St Olaves, Southwark

Husband: Henry Spearpoint PETTIT

Name: Henry Spearpoint PETTIT
Sex: Male
Father: Edward PETTIT (1807-1856)
Mother: Sarah SPEARPOINT (1804-1864)
Birth 1831 Folkestone
Death 1915 (age 83-84)
Census 1881 (age 49-50) 10 Little John St., Bermondsey
Christening 23 Feb 1831 (age 0) Folkestone

Wife: Annie HALL

Name: Annie HALL
Sex: Female
Father: -
Mother: -
Birth 1846 Horselydown, London

Note on Husband: Henry Spearpoint PETTIT - shared note

1. In 1879 his son's marriage certificate gives his profession as Watchman, and his address as Blackman Street, Newington.


2. 1881 Census gives his address as 10 Little Johm Street, Bermondsey and occupation as Merchant Seaman. (NB. Census CD spells his name 'Pettitt'.


3. The IGI on-line index has a record of the birth of 'Hen Spearpoint Pettit' at Folkestone on 23/2/1831. I trust that this is the guy (the records I have so far do not mention the middle name of Spearpoint). His parents are given as 'Edw Pettit' and 'Sar'. Note that Henry's first child John was christened 'John Scutt' to include his mother's maiden name. If this is the fashion in the family then it is a fair guess that Henry's mother might have been Sarah Spearpoint. This is confirmed by the record of a marriage between Edward Pettit and Sarah Spearpoint in Folkestone in 1826. All circumstantial, but good enough for me.


4. There is a marriage record of Henry Spearpoint Pettit to Charlotte Scutt. This confirms that the guy we want really does have a middle name of Spearpoint. In this record he is 24, a batchelor and a mariner. He is the son of Edward Pettit, Coastguard.


5. He is still alive at the time of the 1901 census, living in Horselydown, with his profession given as Night Watchman. He is living at 44 Lafone Street, which is the same address as his son Edward, although his family is listed as a separate household. The household consists of Henry and his second wife Annie (nee Hall), together with two boarders Joseph and William Hall.


6. From the GRO Index he appears to have died age 84 in 1st Qtr 1915.

Note on Wife: Annie HALL - shared note

1. There is a record in FreeBMD of the marriage of Henry Spearpoint Pettit to (probably) Annie Hall in St Olaves, Southwark, in 3rd Qtr 1889. This matches up with the 1901 census where Henry is married to Annie Pettit, aged 55.